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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Normal: Cysts of this size on ovaries are a normal finding on ultrasound. Functional cysts (i.e. Egg cysts or follicular cysts) are what ovaries make every mo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not at all: Ovarian cysts are very common. No contraindications for having sex at all. Enjoy it!
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nurit Winkler
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Could be : The most common complication of an ovarian cyst includes rupture of the cyst with internal bleeding, torsion of the ovary as well as the presence of ... Read More
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 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Holtz
22 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Size not only factor: It depends. For women having regular cycles, up to 8 cm may be normal if it is a simple pocket of fluid. If you have a cyst, your should contact your ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not cancer: A dermoid cyst is a benign type of turmor containing multiple types of tissue and has a characteristic appearance under sonography. It will always ha ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Loculated: These are very common and usually mean nothing. They're trapped mucus inside glands that got stuck shut for some reason. Unless your physician is very ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on location: A small cyst in your brain or spinal cord can be devastating whereas a large cyst in your liver may go unnoticed. Just like real estate: location, lo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
Can vary: A recurrent ovarian dermoid cyst implies that you have had one removed in the past. Because of their contain hair, teeth and other structures, they d ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Ovarian cancer: What is the question? Please resubmit one question at a time.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: Follicular cysts are normal. They are functional cyst that occur each month. They are caused by ovulation. No need to worry.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: But sometimes the consistency of a cyst is more important than the size. Talk to your doctor about it.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spread : This could increase the risk of spread if the leaked cells are cancerous. It largely depends on the type of cancer.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up: Septations (walls) within a cyst is no guarantee of malignancy, but it makes it more suspicious. It needs follow up.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Not cancer: Endometriosis is a common problem in women when benign endometrial tissue can be found elsewhere. It can cause bleeding, pain, scarring, etc. When e ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
These are in ovary: Dermoid cysts are benign(non-malignant) cysts that are in the ovary, not the uterus although large cysts can push into the uterus. They develop from e ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ovarian cyst: most of ovarian cysts are benign and not harmful.may cause pain if rupture. Large and complex cysts needs to be evaluated and treated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is a type: Of abnormal ovarian cyst that is usually benign, rarely it can be non benign, all you have to do is go to google search engine and put in dermoid cyst ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Benign tumor: It's a benign tumor (teratoma) that comes from a cell that can techincally become every other cell in the body so that it generally can have hair, too ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paraovarian Cyst: Most paraovarian cysts are fallopian tube cysts. The likelihood of these being cancer is low especially if it is small, simple appearing on ultrasound ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst.
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