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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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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