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02 Mar 2004

lumps in ovary
i am 26 years old.a routine scan (18 months ago) during pregnancy revealed a lump in my ovary.a second scan a month ago showed that lump had shrunk but there was a second,smaller one. i have a pain on side the lumps are on and periods are heavier since childbirth but gynaecologist said that cannot be cause of pain cos lumps not putting pressure on walls,biggest one is slightly bigger in size than a grape. he said removal not necessary as womb may be removed. Will the lumps spread and get bigger?is there way of removal that does not need my entire reproductive system to be taken out? isnt leaving the lumps in a risk?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Perhaps you mean ovarian cysts rather than lumps. It sounds like the cysts you have are very small and do not need any treatment. Many times these small cysts are quite normal. I agree with your doctor that it would not be the cause of your pain. Simple cysts do not cause any risk. It would certainly not spread. It is possible that it could get bigger, but unlikely if nothing has changed in 18 months.

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