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Ovarian cyst???

Posted by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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I Just recently found out that I have a 5cm cyst on my left ovary and it has me having all the symptoms of pregnancy. They put me on birth control to see if it will help shrink it and if not I have to go see a specialist to see about getting it removed. It's to the point that I'm constantly urinating bad and was wondering is there anything they can give me to help it from pressing so much on my bladder. Also how do they remove the cyst is it laser surgery. I'm sorry if this post is asking some not so bright questions it's just that I'm so nervous about everything it's just if it's not one thing it's another. So women who have had cyst please any information will help. Thank you
by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM
I have had several removed. The last was as big as yours but turned out to be a mass and had to have the entire ovary removed.
I honestly don't remember if they used a laser but I do know it was don't laparoscopicly. The gas they use to inflate the abdomen is the most painful thing.
Your asleep when they do it, but when you get up to go home the gas rises into your shoulders and honestly feels like its shattering the collar bones.

There is nothing they can give for the bladder thing, just make sure your emptying often.
I hope you get some relief soon.
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

I get cysts real bad. It was so bad that one erupted on my ovary and made my ovary erupt also. They went in surgical and removed all the cyst and stitched up the ovary. Not even a week later, a new one appeared and they went back in and removed my ovary. That was back in 2008. Now almost the same thing is happening with my left ovary and on top of that they think I have endometriosis and want me to have a hysterectomy. It is a horrible thing to go thru and I am sorry you have to go thru it.

by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

I am not sure if there is anything they can give you for the pressure on your bladder but I can suggest just make sure you do not hold your bladder for long periods of time. I had a partial hysterectomy and they left one ovary because it's intertwined with scar tissue bladder and some other organs. It's covered in cyst and one of them is bigger than the ovary itself(so I will have to now go in and have it removed). I had the cervix and uterus removed first through my c/s scar than a year later they went in and did a smaller incision in the middle of my pelvic area( like the hyst and c/s just way way smaller) and removed it that way. I had a friend who had hers removed vaginal and another who was laparosocpic(I've had surgeries that way and the gas they use hurts the worst when it's trying to rid itself) think it's which ever way your doctor would see best. If possible go with the less invasive type. Lss healing time and pain

by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 6:51 AM
Over the last 8 years I have had 5 Laparoscopies( surgery where they make 3 inch long incisions into your tummy- side, pubic area & belly button).

They have safely removed cysts of varying sizes & amounts and Endometreosis. As well as tying my tubes( health reasons unfortunately :( )

I am 35 now and recently had an ER appendectomy, that was done the same way, and while in there they found a 2cm cyst and removed it.

Usually your GYN will be able to preform the surgery.

It will put you in hospital to have the surgery as it IS invasive & they have to put you completely out for it, and barring any complications/issues they normally release you same day.

Two days to a week bed rest & then limited EASY activity- that doesn't involve the gym, lifting anything( TRUST me on this one!) more then 2-5lbs, that usually stays on restriction till follow up w/surgeon, and a lighter diet. Then just be VERRRRRY careful 1-3 months after about lifting/carrying things- weight wise!

Hope that helps- I can tell you more about mine if you want.... Jen
by Angela-Marie on Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:02 AM

 I have no experience with it. I hope everything goes well for you.

by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:35 AM
That's the thing that scares me if if something else is wrong beacause I've had this pain for awhile and I always thought it was normal due to my period. But I went into the er room with the worst back pain ever where I could hardly walk an they thought it was my kidney and they did a cat scan and that when the dr was like ur kiddneys are fun but you have a cyst on ur left ovary and you need to get it looked at as soon as possible. Also what I'm afraid of is if they have to take my ovary out and plus I'm starting to get pain on my right side as well and I want to have more kids at least one more.
by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:12 AM

My sister has had a few. She had them when she was very young. They put her on birth control and they shrunk. My mom had numerous ones in both her overies and uterus. She had a radical hysterectomy at 45 at the same time as a bowel resection because they discovered colon cancer why they were trying to find the source of her back pain. At the time of her surgery they said her uterus had a huge cyst that was causing the back pain. I was just at the doc for my annual and they told me I now have some on my cervix so I have to go back in January so they can get a better look at them(swell.) other than my mom, none of us have had them removed so I can't speak to that but if it is causing constant pain and is effecting your bladder if it doesn't respond to the birth control pills I imagine it will have to come out.

by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:21 AM
I have to go back in three weeks to check the cyst and see if it is shrinking and if not I will have to go to a specialist to see what's the next step they want to take
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:23 AM

I just had an u/s and they found a bunch of cysts, I actually went to my GYN because I was bleeding after sex. I go back to my doc on the 22 after they look at the Pap results and the U/s to come up with a plan. Best wishes and prayerful thoughts to you.

by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:29 AM
I've had many cyst rupture and I have endometriosis. I've been told it isn't a matter of if but when I have to have a hysterectomy. They don't want to do it because I'm only 24 so they've spent the last 3 years trying to find something that helps. My doctors finally put me one the Lupron shot and after that a low dose estrogen birth control pill. The Lupron shot is rough for most people, but it just basically puts you into chemical menopause. You're only on it for six months. I think if this becomes a reoccurring problem I would talk to my doctors about getting on it, though I would definitely do some research on it.
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