How foolproof are ultrasounds? Here is my history:
(after intermittent pain symptoms from Jan last yr)
April: Transvaginal ultrasound - 3cm complex cyst right ovary
June: Ultrasound - cyst was not noted on right
Sept: Laprascope removes endo (surgery was exploratory for my painbut dr found endo - yahoo I thought I was cured but the pain didn't go away) - surgeon noted cyst on right ovary
Dec: ultrasound - seemingly normal ultrasound
White blood cell count was high in Dec so I was treated with antibiotics for a possible bladder infection but that didn't stop the symptoms
Jan: MRI - 3cm cyst with nodules and septations, suspicious of a tumour.
follow up is another transvaginal ultrasound in 6wks and MRI in 3mos
I just wonder if the right cyst was there all along as stronger tests both detected a 3cm cyst- is it possible it was 'hiding' or not noteworthy on the reg ultrasounds? And if it was, would a cyst be the same size from April to this Jan? All of the tests were done by different techs.
I am sick of tests. With a colonoscopy coming up I am wondering when I should just give up and concede that I have to live with this low, heavy burning pain/pressure and fatigue, and constant urination daily (sometimes I feel I have to "go" but nothing comes. I have only had breakthrough bleeding once in Nov, but I bled the whole month. I am seeing an acupuncturist and a naturopath.
Have any of you had similar symptoms? Should I push my Dr's to get these follow up tests sooner? I want to put ovarian cancer out of my mind. How/Can I definitively rule it out?
I sincerely thank you for any input so I can perhaps put my mind to rest and concentrate on how I will overcome/live with these symptoms. You are all so brave.
btw I don't fit into any category that would pre-dispose me to this disease. I am 30, 2 small kids, no cancer in family (except my great grandpa had some kind of stomach cancer). I'm on the pill, have been since I was 16. The dr's said maybe it is IBS, but at least she is working with me.