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Am postmenopausal. Vaginal ultrasound shows ovarian lesion. Do I have to see doctor?

I am a postmenopausal 72 year old woman that just had an ultrasound and a vaginal ultrasound because I have a 7.1 cm hypodense lesion on my right ovary that I think turned out to be a cyst. I was sent by my internest because it was found on a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis . Do I have to see a gyn because of this or can I just leave it the way it is. When the radiologist was doing the Vaginal ultrasound and looking at my left ovary she asked me when my last period was. I said 15 years ago. I don t what she saw to ask that question. My main question is do I have to see a gyn for this? Thank you and I will be waiting for your reply.
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
I am Dr Nilajkumar a consultant gynecologist and I will be helping you in your queries.
The size of the ovarian cyst is big for your age and warrants further investigation and examination.
Most of the cysts are non cancerous, but they have to be removed and confirmed by a microscopic examination. So it is better that you get yourself examined at the earliest and get it removed.

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Dr Nilajkumar Bagde          
Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology
Answered: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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