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how big is 5 cm ovarian cyst

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 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well...: It depends on the material in the ovary, fluid, or other material. Ounces to over 1 pound is an average guess.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible?: Either way, you definitely need to see your GYN or GYN oncologist soon.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is: 2.8 inches.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Removal: is best option rather than waiting, as they can twist and cause complications , few them could be malignant , speak to your gynecologist and take th ... Read More
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fri Mofor-eta
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Watch for fever,pain: Ruptured hemorrhagic cysts tend to bleed leaving a patient with a collection of blood in their abdomen. The bleeding usually stops on it's own over t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on you age, the younger the larger but about 3-3.5cm.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Each month when a woman ovulates, a cyst forms at least 2 cm in diameter. After ovulation that cyst may increase to 6 or 8 cm and still be normal. I ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Seems enlarged: Are you sure you don't mean mm rather than cm. A 5x8 cm pineal gland or anything else in the brain that size is really large. If your measurements we ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not cancer: A dermoid cyst is a benign type of turmor containing multiple types of tissue and has a characteristic appearance under sonography. It will always ha ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing bad: Anechoic cysts of 2-9mm are normal/benign follicles that develop in ovaries. They are immature, egg-containing, fluid filled 'bubbles' of a sort that ... 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 female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Big enought for what: ? Please clarify what your question is and re-ask.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a concern : If this cyst is asymptomatic there is little to worry about. Volume measurements of the ovary are very imprecise and this is not a significant differe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The cyst is only 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter and may possibly be surpressed with the oral contraceptive pill before considering surgery.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: But sometimes the consistency of a cyst is more important than the size. Talk to your doctor about it.
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