Hi, I'm new to the board. Just hoping to get a little input. I'm 43, have a history of a few cysts on the right ovary over the years, all of which burst and though painful,I never thought much of it. I have always had pain for a day during ovulation but for the past six months the pain has become severe, debilitating,and longer in duration, making it hard to walk, sleep, etc. I went to the gyno today and upon finding nothing through a pelvic exam he suggested Depo Provera, which I don't want to take, or laprascopy to look at and perhaps remove the ovary. I'm wondering what people think about having an ovary removed and if I should try natural progesterone for awhile first. My periods have always been, and are now, regular and normal. I have no syptoms beyond the excruciating pain for about 10 days per month.