Im booked in for dermoid cyst removal, why do I have to have a full hysterectomy?

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The consultant has told me that they dont think it is cancerous, Im not in any pain, it is 10cm in size, and Im 56. I cant understand why they want me to have a full hysterectomy when the scan showed it was attached to the right ovary. Can anyone explain this?

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    Just had a walk to my friends she only lives 50 mters and am knackered now x
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    Hi Janeliza

    I also have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary , it's 20.5 cm x 12 x 12 and I am booked in for a full hysterectomy on 1st Oct which is this wednesday for me . They told me I have to have a hysterectomy due to the fact that I have had cervical cancer in the past and that my blood level ca125 is high and I have tumor markers , which indicate cancer..Although they have told me it could be a borderline tumor , I won't know until it's out and tested .  The best thing would be to straight out ask them why you need to have a hysterectomy ? It could be a number of reasons, one being your age as they said with me , I'm 46 and have had two children etc. Do you have to have a pre op appointment ? If so ask them why when you go to that ? I am so scared about having to have my Op but I am trying to stay positive , and I hope you can too , bewst of luck to you xx

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      Hi Kathy

      Really hope all goes well for you, I know how you must feel.

      Im hoping to see someone for a second opinion, then I will ask all the necessary questions. Im prepared now, so shall ask, I was in shock when I was first told, so I didnt really ask enough.

      All the best for Wednesday x x x

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      Write them down as think of them and take them with you. One copy for them, I did, the consultant didn't mind and it is now part of my file, and one for you.

      If you can have someone go with you

      If you have a phone, know smart phones come with a built in voice recorder, can record on ask consultant if he minds 

      Big hugs and thinking of you

      Taz xxx

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