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If a family medicine doctor discovers an ovarian cyst, at what size should the PT be referred to GYN?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Ovarian cysts

Family medicine doctors will have different comfort levels managing basic gyn complains.
Some may feel very comfortable managing benign ovarian cysts. Others may prefer to refer it out. There is not a one size that determines referral patterns. Size, pain levels, appearance on sonogram and other factors will determine referral needs. If you would like to see an Obgyn you can certainly request it

In brief: Ovarian cysts

Family medicine doctors will have different comfort levels managing basic gyn complains.
Some may feel very comfortable managing benign ovarian cysts. Others may prefer to refer it out. There is not a one size that determines referral patterns. Size, pain levels, appearance on sonogram and other factors will determine referral needs. If you would like to see an Obgyn you can certainly request it
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