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Doctor insights on: Functional Ovarian Cyst

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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

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 are functional ovarian cysts?

What are functional ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts are thin - walled, clear fluid - filled sacs that develope in the ovary as part of normal egg development. These are normal findings. ...Read more

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What medications help functional ovarian cysts?

What medications help  functional ovarian cysts?

Hormone pills: The most common treatment is birth control pills. The pills use hormones to override your body's self made hormones. This stops the development of the "functional" cysts. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage to avoid functional ovarian cysts?

What can I do to manage to avoid functional ovarian cysts?

Functional ovarian c: Functional ovarian cysts can be avoided by the use of birth control that prevents normal egg development. ...Read more

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How does functional ovarian cysts affect my body if they pop?

How does functional ovarian cysts affect my body if they pop?

Cyst rupture: 'functional cysts' is a term that nearly always refers to follicular cysts or copora lutea. Follicles naturally 'pop' when ovulation occurs. Small follicles can rupture for many reasons, which women usually describe as painful, but rarely damage occurs. Internal bleeding happens with rupture, and though its not common ruptured large cysts may require surgery if bleeding is heavy. ...Read more

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What can help prevent functional ovarian cysts?

What can help prevent functional ovarian cysts?

Healthy diet: A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it. Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:. ...Read more

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Will a 4cm functional ovarian cyst on my left go away on its own and why is all my pain on my right side abdomen and back?

Will a 4cm functional ovarian cyst on my left go away on its own and why is all my pain on my right side abdomen and back?

Yes: A 4cm. functional cyst should resolve on its own. The pain you are experiencing on the opposite side may be unrelated or could be what is called referred pain where a problem in one location causes pain some where else. ...Read more

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I've had a functional ovarian cyst on left ovary that fluctuates in size between 2.5 and 3.5 cm with symptoms for 18 months that won't go away.

I've had a functional ovarian cyst on left ovary that fluctuates in size between 2.5 and 3.5 cm with symptoms for 18 months that won't go away.

Tiny ovarian cyst: This ovarian cyst is only 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and I question that its' size is the source of your symptoms for 18 months. Have your GYN MD re-evaluate your symptoms and if necessary obtain a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of functional ovarian cyst in non-married female?

What is the treatment of functional ovarian cyst in non-married female?

Time/watching: Often no treatment is needed and cysts usually resolve on their own. If cysts do not resolve or if they become painful then your gynecologist may need to remove the cyst. This can often be done laparoscopically ...Read more

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Period is 31 days late, negative hpts. What could be wrong? I have a history of one functional ovarian cyst

Period is 31 days late, negative hpts. What could be wrong? I have a history of one functional ovarian cyst

Likely hormonal : Your period is 31 days late, meaning your last menstrual period was about 2 months ago. I see you have done a home pregnancy test which was negative. If you are not pregnant, the cause may be hormonal. Irregular periods are a very common problem and can be treated. I recommend seeing an ob/gyn doctor for evaluation, especially if you don't have a period in the next two months. ...Read more

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I think I have a functional ovarian cyst. Sometimes i feel it sometimes i don't. Can it cause a delay in period? I'm in bc

I think I have a functional ovarian cyst. Sometimes i feel it sometimes i don't. Can it cause a delay in period? I'm in bc

Ovarian cysts: Functional cysts are functional, meaning they grow and regress. Sometimes they're there, sometimes they're not but that just means you have a healthy ovary that grows eggs. You should still get periods. ...Read more

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Why am I spotting dark brown blood 2 weeks after 1 day period when I lost functional ovarian cyst?

Why am I spotting dark brown blood 2 weeks after 1 day period when I lost functional ovarian cyst?

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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Is taking birth control pills the only way to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming?

No: Quarterly Depoprovera (DMPA) shots, monthly Nuvaring, and Weekly OrthoEvra Patches also prevent ovulation and may reduce cyst formation. Nexplanon also inhibit ovulation, but there is no strong evidence regarding functional cyst formation/prevention. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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