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A 17-year-old female asked:

I am 17 with a slightly complex ovarian cyst that has septae. it doubled in size in 3 months. is this a cause for concern? if it doesnt go away in another 3 months, what would you do as a doctor? im being monitored, just am curious for 2nd opinions?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sizing/monitoring?: Is the ovarian cyst being sized and monitored by ultrasound and a GYN MD? At 17, septate ovarian cysts tend to be more problematic than simple clear ovarian cysts which are most often benign. The fact that the size is "doubling" is also a concern. The GYN MD sometimes tries to "suppress" this type of cyst with hormonal therapy. If that fails, laparoscopic evaluation is in order.

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Last updated Mar 1, 2021

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