So, in a nutshell, here's my story. Since my mid twenties, I've suffered with severe abdominal pain, cysts, irregular periods, weight gain especially around the mid section (tummy). Anyway, I've had two ovarian cysts removed surgically over the past few years and lots that have just ruptured on their own. Talk about excruciating pain. I ended up in the Er yet again last late tuesday to be told that I have several fairly decent sized cysts especially on the left ovary. Now that I think about it, they're always on the left side. I was sent on my way home after ultrasounds, a catscan, blood work-up, dilaudid injections, etc., and was told to follow up with my doctor. This unfortunately has all become so routine for me. I've been with the same gyno for years and all she ever does is prescribe birth control pills which I cannot handle. I've tried a variety of them and the side effects are way too harsch. So, here I am, in severe pain yet again... practically doubled over, finally made an appointment on Thursday to get a second opinion from a new gyno, but I unfortunately just started my period. Should I postpone the appt so I can be thoroughly examined or still go? How long did it take before you finally got the proper diagnosis of PCOS? I've just been told I'm highly prone to recurring cysts. Pain killers aren't the answer, it's just a band-aid. I really wish a doc would just go ahead and remove my left ovary. I've already had my appendix needlessly removed (which was perfectly healthy and checked for kidney stones.) None there. I don't have any children, was told I probably can't have any, and at this point in my life, I don't want any. I'm just extremely frustrated with the medical profession and here looking for some answers. Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.
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