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Ovarian cyst pain has lasted 4 months now should I be concerned?

Ovarian cyst pain has lasted 4 months now should I be concerned?

Painful ovarian cyst: Yes. See a physician and obtain a pelvic ultrasound. Other test may be required depending on your age, size and numger of cysts on ultrasound. Do not delay. Ovarian cancer has yet no accurate screening tool. ...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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Why does a person commonly get ovarian cysts? Every few months I get another ovarian cyst. What causes me to persistently get them?

Why does a person commonly get ovarian cysts? Every few months I get another ovarian cyst. What causes me to persistently get them?

Normal: People not a hormonal contraceptive will usually get a cyst once a month when they ovulate. Normally the resolve on their own. But ocassionally they persist and get larger and take longer to go away. ...Read more

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I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months. Is it normal for it to shrink and enlarge every few days? I have a dr appt in a few weeks.

I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months. Is it normal for it to shrink and enlarge every few days? I have a dr appt in a few weeks.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can change in size during a woman's cycle. How do you know it changes size "every few days"? Its unlikely you could tell that short of an ultrasound. Or, are you having pain intermittently and interpreting that as a size change? ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts are beginning to ruin my life. After months I found someone to see me-but my ins is taking forever. Lots of shooting awful pain. Advice?

Ovarian cysts are beginning to ruin my life. After months I found someone to see me-but my ins is taking forever. Lots of shooting awful pain. Advice?

So sorry: I am sorry for your pain problem. However, there is really not much you can do until you do see a doctor. There IS help for you, but it must be done by a physician. ...Read more

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Know ovarian cysts how do I know when to see dr. Pain has been there every month for a year. Have seen dr several times. Do I continue to ignore the pain?

Why ignore?: Why ignore the pain? Pain occuring monthly sounds more like endometriosis than ovarian cysts. An ovarian cyst is easy to diagnose by sonogram. Endometriosis can be harder to diagnosis. In severe pain cases a diagnostic procedure called a laparoscopy is often warranted. ...Read more

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Is pain for a month too long for an ovarian cyst?

Yes: You should be followed closely by your gynecologist to monitor your pain levels and the size of the cyst. If they thought you are experiencing pain from the cyst, you should call them to be seen sooner. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had trouble with pain months after an ovarian cyst removal?

Has anyone ever had trouble with pain months after an ovarian cyst removal?

Yes: During reproductive age cysts are very common. Most women would have something considered a cyst at least once per year but would never know unless an x-ray test was performed due to pain. Often though the pain is completely separate from the cyst. The follicle (a cyst) that is the growing egg each month grows to 2-3 cm and ruptures each month. Cyst rupture is normal! Cysts unusually cause pain. ...Read more

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My ovarian cyst is 7.7cm very painful I have it for one month and five days already, will I need surgery?

My ovarian cyst is 7.7cm very painful I have it for one month and five days already, will I need surgery?

Ovarian Cyst: Most ovarian cysts will resolve without surgery. Sometimes we will give Birth Control pills to try and shrink them. You howver, have quite a large cyst that is giving you a lot of pain. I would consult with your GYN to see if they reccomend surgery. In my patients with painful cysts this large my refering GYN's will usually do surgery. ...Read more

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Is a 4cm ovarian cyst large? I have been having increased pain over the last few months. Is surgery the best bet?

Is a 4cm ovarian cyst large? I have been having increased pain over the last few months. Is surgery the best bet?

Age? Characteristics?: Depends on your age, family history of breast, ovarian cancer and findings on sono/mri.
if solid areas, abnormal vasculature, abnormal dopplers, torsion etc will suggest surgery. ...Read more

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What is the normal growth of an ovarian cyst that won't disappear went from 3cm to 9 CM in 7 months and still growing?

What is the normal growth of an ovarian cyst that won't disappear went from 3cm to 9 CM in 7 months and still growing?

Not normal: There is no " normal " growth of ovarian cysts. If they continue to grow or stay consistently large they may undergo torsion or twisting. They may rupture or put pressure on other organs. If they are growing they should be evaluated and removed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? I have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. Will I need surgery?

How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? I have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. Will I need surgery?

Depends on the size: It depends on the size of the cysts and how severe are the symptoms
you can take anti inflammatory medicines like Motrin for pain and discuss with your doctor how big the cysts are and what treatment will be best for you. Sometimes hormonal treatment with birth control pills can reduce the size and orevent cysts from forming. Not all cysts need surgery. ...Read more

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I only spotted 2 days, light pink last time. This month the blood is between light pink and burgundy. I have ovarian cysts. Is this normal?

I only spotted 2 days, light pink last time. This month the blood is between light pink and burgundy. I have ovarian cysts. Is this normal?

Ask your OB-GYN doc: You can have bleeding irregularities with ovarian cysts. Pain and dull, discomfort other symptoms. You should still get a pregnancy test as pregnancies can occur with different healing results from tubal ligation procedures. The fertilized ovum can implant in a tube causing an ectopic pregnancy. Talk about your concerns with your ob-gyn specialist. ...Read more

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Is having ovarian cysts every month normal? Mine are hemmorhagic, the smallest is 5 CM and the largest so far is 7.4cm. They are super painful!

Is having ovarian cysts every month normal? Mine are hemmorhagic, the smallest is 5 CM and the largest so far is 7.4cm. They are super painful!

