I was just looking for some advice or someone who has maybe gone through the same or similar thing i am.
I am 30 years old, when i was 18 i started getting terrible pains in the left pelvic area, went through a couple years of this pain and i was finally referred to get an ultra sound. There was a cyst found in my left ovary which was 3cm by 3cm, and i was told this wasn't big enough to worry about or to be causing the pain i was in. I was told they would just give me check up ultra sounds to keep an eye on the cyst. The pain got so severe i was rushed to hospital again, then endometriosis was mentioned, so i was then admitted to get a laparoscopy. After the operation there was no endometriosis found and i was told to go back see my GP.
I did and they mentioned putting me on the pill to see if this would help the pain.
I had been on the pill for a few months and the pain had settled, i would get pain when i was due my period, just like bad cramp but more so on the left side, a few days in to my period the pain would ease.
I then had to come off the pill at the age of 27 as i was diagnosed with migraine, as i was told taking the combined pill can make migraine worse. I tried other forms of contraception but nothing else suited.
About 1 and a half years being off the pill the left pelvic pain started to give me problems again, always seems to start the week before I'm due a period, I also found in this time when i went to the toilet first thing in the morning, whether it be to empty my bladder or bowel, afterwords the pain on the left side would be a lot worse. When my period starts the first couple days i have some painful cramps but into the third day it eases.
By this time i was 29 and i was lucky i now had private health care, and was recommended a doctor by a friend. I was sent for an ultra sound and he said there was no sign of the cyst but also my ovary wasn't very clear on the ultra sound but nothing to be concerned about. I was back to chat about the ultra sound, he didn't want to mess about and wanted me in for a laparoscopy to check for endometriosis, just in case it had been missed when i got the last laparoscopy.
In Dec 2013 i went in for the procedure and the results that came back was my left ovary was in bits, the cyst i had all they years ago caused my ovary to twist and the cyst finally ruptured causing my ovary to be in bits, but not knowing when this actually happened through this period of time. The surgeon done his best to pack the bits of dead ovary left down to the side, some bits had been stuck to my bowel.
I went back for a check up 6 weeks after the surgery, and chatted more about it, i asked if i would need a bigger operation to remove the dead bits of ovary, but the doctor said it will do no harm to leave it where it is, i also asked if the pain still continued what would happen, he said if i did want to get it all taken out and it would be the tube as well he can't guarantee it would stop the pain. One option was to try an injection first which shuts down the ovary so i don't get a period and see if that stops the pain.
I've given it three months since the procedure and I'm still getting really bad pain the same as before.
I was looking for any advice or if anyone has been through the same thing and what they done. I've read up on girls who have had to have their ovary removed because a cysts has become too large but haven't found anyone yet that's had the same problem as I've had.
If i decide to go for the operation to remove the dead ovary and the tube could there be complications afterwards? I know the doctor can't guarantee it will stop the pain but if i don't try it i will never know, and would have to live with being in pain for over a week every month. All I'm able to take for pain relief is paracetamol and ibuprofen, but they don't help. Is it a bad idea having the bits of ovary and the tube removed at this age?
When i get the pain i feel bloated and get wind, Is this something that happens when having pain in that area, could this be connected?
If anyone has any advice i would really appreciate it. Thank you