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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Ovarian Cysts

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What are the long term effects of ovarian cysts and secondary dysmenorrhea?

What are the long term effects of ovarian cysts and secondary dysmenorrhea?

Age 45 & cysts: It is not uncommon for cycles at this age to be anovulatory and contain ovarian cysts. The cramping however, is usually reserved for women who are ovulatory. If it persists, see a GYN MD. ...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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If I'm not on birth control, I get large painful ovarian cysts. My OBGYN says to stay on pill, but is that safe long term? Should I get a 2nd opinion?

If I'm not on birth control, I get large painful ovarian cysts. My OBGYN says to stay on pill, but is that safe long term? Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Very safe: Birth control pills have lots of non-contraceptive benefits that are seldom discussed. They decrease the risk of anemia and non-cancerous breast lumps as well as the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and are considered safe until age 35 even in smokers unless you have other risk factors. ...Read more

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Could long term lower left abdominal and pelvic pain be ovarian cysts? I've had the pain for about 3 months now and some days are worse than others.

Could long term lower left abdominal and pelvic pain be ovarian cysts? I've had the pain for about 3 months now and some days are worse than others.

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. Cyclic pelvic pain could be endometriosis or a variety of other gynecologic causes ...Read more

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How long would the pain from an ovarian cyst last?

How long would the pain from an ovarian cyst last?

A few days: Depends if ruptured, size? Simple cyst? Was there torsion? Was it treated? Did you have surgery? If all normal then a few days no more. ...Read more

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Is pain for a month too long for an ovarian cyst?

Is pain for a month too long for an ovarian cyst?

Yes: You should be followed closely by your gynecologist to monitor your pain levels and the size of the cyst. If they thought you are experiencing pain from the cyst, you should call them to be seen sooner. ...Read more

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How long to wait for sex after ovarian cyst rupture?

How long to wait for sex after ovarian cyst rupture?

When pain free: You cannot reliably diagnose if you have a ruptured ovarian cyst. You should be able to resume intercourse when you are not having any pain. ...Read more

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How long will it hurt after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

How long will it hurt after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

It varies: But sometimes a number of weeks. Make sure you are under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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How long do i have before my 12cm ovarian cyst ruptures?

How long do i have before my 12cm ovarian cyst ruptures?

No way to tell: that is a quite large cyst. it could rupture or twist, you should be monitored with ultrasound by a doctor, if it ruptures, you could have a fair amount of pain or possibly internal bleeding. if it twists, you could have pain or compromised ovary. sometimes nothing happens, it springs a small leak and goes away or needs interventional radiology to drain it or possibly a laparoscopy. see your doc. ...Read more

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How long should you have pain after ovarian cyst ruptures?

A week or 2: Functional cysts that are not huge can rupture and cause pelvic pain. If there is no bleeding from the ovary and if healing is normal, most patients report thier pain going away over a week or so. Please see your gyn doctor to be followed. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for open ovarian cyst removal?

How long is the recovery time for open ovarian cyst removal?

Varies: Depends on your motivation and your requirements at your job. If lifting is involved, most recommend 6 weeks. If not, it really is up to you as to when you return to work. In our experience, the minimum is 7 days or so. Might produce pain but will not damage the surgery outcome. ...Read more

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How long should I be out of work after ovarian cyst removal?

How long should I be out of work after ovarian cyst removal?

Varies: Depends on your motivation and your requirements at your job. If lifting is involved, most recommend 6 weeks. If not, it really is up to you as to when you return to work. In our experience, the minimum is 7 days or so. Might produce pain but will not damage the surgery outcome. ...Read more

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How long will pain last after having an ovarian cyst rupture?

How long will pain last after having an ovarian cyst rupture?

Variable: People have different responses to pain and cysts can have blood or simple fluid. Let's assume you never have pain and it was a "simple"fluid filled cyst; generally a week or two. Many go unnoticed and consider the pill. They can help avoid future such issues; good luck, i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How long is the usual recovery time for an ovarian cyst removal?

How long is the usual recovery time for an ovarian cyst removal?

Quick: If the removal is done by laparoscopy, usually complete recovery takes about 2 weeks but some women recover even quicker. However you can resume most normal activities 3-4 days after the procedure. ...Read more

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How long dose the pain from a ovarian cyst last? It's been over a weak!

Depends: Most ovarian cysts are benign and simple and will the pain will decrease over 2-3 weeks, however if the pain is severe it is important to see your gyn and get an ultrasound. Some cysts can rupture or twist and sometimes surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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How long can fluid from a hemoragic ovarian cyst stay in your body causing pain?

Varies: It may take waiting it out until your next period starts, which could mean 2 weeks. Most will subside over that time, however. If the pain is uncontrolled with medication, heating pad, etc, then you may require a laparoscopy to drain the cysts. ...Read more

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How to remove ovarian cyst, how long does it take to get the result of pathology?

How to remove ovarian cyst, how long does it take to get the result of pathology?

Wait time: Usually most labs have results by 2 business days for a straight forward case. If the case is complicated addition material may be submitted and additional stains may be ordered and could add a couple business days. Feel free to contact the pathologist working on your case. Most of us enjoy speaking with patients. ...Read more

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How do they drain an 4cm ovarian cyst? Do they cut ? How long is the recovery time?

How do they drain an 4cm ovarian cyst? Do they cut ? How long is the recovery time?

If it is: thought to be a so-called functional cyst they may wait several cycles to see if it resolves on its own. Otherwise, if it is presumptively benign, a laparoscopic removal(cystectomy) would be performed. If it is more suspicious, open surgery may be indicated. The cysts are not drained, they are removed. ...Read more

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How long does a ovarian cyst last for when you suffer with very bad gynae problems?

How long does a ovarian cyst last for when you suffer with very bad gynae problems?

Varied: Ovarian cysts can last from a few weeks to never resolving spontaneously. Decisions on whether to remove them depend on your symptoms, the features of the cyst, and your medical history. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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