How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. K. Your Own Question

Dr. K.
Dr. K., Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3950
Experience:  Board certified with experience in primary care.
65718478
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. K. is online now

Back in 2011 I asked a question about lower stomach pains I

Customer Question

Back in 2011 I asked a question about lower stomach pains I was getting.

It turned out that I had an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit that was attached to a small bit of ovarian tube left many years ago after an hysterectomy. I asked my consultant at the time whether there was a chance that I could get another cyst as the reason for my hysterectomy was continuous polys growing on my ovaries and she said there was nothing a cyst could attach to.

I am now getting the same pain again, lower middle stomach, feel sick and off my food, very tired all the time. I have been given two lots of antibiotics, one lot of steroids that my doctor believes it was a UTI, sample came back with a bit of infection. However this is what happened before and after going to hospital to see why I kept getting the UTI the cyst was discovered during an ultrasound.

My doctor just keeps giving me antibiotics, should I insist on being sent for another ultrasound to see if it could be another cyst or is my surgeon correct and the fact that there are no ovaries or ovarian tubes now in my stomach means it cannot be another cyst?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer.

It is not likely that it is another cyst, as long as the cyst is completely removed and no tube remains.

You should request another ultrasound since no cause has been found for your pain and you have already received multiple treatments.

Ovarian cancer can occur in women who have had a hysterectomy and tubes and ovaries removed. It is called primary peritoneal cancer. While i think it is unlikely that this is the cause of your pain, it is important to have it ruled out. You should also have the CA 125 blood test if you have not done so.

I hope this gives you a good start.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Is the CA 125 blood test something special, is that what I have to ask the doctor to send me for along with the ultrasound?. I will have to use the NHS so am sure it is going to take a while, should I let the doctor prescribe another lot of antibiotics in the meantime?

Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.
The Ca125 is a marker for ovarian cancer so yes it is special. I am not sure what antibiotics were prescribed. If it is for a urinary tract infection, try nitrofurantoin (macrobid) twice daily for 2 full weeks.
Dr. K., Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3950
Experience: Board certified with experience in primary care.
Dr. K. and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your payment

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.