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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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Ovulation positve but I have ovarian cysts. Can i still get pregnant?

Ovulation positve but I have ovarian cysts. Can i still get pregnant?

Yes: Many ovarian cysts, especially small ones, will not negatively impact fertility. If you ovulate, you can still get pregnant. Good luck! ...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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Can i ovarian cyst cause ovulation twice?

Can i ovarian cyst cause ovulation twice?

Sort of: When you ovulate, an egg can be released from two separate cysts. This often leads to twins! you do not release two eggs from one cyst. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause a positive ovulation test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a positive ovulation test?

No: The only way for an ovarian cyst to do that would be it it was hormonally active and secreting lh hormones. That would be 1 in a million chance or less. So the cyst should not affect that. ...Read more

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Is pain during ovulation normal after an ovarian cyst?

Is pain during ovulation normal after an ovarian cyst?

Pain w ovulation: Don't know which type of ovarian cyst you are referring to> Mittelschmerz ( pelvic / abdominal pain w ovulation) could occur with or without another issue occurring. Sorry - don't have enough info to give too much feedback. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause pain all the time, or just during ovulation?

Can ovarian cysts cause pain all the time, or just during ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the cyst may rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If you have pain throughout your cycle, you could have endometriosis. Using ibuprofen, naproxen, or some type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent will help with the pain. ...Read more

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I think I have an ovarian cyst. And am ovulating? Ok to have sex?

I think I have an ovarian cyst. And am ovulating? Ok to have sex?

OK unless XS pain: Small ovarian cysts are associated with ovulating. See your dr. If you have significant pelvic or lower abdominal pain. You probably won't feel like sex if you are in pain anyway. ...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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19 And i want to have a baby but i have irreg. cycles ovarian cyst and i dont think im ovulating what should i do?

19 And i want to have a baby but i have irreg. cycles ovarian cyst and i dont think im ovulating what should i do?

Talk to your OB: First of all I hope you are married,
second, you should be able to provide stable home and good opportunity for both education and health to your baby.
So if you cannot please try to get good education, job, house to provide good support for your "Baby" ...Read more

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Can a 2-3 CM ovarian cyst on your left ovary stop ovulation?

Can a 2-3 CM ovarian cyst on your left ovary stop ovulation?

Dominant follicle?: That cyst might be your dominant follicle, in other words that cyst may well be your next ovulation. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have ovulation pain or an ovarian cyst rupture?

Ovarian Pain: Ovulation pain is for 1-2 days mid cycle. A pain from a cyst would occur after ovulation in the 2nd half of your cycle and persist for several days pelvic pain should be further evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience an ovarian cyst rupture a week after ovulation ?

Is it normal to experience an ovarian cyst rupture a week after ovulation ?

Occasionally happens: After ovulation a corpus luteum cyst forms. Occasionally that cyst may rupture and cause discomfort. Usually this is not a big problem though. ...Read more

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Can an small abnormal ovarian cyst cause a false positive ovulation test? First day of positive OPK . Regular 28day cycle.Chart shows ovulation as wel

Probably: Depends on what the definition of "small abnormal cyst" is? But any follicle that's functional can trigger an lh surge to start the ovulation process. The other possibility if you were scanned at a particular cycle day, is that you ovulated before the scan even as close as minutes before the scan and the early corpus luteum could be missed leaving only the "small cyst" to be seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a large ovarian cyst. Can it cause ovulation without periods?

I have a large ovarian cyst. Can it cause ovulation without periods?

No. Ov. cyst don't: No. Your large ovarian cyst will not "cause ovulation without periods" nor will it cause ovulation or cause your periods.
Ovulation usually is followed by menstruation.
The absence of menstrual periods can be caused by hormonal or ovulation disturbances. Your large ovarian cyst will require a careful evaluation and surgical exploration preferably by a gyn oncologic surgeon. ...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

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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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Is it possible for the act of ovulation to rupture an already present ovarian cyst if the normal egg were to push or rub against the cyst as it moved?

Is it possible for the act of ovulation to rupture an already present ovarian cyst if the normal egg were to push or rub against the cyst as it moved?

Not likely: An egg develops in its own follicle and is not likely to rupture an existing cyst. The ovarian follicle containing the egg does rupture at ovulation. ...Read more

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