Obstetrics and Gynecology (2) for USMLE, MCCEE, PLAB, FCPS, PDMC,MRCP………

A 26-year-old pregnant woman in her sixth week presents for her first prenatal visit. Ultrasound confirms fetal cardiac activity and length consistent with 6 weeks of pregnancy. It also shows a simple cyst measures 4-cm on the left ovary. What is the best next step of management?

A-Assurance and follow up on next visits

B-Hormonal treatment

C-Surgical removal of the cyst

D-Termination of pregnancy

E-Wide spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection


This cyst is most likely the corpus luteum of pregnancy. It is significant for sustaining pregnancy through production of progesterone. Assurance and follow up for size and symptoms is recommended in the first trimester.

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