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Hello I've had a dermoid cyst in my right ovary for years. They caught it when I was really young and have been monitoring it every 6-12 months. I went for another scan which showed it has grown to 3cm (which seems small vs. other people in this discussion) but my gyno said I had the choice to go for the laparoscopy (key hole) surgery to remove it if I would like. She explained the risks of rupturing, torsion etc. and her recomendation was to remove it! I wanted to ask if anyone has had the operation electively and where the incisions were made? Did you experience deformation of the belly button, how did your scars heal and how long did they take? I know it sounds super vain but I'm really young (<25) and I don't want scars all over my stomach because I wear a lot of stomach showing things! So just wanted to understand this. Also, has anyone had the operation where the doctor has saved the ovary? I don't have children but of course want them eventually and would like to keep the ovary. I've seen below that healing time varies so not too concerned about that. Any help or sharing of experiences would be amazing. I reently moved to a new country and am living away from my family for the first time so am really frightened!
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