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A 26-year-old female asked:

what is effect of ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Usually resolve: 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 may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any signs for the ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Pain in the pelvis: Ovarian cysts , many are found during an ultrasound exam, that are asymptomatic and benign. Pelvic pain, pain on intercourse, pelvic distension / fullness, should be worked up by your primary care / and- or gyn.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as ovarian cancer?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No: Pinworms are not a cause of ovarian cancer.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can an ovarian cyst effect your bowl movements?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
If it large enough: It can or if you are on Codeine type pain meds those can constipate you, you should see your doctor and he or she can prescribe meds to get you regular and to make sure the cyst is not growing.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are my chances of having ovarian cysts pop?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own or with treatment. Occasionally, they leak the cyst fluid within (ruptured cyst) or twist (ovarian torsion). When that happens there is usually some degree of pain.
A member asked:

The difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Huge but simlar pain: There is a huge difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst. However the initial symptoms may be nearly identical making the differential diagnosis confusing. Appendicitis requires close observation, antibiotics, and possible surgery for impending rupture. However rupture ovarian cysts rarely require intervention other than pain medication unless there is sever associated bleeding.

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