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what does a hormonal cyst in my ovary mean?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Probably normal: Hormonal, or functional, cysts on the ovary are very common and benign. They usually resolve spontaneously but occasionally do cause some pain. Seeing your doctor and getting a sonogram can help to explain the type of cyst and whether or not any treatment is necessary.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

What could happen if I have a cyst on my ovary?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Ask your GYN.: Most of time ovarian cysts are small and require no treatment. Large cysts may rupture and produce intraabdominally irritation with peritoneal signs . Cysts that are worrisome are , large, or growing over time or septated, that dont change with menstrual cycle, especially in postmenopausal patients. Polycystic ovaries may be associated to difficulty achieving pregnancy and abnormal hormones.
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A 18-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if you have a cyst on an ovary?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Sonogram: A sonogram is the best tool to find and diagnose an ovarian cyst. We can sometimes feel them on exam but an ultrasound is the best way to confirm.
Wallkill, NY
A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it true that once you get a cyst on your ovary, you'll get more in the future?

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Dr. William Anyaegbunam
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Ovarian cyst. : No, because the ovaries produce cyst for a woman to ovulate. This is normal. Sometimes abnormal cysts can be produced and these are not typically associated with ovulation.
Cape Vincent, NY
A 40-year-old female asked:

I have a 5 CM cyst on my ovary. Should i be concerned?

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Dr. Hetal Shah
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Have it rechecked in 3 months, it is complex it needs to be removed, if it is simple then wait.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a cyst on my ovary to go away?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on size: Most ovarian cysts are harmless but some may be symptomatic causing pain or discomfort and rarely can rupture or bleed.Some cysts are physiological means they occur normally and are not due to disease process and many disappear on their own.While others if symptomatic may need to be surgically removed.Some cysts are found in ovarian cancer.We can not predicthow long it takes to go away.

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