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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Breast cysts?: I have a couple of colleagues who tell me they've had success with evening primrose oil. Mainstream medicine has little to offer here. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Is there any problem if we wait few years after laparoscopy(9 cm ovarian chocolate cyst),is there any treatment for reducing endometriosis?

Is there any problem if we wait few years after laparoscopy(9 cm ovarian chocolate cyst),is there any treatment for reducing endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is often controlled with anti-inflammatory pills like Ibuprofen, birth control pills, Depoprovera, Mirena IUD, Lupron and other medications. Individual treatment plans should be made between you and your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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What alternative/herbal treatments are recommended for sebaceous cysts?

What alternative/herbal treatments are recommended for sebaceous cysts?

Surgical problem: This is really a surgical problem and does not usually respond to an herbaltreatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Michael Fox
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What is a chocolate cyst?

What is a chocolate cyst?

Chocolate Cyst: Agree dr. Kohl. Further though, they are not true ovarian cysts in a traditional sense, but represent invaginations of the surface of the ovary. They should not be excised or significant ovary (eggs) will be removed, rather opened and surface disease treated. The presence of these cysts on ultrasound usually predicts higher stage disease ( 3or4) and needs advanced surgical excision. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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I have chocolate cyst suggest sum medicine?

I have chocolate cyst suggest sum medicine?

Surgical removal: Surgical removal if the cyst is large is the way to go. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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I have chocolate cyst. I've just had operative laparo which probably caused this and do not want another. Plz guide me, how can I be treatd naturally?

Surgery best: A "chocolate" cyst occurs when endometriosis attaches to the ovary and bleeds into it. The old blood collects and forms a cyst. Your previous surgery did not cause this, and medical treatment of endometriosis will not get rid of it. surgery is the best option. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fox
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How many percentage of chances is there in chocolate cyst to shrink within itself only by avoiding food that boost up estrogen in our body ?

No Chances of Shrink: Chocolate cysts are endometriosis cysts on the ovary. There are no drugs or diet changes that will make those go away. Based on the way they form, they can't really decrease in size - only increase over time. Surgery is the only way to make the cyst disappear and even with surgery, there is a 15-20% chance the cyst will re-form. ...Read more

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Dr. Georgia Latham
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Hello. Am 28 years old and i had chocolate cyst that have been removed by a surgery last july. However a month later after it, i developed cysts again?

Hello. Am 28 years old and i had chocolate cyst that have been removed by a surgery last july. However a month later after it, i developed cysts again?

Not usual: Ovarian cysts form every month in healthy young women. Normal ovaries may be filled with small cysts (known as functional cysts). Once in a while, a cyst will become large and may cause pain due to pressure on surrounding tissues. Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own in 3-4 weeks, but an enlarged cyst can rupture causing significant pain. Hopefully you will not need surgery again. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Hi....I m 31 yr old female.Sufferring from chocolate cyst of size 54*32 mm.I have already gone through under surgery also.So is there any other treatm?

Hi....I m 31 yr old female.Sufferring from chocolate cyst of size 54*32 mm.I have already gone through under surgery also.So is there any other treatm?

Hormonal Suppression: Excisional surgery is only a temporary fix for chocolate cysts related to endometriosis. Unless your ovaries are being removed (and you're too young for that), one thing to try would be hormonal suppression; hibernating your ovaries, via use of continuous oral contraceptive pills or an injection called Lupron that shuts down your cycling. This can potentially quiet down any active endometriosis. ...Read more

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