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Houston, Texas
A 19-year-old female asked:

is it normal to have a ovarian cyst for a year?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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No: No, it is not normal, but not necessarily anything bad. You need to discuss this with your MD. If it is changing, like getting bigger, it may need to be removed.

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Colleyville, TX
A 39-year-old female asked:

Treatments for ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Suzanne Ferreee
Specializes in Family Medicine
Varied: For the pain of a current ovarian cyst, over the counter pain medicines and occasionally prescriptions are necessary. Toward prevention, i suggest regular exercise, limiting processed foods, carbs, artificial sweeteners, and caffeine in your diet. If these are unsuccessful, you may want to discuss w your doctor the option of taking hormonal therapy like birth control to ovulation and thus cysts.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can ovarian cyst be treated n how ?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Patience vs. Surgery: Most ovarian cysts in young women are "functional cysts", which evolve from a follicle that you ovulate from, then grow and finally resolve spontaneously over several weeks. Birth control pills do not speed up the resolution, but do decrease recurrences. If the cyst persists then surgery, often laparoscopic, is necessary to remove the cyst and have it tested for cancer.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of ovarian cyst ?

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
Variable: Depending on the size of the ovarian cyst you may not have any symptoms or you may experience pain or abnormal uterine bleeding.
A 31-year-old female asked:

Where does the fluid from a leaking ovarian cyst go?

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Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ovarian Cyst Fluid: The fluid from an ovarian cyst that ruptures is absorbed by your body.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a leaking ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pain: 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.

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