Ok, so here's the question...

I have a very painful 5 cm cyst on my ovary. In addition to it being it's own really horrible nuisance, it also affects my hormones which in turn I believe is affecting my lupus. My OBGYN doesn't want to remove it yet becuause the normal tactic in these situations is to "wait and see". My concern is that it is going to throw me into a major flare up if it's not taken out. Has anyone every had experience with this before? I know that estrogen is directly connected to lupus flares... how can I convince my OB that this is going to affect me in ways that it wouldn't affect a person without lupus?

Thanks for your help!! :cry: