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What does the pineal gland do and how big can a cyst on it get before surgury is needed?

What does the pineal gland do and how big can a cyst on it get before surgury is needed?

Pineal cyst: The pineal gland produces melatonin (which helps regulate sleep/wake cycles). Many pineal cysts are found incidentally. The ones that need treatment are usually the ones that cause symptoms (hydrocephalus). Some doctors would elect to follow asymptomatic cysts >10mm w/ serial imaging while others would just follow clinically. It really depends on the surgeon. ...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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How big does an ovarian cyst have to get before it becomes bothersome?

How big does an ovarian cyst have to get before it becomes bothersome?

Depends on the patie: Normal ovarian cysts get to 2cm for a good ovualtion. Patient usually doesnt have much pains with these. But you may have several cysts at once and that causes pain. Large cysts around 4 and above usually cause pains. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. Is this big enough to get removed?

Hello, I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. Is this big enough to get removed?

Mature teratoma: It does not require removal at this size, although dermoids will need to be removed at sometime in the future. It is a benign tumor that can grow quite large over years, and is much more easily removed when small to mid-size. They do not "go away on their own." Many Gyn surgeons would remove it for you at this size: discuss with doctor you trust what's best for you. Good wishes ...Read more

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I have a 5cm cyst on my right ovary will it go away i usually get them all the time but never this big and im in a lot of pain?

I have a 5cm cyst on my right ovary will it go away i usually get them all the time but never this big and im in a lot of pain?

Yes: Most simple ovarian cysts will go away on their own but it can take a month or two. If you are in severe pain, it needs to be evaluated to make sure you don't have an ovarian torsion. This is where the ovary twists off its own blood supply. To get rid of the pain, your doctor may remove it surgically. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have 2 ovarian cyst, the big one around 11cm. I'm married woman and i want get a baby..How should I do? Am i must do the operation or not?

I have 2 ovarian cyst, the big one around 11cm. I'm married woman and i want get a baby..How should I do? Am i must do the operation or not?

See an OB/GYN: These are issues based on individual patients and should be evaluated by face-to-face interactions with a concerned physician. Go see someone soon. ...Read more

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I have a liver cyst and it has gone from 17mm to 25mm over the past six years, how big can it get, and will it burst, and then what would happen?

I have a liver cyst and it has gone from 17mm to 25mm over the past six years, how big can it get, and will it burst, and then what would happen?

Liver Cyst: Liver cysts are very common. They are benign. One of the complications is hemorrhage, very rare. It can cause pain if got large. Only need treatment if symptomatic from it. ...Read more

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Should my 7 CM ovarian cyst be removed? I am in a lot of pain, especially when I move(even w/lortab) I get cysts every month, but never this big.

Should my 7 CM ovarian cyst be removed? I am in a lot of pain, especially when I move(even w/lortab) I get cysts every month, but never this big.

Call you doctor : You could have an ovarian torsion that could require emergency surgery. Sometimes it is just a cyst but if you are in that much pain you may need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Should my 7 CM ovarian cyst be removed? I am in a lot of pain, especially when I move(even w/lortab) I get cysts every month, but never this big.

Possibly: Ovarian cysts are common and usually resolve without treatment. Removal may be considered if it persists, enlarges, twists, is painful, has a worrisome appearance, or is very bothersome. Oftentimes the discomfort women feel may not be caused by a cyst so be sure that the cyst is the cause of your pain. Birth control pills can be helpful to prevent future cysts. ...Read more

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Should my 7 CM ovarian cyst be removed? I am in a lot of pain, especially when I move(even w/lortab) I get cysts every month, but never this big.

Possibly: Ovarian cysts are common and usually resolve without treatment. Removal may be considered if it persists, enlarges, twists, is painful, has a worrisome appearance, or is very bothersome. Oftentimes the discomfort women feel may not be caused by a cyst so be sure that the cyst is the cause of your pain. Birth control pills can be helpful to prevent future cysts. ...Read more

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Should my 7 CM ovarian cyst be removed? I am in a lot of pain, especially when I move(even w/lortab) I get cysts every month, but never this big.

