On my 52nd birthday (two weeks ago) I had a pelvic ultrasound as part of a check up. They found what they thought was a dermoid cyst on my right ovary. Had a follow up MRI which confirmed a 4.5cm dermoid cyst. One week later I had a CA 125 test which came back normal. The soonest the doctor can do the surgery is Feb 16th, due to the fact that my insurance requires a signed sterilization form 30 days prior to surgery...so that is 7 weeks away and 2 weeks have already passed. - 9 weeks. There obviously doesn't seem to be any rush.
I work abroad and am planning to be in Tanzania from Jan 22 to April 15th. I booked my surgery to remove both ovaries and tubes for April 20th when I am back in the USA. My doctor said it was my call. Anyone have any thoughts. Will the extra 8 weeks create any problems? (aside from the possible torsion or rupturing)??