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Weiser, ID
A 38-year-old female asked:

I have had a hysterectomy, two years later i had left ovary removed due to cyst, at removal right ovary was but now right ovary has cyst?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Not a problem: Of course you don't want both ovaries removed at age 38 as that could harm your heart and bones. Cysts at age 38 are most commonly benign and doctor can perform a "cystectomy" rather than an "oophrectomy". Remove just the cyst if it causes pain or is of concern for the doctor, and leave the rest of the ovary. Unless strong family history ovarian cancer, then ovary should be spared at all cost.
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