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I've got a 7cm dermoid on my right ovary and am having the cyst and ovary removed in a couple of weeks. I have 4 children and have had heavy periods for years. Recently I started to get really bad pains mid cycle (presumably at ovulation) so saw my GP who arranged the scan which detected the cyst.
The consultant tells me that the cyst has nothing to do with my periods being heavy or with the pain. He gave me the option of also having a hysterectomy or endometrial ablation. I've opted for the endometrial ablation as I don't want a surgical menopause. I'm dreading having the surgery even though its only laparoscopic.
At the moment I only get intermittent pain but somehow just don't feel right. Guess I'm probably just feeling sorry for myself or does anyone else know what I mean?
Also, I haven't reallly been told much about the op in terms of recovery (not been told much at all really. Last consultation very rushed, I'm not sure why the ovary itself needs to be removed and I felt under pressure to decide on the spot whether I wanted a hysterectamy.) Can anyone tell me if I will be OK to drive after a couple of days? or anything else that might be useful to know?
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