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A 37-year-old female asked:

I just found out i have an encapsulated cyst 5.3 cm.i am having back pain and belly pain .can that size cyst be remove and can it get cancerous?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 51 years experience
Yes: I assume you mean an ovarian cyst. It is not unusual for ovarian cysts to attain large size and cause the pains you describe. They can be removed surgically, by a variety of approaches, and they will be thoroughly examined by a pathologist to made sure they do not harbor cancerous cells.
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