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Do Complex Ovarian Cysts Cause Weight Gain
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
How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and I'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.
They do not: Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain. Perhaps you are reading something about polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this case many women who struggle with weight gain also have multiple small ovarian follicles referred to as polycystic ovaries. This is not the same thing as having an ovarian cyst. If you're struggling with weight gain please investigate other causes. ...Read more
I have 2 10cm ovarian cysts and have noticed my lower abdomen feeling heavy. I have been having some weight gain. Can this be caused by the cysts?
What's the plan?: Two 10 cm cysts? What's the plan? Schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss the options. These cysts need evaluation ...Read more
Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?
No change: Short term there could be mild weight loss from missing a few meals, but there should not be a long term change in weight from this. ...Read more
Can I take metmorfin if I have ovarian cysts and weight gain? TTc and I really need to loose weight but I am having a hard time
Will weight gain for ovarian cyst with 3.4cm? I feel like I am gaining weight and bloating. What should I do?
No: It is not the cyst but the associated hormonal dysfunction that can occur. ...Read more
Severe lower right quad. Pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?
Maybe: Ovarian cysts can get large. They can cause pain, and also predispose to ovarian torsion, which cuts off the blood supply to the ovary, causes severe pain, and requires emergent medical attention. There are other causes of severe right lower quadrant pain that have nothing to do with the ovaries, like appendicitis. Please seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more
7 CM ovarian cyst now constant discomfort and pain in front of right thigh, stomach feeling full all the time and feeling sick, weight gain?
26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.
Weight of cyst:
Volume of sphere is 4/3 X 3.1416 x r3.
So 7 cm cyst has r of 3.5 which cubed is? Can't access calculator now.
So 3.14 x 3.5 cubed x 4/3 is volume
Say filled with H20 a density of 1- I recall. No going 2 weigh much and your scale will not detect this amt. Not the cause of your weight gain. Get app fitness pal & count calories in/out 2 find likely cause. Most likely more cal going n than out ...Read more
2 cysts on left overy. One is simple at 5cm & other is 3.5cm solid. CA-125 normal. Left ovary vol is 99.8, cause weight gain? Could CA-125 be wrong?
Ovarian cysts: Dear Heather-- Simple cysts seen on transvaginal sonography are almost always benign. Solid cysts need to be followed by a gynecologist because of slight risk of ovarian cancer. CA-125 is usually negative with ovarian cysts. Whenever a test result is questioned it should certainly be repeated. One or several ovarian cysts are not related to weight gain. ...Read more
Does swelling cause weight gain after laparascopic surgery/ovary removal? The incision was made bigger to remove the cyst. 2 weeks and still swelled.
Maybe: Abdominal swelling can be normal up to 4-6 weeks after surgery due to the inflammation and healing from the inside where surgery was done as well as because of the incision healing. Just make sure the wound looks ok and is not swollen because of an infection, where it will be red, very tender and may even have drainage. If this is the case, then you should see your surgeon. ...Read more
Ruptured ovarian cyst. Does it cause bloating, weight gain, headache and dizziness? How long do the the symptoms last? Does it cause abdominal spasm
Not sure one can: Pin the symptoms on ruptured ovarian cyst, but pregnancy will cause those symptoms. Check the pregnancy test. If negative, check it again in 1 week. Besides pain, ruptured ovarian cysts can cause some minor weight gain but should not be significant. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
No menstrual cycle, rapid weight gain, multiple ovarian cysts, all blood tests are very normal. Can this be pcos, hypopituitarism, or hypothyroidism?
Variable: Most cysts don't weigh very much at all but the largest cyst on record was over 300 pounds. ...Read more
I'm very concerned about my body! I think I might have an ovarian cyst. I can feel a ball on my left lower abdominal, and I've gained weight.
Ball in abdomen: You should call your physician to be seen to diagnosis the ball your feel in your left lower abdomen. There are several possibilities, however a physical exam is necessary. ...Read more
I have ovarian cysts and endometriosis; I am over weight and have high cholestoral, normal exercises cause severe bleeding and pain what can I do?
Laparoscopy.: If you're that sensitive to exercise, you might want to consider definitive management of your endometriosis. What stage is it? Laparoscopic management should make things much better in this regard, which would allow you to pursue a good exercise regimen and not bleed. See your gynecologist to discuss management options for endometriosis. ...Read more
I've gained weight since turning 40. It's as if my metabolism completely shut down. I'm on the pill for ovarian cysts, can this be the culprit?
Definitly not: Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain or slowing of the metabolism. Perhaps you are thinking of polycystic ovarian syndrome where weight gain and slow metabolism cause the ovary to exhibit typical finding of multiple small 1 cm cysts. These cysts are a result not the cause. ...Read more
Is Advocare catalyst a safe product? Could it cause women to have ovarian cyst or fibroids? Just worried! Want to loose weight and feel energy!
I had an polycystic ovarian cyst so I had an surgery 2 years back so my one ovary and fallopian tube is removed. I gained weight. Is there any risk in future. Can any problem will occur in future?
Future symptoms: If you experienced ovarian torsion due to a large cyst it may occur in the remaining ovary. The best you can do is be aware of the symptoms and present immediately for care if they occur so you can get the ultrasound +/- CT scan if needed. ACOG found weight loss can help you maintain menstrual regularity and avoid diabetes in future. Follow closely with MD to avoid metabolic complications. ...Read more
Have pain/pressure in left lower quadrant. No period in 3 mths. 55 yrs of age. Gained weight but just found out TSH is low. Could this b ovarian cyst?
I hav simple ovarian cyst frm 6 yrs. Had it drained formed again. Causes immense pain in periods and when I lift weight. Ocp don't work. Sggest treatment?
Remember, a woman makes a cyst every month. It is where the egg is until you release it with ovulation.
Some women will experience pain with ovulation called mittlesmerz.
Get an examination while you are experiencing your symptoms. That way your doctor might better isolate exactly where the pain is coming from. Pain is probably uterus, not ovaries. ...Read more
Ask a gyn physician: That's pretty large. Ask a gyn doctor and he or she may be able to help you. ...Read more
Yes they do: A perdue university study found that diet sodas may be linked to many health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. One large study found that people who drank artificial sweetened soda were more likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease. This include drinks containing aspartame, sucralose, and sacharin. ...Read more
Cortisone shots: Cortisone shots are done for a lot of reasons. A shot into a joint may relieve arthritis pain, at least temporarily. But cortisone has many side effects. Yes, you gain weight, but also shift fat to the midsection. You get Insulin resistant, which can lead to diabetes. It can weaken your bones: osteoporosis. Your body can tolerate an occasional shot, but this should not be done lightly. ...Read more
In some women: Progesterone iud's can cause weight gain and also copper iud's. The best way to prevent weight gain is to eat 6 equal healthy meals with 6 servings of fresh vegetables and one apple each day, moderate exercise through the day (try pretend jump roping for 1 minute at a time or more up to 60 minutes in 24 hours, sleep 7-8 hours, and manage stress skillfully. Added zinc might help with cu iud. ...Read more
Maca Root effects:
Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the Andes mountains.
Maca root contains fatty acids and amino acids. However, there is not enough evidence that it causes weight gain.
Patients with thyroid conditions should avoid Maca because glucosinolates taken in excess and combined with a low-iodine diet can cause goiter. ...Read more
Don't take it!: Who knows what's in what you're buying - probably not dhea. If it is dhea, it's metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone - and you don't get to pick which one your body converts it into. Why take something that you don't know why you're taking it, what it's supposed to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't waste you $. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
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