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A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Yes, it is possible if there is significant involvement of the cortex (grey matter) of certain brain lobes (frontal, temporal, for example).

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Arachnoid cyst: A 4cm cyst in the temporal fossa with no symptoms would not be surgically treated, headaches are unlikely related to it.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Need more info: Fetal or newborn? What is happening with head size? Ventricle size? Rest of body systems? Why was initial ultrasound done? What has changed clini ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
CanGrow ButNotCancer: Most Arachnoid Cysts are asymptomatic and are left alone..In cases where symptoms occur like Headaches,Seizures and abnormal accumulation of excessive ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Tissue examination: A dermoid cyst can have malignant components. Ultrasound is not the definitive way to diagnose. It would take removal the lesion and examination of th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Hx of Trauma?: These could potentially be caused by a traumatic event earlier in life.
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This happens during every cycle during ovulation. Follicular cysts rupture and most often cause little it if any pain. Any severe pain should be eva ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually > 5 cm: An ovarian cyst larger than 5 cm is significant and requires evaluation and management.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Over 6 cm.: An ovarian cyst up to 6 centimeters in diameter is considered normal during the menstrual cycle, as long as it eventually goes away on its own.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Dermoid Cysts : Dermoid ovarian cysts are benign; your lesion should have been thoroughly examined by a pathologist to rule out any hidden cancer, which very rarely c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Nodule/ovarian cyst: You should go to your gyn have blood drawn for cea, and referral for pelvic mri. The concern is that solid tissue within an ovarian cyst could mean a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Parapelvic cysts: These cysts can grow obstructing surrounding pelvic structures. Whoever diagnosed you with this should be following you closely every 3-6 months to d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
Can be benign: Ovarian cystic mural noduls could be benign - fibroadenomas, could have borderline potential and can be malignant. Carefull pathologic/ microscopic ev ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unlikely: But you should keep track of it with Ultrasound once or twice about a year apart to check for any change in size...just to be sure.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: If pain persists a follow up usg would be recommended.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
Up to 20 cm in diame: Ovarian cyst could be large up to 20 cm in diameter. The larger cyst the more chances of torsion and rupture. Very painful.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
27 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No: No they are degenerative cysts.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and no: What did your treating doctor say? You need to be sure that your solid nodule does not contain thyroid cancer in it. This can be sorted out by a good ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Valido
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Hi, Typically cysts less than 6cm in the reproductive age group ( your age) will resolve spontaneously with time. You should see your doctor however i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Not likely: Dermoid cysts have very interesting imaging characteristics based on their content of fat, hair, and frequently bone or teeth, corpus luteum cysts are ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
6 cm?: I'm not an ob/gyn, but i seem to think that 6 cm is large enough to warrant a procedure. I'm going to defer final answer to my ob/gyn colleagues out ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Soft tissue: A mural nodule is a small nubbin of solid tissue on the inner wall of a cyst. It is another component of a complex cyst (where is it?). Complex as opp ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Don't be scared: An arachnoid cyst is something that you were born with and it's location is very far removed and completely unrelated to your nosebleeds.
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