had an mri about 2 weeks ago for VERY severe lower back pain (at night) - among many other symptoms, and results hello fellow members and/or dr(s):
came back with recommendations for a followup pelvic ultrasound due to incidental bilateral ovarian cysts findings.
my ultrasound (pelvic AND transvaginal) results came back this week:
BILATERAL OVARIAN CYSTS found uterus measures: 9.2 x 3.8 x 4.9 cm endometrial stripe: echogenic, measuring 1.0 cm right ovary measures: 4.9 x 1.9 x 3.1 cm left ovary measures: 6.9 x 4.0 x 5.1 cm left ovarian cyst: complex, containing septation, measuring - 6.1 x 4.0 x 5.1 cm normal appearance of right ovary w/ small follicles (< 4.5 cm) identified comparison is made to prior ultrasound (10/22/08) same complex left ovarian lesion was present at that time - only smaller cystic neoplasm needs to be excluded.
so i now have an appointment with a cancer center here in town for friday to find out when i will be having surgery for the cysts. i believe they will be removing the cysts on both sides, and doing a biopsy on the complex one found on the left ovary.
some questions i have: what questions should i ask at the appointment? should i be concerned at all about the endometrial stripe findings? do i need to request that a GYN/ONC be present during the surgery? will they be able to tell DURING the surgery if malignancy is present, or will i have to wait? if so, how long is the typical wait time? are there others with similar results who can share their experiences?
i'm a little nervous, but i'm also hopeful that perhaps these cysts are the cause of my back pain that is causing me such turmoil at night. maybe when they are removed, i will get some relief!