I have 2 endometrioma (cysts in both ovaries) and I've seen an NHS consultant about it yesterday. The larger cyst is of 4 ish cm and is causing me pains particularly when having sex or doing physical examinations and scans. I've been told that these cysts are not dangerous and I should give it a year before the next scan and consultation. However, I'm a bit doubious as I read a lot online and if endometrioma grow larger can cause a host of problems..
Does anyone have endometrioma cysts and how did they deal with those/what they suggest me to do? Should I see someone privately and ask for a second opinion? I'm just a bit worried that if it gets much bigger in a year time it would damage my ovary.
Thanks all in advance for any suggestions and support,
Hello, I have endometrioma cysts. The first one was found when I had my scan and it was about the same size as yours. I had another scan 6 weeks later and then during an MRI whilst investigating my gastro symptoms they have another cyst about 1cm. The intravaginal scan couldn’t detect it. Will be having surgery to diagnose endo, divisionlysis (organs adhered to each other so will be speared) and to drain the cysts. I asked my gynaecologist that I wanted them removed and she said it was dependent on where it was but she warned me that they can come back even though they have been removed or drained. They can grow larger but they rarely resolve on their own. If they do grow larger they can cause problems and they can rupture.
Definitely get a second opinion. I have noticed that sometimes the treatment options we are given is dependent on the dr.
All the best
Thanks so much for your helpful reply EmsO. I really appreciate it.
Yes, I think you are definitely right and I should definitely seek a second opinion as soon as possible. Every comment regarding endometrioma I read so far seem to suggest that they can grow large pretty fast. I'm a little concerned for the NHS consultant not having suggested to run a proper test for the diagnosis either.
My other cyst is small and is of 2.5 cm. But I'm a bit worried about the 4.5 cm one as I'm now aware it could get bigger in no time.. So I think a year is way too long to wait to check it again.
Best of luck with your surgery - I hope all goes very well and that they won't come back too quickly..
I’ve had endometriomas of 6cm/5cm and had these removed by excision. I think if yours is causing you discomfort then it should ideally be removed in a laparoscopy, have you had a lap before? X
thanks for your message.
No I haven't had a laparoscopy before as they only just found my endometrioma, so all I had is a transvaginal scan and the gynechologist consultant did a smear (I think?!) and a physical examination when I went to see them. But yeah, I might need to get a second opinion privately.. Thanks so much x