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Can a 11.4 cm ovarian cyst resolve on its own?

By Anonymous August 29, 2018 - 4:28pm
 
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I am 25 and they found a 11.4 cm simple ovarian cyst on my right ovary. I have spoken to two NPs and one gynecologist. The first NP was concerned and said that I might need surgery. The second NP who specializes in obgyn tells me to monitor the cyst and get another ultrasound next month in September. My gynecologist says there is nothing to worry about and that it will resolve on it's own and will follow up in a year. I'm confused by everybody's opinion. I'm not sure what step I should take next. Does a 11.4 cm cyst usually resolve on its own? Recently I have been feeling dull pain in my lower pelvic area where the cyst is located and also in my right thigh.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

An 11.4cm ovarian cyst is pretty huge - far bigger than the ovary itself so your pain/discomfort is understandable. It could resolve on it's own but waiting a year seems a very long time and there is no guarantee it will resolve on it's own - some don't. They can rupture or need removal by surgery. I think you should be as proactive as possible about getting this resolved - an ultrasound next month sounds like a good idea.
Best,
Susan

August 29, 2018 - 4:38pm
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