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In July 2018 I was diagnosed with an 8cm ovarian cyst with septations. My Dr recommended watchful waiting. The follow up ultrasound showed the cyst had shrunk to 6 cm and the septations were gone. I had another ultrasound in December of 2018 and it shows the cyst at just under 4cm.. but is not clear.. diagnostic considerations were endometrioma or hemorrhagic cyst. I have had severe anxiety with this cyst.. I cant seem to stop thinking of cancer. I feel that the cyst shrinking should mean its not cancerous but my obgyn will not confirm this.. he says only way to tell is to take it out. I just am sick of being completely riddled with anxiety everyday for nearly a year now. Any help in calming my fears would be greatly appreciated.


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replied March 9th, 2019
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A64854
Thanks for your question.
The general consensus for ovarian cyst of less than 6 cm,is watchful expectancy provided it does not show any specific sign of being malignant.I can see you are overtly tensed and probably turning your doctor crazy.Do not worry.She/he is in a better position to guide you and believe me, it can be an endometriotic cyst or dermoid or a clear cyst but not a malignant one.
I hope I was able to address your query. If you have any further problems, please do not hesitate to go to the doctor.
Wishing you all the best.


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