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Hi, I just found this site and wanted you to know I have the same pain in my rt ovary and I’m going to try to see my Dr as soon as I can. Since I’m 55 with a history of cancer on my mom’s side of the family (7 women had it in different forms and eventually died) I am very concerned about my symptoms. I have researched images on an USN of benign and malignant tumors. From what I read, eventhough certain tests are accurate) the only way to tell is by biopsy or surgery. I would even consider having both ovaries removed, and if the price is the same, I’d have my uterus removed, too! Its too bad to have to do it, if my ovaries were ok I’d just keep them. But I thought it was best to have everything removed, it could prolong my life. My Mom had uterine cancer when she was 80, had her uterus removed and is doing just fine, she is 86 now with no more sx.


I’ve had surgeries before a long time ago so I’m probably overdue to have another. There’s no point in doing a biopsy because I don’t want to take the chance of any disease process spreading, it makes the most sense to me to just have a hysterectomy/oophorectomy. Plus, if I’m hospitalized I won’t have to make dinner, hospital food really isn’t that bad. I would miss my dogs though. Both kids are in college and I would encourage them to just stay in school, I’d rather go thru this by myself. Husband can stay home, too, he has MS so bad he can hardly walk. Gosh I hope my Dr visit/testing has a happy ending. Has anyone else had a similar experience with their ovaries? Thanks, HappyHeart56

And since I wrote that post of mine, much has happened. It turns out I have a very, VERY large cyst and I am presently undergoing pre-op tests, with surgery scheduled for later this month. The doctor said she wants to remove both ovaries — it would already be over and done with if I hadn’t been moving house on July 1st. After that initial flare-up I first wrote about here (which got so bad that on the third day I took a cab to the ER) things sort of settled down, except 28 days later (surprise!) the pain started up again like PMS cramps like I never once experienced in my cycles. I used to hear friends talk about bad cramps but I never knew what they could be like until now. Wow. And this is what I got for NOT seeing my gyno for two years… she would surely have caught it while it was much smaller. And I’m hoping my experience will help at least one friend of mine, who admitted that she hasn’t seen her gynecologist for six years!Anyway, I hope the removal of the ovaries will put an end to all of this discomfort and RJ, I wish you the best in September when you talk to your doc and please post here again to let us (me) know the latest. Meanwhile, be well and happy and stay cool!

I am 61, almost 62. I have been experiencing the ovarian pain for years actually. Several years ago I had a sonogram and had a small cyst on the side that did not hurt. Now the pain is on both sides. I am post menopausal. It happened 11 years ago when I had breast cancer and began taking tamoxophin. I, of course, have my pap and check up every year. I have a CA125 test everytime. I have told my GYN that I want to just have my ovaries removed so that I don’t have to be concerned about the pain issue anymore. He kind of shrugs the idea off but I am going to go back and tell him to do it…remove my ovaries. I seem to experience the pain more frequently and having had breast cancer I simply don’t want to think about my ovaries anymore. In addition to the ovaries, the pain sometimes goes around my back and down my hip. With regards to post menopausal cysts, I have read that women who get these are more prone to ovarian cancer. I don’t think ovaries should remain if you are having cysts and are post menopausal. I think women need to be very pro active about this and watchful. Pay attention to what your body is telling you.

I am 61, almost 62. I have been experiencing the ovarian pain for years actually. Several years ago I had a sonogram and had a small cyst on the side that did not hurt. Now the pain is on both sides. I am post menopausal. It happened 11 years ago when I had breast cancer and began taking tamoxophin. I, of course, have my pap and check up every year. I have a CA125 test everytime. I have told my GYN that I want to just have my ovaries removed so that I don’t have to be concerned about the pain issue anymore. He kind of shrugs the idea off but I am going to go back and tell him to do it…remove my ovaries. I seem to experience the pain more frequently and having had breast cancer I simply don’t want to think about my ovaries anymore. In addition to the ovaries, the pain sometimes goes around my back and down my hip. With regards to post menopausal cysts, I have read that women who get these are more prone to ovarian cancer. I don’t think ovaries should remain if you are having cysts and are post menopausal. I think women need to be very pro active about this and watchful. Pay attention to what your body is telling you.