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Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: septated ovarian cyst
|BFT - Tue May 05, 2009 10:41 am||
I had an internal ultrasound done due to pelvic pain, abnormal periods, and severe abdominal cramps. My GYN thought my mirena IUD might have shifted out of place but found all was well with the mirena during the ultrasound. The technician found an ovarian cyst on my right ovary. The comments on the report say "Right Ovary has 1.93 X 2.42 cm cyst with thick walls and septation in it." Could this be causing the pain and the abnormal periods? The doctor just scheduled me for a follow up U/S in 8 weeks and I'm wondering if that is the correct action to take. I am concerned it might be a little more serious because of the septation. Thanks,
|Debbie Miller, RN - Tue May 19, 2009 6:10 pm||
This is an appropriate course because most ovarian cysts resolve on their own if given a chance. It is called watchful waiting. Repeating the ultrasound after a few weeks will determine if it is something that needs attention. If it gets larger or doesn't go away after several cycles, treatment may be required with either hormone treatment or surgery. Good luck on your repeat exam.
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