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How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

DEPENDS: On what kind, simple complex, solid, abnormal ovarian cancer blood work or not, the size, any free fluid anything else going on with the pelvic organs, your desire for fertilty or your fear of ovarian or uterine cancer or family history, all of these factor determine what your options are so make an appt to discuss all of this with your gyn that is your gyn's responsiblity to you like I do my pts. ...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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Do most woman have ovarian cysts at some time in there life?

Do most woman have ovarian cysts at some time in there life?

Yes: The simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is that the significance of cysts varies widely based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. I will share this with subspecialists in reproductive endo and onc for additional input. ...Read more

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Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?

Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?

Ultrasound: Need an ultrasound to ascertain size and number of cysts. A diagnosis of ovarian cysts can also help in obesity treatment as well. ...Read more

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I have 2 ovarian cyst, the big one around 11cm. I'm married woman and i want get a baby..How should I do? Am i must do the operation or not?

I have 2 ovarian cyst, the big one around 11cm. I'm married woman and i want get a baby..How should I do? Am i must do the operation or not?

See an OB/GYN: These are issues based on individual patients and should be evaluated by face-to-face interactions with a concerned physician. Go see someone soon. ...Read more

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How serious is a 7.1 CM complex serous or mucous ovarian cyst in a postmenopausal woman. ?

How serious is a 7.1 CM complex serous or mucous ovarian cyst in a postmenopausal woman. ?

Possible malignancy: There ia a significant risk that an ovarian cyst of this description could be a malignancy. Please see your gynecologist soon for evaluation and managment. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cysts affect a person's sex drive? Do they increase or decrease a woman's sex drive?

How do ovarian cysts affect a person's sex drive? Do they increase or decrease a woman's sex drive?

Yes: Pcos is failure of the egg to fully ripen and ovulate. Hence the natural hormone rhythm is disturbed, which can result in depression, distress, prolonged pms symptoms, infertility, abdominal and sexual pain, all of which can decrease libido. ...Read more

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Mildly complex ovarian cyst 4.5cm in postmenausal woman.Ca125 is 15. Having surgery tomorrow so worried! can it be something bad?Help!

Mildly complex ovarian cyst 4.5cm in postmenausal woman.Ca125 is 15. Having surgery tomorrow so worried! can it be something bad?Help!

Talk to doctor: Many women will develop cysts in their life. The vast majority are benign, but some do develop into cancer. Having a ca 125 that low is a good sign, but no one can tell until the cyst is examined by a pathologist after surgery. After surgery, your doctor will be able to give you more detailed answers. ...Read more

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4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort.Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad?Worry

4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort.Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad?Worry

Need futher evaluati: Large cysts, especially complex cysts in postmenopausal women are always of some concern and need to be evaluated further. Suggest you followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have small, bilateral ovarian cysts after trans-vaginal ultrasound. Says he thinks they are functional. Could be serious?32 year old woman.

Dr. Says I have small, bilateral ovarian cysts after trans-vaginal ultrasound. Says he thinks they are functional. Could be serious?32 year old woman.

I am sure your: Doc told u that is not serious as many women have that , if the cysts would grow which is unlikely then it could be a problems but that rarely happens if u have small functional cysts, if your periods are irregular or other problems that can often be treated with bc pills unless you are trying for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is Uterine fibroids&Ovarian Cyst and can a woman still become pregnant with the diagnoses?

What is Uterine fibroids&Ovarian Cyst and can a woman still become pregnant with the diagnoses?

Pregnancy possible: A uterine fibroid is a non-cancerous tumor in the uterus. It doesn't usually prevent pregnancy unless it is very large or inside the uterine cavity. An ovarian cyst is a fluid structure on the ovary. Small ovarian cysts are a normal finding on the ovary. Large ovarian cysts (>4-5ccm) can cause pain but usually do not keep you from getting pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


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