I am in my mid 30s, and I have a 4.4 cm complex cyst and a 3.6 cm solid mass, both on the same ovary. I have had them for a few years and within the last year and a half they have both changed and grown about 1cm larger. My doctor thinks the mass is probably a dermoid.
My question is, should I have them removed? The fact that they continue to grow and change at each follow up has me a bit concerned. My doctor said they would not recommend surgery until they get to be 6 cm, but that seems strange since it would be easier to just remove them now while they are small. I have intermittent pain, but nothing too horrible. There is a history of ovarian cancer in my family.
I would feel better just having them removed now for piece of mind, but is that crazy? My doctors seem to think so. Anyone have a similiar situation with some advice or perspective?