Hi everyone! I’m somewhat new to all of this, but I’m trying to see if anyone has had experience with cysts known as endometriosis of the ovaries or endometriomas? Aka chocolate cysts?
I went to the ER with severe abdominal cramping and nausea, where they discovered 2 large (7cm) endometriomas on both of my ovaries. I since have gotten an MRI with my gyno for a better view and the report says they are thin walled complex lesions, containing hemorrhagic or proteinaceous fluid. The right one appears septated medially and both lesions demonstrate ovarian follicular tissue. They also say there is mild mural nodularity or thickening or papillary projections. It also mentions a differential consideration of bilateral serous cystadenoma with low malignant potential.
My gyno tried to reassure me saying she thinks this has a low risk of cancer due to my age (39), but she has referred me to a gyn/oncologist to preform the surgery. I also have a history of IVF and my grandma passed away from ovarian cancer.
I just now received my ca-125 results and it’s elevated at 165. I was really hoping this would be low to make me feel better, but I’m feeling really discouraged now
The new doctor hasn’t called yet for an appointment and I’m so anxious. The cramping started about August 16th.
My main goal is to see if anyone has experience with these types of cysts? And if so what type of treatment should I expect? I’ve heard hysterectomy is an option, but that removing my ovaries at a young age is a concern too. Really any information or thoughts would be very appreciated!