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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a 4.7 cm ovarian cyst, very painful! it was found two years ago at 3 cm. should i have this removed? what is the procedure to remove it?

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Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Yes: removal may be needed if it is getting bigger, causes ongoing severe pain and disturbs your life, please seek help from a gynecologist for specific diagnosis and treatment
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Ovarian Cyst: Most ovarian cysts, even larger ones, will usually resolve spontaneously in younger women. However, if it is very painful for you, you can have it removed by laparoscopic surgery. A camera is placed into the abdomen and it is removed through a tiny incision. It is an outpatient procedure. Hope this helps.

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Last updated Mar 5, 2018

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