Fibroid Cysts On Ovaries

Do you know about your own body ? And how many do you know? Following me please, women friends. There are uterine fibriods whose growth are affected by the hormones and estrogen on our uterine walls. Most women suffer from them, but they are unware of that. Unfortunately, they are more common as thay age. Though they are benign tumors, they can trigger many discomfort.Stop Fibroid Method Click here

Pain and heavy menstruation is one of the apparent results. About 33% women are affected to blood loss as well as anemia. Freguent need to urinate is another symptom. Large fibriods which give a press on the bladder to reduce its capacity make you have a feeling to urinate more and more often. And with the utrine fibriods are bloating, they can make women looks pregnant. What a horrible thing for the women who want to be slim! If you have a fibroid near the cervix, you will suffer pain while having sex. Most severely, there are many difficulties for you to have children if you have the fibriods within the wall of the uterus. Certainly, there are many other discomfort such as bleeding in between periods, digestive complaints, pelvic pain and so on.

Of course, there are many corresponding ways to deal with the fibriods problem. If you want to none of your own children any more, you will choose the surgery to have a hysterectomy and the fibriods can’t affect you for ever. Another surgery is to have a fibriod embolization and this kind of ways can also make you conceive difficultly. Well, you had better think about some natural cures. Most importantly, you should avoid taking birth control pills and choose a proper weight loss plan. Otherwise, there are many diet changes to help you to control the fibriods. Keep yourself from eating red meat , white bread, flour and so on. Keep yourself from agricultural fertilizers, pesticides, soft plastics and so on. If possible, you had better quit milk. And the organic or goat milk maybe the best choice for you. Besides above ways, a unique, 7 steps plan which are developed by an alternative practitioner is a useful tactic. It has been proved by many thousands of women worldwide and play an important role in the healing. Are you interested in having a try now? Stop Fibroid Secrets Click here

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Does anyone have any information on fibroid tumors and ovary cysts? I was told I had both.?

    I have surffed the web on this but I was hoping someone had personal experience to give me. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hello! I have both and was diagnosed with these at a very young age, I was only 18 years old. I had just had my second child, I was sure if I was ever going to have another child and that was scary at my young age. First of all like 80% of women get these during there life time. Fibroids are tumors that grow inside or outside your uterus. Your gyno may want to watch them every few months by have a internal ultrasound, to measure the size, if they start growing rapidly your doctor may ask if you would like them removed, sometimes this ends up in hysterectomy. Fibroids cause lots of bleeding. They grow from hormones. Cysts, well those ones are painful. I was also diagnosed early with these as well, I think I was about 16. I was at work and one exploded and I became seriously ill. My doctor still hasnt done anything about mine, and things just keep getting worse. I recommend that you do not ignore these at all. I was actually just reading somewhere online and it said something about how a cancerous tumor can accidentally be misdiagnosed as a fibroid. If you go into and type in these medical terms ex ovarian cysts, or uterine fibroids, you can pull up a lot of information about them. Thats where I have done most of my research because my doctor didnt give me anything to read about, I left the doctors office as a young teen mom thinking I have cysts and tumors, what does this mean, I was frightened. If treated well you will be healthy I am sure. I still have problems, but guess what, almost 2 years ago, after being told I couldnt have any more kids, my cysts were getting worse and fibroids filled my uterus completely, I was pregnant and not with one but with two! They are my angels! I am also giving you two links one for each medical issue. This site is a very good one to get any answers from, and good luck, and make sure you keep your appointments about these issues.

    Have you had endometriosis, fibroid and 2 cysts?
    I just found out I have endometriosis, fibroid and 2 cysts on the right ovary …what fun : (
    The doctor told me its going to be harder for me to get pregnant but I still can because I have been pregnant before that resulted in a miscarriage at 8 weeks in August 2009 (baby was 6 weeks).

    Has anyone had something like this? What was your experience? Have you been able to get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed with endo and a tilted uterus at 15 (I’m now 21) I had a laproscopy at 15 as well but because of the location of the endo it could not be fixed… I ended up getting pregnant with #1 with no problem and we are on month 2 of TTC #2

    Can you help me clarify this issue of tumors in breast and uterus and cysts on ovaries?
    I am about to have a breast biopsy. I have been told I have a large fibroid tumor in my uterus and I have large cysts on my left ovaries, too. I have had a lot of pain on my lower left quadrant and am having some bowel and bladder problems. I actually went into the doctor because I can feel the growths in my abdomen, can see that my lower left abdomen sits higher than my left when lying down and have become uncomfortable when sitting due to the pressure.

    My doctor last week wanted to start me on Depo Prov-era to shrink the cysts, but I read that that could accelerate tumor growth so, I called her back telling her I did not want the shots until my biopsy is complete.

    I don’t know what exactly is making me uncomfortable altogether, but am guessing it is the tumor that is putting pressure on my bladder right now causing me some problems there.

    They do not want to take out my uterine tumor, but wouldn’t it make sense to take it at the same time I have my breast biopsy? Can I demand that they do? What’s my best angle on that? Since that is what I want? My lower abdomen is so swollen.

    Also, how do they know that the uterine tumor is not cancerous?

    I am 47yo and have always been athletic, but now the discomfort I feel in my lower region is making me reluctant to even move… I am not ready to just sit on the couch! I want this taken care of, so I can go on with my life!
    zini, perhaps I mis-’termed.’ I am scheduled for surgery and I will be asleep.
    thank you, tru-man – you are a true gent!

    • ANSWER:
      From my better half Lady Avianasnowwolfe…A few years ago I had my entire uterus removed, both ovaries and part of my bladder. Why because my doctor gave me birth control pills to help stem the bleeding caused by fibroid tumors. What happened was the pills made the things grow to huge sizes and helped more grow. By the time I went to surgery I had one the size of a six month old baby!

      I had to have extensive surgery, as noted above, months of recovery, I lost large amounts of blood, they had to remove extensive tissue as the tumors grew on everything around my uterus and ovaries and bladder as well. It was horrible. Yes they gave me some Depo shots too and it did shrink the one big cyst I had…however it was extermely expensive and our insurance refused to pay for it!! 0. a shot!!!

      Unfortunately I had no choice…they could not do the surgery until the main tumor was smaller and I was dieing from the bleeding.

      So my advice to you first, get a second and third opinion!!! Never take the word of one doctor!!! Get a couple of opinons. It was the second doctor that saved my life. Actually, with an off the cuff idea. Yeah I lost a portion of my bladder… but Im alive…so it was worth it.

      I wish you all the luck in the world my friend!

    Ovarian Cysts and Fibroid?
    In March, I found out that both of my ovaries were covered with cysts, and that I had a small fibroid in my uterous. My dr put me on a lower estregen bc and said that the fibroid is not growing or causing any problems. In June all the small cysts were gone and the larger ones had shrunk by about half. He asked if I absolutely needed to be on the pill (which I took as a sugesstion that I go off of it). June was my last cycle of pills, and I should’ve started around July 19, but I haven’t yet. I just took a HPT to be sure, and (as I expected) it was negative. I feel pressure and a tiny bit of pain in my lower abdomen. Also my mom and 3 of her 4 sisters had hysterectomies in their 30′s or early 40′s due to fibroids.
    I hate the thought of more tests and internal sono’s, but I am concerned that either the cysts are back or the fibroid is growing. My youngest is 8 so I’ve been on the pill for a LONG time. Should I wait a few cycles to see if it evens out or call the dr?

