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What should I do if I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst and plenty pain?

What should I do if I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst and plenty pain?

Be evaluated: This cyst can rupture or twist on its vascular pedicle. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...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 a 3 CM ovarian cyst on my right ovary and I'm only 19 years old! What can I do?

I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst on my right ovary and I'm only 19 years old! What can I do?

Nothing: A cyst that small probably related to ovulation will usually resolve on its own time is usually the best cure. ...Read more

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I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst on my right ovary and I'm only 19 years old! What are my options?

I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst on my right ovary and I'm only 19 years old! What are my options?

Wait and see: Options include "wait and see" if it goes away, use the oral contraceptive pill to suppress the cyst, or see a md for a possible laparoscopic removal. ...Read more

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I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst on my right ovary and I'm only 19 years old! Why is this happening?

I have a 3 CM ovarian cyst on my right ovary and I'm only 19 years old! Why is this happening?

It can be normal.: The ovary is designed to make a cyst when an egg is being developed. It happens each month for most women and they are not aware of it happing.

Some findings are not as normal, and you should see an ob/gyn to discuss your ultrasound and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a 2-3 CM ovarian cyst on your left ovary stop ovulation?

Can a 2-3 CM ovarian cyst on your left ovary stop ovulation?

Dominant follicle?: That cyst might be your dominant follicle, in other words that cyst may well be your next ovulation. ...Read more

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MRI (for other purpose) found 3 cm. Ovarian cyst. Post-menopausal, hysterectomy/one ovary. Wasn't felt 4 months ago at gyn exam. Expect follow-up?

MRI (for other purpose) found 3 cm. Ovarian cyst. Post-menopausal, hysterectomy/one ovary. Wasn't felt 4 months ago at gyn exam. Expect follow-up?

Very likely benign: If a pelvic sonogram confirms that your 3 cm ovarian cyst has thin walls, clear fluid, no septation and normal blood flow, it is most probably benign. If you have a personal history or a family history of breast-colon-endometrial-thyroid tumors, have never been pregnant, never used oral contraceptives, have symptoms and risk factors for ovarian tumors...consult a Gyn oncologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

A little big: Around ovulation, the follicle measures around 2 cm, so this is a little bigger. It's not so big, though, that it can't be watched. It will likely resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I have had a 7 CM ovarian cyst for 3 years, is this common?

I have had a 7 CM ovarian cyst for 3 years, is this common?

Cysts are: But a 7cm ovarain cyst is relatively large and m, ay cause some pain, etc. Have the cyst followed regularly by the OB/GYN Dr/surgeon and it may need to come out, especially if it causes you pain and or has the possibility to become "torsed" where it would then require emergency surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had been diagnosed 3 weeks ago with a 3.5 CM ovarian cyst. What do I do?

I had been diagnosed 3 weeks ago with a 3.5 CM ovarian cyst. What do I do?

It can be normal: Each month an egg develops inside a watery cyst, sometimes there are other less mature eggs in their own cysts also.

You should discuss your concerns and us findings with your ob/gyn to make sure you understand your options and what was seen. ...Read more

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What helps the pain in 3 ovarian cysts. Two are 5cm and 1 is close to 8 cm.

What helps the pain in 3 ovarian cysts. Two are 5cm and 1 is close to 8 cm.

Take it easy: You should refrain from excessive physical activity as cysts in this size range have a tendency to torse or twist causing excessive pain. Should pain worsen significantly this may be a sign of a medical emergency and you need to seek care in the ER or your with your GYN who is following you ...Read more

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I have a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst, very painful! It was found TWO years ago at 3 cm. Should I have this removed? What is the procedure to remove it?

Ovarian Cyst: Most ovarian cysts, even larger ones, will usually resolve spontaneously in younger women. However, if it is very painful for you, you can have it removed by laparoscopic surgery. A camera is placed into the abdomen and it is removed through a tiny incision. It is an outpatient procedure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a 3.2 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst resolve on its own?

Can a 3.2 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst resolve on its own?

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Typically cysts less than 6cm in the reproductive age group (your age) will resolve spontaneously with time. You should see your doctor however if you experience any worsening pain over the next couple of weeks to have the cyst rechecked. ...Read more

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How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

Probably not: Each month when a woman ovulates, a cyst forms at least 2 cm in diameter. After ovulation that cyst may increase to 6 or 8 cm and still be normal. It will usually go away over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst. ...Read more

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What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

Follicle: Every month your ovary makes 5-15 small cysts and one eventually enlarges to 1-2 cm, eventually releasing a single cell 'egg'. If your cyst does not go away in 6-8 weeks, you should contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can a 5 CM ovarian cyst resolve itself?

Can a 5 CM ovarian cyst resolve itself?

Probably: If the cyst is simple and 5cm in size, then yes - good chance it may go away on it's own. Larger than 7cm, and it is much much less likely that it can resolve on it's own. A follow-up sonogram in 6 weeks can tell if it is going away. ...Read more

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I have a 9 CM ovarian cyst. Can I have it removed?

I have a 9 CM ovarian cyst. Can I have it removed?

Yes, if necessary: Discuss with your gynecologist. May not need to be removed. However, can easily be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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How long will it take to remove a 30 CM ovarian cyst?

How long will it take to remove a 30 CM ovarian cyst?

Depends on surgery: 30-60 minutes to remove the cyst by laparotomy.
90-120 minutes to remove the cyst laparoscopically. ...Read more

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What is an involuting ovarian cyst. Its 1.6 cm. Should I be worried?

What is an involuting ovarian cyst. Its 1.6 cm. Should I be worried?

No: Small ovarian cysts usually collapse (involute) and go away on their own. This is your immune system doing its job. Follow up with your doctor as they suggest and alert them to any new symptoms but don't worry. Worry suppresses your immune system and slows healing. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst of this size (10 cm), eventually resolve itself?

Can an ovarian cyst of this size (10 cm), eventually resolve itself?

EXTREMELY unlikely: I would almost say 100% no. That size of a cyst is too large to resolve itself, and should be removed surgically, due to the risks of it being a tumor (need to rule out malignancy) and due to the risk of torsion (where the ovary twists around it's artery and vein, cuts off the blood supply to it and causes severe pain). Sorry, but you really need to have surgery to remove it. ...Read more

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What is normally done for 7 cm ovarian cyst causing extreme bouts of pain.?

What is normally done for 7 cm ovarian cyst causing extreme bouts of pain.?

How much pain?: I will depend upon how severe the pain is and whether it is tolerable by you or not. Severe pain usually requires Laparoscopy after ultrasonography confirms the cyst's presence to resolve the pain with aspiration or removal of the ovary. Oral contraceptives are often the non surgical approach to cyst resolution if pain is not a factor. ...Read more

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When should I seek medical attention regarding an ovarian cyst 4.7 CM in size?

Wait: Cysts come and go with your cycle. While 4.7 cm is a little larger than usual it is not big enough to be of concern. As long as it is a simple cyst and unless it is somehow symptomatic, you do not need to do anything. If you are worried, recheck it after a couple of cycles. ...Read more

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Went to ER and found out I have ovarian cyst its 3 CM and having a lot of pai, but they won't remove it why not?

Went to ER and found out I have ovarian cyst its 3 CM and having a lot of pai, but they won't remove it why not?

Usually resolve: Ovarian cysts usually resolve on their own with time. There is always risk with a surgery to remove them. It is usually better to wait and let the body take care of it. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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