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Can a simple/complex cyst in a kidney ever shrink?

Can a simple/complex cyst in a kidney ever shrink?

Possible: But unusual. If the complex cyst was due to blood in cyst, over time the blood could resorb and the cyst shrink some. If a simple cyst ruptures spontaneously which is rare, it could disappear. A complex cyst needs a follow up however to rule out risk of malignancy. ...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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How likely is it that a simple ovarian changes into a complex cyst?

How likely is it that a simple ovarian changes into a complex cyst?

Not likely: "A simple ovarian cyst and a complex ovarian cyst" are sonographic diagnoses based on some criteria to describe what is visualized on a scan. Simple cysts are usually considered transient and benign structures that tend to resolve spontaneously. Many/most complex cysts require further investigation to rule out or confirm an ovarian malignancy. A change from simple to complex seems very unlikely ...Read more

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What does small renal 9mm cyst means? Is this simple or complex cyst?

What does small renal 9mm cyst means? Is this simple or complex cyst?

Likely simple: The vast majority of simple cysts require no treatment. Pain can occur especially if the cyst enlarges. Cyst sizes in patients who require intervention generally range from 5 to 20 cm. You should see your family practice physician if you are having issues. ...Read more

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I have 3 complex cysts stacked on top of each other on my ovary.Should I be worried?

I have 3 complex cysts stacked on top of each other on my ovary.Should I be worried?

Ovarian cysts: Depends on the size and degree of complexity. Are they less than 5 cm in size? If yes this is better. Are they septated or have any solid components? If they do then if you have not done so see your gynecologist who may refer you on for further work up. Are you having any symptoms? Bloating or heaviness or difficulty moving bowels/urinating. This warrants complete work up. ...Read more

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Had hysto. Now have complex cyst 5.5x4.8x4.2cm volume 79.1cc. A lot of pain! Is this bad?

Had hysto. Now have complex cyst 5.5x4.8x4.2cm volume 79.1cc. A lot of pain! Is this bad?

Call MD: Please inform the doctor who did your surgery. If this is a complication of surgery, your doctor needs to know about it. Also make sure you see an OB GYN too. ...Read more

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Can a left hemiscrotal complex cyst just be managed through observation if not giving me any symptoms anymore?

Can a left hemiscrotal complex cyst just be managed through observation if not giving me any symptoms anymore?

Talk with urologist: You should talk with your urologist who has seen the scan. Complex cysts can be cancerous sometimes. Your urologist should be able to give you a better idea of that risk. ...Read more

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Is a complex cyst something a should worry about?

Is a complex cyst something a should worry about?

Complex cyst: Where is it? In liver, kidney or ovaries. Each different organ means different possibilities. Complex cyst in ovaries mostly means internal bleeding, and needs to be repeated in few weeks. Kidney and liver complex cysts might need to be followed by ct or mri. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Do all ovarian complex cysts require surgery?

Do all  ovarian complex cysts require surgery?

No: Depending on your age and the "complexity" of the cyst as well as cyst size, some of these can be managed with serial u/s.. The technology of vaginal u/s with color flow doppler and 4d imaging has made diagnosis of ovarian cancers a little more predictable but has also given us the ability to over diagnose normal ovarian changes related to menstual cycles. Good question..Listen to your doc here. ...Read more

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What is a complex cyst ? And a saptated cyst ? On testicle

What is a complex cyst ? And a saptated cyst ? On testicle

Nothing big: Complex can mean it has other stuff in it other than water. Septated means there's a membrane within the cyst. Usually either one can be observed but can get removed if painful or large. ...Read more

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Should a cervical "complex" cyst be watch or biopsied? Is there anything to worry about?

Should a cervical "complex" cyst be watch or biopsied? Is there anything to worry about?

"Cervical cyst" ?: A "cervical cyst" arising in the cervix is usually a benign mucus containing cyst. The neck region is also called "cervical", so more information is needed to answer your question if the location is your neck. ...Read more

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I was told I have a ovarian 1cm complex cyst with Hypervascularities. Does this mean it's cancerous?

I was told I have a ovarian 1cm complex cyst with Hypervascularities. Does this mean it's cancerous?

Slight possibility: Cystic lesions of the ovary smaller than 4-5 cm. are usually benign. For those that may be converting to a malignant state the cystic component tends to become complex. Because angiogenic factors play a role in the malignant lesion, hypervascular components to this type of cystic structure raise questions as to transformation. Careful screening with MRI and observation is necessary. ...Read more

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I have multiple complex cysts on both ovaries. The largest is measured at 2.8cm. What would be the normal course of action?

I have multiple complex cysts on both ovaries. The largest is measured at 2.8cm. What would be the normal course of action?

See OBGYN : Complex cysts can be concerning. Mag require a biopsy. I would strongly recommend seeing a Gynecologist if u have not gone do already and discuss this with them. ...Read more

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Isn't it to soon to get another ultrasound after only 1 month for complex cysts, will anything change? is there any other tests?

Isn't it to soon to get another ultrasound after only 1 month for complex cysts, will anything change? is there any other tests?

Complex cyst: If the cyst is most likely a hemorragic cyst, these are functional cysts that result from an ovarian follicle enlarging and not rupturing to release the egg as it normally would. They typically resolve in a matter of days to weeks so there is a good chance it will be gone in a month. Sometimes the follow up is 6 or 8 weeks, but 4 weeks not unusual. ...Read more

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I have a complex cyst in my ovary measuring 6.5x8.9x4.5 cm with two nodules with the bigger one measuring 1 cm. Should it be removed and how?

I have a complex cyst in my ovary measuring 6.5x8.9x4.5 cm with two nodules with the bigger one measuring 1 cm. Should it be removed and how?

Recommend excision: Complex cysts should be surgically removed in the large majority of cases as the concern is whether the cyst is benign or malignant. The large majority are benign but there aren't any good tests to make that determination without actually removing the cyst. You should consult a gynecologist and he or she may refer you to a GYN oncologist to do the surgery. A laparoscopy may be appropriate. ...Read more

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In terms of kidney cyst. It said 2 1/2 years ago it was 1 cm x .8 x 1.3 and now it says complex cyst 1.7x1.6x1.2. Can it change to complex? FU how?

In terms of kidney cyst. It said 2 1/2 years ago it was 1 cm x .8 x 1.3 and now it says complex cyst 1.7x1.6x1.2. Can it change to complex?  FU  how?

It is harmless: Cysts in the kidneys are very common. They are benign and therefore do not require regular follow up. Your cyst has grown some small amount but it is of no consequence. Unless you have some symptoms you do not need and regular follow up at least no sooner than every 2-3 years, that too if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Can complex cysts in breasts become cancerous?

Can complex cysts in breasts become cancerous?

Yes sometimes: Most cysts are benign and remain so. Occasionally Cancer can grow from inside a cyst. So it the cysts in getting bigger, it is a good idea to get it excised and check it out microscopically. ...Read more

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Can a complex cyst and a fibroid cause a lot of pain?

Yes, both can: Complex cysts of the ovary and uterine fibroids can each cause pain. Pain from fibroids is often worse just before or during menses. This pain can be from the sheer size of the fibroids pressing on pelvic nerves to cause pain or due to heavy menstrual bleeding with the passage of clots through the cervix in to the vagina. ...Read more