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I have a small hard lump between my rectum and cagina that

I have a small hard lump between my rectum and cagina that itches and is painful and I don't know what it is?JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?Customer: Just a few days and sometimes sitting in it to long hurts. It stays painful.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I do have constipation often. And also the rectum area kinda itches.

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I've had menstrual issues ever since my periods started. I

I've had menstrual issues ever since my periods started. I have heavy bleeding, clotting, extreme pain and nausea and I have to take two ferrous sulphate tablets daily, on a permanent basis, because I am constantly low in iron, due to the amount of blood lost. Years ago, I was diagnosed with a dermoid cyst on my right ovary but it was decided to leave it and it was never linked to my periods. I have been on various types of contraceptive pills and have had to come off them, due to adverse side-effects. Over the last two years, I have also experienced bleeding in between my periods-usually just spotting but sometimes a more. This usually happens a week after I have stopped my period and can also be accompanied by an achy feeling and like something is pushing or moving inside. I went to have another scan last year and it was confirmed that the dermoid was still there. My gynaecologist thought that it was likely that my symptoms were due to endometriosis, rather than the cyst, so I had a laparoscopy to see if there was any endometriosis and to treat it, if it was found. We also discussed removal of the cyst, if no other cause was found. When I came round from the surgery (which seemed a bit rushed-I was only in there for less than 20 mins and had a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy in that time) I knew that the cyst was still there, as I could still feel it. The surgeon confirmed that he had decided not to remove it, as he was unsure it was causing my symptoms and did not want to risk damaging my ovary (I am 37 and have decided I do not want to have children, so this was not really an issue for me). No endometriosis was found and therefore nothing was done to relieve my symptoms. The only suggestion I've had is to have the mirena coil fitted but I am dubious of doing this, as I find intercourse and even a smear test excruciating, so the thought of having a coil fitted worries me. Having also had negative reactions to the pill (raised blood pressure, leading to temporary vision loss and also changes in my mood), this also makes me worried about the coil. I have also heard that they may cause more cysts to grow! The surgeon said that if my cyst was 1 cm bigger (it is 4cm) or if I was 5 years older, he would have removed it! I'm just interested to hear whether another gynaecologist would give the same advice or whether you have any other suggestions. I was kept awake with the pain and aching in my right side last night and then have bled quite a bit today, even though my period finished a week ago and I worry it may be turning into something more serious. I would be very grateful for any advice. Many thanks.

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Dr Ted Manos

Self Employed

MD

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In 2012 they discovered during a vaginal ultrasound a fat

In 2012 they discovered during a vaginal ultrasound a fat containing dermoid cyst that looked like echogenic image that was 6mm.Tommorow I will have another ultrasound just because that is what I was recommended by the reproductive endocrinologist since I have pcos and we want to have a baby.Is that dermoid cyst a serious thing and should I expect that it grew?

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Dr. Tim, MD

Board-Certified OB/GYN

1,346 satisfied customers
Normally I would not be so anxious about these symptoms, but

