I have a cysts on right ovary. I'm very scared

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I had post menopausal bleeding. Scans showed 9mm cyst on right ovary. Lining was 12mm Had hysteroscopy and biopsy   Had to wait til Christmas Eve evening for results.  Biopsy was fine. They removed polyps which was fine. Ca125 blood results were normal. But consultant wants to remove ovaries and Fallopian tubes by laparoscopy 

 Have an app to see him next week.  This has been a nightmare. I keep thinking the worst then I get better news then bad again. I'm a wreck. I can't eat, iv lost weight and I now think I have every sympton under the sun and convinced it's all going to be bad news.   It's so depressing. How does anyone manage

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    Hi pami, i have been in a similar situation with the depression, can,t eat, stress stress and more stress, imagining everything, googling everything up all night on the internet analyzing all my symptoms til I make myself sick, so I know how your,e feeling - the only thing that calmed me down was making an appointment with my Consultant ( i have a lovely one ) and getting him to tell me the true facts, once you know that it,s easier to deal with - we need the absoloute truth and facts then we deal with it a little easier. I had a 20cm plus ovarian cyst, it was dealt with but then needed CT scan, tumor marker tests oh the list goes on ........ and its all ok. Have you been told why you need your ovaries removed ? try not to convince yourself of the worst it will more than likely be ok, but I know what you mean if you don,t know the true facts your imagination runs away with you, like you I had the worry all over Christmas last year so know how you feel - I have more follow up scans in two weeks and was getting in a state about it but I keep remembering everything Consultant told me and we have to trust and believe what they say, your,e not alone xx
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      Thanks for your reply.  I'm being very panicky I know.  I think they re probably being removed as a precaution.  Well that's what I'm hoping. He said cysts is nt solid. Ct scan is ok. Both my sisters died in their 50s from different types of cancer so I think this may be the reason. Preventative I hope.  I wish I could stop googling everything. It's becoming obsessive and making me eirse
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      Aahh I understand how you feel, alot of us have been there, I understand the obsessing totally, but I am sure your Consultant and the team are going to deal with all this for you, they know what they are doing and it,s their job to look after you - it,s good news that your CT was clear and your other tests were clear, focus on that, remember they are clear so try to be reassured on that - I remember saying to my Consultant " what if this, what if that " he hugged me and said it,s clear and focus on that, and thats what we have to do, even then I was still googling away in the early hours crying and getting in a state still not convinced, until my husband took the laptop from me and told me to STOP and focus on what they told me, so I do understand, I am so sorry about your sisters but try to stay positive xx
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      Thank you for your comments.  They are helpful to me.  I m going to try stay off the internet. I'm a negative person anyway and always think the worse. I'll focus on the bad stuff not the positive 

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    Hi there. I am 2 weeks post op from having an ovary and tubes removed. I had to get open surgery. You may be like me and the reason my ovary had to come was because of how it was all wrapped around the cyst. I am pregnant and had to have the operation so obviously I was extremely anxious. I also had to have the ca-125 tests etc and these had a big chance of coming back with inaccurate results due to pregnancy but they were normal thankfully. My cyst was huge weighing over 10lb weight but 2 weeks on Im up and about and so thankful it's removed. I just hope my results come back ok from testing the cyst but it was fluid based so that's a good sign of benign I was told. 
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