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Functional Versus Non Functional Ovarian Cysts
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
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
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
Today is CD11.Does taking rigevidon for 2 weeks help functional ovarian cyst to shrink for the next cycle? Cyst measures 42mm and is filled with fluid
Ovarian cysts: May come and go spontaneously without or with hormonal supplememntation. Cysts often resolve spontaneously. ...Read more
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
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.
Yes: As long as it is not painful for you, sexual activity is fine. ...Read more
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
When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts
It kind of: Depends on your symptoms. Are you in pain? Are the cysts large? Do you have endometriosis or pain? The medicine is not a cake walk in that it is expensive and will places into menopause with all the drawbacks. It may not resolve the cysts either. I am suprised they enlarge on the ocp. How long have u been on them? ...Read more
How to know if my ruptured bloody cyst was a functional ovarian cyst or endometriosis? Is there a way to distinguish between both of them?
Can an ovarian cyst be misinterpreted on the intravaginal ultrasound? I was told it's just a cyst... Not whether it's a functional, complex, etc.
Please call them: Back and ask them what the cyst looked like, u can usually get a good idea from the us and it also depends on the size of the cyst which they can tell u that also. ...Read more
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
Went to a gynecologist today and she told me I had 3, 4 mm ovarian cyst and to come back in 3 months. Should I be worried, is it functional cyst?
Most likely: There is a very high probability that is what it is. Wouldn't worry too much, this is a common situation. It most likely will be gone on follow up. Was it 4 cm, not 4mm? ...Read more
The past 5 years I've been dealing with reoccurring functional ovarian cysts. I've had multiple removed. Asside from birth control what can be done?
Do I get functional ovarian cysts while I'm on pill continuously? No period. Supposed not to have ovulation. Found a cyst and gone. Do I repeat this?
You shouldn't: Since you shouldn't ovulate on the pill, you shouldn't get functional cysts. ...Read more
27cm septated ovarian cyst in right ovary with possible endometrioma part to it and 4cm functional cyst in left ovary got some symptoms of ov/ca help?
More info needed: It would be helpful to know your age. A 27cm ovarian cyst has a low chance of being cancer in a young women in her 20s; however, in an women in her 60s it would be very worrisome for cancer. No matter what your age, you should have it surgically removed. You might consider seeing a Gyn Oncologist for this surgery as they are the most qualified to perform the surgery on ovarian cancers. ...Read more
Dr. Says I have small, bilateral ovarian cysts after trans-vaginal ultrasound. Says he thinks they are functional. Could be serious? 32 year old woman.
I am sure your: Doc told u that is not serious as many women have that, if the cysts would grow which is unlikely then it could be a problems but that rarely happens if u have small functional cysts, if your periods are irregular or other problems that can often be treated with bc pills unless you are trying for pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Pelvic ultrasound revealed 3.8 cm functional, septated ovarian cyst. Dr. said no follow up is needed. Should I be concerned?
How do you know my ovarian cyst is functional cyst with one Ultrasound? I worry since my period and bleeding get heavier. Was on pill but quit lately
Repeat sonogram: Repeat sono after next period. Functional cyst should disappear. It is not unusual for period to become heavier after you stop the Pill ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a 4 cm functional ovarian cyst 12 days ago. I am on cd14 and still spotting, was brown but now red. Is the cyst leaking/ruptured?
An Ovarian cyst: Forms during each menstrual cycle, it is a fluid-filled sac that contains a maturing egg. It usually disappears not long after it releases the egg. If an egg is not released or if the sac reseals after releasing the egg, the sac can swell up with fluid. Most functional ovarian cysts do not cause symptoms and resolve without treatment, but can occasionally rupture causing pain and/or bleeding. ...Read more
5cm ovarian cyst doc said functional cyst monitored for 6 wks & stayed the same. Will birth control help it go down or go away? I'm ttc
Probably not: Contraceptive pills are no longer considered useful or effective for treating a suspected "functional ovarian cyst" whether it is follicular cyst or a corpus luteum cyst. It is difficult to predict if or when a functional ovarian cyst "will go down or go away". It is also quite difficult even after 6 weeks to tell for sure if a 5 cm ovarian cyst is benign or malignant. Consult a Gyn oncologist. ...Read more
Can menses get delay even after the rapture of functional ovarian cyst, last thursday my cyst hav raptured n had bleeding 2 days and til now no menses?
Irregular periods: There are lots of reasons a persons period can be late. If there is a chance you could be pregnant then you should repeat a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then waiting a few weeks to see if it returns is reasonable. If it does not then it is time to visit your friendly obgyn doctor to discuss irregular periods. ...Read more
I have a 6cm simple functional ovarian cyst that is possibly causing bowel obstruction, heartburn, nausea, and moderate pain. Will surgery solve it?
A septed ovarian cyst, not a functional cyst And slightly enlaged uterus 10.5 CM, option of surgery or ultrasound In 6 wks, should I worry, cancer?
Depends: Septa come in thin and thick. If the septa are thin then that is good. The thicker they are the harder it is to tell if it is benign or not. The size of the uterus is not that bad. Talk to your doctor for more details before making a decision ...Read more
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.
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?
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