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Erin0924

767d

I was just diagnosed with an endometrioma on my right ovary by an ultrasound. They say it is more than likely endometriosis but 1-2% chance it could be ovarian cancer. They are waiting and going to keep observing it. I’m very nervous to go through with the laparoscopy surgery because everyone makes it sound very painful. I start graduate school in July and I’m not sure what to do 😔

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    • Bae_Dan

      764d

      I had a laparoscopy when I was 15. I had been very sick for a long time before they tried to diagnose me with just about everything. They were just about to start questioning cancer when they decided to do a laparoscopic. It was very scary considering everything that I had going on. I’m very glad that I had it done. Although Endometriosis is very difficult it’s nice to have the answer so that you can find out what works for you quicker. No matter how scary it is just hold your head up! You got this! Everything is going to be just fine! 💕

    • Bae_Dan

      764d

      I had a laparoscopy when I was 15. I had been very sick for a long time before they tried to diagnose me with just about everything. They were just about to start questioning cancer when they decided to do a laparoscopic. It was very scary considering everything that I had going on. I’m very glad that I had it done. Although Endometriosis is very difficult it’s nice to have the answer so that you can find out what works for you quicker. No matter how scary it is just hold your head up! You got this! Everything is going to be just fine! 💕

    • Paincess

      767d

      I’m two weeks post op. For me, the gas pain was what hurt, it is outside your intestines and until it absorbs into your intestines and you release it, it irritates your diaphragm and a nerve that runs into your shoulders. After you manage that through walking, gas X and peppermint tea, at least for me the surgery healing feels much better than the endo.

    • PacoPeep

      767d

      Laparoscopic surgery can be scary but it can help. I've had 3 in total. 1 for an appendectomy, 1 excision surgery/ aborted hysterectomy, 1 for a complete hysterectomy. Recovery time varies. My first I was back at work 3 weeks later. My second was 4 weeks. My last one was 7 weeks before I could go back to work. I think that was because the surgeon did my incisions just under my ribs as my previous surgery was 4 months prior. She didn't want to use those still healing sites. I was so used to pain in my lower abdomen that I was able to ignore most of the pain. The incisions higher up were new pains and I wasn't used to where they were. I am feeling 💯 times better. Better than I can remember feeling. It is scary and there is a recovery but it will help if they remove what is causing you pain. Hope this helps 🤗

      • Erin0924

        767d

        @PacoPeep I don’t have too much pain just when I’m not on my period, but the risk of cancer has me very nervous because my grandmother died of breast cancer. I just have pretty servers periods like clotting, doubled over pain, constipation and ovulation pain.

        • PacoPeep

          767d

          @Erin0924 none of which is normal. I didn't know that until I was diagnosed. The fact that the chances are that low is good. I will be praying for you. It is also possible you are in more pain than you realize. I didn't realize how much pain I experienced on a day to day basis until the pain was gone. I am aware of it now by the absence of that pain. It's a little disconcerting tbh

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