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How do they drain an 4cm ovarian cyst? Do they cut ? How long is the recovery time?

How do they drain an 4cm ovarian cyst? Do they cut ? How long is the recovery time?

If it is: thought to be a so-called functional cyst they may wait several cycles to see if it resolves on its own. Otherwise, if it is presumptively benign, a laparoscopic removal(cystectomy) would be performed. If it is more suspicious, open surgery may be indicated. The cysts are not drained, they are removed. ...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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Had ovarian cyst drained a week ago, still getting the same pain, is this normal?

Had ovarian cyst drained a week ago, still getting the same pain, is this normal?

Pain may not b ovary: There was no size of the cyst noted but cysts on the ovary can be simple, normal, small cysts and usually do not cause pain. Further work-up would be advised. There are other causes of pelvic pain including urinary and bowel problems. Also, cysts that are drained often return. You should be seen again for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is having an ovarian cyst drained different to having an ovarian cyst removed? I had a cyst drained a week ago and have the same symptoms

Is having an ovarian cyst drained different to having an ovarian cyst removed? I had a cyst drained a week ago and have the same symptoms

Yes: When a patient has the cyst drained, it means that the fluid is removed but the lining of the cyst reains. There is a chance the cyst will fill with fluid again. When the entire cyat is removed, including the lining, there is little chance it will return. ...Read more

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I have a 7cm ovarian cyst I had a previous one 7 month ago that was drained. during both cysts I have put on a horrendous amount of weight but eating?

I have a 7cm ovarian cyst I had a previous one 7 month ago that was drained.

during both cysts I have put on a horrendous amount of weight but eating?

Recurrent cysts: Your gyn will talk with you about cyst suppression with oral contraceptives. You are young and you can take off the weight by 1200-1400 calories daily and exercise. The patient education site www.patientedu.org has great info on diet. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst drained 4 days ago and still sore. Help?

Ovarian cyst drained 4 days ago and still sore. Help?

Ovarian cyst: If your cyst was drained, it involved surgery and will tala a little time to heal. This presumes that the cyst if the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Pain in area where i had a dermoid ovarian cyst drained one week ago? Is this pain a normal healing process or could there be something wrong?

Pain in area where i had a dermoid ovarian cyst drained one week ago? Is this pain a normal healing process  or could there be something wrong?

Could be: Usually a dermoid ovarian cyst is not drained but removed from the ovary as it is likely to continue to grow. There could always be an infection but that is unusual. You should be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a ovarian cysts that is causing a lot of pain doctor has said he will refer me to get it drained when its drained can it come back?

I have a ovarian cysts that is causing a lot of pain doctor has said he will refer me to get it drained when its drained 
can it come back?

Depends what it is: If it is a functional cyst it likely will not come back although it could, if it is not functional (endometrioma, inclusion cyst, benign tumor etc....) they will recur about 85%-100% of the time. It's important to have at least a very good guess what it "is" before draining. ...Read more

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I have an 8cm ovarian cyst and pregnant, my doctor said he will drain it vaganily as i won't need any pain killers or anaesthetic, is this safe?

I have an 8cm ovarian cyst and pregnant, my doctor said he will drain it vaganily as i won't need any pain killers or anaesthetic, is this safe?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts are very common in early pregnancy and throughout the first trimester. If you are in the first trimester, avoid any intervention as the cyst will probably resolve on its own. If your doctor is worried about a malignancy then needle drainage should be avoided at all costs. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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