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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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CT showed 6cm ovarian cyst with single septation. US 3 mos ago they could not get a good view of that ovary. F/u US in 6wks. Nervous it will miss it. ?

CT showed 6cm ovarian cyst with single septation. US 3 mos ago they could not get a good view of that ovary. F/u US in 6wks. Nervous it will miss it. ?

Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts are very common in young women and can resolve within 6 weeks. It is very possible that there wasn't a large cyst on that ovary when they did the ultrasound. No imaging technique is 100% but Ultrasound is actually the imaging modality of choice for ovarian cysts. ...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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I am wondering if my 6cm ovarian cyst has ruptured - should I seek help or carry on. Pain in left abdomen and cyst-like discharge with some blood. 31F?

I am wondering if my 6cm ovarian cyst has ruptured - should I seek help or carry on. Pain in left abdomen and cyst-like discharge with some blood. 31F?

Cyst: If you are having severe abdominal pain with a known cyst I would recommend going to emergency room. A ruptured cyst would not cause a change in vaginal discharge. The cyst is in your abdominal cavity and not connected to your vagina. ...Read more

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I have just been told I have a 6cm internal septation ovarian cyst do I need to get it surgically removed ?

I have just been told I have a 6cm internal septation ovarian cyst do I need to get it surgically  removed ?

Follow doc advice : 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. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Is a 6cm by 7cm ovarian cyst big? Can it cause pain? I also have a 3cm by 4cm cyst on the same ovary.

Is a 6cm by 7cm ovarian cyst big? Can it cause pain? I also have a 3cm by 4cm cyst on the same ovary.

Risk of torsion: Cysts and ovaries > 5 cm are at risk of twisting on their own stalk, resulting in a state called ovarian torstion. This can cause significant pain and result in loss of your ovary if not resolved in a timely manner. While your doctor is still just observing the cyst, you should consider decreasing any high impact or jumping activities. ...Read more

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I have a 6cm simple functional ovarian cyst that is possibly causing bowel obstruction, heartburn, nausea, and moderate pain. Will surgery solve it?

I have a 6cm simple functional ovarian cyst that is possibly causing bowel obstruction, heartburn, nausea, and moderate pain. Will surgery solve it?

I think: that the number of symptoms/conditions assigned to this 6 cm single ovarian cyst are just too many and , in my opinion, it is VERY unlikely that all your rpoblems will be solved by removing it! My opinion only Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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2 weeks ago- diagnosed w/ large ovarian cyst (6cm). Since then- spotting w/pelvic & rectum pain getting worse- next appoint in 2 mths- should I wait?

2 weeks ago- diagnosed w/ large ovarian cyst (6cm). Since then- spotting w/pelvic & rectum pain getting worse- next appoint in 2 mths- should I wait?

If your pain is: Worsening, you should not wait two months. Get to a gynecologist, because your cyst could be twisting or bleeding. Or it could be another cause. ...Read more

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I have 6cm and 8 CM ovarian cysts. My gyn suggested laparoscopy. Can birth control pills help to reduce the size of the cysts ? other alternatives ?

I have 6cm and 8 CM ovarian cysts. My gyn suggested laparoscopy. Can birth control pills help to reduce the size of the cysts ? other alternatives ?

Unlikely: It is safe to take OCP for few months, but it is unlikely that they will help to reduce the cyst size. You have two alternatives-do nothing and wait or undergo surgery to remove the cyst. Not all cyst created equal-if cyst has complex appearance on sonogram, increasing in size, accompanied by pain, or elevated tumor markers such as CA-125 then it is more likely that woman will need surgery ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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