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Long Term Effects Of Ovarian Cysts
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
It varies: But sometimes a number of weeks. Make sure you are under the care of a physician. ...Read more
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
Depends on: It depends on the size of ruptured cyst. ...Read more
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