Can an ovarian cyst be cancer?

Sometimes. Some cysts, like serous cystadenomas are precursors of cancers. Any cyst the persists for more than 2-3 menstrual periods should be checked further, particularly those who have a history of ovarian cancer. Sometimes biopsy and ca-125 levels must be taken, while other times surgery is needed.
Possible most are no. Not , the most common type is a benign ovulatory simple cyst which will usually resolve on bc pills or with the next period, an ultrasound and blood work can usually tell you if a cyst is ok or needs to be investigated by doing surgery, if u have a cyst your gyn should have discussed this with u and if your gyn did not then call your gyn that is their job, just like I do with all my patients.

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Can large ovarian cysts and cancers of the uterus, ovaries, and cervix have a connection?

Not necessarily. Large ovarian cysts may be cancerous, but many are not and having a non-cancerous one does not increase a woman's risk if getting ovarian, uterine, cervical, or other cancers. Read more...

Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

Not likely. Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malignant cysts may look the same on imaging. Bening cysts do not turn into malignant ones, and certainly not once those are removed. Read more...
No. I qualify that saying anything possible in medicine. Benign means just that. There are pre cancerous lesions so one has to be careful when telling a pt something is benign. If your doc is careful he will never say benign if there is some even remote possibility of cancer later. That is the way i practiced anyway. I hope whoever said that to you is careful!. Always be vigilant watching it! Read more...

Menstrual like cramping more dominant on one side 2-3days after ovulation. Feels like bad ovulation pain. What can this mean (ovarian cyst? Cancer?)

Could be cyst,,, This could be a cyst or possibly an adhesion in the abdominal cavity from possible past episodes of bleeding with ovulation. There might be a cyst there and it could be hemorrhagic which would also cause pain. Endometriosis can cause pain in your cycle. If it's really bad it'd be best to see your doctor for at least a pelvic exam and other tests to find out the cause. Best of luck. Read more...

How can I distinguish between ovarian cyst or cancer!?

Can be difficult. Although imaging studies like ultrasound and ct are helpful sometimes the only way to rule out cancer is to undergo surgery. We are pretty good at figuring out which cysts need surgery right away compared with those that we can watch and see if they resolve on their own. Read more...

What are symptoms of ovarian cysts/cancer?

Asypmatic. Most ovarian cancers have no symptoms, some have vague abdominal pain. In later stages, it causes stomach ache and bloatings. Read more...
Early on none... Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include: abdominal bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion or nausea, changes in bowel habits such as constipation, changes in bladder habits including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist. Early in the course there many be no symptoms. Read more...

What to do if I have ovarian cysts that sometimes require me like these more prone to ovarian cancers?

Not really. Ovarian cysts are common but nearly all them are benign. But Ovarian cancer can also begin like a cyst and then grow steadily to a large mass. Therefore your cysts do need some monitoring for one or two years just to be sure that they are not growing substantially.This can be done by your gynecologist by using an Ultrasound test. Read more...

Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Maybe. If a female has questionable ovarian pathology a pelvic exam is useful because ovaries can be palpated for the most part. If noted, workup should continue. A pelvic sonogram can also tell whether a simple or complex cyst is present or a solid lesion of ovary is present and that laparoscopic removal is needed. Read more...