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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is there a reason to worry about a cyst during first trimester of pregnancy? i'm 2 months pregnant and have a slight pain in the lower abdomen. i saw a gynaecologist today and he said i have a cyst and should just take panado for the pain.is this ok?

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Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually benign: Many women will have a corpus luteum cyst which forms on the ovary from which the egg came. They can be painful but usually resolve on their own, so I would agree with your OBGYN Dr, & not worry unless pain worsens or bleeding or fever occur.
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Dr. Roger Duvivier
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
Check sono findings: The management of an ovarian lesion during the 1st trimester of pregnancy will not just involve relief of symptoms; it mostly depends on the sonographic findings (size, echogenicity, cystic contents, wall thickness, blood flow patterns...)If you have a truly cystic lesion, with thin walls, filled with clear fluid, measuring less than 5 or 6 cm...it is probably benign and will resolve spontaneously
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Last updated Jan 23, 2021


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