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    Default Ovarian cysts

    Hello.

    Anyone here suffer from ovarian cysts?

    I went to my doctors about a month ago and they sent me to hospital after a heap of tests and an ultrasound found out I have a 9cm cyst on my left ovarie unfortunately or fortunately it's a dermoid cyst so needs to be removed and since it's so big they have to take my ovarie too.

    So getting a bit nervous about the surgery as I've never had any surgery before and unfortunately it's not keyhole they have to open me up (eek) but I'll be glad to be out of pain.

    Has anyone had surgery to remove a cyst?

    How was recovery?

    Anything you wish you knew before hand?

    TIA.

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    Have you had a second opinion? It sounds very dramatic so I would be chasing a second ooinion

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    No but I'm not wanting to i Want the cyst removed ASAP if I went for a second opinion that would push the operation date further along I already have my date.
    I am in a way choosing to clamp the other one but also so I don't get any cysts on that one too.

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    They also said if I did wait it will grow bigger it's already 9cm so do not want it to grow and I am in pain daily from it so sick of taking pain meds.

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    I had a 7.5cm dermoid cyst removed from inside my right ovary last year. How gross are they?! 😐 My surgery was keyhole and they managed to salvage my ovary. Apparently ovaries bleed a lot but heal really well. The cysts are usually in a capsule - from what I understand they go in and put a bag around the cyst and essentially squish it while making sure no contents are spilled and then they can remove it through a small cut. I had 3 tiny cuts that are already almost invisible and one slightly longer (3cm) bikini line cut. I was very sore for three days afterwards and tender for maybe a week after that and then fine. My cycles were normal within 2 months and I believe I still ovulate from both ovaries.

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    I was also under the impression that they grow very very slowly - being germ cell tumours - so maybe it is worth pushing for a second opinion?!

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    Thanks Flicka 28 apprently mine grew quite fast and the size of it and where it is my gynecologist and surgeon a don't want to leave it any longer and I totally agree I just really want to be out of pain.

    So I trust them I am seeing the head Gynecologist surgeon up at the biggest hospital in my area and he has quite a good reputation from all the reviews so I am more then happy to go for this and I definitely want this over and done with then waiting longer to see another person (I am a public patient) so by the time i see another gynecologist my surgery would have been here and gone.

    So staying with this and I am at the stage of life where I am fine for them to take one of my ovaries as I'm getting the other one clamped at the same time.

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    Default Ovarian cysts

    Fair enough! I'm not quite done with my ovaries yet 😏your recovery will take longer than mine with the open surgery but I guess it does prevent you worrying. I do sometimes worry about more cysts. Was there anything else you wanted to know? 98% of dermoids ( also called teratomas or little monsters because of their icky features) are benign. Good luck!
    Last edited by Flicka28; 15-05-2016 at 18:42.

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    I went public too. I'm in Brisbane.

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    Thanks Flicka .

    Just wondering about recovery time really but yes I'm well and truly finished with my ovaries.

    But from what my doctors have said it sounds similar to having a c-section (in recovery) up to 6 weeks and all.

    But will be happy when is all finished and done.


 

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