This is happening way to fast, and honestly, I’m getting worried. I just turned 18, and this year is my senior year in high school, and it is supposed to be amazing, worry free and fun. The new semester started, and all of a sudden, this all happens. I didn’t have my period since November.
At the end of January, I went to my doctor because I was having lower abdominal pain, and we were thinking it was my appendix, and I was sent home with pain meds and told it would go away. The pain meds weren’t helping, so I had my mom take me to the ER. They did an ultrasound and found a cyst the size of a small orange, 7.3cm. They couldn’t tell by the angle if it was connected to my ovary or my tube. They said it should go away, followed up with my gyne and sent me home with pain meds. I went to my gyne a couple days later, and she said it should go away and if the pain continues, to come back.
The pain was horrible, and nothing was helping. I went back to my gyne, and she scheduled my surgery for a Wednesday, four days later. That night, I went back to the ER, and the doctor said they were going to do emergency surgery the morning I was admitted, and I had the surgery to remove the cyst. Waking up after surgery, the surgeon told me that I had about 10 different cysts that were along my tube and ovary. The lower pain was gone, and I was getting better, until a week ago. I started my period, but the pain came with it. It wasn’t normal period cramps. It was the pain I was feeling weeks ago. I went back to the doctor, and another ultrasound was scheduled. Turns out, I have another 4 cysts that have grown in two weeks that are the same size as the ones before.
I’m getting worried because I’ve missed about a full month of school, and I don’t know what is going to happen, if they are going to remove my ovary, and if they do, is the same thing going to happen to my left ovary? I just turned 18. I do want kids of my own eventually, but I don’t know if I can. No one has really explained what PCOS is about and what happens with PCOS. I want to learn more about PCOS. Stories, treatments, anything.
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.