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Ovarian Dermoid Cyst

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Has anyone here had surgery to remove an ovarian dermoid cyst? I would love input. 

I am 39 years old, and I found out about the cyst in December of 2010 after a partial molar pregnancy. So far I have not removed it. I have one child and am considering another pregnancy. I don't know if I should have the cyst removed before TTC. They may need to take the whole ovary when they remove the cyst.

Any input or experience with this would be appreciated! Thanks so much.

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I had a laparoscopy to remove a ovarian cyst during my last pregnancy. It was fluid filled and about the size of a grapefruit. They found it during my dating ultrasound at about 8 weeks and I had the surgery at 15 weeks. The doctors were worried about it contorting or bursting and me loosing the baby. I lost about three quarters of my left ovary due to the cyst. If I had a choice I would definitely get it removed before pregnancy. My ob told me that the other ovary picks up the ovulation slack. Also my grandma had four babies on just one ovary. So I would worry to much about the fertility aspect. I hope my long winded post was helpful! Lol.

Sory for any disjointedness. Nursing while typing on a tablet!
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Thank you, Bruebee! Yes, this is very helpful. I am leaning toward having the surgery in July, but I have been going back and forth. It is very helpful to hear from another mom and definitely helps in the decision-making.

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