When is surgery necessary for ovarian cysts?

Suspicion of cancer. When there is pain, rapid increase in size or infection with fevers etc and there is a family history of ovarian cancer.
See below. Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own but surgery may be an option for some ovarian cysts. This depends on your symptoms, appearances of the cysts on ultrasound, and whether the cysts have been growing or persistent over a few menstrual cycles.

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Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Yes if needed. Surgery can remove ovarian cysts, but they can also return even after surgery. Laparoscopic surgery can be used in some cases, and i believe that there may be medications that your gynecologist may try (hormones). Many types of ovarian cysts can also resolve on their own, unless they are very large. Read more...
Yes. Surgery can remove ovarian cysts. This can be cystectomy where the cysts are removed but the ovarian is left otherwise intact. It can also be oophorectomy where the entire ovary is removed. Many ovarian cysts, however, can resolve on their own. Read more...

Should an ovarian cyst of 4.9cm require surgery?

Depends on. your symptoms, exact ultrasound findings, and your risk factors. Consult with your gyn for proper treatment. Read more...

3.3cm ovarian cyst is it time for me to get surgery?

It depends. There are a lot of factors that go into deciding if you should have surgery. Among them are: Cyst type, pain level, and interference with pregnancy (if desired). Have a good discussion with your Gynecologist and make an informed decision. Good luck! Read more...

If I have an ovarian cyst at 5cm should I get surgery?

Possibly. gynecologist often use 5 centimeters as a cutoff for taking somebody to surgery or not it really also depends on the appearance of the cyst meaning is it a simple appearing cyst with just fluid is it a dermoid cyst is it a complex cyst all these plus the patience symptoms Ie. Pain, determine need for surgeryyou also include the risk of torsion as well. Read more...
It depends. There are a lot of factors that go into deciding if you should have surgery. Among them are: Cyst type, pain level, and interference with pregnancy (if desired). Have a good discussion with your Gynecologist and make an informed decision. Good luck! Read more...