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How to know it is cyst or breast cancer?

How to know it is cyst or breast cancer?

See your physician: Who will take a history, do a physical exam and possibly order tests such as mammogram or ultrasound. ...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 to determine when your ovarian cyst is going to ovarian cancer?

How to determine when your ovarian cyst is going to ovarian cancer?

Ovarian Cyst/cancer: Ovarian cysts can develop into ovarian cancer over a very long time but not all ovarian cysts will become cancers. Simple cysts are rarely cancers regardless of the size. However, it there are abnormal areas within the cyst or it stays around for a long period of time, it needs to be evaluated. Serial ultrasounds are a good may to monitor the size and appearance and other markers are helpful too. ...Read more

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How easy or difficult is it to diagnose Endometriosis?

How easy or difficult is it to diagnose Endometriosis?

Easy: to diagnose with surgery (laparoscopy) if the surgeon is trained to recognize endometriosis. It is sometimes very tricky to suspect based on symptoms, history, and other tests alone and the diagnosis can ONLY be made with surgery. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How to treat cysts on appendix?

How to treat cysts on appendix?

Cysts dont need rx: You do not treat cysts on the appendix.You only treat acute infection in appendix with appendectomy otherwise you leave appendix alone unless it causes symptoms. ...Read more

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How to treat an ovarian cyst behind uterus?

How to treat an ovarian cyst behind uterus?

Ovarian cyst: Location of the cyst its not that important while treating a cyst ( not thinking from a surgical standpoint, where it can actually have some effect but for the surgeon). A cyst can be treated medically, expectant management or surgically. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to remove ovarian cysts vaginally?

Is it possible for you to remove ovarian cysts vaginally?

No: Ovarian cyst that need to be removed for biopsy purposes are usually removed by laparoscope. In some cases an open abdominal incision is employed to deliver the cyst. The apex of the vagina is the cervix , anteriorly is bladder and posteriorly is rectum. ...Read more

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Is it hard to conceive with cyst on your ovaries?

Is it hard to conceive with cyst on your ovaries?

Usually not: Small cysts are a normal part of the monthly cycle of the ovaries. Larger cysts may be abnormal, especially if they have solid components. In mosts cases, cysts do not impact fertility. A particular kind of cyst called an endometrioma will likely have a negative impact on fertility. ...Read more

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Is jogging dangeours is you have nabothian and ovarian cysts? Can it cause them to rupture?

Is jogging dangeours is you have nabothian and ovarian cysts? Can it cause them to rupture?

It is possible: It is possible to rupture a ovarian cyst when you jogging. However, it is very unlikely to rupture a nabothian cyst due to the anatomic cyst posistion. But remember, anything is possible! ...Read more

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What is ovarian cyst and how it is related to child bearing/not bearing....

What is ovarian cyst and how it is related to child bearing/not bearing....

Common : It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How to treat ovarian cysts?

How to treat ovarian cysts?

Depends on size and : Kind and your fertilty desires in some cases, if it is a simple benign fluid filled cyst and not too large or ruptured you can get on bc pills or depo- shots or other hormonal birth control to hopefully shrink it, if it is not a simple cyst you may need surgery often times it can be done thru a scope or robot so you n eed to discuss everything with the gyn who diagnosed you! ...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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How do you know when your ovarian cyst is becoming to ovarian cancer?

How do you know when your ovarian cyst is becoming to ovarian cancer?

Talk to your doc: Most cysts are completely benign and do not turn to cancer. In fact, cysts form normally during a woman's cycle. There are certain characteristics of ovarian cysts that can be seen on ultrasound or other studies that suggest they are benign and are not cancerous. Talk to your doctor to learn more about the specifics of your condition. ...Read more

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How common is it to have premature ovarian failure?

How common is it to have premature ovarian failure?

