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I have a 3.7cm cyst on my left ovary. I've had an ultrasound, vaginal ultrasound and a MRI of the pelvic. they all said looked benign. My gyn dr. gave me a blood test it was called an OVA blood test which was slightly elevated so i was sent to an gyn-oncologist who wanted to do surgery to remove the cyst. i said ok. She had me get a release from my pulmonologist as i have COPD/emphysema. He said no to general anesthesia. so then the oncologist sent me for yet another vaginal ultra sound . my question is Since i cant get cleared for surgery is there any other way to get it out. i am 58 and i went through menopause when i was 50. the hot flashes stopped after a year but about 3 months ago i had a slight period and now have hot flashes again. Haven't had another period .please tell me what options i may have. thank you .......
you could watch the cyst over time.If it doesn't change and isnot bothering you, you could leave it alone
if you decide on surgery, I would suggest removing both your ovaries so that you dont need to confront another cyst in the future
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