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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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What are the chances a complex ovarian cyst will dissolve in 4 weeks ?

What are the chances a complex ovarian cyst will dissolve in 4 weeks
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Complex cyst: Complex ovarian cysts may occur secondary to endometriosis, a hemorrhagic cyst, or a benign tumor most commonly. The likelihood is that it is not cancer but the timing of its disappearance will depend on exactly why it occurred. ...Read more

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I have an Ovarian Cyst, how long until the pain goes away? And how will I know it has dissolved?

I have an Ovarian Cyst, how long until the pain goes away? And how will I know it has dissolved?

Depends: Most ovarian cyst resolve in 6 to 8 weeks. But if not then we need to think of, cause of the cyst. It could be part something more, and then pain does not go away. Such as it can be Endometriosis or it can increase in size or undergo torsion and then you will be in ER. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst dissolve and be cancerous?

Can an ovarian cyst dissolve and be cancerous?

I do not understand: I do not understand what you mean from a cyst getting dissoved!. Yes the cyst can have cancer in it if it is big enough and is multilocular, with internal growth. A ct scan or ultrasound of the ovaries can help to make adistinction between benign versus maligmant ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Help please! Could complex ovarian cyst dissolve?

Help please! Could complex ovarian cyst dissolve?

Ovarian cyst: They can, but the doctor must find out why you have a complex cyst and rule out any serious pathology. Depending on the cyst characteristic your doctor can do expectant management or can offer surgery. Depends on the ultrasound, your age, family hx, time with cyst etc. ...Read more

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Having ovarian cyst removed in fri. How long does it take for stitches to disolve? Vacation in 2 weeks

Having ovarian cyst removed in fri. How long does it take for stitches to disolve? Vacation in 2 weeks

Depends: It depends on the type of suture and how they close your skin. Also, i generally don't use sutures to close the skin, but use essentially a glue instead. I would ask your physician what he/she does and what to expect post-operatively. ...Read more

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I'm on my first month of LoEstrin Fe to dissolve an ovarian cyst. I'm on day 22 of my normal cycle but day 11 of the pill. I'm spotting. Normal?

I'm on my first month of LoEstrin Fe to dissolve an ovarian cyst.  I'm on day 22 of my normal cycle but day 11 of the pill.  I'm spotting.  Normal?

Can be: Normally we like to start pill on first day of period, but not always practical. The dose of the pill may not be high enough to offset your body's normal cycle and that could explain the spotting. The pill may blunt your normal period resulting in less bleeding than normal. I am assuming your gyn doctor recommending several cycles of pill. If issue continues, discuss with them. Change pill? ...Read more

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I have been found with a complex ovarian cyst and this was prescribed; prednisolone, doxycycline 100mg and tinidazole 500. Is it going to dissolve?

I have been found with a complex ovarian cyst and this was prescribed; prednisolone, doxycycline 100mg and tinidazole 500. Is it going to dissolve?

I don 't know if: This will make it go away or not. Take the medications and get a repeat ultrasound in 1-2 months, and see if the cyst has shrunken or resolved. If not, make sure you see a Gynecologist for further treatment. ...Read more

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Severe pain from left ovarian cyst, had ultrasound two months ago. Had a second ultrasound today and now there are two cysts on left ovary, can't take the pain. Doctor says to wait til after menstrual cycle to see if it dissolves or ruptures. Pain is consta

Severe pain from left ovarian cyst, had ultrasound two months ago. Had a second ultrasound today and now there are two cysts on left ovary, can't take the pain. Doctor says to wait til after menstrual cycle to see if it dissolves or ruptures. Pain is consta

Pain is self limited: Even though the lain is severe the cause is benign. When the cyst ruptures, the swelling will decrease and the pain will lessen. Please call your doctor to report the severe pain. They will be able to help. Later, after your period if cysts persist your gyn can help prevent future episodes. ...Read more

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What is ovarian cyst?

What is ovarian cyst?

Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement. ...Read more

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What's an ovarian cyst?

What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts best cure?

Ovarian cysts best cure?

Time: Most ovarian cysts go away by themselves over time. If a cyst stays around for more than 3 months, what we would do next depends on its size, your age, any symptoms and very specific details of the ultrasound report describing the cyst. ...Read more

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Functional ovarian cyst?

Functional ovarian cyst?

Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on its on and doesn't create any problems. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts normal?

Are ovarian cysts normal?

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 more

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How to help ovarian cyst?

How to help ovarian cyst?

Depends on the cyst: Some cysts (small simple follicular) don't need any help and resolve on their own. Large symptomatic cysts most likely will require surgical intevention. There are some cysts that resolve with hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts painful?

Are ovarian cysts painful?

Yes: Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management. ...Read more

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Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: Discuss this with your doctor and negotiate an ultrasound to determine whether you have an ovarian cyst or not. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts dangerous?

Are ovarian cysts dangerous?

Could be : The most common complication of an ovarian cyst includes rupture of the cyst with internal bleeding, torsion of the ovary as well as the presence of malignancy within the cyst. Your obgyn can determine wether the cyst need to be removed surgically or follow up with serial sonograms. ...Read more

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Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Not really: But sometimes the consistency of a cyst is more important than the size. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian Cysts: Not all ovarian cysts undergo complications like twisting or leakage and rupture. In fact most cysts are found incidentally as part of a routing gyn examination. One has to be careful and avoid and strenuous activities if the cyst is of moderate size as they are more prone to physical complications. ...Read more

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What are ovarian cysts from?

What are ovarian cysts from?

Most are normal: Making cysts is what the ovary normally does. Ovulation is the process by which an egg is enclosed in a follicle that produces estrogen. The follicle develops over (usually) two weeks, and then ruptures, releasing the egg. This is ovulation. The structure that was the follicle the begins to produce progesterone. It remains present until 10-12 weeks if pregnancy occurs. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

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, there 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

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Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

A little big: Around ovulation, the follicle measures around 2 cm, so this is a little bigger. It's not so big, though, that it can't be watched. It will likely resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Yes.: Ovarian cysts do vary in size quite alot. In your age group, a small cyst is about 2-3 cm. I've seen cyst as large as 10 cm or more. Cyst less than 2.5 cm are probably functional follicle in your age group. A cyst may grow or persist over a few menstrual cycle or complete resolve. ...Read more

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How can ovarian cysts go away?

See below.: Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own. Your doctor may consider watchful waiting to see if this would happen. Some cyst such as dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometriom don't go away on their own but these are rare compared to the typically follicular cysts. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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