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Should my 7 CM ovarian cyst be removed? I am in a lot of pain, especially when I move(even w/lortab) I get cysts every month, but never this big.

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possibly

Ovarian cysts are common and usually resolve without treatment.
Removal may be considered if it persists, enlarges, twists, is painful, has a worrisome appearance, or is very bothersome. Oftentimes the discomfort women feel may not be caused by a cyst so be sure that the cyst is the cause of your pain. Birth control pills can be helpful to prevent future cysts.

In brief: Possibly

Ovarian cysts are common and usually resolve without treatment.
Removal may be considered if it persists, enlarges, twists, is painful, has a worrisome appearance, or is very bothersome. Oftentimes the discomfort women feel may not be caused by a cyst so be sure that the cyst is the cause of your pain. Birth control pills can be helpful to prevent future cysts.
Dr. David Kurss
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Dr. Daniel Maddox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: ? Laparoscopy

For this to be causing this much pain raises the question of a collateral process, such as endometriosis.
Discuss with your doctor whether a laparoscopy, which is a minimally invasive procedure that gives the doctor a look at the peritoneal cavity surfaces, might be indicated. It would be really unusual for an ovarian cyst to need surgery.

In brief: ? Laparoscopy

For this to be causing this much pain raises the question of a collateral process, such as endometriosis.
Discuss with your doctor whether a laparoscopy, which is a minimally invasive procedure that gives the doctor a look at the peritoneal cavity surfaces, might be indicated. It would be really unusual for an ovarian cyst to need surgery.
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