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endometriosis and nebothian cysts

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 30, 2006
  • 02:53 PM

Two years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had a laparoscopy to remove the cysts. I have since been on the Depo shot to control this problem. When I went back to the doctor (who was assigned to me in the hospital) one week later for my follow up, he did a pelvic exam and found nebothian cysts. Without explaining what he was doing or the problem he found or asking my permission, he immediately got a needle and drained the cysts. This experience was a bit traumatic because I hate needles. All the info I have found states that these nabothian cysts do no harm and rarely need to be treated/removed. The only treatment I did find included burning or freezing, but my dr just drained them with a needle. My problem is that intercourse has been painful ever since. The pain is in the vaginal canal and feels kind of like burning or irritation like I am too dry when I'm not. I don't know if this is due to the endometriosis, nabothian cysts, or the birth control. I'm afraid the dr would just tell me I'm not a dr and I don't know what I'm talking about. If anyone has any suggestions, please share. I'm only 25, and the thought of never enjoying sex anymore is scary!

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  • Depo sucks, I took the shots twice. The burning pain isn't normal. Get a new doctor, this one sounds like a real ***k. No doctor should ever do anything to you that they don't explain first. Follow up, you deserve pain free sex. There are medications doctors can give you that help.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 11, 2006
    • 11:19 PM
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  • I am so sorry. First I want to encourage you to get another dr. You should look for a dr. who has a good reputation and who has experience with endo. My family and I have strugled with endo for many many years. My mom, my sister and myself all have it. I have stage 4 endo. My mom has had a total hysterectomy due to her endo and almost bled to death as a result of going undiagnosed too long and rupturing an ovary. My sister is about to undergo endometrial ablasion. There is A LOT of information out there on endo I would encourage you too read as much as you can on the topic. I have a lot of trouble with cysts and endometriomas, and I have had one tumor that was benign. I would encourage you to get to another dr.. someone who has experience, bc cysts are not something to be ignored. If you are having pain during intercourse, then that is a problem. You need to be examined by a competent dr. My mom went undiagnosed for nearly 15 years because of the dr. she was seeing at the time. When her ovary ruptured and she almost bled to death we sought another dr. who has since been the caretaker for my whole female family. He is cutting edge in the care for endo and is the one treating my infertility, the one who game my mom her hysterectomy and is going to hopefully prolong my sister's need for a hysterectomy. that is the best advice I can give you... get informed, read read read, and find a really good dr. I hope this all helps. If you have any questions at all I would be more than happy to answer anything that I am able to. Good luck and God bless. :)
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