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How can you tell if an ovarian cyst bursts, besides the pain eases. I found out a month ago and now have stringy brown discharge. Does that happen?

How can you tell if an ovarian cyst bursts, besides the pain eases. I found out a month ago and now have stringy brown discharge. Does that happen?

Sometimes: Hi! Sometimes it is possible to have a "functional cyst" Which means that it produces hormones. Hormones can delay your period . When the cysts Resolves the period may start. Hope that helps! Dr Brown. ...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 do I tell if I have an ovarian cyst?

How do I tell if I have an ovarian cyst?

You may not know: Most people don't know when they have a cyst. Some feel pain. It just depends on the person and the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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Please tell me more about ovarian cysts?

Please tell me more about ovarian cysts?

Common: Ovarian cysts are thin walled fluid filled structures in the ovary. They are very common and occur mostly in women of childbearing age. Most are small and not bothersome. Occasionally they can become large and cause pain. Cysts larger than 5cm may need to be surgically removed because if risk of rupture, ovarian torsion (twisting of ovary) etc. They can be easily diagnosed with a pelvic US. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are ovarian cysts and how do I know if have them?

Could you tell me what are ovarian cysts and how do I know if have them?

Growth on ovary: An ovarian cyst is a growth on the ovary. One type is functional cyst, on that will go away on its own. The other is a benign growth, that doesn't go away and needs surgery to remove it. Some women have pain with cysts, other women don't. A pelvic exam will sometimes find them. Ovarian cysts are most reliably diagnosed by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are restrictions of having an ovarian cyst?

Could you tell me what are restrictions of having an ovarian cyst?

It depends: Most cysts are functional cysts which will resolve on their own and there are no restrictions. Certain types of cysts have the possibility of twisting their stalk and blood supply (torsing). This can be extremely painful and might be a surgical emergency. Usually the only restrictions given to women with these types of cysts are to call their md if they experience sudden onset severe pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Can you tell me how to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cysts: The use of oral contraceptives offer protection from the majority of ovarian cysts, secondary to supression of hormonal activity in the pituitary gland, which makes the ovary not produce eggs, but essentially stops cyst formation as well. This should be discussed with your health care professional , as your history and family history may play a major role in the decision to use this therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors find an ovarian cyst?

Can you tell me how doctors find an ovarian cyst?

Exam and ultrasound: Initially a doctor may feel that an ovary is enlarged. However, in order to really see if it is a cyst or a solid or complex mass or tumor, an ultrasound is needed. MRI can also be done, but ultrasound is very good and easier to get and tolerate. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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