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Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist???? Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist????

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Unread 11-08-2005, 06:28 AM
Question - Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist???? Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist????

Diagnosed with complex cyst on ovary - they cant even see the ovary on the sonogram - it is 7x11 and want to go in by the end of this week to remove both ovaries.
Should I let the gyno do this or see a gyno-oncologist? My head is spinning - they did the CAT-125 test yesterday as well and said it would be 3 days for results but want to go in and get this out of me asap. I have sever pain in abdomomen, back, pressure behind and down legs as well. Dont know what I am more freaked about...the surgery again, the possibilities or the final outcome of no ovaries and HRT. Dont know about the cyst except they said it has chambers and is filled with fluid - dr said could be blood filled. Any insight from anyone would be helpful. This has all been on my plate since Friday at 5pm....help please!
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Unread 11-08-2005, 12:24 PM
Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist????

If nothing is wrong with your left ovary, I say, leave it in and hope for the best. I'm not a doctor and you should ask yours to explain why he or she would consider removing an otherwise healthy ovary, if that's the case.

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Unread 11-08-2005, 04:36 PM
Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist????

Unfotunately since this is my 6th abdominal surgery (4 csections and the partial last year) they want this all to be done with so I wont have any other possible issues in the future. I am confused about everything, especially the whole HRT thing.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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Unread 11-08-2005, 06:43 PM
Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist????

If there is any question that these cysts are malignant, I can't recommend a GYN-oncologist strongly enough. My regular doctor told me that there was no way to remove my cyst without rupturing it, which would have "seeded" endometriosis throughout my pelvis. However, the GYN-oncologists have three added years of surgical training, and mine was able to remove the cyst whole.

Also, the outcomes, if the unthinkable happens and these things are cancerous, are sooo much better in the hands of the GYN-oncologist. I would ask for a referral, no matter what the results of the CA-125 are (BTW, mine were high -- 200 -- but my mass turned out to be an endometrioma, due to stage IV endometriosis -- not all complex cysts are malignant!).

Hope you get your answers -- and some relief -- soon!



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Unread 11-09-2005, 07:27 AM
Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist????

Thanks for the info!!!!
Right now scheduled for early Fri surgery with gyno and gyno-oncologist on stand by they told me.
Off to the hospital for tests.
Keep me in your prayers
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Unread 11-09-2005, 02:08 PM
Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist????

I find life much better without my ovaries than with very sick ones which a specialist told me were causing systemic problems. I hope that whatever your outcome it is also an improvement in your quality of life!

In the end, its your decision whether or not to take a chance on needing further sugeries.

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Unread 11-15-2005, 12:30 PM
Surgery to be done by gyno or gyno-oncologist????

nyjen - how did it go? I just went through this for a 'chocolate cyst' aka endometrioma - as large as yours! My MD was able to save my ovary -for which I am truly grateful. Hope you are feeling better.
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