Almost 10cm ovarian cyst will I need surgery

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Hi I'm 32 yrs old and have been dealing with severe pain as if I had appendicitis. It has gotten so bad that I have been unable to work, stand for long periods of time, or even sit for a long period of time. I went to the emergency room where they had found a cyst that was only 2 centimeters big as well as a solid Mass on my other ovary. The pain began getting worse a month later so I went back to the emergency room and found out the cyst had grown to almost 10 centimeters and the solid Mass is now at 5 cm. I have gained almost 50 lb in 3 months and can barely eat since I seem to get full after a few bites. I don't have insurance and I'm trying to see a specialist. Do you think I will need to have it surgically removed and is it possible that it could be malignant in both cases and will they take my ovaries? I'm very nervous as both breast cancer and ovarian cancer run in my family. The pain is so severe that even with medication I cannot get it to ease up. I get very nauseous and get mild to high fevers. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I am very nervous. Thank you!

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    Hi! I’m no Doctor but my guess is you will need surgery if you are in that much discomfort and they have been growing. You are probably running the risk of a rupture.

    I was the same with bloating, nausea, pain. By night I could not even sit! 

    I think it depends on how they are positioned on the ovary if they need to remove that or not. I didn’t have a choice, my right side with the 2 cysts had to have the ovary removed but my left was removed as well, strictly for preventive measures and (i’m 52) I didn’t want to have a cyst start growing on  other side and have to go back in for additional surgery. 

    I feel so much better now that it is out of me, I don’t have to worry about it anymore!

    They will run tests to see if it’s maglinant or not - they should be doing a blood test /C125 and they can have a good look from the MRI. Of course final tests are after it’s removed and sent to pathology for testing. They told me mine was 99% benign and they were right. 

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    You should really go back to the Er if it is still causes you severe pain, fever or if your having trouble walking.  Sometimes they go down but sometimes they get worse or sometimes twist.   If your pain is not that severe you should go to a specialist and have them evaluate.  Mine was severe pain like that and it was twisting the ovary.  I needed to get surgery.
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    Hello. I am 28 and had a 7cm cyst on my left ovary recently. I have never experienced pain like it. I also had nausea, sweats, spotting and major bloating. I couldn't bend down or stand without having to hold and support my tummy/pelvis due to the pain. I was due to go for another scan to determine weather they would opt to remove it but a few days before i was in absolute agony one morning when I awoke so they brought my scan forward and it turned out that the cyst had ruptured. The doctor told me that the cyst had reached it's peak and could hold no more fluid so this caused it to rupture. I was happy that I wouldn't need surgery but at the same time the pain was awful. This consisted for around 4 weeks until my body absorbed the fluid from my pelvis. If I had the option though, I don't think I would of had the op unless I really had to.. Despite the pain however if your consultant feels that the chances of it rupturing are slim then I would have the surgery because the larger it gets the less chance you can opt for keyhole. I wish you luck! Xx

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    Also! I was told when I had my scan that the inside of my cyst was black and this meant it was filled with fluid and so it was not cancerous. I would like to think the sonographer can tell you weather there is anything sinister as they are specialised in viewing types of cysts etc xx
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