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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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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 dermoid ovarian cyst. Why am I being referred to an oncologist?

I have a dermoid ovarian cyst. Why am I being referred to an oncologist?

You doctor is right: Dermoid cyst can be cancerous. Especially for a woman your age. They are mature or immature. If your dermoid is immature you have a chance that it is cancerous. A gyn oncologist will be the specialist that you need for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

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I just found out a large solid septated mass on my right ovary that is assumed to have ruptured. Told I need a hysterectomy. Do I need a second opinio?

I just found out a large solid septated mass on my right ovary that is assumed to have ruptured. Told I need a hysterectomy. Do I need a second opinio?

Need clarification: It is important to get clarification from your doctor on the diagnosis. A solid mass would not be ruptured. A cyst could rupture but it would not be solid. If it were ruptured it would no longer be visible on sonogram. A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. This surgery would not address a problem in the ovary. An oophorectomy or cystectomy is the removal of the ovary or a cyst. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm ovarian cyst. Perimeniposal. Should i be concerned?

No: It is small and not of concern at your age. Especially since you are not menopausal. ...Read more

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I have a ovarian cysts what should i do?

I have a ovarian cysts what should i do?

MostOvarianCystsAreBe: Most ovarian cysts are benign and do not require any treatment Ask your Doctor who ordered the Ultrasound if it needs any treatment or not Most ovarian cysts do not need any treatment ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy check to see if I have endrometriosis. A 3 CM cyst was found in my ovaries. I don't want to get a general anesthetic when it's removed. Can i get a spinal instead?

I had a laparoscopy check to see if I have endrometriosis. A 3 CM cyst was found in my ovaries. I don't want to get a general anesthetic when it's removed.  Can i get a spinal instead?

Talk to surgeon: This procedure can be done under regional anesthesia, if they do not do it laproscopically. If they do use this technique then a regional anesthesia will not be sufficient. You need to make sure you have discussed your wishes and concerns with the surgeon and anesthesiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I figured out I have a large simple cyst, 172 cubic cm, and torsion, but NP didn't say anything about torsion. Don't you need emergency surgery for it?

I figured out I have a large simple cyst, 172 cubic cm, and torsion, but NP didn't say anything about torsion. Don't you need emergency surgery for it?

Ultrasound: Torsion is only diagnosed by an ultrasound which can demonstrate blood flow (or lack thereof) to a testicle or ovary. It can also be diagnosed during surgery. Cysts can increase your risk for torsion, but it's still not very common. Torsion is excruciatingly painful and is a surgical emergency. Please discuss your concern with your NP. ...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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If I had uterine cancer before and have a cyst on my ovary should I be scared. I don't have a uterus anymore ?

If I had uterine cancer before and have a cyst on my ovary should I be scared. I don't have a uterus anymore
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What kind of cyst?: I'm really glad you had a hysterectomy for your uterine cancer and trust that you'll have a good outcome. Most women have a cyst or two in the ovaries and if the radiologist isn't worried, I wouldn't be either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pelvic ultrasound showed a complex cyst on my dominant ovary with septations. should I be worried and what do I do?

Pelvic ultrasound showed a complex cyst on my dominant ovary with septations. should I be worried and what do I do?

No need to worry: Cysts in the ovary are quite common. Septations are also common. Most cysts go away by themselves. It is important to follow them to make sure they are not getting bigger. If a cyst gets too large, it can get twisted which can cut off its blood flow. Then it will be need to be removed surgically. So, follow up with your doctor to make sure it goes away and doesn't bet bigger. ...Read more

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I've just been told I have a 7cm ovarian cyst with nodules sitting behind uterus. I need ca125, hcg,afp,ldh tests and surgery. Should I be worried?

I've just been told I have a 7cm ovarian cyst with nodules sitting behind uterus. I need ca125, hcg,afp,ldh tests and surgery. Should I be worried?

Your doctor will gui: The doctor who has ordered your tests suspects that you might have Cancer of the Ovary showing as a Cyst. But we need to have all the tests done, particularly CA125 before we can get any certain idea. A high CA -125 level is common in most cases with cancer of the ovary. But it can sometimes be high for other benign conditions but the elevation is more modest in those other conditions. ...Read more

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I think I have an ovarian cyst. And am ovulating? Ok to have sex?

I think I have an ovarian cyst. And am ovulating? Ok to have sex?

OK unless XS pain: Small ovarian cysts are associated with ovulating. See your dr. If you have significant pelvic or lower abdominal pain. You probably won't feel like sex if you are in pain anyway. ...Read more

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Can a dr get error diagnostic they told me I have a cyst in each ovary but i think am pregnant too?

Can a dr get error diagnostic  they told me I have a cyst in each ovary but i think am pregnant too?

Check preg test: The easiest thing to do is head to any local pharmacy and pick up an over the counter pregnancy test. They are cheap and reliable. If you are pregnant please seek prenatal care. ...Read more

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I was told I have a ovarian 1cm complex cyst with Hypervascularities. Does this mean it's cancerous?

I was told I have a ovarian 1cm complex cyst with Hypervascularities. Does this mean it's cancerous?

Slight possibility: Cystic lesions of the ovary smaller than 4-5 cm. are usually benign. For those that may be converting to a malignant state the cystic component tends to become complex. Because angiogenic factors play a role in the malignant lesion, hypervascular components to this type of cystic structure raise questions as to transformation. Careful screening with MRI and observation is necessary. ...Read more

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I have an 4cm dermoid cyst on my Right ovary. My left ovary was removed 5 years ago due to a dermoid cyst. I am 23 I have 3 kids doc won't remove it should I get a second opinion?

I have an 4cm dermoid cyst on my Right  ovary. My left ovary was removed 5 years ago due to a dermoid cyst. I am 23 I have 3 kids doc won't remove it should I get a second opinion?

Depends: If you have no pain or symptoms from the dermoid, surgery may not be necessary. Removing the dermoid however may not result in the loss of your ovary. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have a ovary cyst should I see a doctor?

I think I have a ovary cyst should I see a doctor?

Yes you should: See our gyn doctor after examination will do a sonogram which will show if you have cyst or not and ease your mind. ...Read more

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I consulted dr they said 3.5cm complex left ovarian cyst with low level internal echoes within it so i m worried will i get concieve without any probl?

I consulted dr they said 3.5cm complex left ovarian cyst with low level internal echoes within it so i m worried will i get concieve without any probl?

Need Fertility Exam: I would refer you to a fertility specialist. Certainly a complex ovarian cyst can be secondary to endometriosis which can adversely affect fertility. Ovarian cyst resulting from polycystic ovary syndrome – a constellation of small cysts in the ovaries, irregular periods, elevated androgens – can contribute to fertility problems. A fertility exam is required for specific answers. ...Read more

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I am getting a pelvic ultrasound tomorrow.Will they tell me if I have a tumor or cyst?

I am getting a pelvic ultrasound tomorrow.Will they tell me if I have a tumor or cyst?

Maybe: A pelvic ultrasound can be very helpful to distinguish between a cyst (hollow) or a tumor (solid). Sometimes the findings are equivocal (may look mixed solid-hollow) and further studies have to be done but it's pretty good at telling which is which and very little discomfort involved. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Ca125 (Definition)

Ca-125 (cancer antigen 125 or carbohydrate antigen 125) is a biomarker/tumor marker for ovarian cancer (etc); however, it is not sensitive or specific enough to use as a screening test. Also, a uk study showed that treating based on ca125 level did not improve outcomes. "125" comes from the 125th attempt to develop a marker. It was introduced by bast ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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