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Why may I need a surgery for ovarian cysts?

Dr. Shelley C. Giebel, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

Most ovarian cysts are normal and resolve spontaneously. Surgery is not indicated. 

However, if a cyst is fluid filled and has solid structures within it, it may be cancerous. Ultrasounds can be helpful distinguishing which cysts are benign from those that could be cancerous.

Most surgeons do not jump into surgery. A repeat Ultrasound may show the cyst is decreasing in size or has completely resolved.

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