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Recent discovery of bleeding cyst/endometrioma. Previous cyst drained from same ovary after hysterectomy +2 yrs. What's probability of surgery?

Recent discovery of bleeding cyst/endometrioma. Previous cyst drained from same ovary after hysterectomy +2 yrs. What's probability of surgery?

Try med treatments: Endometriosis (in ovaries or in the pelvic-abdominal cavity) can be very difficult to treat medically and even by surgically removing both ovaries. Draining an endometrioma/bleeding cyst may only provide temporary relief but no cure. Ask your Gyn if medical trials with GnRH drugs, progestins or other medications would be valuable before (or to avoid) returning to the operating room again. ...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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Cysts on ovaries after have a partial hysterectomy?

Cysts on ovaries after have a partial hysterectomy?

Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts can occur after hysterectomy if the ovaries are left in place as they can still ovulate and develop pathology. ...Read more

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Postmenopausal woman has complex ovar cyst. If need ovary removed should I have a hysterectomy due to my age of 59 gynoncologist stated ca risk is low?

Postmenopausal woman has complex ovar cyst. If need ovary removed should I have a hysterectomy due to my age of 59 gynoncologist stated ca risk is low?

Depends: If your uterus is not causing any problems it is difficult to recommend removing it. When the ovary is the problem, certainly that should be addressed. There can be reasons to remove the uterus concurrent with other procedures, but your doctor would have to discuss that with you. ...Read more

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I'm 32 years old and I had a hysterectomy 5 years ago I keep having cysts on my last remaining ovary. The pain is unbearable should I get it removed?

I'm 32 years old and I had a hysterectomy 5 years ago I keep having cysts on my last remaining ovary. The pain is unbearable should I get it removed?

Cyst: You should know the reason before doing surgery.
Small 2-3 cm cysts appears in functioning ovaries every month and disappears with ovulation. These small cysts are not painful.
But there are larger and different cysts, like hemorrhagic, endometriosis that might be painful and needs to see your gyn for its management. ...Read more

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Had a hysterectomy two years ago and they left one ovary which seems to keep developing painful cysts. Tried removing ovary but its attached to my bow?

Had a hysterectomy two years ago and they left one ovary which seems to keep developing painful cysts. Tried removing ovary but its attached to my bow?

Adhesions: It sounds like you may have developed adhesions. Adhesions are similar to scar tissue within the body, which can make future surgery around the area very difficult. You might consider seeing your doctor to determine if there is any other medical way to treat your ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of having cysts on your ovaries a year after a partial hysterectomy?

What are the first signs of having cysts on your ovaries a year after a partial hysterectomy?

Impossible: Your ovaries form cysts on a monthly basis that collapse with ovulation. Sometimes they DON'T collapse but even then these cysts are often asymptomatic (you can't feel them) and they wouldn't be associated with having had a hysterectomy. Any symptoms might be due to something else. If worried, see a gynecologist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have cyst in ovaries also have partial hysterectomy. I am in so much pain. Should I b worried?

I have cyst in ovaries also have partial hysterectomy. I am in so much pain. Should I b worried?

Depends: If the pain is intolerable then you may need to go to the ER. Otherwise let your doctor know about your symptoms. Ovarian cysts may need to be removed surgically if they are causing pain. The best management depends on the size of the cyst as well as other characteristics including pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have had a hysterectomy, two years later I had left ovary removed due to cyst, at removal right ovary was but now right ovary has cyst?

I have had a hysterectomy, two years later I had left ovary removed due to cyst, at removal right ovary was but now right ovary has cyst?

Not a problem: Of course you don't want both ovaries removed at age 38 as that could harm your heart and bones. Cysts at age 38 are most commonly benign and doctor can perform a "cystectomy" rather than an "oophrectomy". Remove just the cyst if it causes pain or is of concern for the doctor, and leave the rest of the ovary. Unless strong family history ovarian cancer, then ovary should be spared at all cost. ...Read more

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I'm 48yr Diagnosed w/PATSS, Adenomyosis & 2 large complex cysts on left ovary. I'm having horrific monthly pain. Is hysterectomy only option? Help.

I'm 48yr Diagnosed w/PATSS, Adenomyosis & 2 large complex cysts on left ovary. I'm having horrific monthly pain. Is hysterectomy only option? Help.

