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I burst ovarian cyst, what to do?

I burst ovarian cyst, what to do?

There is really: nothing much to do, except maybe an analgesic for pain. Once the cyst has ruptured, it will generally resolve. ...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


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I have a burst ovarian cyst, how to treat?

I have a burst ovarian cyst, how to treat?

Rest and Ibuprofen: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, the cyst fluid irritates your insides causing pain. Usually this pain lasts only a few days and then goes away on its own. It is usually treated with something like Ibuprofen to help with the pain as your body reabsorbs the fluid. If you have pain that lasts for months, its unlikely to be from a ruptured ovarian cyst. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a leaky previously burst baker's cyst. Now whenever I am active I brake out in hives lasting a couple hours. Worried about endemic inflamatio?

I have a leaky previously burst baker's cyst.  Now whenever I am active I brake out in hives lasting a couple hours.  Worried about endemic inflamatio?

Unrelated: The bakers cyst is unrelated to the problem with hives. One type of hives that is primarily associated with exercise or increased body heat is cholinerfic urticaria. Any type of hives may worsen with exercise or heat however. See your doctor or an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Besides a burst/ruptured cyst, what could cause a lot of fluid in an ovary (fluid picked up in a transvaginal scan)?

Besides a burst/ruptured cyst, what could cause a lot of fluid in an ovary (fluid picked up in a transvaginal scan)?

Ovarian cysts: In normally cycling women (age 12->50 ish), cysts come and go each cycle and are ususally not symptomatic. This is all part of making a monthly egg. The fluid in the ovary is a functional cyst. ...Read more

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How long till fluid goes away after burst ovarian cyst i look like a ballon my legs full of fluid to?

How long till fluid goes away after burst ovarian cyst i look like a ballon my legs full of fluid to?

Very concerning : A ruptured ovarian cyst would definitely not cause anything like what you are describing. If you are really swelling in your legs, abdomen and have been diagnosed with an ovarian mass please see your doctor asap. These are concerning symptoms for more serious conditions than an ovarian cyst. The kidneys and heart need evaluation too. ...Read more

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I seem to have burst a cyst behind my ear. It was just a small bump but exploded under skin with what is now a rather large mass and very red and pain?

I seem to have burst a cyst behind my ear. It was just a small bump but exploded under skin with what is now a rather large mass and very red and pain?

Large mass: Without delay, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will help you as much as possible but might also need to discuss your problem with an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I'm 47, in perimenopause, had burst ovarian cyst. Dr wants me to take Lo Loestrin FE 1-10 for 6 months. Is it safe? Have no risk factors, but PSVT.

I'm 47, in perimenopause, had burst ovarian cyst. Dr wants me to take Lo Loestrin FE 1-10 for 6 months. Is it safe? Have no risk factors, but PSVT.

Unclear why/not safe: Your real, significant risks in taking contraceptive pills at this point in your life (age 47, cardiac arrhythmias...) seem to outweigh the minimal, questionable benefits of suppressing your ovulation (OCPunfortunately will not be effective in preventing another ovarian cyst)Depending on the "pathology of your burst ovarian cyst" which I presume was removed surgically, recurrence is unlikely. ...Read more