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Doctor insights on: Complications Of Ovarian Cysts

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What are the complications from an ovarian cyst?

What are the complications from an ovarian cyst?

Rupture and torsion: Rupture and torsion are the major complications of ovarian cysts. Ovarian cyst rupture may be associated with sudden sharp pain, which can be severe. Torsion (twisting) of an ovary may result in pain along with nausea and vomiting. Abnormal periods or vaginal bleeding are not typically related to ovarian cysts. ...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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What are the complications with having a large ovarian cyst while pregnant?

What are the complications with having a large ovarian cyst while pregnant?

Typically none: Most women who have cysts while they are pregnant have no complications. Some possible problems include: 1) pain; 2) rupture followed by pain; 3) twisting of the ovary requiring surgery; 4) uncertainty as to whether ovarian cyst may be cancerous. Likely your md determined that your cyst was not cancer or would have recommended removal while pregnant. I hope that answers your question. Best! ...Read more

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I have 8cm ovarian cyst on my right its just filled with fluid.If I was to get pregnant would it cause complications? Or am I best to have it removed

I have 8cm ovarian cyst on my right its just filled with fluid.If I was to get pregnant would it cause complications? Or am I best to have it removed

Ovarian cysts: There are possible complications such as torsion (up to 15%) and rupture of the cyst and obstruction of labor in pregnant patients. Usually, painful cysts greater than 6 cm are removed via laparoscopy with minimal incisions. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/255865-overview#aw2aab6b2b8 ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

No: Removal of the appendix does not cause cystic disease if the ovaries, which is very common, and may even come and go over time. ...Read more

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If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?

If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?

Endometriosis : No. The pregnancy itself would not be effected by either. Pregnancy improves endometriosis and functional cysts. Rest assured your pregnancy is low risk. Good luck and congratulations. DrG ...Read more

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U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

Cystic fluid: If the ovarian cyst resolved by rupturing with fluid accumulation on the lining of the internal body cavity (peritoneum), then that's why you are still symptomatic. Eventually this will resolve if that is the case. ...Read more

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8 week followup u/s for simple left ovarian cyst which remains same. Right side (no cyst) now measures 19 cc up from 12cc last time. Concerning?

8 week followup u/s for simple left ovarian cyst which remains same. Right side (no cyst) now measures 19 cc up from 12cc last time. Concerning?

No: Simple ovarian cysts are usually benign (not cancer) in a woman in her early 30s. If they become large or painful, they can be removed with laparoscopic surgery but frequently go away on their own. ...Read more

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Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Yes it can: Complex cysts can be cancerous depending on their size and rate of growth. A CA125 test can help decide its nature. Ultrasound is a good test to measure increase in size and also may show any solid components inside the cyst. You should get the ultrasound repeated in 3-4 months and have your gynecologist guide you further. You may need surgical removal if it is causing you much pain or increased s ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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