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.I am 72 years of age and just diagnosed with a 7.1 x 6.3 x 5.8 cm ovarian complex cyst may be serous cyst or municous cyst. I am scheduled to meet with a gynocologist/oncologist to schedule surgery. What kind of surgery will this be? Also, how long would I be in the hospital? Also, it said when I meet with the gynocologist/oncologist I should have a list of questions. I don't know what questions to ask. I need help and I am a complete wreck. At my age I can't believe this. Also, I have no idea how long I have had this because the last time I saw a gynocologist was 40 years ago. I know that is bad and I am ashamed to say that I never went to the doctor. Could someone let me know what questions I should ask. . The gynocologist said that he cannot remove the cyst because it might be cancer and that's why he sent me to a gynocologist/onocologist. He said that a gny/oncol is the only one that can remove it.
It sounds like you are getting very good care.
A cyst of the ovary after the menopause is not related to ovulation (which is the most common reason for ovarian cysts in the younger ages).
Most of postmenopausal cysts on the ovaries are benign growths called tumors or neoplasms.Some of these tumors can be malignant.
The usual approach is to start with laparoscopy and remove the whole ovary and fallopian tube.
Sometimes it is worth considering the prophylactic removal of the other ovary.
If this is a benign tumor, that maybe all the surgery needed.
That is a day surgery and does not require staying in the hospital overnight.
If it is necessary to perform a full hysterectomy for a benign tumor, most women will spend one night in the hospital.
If a malignancy is found, a full hysterectomy is performed.
here is a very good link on that surgery
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