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How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

Very rare: Most women at age 60 are now post menopausal and not ovulating any longer which is the primary cause of functional ovarian cysts. An ovarian "cyst" at this age is a concern as malignancies are more common. ...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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Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?

Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?

Ultrasound: Need an ultrasound to ascertain size and number of cysts. A diagnosis of ovarian cysts can also help in obesity treatment as well. ...Read more

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Im female, 18 yrs old and a virgin. I have an ovarian cyst and doctors can't determine what kind of cyst is it. Is laparoscopy safe? Im too young.

Im female, 18 yrs old and a virgin. I have an ovarian cyst and doctors can't determine what kind of cyst is it. Is laparoscopy safe? Im too young.

Yes safe: Laparoscopy is a very safe procedure , will go home on the same day after the procedure , relatively painless, no incision scar, done even in children if indicated , speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a cyst that ruptures and causes interrnal hemorrhage could possibly cause death. All are not likely scenarios. Most ovarian cysts resolve without any treatment. Oftentimes, they not even known by the woman to be present before they resolve. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of ovarian cysts?

What are common symptoms of ovarian cysts?

Often none: Many ovarian cysts are silent, producing no symptoms. Some patient experience pain in the pelvic, low abdominal areas or in the low back.Area of the spine/pelvis. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in an ovarian cyst?

What symptoms are common in an ovarian cyst?

Pain and pressure: Ovarian cysts most commonly present as sharp pain or pressure in the pelvis or abdomen. Sometimes patients report nausea with this pain as well. Sometimes a woman may only have pain with intercourse. The majority of women who have ovarian cysts, however, have no symptoms. An ultrasound will be performed and the woman won't have known she had a cyst. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

Many causes: Go to http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.Htm there you will find all the answers you seek (that are possible to answer). Most important is you see your gyn if you feel you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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When are women most likely to have ovarian cyst?

When are women most likely to have ovarian cyst?

Anytime: During reproductive age cysts are very common. Most women would have something considered a cyst at least once per year but would never know unless an x-ray test was performed due to pain. Often though the pain is completely separate from the cyst. The follicle (a cyst) that is the growing egg each month grows to 2-3 cm and ruptures each month. Cyst rupture is normal! cysts unusually cause pain. ...Read more

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When are women most likely to have ovarian cysts?

When are women most likely to have ovarian cysts?

When ovulating: When women are of childbearing age, the ovaries produce follicles with eggs in them. The egg is released and then can be fertilized. Sometimes the follicle does not release the egg and this can turn in to an ovarian cyst. This can occur in any woman of childbearing age. ...Read more

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I have had a 7 CM ovarian cyst for 3 years, is this common?

I have had a 7 CM ovarian cyst for 3 years,  is this common?

Cysts are: But a 7cm ovarain cyst is relatively large and m,ay cause some pain, etc. Have the cyst followed regularly by the OB/GYN Dr/surgeon and it may need to come out, especially if it causes you pain and or has the possibility to become "torsed" where it would then require emergency surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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