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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. ...Read more

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 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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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Enlarging lt ovary 4.4x3.2x2.3, with cyst in it, 2.4 CM hypoechoic ovarian cyst on same ovary 8 months. Having pain and bleeding. Is this concerning?

Enlarging lt ovary 4.4x3.2x2.3, with cyst in it,  2.4 CM hypoechoic ovarian cyst on same ovary 8 months. Having pain and bleeding.  Is this concerning?

Talk to your doctor: there are many women who form cysts on their ovaries and each case is unique, so sonogram alone does not replacement clinical judgment and speaking with your doctor is very important ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a 1.4 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I have a history of thyroid cancer. Can these cysts ever be cancerous? Thank you

I was diagnosed with a 1.4 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst.  I have a history of thyroid cancer.  Can these cysts ever be cancerous? Thank you

Yes: Ovarian cancers can be and often are cystic. However, you should discuss this with your doctor as small cysts with hemorrhage are far commoner than ovarian cancers. In the mean time you may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a 4 cm functional ovarian cyst 12 days ago. I am on cd14 and still spotting, was brown but now red. Is the cyst leaking/ruptured?

I was diagnosed with a 4 cm functional ovarian cyst 12 days ago. I am on cd14 and still spotting, was brown but now red. Is the cyst leaking/ruptured?

An Ovarian cyst: forms during each menstrual cycle, it is a fluid-filled sac that contains a maturing egg. It usually disappears not long after it releases the egg. If an egg is not released or if the sac reseals after releasing the egg, the sac can swell up with fluid. Most functional ovarian cysts do not cause symptoms and resolve without treatment, but can occasionally rupture causing pain and/or bleeding. ...Read more

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I have 4-5 cm ovarian cyst causing nausea and low back pain. Dr wants to follow up in 6 weeks with ultrasound. Should I be concerned it is cancerous?

I have 4-5 cm ovarian cyst causing nausea and low back pain. Dr wants to follow up in 6 weeks with ultrasound. Should I be concerned it is cancerous?

Unlikely: Lifetime risk of cancer is 1 in 60-90. Small odds. It usually strikes women after the age of 45. There are other findings on an ultrasound that can suggest if its a benign or malignant looking cyst. if your gyn feels its safe to follow in 6 weeks, thats a normal approach. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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