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I've been back and forwards to the doctors/hospital for the past 9+ months, trying to get to the bottom of my abdominal pain.
CA 125 has always been normal. Each scan has read differently to the last, with the most recent suggesting that I have bilateral dermoid cysts, both approx 10cm x 9.6 cm x 9 cm, though one is slightly smaller than the other.
Considering that at my previous scan, 3 months prior, the results showed that 1 x cyst (described as a simple cyst on that occassion) had ruptured and the other one was not big enough to worry about, the doctors feel that ultimately they are going to have to remove the cysts as they have changed so significantly in a relatively short space of time and because at the size that they are, they're unlikely to go away on their own.
Does anybody have any experience of bilateral dermoid cysts of this size, their removal and recovery? The doctor has warned that there is a high risk of losing both ovaries if they operate, but that operating seems unavoidable. I have to see the consultant in a few weeks to dicsuss options, but I am pretty certain that they will want to remove them. I'm 28, do not have children and don't see myself having children in the future, so my main concern is premature menopause. Also, I guess at the size of the cysts, they will not be able to remove them laporoscopically.
Any experiences/advice appreciated. I've gone from having 1 x dermoid cyst, to 2 x complex cysts, to 1 x simple and 1 x complex cyst, to 2 x large dermoid cysts. A bit of a rollercoaster!
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