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|2 people have tried Ovarian Cyst Removal—Laparoscopic Surgery
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This is surgery to remove a cyst on an ovary .
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An ovarian cyst may need to be removed if it is:
- Suspected of being cancerous (the chances are lower if you are young)
- Large (more than 2.5 inches in diameter)
- Solid (rather than containing just fluid)
- Causing pain
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have an ovarian cyst removed, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Cyst returns after it is removed
- Need for removal of one or both ovaries
- Blood clots
- Damage to other organs
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Chronic or recent illness
- Heavy use of alcohol , smoking , or use of narcotics (may make delivering anesthesia more difficult or impair wound healing)
- Use of certain prescription medicines
- Previous abdominal surgery
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.