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5 cm ovarian cyst treatment

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Ovarian cyst: Is this on the same side or other side? This is usually treated by an obgyn and treatment is either ovarian cystectomy or oophorectomy depending on th ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Ovarian cyst: There is no medical treatment for ovarian cyst.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Options: You have a number of options. You can repeat the u/s in 3 months or so and see if it has gone away on its own. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts frequently ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Ovarian Cysts: First choice is Metformin, 500 mg three times daily. Also try the herb Berberine, 500 mg three times daily. Topical Progesterone cream, 20-60 mg per ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: If the cyst is simple and 5cm in size, then yes - good chance it may go away on it's own. Larger than 7cm, and it is much much less likely that it ca ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
4.8 cm x 3.5 cm: It is a medium sized cyst overall.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
BRCA?: Ovarian cancer is associated with breast cancer, so having the US exam is prudent screening. The nature of the cysts is the best guide, but not perfec ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: While cancer is a possibility it is not the most likely diagnosis. More testing such as doppler flow studies on ultrasound can help with the diagnosis ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Bruner
27 years experience Gynecology
Not always: If a 2.8 cm cyst is smooth and stable on repeat ultrasound exams and not causing any pain it does not always need to be removed. However, if causing ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Specialist: I would strongly advise first seeing a fertility specialist with expertise in robotic surgery. It is alsmost unheard of at a young age to remove the o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Uterine thickness varies with your cycle, being thickest right before your period. If the cyst on your ovary or tube? If ovarian, this is consistent w ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Slow down a bit...: Ok, you have a lot of issues just recently identified. I'm doubtful you have any cancer. Your biggest concern appears to be the ovarian cyst, which is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sonogram findings: Individual sonogram reports must be interpreted in the proper clinical context. Contact the ordering physician who can interpret it based on your symp ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Known to us, all medical care is based on indirect evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of available experience; so is Bosniak ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Density matters: Dermoid cysts are made of multiple different tissue types and they're going to be all made up different densities where fat is light and smooth muscle ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Moore
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Menopause is defined by a decline in hormone levels and their effects. As the estrogen decreases, the ovaries become nonproductive. The appearance or ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low AMH: A low amh means that you have very few ovarian reserve (very few eggs). This means that the success rates of ivf are going to be very low. Many doctor ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A little big: Around ovulation, the follicle measures around 2 cm, so this is a little bigger. It's not so big, though, that it can't be watched. It will likely res ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to your doctor: there are many women who form cysts on their ovaries and each case is unique, so sonogram alone does not replacement clinical judgment and speaking wi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
Iodine: The ovaries require iodine and you may be deficient in it. Try to find someone who does an iodine loading test. If you are low, taking a safe iodine/p ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Brignoni
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PCOS: Pcos stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women. Women w pcos have abnormalities with the met ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Not likely: 2 cm is pretty small for ovarian and paraovarian cysts. Small cysts probably couldn't cause enough compression to affect the nerves that supply sensa ... Read More
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