Top 20 Doctor insights on: Echogenic ovarian cyst

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Can an echogenic ovarian cyst go away?

Can an echogenic ovarian cyst go away?

Yes: An echogenic ovarian cyst may be due to blood clot in the cyst. That will almost always resolve on its own. If it does not resolve it will probably require surgical removal. ...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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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

If it ruptures: If the ovarian cyst ruptures then it might go away on its own. However, the size is very small and you may benefit from oral hormonal suppression by your MD. ...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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Functional ovarian cyst?

Functional ovarian cyst?

Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on it's on and doesn't create any problems. ...Read more

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How to help ovarian cyst?

How to help ovarian cyst?

Depends on the cyst: Some cysts (small simple follicular) don't need any help and resolve on their own. Large symptomatic cysts most likely will require surgical intevention. There are some cysts that resolve with hormonal treatment. ...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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Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

If twisted, yes: If the ovarian cyst is large enough to twist on its pedicle (attachment) and cut off its' blood supply then the pain will be constant and "excruciating" necessitating a Emergency Room visit for surgery. ...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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How can you treat ovarian cysts?

How can you treat ovarian cysts?

Birth Control Pills: If you have recurring cysts, suppression of ovulation is the best treatment. This is best achieved with birth control pills but only your doctor can determine which treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

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 more

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What do I do for an  ovarian cyst?

What do I do for an  ovarian cyst?

Talk to your MD: Simple ovarian cysts are not uncommon and are normal part of the ovulation process. However, many ovarian cancers are also cystic. Therefore it is important to consult your doctor to assess the need for further investigation and removal. ...Read more

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How dangerous can ovarian cysts be?

How dangerous can ovarian cysts be?

Complex question: This depends on many details: your medical history, your family history, features seen on ultrasound like size, solid areas, blood flow. Most cysts at age 44 if you are still having menstrual cycles will be benign, but you should follow up with your gynecologist as directed to be sure. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst be treated n how?

Can ovarian cyst be treated n how?

Patience vs. Surgery: Most ovarian cysts in young women are "functional cysts", which evolve from a follicle that you ovulate from, then grow and finally resolve spontaneously over several weeks. Birth control pills do not speed up the resolution, but do decrease recurrences.
If the cyst persists then surgery, often laparoscopic, is necessary to remove the cyst and have it tested for cancer. ...Read more

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What size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

What size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

Over 6 cm.: An ovarian cyst up to 6 centimeters in diameter is considered normal during the menstrual cycle, as long as it eventually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

What are symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

Ovarian Cyst: Cysts may be asymptomatic for the most part and only discovered during a routine gyn examination. Occasionally they may present as a vague to severe abdominal pain. Some malignant ovarian cysts may also present as a gastric disturbance like bloating, eructations, dyspepsia. ...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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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