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I had a TAH and BSO 4 years ago ,now have a pelvic cyst 3.7cm

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I had a TAH and BSO 4 years ago ,now have a pelvic cyst 3.7cm big .It looks like an ovarian cyst,but I have no ovaries. What could it be? I am 6 years post colon cancer.

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okay well Unlikely this an ovarian cyst since you do not have ovaries - HOWEVER you might have had a small piece of ovary left and hence this would be an ovarian remnant;.

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and given you have had colon cancer I would suggest a PET scan and a CT scan to see exactly what this cyst is.

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Had a CT scan and the report said it looks like an ovarian cyst.It is in my left pelvic cavity. Colon cancer was left side and had a hemicolectomy. Am currently in remission. Mostly worried about likelihood of cancerThe cyst is round in shape

Dr. Owen :

okay -

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Well more than likely a little piece of ovary was left - and this is fairly common since you can not always be sure you get every piece of ovary -

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So I would suggest getting a CA-125 blood test to see if this is elevated.

Dr. Owen :

Plus I would also suggest a possible Laparoscopic procedure to place a camera inside of you so that this 3.7 cm cyst can be better identified and if necessary it can be removed at the time of the laparoscopic procedure.

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Most likely this is not worrisome - but I think this does deserve some attention given your history.

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