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I've just had a unilateral oophorectomy following a newly discovered dermoid cyst. Within the span of a week I went from believing I was relatively fine to having one of my ovaries removed as it was far too damaged due to the cyst.
I feel like everything has happened within the blink of an eye and I don't know how best to process it. The doctors said that there aren't any particular side effects of a unilateral oophorectomy apart from a small reduction in fertility. I already have PCOS so this news did worry me a bit. There doesn't seem to be much information about a unilateral oophorectomy online. I'm afraid of losing my other ovary given that I am still in my early 20s and already have lost one.
I've been reading this forum and found it comforting and wanted to share my experience. Everybody I know that went through something similar is twice my age which makes me feel like they cannot relate to me.
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