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Bloomsburg, PA
A female asked:

I have a 3.4 cm ovarian cyst and am postmenopausal. it grew onehalf cm. if i have to have surgery for ovary out will i experience menopausal symptoms?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 34 years experience
Not likely: Since you are already postmenopausal, it is not likely you will change status with this surgery. Your indication for surgery has more to do with making sure the large ovary/cyst is not cancerous.
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Ovarian masses: More than likely this is an ovarian tumor (doesn't mean cancer, so don't get upset). Most ovarian tumors are benign and not hormone secreting. You are most likely menopausal already and removing this won't typically cause new menopausal symptoms. The most common benign ovarian cystic tumor is a serous cystadenoma. Make sure your doc has done at least a ca-125 before surgery.
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Last updated Mar 8, 2018


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