I am a 24 year old unmarried woman. I recently found out that had a 20cm simple ovarian cyst on my left ovary. My doctor suggested aspiration as all my test results were ok. so i got it aspirated in two sittings. On first sitting the fluid was watery and transparent but in second sitting it was watery but pale yellowish. Doctors say that it was serous fluid and nothing to worry about. I never had any pain prior to and after aspiration and i feel perfectly fine. My cytology results were also good.My doctor says that she would give me some medicines to suppress the cyst walls left behind. I want to ask if this whole procedure is OK and will i be able to lead a normal life without any effects on fertility? secondly will the cyst walls pose any kind of problem in future? can they become cancerous or something like that?
No they don't "become" cancer. They are either harboring cancer from the very beginning or not.
Most doctors would remove a 20cm cyst rather than drain it. There's some chance the cyst could fill up with fluid again. A 20cm cyst would have some large walls left behind. I don't much agree with the doctor's approach, but I hope this turns out well for you anyway.
Well I'm not located in the US. You can ask your gyn if there is any aspiration option available in your case. Aspiration can get dangerous if the fluid in the cyst is mucinous. If you have a simple cyst then you can get it aspirated. Mine was filled with water. Best of luck!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.