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I have a 9 CM ovarian cyst. Can I have it removed?

I have a 9 CM ovarian cyst. Can I have it removed?

Yes, if necessary: Discuss with your gynecologist. May not need to be removed. However, can easily be done laparoscopically. ...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 pcos. I began taking Clomid (clomiphene) and ended up with a 9 CM ovarian cyst on my only remaining ovary. What should I do? I don't want to lose it!

I have pcos. I began taking Clomid (clomiphene) and ended up with a 9 CM ovarian cyst on my only remaining ovary. What should I do? I don't want to lose it!

Talk to your Dr: Large ovarian cysts are not to be taken lightly. If it truly was from the stimulation then despite its size it mighty go away on its own. Suppression with ocs or progestins might be of benefit. At that size however, a cystectomy might be needed if the suppression and time fail.If surgery is needed, it can hopefully be done laparoscopically (mis) to make recovery easier and decrease scar potential. ...Read more

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I have a 5.9 cm simple ovarian cyst. I have no pain or symptoms. I was told if it grows it might need surgery? What is the danger if it grows?

I have a 5.9 cm simple ovarian cyst.  I have no pain or symptoms.  I was told if it grows it might need surgery? What is the danger if it grows?

Important: First, are you 47 years old? I mean no offense but 50% of ages given on HealthTap are untrue. If 47 is correct the risks are torsion (twisting) and rupture. Any cyst larger than 6 cm. is a significant risk for these , both of which require emergency surgery. AT age 47 the chance of cancer, while not terribly high, is still plausible. Hence, needs removal. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any problem if we wait few years after laparoscopy(9 cm ovarian chocolate cyst),is there any treatment for reducing endometriosis´╗┐?

Is there any problem if we wait few years after laparoscopy(9 cm ovarian chocolate cyst),is there any treatment for reducing endometriosis´╗┐?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is often controlled with anti-inflammatory pills like Ibuprofen, birth control pills, Depoprovera, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Lupron and other medications. Individual treatment plans should be made between you and your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the normal growth of an ovarian cyst that won't disappear went from 3cm to 9 CM in 7 months and still growing?

What is the normal growth of an ovarian cyst that won't disappear went from 3cm to 9 CM in 7 months and still growing?

Not normal: There is no " normal " growth of ovarian cysts . If they continue to grow or stay consistently large they may undergo torsion or twisting. They may rupture or put pressure on other organs. If they are growing they should be evaluated and removed. ...Read more

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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

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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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What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

Follicle: Every month your ovary makes 5-15 small cysts and one eventually enlarges to 1-2 cm, eventually releasing a single cell 'egg'. If your cyst does not go away in 6-8 weeks, you should contact your gynecologist. ...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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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