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female, 16, virgin. cyst on ovary found in ultrasound. if i go to a ob/gyn what kind of exam will be done on me? must a parent be in the room?

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Dr. Olga Sarkodie
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: If the cyst is small and simple by ultrasound report, no exam is necessary unless patient has symptoms. Abdominal exam can be performed initially for a large cyst and after discussion with patient either vaginal or sometimes rectal exam can help physician with clinical assessment. Presence of the parent in the exam room is up to the patient. Surgery, if necessary, must be discussed with a parent

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