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Hi everyone! I found out a few months ago that I have large cyst on my right ovary. After having an MRI my gynecologist said it is an 8cm dermoid cyst and he cannot remove it laparoscopicly because it's too risky. I was rushed through my appointment because he was behind and had a waiting room full of patients. I do know that he will be removing my entire right ovary and I will be in the hospital overnight, if not longer.
My questions are, what size incision should I be expecting? Is it usually done horizontally or vertically? Has anyone experienced any negative effects of losing an ovary? The doctor tells me I will still be able to have children and losing an ovary won't affect me, but I feel like there's got to be some changes after losing one!
I am excited to get it out after years and years of dealing with very painful periods and more recently having issues with my bowels and peeing every 10 minutes (maybe not that much but it feels like it lol)
Not sure where I am going with this, I guess I'm looking for someone who had this surgery and can tell me what to expect as my anxiety is getting pretty bad waiting for this surgery! My cousin recently had a very aggressive type of ovarian cancer and I am slightly worried that this cyst may turn out to be something worse (although my cyst is on the right side I feel pain on my left side as well but I've been told there is nothing showing on the MRI)
Any help is appreciated, thank you
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