Ovarian cyst removal is surgery to take out a cyst that forms on the ovary.
It can take up to 6 weeks to fully heal. Home care and medicine can help.
Do not put anything into your vagina, such as tampons.
To lower the risk of infection:
You will need to limit activity for 2 to 6 weeks. You can slowly go back to activities when your care team has said it is safe. As you heal:
Medicine may be given to ease pain.
If you are taking medicine:
Your doctor may want to check on your progress. Go to all appointments.
Call your doctor if you are not getting better or you have:
If you think you have an emergency, call for emergency medical services right away.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Office on Women's Health—US Department of Health and Human Services
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
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Benign ovarian masses. The Merck Manual Professional Edition website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology_and_obstetrics/benign_gynecologic_lesions/benign_ovarian_masses.html. Updated May 2019. Accessed June 20, 2019.
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Last reviewed June 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardBeverly Siegal, MD, FACOG Last Updated: 11/15/2019