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I have a rathke cleft cyst, is this something to worry about?

I have a rathke cleft cyst, is this something to worry about?

Depends on symptoms: A rcc is a benign growth on the pituitary gland that is fluid-filled. Most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on a ct or MRI of the brain. They are more common in females. Symptoms are commonly visual or headaches. Symptomatic cysts should usually be surgically drained with an expected good outcome. ...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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Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are found incidentally during MRI scanning for other reasons.

If the cyst is causing symptoms such as headaches, visual compromise, or is affecting normal pituitary function, the cyst can be removed surgically.

Check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions on how I can get a brain MRI for free? Only went for one MRI after rathke cleft cyst surgery. Can't afford another mri.

Do you have any suggestions on how I can get a brain MRI for free? Only went for one MRI after rathke cleft cyst surgery. Can't afford another mri.

Touqh question: Short of going to a public health clinic and if deemed appropriate and your financial status supports your being seen in such a clinic, probably hard to arrange. However, if your physician deems you need such a test, many physician owned facilities will arrange to do such a test at a reduced cost and sometimes at cost. Asking honest qeustions of such places is t he best way to figure this out. ...Read more

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Had transsphnenoidal approach (thru nose) drainage of rathke cleft cyst in '07. Can't afford 2nd f-up mri. Consequences unlikely? Optical migraines?

Had transsphnenoidal approach (thru nose) drainage of rathke cleft cyst in '07. Can't afford 2nd f-up mri. Consequences unlikely? Optical migraines?

Foundations: You need a follow up mri. Do not be foolish, ask your neurologist about foundations which can assist you with covering most if not all of the cost. Call the radiologist and explain the situation, they might provide a compassion care MRI just asking you to sign a waiver. Lastly, if nothing else, set up low cost repayment plans. Your health is worth more than a piece of green paper. ...Read more

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I have a small Rathke Cleft cyst (4-5mm), feel sleepy at inappropriate times, have very dry skin, EDS and suffer migraines during which I lose my vision. Does the EDS make it likely to burst? Should I have it removed even if my normal vision is fine?

I have a small Rathke Cleft cyst (4-5mm), feel sleepy at inappropriate times, have very dry skin, EDS and suffer migraines during which I lose my vision. Does the EDS make it likely to burst? Should I have it removed even if my normal vision is fine?

Rathke Cleft Cyst: A Rathke Cleft Cyst is a cyst that forms between the anterior and posterior pitutary gland. They are rare. Here are two websites about Rathke Cleft Cysts http://pituitary. Ucla. Edu/rathkes-cleft-cyst and https://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/nervous_system_disorders/rathke_cleft_cysts_134, 86. Consider a HealthTap Prime consult with a neurosurgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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I am a 6mm rathke's cleft cyst on my pituitary. Do people normally get these removed?

I am a 6mm rathke's cleft cyst on my pituitary. Do people normally get these removed?

Rathke's cleft cyst: Rathke's cleft cyst are not uncommon and and are only removed if they have become symptomatic due to size and compression of surrounding brain structures. A neurosurgeon can evaluate this for you further. ...Read more

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Branchial cleft cyst how common?

Branchial cleft cyst how common?

Not sure: Exact incidence is still unknown; however it is a common cause of congenital neck masses. No ethnic preferences for branchial cysts are reported. Clusters of cases can be found in families. No sexual predilection for branchial cysts are recognized. Branchial cleft cysts are congenital in nature, but they may not be noticed until later in life, usually by adulthood. ...Read more

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I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size.?

I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size.?

A physical structure: Thus physical treatment dominant. Study: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1110351-overview. If you paid directly, many people would be willing to help, likely quickly; a key problem with indirect expensive payment systems, as in Britain. Study: https://goo. Gl/Blh6rW for some insight. Partial debunking always an option; likely better done slowly, carefully all at once. Embarrassment misguided. ...Read more

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Are there any other options than surgery for a branchial cleft cyst?

Are there any other options than surgery for a branchial cleft cyst?

Not really: If large, expanding, draining, infected the best option for cure is surgical excision.
Some few small ones may not be detected until late.. ...Read more

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I just found out I have a brochial cleft cyst on my neck and I was wondering, does every case need surgery for removal or can it just go away?

I just found out I have a brochial cleft cyst on my neck and I was wondering, does every case need surgery for removal or can it just go away?

Depends: They are congenital (you are born with), smaller malformation will not give any trouble, most of the time they drain out give infections to the sinus tract and have very low incidence of malignant transformation Speak to your doctor. Removal is low risk surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, I'm suffering from visual changes, could it be from rathke's cleft cyst?

Dear doctor, I'm suffering from visual changes, could it be from rathke's cleft cyst?

Possible: Rathke's cleft cysts (pituitary gland cyst) are rare, and visual changes are common. Thus, it is not entirely likely that the visual changes you notice are from such a lesion. If you are just wondering why you have visual changes, get a proper evaluation by an eye care professional. ...Read more

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Can a Rathke's Cleft Cyst cause weight loss, speech & balance problems, pins & needles all over, general unwell? - High Prolactin, TSH, FSH & norm T4.

