HI there (am also from Brighton, no, Hove actually!)
I am just so excited because I think I've cured my ovarian cyst.
I had one on my left ovary which grew to 13cm and caused pain back in 2000 and had an operation to have it removed. They removed the ovary too.
This year when I went for a check up the doctor found one on the other ovary, only 2.5cm. Because the first operation set me back psychologically for many months, the thought of having another op plus entering menopause overnight sent me into a panic. I was stunned by the news and for a while I couldn't think straight, but eventually as I calmed down I decided to start educating myself about the menopause. (I'm 47). I read a wonderful book by Dr John Lee called: 'What your doctor may not tell you about menopause'. It is a fantastic book and I urge you to get it.
In it he talks about using natural progesterone cream to alleviate all sorts of symptoms associated with the menopause. He also mentioned that if you use the cream ovarian cysts can disappear after one or two cycles. I bought it and used the cream for two cycles, went back to the doctor (a different doctor) and he could not see any cyst!!!!
I was amazed and put it down to the cream.
By the way the first doctor put a lot of pressure on me to have the operation right away.
So please get this book and educate yourself. It was so worth it. It feels like a death sentence has been removed from hanging over my head.