First off i'd just like to say over the past 2 months it has been so helpful reading and hearing the stories of other people - and how positive you all are! I feel like my situation is not nearly so bad as others and as im a bit of a worrier i keep trying to remind myself that being positive is the key.
Bit of background - i'm 24, fairly active and first went to my GP after i woke up in the middle of the night with horrible stabbing pains..ignored them for a couple of days hoping that it would go away and it didnt it just got worse - since i'd never felt anything like it before i assumed it was my appendix. My doctor was great and got me in for an emergancy ultrasound scan very quickly after suggesting it might be something to do with my ovaries but to not rule out appendicitis.. the scan showed i had a 6cm cyst on my r.ovary and it was termed complex...i had the operation about a week later to remove it..and afterwards i was told it was probably a dermoid cyst from its appearance during the op. ( i was relieved at this point and thought well thats that then..as i'd been told these were almost always benign)..however 2 weeks later i got a letter from a gyn onc at my hospital saying my pathology results had come back and it was actually a borderline serous tumor and i would need to come back. I'm not going to lie i was a bit freaked out as i hadn't expected anything like that to happen based on what i'd originally been told...Anyway when i had the meeting with my gyn onc (who was lovely) and he told me it had been stage 1A. I felt much more relieved and because it was a conservative approach both my ovaries had been kept. He said i would be having 3 monthly ultrasound checkups and an mri - which i had last week.
The thing is, i have started to have the stabbing pains again on my right side where i had the pain last time - and now i also get pain in my back and into the right side of my bum... both my GP and surgeon have said it is likely to be my body still settling down (its been about 6 weeks since op).. and said wait to see what my mri said.Well i had it last week and it came back that everything was fine, but that i had an inflammation about 1.5cm on my R.ovary - but nothing they were concerned about.
Im really sorry to be so long winded - i think i've written an essay! but at the end of all this - my question is when they say inflammed does that mean it could develop into another borderline cyst? Or is it just a post-op thing that is common? Am i just worrying over nothing..or do i really need to keep an eye on this pain (which im now assuming is related to the inflamation bit).. will the inflamation turn into anything else? Or will it settle down after a while? Like i said - im trying to be positive and get on with life as i do feel lucky that it got caught so early on, but unfortunately i'm a worrier with a big imagination and if anyone else has any advice i would be so grateful.