Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

See MD. A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be worried about a complex mass. A ca125 and he4 test can help decide whether to go to surgery now or closely watching with follow up ultrasound. If it is more than 5 cm or there are other worrisome looking signs on ultrasound, surgery will be necessary.

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How big is a 40.6mm x 39.3mm complex ovarian cyst? Can it be cured?

Ovarian cyst. This cyst is smaller than a tennis ball, and larger than a ping pong ball. Sometimes cysts resolve on their own, and usually a repeat ultrasound is done. If they become large, painful, are suspicious for cancer, or don't resolve, then they can be surgically removed. See your OBGYN to discuss. Read more...

If a complex ovarian cyst ruptures will it destroy your entire reproductive system?

No. No, it would not damage your reproductive organs, but there is a chance it could cause adhesions (scar tissue) leading to pain or infertility. Read more...
Complex cyst. A complex cyst rupturing usually only causes pain. If the complex cyst is an abscess from pelvic inflammatory disease it could scar the fallopian tubes. Read more...

I have a complex ovarian cyst that will not go away and it is very painful could it be cancer?

Maybe. most likely it is a benign cyst. Cancer risk increases in cystic ovaries in Women over 60. However a complex system of the ovary can't be associated with cancer and a 37-year-old female. The only way to know for sure is to have it ultrasound and possibly biopsied. You can also look at the Ca 125 serum protein levels.again though it is very common to have benign cyst in the ovary in a 37-year. Read more...

Been told I have to wait until feb. 2013 to remove complex ovarian cyst last ultrasound 8 th aug 2012 was 10 CM how dangerous is this. I live in qc?

Would not happen US. Should not wait that long should come out now a nd u need blood work to see if it is malignant or premalignant which the blood work can give u an idea but the risk of leaving it in is that it could twist or rupture and if it is cancer (hopefully not or precancer) it needs to come out that is why i get pts coming down here from canada. Read more...
Ovarian cysts. It depends upon what your ca 125 is as well as your symptoms. The risks are that it is an ovarian cancer or that it will twist and cause severe pain (ovarian torsion). Read more...

I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

Maybe. Talk it over with your doctor. Things to consider are 1) your age and menopausal status, 2) previous history of endometriosis, 3) size of the mass, 4) ultrasound appearance, 5) duration of the problem., 6) family history of ovarian cancer. Remember that ca-125 may be elevated in many benign conditions, as well as ovarian cancer. Read more...
CA 125. It depends on the size of the mass, but if it is 8 cm and complex then a ca 125 can help determine whether you should see a gyn oncologist or a gyn. Read more...

I have a complex ovarian cyst. Could this be the cause of my lack of libido?

Typically no. Ovarian cysts are not usually linked to a low sex drive. Complex cysts should be evaluated by an Obgyn to determine if surgical treatment is warranted. Read more...