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Doctor insights on: Herbs To Shrink Ovarian Cysts

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Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

No: Fertilaid has not been show scientifically to cure - or even help - with any female reproductive condition, in spite of the banners on their websites. ...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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Are there medications that shrink ovarian cysts?

Are there medications that shrink ovarian cysts?

Likely no.: I am not aware of medications that can shrink ovarian cysts. Many cysts, however, may resolve on their own. Birth control pills may reduce the chance of developing new cysts in the future. ...Read more

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What medication can shrink or diminish ovarian cysts (pcos)?

What medication can shrink or diminish ovarian cysts (pcos)?

PCOS: No medicine shrinks the cysts of pcos, but metformin can be used to fix the Insulin resistance. Spironolactone is used block the androgen effects while birth control pills are used to help bind more androgen indirectly. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Most cysts benign: The majority of ovarian cysts, often related to the follicle, where the egg is stored, are benign. Ovarian cysts are very rarely malignant. However, any discovered ovarian cyst should be closely evaluated. ...Read more

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How contraceptives helps to fight ovarian cysts?

How contraceptives helps to fight ovarian cysts?

FSH suppression: FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) produced in the pituitary signals ovarian follicles to grow, sometimes to the size of a cyst. Estrogen in birth control pills suppresses FSH production. Less FSH, less growth of cysts. ...Read more

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Does the BCP Aviane cause fibroids and ovarian cysts? Are there non surgical ways to remove fibroids?

Does  the BCP Aviane cause fibroids and ovarian cysts? Are there non surgical ways to remove fibroids?

No and yes: Birth control pills don't cause fibroids. Treatment options include Lupron (leuprolide) (medication which causes temporary menopause to shrink fibroids); hysteroscopy (D&C like procedure to remove small fibroids from uterine cavity); uterine artery embolization (procedure done in x-ray dept. to cut off blood flow to fibroids); myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids); or hysterectomy (removal of uterus). ...Read more

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Can a heating pad help shrink a 7.5 cm ovarian cyst? Any other remedies to naturally shrink an ovarian cyst? Also, can it shrink much within one week?

Can a heating pad help shrink a 7.5 cm ovarian cyst? Any other remedies to naturally shrink an ovarian cyst? Also, can it shrink much within one week?

No: A heating pad can help with the discomfort from an ovarian cyst but will not help shrink it. They can shrink some or rupture and go away completely in 1 week, can remain unchanged or can even grow in that time. That is the reason that follow-up is recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do functional ovarian cysts prevent ovulation?

Do functional ovarian cysts prevent ovulation?

Yes by definition: By the term "functional" ovarian cyst, you are stating the cyst is producing hormones and is part of a normal menstrual cycle. As a result, ovulation should or has occurred. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cancer and ovarian cyst differ?

Malignant/Benign: Ovarian cancer is a serious malignant tumor and can be fatal on the other hand the ovarian cysts are benign tumors which may or may not need ant treatment. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding suppress endometrial growths and ovarian cysts?

Can pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding suppress endometrial growths and ovarian cysts?

No: Breast feeding doesn't suppress ovulation more than a month or two in most women, so it won't suppress cysts (most of which are follicles or eggs) and it certainly won't prevent ovarian tumors entirely. Obviously too if it prevent endometrial thickening most breast feeders who conceived would miscarry as well. Pregnancy does have some positive effect on non genentic ovarian cancer prevention. ...Read more

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Confused and getting conflicting answers. Can ovary enlarge due to ovarian cancer without a mass?

Confused and getting conflicting answers. Can ovary enlarge due to ovarian cancer without a mass?

Not likely: There are no easy ways to make a diagnosis of early ovarian cancer. Majority of ovarian cancers are complex cystic. Homogenous bilateral ovarian enlargement without other findings is probably not due to cancer. ...Read more

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How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Breast tenderness: Ovarian cysts do not directly cause breast tenderness. Hormone/cycle changes can cause both breast tenderness and ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What are some natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Estrogen dependent: Fibroids and often ovarian cysts are estrogen dependent. Anything that lowers estrogen affects them but also will affect your overall health. Fibroids are benign tumors that can often be treated with minimally invasive therapy called ufe (uterine fibroid embolization). An interventional radiologist would perform this procedure. Check out www.Ask4ufe.Com for information. ...Read more

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Multiple cysts from d1-d12, tarlov cysts, renal cysts one hemorragic, ovarian cysts...What can cause this?

All different : Tarlov, renal and ovarian cysts are all different. None have any relationship with other. Each would require a visit to a different specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic breast disease- can the cysts burst?

Fibrocystic breast disease- can the  cysts burst?

No: Breast cysts may be firm or painful. Many will resolve after the menstrual cycle. Needs an exam and ultrasound to be sure it is a cyst. Can have office needle aspiration to remove the fluid if the cyst persists or gets larger. ...Read more

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How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

Clinicopath. correla: One of the most important clinical features is the age of the patient. Approximately one of eight ovarian tumors in patients less than 45 year of age is malignant; by contrast, in older women, the proportion is about one of three. The single most common ovarian tumor, the mature cystic teratoma, dermoid cyst-benign tumor, is encountered at all ages. Clinicopathologic correlation is important. ...Read more

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Are there medications that shrink ovarian cysts?

Likely no.: I am not aware of medications that can shrink ovarian cysts. Many cysts, however, may resolve on their own. Birth control pills may reduce the chance of developing new cysts in the future. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst shrink and then grow back again?

Can ovarian cyst shrink and then grow back again?

