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Pregnant .. and a dermoid cyst in left ovary. Surgery or not?

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  • Posted By: mahrukh
  • August 13, 2008
  • 09:01 AM

I am 12 weeks pregnant and I have recently been diagnosed (through USG and CT-scan) with an Ovarian Teratoma or dermoid cyst in my left ovary. The size is around 8cm.

I had 3 episodes of SEVERE lower-left abdominal pain during the last one month. The pain disappears automatically. In the first two instants, after 15-30 minutes and in the last instant, after 3 hours.

My Gyn is giving me three options for the surgery to get it removed

1. Get it removed (midline incision) right now
2. If and when another episode of pain occurs
3. Get the baby delivered at 37 weeks through c-section and within the same procedure, dermoid is also removed.

I am worried about the risk posed by General Anaesthesia to the baby so nobody is completely sure about that.

Secondly, If I get the surgery done now, will my incision wound be able to take the labour pain and contractions at the time of delivery? If not, the docs may go for a cesarian section anyway.

What should I do?

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