    • ANSWER:
      i would go back to your doctors to get a second opinion to be honest with you , 99% ot time fibroids return with this kind if treatment unless they are removed surgically , dont wait go back , best wishes x

    Have been diagnosed with hemorrhagic functional cyst and small uterine fibroid?
    I have an pelvic untrasound recently and was dignoised with two of these things, The Dr say there is nothing to worry,we just have to keep a look on your ovary cyst and the fibroid is very common every 40 % of women has it before they get pregnant. I have been TTC for 7 months but still not pregnant. My question Does these factor effect me from conceiving. The Dr says there want be any problem but I would like to have more suggestions,
    Appreciate your good advice

    • ANSWER:
      Funny thing, I was just at the ER on Wednesday for two hemorrhagic cysts! They’re actually very common, this is my second time getting them and I’m only 20. My best friend and my mom have had them many times. I went to the doctor today and they put me on birth control because that helps you from getting the cysts. You will NOT have any problem conceiving! I promise! It happens to women all the time, they either end up dissolving or rupturing. But they don’t hurt you.

      I suggest you talk to your doctor about going on birth control!!!

    fibroid? cysts? help?
    I have gone to the doctor about this “lump” in my lower right hand side of my abdomen. He could not feel anything with his hands though. It really bulges out mostly after I eat, but I really have to be laying down to get a good feel. It is somewhat uncomfortable and sometimes the more I move or exert myself, it can be slightly painful. I think it has increased in size within the past 2 months and within that time I have been getting cases of hives too. I just feel really “full” in my tummy; like as if I was always bloated.I do not feel right and I do believe something is there and something is not right. I got an ultrasound done today. The lady, decided to do a vaginal one to, where they go and look from the inside. The doctor did not instruct this. She said it would help her see better. All went well, but she could not tell me anything; I have to wait for my doctor to call. That sucks.
    Anyways, why did she only look at the uterus and ovaries instead of where I told her my pain was? She seemed to only focus in those spots and seemed to be making notes on the screen.
    Do you think she found the reason.
    What might it be?
    Any ideas?
    I am 22 and have a 2 year old.
    No, vaginal birth.

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms reflect that you have Ovarian Cysts as Fullness in the stomach and pelvic pain are symptoms of Ovarian Cysts.

      But there is nothing to worry as Ovarian Cysts can be treated naturally and permanently without any medicines and side effects.

      For More information on Cysts and Fibroids You can visit Following websites:

    Can you sue if you get fibroids on Both Ovaries after a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy?
    My mother had a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Attensive Lysis of Abdominal and Pelvic Adhesions five years ago.

    The surgeon told her that she had Total Hysterectomy. Today she called the hospital that has records of only the type of surgery she had – which is when she found out that she had a “Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Attensive Lysis of Abdominal and Pelvic Adhesions”.

    My mother thought for sure that the Surgeon was removing Everything (he said the words “I had to remove Everything” out of his mouth.) – Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes, Uterus and the Cervix. But to her discovery, her recent doctor told her that she has Both ovaries and fallopian tubes, only her Uterus was removed.

    My mother went to this recent doctor due to the fact that she’s have severe pain in her abdominal and lower back area

    The recent doctor told her that she has Fibroid Cysts on BOTH of her Ovaries – they’re both about Four Centimeters large in size.

    Also, because of her thinking that her ovaries were removed, she’s told other doctors about this. This lead to doctors telling her to take Estrogen.

    The fact that her Own ovaries have been producing Estrogen themselves and her taking much additional Estrogen for over Four years can cause a higher risk for her to develop Cancer. – This is what Frightens me more than Anything.

    Could this possibly be a law suit case? Can you sue if you get fibroids on Both Ovaries after a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy?

    • ANSWER:
      No, because the doctor didn’t do anything wrong. The problem is based on your mother’s misunderstanding of what “total hysterectomy” means. And she should have shown her records to her other doctor, because then that doctor would have known what her surgery was and wouldn’t have given her estrogen, perhaps. It’s the patient’s responsibility to do these things. Part of the problem here, frankly, is the disrespect with which the medical profession regards women’s bodies. There’s an enormous difference between the ovaries and the uterus, and the impact on a woman’s body varies tremendously depending on what organs she has removed, whether ovaries&uterus, or just ovaries, or just uterus. But the medical profession still won’t recognize the absurdity of calling removal of just ovaries, just uterus, or both, “hysterectomy”. Sure, technically, they are supposed to say “total hysterectomy” for removal of uterus and cervix, and “partial hysterectomy” for removal of just uterus, and “radical hysterectomy” for removal of even more parts, but I won’t go into that because you can see what I mean already. So as you have seen, in practice, the situation is confusing. In practice, medical people use the word “hysterectomy” to refer to the removal of any combination of ovaries, tubes, cervix, and uterus. Usually the surgeon is clear on what’s going on for a given patient (but not always!), but I know from personal experience that other members of the surgical and medical care team aren’t clear on what body parts you’re going to have removed, or have already removed, and it causes problems, because they ask the wrong questions and give you the wrong impression. So you can see why it’s only natural that your mother was unclear, especially since at a stressful time, as surgery is, it’s hard to remember stuff, and you hear “hysterectomy” and think that’s the full story but it’s not. Frankly there should be a huge class action suit to get the fricking medical profession to take these concerns seriously. But that’s not feasible. OK, end of rant. Regarding your mother’s estrogen: the situation might not be as dire as you think. She might have already been approaching or in menopause, which may have been what led her to see the other doctor and take the hormones. While taking estrogen at such a time does VERY SLIGHTLY increase risk for ovarian and breast cancer, it’s not a huge risk. Also, taking estrogen when you have ovaries can partially suppress the ovaries so the ovaries don’t produce as much hormone. So you’re not looking at her having ovarian estrogen plus estrogen in pills. You’re looking at estrogen in the pills plus a reduced amount of ovarian estrogen, that all together isn’t crazy high. There’s no way to know for sure except to travel back in time and do blood tests of your mother’s estrogen. Though perhaps the doc who prescribed her the estrogen did test her estrogen first? She should request those records and check out if there is any blood test of “E2″, and see if it’s low or normal or high.

      Honestly if you want to make a difference, I recommend you write a letter to the doctor explaining the confusion and expression your hurt and anger and requesting that in future he always make these things clear to the patient.

    When do ovarian cysts appear?
    I have read that it’s normal to have cysts on your ovaries at different times in your cycle, and they usually go away.
    Does anyone know at what part of your cycle you usually get cysts?
    I had my CD2 ultrasound today, and the technician said i had a few cysts, and one very small fibroid.
    I’m a little nervous what this means.

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    how do you know if your pregnant if you have a cyst on one of your ovaries and fibroid tumors in your uterus?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure a pregnancy test would tell still. Go to your doctor and have them perform one.

    I have a Fibroid and a cyst on my ovary, would surgery help?

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody on YA! is going to have the expertise to advise you appropriately. Talk it over with your surgeon.

    is it possible for cysts on a woman’s ovaries to just dissappear?
    i was diagnosed of polycystic ovaries 5yrs ago and i’ve been trying to conceive as well but to no avail. i’ve been doing regular check ups as until begginning of 2006. i saw my period june 16th and just this evenning i went for a scan and was both ovaries are nomal with no cyst my womb is also normal no fibroid. i’m 33yrs old

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they can come and go along the way. However usually with PCOS (have it myself and finally got pregnant so don’t give up!!!) there will be some cysts. For example my ovaries were covered with them right before I got pregnant. It is okay though for some women to not have the cysts but have the other symptoms of PCOS. I wouldn’t worry about it and count it as a blessing if your ovaries aren’t staying full of cysts. That increases your chance of conceiving throughout your life. We tried for 4 1/2 years. I really recommend having some simple tests done. I had fasting bloodwork and and HSG done (where they run dye in your tubes and uterus to check for abnormalities, tears, blockage, etc). My husband had a semen analysis done. Everything for me was fine. My husband’s motility was low but most of the time all that doesn’t matter really because I have seen women get pregnant when their husband had major problems. Anyway the HSG didn’t hurt me at all really. Just a slight pinch at the beginning. I didn’t feel the dye at all. I recommend having these tests done because it would give you a clear view of what your problems may be. I think I just needed a good cleaning out (by the dye) because I ovulated 3 days later after the dye was run. And now I am 3 months pregnant. I did take clomid though which is a cheaper and quicker way to see results. If you don’t get pregnant by the third month (after the HSG) I would seek a Reproductive Endocrinologist which specializes in infertility. However most insurances will not cover this. Good luck!

