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Doctor insights on: Do Complex Ovarian Cysts Cause Weight Gain

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Why would ovarian cysts cause weight gain?

Why would ovarian cysts cause weight gain?

They don't...: Ovarian cysts don't cause weight gain, but being overweight can cause Insulin resistance which can lead to the formation of 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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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

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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?

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?

Hormones: You produce a cyst every month. The cyst or follicle is what houses your egg. This cells of the cyst produce your female hormones. It is these hormones that are causing the symptoms. The cysts are biologically doing their job to try and get you pregnant every month. ...Read more

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Will this weight gain come off when dr removes 16 CM ovarian cyst?

Not likely: Removing an ovarian cyst will reduce your weight only by the amount of tissue removed. It is not likely to cause a general weight loss. ...Read more

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After laparoscopy for ovarian cyst, weight gain or loss?

After laparoscopy for ovarian cyst, weight gain or loss?

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

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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

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

PCOS?: If you have proven pcos then metformin is used with other medications. If you have other type of cysts metformin is not indicated and you need to be treated differently. Not every cyst is related to your weigt gain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a cyst on my left thyroid, would this cause weight gain or make it hard to lose weight?

I have a cyst on my left thyroid, would this cause weight gain or make it hard to lose weight?

Not usually: It should not cause weight gain unless it affect your thyroid function. The only way to know is the get a blood test for thyroid function. Often, a cyst or nodule will have no effect on how the thyroid is functioning thus should not play a role in your weight. ...Read more

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How much does a simple cyst of 7cm weigh and why / how could it cause weight gain?

How much does a simple cyst of 7cm weigh and why / how could it cause weight gain?

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

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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?

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

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Does swelling cause weight gain after laparascopic surgery/ovary removal? The incision was made bigger to remove the cyst. 2 weeks and still swelled.

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

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Ruptured ovarian cyst. Does it cause bloating, weight gain, headache and dizziness? How long do the the symptoms last? Does it cause abdominal spasm

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

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Can ovarian cyst cause weight loss?

Can ovarian cyst cause weight loss?

Yes: If you have a decreased appetite or pain or the cyst is not a cyst (cancer) wt can decrease. See your doctor! ...Read more

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How much weight can be gained with multiple ovarian cyst?

How much weight can be gained with multiple ovarian cyst?

Variable: Most cysts don't weigh very much at all but the largest cyst on record was over 300 pounds. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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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!

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!

As with all...: ...Natural supplements, testing for effectiveness and side effects is not required and is very rarely done, so the answer is, as with all such products, nobody knows. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Different cyst: 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

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Can a partial ruptured ovarian cyst cause 30lbs of unintentional weight loss and stomach issues?

Can a partial ruptured ovarian cyst cause 30lbs of unintentional weight loss and stomach issues?

Ask a gyn physician: That's pretty large. Ask a gyn doctor and he or she may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

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

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Does ccortisone shots cause weight gain? If so, how much weight?

Does ccortisone shots cause weight gain? If so, how much weight?

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

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Can iuds cause weight gain? And if so, what's the best way to keep the weight off?

Can iuds cause weight gain? And if so, what's the best way to keep the weight off?

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

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Do maca root cause weight gain?

Do maca root cause weight gain?

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

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Will alcohol alone cause weight gain?

Will alcohol alone cause weight gain?

If drunk to excess: Alcohol has large amounts of calories drunk in large quantities weight gain can occur. ...Read more

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Does mag oxide 400 mg cause weight gain?

No.: It does not unless you take it with ice cream every time. ...Read more

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Does 15mg of dhea cause weight gain or loss?

Does 15mg of dhea cause weight gain or loss?

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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Is it true that stress can cause weight gain?

Is it true that stress can cause weight gain?

Yes: stress hormone excess and stress eating associated with stress can cause wt gain ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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