No: There are always more than one option and even more than I can list here. Assuming your diagnosis is correct the options include:
1. Observation and management of pain. Await menopause
2. Medically induced menopause
3. Surgical removal of involved tubes and left ovary
4. Surgical removal of both tubes and ovaries
5. Hysterectomy:removal of uterus, tubes and ovaries.
Always get a second opinion ...Read more

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I had complete hysterectomy years ago 2nd time they say I have an left mass with cyst on it. They say it is an ovary. I have no left over piece there?

I had complete hysterectomy years ago 2nd time they say I have an left mass with cyst on it. They say it is an ovary. I have no left over piece there?

Can be: A hysterectomy is removal of the uterus but sometimes can be performed at the time of an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries). You don't need to have both done all ways and if you had a hysterectomy, I would clarify with the surgeon if the ovaries were left behind or taken out at the time of surgery.
There are times when a small remnant of the ovary can be left behind but it is infrequent & uncommon ...Read more

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Is total hysterectomy required on complex septated ovary cysts? Right=12cm Left=5cm Fibroid=5cm

Is total hysterectomy required on complex septated ovary cysts? Right=12cm Left=5cm Fibroid=5cm

No: Episodic surgical management of both of these problems can include ovarian cystic resection/biopsy and myomectomy for the fibroid. At age 44 and finished with childbearing, hysterectomy is an option but not required. ...Read more

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37yr old. Hysterectomy with rt ovary removed april this year. Severe bloat, pain. 4 CM complex cyst left ovary. On crutches for si pain. Remove ovary?

37yr old. Hysterectomy with rt ovary removed april this year. Severe bloat, pain. 4 CM complex cyst left ovary. On crutches for si pain. Remove ovary?

Depends.: It is usually reasonable to observe a cyst like this for some period of time because frequently it will resolve without surgical treatment. If the cyst persists or you have a family history of ovarian cancer then you may need the ovary removed. Need to have a discussion with your ob/gyn about treatment options. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy and right sided oophorectomy 7 months ago. Recently discovered enlarged left ovary and hemorrhagic cyst. Ovary needs to be removed?

Not usually: Usually that can be followed. It also depends on your medical and gyn history and why you had the previous surgery in the first place. But a cyst like that can usually be followed and as long as it is not causing you bad symptoms it probably does not need to be removed. ...Read more

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I'm a 32 year old woman and I've had a hysterectomy 5 years ago. Resently I had a cyst on my last remaining ovary and it popped. Now I'm having burning pain in that area and it hurts extremely bad to touch it where as when I had the cyst it was a stabbin

Pelvic pain=get seen: First I am sorry you are hurting.
Lower abdomen pain can be due to several sources including kidney stones, appendicitis (is your pelvic pain on the right?) or ovary cyst rupture. All are very painful. Usually with a confirmed ruptured cyst, time will heal and you can take pain meds (otc tylenol/aleve) or get a prescription. A long term solution could be surgery (i don't recommend @ this time). ...Read more

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My right ovary was left after a hysterectomy keeps developing cysts. Tried to remove but its attached to bowel. Can the ovary be killed?

My right ovary was left after a hysterectomy keeps developing cysts. Tried to remove but its attached to bowel. Can the ovary be killed?

Try birth control: Ovaries are supposed to make cysts (follicles-that contain an egg) every month. Sometimes the cysts can grow too large or bleed when they open, causing pain. An easy way to treat this without surgery is to use birth control pills which suppress the ovaries and should help keep them from making cysts. ...Read more

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I have a degenerating corpus luteum cyst on ovary is this ok like not a bad one to have im 44 and have had a hysterectomy just leaving my ovarys?

I have a degenerating corpus luteum cyst on ovary is this ok like not a bad one to have im 44 and have had a hysterectomy just leaving my ovarys?

It's normal: A degenerating corpus luteum is always okay if you are still cycling; it simply means you ovulated some time before. You will continue to have CL with each cycle until menopause. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing shooting vaginal pains for three days. I'm 64, radical hysterectomy in 1983, one ovary saved. Could this be an ovarian cyst?

I have been experiencing shooting vaginal pains for three days. I'm 64, radical hysterectomy in 1983, one ovary saved. Could this be an ovarian cyst?

