I would appreciate a response from a FEMALE gynecologist who
I would appreciate a response from a FEMALE gynecologist who keeps current on new information and studies related to oophorectomies to answer the question below. Thank you!I am a 52 yr old woman who has finally - after complaining of abdominal pain for several years - been diagnosed with a 6cm septated cyst that has grown 2cm over the past year on my left ovary. It is causing significant symptoms including pelvic pain, pressure on my bladder which I think is the reason I'm having a little urinary incontinence when I sneeze, etc. (Could it also be the reason I am constipated a lot nowadays, or cause back pain?) I am experiencing extremely heavy, long periods with much worse cramps than I ever got before. My doctor recommends removing the cyst along with my left ovary via laparoscopy.I am really tired of the pain, but I don't want to take out the ovary for fear of more depression, fatigue, and weight gain than I already suffer. I am also undergoing a significant amount of personal stress at this time and feel like I'm managing as much as I reasonably can without getting more depressed, anxious, fatigued, etc. (I am on an antidepressant) I sometimes get really hot and sweaty when others are comfortable with the temperature, and my sleep is poor, which I recognize as peri-menopausal symptoms.I have asked the MD to remove the cyst without taking the ovary unless there is evidence of cancer or something else dangerous related to the ovary, but he is saying that because I'm 52 he should take out the ovary with it to reduce ovarian cancer risk. The research I've seen shows that there are increased health risks associated with taking out ovaries including heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia, etc. that overshadow the risk of ovarian cancer. As well as my concerns about losing a feminine appearance. Also, does ovary removal reduce libido?My mother was still having regular periods at age 54 when she died in an accident, so I'm wondering if I'm producing more hormone than average at this age.The MD tells me that the other ovary will compensate for this one being removed and make more, but that doesn't make sense to me. Is this backed up by research?I'd like an opinion about whether I'm being reasonable or unwise to try to retain this ovary. Thank you for responding.
I am about three years post menopause. I had very light
Hello-- I am about three years post menopause. I had very light watery (sero-sanguinous fluid) blood spots last week. Went to gyn-- they removed a small polyp. Now I am waiting for a transvaginal ultrasound. I'm getting married in 27 days!!! I stopped bleeding the night the took the polyp put-- is that a good sign?JA: In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: Did you get my question?JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I had endometriosis when I was younger-- but that was taken care of with laparoscopies. I stayed on the pill right until menopause was over-- about 30 years. Have had maybe 7=
I am priya 31 yr /F .my lmp was on 4 sept.i am having mild
good evening ,i am priya 31 yr /F .my lmp was on 4 sept.i am having mild to moderate pain in my lt flank since last one week.it decreases on taking ibuprofen. i got an ultrasound done today.it showed an ovarian cyst measuring 4.4 x4.3 cms.with multiple septa within and blood flow to the cyst.he told its looking like haemorragic cyst . my doctor told rest and analgesic as treatment.but i have few more quires1. are these cyst dangerous.2. how long will it take to resolve3.can it be cancerous4.any other treatment options5.i need to take a 4 hr flight on 29 sept 16. can i travel.any precautions to be taken6.how much of activity is recommended.7.will OC Pills help?
Vaginal dryness and pain with deep penetration. I had a
vaginal dryness and pain with deep penetration. I had a hysterectomy about 15 yrs ago. My gynecologist said scar tissue was the problem. Performed a laparoscopy which did not relieve the pain. I recently hear about pelvic organ prolapse. Could this be my problem? I have no other issues.JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: About 15 yrs. Nothing. The pain is always there with intercourse only.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I had 2 abortions about 30 years ago
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I'm wondering if there is a link between female reproductive
I'm wondering if there is a link between female reproductive hormones and the gastro track.JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: I have seen several doctors over several years, none have been able to figure out whats wrong with me. I'm only taking nurofen for pain, I have a Mirena implant too, but no other medication.JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: I have had pain episodes for three years. They happen randomly, several months apart and can last for several days. They used to last 1-3 days, but now are up to 9. I wake up at night with a deep ache in my lower abdomen and urgency to use the bathroom. Relieving myself makes the pain worse and it becomes very severe lasting 10-20 minutes. Less severe episodes can last up to an hour. I get fatigue and aches during the day following these pains. The pains are concurrent with breast sensitivity and engorgment. I'm currently in an episode. Its the worst one so far, I've been getting bad pains all day every day since the Thursday before last. And my breasts are sore, particularly after I wake up.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: In June this year I had a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and a scopy of the bladder. All normal, no sign of endometriosis. My blood work is all normal. My urine tests are mostly normal but I have a creatinine count at the top of the normal range.
I have ovulation pains and my period comes about every 18
I have ovulation pains and my period comes about every 18 days I also have secure cramping. My periods usually last about 5 days with spotting. My last period was on 8-30 and this time it only lasted 2 days with no spotting. I also have been cramping everyday since 8-30
I am 42 years old. I have always had painless periods my
I am 42 years old. I have always had painless periods my entire life until the last 4 months. On day 2 of my period, I have bad pain in my lower left side. It hurts to move and is painful if you press on my side. Day 3 and 4 and so on the pain slowly subsides and disappears until my next period. I had a vaginal ultrasound done at the end of my period last month that showed nothing other than a very small fibriod. My Dr said he didn't believe that was the cause of my pain. But I left with no answers. Blood work is normal and he also tested my thyroid functions and those were also normal. I can live with this pain but just concerned because it's new and would like to find the cause.
My wife has had these sharp pains in her vagina and uterus
My wife has had these sharp pains in her vagina and uterus area and it has been going on, at complete random, for about 2 years now. They make her unable to move from the fetal position and last about an hour. Doctors have told her it could be anywhere from ovulation cramps to cysts popping in her uterus and that there's nothing they can do about it. I find this very had to believe considering the medicine advancements out there. What could be the real issue?
I am 53 i have 3 fibroids last few years, i had no
I am 53 i have 3 fibroids for the last few years, i had no problems but on march 23 i started my period and it was basically normal then after 2 days i started bleeding heavily, with clots and not hemorrhaging but real heavy.. i consulted my ob i had a new ultrasound done which showed i still had 3 fibroids and they were small as in the previous u/s 1 year prior. I was going on vacation and i asked my ob to prescribe provera to stop the bleeding. I bled for 15 days and it stopped on its own a few days before went on vacation. I held off on taking the proverb and a few days later i saw a tint of blood so i took the meds fro 5 days. I came back after 12 days of nation on april 30 and on may 2 I started my period as usual and again on day 2 i started to bleed heavy and the last 2 days is really much less like is going to stop. I need an opinion because my ob wants to do laparoscopic surgery and I am not sure this is necessary. FYI i did not have my period for 2 years straight but once it returned i have had normal periods for 6 years until last month.