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I have a complex ovarian cyst that will not go away and it is very painful could it be cancer?

I have a complex ovarian cyst that will not go away and it is very painful could it be cancer?

Maybe: most likely it is a benign cyst. Cancer risk increases in cystic ovaries in Women over 60. However a complex system of the ovary can't be associated with cancer and a 37-year-old female. The only way to know for sure is to have it ultrasound and possibly biopsied. You can also look at the Ca 125 serum protein levels.again though it is very common to have benign cyst in the ovary in a 37-year. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Complex ovarian cyst fromn1.3cm to 3.1 cm in matter of 3 months. Should i have exploratory surgery what r chances of cancer?

Complex ovarian cyst fromn1.3cm to 3.1 cm in matter of 3 months.  Should i have exploratory surgery what r chances of cancer?

Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A complex cyst means there are liquid & solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up as some will need surgical management. The decision to proceed with surgery will require an in depth review by your doctor ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst, was told I may have to remove it in case it's its cancerous. IS this safe for baby? Can it be cancer?

I'm pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst, was told I may have to remove it in case it's its cancerous. IS this safe for baby? Can it be cancer?

Could be cancer.: It is not likely to be risk to baby. Any ovarian mass or complex cyst can be cancer. Such lesions should be evaluated until exact cause is known. Sometimes need to biopsy or remove. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with 3cm complex ovarian cyst via ultrasound. Advised to wait 6 weeks to recheck. Safe to wait even with a family history of female cancers?

Diagnosed with 3cm complex ovarian cyst via ultrasound. Advised to wait 6 weeks to recheck. Safe to wait even with a family history of female cancers?

Probablyl: Depending on the appearance of the cyst, your doctor must have felt that it was safe. Not all female cancers are genetically related (so, for ex: if you family has a history of cervical cancer that does not increase the risk for ovarian cancer). The ova-1 test or ca-125 tests can help to see if your cyst is higher or lower risk to be a cancer. But there are lots of cysts that are not cancers. ...Read more

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2x us over 6 weeks shows complex ovarian cyst with septated internal echoes. Grown 8mm in 6 wks. Now at 59mm. Blood cancer markers neg. What is likely?

2x us over 6 weeks shows complex ovarian cyst with septated internal echoes. Grown 8mm in 6 wks. Now at 59mm. Blood cancer markers neg. What is likely?

Painful?: It looks like you have a GYN who is doing all of the right tests. So what does she/he recommend? In my practice, I recommend surgery for cysts this size that are painful. Cysts that are not can get serial ultrasounds. Most of my patients with cysts this size have opted for surgery since pain from these masses can escalate if they enlarge. Good luck to you in lovely Australia. ...Read more

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Cancer? 12cm complex ovarian cyst/tumor with blood flow throughout septations. And elevated 5.7 ova 1 test. Can't see oncologist for 3 weeks. Worried

Cancer? 12cm complex ovarian cyst/tumor with blood flow throughout septations. And elevated 5.7 ova 1 test. Can't see oncologist for 3 weeks. Worried

No emergency: The OVA1® test is not an indicator of ovarian cancer and is not much better than Ca125. It measures levels of five proteins found in the blood and then uses software to calculate a single score measured by using a 0-10 scale.. Women who are pre-menopausal have a cut off of 5.0 whereas postmenopausal women have a 4.4 cutoff. A high OVA1® score is not a diagnosis of cancer, rather it indicates risk and should not force an emergency situation for treating a complex hemorrhagic cyst ...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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Ultrasound says complex ovarian cyst, septated, internal echos and avascular. Says could be possible haemorrhagic cyst but i'm worried of cancer?

Ultrasound says complex ovarian cyst, septated, internal echos and avascular. Says could be possible haemorrhagic cyst but i'm worried of cancer?

Follow-up required: In a patient of your age, it is likely self-limited and very well could represent a hemorrhagic cyst. However, a repeat ultrasound 6 weeks following the first is suggested to document resolution or decrease in size and to re-evaluate for patency of the ovarian artery. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst . is the surgery safe for baby? could it be ovarian cancer?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst . is the surgery safe for baby? could it be ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: If you are having pain and if it is increasing in size your doctor may recommend surgery. Most cysts in pregnancy resolve. Keep close follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Excessive gas for past 2 months. 2.8 CM complex ovarian cyst. How likely is it that this is ovarian cancer? Could IBS come on this suddenly?

Excessive gas for past 2 months.  2.8 CM complex ovarian cyst. How likely is it that this is ovarian cancer?  Could IBS come on this suddenly?

Unlikely: Those findings not cosistantly with cancer. Cyst small and u are young. Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 1 dose in juice per day along with probiotics, ibs is a syndrome of alternating constipation and diarrhea, affected by anxiety, and, at times a major problem. It's not likely that. You should be fine! don't worry too much. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

A cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your immediate future after biopsy and evaluation. ...Read more

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If a complex ovarian cyst ruptures will it destroy your entire reproductive system?

If a complex ovarian cyst ruptures will it destroy your entire reproductive system?

No: No, it would not damage your reproductive organs, but there is a chance it could cause adhesions (scar tissue) leading to pain or infertility. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

Maybe: Talk it over with your doctor. Things to consider are 1) your age and menopausal status, 2) previous history of endometriosis, 3) size of the mass, 4) ultrasound appearance, 5) duration of the problem., 6) family history of ovarian cancer. Remember that ca-125 may be elevated in many benign conditions, as well as ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I had a complex ovarian cyst partially rupture. Will this reduce my libido in the future?

I had a complex ovarian cyst partially rupture. Will this reduce my libido in the future?

No : It should not affect your libido at all, unless the rupture leads to pain with intercourse. Painful intercourse is often a part of decreased libido. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst that partially ruptured 3 days ago. Er dr said i'd be fine in 2 days but i'm still in tremendous pain. Is this normal?

I'd say yes.: You have had an ovarian cyst rupture, with blood and possibly other fluid empty into your abdominal cavity. This will likely cause a great deal of pain and reactive changes, like adhesions over time. If you haven't already , it might be wise to schedule at least an appointment with your OB dr. To get checked out if the pain persists. You might even have endometriosis which is also painful. ...Read more

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How serious is a complex ovarian cyst? I have never had a complex ovarian cyst before. Always simple and i haven't had problems with them for years. Now suddenly I have had two cyst rupture in one week! i was in the ER and told it would just be a few days

How serious is a complex ovarian cyst? I have never had a complex ovarian cyst before. Always simple and i haven't had problems with them for years. Now suddenly I have had two cyst rupture in one week! i was in the ER and told it would just be a few days

I : I am so sorry you are going through this. Ovarian cysts are a very painful, miserable condition. As the er physician advised removal, it is worthwhile to discuss this with a gynecologist. In some patients, treatment with anti-inflammatory type medications or even birth control pills can help shrink cysts down. However, if the cyst looks concerning on ultrasound, often times the patient is advised to have it removed. Only a licensed gynecologist who reviews your studies and takes your history can advise one way or the other. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst. Could this be the cause of my lack of libido?

I have a complex ovarian cyst. Could this be the cause of my lack of libido?

Typically no: Ovarian cysts are not usually linked to a low sex drive. Complex cysts should be evaluated by an Obgyn to determine if surgical treatment is warranted. ...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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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