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Hello I am 21 years old and I am having surgery to remove a 9 cm mass located in my left ovary next week. Testings have found that there is no evidence of free fluid or lymphadenopathy. Impression: 9.0 cm left ovarian cystic mass, as described above. Imaging characteristics are most compatible with endometrioma, however given short interval increase in size,( 5cm to 9 cm within a 2 months span) recommend consultation with gynecology oncology service, as cystic (mucinous) ovarian neoplasm is not entirely excluded.
My Doctor has given me the option to have a vertical incision down my belly button or a bikini cut which will be a long incision. I guess I would rather have a small incision ( vertical) but it will be visible and my mother has had an incision of both types and I am worried about how it will affect me emotionally. I know I should be confident with whatever but I am concerned that this scar will affect the way my stomach will look since my mom says she can't really do abdominal exercises anymore and the way her abdominal skin seperates into 4 parts due to her incision. I don't know if that makes any sense but I just want to know the pros and cons to each type.
1) Pros and Cons to each incision type (Laparotomy and cystectomy vs USO).
2) IF you have pictures of the scar or incisions, I would like to see if that is okay.
3) Any remedies for the scars.
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