Hi Ladies, I need your advice, guidance and also experiences, if anyone has gone through this.
I'm 16 weeks and have two large ovarian cysts on my left ovary. I'm in pain intermittently and some days it's excruciating. I went to see my surgeon/doc at BUPA yesterday and he wants to operate and gave me two scenarios: These are:
1) I don't have surgery, I manage the pain for next 24ish weeks and in the mean time the cysts could/will likely become estrangulated, id be in agony for a week and I'd have to have an emergency op to remove by ovary/tube. Thus severely reducing my chances of more babies.
2) I have the surgery, which will reduce the cysts but hopefully my ovary will remain in tact and working fine. They will eventually come back after a year and after baby born, then they can fully remove the cyst and rebuild the ovary. The risk of having this done while pregnant is worrying, however my surgeon has assured me he is not aware of any miscarriages after his surgery in 2nd trimester in 10 years. What impact will the anaesthetic have on my unborn child?
My Partner is Italian and wants his uncle (in Italy) who's a doc (that has delivered all his families babies, but not sure what specialism he has) that could give us a second opinion. This makes me uncomfortable as I don't speak Italian and we don't go till 10 June! My doc said right now there is enough space as baby is only up to belly button, but as time goes on baby is getting bigger.
The surgery is booked for next weekend so I have time to think. After reading this what are your thoughts? I'm going crazy not knowing what to do for best.