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Doctor insights on: Fibroids Vs Cysts

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Is fibroids and cysts the same thing?

Is fibroids and cysts the same thing?

No: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. A cyst is a bag of water. Cysts are very commonly found in the ovaries. They can be a source of pain. In the large majority of cysts, they will disappear on their own without any treatment. ...Read more

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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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Can a complex cyst and a fibroid cause a lot of pain?

Can a complex cyst and a fibroid cause a lot of pain?

Yes, both can: Complex cysts of the ovary and uterine fibroids can each cause pain. Pain from fibroids is often worse just before or during menses. This pain can be from the sheer size of the fibroids pressing on pelvic nerves to cause pain or due to heavy menstrual bleeding with the passage of clots through the cervix in to the vagina. ...Read more

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I have a fibroid and multiple cysts on both ovaries? What can help me

I have a fibroid and multiple cysts on both ovaries? What can help me

A good GYN MD: there are several options for assessment and treatment of your situation that should be discussed after a GYN MD ahs examined you in his/her office. ...Read more

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Do cystic changes in a pedunculated fibroid mean that it is simply dying?

Do cystic changes in a pedunculated fibroid mean that it is simply dying?

It's only just begun: Yes, that is a title to a song, but it is also the answer to your question. Cystic degeneration of a uterine fibroid is the first of several types of continuing "dying" changes. In this process, at some point, infection or pain may appear. Talk with your GYN MD about resolution possibilites ...Read more

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How can I find out whether I have cysts fibroids i mean what tests are done?

How can I find out whether I have cysts fibroids i mean what tests are done?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the most reliable method to determine if you have fibroids or cysts. Most fibroids and cysts are asymptomatic and are nt dangerous. You should discuss this with your doctor, as any symptoms you may be having might be due to other conditions. ...Read more

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How do fibroid and cyst differ?

See below: Fibrioids are in the uterus and are solid and made up of the smooth muscle from the uterus. Cysts are like bubbles. Thy are sacs full of liquid inside and are usually but not always seen in the ovaries. ...Read more

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Is fibroid or cysts or medication can effect home pergncey test?

No: Fibroids, ovarian cysts, or other medications should not affect the accuracy of a home pregnancy test. But any of these things could affect the timing of your periods, and make them irregular. If this continues, you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can ovaries be hidden by fibroids or cysts?

Can ovaries be hidden by fibroids or cysts?

Yes: It may be difficult to identify the ovaries on imaging (ultrasound, mri, or ct) if cysts, fibroids, or other pelvic masses are seen. That said, if the ovaries cannot be identified they are probably normal. ...Read more

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Is vinegar good for treating cysts or fibroids?

Is vinegar good for treating cysts or fibroids?

Only the cervix: A strong vinegar applied directly to the cervix can be helpful treating cervical abnormalities. It will not help with ovarian cysts or fibroids. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more