Thank you! I'm surprised they actually were so willing to do the surgery right away. I even got a 2nd opinion, and both doctors are leaning more on the side of waiting. However, the 2nd doctor I saw stated that he would be willing to do the ultrasound in a month, which gives me more peace of mind than waiting 3 months for the next ultrasound to see if it's still there! So, I will be repeating the ultrasound in a month, and if it's still there, I will have it removed. My doctor also found a nodule on the "right fornix, either on the uterosacral ligament or the cul de sac (she's not sure)" but said it would be addressed at the time of surgery, though she thinks it's most likely endometriosis. Blah!
Hi there, I've had two cysts removed laparascopically and I had the opposite issue - I recovered very quickly. My cysts were smaller than a golfball though. I was given an even weirder set of options by my GYN at the time of my second cyst.
She said "Well, we have two options, we can wait and see or we can do surgery in two hours"
Needless to say I panicked, I was due for a meeting at work in an hour LOL! I had my priorities all messed up. I ended up having the surgery and I'm glad I did because they also removed the appendix at the same time and it seems that was also causing me chronic grief.
Do what you feel is best. You know your body better than we do!
I should also mention that pooping, laughing, and crying were like absolute torture after that surgery.
That's true about the ca 125, but I don't have diagnosed endometriosis, so mine was negative. My OB also had me wait to get another ultrasound which I didn't mind at all... I'm not a fan of the transvaginal wands... Especially when there's a cyst in there and they're applying pressure. No fun. Lol Mine hurt a bit while it was dissolving, but I also refused to take the lortab they gave me. I just tried to keep hydrated so I didn't get constipated. Gas & constipation always hurt me when I have a cyst. I suppose because of the pressure. I had my laparoscopic surgery when I was 19, a week before freshman year of college started. I couldn't do rigorous exercises or lift more than like 20 pounds which sucked when I was moving into an upstairs dorm. I walked around with a pillow pressed to my abdomen. Lol I'm almost 29 now and I still have gross scars from the surgery 10 yrs ago.
Also, what was your recovery like? How long did it take and what type of pain did you have?
Thank you for your response and for sharing your experience. I can't imagine having it hemorrhage...I heard CA 125 tests are quite unreliable, especially for younger people. It apparently can become elevated from noncancerous conditions, such as endometriosis, as well. I also don't understand why my doctor wants to wait 3 months to repeat the ultrasound. If it is indeed a functional cyst, it should begin disappearing during the menstrual cycle. I understand it may not ENTIRELY dissolve until 3 months, but I'd imagine they'd be able to see if it was shrinking sooner than 3 months. Just my thoughts. It can be frustrating and confusing...
Okay, first of all... Have you ever had a laproscooic procedure? It's *not* simple. It hurts like a b*itch to recover from. The first cyst I ever had, OMG I thoughtI was going to die. It was hemorrhaging into my abdominal cavity. I could barely walk. It felt like I was giving birth to a serrated blade. That one was slightly larger than a grape. Anyway, my point... It dissolved on its own after 2-3 months. I think surgery IS over treating unless it's cancerous... Bit they can give you a CA125 to test for that. It's not worth the scar tissue for something so common. It hurts but have faith, avoid lemon juice/lime juice/acidic things. Try & let it dissolve if you can.