After a year of intensely painful periods and recent horrendous pelvic pain, as well as a very late period, I've found out this week I have a 13 x 13cm cyst on my left ovary, with lots of other cysts all over. They said they couldn't even see my ovaries on the ultrasound. I'm 28 years old.
My symptoms prior to having this ultrasound included:
- hard pelvic area
- raised pelvic area on left hand side
- constant back ache
- weight gain
- horrendous period pain, almost to the extent of passing out
Just in the last month or so as well, I've started spotting in between periods, and as mentioned earlier, my period in December was around ten days late and was brutal. I usually have to have a day off work per month because of my period pain.
I currently look about 3 months pregnant, none of my clothes fit me, and I feel awful.
I have had the CA125 blood test, so just waiting to hear back from that. I have also been referred for either an MRI or CAT scan, which is supposed to be in the next two weeks. I've been told that whatever the outcome, I have to have surgery to remove the cyst/whatever it is. That means either removing one ovary, both ovaries, or a full hysterectomy.
I don't have children, nor do I want them - I'm in a same-sex relationship as well and my partner doesn't want children either. However, I'm concerned about going through early menopause and the effects that might bring.
But all I can do at the moment is wait until my MRI/CAT scan and hopefully it's just a case of removing the cyst with nothing malignant about it.
Just wanted to see if any other younger women had any experience with a cyst of this size and what the outcome was?