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Can Ovarian Cysts Move
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
Trauma, over-filling: An ovarian cyst (a liquid-filled lump on the surface of an ovary) that keeps growing can get to several inches in diameter. Such a cyst could rupture from continued enlargement (like over-filling a water balloon) or from blunt trauma, which would likely cause great abdominal pain with internal bleeding, plus an ambulance ride to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are unlikely. It's more likely that the 2 are unrelated. I don't see your age, so it's difficult to say why you're having breast pain, but most common is due to hormonal reasons, typically cyclical. If you feel a mass, go to doctor right away. ...Read more
Perhaps: Ovarian cysts are usually not painful alone or with intercourse. This is why ovarian cancer grows to advanced stages before it is discovered. Sometimes the location of the cyst or associated scar tissue can cause discomfort or pain, particularly an endometriosis cyst. The message is that cysts lead to a wide spectrum of symtoms but most often they are silent. ...Read more
Yes: Ovarian cyst are hormone dependent. Most of the time we see growth during first stage of pregnancy when the ovary is the source of hormones for the embryo. At aprox 10 wks. The placenta takes over hormone production and the pregnancy becomes independent of the ovary and this is when we expect the cyst to shrink. Nevertheless ovarian chat should have close f/u during pregnancy. ...Read more
Unlikely: I've never heard of an ovarian cyst rupture causing other problems with abdominal organs. Having said that, there can always be problems with the formation of scar tissue due to ovarian rupture. If you've worried that your sister has ruptured, see your doctor for a repeat ultrasound. ...Read more
Unlikely: Ovarian cysts are unlikely to become infected unless you have an infection in the uterus and tubes. They form in the sterile environment of the ovary and are usually not exposed to germs. If you do get a bad infection in the uterus or fallopian tubes, the infection can spread to the ovary and create a tubo-ovarian abcess. On ultrsound this looks like a large ovarian cyst that is infected. ...Read more
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