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Can Ovarian Cyst Affect Your Hormones
Ovarian cysts are...: Caused by hormonal imbalance in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Other ovarian cysts are not. In pcos, free testosterone is elevated (decrease in sex hormone biding globulin) ; associated with hyperinsulinemia, which is caused by Insulin resistance. If you have non-pcos cysts, the answer is probably not! pcos is part of metabolic syndrome! hirsuitism is common in pcos, not other cysts. ...Read more
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
Yes: Pcos usually makes you relatively or totally infertile. If you have been able to become pregnant, generally you will do ok, but your incidence of miscarriage is slightly higher than if you didn't have pcos. Follow-up carefully with your ob! ...Read more
Depends: Women with polycystic ovarian disease tend to have fertility difficulties. They also have excessive male hormones or androgens that can prevent fertility. Single ovarian cyst however may not have any impact on fertility. There are treatments for polycystic Ovarian Disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a hormone imbalance not caused by pcos cause polycystic cysts in ovaries on ultrasound? Can the cysts resolve once hormones become balanced?
Hmmm...: Hi. "Hormone imbalance" is a terrible term, and meaningless in medicine other than in describing complex systems to non-scientific people. Ovarian cysts are commonly seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome, which lay people may refer to as a "hormone imbalance". So, to me the question is meaningless, but to each his/her own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If no follicle, yes: Ovarian cysts are very common but not 'normal'. I am guessing you mean lack of hormones to develop an ovarian follicle - a cyst-like structure that releases an egg (ovulates). Some women don't ovulate because of low FSH / lh hormones (may be due to stress, exercise, eating disorders, underweight), some have high FSH & low egg supply. Low hormones makes it harder to conceive. See a fertility md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the size: A small to moderate ovarian cyst should not appreciably affect the chances of getting pregnant. Cysts 3 cm or smaller are considered normal by some doctors. However, a larger cyst (perhaps larger than 5-6 cm) could cause problems with the egg making it into the fallopian tube, and increases the chances of ovarian torsion, which could affect ovary blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dont affect pregnanc: Dermoid cyst of the ovary are teratomas containing body tissue such as hair and bone. They are for the most part benign and dont affect pregnancy. If found during pregnancy and under 4 cm. they are left alone. Larger than 6cm. they may be removed by laparoscopy. If the cyst is removed prior to any pregnancy the chances are there will be no effect as long as the ovary is intact. ...Read more
Yes: Both kinds of ovarian cysts decrease the ability to spontaneously ovulate and therefore get pregnant. ...Read more
Help plz! Can polycystic ovarian syndrome lead to cancers of the ovaries, uterus, or endometrium?
No it does not: This is a benign condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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