I decided to write this down for two reasons. Firstly to "vent" and secondly for any lurkers out there who are in the same position as me; no diagnosis, but a nagging doubt in the back of my mind that things won't be so good.
I started out last year with horrific pain (pulling in my stomach and radiating through my hips and legs), very very heavy flooding, and irregular periods. I eventually had swabs and blood tests and a smear. All these things came back as fine apart from the smear. I really thought I was going to get a diagnosis of Cervical Cancer as I couldn't see any reason why the problems I was getting could be anything other than sinister.
I had treatment for high grade abnormal cervical cells and had the all clear from this in February with the knowledge that this was not the cause of my problems.
Back to the Dr a few more time and really lost the plot! I was missing time from work, my periods were getting stranger, and I was getting new symptoms; frequent urination and bloating. My GP eventually agreed to send me for an ultrasound, and suggested that it was unlikely to reveal anything, but there was a slim chance it could be a bad fibroid or endometriosis.
Well, I had the ultrasound and they discovered a 3cm cyst on my left ovary, multiple ones on the right ovary, and a small awkward fibroid in my womb. The technician asked if I had had any ovary pain symptoms. Well, I have, stabbing pain when I sneeze and during intercourse - it just all paled into insignificance at the time as the bleeding and pelvic pain were so much worse.
I now have to go back to see the doctor in a few weeks to discuss the results of the ultrasound. I know it is highly unlikely that it is ovarian cancer, but after speaking via email to the wonderful Ruth (Ovacome's Nurse) I am going to push for a CA125 test. At 28 I know I'm young, but I was also young to have high grade abnormalities on my cervix after always having clear smears, so I'm not taking any risks!
If you have mad it this far through my ramble, thank you. I really do not think I have OC, but hoping that if one other lady finds this useful then it will be worth it. Oh, and I will update when I know anymore.
Thank you to all the amazing strong ladies out there and sending out healing healthy hugs x x x x