I finally got a response from the doctor about the urine culture and the ultrasound that had been done to figure out what was causing all the discomfort. The urine culture apparently was “contaminated” and contained mixed flora. So the doctor said that it was probably fine. She said that the ultrasound revealed a small uterine fibroid and an ovarian cyst.
She started explaining cysts by saying that every woman gets them during their cycle and that they usually go away. She was acting like it was no big deal. Maybe she is right. Of course, there was one problem with her “every woman gets them so it isn’t a big deal” theory: in the theory, every woman with a regular cycle gets them right before she gets her period; in reality: I had that ultrasound almost exactly 1 month ago and I still haven’t had a period. So, forgive me, if I’m not completely sold on that being a normal thing. If she had said it was small or didn’t look like it was causing any problems, then I might be more sold on the theory. She didn’t say that, though.
Actually, she didn’t say it was huge or anything of the sort. She did say, though, that she thought it was causing a lot of my abdominal discomfort. So, even though normal-routine-every-woman-gets-them-every-single-month cysts can cause some pain, I don’t think they cause pain that goes up into the upper quadrants of the abdomen. That is what makes me think that this isn’t just your run of the mill cysts.
I am wondering if any of it has anything to do with PCOS, which I was diagnosed with back in November of 2008. (I actually remember the week it got diagnosed because I remember starting on Metformin right after I got back from seeing the Twilight premiere.) I guess I should probably make sure to call my gynecologist to see what he has to say. Also, it’s been almost a year since I’ve seen him, so it might be a good idea for me to go get a check-up.