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Just found out I have an ovarian cyst the size of a tennis ball. I'm calling an obgyn on Monday. Can you give me some info/advice about ovarian cysts?

Just found out I have an ovarian cyst the size of a tennis ball. I'm calling an obgyn on Monday. Can you give me some info/advice about ovarian cysts?

Ovarian Cysts: Most ovarian cysts in young females that are clear in appearance tend to be benign. Tennis ball size cysts rarely go away on their own without surgical intervention. Seeing a GYN MD Monday will give you a better idea of the treatment course. ...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 have an ovarian cyst tennis ball sized, filling up my right ovary. No blood flows through the cyst, but a little around it. Is it cancerous?

I have an ovarian cyst tennis ball sized, filling up my right ovary. No blood flows through the cyst, but a little around it. Is it cancerous?

See below: It is not feasible to know the nature of the cyst without it being examined by a pathologist. From what you described it is not likely to be tumor, but it would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more

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How to know what kind of ovarian cyst I have? Dermoid or endometrioma? I am looking for other option aside from laparascopic surgery

How to know what kind of ovarian cyst I have? Dermoid or endometrioma? I am looking for other option aside from laparascopic surgery

If you have either: One of those and it is 7.5 cm you need surgery to remove it sometimes some of the ovary can be saved, sometimes not. ...Read more

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I have right ovarian cyst of size 4.5 x 3.6. do I have to surgery. Or taking danzol could reduce the size?

I have right ovarian cyst of size 4.5 x 3.6. do I have to surgery. Or taking danzol could reduce the size?

Ovarian cyst size: Depends on the type of cyst. Ovarian cysts can range from under 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) to more than 12 inches (30.48 cm). Ovarian cysts are particularly common during childbearing years. Many resolve spontaneously without treatment. The potential risks and benefits of any treatment should be carefully considered. No treatment is necessary unless symptoms outweigh potential risk of treatment. ...Read more

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Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?

Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?

No: There are many reasons a 13 cm cyst needs to be removed by surgery: unknown type, rupture, torsion, ... often the cyst can be removed without removing the ovary. It would be w-a-y outside standard of care (at least in the US) to "observe" this rather than remove. If it hasn't been removed for tissue, how do you really know it's benign? ...Read more

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My size of ovarian cyst is 4, 2cm stay the same size for one year do I need surgery?

My size of ovarian cyst is 4, 2cm stay the same size for one year do I need surgery?

1.2 cm: 1.2 cm is less than 1/2 inch. I am pretty sure that it is not the same cyst stayed for a year. Small cysts developed on ovaries every month and then ovulation occurs and they go away, then return in next cycle.
Anyway such a small cyst is not a cause to be worried. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how to decrease size of ovarian cyst? Maybe endometrioma. I wanna try everything I can do before having another surgery. Am on pill.

Could you tell me how to decrease size of ovarian cyst? Maybe endometrioma. I wanna try everything I can do before having another surgery. Am on pill.

Patience: Stay on the pill and give it time. If this is a "functional" cyst, it will go away over the course of a couple cycles. Stay on the pill in the meantime - you are doing everything right. ...Read more

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How long is it normal to wait for surgery to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

How long is it normal to wait for surgery to remove an ovarian cyst with septations the size is 10 cm?

Depends: Their is not a specific amount of time. This usually would not need to be performed immediately. If you have pain, an elevated CA-125, a family history of ovarian cancer or some other concerning feature then that would increase the urgency. Regardless, I would not wait to long. Several weeks would not be uncommon depending on the surgeon's and hospital's schedule. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Itchy vagina after keyhole surgery (laparoscopy) to remove ovarian cyst, could this be an infection, if so what kind of infection?

Itchy vagina after keyhole surgery (laparoscopy) to remove ovarian cyst, could this be an infection, if so what kind of infection?

Maybe yeast: Yeast infections are the most common causes of vaginal itching. You could start with an over the counter yeast medication. If it does not improve you will need to see your doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Keep getting hot spells after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst, 1 week post op, shall I go to the doctors? What type of infection can this be?

Keep getting hot spells after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst, 1 week post op, shall I go to the doctors? What type of infection can this be?

