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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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Can an underactive thyroid and an ovarian cyst(10cm)have anything to do with each other, also period 1 week late, could either of these be causing this?

Can an underactive thyroid and an ovarian cyst(10cm)have anything to do with each other, also period 1 week late, could either of these be causing this?

Yes: Underactive and untreated hypothyroidism can cause late or delayed menstrual cycles. The thyroid has no relationship, however, to the formation of an ovarian cyst. Your cyst, at 10cm, is at risk of rupturing or turning on itself, called torsion. Have you spoken to a doctor about having the cyst drained or removed? No roller coasters, i've seen patients with big cysts get torsion from a coaster. ...Read more

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Can masturbatiom cause ovarian cysts?

Can masturbatiom cause ovarian cysts?

No: Life is difficult enough without people trying to worry you over something like this. Ovarian cysts are extremely common and only the large ones come to a physician's attention; most are harmless. I trust you're having the cysts followed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

Many causes: Go to http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.Htm there you will find all the answers you seek (that are possible to answer). Most important is you see your gyn if you feel you have these symptoms. ...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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What causes Hemorragic Ovarian Cyst & what are the symptoms ?!

What causes Hemorragic Ovarian Cyst & what are the symptoms ?!

Pain!: Ovulation involves a small cyst on the ovary called a follicle. It is very active hormonally and requires a large blood supply. Sometimes something goes wrong and a blood vessel breaks causing bleeding into the follicle that expands with blood and forms a hemorrhagic cyst on the ovary. The most common symptom is pain on one side of your lower abdomen. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could progesterone cause ovarian cysts?

Could progesterone cause ovarian cysts?

No: Progesterone doesn't cause ovarian cysts. Progesterone is produced by luteal cysts (where an egg was released from). ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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