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Do you need follow up scans?

Hi I have a left and a right ovarian cyst the right cyst only appeared this year .
As for my left cyst it's been around longer 1 and half years so that prompted a referral to a gynecologist and surgery to remove it I'm still on the waiting list for the surgery.
I'm just wondering do I need follow up scans till the surgery because my doctor said I don't need too because surgery is the treatment plan .
It's a year long wait for the surgery and I'm concerned that changes may happen during that time.

My gynecologist said she doesn't think the cyst will grow larger .

I did a scan on Friday and the results showed my left cyst has shrunk a bit but not much which is good because the herbal remedy that my naturopath made up for me seems to have some affect .

I want to keep having follow up scans just in case the cyst does fully dissolve and I wont need the surgery.

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I would personally want scans since the cysts can resolve. You certainly don't want to have surgery if it's not necessary. How big were the cysts last time they checked?
On the 4/4/2020
The left ovarian cyst measures as 38mm.
The one had recently done 0n the 11/11/2020
The left ovarian cyst measures 34mm.

So it has started to slowly dissolve and I've only been taking the herbal remedy for about 1 month.
I think I will be persistent about getting another scan in a few months .
Since it has shrunk some and is small, that sounds like a good plan. Hoping it goes away!
I hope so too.
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Follow-up depends on various factors including:
(1) menopausal status
(2) size of cyst
(3) complexity of cyst

For more info, please refer to following consensus statement:
Please note this only applies for asymptomatic women.
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