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Are Ovarian Cysts Genetic
Some are normal : The ovaries make cysts for a living. That is, they're normal. How ever they should not be very large. Depending on the cause it may be genetic. If you do not have symptoms or pain, don't worry about it. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Possibly: For the most part, ovarian cysts are not genetic in the sense that they are not hereditary. Most women with ovarian cysts have some disruption of the ovarian cycle resulting in ovarian cyst development. However, their are some genetic syndromes which are hereditary and in which ovarian cysts are part of that syndrome. An example is basal cell nevus syndrome. ...Read more
I recently had a 18cm ovarian cyst removed that had 2liters of fluid that resulted in my ovary being removed. Should I be worried about cancer?
Ovarian cyst: An ovarian cyst, by definition, is not cancerous. Ovarian cysts are much more common that ovarian malignancy. Talk with your doctor. There was probably pathology done of your cyst, which could confirm or exclude presence of any cancerous or precancerous cells. Further, your doc can discuss your personal overall risk of ovarian CA based on any family hx or genetic testing available. ...Read more
I'm 24 years old I have autioimmune disease Cancer is very bad on my mom and dad's side Ive been dealing with Re occurring ovarian cyst they come they go away one I had recently grew the size of a softball it went away I have vaginal pain still?
I'm not sure what...: ...your asking, but I'll give you some basic information. Autoimmune disorders don't increase the risk of cancer. A family history of cancer doesn't increase the risk for autoimmune disorders. Recurring ovarian cysts may have a genetic component (such as with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome-PCOS) but they aren't cancerous and don't increase your risk of cancer. But they can be treated. Helpful? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have PCOS just like my mom. My mom, sister and cousin all have ovarian cysts. My mom and cousin developed cancer. What is the likelihood I will too?
I am sorry .: You are at high risk for varian Cancer, you must have regular GYN check up . talk to your PCP or Gyn doctor to get BRCA 1 and 2 gene analysis for your self and for your mother also. That will tell you whether she is carrying gene Mutation and if her children are at high risk for breast and Gyn malignancy or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get ovarian cysts and fibroids without ever being sexually active?I heard fibroids cause heavy periods and mine are extremely heavy with clots
Yes but: Ovarian cysts & fibroid are both possible without ever being sexually active. But neither are the likely cause of having heavy periods are age 16. At age 16, the far most likely cause is imbalance in hormone levels or a genetic tendency to having heavy periods. A gynecologist can help you figure out the best option for treatment. This can include high-dose ibuprofen, birth control pills or others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 2.8cm ovarian cyst. I have the brca1 mutated gene. My ca125 blood test came back normal. Could it still be early stage of ovarian cancer?
Ultrasound: Ovarian cysts are best evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound. If you are young and have periods, most cysts are ok, though they may grow large and rupture and cause pain. If you have gone through menopause, ovarian cysts need to be followed more closely, since they may be cancer. Pelvic MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent cysts or cysts which may partially contain solid tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on factors: A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and might disappear by the next exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Because not all cysts are normal, i'll share this with specialists in onc for their perspective.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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