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I have a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst and am postmenopausal. It grew onehalf cm. If I have to have surgery for ovary out will i experience menopausal symptoms?

I have a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst and am postmenopausal. It grew onehalf cm. If I have to have surgery for ovary out will i experience menopausal symptoms?

Not likely: Since you are already postmenopausal, it is not likely you will change status with this surgery. Your indication for surgery has more to do with making sure the large ovary/cyst is not cancerous. ...Read more

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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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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. ?

Surgical removal: A 7cm cyst of the ovary in a post menopausal woman needs to be removed with surgery. The cyst and the pelvic organs can be assessed and tissue testing done. Although usually benign, these fluid filled tumors can be cancerous. ...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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If my roma test is negative why do I still have to see a gynocologist/oncologist for removal of a 7.1 complex ovarian cyst may be serous or municous. I am postmenopausal so the test is 100% right.?

If my roma test is negative why do I still have to see a gynocologist/oncologist for removal of a 7.1 complex ovarian cyst may be serous or municous.  I am postmenopausal so the test is 100% right.?

Ovarian cyst: Correct me if I am wrong. I think you are referring to ova-1 test. The test is designed to evaluate the possibility of benign vs malignant cyst. It is not 100% right. The purpose of the test is trying to designate who should be your surgeon, your gynecologist who usaully treat benign disease or your oncologist. ...Read more

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My ovarian cyst grew half cm. I am postmenopausal.If surgery will i need both ovaries out. Increase in heart disease and kybf ca if ovaries removed?

My ovarian cyst grew half cm. I am postmenopausal.If surgery will i need both ovaries out. Increase in heart disease and kybf ca  if ovaries removed?

Analyse risk/benefit: Best take family, talk with your gyn surgeon. The risk of leaving a growing ovarian mass/cyst in place is, could be cancer. Okay to ask about the blood tests and other risk factors. If your surgeon is recommending surgery it is likely to get a pathology exam of the mass and make sure it's not cancer. There will be surgical risk, and the analysis to benefit is important for your decision. Be well. ...Read more

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1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

Adhesions from: Previous surgery or infection can cause technical difficulty during surgery. If you need to have removal of complex ovarian cyst in order to exclude malignancy, you should proceed with the procedure, even if the operation could be technically difficult. Consult with your gyn for opinion. ...Read more

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U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

Cystic fluid: If the ovarian cyst resolved by rupturing with fluid accumulation on the lining of the internal body cavity (peritoneum), then that's why you are still symptomatic. Eventually this will resolve if that is the case. ...Read more

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What's the primary ovarian cyst symptoms?

What's the primary ovarian cyst symptoms?

Most women have none: Ovarian cysts are common and occur monthly in cycling females. Some women will have some pain, especially if a cyst ruptures and bleeds. Most cysts go away spontaneously. Persistent cysts may be felt on exam or may cause some discomfort such as bloating, pain or if large enough, bladder or bowel symptoms. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of ovarian cysts?

What are common symptoms of ovarian cysts?

Often none: Many ovarian cysts are silent, producing no symptoms. Some patient experience pain in the pelvic, low abdominal areas or in the low back.Area of the spine/pelvis. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in an ovarian cyst?

What symptoms are common in an ovarian cyst?

Pain and pressure: Ovarian cysts most commonly present as sharp pain or pressure in the pelvis or abdomen. Sometimes patients report nausea with this pain as well. Sometimes a woman may only have pain with intercourse. The majority of women who have ovarian cysts, however, have no symptoms. An ultrasound will be performed and the woman won't have known she had a cyst. ...Read more

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What to if I am showing ovarian cyst symptoms. What are the natural ovarian cyst cures?

What to if I am showing ovarian cyst symptoms. What are the natural ovarian cyst cures?