1%: 1 out of 100 women have premature ovarian failure, or shutting down of the ovaries before age 40. Many other women have a very early menopause in their early 40's, which really is not normal, even though that is technically not premature ovarian failure. Some women (5%) can later recover some function of their ovaries. ...Read more

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What can doctors do for an ovarian cyst? It is 2 centimeters

What can doctors do for an ovarian cyst? It is 2 centimeters

Ovarian cyst: The best person to ask is the physician (p) who ordered the ultrasound that found the cyst. The p knows the patient the best and can give a meaningful answer to your question. ...Read more

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How to know that a breast abscess is recurring?

How to know that a breast abscess is recurring?

It depends: you are 20 years old the only reason for you to have a breast abscess if you are lactating now i assume you had abscess before you are concern about recurrences if you start having any pain or redness in your breast or part of it feel feverish or if you are having fever or chills you might be having a recurrent abscess if that is the case you need to go to the ER or to your docotr ...Read more

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Why is it sometimes difficult to diagnose appendicitis?

CAT SCANS help.: In the modern era, ct's of the abdomen have been very helpful for diagnosing appendicitis for the non-classic presentations. In the past, it was not uncommon to operate for appendicitis only to find a normal appendix 10-15% of the time. Thanks to ct scans, this 'negative appendectomy' rate has decreased. Of course, there are radiation risks associated with ct scans' so we have to be selective. ...Read more

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Can cyst on both ovaries make it hard for me to conceive?

Can cyst on both ovaries make it hard for me to conceive?

Depends what kind: All women with working ovaries have natural cysts in their reproductive lifetime. Cyst is a general term meaning a fluid-filled sac anywhere in a body. A challenge can be sorting out which ovarian cysts are normal and which not. Some can be a fertility issue but the majority aren't. Your doctor can help you sort this out better. ...Read more

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Pancreas cancer is so hard to treat, so can we remove it altogether?

Pancreas cancer is so hard to treat, so can we remove it altogether?

Depends on stage: Not all patients with pancreatic cancer are candidates for surgical removal, also called resection. The best candidates for resection are patients whose cancer has not spread beyond the pancreas, who have no involvement of the major abdominal blood vessels, and are otherwise healthy enough to tolerate a major abdominal operation. Sometimes chemoradiation therapy is used prior to the operation. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress. If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them. ...Read more

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How to treat ovarian cysts?

Depends on size and : Kind and your fertilty desires in some cases, if it is a simple benign fluid filled cyst and not too large or ruptured you can get on bc pills or depo- shots or other hormonal birth control to hopefully shrink it, if it is not a simple cyst you may need surgery often times it can be done thru a scope or robot so you n eed to discuss everything with the gyn who diagnosed you! ...Read more

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When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts

When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts

It kind of: Depends on your symptoms. Are you in pain? Are the cysts large? Do you have endometriosis or pain? The medicine is not a cake walk in that it is expensive and will places into menopause with all the drawbacks. It may not resolve the cysts either. I am suprised they enlarge on the ocp. How long have u been on them? ...Read more

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How can you treat ovarian cysts?

How can you treat ovarian cysts?

Birth Control Pills: If you have recurring cysts, suppression of ovulation is the best treatment. This is best achieved with birth control pills but only your doctor can determine which treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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Best way to treat an ovarian cyst?

Best way to treat an ovarian cyst?

Depends: What it is, why its there, and how long its been there. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst be treated n how ?

Can ovarian cyst  be treated n how ?

Patience vs. Surgery: Most ovarian cysts in young women are "functional cysts", which evolve from a follicle that you ovulate from, then grow and finally resolve spontaneously over several weeks. Birth control pills do not speed up the resolution, but do decrease recurrences. If the cyst persists then surgery, often laparoscopic, is necessary to remove the cyst and have it tested for cancer. ...Read more

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If no pain is felt, how do ovarian cysts get treated?

If no pain is felt, how do ovarian cysts get treated?

Progestin: We either "watch and wait" on simple cysts or sometimes use progestin therapy for 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress. If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them. ...Read more

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What is an endomeitreoma ovarian cyst and how are they typically treated?

What is an endomeitreoma  ovarian cyst and how are they typically treated?