    Retained Placenta, Fibroid, or Ovarian Cyst??!!?
    Looking for some advice from people in the health profession if possible. Here’s my story:

    I had a late miscarriage at 16 weeks May 31 due to a Subchorionic Hemorrhage that caused an infection of Pepto-Streptococcus. I was given IV antibiotics in the hospital and a week’s worth of Doxycycline at home. Since then, my body has not been right which I know can be expected, but I seriously think something is wrong. I stopped the lochia bleeding mid June and started my “period” July 9. However I continued to bleed every other day throughout July and was prescribed Provera to stop the bleeding. It did stop the bleeding, however now there is a 3 cm Cyst on my left ovary and a fibroid or polyp in my uterus about 1 cm big. My 2 periods since Provera have been nothing but spotting, and I don’t think I’m ovulating.

    NOW to the worrisome part:
    I have been experiencing a very strange pain on my cervix or in that vicinity; as well as the urge to pee often. I also have horrible increasing ovarian/pelvic pain. I’ve tested negative for BV, Yeast, and Trich. Is there any chance what I’m being told is a fibroid is actually retained placenta thus causing infection?? I’ve seen 2 doctors and I’m SO FRUSTRATED AND SCARED!!!
    Wanted to add: I would also like experience from someone who maybe has had retained placenta or an in utero infection or post partum infection. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      ummm, go back to the doctor, they would know for sure

    Do most people ovulate from the same ovary every month or do I have a problem?
    I seem to be having a sharp pain on right side about 3x a month at different times and am concerned I might have a fibroid/cyst..or does this mean my right ovary is the one getting ready to ovulate?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a wouldn’t be ovulatiing 3x’s a month. I always got pain like that when I was ovulating… I’ve had cysts before and strong ovulation symptoms both felt somewhat similar.

    Hi,I am having cyst every where (ovaries,breast,and thyroid).Do I need further check up?Is these are cancers?.?
    I am having multiple ( uncountable numbers) cyst on my both ovaries for the last 5 years.Sometimes it may rupchers. And I did ultrasound scanning several times. Every time its number increasing. I am having cyst on my both breast for the last 3 years and sometimes I am having sever pain(especially during periods) .That pain leads to lymph node on underarms.My lymph node on neck are always infected I did mammography 3 year back and the result says its large number fibroid. I am a TMD patient. I am having cyst on my thyroid for the last 2 years. I am a hypothyroid patient but I am loosing weight.My ASO is positive and once I tested my ANA was positive and next time it was negative and I never tested it again.Do I need further check up?. Is all these cysts leads to cancer in the future?

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    Horrible pelvic pain and bleeding 9 days post-op for endometriosis,DNC, fibroid, and possible dermoid cyst?
    I’m 30 yrs old, and had a exploritory laproscopy 9 days ago because of pelvic pain I’ve been suffering for several months. They did a DNC, and found and removed endometriosis. They also found a fibroid tumor on the outside of the uterus, removed scar tissue from previous surgeries (this was my 4th) and found a possible dermoid cyst in the ovary. 4 days ago, I strained lifting a box, got a terrible pain in my pelvis, and have been bleeding quite heavy and still have bad pelvic pain since. It’s getting worse now, the bleeding and the pain. I cannot sleep (it’s 4 AM). I talked to my doc yesterday, and he said bleeding and pain is normal after the DNC and such. I’ve had a DNC before, but I don’t remember the pain being this bad. I’d say it’s an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10, and the pain meds aren’t helping much (percocet).
    My question is, if this is normal, or should get this checked asap. The pain is terrible, and travels down to my knee, hip, back and buttocks. It feels like my ovary is about to explode! I’ve also been getting these stabbing like pains up through my vagina from time to time. It’s a quick sharp pain that only lasts a sec. but it so painful it takes my breath away!
    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Any ideas to help ease this? I’m doing all I can, but nothing seems to be working. I take the pain meds as prescribed, and have really been trying to rest and take it easy. Hot baths usually help, but that’s not even working. Not sure how much more I can tollerate.
    Thanks for any suggestions…..

    • ANSWER:
      This is not normal sweetie – did you tell your doctor about lifting a box? I have had the same surgery for endometriosis and was advised not to lift practically anything for two weeks after.

      You need to see your doctor NOW, or better yet, take yourself to the ER. You shouldn’t be bleeding this much now (I’d finished bleeding within 24 hours), and this is a lot of pain to be in nine days later. Go to the ER before you get any worse!

    Is there any condition where sex can be dangerous for a woman?
    So, I have some sort of growth on one of my ovaries. Maybe a cyst, fibroid, or whatever else can grow on an ovary. I have no pain, I’m not bleeding, and I want to have sex. My boyfriend refuses because he doesn’t want to “seriously damage” anything inside me. So I did research and I found that it’s safe to have sex with an ovarian cyst and/or fibroid. Basically, the only situations I found where it’s not safe to have sex are if you’ve just had surgery or in some rare cases if you’re pregnant (like, at a high risk for pre-eclampsia, for example). I’m not pregnant and I haven’t just had surgery. Am I okay to have sex?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure. If it weren’t safe, your doc would say so. And in some cases when you have a cyst on your ovary, sex can hurt. But if that were to happen, you could just tell him to stop.

    might have an ovarian cyst but worried about ovarian cancer-help me?
    i am a 15 year old female, when i was very young i had one ovary removed due to a fibroid cyst.
    I am once again having symptoms-abdominal pain/fullness, pain in lower abdomen during bowel movements-the pain is on both sides even though i only have one ovary.
    The symptoms of ovarian cysts seem to explain what im feeling perfectly, but ive been having these symptoms for a long time. Which is making me believe its the kind that dont go away by themselves-and ive read online if they dont go away by themselves, that they are cancerous.
    Ive been so depressed and scared over this, im only 15.
    Please help and give me answers.
    thanks :(

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, stop worrying young girl!

      Most ovarian cysts are not cancerous, in fact the percentage is that 98 of them ARE NOT CANCEROUS! You have a history of ovarian cysts and you may be suffering from recurring ovarian cysts but most probably nothing major! I understand you may be scared and get into a panic state but you should not worry as ovarian cancer symptoms are in fact quite different! In most cases there are no symptoms until a late stage and the symptoms you describe don’t really fit with ovarian cancer anywya!

      However, you still should go and visit your doctor regarding these cysts , and get some proper pain medication or natural alternative but do not worry, you will be fine!

      Take good care of yourself!


    i have uterine fibroids that are 8mm big and i have a cyst on my ovary. my question is……?
    when should i start considering a hysterectomy? i am taking hormones (agystin) now to try and shrink them. my doctor said that it is supposed to work. exactly how big is an 8mm fibroid? should i be worried? if 8mm is really small then why do i bleed so bad and why do i hurt so much? if 8mm is huge then why not just do the hysterectomy? what other problems should i expect from a 8mm fibroid and cyst?
    i just turned 30 in january. me and my husband have 4 kids and my tubes have been “tied and burned” (tubaligation) so we are not having any more kids. what are the health risk of having a hysterectomy so young?

    • ANSWER:
      fibroid tumors are highly vascular, so when you cyle thru your period, they bleed quite a bit, a woman can become severely anemic from fibroids, but if you have only one, it’s really not that big a deal. As for a cyst on your ovary, I am surprised your doctor did not explain to you that cysts form on ovaries normally to release an egg, the cyst breaks and the ova is propelled toward the fallopian tube. So, that too is a normal process.
      What you might want to discuss with your doctor is a D&C instead of a hysterectomy. And there is also the partial hysterectomy too, where only the uterus is removed and you keep your ovaries for the hormones they produce. I would not consider a total hysterectomy until there simply was no other choice based on heavy bleeding causing anemia, or debilitating pain.

    suggestion required from medical experts on removal of uterus and overies?



