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How exactly are ovarian cysts handled?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on factors
A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and can be followed by gyn visits.
The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Sometimes surgery is needed. I will share this with subspecialists in gyn for additional input.

In brief: Depends on factors
A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and can be followed by gyn visits.
The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Sometimes surgery is needed. I will share this with subspecialists in gyn for additional input.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
All women with working ovaries have natural cysts in their reproductive lifetime.
Cyst is a general term meaning a fluid-filled sac anywhere in a body. A challenge can be sorting out which ovarian cysts are normal and which not. Abnormal cysts are sometimes just observed if they are not suspicious for cancer, surgery is another option and is the only option in some instances.

In brief: Varies
All women with working ovaries have natural cysts in their reproductive lifetime.
Cyst is a general term meaning a fluid-filled sac anywhere in a body. A challenge can be sorting out which ovarian cysts are normal and which not. Abnormal cysts are sometimes just observed if they are not suspicious for cancer, surgery is another option and is the only option in some instances.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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