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Doctor insights on: Bilateral Ovarian Follicular Cysts

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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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Right back and abdominal pain. History of uti, and now bilateral follicular ovarian cysts. Could it be pid?

Right back and abdominal pain. History of uti, and now bilateral follicular ovarian cysts. Could it be pid?

See a Provider: What you are describing could be a serious problem. It could involve your kidney and pelvis and could involve a kidney stone, as well as, pid. Make an appointment to see a provider today! ...Read more

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Have abdominal pain, low back pain and nausea. Full spine MRI showed bilateral follicular ovarian cysts. Is this from that or can it be ovarian cancer?

Have abdominal pain, low back pain and nausea. Full spine MRI showed bilateral follicular ovarian cysts. Is this from that or can it be ovarian cancer?

Obgyn evaluation: Individual cases will need to be interpreted one on one. Follicular cysts are fairly common findings and although most cause no symptoms sometimes they can cause discomfort. Follicular cysts do not really look similar to ovarian cancer on MRI. You should ask the ordering physician to review the report with you and go over the specific findings. ...Read more

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How do you prevent follicular ovarian cysts?

How do you prevent follicular ovarian cysts?

Birth controll pills: It is thought that reducing ovulation through birth control pills may reduce the chance of developing ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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What is left hemipelvis and are exophytic ovarian cyst anything to worry about? Also have follicular cysts both sides.

What is left hemipelvis and are exophytic ovarian cyst anything to worry about? Also have follicular cysts both sides.

Sounds normal: Sounds like you are reading a report of an ultrasound or ct scan. "left hemipelvis" means "on the left side of the pelvis, like your left ovary". Exophytic means the cyst is bulging out of the ovary (most cysts do) and follicular cyst means that you are probably about to ovulate. Nothing aboubt this sounds worrisome, but your doctor can put it into perspective based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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How does Duphaston work to break down a follicular ovarian cyst? How will I know if the cyst is getting smaller. Will I bleed? Follow up u/s in 3 week

How does Duphaston work to break down a follicular ovarian cyst? How will I know if the cyst is getting smaller. Will I bleed? Follow up u/s in 3 week

It doesn't: Duphaston is a progestin hormone, and is used to bring on a period in someone not ovulating or to prevent overgrowth of the uterine lining. It has also been used to treat endometriosis. Follicle cysts usually resolve over time. If it does not go away, it may need to be removed laparoscopically. ...Read more

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How long before birth control starts help get rid of follicular ovarian cysts?

How long before birth control starts help get rid of follicular ovarian cysts?

Months: Usually, once you start taking the pills, they will prevent further follicular cyst formation and prevent new cysts from forming. They usually prevent pre-existing cysts from growing further and may over time allow shrinkage. It does however takes weeks to months. ...Read more

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Follicular ovarian cyst in right ovary for a year. Is it normal? Had MRI, CT and ultrasound but nothing suspicious.

Follicular ovarian cyst in right ovary for a year. Is it normal? Had MRI, CT and ultrasound but nothing suspicious.

Individual case: In general ovarian cysts are normal findings from time to time. Each case will need to be evaluated by your doctor. The symptoms, size and appearance on sonogram will help determine the plan of care. ...Read more

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Recently had a full spine MRI which incidentally showed follicular ovarian cysts could it have showed any problem with cervix, bladder or uterus as we?

Recently had a full spine MRI which incidentally showed follicular ovarian cysts could it have showed any problem with cervix, bladder or uterus as we?

Yes. An MRI of the-: Spine could very well show abnormalities, but on a spine MRI scan, it is an incidental finding. This can not B relied on for diagnosing cervical, bladder or uterine abnormalities to any degree. If indicated an MRI of the abdomen would B needed. ...Read more

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I have bilateral ovarian cysts. With no fluid. What does this mean?

I have bilateral ovarian cysts. With no fluid. What does this mean?

Just ovarian cysts: Every woman of reproductive age forms cysts during her cycles--the process of ovulation forms cysts. Often these resolve/shrink, but unfortunately some don't and may enlarge resulting the "ovarian cyst" many have them and may not have symptoms. Some people have large ones and may cause pain. Some twist on themselves and cause torsion. If you concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bilateral fairly large multi-separated cystic ovarian masses, right is 6.8 by 6.4cm while left is 7.3 by 7.1cm. Is surgery to only way out?

I have a bilateral fairly large multi-separated cystic ovarian masses, right is 6.8 by 6.4cm while left is 7.3 by 7.1cm. Is surgery to only way out?

Ovarian cysts: Depending upon your age, surgery is the recommended option. You should also have a ca 125. If the ca 125 is elevated, if their is ascites, or if you have a family history of breast/ovarian cancer, you should see a gyn oncologist. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have bilateral ovarian cysts. I've been in a lot of pain because of it. Is there anything I should be aware of or should check?

I recently found out I have bilateral ovarian cysts. I've been in a lot of pain because of it. Is there anything I should be aware of or should check?