    • ANSWER:
      I am not medically qualified, but I have looked up a lot on the web since I encountered unexpected problems. Opinions vary; doctors and patients do not always agree.

      It depends how much pain she experiences and how much you both wish to continue marital relations. There are problems, which may not be mentioned to you, about removal of these organs, so unless the pain is severe and constant, I, personally, would advise against an operation, unless it is simply to check for cancer and does not involve removing any of these still necessary parts of the body – just in case!

      However the decision is your wife’s and of course yours to make. just ensure that you go into it with full knowledge of the facts, both for and against, as it is possible for an awful lot of information to be left out.

    Are there specialist doctors to deal with reproductive organs besides OB GYNs?
    I am 28 years old and am having major issues with some reoccurring cysts on my ovaries and a fibroid tumor in my uterus. My OB keeps suggesting that I have a hysterectomy and I don’t think that will help unless my ovaries are removed…I want to know if there are specialist who deal with these kinds of things…Thanks!
    Let me rephrase… are there any dcs who deal with cysts and tumors…I do know that OB GYNs are women’s reproductive specialists…

    • ANSWER:
      An OBGYN is the specialist but you need to see another one. At the very least get a second opinion.

      Also read “Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom” By Dr Cathrine Northrup, it deals a lot with that subject.

    fibroids during pregnancy?
    I am 13 weeks and 4 days pregnant and just found out through a ultrasound that I have a fibroid not to mention cyst on my ovaries. I am scared that the fibroid will lead to a miscarrage. The cyst on my ovaries hurt so bad even when i sneeze it sends a sharp pain to my side. has anyone ever had these complications during pregnancy and what are the outcomes of these.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not had fibroids but i do know that it is very common and they have been great outcomes even though they have fibroids… Good Luck!

    Looking for a ray of light from your personal experiences.?
    This is not really a question. It is more a case of looking for advice from others with similar problems. I am really looking for encouragement and hope.

    We have been trying to conceive baby number one for 1.5 years. I am 34 and hubby 38. He had lymphoma 10 years ago and was treated using chemo. I have multiple sclerosis that is fully under control and I am fine. I am on Avonex interferon weekly injections.
    We recently visited the fertility specialist and this is where it all gets depressing:
    Husbands morphology of sperm is 1 %. Plus the few he has don’t swim well.
    I have a fibroid in the uterus, many cysts on my ovaries and endometriosis.
    I have booked to have the fibroids and endometriosis removed and the doc has us tablets to decrease or insulin levels and prolactin levels. As both showed up high on the blood results.

    So I am feeling very down in the dumps wondering if having a baby will ever happen for us.
    So I guess I am asking for miracle stories and some hope. As I have been praying like mad but can’t quite believe that so much is going wrong with us. I mean when are we going to get a break in life and start seeing rewards.
    So any of your own stories are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      i am very sorry for your situation, remember never give up and never stop asking God for Miracle, i feel your pain and i will keep you in my prayer, god bless you!

    My Dr. found 4 large fibroid tumors on my Uterus…Hysterectomy?
    I went in for an ultrasound, because I had severe stomach bloating, pain and cramps, and they found that I had a cyst on my ovary that ruptured. Well during my ultrasound, they found 4 large fibroids on my uterus (an inch or bigger in size each). The biggest one leans right on my bladder, which explains why I urinate so frequently, and also explains why I have such horrible menstrual bleeding with clots etc… I guess my question is, should I opt for a partial hysterectomy? I am 33 years old and I have 2 children (and am not wanting any more). Can anyone tell me if they have been in similiar situations, and what they did. If you had a partial hysterectomy, was it vaginally or thru an incision, and how long to recover? I run a daycare out of my home, and do not want to be off work too long! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I had one the approximate size of a cueball, like on a pool table (about 2 1/4 inches), and another smaller one. The large fibroid pressed on my bladder, too, and gave me pretty bad periods. My doctor had a wait-and-see attitude, recommending increased dosage of ibuprofen (3 times the package’s directions) and making sure I wasn’t becoming anemic through blood loss. The option of a hysterectomy was always there, but put off-able month after month. I, too, had my family complete and didn’t want more children.

      In the end, I didn’t get the hysterectomy, largely because the nature of what I do lets me dash to the bathroom often, and endure a couple of bad days every month. When I became perimenopausal, the big fibroid began to shrink. It’s down to about 1 3/4 inches now and still getting smaller.

      Ultimately, the decision for you should be based on how negatively it’s impacting your life.

    Ovarian cysts… again?
    I’ve had 2 surgeries in 9 months. 1st was a fibroid tumor on my uterus, 6cm. 2nd was a cyst on my right ovary, 7cm resulting in the removal of the ovary as well. I went to my OB this past friday for all the same symptoms. He suggested a pelvic ultrasound and birth control. I could only get an appt. for the ultrasound in 2 weeks! I hate this, it’s messing with my life. I couldn’t wait, not 2 weeks working with pain, so I went to the ER. Tada. A 4cm cyst on my one good ovary. Can I elect to have surgery to have a histerectomy? And I’ve switched insurance. Will this be considered a pre-existing condition? I do not plan on having children. I have felt this way for years. The 1st surgery, my doctor wanted to give me time to think. It’s been 2 years, and I’d rather have my health than a baby.

    • ANSWER:
      The choice to have or have not a hysterectomy is only your. Having a total hysterectomy i.e. remove not only your uterus but your one left good ovary might result in menopause symptoms like hot flashes and other problems. You might consider leaving part of the ovary to prevent you from going into a difficult menopausal period, though have no idea how old you are. As to the insurance you better find out before or postpone your surgery till you have all the facts before you. Good luck.

    Oddly shaped gestational sac?
    I went in for an early ultra sound today, due to cramping; which, they now believe is occuring due to the cysts on my ovaries. My numbers are quadroppolling, but my gestational sac is oddly shapped. It is round on the top, but flat on the bottom. No yolk sac present yet, may be too early, and no baby, still may be too early. I have already had one miscarriage, have PCOS, and also have a fibroid. Should I be concerned? Or am I just paranoid?
    I must also add I am exactly 5 wks today.

    • ANSWER:
      First off…relax. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they only had a gestational sac before 8 weeks. And I’ve miscarried twice, no fun at all, but I also had cramping at the beginning of this pregnancy (68 days left!!!). It’s way too early to get worried about what you saw on your first ultrasoud.

      Just put your feet up, and relax. What will be will be, and no amount of worrying will make a difference. Try and distract yourself.

      Good luck and CONGRATS!

    I’ve gained 15 pounds in the last 10 days. HELP?
    I’m currently being tested for several issues. I’ve had severe leg and arm pain (muscles or bones?) I have low vitamin D and cortisol (Celiac Syndrome?) Maybe some osteo? I have a bone scan on the 10th. I had an ultrasound, they found 1 uterine fibroid and several cysts on my right ovary. I have very low hormone levels and may be going thru menopause? Some other symptoms: urine takes awhile, is frequent, stools float, rash on arms, weight gain, severe leg and arm pain, dizziness. Already have painful neuropathy in feet, legs and hands (the pain in legs and arms is an ache, not from neuropathy). I drink 60 oz water, 110 gm protein, 45 carbs, 950 calories. Not exercised lately, when I do I gain more weight. Blood sugar ok, blood pressure on the high side. Fatiqued. don’t have fibro. Seeing rheumotologist (no RA), pcp, neurologist. Getting tests. Take 120 mg cymbalta, 300 mg lyrica, 30 gm morphine sul slowact, 15gm ms daily. HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Why are you on all those drugs? Why are you seeing a rheumatologist but without the disease. You are utterly self-absorbed and right now, your focus seems to be on the physical end of it. Contrary to what you say, exercise does not cause people to gain weight, unless it causes them to have increased appetite and eat more. Contact your regular psychiatrist and make an appointment to discuss all your troubles, and maybe some adjustment of your medications.

