I have had pain in my right side for 8-9 years now, the first lap in 2009 said my right ovary looked polycystic, but I did not have PCOS or endo. They did find fibroids and put the pain down to that, but said if I can live with the pain to wait until I have had children. I have had two children, but since then pain has got worse, so I had another lap and they diagnosed endo and I am put me on the mirena coil. The pain continues to be bad, so they referred for other checks (bowel/blood/liver) including a CT scan which showed a mass on my left ovary (3cm). So I had an ultrasound last week and the sonographer said the cyst on my left was gone, but my right ovary looked 'dense'. When I said I had endo he seemed to made a conclusion, but only said he will make a recommendation to my consultant - but was not forthcoming to what, although he reassured me it was nothing sinister.
Does anyone know if chocolate cysts show up as 'dense' on an ultrasound?
Also is it common for them to be missed in a lap? Could the CT people have got the sides wrong, in that they said nothing about the right, only the left, but the sonographer saw the opposite - surely a cyst would not disappear and another develop in 3 weeks on the other side? Could one have a chocolate cyst for 8-9 years and have numerous checks, laps, scans and it be missed?