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I'm debating surgery for a 5cm ovarian dermoid. It's not currently bothering me but I keep being told it could cause issues in the future and won't shrink during menopause (I'm in peri). It's been slow growing for the past 8 years or so. I discovered it about 8 years ago at around 2cm. No idea why I have to have this AND a large fibroid. Most doctors are saying I need to get it out to avoid future issues as it is growing. One doctor said she would leave part of the dermoid behind to preserve my ovary while another said he'd have to peel off the dermoid to make sure it didn't regrow and part of my ovary cells would come with it. But he said that would give me more hormonal symptoms although ideally my ovary would recover. I want to keep all my organs. Have any of you had dermoid surgery and if so was your ovary left in tact and did you have hormonal symptoms? Thanks!
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