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How Exactly Are These Cysts Handled
Ovarian cysts: 3 answers in one: a simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can interpret the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Sometimes surgery is needed. Please see comments below by specialists in gyn for additional input. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on factors: A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and can be followed by gyn visits. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Sometimes surgery is needed. I will share this with subspecialists in gyn for additional input. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cyst: Cyst just referrers to a pocket of empty space in the kidney. Think of it as a hollow ball inside the kidney. It may or may not be concerning. It is normal to have what are called "simple cysts" up to a certain number, as you age. The imaging report should comment on whether the cyst is simple vs complex, and whether the kidney architecture is abnormal. ...Read more
See below: This depends on what cyst and in what organ. Usually, though, a heterogenous area in a cyst may mean a solid nodule component, an area of debris containing proteinaceous or hemorrhagic materials, or septations. This is a nonspecific description and more information would be helpful. ...Read more
See below: Ovarian cysts are common. Many women are not symptomatic from the cysts. Many cysts resolve on their own. Treatment options may include watchful waiting, birth control pills and or surgery, depending on the symptoms, severity of symptoms and appearnces of the cyst on ultrasound or if the cyst has been growing or persisting over a few menstrual cycles. ...Read more
Fluid filled cavity: Kidney cysts are formed by blockage of a minute kidney tubule called a nephron. We have about a million nephrons in each normal kidney. Simple kidney cysts are very common and present in about one third of people and are benign. Polycystic kidneys have cysts throughout the organ, are usually present on both sides and are an inherited congenital condition. Rare complex cysts can be cancerous. ...Read more
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