I have been experiencing some pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic area for some time now. At first, I thought it was just muscular and related to my menstrual period. In one of my regular visits to my gynaecologist, I was told that I have a cyst on my ovaries. I did not take the news well and I was a bit depressed upon knowing of my condition.
So I read some stuff regarding ovarian cysts and I was somewhat relieved to know that this is fairly a common condition among women of my age. Therefore, I shouldn’t be worrying so much about the fact that I have a cyst on my ovaries. Still, you can’t blame me for thinking way beyond the present.
My biggest worry regarding having a cyst on my ovaries is cancer. I can’t help but wonder: Is this cancerous? Am I to undergo surgery, chemotherapy? Research suggests that if I have a cyst on my ovaries, there’s only 15% chance that I’ll get cancer. Still, that percentage is big enough for me to worry.
Then, I studied about the symptoms that I will feel as a result of having a cyst on my ovaries. The list is endless. Most of them are actually – for me – common and are usually felt during my menstrual period. For example, experiencing pain in the pelvic and the abdominal area are symptoms of dysmenorrhoea.
After my doctor told me about the news of having a cyst on my ovaries, I immediately scouted for treatment options. I was surprised that he told me that with the nature and size of my cyst, all that we can do as of the moment is “wait and see.” That was not what I expected. I expected him to prescribe medication or surgery. But he just said to wait for my next menstrual cycle and see what happens.
I was about to lose faith of my doctor upon hearing his recommendation. Then, I found out that having a cyst on my ovaries need not be stressful as some types just go away naturally. These are called functional cysts. This type of cysts develops because of an abnormal functioning of the ovaries.
Remember that during ovulation, the egg is released to the uterus through the fallopian tube. The sac containing this matured egg is supposed to disintegrate. When the contrary happens, a cyst comes to being. This kind of cyst will go away by itself after 2 to 3 menstrual cycles. I am fervently hoping that my having a cyst on my ovaries is because of this. That way, I won’t be worrying about undergoing surgery.
I have a scheduled visit to my doctor and we’ll see then if my cyst has disappeared, as if by magic. So I am praying and hoping for the best.
Yes, I have a cyst on my ovaries and I am scared as hell. I have a cyst on my ovaries and I was told to wait and see. Still, I am thankful that this was detected early, when something could still be done about it…when I still have hope for a full recovery.