Hi, I am new here and hoping for some advice please. I have been back and forth to the doctors for two years with various issues with abdominal pain. Recently I have been having trouble urinating and was sent to a urologist. During ultrasound of my bladder, the sonographer found a 7.2x7.6x4.8cm cyst in the pouch of Douglas with uniform low level mobile echoes and a thin septation within the cyst. They are unable to see either ovary seperate from the cyst. They have said it appears to be an endometrioma. I have seen gyneacolgoist who says it is the tip of the iceberg and that he thinks I have widespread endometriosis. His recommendation (as I have finished having children) is to be referred to a specialist endo centre with a view to having full hysterectomy and major removal of endometriosis and adhesions. My concern (apart from major surgery) is that while I wait for all this to happen, are they putting me at risk by not acknowledging that this has a slim chance of being cancerous. Please can anyone tell me if that has happened in their case? I would also love to hear from anyone who is or has gone through similar ops and how they are finding the recovery/surgical menopause (I am 40years old). Thanks for reading!