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I had surgery 6 weeks ago to remove 2 large tumours that were found in my pelvis back in September, one that was 13cm from my right ovary and a smaller one on the outside of my uterus along with several chocolate cysts that were on my other ovary - all were removed successfully and thankfully, the ovaries didn't need to be removed as well.
The tumours were detected because my husband and I had been trying for baby number 3 and months were passing by and still no pregnancy along with some other worrying symptoms, so I went to my GP.
Anyway, to cut a long story short - We had the results just before Christmas and thankfully the results were great and the biopsies taken from the two tumours and the surrounding areas were all benign! We had a follow up appointment with my gynecologist to discuss the results and of course one of the main questions was pregnancy! He explained that I should now not experience any problems with conceiving and that the two tumours were endometriomas caused by endometriosis.
I have to return to hospital in February for an ultra sound which is purely just to check if any new cysts are beginning to form, if so then I'll be put on some temporary medication. If none are detected then all is fine and no further treatment will be needed unless the same problems begin again later in the future.
We asked when he would feel it would be safe to begin trying again and he said (and I quote) 'as soon as you want to'.... he said I should wait 6 weeks for the scar to heal (my scar runs from my belly button down to just above my pubic bone) and I then asked if I should wait until the ultrasound in February and he said, no, it's no issue if you're pregnant already.
I explained that during my past pregnancies my tummy gets very big and my concern is the scar tissue and the external scar won't stand the stretching, he basically laughed it off and said it's fine! He said that pregnancy is the best medicine for endometriosis because your ovaries technically go to sleep during the pregnancy so no new cysts will form. He told me my ovaries are the cleanest they've been in years and it's probably the best time to concieve.
So.... I'm just wondering if anyone has been through something similar. I'm so ready to begin trying again, I'm extremely lucky to have two gorgeous boys but we are desperate to bring another baby into our family but I'm so worried, although my gynecologist seemed to think it was fine, I'm anxious that my scar won't stand the stretching.... I have dreaded thoughts it will open.... I'm driving myself mad worrying about it.
I'd love to hear from someone that perhaps got pregnant post surgery and if at all it affected their pregnancies?
Thanks in advance! 😉😉😉
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