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Im 19 yrs old and I think I have the hugest ovarian cyst compared to anyone else online at my age The ultrasound and CT Scan with contrast reports state it is 23-25 x 18 cm (yikes!), with "slightly turbid fluid" (this makes me worried because it sounds mucousal but the doctors keep saying its fluid), and that it is benign and simple, originating from my left ovary, with no septations (although one doctor thinks there is one by looking at the CT scan). Its putting pressure on my kidneys and even pushing the diaphram.
Anyways, I visited both a gyn/onc and a gyn. The gyn/onc said the only way he would go about this is a vertical incision from the belly button downwards, and might even need to extend further above in order to remove the entire cyst and provide proper staging (just in case).
The other dr is a gyn, she says she can do both a laporoscopy (to aspartate and drain the fluid then remove the cyst from another small cut) or a "bikini cut" pfannenstiel incision.
Im not sure about the laporoscopy because Im afraid the cyst is mucinous and would spill or something and dont feel comfortable about it. And the gyn/onc surgery sounds way too aggressive... this leaves me with the bikini line cut.
My question is- does it really sound like a good idea? She says she's removed cysts that way but not one as big as mine. Obviously during the operation if she ends up having to, then she will do a vertical incision (with a signed consent prior). But from your experiences or what you've heard from others - would the pfannenstiel incision actually be enough, with no complications, or should I not hold high expectations?
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