Q&A: I found out I have a cyst on my ovaries, when will the pain go away?

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I'm 48 yrs old. Never had any problem with my ovaries before. I had some pains a few days ago so I went to hospital to find out what was wrong. They told me I had a cyst on my right ovaries. The gave me a script for pain but nothing else. Will this go away by it self or should I be worried and get a second opinion?

- Jennifer


Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD - LocateADoc.com

It sounds like you got a good diagnosis in the ER, but only temporary treatment, which is what they are set up to provide. Unless you are still in severe pain, you should make a follow-up appointment with your Family Physician or Gynecologist for further treatment options. This could include anything from pain medication, hormonal therapy or surgery, depending on your individual situation.

--Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD
Stuart, FL

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