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Ovarian cyst growing back 3 weeks after surgery, what should I do?

Ovarian cyst growing back 3 weeks after surgery, what should I do?

When to get checked: Your surgeon will care for you. Make an appointment. Take a friend with you to help understand your pathology report and what it means to have this cyst. Okay to ask what your options are. Be well. ...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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Very painful heterogeneous ovarian cyst growing and looking more 'solid'. Should I be concerned?

Need to evaluate: I would recommend further evaluation with a gynecologist there are many different causes for ovarian growths or cysts. Any cyst that is complex or has solid components needs further testing. ...Read more

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Very painful heterogeneous ovarian cyst growing and looking more 'solid'. Should I be concerned? Generally feel rubbish with it all too.

Very painful heterogeneous ovarian cyst growing and looking more 'solid'. Should I be concerned? Generally feel rubbish with it all too.

Seek Gyn oncologist: It is usually recommended that a complex ovarian lesion "looking more solid" be carefully evaluated and removed for pathological examination (exploratory laparotomy or laparoscopic surgery) to rule out a malignant ovarian tumor. Although the risk of cancer is relatively low, it would be best to seek a consultation from and the expertise of a Gyn oncologist. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst 5.1 CM growing, is this post menopause symptom?

Ovarian cyst 5.1 CM growing, is this post menopause symptom?

Not usually: Menopause is defined by a decline in hormone levels and their effects. As the estrogen decreases, the ovaries become nonproductive. The appearance or enlargement of ovarian cysts should not occur after menopause. See your doctor as likely, this cyst needs to be removed. Your doctor will want to rule out cancer and the earlier the work up, the earlier treatment can be rendered for the best outcome. ...Read more

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How fast can an ovarian cyst grow?

How fast can an ovarian cyst grow?

Varies: A simple cyst can grow up fairly rapidly in a matter of days. Other types of cysts can take from weeks to months to years. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Yes: They can also grow much larger. The risk of malignancy does not correlate with the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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What could cause an ovarian cyst to grow to 6cm in 7 days?

What could cause an ovarian cyst to grow to 6cm in 7 days?

Just what cysts do: It is just what ovarian cysts do, naturally. Often cysts form from the site where ovulation occurs and "blow up" from there. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst about a year ago that resolved on its own. Do these cysts ever grow back?

I had an ovarian cyst about a year ago that resolved on its own. Do these cysts ever grow back?

Cysts will resolve: Small cysts on the ovary are very common even in young women. The overwhelming majority will resolve on their own without surgery. Although they may hurt the best treatment is to take Ibuprofen for the pain and to wait to see if it goes away. They don't grow back but you could certainly form a new one. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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