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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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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