I've been really stressed out recently. This is making me go nuts. So I hope somebody can enlighten me on this one.
For the last three weeks I've been having this weird pulsating (ticking? Can't really describe it) pain in my left and right stomach so I went to the doctor and they couldn't identify the problem until they asked for a urine test which showed I had UTI. They also told me I might have stomach ulcer so I'm on Maalox and Omeprazole now.
But after a week on antibiotics my stomach pain on my left side started to become more pronounced (meds for ulcer not helping), there's a specific area where it hurts now (left side near the bellybutton). It hurt so bad that I decided to go to the hospital and ask for an ultrasound.
They found a 3.7 x 3.5 cyst on my RIGHT ovary. Which is weird cause my left side also hurts. But anyway, the doctor told me I have a dermoid cyst / teratoma and I've been reading about it - that it usually is benign but there are rare cases wherein it's actually malignant.
Well, I've been having weird leg pains recently, it hurts when I'm lying down, feels like I've been running all day - which I did not. I also feel easily tired and been having lots of gas - belching, farting, gas pain. I haven't been eating a lot lately and I'm not sure if it's cause I don't have appetite (since when I get hungry I eat) or because I get full easily but then again I've always had that feeling... I just want to stay in bed the whole day sometimes. I've read early symptoms of ovarian cancer and it's kind of scaring me.
Should I ask my doctor for a CA125 blood test?
We don't have history of ovarian cancer- just breast cancer and frankly, I don't know a lot of my relatives so I really can't tell. My mom has had 2 breast cysts and now she has ovarian myoma.
I'm 22 years old but I've read around here that people do get diagnosed even as early as 17.
What symptoms do you usually get if you have one? Should my having a dermoid cyst be less worrisome?
Here's a picture of the Ultrasound:
My stomach pains have stopped now just the ticking - like it's beating but the leg pains are still there as well as muscle pains. I've been sleeping a LOT too but after 2 hrs of being up I'm sleepy and tired again. Is that the cyst?
Edited May 18, 2009 at 9:19 pm