I went back to my gyn to have another ultrasound because of the pain after activity/exercise (mainly running) that I've been having on my right side, near my right ovary.
About two months ago I had an ultrasound just to check on things since August 2011 I had an endometrioma removed on my left ovary (at the time of the surgery I had a large endometrioma on my left ovary which was removed, as well as some endometriosis they found, but they had said that my right ovary was completely clear). The ultrasound two months ago showed a cyst now on my right ovary, but at the time he told me it was a functional cyst and not to worry about it. But since I have been having pain in that area after exercising now, I went back to see if it had grown, or what was going on.
So this time, he told me the cyst is the same size--small--but now he said it's an endometrioma. Before, he said it was a functional cyst. I don't understand how he could change it from being a functional cyst to an endometrioma, especially since he said it stayed the same size. This is very upsetting.
I am very worried it's going to grow. The last time I had a small endometrioma on my left ovary, it grew fast and got large in only six months' time. I tried asking him a couple of questions but he kind of stopped me before I could and told me not to worry about it; that it was small and nothing to worry about. I really like him, but I feel like I didn't get all my questions answered. I am feeling like maybe I need to have an ultrasound by someone else... I want to know EXACTLY what this is. And I still don't understand why it WAS functional and now it's an endometrioma???
If it is an endometrioma, there really isn't much I can do about it. I already had one on my left ovary... now there's one on my right ovary. He said not to worry about it, as if it wasn't a big deal, but I'm scared!!! He said he didn't think it would grow. How can he say that? That is EXACTLY what endometriomas do! He said to come back to see him in 6 months or whenever I feel like I psychologically need to (so as not to worry or whatever). Then I definitely won't be waiting 6 months!!! I feel like that's too long to not know what this thing could be doing. Maybe 3 months...
Now I feel like I should stop exercising/running. What if it is aggrivating it and makes it grow? But when I asked him about this, he told me not to stop exercising. He said... just to keep taking my birth control and it wouldn't grow. How can he be so positive? Maybe because it's not HIS ovary.
That's the only difference between this time and last time. I am NOW taking Camila (a progestin-only BC). The last time I wasn't taking any kind of birth control and never have, actually. This is the first time for me and I've been taking the BC for a couple of months. The cyst was found BEFORE I started taking the birth control, but I started taking the BC the day after the cyst was found, two months ago.
What would you do if you were in the same situation? There's really not much to be done, right?
I just really, really don't want to have another surgery and so soon. Will BC keep it small? Could it disappear altogether? That is what I'm hoping, but I don't think that happens very often.