Can a Rathke's Cleft Cyst cause weight loss, speech & balance problems, pins & needles all over, general unwell? - High Prolactin, TSH, FSH & norm T4.

Pituitary Hormones: A Rathke Cleft Cyst typically occurs around the pituitary gland and can affect all the hormones the pituitary gland produces. These hormones include: Prolactin, TSH (thyroid), Growth Hormone, LH & FSH, ACTH (Cortisol) and ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone). Talk to your doctor about an abnormal cortisol level (adrenal insufficiency) or ADH (vasopressin) (diabetes insipidus) given your current symptoms. ...Read more

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L5/s1 4mm cyst, small cleft, early osteoarthritic changes. Had cortisone without results. Where to go from here?

L5/s1 4mm cyst, small cleft, early osteoarthritic changes. Had cortisone without results. Where to go from here?

Spinal cyst: If I were you I would take results of my MRI to a neurosurgeon. I did and the outcome went well. There is no such thing as 'too much info'. Get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Explain? Rathe's cleft, epidermoid & arachnoid cysts are in diff., scatrd. Foci T2 prolongation affecting the periventricular white matr. Bi-lat 4-6mm

Explain? Rathe's cleft, epidermoid & arachnoid cysts are in diff., scatrd. Foci T2 prolongation affecting the periventricular white matr. Bi-lat 4-6mm

A bit more needed: I suggest you review the report either with the doctor who ordered it or a specialist they refer you to or arrange a virtual visit during which you share the whole report The meaning will be easier to understand with the whole report in hand. Cyst is a fluid filled space, Periventricular - around the ventricles. "Arachnoid" "epidermoid" are locations ...Read more

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I am scheduled to have a branchial cleft cyst removed from my neck and I just found out that I am pregnant. Can I still have the surgery?

I am scheduled to have a branchial cleft cyst removed from my neck and I just found out that I am pregnant. Can I still have the surgery?

Possibly: Let your surgeon know that you are pregnant as well as all other members of your healthcare team including your ob/gyn. If its an elective surgery, they may recommend delaying it. ...Read more

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2nd opinion for spinal accessory nerve damage had surgery in jan. To remove a branchial cleft cyst and have damage to spinal nerve, had nerve test done and was told physical therapy and see what happens after 3 months. Should I get a second opinion or wha

2nd opinion for spinal accessory nerve damage had surgery in jan. To remove a branchial cleft cyst and have damage to spinal nerve, had nerve test done and was told physical therapy and see what happens after 3 months. Should I get a second opinion or wha

The: The spinal accessory nerve, also known as "cranial nerve xi" (xi meaning "eleven") is a nerve in the region of the neck that moves two important muscles: the trapezius and the sternocleidomastoid. The trapezius is the muscle that (among other things) shrugs the shoulder. The sternocleidomastoid is a muscle that (among other things) tilts the head. These are important functions, and damage to the nerve can be significant depending on other circumstances.

While most peripheral nerve injuries do get better, especially with physical therapy, some do not. Even if recovery is incomplete, there may be no reduced ability to perform routine activities. Loss of ability is a concept that is relative: a graphic artist might have different demands for those muscles than a circus performer, for example.

The decision to get a second opinion is often based on the severity of problems, the complexity of problems, or the degree of trust in the competency of the physician or surgeon who offered the first opinion. Most doctors welcome the decision of a patient to get a second opinion, particularly if the stakes are high. ...Read more

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What are the odds of trisomy 18 with 4 cysts, short finger and a cleft lip/palate?

What are the odds of trisomy 18 with 4 cysts, short finger and a cleft lip/palate?

Odds Not Great: The symptoms given can be found with several congenital chromosomal anomalies & do not point specifically to Trisomy 18. Palatal cleft is more commonly seen with Trisomy 13, Short fingers are commonly seen with Trisomy 21. Type of "cysts" is not given. Each Trisomy has reconizable features but there is overlap. A detailed exam by Pediatrician or Geneticst is needed to assess these findings. ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Cyst?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Cyst?

The non drug treatments for Cyst include:: Cyst drainage, Femur cyst removal, Pancreatic cyst surgery, Perineural cyst aspiration, Ovarian cyst removal, Ganglion cyst aspiration, Ultrasound guided aspiration of renal cyst, Breast cyst needle drainage, Incision and drainage of pilonidal cyst, Ovarian cyst drainage using vaginal approach, Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration of breast. ...Read more

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Is cyst curable through medicines or by operation only?

Is cyst curable through medicines or by operation only?

Maybe do nothing: There are many types of cysts in many areas of the body, and many don't have to be dealt with at all. For example, congenital cysts of the kidney, liver, and, occasionally, the spleen can be left alone. Painful breast cysts can be aspirated under local in the office with minimal discomfort. So, speak to your doctor for a more detailed plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ganglion cysts usually do or don't need to be injected with medicine?

Ganglion cysts usually do or don't need to be injected with medicine?

