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What is a chocolate cyst?

What is a chocolate cyst?

Endometriosis: A chocolate cyst is a non-medical name for endometriosis of the ovary. This is where tissue from inside the uterus grows on the ovary. The symptoms include abdominal pain in various distributions that is timed with the monthly cycle. ...Read more

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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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I have chocolate cyst suggest sum medicine?

I have chocolate cyst suggest sum medicine?

Surgical removal: Surgical removal if the cyst is large is the way to go. ...Read more

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I have a small chocolate cyst though its not painfull what to do ?

I have a small chocolate cyst though its not painfull what to do ?

A solitary small: ..chocolate cyst (an endometrioma), in and of itself, doesn't require treatment. However, the underlying cause, endometriosis, may need to be addressed. Medical treatment is appropriate. Surgery is NOT. You might want to get more information from your doctor about this condition. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have chocolate cyst. I've just had operative laparo which probably caused this and do not want another. Plz guide me, how can I be treatd naturally?

I have chocolate cyst. I've just had operative laparo  which probably caused this and do not want another. Plz guide me, how can I be treatd naturally?

Surgery best: A "chocolate" cyst occurs when endometriosis attaches to the ovary and bleeds into it. The old blood collects and forms a cyst. Your previous surgery did not cause this, and medical treatment of endometriosis will not get rid of it. surgery is the best option. ...Read more

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How many percentage of chances is there in chocolate cyst to shrink within itself only by avoiding food that boost up estrogen in our body ?

How many percentage of chances is there in chocolate cyst to shrink within itself only by avoiding food that boost up estrogen in our body ?

No Chances of Shrink: Chocolate cysts are endometriosis cysts on the ovary. There are no drugs or diet changes that will make those go away. Based on the way they form, they can't really decrease in size - only increase over time. Surgery is the only way to make the cyst disappear and even with surgery, there is a 15-20% chance the cyst will re-form. ...Read more

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Hello. Am 28 years old and i had chocolate cyst that have been removed by a surgery last july. However a month later after it, i developed cysts again?

Hello. Am 28 years old and i had chocolate cyst that have been removed by a surgery last july. However a month later after it, i developed cysts again?

Not usual: Ovarian cysts form every month in healthy young women. Normal ovaries may be filled with small cysts (known as functional cysts). Once in a while, a cyst will become large and may cause pain due to pressure on surrounding tissues. Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own in 3-4 weeks, but an enlarged cyst can rupture causing significant pain. Hopefully you will not need surgery again. ...Read more

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Hi....I m 31 yr old female.Sufferring from chocolate cyst of size 54*32 mm.I have already gone through under surgery also.So is there any other treatm?

Hi....I m 31 yr old female.Sufferring from chocolate cyst of size 54*32 mm.I have already gone through under surgery also.So is there any other treatm?

Hormonal Suppression: Excisional surgery is only a temporary fix for chocolate cysts related to endometriosis. Unless your ovaries are being removed (and you're too young for that), one thing to try would be hormonal suppression; hibernating your ovaries, via use of continuous oral contraceptive pills or an injection called Lupron (leuprolide) that shuts down your cycling. This can potentially quiet down any active endometriosis. ...Read more

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Chocolate cyst turn to cancer at the age of 38?

Chocolate cyst turn to cancer at the age of 38?

Very unlikely: The "chocolate" endometriosis cysts have very little malignant potential. They may be troublesome for other reasons. Ask about all your options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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One chocolate cyst in my left ovary size 4.5cm ?

One chocolate cyst in my left ovary size 4.5cm ?

Surgical Removal: A chocolate cyst is also called an endometrioma. Endometriosis on the ovary can cause bleeding in the ovary that collects over time and forms a blood filled cyst. It can be quite painful. The blood is old and looks like liquid chocolate. It is usually removed by doing laparoscopic surgery. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have one chocolate cyst in my left ovary size 4.5cm?

Options: The next step is to schedule a visit to discuss the treatment options. The term chocolate cyst usually refers to endometriosis. One can suspect endometriosis by the appearance on ultrasound but can not confirm it until surgery is done. ...Read more