Been to the Doctors this morning to get some results.
Now the results show a 5x5cm (small satsuma size) dermoid cyst which is basically a lump of bone/hair and fatty tissue and liquids. They are not dangerous (less than 1% are cancerous apparently) and tend to be very slow growing typically 1.2mm a year, though mine must be faster than that as I'm not old enough for it to be the size it is
I have no problems associated with it. So the veiw of the GP is to have another ultrsound in 6 months time to see how it is developing and not refer to hospital with the view to have to removed.
Now being stupid I have read around and most people appear to have them removed when they reach 5-6 cm in size (I know reading on the internet is NOT a good idea
) . I'm not sure if I should really be pushing more for a referal as I'm not sure if I like the idea of a satsuma sized tumour completely hiding the right ovary so it cannot be seen, and I don't know the implications this will have in the future and being a certain age children and all that malarky are always in the mind
I got the impression that the doctor would refer me if I said I really wanted to be referred but like everything if it is not urgent or life threatening they will try and persuade you everything is fine to save money.
Am I being silly and just a bit upset? What would you do? Maybe I should go with a list of questions? -though I asked some questions off the top of my head and I was not convinced the GP really knew how to answer..it was all very vague
Would you push for a referal to a consultant who knows more and can answer the questions properly? I think I'm getting quite attached to my little 'furby' as I've named him