Doctor is very surprised

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I've been on birth control about 2 years now for cysts and to ease period pains.

April I had a 5cm complex cyst in my right ovary that was hemorrhaging. I had a lap to remove the cyst no complications.

Last Friday I was having cyst like pains on my right side again, went to see my OB yesterday and he did an exam. His expression was just pure shock and confusion. He explained he felt a cyst guessing 7-8 cm or size of a grapefruit even though he just did a cystectomy 3 months ago. He has never had a patient with this.

Anyone else experience this? He has be getting an ultrasound and a urine test. Pretty sure I'll be getting another lap cyst removal.

I asked if he could just remove my right ovary to hopefully not have this happen again but I'm only 24 and he is worried that something could happen to my left ovary and I will be in menopause before 30. He will only remove the right ovary if he has to this time or if I get another cyst. Like a 3 strike rule.

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    Same thing happened to me. Cystectomy sept 2017, new 5 cm cyst in January, was put on a stronger birth control pill to see if that helped, got another ultrasound beginning of May and the cyst was bigger plus a new one had developed ...I had that ovary removed 1 month ago and feel so much difference ...she  did find severe endometriosis so that’s part of the why I’m feeling better but yeah it did happened to me ...I’m 29 
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    Sorry what I will say will not help but I’m the same have a left ovarian cyst but now having symptoms on right side I’m postmenepausal and have MDT meeting on Wednesday but yr post has helped me that it can change  x
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    I was checked for endometriosis in 2013 for bad pelvic pain and period cramps everything has been clear.

    It's awesome you're feeling better!

    I'm hoping her just has to take the right ovary out to possibly avoid another surgery. Even if something happens to the left I don't think having menopause before 30 will be that bad if I can avoid pain from cysts and bad periods.

    What is a MDT??

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    Hi there! Getting more cysts is very common with cystectomies. The way my Gyno explained it is imagine your reproductive system has faulty blueprints - even though it tries to create all the correct hormones at the right times it also thinks i needs to create cysts. Just removing the cyst doesn’t take away those blueprints. But your doctor is also correct - when your remove an ovary that creates cysts the remaining one will often take over those faulty blueprints as well. If you can get away with cystectomies vs an oophorectomy you will be better off. 

    Personally i had my left ovary removed due to a complex cyst that bad engolfed it and was not able to be removed without damaging the ovary - turned out to be a borderline tumor. The fun part is that not only can the fallopian tube that was left still create cysts and cancer, but the right ovary will most likely start creating cysts as well now. Unfortunately when it comes to your ovaries it’s all about picking the lesser of the evils which doesn’t always equal “cured” 

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      Ugh that's not enjoyable!

      I've always had small cysts that just went away on their own but now I'm getting large ones and they are popping up now just 3 months apart.

      I can't keep taking off work for surgery, I do personal care work so it's not light duty.

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