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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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Is it necessarily bad that while taking Effexor (venlafaxine) my breasts became larger, harder, more painful and that my ovarian cyst became inflamed?

Is it necessarily bad that while taking Effexor (venlafaxine) my breasts became larger, harder, more painful and that my ovarian cyst became inflamed?

Need to ask on-gym: Effexor (venlafaxine) has been noted to cause all the symptoms you noted. A prudent psychiatrist would defer to your gynecologist's opinion regarding potential harm based on your individual history and your family history. ...Read more

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Can large ovarian cyst go away by itself or with the use if natural anti inflammatory supplements help ?

Can large ovarian cyst go away by itself or with the use if natural anti inflammatory supplements help ?

Age of 51 concerning: While in some women, ovarian cysts do resolve spontaneously, in women past menopause, an ovarian cyst is not common. The size and characteristics of the cyst are important but given your age, further evaluation is a must. ...Read more

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Difference between ovarian cyst and pelvic inflammatory disease?

Difference between ovarian cyst and pelvic inflammatory disease?

One is infection: An ovarian cyst is a fluid collection in the ovary. It is usually due to ovulation, or less commonly a tumor. Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) is an infection of the pelvic structures (cervix, uterus , fallopian tubes, ovaries). An ovarian cyst will usually resolve spontaneously. Pid requires antibiotic treatment. It can cause abscesses, which will appear on ultrasound, and can be serious. ...Read more

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What is ovarian cyst?

What is ovarian cyst?

Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement. ...Read more

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What's an ovarian cyst?

What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...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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Are ovarian cysts normal?

Are ovarian cysts normal?

Depends on factors: A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and might disappear by the next exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Because not all cysts are normal, i'll share this with specialists in onc for their perspective.. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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