I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst near my 42nd birthday. It was about 6 cms. Also had very thick endometrial lining--14 mm. CA-125 came back at 23, which was "elevated" according to the test parameter of 21. Scared to death. Scheduled for laparoscopy, ablation and D&
[More]C. I went through the procedures on 9/24. Doctor found extensive endometriosis. I lost my left ovary and tube and 2/3 of my right ovary. My recovery went well except for a staph infection in my belly button incision. I took antibiotics for about 4 weeks and it seems to be gone now. The pain was not bad. My tiny piece of ovary seems to be recovering and I have hopes it will get me to menopause before going to sleep for good. The ablation was terrific. No pain or periods since the one before the surgery. I had my remaining fallopian tube sealed also, so no pregnancy worries. I am overweight and diabetic although generally in good health. If you have questions, feel free to ask. I found this forum was a great source of info. The ladies are generous about sharing experiences!
Hi Jenny, I really appreciated your response to my post. Do you mind if I ask if you had a CA-125 blood draw done prior to your surgery? And was that number elevated? Mine are not elevated and I was wondering if it could still be an endometrioma. Thanks!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.