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can my ovary survive with 3 ovarian cyst

By March 24, 2009 - 11:28am
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when i was 16 years old my cycle turned iregular, it wouldnt stop went to my family doctor did some test found out i had overian cyst did surgery it was a nine pound cyst took over my ovary..they had to cut both out ..now im 22 years old had same symptoms did ultrasound same thing but now i have 3 that make a football size i have no children and docs telling me hes trying to save my ovary with out it i wont be able to start a family but i have no insuarance i feel weak and sick so i cant work my stomach has grown so big it look like im 7 months preg.. and without insuarance ihave to go to county hospital where im scared their gonna to just cut out my ovary is there any possible chance my ovary can survive or can i get pregnant now with those ovaries in my stomach????

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I'm getting the chills just by reading to what you have got to experience. I am pretty sure you are a lot stronger as a woman now with all the challenges you have gotten through in life at such an early stage. Thank heavens the surgery went great for you and I pray to God that you will never EVER get those evil cysts again! Best of luck!

August 28, 2009 - 7:53am

update i recently had surgery and it was only one cyst but heres the shocker it was 11 pounds ....became qite anemic so needed a blood transfusion im fine my surgery was on monda08/24 my ovary was saved...thanks to god and everything is fine im going to the docs in about a week to see the results of the cyst i do know its not cancerous im happy everything is fine again thank you lord and everyone that stood with me

August 27, 2009 - 9:21pm

thank you for your comment.. yes the doctor is trying to get me in the medicaid program but im having alot of trouble with them. the doc said it was in emergency surgery as soon as possible s if i dont hear about the star program which is medicaid i would have to go to a county hospital and do it there ihavent spoke to anyone there but i have a choice on two hospitals so i will speak to those docs and nurses im just praying medicaid (star program) will aprove my case.. im hoping i can get he can save my ovary i havent asked about a payment plan but i already set up a visit so that would be my next question to him hopefully i can...

March 26, 2009 - 10:11am

Hi jramirez,

I am so sorry that you have more ovarian cysts. You said you are seeing a doctor who will perform surgery, and who will try to save the ovary. However, it sounds like you won't go to that doctor, because you do not have insurance? Have you talked with this doctor or the clinic/hospital about your situation and lack of health insurance? There are some options that they could discuss with you about a payment plan, paying on a sliding-scale or other options.

I'm concerned that you are waiting on this surgery, and the cysts sound extremely large (you said you look like you are 7 months pregnant?). What did the doctor tell you about your timeframe for having surgery?

I am not sure if your ovary can be saved; it sounds like the doctor would try everything in his/her power to save your ovary, but once you are in the surgical room, there is a chance it could or could not be saved, and depends on the size and location of the cysts; something only your doctor(s) can tell you.

Your last question: are you asking if you could get pregnant with ovarian cysts? Women have been pregnant who later found out they had an ovarian cyst, so yes, it is possible. It depends on the size and location of the cysts, among many other factors. However, it sounds like it would be a very high-risk option to get pregnant before you had the cysts removed, even if you were able to become pregnant for both you and the baby, as the cysts sound extremely large. And, without health insurance, it sounds very risky to add a pregnancy to a known-health condition. After your surgery, if your doctor is able to save your ovary, then pregnancy may be an option for you.

What are your options for surgery? If your only option is go to to the county hospital, can you speak with a trusted doctor about the possibility of them saving your last ovary?

March 24, 2009 - 1:59pm
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