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I have had my left ovary removed due to a cyst that had ruptured. I now have had a cyst on my right ovary, that has been there for 5 years. I get ultrasounds every year to check on the cyst and it is still there. I am premenopausal, and have had heavy bleeding, and increased abdominal girth, low back pain, which is starting to worry me. My gyn said that the cyst is nothing to worry about. Should I get a second opinion since it has been there for 5 years? Can the cyst develop into ovarian cancer?
I have had my cyst for 2 - 3 years and its the size of a grapefruit. There is a slim chance of a ovarian cyst becoming cancerous. (1 in 1,000) woman will get a cancerous cyst. I'm hoping I don't get my ovary removed :( It sounds like its a non-functional cyst. Where they continue to grow over time and don't go away on there own. There is nothing to worry about :)
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