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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's the longest you can go w/out your period cause of an ovarian cyst? 10 days late. (-) preg. Results (blood&urine)

What's the longest you can go w/out your period cause of an ovarian cyst? 10 days late. (-) preg. Results (blood&urine)

Dif problems : Ovarian cysts don't cause irregular periods although it is certainly possible to have both problems. A sonogram can confirm resolution of the ovarian cysts. While you are at the obgyn office you can discuss irregular periods and options for cycle control. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ruptured ovarian cyst blood clots during period?

What is the cause of ruptured ovarian cyst blood clots during period?

Normal: Each month, during an ovulatory cycle, one or more ovarian cysts are formed. One usually predominates and ruptures mid-cycle, liberating the egg. When the lining of the uterus is shed, bleeding occurs and clots form. If the uterus holds onto the clots, they will break down and the blood darken, resulting in a dark menstrual flow. If the uterus is irritable, the clots can be expelled as they form. ...Read more

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I have been spotting dark brown/black blood for 5days no period. I have an ovarian cyst, took Plan B while on birth control. What's wrong with me pls?

I have been spotting dark brown/black blood for 5days no period. I have an ovarian cyst, took Plan B while on birth control. What's wrong with me pls?

Typical w Plan b: Emergency contraception is used after unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy by about 70%. It is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding or an abnormal cycle after use is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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I have a blood filled ovarian cyst and IV just missed a period. What could be rong, could the cyst be getting worse?

Possibly: I assume you were told about the cyst after having an ultrasound or ct scan. The most common cause of a missed period in a female of childbearing age is pregnancy. You should probably take a pregnancy test first. If that is negative you can move on to a thorough work-up with the gynecologist who ordered the imaging study. Be well. ...Read more

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Period was 6 months late..Found I have 2mm ovarian cyst and have been bleeding for past month+ with big sized blood clots any idea why? Thank you inad

Period was 6 months late..Found I have 2mm ovarian cyst and have been bleeding for past month+ with big sized blood clots any idea why? Thank you inad

The most likely: Reason is irregular ovulation. Without cyclic changes in hormones estrogen is steadily produces causing growth of, then falling away of, the uterine lining. A 2mm cyst is barely detectable, sure not 6 cm? In any event, look up pcos. Do not despair if this is the problem; short term consider pill to prevent anemia. There are many good tx for pcos (see metformin) if that is the case. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Why am i passing blood clots with no period, i have had two surgery's for ovarian cysts, could they be linked together?

Why am i passing blood clots with no period, i have had two surgery's  for ovarian cysts, could they be linked together?

Yes, they could be: Some women are prone to getting ovarian cysts that may or may not produce the wrong hormones at the wrong time, which may result in the uterine lining getting mixed signals. This passing of clots is not normal and you should contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


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