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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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I am16years old .Now I have a left ovarian cyst of about2.2x1.8cm size and a thickened endometrium .I haveirregular periods too?

I am16years old .Now I have a left ovarian cyst of about2.2x1.8cm size and a thickened endometrium .I haveirregular periods too?

Gynecologist: As long as the size is being followed by your gynecologist, i would not be worried at this point. Any change in symptoms, see your gynecologist immediately. ...Read more

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Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

See GYN: The thickening of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) needs to be checked out. Usually the doctor will do an endometrial biopsy to see if the cells are normal or abnormal. A functional ovarian cyst is nothing to be concerned about and is just related to ovulation usually. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

A cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your immediate future after biopsy and evaluation. ...Read more

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Normal sized anteverted uterus with thickened endometrium ovarian cysts, bilateral normal sonogram of the cervix?

Normal sized anteverted uterus with thickened endometrium ovarian cysts, bilateral normal sonogram of the cervix?

Question?: This sounds like the impression from a pelvic sonogram. Let me organize it for youl 1. Anteverted uterus with thickened endometrium (usually not important but depends on age, mentrual cycle and degree of thinking. 2. Bilateral ovarian cysts - not uncommon, need to know sizes and number of cysts. 3. Normal cervix. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What treatment do you suggest me to treat endometrium and ovarian cyst?

What treatment do you suggest me to treat endometrium and ovarian cyst?

This is a job for Dr: Your responsibility to yourself is to get to a good doctor or obgyn and cooperate in the diagnosis and treatment plan determined for this. This is not a do-it-yourself problem for a home remedy. It might be helpful if you eat well, sleep well, get good exercise and avoid cell damaging activities. But see a pro as soon as possible. Best! ...Read more

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I have 22mm endometrium, galactorhea, thick walled ovarian cyst. My risperione intake has been reduced to 1mg every other day . Pls i need advice.

I have 22mm endometrium, galactorhea, thick walled ovarian cyst.  My risperione intake has been reduced to 1mg every other day . Pls i need advice.

Follow up: Risperidone is associated with hyperprolactinemia and galactorrhea. Lowering the dose may or may not help. Only time will you will need a repeat us to check you lining and ovary. Both of these findings can be dependent on the timing of your cycle. If you are midcycle, you lining may be normal as well as your cyst. Follow up and discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Transvaginal Ultrasound 5mm mass, no bloodflow. 1.1cm endometrium; 1.5cm probable hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Should I worry? Very heavy menses, IV Fe.

Transvaginal Ultrasound 5mm mass, no bloodflow. 1.1cm endometrium; 1.5cm probable hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Should I worry? Very heavy menses, IV Fe.

Sono not worrisome: The findings on your transvaginal sonogram do not seem to be cause for alarm but unfortunately they do not explain why you have "very heavy menses" and need IV Fe...which are "causes to worry". It would be good to consult a hematologist to rule out a blood coagulation disorder and a Reproductive Endocrinologist to find out why you may or may not be ovulating regularly and why you bleed heavily. ...Read more

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Is flax seed of any benefit for pari menopause person. Is it to the advantage or disadvantage to fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometrium risks of cancer?

Is flax seed of any benefit for pari menopause person. Is it to the advantage or disadvantage to fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometrium risks of cancer?

Flax seed: People use it for menopausal symptoms and increase cholesterol. As for menopausal symptoms there are no randomized study that proves its effect. Flax seed migth be good for your since it contains omega 3, as for menopause it has no proven record of that. No effect on fibroids or ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause thickening of the endometrial wall?

Do ovarian cysts cause thickening of the endometrial wall?

Endometrium: Thickening of the endometrium during a normal menstrual cycle is due to estrogen prodcution by a follicle (which can appear as a cyst on ultrasound). There are some other cysts, like a granulosa cell tumor that also can make estrogen and thicken the endometrium. Taking estrogen can also thicken it. Polyps, fibroids and other conditions can also make the lining appear thicker on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between ovarian cysts and abnormal uterine lining thickening?

Is there a relation between ovarian cysts and abnormal uterine lining thickening?

Sometimes: Most ovarian cysts result from how an egg develops. Sometimes an egg doesn't release normally and the hormones can become mixed up. This is most common in adolescents and in women approaching menopause. You should talk to your gyn provider about what you are experiencing and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Same ovarian cyst for a year, discomfort sometimes.Ultrasound shows the same size but always there also endometrial thickening.Should i be concerned?

Same ovarian cyst for a year, discomfort sometimes.Ultrasound shows the same size but always there also endometrial thickening.Should i be concerned?

Probably ok: Small cyst are not uncommon and can cause pain. The thickening of the uterus can be related to your cycle (it varies throughout the month) at the time of the scan. If your cyst is stable in size over the last year and the pain is tolerable, probably not much to do about it. Just watch it. ...Read more

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I have a inhomogeneous uterus with 2.6 cm thickening and several presumed cysts. I also have an irregular complicated ovarian cyst should I be concer

Uterus: See your regular OB-GYN doctor on this issue. you might need to have D & C procedure on your uterus for biopsy. As far as ovarian cyst, ultrasound will be good for follow up on regular basis. Sometimes laparoscopic surgery might help for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Had vaginal us to look at ovarian cyst. Showed endometrial thickening & 2 fibroids.My last period ended 5 days ago. Should this be looked at further?

Had vaginal us to look at ovarian cyst. Showed endometrial thickening & 2 fibroids.My last period ended 5 days ago. Should this be looked at further?

Yes: If abnormal periods absolutely! if not, and if the thickness is less than 12-14mm i would not be so worried. If the fibroids are asymptomatic and not too large i would just follow them with us in 3-6 mo. ...Read more

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What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening . Thanks

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening .   Thanks

Letrozole: Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Guessing: This is hard to call form just a description of CT, not knowing any other clinical facts. Can say: 1) the bulky uterus is 100% unrelated to the other findings, the thickened sigmoid "may" be related to the ovarian cyst or vice-versa. A doctor who knows your whole history and exam could answer these for you, can't say more online. Good wishes ...Read more

Endometrium (Definition)

The endometrium is the area that lines the uterus. During the menstrual cycle this is the tissue that is sloughed off if ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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