I've been diagnoses with a large ~12cm dermoid cyst on my right ovary, and a smaller, blood filled cyst, possible related to endometriosis, on my left. I've had painful periods for years now, which it seems is due to the left cyst - that's the side the pain is worse on.
I've been advised to have a laparotomy to remove the demoid and to further investigate the possibility of endometriosis and remove any related tissue.
Which is all a bit scary, but I'm booked to go under the knife on November 9th.
However this last week I have noticed a patch of skin on the outside/back of my lower right leg that is weirdly numb. It comes and goes a bit, but at it's worst I can feel pressure on the leg but not stroking or scratching on the skin. Feels like I've had a local anaesthetic.
Does it seem possible that this could be related to the dermoid? I would assume from what I've been told the cyst could shift and place pressure on a nerve and it's the correct side of the body.
Also, I've lost quite a bit of weight this year (unconnectedly, I've been deliberately dieting/exercising and lost 50lbs) perhaps this change in my body could have shifted the cyst slightly - I'd never noticed the numbness before despite obviously having the cyst present for years.
I have my pre-op booked so I will discuss it then, just wondered if it sounds familiar to anyone?