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are ovarian cysts dangerous?

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Dr. Nurit Winkler
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Could be : The most common complication of an ovarian cyst includes rupture of the cyst with internal bleeding, torsion of the ovary as well as the presence of malignancy within the cyst .Your obgyn can determine wether the cyst need to be removed surgically or follow up with serial sonograms.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are my chances of having ovarian cysts pop?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own or with treatment. Occasionally, they leak the cyst fluid within (ruptured cyst) or twist (ovarian torsion). When that happens there is usually some degree of pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How dangerous can ovarian cysts be?

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Dr. David Holtz
Gynecologic Oncology 23 years experience
Complex question: This depends on many details: your medical history, your family history, features seen on ultrasound like size, solid areas, blood flow. Most cysts at age 44 if you are still having menstrual cycles will be benign, but you should follow up with your gynecologist as directed to be sure.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I'm 21 years old and unmarried. I have less than 5 ovarian cysts of 5-8 mm size. Are these dangerous? What should I have to do? Please help.

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Normal: Cysts of this size on ovaries are a normal finding on ultrasound. Functional cysts (i.e. Egg cysts or follicular cysts) are what ovaries make every month. Selection of one of these becomes the dominant egg which normally is released during ovulation.
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A female asked:

I'm so worried about my complex left ovarian cyst because they said it's a collapsing cyst? What do u mean if it's collapsing cyst? Is it dangerous?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good news!: It means that your ovarian cyst is trying to "go away" on its own without medical intervention of any kind.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

When is an ovarian cyst considered dangerous?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A twist of fate: Large ovarian cysts can twist on their pedicle (stalk) and cut off the blood supply to the organ producing excruciating pain and if untreated "gangrene/infection" of the ovary. The second "dangerous" ovarian issue is when a large cyst ruptures its' contents into the lining of the body cavity(peritoneum) causing serious pain, irritation, and sometimes shock.

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