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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends.: If no symptoms & Ca 125 is normal can be periodically observed.

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A female asked:
Dr. James Bucci
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ovarian cyst: Not yet. if it small then they will just follow it until it needs to be removed. until the pathology is known it is just a cyst
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Virginia Phipps
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
It depends: Good evening, It appears that you already follow with GYN, so they should be able to tell you when the cyst should be removed. Many times, the cyst ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Laparoscopic: That is if it really needs to be removed. At your age, certain ovarian cysts can be monitored, as it is possible that they can resolved spontaneously
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dawson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends. : Usually >5 or 6 cm for a few mos. Smaller if symptomatic.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: The fact that the cyst contains a solid nodule makes it more likely to be a tumor (either benign, or hopefully not-malignant), and make it important t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience in Urgent Care
6 cm?: I'm not an ob/gyn, but i seem to think that 6 cm is large enough to warrant a procedure. I'm going to defer final answer to my ob/gyn colleagues out ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
I do not understand: I do not understand what you mean from a cyst getting dissoved!. Yes the cyst can have cancer in it if it is big enough and is multilocular, with inte ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually not: An ovarian cyst is a benign filled filled sac that is created monthly during ovulation. "it" is not recurrent. Women get a new cyst every time they ov ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Removal is done by laparocopic or open surgery.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Surgery: Usually with surgery to re-sect the capsule of the endometrioma.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually not: A dermoid ovarian cyst usually involves a substantial amount of the ovarian composition and even if it is partially resected, if any is left behind th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Rapid growth: Rapid growth can cause rupture. The question you need to discuss is "what is it?" after that is answered, a plan can be developed.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
10 cm: As a general rule of thumb, less than 5 cm is usually normal, between 5 and 10 cm can possibly be observed, but greater than 10 cm should be removed. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian Cyst/cancer: Ovarian cysts can develop into ovarian cancer over a very long time but not all ovarian cysts will become cancers. Simple cysts are rarely cancers reg ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
2 weeks: Usually almost full recovery in 2 weeks. Some people feel great after 5 days. Kind of unpredictable. But most activities can be resumed after about 7- ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience in Radiology
possible: Yes, you can, but only if your ob-gyn has thoroughly evaluated the cyst with sequential pelvic us, and agrees that surgery is indicated. I would hesit ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience in Gynecology
Surgery must: must have surgery as soon as possible
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Ovarian cancer: What is the question? Please resubmit one question at a time.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
It depends: If the ovarian cyst is too big or causing pain, that can be considered to be removed.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A cyst does not: Swallow your ovary, a cyst can be teh entire ovary, it depends what type and how big , if you presently ahve a cyst please call your doc or make anoth ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Sometimes the cyst can be removed from the ovary. At other times the entire ovary has become cystic and there is no remaining normal ovarian t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience in Gynecology
No: no diet restrictions eat all
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