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Twisted ovary

By Anonymous November 8, 2015 - 8:43pm
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I had severe pain left lower abdomen 2 months ago and went to the ER, they did a CAT scan and ruled out diverticulitis. They performed an ultrasound and told me my left ovary was contorted and they were trying to get a hold of my doctor for surgery. The gyn on duty told them he did not believe it was contorted and had them perform the ultrasound again, both times they did a transvaginal probe. It hurt so bad I cried. The doctor and the radiologist disagreed. The severe pain( 8-9) I had lasted about 8 hrs that day. The pain lessened to a 4, and they discharged me with pain meds. It remained a 4 overnight. The next day I felt like I had surgery. (I had a hysterectomy 8 years ago, left my left ovary for hormones) Felt bad for two weeks but no severe pain. Ultrasounds showed only a 2 cm cyst, nothing in my doctors opinion that would twist an ovary. He sent me for an MRI and it said a 2cm cyst also. He tested my hormones 4 weeks after my ER trip and said I am in menopause, and since I wasn't having pain, no surgery. My question to him was does an ultrasound show a dead ovary, and his response was Yes, No, Maybe, Sometimes. I am having hot flashes galore and twinges on the left side. Am I doing the right thing or should I get a second opinion?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question!

I'm sorry about your pain, I've heard twisted ovaries can be extremely painful.

It's strange that the radiologist and doctor disagreed about the results of your scans. I think it's perfectly fine to get a second opinion, particularly since you are still having twinges in the same place.

Good luck!

November 9, 2015 - 6:27am
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