Ovarian cysts postmenopausal

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I am aware you can have benigh cysts larger than 10cm - what I referred to was somewhere re postmenopausal cysts where some (that otherwise looked OK) were left, safely until 10 cm. It is some big US studt I found on the net. But at that point my eyes do bulge: How on earth could they get something that large out through a laparoscopic hole????? I think they draw the line at 8cm. I have had a lap before for infertility investigations - my scar is approx 2-2.5cm, no more.
I'm a postmenopausal woman and have been diagnosed with an Ovarian Cyst. I've had some bouts of unexplained pelvic pain over the last few years - and also some recurring back pains. This cyst was discovered while I was going through some tests for another issue, which turned out fine. During the CAT scan they detected the cyst on my ovary and sent me for ultrasound to check on this issue. They determined that I had an Ovarian cyst approximately 5 cm in size.
My regular doctor (my GP) says that they cannot do a biopsy on ovarian cysts, only for endometreocious. I am very worried because I know that if I have ovarian cancer that it is imperative that it is caught early. What do you suggest? I understand that cysts are fed by estrogen. For years I had large fibroids and now that I am in menopause they have shrunk, so suddenly getting cysts at this time seems very strange.
At such a young age it can eb dermoid cyst which is a type of complex ovarian cyst and is the most common type and develops during the childbearing age. Complex ovarian cysts are generally benign. The risk of malignancy is generally higher among postmenopausal women. Most ovarian cysts disappear in 8 to 12 weeks. If they persist then before going in for surgery we can try the birth control pills also. Continuous bleeding can be due to the Mirena IUD.
If you scoll down to the right side of this page you will see Related Communities (underneath Community Members) and the Ovarian Cyst link is there. Those women are very experienced with ovarian cysts and I am sure they will be able to answer your questions.
i am postmenopausal. i have been monitored for a left complex 3 cm ovarian cyst for two years now. i have a history of lots of abdominal surgeries. the gyn and gynoncologist don't want to operate unless it is extremely necessary as i have lots of adhesions and complications can come out of my surgery. i have been having ca 125 and he 4 blood tests and transvaginal ultrasounds for two going on three years now every 3 months.
Hi There if you have a persistent ovarian cyst and pain, I would definitely suggest a surgical removal.
HOWEVER, there was a 23mm adnexal cyst (possibly ovarian) listed. My doctor has now told me that all is normal. Is it NORMAL to be postmenopausal and have a 23mm ovarian cyst? Should it not be looked into further? Is it possible that this is linked to the hypercalcemia? Thank you in advance. I am just looking for some direction and guidance...........
bones , groans, emotional overtones Ovarian cysts are common and that one is tiny. I would definately get a follow up scan perhaps a pelvic MRI If a cause of hypercalcemia is not found, you should have that ovary removed. There is an extremely rare cancer called a small cell cancer that produces hypercalcemia.
A cyst of the ovary after the menopause is not related to ovulation (which is the most common reason for ovarian cysts in the younger ages). Most of postmenopausal cysts on the ovaries are benign growths called tumors or neoplasms.Some of these tumors can be malignant. The usual approach is to start with laparoscopy and remove the whole ovary and fallopian tube. Sometimes it is worth considering the prophylactic removal of the other ovary.
Does anyone know anything about this? Any postmenopausal woman with dermoids have the cyst out but kept the ovary? Thank you so much in advance for any information or advice.
Recently I sought evaluation due to a feeling of pressure with pain in the lower abdomen/pelvic floor. AS a part of the evaluation, I underwent vaginal ultrasound and physical exam and was informed that both ovaries are enlarged. I am 62 yrs old, my uterus was removed at age 34 due to "fibroid tumors" and several episodes of ovarian cysts prior to the removal of the uterus.
I'll give you the same advice I was given, and that was to find a Gynecologic/Oncologist to handle this situation, and don't rely on your regular MD - who it doesn't seem is knowledgeable about ovarian cysts - nor about the consequences of postmenapausal cysts. No one wants to face surgery, but I need to express the relief that I feel having had the surgery and knowing that the situation has been taken care of.
A cyst of the ovary after the menopause is not related to ovulation (which is the most common reason for ovarian cysts in the younger ages). Most of postmenopausal cysts on the ovaries are benign growths called tumors or neoplasms.Some of these tumors can be malignant. The usual approach is to start with laparoscopy and remove the whole ovary and fallopian tube. Sometimes it is worth considering the prophylactic removal of the other ovary.
The risk of malignancy is generally higher among postmenopausal women. Most ovarian cysts disappear in 8 to 12 weeks. If they persist then before going in for surgery we can try the birth control pills also. Regarding hydrosalpinx, if it is small, a laparoscope is surgically inserted into the abdomen and an incision is made to open the blocked fallopian tube.
Hi, Unfortunately some ladies are just predisposed to cysts. It isn't that the cysts are "coming back". You simply have new cysts.Cysts are very common in younger women. It is a natural occurance with ovulation. Most of the time they just vanish.. sometimes they don't. Check out the top right of this page "Health Pages" and it will explain a lot about ovarian cysts. When I had my cyst removed (along with ovary since I"m postmenopausal) I asked the Dr.
Women who are postmenopausal and develop ovarian cysts have a higher risk of ovarian cancer. Symptoms Many women with ovarian cysts do not display any symptoms. However, a cyst will sometimes cause the following: pressure, fullness, or pain in the abdomen; dull ache in the lower back and thighs; problems passing urine completely; pain during sexual intercourse; weight gain; painful menstrual periods and abnormal bleeding; nausea or vomiting; and breast tenderness.
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How many of us with Dx Ovarian Cysts also have been dx Hypothyroidism? This may have been asked before, if so.. sorry for the repeat, but I missed it.. I have both. I was dx. with Hypo. 10-15 years ago.. Had Ovarian Cyst dx. last year..
I'm not particularly comfortable with this as everything I've read indicates that ovarian cysts in postmenopausal women should be treated more aggressively. I do not know my BRACA status but my great grandmother died from ovarian cancer (late age) and my mother and her first cousin had breast cancer. While the uterine prolapse is 2nd to 3rd degree, it has not caused a great deal of trouble over the years.
45 yoa now having occasional vaginal spotting (ultra sound shows a follicle) labs show FSH 3.1, LH 6.9 and Estradiol at 378. and this year my mammo shows extensive bilateral cysts (some benign-looking 2 cm ones and a couple tiny clusters) none there ever before....doc going to do a vaccuum biopsy.
I have also read (this internet info can make you a hypocondriac) that any postmenopausal ovarian cyst should be tested. Please give me your thoughts.
and it will explain a great deal about ovarian cysts .. The usual course of treatment is to monitor them .. usuall 3-4 mos. to see if they have resolved themselves or grown . In which case there are simple ways to surgically remove them if they are troublesome. By the way, those cysts are really quite small. Try not to worry and check out the "Health Pages" .. (and since you are so recently dx.
Are these cysts likely to indicate ovarian cancer? I would like to be as proactive as possible.
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