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My cyst is 10cm and I am due for surgery in January.
What can I expect from surgery, I want both ovays out (had a partial hysterctomy years ago)


This discussion is related to Birth Control and ovarian cycst pain.
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HI,
A 10 cm cyst does require removal and it is better to remove both the ovaries as you have already had a hysterectomy. This decision also depends on your age. The surgery and post- op should be uneventful. However it would be better to discuss about HRT with your Doctor.
Hope this helps.
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I just had my preop visit with my gyn yesterday and he recommended I keep my nonaffected ovary for the hormone benefits.  Not sure how old you are but I am 43 and have 8 years til menopause would most likely begin.  (I am having a cyst removed and probably my left ovary next week! Had my uterus out last year)
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I will be 41 when I have the surgery. My left ovary is coming out, my doctor did not give me an option on this, since they cyst is in the ovary. My right ovary has cysts but not as big, I just do not want to have this done again if these cyst continue to grow. At my pre op I am to have another internal ultrasound done, I guess at that time if the cyst on the right ovary are gone then I will keep it and hope for the best.The other day I was in so much pain I had to go to the doctor, I thought the cyst had ruptured-but no luck. I was persribed pain meds but the doctor did an internal utltrsound and said it was still there. If gone at the pre op no surgery, can only hope that happens.
I was just wondering about how long to take off work, to rest and all. I dont think the surgery will be a big deal I just dont want to push it.
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My story is very similar to yours. I have a complex cyst on my left ovary that has cause me pain sending me to the ER once and urgent care twice!  My gyn is going to remove the cyst and he thinks he will need to remove my left ovary too.  He told me to keep my right ovary if everything looks good in there.  I, too said I didn't want to go in another year (just had my uterus out last Nov!!) and have surgery again.  He said the odds are only 5% that the right ovary would form a cyst that could cause surgery.  Also, he said 3 days of downtime after this laparascopic procedure on Thursday. Hope this help! :o)
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It sure did help, I am having the laparacopic done on a Wed. and I will be taking a week off work.
Went I had my uterus out they were going to do it laparacopic too, and they did, But had to be rushed back to surgery because the doctor had cut my bladder, sooo now I have a huge scar!! Then a couple months later they had to go back in because they did not fix they bladder right and went through the same incision!! So needless to say that is why I am so hesitant about the doctor not taking the other ovary now. And I am sooo turned around!! My cyst is on my right ovary!!!!!! My left one has a cyst on it too but not too big. What did they say the pain you were having was caused from??
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Well since the worst pain is once a month they are thinking it's the cyst when I ovulate monthly. It does hurt at other times but is bearable.
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Well since I dont have a period anymore, the pain isnt constant but its there. I dont have surgery tell the end of the month. I think Im going to go back to the gym this week. I stopped going when I could no longer even get on the treadmill without doubling over in pain. The pain medicine I hope works till I get this taken care of. Laying around doing much of nothing is getting me down another month, yuck.  I feel so bad , all the time so doing things has not been on my list. Its more of a sick and pain once in a while. Its bring my really bad headaches back too.
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Did you have the laparscopic surgery done this month?  And what needs to be done the end of Jan?  I am confused.  I had mine on Dec 20th and my gyn was able to just drain my cyst and leave the ovary.  So I have both my ovaries still. (No uterus as it was removed last year).  He did find quite a bit of scar tissue with fluid filled pockets in it so he is pretty sure that is where my pain was coming from.  Time will tell.
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On Jan. 30th I have the laparscopic surgery. Sorry to confuse you.
I do want to leave the ovarys but I am scared this will just keep on happening. I know I have a lot of scar tissue. I had to have three surgeries a couple years ago. I went in for a partial hystercotomy and they cut my bladder, had to be taken back in to repair it and thats when they really opened me up and then a month later they had to re enter the same place and fix the bladder again since they did not do it right the first time!! So my doctor now wont even touch that scar. and they are haveing a urologist there too!.
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I had the same fear and wanted the right ovary taken along with the problematic left one.  I was scheduled to have that done with my gyn who took out my uterus last year.  I had mixed feelings about it and heard how awful surgical menopause can be so I got a 2nd opinion from another gyn and he said he strongly recommended I keep the right ovary because not only will menopause start immediately, the hormones that ovaries release also help your bones and heart.  He went in and was able to save both ovaries. :o)
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On the 15th of this month I go in for pre op, I am having another internal ultrasound done. I am glad because I want to know if it is any bigger and how the left ovary is. I have a co-worker who had both takin out and she said she went right into menopause, and shes glad that its down and over with now. She said it was no big deal to her.
I will talk with my doctor see what he says and thinks.
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I went to the doctors today, the cyst has gone done. He thinks it did rupurte that day I had to go in for the pain.
He says I know have three choices. Cuz I am still having pain, I can still have the surgery. That he would take a look and remove scar tissue, that he says that the ovary could be "stuck" to and that could be the source of pain. He could remove scar tissue and the one ovary. Or reove scar tissue and take both ovarys.
