I'm new here.
During my 1st round of IVF last year I was told after scans that I have one endometrioma @ 5cm on my left ovary. I haven't previously been diagnosed with endometriosis and haven't really experienced any pain apart from quite painful periods.
We went through with the egg collection in Dec -2015 anyway but the pain and discomfort never settled and the left side of my tummy was swollen. End of March this year I decided to contact my GP re the lingering pain and got referred to gynae. After scans it was confirmed that the endometrioma has grown to 10cm! and it needs to be removed. As we want to resume IVF once this is over they are doing a 2 stage surgery to try and preserve fertility. I am having my first laparoscopy in June and the 2nd in Sept. My consultant says there is a risk they might need to remove my left ovary and I am starting to get really worried now as I have never had surgery before and who knows what they will find when they open me up!
Have any of you been in a similar situation? Have you removed an ovary but still been able to conceive naturally or via IVF?
Is 2 stage lap surgery common?
Any comments or thoughts appreciated