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I had a 14 cm ovarian cyst, ovary and tube removed May 20th through open surgery with a fairly large incision.  I had a pretty good experience, as far as major surgery goes.  My incision healed well, I had no major complications.  My 6 week check up went well and I was cleared at that point to resume normal activity.

My problem is that I am still experiencing pain...more of just a general soreness where the cyst was and up by my belly button.  It's not horrible, but very uncomfortable, sore to the touch and still also swollen.  Is this still normal?  Has anyone else experienced this?  I am thinking of giving my doctor a call, because I'm not sure I should still be experiencing this more than two months after the surgery.
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14cm is a large cyst so there was probably a bit of trauma to the area during surgery. But 2 months seems like a long time to still have pain and swelling. So it would be a good idea to have it checked out. Let us know what you find out.
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Due to insurance issues to long to explain here, I was unable to see my doctor!  I called and they wanted to see me the next day because they don't feel like soreness at this point is the norm either.  But....the appointment was canceled due to the whole insurance thing.  So....I have to wait for my primary care doctor to get switched make an appointment with her, then get a referral back to the gyn.  Ugh!  Will probably be a week or more before I can be seen.  In the meantime, I'm still sore.  it's not horrible, just an uncomfortable soreness that won't go away.
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Sorry to hear about this delay. Hopefully, they'll figure this out quickly when you finally get in.
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