14 YO Girl With Ovarian Cysts

Published: April 01, 2014
Dear TeenHealthFX,

Hi I am a 14 yo girl who has had Ovarian Cysts. I got my first period when I was 12 and was in severe pain, when the pain didnt go away, we went to the emergency dept and a scan revealed i had 2 ovarian cysts on each ovary, they were 6.5cm each. I had surgey and they were removed, but my right tube had been twisted and was removed. Periods are very irregular I have had scans every few months , but in June this year developed severe pain and scan showed a cyst had ruptured and another one 8cm on my left ovary. Surgery again, but my gyno has since put me on the pill, to reduce the chances of more cysts and to try and regulate my periods. all was great until 2 months ago when I started to spot which got heavier and lasted 3 weeks. gyno said dont stop it will settle down. eventually did but then started a week later with spotting and then heavier which has lasted now 4 weeks. Gyno said keep taking it. I get headaches, dizzy, have gained weight. my mum wants to stop the pill, but we dont know.


Dear 14 YO Girl With Ovarian Cysts,

TeenHealthFX is sorry to hear that you have been through such a rough time. It sounds like you are in a lot of pain and desperately need some relief. TeenHealthFX recommends calling your doctor before you decide about stopping the medication. While on the phone make an appointment for a visit as soon as possible. Prior to that appointment begin writing down the problems you have been experiencing and start keeping a diary of any symptoms you have been experiencing. Bring it to your appointment so that you can give the doctor the most accurate picture of what you have been experiencing. TeenHealthFX is not suggesting that you have not given an accurate history of your medical problems but you have probably recognized that when you are in a lot of pain it is hard to remember everything. 

Talk to your doctor about possibly trying a different approach. She/he has to recognize the situation needs to be revaluated, especially since it has gotten to the point where you are considering stopping medication. If you don’t feel like you are getting the proper help then you may want to consider looking for a different doctor. There are Gynecologists whose specialty is in ovarian cysts.

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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