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Had a complex ovarian cyst rmvd from my left ovary yr ago & just found out i've a simple cyst on the same ovary. Will it prevent me from ovulating?

Had a complex ovarian cyst rmvd  from my left ovary yr ago & just found out i've a simple cyst on the same ovary. Will it prevent me from ovulating?

Probably not.: A simple cyst is usually benign and will go away on its own. In fact when you ovulate, the egg is released from a cyst and then the cyst resolves. Cysts do not usually interfere with ovulation. Depending on the size and symptoms of this cyst, your doctor may want to repeat your ultrasound in 6 weeks to insure it has resolved or is not getting bigger or complex appearing. ...Read more

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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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Do functional ovarian cysts prevent ovulation?

Do functional ovarian cysts prevent ovulation?

Yes by definition: By the term "functional" ovarian cyst, you are stating the cyst is producing hormones and is part of a normal menstrual cycle. As a result, ovulation should or has occurred. ...Read more

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What causes ovarian cysts when my gyno has given me meds to suppress ovulation to prevent them?

What causes ovarian cysts when my gyno  has given me meds to suppress ovulation to prevent them?

Normal & not: Normal functional ovarian cysts are usually caused by the process of ovulation and monthly ovarian hormonal function. Abnormal or pathological cysts do not form from ovarian function, but from innate or abnormal cell formation. If your GYN has given cyst Rx in the form of contraceptive and you are not a PCOS patient then often a "look/see" in the form of laparoscopy with biopsy is considered ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause late ovulation?

Do ovarian cysts cause late ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. The cyst may rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If not, you may miss your cycle. As you get older, the changes in your cycle may increase then become more irregular. ...Read more

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Can having an ovarian cyst rupture cause ovulation, or rupture because of ovulation?

Can having an ovarian cyst rupture cause ovulation, or rupture because of ovulation?

Ovarian cyst : Ovarian cysts that tend to rupture are fairly large in size and there is a significant amount of pain associated with that . Note that there can be a small amount of pain associated with ovulation and that is called "mittelschmerz". ...Read more

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If you have an ovarian cyst, will you ovulate from the same ovary on your next cyxle?

If you have an ovarian cyst, will you ovulate from the same ovary on your next cyxle?

Maybe, maybe not: Having an ovarian cyst does not necessarily indicate which ovary you will ovulate from. Many kinds of cysts will not impact ovulation, and so the only way to know which one you ovulate from will be another ultrasound shortly before or at the time of ovulation next cycle. ...Read more

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2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral  ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

Bilateral cysts: A one cm ovarian cyst is quite small and in the process of ovulation production both ovaries are stimulated and cysts sometimes forms. You are correct that ovaries generally alternate ovulation, but unless you have PCOS most cysts are benign and unilateral. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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