Ovarian cyst should I go for the operation

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Hi everyone, I have been living with a 7cm ovarian cyst for the past few years it gradually grew from 2cm. In the past couple of months I've had a lot of pain and discomfort lower down on my left side where the cyst is and the swelling is now so uncomfortable. I saw my consultant 4 weeks ago and told him I'd been unwell and he said  as my last scan showed that the cyst was stable  I should just manage to live with my situation as he feels it would be a difficult surgery as I had a lot of surgery when I was young for a gall bladder operation and I would have lots of adhesions where bowel and cyst maybe stuck together. I feel so uncomfortable,scared and not sure what to do.

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    Unfortunately it's only you that can make the decision if it's causing you alot of pain and interfering with your daily life then I think it's definitely worth thinking about having the op. But if you think you can live with it then leave it alone. You need to way up which is the more prominent. Good luck. x 
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    As Sandra has said only u can make that decision 

    I too have had gall bladder removed and I also suffer from endometriosis and c section, when they went to remove my ovary it was stuck to my bowel wall, so they tried removing the cysts and most of the ovary, just leaving the part that was stuck. However that sliver of ovary has since had several multiple cysts which have caused a lot of pain. I got for another laparoscopy to try and remove the ovary and Fallopian tube on the 23rd of this month, but I have been told that if they can't do it they will try a bowel resection at a later date. There are options and solutions out there. I tried to manage with pain killers but being mum to two young children, and working full time, I can't spend most of my time taking codeine and several other tablets.

    i hope you find your solution soon Hun xx

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    I had adhesions on bladder and bowel from previous op and mine was slightly bigger and they

    Managed mine. If it is growing it will only get bigger . Mine was completely different to what

    It appeared on scans and in fact was a mass and fluid in the actual tube which was all stuck. If I had left that it would have

    Ruptured . I would get a second opinion if I were you, just to help you make your decision. My stomach may look like a hot cross

    Bum with now a horizontal and vertical cut

    But I'd rather it out than live with the

    Fact it was there growing .

    But as the other ladies said it is your decision.

    My surgeon told me it had to

    Come out and I think they tend

    To if over 5cm and still

    Growing xx

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      Hi June,

      Thanks for your reply. It's really good to hear another story like mine. I think a second opinion is a good idea and Im going to talk about this to my GP. I am going for my scan later in the week and all what you have said makes sense I think the adhesions is causing a lot of the pain and swelling. I suppose the more information I've got will help me to a clearer picture of whats going on. 

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