Hello! I am quite new to this site and this is my first post.
Three months ago I was admitted to A&E with severe and sudden abdominal pain after passing urine. I was admitted to the Gynaecology ward and had a CT, ultrasound and MRI. They all detected that I had a relatively large cyst on my right ovary (6cm) and the pain was probably caused by a torsion or the cyst bleeding in on itself. I stayed in hospital for 4 days and was on morphine - they discharged me once they were happy with my bloods - although they said my inflammatory markers were still up.
I then had a follow up appointment with a consultant who said the cyst would most probably go away on its own and asked me to come back for a scan 4 weeks later. During that time I suffered from an excruciating period (pain when passing stools was the worse) and I have never really experienced pain like it.
I returned for my scan feeling positive about what the consultant had said - only to find the the cyst was still there - unchanged.
I then had another follow up where I asked my consultant about the possibility of endo (I had done a lot of googling and thought that my symptoms added up) but the consultant said he didn't think I had endo as I don't usually suffer from really heavy periods etc. He then gave me two options - the watch and wait or to have a laparoscopy to remove the cyst and to investigate if there was anything else going on down there.
I decided to have the laparoscopy which I had on the 2nd December.
The op lasted around 3 hours during which they removed the cyst (I think it was a chocolate cyst) and also discovered endometreosis - although the consultant was reluctant to tell me what stage I have, he just said it was 'significant'.
They managed to remove the endo and said they were happy with the results. They said my ovaries were fused but that they had freed them and that my tubes were clear. And that is all I know. I was in hospital for for 3 days as I had a tube in my belly to drain blood etc.
My doctor advised that I go on the pill for 3 moths to help my body recover, and after these three months I have decided that I want to TTC as I am now 28 and have been with my partner for 12 years (I know!we met young - so I am in a healthy strong relationship and feel in a good place to try for a child.
My worry is - actually it terrifies me that I may be infertile or have difficulty in getting or staying pregnant. Its all that consumes my mind - every day and I cant stop worrying about it.
I have a follow up appointment with my consultant tomorrow (the first since my lap) and I just want some advice on what I should be asking. My consultant although very good seems to lacks a compassion and is very brusque in answering questions. I just want to make sure that I get all I can out of my appointment and that I have all the info I need to be able to deal with my diagnosis and have a better understanding of what the future may hold.
Any advise would be really appreciated.
Thank you so much for your time x x x