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Large Complex Ovarian Cyst
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
See MD: A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be worried about a complex mass. A ca125 and he4 test can help decide whether to go to surgery now or closely watching with follow up ultrasound. If it is more than 5 cm or there are other worrisome looking signs on ultrasound, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more
No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor. You can do an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks. If it is a cancer, it will not be the same size or have the same characteristics. ...Read more
Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A simple cyst is a cell membranes surrounding a fluid filled sac. A complex cyst means there are liquid and solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up to confirm resolution as some will need surgical management. ...Read more
Right ovary with multiple follicle cysts and dominant 1.1 cm mildly complex cyst. Can this be cancerous?
Yes sometimes: Yes, some complex cysts can be cancerous, but most are not when they are that size. Usually doctors follow these with sequential ultrasounds until better clarified. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The term complex ovarian cyst indicates that an imaging study, usually ultrasound, shows a cyst with internal echoes, septation, or irregular or thickened cyst walls. They should be aggressively investigated as some of these cysts may be cancerous. Polycystic ovaries are usually enlarged and contain multiple small cysts just under the surface of the ovary. They mainly produce hormone imbalances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more
Possibly: The word complex is thrown around a lot in ultrasound but it is actually pretty worthless. There are things that look "complex" but are benign and can easily be identified as such and similar with malignant lesions. It really depends what it actually looks like. Were there any other descriptors of the lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3.5 CM left ovarian cyst w probable parovarian free fluid. Complex right ovarian mass w solid & cystic components & internal vascular flow. This bad?
Possible: Needs full gyn review and likely surgery. Tumors, and infections can cause such things. Need accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Ovarian cyst: complex means either it has walls (septations) or has both cystic and solid components. At over 6 cm in size your cyst is at risk of causing twisting of the entire ovary causing torsion (cutting off the blood supply). Usually at 6cm it needs to be addressed likely surgically. Complex cysts also mean slightly more likely to be tumors (benign and cancerous) are usually complex or hemorrhagic ...Read more
Ovarian cyst: They can, but the doctor must find out why you have a complex cyst and rule out any serious pathology. Depending on the cyst characteristic your doctor can do expectant management or can offer surgery. Depends on the ultrasound, your age, family hx, time with cyst etc. ...Read more
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