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Unread 03-23-2001, 11:19 AM
Ovarian cysts

I had a total vaginal hysterectomy in 1993 and at that time they left my ovaries in place. In February 2000, I had to have a cystocele and rectocele repaired and now I have been having a lot of pain on my left side. After contacting my doctor numerous times over the past 3 months I finally had a sonogram to see if there were any ovary problems. They treated me for diverticulitis and I knew that was not the problem. In the sonogram, they found that since my last sonogram in September of 2000, I had numerous cysts developed on both ovaries. I contacted my gynecologist and he said that the ovaries should be removed since they keep producing cysts. He referred to Polycystic ovarian syndrome. That is fine with me since I am 47 years old and have had many hormone issues my whole life including migraines etc. Anyway he said he wanted to have them removed laproscopically but he did not do that surgery but a younger doctor in that practice was the expert in that field. I had to make yet another appointment with another doctor. When I got there he looked at my reports from the sonogram and said that even though I had a one inch cyst on the left and a 2 inch cyst on the right along with a lot of small ones, they were all follicular and it shouldn't be causing me pain. I explained that when they did the transvaginal ultrasound, I almost came off my table from the pain as soon as she touched the ovaries. The doctor then said he wanted to examine me. After the exam he noticed how painful it was and said that he changed his mind and the surgery would be warranted. After this long story, I have my surgery scheduled for April 3, 2001 for a bilateral oopherectomy. My question is this, has anyone ever had this done as a standalone surgery and how did it go. I welcome all responses.
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Unread 03-23-2001, 01:15 PM
A 'bump' up

I'm sorry that I can't help with your questions, but I just wanted to give your post a "bump" back up to the top of the lineup since your surgery date is coming up soon......maybe a Sister with experience/advice will see it soon and chime in.

Unread 03-24-2001, 02:07 PM
Ovarian cysts

Hi, OH YES!!! I've been down that same road for the past two years, and finally had my hyst, and L ovary removed, 12/15/00. I had been having pain, for a very long time,,even scheduled myself for a tubal, just to get some conformation that I was, right!
In May/00, I had my tubal, and also had 1/2 of the R ovaryr emoved for a cyst, that was a Congenital Defect, called a Dermoid, contains, hair, fatty material, and can have teeth! Thankfully, mine didn't have any teeth!:hair:
After 3 months, it grew back, and I had to have the other 1/2 of the R ovary removed! YUCK. Nov/00, routine exam showed, cysts(YES, Plural), covering the entire L ovary, so I opted for a hyst in the event that my DR, could not save the ovary, at all.. Even had cysts, on the remaining fallopian tube! I ended up having a SAH/BSO, and am very happy that I did. I've never felt better.. No more cramping, back pain, etc.. My story can be read in it's entirety, on the Princess' Tell Their Story Board
I am on HRT, Estratest, for now, and so far so good, I haven't had any major problems, yet..
I also had too many Uterine Varicosities(Varicose veins), onmy uterus, so it was a good thing that I had it removed, b/c there was a good potential for rupture, and hemmorrhage.
The surgery in 9/99, for the R ovary removed, w/o anything else was easy, fast, and went very well, although the Dr, did try to do it via Laporoscope, but was unable to remove it due to it's size, so I ended up having it removed, through an incision.. It was very small, and I'm very glad to have had it done through an incision as opposed through the scope.. I did not like that gasey feeling from the scope.
Good Luck, and feel free to email me at anytime for questions, Blessings, Roz
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Unread 03-24-2001, 02:29 PM
Ovarian cysts

I am still LIW, but I've been talking about the hyst to my family since many of them have had them. That was before I found this wonderful web site!

My Mom-In-Law had her hyst back in the early 70's when they goofed while doing a tubal. At the time, they left her ovaries. She had them out a couple of years ago.

She said the surgery was a breeze. And so was the recovery.

I have discussed the same surgery with my Dr, since he wants to leave mine in and he said it usually goes like any other lap. My experience with laps has been that you don't do anything for 3-5 days, take it easy for about 2 weeks and within 6 weeks you are usually fully healed.

HOpe this helps.
Unread 03-25-2001, 07:48 AM
Ovarian cysts

Thanks to all for your support, I feel much better today just hearing others stories. This is a great site and I will continue to visit daily
Thanks so much!!

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