Endometriosis cyst: An endometrioma is an endometriosis cyst and is usually filled with old blood. They are also called chocolate cysts. They can be removed surgically but it is not always necessary to have surgery. ...Read more

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How big is a 3.2 x 4.8 x 5.0 ovarian cyst? What can I do to treat it?. Im afraid it could grow bigger or even cause any serious problems.

How big is a 3.2 x 4.8 x 5.0 ovarian cyst? What can I do to treat it?.  Im afraid it could grow bigger or even cause any serious problems.

Above average size.: Those measurements are in centimeters, so about and 1.5x2x2 inches. Most cysts are a bit smaller. However, it's not uncommon for women your age to have ovarian cysts. Most rupture on there own, and may cause pain when they do. Your ob/gyn will guide you regarding management. If a cyst is painful, or continues to grow it may need intervention, but usually not. ...Read more

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How is an ovarian cyst treated in a teenager?

How is an ovarian cyst treated in a teenager?

Depends on many fact: Factors like the size, is it a simple cyst or not , is there any pain or not , if it is a simple fluid filled benign looking cyst that is not too large or causing too much pain then often times birth control pills can shrink the cyst and prevent future cysts from forming, if it is not simple then the diagnosis and txment options are totatlly differnet so the gyn can discuss all of this with you. ...Read more

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What doctor treats ovarian cysts?

What doctor treats ovarian cysts?

Gynecologist: A gynecologist, internist, family practice doctor, or possibly an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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13mm ovarian cyst. Can it be treated with medications or surgery?

13mm ovarian cyst. Can it be treated with medications or surgery?

Physiologic event.: Of the cohort of maturing follicles at the beginning of the menstrual cycle, one matures and reaches a size of 18 to 20 mm at midcycle. The 13 mm cyst qualifies for the above description, which means you don't need medications or surgery. The ultrasound just picked up a physiologic event in a young woman. ...Read more

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I have a 5cm ovarian cyst with a trace of free fluid, how can I treat it?

I have a 5cm ovarian cyst with a trace of free fluid, how can I treat it?

Cyst: The cyst may resolve by itself with no particular intervention. I would recommend a follow up ultrasound in 1 - 2 months. Sometimes they will resolve on birth control pills. If the cyst persists, it may need to be removed laparoscopically - an operation with small incisions. ...Read more

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Im 29 years old can I have a baby with ovarian cysts and if so what age is it that its hard to have a baby?

Yes you can!: Ovarian cysts form every month as a part of the normal ovarian cycle. They reflect the maturation and release of your eggs and are required for conception. Conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome can negatively effect your fertility. The older you get, the harder it is to conceive. Optimal fertility is around 18-25 years. After 35, risk of abnormalities warrants amnio or chorionicvillussamplg. ...Read more

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How can I treat my ovarian cyst naturally? Doctors suggested me to do a larascopy, but i'm looking for some alternatives.

Watch wait: Watch and wait is the most natural way. Assuming, of course, your cyst is simple and non complex. If it is simple and you aren't having pain or other issues and it isn't too big and...... Then you can watch it. Talk to your doc and or get a second opinion. Send new question with more details os out your cyst. ...Read more

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I have a burst ovarian cyst, how to treat?

I have a burst ovarian cyst, how to treat?

Rest and Ibuprofen: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, the cyst fluid irritates your insides causing pain. Usually this pain lasts only a few days and then goes away on its own. It is usually treated with something like Ibuprofen to help with the pain as your body reabsorbs the fluid. If you have pain that lasts for months, its unlikely to be from a ruptured ovarian cyst. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

DEPENDS: On what kind, simple complex, solid, abnormal ovarian cancer blood work or not, the size, any free fluid anything else going on with the pelvic organs, your desire for fertilty or your fear of ovarian or uterine cancer or family history, all of these factor determine what your options are so make an appt to discuss all of this with your gyn that is your gyn's responsiblity to you like I do my pts. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old with a large ovarian cyst and other issues. Can i get this treated?

I am 19 years old with a large ovarian cyst and other issues. Can i get this treated?

OVARIAN CYST: Definitely ! just see a gyne for treatment. You will be advised accordingly. Good luck ! ...Read more

Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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