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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 ovarian cysts contribute to hormonal imbalances?

Can ovarian cysts contribute to hormonal imbalances?

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 more

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Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Ovarian cyst: If you have a large ovarian cyst this needs to be evaluated by an Obgyn to determine if needs to be removed or if it is likely to resolve on its own. The term cervical cyst is unclear in meaning. An Obgyn should evaluate this to determine if further work up is needed. Neither of these would lead one to suspect a hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Does hormonal disbalans cause ovarian cysts?

Does hormonal disbalans cause ovarian cysts?

Yes: In the setting of "hormonal imbalance" you can have formation of ovarian cysts. This is common in a condition called pcos. ...Read more

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How can I have an ovarian cyst while on hormonal birth control?

How can I have an ovarian cyst while on hormonal birth control?

Many reasons: Many cysts are not hormone-dependent so ocp doen't affect them. Ocp can also fail to prevent cysts just like they can fail to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is it possible to have an ovarian cyst while taking hormonal birth control?

How is it possible to have an ovarian cyst while taking hormonal birth control?

Different type cysts: Not all ovarian cysts arise from ovulatory follicles that failed to rupture and release the egg. Some cysts spontaneously develop from other cells in the ovary. Examples include "dermoid" cysts which can contain hair, skin secretions and other mature adult tissues. Other types are cystadenomas (both serous and mucinous), and cystadenofibromas. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

PCOS: There is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome where multiple cysts are seen in the ovary. Women who have this condition will typically have no periods or very irregular periods due to hormonal imbalance leading to absence of ovulation. So the answer to your question is yes, hormonal imbalance can lead to these cysts to develop. ...Read more

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Could getting my period back while still nursing cause a hormonal imbalance, that would cause ovarian cysts?

Could getting my period back while still nursing cause a hormonal imbalance, that would cause ovarian cysts?

Not directly related: Ovarian cysts are very common. They occur in many women. The overwhelming majority resolve on their own with no treatment. There is no direct relationship to breastfeeding and menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I have had ovarian cyst whch was removed.And. Had androgen imbalance too.I have neither nw ...What should I do for facial n chest hair?

I have had ovarian cyst whch was removed.And. Had androgen imbalance too.I have neither nw ...What should I  do for facial n chest hair?

Depends on the cause: Unwanted facial hair can have many causes. Birth control pills can do it, as can medical conditions that alter hormone levels, such as polycystic ovaries. If you are taking bcps ask your doctor about changing to another brand; if not, ask about testing to rule out internal medical conditions other than those you've already ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hormone Imbalance (Definition)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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