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Hello, I've recently been pencilled in to have surgery to remove a large cyst in my left ovary. I've just turned 24 and have suffered with painful periods and heavy bleeding for a few years. My skin was becoming increasingly worse and I've started developing random, thick hairs on my chin and neck.
A year ago, I was diagnosed with what doctors thought might be PCOS however I have recently moved to Germany and during a routine gynaecology examination, the doctor who was performing an internal scan said that I have a large complex cyst in my left ovary. He asked how big the cyst was the first time I had a scan (which was a year ago) and it has since grown by 2.5cm.
He he thought that my cyst had multiple chambers and so referred me to his senior colleague. She didn't speak great English but said that she THINKS that it might be 3 separate cysts and that they should be removed. I'm having surgery to remove them in 2 days but I couldn't really ask her many questions... She said if she finds it difficult to remove the cysts, she will need to remove the whole ovary and Fallopian tube...
Sooo.... Has anyone had any experience of having more than one big-ish cyst in one ovary? Also, has anyone had any bad skin and excess hair growth with cysts? I'm praying that once they are gone, my skin will clear up.
Ive also experienced symptoms of cervical erosion which I'm guessing could also be attributed to hormonal problems? ive also had symptoms of IBS which are becoming worse... Is this normal? :-(
and FINALLY, how have people found recovery from a laparoscopy/cyst/ovary removal?
im so sorry for all of the questions, I'd just feel reassured to know that other people have experienced the same symptoms as I'm really scaring myself into thinking I'm dying!
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