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Echogenic Ovarian Cyst
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
I have a ovarian echogenic cyst, its 20cm. Am not experiencing any pain and my periods are regular. What is the best way of treating it?
20 cm?: I'm going to ask to clarify are you certain you mean 20 cm or do you mean 20 mm? The former is about the size of a softball, the latter more like a golf ball. If you mean 20 cm this can be an emergency requiring surgery, you need to see your doctor ASAP. If the latter (the small one ) there is no emergency but you need a doctor to follow it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdom. pain, freq. urination.U/sound- 8cm complex ovarian cyst, heterogeneous echogenicity, septations, debris, honeycomb configs.No hypervasc.Advice?
A pelvic scan revealed an ovarian cysts of 4.8cm X 3.5cm with internal echogenic debris. I have slight pressure pain. Will this go away on its own?
What does a Lt ovarian complex cyst showing internal septation with homogenous echogenic texture with no vascularity mean.Please help.Thanks.
Not simply water: Ovarian cysts come in different flavors. The simple ovarian cyst usually contains a water like substance and not internal echoes on ultrasound . Complex cysts may have blood on the inside called hemorrhagic cyst. With time, the blood degenerates and fibrin may be inside. The septa are occasionally cell walls or may be thickened or very thin. To be complete, cancers can be cystic. yours like blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK: The definition of simple ovarian cyst is in comparison with complex cyst. Simple cyst is diagnosed with ultrasound, you will see a cystic structure in the ovary with echo-lucent (very clear). Very oftern, it is a non-ovulated follicle. It will disappear naturally without treatment. The complex cyst, on the other hand, with echogenic area inside of the cyst, needs further investigation. ...Read more
How do women get ovarian cysts? I was told having ovarian cysts can be fatal, is this true or false? And how do we get them and why do we get them? Why do they hurt so bad when it bursts?
Ovarian : Ovarian cysts are most often "follicular" in origin. This means that the ovary is trying to ovulate and doesn't release the egg or "luteinize", which means become a corpus luteum. It will then persist or sometimes enlarge. Follicular cysts appear black on ultrasound as they contain only fluid (which transmits the sound better than tissue). Another type of ovarian cyst is a hemorrhagic corpus luteum. This too is related to ovulation. During the release of the egg, the wall of the follicle may break through a blood vessel causing bleeding in the abdomen or into the cyst cavity. These will appear acutely often accompanied by pain. On ultrasound they have "mixed echogenicity" meaning a combination of solid and cystic components. Women can have significant bleeding with hemorrhagic cysts particularly if they are on blood thinners or have bleeding disorders. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts will often resolve over time spontaneously and require surgery on some occasions. Ovarian cyst that continue to enlarge are suspicious for neoplasms or tumors. These can be benign or malignant (cancerous). A common benign tumor is a teratoma, often called a "dermoid" tumor. For functional cysts (follicular and corpus luteum) prevention is commonly afforded through the use of oral contraceptives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound: Ovarian cysts are best evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound. If you are young and have periods, most cysts are ok, though they may grow large and rupture and cause pain. If you have gone through menopause, ovarian cysts need to be followed more closely, since they may be cancer. Pelvic MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent cysts or cysts which may partially contain solid tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow up 1 cycle: The cysts are probably unimportant incidental findings - "ovaries make cysts for a living" - but 36 mm is significantly larger than expected in a normal cycle. If you took prescription fertility meds, this "might" explain. Not to worry, but after your next period you should have the cysts checked with ultrasound: 95% of these should go away in 1-3 cycles. If not, you may need other intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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