when I was pregnant back in 2007 at the second scan it was discovered I had a dermoid cyst around 4mm in size, the sonographer said nothing to worry about just leave it until after you have had the baby. At my six week check up I mentioned it to the doctor who sent me for a scan where it was confirmed to still be there. I went to see a gynaecologist in December 2007 and they scheduled the op for February, afterwards I had a letter to say it was benign. Recently my periods were getting quite heavy and we had been trying for another baby for around a year so at my smear test in January I mentioned it to the nurse who said I should see the doctor. I stressed about it for a couple of months and plucked up the courage to see the doctor who advised me to have a scan. Yesterday (11/04/11) I went for my scan which revealed a large cyst (6.5cm) I asked it was cancerous and she said she could not tell, the only thing she could say was that it had no fluid in it and she could not notice a base. She told me to wait outside and she would ring a consultant at the hospital who would take a look. I went to sit with my husband feeling very worried, he reassured me as he is amazing and she came out to tell me the consultant will see me on Friday morning and do the scan again to see what she thinks. For the last couple of weeks I have had pain in my side like a stitch and lower down like period pains which is worse when I go to the toilet for either. Ever since the scan I have been in more pain than the last week, feeling sick from time to time and my stomach feels huge on that side. If any of you have experienced anything like what I have and may know what will happen with the consultant please contact me. I feel stressed out and worried, everywhere I look for advice all I can see is the 'silent killer'. I am looking forward to reading your stories and hearing from you all. Clare x
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