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5 cm ovarian cyst

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

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A 43-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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can be normal: Each month an egg develops inside a watery cyst, sometimes there are other less mature eggs in their own cysts also. You should discuss your conc ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
No: Usually cysts are benign. For the pain nsaids or birth control pills can help. Sometimes if there are severe symptoms they me need to be removed with ... 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your Gynecologis: Your gynecologist should explain to you what you have and what it means. Most ovarian cysts are benign, yet Cancer of the Ovary often starts as a cyst ... 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Potentially: The most unusual part of this presentation is the continued presence of a complex ovarian cyst. This is more than likely benign at your age but if cys ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Dominant follicle?: That cyst might be your dominant follicle, in other words that cyst may well be your next ovulation.
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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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Follow up: Have you had a follow up appt with your surgeon? They should be able to review the pathology from the surgery and address concerns from your post op r ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This happens during every cycle during ovulation. Follicular cysts rupture and most often cause little it if any pain. Any severe pain should be eva ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to your doctor: The size of your right ovary is about twice the size of a normal ovary and likely most of that is taken up by the cyst. The presence of a thick septat ... Read More
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