I am 32 y/o. In 2009 I had a hysterectomy leaving only my right ovary to try and preserve my bone health. My right ovary was always the one causing me pain, however during the O.R., after the doctor stripped adhesions off of both ovaries, the left ovary visually looked worse. (It was covered in cysts, adhesions, etc.) It didn't take long following surgery, though, for my right ovary to once again begin causing it's severe pain.
I've been telling doctors this for years, most just paying no mind to it. One doctor did a pelvic exam and all he had to say was, "Right ovary was not palpable." Anyways, I finally found an OB/GYN who listened to me. She ordered both a TA and a TV ultrasound. The results came back as saying:
"Right ovary: 5.7 x 3.8 x 5.2... This produce a right ovary volume of 58mL. Complex cystic masses with vascular septations are identified within this enlarged right ovary which appears adherent to the adjacent bladder.
Imaging findings are not reassuring for simple hemmoragic ovarian cysts. Consider pelvic MRI prior to potential surgical reexploration."
I'm pretty understanding of everything as I already have an extensive medical history... but I'd still like to know if anybody has ever had these type of US findings, and if so, what process did they go through next?
It is because of an exploratory laproscopic procedure when I was 18 y/o that I am where I am today. The dr went in looking for endometriosis and ultimately wound up removing most of my body's natural adhesions from my bowel to my abdominal wall....perforating my intestine in the process. He closed me up and sent me home. Two days later I was full of peritonitis and septic. I wound up with a ileostomy/colostomy for almost 4 months, going through numerous surgeries in that period to remove abscesses, etc. A year later my gallbladder had to be removed and I was battling hellacious adhesions, hernias, etc. It was pretty well known by my surgeon when she removed my ostomies that I'd be sterile due to the infections. I spent my time hell for 9 years trying everything I could to avoid a hysterectomy from birth control pills to Depo-Lupron injections but eventually the only way to control the tremendous monthly hemmoraging and the pain was to due the hysterectomy.
While recovering from the ostomies, I had my first stroke. An MRI revealed I have an Arnold Chiari Brain Malformation Type 1. For eight years I was told it was, "the safe kind." In 2008 I was diagnosed with a large septated syrinx from my C1 to my T4 and underwent emergency surgery for it.
In 2011 I was diagnosed with a tumor in my T6 vertebrae. Initially my doctors were just going to "watch it," however since the results of my pelvic US they're now talking about trying to find a neurosurgeon capable, and willing, to get involved in my case.
I suffer from severe sinus tachycardia with an unknown etiology. I have Mitral Valve Prolapse and Tricuspid valve regurgitation.
This all really is just the tip of the iceberg...So, to throw in these pelvic US results has really rocked me backwards. I want to learn the good, bad, and indifferent about this. I see my GYN on Friday to go over "what's next."...all I know is that my exploratory surgery will definitely be an open procedure due to my history of abdominal adhesions...
I have to admit that I'm really concerned about this one....
Sorry to have written a novel, thank you all for reading it though.