It's been a long road to get here. I've always ...always...had ovarian cysts. I can actually date the first one back to 7th grade. I went to the ER for what my mom thought was my appendix and it turned out to be a cyst on my ovary. What did we do? Nothing.
Then 1992 arrived and I had another episode. That time my doctor decided to do an emergency "draining" of the grapefruit sized cyst. Long story short...many more instances of finding cysts. Nothing made them go away. In 2007-08 I had horrible pain and episodes of cyst/ovarian pain. What was the decision of the doctors then? Wait and See.
I'm here to offer some information to those of you who may have not be aware of this, but the years can lead to endometrial cancer. The estrogen feeds the endometrium and can make lots and lots of blood. This can lead to a thickening of lining of the endometrium. Go ahead and throw in fat cell that also feed on estrogen and that can lead to endometrial cancer.
Lesson of the story is this. Don't just take a wait and see approach, just because that's what a doctor might say to do. Get more opinions. I knew something was wrong for years, but just listened and did what the doctor's told me to do. Now here I am getting ready for a uterine biopsy after 9 straight weeks of bleeding. I'm sure everything will be fine, but it still pisses me off immensely.
I do feel better, though, now that I've vented!