I’ve been found to have a 11cm endometrioma on my right ovary, and a 3cm one on my left ovary. Saw the specialist on Wednesday who explained that I need urgent surgery to remove the 11cm cyst. However, with it being so large he said if they were to cut it away there are risks of damaging the ovary during the process, and so likely the ovary will have to be removed aswell. If they don’t cut it and only drain it, then they don’t need to cut away the ovary (providing it’s in a good state) then the likelyness of cyst coming back is higher. Hoping the left ovary is still ok with only a smaller cyst, but scared that it is also no good, which means I’m left with no eggs. Also as I have bad bowel Endo symptoms, it looks like I have endo in my bowel and will probably need a second surgery after to remove some of the bowel.
We’ve been ttc for over 17 months without success and really wanted to go for IVF, but he said IVF does not seem possible due to the size of my cyst, and will need to remove that first before any fertility clinic will consider me for IVF.
I really don’t know what to do, has anyone else been in the same situation? What would you do - remove the cyst and ovary (if not salvageable?) or just drain the large cyst and hoping that ovary still works? Thinking of going through private insurance, anyone know how long that takes from putting in a claim to getting the surgery done?
Really appreciate if anyone can give me some advise/ hope. I feel like I will never have my own family, as I won’t have any working eggs after the surgeries. X