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Is a missed or late period a common sign of ovarian cysts? I have 2 complex ovarian cysts and a 1 week late period. I am not pregnant.

Is a missed or late period a common sign of ovarian cysts? I have 2 complex ovarian cysts and a 1 week late period. I am not pregnant.

Yes: Ovarian cysts can have the ability to affect hormone levels and throw off your cycle, however there are other medical conditions that can do this too, other than pregnancy. Watch cycles over next 3 months and follow up with gynecologist ...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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Period is irregular, 8 days late this month. Egg white discharge, severe cramps, no bleeding. History of ovarian cysts. Could it be that or pregnancy?

Period is irregular, 8 days late this month. Egg white discharge, severe cramps, no bleeding. History of ovarian cysts. Could it be that or pregnancy?

See your physician: .You need to have further exam. May also want to have complete thyroid exam done with complete thyroid lab test done. ...Read more

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16 days late of period. Can this be ovarian cyst?

16 days late of period. Can this be ovarian cyst?

Perhaps: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could painful periods mean ovarian cancer? Is it possible for painful periods with a lot of cramping to indicate ovarian cancer? .

Could painful periods mean ovarian cancer? Is it possible for painful periods with a lot of cramping to indicate ovarian cancer?

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Unlikely: Unfortunately, most ovarian cancers don't have symptoms. If they do, it is usually vague abdominal discomfort, bloating, getting full early. Most ovarian cancers happen after the menopause. However, some young women with certain ovarian cancers can present with pain. So if you are concerned, you need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst . is the surgery safe for baby? could it be ovarian cancer?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst . is the surgery safe for baby? could it be ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: If you are having pain and if it is increasing in size your doctor may recommend surgery. Most cysts in pregnancy resolve. Keep close follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 20 ive 13cm simple ovarian cyst ca-125 is normal no family history of ovarian cancer is there medication for it? gyn said laparotomy& ovary removal

Im 20 ive 13cm simple ovarian cyst ca-125 is normal no family history of ovarian cancer is there medication for it? gyn said laparotomy& ovary removal

Ovarian cyst: Depending upon the type of cyst sometimes birth control pills may be used. If the cyst is symptomatic and needs removal, laparoscopic surgery is employed. If it is inordinately large or complex there are occasions when it may be necessary for the gyn surgeon to open you up and remove the cyst. ...Read more

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My 13 weeks scan showed have a simple ovarian cyst with size of 30 mm.Is that pcos problem?Causes simple ovarian cyst? Is simple ovarian cyst&pcos same?

My 13 weeks scan showed have a simple ovarian cyst with size of 30 mm.Is that pcos problem?Causes simple ovarian cyst? Is simple ovarian cyst&pcos same?

PCOS: Pcos stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women. Women w pcos have abnormalities with the metabolism of androgens & estrogen. The tipical appearance of ovaries on ultrasound are prominent with multiple small follicular cyst. Clinical findings; menstrual disorders, infertility, hirsutism, obesity, diabetes, metabolic synd. " extensive topic". ...Read more

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Found a small cyst in ovary and got period 2 weeks early. Could it be polycystic ovarian syndrome? Worth a dr visit?

Found a small cyst in ovary and got period 2 weeks early. Could it be polycystic ovarian syndrome? Worth a dr visit?

More information: The small cyst and irregular menses is part of the ovarian syndrome group of symptoms but not enough to diagnose polycystic ovarian disease. So If the only symptoms then should be ok if symptoms persist or new ones developed then see a doctor. I hope you are well and take care. ...Read more

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2cm simple cyst on Left ovary unchanged after 5 mos! Dr is not phased. I have VERY heavy periods w/clotting. Cyst related? Can it cause infertility?

2cm simple cyst on Left ovary unchanged after 5 mos! Dr is not phased. I have VERY heavy periods w/clotting. Cyst related? Can it cause infertility?

Hmm: 2cm simple cysts are usually benign/functional and should not be associated with your flow, nor cause infertility. Would be more concerning for twisting of the ovary if it were >4-5cm. The only thing that might bring together ovarian cyst, heavy menses, and infertility might be endometriosis but they are usually not simple cysts per se. ...Read more

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Is Primolut (progesterone if not wrong)dependable as a med for resuming late periods when diagnosed with pcos(poly cystic ovarian syndrome)?

Is Primolut (progesterone if not wrong)dependable as a med for resuming late periods when diagnosed with pcos(poly cystic ovarian syndrome)?

May help: Progesterone and similar drugs may be used to bring on your periods and reduce the risk of developing uterine cancer. They are not 100% reliable and they will not help you get pregnant if you are not ovulating. ...Read more

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Excessive gas for past 2 months. 2.8 CM complex ovarian cyst. How likely is it that this is ovarian cancer? Could IBS come on this suddenly?

Excessive gas for past 2 months.  2.8 CM complex ovarian cyst. How likely is it that this is ovarian cancer?  Could IBS come on this suddenly?

Unlikely: Those findings not cosistantly with cancer. Cyst small and u are young. Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 1 dose in juice per day along with probiotics, ibs is a syndrome of alternating constipation and diarrhea, affected by anxiety, and, at times a major problem. It's not likely that. You should be fine! don't worry too much. ...Read more

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Is longer mentruation period a sign of having an ovarian cyst?

Is longer mentruation period a sign of having an ovarian cyst?

Not really: Excess bleeding in volume or timing is more often associated with a uterine problem like fibroids or polyps. Sometimes an ovarian cyst can throw off a cycle or delay ovulation. But it doesn't usually cause your periods to just be heavier in general. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause extremely light period?

Can ovarian cyst cause extremely light period?

Not that I am aware: Of. An ovarian cyst can sometimes cause pelvic pain, but a simple ovarian cyst should not have any effect on a patient's period. ...Read more

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Hx of ovarian cysts. Recently, a week before and during menstration, severe ovary pain. Is this normal?

Hx of ovarian cysts. Recently, a week before and during menstration, severe ovary pain. Is this normal?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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