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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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Transvaginal Ultrasound 5mm mass, no bloodflow. 1.1cm endometrium; 1.5cm probable hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Should I worry? Very heavy menses, IV Fe.

Transvaginal Ultrasound 5mm mass, no bloodflow. 1.1cm endometrium; 1.5cm probable hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Should I worry? Very heavy menses, IV Fe.

Sono not worrisome: The findings on your transvaginal sonogram do not seem to be cause for alarm but unfortunately they do not explain why you have "very heavy menses" and need IV Fe...which are "causes to worry". It would be good to consult a hematologist to rule out a blood coagulation disorder and a Reproductive Endocrinologist to find out why you may or may not be ovulating regularly and why you bleed heavily. ...Read more

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2 weeks &menses don't stop,secod weeks they are brown &black clots.pain in pelvic&back,vomiting,dizziness,bloating&gases. Is a5,5cm ovarian cyst cause?

2 weeks &menses don't stop,secod weeks they are brown &black clots.pain in pelvic&back,vomiting,dizziness,bloating&gases. Is a5,5cm ovarian cyst cause?

Maybe: The cyst may be producing greater amounts of estrogen, but other things /causes need to be checked. Your profile says you are 62 years old - if that's the case then you need to see a doctor and have a sonogram & biopsy (at a minimum). I would need more history to give a better assessment about the causes. In most cases, a "simple" 5.5cm cyst has a good chance of going away on its own; 62yrs:worrie ...Read more

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What is a complex ovarian cyst? And what is the difference between that and a regular one that appears and stays even after menstruation.

What is a complex ovarian cyst? And what is the difference between that and a regular one that appears and stays even after menstruation.

Ultrasound: Can distinguish between simple and complex ovarian cysts. Simple cysts are entirely fluid filled. Complex cysts contain echoes indicating solid areas mixed with fluid filled areas. Most complex cysts are benign but some are borderline or malignant. Most cysts go away on their own with time. Ultrasound descriptions help us know if they are growing, changing, or going away. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis ovarian cyst swell during menses?

Does endometriosis ovarian cyst swell during menses?

Probably: All endometrial tissue whether or not it is in the uterus or outside is hormonally active and so when you have your period, it is not unreasonable for your endometriosis to become more active and cause pain due to shedding related inflammation. Take nsaids or start a hormonal birth control method. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts stop someone from menstruating?

Can ovarian cysts stop someone from menstruating?

No: Menstruation is a shedding of the lining of the endometrium of the uterus first built up premenstrual by estrogen followed by release of Progesterone which causes shedding of the lining seen as menstrual bleeding. An ovarian cyst has no effect on this process if both ovaries are present. ...Read more

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Is longer mentruation period a sign of having an ovarian cyst?

Is longer mentruation period a sign of having an ovarian cyst?

Not really: Excess bleeding in volume or timing is more often associated with a uterine problem like fibroids or polyps. Sometimes an ovarian cyst can throw off a cycle or delay ovulation. But it doesn't usually cause your periods to just be heavier in general. ...Read more

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Is it bad for a girl to have an ovarian cyst before she begins menstruating?

Is it bad for a girl to have an ovarian cyst before she begins menstruating?

No---unusual: ovarian cysts are very common.they produce pain once you start ovulating--not a serious problem ...Read more

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Is it normal for an ovarian cyst to rupture two weeks after ovulation and one week before menstration ?

Is it normal for an ovarian cyst to rupture two weeks after ovulation and one week before menstration ?

Yes that can happen: The way to avoid getting cysts is to get on birth control pills , bc pills prevent cyst formation and you should be on one of the newer ones like loloestrin or minastril, do not get on an old 21-7 pill because on those you can still get cysts the newer ones are 24- 4 or 24-2-2. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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