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What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so I exercise every day pretty much. I want to prevent having one in the future.

What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so I exercise every day pretty much. I want to prevent having one in the future.

A fluid collection: Most women of child bearing years have collections of fluid in the ovaries surrounded by a thin wall of tissue. This is an ovarian cyst and is common during each menstrual cycle. In most cases these are benign. Diet and exercise do not play a role as far as we know in reducing the risk of having a cyst. Speak with your gynecologist or primary care physician if you have further questions. ...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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What not to eat with ovarian cyst?

What not to eat with ovarian cyst?

No restrictions: I don't know of any foods or drinks that cause or make ovarian cysts worse. So, eat healthy, and everything in moderation. ...Read more

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What foods are safe to eat if you have an ovarian cyst?

What foods are safe to eat if you have an ovarian cyst?

Avoid lots of soy: Sometimes functional cysts - which are cysts that resolve on their own - can take longer to resolve if a woman is taking estrogen. Soy is a plant estrogen, and it can cause irregular periods if a woman is taking a large amount daily. It may make a cyst take longer to resolve. ...Read more

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Is it true the healthier I eat the faster the recovery after an ovarian cyst is removed? What are other ways for a fast recovery?

Eat low carb: The most important thing to do is address why a cyst developed. Try some things on your own but it's also useful to work with a doctor that can do testing. You should first consider that you may be developing Insulin resistance and fix that with a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst & I eat It hurts and they say your not supposed to have pain with this but I have pain bad what could be causin the pain?

I have an ovarian cyst & I eat It hurts and they say your not supposed to have pain with this but I have pain bad what could be causin the pain?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Pelvic pain due to eating may not be from a gynecologic cause ...Read more

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What foods can you eat if you have both an Ovarian Cyst, hernia and two spotings on the kidney and bm area organ?

What foods can you eat if you have both an Ovarian Cyst, hernia and two spotings on the kidney and bm area organ?

Healthy foods: I don't know of any foods that would affect an ovarian cyst. But definitely it seems that a lot of your health issues come from abdomen area. Make sure to eat a lot of fiber. I'm likely kale salads right now. Blueberries are another super food that's in season now. But fiber to keep your intestines regular is #1. Also stay well hydrated with water in these summer months. ...Read more

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Hi. I want to ask, what the best food to eat after ovarian cyst surgery for speed recovery my internal after my OP?

Hi. I want to ask, what the best food to eat after ovarian cyst surgery for speed recovery my internal after my OP?

No specific food: There are not specific foods that need to be eaten after surgery. In the first few hours you will likely be instructed not to eat and then slowly advance your diet back to your usual routine ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst make my stomach hurt when I eat?

Could ovarian cyst make my stomach hurt when I eat?

Not likely: The pain from ovarian cysts is not usually affected by eating. The ovaries are a long ways away from the stomach anatomically. ...Read more

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I had laparascopy of ovarian cyst 1 month ago. I haven't become period yet. What should I do? I want to get pregnant. I had pco before. I eat metformin

I had laparascopy of ovarian cyst 1 month ago. I haven't become period yet. What should I do? I want to get pregnant. I had pco before. I eat metformin

Call your surgeon: You need to call your GYN surgeon and find out when to expect a period after the laparoscopy. If the cyst was drained is one expectation for your period and if it was removed is another. ...Read more

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Pain/tenderness in RLQ that last 4-5 days and doesn't get severe more likely to be ovarian cyst or appendix? Worse when I eat too much chocolate.

Pain/tenderness in RLQ that last 4-5 days and doesn't get severe more likely to be ovarian cyst or appendix? Worse when I eat too much chocolate.

Need an exam: There are numerous organs in your body that can cause right-lower-quadrant pain. True to consider ovarian cyst or appendicitis. However only an exam by a trained physician will help discover what condition is causing your pain. Please arrange an exam ASAP. Good luck... ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and find that my uterus cramps after I eat grapefruit, is this normal? Should I stop eating grapefruit?

I have an ovarian cyst and find that my uterus cramps after I eat grapefruit, is this normal? Should I stop eating grapefruit?

Try it: There is no reason not to give change in diet a trial. Omit grapefruit and if it relieves symptoms, so much better.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old. I had a ruptured ovarian cyst. I eat a lot, urinate a lot, and feel sick. My weight has dropped from 54.9 kgs to 52.5 kgs in three weeks. Is sudden weight loss after laparoscopy normal?

I am 28 years old. I had a ruptured ovarian cyst. I eat a lot, urinate a lot, and feel sick. My weight has dropped from 54.9 kgs to 52.5 kgs in three weeks. Is sudden weight loss after laparoscopy normal?

NOT NORMAL: Especially that nothing major was found. I would however rule out diabetes in the first place before checking other things. You lost weight, eat a lot a pee a lot. Have your blood sugar examined first. Same time one could look for thyroid function as well. If all these come out normal and the weight loss continues you need a good diagnostician... ...Read more

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Chronic lower left pelvic pain, scans no ovarian cysts/cancer, worse & more frequent, bubbling noise, bloat, nauseous, cnt eat lots, ibs meds dnt help?

