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What size ovarian cyst is considered large?

What size ovarian cyst is considered large?

Usually > 5 cm: An ovarian cyst larger than 5 cm is significant and requires evaluation and management. ...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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What is considered a large size ovarian cyst?

What is considered a large size ovarian cyst?

Size not only factor: It depends. For women having regular cycles, up to 8 cm may be normal if it is a simple pocket of fluid. If you have a cyst, your should contact your gynecologist to discuss followup. ...Read more

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I found out I have an ovarian cyst sizing at 9cm x 4cm. Is this a big size or no?

I found out I have an ovarian cyst sizing at 9cm x 4cm. Is this a big size or no?

Yes!: You need to have a discussion with your doctor - or a doctor - tomorrow about managing this. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?

Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?

See details: An ovarian cyst might cause pain during sex regardless of size. Most cysts do not cause pain. Pain does not imply that it is cancerous. Cysts are very common in your age group and the great majority are benign. ...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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I have a large ovarian cyst. My OBGyn says it is the size of a grapefruit. I forgot to ask is it ok to exercise? I don't want it to rupture.

I have a large ovarian cyst. My OBGyn says it is the size of a grapefruit. I forgot to ask is it ok to exercise? I don't want it to rupture.

Okay to exercise: Usual exercise is not likely to affect the cyst.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My tvs scan shows both ovarian cyst also size of ovary larger. Have no kids.4 yrz of marriage. Can I tak danazole or laproscope best for fertility n cys?

My tvs scan shows both ovarian cyst also size of ovary larger. Have no kids.4 yrz of marriage. Can I tak danazole or laproscope best for fertility n cys?

Neither: Your doctor may chose to treat or just watch the cyst (s) depending on their size and appearance. Danazol is used to treat the pain of endometriosis, not infertility. It is neither safe nor effective for fertility treatment. Laparoscopy is surgery and should not be the first treatment for infertility, unless the doctor wishes to treat the cyst. ...Read more

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Period was 6 months late. Found I have 2mm ovarian cyst and have been bleeding for past month+ with big sized blood clots any idea why? Thank you inad

Period was 6 months late. Found I have 2mm ovarian cyst and have been bleeding for past month+ with big sized blood clots any idea why? Thank you inad

The most likely: Reason is irregular ovulation. Without cyclic changes in hormones estrogen is steadily produces causing growth of, then falling away of, the uterine lining. A 2mm cyst is barely detectable, sure not 6 cm? In any event, look up pcos. Do not despair if this is the problem; short term consider pill to prevent anemia. There are many good tx for pcos (see metformin) if that is the case.
Gd luc. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an ovarian cyst that is 4.4 by 4.5cm considered big?

Help please! Is an ovarian cyst that is 4.4 by 4.5cm considered big?

Medium-sized: It is larger than normal, physiologic cysts that develop every month and may be a cause of pain. That size, if simple cyst- should resolve spontaneously (there is a high chance it will go away on it's own, and not require surgery). ...Read more

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Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Not really: But sometimes the consistency of a cyst is more important than the size. Talk to your doctor about it. ...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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Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Yes.: Ovarian cysts do vary in size quite alot. In your age group, a small cyst is about 2-3 cm. I've seen cyst as large as 10 cm or more. Cyst less than 2.5 cm are probably functional follicle in your age group. A cyst may grow or persist over a few menstrual cycle or complete resolve. ...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 size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

What size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

Over 6 cm.: An ovarian cyst up to 6 centimeters in diameter is considered normal during the menstrual cycle, as long as it eventually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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What's the largest size ovarian cyst?

What's the largest size ovarian cyst?

Up to 20 cm in diame: Ovarian cyst could be large up to 20 cm in diameter. The larger cyst the more chances of torsion and rupture. Very painful. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian cyst 45mmx43mm very big?

Is a ovarian cyst 45mmx43mm very big?

Big enough.: Consult yourgyn. Usually you should have some pain at that size. Repeat sonogram in 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst of size 5cm is dangerous?

Ovarian cyst of size 5cm is dangerous?

Unlikely: If pain persists a follow up usg would be recommended. ...Read more

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How large of ovarian cyst needs removal?

How large of ovarian cyst needs removal?

6 cm?: I'm not an ob/gyn, but I seem to think that 6 cm is large enough to warrant a procedure. I'm going to defer final answer to my ob/gyn colleagues out there that can answer more definitively. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Yes: They can also grow much larger. The risk of malignancy does not correlate with the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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What helps reduce the size of an ovarian cyst?

What helps reduce the size of an ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cyst: Oral contraceptives are often prescribed, some times just time and expectant therapy, some times surgery its the only way. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst the size is 5.5× 4.5 what can I do? ?

I have ovarian cyst the size is 5.5× 4.5 what can I do? ?

Ovarian cyst: It will probably go away on its own. Have another ultrasound in 3 months. Go to an emergency room if you get worsening pelvic pain as it could mean the cyst has burst or your ovary has twisted. Birth control pills help to prevent cysts but you don't have to take them if you don't want to. For sure follow up in 3 months with your physician. ...Read more

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How big does an ovarian cyst have to be to have it removed?

How big does an ovarian cyst have to be to have it removed?

10 cm: As a general rule of thumb, less than 5 cm is usually normal, between 5 and 10 cm can possibly be observed, but greater than 10 cm should be removed. There are however and lot of other considerations that affect that decision. ...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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How large does an ovarian cyst have to be before it becomes dangerous?

Any size: It is imporant what is the cause of your cyst. For example, some cysts can rupture and bleed, twist and clot, or any size may be ovarian cancer, small ones may be treatable or curable. ...Read more

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How big does an ovarian cyst have to get before it becomes bothersome?

How big does an ovarian cyst have to get before it becomes bothersome?

Depends on the patie: Normal ovarian cysts get to 2cm for a good ovualtion. Patient usually doesn't have much pains with these. But you may have several cysts at once and that causes pain. Large cysts around 4 and above usually cause pains. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst measuring 3.1x2.4x3.6 in reference, how big is this?

I have an ovarian cyst measuring 3.1x2.4x3.6 in reference, how big is this?

The metric system: ...is used in medicine. To convert from cm to inches, divide those numbers by 2.54. Those numbers are equivalent to 1.2 x 0.9 x 1.4 inches. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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