How To Get Rid Of Ovarian Cysts That Grow Back After 2 Operations?
hello doctor..slmat morning .. i am a delta from Padang .. i have an ovarian cyst, in 2011 I have been operated on .. several years after it grew again and I operated again in 2017. 5 months ago I didn’t arrive menstruating 2 months … I thought I was pregnant. After checking the doctor, there was another cyst that had 7.2 cm in size. What actions should I take to get rid of the cyst ?? Do you have to operate again ?? or there is a better way to operate. thank you
Thank you for the question.
Ovarian cysts have many types, some are physiological (normal, harmless, and do not need special treatment), but some are pathological (for example, dermoid cysts, cystadenomas, and endometriomas). Cysts that continue to enlarge (up to 4 cm in size) and are often recurrent are likely to refer to pathological cysts. Some types of cysts can even develop into malignant (cancer). Not yet known the exact cause of this cyst formation. However, impaired hormonal balance, pregnancy, errors in uterine tissue growth in the ovaries, as well as severe infections around the pelvis are thought to increase your risk of ovarian cysts.
Your condition, given its frequent repetition, should be checked by an obstetrician. Chances are, your doctor will recommend that you undergo further tests, such as ultrasound, laparoscopy, or blood tests to detect CA 125 cancer antigens to rule out potential malignancies. Depending on the type, size, and severity of the cyst, your doctor will be able to provide you with various treatments. However, it is very likely that, if indeed the size of the cyst is large enough, conservative treatment such as drug administration is no longer effective in dealing with it. For this reason, the doctor may recommend that you again undergo surgery, be able to remove the cyst, remove the ovaries, or maybe also remove the entire uterus and adnexa around it so that the potential for cyst recurrence is smaller. Discuss directly with your doctor about the best treatment procedure according to your condition.
I hope this helps.