I too suffer from chronic ovarian cysts, at the age of 44…[sigh] however, I have not had the surgical procedures you mentioned.
It's my understanding that an ovarian cyst is a build up of fluid within an ovary that is surrounded by a very thin wall. The majority of ovarioan cyst are benign (harmless) and are found to occur mostly in premenopausal women. However, some postmenopausal women and those who's ovaries are intact, may also develop ovarian cysts. [According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA, most premenopausal women and up to 14.8% of postmenopausal women are found to have ovarian cysts]
Ovarian cysts typically occur most frequently during a female's reproductive years (childbearing years). However, ovarian cysts may affect a woman of any age. Sometimes ovarian cysts cause pain and bleeding and range widely in size from being as small as a pea to larger than an orange. In some cases [like mine] a sample (biopsy) of the cyst is taken to determine what type it is. Doctors may also order tests such as a pelvic ultrasound scan and blood tests.
In any case, it's always best to speak with a physician about your concerns and discuss any treatment options available and appropriate for you.
Corvet Sue ~
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