About Me: Female, 43, Washington, DC, member since Jun 2010
I was diagnosed with Ovarian cysts and fibroids in February 2010, and went through several steps in my quest to find a physician who was experienced enough to do the surgery. My search began largely because the first physician I saw told me that the surgery had to be d
[More]one via a 4-5 inch vertical incision, which was completely unacceptable to me. In the end, after two sonograms, a 45 minute MRI, 14 physicians (including four oncologists, and two fertility specialists), I discovered what I knew all along: in spite of the fact that I had two 9cm complex cysts, one on each ovary, fibroids in my uterus (the largest of which was 8 cm), and severe abdominal scarring because of endometriosis, my surgery could be performed laparoscopically. I found a person who specialized in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, had my surgery on 12/09/10, and I am recovering beautifully. Please do not hesitate to write me if you have any questions!
I consider myself extremely lucky to have had a skilled and experienced surgeon and to have managed to avoid the open operation. I did have to sign the consent forms in case they needed to change over from laparoscopy to laparotomy, but luckily it was not needed. Apparently it was the size of a babies head and full of bone, fat, hair etc - yuk! Best news of all it was benign. Please feel free to contact me again if you want to ask me anything else. This site has been a huge support for me and I still read it most days.
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