Ovarian Cysts  QA with Dr Wang
Dr. Karen Wang, minimally invasive surgeon from the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, answer common questions about urterine fibroids. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gynecology_obstetrics/specialty_areas/gynecological_services/conditions/ovarian_cysts.html Fibroids are growths, which may appear alone or in groups. They range from the size of a pea to the size of a melon and can be confined to the wall of the uterus or grow into the cavity of the womb. They can also grow outward from the uterus on stalks. Less than 0.5 percent of the time they can become cancerous. Fibroids tend to shrink after menopause. Questions Answered: 1. What are ovarian cysts? 0:03 2. What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts? 0:13 3. How are ovarian cysts diagnosed? 0:30 4. Can ovarian cysts affect fertility? 0:44 5. What are the treatment options for ovarian cysts? 0:56 6. Is a specialist needed for the treatment of ovarian cysts? 1:15 7. Can ovarian cysts be a recurring issue? 1:29 8. What is the difference between minimally invasive and open surgery for ovarian cysts? 1:43 9. What advice do you have for women who suspect that they may have ovarian cysts? 2:13 10. Why come to Johns Hopkins for treatment of ovarian cysts? 2:27