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Hi, I have a 5cm dermoid cyst on my ovary and I'm 47. I've had one doc say that I could leave it and watch it but that it may continue to grow indefinitely and still eventually need to come out. One doc said sometimes they get smaller after menopause. Then I've had several others say I should get it out now before it gets bigger because it could also take over more of the ovary and be harder to remove or cause other issues like torsion or turn into something bad tho it looks benign now and honestly doesn't physically bother me that I can tell. I have more symptoms from peri and my giant fibroid.
QUESTION: I'm confused about the surgery, if anyone's had it. I had one surgeon say she could leave behind part of the dermoid to save my ovary. Another said no, he'd need to peel away the whole dermoid so some of my ovary cells would come with it (like peeling an orange out of it's skin) but that the bulk of my ovary would stay behind and recover, but that I would have more hormonal issues at first post surgery (I'm already in peri). For you ladies who have had dermoid surgery and kept your ovaries, which was the case? Did they take the whole cyst and peel back/shave off a small portion of your ovary? Or did they just take part of the cyst and leave your entire ovary, no peeling? And did your ovary recover in either case?
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