Ovarian cyst: It is not unusual to have ovarian cysts, they usually form after ovulation, but there are people who have excessive cyst due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. Those with PCO may have menstrual problems, hair growth in the chest/ chin, excessive acne, problem in getting pregnant, some have diabetes, obesity ...Read more

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If I get an ovarian cyst 2.5cm does that mean that the egg did not release this month or whenever it occured&formed? How long does it take to form?

If I get an ovarian cyst 2.5cm does that mean that the egg did not release this month or whenever it occured&formed? How long does it take to form?

No: Small ovarian cysts are extremely common in young women. It does not necessarily mean that you did not ovulate. Many small cyst will resolve after 1 or 2 normal cycles. ...Read more

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I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months and was taking the pill when I got it. I stopped taking the pill 2 days ago. Will this make my cyst worse?

I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months and was taking the pill when I got it. I stopped taking the pill 2 days ago. Will this make my cyst worse?

Unlikely: Depending on it's size you may want to watch it closely, but it is as likely to go away as to get worse. Since it developed in spite of being on the pill it is not likely to act differently simply because you are now off of the pill. ...Read more

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I have a 7cm ovarian cyst I had a previous one 7 month ago that was drained. During both cysts I have put on a horrendous amount of weight but eating?

I have a 7cm ovarian cyst I had a previous one 7 month ago that was drained. During both cysts I have put on a horrendous amount of weight but eating?

Recurrent cysts: Your gyn will talk with you about cyst suppression with oral contraceptives. You are young and you can take off the weight by 1200-1400 calories daily and exercise. The patient education site www. Patientedu. Org has great info on diet. ...Read more

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I've been taking risperdal for 10 months, but I have developed an ovarian cyst. Should I ask for a different drug?

I've been taking risperdal for 10 months, but I have developed an ovarian cyst. Should I ask for a different drug?

Discuss: Rather than ask for a different drug as the first step, I would discuss with your prescribing doc your concern about taking Risperdal given that you have an ovarian cyst. Your benefit from Risperdal will need to be weighed against the potential impact on your cyst. ...Read more

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In the past four months I have grown a 5.1cm complex ovarian cyst. Should I be worried at the growth? I have a lot of pain with it!

Yes: If you've had several ultrasounds to determine growth then I assume your Doctor has made recommendations about this? If not then I would get a second opinion from an OB/GYN regarding possible removal of the cyst ...Read more

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I've had ovarian cysts and painful bursts almost every month for years. Even more often since my partial hysterectomy February 2013. Help.

I've had ovarian cysts and painful bursts almost every month for years. Even more often since my partial hysterectomy February 2013. Help.

OCPs or surgery: You could take OCPs to suppress ovulation, as that's when these cysts usually start. The other option would be to have one or both ovaries removed, which can be done laparoscopically. However, if both ovaries are removed, you will need to take hormone replacement, especially at your age. ...Read more

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Had surgery 2 months ago because ovarian cyst but 3 weeks ago I've been getting stabbing pains last 2-3 min on my right side. Is it back?

Had surgery 2 months ago because ovarian cyst but 3 weeks ago I've been getting stabbing pains last 2-3 min on my right side. Is it back?

Ovarian cyst: A follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. That is what cause the cyst that was removed. You could have another cyst that cause pain or discomfort. Using birth control pills will prevent the cysts and the pain or you can use ibuprofen, naproxen, or some type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. ...Read more

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I recently had a partial hysterectomy about 3 months ago and discovered last month that I have an ovarian cyst, does it need to be removed?

I recently had a partial hysterectomy about 3 months ago and discovered last month that I have an ovarian cyst, does it need to be removed?

No: Not unless it is causing bad symptoms or has features worrisome for cancer. Cancer is unlikely since your surgeon just looked at the ovary 3 mo ago. The cyst should be followed with periodic ultrasounds to make sure it resolves and does not develop worrisome features. ...Read more

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2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

Bilateral cysts: A one cm ovarian cyst is quite small and in the process of ovulation production both ovaries are stimulated and cysts sometimes forms. You are correct that ovaries generally alternate ovulation, but unless you have PCOS most cysts are benign and unilateral. ...Read more

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I've had a functional ovarian cyst on left ovary that fluctuates in size between 2.5 and 3.5 cm with symptoms for 18 months that won't go away.

I've had a functional ovarian cyst on left ovary that fluctuates in size between 2.5 and 3.5 cm with symptoms for 18 months that won't go away.

Tiny ovarian cyst: This ovarian cyst is only 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and I question that its' size is the source of your symptoms for 18 months. Have your GYN MD re-evaluate your symptoms and if necessary obtain a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Is it normal my ovarian cysts still didn't go away. The pain from the cysts are getting worse its been 5 months. Had ruptured cysts a few times.

Is it normal my ovarian cysts still didn't go away. The pain from the cysts are getting worse its been 5 months. Had ruptured cysts a few times.

Ovarian cysts: Treatment of ovarian cyst depends on the size of the cyst. Small cysts usually are functional and will go away. But if cyst is bigger or getting bigger or associated with worming pain, surgery may be needed. See your doctor for proper care. ...Read more

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How can you tell if an ovarian cyst bursts, besides the pain eases. I found out a month ago and now have stringy brown discharge. Does that happen?

How can you tell if an ovarian cyst bursts, besides the pain eases. I found out a month ago and now have stringy brown discharge. Does that happen?

Sometimes: Hi!
Sometimes it is possible to have a "functional cyst"
Which means that it produces hormones.
Hormones can delay your period. When the cysts
Resolves the period may start.
Hope that helps!
Dr Brown. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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