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what is an ovarian cyst, how is it seen, can you feel it, and what are the symptons?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Benign: Most ovarian cysts are benign. Most are filled with water. You cannot see a cyst unless it is so big it rises out of the pelvis. That means it's at least 15-20cm in length. The symptoms are pain, nausea, pulling sensation, pressure, pain with intercourse. Also bloating of abdominal fullness not associated with a meal. You typically can feel a cyst, but you can feel it if it gets big or ruptur.

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What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

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Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress. If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

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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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Ways to know if you have an ovarian cyst?

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Your doctor: Your doctor can tell you if you have an ovarian cyst by taking your history, examining you and ordering an ultrasound.
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What do I do for an ovarian cyst?

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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.
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Does radiation treatments increase chances of getting an ovarian cyst?

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RADIATION TREATMENT: No it does not.

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