Our expert says:
THE PROBLEM OF OVARIAN CYSTS DEPENDS ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS INCLUDING WHETHER THE CYST IS A SINGLE ONE [SOLITORY CYST] OR WHETHER IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER CYSTS AND ALSO IT DEPENDS ON THE CONTENT OF THE CYST AS NOTED ON THE SCAN. A SIMPLE SINGLE CYST OF 4.5CM DOES NOT ALWAYS REQUIRE AN OPERATION AS MANY OF THESE CYSTS CAN BE TREATED SUCESSFULLY USING HORMINAL MANIPULATION. THE MOST LIKELY CAUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN A MINOR PROBLEM WITH OVULATION. OCCASIONALLY A CYST OF THIS SIZE MAY CONTAIN SOME BLOOD IN WHICH CASE IT IS CALLED A HEMORRHAGIC CYST AND THIS MAY LEAD TO PAIN BUT ONCE AGAIN IT IS NOT ALWAYS NECESSARY TO OPERATE. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU VISIT ANOTHER GYNAECOLOGIST FOR AN INDEPENDENT VIEW AND PERHAPS MONITOR THE SIZE OF THE CYST ON REGULAR SCANS. SHOULD THE CYST EXCEED 5.5CM THEN THIS MAY REQUIRE SURGICAL INTERVENTION.
ANSWERED BY: DR M.I. CASSIM
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