I'm thinking of having one of my ovaries removed. I've been getting cysts on it for over ten years now. They rupture, and it hurts. It always happens on the same side. I went on birth control for several months to stop the process and then went off. They were better for a year and are now coming back regularly. Not to mention, after going off it, I've had the worst PMS of my life. It totally upset my bodies hormonal balance. Because of my age, and battles I'm having over smoking/quitting, I think it might be time to consider a permanent solution for this one. Any advice/comments/similar experiences?