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Doctor insights on: Do U Have To Be Hospitalized For An Ovarian Cyst

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When do you have to be hospitalized with ruptured ovarian cyst?

When do you have to be hospitalized with ruptured ovarian cyst?

Severe pain: You may have to be hospitalized if you are in severe pain or if there is bleeding associated with ruptured cyst and need surgical intervention. You may also need to be hospitalized if the diagnosis is uncertain and there are other serious conditions that cannot be ruled out. ...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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Would the docto. Have seen that i had gonorrhea prior to an ovarian cyst surgery?

Would the docto. Have seen that i had gonorrhea prior to an ovarian cyst surgery?

2 diff issues: Gonorrhea is diagnosed by a culture, it does not cause an ovarian cyst, if gon is undiagnosed it can cause pid and an adnexal mass that involves the ovary and tube, that would look different on ultrasound than an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?

Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?

Depending: on the presence or absence of certain sonographic features, a cyst might be able to be characterized as benign with a high degree of confidence, or on the other hand, might be characterized as suspicious for malignancy. Or it might be indeterminate. Management also depends on your age and clinical history. A cyst in a young woman is almost always benign. ...Read more

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Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts? Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them. Is there a link?

Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts?  Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them.  Is there a link?

Yes: Yes if you had a massive tubo-ovarian abscess, depending on how it was treated, it could cause ongoing issues with ovarian cyst formation. I'm so sorry you're going through this. ...Read more

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I have a barthloin cyst. I need to have it drained, and have no insurance. Need an inexpensive doctor that can help me ?

I have a  barthloin cyst. I need to have it drained, and have no insurance. Need an inexpensive doctor that can help me
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There may be free : Health clinics, especially associated with teaching hospitals, that can help you obtain insurance and get you the care you need. Find one near you and give them a call or stop in. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have an ovarian cyst?

How to determine if I have an ovarian cyst?

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 nay rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If not, you may miss your cycle. A pelvic sonogram can show the cyst you feel. ...Read more

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Ways to know if you have an ovarian cyst?

Ways to know if you have an ovarian cyst?

Your doctor: Your doctor can tell you if you have an ovarian cyst by taking your history, examining you and ordering an ultrasound. ...Read more

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If I have a laparotomy to remove an ovarian cyst will I be out for a week?

If I have a laparotomy to remove an ovarian cyst will I be out for a week?

Likely more: In our hands, even with laparotomy, most are done as an outpatient. Recovery though depends on so many factors. Motivated patients without lifting demands in their work might get back in one week. Others might be 2 or 3 weeks? Lifting is the biggest limiting factor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who should do a pelvic exenteration if I am told it should be done for ovarian cancer?

Who should do a pelvic exenteration if I am told it should be done for ovarian cancer?

Pelvic exenteration: If you are told you need a pelvic exenteration for ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologic would do the surgery. This most likely means that you have disease involving your rectum and that a posterior exenteration (removal of uterus, part of vagina and rectum) is needed to render you disease free at the time of surgery, good luck! ...Read more

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I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will i be able to have kids? Or will i need fertility treatment?

I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will i be able to have kids? Or will i need fertility treatment?

What did your MD say: After the surgery, your gyn should have discussed fertility issues. Chances of conception are highest in the first six months after endometriosis surgery. If you had fibroids removed, you may need to wait before trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Would an ovarian cyst show up on a CT or do you need to have an ultrasound?

Would an ovarian cyst show up on a CT or do you need to have an ultrasound?

It would show up if: An ovarian cyst would show up on a ct scan as long as you had a scan of your abdomen and pelvis, and the cyst was large. Very small cysts would not be obvious on ct. Ultrasound is generally considered a better imaging modality for ovarian cysts, because it exposes the patient to less radiation and is a cheaper test. ...Read more

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Having trouble finding an ob/gyn to confirm Endometriosis but have so many painful episodes how can I get admit in ER for ex-lap surgery need help plz?

Having trouble finding an ob/gyn to confirm Endometriosis but have so many painful episodes how can I get admit in ER for ex-lap surgery need help plz?

Local Med Soc: Call your local Medical Society. Tell them the problem. They will refer you to several Providers near you and will answer your questions about insurance etc. Hope this helps Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Do i need surgery to remove endometriosis cyst in my overy before giong for ivf? Or it will be esy for doc to proceed for egg retreaval if i did ivf?

