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I have surgery coming up in 2 weeks to remove a complex

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I have surgery coming up in 2 weeks to remove a complex 3.6MM para-ovarian cyst. I am told it is complex, what does this mean, the ultrasonographer said that there was a cyst, within the cyst. I have severe right sided abdominal pain, bloating and lower right side back pain. I am also having my gallbladder removed during that same procedure.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Kala replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I am privileged to help you get more understanding about your current concern.

When cysts are formed they are generally described by their size, location, and components. The component of a cyst can be purely fluid known as a simple cysts; or fluid in pockets which are called complex. The complex cysts pockets have thin separations or walls surround the fluid. Think of a simple cyst as a container filled with fluid; the complex cyst has a smaller container inside the original container, or two or more smaller containers within, also filled with fluid.

The importance is that simple cysts almost always resolve on their own within a menstrual cycle. Complex cysts may take longer to resolve, some may not resolve just remain the same size. Others some may require surgery to remove because of the size.

Let me know if you have any further questions regarding this question as my goal is to make sure you are completely satisfied with your answer.

Expert:  Dr. Kala replied 1 year ago.


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