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Doctor insights on: Involuting Ovarian Cyst

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What is an involuting ovarian cyst?

What is an involuting ovarian cyst?

Normal process: When women ovulate every month, the ovary produces an egg to be released for fertilization. The egg is released from a cyst on the ovary. If that egg is fertilized, that cyst remains to support the early stages of pregnancy. If there is no pregnancy, this cyst 'involutes'/resolves, i.e., gets reabsorbed by the body. ...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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What is an involuting ovarian cyst? Is it anything to worry about?

What is an involuting ovarian cyst?  Is it anything to worry about?

Cyst is going away: That means the cyst is resolving, it can be followed by ultrasound to make sure it resolves, i encourage you to make your doctor explain something when you do not understand it, i always do this with my patients but surprised that many docs do not. ...Read more

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What is an involuting ovarian cyst.its 1.6 cm. Should I be worried?

What is an involuting ovarian cyst.its 1.6 cm. Should I be worried?

No: Small ovarian cysts usually collapse ( involute) and go away on their own. This is your immune system doing its job.Follow up with your doctor as they suggest and alert them to any new symptoms but don't worry. Worry suppresses your immune system and slows healing. ...Read more

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Can you please explain what a lobulated and involuting ovarian cyst is?

Can you please explain what a lobulated and involuting ovarian cyst is?

Collapsing: imagine a ball that is slowly getting deflated, it is possible that you had a follicle or developing egg that ruptured and is now leaking the usual fluids that it creates to support the egg while it is growing.is this can be a normal event, sometimes associated with some cramping and bloating. Nothing to worry about unless symptoms get worse. ...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?

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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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 a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Not really: But sometimes the consistency of a cyst is more important than the size. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

A little big: Around ovulation, the follicle measures around 2 cm, so this is a little bigger. It's not so big, though, that it can't be watched. It will likely resolve on its own. ...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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Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a cyst that ruptures and causes interrnal hemorrhage could possibly cause death. All are not likely scenarios. Most ovarian cysts resolve without any treatment. Oftentimes, they not even known by the woman to be present before they resolve. ...Read more

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How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

Laparoscopically: With a laparoscope, the cyst wall is cut into and possibly sent for frozen section if it looks suspicious. ...Read more

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How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

Probably not: Each month when a woman ovulates, a cyst forms at least 2 cm in diameter. After ovulation that cyst may increase to 6 or 8 cm and still be normal. It will usually go away over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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What do I do for an  ovarian cyst?

What do I do for an  ovarian cyst?

Talk to your MD: Simple ovarian cysts are not uncommon and are normal part of the ovulation process. However, many ovarian cancers are also cystic. Therefore it is important to consult your doctor to assess the need for further investigation and removal. ...Read more

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How fast can an ovarian cyst grow?

How fast can an ovarian cyst grow?

Varies: A simple cyst can grow up fairly rapidly in a matter of days. Other types of cysts can take from weeks to months to years. ...Read more

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Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst. ...Read more

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Best way to treat an ovarian cyst?

Best way to treat an ovarian cyst?

Depends: What it is, why its there, and how long its been there. ...Read more

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What not to eat with ovarian cyst?

What not to eat with ovarian cyst?

No restrictions: I don't know of any foods or drinks that cause or make ovarian cysts worse. So, eat healthy, and everything in moderation. ...Read more

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How do I deal with an ovarian cyst?

How do I deal with an ovarian cyst?

Do waht yoru gyn say: Says , it depends what your sxs are how big and what kind , many simple cysts can be watched to see if they resolve with your next period, us should be done to follow it, sometimes you may need bc pills or other meds to help the cyst resolve, sometimes you may need outpt or inpt surgery to take care of it , the most important thing is to see your gyn so it can be followed or treated. ...Read more

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When wil my ovarian cyst dissapear?

When wil my ovarian cyst dissapear?

Several weeks.: Most ovarian cysts are functional, that is they are normal cysts that get bigger than they should. These will mostly resolve on their own in several weeks to several months and only occasionally require surgery. Birth control pills can make them resolve faster. A few cysts are a benign growth. This type doesn't not get smaller over time and typically requires surgery to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst be treated n how ?

Patience vs. Surgery: Most ovarian cysts in young women are "functional cysts", which evolve from a follicle that you ovulate from, then grow and finally resolve spontaneously over several weeks. Birth control pills do not speed up the resolution, but do decrease recurrences.
If the cyst persists then surgery, often laparoscopic, is necessary to remove the cyst and have it tested for cancer. ...Read more

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What are the signs of ovarian cyst ?

Many: Pain , pressure, irregular bleeding could all be signs of ovarian cysts.

Ovarian cysts can also be present without any symptoms. ...Read more

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What size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

Over 6 cm.: An ovarian cyst up to 6 centimeters in diameter is considered normal during the menstrual cycle, as long as it eventually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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