I want to write more about my reasons (family history and the aftermath of multiple failed IVFs) for being so nervous about the possibility of ovarian cancer, but I'll have to save that for next time. DH and I are leaving to go camping for a few days and I'm leaving my laptop at home. That's a first for me and I think it's about time. I'm looking forward to a few stress-free days!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Just Call Me Chicken Little
I had my pelvic MRI at 3:45 in the morning yesterday. I got the call today from my Nurse Practitioner. It turns out that what looked like a complex cyst on the ultrasound is actually a simple cyst on the MRI. It's about 1.8 cm. My cycles have been totally screwy (24 days, 21 days, 3o days, 14 days) and I have pretty much constant pain (like someone poking a blister) in my lower right pelvic area. However, according to the MRI it's not a mucinous cystadenoma and it's not something worse than that. I suppose a small simple cyst can cause those symptoms; the other cysts I had after various IUIs and IVFs were pretty asymptomatic. The NP suggested I try low dose birth control pills to try to clear up the cyst and see if that helps all the other stuff. So that's my next step. BCPs for a couple of months and then another visit to the NP and probably another ultrasound at that time.