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Getting twinges where my right ovary would be , 6 months after FAH and 8 weeks after my last chemo , is this normal

Hi just wondering if anyone has felt twinges around the area where their ovary should be after having a full abdominal hystorectomy , I’m staring to worry my cancer is coming back , I saw my oncologist at my 3 month check up and he said my scan that was done in Dec showed some innocent cysts on my liver and an extra bit of spleen , some scar tissue from my operation and everything else looked ok and that i was Ned and classed me as now in remission , he examined my tummy and said everything felt ok , I don’t know if I’m just panicking , and could it just maybe be my scars are still healing . I did ask if I would be getting another scan soon and he said I’d be getting my blood checked every 3 month ca125 , the discomfort I have feels similar to when I went to my Very 1st appointment and he discovered I had a cyst on my right ovary.

Anyone had anything similar to this .

Thanks Cath63

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Hi Cath, sorry you are having problems but it could be scar tissue or your bowel moving into place as it has more room now than before the surgery. If you are worried do see your gp who will do a pelvic exam or contact your CNS or gynae liason nurse if you have one to allay your fears, all the best

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Yeah I was thinking that myself , maybe I’m just over reacting , you know what it’s like your mind runs riot , I rang my chemo nurse today and she said my ca125 was 6,but booked me in to see my gynocologist just to be on the safe side , that’s what I was saying to her that throughout this whole thing with my hystorectomy I never had one bit of pain apart from obviously just after op and healing time but no twinges or anything . And now it’s like s dull aching feeling ,

Thanks so much for your advise

Cath xx

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I've had twinges in my pelvis ever since my Hysterectomy over 6 years ago. I've been told it's adhesions. I've had one recurrence three years ago and the twinges were much more painful then. As long as you're being monitored and don't ignore symptoms, leave the team to do the worrying - you've got the business of enjoying life to get on with.

Sandra xx

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Thanks for replying Sandra , at least I know I’m not alone , I need to try and stop worrying as you say I think it’s always at the front of your mind but just need to try and put it away at the back . I spoke to my oncologist nurse and she’s booked me in to see my gyno . She said I’m better getting it checked out just to be safe .

Thanks again

Cath xx

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Glad you're getting it checked out. It's not easy this cancer lark! Xx

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7 years since I lost all my bits, but I still get twinges, pinches and flutters. I've realised however that I get them in the run up to a scan or a clinic appointment. Once that's over they stop!

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Hi Cath, I hear ya'..... I am the same, any twinge and panic and worry sets in, always get it checked, I have been told it's adheisions after all the operations, can be extremely painful and sore, I'm waiting on results of CT scan as now I have pain on my left side and again my gynie said it's probably adhesions. Best of luck xx

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Thanks for replying , cotton sometimes we just want to hear other folks experience

Thank you xx

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Please don’t worry, I worried for two years when I had no need to. Massive surgery causes scar tissue when slowly healing. Scar tissue doesn’t stretch like normal tissue and can cling onto other bits as it heals, causing the discomfort and adhesions which don’t show up on scans. Have a pelvic examination for peace of mind, but your brilliant CA125 says it all. Try and stay busy and take your mind off it, not easy I know. Sophia xx

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My mind runs riot but with all the answers I’m getting I feel a whole lot better thanks for your reply xx

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I know those twinges! Only for me, I describe them as intermitent fluttering. I'd get them when I was sitting in the car for periods of time.

Before my diagnosis I mentioned the fluttering to the doctors who all told me they were likely scar tissue. Scans didn't show anything.

The fluttering came back and I immediately thought, huh, my left ovary is acting up, and then I realized I didn't have it anymore.

You're getting it checked out (as I did) so hopefully it's okay. Let us know.

(I'm new here hence the late response.)

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