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How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

DEPENDS: On what kind, simple complex, solid, abnormal ovarian cancer blood work or not, the size, any free fluid anything else going on with the pelvic organs, your desire for fertilty or your fear of ovarian or uterine cancer or family history, all of these factor determine what your options are so make an appt to discuss all of this with your gyn that is your gyn's responsiblity to you like I do my pts. ...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 most woman have ovarian cysts at some time in there life?

Do most woman have ovarian cysts at some time in there life?

Yes: The simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is that the significance of cysts varies widely based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. I will share this with subspecialists in reproductive endo and onc for additional input. ...Read more

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Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?

Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?

Ultrasound: Need an ultrasound to ascertain size and number of cysts. A diagnosis of ovarian cysts can also help in obesity treatment as well. ...Read more

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I have 2 ovarian cyst, the big one around 11cm. I'm married woman and i want get a baby..How should I do? Am i must do the operation or not?

I have 2 ovarian cyst, the big one around 11cm. I'm married woman and i want get a baby..How should I do? Am i must do the operation or not?

See an OB/GYN: These are issues based on individual patients and should be evaluated by face-to-face interactions with a concerned physician. Go see someone soon. ...Read more

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How serious is a 7.1 CM complex serous or mucous ovarian cyst in a postmenopausal woman. ?

How serious is a 7.1 CM complex serous or mucous ovarian cyst in a postmenopausal woman. ?

Surgical removal: A 7cm cyst of the ovary in a post menopausal woman needs to be removed with surgery. The cyst and the pelvic organs can be assessed and tissue testing done. Although usually benign, these fluid filled tumors can be cancerous. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cysts affect a person's sex drive? Do they increase or decrease a woman's sex drive?

How do ovarian cysts affect a person's sex drive? Do they increase or decrease a woman's sex drive?

Yes: Pcos is failure of the egg to fully ripen and ovulate. Hence the natural hormone rhythm is disturbed, which can result in depression, distress, prolonged pms symptoms, infertility, abdominal and sexual pain, all of which can decrease libido. ...Read more

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Mildly complex ovarian cyst 4.5cm in postmenausal woman.Ca125 is 15. Having surgery tomorrow so worried! can it be something bad?Help!

Mildly complex ovarian cyst 4.5cm in postmenausal woman.Ca125 is 15. Having surgery tomorrow so worried! can it be something bad?Help!

Talk to doctor: Many women will develop cysts in their life. The vast majority are benign, but some do develop into cancer. Having a ca 125 that low is a good sign, but no one can tell until the cyst is examined by a pathologist after surgery. After surgery, your doctor will be able to give you more detailed answers. ...Read more

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4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort.Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad?Worry

4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort.Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad?Worry

Need futher evaluati: Large cysts, especially complex cysts in postmenopausal women are always of some concern and need to be evaluated further. Suggest you followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have small, bilateral ovarian cysts after trans-vaginal ultrasound. Says he thinks they are functional. Could be serious?32 year old woman.

Dr. Says I have small, bilateral ovarian cysts after trans-vaginal ultrasound. Says he thinks they are functional. Could be serious?32 year old woman.

I am sure your: Doc told u that is not serious as many women have that , if the cysts would grow which is unlikely then it could be a problems but that rarely happens if u have small functional cysts, if your periods are irregular or other problems that can often be treated with bc pills unless you are trying for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is Uterine fibroids&Ovarian Cyst and can a woman still become pregnant with the diagnoses?

What is Uterine fibroids&Ovarian Cyst and can a woman still become pregnant with the diagnoses?

Pregnancy possible: A uterine fibroid is a non-cancerous tumor in the uterus. It doesn't usually prevent pregnancy unless it is very large or inside the uterine cavity. An ovarian cyst is a fluid structure on the ovary. Small ovarian cysts are a normal finding on the ovary. Large ovarian cysts (>4-5ccm) can cause pain but usually do not keep you from getting pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could s simple 2 cm ovarian cyst on ultrasound that shows up as small enhancing cyst on ct scan be malignant in a premenopausal woman? no change in yr

Could s simple 2 cm ovarian cyst on ultrasound that shows up as small enhancing cyst on ct scan be malignant in a premenopausal woman? no change in yr

