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49 Years Old Ovarian Cysts now possible hydrosalpinx
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49 Years Old Ovarian Cysts now possible hydrosalpinx

I'm in my late 40's - hysterectomy about 12 years ago due to large fibroids.  My dr has been following an ovarian cyst with sonos every 3 months over the past year.  The cysts seem to come and go and my dr does not seem terribly concerned. I recently had a repeat sono and now "adjacent to the ovary there is a tubular structure measuring in excess of 4.2 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm which could be hydrosalpinx, fluid-filled bowel or possibly paraovarian cyst". My dr is ok with waiting and watching this on sono to be repeated again in a few months.  Laproscopic surgery is not a good option because of several prior abdominal surgeries with much scar tissue.

Any thoughts?  

Thanks very much
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Hi there
it may be interesting to check hormone levels and see if you are in menopause
(estrogen, FSH, LH)

it also might be interesting to check a CA 125 level
this is not diagnostic of ovarian cancer but it might be a swing vote for surgery versus continued surveillance.

also I would ask the question, it is there anything else we should be thinking about? do you need your colon checked with a colonoscopy?

ultimately, I personally add up how many tests are you getting and at what pint do you stop checking or just go ahead and have a definitive surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

there are many experts in minimally invasive surgery nowadays. It may be that you could have your surgery laparoscopically
best wishes
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