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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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
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 ?
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
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?
Current question is regarding a 3cm dermoid cyst on my left
Current question is regarding a 3cm dermoid cyst on my left ovary. The background story is that in January 2013 I went to the ER for crippling pelvic pain, which I thought may have been a complication of a new IUD I had placed a few weeks before. The sonogram they performed showed the IUD in good placement, but at that time they discovered a "2.4 cm left ovary lesion suggesting a dermoid." A follow up sonogram with my OBGYN 3 months later showed it hadn't grown and I hadn't had symptoms since then, so we left it. Recently the pain has been more recurrent. It's a constant dull ache with some episodes of acute pain. I had another sonogram last week that shows it is 'around 1 inch' (according to the phone conversation I had with my OB). He is still suggesting we just leave it alone unless the pain gets to be more consistent or other complications occur. Everything that I have read about dermoids suggests they should be removed once discovered because they will not go away, and will only grow over time. Is watchful waiting an appropriate response in this case? Should I seek a second opinion?Are there benefits to waiting? Lastly, if I do have the surgery with the size of the cyst now, what kind of recovery time can I expect?I'm 29, no fertility issues or other health complications. I have 4 children but I'm not 100% sure if I'm done yet. It wouldn't be the end of the world if I were to lose the ovary, but I'm assuming that would be an even longer recovery period.
I am 32 YO female ,married for 3 years,I didnt
Dear Dr,I am 32 YO female ,married for 3 years,I didn't get pregnant befor because we were using natural contraceptive methods. I did trans abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound yesterday and the told me that I have two fibroids : sub endometrial 1.5 x 1cm and subserosal and exophytic 4.2x2.7x3.2. Normal sized left ovary with no follicles and multiloculated /septated complex legion on the right adenexa with no good visualization to the right ovary. Is that going to interfere with me getting pregnant?
about a year ago, I had a very large dermoid cyst removed with
about a year ago, I had a very large dermoid cyst removed with one of my ovaries, along with part of the ovary. lately, I've been having extremely short, light periods and vaginal dryness. it's true that I've been under a lot of stress, but I'm terrified that I'm going into early menopause. I am only thirty-five. please help.