I’ve been diagnosted by ultrasound and mri to have bilateral dermoid tumors. Both are approx 5.6 x 4.6. The doctors want me to do a consent for laparoscopy, cystectomy and oophorectomy all at once. I’m really concerned with this all at once approach. I’m thirty w/no children. And I desire to have children. I’m very concerned about BOTH ovaries being removed. Can ovaries be reconstructed.
|Dr. del Junco Jr. (Doctor)||
I was just diagnosed with demoid cysts on both ovaries also. I have already had cysts removed twice before (within 8 years) by laparoscopy surgery. That recovery period was less than a week. Now my doctor wants to do open surgery (it sounds basically like a c-section, minus the baby) since both ovaries have these cysts & it will be a very tedious procedure. I’m 29 and they don’t want to remove my ovaries. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter & don’t know how I’m gonna handle the four week recovery period, which means not being able to pick up my child.
I would definitely question the removal of both ovaries though, especially since you would like to have children. By the way, I was told by 2 doctors that I probably wouldn’t be able to have children.
Hang in there. Things could always be worse.