My good friend K has found out that she has Chocolate Cysts. Which are Endometrioma.These are cysts that form when endometrial tissue (the type that lines the inside of the uterus) invades an ovary. It is responsive to monthly hormonal changes, which causes the cyst to fill with blood. It’s called a “chocolate cyst” because the blood is a dark, reddish-brown color. Multiple endometriomas are found in the condition called “endometriosis”. Although often asymptomatic, chocolate cysts can be painful, especially during your period or during intercourse. She has two options. Go in for (another) surgery and have them removed, along with an ovary and a fallopian tube and then have them checked out, or wait for an oncologist to rule out cancer. I am so scared for her. We are going to visit her this weekend in NJ. Please hold her in your thoughts and prayers. She has a 1.5 year old and is a teacher, being laid up after surgery is going to be so hard for her!