The secound option would be to take birth control for a couple a months, even though I dont have a uterus this could give the ovarys a "break" and see if that hepls with the pain. if not then have surgery.
or do nothing.
Well he said I dont have to tell him anything yet, to think about it.
I am strongly thinking of just haveing the surgery getting some scar tissue out and taking out both ovaries. I dont want to keep going to the doctor and worring about this. What do you think?
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That was my source of pain come to find out. My left ovary had scar tissue attaching it to my abd wall!  The gyn was able to save that ovary and recommended it due to 10 more years of natural hormone benefit.
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Well I did decide to go through with wth surgery, I dont know about the ovarys.One minute its like better keep at least one and hope he can save the other. For the hormorne benefits. Then I think of what if it attachs again, another cysy, something else.
My mother didnt have any trouble when she had her hsterctomy. My doctor said to go by that.
He said he would do what ever I wanted. And I dont know.
I wish the surgery was very soon my back is hurting so much these days.
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They put this stuff on to prevent reattaching now, mine was called interceed.  Do you have a surgery date yet?
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I'm having to see my doctor tomorrow about my ovaries n what my ultrasound results are. I do know I have cysts the size of oranges but I'm keeping my faith in God that everything will be OK. I know I'm going to have surgery but I just don't know if its going to make my menopause symptoms worse because I have already had my uterus removed in 08 and if it will cause my sex drive to decrease. Because I am only 28 n I have a husband even though I know he is by my side 100% it just makes me think.
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My surgery is on the 30th of this month. I think I will have the ovaries (both) removed. The last couple of weeks have been nothing but discomfort. Since they cut my bladder the first time they are haveing a urologist in the or also.
My cyst ruptured, have any of yours?
I had my uterus out 2 years ago and now Im just going to go for them takin the rest. I am 41 and I know I will go right into menopause but hope it is not that bad since no one in my family has had problems and gone into menopause by 45, I dont see why not.
I do not think it makes your sex drive decrease.
At least it best not!!
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I did have a ruptured cyst when I went to the ER last March.  I heard the loss of hormones do decrease your libido.  Are you planning on taking hormone replacement?
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I did go in for my laproscopic surgery today but woke up to find out there was more than cyst and my ovaries that have to be removed. Thank god I also found out that it wasn't cancerous so that's a blessing. But still nothing got removed. I also have a lot of scar tissue that the ovaries are connected to that has to also be removed. So I got to go back to the doc on the 31 of this month and go from there. I just put everything in Gods hands and keeping the faith that everything will be OK. About the hormone therapy I'm do my research and find out which will be better for me because of my age. Thanks everyone and be blessed cuz I know I am :-)
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Thanks for the update.  I, too had scar tissue that had to be removed.  Be sure to ask them to put the product in there that helps prevent further scar tissue from forming (mine was called interceed). Keep us posted!
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hormone therapy? well some have said it saved their lives and some dont even have to use and say all is fine.
I dont want my sex drive to go down or away. Have to ask the doctor about that.
Surgery is coming up and each day I feel more and more sick. I know its the anxity to even go back into the OR. I was hoping as the time came upon that I would feel better knowing all this will be over soon.
But I am worrried that ill wake up and I will still feel yucky.
I will ask about the scar tissue stuff, is that also what they used so your ovarys would not attach to the scar tissue?
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Hi I hope ur ok I wanted to tell u that I had a burst cyst on my right ovar in oct just gone and I'm still recovering. I was rushed into hospital not knowing what was wrong, 5 hrs later I woke up and docs told me they found a massive cyst on my ovary, they cut me in 5 places and one big cut. Its all healing well but since a week after the operation iv suffered with pain in my ribs and chest on the same side. The docs don't no what it is and I have been in and out of hospital for months :-( I'm very depressed and feel very alone because no one can tell me why I'm no better and what's causing these pains. The GP is happy to give me tramadol for the pain but it makes me very sleepy and to be honest its stopped helping the pain7. I'm only 26 and got no kids and feel like iv been chopped up, patched up n just sent on m way n I really don't no when this painful nightmare will end. U say u don't want ur sex drive to go but I still have my ovaries but can't even look at myself in the mirror without crying because of all the scars on my tummy and the fact that Its caused me to have all this chest pain n pain in my ribs x
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Hi pls see my post above and pls let me no if u have any advice. Thanks x
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I am pretty sure your scars will get lighter and less noticeable.  I had my gallbladder out in 2006 and can barely see the scars.  I also had my uterus out last year and those scars (2 of them) are very light now. Regarding the pain, is there a way you can get a second opinion or see a pain management doctor?
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Yes Snow, it was used to keep my ovaries from attaching to anything else.  My left ovary was attached to my abd wall when he went in there and removed the attachment/scar tissue.
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Well the surgery is Wed. So far I am still having bad stomach problems. I dont know if you have read another post of mine about my headaches. But they are real bad too. Last night I woke up with a horrid one, made from the anixity of the surgery? But I am taking anxity meds already??
