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Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Yes it can: Complex cysts can be cancerous depending on their size and rate of growth. A CA125 test can help decide its nature. Ultrasound is a good test to measure increase in size and also may show any solid components inside the cyst. You should get the ultrasound repeated in 3-4 months and have your gynecologist guide you further. You may need surgical removal if it is causing you much pain or increased s ...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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I have 3 small fibroids and a few small fluid filled ovarian cysts Would switching from Sprintec 28 to Lo Loestrin FE affect the size of the fibroids?

I have 3 small fibroids and a few small fluid filled ovarian cysts Would switching from Sprintec 28 to Lo Loestrin FE affect the size of the fibroids?

Maybe, maybe not: All oral contraceptive pills contain small amounts of estrogen which can be absorbed by the uterine fibroids and sometimes enhance their enlargement. Some women with fibroids are unaffected by the use of oral contraceptive estrogen and the fibroids show no growth over time. ...Read more

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I had a 27cm ovarian cyst filled with reddish brown fluid. What causes a cyst fill with fluid opposed to tissue? What's the difference in symptoms?

I had a 27cm ovarian cyst filled with reddish brown fluid.  What causes a cyst fill with fluid opposed to tissue?  What's the difference in symptoms?

Cyst: A cyst by definition is a fluid filled sac. In the ovary you can have solid tumors (benign and cancerous), mixed solid and cystic and just cystic (fluid filled). Each growth is a tissue type, which is the key to what type you get. You probably had a serous (fluid type) cystadenoma or an endometrioma (bloody fluid filled cyst) ...Read more

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I have 8cm ovarian cyst on my right its just filled with fluid.If I was to get pregnant would it cause complications? Or am I best to have it removed

I have 8cm ovarian cyst on my right its just filled with fluid.If I was to get pregnant would it cause complications? Or am I best to have it removed

Ovarian cysts: There are possible complications such as torsion (up to 15%) and rupture of the cyst and obstruction of labor in pregnant patients. Usually, painful cysts greater than 6 cm are removed via laparoscopy with minimal incisions. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/255865-overview#aw2aab6b2b8 ...Read more

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What could happen if a simple ovarian cyst fluid filled ruptured during laparoscopy ?

What could happen if a simple ovarian cyst fluid filled ruptured during laparoscopy  ?

Mild p/o pain: Slight post op pain due to cyst fluid irritation but most of this will be aspirated by the laparoscopist at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

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I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months. Doc wants to remove that ovary. Is this the best treatment?

I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months.  Doc wants to remove that ovary.  Is this the best treatment?

Yes: A cyst that has not resolved in 6 months is abnormal. A cyst that is 9 cm across is very abnormal. Removal is really the only option, other than doing nothing. ...Read more

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I have 13x10x11 CM simple fluid filled ovarian cyst, normal ca-125 result i dont want to remove my ovary how can i save it? is laparoscopy better?

I have 13x10x11 CM simple fluid filled ovarian cyst, normal ca-125 result i dont want to remove my ovary how can i save it?  is laparoscopy better?

Could be: I have removed many cysts like this laparoscopically while saving the ovary, but the size you give (13 cm?) is concerning. It is safe to remove this and conserve the ovary if the concern for malignancy is low; you need to discuss this with your doctor/surgeon and good luck. ...Read more

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How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst? I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim. I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst?  I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim.  I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

Ask your Doc: Your doc should be able to refer you to the appropriate gyn or simply ask the gyn-onc you saw. It's also possible that your cyst is functional (normal) & will resolve on it's own (no surgery). If it persists or develops concerning features, a laparoscopic cystectomy (remove the cyst only) will preserve your ovary. They may suppress your ovulation with ocps if you are a good candidate, take care. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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