Time: Most ovarian cysts are simple fluid filled cysts and they typically will resolve on their own with time and with no intervention. An ultrasound can help to make sure that your cyst is benign and not concerning for cancer. If the cyst is solid but not concerning for cancer, you can manage expectantly. Some solid ovarinay cysts will never go away, however and there is not cure for them, just surg. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

What are the signs and symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

You may have pain: You may get pain from a cyst. Or, you may have no pain at all. It just depends on the person and the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis vs ovarian cyst? 

Onset of pain.: On physical examination, it is often very difficult to distinguish a ruptured right ovarian cyst from appendicitis; however, with a ruptured cyst, the onset of the pain is typically "hyperacute", whereas, with appendicitis the pain often begins like a typical "stomach ache" in the upper or mid abdomen before "moving" to the right lower abdomen. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a complex ovarian cysts be symptom free?

Please tell me, could a complex ovarian cysts be symptom free?

Certainly: Very large and complex cysts are often symptom free. Symptoms are mostly not useful for evaluating ovarian masses. ...Read more

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What causes Hemorragic Ovarian Cyst & what are the symptoms ?!

What causes Hemorragic Ovarian Cyst & what are the symptoms ?!

Pain!: Ovulation involves a small cyst on the ovary called a follicle. It is very active hormonally and requires a large blood supply. Sometimes something goes wrong and a blood vessel breaks causing bleeding into the follicle that expands with blood and forms a hemorrhagic cyst on the ovary. The most common symptom is pain on one side of your lower abdomen. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I know when my ovarian cyst ruptures as far as symtpoms?

How can I know when my ovarian cyst ruptures as far as symtpoms?

Please discuss with : Your gyn, as your gyn knows how big and what type of cyst you have, most cysts do not rupture, but a sign would be sudden sharp pain where the cyst is located, and if it is bleeding you could become fiant or week so if u get any sudden sharp pain or increasing pain call your gyn asap and if u were my pt would have given u instructions and followup to make sure the cyst goes away and txment plan ! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ovarian cyst rupture and what is risk and tx?

What are symptoms of ovarian cyst rupture and what is risk and tx?

Common problem: Ovarian cysts common, the bigger they get, the more stretch in the capsule of cyst the more discomfort . Once cyst ruptures there is usually relief of pain but the fluid released may cause irritation to surrounding abdominal structures causing an ache. Risk:once you have one, likely for others.No correlation with direct infertility, tx: bcp can help prevent cyst formation, tx depends on severity. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have symptoms of an ovarian cyst, does that mean it is a cancerous cyst?

I'm just wondering, if you have symptoms of an ovarian cyst, does that mean it is a cancerous cyst?

No: Most ovarian cysts are benign and you needn't worry. Most ovarian cysts are small and are only felt intermittantly as pain. At your age, the chances of cancer are very small unless you have a strong family history of ovarian and/or breast cancer. Ultrasound are good at detecting the type of cyst you have, so ask your doctor for one if you're worried. ...Read more

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Hi, I've just been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst which is measuring 6.8cm. I have no symptoms or pain will I need it removed?

Hi, I've just been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst which is measuring 6.8cm. I have no symptoms or pain will I need it removed?

Depends: Althought the cyst is large it is asymptomatic. See your gynecologist. Cysts up to 10cm as long as they are simple cysts are managed conservatively.. No other considerations are the character of the cyst and if it is complex or not. If the cyst is simple and you are asymptomatic there is a good chance you will need no surgery. ...Read more

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Is having an ovarian cyst drained different to having an ovarian cyst removed? I had a cyst drained a week ago and have the same symptoms

Is having an ovarian cyst drained different to having an ovarian cyst removed? I had a cyst drained a week ago and have the same symptoms

Yes: When a patient has the cyst drained, it means that the fluid is removed but the lining of the cyst reains. There is a chance the cyst will fill with fluid again. When the entire cyat is removed, including the lining, there is little chance it will return. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


Postmenopausal (Definition)

It is the cessation of menses or ...Read more