See the doctor: Asap. This may be a postoperative infection that could make you very ill very quickly if present. Hopefully this will only be a minor problem, but you do not want to be guessing about this. Go and get seen and do not delay. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a follicle and a ovarian cyst? Can a follicle grow to a golf ball size?

What is the difference between a follicle and a ovarian cyst? Can a follicle grow to a golf ball size?

Size: Follicles come and go normally in menstruating women. Cysts are just somewhat bigger follicles, around 2 cm. Follicles can sometimes develop into large cysts. A golf ball size cyst would not be uncommon. In any event these are not cancerous and usually resolve after a couple of menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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Is sex safe after ovarian cyst surgery?

Is sex safe after ovarian cyst surgery?

Yes but: After a healing period from the surgery.

Check with your surgeon for a time table. ...Read more

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13mm ovarian cyst. Can it be treated with medications or surgery?

13mm ovarian cyst. Can it be treated with medications or surgery?

Physiologic event.: Of the cohort of maturing follicles at the beginning of the menstrual cycle, one matures and reaches a size of 18 to 20 mm at midcycle.
The 13 mm cyst qualifies for the above description, which means you don't need medications or surgery.
The ultrasound just picked up a physiologic event in a young woman. ...Read more

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Can we do vaginal surgery for ovarian cyst?

Can we do vaginal surgery for ovarian cyst?

Laparoscopy: Most doctors would recommend a laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery, for an ovarian cyst. No need to make a cut in the vagina. ...Read more

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If ovarian cyst rupture do I still need surgery?

If ovarian cyst rupture do I still need surgery?

Maybe: The ruptured cyst can be painful or cause bleeding internally. It can also regrow. Most cysts would simply heal whether or not they rupture. ...Read more

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Will there be any danger if I delay my surgery to rmove an ovarian cyst? Measuring bout 7x5x6

Will there be any danger if I delay my surgery to rmove an ovarian cyst? Measuring bout 7x5x6

Depends: Depends for how long is delay and what type of cyst. Talk to your surgeon. Few days delay unlikely make any difference. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound in July confirmed 6cm ovarian cyst. Had surgery oct 11th no cyst found. Why surgery? Why did they not check b4? Unnessesary surgery?

Had an ultrasound in July confirmed 6cm ovarian cyst. Had surgery oct 11th no cyst found. Why surgery? Why did they not check b4? Unnessesary surgery?

Most likely: Ovarian cysts are common findings. Most cysts are 'simple' (benign appearing). Studies show than most cysts will resolve with time and surgery is not necessary, even for cysts as large as 10 cm. Unless a woman is having symptoms such as pain suggestive of ovarian torsion, most cyst may be manage with serial ultrasound every 3-6 months to evaluate for resolution or increase in size. ...Read more

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Can surgery after a ovarian cyst removal be too tight?

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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Do you lose weight after ovarian cyst laparoscopic surgery?

Do you lose weight after ovarian cyst laparoscopic surgery?

No. I would: Look to other causes of abnormal weight loss, especially if you lost a large amount of weight. Consult a doctor if it is persistent. ...Read more

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Does cesarean stitch and ovarian cyst surgery stitch different?

Does cesarean stitch and ovarian cyst surgery stitch different?

Depends: The type of incision can be the same in both c-section and ovary resection, the surgeon opens the skin along the bikini line and then opens the fascia from the umbilicus to the pubic bone. The same suture, usually absorbable can be used in both. The ovarian cyst surgery also can be done with a laprascopic approach, minimally invasive. Okay to ask your surgeon about these choices. Be well. ...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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Do you suggest laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cyst prior to open surgery?

Do you suggest laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cyst prior to open surgery?

Yes: If a surgery is amendable to laparoscopic, then I always recommend going that route. The recovery is faster, the pain is less, lower rates of infections. Not all surgeries can be done laparoscopically, but if it can be then do it. ...Read more

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What internal infection can you get after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

What internal infection can you get after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

Hematoma: In general a hematoma after surgery could become infected with any number of bacteria. Okay to ask your surgeon for details in your case. Okay to get an appointment to see your surgeon. Ask about culture, culture results and antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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How likely is it that keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst will result in a colostomy?

How likely is it that keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst will result in a colostomy?

NO: Laparoscopic removal of ovarian cyst removal is very safe procedure, will not result in colostomy, unless very rare complications develops. ...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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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