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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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Can feel a little bulge to left of belly button ovarian cyst? Pregnancy? On birth control recently had mutual masturbation but was extremely cautious.

Can feel a little bulge to left of belly button ovarian cyst? Pregnancy? On birth control recently had mutual masturbation but was extremely cautious.

Thoughts...: Pregnancy test is indicated if there's any concern for pregnancy - they're cheap and accurate. A bulge in the abdomen can be a hernia, lipoma, or a deeper mass. Usually it takes a good physical exam to come at a better diagnosis. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills prevent future ovarian cysts from occurring?

Do birth control pills prevent future ovarian cysts from occurring?

Maybe: Studies have shown that because birth control pills decrease the chance of ovulation, they may also reduce the formation of new functional ovarian cysts. They will not make a cyst you have now go away any faster then without medication. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst pain and suffer from migraines with aura, so beside the birth control is there anything else to prevent cysts from coming regulary?

I have ovarian cyst pain and suffer from migraines with aura, so beside the birth control is there anything else to prevent cysts from coming regulary?

Sadly, it seems not: Here's info on cysts in general: http://www.prevention.com/health-conditions/cysts-overview It's good to know they are not dangerous, but there is no reliable prevention and this is from the folks who really love prevention. Pain relief may be possible - ask your Dr(s). Also, accupressure, hypnosis, other non-medical ideas may help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control pills (portia) to start working ? & also how long does it take to help prevent future ovarian cyst ?

How long does it take for birth control pills (portia) to start working ? & also how long  does it take to help prevent future ovarian cyst  ?

Short time: Contraceptive pills are most likely effective within 1-2 weeks of beginning. However, it is safest to use a backup method during the first cycle, unless you're starting the pills immediately during a normal menses. Not all ovarian cysts are suppressed no matter how long you are taking the pill. There should be some suppression of cysts beginning with the second cycle. It may not work for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have nomal pregnancy yet I have ovarian cyst?

Is it possible for me to have nomal pregnancy yet I have ovarian cyst?

Cyst in pregnancy: Yes. Ovarian cysts may resolve in pregnancy. Some will persist. They rarely cause problems. Ultrasound can distinguish between cysts to worry about and cysts to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Pregnancy symptom: sandpaper ovarian cyst ?

Pregnancy symptom: sandpaper ovarian cyst ?

What?: 'sandpaper' ovarian cyst is not a clear indication of what you are experiencing. If you are sexually active, and are having discomfort on one side or the other, then a pregnancy test is very important! ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more