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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.

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

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 6cm ovarian cyst and am scheduled to have it removed. Will this decrease my chances of having kids?

I have a 6cm ovarian cyst and am scheduled to have it removed. Will this decrease my chances of having kids?

No: The cyst would be removed to avoid complications, but the ovary would be left intact, talk to your gynecologist about your concerns, s/he would explain to you before surgery what are risks, benefits and alternatives of the procedure, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the normal course of treatment for a 6cm ovarian cyst?

What is the normal course of treatment for a 6cm ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cyst: If it is a simple cyst, the ultrasound will be repeated in 2-3 months. If it is a complex (extra walls, growths, solid areas) cyst or a solid cyst, then there is a different plan. Tumor markers need to be drawn to see if a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist should remove the cyst. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound in July confirmed 6cm ovarian cyst. Had surgery oct 11th no cyst found. Why surgery? Why did they not check b4? Unnessesary surgery?

Had an ultrasound in July confirmed 6cm ovarian cyst. Had surgery oct 11th no cyst found. Why surgery? Why did they not check b4? Unnessesary surgery?

Most likely: Ovarian cysts are common findings. Most cysts are 'simple' (benign appearing). Studies show than most cysts will resolve with time and surgery is not necessary, even for cysts as large as 10 cm. Unless a woman is having symptoms such as pain suggestive of ovarian torsion, most cyst may be manage with serial ultrasound every 3-6 months to evaluate for resolution or increase in size. ...Read more

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Cystecomy on 6cm ovarian cyst, 6 months later 7 cm cyst went away on its own, 1 year later ruptured ovarian cyst. Why am I getting so many cysts on BC?

Cystecomy on 6cm ovarian cyst, 6 months later 7 cm cyst went away on its own, 1 year later ruptured ovarian cyst. Why am I getting so many cysts on BC?

Please consult: with your gyn, but you may need a stronger dose pill and you should be taking it continuously, meaning do not take the placebo pills at the end , just start a new pack, or you may want to try Depo-Prover or continuous Nuvaring please discuss options with your gyn ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with 6cm ovarian cyst. Is normal to have increase in discharge with a smell close to after birth normal? left low back pain normal?

Recently diagnosed with 6cm ovarian cyst. Is normal to have increase in discharge with a smell close to after birth normal? left low back pain normal?

Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring.They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. An ovarian cyst should not be related to vaginal discharge. This should be evaluated and tested ...Read more

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Pain and bloating on right side, diagnosed w/a 3.6cm ovarian cyst at ER w/ CT. gyno said it will go away but did no tests, am I at risk for a torsion?

Yes but low : Ovarian cysts are incredibly common. Your gynecologist is doing the right thing with watchful waiting. Ovarian torsion is a possibility but happens in a very small number of cysts. Gynecologist see these every day and are very experienced in knowing how to deal with them ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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