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My ovarian cyst is 7.7cm very painful I have it for one month and five days already, will I need surgery?

My ovarian cyst is 7.7cm very painful I have it for one month and five days already, will I need surgery?

Ovarian Cyst: Most ovarian cysts will resolve without surgery. Sometimes we will give Birth Control pills to try and shrink them. You howver, have quite a large cyst that is giving you a lot of pain. I would consult with your GYN to see if they reccomend surgery. In my patients with painful cysts this large my refering GYN's will usually do surgery. ...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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Just found out I have 2.1 inch ovarian cyst does that require surgery?

Just found out I have 2.1 inch ovarian cyst does that require surgery?

Ovarian cyst: Although you have a 2.1 inch cyst in your ovary, you haven't mentioned how long its been there, are you having any symptoms, or how was it found. If you are having a lot of symptoms and/or pain, surgery would help to relieve these symptoms. Still, it is not uncommon to develop a cyst that will resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

Depends: Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop.. Most cysts are harmless, some may cause problems such as rupture, bleeding, or pain. Moreover, surgery may be required in certain situations to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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I have a 4 inch ovarian cyst on my left side. It hasn't been causing much pain I just delivered a baby vaginally on august 9th. Will I be okay?

I have a 4 inch ovarian cyst on my left side. It hasn't been causing much pain I just delivered a baby vaginally on august 9th. Will I be okay?

OVARIAN CYST: The gyne usually operates on cyst more than 2cm. In size but if it is not bothering you like abdominal or backpain, then you can leave it alone. ...Read more

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Hi. I am having a ovarian cyst on my left. Its 4.8 inches. I m having 12 days bleeding in periods. ..is it normal. I am 22 years old?

Hi. I am having a ovarian cyst on my left. Its 4.8 inches. I m having 12 days bleeding in periods. ..is it normal. I am 22 years old?

Huge cyst: 4.8 inches means the cyst is over 12cm. It is unlikely go go away and needs to be removed. It can be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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I am 18. I have a large complex ovarian cyst. Last measured was 6 1/2 cm. I can't get in to the doctor for a couple days. My pelvic area is 7 inches s?

I am 18. I have a large complex ovarian cyst. Last measured was 6 1/2 cm. I can't get in to the doctor for a couple days. My pelvic area is 7 inches s?

Symptoms?: If the large cyst is causing pain and it persists on repeated US; it may have to be taken out. Talk to your doctor for evaluation and possible options for treatment. ...Read more

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Severe lower right quad. Pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?

Maybe: Ovarian cysts can get large. They can cause pain, and also predispose to ovarian torsion, which cuts off the blood supply to the ovary, causes severe pain, and requires emergent medical attention. There are other causes of severe right lower quadrant pain that have nothing to do with the ovaries, like appendicitis. Please seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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Have a ovarian cyst&i am 22 weeks pregnant. Feel no pain. The ultrasound tech said it was smaller than a inch, but the doc says 4 cms. Was their a mistake?

Have a ovarian cyst&i am 22 weeks pregnant. Feel no pain. The ultrasound tech said it was smaller than a inch, but the doc says 4 cms. Was their a mistake?

Likely 4cm: If I had to guess, would guess that it is 4 cm-not uncommon to find cysts during pregnancy and if you have no symptoms, it will likely be followed through pregnancy and then postpartum. We usually refer to ovarian cysts in terms of centimeters, rather then inches. I would vote with the doctor and guess that the tech was trying to be reassuring, but was inaccurate... ...Read more

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What treatment for painful post hysterectomy complex hemorrhagic bilateral ovarian cysts? Total of five cysts in right ovary & change in bowel habits

What treatment for painful post hysterectomy complex hemorrhagic bilateral ovarian cysts? Total of five cysts in right ovary & change in bowel habits

Ovarian Cysts: Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts can develop after uterine removal, or they can represent foci of endometriosis or merely retained corpora lutein cysts that become necrotic and bleed into them. Either way, the cysts don't usually burst, but they should definitely be evaluated by your gynecologist immediately, because they can be serious or even be harboring an ovarian tumor. See your gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst the size is 5.5× 4.5 what can I do? ?

I have ovarian cyst the size is 5.5× 4.5 what can I do? ?

Ovarian cyst: It will probably go away on its own. Have another ultrasound in 3 months. Go to an emergency room if you get worsening pelvic pain as it could mean the cyst has burst or your ovary has twisted. Birth control pills help to prevent cysts but you don't have to take them if you don't want to. For sure follow up in 3 months with your physician. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a complex multiseptated ovarian cyst roughly 9.5 x 5.6 x 6.3cm, will it need to be removed?

