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My Cousin
An_244467 posted:
So my cousin just had a ovarian cyst rupture, & still has another large one attached that needs to be removed. My question is how long can she wait to have this surgery? She is having insurance issues & doctor knowledge issues. Thank you.
someonewhocares3 responded:
Ovarian cysts are very common and most are benign and will resolve on their own. A woman with normal risk factors has a lifetime risk of ovarian cancer of less than 2%.

How long has she had this cyst, how large is it and does it look suspicious? Solid cysts with "fingers" are the most concerning. If a cyst gets too large and doesn't resolve over many months or looks suspicious then it may need to be removed. It's best to have a surgeon skilled in cystectomy to give the best chance of removing just the cyst leaving the ovary intact. Here's a lot of info about ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer -
Ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer

Hope this helps!

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