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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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Right side pain radiating around to back with tailbone pain, post menopausal with occasional spotting. History of chocolate cysts on right ovary.

Right side pain radiating around to back with tailbone pain, post menopausal with occasional spotting. History of chocolate cysts on right ovary.

See your Gyn: Cikan, something is going on. It may or may not have anything to do with the prior ovary/cyst problem, but you are not supposed to have spotting after menopause. So please see your gynecologist as soon as you can and get an examination and an explanation or more testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 49/post menopausal, I have an 11cm cyst on my right ovary, CA-125 test normal. He wants full hysterectomy, I am unsure. Scared. Thoughts?

I am 49/post menopausal, I have an 11cm cyst on my right ovary, CA-125 test normal.  He wants full hysterectomy,  I am unsure.  Scared.  Thoughts?

It depends!: There is some concern that a large cyst in the ovary can be or become cancerous. So removal is often advised. But if you prefer, you can be monitored with serial physical exam and Ultrasound examinations at 6 to 9 month intervals and delay surgery unless the cyst continues to grow or become more complex like showing solid components inside the cyst.. ...Read more

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(2) TVUS 10mo apart show Endo lining 1.6cm, (1) submucosal fibroid 6mm, (1) complex Ovary cyst 1.8cm . Pre-menopausal sm amt free fluid - worrisome?

(2)  TVUS 10mo apart show Endo lining 1.6cm, (1) submucosal fibroid 6mm, (1) complex Ovary cyst 1.8cm . Pre-menopausal sm amt  free fluid - worrisome?

Potentially: The most unusual part of this presentation is the continued presence of a complex ovarian cyst. This is more than likely benign at your age but if cysts do not resolve spontaneously, they should be looked at more closely with further work up. ...Read more

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Can there be ovary pain after menopause?

Can there be ovary pain after menopause?

Yes: Women might experience ovarian pain due to ovarian cysts, endometriosis, adhesions (scar tissue) or even cancer in menopause. Since a normal ovulation is not a cause of pain in menopause, it is very important to have pelvic pain evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can ovaries try to ovulate after menopause?

Can ovaries try to ovulate after menopause?

Thanks for asking!: The very high level of gonad stimulating hormone succeeds to induce a few residual eggs to develop and ovulate. This happens rarely. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

See MD: A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be worried about a complex mass. A ca125 and he4 test can help decide whether to go to surgery now or closely watching with follow up ultrasound. If it is more than 5 cm or there are other worrisome looking signs on ultrasound, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more