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Possible removal of both ovaries? Scared.

I am 22 years old and I've always had an irregular period. I started my period when i was 15 and it was regular for the first 6 months. After those 6 months, my period would only come every 3 months, then every 6 months, then once a year, to now ,in which, i had my last period on March 2011. On November 18,2013 i had an excruciating pain on the right side of my pelvic and rushed to the ER. They did a pelvic ultrasound, as i could not handle the pain to do a vaginal ultrasound. here is where they saw a cyst. I got insurance and began to see an OB/GYN specialist in February 2014. I did a CT scan and vaginal ultrasound and they have found various cysts on both ovaries. The doctor recommended i get  laparoscopic surgery to remove the cysts, so i scheduled an appointment as soon as possible which is March 31st. Today i went for my pre-opt to discuss procedures and my Doctor tells me that it is more than possible he will have to cut me open (Bilateral) since my bigger cysts are close to both of my ovaries. He mentioned that there is a possibility that the cysts could have damaged the ovaries and he will have to remove both of my ovaries. This is were i lost it! I am only 22 years old with no children, and have always wanted children. I know he said "possibility" but that just freaks me out of not knowing the outcome. I just want some advice, opinions, or personal experience from anyone who has gone through this. I still got time to change my mind, lol.
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Well my dear, i being in the med field , we always consider the age and the future of the patients we receive, if the patient is too old we even tel them not to undergo a surgery. u being a young girl, will always be of prime consideration. docs will to the most extent possible preserve the ovaries considering other factors concerning u..... if the cond they c is helpless, theypossibly wld preserve atleast one of them........ and another important thing is that b4 any surgery it is the responsibility of the doc to explain the procedure n elaborate the side effects,,,,,, so let it b jus possible removal oly, think positively n pray well, theres nothing tat god cant do,,,He may even put u away from the surgery,,,, Jehovah Rapha,is ur healer,,, Amen
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I'm sorry your dealing with this. I'm 23 years old and have my first and hopefully last hemorrhagic cyst. Mine is 5.9 cm. They just found it in an ultra sound due to my pain. I have been SO bloated, ovaries aching and same with back. I feel like I'm starting to have issues with urination as well. I have been given birth control pills and am told to wait 2 months. If it doesn't go down I will have to have surgery. I don't know if I can wait 2 months..
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I'm sorry as well that you have to deal with that pain, as I know how horrible it can be. I hope that the birth control does work for you, I was not even given the option of taking pills for my cysts, probably because I have too many. Hope everything works out for you.
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Thank you, I was mostly scared because my doctor unfortunately did not describe enough of the procedure with me, even after asking him questions. Needless to say, he wasn't too comforting, so I had to cancel my surgery. I am now going to see a different OB/GYN that my mother use to go to. I appreciate your thoughts and experience.
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