Ovarian Cancer Community
ovarian cyst in older woman
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to ovarian cancer, biopsy, chemotherapy, clinical trials, genetics, hysterectomy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, screening, and staging.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

ovarian cyst in older woman

My mother is 56 years old and was recently diagnosed with an ovarian cyst.  It was a routine exam and the ultrasound image, according to her doctor, wasn't worrisome.  She is not post menopausal and still menstruates, although her periods are less frequent now.  The doctor suggested that she waited 3 months and then have another ultrasound, to see if the cyst goes away by itself.  I'm not in favor of waiting that long, but maybe I'm over reacting.  Is it possible that a woman her age (even though she still menstruates)can have a functional cyst?
Related Discussions
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Ovarian Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
18 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Ovarian Cancer Answerers
667078_tn?1316004535
Blank
HVAC
Durham, NC