I have one of these, it was half the size of a golf ball, and EXTREMELY painful. I had an appointment with my gyno for Thursday but I couldn't make it until then so I went to the ER last night to have it drained. OH MY GOSH, I have never felt pain like that before in my life. It was by far the worst experience of my life, I litterally feel like I was traumatized, I just kept crying for hours even after it was over. Anyways, the Dr. packed it with gauze, and I was told I have to come back to go back or go to my gyno to have the gauze removed on Monday.
Here's the deal, I was soaking in the bath and I tugged a little on the gauze to see if it hurt to pull out, and I litterally screamed because it hurt so bad. I REFUSE to have someone take out the gauze while I am awake. From what I've read a lot of painful cysts are taken care of while the paitent is under general anesthesia, and all this Dr. in the ER did was shoot it up with some local.
Has anyone ever had to deal with this? I have to have this gauze taken out on Monday at the latest Tuesday, and like I said I refuse to be awake during it. Do I call my gyno, or the hospital? I don't know what to do, and if they won't do it under general I don't know what is going to happen, I cannot go through pain like that again. Do I have the right to demand I be put under general? Ugh.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.