I'm nervous for my doctor's appointment tomorrow. (Possibly TMI for any men who might be around.)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I've had a pain in my lower left side since August. From looking online, I saw that from my symptoms it was either a tubal pregnancy or an ovarian cyst. So, I went to Walgreens not too long after the pain started and picked up a pregnancy test to rule out the tubal pregnancy. It was negative. I figured a cyst would probably go away on it's own, so I left it alone until October when it REALLY started to bother me. I went to the gynecologist and got an ultrasound done. He said I do have an ovarian cyst on my left ovary. He said it was a small one, but it looked like it was infected. So, he gave me some antibiotics, and switched me from Depo Provera to the Nuvaring because he said the hormones in the Nuvaring are good for shrinking ovarian cysts. He said the cyst should resolve itself in a menstrual cycle or two. I did feel better for a couple of months. But in around December the pain started to come back, and now it's hurting pretty bad again. Not like it was when it was infected, but a dull pain that comes and goes throughout the day. I'm going back tomorrow to get another ultrasound, and I'm afraid of what he's gonna tell me. I hope it hasn't grown. I wouldn't be surprised if he said it needs to come out since it's been so long and it's bothering me. I DON'T HAVE INSURANCE! I can barely afford to do another ultrasound, much less surgery. But I'm also afraid he just won't do anything at all. It's really bothering me now. Plus, to top it all off, it's gonna be Valentine's Day. I really don't much want to celebrate Valentine's Day by having some man who isn't my boyfriend stick his hand all up in my stuff. I find male gynecologists to be creepy (What reason could a male possibly have for being so interested in gynecology???), but I couldn't find a female one nearby who didn't have scary ratings on ratemds.com. Sigh.