    Large solid mass found on my left ovary?
    I went to the doctor almost a month ago and got a vaginal ultrasound only to reveal i have a large solid mass on my left ovary. Could this possibly be a cyst or fibroid?? If so could this have been preventing me from becoming pregnant? {next doc appt is april 1st for another ultra sound to see if it has shrunk, grown, or disappeared}
    Could this possibly be why i haven’t became pregnant although we have been trying
    Could this possibly be why i haven’t became pregnant although we have been trying

    • ANSWER:
      You must ask your doctor what it is.

      Exciting, you must tell us how it went!

    16weeks+3days pregnant, depressed w. relationship problems, advice?
    I’m 19 years old, ill be twenty in dec. My baby is due Jan. 17th 2012. I have a two years of culinary arts under my belt, literally just finished CNL, I work in a hospital, going to school in sept for pre med to please my father…
    I’m 16 weeks and 3 days along. With what I’m going to say I know many will judge but I need some advice.
    Tony is my babies father. It was a one night stand, I was drunk and depressed about a recent breakup. Tony and I have been living together cause when my family found out, they kicked me out. My mom passed away a few years ago, so my dad is very strict. Also my family is extremely religious, and my father doesn’t believe in contraceptives let alone pre marital sex. My sisters were the ones I would normally talk to about this but now we don’t speak.
    I have a ton of health problems to add to my stress; fibroid tumor on uterus 16cm, cyst on left ovary 7cm which causes me pain, tilted cervix pushing on my rectum, my last ultrasound they found a mass on my decending colon, irriatable bowl syndrom, acid reflux, cardiomyopthay, spinal stenosis, which causes major migraines that I can’t take my meds for..and I also had my bartholin gland removed due to reoccuring cysts.

    I met a guy awhile ago, his name is Brett. He just came home from the Air Force. He is overly accepting of my pregnancy. Brett, as well, is going to have a kid. His ex, he knew for a month, lives in alaska, which is where he was stationed.
    I really like brett. One thing wrong…I feel like he’s moving a little too fast. He wants to get married. Like in a month…..

    I love my baby, and have no regrets, I found the sex in a week, I’m beyond excited.

    I’m loosing my mind. I want to move back home, and my dad is thinking about it. He knows how much I’ve been home sick. My father has met brett, and they really got along. If I told my dad that brett wanted to get married, my dad would approve just because of our religion.

    I don’t know what to do…..
    Any advice???

    • ANSWER:
      You had a one night stand and got pregnant, so you’re living with him and want to marry another guy in a month?

      I don’t know if its your hormones or what, but SLOW DOWN. Move back in with Dad and think things through. You’re about to be a mother and your baby is your #1 priority right now – that baby needs stability and it doesn’t sound like you have any either.

      Right now, forget about the men and deal with YOU and your unborn baby. When you have your ducks lined up in a row (personal goals, carreer, steady income, a stable home for your baby, etc.), only then should you think about relationships.

    Can I receive ssi with my situation?
    Okay, I have asthma and I had it since I was two and now I am 24 and over the years, it has gotten worst. A few Years back I been diagnose with Fibroid on my uterus and Cyst on my ovaries which are very very painful at times. Most of the time, the pain is so bad that I can’t move and if I am standing up Im drop to the floor and crunch up into fetus position. I go into a fetal position as well if I am laying down and the pain comes. Also, the pain is a little worst when I am on my period and when I am on my period, it is not regular blood, is it huge blood clots. Let alone my period aren’t regular. I may get it for a week one month, then the next the time I do not get it for like 3 months and suddenly I get it for 5 months and so forth. I tried to get medicaid but they said I couldn’t ge it because I am not old or under the age of 18. I have worked but it is hard when you are in that much pain and have asthma which has gotten worst.
    I have Narcotics for the pain but they don’t work half the time and the dosage is already high. I take Vicoden. The next after that when that don’t work is Morphen.

    • ANSWER:
      I would think that you could at least get medicaid, disability, or something. Good luck.

    Will i be able to conceve again? or will it be hard?
    i have a cyst (fibroid/dermoid) on my right ovary, its been there a while now, i am thinking of getting it removed as recomended, but they may take my ovary too, as it could be damaged, and the fibroid may be attatched to it. I have 3 kids, the cyst was found at a scan with my 2nd child, and i had it also with my 3rd child, they said to get rid of it though. I had bleeding with my 3rd child and was concerned with miscarrage. So after i get it out will i find it hard to become pregnant, how long do i wait?
    Thanks, any info would be much appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not trying to scare you, but my grandmothr had the same thing and they waited to long to remove it. She ended up with cervical cancer and passed away when I was only 7 years old, I never really got to know her and at 34 years old, I still cry about it and miss her. You already have 3 children to love and cherish, put your health first and get healthy. We only get one body in this lifetime. If it’s meant to be for you, you’ll have another healthy baby down the road, if it doesn’t happen? You have 3 already and many people never get one of they’re own, so be happy. Take care of yourself now, so your here for your 3 tomarrow, my grandmother never got to see me grow up.

    Curious about my severe abdominal pain?
    I have had severe lower abdominal pain since December. I have had 2 ultra sounds, 1 CT scan, 1 MRI, 3 Pelvic Exams and several blood and urine tests. The two ultra sounds showed ovarian cysts…but my GYN said that was not what was causing my pain. The CT scan showed a Fibroid Tumor, but the MRI showed nothing except cysts on my ovaries. THe 3 Pelvic exams were all normal. THe blood and urine tests showed nothing except for a slightly elevated white blood cell count. The pain is either on my left side, right side or both, but never in the middle. My lower abdomen is very tender and intercourse is usually very painful. Not a burning pain, a deep pain in my abdomen. I am extremely nauseated most of the time and occasionally vomit. I have had a low grade fever for three days. The pain is constant but during ovulation its not usually very bad, right after i am done ovulating, it seems to start to get worse, by the time my period comes it is almost intolerable and then during my period i have the worst cramps ive ever experienced. After my period is done, its starts to subside and is minimal by the time i ovulate again…I have been off birth control since the month before this started as we are trying to conceive but have been unsuccessful. Pelvic Inflammatory disease has been ruled out. My GYN is sure the cysts are not causing the pain. Since the MRI showed no tumor, they are fairly certain that the fibroid tumor is not there. I have never been pregnant. I have no GI symptoms at all whatsoever.
    I am having a laparoscopy next week, but I just have a wierd feeling that they aren’t going to see anything in there.

    I am curious as to what anyone might think this sounds like. My new GYN seems to think it may be a bad case of endometriosis. Is this treatable if it is?

    Anyway…i guess I’m just interested in hearing everyone’s thoughts. I am very nervous about this…about the surgery…about the health of my reproductive system. the fact that its getting worse and im feeling much sicker as the five months have progressed. I am on Percocet right now but it does not seem to have an effect on my pain.


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    How can I get some sleep?
    I am just over 8 weeks pregnant and I’m unable to sleep more than 2 hours a night. I’m so exhausted! I’ve tried watching boring movies, taking baths, warm tea and taking tylenol. I have this horrible pressue on my upper abdomen that keeps me up all night. What can I do to get some sleep???? Oh and I can’t take a walk or work out to make me more tired because I have a hemoragic cyst that is 10 cm, a courpus leuteum cyst that is 8 cm, and many smaller cysts on the ovaries. I also have a large 11cm fibroid on my uterous. My doctor told me I can’t do anything physical…I’m even banned from work(I’m a waitress).

    • ANSWER:
      Aw girl, sorry to say it’s going to get worse. I’m still trying to figure this one out. Getting sleep has been a nightmare for me! My mom had told me to drink warm milk and take a warm bath.. yeah that didn’t help :|

      So far what’s been helping me lately is sleeping with my army of pillows and switching sides of the bed. Take naps during the day if possible, that’s help me, too. Beats being insomniac during the night.

