Hi, I'm new to the site. I'm 53, and have suffered with Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease--diagnosed only six years ago. I've also had major back surgery... spinal fusion (through the stomach). Despite all this, I try to keep active and cycle regularly. I've recently been told I had a large 5.5cm cyst on my left ovary which look complex. I was due to have surgery but upon arrival, the surgeon said they couldn't perform a laparoscopy due to my spinal fusion scar on my stomach--as my bowel or internal organs my stick to internal scar tissue. So, I've been told I need a major surgery and there may be more risk. I'm really worried about it all and am hoping for some advice and support from others here.
I read a 2019 study that was done by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Imperial Biomedical Research Centre, saying that a watch and wait approach may be a better option for those with cysts. I'm just wondering what others think, and if anyone has had a similar issue to me.