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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cyst Resolving Itself

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Can a 5 CM ovarian cyst resolve itself?

Can a 5 CM ovarian cyst resolve itself?

Probably: If the cyst is simple and 5cm in size, then yes - good chance it may go away on it's own. Larger than 7cm, and it is much much less likely that it can resolve on it's own. A follow-up sonogram in 6 weeks can tell if it is going away.

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 have a ovarian cyst that is resolving itself and bleeding into itself. The sonographer said it all looked fine, should I be concerned though?

I have a ovarian cyst that is resolving itself and bleeding into itself. The sonographer said it all looked fine, should I be concerned though?

No: These are usually corpus luteal cysts which develop subsequent to ovulation and are completely normal. You need only be concerned if it does not continue to improve and persists through a couple of cycles.

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Can an ovarian cyst of this size (10 cm), eventually resolve itself?

Can an ovarian cyst of this size (10 cm), eventually resolve itself?

EXTREMELY unlikely: I would almost say 100% no. That size of a cyst is too large to resolve itself, and should be removed surgically, due to the risks of it being a tumor (need to rule out malignancy) and due to the risk of torsion (where the ovary twists around it's artery and vein, cuts off the blood supply to it and causes severe pain). Sorry, but you really need to have surgery to remove it.

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I had an ovarian cyst about a year ago that resolved on its own. Do these cysts ever grow back?

I had an ovarian cyst about a year ago that resolved on its own. Do these cysts ever grow back?

Cysts will resolve: Small cysts on the ovary are very common even in young women. The overwhelming majority will resolve on their own without surgery. Although they may hurt the best treatment is to take Ibuprofen for the pain and to wait to see if it goes away. They don't grow back but you could certainly form a new one.

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U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

U/S says 5.6cm ovarian cyst resolved, but it still hurts all the time. What could be going on? I'm still having all the same symptoms.

Cystic fluid: If the ovarian cyst resolved by rupturing with fluid accumulation on the lining of the internal body cavity (peritoneum), then that's why you are still symptomatic. Eventually this will resolve if that is the case.

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Can a 3.2 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst resolve on its own?

Can a 3.2 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst resolve on its own?

Yes: Hi, Typically cysts less than 6cm in the reproductive age group (your age) will resolve spontaneously with time. You should see your doctor however if you experience any worsening pain over the next couple of weeks to have the cyst rechecked.

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How long does it take on average for a hemmorhagic ovarian cyst to resolve? It's been painful for 7weeks

How long does it take on average for a hemmorhagic ovarian cyst to resolve? It's been painful for 7weeks

Hemorrhagic ovarian: See your ob/ gyn. You are already on the second cycle. Need to see if its size is increasing and could it be removed/ evacuated laproscopically.

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If sciatica pain was caused by free fluid from ovarian cyst, should surgery have relieved pain immediately? Or might it take a few days to resolve?

If sciatica pain was caused by free fluid from ovarian cyst, should surgery have relieved pain immediately? Or might it take a few days to resolve?

Hmm...: Well sciatica generally is not caused by anything in the abdomen, so highly unlikely the fluid from ovarian cyst caused your sciatica. I would have your doctor get an MRI of your spine if your sciatica doesn't resolve in a week or two as the most likely culprit will be a herniated disc.

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I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months. Doc wants to remove that ovary. Is this the best treatment?

I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months. Doc wants to remove that ovary. Is this the best treatment?

Yes: A cyst that has not resolved in 6 months is abnormal. A cyst that is 9 cm across is very abnormal. Removal is really the only option, other than doing nothing.

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Can a ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst cause blood in stool? Is this something that I should worry about? I was told the cyst would resolve itself.

No!!: A ruptured ovarian cyst will not give bloody stool. You have another problem and this my be more serious than the ovarian problem. See and discuss with your doctor immediately or see a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor. Please do not ignore this situation.

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I don't have pcos but CT showed bilateral multiple ovarian cysts (small).Chances of pregnancy? Never missed a period. No pain. Will it resolve?

I don't have pcos but CT showed bilateral multiple ovarian cysts (small).Chances of pregnancy? Never missed a period. No pain. Will it resolve?

All women have: Ovarian cysts from prior egg ovulation. It does not mean pcos, which is a totally different condition. Don't worry, you're probably totally normal.

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What is ovarian cyst?

What is ovarian cyst?

Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement.

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What's an ovarian cyst?

What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled: Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129.

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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.

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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