A couple of years ago after numerous tests to rule out other things I was told by GP I had IBS. Sticking to a low FODMAP diet seemed to help but recently I felt the need to pee quite frequently and was quite tender on the right side of my lower abdomen so went back to GP and after a scan a large endometrioma was found. Since then I had an MRI and ended up in A&E twice on morphine.
On my las visit to A&E a member of the gaenocology team came to see me who said she had been in the meeting discussing my MRI results and told me that my cyst was in fact a dermoid cyst and completely benign and nothing to worry about. Three weeks later I visited my consultant for the results of my MRI and she told me I had an endometrioma with aspects they were concerned about. She said they wanted to operate as soon as possible (in the next 2-4 weeks) and that they would remove the cyst and while I'm still on the table send it off to pathology and wait for the results. If it came back cancerous they will give me a hysterectomy there and then!
Needless to say this news hit me like a truck. One minute I am told it is benign and the next it may be cancer? I asked her if I could wait that long for surgery and she said that the cyst looked borderline at best and that we had time to play with? I came out of there completely devastated and in shock and I have been panicking ever since. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Is this serious? Should I be considering going privately for treatment? I'm 36 btw, have two children and no history of these types of cancers in my family.
Thank you for reading.