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Question by  bkh (19)

If I have an ovarian cyst, will I have to have a hysterectomy?


Answer by  John (9008)

This is usually not necessary, although your gynecologist will know best and may advise you to have one for other reasons. Sometimes, cysts can be destroyed with medication, or simply left alone and monitored if they are not doing any harm. More commonly, they can be removed surgically without taking the entire uterus in a hysterectomy.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

It depends on certain factors. If it is a big cyst or is one that is not going away or causing pain you will need surgery. Though it is a laparoscopy or exploratory laparotomy. It is not a hysterectomy. Though usually with the bleeding symptoms you will just be given oral contraceptives. Though if there is pain, that is different.


Answer by  Binome (1975)

Most ovarian cysts are harmless and can be treated with medication, though some require surgery. Even then, usually only the cyst needs to be removed, so a hysterectomy is unnecessary.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Ovarian cyst is not a reason to have a hysterectomy. Most of the time they will go away on their own, on occasion they require out patient surgery. Follow your doctors orders and get plenty of rest.


Answer by  Arin (247)

A hysterectomy is removal of your womb. An ovarian cyst is in your ovary. At worst, you loose the ovary. This is however exceptionally unlikely. Cysts are rarely an indication of something more serious than Ovarian cysts.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

You should not have to have a hysterectomy, this is not common. However, if there are other problems or something more serious going on it is sometimes recommended.


Answer by  Darkephoenix (1789)

It's highly unlikely that you'd have to have a hysterectomy for an ovarian cyst. It's usually a simple procedure of them being frozen and removed.

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