Broad differential.: The differential diagnosis is broad. The cause of your pain could indeed be ovarian in etiology. However, it is not uncommon for other disease processes (such as kidney stones) to refer to groin area as well. More history, exam, and possible imaging studies may be needed to give you a good answer. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. If surgery do I need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. Have adhesions from other surg?

Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. If surgery do I need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. Have adhesions from other surg?

Previous scarring: Previous surgical scar tissue (adhesions) make this a more complicated question to answer because the subject ovary may be "stuck" to other tissues like bowel, pelvic sidewall or bladder. If you don't want to return to surgery after this operation you might give consideration to hysterectomy with ovarian removal. You will need a very competent surgeon to undertake this operation- interview wisely ...Read more

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Severe pain in my lower rt abd had a hysterectomy-2011;only have left ovary. Had an appendectomy-2011. was told I had a cyst on left ovary. What's pain?

See doctor: Many things can cause pain in the right lower abdomen besides ovaries. Appendix or other GI issues, urinary tract infection, kidney stones, muscular or bone issues, etc. Depending on how severe the pain is, either go to the ER or see your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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I am 49/post menopausal, I have an 11cm cyst on my right ovary, CA-125 test normal. He wants full hysterectomy, I am unsure. Scared. Thoughts?

I am 49/post menopausal, I have an 11cm cyst on my right ovary, CA-125 test normal. He wants full hysterectomy, I am unsure. Scared. Thoughts?

It depends!: There is some concern that a large cyst in the ovary can be or become cancerous. So removal is often advised. But if you prefer, you can be monitored with serial physical exam and Ultrasound examinations at 6 to 9 month intervals and delay surgery unless the cyst continues to grow or become more complex like showing solid components inside the cyst.. ...Read more

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I am 59, had a partial hysterectomy in 1987 and have a large cyst on my right ovary which is causing much pressure on my bladder causing much pain?

I am 59, had a partial hysterectomy in 1987 and have a large cyst on my right ovary which is causing much pressure on my bladder causing much pain?

Consider removal: You did not mention the measurements but if the cyst is large and if it is causing pain and consider laparoscopic removal. This can be done as a day surgery ...Read more

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I've got a 4cmx4cmx3cm cyst with internal echoes on right ovary. Had cervical cancer 2 year ago and had hysterectomy. Is this bad?

I've got a 4cmx4cmx3cm cyst with internal echoes on right ovary. Had cervical cancer 2 year ago and had hysterectomy. Is this bad?

Usually no: The echoes are commonly due to some bleeding into the cyst. It is reasonable to get another ultrasound in 6 months to recheck but the overwhelming likelihood is that this is not cancerous. These cysts also commonly go away on recheck. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about ovarian ca if I had a hysterectomy 9 yrs ago have free pelvic fluid cysts on my ovary on us w/ abd pain bloating?

Should I be concerned about ovarian ca if I had a hysterectomy 9 yrs ago have free pelvic fluid cysts on my ovary on us w/ abd pain bloating?

Unlikely, ? family hx: At 31, women's ovaries make female hormones and "cycle" even though there's no uterus (hysterectomy) to show cycling through bleeding. Every woman gets cysts on ovaries at times -- it is how we develop eggs, but our ovaries "go overboard, " make too much fluid by the egg. If it breaks open, releases fluid, blood=pain; gets better on its own. Family history of ovary cancer = see md! Good luck! ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy 10 yrs ago, have both ovaries. 1 ovary had a cyst that ruptured in 2011. I had sex a few days ago 3/17/13 and now I'm spotting. Help!

Had hysterectomy 10 yrs ago, have both ovaries. 1 ovary had a cyst that ruptured in 2011. I had sex a few days ago 3/17/13 and now I'm spotting. Help!

Call your gyn: U most likely have a bleeder in the vaginal cuff that can often be treated with medicine if it is just spotting so make an appt to see your gyn tom and no more intercourse until u see your gyn as the next time could cause more of a problem. ...Read more

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10/14 partial hysterectomy via morcellator. 8/15 right ovary had a cyst burst, twist & wrap around my appendix. Could morcellation cause cyst to grow?

No: Morcellator is a process where large specimen turn to a mushy smaller pieces in order to safely be removed from the abdominal cavity during laproscopic surgery.it does not interfere in any of the organ. Ovarian cyst is a physiological process nobody can control. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and ...Read more


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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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