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A 35-year-old female asked:

I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months. doc wants to remove that ovary. is this the best treatment?

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Dr. Thomas Erdmann
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: A cyst that has not resolved in 6 months is abnormal. A cyst that is 9 cm across is very abnormal. Removal is really the only option, other than doing nothing.
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Dr. Shawn Ramsey
20 years experience
No keep ovary: You still requier surgery but you can have just the cyst removed. It should be done laparascopicaly to minimize your risks and allow for faster recovery.
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Last updated Mar 6, 2018

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