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Can you feel an ovarian cyst from the outdie ?

Can you feel an ovarian cyst from the outdie
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Depends!: Depending on how heavy the patient is (the thinner the better in this case), the experience of the examiner (leave this in the hands of your gynecologist), and the size of the cyst (larger cysts more easily felt), an ovarian cyst may be palpable with a physical exam. ...Read more

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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I feel an ovarian cyst coming on, getting uncomfortable and painful, what do I do?

I feel an ovarian cyst coming on, getting uncomfortable and painful, what do I do?

You can't: Feel themm coming on, but you can feel them when they burst and there is nothing you can do at this point to prevent them. If you are getting them regularly make an appointment with your doctor and discuss your options. ...Read more

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Can you feel ovarian cysts on the outside of your body?

Can you feel ovarian cysts on the outside of your body?

Not usually: Most ovarian cysts cannot be felt by palpating the abdomen. They are best felt by doing a pelvic exam, and even with that, some soft cysts are hard to feel. If cysts become very large like the size of a watermelon and are firm, they may be palpated through the abdomen, though that is rare. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts more common on the inside or the outside of the ovary?

Are ovarian cysts more common on the inside or the outside of the ovary?

Inside: Most ovarian cysts develop from the active follicles inside the ovary. Endometriomas would be the most common that develop on the surface or outside of the ovary. ...Read more

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What is ovarian cyst?

What is ovarian cyst?

Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement. ...Read more

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What's an ovarian cyst?

What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts best cure?

Ovarian cysts best cure?

Time: Most ovarian cysts go away by themselves over time. If a cyst stays around for more than 3 months, what we would do next depends on it's size, your age, any symptoms and very specific details of the ultrasound report describing the cyst. ...Read more

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Functional ovarian cyst?

Functional ovarian cyst?

Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on it's on and doesn't create any problems. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts normal?

Are ovarian cysts normal?

Depends on factors: A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and might disappear by the next exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Because not all cysts are normal, i'll share this with specialists in onc for their perspective.. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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