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Doctor insights on: Complex Ovarian Cysts With Septation

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My daughter diagnosed Complex Ovarian Cyst with septation and debris. 4.3 cyst. Pain and fear. Do these cyst normslly require surgery?

My daughter diagnosed Complex Ovarian Cyst with septation and debris. 4.3 cyst. Pain and fear. Do these cyst normslly require surgery?

No: Most of the time in young women these cysts are functional/hemorrhagic cysts and resolve by themselves. If they keep enlarging, or become more symptomatic, surgery may be indicated. If there are imaging features suggestive of tumor rather than just hemorrhagic cyst surgery might also be indicated. ...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 have a complex ovarian cyst with septations and debris about 14ml in volume. It was 7ml 3 months ago. It's now pressing against my colon. Treatment?

I have a complex ovarian cyst with septations and debris about 14ml in volume. It was 7ml 3 months ago. It's now pressing against my colon. Treatment?

Talk to your GYN: Your personal GYN can best answer for your specific case, but generally if the cyst is enlarging and causing symptoms by pressing against your colon it may be best treated surgically. See link for more information on ovarian cysts. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/ovarian-cysts-beyond-the-basics ...Read more

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US 3.8cm mildly complex ovarian cyst. Septations mainly in mid aspect of lesion and no vascularity seen. What does "mildly complex" mean?

US 3.8cm mildly complex ovarian cyst. Septations mainly in mid aspect of lesion and no vascularity seen. What does "mildly complex" mean?

Great question: Not really sure. Any thing that is not a simple cyst is called complex. Sometimes the person who is reading the report does not think it is so bad so calls it mild. But it is not really a medical term. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst w/intern.Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Complex ovarian cyst w/intern.Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Slow down a bit...: Ok, you have a lot of issues just recently identified. I'm doubtful you have any cancer. Your biggest concern appears to be the ovarian cyst, which is probably benign, but you need to be evaluated by your gyn. The hernia is an elective process, and the liver cyst is probably congenital. Fibroids and nabothian cyst can also be evaluated by your gyn. Take a breath and make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a Lt ovarian complex cyst showing internal septation with homogenous echogenic texture with no vascularity mean.Please help.Thanks.

What does a Lt ovarian complex cyst showing internal septation with homogenous echogenic texture with no vascularity mean.Please help.Thanks.

Not simply water: Ovarian cysts come in different flavors. The simple ovarian cyst usually contains a water like substance and not internal echoes on ultrasound . Complex cysts may have blood on the inside called hemorrhagic cyst. With time, the blood degenerates and fibrin may be inside. The septa are occasionally cell walls or may be thickened or very thin. To be complete, cancers can be cystic. yours like blood. ...Read more

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L salpingo oophorectomy for simple cyst & pain. 5mos later, new onset R ovarian complex cyst w/ septation, uterine fibroid & 10mm L4 lesion. Cancer?

 L salpingo oophorectomy for simple cyst & pain. 5mos later, new onset R ovarian complex cyst w/ septation, uterine fibroid & 10mm L4 lesion. Cancer?

Not necessarily: While cancer is a possibility it is not the most likely diagnosis. More testing such as doppler flow studies on ultrasound can help with the diagnosis. It may well require surgery to know for sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have just been told I have a 6cm internal septation ovarian cyst do I need to get it surgically removed ?

I have just been told I have a 6cm internal septation ovarian cyst do I need to get it surgically  removed ?

Follow doc advice : It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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