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4cm ovarian cyst ?

I had a scan today due to painfull intercourse, and they found a 4cm cyst on my right ovary, more about my situation below..

1996 i miscarried and had an ovarian cyst, i am sure it went as big as 12 cm and had to be surgicly removed.  It grew very quickly.

1999 had baby,

2001 got diagnosed with poly cystic ovarys.

2006 had baby, and needed d&c for retained placenta, following scan 6-12 mnths later showed clear ovarys, horemones back to normal.

august 2007 had implant put in my arm, (implanon), by november/december started getting pain bottom left of my tummy during intercourse, doctors fobbed me off. Moved from wales to england followed up with doctor,

present time, (i am 28 yrs old) just been for scan today and they have found i have a 4cm cyst on my right ovary.

I am pretty worried now, due to my past in 1996, i fear the worst all the time. The radigropher who did my ultrasound, was reasuring some what, told me she will send results to my gp, and i will probably need a follow up within few mnths time to keep an eye on it, and in the mean time perhaps have my implant taking out due to ovarian cyst's being a side affect of it?

Could you offer me some advice/reasurance please? I think i will have the implant taken out, but what do i use for conraception then? Freind (who is a nurse, she did my smear) suggests the POP pill? The safest pill of all? But that too can cause small ovarian cysts?

And do you know what the biggest cm a cyst is when it is dangerous?

Thankyou in advance
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Hi! It is not only the size of the cyst, more importantly it's what type of cyst it is. Simple ones are fluid filled and benign. Complex cysts have some or all solid parts in them. Even though many of these are benign, they have a greater chance to be malignant. They can do a  transvaginal ultrasound to tell what kind of cyst it is.

I'm not sure about birth control. But I did remember reading that the pill can help with cysts because it stops ovulation.

Take care,
Beth
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Thanks for that.

I had a transvaginal ultrasound which found the cyst, not sure which type it is, i have to go follow up with my gp.  

I have the implant in my arm at the moment, and one of the side affects are ovarian cyst's, i am going to have it taken out asap, and then talk about what to do next for contraception, something that will minimize the risks of ovarian cyst's.

Just concerned, what type i have, and if it is dangerous?
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I had to have a 4.5cm complex cyst removed back in Feb 09, not cancer...it was very painful..

My husband had a vestectomy, it was much easier for him to take care of the birth control part than it would had been for me. No devices implanted, no birth control pills. That method of birth control (vestectomy) may not be for every marriage, but it was for us.

Make sure you keep gyno appt. on the cyst.
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