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Unread 06-17-2009, 12:08 PM
Low IGF-1 and Ovarian Cysts

I am hoping one of you ladies can send me in the right direction for help. A few weeks after my TVH I started having sharp pains on my left side. After a few more weeks my doctor ordered an ultrasound, convinced it could me more than just post-op pain. Sure enough, they found a 4c cyst on my left ovary that wasn't there at the time of my surgery. She said it is either a hemmoragic (sp?) cyst or endometrioma. I am scheduled for another ultrasound to monitor it and now have pain on the right side as well. On top of that the doctor ordered blood work and found out my Insulin Growth Factor level is very low. Typically a woman of my age should be around 250 and I am at 136. I am very tired and seem to catch every cold or bug that comes my way. She gave me some nutritional supplements, but I feel like I should be doing more. Does anyone know if there could be a link to the cysts and the low IGF? At this point, I'm wondering if it was a mistake to leave my ovaries as I had a history of follicular cysts before the surgery. I am so confused!!! Thanks ladies for any advice or personal experience. My friends just look at me like I'm crazy, they don't understand.

Much appreciated!
TVH- 3/30/09
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Unread 06-18-2009, 10:36 PM
Re: Low IGF-1 and Ovarian Cysts

Sorry your ovaries are giving you some trouble. Your doctor sounds like he is checking out everything and will run the necessary tests to see what needs to be done.

Hope you get some relief and answers soon. Let us know how you do.


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