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How long can an ovarian cysts (corpus luteum) last in months, days, ect.? When should there be concern? What can I do to ease the pain?

How long can an ovarian cysts (corpus luteum) last in months, days, ect.? When should there be concern? What can I do to ease the pain?

2 weeks: The corpus luteum is the cyst that occurs after a woman ovulates it typically stays present for 10- 16 days. The cyst comes every moth but should not last longer than 16 days. Sometimes the cyst can have internal bleeding and can cause pain. I suggest you contact your doctor to disuse this and it treatment ...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 long should the irritation from an ovarian cyst last. I have one burst about 6 weeks ago and still having sever pain around my ovary.

How long should the irritation from an ovarian cyst last. I have one burst about 6 weeks ago and still having sever pain around my ovary.

6-8 weeks: Normally, a ruptured cyst resolves in 6-8 wks. It depends on the size of the cyst and how much fluid spilled. Your body has to reabsorb the fluid. Sometimes, scar tissues forms as a result and causes chronic pain. Wait 2 more weeks, if not better, go see your gynecologist. You probably need a repeat ultrasound to be sure it's gone. If the pain is severe, go now. ...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?

Hormones?: Have you had a complete hormone work up including fsh , lh and pituitary hormones? Have you been tried on birth control pills to see if that will help? Are you in any pain? Let me know how you are doing! ...Read more

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How long will pain last after having an ovarian cyst rupture?

How long will pain last after having an ovarian cyst rupture?

Variable: People have different responses to pain and cysts can have blood or simple fluid. Let's assume you never have pain and it was a "simple"fluid filled cyst; generally a week or two. Many go unnoticed and consider the pill. They can help avoid future such issues; good luck, i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst rupture 3 weeks ago how long will the pain & discharge last untill back to normal !? & the fluid when will it go away ?

So sorry : I'm so sorry you had to go through that. Those can be very very painful. If you're 3w post rupture, the pain should be getting better by now. You may want to give it another 7 to 10 days, and if the pain is still severe consider seeing your doctor for a repeat ultrasound to make sure everything looks normal. I don't know if the discharge is related to the rapture at all. They could be separate issues. ...Read more

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How long will menopause last?? I'm 31 y/o & had a total hysterectomy 4 weeks ago. I had it due to ovarian cysts & the family history risk of cancer

How long will menopause last?? I'm 31 y/o & had a total hysterectomy 4 weeks ago. I had it due to ovarian cysts & the family history risk of cancer

The rest of .....: your life! Thirrty-one is very young to have your ovaries removed and you will need hormone replacement therapy, likely, for your entire life in order to prevent bone thinning and, probably, heart disease. The symptoms of ovarian deficiency would be most severe right now, but you are 20 years away from natural menopause. Even if symptoms improve you will still be in menopause. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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If i did have an ovarian cyst rupture, how long does the pain last? I am completing 2 days. Appendicitis and kidney stones were ruled out.

If i did have an ovarian cyst rupture, how long does the pain last? I am completing 2 days. Appendicitis and kidney stones were ruled out.

3-5days: 3-5 days is typical. But the pain should always be gradually getting better. If it gets worse at any time, you should seek care again. Also it is 100% important that pregnancy is not a possible cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst last month, and then i started my cycle on the 17th. I had no cycle, septemnber. I did have a brown discharge on random days.?

I had an ovarian cyst last month, and then i started my cycle on the 17th. I had no cycle, septemnber. I did have a brown discharge on random days.?

Yes its common: It is common to have irregular cycles if you have ovarian cysts. Some women will not ovulate thus not have a cycle for months if they have a large ovarian cyst. I recommend you see your ob/gyn if this persists for more than three months. As long as the brown discharge isn't foul smelling this is unlikely an infection and is related to not having your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


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