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I have bilateral ovarian cysts. With no fluid.What does this mean?

I have bilateral ovarian cysts. With no fluid.What does this mean?

Just ovarian cysts: Every woman of reproductive age forms cysts during her cycles--the process of ovulation forms cysts. Often these resolve/shrink, but unfortunately some don't and may enlarge resulting the "ovarian cyst" many have them and may not have symptoms. Some people have large ones and may cause pain. Some twist on themselves and cause torsion. If you concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...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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I had a 27cm ovarian cyst filled with reddish brown fluid. What causes a cyst fill with fluid opposed to tissue? What's the difference in symptoms?

I had a 27cm ovarian cyst filled with reddish brown fluid.  What causes a cyst fill with fluid opposed to tissue?  What's the difference in symptoms?

Cyst: A cyst by definition is a fluid filled sac. In the ovary you can have solid tumors (benign and cancerous), mixed solid and cystic and just cystic (fluid filled). Each growth is a tissue type, which is the key to what type you get. You probably had a serous (fluid type) cystadenoma or an endometrioma (bloody fluid filled cyst) ...Read more

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I have a 5cm ovarian cyst with a trace of free fluid, how can I treat it?

I have a 5cm ovarian cyst with a trace of free fluid, how can I treat it?

Cyst: The cyst may resolve by itself with no particular intervention. I would recommend a follow up ultrasound in 1 - 2 months. Sometimes they will resolve on birth control pills. If the cyst persists, it may need to be removed laparoscopically - an operation with small incisions. ...Read more

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How long can fluid from a hemoragic ovarian cyst stay in your body causing pain?

How long can fluid from a hemoragic ovarian cyst stay in your body causing pain?

Varies: It may take waiting it out until your next period starts, which could mean 2 weeks. Most will subside over that time, however. If the pain is uncontrolled with medication, heating pad, etc, then you may require a laparoscopy to drain the cysts. ...Read more

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Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Yes it can: Complex cysts can be cancerous depending on their size and rate of growth. A CA125 test can help decide its nature. Ultrasound is a good test to measure increase in size and also may show any solid components inside the cyst. You should get the ultrasound repeated in 3-4 months and have your gynecologist guide you further. You may need surgical removal if it is causing you much pain or increased s ...Read more

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Where does the fluid from a leaking ovarian cyst go?

Ovarian Cyst Fluid: The fluid from an ovarian cyst that ruptures is absorbed by your body. ...Read more

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How long for fluid to disipate after ruptured ovarian cyst?

How long for fluid to disipate after ruptured ovarian cyst?

Depends: It depends on the size of the cyst that ruptured. Obviously, larger cyst will contain more fluid and will take longer to be reabsorbed. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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