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Ovarian cysts in menopause
peblezz posted:
I have been in menopause for about 3-4 years now (prematurely) and I have a ovarian cyst about 3 cm. I have a history of cystadenoma, not on the same ovary. What would you recommend?
Anon_6061 responded:
Since it's only 3 cm, monitoring it via ultrasound would seem reasonable. I thought complex cysts (cystadenoma being one type of complex cyst) did not go away on their own. But I know several women who had complex cysts that did disappear. Although complex cysts can be malignant, MOST are benign. If they need to be removed, it's best to have just the cyst removed (cystectomy) versus the ovary to preserve normal hormone production.

Of course, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer, then a more aggressive treatment may be warranted.
Anon_6061 responded:
Forgot to say that even cysts formed after menopause are usually benign. This link has a lot of info -

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