Possibly: Ovarian cysts are common and usually resolve without treatment. Removal may be considered if it persists, enlarges, twists, is painful, has a worrisome appearance, or is very bothersome. Oftentimes the discomfort women feel may not be caused by a cyst so be sure that the cyst is the cause of your pain. Birth control pills can be helpful to prevent future cysts. ...Read more

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Should my 7 CM ovarian cyst be removed? I am in a lot of pain, especially when I move(even w/lortab) I get cysts every month, but never this big.

Possibly: Ovarian cysts are common and usually resolve without treatment. Removal may be considered if it persists, enlarges, twists, is painful, has a worrisome appearance, or is very bothersome. Oftentimes the discomfort women feel may not be caused by a cyst so be sure that the cyst is the cause of your pain. Birth control pills can be helpful to prevent future cysts. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a cyst on.my right breast for more than 15 years now! It becomes very big now! Will it affect my health if I don't get rid of it?

Hi! I have a cyst on.my right breast for more than 15 years now! It becomes very big now! Will it affect my health if I don't get rid of it?

NO-observe: cysts are fluid filled or hardened glands within the breast. Some come and go; however some do not . I recommend breast ultrasounds and routine mammography as well as a surgical consultation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an armpit cyst thats the size of an eyeball? Its big, blood is coming out, its hard and it really hurts!

Have : Have you had these before? Have you been diagnosed with hydraaneditis suprativa? I recommend that you get medical care forth with. I don't recommend that you try to do any surgery on it yourself. ...Read more

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Dermoid cyst in my ovary, I forget how big it is. Doctor wants me to get it removed but the surgeon said no. I still have it. Pregnancy apossibility?

Dermoid cyst in my ovary, I forget how big it is. Doctor wants  me to get it removed but the surgeon said no. I still have it. Pregnancy apossibility?

Abnormal ovarian cysts: A dermoid cyst has a very distinct pattern seen by ultrasound. It is very important to know how large this is and how long it's been in place. Also if it is causing pain. Sometimes dermoid can be confused with endometriomas. The cyst can also be another type of tumor which may need to be addressed surgically. ...Read more

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Why do I have to get cleared for my big toe dislocation bone cyst repair surgery. I never had to for my 2 cardiac ablations and general was used.

Why do I have to get cleared for my big toe dislocation bone cyst repair surgery. I never had to for my 2 cardiac ablations and general was used.

Cardiac clearance: In general individual who have a cardiac history will require a cardiac clearance by your internist or cardiologist. Surgeons in other specialities are being safe and want to know that the heart can handle the procedure. When you go for a cardiac procedure no clearance is required for the heart...But sometimes cardiologist ask other specialists to give clearance for lung disease etc. ...Read more

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Hello, i'm trying to get rid of or mitigate a big red bump on my forehead that seems to be cystic acne. Is there any treatment that could help?

Hello, i'm trying to get rid of or mitigate a big red bump on my forehead that seems to be cystic acne.  Is there any treatment that could help?

Grieving Time: Hello,
Once you get a big one, my recommendation is to first GRIEVE as this lump is likely not going away in the next 48 hours. This grieving process will decrease stress and prevent the downward spiral.
Then, attack it with full fury with hot compresses many times a day and dry it up a bit. You also have the option of a cortisone injection. Better prevention is key.

-Dr. Neal ...Read more

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Is a 3.0 cyst big?

Is a 3.0 cyst big?

To better provide: You with useful info, please tell us the location of the cyst on the body. Can re-ask question. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a cyst removed?

Usually not: Depends on location and size. Ability to have good local anesthesia makes pain a minimum problem. Like at the dentist, once the tooth is anesthetized, he may work on it without pain. Feelings of pulling or pressure may remain, but not actual pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean/ what causes a cyst to get bigger?

What does it mean/ what causes a cyst to get bigger?

Several things: Cysts are fluid containing lesions with a thin lining of cells. Cysts can occur almost anywehre in ovaries, breasts, bones, liver, spleen, thyroid gland, kidneys neck, etc. Usually cyst grows slowly over time with fluid usually secreted by cyst lining. Sometimes more rapid growth can occur with superimposed infection or hemorrhage from trauma. Most cysts are benign. ...Read more