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How exactly are these cysts handled?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
11 doctors agree
In brief: Ovarian cysts
3 answers in one: a simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can interpret the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc.
Sometimes surgery is needed. Please see comments below by specialists in gyn for additional input.

In brief: Ovarian cysts
3 answers in one: a simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can interpret the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc.
Sometimes surgery is needed. Please see comments below by specialists in gyn for additional input.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Danielle Salhany
Very common in women who still have periods. The ovaries' job is to make cysts...that is where the "egg" lives. Small simple cysts are of no concerns. Larger (>5CM), complex, or if you are post menopausal, may be of greater concern. Birth control pills can help suppress ovarian cysts.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Simple cysts can usually be followed with a "watch and wait" approach. Having a follow-up ultrasound 4-6 weeks after the cyst was initially diagnosed can demonstrate if the cyst has resolved or gotten bigger. An increase in pain may be a reason to proceed with laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: What kind?
Tell us more about the cysts.

In brief: What kind?
Tell us more about the cysts.
Dr. Michael Swor
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