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Doctor insights on: A Cyst In The Ovaries

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Can weightloss helps in resolving endomerioma cyst in the ovaries ?

 Can weightloss helps in resolving endomerioma cyst in the ovaries ?

Unfortunately, no: Endometriomas are formed from areas of endometriosis on the ovary that have become cystic. Unfortunately weight loss won't alter their growth. Ovarian suppression, through the form of birth control or continuous progesterone may slow them down substantially. ...Read more

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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Can endoscopy be used on a Virgin to remove a cyst in the ovaries? Will it affect her in the future? and does it have any effects on the hymen?

Can endoscopy be used on a Virgin to remove a cyst in the ovaries? Will it affect her in the future? and does it have any effects on the hymen?

Entry Point: I would ask your MD which approach he is planning on using - vaginal or abdominal. Express your concerns about damage to the hymen. Abdominal approach is a small incision through the skin of your stomach to allow the tubing to enter inside you and look at your ovary. This allows the MD to perform surgery using a small incision. This route would not affect your hymen. ...Read more

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Is a 5 centimeter cyst on my ovary big?

Is a 5 centimeter cyst on my ovary big?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can range in size from 1.5cm to more than 30cm, so 5cm is probably moderate sized. ...Read more

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What can you do for a cyst on my ovary?

What can you do for a cyst on my ovary?

Time or surgery: Cysts on the ovary will frequently go away on their own with time (2-3 months). If they are persistent and large, laparoscopic surgery is usually the treatment of choice. At surgery, they can be shelled out of the ovary and removed. Sometimes what appears to be an ovarian cyst on ultrasound is found at surgery to be something else such as a fluid fill ovarian tumor or fallopian tube cyst. ...Read more

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What can multiple cysts on my ovary be?

What can multiple cysts on my ovary be?

Could be normal: Could be abnormal. Depends on what they look like and how big they are. If they are small and "simple" and there is only one than this is unlikely a cuase for concern. I would speak to your obgyn to get a full overview. ...Read more

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What does a 5.3 cyst on your ovary look like?

What does a 5.3 cyst on your ovary look like?

Large blister: Most ovarian cysts are benign and physiologic (meaning part of natural processes and not 'disease' related). A 5.3 cm cyst would be just over 2 inches in greatest size. A common appearance for an ovarian cyst is a thin wall filled with fluid (somewhat simlar to a blister on a toe or heel). Some ovarian cysts can be related to neoplasia / tumor / malignancy. These often have solid coponents. ...Read more

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What is done about a 14cm cyst in the ovary ?

What is done about a 14cm cyst in the ovary ?

Nothing needed: 14 mm is typical size for a cystic follicle--a completely normal finding that doesn't even really qualify as a "cyst". While there are other types of small cysts (endometriomas or dermoid cysts), the ultrasound that showed the cyst should give info as to how likely this is anything other than "physiologic"--ie, normal cycling ovary. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more