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Doctor insights on: Are Large Ovarian Cyst More Likely To Be Cancerous

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I had a total hysterectomy 3 weeks ago for early stage endometrial cancer, the surgeon also found an ovarian cyst. Is this likely to be cancerous?

I had a total hysterectomy 3 weeks ago for early stage endometrial cancer, the surgeon also found an ovarian cyst. Is this likely to be cancerous?

Possible: It's certainly possible that your cyst is malignant but not likely. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign. If you had the cyst removed, a pathology report would have been generated and will have the information you seek. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Should you exercise if you have a large ovarian cyst?

Should you exercise if you have a large ovarian cyst?

Ask your ob- gyn: Honestly this is a question best- answered by your ob- gyn physician.He/she will know size is cyst and risks associated w/ certain exersises. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a large ovarian cyst 21cmx10cm. What will happen if it ruptures?

I have a large ovarian cyst 21cmx10cm. What will happen if it ruptures?

Abdominal: Pain....seems to me this should be treated before this happens! Why is this not being considered?? Hope this helps ! Dr Z ...Read more

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I am 19 years old with a large ovarian cyst and other issues. Can i get this treated?

I am 19 years old with a large ovarian cyst and other issues. Can i get this treated?

OVARIAN CYST: Definitely ! just see a gyne for treatment. You will be advised accordingly. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a relatively large ovarian cyst shrinking or bursting please?

What are the symptoms of a relatively large ovarian cyst shrinking or bursting please?

Symptoms vary: An ovarian cyst can resolve on its own without symptoms. It can also rupture causing pain that requires emergency surgery. Usually surgery is not necessary and the pain is short-lived and tolerable. It is recommended that the patient avoid strenuous exercise because of the possibility of torsion of the ovary. If the ovary twists it can cut off its blood supply and die requiring surgery. ...Read more

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What would be clusters of small bubble like things, be that are surrounding a large ovarian cyst?

What would be clusters of small bubble like things, be that are  surrounding a large ovarian cyst?

Follicular cysts: Every woman who ovulates makes small cysts on her ovaries. These represent the eggs that started to mature, but didn't 'pop out', and are totally normal. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for 4 weeks now and found out I have a large ovarian cyst. How long will it take for the pain and bleeding to stop?

I have been bleeding for 4 weeks now and found out I have a large ovarian cyst. How long will it take for the pain and bleeding to stop?

Bleeding with cyst: It would take a lot more detailed information to be able to speculate about this. A gynecologist asks questions about your periods, pregnancies, pain, bleeding pattern, sexual history...etc...They can then give better advice about what may be going on with you exactly. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could pcos lead to large ovarian cysts?

Please tell me, could pcos lead to large ovarian cysts?

PCOS: Patients with pcos will typically have irregular and anovulatory cycles. The cysts remain small and are reabsorbed before ovulation. Therefore, it's unusual to have large ovarian cysts. Still, a cyst that grows without ovulation can become symptomatic. I would see your provider to find out more. ...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


Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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