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I have cysts measuring 6.4 x 5.9 x 5.7 cm and 3.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 cm in my right ovary. Can it be treated without surgery? pls help

By Anonymous December 16, 2015 - 8:59am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to our community with your question.

I assume you have had a consultation with your gynecologist following the scan. What treatment options were discussed?

The 6.4 x 5.9 x 5.7 cm ovarian cyst is large. Some doctors will remove a cyst if it’s larger than 5 centimeters in diameter.Your doctor can surgically remove the cyst through a large incision in your abdomen. They’ll conduct an immediate biopsy, and if they determine that the cyst is cancerous, they may perform a hysterectomy to remove your ovaries and uterus.

The 3.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 cm ovarian cyst is slightly smaller. If it were the only cyst, your physician might opt for a "wait and see" approach, to see if it disappears after a few weeks or months.

But, your physician may choose to perform a laparoscopy to surgically remove both cysts.

Anonymous, ovarian torsion is rare complication of ovarian cysts. This is when a large cyst causes an ovary to twist or move from its original position. Blood supply to the ovary is cut off, and if not treated, it can cause damage or death to the ovarian tissue. Although uncommon, ovarian torsion accounts for nearly 3 percent of emergency gynecologic surgeries.

Ruptured cysts, which are also rare, can cause intense pain and internal bleeding. This complication increases your risk of an infection and can be life-threatening if left untreated.

Please reach out to us if we can be of further help and support.


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