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Doctor insights on: How Many Types Of Ovarian Cysts Are Malignant

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Can an ovarian cyst with proteinateous content be benign or always malignant?

Can an ovarian cyst with proteinateous content be benign or always malignant?

Usually benign: That's usually benign. Your gynecologist will advise you whether the fluid should be aspirated by needle, or the cyst merely observed over time by ultrasound. ...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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If an ovarian cyst is malignant and leaks what happens?

If an ovarian cyst is malignant and leaks what happens?

Spread : This could increase the risk of spread if the leaked cells are cancerous. It largely depends on the type of cancer. ...Read more

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Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Possible: Most malignant ovarian cancers are complex and multilocular / multiseptate. But many benign ovarian cysts also present that way as well. The only way to know for sure is to biopsy or remove the cysts for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell if a cyst is a malignant ovarian cyst from my hormones?

Can doctors tell if a cyst is a malignant ovarian cyst from my hormones?

Usually not.: Hormonal tests (ca 125) is neither senstive nor specific enough for detecting ovarian cancer, particularly in early stages. If the cyst has suspicious features on ultrasound your doctor or a gyn specialist would be able to guide you. ...Read more

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Could s simple 2 cm ovarian cyst on ultrasound that shows up as small enhancing cyst on ct scan be malignant in a premenopausal woman? no change in yr

Could s simple 2 cm ovarian cyst on ultrasound that shows up as small enhancing cyst on ct scan be malignant in a premenopausal woman? no change in yr

Low chance: If the cyst is described as simple then there is only fluid inside. So no other growths inside the cyst. Simple cysts are almost always benign. The fact that it hasn't changed in a year is also a good sign. Overall, very low chance of being malignant. Ask your doctor to monitor it every year. ...Read more

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How can radiologist tell the difference from a malignant and benign ovarian cyst on ultrasound. And is the sympthoms the same.

Imaging findings: Radiologist can simply raise suspicion of malignancy based on imaging findings.These may include internal separation , solid component and presence of fluid in the pelvis. This may alarm the gynecologist to further investigate the cyst. Final diagnosis is often based on surgical and histopathological evaluation. ...Read more

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Having an ovarian cyst, possibly endometrioma, 5cm. This is recurrence after removing one a few mts ago by lap surgery. Any risk of malignant?Hope not

Having an ovarian cyst, possibly endometrioma, 5cm. This is recurrence after removing one a few mts ago by lap surgery. Any risk of malignant?Hope not

Unlikely: If you were treated for endometriosis, and a recurrent cysts shows up at the same site as prior endometrioma removal, then it is just recurrent endometriosis - most likely. Given your age, the chance of ovarian cancer is exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ovarian cysts?

Are there different types of ovarian cysts?

Yes there are: The most common cysts are called "physiologic cysts" and are under the influence of your hormones. There are several different types and they can come, go and be painful. The biggest thing to find out from ultrasound and your doc is if it may be a cystic tumor. Tumor means "growth", and is usually benign but can be malignant. These will not go away spontaneously and might require surgery. ...Read more

Malignant (Definition)

The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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