I have been diagnosed with a complex multiseptated ovarian cyst roughly 9.5 x 5.6 x 6.3cm, will it need to be removed?

Most likely: A 9.5cm ovarian cyst is quite large. Your cyst has fluid and solid components (complex) and lots of septations. Cysts like this don't usually go away on their own. They frequently have to be surgically removed. The good news is that ovarian cancer is not common at age 23 and you have two ovaries so you should still be able to get pregnant if the other ovary is normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

Cystic fluid: If the ovarian cyst resolved by rupturing with fluid accumulation on the lining of the internal body cavity (peritoneum), then that's why you are still symptomatic. Eventually this will resolve if that is the case. ...Read more

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How big is a 3.2 x 4.8 x 5.0 ovarian cyst? What can I do to treat it? . I'm afraid it could grow bigger or even cause any serious problems.

Above average size.: Those measurements are in centimeters, so about and 1.5x2x2 inches. Most cysts are a bit smaller. However, it's not uncommon for women your age to have ovarian cysts. Most rupture on there own, and may cause pain when they do. Your ob/gyn will guide you regarding management. If a cyst is painful, or continues to grow it may need intervention, but usually not. ...Read more

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Hi I was told I had about 2.5 -3cm collapsed ovarian cyst which is very painful, what do I need to watch out for? And Will it heal on its own?

Hi I was told I had about 2.5 -3cm collapsed ovarian cyst which is very painful, what do I need to watch out for? And Will it heal on its own?

Healing in progress: If you can stand the discomfort of the collapsed ovarian cyst, then with the egress of the fluid contained therein, healing has already begun. The fluid on the lining of the body cavity (peritoneum) may be the source of your pain so if needed talk to your MD about Rx suggestions. ...Read more

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How does orgamed 10mg work for who has ovarian cysts (5-8mm)?

How does orgamed 10mg work for who has ovarian cysts (5-8mm)?

Progesterone: Progesterone and/or estrogen, e.g. Birth control pills, if they do help to prevent ovarian cyst-formation would do so by virtue of prevention population. Any exogenous female-hormone brings about less production internally -- so effectively the ovary is somewhat dormant when, for instance, birth control pill is ingested, because those ingredients are the normal product of the ovaries. ...Read more

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I have a left ovarian cyst 3.5 x 4.8 and only a partial ovary with pain, does it need to be removed?

I have a left ovarian cyst 3.5 x 4.8 and only a partial ovary with pain, does it need to be removed?

Ovarian torsion: A cyst can cause torsion of the ovary. This may be intermittent and resolve afterwards. There is also a danger of ovarian infarction. It is important to see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I have right ovarian cyst of size 4.5 x 3.6. do I have to surgery. Or taking danzol could reduce the size?

I have right ovarian cyst of size 4.5 x 3.6. do I have to surgery. Or taking danzol could reduce the size?

Ovarian cyst size: Depends on the type of cyst. Ovarian cysts can range from under 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) to more than 12 inches (30.48 cm). Ovarian cysts are particularly common during childbearing years. Many resolve spontaneously without treatment. The potential risks and benefits of any treatment should be carefully considered. No treatment is necessary unless symptoms outweigh potential risk of treatment. ...Read more

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My ovarian cyst is 5 cm and also showed white lines running across it. Is this info cause greater concern?

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

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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?

Yes it would: We cannot prescribe or diagnose on Health Tap, but a ruptured or torsed (twisted) ovary at that size would indeed be a surgical emergency. If not addressed you could hemorrhage or lose the ovary. You need a live doctor to be managing this right now. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Usually cysts are benign. For the pain nsaids or birth control pills can help. Sometimes if there are severe symptoms they me need to be removed with surgery. Follow the direction of your physician. ...Read more

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I'm 21 years old and unmarried. I have less than 5 ovarian cysts of 5-8 mm size. Are these dangerous? What should I have to do? Please help.

I'm 21 years old and unmarried. I have less than 5 ovarian cysts of 5-8 mm size. Are these dangerous? What should I have to do? Please help.

Normal: Cysts of this size on ovaries are a normal finding on ultrasound. Functional cysts (i.e. Egg cysts or follicular cysts) are what ovaries make every month. Selection of one of these becomes the dominant egg which normally is released during ovulation. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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