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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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I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months and was taking the pill when I got it. I stopped taking the pill 2 days ago. Will this make my cyst worse?

I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months and was taking the pill when I got it.  I stopped taking the pill 2 days ago.  Will this make my cyst worse?

Unlikely: Depending on it's size you may want to watch it closely, but it is as likely to go away as to get worse. Since it developed in spite of being on the pill it is not likely to act differently simply because you are now off of the pill. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left or right ovary about once a week, period has completely stopped for 2 months now, can an ovarian cyst(s) cause a + preg. test?

Sharp pain in my left or right ovary about once a week, period has completely stopped for 2 months now, can an ovarian cyst(s) cause a + preg. test?

It's a baby: A positive pregnancy test is a baby until proven otherwise. If unsure, one can repeat a home urine pregnancy test 7-10 days later... they are very accurate. If the second test is positive, there's a baby embryo or fetus in there. That means it's time to call one's doctor to schedule a prenatal visit. The usual ovarian cysts don't cause false positive pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to have sex if I had a surgery where the removed my ovarian cyst and all bleeding and discharge has stopped?

Am I allowed to have sex if I had a surgery where the removed my ovarian cyst and all bleeding and discharge has stopped?

Depends on surgery: The answer depends on how long ago your surgery was and what surgical approach was used. Typically laparoscopic surgery has a faster recovery than open abdominal surgery. Your surgeon should be able to provide an individual plan for when you can return to your usual activities. ...Read more

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Was spotting brownish 9 days b4 period was due. Lasted 2 days. Ended up bright red. Now 5 days late. Have ovarian cyst which gyn not worried about. ?

Was spotting brownish 9 days b4 period was due. Lasted 2 days. Ended up bright red. Now 5 days late. Have ovarian cyst which gyn not worried about. ?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections and hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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