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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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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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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 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?

No: Not unless it is causing bad symptoms or has features worrisome for cancer. Cancer is unlikely since your surgeon just looked at the ovary 3 mo ago. The cyst should be followed with periodic ultrasounds to make sure it resolves and does not develop worrisome features. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst larger than 6 CM have to be removed if you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family? The cyst has enlarged over 3 months.

Does an ovarian cyst larger than 6 CM have to be removed if you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family? The cyst has enlarged over 3 months.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cancer can present as cystic lesion .It is sometimes not easy to differentiate benign cyst to malignant cyst. Thus, if the cyst is big and growing-a surgical resection should be seriously considered. Talk to your gynecology oncologist and discuss more in regard to surgery etc. The risk for you is even more significant with the positive family history of ovarian cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I do have an ovarian cyst, how is it removed?

If I do have an ovarian cyst, how is it removed?

Cyst Rx options: 1.) Oral contraceptive pill hormonal suppression. 2) Laparoscopic aspiration or cystectomy. 3) If the cyst is small, do nothing and wait for Mother Nature to remove by the next menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Got an ovarian cyst removed, can I still have children?

Got an ovarian cyst removed, can I still have children?

Many do: As long as you have one healthy ovary and tubes a pregnancy is possible. Removal of an ovarian cyst does not necessarily ruin the ovary it came from. ...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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Im 20 and im in pain all the time due to my ovarian cysts. Would you recommend I have them removed? What can I do to lower the pain?

Im 20 and im in pain all the time due to my ovarian cysts. Would you recommend I have them removed? What can I do to lower the pain?

Depends on what : The cysts are and why they are there. If pain is a sigiificant issue i'd see a gyn doctor very soon for an opinion; if you are worried about fertiltiy issues as well see a re or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts come back after being removed?

Do ovarian cysts come back after being removed?

What did your: Doc in lakeland say ? He or she knows your surgery and situation, that cyst will usually not come back because it has been removed but other cysts can develop depending , there are medications you can get on like birth control pills to prevent simple and ovulatory cysts from recurring but it depends what type you had and how it was removed. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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