In which cases of ovarian cysts should we seek further investigation?

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First answer by jenny. Last edit by jenny.

* When the ovarian cyst persists for more than 3 menstrual cycles.
* When the cyst appears in a postmenopausal woman.

For both cases, an ultrasound, laparoscopy and ovarian biopsy should be considered especially if a family member previously had ovarian cancer. A blood test to detect a tumor indicator can be indicated but many cases of false positives are common.

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