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What Size Ovarian Cysts Need To Be Removed
I have a 3cm septated ovarian cyst. At what point/size should it be surgically removed. I have a hx of Dermoid Teratoma/partial oophrectomy.
It appears that you already follow with GYN, so they should be able to tell you when the cyst should be removed. Many times, the cyst is monitored every 6 months to a year for interval increase in size. If the size remains stable over time, there is no need for intervention. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Should an ovarian cyst which causes me pain and backache and is 6.5 by 4.1 in size be removed? Can't take the sharp pains any longer.
Maybe: If you can't take the pain any longer, talk to your surgeon about the options. ...Read more
Hi I'm curious to no if my ovarian cyst is 6.5 by 4.1 in size and I'm small framed 8 1/2 stone. Would it be best to have it surgically removed?
Laparoscopic: That is if it really needs to be removed. At your age, certain ovarian cysts can be monitored, as it is possible that they can resolved spontaneously ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a complex multiseptated ovarian cyst roughly 9.5 x 5.6 x 6.3cm, will it need to be removed?
Most likely: A 9.5cm ovarian cyst is quite large. Your cyst has fluid and solid components (complex) and lots of septations. Cysts like this don't usually go away on their own. They frequently have to be surgically removed. The good news is that ovarian cancer is not common at age 23 and you have two ovaries so you should still be able to get pregnant if the other ovary is normal. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have a left ovarian cyst 3.5 x 4.8 and only a partial ovary with pain, does it need to be removed?
I recently had a partial hysterectomy about 3 months ago and discovered last month that I have an ovarian cyst, does it need to be removed?
I am 54 years old with a painful ovarian cyst for 4 years now. Ultrasounds show it is simple. Does it need to be removed? I am not menopausal yet.
Maybe: You do not mention how large or small it is. A large simple cyst can be painful just as a small one. If it does not respond to treatment and it is still painful, there may not be that many options left other than take it out. ...Read more
I just had an ultrasound that detected a 6 CM ovarian cyst with nodule, will this need to be removed?
Yes.: The fact that the cyst contains a solid nodule makes it more likely to be a tumor (either benign, or hopefully not-malignant), and make it important to have surgery to remove it. There are some lab tests that your doctor can order that can help to stratify it as higher or lower risk to be a cancer, but it should be removed. ...Read more
Does a 7 CM ovarian cyst need to be removed? 16 yr old daughter is in severe pain and can barely move, even on lortab. Should we go to the er?
Probably yes.: 7 cm is pretty large, a cyst this big could certainly cause pain. It could suddenly twist or burst, resulting in emergency surgery. Probably not a cancer. It could likely be removed using a laparoscope, resulting in small incisions. The sooner it is removed the better. See your doctor don't go to the er. ...Read more
I found out I have Ovarian cysts that need to be removed. To save my ovaries would my doctor send me to a gynecologist oncologist? Or where would I go?
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
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
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
Depends.: Usually >5 or 6 cm for a few mos. Smaller if symptomatic. ...Read more
Apricot: It's less than 2 inches. (2.5cm=1 inch) ...Read more
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
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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