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I am 35 years old and I have endometriosis sis, my DR. Told me to go for laparoscopy, abut I am thinking about to remove my right ovary. I am still can’t make decision, what I need to do remove my ovary or go for laparoscopy? Any suggestion?

By March 8, 2010 - 2:21pm
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Thank you guys for very helpful suggestions. I already have laparoscopy two years ago, but after that my pain has been getting worse, now I am having too much nausea , I already checked my pregnancy and so far I am not pregnant, my periods is due on March 21 or 22 . I have been SO nauseated lately, and it's not like a sick on my stomach nausea, but just like a really crappy feeling. I was wondering if anyone on here has had it before with endometriosis.

March 15, 2010 - 3:51pm

Hi anieaka,
I also have pretty bad endomitriosis and did lose my ovaries because of the endomitriosis and ovarian cysts. It has really messes up my hormones (since I can no longer produce my own estrogen) and have to deal with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). I've had a really hard time balancing my hormones and wish I still had at least one of my ovaries to help me balance my estrogen levels. If I had the choice I would keep my ovaries at all cost. Let the doctor get in there and clean up the endomitriosis and only leave the removal of your ovary as a last resort.

I lost my ovaries one at a time first the right one then 2 years later lost the left one. Once I lost my right ovary I quickly started into perimenopause and didn't know it at the time. I thought I was to young to be in any type of menopause but that wasn't the case. I had horrible hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and short term memory loss. Now that that I'm in menopause and on hormone replacement therapy - I sure wish I had my ovaries!!

Good luck with your decision and keep us posted on your progress.

March 9, 2010 - 10:35am


Is Rosa right? Is your doctor planning to use laparoscopy to possibly remove your ovary?

Or did your doctor present it as an alternative to removing your ovary?

Meaning, that she or he is going to go in laparoscopically to try to clean up the endometriosis and leave the ovaries intact?

I had endometriosis in my 30s and had two laparoscopies two years apart for endometriosis. Each time the doctor was able to "clean up" the endometrial tissue and left my uterus and ovaries intact.

Can you tell us a little more so we can make sure we give you the right answers?

March 9, 2010 - 9:52am

Hi anieaka,

Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer!

I am sorry that you have to make the decision to remove one of your ovaries. How are you coping with this? Do you have a good support system at home?

A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which your surgeon will either cut a very tiny hole through your umbilicus or lower abdominal area in order to get to the right ovary and remove it with as little bleeding and scarring as possible. Perhaps this is what your doctor was discussing with you as an option to remove the right ovary. It is surgery and you will still need recovery time after, but it is one of the great advancements made in the operating room.

If what he wants to do is use the laparoscope for a diagnosis, then this may be the best option for you because you may not necessarily have to remove the ovary.

Here is some more information on laparoscopies: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/laparoscopy-16156

Best of Luck to you and please keep us updated!

March 8, 2010 - 3:29pm
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