I am new, and I have a lot of questions. I was just diagnosed Aug 18 2011 with endo. I was quite shoked being that I am 48 and have 3 grown children. I went in for a lap for a left oophorectomy/salpingectomy for what looked like on US a 5 cm mass. Turned out to be endometrioma (chocolate cyst) on left ovary. My Dr had to dissect the ovary and had to leave part of it there because it was attached to the bowel, ureter and pelvic side wall. The right ovary is stuck behind the uterus in the posterior cul-de-sac. If there is endo on bowel, ureters and bladder, who removes it? I will be having a complete hysterectomy, but have been side tracked by a complex cyst in my right kidney and bengin tumors in my bladder. Anyone else have hysterectomy with bowel, ureter, bladder involvement? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!View Thread
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