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Doctor insights on: Care After Ovarian Cyst Surgery

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Is sex safe after ovarian cyst surgery?

Is sex safe after ovarian cyst surgery?

Yes but: After a healing period from the surgery.

Check with your surgeon for a time table. ...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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After ovarian cyst surgery, if infected, what can happen? More surgery? What could have gone wrong?

After ovarian cyst surgery, if infected, what can happen? More surgery? What could have gone wrong?

Post op infection: Post operative infection anywhere in the abdomen is treated with initial antibiotics to lower the risk of a blood infection (septicemia). If an abscess forms, surgery is a possibility to drain. The best treatment is the avoidance of infection in the first place with prophylaxis by the O.R. crew and surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi. I want to ask, what the best food to eat after ovarian cyst surgery for speed recovery my internal after my OP?

Hi. I want to ask, what the best food to eat after ovarian cyst surgery for speed recovery my internal after my OP?

No specific food: There are not specific foods that need to be eaten after surgery. In the first few hours you will likely be instructed not to eat and then slowly advance your diet back to your usual routine ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst, should I do surgery?

Ovarian cyst, should I do surgery?

Need more info: Symptoms, size, type, persistence, results of imaging studies, etc. ...Read more

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Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Yes.: Surgery can remove ovarian cysts. This can be cystectomy where the cysts are removed but the ovarian is left otherwise intact. It can also be oophorectomy where the entire ovary is removed. Many ovarian cysts, however, can resolve on their own. ...Read more

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When is surgery necessary for ovarian cysts?

When is surgery necessary for ovarian cysts?

Suspicion of cancer: When there is pain, rapid increase in size or infection with fevers etc and there is a family history of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Should an ovarian cyst of 4.9cm require surgery?

Should an ovarian cyst of 4.9cm require surgery?

Depends on: Your symptoms, exact ultrasound findings, and your risk factors. Consult with your gyn for proper treatment. ...Read more

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3.3cm ovarian cyst is it time for me to get surgery?

3.3cm ovarian cyst is it time for me to get surgery?

It depends: There are a lot of factors that go into deciding if you should have surgery. Among them are: Cyst type, pain level, and interference with pregnancy (if desired). Have a good discussion with your Gynecologist and make an informed decision. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I have an ovarian cyst at 5cm should I get surgery?

If I have an ovarian cyst at 5cm should I get surgery?

Possibly: gynecologist often use 5 centimeters as a cutoff for taking somebody to surgery or not it really also depends on the appearance of the cyst meaning is it a simple appearing cyst with just fluid is it a dermoid cyst is it a complex cyst all these plus the patience symptoms Ie. Pain, determine need for surgeryyou also include the risk of torsion as well ...Read more

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Can you naturally cure 15cm ovarian cyst without surgery?

Can you naturally cure 15cm ovarian cyst without surgery?

Not very likely: That is a very large cyst. You need too an obgyn who can evaluate the sonogram and determine the plan. ...Read more

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13mm ovarian cyst. Can it be treated with medications or surgery?

13mm ovarian cyst. Can it be treated with medications or surgery?

Physiologic event.: Of the cohort of maturing follicles at the beginning of the menstrual cycle, one matures and reaches a size of 18 to 20 mm at midcycle.
The 13 mm cyst qualifies for the above description, which means you don't need medications or surgery.
The ultrasound just picked up a physiologic event in a young woman. ...Read more

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How do I relieve the pain from an ovarian cyst? Don't want surgery

How do I relieve the pain from an ovarian cyst? Don't want surgery

Ovarian cyst: If your pain i'd truly caused by an ovarian cyst, only surgery will solve the problem. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst growing back 3 weeks after surgery, what should I do?

Ovarian cyst growing back 3 weeks after surgery, what should I do?

When to get checked: Your surgeon will care for you. Make an appointment. Take a friend with you to help understand your pathology report and what it means to have this cyst. Okay to ask what your options are. Be well. ...Read more

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Subsequent to surgery for removing an ovarian cyst, endometorioma?

Subsequent to surgery for removing an ovarian cyst, endometorioma?

Unrelated: If you are having continued symptoms after ovarian cyst removal you should see your surgeon. Another cyst may have developed. ...Read more

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Just found out I have 2.1 inch ovarian cyst does that require surgery?

Just found out I have 2.1 inch ovarian cyst does that require surgery?

Ovarian cyst: Although you have a 2.1 inch cyst in your ovary, you haven't mentioned how long its been there, are you having any symptoms, or how was it found. If you are having a lot of symptoms and/or pain, surgery would help to relieve these symptoms. Still, it is not uncommon to develop a cyst that will resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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My size of ovarian cyst is 4, 2cm stay the same size for one year do I need surgery?

My size of ovarian cyst is 4, 2cm stay the same size for one year do I need surgery?

