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A 31-year-old member asked:

When is surgery necessary for ovarian cysts?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Suspicion of cancer: When there is pain, rapid increase in size or infection with fevers etc and there is a family history of ovarian cancer.
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Generally we look at pain, and type of cyst and age of patient.
Apr 4, 2013
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
See below: Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own but surgery may be an option for some ovarian cysts. This depends on your symptoms, appearances of the cysts on ultrasound, and whether the cysts have been growing or persistent over a few menstrual cycles.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Yes if needed: Surgery can remove ovarian cysts, but they can also return even after surgery. Laparoscopic surgery can be used in some cases, and i believe that there may be medications that your gynecologist may try (hormones). Many types of ovarian cysts can also resolve on their own, unless they are very large.

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