R.O. volvulus: Symptoms all appear related to the sigmoid region of bowel. The bubbling, pain and nausea all related to problems at the level of sigmoid colon and may have resulted from volvulus or twisting of redundant bowel. X rays to define the sigmoid status and possible colonoscopy will clarify the situation. If twisting of bowel noted laparoscopic reduction of any bowel twisting may be performed, ...Read more

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Can a small ovarian cyst that hasn't ruptured cause discomfort, nausea, pelvic, and lower back discomfort, pain in upper legs, can't eat, freq. Urination?

Yes: Sadly, an ovarian cyst can cause discomfort, nausea and pelvic pain. Pain in the upper legs and frequent urination with a small cyst is likely something else. You may have a bladder infection on top of having a cyst? If you've lost your appetite as well I would see a doctor for an evaluation as you wouldn't want to miss something. Best of luck! ...Read more

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3 weeks post op from laparotomy for ovarian cyst. Very nauseous every time I eat, lost 15-20lbs. I've had orangish vaginal discharge. And a sore throat

3 weeks post op from laparotomy for ovarian cyst. Very nauseous every time I eat, lost 15-20lbs. I've had orangish vaginal discharge. And a sore throat

Call your doctor: Too many things going on at once. Need to call the surgeon. Might need an exam in the office, maybe labs, and might need to see your internal medicine doctor. This isn't a question that can be answered here. ...Read more

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5mo RUQ pain, yellow stool, sometimes blood. Lots mucus, sometimes mucus pink. Bloat when eat, nausea. No wt loss bc I force eat. Some LLQ pain. PCP did pelvic US, found R ruptured ovarian cyst. Would this explain It all? No other tests done.

5mo RUQ pain, yellow stool, sometimes blood. Lots mucus, sometimes mucus pink. Bloat when eat, nausea. No wt loss bc I force eat. Some LLQ pain. PCP did pelvic US, found R ruptured ovarian cyst. Would this explain It all? No other tests done.

RUQ pain: With bloating, belching and stool changes may be your gallbladder or liver. You will need an abdominal ultrasound and if stones are present the gallbladder must be removed. You will need blood work to include a CBC, metabolic profile, amylase and lipase to rule out pancreatic illness. ...Read more

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So found out I have ovarian cysts, my stomach is always bloated after I drink or eat. What could be the issue?

So found out I have ovarian cysts, my stomach is always bloated after I drink or eat. What could be the issue?

Cysts are common: Ovarian cysts are very common because the ovaries are cyst factories, any woman, depending on the time of the month that an ultrasound is conducted, will have them. They are problematic if you have polycystic ovaries, because this condition usually causes difficulty in getting pregnant. The bloating may be due to the other pelvic issues such as the time of your menses. Losing weight helps a lot ...Read more

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My period is 6 days late. I'm not pregnant, could this be ovarian cysts? Will be getting a test done. All I want to do is eat and sleep

My period is 6 days late. I'm not pregnant, could this be ovarian cysts? Will be getting a test done. All I want to do is eat and sleep

Re-test: Increased sleepiness and appetite do go hand in hand with early pregnancy. Make sure to re-test with a good brand name product such as clear blue easy.
Ovarian cysts are follicles that fail to ovulate or benign tumots that take a cystic form. You probably have neither is this was a isolated menstrual abnormality. ...Read more

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8 week followup u/s for simple left ovarian cyst which remains same. Right side (no cyst) now measures 19 cc up from 12cc last time. Concerning?

8 week followup u/s for simple left ovarian cyst which remains same. Right side (no cyst) now measures 19 cc up from 12cc last time. Concerning?

No: Simple ovarian cysts are usually benign (not cancer) in a woman in her early 30s. If they become large or painful, they can be removed with laparoscopic surgery but frequently go away on their own. ...Read more

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Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Yes it can: Complex cysts can be cancerous depending on their size and rate of growth. A CA125 test can help decide its nature. Ultrasound is a good test to measure increase in size and also may show any solid components inside the cyst. You should get the ultrasound repeated in 3-4 months and have your gynecologist guide you further. You may need surgical removal if it is causing you much pain or increased s ...Read more

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U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

Cystic fluid: If the ovarian cyst resolved by rupturing with fluid accumulation on the lining of the internal body cavity (peritoneum), then that's why you are still symptomatic. Eventually this will resolve if that is the case. ...Read more

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2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

Bilateral cysts: A one cm ovarian cyst is quite small and in the process of ovulation production both ovaries are stimulated and cysts sometimes forms. You are correct that ovaries generally alternate ovulation, but unless you have PCOS most cysts are benign and unilateral. ...Read more

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Pelvic u/s showed a 2 CM ovarian cyst. Pain got worse, u/s repeated 2 days later. Cyst was now 4 CM. Will it keep growing that quickly? It hurts a lot

Pelvic u/s showed a 2 CM ovarian cyst. Pain got worse, u/s repeated 2 days later. Cyst was now 4 CM. Will it keep growing that quickly? It hurts a lot

Can not predict: WE can not predict how an individual cyst will behave over time. The most likely scenario is that a small ovarian cyst like this will resolve on its own over time. Follow up monitoring by your obgyn should be done ...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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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