1.2 cm: 1.2 cm is less than 1/2 inch. I am pretty sure that it is not the same cyst stayed for a year. Small cysts developed on ovaries every month and then ovulation occurs and they go away, then return in next cycle.
Anyway such a small cyst is not a cause to be worried. ...Read more

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How long is it normal to wait for surgery to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

How long is it normal to wait for surgery to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

Depends: Their is not a specific amount of time. This usually would not need to be performed immediately. If you have pain, an elevated CA-125, a family history of ovarian cancer or some other concerning feature then that would increase the urgency. Regardless, I would not wait to long. Several weeks would not be uncommon depending on the surgeon's and hospital's schedule. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have right ovarian cyst of size 4.5 x 3.6. do I have to surgery. Or taking danzol could reduce the size?

I have right ovarian cyst of size 4.5 x 3.6. do I have to surgery. Or taking danzol could reduce the size?

Ovarian cyst size: Depends on the type of cyst. Ovarian cysts can range from under 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) to more than 12 inches (30.48 cm). Ovarian cysts are particularly common during childbearing years. Many resolve spontaneously without treatment. The potential risks and benefits of any treatment should be carefully considered. No treatment is necessary unless symptoms outweigh potential risk of treatment. ...Read more

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My ovarian cyst is 7.7cm very painful I have it for one month and five days already, will I need surgery?

My ovarian cyst is 7.7cm very painful I have it for one month and five days already, will I need surgery?

Ovarian Cyst: Most ovarian cysts will resolve without surgery. Sometimes we will give Birth Control pills to try and shrink them. You howver, have quite a large cyst that is giving you a lot of pain. I would consult with your GYN to see if they reccomend surgery. In my patients with painful cysts this large my refering GYN's will usually do surgery. ...Read more

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Is a 4cm ovarian cyst large? I have been having increased pain over the last few months. Is surgery the best bet?

Is a 4cm ovarian cyst large? I have been having increased pain over the last few months. Is surgery the best bet?

Age? Characteristics?: Depends on your age, family history of breast, ovarian cancer and findings on sono/mri.
if solid areas, abnormal vasculature, abnormal dopplers, torsion etc will suggest surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? I have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. Will I need surgery?

How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? I have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. Will I need surgery?

Depends on the size: It depends on the size of the cysts and how severe are the symptoms
you can take anti inflammatory medicines like Motrin for pain and discuss with your doctor how big the cysts are and what treatment will be best for you. Sometimes hormonal treatment with birth control pills can reduce the size and orevent cysts from forming. Not all cysts need surgery. ...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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What are the ovarian cyst removal surgery risks?

Many but rare: Surgery for an ovarian cyst today is very safe and complications are rare. As with any operation risks related to ansthesia, blood loss, damage to surrounding structures and infection do happen -but are uncommon. Some loss of ovarian tissue is common but usually not consequential. ...Read more

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Can we do vaginal surgery for ovarian cyst?

Can we do vaginal surgery for ovarian cyst?

Laparoscopy: Most doctors would recommend a laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery, for an ovarian cyst. No need to make a cut in the vagina. ...Read more

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If ovarian cyst rupture do I still need surgery?

If ovarian cyst rupture do I still need surgery?

Maybe: The ruptured cyst can be painful or cause bleeding internally. It can also regrow. Most cysts would simply heal whether or not they rupture. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an ovarian cyst removal surgery?

Usually a day or two: Ovarian cysts are sometimes removed surgically, usually with laparoscopy. This involves inserting instruments through 1/4 inch incisions. Recovery time from laparoscopic surgery is usually only a couple of days. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have keyhole surgery for a 12cm ovarian cyst?

Maybe: Trust your doctor. The decision will be made by evaluating the risk of malignancy and the experience of your physician. ...Read more

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I had a surgery to remove ovarian cyst 2yrs ago. But now when I cough especially, I feel pain on the site of surgery. Is this normal?

I had a surgery to remove ovarian cyst 2yrs ago. But now when I cough especially, I feel pain on the site of surgery. Is this normal?

Localized pain: If the pain is localized, occurs at the same spot each time, then you might have a hernia related to your prior incision. Okay to get an appointment with your doc to evaluate. If the exam is positive for a defect near your scar then a hernia will be diagnosed. If the exam is normal, your doc might order imaging (ultrasound) to get the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had surgery 2 months ago because ovarian cyst but 3 weeks ago I've been getting stabbing pains last 2-3 min on my right side. Is it back?

Had surgery 2 months ago because ovarian cyst but 3 weeks ago I've been getting stabbing pains last 2-3 min on my right side. Is it back?

Ovarian cyst: A follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. That is what cause the cyst that was removed. You could have another cyst that cause pain or discomfort. Using birth control pills will prevent the cysts and the pain or you can use ibuprofen, naproxen, or some type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. ...Read more

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I need a laposcopic done for ovarian cyst. They are very large. My insurance is saying they are a pre exsiting con. What should I do to get surgery?

I need a laposcopic done for ovarian cyst. They are very large. My insurance is saying they are a pre exsiting con. What should I do to get surgery?

Very complicated: Every insurance plan makes up its own rules. You may be able to wait 6 months and then be covered. You may have to change plans. New health laws may make pre-existing condition exclusions illegal. If that passes in the country, in your state, or with your plan, then you may be in luck. This is a constantly frustrating issue, but you may have to play the game in order to have your procedure done. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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