Low chance: If the cyst is described as simple then there is only fluid inside. So no other growths inside the cyst. Simple cysts are almost always benign. The fact that it hasn't changed in a year is also a good sign. Overall, very low chance of being malignant. Ask your doctor to monitor it every year. ...Read more

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How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst? I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim. I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst?  I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim.  I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

Ask your Doc: Your doc should be able to refer you to the appropriate gyn or simply ask the gyn-onc you saw. It's also possible that your cyst is functional (normal) & will resolve on it's own (no surgery). If it persists or develops concerning features, a laparoscopic cystectomy (remove the cyst only) will preserve your ovary. They may suppress your ovulation with ocps if you are a good candidate, take care. ...Read more

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Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a cyst that ruptures and causes interrnal hemorrhage could possibly cause death. All are not likely scenarios. Most ovarian cysts resolve without any treatment. Oftentimes, they not even known by the woman to be present before they resolve. ...Read more

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Fertil aid for women can cause ovarian cyst?

Fertil aid for women can cause ovarian cyst?

Fertilty: Shots or pills can cause hyperstimuation in some women and ovarian cysts sometimes severe. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause increase sensations in the female organs?

Yes: Cysts can stretch the ovary and cause pain. It is very different from person to person. If you experience pain with intercourse or constant pain, please see you gyn doctor. ...Read more

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If any possibilty, ovarian cyst again presist.Age 24 yr old married female?

If any possibilty, ovarian cyst again presist.Age 24 yr old married female?

Yes: Most ovarian cysts are "functional" (develop during normal ovarian function). They can come and go, and often will. Sometimes they will persist for months. They need to be removed if they are symptomatic (usually pain), do not resolve over time (3-6 months usually), or are suspicious to not be functional (based on sonogram/ct/mri findings). Cysts before puberty or after menopause are different. ...Read more

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How do women get ovarian cysts? I was told having ovarian cysts can be fatal, is this true or false? And how do we get them and why do we get them? Why do they hurt so bad when it bursts?

Ovarian : Ovarian cysts are most often "follicular" in origin. This means that the ovary is trying to ovulate and doesn't release the egg or "luteinize", which means become a corpus luteum. It will then persist or sometimes enlarge. Follicular cysts appear black on ultrasound as they contain only fluid (which transmits the sound better than tissue). Another type of ovarian cyst is a hemorrhagic corpus luteum. This too is related to ovulation. During the release of the egg, the wall of the follicle may break through a blood vessel causing bleeding in the abdomen or into the cyst cavity. These will appear acutely often accompanied by pain. On ultrasound they have "mixed echogenicity" meaning a combination of solid and cystic components. Women can have significant bleeding with hemorrhagic cysts particularly if they are on blood thinners or have bleeding disorders. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts will often resolve over time spontaneously and require surgery on some occasions. Ovarian cyst that continue to enlarge are suspicious for neoplasms or tumors. These can be benign or malignant (cancerous). A common benign tumor is a teratoma, often called a "dermoid" tumor. For functional cysts (follicular and corpus luteum) prevention is commonly afforded through the use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Higher chances at 42: Without knowing much about you as an individual other than your age & cysts, fertility decreases every year after 40 and it is very difficult to conceive at 45 or older with your own eggs for most women (always exceptions). 41-42 year olds may have a 15-25% chance of success with more high-tech fertility treatment like ivf. See a reproductive endocrinologist. Cysts may be a sign of low egg supply. ...Read more

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I am at my wits end after suffering with painful ovarian cysts for years. What more can be done? I am a 24 y/o female who has suffered painful ovarian cysts for the past 4 years. I have two children, and suffered one miscarriage before they were born.

I am at my wits end after suffering with painful ovarian cysts for years.  What more can be done? I am a 24 y/o female who has suffered painful ovarian cysts for the past 4 years.  I have two children, and suffered one miscarriage before they were born.

I : I understand your frustration. It sounds like you have failed all conservative treatment. Please discuss surgical options with your physician. You may also want to seek out a second opinion about other conservative treatments. Cysts are very painful and debilitating and i'm sorry you are going through this. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

Many causes: Go to http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.Htm there you will find all the answers you seek (that are possible to answer). Most important is you see your gyn if you feel you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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