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How do they drain a 4cm ovarian cyst? Do they cut? How long is the recovery time?

How do they drain a 4cm ovarian cyst? Do they cut? How long is the recovery time?

If it is: Thought to be a so-called functional cyst they may wait several cycles to see if it resolves on its own. Otherwise, if it is presumptively benign, a laparoscopic removal(cystectomy) would be performed. If it is more suspicious, open surgery may be indicated. The cysts are not drained, they are removed. ...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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I had an ovarian cyst drained on my right side now I have a cyst on my left ovary. What's my chances of getting pregnant, will I have a hard time?

I had an ovarian cyst drained on my right side now I have a cyst on my left ovary. What's my chances of getting pregnant, will I have a hard time?

Depends: It really depends on what is going on. You really need to figure out what type of cysts they are and whether there is any evidence of endometriosis. Cysts themselves do not cause infertility but you want to prevent unnecessary surgery every time these cysts develop. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cyst drained a week ago, still getting the same pain, is this normal?

Had ovarian cyst drained a week ago, still getting the same pain, is this normal?

Pain may not b ovary: There was no size of the cyst noted but cysts on the ovary can be simple, normal, small cysts and usually do not cause pain. Further work-up would be advised. There are other causes of pelvic pain including urinary and bowel problems. Also, cysts that are drained often return. You should be seen again for further evaluation. ...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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I have a 7cm ovarian cyst I had a previous one 7 month ago that was drained. During both cysts I have put on a horrendous amount of weight but eating?

I have a 7cm ovarian cyst I had a previous one 7 month ago that was drained.

During both cysts I have put on a horrendous amount of weight but eating?

Recurrent cysts: Your gyn will talk with you about cyst suppression with oral contraceptives. You are young and you can take off the weight by 1200-1400 calories daily and exercise. The patient education site www.patientedu.org has great info on diet. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst drained 4 days ago and still sore. Help?

Ovarian cyst drained 4 days ago and still sore. Help?

Ovarian cyst: If your cyst was drained, it involved surgery and will tala a little time to heal. This presumes that the cyst if the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Pain in area where I had a dermoid ovarian cyst drained one week ago? Is this pain a normal healing process or could there be something wrong?

Pain in area where I had a dermoid ovarian cyst drained one week ago? Is this pain a normal healing process or could there be something wrong?

Could be: Usually a dermoid ovarian cyst is not drained but removed from the ovary as it is likely to continue to grow. There could always be an infection but that is unusual. You should be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst that is causing a lot of pain doctor has said he will refer me to get it drained when its drained can it come back?

I have an ovarian cyst that is causing a lot of pain doctor has said he will refer me to get it drained when its drained can it come back?

Depends what it is: If it is a functional cyst it likely will not come back although it could, if it is not functional (endometrioma, inclusion cyst, benign tumor etc....) they will recur about 85%-100% of the time. It's important to have at least a very good guess what it "is" before draining. ...Read more

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I have a 8cm ovarian cyst and pregnant, my doctor said he will drain it vaganily as I won't need any pain killers or anaesthetic, is this safe?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts are very common in early pregnancy and throughout the first trimester. If you are in the first trimester, avoid any intervention as the cyst will probably resolve on its own. If your doctor is worried about a malignancy then needle drainage should be avoided at all costs. ...Read more

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30/f endometriosis and ovarian cysts had left ovary and tube removed. Had fluid drained off pelvis 6 months later. Now I'm in horrible pain.

30/f endometriosis and ovarian cysts had left ovary and tube removed. Had fluid drained off pelvis 6 months later. Now I'm in horrible pain.

You suffering sole: 30's female with endometriosis is one of a multitude of suffering persons. Doctors do not know cause. Unfortunately operative procedures of the pelvic cavity tissues can arouse adhesions. I have often wondered at incidence of bowel obstruction ; irritable bowel syndrome as function of serial operative procedures many endometriosis patients undergo. ...Read more

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Had an ovarian cyst drained, and have been bleeding for 10 days straight so it cannot be a period? Slight pain, should i be concerned?

Had an ovarian cyst drained, and have been bleeding for 10 days straight so it cannot be a period? Slight pain, should i be concerned?

Increased bleeding: The concern with vaginal bleeding is anemia. Since you recently had a procedure on you ovary, there may be some dysregualtion. if it is not decreasing (looking like it is tailing off) -would call you doctor. Hormones like BCP may help regulate for a few months. Could also be infection/other pathology f/u with doc over next 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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I hav simple ovarian cyst frm 6 yrs. Had it drained formed again. Causes immense pain in periods and when I lift weight. Ocp don't work. Sggest treatment?

