In 2014 I was told I no longer had PCOS and was instead diagnosed with two dermoid cysts, one on each ovary.
Initially the cysts were 2cm each however, I have had a further scan earlier this year, only to find that the cyst
on the left had grown to 4.2cm whereas the one on the right had grown to 3.8cm. My gynecologist suggested
that I had a Laparoscopy performed as the cysts will simply grow. I'm having some pelvic pain when I stand or
walk for longer than an hour, the pain goes from my lower right front to the lower back (bowel movements also
cause the pains). I have tried to explain this to my gynecologist but she pursued to brush it off and suggest that it
was no cause for concern. I am worried that the pain is the result of the growing of the cysts, are the pains likely
to be from the ovarian cysts? I've also tried to ask her about the surgery, the outcomes and possible consequences but she did not explain to me much - saying only that its a small surgery and I would be able to return home and that further cysts are unlikely to grow again. My questions about the surgery and its consequences remain unanswered. I would like to know what would be the chances of me entering into a premature menopause and whether or not my ovaries would have to be removed. I am only 20 and I'm very concerned that this surgery may stop me from having children in the future. Also, what would be the chances of the cysts growing back and how long would it take me to recover?
Please help! Im desperate and dont know whether to pursue with the operation or not.