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What is left hemipelvis and are exophytic ovarian cyst anything to worry about? Also have follicular cysts both sides.

What is left hemipelvis and are exophytic ovarian cyst anything to worry about? Also have follicular cysts both sides.

Sounds normal: Sounds like you are reading a report of an ultrasound or ct scan. "left hemipelvis" means "on the left side of the pelvis, like your left ovary". Exophytic means the cyst is bulging out of the ovary (most cysts do) and follicular cyst means that you are probably about to ovulate. Nothing aboubt this sounds worrisome, but your doctor can put it into perspective based on your symptoms. ...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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Is an exophytic complex ovarian cysts serious?

Is an exophytic complex ovarian cysts serious?

Yes: Exophytic means there is growth on the outside of the cyst. Complex means there are different materials in the cyst or there are walls in the cyst. This raises the suspicion of malignancy. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a slightly exophytic evolving hemorrhagic ovarian cyst and a possible para ovarian cyst. is it possible that these might be cancerous or present any other concerning compilations? It was also recommended that I consider taking Metfo

I was diagnosed with a slightly exophytic evolving hemorrhagic ovarian cyst and a possible para ovarian  cyst.  is it possible that these might be cancerous or present any other concerning compilations? It was also recommended that I consider taking Metfo

Unlikely: Anything is possible, but cysts are common and come and go with your cycles. Para-ovarian cysts are benign. There is no need to be concerned unless a cyst is symptomatic and persistent or if it is unusually large (greater than 10 cm usually) ...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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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