Dont be ashamed of the scars, I know they are not pretty but they are not your fault! I have scars and ther is not much I can do!! I know that after some surgerys you suffer pain in your shoulders and or ribs but that only last a couple days. What does your pain feel like cuz I get a pain on only my right side not to oftern but it starts in my ribs and moves to my face and leg also. It last only an hour or so but I have not gone or seen anyone for it. It goes and stops every few minutes for that hour or so. Today my mother asked if I had decided about what I want done in the surgery, I still am not sure. I want at least one  good ovary but scared to keep it, dont want all this ever again.
I hope you get better soon.
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What does your surgeon recommend about taking both ovaries? I went with my gyn's recommendation because I figured he knows way more than I do and said there is only a 5% chance of my right ovary needing to come out.
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My doctor told me he would do whatever I wanted. What an answer, he is the doctor not I. Everyone I ask about they say just to take both. Tomorrow is the day and I still dont know!!!!! For sure that is, I know that once you have a partial hsytercotomy (sp) they give you about tem years before you go into menopause, I had one two years ago. Can they wake you up during surgery? I want to know how bad they are attached, etc.
The hospital called to get my out of pocket which is 1500. she told me the total bill for this outpatient thing is just over ten grand! Oh my god, this also worries me, what if one day I need the other to come out and I dont have insurance!?????? This is like getting rid of everything now that I dont need cuz who knows what will happen!!!I was up again last night ugh I feel bad. The only part I am really worried about is my sex drive I dont want to loose that, I have not told my boyfriend about the side affects , I am sure he knows but will be talking with him soon. I will jump back on toight to let you know what I am thinking. I do hope to hear everyones advice.
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I did not have insurance for my surgery in December.  I was put on state insurance and did not have to pay a dime!  I'm not sure what state you are in but Medicaid or your state's insurance should pick up. I was told that the average age for menopause is 51 regardless if you have had your uterus out or not.  Keep me posted on what you decide and how you are doing post op!
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Thank you and I have my major surgery Wednesday. I finally saw the pics thursday and they looked really gross. I been crying for the past two days but still yet keeping my faith in GOD as always. I guess looking at the pics from the laprascope surgery just made reality hit me on why im really in so much pain but I will keep you updated on my recovery which I know will go well. I call my Ob doc Monday so I will mention that tool to keep the scar tissue from reconnecting. thanks for the advice and stay blessed
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I understand how you feel but what you should focus on is not the scars but the fact that god spared your life. I have had surgery on my throat for my thyroids and that scar is hardly noticeable. I have had 2 c sections and the last surgery I had and this one coming up. so this will be a total of me getting cut on my stomach four times. Just focus on GOD and letting your body heal and everything will get better. The pain in your chest is probably gas because I do get like that sometimes. I hope everything works well for you. Stay Blessed everyone and positive :)))
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I had my surgery the 30th of Jan. I thought things would go well and I would be up and about in a few days. Boy was I ever wrong. My surgery was set for eight that morning. Since my platletes were so low they had to give me some so I did not get into the or until nine, when I was in recovery I looked at the clock and it was 12:30. I was breathing so hard and in so much pain they gave me morphine and more and then something stronger. I opted to stay the night, since they were just going to send me home with Loratab. So I was like I have better pain meds here so I will stay. That was a good idea. The pain meds did make me sick so I was given a nasuea med that knock me out for hours. I was able to get up on my own but I did hurt, it hurt to move, laying sown was like heaven.
so I stayed the night but left as soon as I could in the morning, I was moving around but it was so uncomfortable. When I got home I stayed in bed for over a week. I did get up to shower, laundry, but just doing those things zapped all my energy.
Today is the 12th, yesterday I came back to work. I still hurt, sitting is okay, but walking standing is still horrible.
I dont think I should still be feeling like this.
I have four incisions, bellybutton on on each side of me and one right at on top of my other scar. I had brusing from my hips to almost my armpits, on my sides where there was so surgery, I already had the doctor look at it and hes not worried about that. But it looks soooooo bad. I was black and blue for over a week. I am going back to the doctor today, yuck.
I have been waking up so cold then so hot and could not get to sllep until wee hours in the morning. I have been taking an over the counter sleep aid so I can get up and go to work!!
Today I want something better for the pain, I still am taking loratab once a day, but I want something stronger for when I get home and all I want to so is crawel into bed.
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Just got back from the doctor, he rmoved the glue they put over my incsions and things look better. I told him about the pain and he said that should be going away soon. I asked about the Loratab, he said to take it and I would be better soon. He told me that he removed scar tissue and alot of adhesions. And the two ovaries. I told him that at night I cant sleep and alot of it is caused by being cold then hot, having to remove covers or cover up. That the over the counter sllep stuff if working, cuz I know about perscription sleep aid and none of it works well for me (so I did not want a perscrpition for that). So I go back in four weeks. I hope the pain goes far away by then.!!
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