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Old 07-31-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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Complex Ovarian Cyst

My 32yr old dtr in law was diagnosed with a 7cm complex ovarian cyst with a septum. She had been in ER with sudden abdominal pain and vomiting - and that is when they found it by Ultrasound. Her MD got a Ca125 drawn, and we are awaiting results. He is planning to remove the cyst next week, or, if her Ca125 is elevated, she will be referred to an oncologist. She and my son are very worried, and I wondered if anyone has had a similar experience.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:15 PM   #2
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Re: Complex Ovarian Cyst

Sanell/ ellen, I'm sorry to hear this about your daughter in law. I know it is scary. You have come to the right place.

Unfortunately, I don't know a lot about ovarian cysts. I'm sure someone will come along who does, though.

How old is your daughter in law?

 
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:54 PM   #3
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Re: Complex Ovarian Cyst

Hi Ellen,

Ovarian cysts, even complex ones, are pretty common and are almost always benign. They can cause a lot of troublesome symptoms though, including pain, abnormal bleeding, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, etc.

I had a 4-cm. complex, solid ovarian cyst and also a functional cyst and had both ovaries removed last year because of them. I had all the symptoms of ovarian cancer, including a 25 lb. weight loss, but everything was benign, as cysts usually are.

Ovarian cancer is so rare that I doubt your daughter in law has anything to worry about.

Good luck and let us know how everything goes.

 
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Re: Complex Ovarian Cyst

Thank you for your replies and words of encouragement. We have since found out that the Ca125 value is 25. I know there are false positives and negatives, but this will get us thru the weekend. She is scheduled for surgery Aug 7 for a lap and removal of the cyst and probably the ovary. We are hoping for good news there, too.
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