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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