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what do i do for an ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Talk to your MD: Simple ovarian cysts are not uncommon and are normal part of the ovulation process. However, many ovarian cancers are also cystic. Therefore it is important to consult your doctor to assess the need for further investigation and removal.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ultrasound: Discuss this with your doctor and negotiate an ultrasound to determine whether you have an ovarian cyst or not.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: There's not much to do for it. Using medicines like Motrin can help if you're experiencing pain. They usually resolve by themselves.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement.
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Birth control: Ocps can help reduce ovarian cyst formation.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Ovarian Cyst: Cysts may be asymptomatic for the most part and only discovered during a routine gyn examination. Occasionally they may present as a vague to severe abdominal pain. Some malignant ovarian cysts may also present as a gastric disturbance like bloating, eructations, dyspepsia.
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A 51-year-old female asked:

How fast can an ovarian cyst grow?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: A simple cyst can grow up fairly rapidly in a matter of days. Other types of cysts can take from weeks to months to years.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What can cause having an ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
Very common: A cyst is a fluid filled sac. Every month, your ovary makes several of these called follicles. The dominant follicle breaks open and releases an egg. If one does not burst, and grows to over 3 cm, we call it a cyst.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

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Dr. Edward Schmidt
Radiology 35 years experience
Getting larger: If a cyst hurts it usually indicates it is becoming larger. However could be from ongoing inflammation/infection.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Laparoscopically: With a laparoscope, the cyst wall is cut into and possibly sent for frozen section if it looks suspicious.

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