I'm having a TLH and also removing the left ovary/tube due to a very large cyst on Jan 6th. My right ovary also has a cyst, but it's smaller. I am undecided as to whether I should also have the right ovary removed. It would mean I wouldn't have any more worries, but it would also put me into surgical menopause, which terrifies me! I'm 47 1/2 and have Fibromyalgia, which comes with a host of issues, including extreme fatigue, pain and insomnia. I'm barely functional now, due to the Fibro, and am scared to death that removing both ovaries would make me completely non-functional. On the other hand, I worry that leaving the ovary could cause problems later on and I'd have to subject myself to yet another surgery. Also, taking HRT is probably not something I will be able to do, since I tend to not tolerate drugs well. Any advice would be greatly helpful, as I'm going in for surgery on Thurs and need to make a decision ASAP!...thanks!
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