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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cyst Removal During Pregnancy

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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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What are my chances my ovarian cyst grow bigger over time during my pregnancy? I'm 5 months now. Can it shrink or disappear?

What are my chances my ovarian cyst grow bigger over time during my pregnancy? I'm 5 months now. Can it shrink or disappear?

Most stay unchanged: How large is your ovarian cyst? Most resolve after 13th week , but if you still have it at 20 weeks it should be checked regularly for growth. Most ovarian cysts do not change size in pregnancy and do not require any treatment. If you develop symptoms of pain due to the cyst or if the cyst significantly grows then you might need surgery to remove it. Most surgery is done prior to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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A 4.0 * 3.6 * 2.7 CM ovarian cyst is on m right ovary. How big is that? Can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

A 4.0 * 3.6 * 2.7 CM ovarian cyst is on m right ovary. How big is that? Can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

Quite common: It is quite common to have an ovarian cyst in pregnancy. Really the only way a cyst can be dangerous to your pregnancy is if it twists on itself (torsion) and requires surgical removal during the pregnancy. Most cysts that undergo torsion are significantly larger than yours. If you have no symptoms of pain, i would not worry at this time. If pain develops talk to you primary ob. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst during pregnancy causing lots of bleeding and some blood clots. How is this treated?

Ovarian cyst during pregnancy causing lots of bleeding and some blood clots. How is this treated?

Not a cyst cause: In general, an ovarian cyst does not cause vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. The usual causes would be an issue with the placenta, a growth on the cervix, premature labor, for instance. You need to clarify with your doctor what the cause of the bleeding is to know how to treat. However avoid intercourse, heavy lifting or exercise for now would be reasonable. ...Read more

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If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?

If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?

Endometriosis : No. The pregnancy itself would not be effected by either. Pregnancy improves endometriosis and functional cysts. Rest assured your pregnancy is low risk. Good luck and congratulations. DrG ...Read more

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How does ovarian cyst removal work?

Too general a ?: Depends what type of cyst you have , how big it is , I am assuming it is benign and not , malignant, usually now a days it can be done through the laparoscope or the robot, sometimes you may need a laparotomy incision see your gyn or a gyn. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst removal.. What is the recovery time?

Ovarian cyst removal.. What is the recovery time?

Depends: It completely depends on the method of removal and the size of the cysts. Small cysts done through a laparoscope or robot recover very quickly. Large cyst done with a laparotomy (regular incision) can take up to 6 weeks to recover. ...Read more

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How common is weight loss after ovarian cyst removal?

How common is weight loss after ovarian cyst removal?

Unrelated : There is no relationship between weight loss, weight gain and having an ovarian cyst or having a cyst removal. If you have had a removal and then lost weight the weight loss is a consequence of less caloric intake or increase in calorie burning. ...Read more

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Can surgery after a ovarian cyst removal be too tight?

Surgery: I am unsure as to what you mean by too tight. If you are feeling pains in your skin, they are most likely rude to true stitches below your skin. If you are feeling pain on the inside, then that is from scar tissue. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after an ovarian cyst removal?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after an ovarian cyst removal?

Not long: I tell most patients, as soon as they feel like it. Usually 7-14 days or so. Depends though on your surgery type and would go on the recommendations of your physician. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or an outpatient procedure?

Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or an outpatient procedure?

Ovarian cyst: Depending on the size of the ovarian cyst, if removed laparoscopically then an outpatient procedure should be planned. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obviously depends on the expertise of your surgeon. Advanced gynecological laparoscopists rarely have to perform a laparotomy (open surgery) for ovarian cyst removal. Davinci robot-assistance may facilitate a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst removal im 20 years old and after my surgery it was hard for me to breath the next day why ?

Ovarian cyst removal  im 20 years old and after my surgery it was hard for me to breath the next day why ?

Possibilities...: Smoking and surgery are a bad mix and can certainly cause breathing problems. Atelectasis is a term used to describe the temporary collapse of small areas in the lungs seen after general anesthesia & abdominal surgery; this will clear up on its own. If your surgery was laparoscopic, the distention of the abdomen w/co2 can put pressure on the diaphragm & cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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After bilateral laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal, menstrual cycles have gone from 32 days to 25. What does this mean? I 'm 30 years old.

After bilateral laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal, menstrual cycles have gone from 32 days to 25. What does this mean? I 'm 30 years old.

Maybe Bad news: The thing that i would be worried about most is that the doctor removed too much normal ovarian tissue and took out a lot of your eggs. when you remove a cyst in someone who may want children in the future, you must fully separate the cyst from the normal tissue around it or it can send someone into menopause or harm their ovaries. would see a specialist right away ti get tested ...Read more

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After successful ovarian cyst removal operation my weight increase upto 12kg can u give me reason for this problem & reduce my wieght through cycling?

After successful ovarian cyst removal operation my weight increase upto 12kg can u give me reason for this problem & reduce my wieght through cycling?

No Relation: Surgery and or cyst removal should not affect your weight at all. It is possible as a result of surgery you are less active. But would definitely see your doctor since weight loss should not result from surgery. ...Read more

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Is spotting normal after ovarian cyst removal ?

Is spotting normal after ovarian cyst removal ?

Yes: Spotting is normal and common after surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. During the surgery usually an instrument is placed on the cervix so the uterus can be moved to get to the cyst, and that can cause a few days of light bleeding. Occasionally the stress of surgery can cause irregular bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst Removal (Definition)

An ovarian cyst removal is a surgical procedure where a cyst is removed from the ovary while ...Read more