Yes: Yes. You will have a cyst every month during your reproductive years. It is normal. ...Read more

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I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months. Is it normal for it to shrink and enlarge every few days? I have a dr appt in a few weeks.

I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months. Is it normal for it to shrink and enlarge every few days? I have a dr appt in a few weeks.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can change in size during a woman's cycle. How do you know it changes size "every few days"? Its unlikely you could tell that short of an ultrasound. Or, are you having pain intermittently and interpreting that as a size change? ...Read more

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Hi..I have an ovarian cyst, it has shrunk in size but am getting pain..I was wondering if its rupturing..if so what are the signs? Thanks

Hi..I have an ovarian cyst, it has shrunk in size but am getting pain..I was wondering if its rupturing..if so what are the signs? Thanks

Ovarian cyst: Yes it's still possible to have pain from a cyst that's shrinking and leaking fluid. The fluid from the cyst can irritate the lining tissue in the pelvis causing such pain. Using a heating pad, taking ibuprofen and resting usually helps. Pain doesn't usually last more than a few days. But be sure your not pregnant. ...Read more

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What medication can shrink or diminish ovarian cysts (pcos)?

PCOS: No medicine shrinks the cysts of pcos, but metformin can be used to fix the Insulin resistance. Spironolactone is used block the androgen effects while birth control pills are used to help bind more androgen indirectly. ...Read more

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What are some herbs or supplements i can take for an ovarian cyst?

What are some herbs or supplements i can take for an ovarian cyst?

Forget it: If you do this, you won't affect the cyst and you'll be throwing you money away. If the cyst is not troublesome and your physician isn't concerned, leave it alone. If it needs to come out, have it out. Please forgive my frankness and accept my best wishes for your recovery. ...Read more

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How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

Depends: Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop. . Most cysts are harmless, some may cause problems such as rupture, bleeding, or pain. Moreover, surgery may be required in certain situations to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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What are other ways other than taking bcp that will shrink a ovarian cyst or make go away. How long does a cyst usually take to disappear? TTC

What are other ways other than taking bcp that will shrink a ovarian cyst or make go away. How long does a cyst usually take to disappear? TTC

Spontaneous resolve: Most ovarian cysts at your age (21 years old) are functional ovarian cysts and will resolve spontaneously. BCP will not make a cyst go away that is already present, but will prevent most functional ovarian cysts from occurring. These cysts usually resolve over 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a heating pad help shrink a 7.5 cm ovarian cyst? Any other remedies to naturally shrink an ovarian cyst? Also, can it shrink much within one week?

No: A heating pad can help with the discomfort from an ovarian cyst but will not help shrink it. They can shrink some or rupture and go away completely in 1 week, can remain unchanged or can even grow in that time. That is the reason that follow-up is recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are my chances my ovarian cyst grow bigger over time during my pregnancy? I'm 5 months now. Can it shrink or disappear?

What are my chances my ovarian cyst grow bigger over time during my pregnancy? I'm 5 months now. Can it shrink or disappear?

Most stay unchanged: How large is your ovarian cyst? Most resolve after 13th week , but if you still have it at 20 weeks it should be checked regularly for growth. Most ovarian cysts do not change size in pregnancy and do not require any treatment. If you develop symptoms of pain due to the cyst or if the cyst significantly grows then you might need surgery to remove it. Most surgery is done prior to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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What shrinks demoid ovarian cyst How can one induce ovulation while having ovarian cyst, so as to aid conception?

What shrinks demoid ovarian cyst
How can one induce ovulation while having ovarian cyst, so as to aid conception?

Surgically Removed: There is nothing that can shrink an ovarian dermoid. They contain things like bone, teeth and hair and have to be surgically removed. Usually, they are only on one side and the other ovary is normal, allowing you to still get pregnant. There are medications that induce ovulation. The decision about this is best left to a doctor who knows your situation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45? I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?

Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45?  I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?

No: If you have no other health problems, birth control pills are relatively safe, safer than being pregnant. The risks of serious side effects (blood clots in the legs or lungs) is less than 1/1000. ...Read more

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I have a 7cm ovarian cyst (tumor markers negative) and I feel no pain. I took contraceptives for a month and it shrunk by 0.8cm. Can I fly?

Yes: An ovarian cyst is not a contraindication to commercial flight. However, do follow your doctor's advice about follow-up care. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Does depo-provera shrink or get rid of ovarian cysts?

Does depo-provera shrink or get rid of ovarian cysts?

Not really : The depoprovera shot will not really shrink or get rid of cyst. Most ovarian cysts simply resolve on their own within 6-8 weeks. The shot may help prevent other cysts from forming though by essentially turning the ovaries off during the 3 months that it works. ...Read more

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I had a Large ovarian cyst around a year ago where I started birth control to try to shrink it. However I am now experiencing pain and brown discharge?

I had a Large ovarian cyst around a year ago where I started birth control to try to shrink it. However I am now experiencing pain and brown discharge?

Big or little pain?: if BIG pain, go to the ER and get it checked out. Birth control does not shrink the cyst sometimes and just prevents new ones from happening... if little pain, then maybe just a cyst popping. brown discharge from that cyst popping. No worries unless BIG pain or fever. ...Read more

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Can birth control help shrink ovarian cyst and ease menstrual pain?

Can birth control help shrink ovarian cyst and ease menstrual pain?

No and Yes: No, contraceptive pills do not help shrink existing ovarian cyst; they may prevent you from forming a "follicular cyst or a corpus luteum cyst" since they block your ovulation though. Yes, you can anticipate your "menstrual pain to be eased" by the hormones in the contraceptive pills ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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