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I had bladder cancer 10 yrs ago. Simple cyst in left kidney was 3mm, now 8mm and read as complex. What is the probability of malignancy?

I had bladder cancer 10 yrs ago.  Simple cyst in left kidney was 3mm, now 8mm and read as complex. What is the probability of malignancy?

Possible.: Difficult to give you probability statistics in this setting, but any complex cyst requires close monitoring. With your history of bladder cancer, though, i encourage you to follow up with your urologist for his/her opinion. Malignancy unfortunately is not out of the question, but would be much easier to manage sooner rather than waiting until later. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Cloudy urine, no bacteria, no stones their checking for cysts next week. Pain in one testicle, is it likely I have bladder cancer at 27?

Cloudy urine, no bacteria, no stones their checking for cysts next week. Pain in one testicle, is it likely I have bladder cancer at 27?

Probably not cancer: You're awfully young and there are other things that cause cloudy urine more often than cancer. I'm sure they've told you this but i can't underemphasize the importance of getting well hydrated. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

What are the signs of an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

Abdominal swelling: Small ovarian cyts are asymptomatic. When they convert to a malignancy the cyst has markedly increased in size. The malignant lesion if unrecognized spreads to omentum because of TGF-B. A large mass filling upper abdomen develops and induces formation of ascites filling the abdomen with fluid. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

Worsenin vs sporadic: Symptoms of ovarian cysts which burst tend to be sporadic/cyclical.There may be intense sharp right or left lower abdominal/pelvic pain, occurring around 14 days after the first day of one's cycle.Other types of ovar. Cysts which grow and do not burst may behave similarly to ovarian ca (bloating, pain w/ sex, frequent urination, lower abd pressure).Tests may be done by doc to distinguish btwn the 2. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause bladder infections?

Can ovarian cysts cause bladder infections?

No: There should not be any correlation. Bladder infections usually occur as bacteria enter the urethra and ascend into the bladder. There should not be an association with ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Grey discharge,? Ovarian cyst or cancer related?

Grey discharge,? Ovarian cyst or cancer related?

Unlikely: Ovarian tumors oand cycsts do not cause any vaginal discharge as there is no direct connection. Go see a gynecologist if the discharge is excessive and bothers you. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in cervical cancer vs signs of a ovarian cyst?

What symptoms are common in cervical cancer vs signs of a ovarian cyst?

Vaginal bleeding: Ovarian cysts are rarely symptomatic and do not cause vaginal bleeding. Cervix cancer will cause abnormal vaginal bleeding as the main feature/symptom. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop benign ovarian cysts after the last round of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

Is it possible to develop benign ovarian cysts after the last round of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

Yes: But your oncologis will always asume they are malignant until proven otherwise. Usually after ovarian cancer they remove everything so i'm not certain why I am getting this question. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst. How would I know if it's serious or cancer? Been spotting since Feb. Have pains on and off.

Ovarian cyst. How would I know if it's serious or cancer? Been spotting since Feb. Have pains on and off.

By seeing an Obgyn: Obgyns are very experienced at evaluating ovarian cysts as they are one of the most common things we treat. The overwhelming majority are benign with only a small subset being malignant. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn who can easily guide you through this process. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst fromn1.3cm to 3.1 cm in matter of 3 months. Should i have exploratory surgery what r chances of cancer?

Complex ovarian cyst fromn1.3cm to 3.1 cm in matter of 3 months.  Should i have exploratory surgery what r chances of cancer?

Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A complex cyst means there are liquid & solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up as some will need surgical management. The decision to proceed with surgery will require an in depth review by your doctor ...Read more

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I got tested for bladder infection but it was negative, I am having all the symptoms. Could it be my ovarian cysts causing this?

I got tested for bladder infection but it was negative, I am having all the symptoms. Could it be my ovarian cysts causing this?

Many possibilities: Could be a number of things including non-infectious interstitial cystitis, endometriosis or a long list of other possibilities. See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ovarian cysts/cancer?

What are symptoms of ovarian cysts/cancer?

Early on none...: Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include: abdominal bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion or nausea, changes in bowel habits such as constipation, changes in bladder habits including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist. Early in the course there many be no symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between ovarian cyst or cancer!?

How can I distinguish between ovarian cyst or cancer!?

Can be difficult: Although imaging studies like ultrasound and ct are helpful sometimes the only way to rule out cancer is to undergo surgery. We are pretty good at figuring out which cysts need surgery right away compared with those that we can watch and see if they resolve on their own. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cancer and ovarian cyst differ?

Malignant/Benign: Ovarian cancer is a serious malignant tumor and can be fatal on the other hand the ovarian cysts are benign tumors which may or may not need ant treatment. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Most cysts benign: The majority of ovarian cysts, often related to the follicle, where the egg is stored, are benign. Ovarian cysts are very rarely malignant. However, any discovered ovarian cyst should be closely evaluated. ...Read more

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Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Maybe: If a female has questionable ovarian pathology a pelvic exam is useful because ovaries can be palpated for the most part. If noted, workup should continue. A pelvic sonogram can also tell whether a simple or complex cyst is present or a solid lesion of ovary is present and that laparoscopic removal is needed. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...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