Ovary to be removed - Laporascopy- upset-scared etc..

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This has happened all so fast.... 2 weeks ago I went for my gyne check up ...where I had all the usual checks plus now being in the menopause (I am 50 ) an scan and vaginal scan... where my gyne found a cyst... he said that it looked mainly liquid but with some solid particals inside..  he sent me for blood tests, that showed my CA125 was 41, but the others HE4 and ROMA showed low risk....  I then had an MRI and he called me yesterday with the results, saying that it didn't look good and the ovary had to be removed , just the ovary by laporascopy. His secretary is to call today with an apointment for surgery asap.....  am hoping it's soon ( we live in France) so things do move fast here, but have a holiday booked (non flying) just 4 hours away by car in 2 weeks.. was so looking forward to this holiday as last year I broke my ankle so missed a holiday and my 12 year old son is sooo looking forward to it.. sad  Any advise , warm words will be a comfort...

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    Hiya, it can be so scary when things move so fast, but at least they are getting on and sorting it out asap. Did they say what the scan revealed that doesn't look good? I had a borderline ovarian tumour when I was 20 and that had twisted and killed my ovary so an emergency op was done.

    By getting it operated on quickly if, and its only if at this stage, there was anything more to worry about they are doing the right thing and getting it out. The ca125 can be high just from having a cyst that's benign, and even at different times.

    Hope you get to go on your holiday. We had to cancel ours for later on in the year as we don't know when my op will be.

    Andrea x

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      Thanks a million Andrea for replying..... not sure what the cyst is... bit of a language barrier...  but he did say that they were going to remove just the ovary by laporascopy... but I know that can change....waiting is the worst.. he told me that his secretary would call me this morning for a surgery date..... I am just willing the phone to ring.... I am hoping for the holiday for my sons sake more than anything..... I will be more than happy just lying around for 2 weeks recovering...  will be up dating... x
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    Hi Paula, I can relate to what you are going through.  Since January I have had seven scanning procedures, CT, US and transvaginal.  A 3cm ovarian cysts was diagnosed.  I was rescanned after 6 weeks to see if the cyst had changed, it hadn't , so my GP is happy to leave it.  I was told that it is difficult to tell from scans is the cyst is serious or not, so if it grows it needs to be removed.  After removal it is tested to confirm if it is harmless.

    So I know how worrying this is for you, but I was hoping mine would have been removed as it is causing me a lot of pain and discomfort.  I think your doctors are probably being quite rightly cautious, but it is better to have it removed quickly, to put your mind at rest.  I really do hope it is nothing to worry about, try to stay calm, and hopefull you will be able to go on your holiday to recover.  Please keep me informed. Big hugs ((())) 😊

     

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    Hello dear Paula, I hope these words will bring you all the comfort that you greatly deserve. I would like to begin by asking you to focus on the positive, see what you have and when you consider your situation well you'd see that the positives outweigh the negatives greatly. Consider this, you lived your fertile years with healthy ovaries that contributed to your well being positively by serving they're purpose and allowing you to bare children of your own and it's wonderful to hear that you have a son cheesygrin^ you're very lucky and blessed to have him. Many unfortunate women desire and long to bare children of their own but due to different circumstances they are unable to conceive naturally. Ofcourse we sympathize with women like this, but we are also happy to see women live to achieve their dream of motherhood anyway they could and with the technological advancement many of them have a greater chance to do that as well. By the same token, feel very happy and lucky that you have such technology available to you which allowed your doctors to do the proper medical testing, and scans to pin point the problem and resolve it with success of course because removing a cyst via a laparoscopy is by no means an intense procedure or life threatening. It's a simple non-invasive procedure with a short recovery time as well so that should also put you at ease :-)

    You're also lucky that this bad cyst will be stopped dead in its tracks before it could (god forbid) cause further health complications for you! And your main goal is to stay healthy and by undergoing this procedure you are doing a great service to your general health and well being. Ofcourse after you recover from the procedure you'll feel healthier and that will have a positive effect on physical, mental and psychological health too. You'll look great, you'll feel great and best of all worry free! That way you'll be ready and at ease to enjoy the countless relaxing and vacationing time with the people you love :-) you're son will understand I'm sure he wants to have fun with his mom as long as she's healthy and feeling good. I for one, I'm praying for you to have a successful procedure and a speedy healing recovery. I'm also sending a happy wishes :-) I really hope you'd take what I said to heart and I also hope that my message has made you feel better. Keep us updated please, you have a whole family here who is full of kind ladies who will always understand and support you and eachother. Stay blessed! Please relax, do things you enjoy and things that relax you and make you happy and please drink herbal teas the best relaxing one is chamomile. I'm sure everything will be better than good Dear Paula, you have every reason to be happy :-) <3>

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    Thank you all so much for your words of comfort it has really helped.....  I am still waiting for a date for sugery, hopefully they will call tomorrow..  I had to pick up my MRI scans from the office today and got a look at the report... having to translate it, it says 32mm in length and a probable mucinous borderline cyst...  not sure what that means will have to 'google'
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