I apologise if I have posted this incorrectly in the wrong place.
I am hoping for some advice regarding some ongoing issues.
Sorry it's a bit long winded.
I have been on HRT for 10 years.
I had a total vaginal hysterectomy 10 years ago (aged 32) due to persistent hormonal issues, such as severe pms.
The consultant at the time said I would have ended up having to have a hysterectomy anyway as I had 'pre cancerous cells' ? (Didn't think to question at the time)
(I previously had a few abnormal smear tests, & had laser treatment for this)
In my early 20's I also had a very painful benign ovarian cyst removed.
Anyway around 3 years ago, I felt my general health starting to decline.
Strange symptoms, very vague, coming & going.
Starting with leg pains, extreme fatigue etc.
This past 12 months, I've got worse,
Bloating, leg, groin, pelvic pains, lymph glands up & down all the time, very fatigued, headaches,
dizziness, slight nausea, hair thinning, & general limb weakness.
I also feel like my arm & leg muscles are 'wasting away'
I have lost a bit of weight, but I wasn't big to begin with, & with the tummy bloating it's quite hard to notice really.
So after lots of GP visits, & getting nowhere, & being told it's Chronic Fatigue or depression!
My doctor has made me feel like a hypochondriac, but I know myself, & I know something's not right.
I am not one to go to the doctors if I can help it anyway, & I've hated being treated this way.
This has been going on for 3 years! And sometimes I wonder if I'm losing my mind.
Eventually I decided to try & see someone privately,
My husband & I have insurance through work which I'm able to use.
I needed to get some answers, & be taken seriously, so off I went.
Well firstly my consultant ( a specialist in chronic pain management) arranged a lumber spine MRI to see if there was a problem with my back that was causing the coccyx & leg pains, = results were, not really, just the usual age related slight disc bulges.
But the MRI did pick up 2 cyst type things on both sides of my pelvis.
Then I had an Ultra sound, = I was not told anything much after, other than I they didn't know what it was, & I needed to have a CT scan.
So I had the CT scan, & still I'm told nothing!
That didn't make much sense to me-
Surely they know by now?
A MRI, an Ultra Sound scan, & a CT scan & I'm still not told what it is?
Then my consultant finally rang me last week to say she was referring me on to a Gynaecologist as the cyst type things are not near my posterior bladder as was first thought, but near to where my ovaries once were.
Bearing in mind I have no ovaries, uterus, Fallopian tubes etc.
So I'm still none the wiser, other than I have an appointment with the gynaecologist next Thursday.
I did however receive a copy of the letter this morning that has gone to my GP-
And this is what it says-
A 5cm right Adnexal cyst &
a 4.5cm left Adnexal cyst-
the left one being 'complex &
I am obviously concerned, as nobody is really telling me anything, but saying that, they're not exactly rushing me in to see the gynaecologist asap either.
Because of my age 42, and my history, should I be worried?
Everything I've read on the internet regarding this cyst description seems to be quite worrying.
I have read that their is a slight chance of still getting ovarian cancer even after the ovaries are removed.
Apparently some cells may be left behind at time of surgery, & can then go on to become cancerous & migrate elsewhere after a time.
I think it is still called ovarian cancer, or maybe it's called PPC (primary peritoneal cancer?)
Either way, with my history of abnormal smear tests, & the fact I've been on HRT for a long time, it makes me worried.
From the research I have done so far, OC symptoms can include leg & groin pain in some instances.
I also forgot to mention that I've had left rib pain/discomfort on & off for a couple of years now also.
I'm sorry this is so long, but it's easier to understand if I write my previous medical history down.
Thank you for taking the time to read, & I hope someone can possibly shed some light on this for me.
God bless you all x