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How serious is a 7.1 CM complex serous or mucous ovarian cyst in a postmenopausal woman. ?

How serious is a 7.1 CM complex serous or mucous ovarian cyst in a postmenopausal woman. ?

Possible malignancy: There ia a significant risk that an ovarian cyst of this description could be a malignancy. Please see your gynecologist soon for evaluation and managment. ...Read more

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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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4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort.Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad?Worry

4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort.Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad?Worry

Need futher evaluati: Large cysts, especially complex cysts in postmenopausal women are always of some concern and need to be evaluated further. Suggest you followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst and am postmenopausal. It grew onehalf cm. If I have to have surgery for ovary out will i experience menopausal symptoms?

Not likely: Since you are already postmenopausal, it is not likely you will change status with this surgery. Your indication for surgery has more to do with making sure the large ovary/cyst is not cancerous. ...Read more

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If my roma test is negative why do I still have to see a gynocologist/oncologist for removal of a 7.1 complex ovarian cyst may be serous or municous. I am postmenopausal so the test is 100% right.?

If my roma test is negative why do I still have to see a gynocologist/oncologist for removal of a 7.1 complex ovarian cyst may be serous or municous.  I am postmenopausal so the test is 100% right.?

Ovarian cyst: Correct me if I am wrong. I think you are referring to ova-1 test. The test is designed to evaluate the possibility of benign vs malignant cyst. It is not 100% right. The purpose of the test is trying to designate who should be your surgeon, your gynecologist who usaully treat benign disease or your oncologist. ...Read more

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My ovarian cyst grew half cm. I am postmenopausal.If surgery will i need both ovaries out. Increase in heart disease and kybf ca if ovaries removed?

My ovarian cyst grew half cm. I am postmenopausal.If surgery will i need both ovaries out. Increase in heart disease and kybf ca  if ovaries removed?

Analyse risk/benefit: Best take family, talk with your gyn surgeon. The risk of leaving a growing ovarian mass/cyst in place is, could be cancer. Okay to ask about the blood tests and other risk factors. If your surgeon is recommending surgery it is likely to get a pathology exam of the mass and make sure it's not cancer. There will be surgical risk, and the analysis to benefit is important for your decision. Be well. ...Read more

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1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

Adhesions from: Previous surgery or infection can cause technical difficulty during surgery. If you need to have removal of complex ovarian cyst in order to exclude malignancy, you should proceed with the procedure, even if the operation could be technically difficult. Consult with your gyn for opinion. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst make conception less likely if benign?

Does an ovarian cyst make conception less likely if benign?

Depends: You normally get a cyst each month when you ovulate this would be normal. If the cyst would not be benign(cancerous), this would be an entirely different answer. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst with proteinateous content be benign or always malignant?

Can an ovarian cyst with proteinateous content be benign or always malignant?

Usually benign: That's usually benign. Your gynecologist will advise you whether the fluid should be aspirated by needle, or the cyst merely observed over time by ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have benign ovarian cyst 5.5x 8.5 cm, if it bursts or twists would it be a medical emergency? What could the consequences be?

I have benign ovarian cyst 5.5x 8.5 cm, if it bursts or twists would it be a medical emergency? What could the consequences be?

Yes it would: We cannot prescribe or diagnose on Health Tap, but a ruptured or torsed (twisted) ovary at that size would indeed be a surgical emergency. If not addressed you could hemorrhage or lose the ovary. You need a live doctor to be managing this right now. ...Read more

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Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

No: I qualify that saying anything possible in medicine. Benign means just that. There are pre cancerous lesions so one has to be careful when telling a pt something is benign. If your doc is careful he will never say benign if there is some even remote possibility of cancer later. That is the way i practiced anyway. I hope whoever said that to you is careful!. Always be vigilant watching it! ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


Postmenopausal (Definition)

It is the cessation of menses or ...Read more