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Ovarian cyst, abdominal pain, epithelial cells in urine. Is it dangerous?

I have a question with regard to my wife s health. Lately she s been to the doctor and did an ultasound they found an ovarian cyst (2cm). Doctor told her to wait 4 months to see if it goes away or it get larger. However, she s having abdomenal pain. My wife is a medical technologist and works in a lab, she tested her urine and found too many epithelial cells , based on our conversation she s saying those are sequamous ones. I am concerned is this related to the newly found cyst or something more serious or dangereous. Thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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Hi, An isolated ovarian cyst of less then 3 cm has no significance, It may just be a dominant follicle prior to ovulation. She may go for a repeat ultrasound for her own satisfaction although it is not indicated. I don't know the reason why she did an ultrasound scan and what was the reason of urine testing? Epithelial cells can be found in urine in a number of conditions including contamination from skin, vaginal secretions, inflammation of the urinary or genital tract etc. So, no conclusion can be drawn from a single report without first clinically reviewing the patient and considering her symptoms. Her abdominal pain may point to a lower urinary tract problem (may be infection). I think she should repeat a "clean catch mid stream specimen of urine" before making any further speculations. I hope this will clarify the picture. Best wishes.
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