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04 May 2004

Ovarian cyst - post op
Hi Gynaedoc

Last week i went for an op to remove a mass which developed on my ovary. The doc had to remove my ovary as well in the process just to be safe. The histology tests showed no signs of malignancy.

I am still recovering from the op. But I just have a few questions:

- What are the impacts of having one ovary? Will it affect my fertlity or take longer to get pregnant?
- I have been experiencing hot flushes at night while sleeping, is that a result of having one ovary, a hormonal imbalance?
- What are the chances of something like this recurring? And being malignant in future?
- Are masses of this size common? The doc said it was the size of a soccerball?

Sorry for so many questions but i need some reassurance that i am safe.

Thanks a lot,
Nikki
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The other ovary will take over and ovulate every month, so there should be no delay in fertility.
You still have one normal ovary, so there should be no hormonal imbalance. Your 'hot flushes' may mean an infection of some sort. If you have any pain, you should have this checked.
There is a small recurrecnce rate with cysts and soccerball size is not that coomon.
The best thing is to have regular gynae checks.

Best wishes
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