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how to know when a ovarian cyst has gone bad

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 diff issues: Gonorrhea is diagnosed by a culture, it does not cause an ovarian cyst, if gon is undiagnosed it can cause pid and an adnexal mass that involves the o ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Each month when a woman ovulates, a cyst forms at least 2 cm in diameter. After ovulation that cyst may increase to 6 or 8 cm and still be normal. I ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
See ur GYN for: A thorough exam. Take care! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=7738. http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/pelvi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Pain: severe pain, nausea, vomiting, distended abdomen, fever.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Patel
41 years experience Gynecology
Depends: Most ovarian cyst resolve in 6 to 8 weeks. But if not then we need to think of , cause of the cyst. It could be part something more, and then pain doe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
How do you know? : This does not sound like ovarian cysts. It sounds like endometriosis. You should schedule a visit with an obgyn for evaluation.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends what it is: If it is a functional cyst it likely will not come back although it could, if it is not functional (endometrioma, inclusion cyst, benign tumor etc... ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cyst: I expect it means that the cyst has ruptured. DrG
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely : There's only remote chance that you would have the same abnormality. Those types of abnormalities form in utero. If you find yourself unable to conc ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely no effect: Most simple cysts can be monitored via ultrasound throughout the pregnancy and typically do not cause problems. Occasionally ovarian torsion occurs an ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Young
57 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Dermoids do not prevent pregnancy but the diagnosis should be confirmed by sonogams. Unless they are very large they usually will not cause problems, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
YOUR doctor: Should have gone over all of that with you, it depends what type of cyst and what your symptoms are, usually if it is a simple fluid filled cyst it do ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Need exam: A lump on the testicle must be checked promptly. Possible cancer, do not guess about this.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well: It depends on the size but u were given this likely because of irregular ovulation due to pcos. Elevated Insulin reduces ovulation. Metformin at 150 ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: There are a number of ways to remove an ovarian cyst. Today, the cyst is usually removed using a laparoscope. If this is the method used, you could pr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
51 years experience General Practice
Trust your OBG/Doc: The cyst you mentioned is very unlikely to harm or enlarge and your doc will be monitoring it with us to assure it is not. Sometimes this will occur ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discuss with doc : It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Most ovarian cysts are not dangerous. Usually size is one of the factors we look at, .
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Briza Walter
9 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Depend on size/cause: There are many different ways to manage ovarian cysts. The only time an ovarian cyst should be removed surgically is if it's too big and poses a risk ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
One week to 10 days: The fluid in the spontaneously ruptured ovarian cyst has to be absorbed by the peritoneum( inside lining of the body cavity) and until it does, the fl ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Pain free: Once the pain is gone or controlled you can restart. Also depends how vigourous.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Impossible wishes: First why would you think that you can change what nature does in this kind of infection. He must drain the pus to get rid of it. Never would you wa ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sonogram : You could schedule a visit with an OBgyn to see if your cyst is still there
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Donald
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If continues see doc: Pain in the vagina can be due to cysts, bladder infections, endometriosis, fibroids in the uterus. You should consult your doc if this worsens or con ... Read More

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