Usually don't: Many people have ganglions which are never treated. It is only if they become painful people will seek medical help. Depending on the location of the cyst you may want to see if a cortisone shot will help but I have found they will usually return. Excision of the cyst is usually your best bet for permanent removal with only a 5-10 percent chance of recurrence. ...Read more

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I have cysts on my scrotom do I any option to cure it taking any medicines or do I have to go for operation?

I have cysts on my scrotom do I any option to cure it taking any medicines or do I have to go for operation?

Exam first: Hard to know until an exam is done. Okay to start with your regular doc. Depending on the findings you may be reassured or a referral to surgery/urology may be ordered. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have cyst in ovaries which was detected on 15.05.13.From when should I start to take medicine? What is the right medicine?

I have cyst in ovaries which was detected on 15.05.13.From when should I start to take medicine? What is the right medicine?

Usually not medicine: Most cysts don't cause any symptoms and go away on their ownovarian cysts are quite common. Sometimes they rupture and cause pain. Some cysts apply pressure on rectum or bladder.Sudden, severe abdominal or pelvic pain accompanied by fever or vomiting should see physician immediately. If ultrasound found simple cyst without solid components then stay cool. ...Read more

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I have chocolate cyst suggest sum medicine?

I have chocolate cyst suggest sum medicine?

Surgical removal: Surgical removal if the cyst is large is the way to go. ...Read more

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What nonhormonal drugs are used to treat mastopathy with multiple cysts?

What nonhormonal drugs are used to treat mastopathy with multiple cysts?

Mastopathy: Evening primrose oils and vitamin E may be used to treat chronic breast pain due to cysts (e.g., fibrocystic changes). A 6 month month course of therapy may be needed to experience the benefits. Reduction of caffeine intake is also important.

Pruthi S. Altern Med Rev. 2010 Apr;15 (1):59-67.Vitamin E and evening primrose oil for management of cyclical mastalgia: a randomized pilot study. ...Read more

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Hello can pilonidal cysts become hard? Can pilonidal cysts cures with drugs?

Hello can pilonidal cysts become hard? Can pilonidal cysts cures with drugs?

Infection: chronic infection can cause these cysts to become scarred and hardened; however, although antibiotic therapy will calm down an infection, surgery is the definitive cure. ...Read more

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Is there medicines that can be prescribed to shrink a large cyst on the ovary before surgically removing it is considered?

Metformin & Progeste: Try Metformin and natural progesterone cream (or Prometrium). Metformin, 500 mg three times daily, is the drug of choice for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The herb Berberine, in the same dose, can add to Metformin's effectiveness. Also, progesterone will help shrink an ovarian cyst. This combination may help you avoid surgery. ...Read more

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I have 8cm cysts on my left ovary since 2010 what is the best medicine to remove it? I am afraid for operation?

I have 8cm cysts on my left ovary since 2010 what is the best medicine to remove it? I am afraid for operation?

Size?: Are you sure they are 8cm? That's about 3 1/4 inches, which would be huge compared to the size of your ovary. They can be drained laparoscopically. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with left ovary hemorrhagic cyst which is 6cm large. Can it dissolve by medicine? Weight reduction is helpful?

I have been diagnosed with left ovary hemorrhagic cyst which is 6cm large. Can it dissolve by medicine? Weight reduction is helpful?

Ovarian cyst: Hemorrhagic cyst is functional physiologic cyst for ovulation that bled inside. Your body should absorb the blood in 6-8 weeks. Observaton and repeat ultrasound in 8 weeks should suffice. Weight reduction is always a general health benefit. ...Read more

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I have chocolate cyst in right overy which is 21.2cm after taking ovulation induction drug. I want baby but can't understand what will I do?

I have chocolate cyst in right overy which is 21.2cm after taking ovulation induction drug. I want baby but can't understand what will I do?

Keep trying: Keep working with your doctor. There are lots if fertility options and a doctor will work closely with you and get the best treatment plan for you. I hope everything works out for you. ...Read more

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My wife and I are trying to have a baby... Its been difficult. She had cysts removed from her ovaries. What are some non-drug ways to up our chances?

My wife and I are trying to have a baby... Its been difficult. She had cysts removed from her ovaries. What are some non-drug ways to up our chances?

Pregnancy difficulty: You need to know when your wife is ovulating in order to increase your chances of pregnancy. There are commercial kits sold at drug stores that allow a woman to determine ovulation. You want to have intercourse within a 72 hour window of ovulation. ...Read more

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Is a 6cm by 7cm ovarian simple cyst classified as a large cyst? Will a cyst that size require surgery if its getting bigger despite taking medicine

Is a 6cm by 7cm ovarian simple cyst classified as a large cyst? Will a cyst that size require surgery if its getting bigger despite taking medicine

Maybe: We usually consider cysts to be large if they are greater than 8 cm but that does vary some from institution to institution (some set the line at 6 cm). Simple cysts are almost always benign and can be observed unless they are symptomatic. If they are enlarging, however, surgery may become necessary. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What fertility drugs can you take with ovarian cyst?

What fertility drugs can you take with ovarian cyst?

Depends...: The answer depends on the size of the cyst and other factors. You should discuss this with your Ob/Gyn or fertility specialist. Best wishes! ...Read more