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Old 11-12-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Post-menopausal ovarian cysts

I am post-menopausal for almost 5 years now and have cysts on both ovaries for about the same amount of time. During that time, they have not changed in size or appearance. They are relatively small, both about 3 cm. Both are avascular; one ovary has multiple tiny nodules and the other an echogenic solid mass. I am sent for ultrasounds, both abdominal and transvaginal about every 6-9 months.

I was followed by a gynecologist for a couple of years and during that time I asked about having my ovaries removed to give me piece of mind. The doctor indicated there wasn't a need for surgery and after a time, I was referred back to my family physician who now monitors me.

I have read that even in post-menopausal women cysts will resolve themselves and disappear. After 5 years and no changes to my cysts, I feel they are unlikely to disappear. They are constantly on my mind, and I wonder if I should be more insistent with my physician about getting this resolved or am I worrying for nothing? Should I insist on getting a second opinion from another gynecologist?

Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

 
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