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Are there different types of ovarian cysts?

Are there different types of ovarian cysts?

Yes there are: The most common cysts are called "physiologic cysts" and are under the influence of your hormones. There are several different types and they can come, go and be painful. The biggest thing to find out from ultrasound and your doc is if it may be a cystic tumor. Tumor means "growth", and is usually benign but can be malignant. These will not go away spontaneously and might require surgery. ...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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Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

See a GYN: It's right around the size when i would recommend taking it out. If you have pain, definitely have it removed. Thick separations are also a sign that it may need to come out. I recommend you talk to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects ovarian cysts? What is required to diagnose?

Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects ovarian cysts? What is required to diagnose?

Of course they are: Ovaries make. Cysts every month. The cysts release eggs so you can get pregnant. Occasionally they cause pain but not often. ...Read more

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Hello, I want to know what is the principal cause of ovarian cysts and how can I treat it without administrating any kind of hormones Thanks. ?

Hello, I want to know what is the principal cause of ovarian cysts and how can I treat it without administrating any kind of hormones 
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Nature: It is normal for the ovary to have cysts. Every woman has a 2 cm cyst at the time of ovulation. On occasion there will be an abnormal ovarian cyst that will require surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Is having an ovarian cyst drained different to having an ovarian cyst removed? I had a cyst drained a week ago and have the same symptoms

Is having an ovarian cyst drained different to having an ovarian cyst removed? I had a cyst drained a week ago and have the same symptoms

Yes: When a patient has the cyst drained, it means that the fluid is removed but the lining of the cyst reains. There is a chance the cyst will fill with fluid again. When the entire cyat is removed, including the lining, there is little chance it will return. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell what kind of ovarian cyst you have from only reading an ultrasound? I feel like other tests should be ran.

Can doctors tell what kind of ovarian cyst you have from only reading an ultrasound? I feel like other tests should be ran.

Usually: Most of the time there are characteristics which strongly favor a benign cyst on us - close followup and time will verify this. ...Read more

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How are an endometrioma and a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst different?

How are an endometrioma and a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst different?

See below: Hemorrhagic cysts are functional cysts, ie result from ovulation cysts that become hemorrhagic, whereas endometriomas as new growths which are typically benign. ...Read more

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I've been taking risperdal for 10 months, but I have developed an ovarian cyst. Should i ask for a different drug?

Discuss: Rather than ask for a different drug as the first step, i would discuss with your prescribing doc your concern about taking Risperdal given that you have an ovarian cyst. Your benefit from Risperdal will need to be weighed against the potential impact on your cyst. ...Read more

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Can an antibiotic decrease the size of an ovarian cyst? If so, what type of cyst is likely to benefit from its use? Thanks.

Can an antibiotic decrease the size of an ovarian cyst? If so, what type of cyst is likely to benefit from its use? Thanks.

No: Ovarian cysts are not typically caused by infections but rather the normal development of an egg in the ovary. Antibiotics would have to effect on this. ...Read more

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Hello, i was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, which is causing me a lot of pain and making nauseous.Does this type of cyst have to be removed? And how?

Hello, i was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, which is causing me a lot of pain and making nauseous.Does this type of cyst have to be removed? And how?

Most often not: Functional ovarian cysts don't need treatment and often go away on their own in 6 - 12 weeks. If you have frequent cysts, birth control pills can be prescribed to reduce the risk of new cysts. Rarely, surgery may be needed to remove the cyst or ovary to make sure its not cancer. Complex ovarian cysts & cysts causing symptoms that don't go away plus very large cysts are often surgically removed. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

Corpus luteum: The most common would be the corpus luteum cyst, that which can develop in an ovary after egg delivery. However, any cyst which ruptures into the abdominal cavity can cause irritation of the pelvis and right lower quadrant, and is in the differential diagnosis of rlq pain in a female. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if my female doctor says that I have an ovarian cyst is it different or is it the same?

What can I do if my female doctor says that I have an ovarian cyst is it different or is it the same?

Cysts are normal: Normal ovarian cysts are cyclical and get to 2-3 cm every month. That is a normal function in women until menopause. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I have read this type of cyst can cause an infection what should I watch for?

Not usual: Hemorrhagic cysts are common, usually do not require treatment and do not cause infection. Pelvic infection is usually associated with pain (both sides) and fever. ...Read more

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I'm 5week pregnant I just find out that I have ovarian cyst don't no what kind .. Can ovarian cyst harm my pregnancy? Now

I'm 5week pregnant I just find out that I have ovarian cyst don't no what kind .. Can ovarian cyst  harm my pregnancy?  Now

Corpus Luteum: Ovarian cysts are common and are part of normal ovulation and early pregnancy. You should have your OB review the images with you and they can tell you if this is one of the common cysts like a corpus luteum or if it is something to worry about. Probabilities are in favor of nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How to know what kind of ovarian cyst i have? Dermoid or endometrioma? I am looking for other option aside from laparascopic surgery

How to know what kind of ovarian cyst i have? Dermoid or endometrioma? I am looking for other option aside from laparascopic surgery

If you have either: One of those and it is 7.5 cm you need surgery to remove it sometimes some of the ovary can be saved , sometimes not. ...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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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