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Doctor insights on: Gartners Duct Cyst

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Is a gartners duct cyst a reason to worry and should it be removed?

Don't worry: A gartner's duct cyst is a vaginal wall cyst that is generally harmless (benign). The are usually easily treated by opening and draining, but if it is not causing you any discomfort, it would be worth watching and waiting. If it causes you discomfort it can be treated by your ob-gyn. In either case does not represent anything dangerous or bad, just unpleasant. ...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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Hi, i was diagnosed with a gartners duct cyst, and I have to have surgery, and i was wondering do you have any pain after the surgery?

Hi, i was diagnosed with a gartners duct cyst, and I have to have surgery, and i was wondering do you have any pain after the surgery?

Vaginal cysts: It's unusual to require surgery for a gartners duct cyst. They are fairly common ; don't normally cause any trouble. In rare cases, they may enlarge ; need to be drained. Most gynecologists have felt hundreds of these cysts during their careers. I would be cautious about unnecessary removal because although the vaginal usually heals very well, it's possible to get painful scar tissue. ...Read more

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Will gartner's duct cyst surgery/removal affect childbirth later in life?

Will gartner's duct cyst surgery/removal affect childbirth later in life?

Possibly, not likely: Any genital surgery can affect the birth canal, however if your gartner's duct cyst was properly removed you should be ok. Please consult with your obstetrician/gynecologist because a pelvic examination is required to answer your question. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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My Gartner's duct cyst doesn't bother me. But my urogynaecologist recommends marsupialisation, saying that the cyst could rupture. How likely is that?

My Gartner's duct cyst doesn't bother me. But my urogynaecologist recommends marsupialisation, saying that the cyst could rupture. How likely is that?

You have to : Trust your urogynecologist because only your doc has actually seen and examined you and followed the course of the cyst. None of the docs here have that information ...Read more

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Gartner's duct cyst removal: are any incisions made in the abdomen or do they go in through the vagina? How long for healing? Affect childbirth later?

Gartner's duct cyst removal: are any incisions made in the abdomen or do they go in through the vagina? How long for healing? Affect childbirth later?

Vagina: This is a very simple surgery with only a vaginal incidion. The healing time is very rapid and should require no time off of work. It will have no effect on future pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does an urachal duct cyst means and how is it cured?

What does an urachal duct cyst means and how is it cured?

Remnant of the past: Long before we are born, we have a connection between our bladder and umbilical cord. It's a tube called the urachal duct. It shrivels away and becomes a tiny empty remnant of a duct as a baby develops and matures. In a few people, part of the duct remains and can have some fluid inside it... Which is called a cyst. The cyst may enlarge over time (sometimes get infected). Surgery removes the cyst. ...Read more

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Is a garters duct cyst a reason to worry & should it be removed?

Gartner's Duct Cyst: A gartner's dut cyst is a cyst (small collection of fluid) that is found in the side-wall of the vagina. There can be one or more than one, of various sizes. These cysts are benign and typically are asymptomatic. If for any reason it bothers you, is increasing in size, preventing you from inserting a tampon or having sex comfortably, it can easily be removed; just discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Can tear duct cyst cause headaches?

Can tear duct cyst cause headaches?

Tear Duct Cysts: A blocked tear duct from a sty or chalazion can be helped by applying warm compress 4 times a day. If the tear duct is blocked by something else, you will have to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to, get it evaluated. Any such blockage can result in headaches. ...Read more

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Why does a thyroglossal duct cyst shrink?

Why does a thyroglossal duct cyst shrink?

Thyroglossal cyst: The cystic cavity may drain its contents to the skin at any time. This in effect may cause it to "shrink" although the cyst itself is still present and the abnormal tissue cavity will likely refill itself. Most of these aren't found until adult life, and most present as infections. This cyst can extend from the tongue down into the neck and must be carefully evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read more

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How can you remove a thyroglossal duct cyst?

How can you remove a thyroglossal duct cyst?

Sistrunk procedure.: Most patients are asleep for this surgery. An incision is made over the cyst. The cyst is removed plus its thin tract, which extends upward near the middle of a small bone called the hyoid, up into the deep muscles of the tongue. The central hyoid and a cuff of deep tongue muscle are removed to ensure the entire tract had been included. This method greatly lowers risk that cyst can reoccur. ...Read more

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What can I do about thyroglossal duct cyst?

What can I do about  thyroglossal duct cyst?

Have it removed: A thyroglossal duct cyst can be surgically removed. See your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause thyroglossal duct cyst recurrences?

What can cause thyroglossal duct cyst recurrences?

Cyst: Probably lack of complete removal at the first place. ...Read more

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What is involved with a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

What is involved with a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

Surgery: Usually an outpatient procedure that involves a midline incision. The cyst, it's tract, and the middle part of the hyoid bone are removed. (search the sistrunk procedure). Most patients do quite well with the procedure. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight from a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

Can you gain weight from a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

No: The removal of the cyst does not effect your thyroid levels possibly your recovery kept you from being as active, thus leading to some weight gain. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has a thyroglossal duct cyst.?

What do you suggest if my child has a thyroglossal duct cyst.?

Depends on situation: Over time these will usually become infected from germs descending from somewhere near the base of the tongue to the cyst.Elective removal by an ENT surgeon is often done beforehand, or may be needed more urgently if the cyst does become infected. ...Read more

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What is a thyroglossal duct cyst removal / sistrunk procedure?

What is a thyroglossal duct cyst removal / sistrunk procedure?

Cyst and part hyoid: The sistrunk procedure to remove a thyroglossal duct cyst means an incision on the neck, remove the cyst and the tract leading from the cyst to the base of tongue where it started in the embryo. This operation always removes the central portion of the hyoid bone in order to get the entire tract. ...Read more

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Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more