Consult update

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Consult update
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 10:20am

I had the consult with the new RE yesterday. He doesn't have the best bedside manner but seems to be very informed, so I'm comfortable with him. It's easier to put aside the beside manner when you know what's going on anyway.

He did a full exam, including an u/s.  He saw the masses, the one on my L is 4 cm, and the one on my R is back up to 9cm.  He believes the original surgeon took out some of the cyst, but didn't get the entire mass, so they ballooned back up as soon as I had AF.  He said if we were only dealing with the one on the L side we'd move right into an IVF cycle, but with the one of the R being so large, he was afraid he wouldn't be able to extract any follies from that side.  So, more surgery it is.  

The plan is to give me a dose of Lupron as soon as insurance approves it to quiet my ovaries and shut my system down so the endo won't grow any more. Then, in October sometime early in my cycle I'll have another lap, maybe a laparotomy if he can't get the masses out with the scope.

After the surgery I'll continue to take the monthly Lupron injection for 6 weeks-3 months, depending on what type of surgery he ends up doing, to allow for everything to heal, then we'll go into an IVF cycle. So, I'm hoping to be back in the swing of things shortly after the first of the year. It's a relief to have a plan again.


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Registered: 05-11-1999
Sun, 09-23-2012 - 9:27pm
Yay for a plan! Sounds like he is very informed and is going to make sure those cysts do not return, so you can have the best IVF outcome possible. :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 12:28pm
Lisa, I'm glad you have a good game plan moving forward. It does sound like he knows what he's talking about, you can deal with a bad bedside manner if you really trust your doctor.