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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi..i am having a ovarian cyst on my left ..its 4.8 inches. i m having 12 days bleeding in periods ...is it normal..i am 22 years old?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Huge cyst: 4.8 inches means the cyst is over 12cm. It is unlikely go go away and needs to be removed. It can be done laparoscopically.
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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 42 years experience
The reason for removal is the risk of torsion which will cut of the blood flow to the ovary. If the diagnosis was made more than a few weeks ago, you may want to have an ultrasound to see if the cyst has gotten smaller by itself.
Jun 9, 2014
Last updated Oct 13, 2015

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