Severe changes: With cysts, they make the ovary heavier and it is possible for the ovary to twist. If you have severe pain, nausea, vomiting, you might need emergency surgical care to prevent the ovaries from twisting too much, which can block the blood supply and kill off the ovary (torsion). Otherwise they can be followed or treated depending on the shape and size. ...Read more

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2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

Bilateral cysts: A one cm ovarian cyst is quite small and in the process of ovulation production both ovaries are stimulated and cysts sometimes forms. You are correct that ovaries generally alternate ovulation, but unless you have PCOS most cysts are benign and unilateral. ...Read more

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Is the quality of eggs affected in the remaining ovarian tissue after bilateral partial oophorectomy for dermoid cysts?

Is the quality of eggs affected in the remaining ovarian tissue after bilateral partial oophorectomy for dermoid cysts?

I don't think so: As you may know, all of the eggs a human female will have in her lifetime are present in her ovaries at the time of her birth. The quality of them slowly degrades as she ages. Having part of the ovary removed will surely reduce the number of remaining eggs, but the quality of the remaining ones should be unchanged. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years old, I knew that I have bilateral dermoid ovarian cyst of 6.2*9.00 for both, I'm afraid of not being pregnant, what should I do?

I'm 23 years old, I knew that I have bilateral dermoid ovarian cyst of 6.2*9.00 for both, I'm afraid of not being pregnant, what should I do?

Calla doctor!: Talk with your doctor, a good obg if you don't have one, or a rei/fertility specialist. If your cysts are dermoids they will have to be removed: the sooner this is done the better chances of preserving the ovaries. Dermoids do not ever go away on their own. ...Read more

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I have bad leg pains with bilateral ovarian cysts with constipation, what could it be?

These may: All be separate problems. Need details of history to help. I would make appointment to see your doctor to sort things out. You can take Motrin or alleve for leg pain and stool softeners or laxatives for constipation. ...Read more

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After bilateral laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal, menstrual cycles have gone from 32 days to 25. What does this mean? I 'm 30 years old.

Maybe Bad news: The thing that I would be worried about most is that the doctor removed too much normal ovarian tissue and took out a lot of your eggs. When you remove a cyst in someone who may want children in the future, you must fully separate the cyst from the normal tissue around it or it can send someone into menopause or harm their ovaries. Would see a specialist right away ti get tested ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have small, bilateral ovarian cysts after trans-vaginal ultrasound. Says he thinks they are functional. Could be serious? 32 year old woman.

Dr. Says I have small, bilateral ovarian cysts after trans-vaginal ultrasound. Says he thinks they are functional. Could be serious? 32 year old woman.

I am sure your: Doc told u that is not serious as many women have that, if the cysts would grow which is unlikely then it could be a problems but that rarely happens if u have small functional cysts, if your periods are irregular or other problems that can often be treated with bc pills unless you are trying for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wife is pregnant with bilateral ovarian cyst. Can the cysts be removed during c-section?

What do you suggest if my wife is pregnant with bilateral ovarian cyst. Can the cysts be removed during c-section?

Yes: Cysts are relatively common in pregnancy and some are a normal effect of pregnancy changes. Whether or not they need to be removed is based on a number of factors like makeup and size. In many cases they can be evaluated at a c section and it can be determined then whether they should come out ...Read more

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My recent diagnostic report says that I have bilateral ovarian cyst. I want to be a mother. My married life 6 years. My husband has no problems.?

My recent diagnostic report says that I have bilateral ovarian cyst. I want to be a mother. My married life 6 years. My husband has no problems.?

Get tested: Most ovarian cysts are a result of ovulation, and over time will disappear. Some are indicators of problems with ovulation, and some are associated with problems that need more intensive treatment, like endometriosis.

Best to talk with a specialist in fertility problems to decide on treatment. An obstetrician gynecologist is a good place to start. An rei offers specialized care. ...Read more

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I have bilateral partially cystic thyroid nodules. Biopsy done of the larger one, came back "follicular lesion of unknown origin" what does that mean?

I have bilateral partially cystic thyroid nodules. Biopsy done of the larger one, came back "follicular lesion of unknown origin" what does that mean?

Variable meaning: Follicular‐patterned lesions of the thyroid are common; these include hyperplastic/adenomatoid nodules, follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma and follicular variants of papillary carcinoma. Repeat biopsy with a sample sent for a genetic afirma assay may give additional useful information. In addition, discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I had a ovary cyst so they did another ultrasound to see if it grew and its gone but I have multiple small bilateral ovarian follicles with no cystic?

I had a ovary cyst so they did another ultrasound to see if it grew and its gone but I have multiple small bilateral ovarian follicles with no cystic?

Routine GYN exams: Ovarian cysts tend to come and go as do follicle. These are normal; however, you should check with your gyn again in 2-3 months. Otherwise, these conditions, as you stated, appear to be normal. ...Read more