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Do all complex cysts need to be surgically removed?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Question: Do all complex cysts need to be surgically removed?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
get CA125 levels done

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome again to HealthcareMagic.

As chances of malignancy are relatively more in complex cyst than a simple cyst, so its excision is preferred.

But you can get your CA125 levels done, which is a tumor marker for ovarian cancer to know if it is a malignant cyst or benign.

If the levels are normal then you can follow it up by usg and CA125 at regular intervals of six months.

Hope i have been helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Deepika Patil
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Brief Answer: get CA125 levels done Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome again to HealthcareMagic. As chances of malignancy are relatively more in complex cyst than a simple cyst, so its excision is preferred. But you can get your CA125 levels done, which is a tumor marker for ovarian cancer to know if it is a malignant cyst or benign. If the levels are normal then you can follow it up by usg and CA125 at regular intervals of six months. Hope i have been helpful. Regards, Dr. Deepika Patil