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10 Cm Ovarian Cyst
Hi, I'm scheduled for laparoscopic surgery to remove a 10 CM ovarian cyst (with overnight stay), I was wondering what would be my recovery time?
Depending on your present state of health, weight, activity, fitness!
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
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, this is fine. There is nothing concerning here! Have a great trip! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends on surgery:
30-60 minutes to remove the cyst by laparotomy.
90-120 minutes to remove the cyst laparoscopically. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
How much pain?: I will depend upon how severe the pain is and whether it is tolerable by you or not. Severe pain usually requires Laparoscopy after ultrasonography confirms the cyst's presence to resolve the pain with aspiration or removal of the ovary. Oral contraceptives are often the non surgical approach to cyst resolution if pain is not a factor. ...Read more
Wait: Cysts come and go with your cycle. While 4.7 cm is a little larger than usual it is not big enough to be of concern. As long as it is a simple cyst and unless it is somehow symptomatic, you do not need to do anything. If you are worried, recheck it after a couple of cycles. ...Read more
I have a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst, very painful! It was found TWO years ago at 3 cm. Should I have this removed? What is the procedure to remove it?
Ovarian Cyst: Most ovarian cysts, even larger ones, will usually resolve spontaneously in younger women. However, if it is very painful for you, you can have it removed by laparoscopic surgery. A camera is placed into the abdomen and it is removed through a tiny incision. It is an outpatient procedure. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Depends: At 4 1/2 cm if it's a simple cyst, then it may not need to be operated on at all. At that size, many of these cysts do resolve on their own, considering, of course, that they are simple and filled with solely fluid. Having said that, if the cyst is causing twisting of the ovary, if there's severe pain, then doctor might have other recommendations. ...Read more
Typically cysts less than 6cm in the reproductive age group (your age) will resolve spontaneously with time. You should see your doctor however if you experience any worsening pain over the next couple of weeks to have the cyst rechecked. ...Read more
6 cm ovarian cyst:
Cysts can develop because of the follicle from which the egg develops has"cystic". potential. Pre-ovulation- follicular cyst, can develop if no ovulation/rupture, post ovulation -if occurs- follicle can become a corpus luteum cyst. Usually up to 3cm, so 6 is larger but that does occur, Check thyroid, poly cystic ovaries f/u w/ doc
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0024727/ ...Read more
Depends: Your cyst can be followed if it's a simple cyst without any features that are worrisome for malignancy. If there are multiple septations, thickened membranes, nodules, irregular sides, etc; you should have a surgical procedure to rule out pre-malignant or malignant tissue. Also, this size can occasionally torse (twist) & can cause severe pain. Talk to your doc re: your cysts characteristics. ...Read more
7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?
Simple Cyst: Although in healthy reproductive aged women, ovarian cysts usually are less than 5cm in diameter, if it is a little bigger (like yours), it is probably nothing to worry about. Every month, you form an ovarian cyst where the egg develops. After fertilization or menses, the cyst usually goes away. You should follow up in about 30-60 days for another evaluation. ...Read more
My ovarian cyst is 5 cm and also showed white lines running across it. Is this info cause greater concern?
It Depends: The size is larger than what we like to see, but that alone isn't cause for great concern. Factors such as whether you still have periods, whether the cyst is painful and how, exactly, those white lines are described (within the cyst, on or around) would be needed to provide greater clarity. ...Read more
What is the normal growth of an ovarian cyst that won't disappear went from 3cm to 9 CM in 7 months and still growing?
I have benign ovarian cyst 5.5x 8.5 cm, if it bursts or twists would it be a medical emergency? What could the consequences be?
I have 2 ovarian cysts (one in each, both about 1.2 cm?) and recently I've been really nauseous and in pain. Should I be worried?
See your Ob/Gyn: Ovarian cysts measuring 1.2cm are usually a normal finding. However, its not normal to be nauseated and in pain. These symptoms probably are not a result of the ovarian cysts but should be explored by your Ob/Gyn. You may need more tests and an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more
Yesterday I was diagnosed with 5 CM ovarian cyst. I'm 19 and physically very active. Should I stop dancing and exercising due to the cyst?
Is having ovarian cysts every month normal? Mine are hemmorhagic, the smallest is 5 CM and the largest so far is 7.4cm. They are super painful!
Ovarian cyst: It is not unusual to have ovarian cysts, they usually form after ovulation, but there are people who have excessive cyst due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. Those with PCO may have menstrual problems, hair growth in the chest/ chin, excessive acne, problem in getting pregnant, some have diabetes, obesity ...Read more
I have a 5.9 cm simple ovarian cyst. I have no pain or symptoms. I was told if it grows it might need surgery? What is the danger if it grows?
Important: First, are you 47 years old? I mean no offense but 50% of ages given on HealthTap are untrue. If 47 is correct the risks are torsion (twisting) and rupture. Any cyst larger than 6 cm. Is a significant risk for these, both of which require emergency surgery. AT age 47 the chance of cancer, while not terribly high, is still plausible. Hence, needs removal. Good wishes. ...Read more
Hi.......I have a 3.8 cm hemorrhagic right ovarian cyst. I will be 50 yrs old and not menopausal. Had a hysterectomy 10 yrs ago. What should I do?
Watch it...: Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts usually go away on their own without surgical intervention. If it isn't too painful, its usually ok to repeat the u/s in a few months to make sure it is gone. If it is very painful, it can be removed surgically. Best wishes! ...Read more
Been told I have to wait until feb. 2013 to remove complex ovarian cyst last ultrasound 8 th aug 2012 was 10 CM how dangerous is this. I live in qc?
Would not happen US: Should not wait that long should come out now a nd u need blood work to see if it is malignant or premalignant which the blood work can give u an idea but the risk of leaving it in is that it could twist or rupture and if it is cancer (hopefully not or precancer) it needs to come out that is why I get pts coming down here from canada. ...Read more
Not usually: Menopause is defined by a decline in hormone levels and their effects. As the estrogen decreases, the ovaries become nonproductive. The appearance or enlargement of ovarian cysts should not occur after menopause. See your doctor as likely, this cyst needs to be removed. Your doctor will want to rule out cancer and the earlier the work up, the earlier treatment can be rendered for the best outcome. ...Read more