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  Lisa Wong Gynecologist
  MBBS (Singapore)
  MRCOG (London)
  FAMS (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  RCOG Accredited Sub-Specialist - Gynae Oncology (UK)


  Gynecologist . Women's Cancer Specialist . Laparoscopic Surgeon

  Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre - Singapore


 
 
  Ovarian Cyst Treatment

Most ovarian cysts often go undiagnosed because they do not cause any symptoms. Often, ovarian cysts are diagnosed by chance, such as during a pelvic examination. They can also be discovered when women undergo an ultrasound scan for an unrelated reason.

If you have symptoms that could be caused by an ovarian cyst, your family doctor should refer you to a gynecologist. The gynecologist will carry out a vaginal examination to see whether they can feel any abnormal swelling.

To confirm an ovarian cyst, you usually need to have an ultrasound scan. That will help to confirm the presence of the ovarian cyst and how big it is.

You may need to do a blood test if an ultrasound scan shows that the cyst is partially solid, as opposed to being filled with fluid. The blood test will be used to measure levels of a protein called CA125, which is often elevated in cases of ovarian cancer. If your blood test shows a higher than normal level of CA125, it does not automatically mean that you have ovarian cancer because levels can fluctuate from person to person.

What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts? Many ovarian cysts don't cause symptoms. Others can cause:

- Pressure, swelling, bloatedness or pain in the abdomen
- Dull ache in the lower back
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during sex
- Weight gain
- Problems passing urine completely
- Pain during your period



An ovarian cyst may be found on the surface of an ovary or inside it. A cyst contains fluid. Sometimes it contains solid tissue too. Most ovarian cysts are benign (not cancer). Most ovarian cysts go away with time. Sometimes, a doctor will find a cyst that does not go away or that gets larger. The doctor may order tests to make sure that the cyst is not cancer.


- Ovarian Cyst - Education video
- American Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Ovarian Cyst FAQs
- Can Ovarian Cysts become cancerous?
- Ovarian Cancer Stories
- Ovarian Cysts in Pregnancy



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Clinic Address
Lisa Wong Women & Gynae Oncology Centre
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #12-17
Singapore 228510
Republic of Singapore
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Appointments to see Dr Lisa Wong
Clinic Tel (+65) 6836 2008
SMS/Text (+65) 9328 2100
Fax (+65) 6836 2003
Email: appt2011@lisawong.com.sg
Mount Elizabeth Hospital Gynecology Appointments



Clinic Opening Hours
Mon - Fri : 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat : 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed


 


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