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I have ovarian cysts and amenorrhea for years with a cycle that is only induced by birth control. Are there any natural ways to develop a cycle?

I have ovarian cysts and amenorrhea for years with a cycle that is only induced by birth control. Are there any natural ways to develop a cycle?

See medical expert: If there is a history of ovarian cysts and/or abnormal hormone effect, a woman definitely needs to be seen by an expert in gynecology or rei. It is important to receive their treatment recommendations. At some point she might need to be evaluated further and treated differently. Rarely cancer can occur if the lining of the uterus is not shed properly, and natural ways have unpredictable results. ...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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Do I need to be concerned if my pet/ct shows fdg uptakes in billateral ovarian cysts if I have amenorrhea (no period last 6mo, normal before then)? Thx

Do I need to be concerned if my pet/ct shows fdg uptakes in billateral ovarian cysts if I have amenorrhea (no period last 6mo, normal before then)? Thx

Can be normal: Increased ovarian FDG uptake in postmenopausal patients is associated with malignancy, whereas increased ovarian uptake may be functional in premenopausal patients. Did not mention reason for pet/ct. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts best cure?

Ovarian cysts best cure?

Time: Most ovarian cysts go away by themselves over time. If a cyst stays around for more than 3 months, what we would do next depends on it's size, your age, any symptoms and very specific details of the ultrasound report describing the cyst. ...Read more

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Functional ovarian cyst?

Functional ovarian cyst?

Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on it's on and doesn't create any problems. ...Read more

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How to help ovarian cyst?

How to help ovarian cyst?

Depends on the cyst: Some cysts (small simple follicular) don't need any help and resolve on their own. Large symptomatic cysts most likely will require surgical intevention. There are some cysts that resolve with hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: Discuss this with your doctor and negotiate an ultrasound to determine whether you have an ovarian cyst or not. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

Is ovarian cyst pain constant?

If twisted, yes: If the ovarian cyst is large enough to twist on its pedicle (attachment) and cut off its' blood supply then the pain will be constant and "excruciating" necessitating a Emergency Room visit for surgery. ...Read more

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How to remove an ovarian cyst?

How to remove an ovarian cyst?

It depends: There are many different kinds of ovarian cysts. However, most functional ovarian cysts will resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

Getting larger: If a cyst hurts it usually indicates it is becoming larger. However could be from ongoing inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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How can you treat ovarian cysts?

How can you treat ovarian cysts?

Birth Control Pills: If you have recurring cysts, suppression of ovulation is the best treatment. This is best achieved with birth control pills but only your doctor can determine which treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

Ultrasound: Ovarian cysts are best evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound. If you are young and have periods, most cysts are ok, though they may grow large and rupture and cause pain. If you have gone through menopause, ovarian cysts need to be followed more closely, since they may be cancer. Pelvic MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent cysts or cysts which may partially contain solid tissue. ...Read more

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What do I do for an  ovarian cyst?

What do I do for an  ovarian cyst?

Talk to your MD: Simple ovarian cysts are not uncommon and are normal part of the ovulation process. However, many ovarian cancers are also cystic. Therefore it is important to consult your doctor to assess the need for further investigation and removal. ...Read more

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How dangerous can ovarian cysts be?

How dangerous can ovarian cysts be?

Complex question: This depends on many details: your medical history, your family history, features seen on ultrasound like size, solid areas, blood flow. Most cysts at age 44 if you are still having menstrual cycles will be benign, but you should follow up with your gynecologist as directed to be sure. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst be treated n how?

Can ovarian cyst be treated n how?

Patience vs. Surgery: Most ovarian cysts in young women are "functional cysts", which evolve from a follicle that you ovulate from, then grow and finally resolve spontaneously over several weeks. Birth control pills do not speed up the resolution, but do decrease recurrences.
If the cyst persists then surgery, often laparoscopic, is necessary to remove the cyst and have it tested for cancer. ...Read more

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What size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

What size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

Over 6 cm.: An ovarian cyst up to 6 centimeters in diameter is considered normal during the menstrual cycle, as long as it eventually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

What are symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

Ovarian Cyst: Cysts may be asymptomatic for the most part and only discovered during a routine gyn examination. Occasionally they may present as a vague to severe abdominal pain. Some malignant ovarian cysts may also present as a gastric disturbance like bloating, eructations, dyspepsia. ...Read more

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Can masturbatiom cause ovarian cysts?

Can masturbatiom cause ovarian cysts?

No: Life is difficult enough without people trying to worry you over something like this. Ovarian cysts are extremely common and only the large ones come to a physician's attention; most are harmless. I trust you're having the cysts followed. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an ovarian cyst?

I need to know what's an ovarian cyst?

Different types: Ovarian cysts are collections of fluid, or soft or hard tissue that develop within the substance of the ovary. They can be normal- where the body produces eggs & hormones every month; or they can be either benign or malignant tumors. The size, and characteristics give an idea of whether they are benign or not. Most simple cysts are small, and resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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What are key symptoms for ovarian cysts?

What are key symptoms for ovarian cysts?

Pain: Pain, swelling, irregular periods may be symptoms of an ovarian cyst. Symptoms depend on the type of cyst and its size. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a ovarian cysts?

Exam and u/s: A gynecologist can evaluate you by exam and ultrasound to be sure if there are ovarian cysts or not. ...Read more

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Ways to know if you have an ovarian cyst?

Ways to know if you have an ovarian cyst?

Your doctor: Your doctor can tell you if you have an ovarian cyst by taking your history, examining you and ordering an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have ovarian cyst?

How could I tell if I have ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound will be able to tell if cyst on ovary. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

What are the symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

Pain: An ovarian cyst can have no symptoms, it could just be discovered on an exam. A cyst could throw off a menstrual cycle: delay it or make it early. But it can also cause pain, or pain with intercourse, bloating, or pressure. If a cyst ruptures or twists on itself, you can have severe, crippling pain that sends you to the emergency room. ...Read more

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If you get ovarian cysts, how do you feel?

If you get ovarian cysts, how do you feel?

Maybe no symptoms: Those who get ovarian cysts are usually young menstruating women. Typically, it is in the mid cycle. Many have absolutely no symptoms though they form small cysts. Some have symptoms of sudden acute pain on the left or right sides, low in the pelvis. Some have an achy feeling, almost like a cramp. There are more symptoms as the cysts get bigger. When big enough they can distend your abdomen. ...Read more

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What natural ovarian cyst cures are there?

What natural ovarian cyst cures are there?

It depends: There are many different kinds of ovarian cysts. However, most functional ovarian cysts will resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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What happens after an ovarian cyst bursts?

What happens after an ovarian cyst bursts?

Cyst: After it burst, you will form what its called a corpus luteum cyst and eventually will have your period again, that is part of the normal menstrual cycle. Cysts/follicles majority of the time 'burst' physiologically. ...Read more

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How should I know if I have a ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound will tell if a cyst is present. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...Read more