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.   

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!


4 comments:

tickintime said...

Glad you got a good report from the MRI. Hopefully the BCP's will sort your body out.

Have a great time camping!!

Wendy said...

I'm glad that things weren't as bad as you had worried they were going to be. I'm so sorry, though, that you've been in pain. I hope the bcps work for you.

I'm so happy that you're getting away and going camping. Have fun!

Claudia said...

So so glad that the MRI showed something much less scary than it could have been!!! What a relief that must have been.

I hope you have a GREAT trip camping, and do nothing but relax - I bet you won't miss your laptop at all :)

WaterBishop said...

I'm glad it turned out to not be a big deal. Ovarian cancer runs in my family and it can be very scary when you get cysts.