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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have multiple small ovarian cysts and a mucus filled cyst in my cervix. Symptoms: pelvic pain, bruising, sore breasts, fever. What is going on?

I have multiple small ovarian cysts and a mucus filled cyst in my cervix. Symptoms: pelvic pain, bruising, sore breasts, fever. What is going on?

Common findings: The multiple cysts on your ovaries are common for women of your age. The cervix cyst is also abnormal variant. The pain and sore breasts could also be attributed to "normal" variations in your cycle. The fever and bruising should be worked up by your PCP. From a Gyn standpoint, these seem like common findings, but should be talked about with your doctors. ...Read more

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Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. What's wrong?

Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. What's wrong?

Check prolactin: Hi. Clearly we can't make a diagnosis without an evaluation and labs. But ANYTIME a non-pregnant woman has galactorrhea ("leaking breasts"), we docs wanna see a prolactin. Have your periods stopped? I'm voting for elevated prolactin. ...Read more

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Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Hormones: You produce a cyst every month. The cyst or follicle is what houses your egg. This cells of the cyst produce your female hormones. It is these hormones that are causing the symptoms. The cysts are biologically doing their job to try and get you pregnant every month. ...Read more

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Are on and off tender breasts connected to ovarian cysts?

Are on and off tender breasts connected to ovarian cysts?

Possibly: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. Ovarian cysts can also be associated with breast pain. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts make breast sore and feel heavy?

Can ovarian cysts make breast sore and feel heavy?

Ovarian Cyst-sore br: More likely due to menopausal hormone changes. See your doctor for an examination to discuss this. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Can ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Yes, estrogen+status: An ovarian cyst can create a large amount of circulating estrogen which can cause breast swelling and tenderness. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause breast pain?

Can ovarian cysts cause breast pain?

Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are unlikely. It's more likely that the 2 are unrelated. I don't see your age, so it's difficult to say why you're having breast pain, but most common is due to hormonal reasons, typically cyclical. If you feel a mass, go to doctor right away. ...Read more

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My condition with ovarian cysts have gotten worse to a point now that mi breast are really sore. What should I do?

Evaluation: Breast tenderness is not a known symptom of ovarian cysts. It would be best to see an Obgyn and have both symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Breast tenderness: Ovarian cysts do not directly cause breast tenderness. Hormone/cycle changes can cause both breast tenderness and ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause late period, shooting pains in pelvic area and breasts? Period late by 11 days and hpt negative 3 times.

Can an ovarian cyst cause late period, shooting pains in pelvic area and breasts? Period late by 11 days and hpt negative 3 times.

Occassionally: Depending on what type of cyst it could cause those symptoms but rarely will it cause breast pain and late menses. Please be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr put me on bc for ovarian cysts. I also have mirena (levonorgestrel) but at checkup dr will see if cysts are better. Is being on bc + mirena (levonorgestrel) high risk for breast ca?

Dr put me on bc for ovarian cysts. I also have mirena (levonorgestrel) but at checkup dr will see if cysts are better. Is being on bc + mirena (levonorgestrel) high risk for breast ca?

Not risky but: It is not risky to be birth control pill while the on Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud but it is not likely to help anything. Birth control pills can prevent cyst formation but they do not speed up cyst resolution. Small ovarian cysts simply resolve on their own with no treatment. ...Read more

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Could an ovarian cyst and breast mass mean hormonal imbalance? If so, what treatment can regulate this? Currently on femodette birth control

Could an ovarian cyst and breast mass mean hormonal imbalance? If so, what treatment can regulate this? Currently on femodette birth control

Need Immediate Eval: If those are happening you should be evaluated immediately. First the nature of the breast mass should be determined (cystic versus solid) and potentially a biopsy taken. Then the cyst must be evaluated. I would not recommend wasting time. Most likely everything is fine but if there is a problem the sooner you know the better. ...Read more

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26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.

26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.

Weight gain: W/no obvious reason why and tender breasts indicates a need for you to see your doctor. He/she will keep your ovarian cyst history in mind and help you find a solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?

