I'm sorry you're going through this right now. I'm sorry also that I'm about to give you a different opinion, based on my own experience.
Get that cyst removed. It's causing you pain & fever...and mental anguish and uncertainty. The procedure will be laparoscopic and you'll be out that day.
I had a cyst that was bothering me..not pain but I could feel it. My doc had me on watchful waiting for a few menstual cycles and said it didn't present as cancer (fluid filled) and a few vag US. I just wanted it out. I was feeling it more and had some pain while running.
So I had surgery. I was told presurgery that if it was "just a cyst" that I'd have just that ovary removed. If the cyst was a CRC met, he'd take both ovaries. And if it were ovarian cancer, I'd wake with a hysterectomy.
It was a CRC met. I had both ovaries removed. And in the time between the surgical appt and the actual surgery, the cyst had burst. The docs tested the fluid and results said no cancer cells. But I was too afraid off that fluid being in my abdomen and also of the local recurrence of CRC in my ovaries. So 6 weeks later, I had HIPEC.
So consider asking for that sucker to be removed. At the very least, it'll relieve your symptoms and you'll be home very quickly.
(Also, if I'm not mistaken, CA 125 blood tests for ovarian cancer, and we're concerned with a CRC met...so are those results helpful in our situation?)
Stage 3C, Dx at 42, mom of 4
Colon resection 7/08
Met to right ovary, both ovaries removed 7/10
VATS 7/12, 2 nodes, right lung
10/14 3 lung nodes, Stivarga clinical trial
3/15-7/15 Folfiri & avastin for lung things
Break! One+ year of freedom
8/16 Folfiri & avastin..lung things again
Break! 10 months of freedom
1/18 rib mets, radiation, folfiri & avastin
1/19 rib mets again, radiation, folfiri & avastin