      Congrats and lots of luck! :)

    Help! I am bleeding excessively, and in PAIN! My doc put me on Provera— will it help???
    I am 38, and have cysts on both ovaries, and the doc recently found a fibroid in my uterus- attached to the uterine wall… My pain is UN-REAL to say the least, and my bleeding and clotting is not only terrifying, but happening twice a month for the most part, and I feel like I am dying… She (my doctor) put me on Provera today- to take for 7 days- and I also am to have a Depo shot Monday morning (4 days from now)– WILL THE PROVERA STOP THIS HORRIBLE BLEEDING???????? WILL THE DEPO SHOT STOP MY PERIODS FOR AWHILE??? GOD, PLEASE HELP— IF ANYONE KNOWS, I SERIOUSLY CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!!A lot of the questions&answers on here regarding Provera say that it STARTS your period, yet my pharmacist AND Doc say it will STOP mine- I am SOOOO confused, and scared- not to mention in excruciating pain…. PLEASE HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Depo/Provera will stop your periods. Taking anti-inflammatories will also help some. I’ve just been diagnosed with endometriosis, so I’ll be going through a similar treatment.

    wondering if some 1 can give me more insight?? Thx n advance!!?
    I posted a previous question about havin fibroid cyst on my uterus ….;_ylt=AsxYks3vhQslqENxbAZrVNvsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080208173210AAf1EHr

    but i actually went to the doc 2 day and he said that I had small cyst, and although im not sure of the big difference he sent me 4 more blood work, and told me to start taking provera for five days for its been about 50 days w/o a period…., so i was wondering if this med would actually help me to ovulate or just bring the period? (i have learned that jus cuz u have a period doesnt mean ur ovulating) is there ne 1 that has had good results from this product IE like getting pregnant soon after or ne thing?
    the doc also said that MAYBE my ovaries was not releasing the eggs on time, so when r they being released

    ne serious thoughts is appreciated…….

    • ANSWER:
      wow i feel for you as i have a cyst on my bile duct and they wanted to do surgery but honestly i am to chicken and worried as i am a single mom with out family..I will have to get it done though sooner than later as it can cause cancer if left untreated… My prayers are with you sweetie and sounds like your doc’s are on their jobs.

    What could cause morning nausea when you are definitely NOT pregnant?
    I have been ill for a few weeks now. I wake up every morning and throw up. I have diarrhea in the morning and I’m shaky and pale. Toward the afternoon I will feel better. If I take a nap (because I’m exhausted) I wake up from the nap the same way, nausea, diarrhea, achy and generally ill. Once I get past that I am fine. The doctor ran all kinds of blood work and found nothing, except I’m very anemic. I do have a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid. Besides that I take lexapro, lamictal and synthroid. Any clues….

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    Pregnant and have an ovarian cyst & fibroids…? Advice. :(?
    I am 18 and 12 weeks pregnant.

    When I went to my 12 week doctor appointment my doctor told me that that I have a dermoid cyst on my ovaries and also a walnut sized fibroid on my uterus.

    My immediate reaction was to cry and cry, but my doctor told me not to worry about it right now because they can’t do anything about either one until I have the baby, but after I do they will remove them both.

    She also told me it’s a miracle that I even got pregnant and I would probably never be able to have anymore children, which is also horrible news.

    My question is has anyone else went through this and it was okay? Did it affect your pregnancy at all? and have you been able to have more children?

    I’m scared and just want to know as much as I can. Thank you. :(

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know what made your doctor make that kind of remark. A dermoid cyst is not a big deal, and neither is the fibroid. A dermoid cyst is non-cancerous blob filled with all sorts of different kinds of tissue- all part of you. While they can cause problems, and yours would best be removed- the surgery doesn’t involve removing the ovary unless there simply is no other way. The surgeon would work really hard to prevent that, and most of the time they are successful. The fibroid tumor is also not a really big deal. While they can cause problems if they are numerous enough or large enough, it sounds like you didn’t have any problems at all with yours, and if not for the ultrasound, would never have known it was there. It also doesn’t necessarily mean you will not ever get pregnant again either. I should think that was obvious, as you are currently pregnant. My own mother had fibroids, multiples as a matter of fact, and went on to have three children. My little brother still gets teased for being a fibroid, as a result. She had decided to have a hysterectomy, and they detected the pregnancy on the pre-op blood work. At that point, ultrasound confirmed one of those little lumps was a baby. And just for the record- I am no spring chicken, and neither is the little brother. Treatments have improved a lot since then, as well. I’ve known plenty of women to have children, while having fibroids. If yours starts causing problems, there are also ways to either encourage them to shrink or have it removed, all while still leaving the uterus intact. So your doctor was a little overboard in her assessment of things, and scared you unnecessarily. The fibroid might get bigger during the pregnancy, but it should not cause you any problems. After your baby arrives, I suggest you look for another gynecologist and discuss all your options for taking care of both the cyst and the fibroid. You may even decide to leave the fibroid alone, or have it all taken care of as a “one stop” surgical procedure. For now dear, please calm down and relax. That baby is just fine, and none of that stuff will affect you or the baby. It can all be taken care of after baby arrives, and neither one will prevent you having more children in the future. There are just too many instances to prove otherwise.

    What is likely to happen if you have fibroid that keep growing and don’t have them removed?
    I have fibroids that have grown over the past few years. Recently I have either 2 cycles a month or spotting. My gyn ordered an ultrsaound of my uterus. I have 1 cyst on 1 of my ovaries and my uterus is has grown to be 13cms. It should only be 10cms. My gyn went over some options with me, it seems that a partial historectmy is my only option. My gyn told me that the fibroids only get larger, they don’t shrink. What would you do if you were in my shoes? this is the second opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      I had multiple fibroids and they were growing really fast. Within 6 months they grew as big as 6 months pregnancy. They caused heavy bleeding during my period and it kept me so weak.
      I got pregnant with the fibroids and doctors removed my whole uterus just after the baby was born.
      if you don’t do anything with your fibroids for long time, they will cause heavy bleeding and for that you will have anemia.
      So get them removed.

    Why can’t I get pregnant?
    My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for almost two years now, and we have not had any luck. I went to my OB-GYN a few months ago and she did some blood work to test my hormone levels and the test indicated that my insulin level was high. The other hormones were in the normal range, although some of them were at the very top or at the very bottom of the normal range. She then ordered an ultrasound, which indicated that I had multiple cysts on my ovaries and I was diagnosed with PCOS. The ultrasound also showed that I had a small fibroid in my uterus, so she scheduled a D&C. I had the D&C on July 29th and she said that she did not remove the fibroid because it was in the muscle layer of my uterus and not on the inside, which she said would not affect me being able to get pregnant. Anyway, she put me on metformin 500 mg once a day when I first got diagnosed with PCOS (back in April). After one month, she increased it to 500 mg twice a day, which I have been taking since May. Before I had the D&C, my period had been on for 6 weeks non stop. Now since I have had the D&C (on July 29th), I have not started my period. I have been taking the metformin, and I have been doing everything the doctor has been telling me to do. I do not understand what is going on! Any advise please?

    Sorry that this is so long! Thanks for your answers in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I have PCOS too, so I understand your pain. Women with PCOS can often have very, very long cycles that are unpredictable, and becoming pregnant is difficult for us. Even if we do ovulate on our own, if we ovulate very late into our cycles, the egg is old and will not lead to a viable pregnancy. Some women with PCOS conceive without any problems. Some require medical assistance, and a small number never carry their own child. You need to figure out where your fertility is before assuming you can’t conceive.

      My recommendation is to stay on the Met, and ask your OB for a referral to a fertility clinic or a reproductive endocrinologist (RE). Women with PCOS need to have a lot of tests done to figure out what specifically is going on in their bodies and then work out how to manage these conditions. While your OB does sound knowledgeable, you will get far better results with an RE, especially if you want to be come pregnant. OBs tend to deal with women who are already pregnant. An RE will work to get you there.

