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Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a cyst that ruptures and causes interrnal hemorrhage could possibly cause death. All are not likely scenarios. Most ovarian cysts resolve without any treatment. Oftentimes, they not even known by the woman to be present before they resolve. ...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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How could I tell if I have ovarian cyst?

How could I tell if I have ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound will be able to tell if cyst on ovary. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Yes: They can also grow much larger. The risk of malignancy does not correlate with the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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What could cause an ovarian cyst to grow to 6cm in 7 days?

What could cause an ovarian cyst to grow to 6cm in 7 days?

Just what cysts do: It is just what ovarian cysts do, naturally. Often cysts form from the site where ovulation occurs and "blow up" from there. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are ovarian cysts and how do I know if have them?

Could you tell me what are ovarian cysts and how do I know if have them?

Growth on ovary: An ovarian cyst is a growth on the ovary. One type is functional cyst, on that will go away on its own. The other is a benign growth, that doesn't go away and needs surgery to remove it. Some women have pain with cysts, other women don't. A pelvic exam will sometimes find them. Ovarian cysts are most reliably diagnosed by ultrasound. ...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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How big is a 3.2 x 4.8 x 5.0 ovarian cyst? What can I do to treat it? . I'm afraid it could grow bigger or even cause any serious problems.

How big is a 3.2 x 4.8 x 5.0 ovarian cyst? What can I do to treat it? . I'm afraid it could grow bigger or even cause any serious problems.

Above average size.: Those measurements are in centimeters, so about and 1.5x2x2 inches. Most cysts are a bit smaller. However, it's not uncommon for women your age to have ovarian cysts. Most rupture on there own, and may cause pain when they do. Your ob/gyn will guide you regarding management. If a cyst is painful, or continues to grow it may need intervention, but usually not. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst & I eat It hurts and they say your not supposed to have pain with this but I have pain bad what could be causin the pain?

I have an ovarian cyst & I eat It hurts and they say your not supposed to have pain with this but I have pain bad what could be causin the pain?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Pelvic pain due to eating may not be from a gynecologic cause ...Read more

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Could you have ovarian cysts in menopause?

Could you have ovarian cysts in menopause?

Ovarian cysts: Yes, ovarian cysts occur in postmenopausal women, but in general they are not physiologic cysts. ...Read more

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Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Yes.: Surgery can remove ovarian cysts. This can be cystectomy where the cysts are removed but the ovarian is left otherwise intact. It can also be oophorectomy where the entire ovary is removed. Many ovarian cysts, however, can resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Help! Could still be preggy after ovarian cysts?

Yes: Ovarian cysts don't prevent pregnancy.

Its harder to get pregnant at age 49 but not impossible. If you are worried, get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Help please! Could complex ovarian cyst dissolve?

Help please! Could complex ovarian cyst dissolve?

Ovarian cyst: They can, but the doctor must find out why you have a complex cyst and rule out any serious pathology. Depending on the cyst characteristic your doctor can do expectant management or can offer surgery. Depends on the ultrasound, your age, family hx, time with cyst etc. ...Read more

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If a dermoid ovarian cyst bursts what could happen?

If a dermoid ovarian cyst bursts what could happen?

Pain, adhesions.: A dermoid cyst is full of a oil like substance and often hair and other debris that can cause a lot of internal irritation/inflammation. This can lead to something called adhesions, where the internal organs stick together. All of this will cause immediate pain. If the rupture is during surgery, and rapid suction/cleanup is performed, the results are usually very good. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst affect the unborn baby in any ways?

Could ovarian cyst affect the unborn baby in any ways?

Ovarian cyst: It depends on how many weeks you have and where is the cyst. It can cause maternal pain and depending on size and symptoms need to do surgery with its possible complications or depending on how many weeks you have and if the cyst is the corpus luteum cyst of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Usually nothing: Ovarian cysts are normal; we only become concerned if you have too few, too many, or if they are large and/or solid depending on the age. Cysts need to rupture each month in order to release an egg (ovulation). Depending of the quality of the cyst, you may experience bleeding and or pain. Sometimes, you will not notice it unless an ultrasound reveals suggestive findings. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a complex ovarian cysts be symptom free?

Please tell me, could a complex ovarian cysts be symptom free?

Certainly: Very large and complex cysts are often symptom free. Symptoms are mostly not useful for evaluating ovarian masses. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are restrictions of having an ovarian cyst?

Could you tell me what are restrictions of having an ovarian cyst?

It depends: Most cysts are functional cysts which will resolve on their own and there are no restrictions. Certain types of cysts have the possibility of twisting their stalk and blood supply (torsing). This can be extremely painful and might be a surgical emergency. Usually the only restrictions given to women with these types of cysts are to call their md if they experience sudden onset severe pain. ...Read more

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I have to go to the bathroom all the time. Could this be ovarian cysts?

I have to go to the bathroom all the time. Could this be ovarian cysts?

Unlikely /possible: While large ovarian cysts may put pressure on the bladder and make you go to the bathroom often this is less likely than a bladder infection. First thing is to have a urinalysis. A pelvic exam should show if a large cyst or mass is there, and an ultrasound may also help. There are also other reasons a bladder may spasm and cause frequent urination. Get urinalysis; if negative see urogynecologist ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst with abnormal bleeding, could it be something more?

I have an ovarian cyst with abnormal bleeding, could it be something more?

Yes: Ovarian cyst can alter hormone production from the ovary and cause irregular bleeding. If the cyst is solid then there are certain tumors called granulosa cell tumors that produce estrogen and can cause a lot of bleeding. There are many other reasons that have nothing to do with the cyst that can also cause the bleeding. ...Read more

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Can a 14 year old get a ovarian cysts? And if so what could be the cause?

Can a 14 year old get a ovarian cysts? And if so what could be the cause?

YES: A 14 year old can get ovarian cyst. The ovary get cysts as part of normal menstrual cycle every month. They are mostly without pain or medical problem. If they get bigger or cause pain, may become a medical problem ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst & I. Spotting started on May 7 then nothing till may 11 what could this be?

I have an ovarian cyst & I. Spotting started on May 7 then nothing till may 11 what could this be?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have right ovarian cyst of size 4.5 x 3.6. do I have to surgery. Or taking danzol could reduce the size?

I have right ovarian cyst of size 4.5 x 3.6. do I have to surgery. Or taking danzol could reduce the size?

Ovarian cyst size: Depends on the type of cyst. Ovarian cysts can range from under 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) to more than 12 inches (30.48 cm). Ovarian cysts are particularly common during childbearing years. Many resolve spontaneously without treatment. The potential risks and benefits of any treatment should be carefully considered. No treatment is necessary unless symptoms outweigh potential risk of treatment. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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