(Closed) Girly Problems- two ultrasounds today…need advice

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

All of your symptoms other than the pain sound like PCOS, which I have and wrote a big explanation about it on a post here.

The only weird thing is the pain which might think that you have a cyst instead of PCOS but you would think your other ovary would be ovulating just fine.

I think it is good you are getting the ultrasounds done today and I also think that your doc should take your blood to look at your hormone levels as PCOS can’t always be seen on an ultrasound.

Good Luck and I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

It sounds like an ovarian cyst to me.  The ultra sound should be able to prove whether it is or not.   These can easily be removed and your doctor will probably put you back on the pill to help regulate your body.  Either way, your doctor should find the problem today and help you work towards a solution.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh no @alishadhs4!  I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way!  🙁

It could be a number of things: cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, dysplasia… don’t jump to any conclusions though (your doctor will provide you with a diagnosis).  They will probably do a transvaginal U/S, which I’ve never had but I’ve heard it’s not too bad (make sure they lube it well!).  Good luck… I wish you good news today!  Laughing

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just try to be patient and wait and see what your dr is recommending. 

I had a big cyst removed and it wasn’t that horrible of a surgery.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I actually prefer internal ultrasounds to external. In the external one you have to fill your bladder and then they push on it repeatedly… oh how fun. In the internal they just stick a small (as thin as a regular tampon) tube up your vagina – no discomfort what so ever!

Keep us posted Alisha!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

it could be many many things! my first thought is a ruptured cyst or an ectopic pregnancy. the vaginal ultrasound isn’t a biggie. just know they stick a big rounded wand up you and it’s not uncomfortable b/c it’s very narrow.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Good, I’m glad your FH will be with you or near you when have this procedure (although I don’t think it’ll hurt).  It’s just nice to have someone comforting.  I’m sorry to hear about this.  Sometimes I get pains around ovulating and my period.  My sister has PCOS, and she gets really bad pains like what you describe.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The wand really isn’t bad. It’s a lot thinner and narrower than you think. The most awkward part of it is that they sort of turn it a lot….i felt like i was a joystick for a game. But it didn’t hurt, it was just like, uncomfortable. Not painful, though. The stick is warm, it’s a smooth plastic, and the lady should lube it up a lot for you. The bleeding won’t bother the ultrasound tech–they’ve seen it all. Honestly, she probably won’t even look at you–she’ll be staring at the screen the whole time. And it’s over really quickly.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

i had the exact same pains you are describing almost 2 years ago.  It was on and off for about 2 weeks, before the sharp stabbing pains got really bad.  Basically any time I went to the bathroom or placed any type of pressure on my abdomen, it would send sharp shooting pains.  Sneezing was also really painful- and I was always scared to sneeze.  Sex was unbearable too (sorry, if TMI!).   It could be a number of things.  I went to my gyno and after an exam and ultrasound, it was determined that I had a dermoid cyst on both my right and left ovary.  One was the size of a grapefruit, while the other was the size of a golf ball.  

I hope me sharing my story won’t scare you! – i know how scary it is to have to go through this.  However, if anything, just know that it’ll all be ok in the end!!  

I ended up having to get surgery (laperatomy) to remove the 2 cysts.  Because the grapefruit sized cyst was so large, it basically ate up my right ovary, and as a result, I had my right ovary removed.  I still have my left ovary left!  And from what I’ve been told, 1 is all you need! 🙂 

As for the wand- it’s not that bad!  Don’t be embarassed.  I was on my period when I had my ultrasound done! talk about being mortified! But i told the ultrasound tech beforehand and she said it was perfectly fine and she had no problem with it!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sounds a bit like me this spring, although I had my periods, they were just later and later each time and the pain built up over 2+ months. Turned out that I had a cyst growing one each of my overaies and they both burst on the same day (at different times during the day though). The ultrasounds you’re getting will hopefully clarify what’s wrong! i was told that I should go back on BC or have a baby, as apparently having a baby “cures” reaccuring cyst problems in a majority of women (so said my doc). The pain sucks, and I hope you feel better soon!

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