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How big is 5 cm ovarian cyst

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
4.8 cm x 3.5 cm: It is a medium sized cyst overall.

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A female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Call you doctor : You could have an ovarian torsion that could require emergency surgery. Sometimes it is just a cyst but if you are in that much pain you may need to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Quite common: It is quite common to have an ovarian cyst in pregnancy. Really the only way a cyst can be dangerous to your pregnancy is if it twists on itself (tor... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A heating pad can help with the discomfort from an ovarian cyst but will not help shrink it. They can shrink some or rupture and go away completely in... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
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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