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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Hi doctor I have a 10 cm multilocular ovarian cyst. Doctors say laparatomy and laparascopy are both good but their preferances are diffrent?

Hi doctor I have a 10 cm multilocular ovarian cyst. Doctors say laparatomy and laparascopy are both good but their preferances are diffrent?

Laparoscopy: Each doctor has his/her own skill set and comfort level with different types of procedures. Without seeing the pictures its not possible to make a recommendation. But if if you can have it removed through a laparoscopic, the recovery is much shorter and the risk of complications is usually much lower. Best wishes!

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Can an ovarian cyst of this size (10 cm), eventually resolve itself?

Can an ovarian cyst of this size (10 cm), eventually resolve itself?

EXTREMELY unlikely: I would almost say 100% no. That size of a cyst is too large to resolve itself, and should be removed surgically, due to the risks of it being a tumor (need to rule out malignancy) and due to the risk of torsion (where the ovary twists around it's artery and vein, cuts off the blood supply to it and causes severe pain). Sorry, but you really need to have surgery to remove it.

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Can you fly with an ovarian cyst between 10 CM - 13 CM size?

Can you fly with an ovarian cyst between 10 CM - 13 CM size?

Why not: Ovarian cysts rupture due to trauma to abdomen like car accident and size, if cyst has any signs of malignancy it should be removed, rupture will results in the curable stage to non curable stage.

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How long is it normal to wait for surgery to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

How long is it normal to wait for surgery to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

Depends: Their is not a specific amount of time. This usually would not need to be performed immediately. If you have pain, an elevated CA-125, a family history of ovarian cancer or some other concerning feature then that would increase the urgency. Regardless, I would not wait to long. Several weeks would not be uncommon depending on the surgeon's and hospital's schedule. Hope this helps.

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Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

A little big: Around ovulation, the follicle measures around 2 cm, so this is a little bigger. It's not so big, though, that it can't be watched. It will likely resolve on its own.

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How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

Probably not: Each month when a woman ovulates, a cyst forms at least 2 cm in diameter. After ovulation that cyst may increase to 6 or 8 cm and still be normal. It will usually go away over the next few weeks.

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Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst.

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What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

Follicle: Every month your ovary makes 5-15 small cysts and one eventually enlarges to 1-2 cm, eventually releasing a single cell 'egg'. If your cyst does not go away in 6-8 weeks, you should contact your gynecologist.

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Can a 5 CM ovarian cyst resolve itself?

Can a 5 CM ovarian cyst resolve itself?

Probably: If the cyst is simple and 5cm in size, then yes - good chance it may go away on it's own. Larger than 7cm, and it is much much less likely that it can resolve on it's own. A follow-up sonogram in 6 weeks can tell if it is going away.

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How big is 4.8 CM x 3.5 CM ovarian cyst?

How big is 4.8 CM x 3.5 CM ovarian cyst?

4.8 cm x 3.5 cm: It is a medium sized cyst overall.

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I have a 9 CM ovarian cyst. Can I have it removed?

I have a 9 CM ovarian cyst. Can I have it removed?

Yes, if necessary: Discuss with your gynecologist. May not need to be removed. However, can easily be done laparoscopically.

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How long will it take to remove a 30 CM ovarian cyst?

How long will it take to remove a 30 CM ovarian cyst?

Depends on surgery: 30-60 minutes to remove the cyst by laparotomy. 90-120 minutes to remove the cyst laparoscopically.

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I have had a 7 CM ovarian cyst for 3 years, is this common?

I have had a 7 CM ovarian cyst for 3 years, is this common?

Cysts are: But a 7cm ovarain cyst is relatively large and m, ay cause some pain, etc. Have the cyst followed regularly by the OB/GYN Dr/surgeon and it may need to come out, especially if it causes you pain and or has the possibility to become "torsed" where it would then require emergency surgery. Best wishes.

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What should I do if I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst and plenty pain?

What should I do if I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst and plenty pain?

Be evaluated: This cyst can rupture or twist on its vascular pedicle. You need to be evaluated by your doctor.

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What is an involuting ovarian cyst. Its 1.6 cm. Should I be worried?

What is an involuting ovarian cyst. Its 1.6 cm. Should I be worried?

No: Small ovarian cysts usually collapse (involute) and go away on their own. This is your immune system doing its job. Follow up with your doctor as they suggest and alert them to any new symptoms but don't worry. Worry suppresses your immune system and slows healing.

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I had been diagnosed 3 weeks ago with a 3.5 CM ovarian cyst. What do I do?

I had been diagnosed 3 weeks ago with a 3.5 CM ovarian cyst. What do I do?

It can be normal: Each month an egg develops inside a watery cyst, sometimes there are other less mature eggs in their own cysts also. You should discuss your concerns and us findings with your ob/gyn to make sure you understand your options and what was seen.

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What helps the pain in 3 ovarian cysts. Two are 5cm and 1 is close to 8 cm.

What helps the pain in 3 ovarian cysts. Two are 5cm and 1 is close to 8 cm.

Take it easy: You should refrain from excessive physical activity as cysts in this size range have a tendency to torse or twist causing excessive pain. Should pain worsen significantly this may be a sign of a medical emergency and you need to seek care in the ER or your with your GYN who is following you

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more