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How potentially harmful is an infected ruptured ovarian cyst?

How potentially harmful is an infected ruptured ovarian cyst?

See below: A ruptured ovarian cyst can cause pain which may be significant. There may be associated internal bleeding which can be significant in rare cases. An ovarian infection can cause an abscess in the pelvis which may require drainage or surgical evacuation. Your doctor or a gyn specialist would be able to help. ...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 can ovarian cysts become infected?

How can ovarian cysts become infected?

Unlikely: Ovarian cysts are unlikely to become infected unless you have an infection in the uterus and tubes. They form in the sterile environment of the ovary and are usually not exposed to germs. If you do get a bad infection in the uterus or fallopian tubes, the infection can spread to the ovary and create a tubo-ovarian abcess. On ultrsound this looks like a large ovarian cyst that is infected. ...Read more

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I had a 7cm ovarian cyst and scar tissue from a csection that got infected 5yrs ago removed 3 weeks ago my period is now 5 days late. Is this normal ?

I had a 7cm ovarian cyst and scar tissue from a csection that got infected 5yrs ago removed  3 weeks ago my period is now 5 days late. Is this normal ?

Late period: There are many causes of a late period. Take a home pregnancy test to exclude the obvious. The track your cycles over the next few months. If they remain irregular you can bring in your menstrual calendar for your obgyn to review. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts best cure?

Ovarian cysts best cure?

Time: Most ovarian cysts go away by themselves over time. If a cyst stays around for more than 3 months, what we would do next depends on it's size, your age, any symptoms and very specific details of the ultrasound report describing the cyst. ...Read more

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Functional ovarian cyst?

Functional ovarian cyst?

Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on it's on and doesn't create any problems. ...Read more

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How to help ovarian cyst?

How to help ovarian cyst?

Depends on the cyst: Some cysts (small simple follicular) don't need any help and resolve on their own. Large symptomatic cysts most likely will require surgical intevention. There are some cysts that resolve with hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: Discuss this with your doctor and negotiate an ultrasound to determine whether you have an ovarian cyst or not. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

If twisted, yes: If the ovarian cyst is large enough to twist on its pedicle(attachment) and cut off its' blood supply then the pain will be constant and "excruciating" necessitating a Emergency Room visit for surgery. ...Read more

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How to remove an ovarian cyst?

How to remove an ovarian cyst?

It depends: There are many different kinds of ovarian cysts. However, most functional ovarian cysts will resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

Getting larger: If a cyst hurts it usually indicates it is becoming larger. However could be from ongoing inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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