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Can ovarian cysts produce hcg?

Can ovarian cysts produce hcg?

HCG: There is a type of ovarian cyst that can occasionally produce hcg. It is called a teratoma or a dermoid. It can either be a benign or a malignant type. ...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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Do functional ovarian cysts prevent ovulation?

Do functional ovarian cysts prevent ovulation?

Yes by definition: By the term "functional" ovarian cyst, you are stating the cyst is producing hormones and is part of a normal menstrual cycle. As a result, ovulation should or has occurred. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause late ovulation?

Do ovarian cysts cause late ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. The cyst may rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If not, you may miss your cycle. As you get older, the changes in your cycle may increase then become more irregular. ...Read more

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Why do ovarian cysts burst?

Why do ovarian cysts burst?

Bleeding: Most cysts don't burst actually. A corpus luteum bursts as it releases an egg, which is part of normal ovulation. The "ruptured cyst" is actually bleeding into the corpus luteum after the cyst naturally ruptures, which can be quite painful for many months. But other kinds of cysts basically never burst, and in fact the ovary can stretch quite huge without rupturing. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Most cysts benign: The majority of ovarian cysts, often related to the follicle, where the egg is stored, are benign. Ovarian cysts are very rarely malignant. However, any discovered ovarian cyst should be closely evaluated. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause elevated hCG levels?

Can ovarian cysts cause elevated hCG levels?

If there is a tumor: A small number of ovarian tumors make hcg. If you have high HCG and are not pregnant, please consult your doctor. Even if you are pregnant consult your doctor for pre-natal care. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts produce blood in the urine?

Do ovarian cysts produce blood in the urine?

No they do not: Ovarian cyst are not connected to urinary tract and do not cause blood in urine. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause cervix bleeding?

Do ovarian cysts cause cervix bleeding?

Usually not: Most ovarian cysts don't cause the cervix or uterus to bleed, since most ovarian cysts are not hormonally active. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cancer and ovarian cyst differ?

How do ovarian cancer and ovarian cyst differ?

Malignant/Benign: Ovarian cancer is a serious malignant tumor and can be fatal on the other hand the ovarian cysts are benign tumors which may or may not need ant treatment. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured ovarian cyst affect beta hcg levels in pregnancy?

Can a ruptured ovarian cyst affect beta hcg levels in pregnancy?

No: Since the ovary is not the source of HCG, a ruptured ovarian cyst should not effect the HCG level. ...Read more

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Can corpus luteum cysts cause false positive pregnancy tests or is only rare cysts and tumors that produce hcg?

Can corpus luteum cysts cause false positive pregnancy tests or is only rare cysts and tumors that produce hcg?

NO to #1; YES to #2: No to question #1: a corpus luteum cyst produces mostly progesterone and would not "cause false positive pregnancy tests". Yes to question #2: there are a few rare ovarian and liver tumors which produce hcg-like molecules which can cause false positive pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Do cysts and enlarged ovaries mean cancer?

Do cysts and enlarged ovaries mean cancer?

Usually not: Cysts of the ovary are very common and most are not cancerous. However, many cancers of the ovary are also cystic and any cysts that are associated with ovarian enlargement need to be investigated to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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How are ovarian cysts detected?

How are ovarian cysts detected?

By exam: Or more acurately by doing a pelvic ultrasound, that can tell what type, how big and where it is located. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy affect ovarian cysts?

Can pregnancy affect ovarian cysts?

Yes: Preg can make them grow , twist or rupture so if you have one and are pg , you will need close monitoring as sometiems you may need surg during preg, this is avoided if possible but sometimes you have to do it. ...Read more

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Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

No: Fertilaid has not been show scientifically to cure - or even help - with any female reproductive condition, in spite of the banners on their websites. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts normal?

Are ovarian cysts normal?

Depends on factors: A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and might disappear by the next exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Because not all cysts are normal, i'll share this with specialists in onc for their perspective.. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A condition in which a growth (often balloon-like, thin-walled, and filled with fluid) arises on an ovary (the female ...Read more