So my story (bear with me please) - I've had a lot of problems since young having ovarian cysts (usually treated with medication, use to (painful) bleed all the time so had an endometrial ablation in 2009 (which stopped my periods completely), pain never got better then few years later found out I have endometriosis, then I started menopause symptoms about 3 years ago and was told at 38 years old I'd started menopause. I've tried HRT twice but it's not for me I've chosen to not have any medication. I also for years have suffered with IBS (some days I could be constipated or Diarrhoea). For past 5 weeks I have had constant backache, ovary pain (sometimes running down top of right thigh), constipated, IBS symptoms horrendous with bloating and uncomfortable, feeling tired, not sleeping waking for wee every 2 hours (checked and don't have UTI) and nausea sometimes for no reason.
Went to doc explained all my symptoms and said I think I have cysts again because that's how it feels. She kept saying it's the IBS and i need to up the laxative. She also said there's no chance I could have a cyst being post menopausal. After insisting that I've suffered from cysts in the past, she reluctantly had a feel of my belly.
She said she'll send me for a scan then (clearly she had had enough of me explaining how I feel).
Update: been for transvaginal ultrasound today and a 4cm cyst was found on right ovary.
I knew this would be the case because I know my body.
I have made an appointment to see GP next week (was told to do so by radiologist)
I'm worried that it might be cancerous.
Ps. I was diagnosed with skin cancer (BASAL CELL CARCINOMA) last year. Had surgery to remove it and am now clear. The year before I had abnormal cells found from smear and then found to have CIN 3 cells, I had Lletz treatment.
Feeling overwhelmed right now 😔😔