Do i need surgery to remove endometriosis cyst in my overy before giong for ivf? Or it will be esy for doc to proceed for egg retreaval if  i did ivf?

What did your IVF : Doc say to all of your ?S, your ivf doc knows your situation and your ivf doc will be getting paid a lot of money either by you or your insurance so answering all of the ?S you keep asking here is the job of the ivf doc, so you need to make an appt or another appt so all of your ?S can be answered by that doc who is the expert about your situation. ...Read more

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Can I go to school with an ovarian cyst if pain?

Depends: The size of the cyst may require decreased activity to prevent ovarian torsion which may require emergency surgery. Concentrating at school while taking narcotic pain killers may be difficult. Consult whit your physician and follow his advice. ...Read more

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Was admitted to hospital a year ago with ovarian cysts. Was told that white blood cell count was triple the amount it should have been?

Was admitted to hospital a year ago with ovarian cysts. Was told that white blood cell count was triple the amount it should have been?

See a doc: A high white count can be indicative of many things such as infection or plain inflammation. It is normal to have a high white blood cell count when you are ill. Alone, this test doesn`t mean much and if you are asymptomatic your white count is likely normal now. See your doctor for proper follow up. ...Read more

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Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Yes it can: Complex cysts can be cancerous depending on their size and rate of growth. A CA125 test can help decide its nature. Ultrasound is a good test to measure increase in size and also may show any solid components inside the cyst. You should get the ultrasound repeated in 3-4 months and have your gynecologist guide you further. You may need surgical removal if it is causing you much pain or increased s ...Read more

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What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts best cure?

Ovarian cysts best cure?

Time: Most ovarian cysts go away by themselves over time. If a cyst stays around for more than 3 months, what we would do next depends on it's size, your age, any symptoms and very specific details of the ultrasound report describing the cyst. ...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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Are ovarian cysts painful?

Yes: Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management. ...Read more

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Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: Discuss this with your doctor and negotiate an ultrasound to determine whether you have an ovarian cyst or not. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts dangerous?

Are ovarian cysts dangerous?

Could be : The most common complication of an ovarian cyst includes rupture of the cyst with internal bleeding, torsion of the ovary as well as the presence of malignancy within the cyst .Your obgyn can determine wether the cyst need to be removed surgically or follow up with serial sonograms. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian Cysts: Not all ovarian cysts undergo complications like twisting or leakage and rupture. In fact most cysts are found incidentally as part of a routing gyn examination. One has to be careful and avoid and strenuous activities if the cyst is of moderate size as they are more prone to physical complications. ...Read more

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What are ovarian cysts from?

What are ovarian cysts from?

Most are normal: Making cysts is what the ovary normally does. Ovulation is the process by which an egg is enclosed in a follicle that produces estrogen. The follicle develops over (usually) two weeks, and then ruptures, releasing the egg. This is ovulation. The structure that was the follicle the begins to produce progesterone. It remains present until 10-12 weeks if pregnancy occurs. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

Possibly: For the most part, ovarian cysts are not genetic in the sense that they are not hereditary. Most women with ovarian cysts have some disruption of the ovarian cycle resulting in ovarian cyst development. However, their are some genetic syndromes which are hereditary and in which ovarian cysts are part of that syndrome. An example is basal cell nevus syndrome. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Yes.: Ovarian cysts do vary in size quite alot. In your age group, a small cyst is about 2-3 cm. I've seen cyst as large as 10 cm or more. Cyst less than 2.5 cm are probably functional follicle in your age group. A cyst may grow or persist over a few menstrual cycle or complete resolve. ...Read more

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How can ovarian cysts go away?

See below.: Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own. Your doctor may consider watchful waiting to see if this would happen. Some cyst such as dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometriom don't go away on their own but these are rare compared to the typically follicular cysts. ...Read more

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9mm ovarian cysts, its normal?

9mm ovarian cysts, its normal?

Yes it is likely to: Cysts that are so small(less than 1 -2 cm) are likely to be benign. ...Read more

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How to remove an ovarian cyst?

How to remove an ovarian cyst?

It depends: There are many different kinds of ovarian cysts. However, most functional ovarian cysts will resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

Getting larger: If a cyst hurts it usually indicates it is becoming larger. However could be from ongoing inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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What are complex ovarian cysts?

What are complex ovarian cysts?

Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A simple cyst is a cell membranes surrounding a fluid filled sac. A complex cyst means there are liquid and solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up to confirm resolution as some will need surgical management. ...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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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