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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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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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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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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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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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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 long is it normal to wait for surgery to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

How long is it normal to wait for surgery  to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

Depends: Their is not a specific amount of time. This usually would not need to be performed immediately. If you have pain, an elevated CA-125, a family history of ovarian cancer or some other concerning feature then that would increase the urgency. Regardless, I would not wait to long. Several weeks would not be uncommon depending on the surgeon's and hospital's schedule. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

Simple Cyst: Although in healthy reproductive aged women, ovarian cysts usually are less than 5cm in diameter, if it is a little bigger (like yours), it is probably nothing to worry about. Every month, you form an ovarian cyst where the egg develops. After fertilization or menses, the cyst usually goes away. You should follow up in about 30-60 days for another evaluation. ...Read more

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March MR found 3.3cm left ovarian cyst. July follow up US - cyst now 3.8cm mildly complex avascular with septations centre of lesion. What are dangers?

March MR found 3.3cm left ovarian cyst. July follow up US - cyst now 3.8cm mildly complex avascular with septations centre of lesion. What are dangers?

Ovarian anomaly: Please be seen. An ovarian abnormality could be something very simple and of no concern. However the more complex the cyst is the more likely that it could be something of significant pathology. You need to be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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Hello i have a ovarian cysts and said in the trasnvaginal ultrasound hipoechoic and complex and septation what all thats mean .. Thanks?

Hello i  have a ovarian cysts  and said in the trasnvaginal ultrasound hipoechoic and complex and septation what all thats mean .. Thanks?

Complex cyst: In your age group, complex cysts are typically from involuting follicles containing blood or endometriomas (benign collection of blood). There is an increased risk of cancer the larger the size of the cyst. All complex cysts should be followed with an additional ultrasound to document resolution. ...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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28yo w history of ovarian cysts. Have 1.6cm 'minimally complex w/thin septation' cyst. Is septation cause for alarm? See conflicting opinions online.

28yo w history of ovarian cysts. Have 1.6cm 'minimally complex w/thin septation' cyst. Is septation cause for alarm? See conflicting opinions online.

No alarm: At 1.6cm cyst in a women who is 28 years of age is probably not a big deal. First of all, 1.6cm is very small. This cyst is probably a functional cyst, meaning part of the ovulatory function of the ovary. As such it will usually go away on its own in a few weeks. If you repeat an u/s in a couple of months, you can prove it is gone. Ovarian Cancer is uncommon at your age. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old with 7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?


I'm 19 years old with 7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

Follow up needed: Anechoic is an ultrasound term which means simple and usually benign. Hypoechoic is usually more complex and could be more worrisome. Your finding based on us and age are likely benign. However, because of the size you have an increased risk of ovarian torsion. I would definitely recommend follow up with your gynecologist for a rpt us in 6wks versus laparoscopic cystectomy ...Read more

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Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Not really: But sometimes the consistency of a cyst is more important than the size. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Yes.: Ovarian cysts do vary in size quite alot. In your age group, a small cyst is about 2-3 cm. I've seen cyst as large as 10 cm or more. Cyst less than 2.5 cm are probably functional follicle in your age group. A cyst may grow or persist over a few menstrual cycle or complete resolve. ...Read more

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How can ovarian cysts go away?

See below.: Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own. Your doctor may consider watchful waiting to see if this would happen. Some cyst such as dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometriom don't go away on their own but these are rare compared to the typically follicular cysts. ...Read more

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Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a cyst that ruptures and causes interrnal hemorrhage could possibly cause death. All are not likely scenarios. Most ovarian cysts resolve without any treatment. Oftentimes, they not even known by the woman to be present before they resolve. ...Read more

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Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst. ...Read more

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Best way to treat an ovarian cyst?

Best way to treat an ovarian cyst?

Depends: What it is, why its there, and how long its been there. ...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