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Doctor insights on: Do Almonds Cause Ovarian Cysts

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What causes an ovarian cyst to calcify?

What causes an ovarian cyst to calcify?

Depends: Most normal ovarian cysts do not calcify. When they do, they are usually not the normal follicular / ovulatory cyst. A calcified cyst is more likely to be a dermoid, fibroid, fibroma, or even a cancer. It will usually need to be removed surgically. ...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 causes of ovarian cysts on 1 side?

What are the causes of ovarian cysts on 1 side?

Many: Most are functional cysts meaning they are physiologic and will go away without treatment. Of course, there are both benign and malignant cysts that need to be considered as well. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause discharge?

Can ovarian cysts cause discharge?

Should not: Cysts may be uncomfortable but should not cause discharge. If you have endometrioma/endometriosis you may have some increased pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause numbness?

Can an ovarian cyst cause numbness?

Low likelihood: Benign cysts don't cause nerve damage. A cancerous cyst could potentially spread to local or distant places and may affect some nerve also thus causing numbness. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?

What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Menstruation: Cysts are a normal part of the menstrual cycle. The ovary forms a "corpus luteum cyst" which ruptures near the time of menstruation if no fertilization occurs. It is thought that this may be one cause of benign ovarian cysts that keep growing. ...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

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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