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Are fluid filled ovarian cysts less likely to be cancerous? I have a simple fluid filled. one, plus a para simple cyst.

Are fluid filled ovarian cysts less likely to be cancerous?  I have a simple fluid filled. one, plus a para simple cyst.

Cancer rare: Many women get ovarian cysts during their reproductive years. Most will never develop ovarian cancer. This gland functions to produce eggs. These eggs grow inside ovarian tissue within a sac or follicle. During ovulation the egg is released from its sac passing into the fallopian tubes. Usually the sac dissolves, but sometimes remains and fills with air or fluid to develop well defined cyst ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I had a total hysterectomy 3 weeks ago for early stage endometrial cancer, the surgeon also found an ovarian cyst. Is this likely to be cancerous?

I had a total hysterectomy 3 weeks ago for early stage endometrial cancer, the surgeon also found an ovarian cyst. Is this likely to be cancerous?

Possible: It's certainly possible that your cyst is malignant but not likely. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign. If you had the cyst removed, a pathology report would have been generated and will have the information you seek. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Should you exercise if you have a large ovarian cyst?

Should you exercise if you have a large ovarian cyst?

Ask your ob- gyn: Honestly this is a question best- answered by your ob- gyn physician.He/she will know size is cyst and risks associated w/ certain exersises. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a large ovarian cyst 21cmx10cm. What will happen if it ruptures?

I have a large ovarian cyst 21cmx10cm. What will happen if it ruptures?

Abdominal: Pain....seems to me this should be treated before this happens! Why is this not being considered?? Hope this helps ! Dr Z ...Read more

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I am 19 years old with a large ovarian cyst and other issues. Can i get this treated?

I am 19 years old with a large ovarian cyst and other issues. Can i get this treated?

OVARIAN CYST: Definitely ! just see a gyne for treatment. You will be advised accordingly. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a relatively large ovarian cyst shrinking or bursting please?

What are the symptoms of a relatively large ovarian cyst shrinking or bursting please?

Symptoms vary: An ovarian cyst can resolve on its own without symptoms. It can also rupture causing pain that requires emergency surgery. Usually surgery is not necessary and the pain is short-lived and tolerable. It is recommended that the patient avoid strenuous exercise because of the possibility of torsion of the ovary. If the ovary twists it can cut off its blood supply and die requiring surgery. ...Read more

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What would be clusters of small bubble like things, be that are surrounding a large ovarian cyst?

What would be clusters of small bubble like things, be that are  surrounding a large ovarian cyst?

Follicular cysts: Every woman who ovulates makes small cysts on her ovaries. These represent the eggs that started to mature, but didn't 'pop out', and are totally normal. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for 4 weeks now and found out I have a large ovarian cyst. How long will it take for the pain and bleeding to stop?

I have been bleeding for 4 weeks now and found out I have a large ovarian cyst. How long will it take for the pain and bleeding to stop?

Bleeding with cyst: It would take a lot more detailed information to be able to speculate about this. A gynecologist asks questions about your periods, pregnancies, pain, bleeding pattern, sexual history...etc...They can then give better advice about what may be going on with you exactly. ...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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more