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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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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