Greetings -Normally I would not be so anxious about these symptoms, but I have had cancer in the past (thyroid) so symptoms make me anxious, and in addition, my daughter just had surgery for suspected lymphoma. It turned out benign, but scared me terribly. In addition, I am scheduled to have cosmetic surgery in two weeks, and I am anxious about going through that procedure while having this worry on my mind, and my transvaginal ultrasound is not scheduled until a week AFTER my cosmetic surgery.So basically I am asking you this question in the hopes that you can ease my mind. No matter what you say, I still plan to follow through with my scheduled appointments which include Pap smear/hpv and transvaginal ultrasound.So my worry is that I may have some type of gynecological cancer such as uterine/endometrial, ovarian, cervical, etc. Some info about me: I am 46 years old and NOT menopausal. My medical history is thyroid cancer 9 years ago, no recurrence; removal of a dermoid cyst on ovary.Here are my symptoms, (some might be very unrelated by I thought I'd throw them in anyway):1-2 years ago, Change in menstrual cycle from a 29 day cycle to a 24 day cycle. Very regular though.1.5 years ago, increase in libido and slight increase in normal-appearing vaginal discharge.8 months ago, began 100 mg spironolactone (for hair loss) and around that time (but I might be wrong in making this connection) my periods stopped for about 4 months. No spotting.4 months ago, periods returned, resuming their usual schedule1 month ago, began having a period every two weeks or so (two cycles like this so far)Over the last year or so I have had about three bouts of stomach pain with a lot of bloating, roughly around the time of my period.I do seem to get full quickly when eating, and I sometimes seem a slight bit bloated, but I might be overestimating these symptoms now that I have read them on the Internet as symptoms of ovarian cancer. I may have some urinary urgency, but mostly when i drink coffee.I do not have symptoms of fatigue nor fever. My recent CBC with platelets was normal. The irregular periods is what prompted my doc to order the ultrasound.I would just like to hear that I most likely do not have cancer. Unless that's not true of course. Regardless of your answer, I will go through with all my tests. I just need some hope/reassurance to get me through until I get the ultrasound done in December.Thank you!Catherine S.

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Dr Uzair

FCPS (R) General Surgery

M.B.,B.S. FCPS

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I have a mass in my left ovary that may be cancerous, I am

I have a mass in my left ovary that may be cancerousJA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: I am seeing a fertility clinic to have my eggs frozen.I just started Gonal-F and Menopure injections on Friday (once a day).The fertility clinic is a private clinic. The doctor there found the mass and said it may be cancerous. But because it's a private clinic, he did not refer me to a doctor.I am worried that when they do the egg retrieval, they may potentially cause any cancer cells to spread during the surgery?I am also worried that these hormone injections may cause the mass to grow ?JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: In April the fertility clinic gave me an ultrasound, and the doctor then saw this mass but did not write a letter to my family doctor.Other symptoms I've been having are: pain with some sex (if deep) in my abdomen area -- and this past year I've been getting light bleeding before my regular periodJA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: No pain usually -- only with sex sometimes (if too deep).Periods are a bit shorter than they used to be -- about every 24 to 28 days

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Dr. Tim, MD

Board-Certified OB/GYN

1,346 satisfied customers
I have a 0.7cm calicum deposit on my left ovary. What does

I have a 0.7cm calicum deposit on my left ovary. What does that mean. I just had a MRI yesterday. What are they looking for?

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Dr Uzair

FCPS (R) General Surgery

M.B.,B.S. FCPS

10,356 satisfied customers
My 14 year old daughter had 11 teratomas removed in october

My 14 year old daughter had 11 teratomas removed in october by a oncologist surgeon. He was able to save 1/2 of one overie but the other was destroyed completely and could not be saved.My question is, what are the odds of this happening ? Have you heard of so many ? One was so large it was flipping and moving . The pain wa so severe she was vomiting.I just worry another will develop in the overie that is left. How rare was this ?

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Dr Ted Manos

Self Employed

MD

1,340 satisfied customers
I'm bleeding outside my period. It's been few months

Hi,I'm bleeding outside my period. It's been few months now. It generally happens a week after my period and can be painful like during my period. I had a scan few months ago and they found nothing. 3 years ago I had a surgery for a terato dermoid cyst. I'm 32 virgin and i don't take any contraceptive

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Dr. C.

Medical Director

Doctoral Degree

4,612 satisfied customers
I've had non-menstrual bleeding days now with some odour.

I've had non-menstrual bleeding for 7 days now with some odour. experiencing period like pain but just on the left side as had ooperectomy from dermoid cysts that ruptured. have a diagnosed 8cm dermoid cyst on remaining ovary, now cannot see the ovary. Is the smell from an infection?

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Dr. Lawrence

Physician

MD

1,294 satisfied customers
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