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1st ever ovarian cyst burst the night before thanksgiving
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An_241674 posted:
Does this mean I have the C-word??

I'm only 28. This has never been an issue for me before.

I went to the ER wed. night with severe abdominal pain. A CAT scan revealed a burst ovarian cyst. I was given IV painkillers (my first time ever on an IV & first time ever in a CAT scan).

The dr. said that the body will take care of it by itself now. Is this true?

I am a survivor of past ab*se and am not emotionally able to see a gyno. At all. Ever. But some people I spoke with about this ovarian cyst mentioned the possibility of my getting an ultrasound.

The CAT scan was retraumatizing. I know for a fact that I would not be able to handle an ultrasound. Will my body truly 'just' take care of it from here on out?

I'm clueless about what to do next, if anything. Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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someonewhocares3 responded:
MOST cysts are benign so you can rest easy! I'm so sorry for the trauma you've been through! I can relate because I can't go for any type of imaging since my gyn discovered a cyst and did a transvaginal ultrasound and then CT scan. He used ovarian cancer scare tactics and rushed me into surgery and removed my sex organs (uterus and both ovaries) even though the cyst was benign. It feels like a form of rape!

Here are a couple sources of info on ovarian cysts -
http://www.ovaryresearch.com/ovarian_cysts.htm
Ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer

Hope this helps! Hope you continue to heal from all the trauma you've been through!


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