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Amw311

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So about 3 weeks ago I noticed a soft lump down in my female area (not external but just right inside-sorry TMI) I knew it wasn’t an ingrown hair or anything like that, it was something I had never felt before. Needless to say, I completely panicked, started shaking and crying and just losing it until I finally got to see my OBGYN.
I finally get to my appointment and the doctor tells me it’s a harmless, fluid filled cyst but that she did not want to drain it with a needle because I was in a really bad state (I couldn’t stop panicking at the doctor, just completely consumed with fear) anyway she said she would order some imaging so that it’d make me feel better about it. I went home not feeling any more relieved. So instead of scheduling the imaging I rushed back the next day to another doctor at the same office who I like better. He also told me (and another nurse looked at it too) that it is a harmless fluid filled cyst but that he did not want to drain it because it’s located near the bladder and would feel more confident if a urogynecologist specialist did because he wanted to do it the safest way. Keep in mind the cyst was not causing me any pain (just EXTREME anxiety and stress knowing it was there)
After having three total medical professionals tell me that it’s nothing to worry about, I felt pretty relieved for a bit. I think I felt relieved because this doctor sat there and talked with me for a whole hour and let me ask 100000 questions and helped put some worry to rest. But then I realized I wouldn’t be able to be seen by the specialist for a whole month. That didn’t sit well with me so for whatever reason it sent me into another spiral and more googling.
Well now for the past few days I’ve had more frequent urination and what seems like some weird pelvic pain and sensations. The issue with this is that I’m in a very bad place with my anxiety and I truly cannot tell if my mind is causing these symptoms or if they are real. Usually I can dig deep and differentiate but I don’t know. I’m just convinced that they are wrong about it being harmless and fluid filled and that maybe I have cancer that Is spreading as we speak. The nurse and the second doctor said they felt confident that I didn’t need imaging because they could clearly tell it’s a cyst. But what if they were wrong. I’m just so confused and scared. I also can’t stop pressing and prodding at my bladder checking to see if I have to go pee even a little bit. It’s getting bad.
 
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Souris

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You saw multiple doctors who were sure it's just a fluid cyst. Doctors can absolutely spot differences like that. In my experience, doctors never say they're sure of something unless they're REALLY sure. It sounds like you had a very kind doctor who was willing to spend a lot of time to put your mind at ease.

Anxiety would totally cause you to urinate more and be more conscious of any sensations you're having.
 

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When I was 16 I noticed a lump in my left side i keep feeling on it for months letting it freak me out. I finally went to the doctor to have it checked he just felt it and said it was a cyst. It immediately made me feel much better. After that I felt so happy I was able to joke about it. I even had a new pick up line I'd say hey you wanna feel my cyst? haha Oh yes I am a chick magnet "Not" If the doctors say it's nothing to worry about i would try not to stress over it. It's Valentines day put your stress to rest and have a great day :)
 

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Trust your doctor; or in your case, doctors plural and a nurse to boot.
 

Amw311

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You saw multiple doctors who were sure it's just a fluid cyst. Doctors can absolutely spot differences like that. In my experience, doctors never say they're sure of something unless they're REALLY sure. It sounds like you had a very kind doctor who was willing to spend a lot of time to put your mind at ease.

Anxiety would totally cause you to urinate more and be more conscious of any sensations you're having.
I just seriously cannot stop urinating today. Over and over all day long. And I truly don’t know if anxiety is the cause of this. Now I’m just thinking of millions of different cancers that have excessive urination as a symptom. I can’t shake it.
Trust your doctor; or in your case, doctors plural and a nurse to boot.
I just don’t understand why I cannot stop urinating today. I’m talking every five minutes. I had lots of coffee and lots of water but that is my normal. I always have the same amount and never have this issue. Lots of cancers cause this problem. I’m so worried.
 
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I would definitely trust your doctor. you're fine! I find that when I have health anxiety, I pee a lot! Like right now, I'm having something checked out that's actually related to my urine, and I'm going all the way. Trust, trust, trust you're fine (easier said than done, I know). My meditation coach keeps telling me, worrying isn't going to impact the outcome. My doctor friend told me, this is energy you're wasting when you could be doing something with your kids. She's right. I hate that I waste time worrying. I know you do too but we can't help it.
 
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