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Study on Women with New Cysts

Most simple cysts of 4cm or smaller, with no symptoms, can be treated with just regular scans every 4-6 months. A study (Frayman 2019) of 2410 women with ovarian cysts followed up over 2 years, showed:

  • 15% of cysts resolved,
  • 60% of cysts persisted,
  • 1% of cyst developed complications (leak & torsion) and
  • 0.3% of cysts were actually cancer.

Medical Treatment

Study on the Dienogest as Endometriosis Treatment

Some blood cysts and cysts of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can be treated with hormones like progestogen or birth control pills.

Ovarian cyst from Endometriosis may take up to 12 months of medical treatment to shrink by 1-2cm.

Surgical Treatment

Surgery for ovarian cyst is needed when :

  • The cyst is increasing in size or larger than 5cm
  • The cyst causes pain and severe symptoms
  • The cyst is associated with subfertility
  • There are suspicious features and a definitive diagnosis is required

It is now common practice to remove ovarian cysts through Laparoscopic Keyhole Surgery, known as Laparoscopic Cystectomy.

Ovarian Cyst Treatment - Laparoscopic Cystectomy
Laparoscopic Cystectomy

In selected cases, Single Incision Laparoscopy can be done with Just One Cut of a 3cm incision at the belly button. The small cut heals into a scar that is barely noticeable.

Single Incision Laparoscopy brings to you the benefits of fewer abdominal cuts and injury, less pain, faster recovery and excellent aesthetic result.

Anthony Siow is a pioneer in Single Incision Laparoscopy. He is among the few in the region to have done more than 400 cases.

Ovarian Cyst Treatment - Single Incision Laparoscopy
Single Incision Laparoscopy

For very large cysts, open surgery known as Laparotomy, will be needed. Laparotomy is also needed when the ovarian cyst is found to be cancerous.

  • Over 20 Years’ Experience in Ovarian Cyst Management
  • Internationally-Trained Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgeon
  • Strong Advocate of Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Cyst
  • Specialised in Single Incision Laparoscopy
  • Fast Recovery, Minimal Pain, Almost Scarless
Ovarian Cyst Clinic
Contact Our Clinic For Enquiries on Ovarian Cyst Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment
ASC Clinic for Women Pte Ltd
Gleneagles Annexe #05-38
6A Napier Road
Singapore 258500

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