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Ovarian cancer??

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  • Posted By: Haleydt23
  • May 26, 2012
  • 06:20 AM

First off I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to read my post and I hope one of you can help me.

I had my first and only child on 11-15-11, and I expected to bleed after I had my daughter but not as much as I have. I started bleeding the day I had her and it stopped on 1-22-12. I thought my body would finally get a chance to regulate itself. The bleeding resumed on 1-24-12 and didn't stop till 5-19-12. And this wasn't light bleeding. At worst, I was going through a super tampon and large pad every 10-15 minutes, and at best, I could go through a tampon every 45-60 minutes.

On the 9th of May I was told I had a four inch cyst on my left ovary. My doctor prescribed me Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pills to try and dissolve the cyst. And I don't know if these are other symptoms of a cyst but I'm also felt very weak, been nauseous, had horrible heartburn, gotten tired super easy, and I've been getting the urge to urinate often. I have taken countless pregnancy tests that have all come back negative.

I have been having crippling pains in my pelvic region for about three months now. They are worst than the pains I had when giving natural, unmedicated birth to my daughter. I've often had to leave work because I couldn't walk and there are times where I cannot care for my baby. I have seen two different doctors so far. First doctor told me that I was imagining all of it. And the second said it was a cyst. But I called a third doctor and he said that a cyst could not do all of this to my body.
I feel like noone believes that I could be going through this. I have gone to the local ER and they just pump me full of pain medicine and tell me to see my regular doctor.

I'm tired of doctor's acting like i don't know my own body. Anybody have any ideas? They won't even help when I ask to be tested for cancer. I'm hoping I'm wrong but I would feel better if I felt like someone would actually try to help me. And we have tried several medicines to control the pain.
Here is a list of the medicines we've tried:
Yes= helped No= did not help
No-Ibuprofen 800mg
No-Naproxen 500mg
No-Tylenol 3 w/codeine (300/30)
No-Tylenol extra strength (OTC)
No-Hydrocodone w/ Tylenol (500/5)
Yes-Opana ER
No-Advil (OTC)

Please help!

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  • Update:It's 6-5-12 now and I finally got a doctor to listen. He referred me to a specialist to decide if we are gonna do surgery. I'm expecting a call this week to set up an appointment to talk about the surgery. They are going to do a biopsy on the cyst when removed.
    Haleydt23 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Haleydt:o I hope by now you have had your biopsy and know what you have and what needs to be done. I, too, had problems like your for about 5 years until the pains got so bad I could not walk, then they put me in the hospital and operated. I did not have cancer, but, developed peritonitus because an ovarian cyst had burst before they got to it. Be persistent until they listen, even change doctors if you need to, until you find one that listens. I hope you find that yours is non-cancerous.
    alphawolf 7 Replies Flag this Response
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