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I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months. Doc wants to remove that ovary. Is this the best treatment?

I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months.  Doc wants to remove that ovary.  Is this the best treatment?

Yes: A cyst that has not resolved in 6 months is abnormal. A cyst that is 9 cm across is very abnormal. Removal is really the only option, other than doing nothing. ...Read more

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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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I have 13x10x11 CM simple fluid filled ovarian cyst, normal ca-125 result i dont want to remove my ovary how can i save it? is laparoscopy better?

I have 13x10x11 CM simple fluid filled ovarian cyst, normal ca-125 result i dont want to remove my ovary how can i save it?  is laparoscopy better?

Could be: I have removed many cysts like this laparoscopically while saving the ovary, but the size you give (13 cm?) is concerning. It is safe to remove this and conserve the ovary if the concern for malignancy is low; you need to discuss this with your doctor/surgeon and good luck. ...Read more

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How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst? I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim. I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst?  I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim.  I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

Ask your Doc: Your doc should be able to refer you to the appropriate gyn or simply ask the gyn-onc you saw. It's also possible that your cyst is functional (normal) & will resolve on it's own (no surgery). If it persists or develops concerning features, a laparoscopic cystectomy (remove the cyst only) will preserve your ovary. They may suppress your ovulation with ocps if you are a good candidate, take care. ...Read more

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I had a 27cm ovarian cyst filled with reddish brown fluid. What causes a cyst fill with fluid opposed to tissue? What's the difference in symptoms?

I had a 27cm ovarian cyst filled with reddish brown fluid.  What causes a cyst fill with fluid opposed to tissue?  What's the difference in symptoms?

Cyst: A cyst by definition is a fluid filled sac. In the ovary you can have solid tumors (benign and cancerous), mixed solid and cystic and just cystic (fluid filled). Each growth is a tissue type, which is the key to what type you get. You probably had a serous (fluid type) cystadenoma or an endometrioma (bloody fluid filled cyst) ...Read more

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Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Yes it can: Complex cysts can be cancerous depending on their size and rate of growth. A CA125 test can help decide its nature. Ultrasound is a good test to measure increase in size and also may show any solid components inside the cyst. You should get the ultrasound repeated in 3-4 months and have your gynecologist guide you further. You may need surgical removal if it is causing you much pain or increased s ...Read more

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I have 8cm ovarian cyst on my right its just filled with fluid.If I was to get pregnant would it cause complications? Or am I best to have it removed

I have 8cm ovarian cyst on my right its just filled with fluid.If I was to get pregnant would it cause complications? Or am I best to have it removed

Ovarian cysts: There are possible complications such as torsion (up to 15%) and rupture of the cyst and obstruction of labor in pregnant patients. Usually, painful cysts greater than 6 cm are removed via laparoscopy with minimal incisions. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/255865-overview#aw2aab6b2b8 ...Read more

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Are fluid filled ovarian cysts less likely to be cancerous? I have a simple fluid filled. one, plus a para simple cyst.

Are fluid filled ovarian cysts less likely to be cancerous?  I have a simple fluid filled. one, plus a para simple cyst.

Cancer rare: Many women get ovarian cysts during their reproductive years. Most will never develop ovarian cancer. This gland functions to produce eggs. These eggs grow inside ovarian tissue within a sac or follicle. During ovulation the egg is released from its sac passing into the fallopian tubes. Usually the sac dissolves, but sometimes remains and fills with air or fluid to develop well defined cyst ...Read more

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What could happen if a simple ovarian cyst fluid filled ruptured during laparoscopy ?

What could happen if a simple ovarian cyst fluid filled ruptured during laparoscopy  ?

Mild p/o pain: Slight post op pain due to cyst fluid irritation but most of this will be aspirated by the laparoscopist at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

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I have 3 small fibroids and a few small fluid filled ovarian cysts Would switching from Sprintec 28 to Lo Loestrin FE affect the size of the fibroids?

I have 3 small fibroids and a few small fluid filled ovarian cysts Would switching from Sprintec 28 to Lo Loestrin FE affect the size of the fibroids?

Maybe, maybe not: All oral contraceptive pills contain small amounts of estrogen which can be absorbed by the uterine fibroids and sometimes enhance their enlargement. Some women with fibroids are unaffected by the use of oral contraceptive estrogen and the fibroids show no growth over time. ...Read more

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I have bilateral ovarian cysts. With no fluid.What does this mean?

I have bilateral ovarian cysts. With no fluid.What does this mean?

Just ovarian cysts: Every woman of reproductive age forms cysts during her cycles--the process of ovulation forms cysts. Often these resolve/shrink, but unfortunately some don't and may enlarge resulting the "ovarian cyst" many have them and may not have symptoms. Some people have large ones and may cause pain. Some twist on themselves and cause torsion. If you concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Its saying I have symptoms of ovarian cyst cancer and i've have pain for four years now .Do I have the chance ?

Its saying I have symptoms of ovarian cyst cancer and i've have pain for four years now .Do I have the chance ?

Unlikely: Having " ovarian cyst cancer " for four years is unlikely diagnosis, ovarian cancers do not have any symptoms in early stages, please see your gyn doctor, after examination and tests (sono , pap ) etc will take away your fear of cancer. ...Read more

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In the past four months I have grown a 5.1cm complex ovarian cyst. Should I be worried at the growth? I have a lot of pain with it!

In the past four months I have grown a 5.1cm complex ovarian cyst. Should I be worried at the growth? I have a lot of pain with it!

Yes: If you've had several ultrasounds to determine growth then I assume your Doctor has made recommendations about this? If not then I would get a second opinion from an OB/GYN regarding possible removal of the cyst ...Read more

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I have a 5cm ovarian cyst with a trace of free fluid, how can I treat it?

I have a 5cm ovarian cyst with a trace of free fluid, how can I treat it?

Cyst: The cyst may resolve by itself with no particular intervention. I would recommend a follow up ultrasound in 1 - 2 months. Sometimes they will resolve on birth control pills. If the cyst persists, it may need to be removed laparoscopically - an operation with small incisions. ...Read more

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How long can fluid from a hemoragic ovarian cyst stay in your body causing pain?

Varies: It may take waiting it out until your next period starts, which could mean 2 weeks. Most will subside over that time, however. If the pain is uncontrolled with medication, heating pad, etc, then you may require a laparoscopy to drain the cysts. ...Read more

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I have a ovarian cyst filled with blood and am very scared. How serious are they?

I have a ovarian cyst filled with blood and am very scared. How serious are they?

Usually not serious: It's very common to form ovarian cysts. Sometimes the fluid inside is clear (simple cyst) or the cyst is filled with blood (hemorrhagic cyst). For the most part, they are not dangerous at all. They resolve over time usually. If a hemorrhagic cyst is very big (5cm or more) it can cause discomfort/pain or lead to other bad outcomes (ovarian torsion) which is rare. Cysts rarely require surgery. ...Read more

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Where does the fluid from a leaking ovarian cyst go?

Ovarian Cyst Fluid: The fluid from an ovarian cyst that ruptures is absorbed by your body. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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