What is the best treatment for ovarian cyst?

Patience. It is normal for the ovaries to form cysts. Every woman has an ovarian cyst about 2 centimeters in diameter at the time of ovulation. That cyst may enlarge to as much a 6 or 8 centimeters before gradually going away. On rare occasion one of these cysts may cause enough pain to require treatment (medical or surgical). For the majority of these cysts - time /patience is the only treatment needed.

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What is the best treatment for ovarian dermoid cyst?

Surgical removal. Ovarian dermoid cysts also called teratomas are removed surgically. Usually this can be done laparoscopically and is called an ovarian cystectomy. Read more...

What is the best treatment for an ovarian simple cyst?

Watchful waiting. Wat in many cases you can wait and be re-examined to see if the cyst goes away on its own within a few months. This is typically an option regardless of your age if you have no symptoms and an ultrasound shows you have a small, fluid-filled cyst. Your doctor will likely recommend that you get follow-up pelvic ultrasounds at periodic intervals to see if your cyst has changed in size. Read more...

What is the best treatment for an ovarian simple cyst? An can this affect fertility?

Depends. Sometimes you just watch and repeat the ultrasound after the next period. Sometimes i may drain them in the office if they are persistent. Sometimes they may grow and cause pain and require surgical removal. It generally depends on the size, patients age, symptoms, etc. A cyst can affect fertility but usually does not. Read more...

I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months. Doc wants to remove that ovary. Is this the best treatment?

Yes. A cyst that has not resolved in 6 months is abnormal. A cyst that is 9 cm across is very abnormal. Removal is really the only option, other than doing nothing. Read more...
No keep ovary. You still requier surgery but you can have just the cyst removed. It should be done laparascopicaly to minimize your risks and allow for faster recovery. Read more...

What are the treatment options for an ovarian cyst?

Depends. There are many ovarian cysts that do not need to be treated as they are normal or physiologic. Most of these will resolve spontaneously. Using hormones to try to facilitate resolution is totally unnecessary and is not helpful. Nonphysiologic cysts may need to be removed surgically. It depends on appearance, size, and symptoms. Read more...