I hav simple ovarian cyst frm 6 yrs. Had it drained formed again. Causes immense pain in periods and when I lift weight. Ocp don't work. Sggest treatment?

Different cyst: Remember, a woman makes a cyst every month. It is where the egg is until you release it with ovulation.

Some women will experience pain with ovulation called mittlesmerz.

Get an examination while you are experiencing your symptoms. That way your doctor might better isolate exactly where the pain is coming from. Pain is probably uterus, not ovaries. ...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 long is the recovery time for open ovarian cyst removal?

How long is the recovery time for open ovarian cyst removal?

Varies: Depends on your motivation and your requirements at your job. If lifting is involved, most recommend 6 weeks. If not, it really is up to you as to when you return to work. In our experience, the minimum is 7 days or so. Might produce pain but will not damage the surgery outcome. ...Read more

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How long is the usual recovery time for an ovarian cyst removal?

How long is the usual recovery time for an ovarian cyst removal?

Quick: If the removal is done by laparoscopy, usually complete recovery takes about 2 weeks but some women recover even quicker. However, you can resume most normal activities 3-4 days after the procedure. ...Read more

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Went to ER for an excruciating pain. Left ovarian cyst rupture what is the recovery time like and timeframe? I've had pain for a week & take ibuprof

Went to ER for an excruciating pain. Left ovarian cyst rupture what is the recovery time like and timeframe? I've had pain for a week & take ibuprof

Need GYN follow up: You need to see a GYN MD in their office for follow up care to be certain that the ovarian cyst is completely gone. An ultrasound exam will help along with the pelvic exam. Those studies will determine the answer to your question of how long, etc. The MD can also provide Rx for the pain if necessary. ...Read more

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Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am i crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?

Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am i crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?

Fine: You'll be fine. You probably won't be on any pain meds at all, assuming no complications with your surgery. Most important, because you're 42, is just to make sure that you prevent any blood clot by moving around frequently. Get up, if you can, every hour or so on your plane ride for circulation. Check out exercises you can do with your legs while sitting on plane to prevent blood clot. ...Read more

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Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

2 weeks: Usually almost full recovery in 2 weeks. Some people feel great after 5 days. Kind of unpredictable. But most activities can be resumed after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What is recovery from having an ovarian cyst and ovary removed like? Will i be able to travel a week later?

What is recovery from having an ovarian cyst and ovary removed like?  Will i be able to travel a week later?

Only your doctor: Can answer that depends on how the surgery is done and what happens at the time of surgery please ask your doc, your doc will probably say no to travel 1 week later. ...Read more

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Is it true the healthier I eat the faster the recovery after an ovarian cyst is removed? What are other ways for a fast recovery?

Eat low carb: The most important thing to do is address why a cyst developed. Try some things on your own but it's also useful to work with a doctor that can do testing. You should first consider that you may be developing Insulin resistance and fix that with a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery process for a ruputured ovarian cyst? What is the treatment?

How long is the recovery process for a ruputured ovarian cyst? What is the treatment?

It varies: Some ruptured cysts resolve quickly, others can take a few months. Treatment depends on severity of symptoms. Usually just watch and wait is enough, sometimes surgery (minimally invasive) is necessary. See your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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Hi. I want to askwhat the best food to eat after ovarian cyst surgery for speed recovery my internal after my OP?

Hi. I want to askwhat the best food to eat after ovarian cyst surgery for speed recovery my internal after my OP?

No specific food: There are not specific foods that need to be eaten after surgery. In the first few hours you will likely be instructed not to eat and then slowly advance your diet back to your usual routine ...Read more

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3.3cm ovarian cyst is it time for me to get surgery?

3.3cm ovarian cyst is it time for me to get surgery?

It depends: There are a lot of factors that go into deciding if you should have surgery. Among them are: Cyst type, pain level, and interference with pregnancy (if desired). Have a good discussion with your Gynecologist and make an informed decision. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause pain all the time, or just during ovulation?

Can ovarian cysts cause pain all the time, or just during ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the cyst may rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If you have pain throughout your cycle, you could have endometriosis. Using ibuprofen, naproxen, or some type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent will help with the pain. ...Read more

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I have to go to the bathroom all the time. Could this be ovarian cysts?

I have to go to the bathroom all the time. Could this be ovarian cysts?

Unlikely /possible: While large ovarian cysts may put pressure on the bladder and make you go to the bathroom often this is less likely than a bladder infection. First thing is to have an urinalysis. A pelvic exam should show if a large cyst or mass is there, and an ultrasound may also help. There are other reasons a bladder may spasm and cause frequent urination. Get urinalysis; if negative see urogynecologist ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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