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How exactly are these cysts handled?

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 more

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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 exactly are ovarian cysts handled?

How exactly are ovarian cysts handled?

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 more

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How do i find exactly what type of cyst i have?

How do i find exactly what type of cyst i have?

Answer: If the cyst is on your skin, then many doctors can simply use a needle in the office to remove some or all of the fluid and have it analyzed in a lab. If the cyst is inside your body, ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI can help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly are liver cysts?

What exactly are liver cysts?

Benign findings: Liver cysts are just small empty pockets in the liver. They are common and not usually indicative of any disease or problem. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pilar cyst?

What exactly is a pilar cyst?

Benign: It is a benign lesion associated with hair follicles. Some people inherit a predisposition to multiple cysts. These are very rarely malignant but may be removed for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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What exactly is a Bartholin's cysts?

What exactly is a Bartholin's cysts?

Vulvar cyst: A bartholin’s cyst is a fluid filled sac formed when a bartholin’s gland duct becomes obstructed. The ducts empty glands to the vulva. They may look like a pea or can become significantly enlarged. ...Read more

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What is a cyst exactly and what to do if I have one on my kidney?

What is a cyst exactly and what to do if I have one on my kidney?

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

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What exactly does it mean to have a heterogenous area on your cyst?

What exactly does it mean to have a heterogenous area on your cyst?

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

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What exactly does it mean for a cyst to be found on ovary, how is it treated?

What exactly does it mean for a cyst to be found on ovary, how is it treated?

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

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What exactly is a renal cyst?

What exactly is a renal cyst?

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