      PCOS is a life long condition that won’t just affect your fertility. It will affect every aspect of your health, and you need to learn to manage your condition. We are at risk for a lot of serious illnesses, including diabetes, liver problems and heart problems. I suggest joining Soul Cysters:

      It’s a forum for women (and men) who have PCOS, and it’s a great place to ask questions and learn from reading other women’s stories. There are also quite a few books on PCOS that I found very helpful when i was first diagnosed. Colette Harris has some good ones.

      It took us almost three years to conceive and I’m currently 21 weeks along. I have PCOS, hypothyroidism, uterine polyps and fibroids (including one that is sitting under my placenta right now). You just need to keep the faith that this will happen because your faith is all that will get you through the long waits and the uncertainty. Good luck! I hope it happens for you soon.

    please advice and input on this.. I fear I have cancer?
    I’m new here and not sure if i’m at that right place but i’m really hoping for some advice and input. Heres some history i’m 27yrs old and have 3 children, I just had a baby 5 months ago.. this is when all my problems began. 4 weeks after the birth of my son i went to my ob and recieved the depo(5-19-2010) shot cause i already had a tubal ligation scheduled (7-20-2010) and she said that was the best method of birth control before then considering i have NEVER been on birth control before, ok well after i had my son my stomach never really went down, anyways i had the tubal everything went great i recovered normally, my stomach was still descended though but i never brought it up thinking it was normal, well another month goes by and i still look 6 months pregnant and friends family everyone was telling me it wasnt normal and something was wrong.. of course i just let it go in one ear and out another… well a few weeks ago i ended up in the ER cause i just couldnt handle the pain anymore and was starting to really think ok maybe there is something (symptoms i have had for a couple months: heartburn, indegestion, pain/cramps in my stomach, heavy feeling in my stomach, lower back pain, and my pubic bone is sore) well the ER didnt do much, the gave me a ct scan which they said i had uterine fibroid so i make an appt with my ob.. well my ultrasound was yesterday and no fibroid, but i have a cyst on my left ovary and calcifications in my uterus.. also she said the left side of my uterus showed up white on the ultrasound so i was scheduled for a DX Hysteroscopy and D&C Oct 15th 2010, i’m scared to death i have no idea what any of this means and they would not go into detail about my uterus but could tell me about my cyst on my ovary which has me even more concerned she said well lets just do the surgery and i’ll get your results in about 2-3 weeks and we’ll go from there, can someone please tell me whats going on.. i have never had “female” problems this is all new to me and the lack of knowledge doesn’t make this any easier.. I need input please I could barely sleep last night, the not knowing not even an idea of whats wrong with my uterus and all i can find on the internet is about cancer but wouldn’t my ob of said something if she suspected it? I’m so worried please help :( btw i’m currently 5 months post partum and still look about 6-7 months pregnant, i’m asked EVERYWHERE i go when my baby’s due so humiliating I also have not lost not 1 pound in 5 months and i’m very active.

    • ANSWER:
      There aren’t any ‘official’ people to answer questions. I remember asking a friend when she was expecting, and you can imagine what she said. She had had much the same troubles as you, but hers turned out to be a fibroid the size of a large foetus. You need to go back to your health professional with a list of questions about possible cancer (I’m assuming this is what you are most frightened of) or other conditions, but all will become clear once you’ve had your op as they will take samples of everything they find to investigate further. Meanwhile, be kind to yourself. I know it’s impossible not to worry, but try not to.

    please help!!…..has anyone had or heard?
    I had my tubes tied 6 yrs ago. From Sept. to Jan. I did not have a period, Jan. was a bit heavy, but not outrageous. Feb. nothing, March I started bleeding on the 2 and it is sometimes heavy with lots of clots, others its regular, and I was bleeding for 22 days…..I had bw and ultrasound in Dec. which showed only a few cysts on my ovaries…..Friday I had more bw and another ultrasound, the tech couldn’t tell me much, but she did say that she has never seen fibroid pop up within a few months, so that’s out of the question, however I am sexually active, and had sex 3 days ago, that night I craved oj the next night I puked my guts up, and stay nauseated, my boobs are sore, my body aches, alot of pregnancy symptoms, but is there anything besides being pregnant that makes you feel you are??…..I have to wait 2 weeks before I go to the doc for results, my nerves are shot, and I am scared so any input is appreciated!! Thanks!!
    the craving oj, meant that I all of a sudden wanted orange juice, I was up until 4 am.

    • ANSWER:
      sorry but, would you mind explaining what you meant by craved oj?

    can a fibroid and a potiental cyst come up on a ca 125 test?
    the reason why is beacuse my mom who is 45 years old which rises a scare but she got a ca 125 test back in april of 2007 and the test said that the level was 18 and then she found out she had a fibroid… a harmless fibriod….. then like in the beginning of january of 2008 she said she just relized that she had pain when she went and take a poop……so today is febuary 21st and about 2 days ago she went in too take another ca 125 test…. then she got a ultrascan which turns out her right ovary is bigger than her left and somthing is on it about 7cm which i measured and is about the size of an egg…. so the ca 125 results came back and turns out she is in the 100′s now can a potiental cyst and a fibriod make that level rise? and i understand usually that when in the 100′s its cancer but i think its a cyst…..she will be having surgery somtime next week but i am very scared and if she has the big C……i dont kno what i would do i am only 15 years old….

    • ANSWER:
      You need to take a deep breath and relax. Sounds like your mom’s doctor is taking all the precautions to make sure he is on top of your mother’s medical condition.

      The following websites will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the test, what it shows and what is does not show.

      Take heart, you have no reason to believe that your mother has cancer. Be there for her and love her and let the doctor do what he does best.

      Good Luck

    Is this PCOS? What do you think?
    My left ovary has 8 cysts and my right has 12. My right ovary has been diagnosed as PCOS. One doctor has told me I shouldn’t have been placed in this category… as other patients she has seen have 15-20 cysts on each ovary and they are only classed as ‘borderline PCOS’. What are your thoughts? We have been ttc for 9 months now and I also have a 1.7cm fibroid on my uterus.

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    Recovery time for laparoscopy??
    I just had my operation for laparoscopic surgery scheduled for Feb.7
    Does anyone know what the recovery time is for that type of surgery?
    I’m having a cyst on my ovary removed and a fibroid which is about 3-4
    inches. I have a trip to San Francisco scheduled for Feb. 17 and I was
    not sure if I would still be able to go. I live in North Carolina, so
    I will be flying cross country. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming there are no complications and the cystectomy and myomectomy go well, you should be able to make your trip on the 17th. However, it would be advisable to have assistance with your luggage, as you really shouldn’t be lifting heavy items that soon after the lap. Also, you may experience continued fatigue and other side effects from the anesthesia and laparoscopy; 10 days is not a long time in the grand scheme of things…while you are likely to feel better by then, you will still be healing on the inside. So just take it easy and you should be fine. Also – be sure to get up and walk a bit during the flight as well (i.e. stand up to stretch in the aisle a bit if you can, walk to the bathroom a couple times, etc.). As long as you have clearance from your surgeon, you should be totally ok. Good luck.

