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surgical menopause and now a cyst?

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  • Posted By: lintek
  • June 21, 2007
  • 11:20 AM

has any other woman here experienced a similar situation to mine?

if so, what was your diagnosis?

I am soon to be 47 next week and had a full hysterectomy back in the fall of 2006. It wasn't due to having a malignancy but was due to chronic ovarian cysts that just wouldn't go away. I lost my left tube and ovary due to a cyst and didn't even know it was happening other than pain and a test showed an absyess was forming. so he went in and discovered it was totally destroyed. I made it fine with one ovary for many years.

I am glad I had my hysterectomy because I now dont' have to suffer now with daily pain that cysts cause. painful sex, painful bowel movements and sometimes painful urination. it hurt to walk too hard or to jostle the hips too hard or to sit down too hard. I think you got the picture.:o

back this past Dec. I had to go to the ER for pain I was having by my appendix and they performed a cat scan. I didn't have appendicitis but they did find I have hydronephroisis of my right kidney and right hydrouter.
they said I possibly had a stone that passed and that further testing had to be performed as follow up. the radioloist also mentioned on the report that I have a 2cm size cyst on the right ovary.
I don't have a right ovary. there are no female reproductive organs left in my body, so you could imagine the thoughts that ran through my mind.
what on earth is a cyst doing in there, what type is it and what is it sitting on??????
I am having cramps again just like i used to feel when I'd get my period.
I'm wondering if it's just remnants from the surgery, scar tissue, or something like that, or is it really a cyst? maybe the cyst is causing the hydro.
I"m sick of all this guess work and couldnt' go to a dr for follow up due to lack of health insurance. I wasn't working for seven months and I now am able to get it in August since I found a new job.
someone told me to contact a local teaching hospital to see if they have a clinic and guess what? they do. so I have an appt for tomorrow and i"m hoping they'll perform an ultra sound to see if there's really a cyst there.

and I can finally folllow up on the kidney problem as well.
I wish I had found out sooner to call this clinic.
people with no insurance really suffer and I feel bad that more can't be done for our people who are in need of medical help.
it's a shame for such a wealthy country we live in.

so my question is, has anyone else here experienced the situation I am now in and what was your diagnosis?



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