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Unread 12-05-2003, 01:52 PM
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I picked up my medical records today from the ob-gyn who "let me go as a patient" on Monday. I am scared, confused and lost. The doc wanted to do a hysterectomy, but keep the ovaries, despite persistent ovarian cysts that have required surgeries for in the past. The last ultrasound report says: persistent large left ovarian cyst, has not changed significantly over the previous year. The possiblility of a n ovarian neoplasm, ie. serous cystadenoma should be considered.

I feel like my insides have been ripped out and I can't breathe. Had I not gone to pick up my records, would I even KNOW?

I am trying to get an appt with a local doctor that another hystersister on here referred.

Anyone know about ovarian neoplasms? Guess this means I don't keep my ovaries, right?

Love, julie
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Unread 12-05-2003, 02:08 PM
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Julie, sorry your last doctor didn't do right by you..hope the next one is much better!

Neoplasms are BENIGN growths of the overies (I've seen a few up close and personal, thanks to my days as a GYN surgical nurse!). They're kind of weird growths, and cause some discomfort.

This website is from Univ. of Utah's medical libraray, and gives a basic definition of ovarian neoplasms; hope it reassures you to some degree. For sure, make sure the next doctor gets the records you picked up.

Good luck!
Unread 12-05-2003, 02:56 PM
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Why did your doctor "let you go"? It seems to me there was a communication problem. Did the doctor emphatically say "no way am I taking your ovaries out?" A rational doctor would say "I'll leave them unless there unless they are diseased", "or I'll try to leave one as long as it's healthy."

I think you have to be a doctor to take in context what the ultrasound report says. The wording can sound ominous to a layperson when in fact it is not. Perhaps having a neoplasm doesn't mean your ovaries have to be removed. Depending on your age, (if you are young) there may be could reasons for not taking them out. Moreover, the report only suggest that it's there- they can't know until they do the surgery.

I hope that your new doctor has better communication skills.
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Unread 12-05-2003, 03:58 PM
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This is the link to Julia's post about her DR "firing" her as a patient

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