12 cm endometrioma - laparoscopy or laparotomy?! Terrified!!

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Hi, I’m new to the forum and would like some advice and to hear other's experience in terms of their surgical procedure. 

I found out in January that I have a 12x12x9 cm suspected to be endometrioma that needs to be removed. I also have elevated CA-125 level of 121 and the surgeon said she will try to remove it laparoscopically but there might be a possible conversion to a laparotomy. The gyn oncologist looked at my case and rejected saying it’s most likely not malignant.  

Surgery is scheduled in April and I am totally freaking out as I don’t want to wake up knowing they have given me a vertical incision (the surgeon mentioned she will be doing a vertical incision over a horizontal one)with more post operative pain. 

Can anyone share their experience of a cyst that large which have been removed using a laparoscopy? Thank you!!! 🙂🙂

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    No worries. Go by what doctor suggest. I removed 5.5 lbs of cyst couple of months ago. It was removed with

    Horizontal cut under my belly.I was worried to death sine was not sure it’s benign or cancerous.

    It ended up be benign but no matter what it would have been, I learned it’s important to stay positive.

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    The ovary and tube that i am getting removed because of the cyst that is the size of your finger tip they said that it is something inside of the cyst does anybody know what it could be cause it is scaring me
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    I don't know my doctor said that they r going to do two incension one thought my belly button and the other on my side

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    It is the size of your finger tip and they are removing my ovary and part of my tube
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