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Old 02-11-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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sammee855 HB User
Endometriosis/lost an ovary

On Friday, I had laparoscopic surgery to remove an 11 cm ovarian cyst. It was an endometrioma and it destroyed my right ovary, so my ovary was taken out along with the cyst. At the time of surgery, it was discovered that I had endometriosis on the back of my uterus. It was removed during surgery.

I'm feeling a little lost in terms of losing an ovary and dealing with a disease that is not well understood and has a tendency to reoccur. I am scared that it will come back and my remaining ovary will be damaged. I am 22 years old and the thought of preserving my remaining ovary for another 30+ years seems daunting.

What should I expect down the line?

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Re: Endometriosis/lost an ovary

I had my first surgery at 22 for a 6 cm cyst on my left ovary, they didn't take the ovary out. Four years later I had a 8 cm cyst on my right ovary and a 2 cm cyst on my left. I had again surgery and a year later I had to have again surgery for the cysts that reappeared on my right ovary. I wish they would have taken it out. I did lupron, it helped w the pain, but I after I stopped it it came back. I tried depo-provera, but I was bleeding very bad on it, so I stopped it. Now I'm trying BCP, hope it will help, because the pain is horrible.
I don't want to scare you, but you should ask your GYN for a treatment to slow the progression of the disease.
good luck

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