a few years ago I had a partial hysterectomy due to what they thought was fibroids and I retained 1 ovary. The histology came back confirming it was in fact a very rare uterine tumour defined as 'uterine tumour resembling ovarian sex cord tumour, of undetermined malignant potential.' My consultant explained it was very unlikely to recur as they usually behave in a benign manner and at that time only about 80 cases had ever been reported/confirmed worldwide. They consulted with a lead world pathologist who agreed I did not need to have my retained ovary removed but they would monitor me closely as these tumours are sometimes unpredictable.
So that's my history. Fast forward 2 years 4 months and my consultant has referred me for an ultrasound as I have a heavy/burning feeling around my ovary and the occasional stabbing pain. the results have shown 3 small cysts, 2 of them tiny and simple and the 3rd measures 3 cm. My nurse is referring it back to the consultant as the only dodgy feature is it contains a single septation.
so my question is, what is a septation? And more importantly what causes it? I read loads of information and it seems if it's a single septation and it,s thin then it's usually of no real concern. but I am still worried sick. I am waiting to see the consultant to discuss the scan results.
The report also said there were no solid areas, no other evidence of disease and no pelvic fluid. My last ca 125 measure was 2 but that was a few months ago now and I,ll have that repeated next week.
The sonographer wouldn't,t tell me much at the time, she just confirmed There was a small cyst but said it wasn't blood filled and that I might need blood test. I assume the blood test she was referring to was ca125.
I have spent the last 2 years with constant worry hanging over me and each time I have a scan, it tips me over the edge again.
Has anyone else has a septation ovarian cyst? And are they still classed as simple cysts?
Any info would help
thanks in advance