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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 hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Can these 2 be related? If not, what causes polycystic ovarian syndrome?

I have hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Can these 2 be related? If not, what causes polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not generally: These 2 generally are not related. Pcos is caused by Insulin resistance which leads to high male hormone levels (testosterone) in the ovary which keeps you from ovulating. Pcos is caused by multiple genes, but worsens with weight gain. Weight loss will occasionally help to resume menstruation. You should also see your doctor to make sure you get tested for diabetes/prediabetes. ...Read more

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Can thyroid and poly cystic ovarian syndrome cause ankles to swell?

Can thyroid and poly cystic ovarian syndrome cause ankles to swell?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism can cause swelling and fluid retention. Pcos causes weight gain, but not fluid swelling. However, if your thyroid levels are normal, i would look for a different cause for the swelling. In your age group, the most common causes would be varicose veins, weight related swelling, and/or excess salt intake. ...Read more

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Could a hormone imbalance not caused by pcos cause polycystic cysts in ovaries on ultrasound? Can the cysts resolve once hormones become balanced?

Could a hormone imbalance not caused by pcos cause polycystic cysts in ovaries on ultrasound? Can the cysts resolve once hormones become balanced?

Yes and no: Ovarian cysts can be formed in absence of Pcos and therefore they can resolve on their own irrespective of hormonal correction for Pcos. Pl make sure you get frequent US checks for ovarian cysts and need for treatment. ...Read more

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What would be the exact difference between polycystic cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Very different : Polycystic ovaries refer to the presence of many small follicles (incorrectly referred to as cysts) on the ovaries. Pcos is syndrome where there is a problem with ovulation and with too much male hormone in women. Most but not all women with pcos have pco like ovaries. ...Read more

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What are signs of endometriosis or poly cystic ovary syndrome?

What are signs of endometriosis or poly cystic ovary syndrome?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis sx's may include: Pain w or after sexual intercourse*Marked period pain w nausea & loose stools or constipation*Lower back/ pelvic pain*Bleeding between periods* Fertility problems* etc. History, Pelvic exam, Ultrasound & laparoscopy are used for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

No: The term complex ovarian cyst indicates that an imaging study, usually ultrasound, shows a cyst with internal echoes, septation, or irregular or thickened cyst walls. They should be aggressively investigated as some of these cysts may be cancerous. Polycystic ovaries are usually enlarged and contain multiple small cysts just under the surface of the ovary. They mainly produce hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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Bilateral polycystic ovarian diseases, can they cause uti?

Bilateral polycystic ovarian diseases, can they cause uti?

Polycystic ovarian: This syndrome is not known to predispose to secondary infection. The two things that might increase risk of UTI are enlarged ovaries placing pressure with partial obstruction on the urinary tract, and diabetes mellitus which is a complication of polycystic ovarian syndrome. These, however, are two steps removed from the primary condition and do not think they are worth worrying about. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms common to polycystic ovarian disease?

There are several...: They can vary, but the most common symptoms include irregular or absent menstrual cycles, manifestations of male hormone excess (like acne, unwanted facial and body hair), weight gain or difficulty with weight loss, and ovarian pain. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Can adenomyosis and ovarian cyst cause each other to feel worse?

Can adenomyosis and ovarian cyst cause each other to feel worse?

Adenolyosis: Adenomyosis is an invasion of uterine muscle with cells which line the uterus: these cells will bleed at the onset of both ovulation (briefly) and your regular cycle. Adenomyosis is similar to endometriosis, and causes cramping and discomfort. An ovarian cyst stretches the capsule of the ovary and will cause one sided pain while it exists. Most will spontaniously break, unrelated to adenomyosis. ...Read more

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Are ganglion cysts and pregnancy related?

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Are ganglion cysts and pregnancy related?

Typically no: A ganglion cyst is a benign fluid filled sac, commonly presenting as a compressible soft tissue mass on the back of the wrist. They are usually not associated with pregnancy, but may be associated with previous trauma which may have created a small tear within the ligaments and capsule of the wrist. Over time, the accumulation of joint fluid creates a cyst which may wax and wane in size. ...Read more

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How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

Increased Estrogen: Adipose tissue (fat) causes an increase in the circulation estrogen levels by converting androgen precursors into estrone. The increased estrogen level is detected by the pituitary, causing ovulation to be inhibited. That inhibition can result in an increase in the number of small cysts on the ovary - hence polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more