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My 16 yr old daughter found out today that she has a 7 CM ovarian cyst. (on the pill) she can barely move from the pain! what do we do?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See gynecologist!

7 cm cysts are usually benign but may need surgery due to size.
Pain can be due to "torsion" or twisting of the blood supply to the ovary, risking the health of that ovary. The pain can be from the size of the ovary or partial rupture. Surgery does not necessarily require removal of the ovary but could be only removal of the cyst.

In brief: See gynecologist!

7 cm cysts are usually benign but may need surgery due to size.
Pain can be due to "torsion" or twisting of the blood supply to the ovary, risking the health of that ovary. The pain can be from the size of the ovary or partial rupture. Surgery does not necessarily require removal of the ovary but could be only removal of the cyst.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Daniel Maddox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Pelvic pain

Hopefully the cyst will resolve quickly - most do.
In the meantime, a TENS unit with electrodes placed on the skin in both groin lines can offer significant relief without drugs. Your doctor can review your cyst history and there may be a rationale for some additional endocrine testing to see why your cysts are so large and painful.

In brief: Pelvic pain

Hopefully the cyst will resolve quickly - most do.
In the meantime, a TENS unit with electrodes placed on the skin in both groin lines can offer significant relief without drugs. Your doctor can review your cyst history and there may be a rationale for some additional endocrine testing to see why your cysts are so large and painful.
Dr. Daniel Maddox
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