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I'm going to try to make a really, really long story shorter: Went to the ER in horrible pain. Had kidney stones, a severe UTI, gall stones, and when they did the CT scan to check on my kidneys and things, they discovered ovarian cysts (as if I didn't supspect this anyway.) The doctor(s) said that my ovaries were pretty covered with cysts, with a large one on the right ovary. I didn't get the exact size of it, but one doctors words were, "As far as cysts go, it's a pretty big one." I assume he knew what he was talking about.
I've read about them since we got home but I'm getting conflicting information. I've read that all large one's need to be removed so they don't twist up and become painful. I've read that cysts are normally only removed when they are 5cm or larger. I've read that I should have an ultrasound to make sure it is fluid filled and there isn't a risk of cancer. I've also read that they just need to be monitored over a few months with U/S to make sure they don't grow. What really SHOULD be done in these cases?
I'm one that has to know what's going on, and be informed as best as I can, before I listen to the doctor and what he wants to do. When I have my appointment with my gynecologist, is there something I need to make certain that he does? Should the large one be removed to be on the safe side? Did you have your large cyst(s) removed or just have them monitored?
One more thing: Shouldn't the CT scan have showed if it was fluid filled and benign or if it was solid at all and possibly cancerous?
When I was 15 I was hospitalized with a cyst. The doctor said it was the size of a Fifty Cent Piece and so that would be about 3.5cm. He said that they were going to give me medicine and if it didn't help to burst or reduce the size that they would need to remove it. I am pretty certain that a CT scan should show if it is liquefied or a solid. It definitely wouldn't hurt to be monitored and if you have any more pain I would call your doctor or go to the ER right away.
Tabitha & Ryan; Married on Saturday, April 17, 2004 -TTC #1 for 7.5 years. Missing our Angels...
Dx with PCOS at age 14.
Miscarriage in June 2006
2 cycles of Clomid 50mg
1 cycle of Clomid 100mg resulting in miscarriage
Dx with Adenomyosis on 1/28/10
Clomid 150mg 4/30(day 3) - 5/4(day 5) Ultrasound on May 10th.
5/10 - Ultrasound showed 2 perfect follies! (15mm&17mm) Ovulation predicted within 6 days! Progesterone check ordered for 5/20.
5/27 - New round of Clomid started, no ultrasound this cycle, 2 more cycles planned on our own. If no bfp, onto next step!
6/27 - Round 3 Clomid 150mg started.
7/25 - AF Showed, starting final round of Clomid 150mg on CD3
8/21- AF Showed, In the process of finding a new RE
*Waiting to see our new RE
I had ten large cysts on each ovary in July from the Clomid I had been on too long-the largest ones were 10cm. I stopped the Clomid, had a repeat u/s in Sept, still showing same number of cysts but smaller. In Nov I had a lap-when he went in I had none on my right side, and two small ones on my left which he removed. The surgery was done in prep for my Feb IVF. They did not mention any cysts during my IVF monitoring. If I wasn't going for IVF, my obgyn wouldn't even have done the lap.