Diagnosed Today...

Today I was diagnosed with a "teratodermoid of the ovary"; otherwise known as a "dermoid cyst of the ovary". Mine is particularly large - about the size of a head! It is a benign tumor and it will be removed via surgery as soon as possible.

 

It was detected during a regular check-up with my family doctor. I hadn't had any symptoms that alerted me that something was wrong, but it was easily detectible when he was feeling my abdomen. The only symptoms I can say may be related (that I didn't realize were anything prior) are slight back aches, weight gain, and bowel movement issues.

 

This link has more information on what this is: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2960

cydonia1978 cydonia1978
31-35, F
Mar 6, 2010