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7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

Simple Cyst: Although in healthy reproductive aged women, ovarian cysts usually are less than 5cm in diameter, if it is a little bigger (like yours), it is probably nothing to worry about. Every month, you form an ovarian cyst where the egg develops. After fertilization or menses, the cyst usually goes away. You should follow up in about 30-60 days for another evaluation. ...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'm 19 years old with 7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?


I'm 19 years old with 7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

Follow up needed: Anechoic is an ultrasound term which means simple and usually benign. Hypoechoic is usually more complex and could be more worrisome. Your finding based on us and age are likely benign. However, because of the size you have an increased risk of ovarian torsion. I would definitely recommend follow up with your gynecologist for a rpt us in 6wks versus laparoscopic cystectomy ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I have USG which shows anechoic areas of sizes 2.19 *2.47cm, 2.67 *2.47cm and 2.90 *1.97cm in left adenexa.is it a ovarian cyst???

Hello doctor. I have USG which shows anechoic areas of sizes 2.19 *2.47cm, 2.67 *2.47cm and 2.90 *1.97cm in left adenexa.is it a ovarian cyst???

Yes: A common occurrence in young women. Number & size of cysts can vary with each cycle. Repeat ultrasound in 6 to 8 weeks to ensure there is no abnormal enlargement. If you have significant discomfort consult your Gyn. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts best cure?

Ovarian cysts best cure?

Time: Most ovarian cysts go away by themselves over time. If a cyst stays around for more than 3 months, what we would do next depends on it's size, your age, any symptoms and very specific details of the ultrasound report describing the cyst. ...Read more

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Functional ovarian cyst?

Functional ovarian cyst?

Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on it's on and doesn't create any problems. ...Read more

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How to help ovarian cyst?

How to help ovarian cyst?

Depends on the cyst: Some cysts (small simple follicular) don't need any help and resolve on their own. Large symptomatic cysts most likely will require surgical intevention. There are some cysts that resolve with hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: Discuss this with your doctor and negotiate an ultrasound to determine whether you have an ovarian cyst or not. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

If twisted, yes: If the ovarian cyst is large enough to twist on its pedicle(attachment) and cut off its' blood supply then the pain will be constant and "excruciating" necessitating a Emergency Room visit for surgery. ...Read more

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How to remove an ovarian cyst?

How to remove an ovarian cyst?

It depends: There are many different kinds of ovarian cysts. However, most functional ovarian cysts will resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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