I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?

Unkown: Your liver problem has nothing to do with the breast. Impossible to predict the biopsy result without seeing mammogram, ultrasound etc. ...Read more

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Do complex ovarian cysts generally disappear after a few menstrual cycles? Very sore breasts and bloated. Next scan in august.

Do complex ovarian cysts generally disappear after a few menstrual cycles? Very sore breasts and bloated. Next scan in august.

Usually no...: All ovarian cysts have to be evaluated on a case by case basis. However, complex cysts usually do not resolve with watching and waiting. They usually have to be surgically removed and evaluated by the pathologist to determine their true nature. ...Read more

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Slight bleeding with cramping a week before period is due. Loss of tissue clumps. Tender breast. 19 years old taking orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate). Ovarian cysts?

Slight bleeding with cramping a week before period is due. Loss of tissue clumps. Tender breast. 19 years old taking orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate). Ovarian cysts?

Hard to say: There are many possible reasons for these symptoms. Make sure you aren't pregnant. Could be from an early period, polyp, fibroids, ovarian cyst. See a doctor if bleeding or pain are bad. ...Read more

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Is fleshy greenish yellow vaginal discharge a symptom of ovarian cysts?

Is fleshy greenish yellow vaginal discharge a symptom of ovarian cysts?

No: You can have discharge with a cyst but that is not the way to diagnose a cyst- a pelvic ultrasound will diagnose a cyst so see your gyn or a gyn or go to the er if you are in pain and do not have a gyn. ...Read more

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If you have an ovarian cyst and it bursts, can the symptoms be as simple as back and lower pelvic pain. Dull but constant with a heavy discharge?

If you have an ovarian cyst and it bursts, can the symptoms be as simple as back and lower pelvic pain. Dull but constant with a heavy discharge?

Yes: Some simple ovarian cysts will leak or "burst", causing some temporary lower back or pelvic pain. If the pain is mild or moderate, and goes away after some hours or a few days, you should be just fine. ...Read more

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Am I pregnant? I'm having blood milky white discharge, I had my period for 1 day, and im having all the pregnancy symptoms, I have ovarian cysts but - pt's

Am I pregnant? I'm having blood milky white discharge, I had my period for 1 day, and im having all the pregnancy symptoms, I have ovarian cysts but - pt's

PMS/Period Symptoms: I am very sorry to hear that you are not understanding the answers here on health tap. If you are not pregnant you are not pregnant. The symptoms that some women think are pregnancy symptoms are in reality period symptoms and other results of hormone fluctuations. I would believe the pregnancy tests and perhaps consider getting your gynecologist to assist you in person. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause a greenish discharge on tampon?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a greenish discharge on tampon?

No: Ovarian cysts don't cause a vaginal discharge. A green discharge on tampon is more likely due to a vaginal or cervical infection. A woman usually needs an exam to figure out if she has a vaginal or cervical infection. ...Read more

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Will an ovarian cyst cause a foul smelling discharge?

Will an ovarian cyst cause a foul smelling discharge?

No: The ovaries are not connected to the uterus or vagina. An ovarian cyst is a separate issue from malodorous vaginal discharge. This is a sign of infection, such as bv, and should be evaluated and treated. This is especially important if you are having pelvic pain that you are assuming is an ovarian cyst, but might actually be a sign of a pelvic infection! ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause a foul vaginal discharge?

Do ovarian cysts cause a foul vaginal discharge?

Usually not: A foul vaginal discharge is most likely from a vaginal infection, an infection in the cervix or bleeding from the vagina or cervix. It is not caused by an ovarian cyst. See your doctor to find out what is causing the foul discharge. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Breast Discharge (Definition)

The clinical definition would be best described as an emission of liquid, clear, thick or bloody without stimulation of the nipple area, i.e, breasts in male or female can be stimulated by oral suction over time, which is not usually clinically significant. Any emission of liquid without such stimulation should evoke ...Read more