oophorectomy due to dermoid cyst recovery time?

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Hello, I am scheduled to have an oophorectomy as I have a dermoid cyst about the size of a goose egg growing off my right ovary. I have not had the best experience so far with the NHS and have not been given any information regarding recovery time. I work with adults with challenging behaviour (SLD) and need to know roughly how long I will need off work after this surgery. For mist people I'm sure it is 1-2 weeks but in my job will that be safe?

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    Hi, I have been diagnosed with a dermoid cyst on my right ovary about 7cm, currently waiting for an Op date, they said marked as urgent but could be 2 months from seeing consultant (2 weeks gone already).

    I am also having both ovaries out and prob with laparotomy as oppose to keyhole so recovery anything from 2-6 weeks. If you having keyhole it's a lot shorter recovery I believe.

    I just want it done asap as currently recovering from breast cancer so although they believe it's benign I won't believe them till I get pathology back.

    How long wait have you got??

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    Hello Kleg. I had an ooferectomy years ago when I was 19. And that was a horrible shock at that age I tell you! Anyway I know I had a slow recovery from what I can remember.and alot of wind and a sore stomach well groin area they left a c section scar on me. I had a 3 lb cyst so it had to come out! They said it was lucky that it didn't turn cancerous. I had the aggressive type that can have teeth like mine did! Yuck!

    But I bet the medical procedure has changed since the beginning of the eighties when I had mine done. I'm

    Now 51.I haven't had any problems with conceiving after the op many years later, when I had my 3 kids in my thirties. But anyway I seemed to have trouble now, so I'm going for a ultra sound scan next week, I hope

    Everything is okay. Anyway let me know how you go il obviously let you know about my visit to the hospital

    Afterwards aswell.

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    My goodness, sounds like you have been through it all!!

    I went in december for my scans and then saw a consultant in January. I then got called for a pre-op nearly 4 weeks ago and have heard nothing since. I have no idea when the op is, have no idea what is actually happening as I only found out I was scheduled to have the oophorectomy when I read my notes at the pre-op appointment when the nurse left the room. I knew it was a possibility but didn't actually know it was likely or definite. I feel like I am being completely left in the dark and I'm getting more and more nervous due to my lack of trust with this hospital. I initially went 7 years ago with this problem and was told to stop wasting their time.

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    omg kl phone the hospital be a pest its your body,read back my messages ,I had to keep on and on at them please read back tc don't sit back hun fight ,mags x
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    Hello I had my laparotomy 5 weeks ago, for a huge ovarian cyst with a vertical scar. I work with special needs children so am concerned about returning to work too early. I have been signed off until the 24th April so will see how I feel then. Still very tired, sore at the scar site, suffering surgical menopause symptoms and having problems with unsettled bowels so definitely not ready yet. That said I am recovering well and getting lots of rest. Try not to worry too much and take as long as you need after your op, it is major surgery and will take time to recover from. I will not be returning to work until I feel well and able to do my job fully, as it would not be fair on my colleagues and the kids. I'm sure your employer will be understanding. Good luck honey X
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