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04/16/2007 11:04:44 AM · #26
Thank you for sharing. I am a few years overdue and plan on scheduling myself an appointment.
04/16/2007 11:06:37 AM · #27
Originally posted by saiphfire:

[quote=Buckeye_Fan] Thank goodness you are ok. I have suffered with PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome for many years...quote]

Buckeye - I also have PCOS. PCOS cysts are actually different from the type of cysts that can grow large like your softball-sized ones. PCOS cysts are really just mature eggs that were never released from the ovary and cause your ovaries to look bumpy. PCOS itself generally would not cause you to lose your ovaries (if your doctor told you that I'd consider finding a different doctor - is s/he treating you with Metformin?). There are a lot of peripheral sympoms linked to PCOS, though and I know a lot of women with PCOS get the other type of cysts as well. Actually 5-10% of all women have PCOS and it's the leading cause of infertility in American women so...

DPC Women, while you're in getting checked out as recommended above (or at your regular check ups), you might want to also get checked out for PCOS especially if you have any of these symptoms: have ever had trouble getting pregnant, have had an unexplained miscarriage, started menstruating at a young age, have irregular menses, gain weight easily and lose it with difficulty, are "apple-shaped," have a history of depression, are kind of hairy on your body and/or are losing hair on your head, have adult acne, have high cholesterol, have low thyroid function, or have type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance. Also, if your daughter has any of these symptoms, they can often diagnose it in pre-teens and treat symptoms before they cause problems. You don't have to have all the sympoms... I wasn't diagnosed until I was 24 b/c I don't have a lot of them, and a lot of women aren't diagnosed until even later.

Also, if you have PCOS, go to www.soulcysters.net (I have no connection to the site, just think it's a great resource). Sorry for the digression, but it's related...

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I also had cysts along with a horrible case of endometriosis (sp). They tried everything but nothing could be done. I was far beyond the help of medication. The ovaries were enlarged but there were other cysts that made up to be softball size. I encourage every woman to get a yearly check up.
04/16/2007 03:35:05 PM · #28
I am beyond scared right now.. yesterday I was going through unbelievable unspecified pain and then relief in regular intervals. Now the pain has shifted to uneasiness and to my sides..
I'm definitely going to my doctor tomorrow..
04/19/2007 06:53:17 AM · #29
Originally posted by UrfaTheGreat:

I am beyond scared right now.. yesterday I was going through unbelievable unspecified pain and then relief in regular intervals. Now the pain has shifted to uneasiness and to my sides..
I'm definitely going to my doctor tomorrow..


Oh goodness! Are you doing any better today and did the doctor find what it is that ails you?
04/19/2007 06:56:30 AM · #30
Originally posted by Kelli:

Originally posted by CNovack:

Originally posted by Kelli:

My 22 year old cousin currently has one that is 6 pounds!! They are giving her hormonal birth control therapy as well to try and shrink it. The alternative is a complete hysterectomy and she would never be able to have kids.


I hope that they did a CT scan to take a good look at it for if it twists on the ovaries it can cause severe pain and is in danger of erupting.

I do hope that she responds well to the medication and it takes care of the problem. Hopefully she will not have to have a hysterectomy.


Thanks, they finally did do CT scans (had to wait for insurance to kick in believe it or not). Because of the size they are going to have to do surgery, but want to shrink it as much as possible before so that they don't have to remove the ovaries. She also has some much smaller ones to go with the large one. They really are trying to tell her that her prospects for children are very slim at this point though, but she refuses to believe it.


It is good to hear that she will get the treatment she needs.
04/19/2007 07:06:43 AM · #31
Originally posted by CNovack:

Originally posted by UrfaTheGreat:

I am beyond scared right now.. yesterday I was going through unbelievable unspecified pain and then relief in regular intervals. Now the pain has shifted to uneasiness and to my sides..
I'm definitely going to my doctor tomorrow..


Oh goodness! Are you doing any better today and did the doctor find what it is that ails you?


Hey,
The pain was at a 9 when I wrote that.. now it's gone down to a bearable 6.. The doctor thinks my kidneys may be the root cause.. Still not sure if it's very serious or if they really are the cause.. After that post I wrote down my will O_o.. I'm so over-dramatic .. fingers crossed.. hoping it's not something too dreadful..

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04/19/2007 10:22:20 AM · #32
too wild! I just had my left ovary/fallopian tube removed March 16 of this year! It was 7cmx5cm...doctor said just a little smaller than a baby's head. Amazingly enough I had no pain...just a little discomfort with monthly cycles until this year starting in january I bled 7 out of 10 weeks...straight!! Mind you I've been having hot flashes, became severely anemic, exhausted, etc...then my doctor sent me to a specialist (OB/GYN)...did an ultra sound and boom...there was a huge cyst/tumor....got that puppy taken out March 16th! I'm taking iron pills and a daily vitamin to get my energy back up.

Gotta say though...my doctor had no idea and neither did I until they did the ultra sound. The doctor was surprised that I didn't have any pain. So ladies get yer check ups yearly...and if you don't 'feel' right (especially when you get older, I'm almost 39) ask them to run tests and an ultrasound!

Oh...I have a picture of it too!! Doctor took a little 4x4 pictures of it...I'll scan and post it when I get home tonight. :)

~Colette~

04/20/2007 12:55:29 PM · #33
Originally posted by colyla:

too wild! I just had my left ovary/fallopian tube removed March 16 of this year! It was 7cmx5cm...doctor said just a little smaller than a baby's head. Amazingly enough I had no pain...just a little discomfort with monthly cycles until this year starting in january I bled 7 out of 10 weeks...straight!! Mind you I've been having hot flashes, became severely anemic, exhausted, etc...then my doctor sent me to a specialist (OB/GYN)...did an ultra sound and boom...there was a huge cyst/tumor....got that puppy taken out March 16th! I'm taking iron pills and a daily vitamin to get my energy back up.

Gotta say though...my doctor had no idea and neither did I until they did the ultra sound. The doctor was surprised that I didn't have any pain. So ladies get yer check ups yearly...and if you don't 'feel' right (especially when you get older, I'm almost 39) ask them to run tests and an ultrasound!

Oh...I have a picture of it too!! Doctor took a little 4x4 pictures of it...I'll scan and post it when I get home tonight. :)

~Colette~


Glad to hear that they caught it and were able to remove it without any complications. I hope you continue to feel better and get back to your normal routine fairly quick. - Not being as mobile as I used to be even not driving for a time was the thing that was starting to get me a little stir crazy. Back on my feet and doing my photography again YAH!
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