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i had a ultrasound today and was told that i have a 4cm ovarian cist. I wanted to no weather this stops pregnancy occuring, And because of the pain and eratic bleeding what will they do! They cant leave me like this can they?

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replied April 5th, 2006
Ovarian Cancer Answer A656
Ovarian cysts smaller than 5cm, combined with menstrual abnormalities usually indicate functional follicular cysts for women your age; such functional follicular cysts can heal spontaneously by themselves. If an ovarian cyst persists for more than two menstrual cycles or is bigger than 5cm, it has to be treated surgically. Laparoscopy is a very useful diagnostic procedure that helps a gynecologist decide which treatment can be most effective. You can follow up with your gynecologist to determine whether or not it is safe for you to conceive.
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