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Hi ladies I was diagnosed with a dermoid cyst on my ovary about 7 years ago (now 47). It was 2cm and been slowly growing to now around 4cm. It doesn't bother me and I've had multiple ultrasounds, MRIs where it looks benign but some doctors tell me because it's growing that I need to remove it before it gets too large. However there is a risk of losing my ovary during surgery which is a big deal to me whether or not I can have kids. Esp since many doctors act like losing an ovary is no big deal and female organs are disposable if you don't have kids. On the other hand, a few doctors have said sometimes dermoids actually shrink after menopause or that I should just leave it be because ovarian surgery has many complication risks. But then I don't know when/if it will stop growing? I don't know why I'm so defective. Dermoid, fibroid, gallstones, fat, hair shedding, despite eating healthy all my life. No one else in my family has had these issues except gallstones. I recently even lost a molar!! No tooth decay just somehow old crown cracked at root or worn down despite nightguard. I feel super defective. All the dentists were like "you're too young to lose a tooth". Anyway I really don't want to risk losing an ovary and with my fibroid any surgery becomes complex because they want to do both at once. My fibroid is 11.5 cm and not sure it will shrink enough at menopause. Though it recently shrunk from 12.9 to 11.5 cm due to peri hormones dropping. But still having periods. And that was comparing an ultrasound to MRI and ultrasounds I know aren't very accurate. So question ... has anyone had a dermoid cyst that stopped growing or shrank after menopause and they didn't need surgery? Thanks!
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