Are ultrasounds conclusive enough? -Really worried

Hi,

I am 23 years old - been healthy and active my whole like. In July of this year I started noticing a little twinge in my right pelvis. Over the last few months, the pelvic pain became more severe (feel it on both sides) and is now like a throbbing pain in my hips and lower back. I've also become constipated and my descending colon (by my hips) feels swollen and tender to the touch, and when I do have a bowel movement it feels incomplete. I also noticed slightly enlarged lymph nodes all over my pelvis and lower abdomen.

In the last month and a half I have had 3 transvaginal ultrasounds, and 3 abdominal/pelvic ultrasounds. The first ultrasound found a 1.6cm complex cyst, however, this resolved in 2 weeks and all of my ultrasounds have been pristine since. The only thing that worries me is that my ovaries are pretty big (11ml, and 16ml), although I've been reassured this is normal for my age. I have also had an LDH, HCG and CA125 blood test (came back at 14). . My question is, should I trust all of these ultrasounds and explore GI issues, or should I push for something more? This has completely taken over my life. I just started nursing school and am completely unable to focus - constantly worrying about the worst case scenario. Any insight would be very much appreciated :)

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Hello Andjelaam,

How is your GP advising you? Do you feel inclined to ask for a second opinion? My only thought is to try the Ovacome free Helpline 0800 008 7054.

Does your nursing college tutor know you are being, understandably, so distracted? If not, talk with her?

Good luck with getting this sorted and with training to be a nurse. This horrid experience will help you be really empathetic with patients, but I know that's not much help to you right now.

Lesley

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Hi, thank you so much for your reply. I have received several opinions from almost 4 gynaecologists. They are not concerned at all as all of my tests and ultrasounds were completely clear. I, however, am still worried because I am having strange unexplained pelvic pain. In your experience, is it possible to have ovarian cancer but several completely normal transvaginal and pelvic ultrasounds?

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Oh so sorry I’m not a medical person at all but Anna, the Ovacome Helpline nurse is really well qualified and experienced which is why I suggested you phoning her. But, it will have to wait till Monday, of course.

Lesley

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