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I have a 6.5cm complex septated ovarian cyst. Causing lower

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I have a 6.5cm complex septated ovarian cyst. Causing lower right abdo pain and lower severe intermittent pain. I'm fast tracked to the gynaecologist. I'm 31. Is there a risk of cancer? And would that size only need laparoscopy or laparotomy? Thank you
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Yes there is about 5% risk of ovarian cancer.

CA 125 level also should be checked as tumor marker.

The cyst can be completely removable by laparoscopy--no bigger incision needed.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If there is history of breast cancer within my immediate family can this be a further risk? And can they only find out once it's removed? Thank you
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Yes that does increase the risk of cancer a bit.

Yes they can find out for sure after removing the cyst through biopsy.

Best wishes