    Cysts, fibroids? Fluid in cul de sac?
    If there is fluid in the cul de sac, Does it means the the cyst ruptured and its not cancerous (Even though the cyst is described as complex mass, and solid. and the moderate fluid is surround the left ovary and in the left adnexa.. Or could it mean that the fibroid on the right ovary ruptured ( fibroid described to be extending into the endometrial canal.. What does all this means.
    For the past year been having severe bloating, pelvic pressure,pain, lotss of bleeding only during my pms cycles. finally couldnt take it and went to the doctor. My doc prescribed b-control pills and my period was painless for the fist time in a year. No bloating, no pain, way less bleeding (cannot believe it). I had ultrosound done and waiting to see my gyno.
    30, with kids

    • ANSWER:
      I experienced the exact same thing as you did when i was in my 20′s and birth control didn’t even work for me after 3 surgery’s to clean it all up after it ruptured( i had infections because of it) i just had them take it out in the forth surgery.
      I also though the same as you did about it being cancerous but its just a sticky fluid like water with glue in it. You are lucky to find a solution to your problem. I was in agony for two years before i found a doctor who actually gave a shit and did everything to help me…

    Is it safe to carry a child with a 6.8 centimeter cyst.?
    I have a 6.8 centimeter cyst on my ovaries that may have to be removed. I’ve had to have surgery before and I got a fibroid tumor removed that was on my uterus. Therefore if I have to have surgery again I want everything removed so there would be no chance of anything growing back. the thing is I want to have a child therefore I would like to know if carrying a child while having a 6.8 centimeter cyst in me would be a risk. I figure if I get pregnant and then I have a baby and have the cyst removed that would we fine but my problem is I don’t know if that would be possible. I mean I don’t want me or my child to be in danger at all what so ever. Can someone please help me out with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok I don’t want to scare you but this is what happend to me, I found out I was pregnant, then about 2 weeks later I stared having these really bad pains, I m/c because I had 6 small cyst on my ovaries, I know every women is different, but for me I was not able to have the cyst and carry a baby, my suggestions would be to have the cyst removed before getting pregnant so you don’t chance m/c, that was the hardest thing I went through, Good luck with everything.

    Why did I get pink spotting instead of my period?
    Hi All,

    Instead of my normal heavy period this month I had nothing but light pink mucus. I didn’t even have to wear a tampon or pad, I only saw it when I wiped after peeing.

    In November I was diagnosed with a small fibroid and a small cyst on my right ovary. Do you think that has something to do with this?

    I am sexually active, my husband pulls out though so I honestly do not think I’m pregnant. I did take a HPT today and it was Neg.

    What do you all think??
    Thanks Much!!

    • ANSWER:
      if you are over 30 it could be changes in your body..
      it happened to me too,,,i thought i was pregnant like every month for almost a year then I asked the doc…why do I only spot instead of having my period ( and i wasnt on any b control etcc) he just said that my body is slowing down…and its natural i may not have period soon that s all…. and then 3 months later i got pregnant> Yeah..
      i was really afraid of not being able to experience having a child and being pregnant.
      Just talk to your doctor!

      If you are bleeding when you are not supsd to have your period i mean spotin it could be polyps too..I had that while pregnant.,

    Please help me, I’m REALLY concerned with my pregnancy. :(?
    Okay I’m 19 weeks pregnant and I got for my 19/20 week ultrasound tomorrow which I am very excited for because I’m hoping to find out the sex but I have a lot of other concerns.

    At my 14 week checkup I was offered to have blood taken in order to test for down syndrome, spinabifida and a few other diseases and I agreed to do it,
    The day before I went for my next check up a month later my doctors office called and said my OBGYN was no longer an OB, so I needed to find a new doctor…So I did and then went to my new doctor. But when I got there about 3 weeks ago and asked for my blood work results they said that my old doctor didnt send them over. So I called my old doctor and they said they didnt have them either.
    I am so mad I got that bloodwork done and no one seems to know my results.

    Does anyone think if they got the results they would have called me if something was wrong instead of apparently losing them?

    Also, At my 10 week ultrasound the tech found an ovarian dermoid cyst on my ovary, and a walnut sized fibroid on my uterus that I didnt get informed of until I went to my doctor.

    and now on top of all of this I’m moving to Missouri from Maryland where I am now in the begining of january so I have to cancel my insurance here and stop my doctor appoinments until I get there and reapply for insurance (because its through the state until I finish college) and find a doctor, so when I go tomorrow and they find something else wrong and don’t tell me I’m just not going to know until I get to missouri and have everything sent over, if they will even do that into another state.

    I’m so scared, I dont know what to do,

    I just want to feel better, I want to KNOW everything is okay with my baby. :(

    • ANSWER:
      i don’t blame you for being upset about not knowing whats going on with your own body. the only way that you’ll be able to get things done is probably do as much as you can yourself and yell at people to the point where they realize they have to actually do their jobs to avoid you. if you had blood work done your test results are somewhere now just to figure out where they are. you can call your old dr office and see where they send blood to be tested and see if they have a copy of the results, which they should. if that route doesn’t work you can just keep calling your old dr until someone finds the results. maybe your new dr does have them and they were just misplaced. no matter what someone is going to have a copy somewhere. if you have an appointment tomorrow tell them that you want the results of everything as soon as they come in and if that means you have to come back to actually pick up the papers yourself then so be it. when you move get a copy of all your records for yourself and have your dr fax over the records to your new dr that way if your new dr never gets them you’ll have a copy to give them.
      it is your body, your baby, and you have the right to know whats going on so make everyone else understand that you’re not going to deal with their incompetence anymore

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
    I have been having pelvic pain, chills in my back, increase need to urinate even if there isn’t lots of urine and vaginal discharge.
    I have told my doctor that I think I might have PID because of the symptoms and because the yeast infection treatment isn’t working and my urinalysis showed up clear. Apparently there was a slight infection in the blood but that is being attributed to my sinusitis. I had a transvaginal ultrasound done and everything was apparently normal except for two small cysts on my left ovary and a small fibroid. The doc is attributing the pain to those things and keeps telling me that I am making no sense when I query about the possibility of PID because the chlamydia and gonorrhea blood work came back fine. I am still having the chills in my back and the pelvic pain and I am worried that my reproductive health my be compromised. I have bullied her into doing a swab on Tuesday but what else can I do? I am twenty and really scared that I won’t be able to have babies.

    • ANSWER:

    Hysterectomy Experience?
    I’m 45 and done with babies. I have fibroid tumors, a very large cyst on my only ovary and on/off precancerious tissue on my cervix that I have burnt off every other year. My periods last 2 weeks, have tons of blood/clots and cramping. What type of hysterectomy would you have. Should I keep the ovary? Heart attacks and strokes run in my family. Can anyone with experience help me?

    • ANSWER:
      I have also had to deal with fibroids and cysts, I wanted to
      have a hysterectomy but after talking to my doctor I
      realized that now is not a good time for me. It is a big
      operation, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
      Your body will change big time, you will go into instant
      menopause, and there will be other problems to deal with.
      I wouldn’t do it. Fibroids are very common and can be
      removed, some come back and it’s alot better to have
      smaller procedures done more often than it is to have a
      hysterectomy. I have endometriosis. The pain is so bad
      I feel like I am going to die, I always feel like I am going
      to have a heart attack from the pain, but I didn’t have the
      hysterectomy, I had an operation to removed the tissue
      from endometriosis and my fibroids and cysts also. I feel
      much better and unless things get worse think of another

    About to go under anesthesia for the 4th time in past 4 months, is this safe?
    I am generally healthy woman in late 20′s. This year (2009) I had a laser laproscopy and D&C in February for some Fibroid tumors in my cervix and cysts on both of my ovaries, a colonoscopy in March due to a bad intestinal infection called C-Diff due to the anitbiotics I was on for a sinus infection, a septorihnoplasty in April to help cure me from my severe sinus problems (as well as a little extra work to straighten my nose), and now I am about to go back under this month (may) because I am still having problems with my cervix and uterus (continual bleeding still) my doc is going to basically burn it all out. Is being under anethesia for these operations so close together dangerous to me? Can I have long term damage for any of this? I am normally a healthy person but so far this year I have just gotten hit with all these issues. Hopefully they should be all resolved soon. I hope someone can help me with my question. I have tried to research online myself but I can not seem to find anything. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You will have a pre-op exam at the hospital before undergoing surgery.

      During that pre-op, and again, right before the surgery, you will be evaluated by an anethesiologist. This is the expert on whether you will be in danger from the anethesia.

      An anethesiologist can, and will, over-rule a surgeon, postponing or cancelling a surgery if he/she feels you are in any danger.