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What is the difference between a ovarian follicle and an ovarian cyst. And how can you tell the difference?

What is the difference between a ovarian follicle and an ovarian cyst. And how can you tell the difference?

Can be the same: A developing ovarian follicle is actually cystic, so all follicles are cysts, but not all cysts are follicles. Most follicles are small so the biggest differentiating factor is size and consistency. If a cyst is large (>7cm) or causing pain it needs to be further evaluated ...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 3.1cm hypo echoic lesion cysts ....The ER repoert said left ovarian follicle..Iam so scared what this can be now.

I have 3.1cm hypo echoic lesion cysts ....The ER repoert said left ovarian follicle..Iam so scared what this can be now.

Likely nothing: It is common for a woman to get small cysts on the ovaries that come and go. A 3.1 cm ovarian cyst is most likely a follicular cyst, or a follicle, which is simply a cyst that is holding an egg as a woman gets ready to ovulate - or release - the egg. These cysts go away on their own in 2 weeks to 2 months. There is nothing for you to worry about. ...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

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Does caffeine affect ovarian cysts?

Does caffeine affect ovarian cysts?

Probably not: Caffeine is well known to increase the risk of breast cysts and fibrocystic breast pain, but as far as i know it has no impact on ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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If you have 2 small overian cysts what do you not need to eat that can possibly agrivate it more besides caffeine?

If you have 2 small overian cysts what do you not need to eat that can possibly agrivate it more besides caffeine?

Shouldn't matter : Two small ovarian cysts are usually nothing to worry about. The ovaries make cysts for a living. How big are your cysts? Usually food wouldn't aggravate them. ...Read more

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Simple appearing ovarian cyst on the right measuring 19 x 19 by 20 mm. Small follicle in the left. What does this mean. ?

Simple appearing ovarian cyst on the right measuring 19 x 19 by 20 mm. Small follicle in the left. What does this mean. ?

Ovarian Follicles: Ovarian follicles especially small one are normal and should raise no concern. Ovarians make follicular cysts and luteal cysts which are normal. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian follicle? Is it something I should be worried about? Can it grow in size? Life threatening for me& my unborn baby?

What is an ovarian follicle? Is it something I should be worried about? Can it grow in size? Life threatening for me& my unborn baby?

No worries!: None of the above. A follicle (or follicle cyst) is a normal part of a woman's ovary in her reproductive years: follicles are where her oocytes(eggs) are. Follicle(s) grow as the egg(s) come closer to ovulation. ...Read more

Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more