Post # 1
This is kind of a follow-up to a thread I made a few weeks ago re: pain and cramping between periods. Constant pelvic pain sucks, y’all, and I’ve been having it for two years now. I met my new GP on Monday and she was pretty concerned that while I’ve been complaining of this for two years, none of my other doctors felt the need to schedule an ultrasound to figure out what was wrong. I had two abnormal paps and a colpo about a year and a half ago, but that problem resolved itself.
I had my pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound this afternoon and am waiting (nervously) for the results. I spied a few large, dark masses on the pictures but I’m trying not to jump to conclusions (seriously, I’m an English major and the thought of me trying to interpret that stuff is hilarious). I’m hoping they find SOMETHING that can explain the pain, but I also hope it’s treatable and not too severe. Results should be to my doc this afternoon and I’ll be getting a call either later today or tomorrow, I think.
Has anyone else had a transvag ultrasound? Please either reassure me or totally lie and tell me that the blotchies aren’t anything majorly bad.
By the way, I think the true answer to the poll question is “cupcakes.” What say you?
Post # 3
@Mrs Grape: Cupcakes sounds good!
I’ve had both vaginal and abdominal ultrasounds. I always seem to see dark blotchy unidentifiable things in them. I have no idea what they are. I’ve given up trying to see for myself and decide what’s going on because I always think I see things and find out later there’s nothing out of the ordinary.
I’d not stress about the results. Besides, maybe the blotches are the bad things are making you hurt and are easily treatable by ingesting more cupcakes.
Post # 4
@Neva: That’s true. I’m comforting myself also by thinking about how Darling Husband and I don’t want biological kids, so even the absolute worst-case scenario would not be all that bad. Cupcakes are basically a cure-all…eclipsed only by delicious buttery mints.
Post # 5
Going through fertility treatments, I get about 2 of these ultrasounds a week! I can try to help, but I am no technician!
Where were the dark spots? Was she looking at ovaries or uterus? If she was looking at your ovaries, then black circles could be follicles that contain eggs. If there were a bunch of little ones, then you may have PCOS. Don’t get worried…I am not a doctor and really can’t read ultrasounds. If there was one or two big ones, you may be about to ovulate, or just recently ovulated. If you have a huge one, it could be a cyst that needs draining.
If she was looking at your uterus and you saw something weird, it could also be your bladder (if it is full I think it looks real dark) or bowel.
Don’t worry!! In general, I think black spots are normal.
ETA: I hope it means puppies!!
Post # 6
@heathaah: I don’t ovulate (this has been tested) since I’m on a tri-phasic BCP. I think she was looking more at my ovaries than anything else, since I’ve been having more pain off to either side than right in the middle. I could see 1-2 really big ones on each picture (and then the colored splotches that, from my Googling, I think tend to freak most people out–those are just the thermal images, though).
Puppies would be AWESOME, though giving birth to them…not so much.
Post # 7
If you don’t ovulate, then they could just be cysts. Not all cysts are bad. I have a lot of small ones generally and I don’t ovulate. I can even have big ones that my body won’t drop, and they hurt. My hormone levels won’t let me ovulate. They just get smaller on their own.
Post # 8
I hope everything is okay. I’ve had two pelvic ultrasounds and I saw black spots. I was nervous, but it was nothing serious. The results came back normal. I was worried about a cyst that I had, but it was harmless.
Post # 9
i voted snakes…only because its fun to say with a lisp.
I hope everything goes well Grape. Keep us posed mkay?
Post # 10
I agree it could be a cyst but it also could be your actual ovary. Its surprising how large they can look on screen.
Post # 11
I voted snakes, too! Sthsnakesth. I’m hoping they’re just benign little cysts, but what has me worried is the constant pain–it doesn’t come and go, which I’ve heard is common with cysts (the pain comes when they burst). Who knows, right? I’ll keep you guys posted and will update the second I hear something.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I’ve had similar ultrasounds – they started with an abdominal ultrasound but couldn’t see enough, so then went for the pelvic/transvag. The spots you see may be cysts – that’s what they discovered with mine & that along with blood tests & hormone levels resulted in my PCOS diagnosis. I have lots of small follicles and they just.. stay there. Unless they start to get bigger or multiply greatly, there’s not a lot they’ll do for them.
Good luck with your results!
Post # 13
Well, the doctor’s office called while I was in class and left a message. All they said on the voicemail was, “Your ultrasound was negative”…okay, so that tells me nothing. And if there’s nothing wrong with me “down there,” why the hell am I still having this pain? Where do I go from here? :/
At the moment, I’m waiting to hear back from the office–I called and left a message. I hope I hear something by the end of today.
Post # 14
@Mrs Grape: Even if the ultrasound was negative, the black splodges could still be cysts… I have PCOS and I had “pearl-necklaced” ovaries (sounds so much prettier that way) but my cysts don’t generally hurt unless one has burst. Given that they’ve said that the ultrasound was negative, I would say the doctor’s surgery thinks that they are nothing to be concerned about 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2011 - Glendale Lyceum
it all looks dark and splotchy to me. the first time, i could read the ultrasound tech’s face better than the ultrasound itself. poorly disguised pity is easier to decipher than medical imaging, haha.
Post # 16
The answer is puppies. Because they are cute and fluffy and adorable. But then cupcakes because they are cute and yummy and adorable. Well, maybe they are tied.