Is Surgery Required?
Your cyst may need surgery if you are past menopause or if your cyst:
- Fails to disappear after several menstrual cycle.
- Grows bigger
- Appears unusual on the ultrasound
- Creates pain
If your cyst do not need surgery, your doctor will:
- Discuss with you about pain medications
- Suggest hormonal birth control if you have cyst often. These pills decrease your chances of having more cysts.
Types of Surgeries
If you need surgery, your doctor will either remove only the cyst or the whole ovary.
Surgery can be accomplished in two ways:
- Laparoscopy. This procedure is recommended for small cyst that appear to be benign on ultrasound. Your doctor, through a small incision above or below your navel, can look inside your pelvic area and remove the cyst using special instruments.
- Laparotomy. If the cyst is large (and may be cancerous), your doctor will perform this procedure. A large incision is made in the abdomen and the cyst is removed and tested for cancer.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.