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13 Cm Ovarian Cyst
Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?
No: There are many reasons a 13 cm cyst needs to be removed by surgery: unknown type, rupture, torsion, ... often the cyst can be removed without removing the ovary. It would be w-a-y outside standard of care (at least in the US) to "observe" this rather than remove. If it hasn't been removed for tissue, how do you really know it's benign? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes, this is fine. There is nothing concerning here! Have a great trip! ...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
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
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