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how big does a cyst have to be before

I was told via CAT scan that I have a 9 cm adnexal mass/ possible cyst....my question is how big does a cyst have to be for an OBGYN to want to surgically remove it?
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Usually at 5cm or larger, they want to remove it surgically.  Cysts larger than 5cm run a greater chance of rupturing and causing infection or other problems.  At 9cm, you definitely need surgical removal.  I hope all works out regarding the insurance issues.

Shelly
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Thanks Shelly, you have been very insightfull!! I'm really hoping there is some other way around surgery!!! My appt. is tomorrow...I'll keep you posted! Thanks again!
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225036 tn?1294513000
Shelly is absolutely right.  Most doctors like to remove cysts when they reach 5cm or cause a great deal of pain.  It is hopeful that they could remove the cyst laprascopically.  It is a much easier surgery to recover from than a laparotomy.  Please keep us posted on how your doctors appointment goes.  Good luck!!
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