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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
Is a loculated cyst in the knee that is 1.0 by 1.20 cm really something a doctor should not worry about?
It depends.: If it is not causing symptoms, and is not in a location to likely cause symptoms, there may not be a pressing need for any treatment at this point. ...Read more
What are signs a loculated cyst in the insertion are of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle the knee is getting worse?
Mass/Cyst: You may be developing a ganglion cyst, or a Baker's cyst. It is difficult to tell from your description, but if it is a fluid filled cyst, it is most likely a Gangion. If your MRI (which I am assuming you have had as you know the cyst is 'loculated') shows a solid mass, you must seek medical attention for a possible excision or biopsy for a proper dianosis ...Read more
2day us tech said my 6cm single loculated ovary cyst shrunk in 1/2 to 3cm. But still bloated & new symptoms: nausea, dizzy. I'm 32yo. Normal? Advice?
Unrelated: Doubt the cyst is causing your symptd. Do you have roud, hard stools, or strain to go? Have a lot of gas? These are signs of constipation and cause bloating and nausea. At your age constipation is very common (even if you go daily you can still have it, it is qualit not frequency that determines constipation) and often overlooked. ...Read more
Bi-loculated ovarian cyst, thick internal septum, part solid. Size 42x21x26mm. There 2 yrs (was pregnant). Ca125 normal. No risk for cancer?
Ovarian cancer: There is no such thing as "no risk." the ultrasound features are concerning. A ca-125 isn't a screening test, it's only used in this circumstance to aid in deciding who best to further evaluate a complex cyst--a general gynecologist or a gynecologist oncologist. There are other tests to aid in making this decision as well, such as ova1, but not all insurances cover this test yet. ...Read more
Why would my doctor order me to have CEA, LDH, AFP, CA125, tests done for my 7cm multi loculated ovarian cyst. They couldn't see either ovary on t/scan?
Tumor markers: An ultrasound is a better diagnostic tool in assessing ovarian cysts. If they saw a cyst, the next step is to see if there are any abnormal biological markers that can suggest presence of malignancy. If abnormal, this would allow you to be referred to a gynecology-oncologist for further treatment ...Read more
A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds of types, but the most familiar is the common epidermoid inclusion / "sebaceous" cyst under the skin. Privately I think many of these start with bug bites, but nobody's proved it. Cheers! ...Read more
Skene's cysts?: Skene's glands (periurethral or paraurethral glands) are located next to the distal end of the urethra. Cysts form if the gland's duct is obstructed, usually because the gland is infected. The infected glands or cysts occur mainly in adults. Cysts may form abscesses or cause urethral obstruction and recurrent uti's. ...Read more
They leak!: Cysts are invagination of skin --a pocket of skin folded inside out. What normally sloughs off is now collecting in this "sock". It will periodically leak. If it's a *slow* leak, nothing happens and the cyst collapses, and 'goes away'. Then over time, this pocket recollects the content again, and it comes back. ...Read more
Cells go deep: The familiar "sebaceous cyst" is usually caused by cells from the epidemis, the surface layer of the skin, becoming embedded (perhaps from a bug bite) in the deep dermis. They circle up and grow, with their products (keratin and sebum) within the center, gradually increasing in size. They are easily excised; best results happen if the cyst is not punctured. ...Read more
See your doctor: Cyst treatment depends on location, size, and likely recurrence. Often a biopsy is done to confirm that it is benign. Options include doing nothing, reducing or removing it. Reduction is done because it is too dangerous to remove. Benign cysts can be removed for cosmetic reasons or to prevent recurrence. If it presses on a body part and causes dysfunction, then it should be excised. ...Read more
Cyst facts: A cyst is a collection of material contained within a covering of specialized cells. They can be in the skin or below it in one of the many layers of tissue. Once formed, they may be resorbed or persist. They may also become inflammed and/or infected depending on many factors. If it bothers you, then removal may be the answer. Unfortunately, there is no way to know how long any of these may take. ...Read more