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What is an involuting ovarian cyst? Is it anything to worry about?

What is an involuting ovarian cyst? Is it anything to worry about?

Cyst is going away: That means the cyst is resolving, it can be followed by ultrasound to make sure it resolves, I encourage you to make your doctor explain something when you do not understand it, I always do this with my patients but surprised that many docs do not. ...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 have a simple avascular left ovarian cyst 2.2cm is it something to worry about?

I have a simple avascular left ovarian cyst 2.2cm is it something to worry about?

No: Most avascular cysts in the ovary are functional or physiological cysts that appear and resolved spontaneously. For peace of mind, a follow up ultrasound may be performed in 3 months or so ...Read more

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Is this normal for my situation or is something to worry about? I was diagnosed with a bleeding ovarian cyst on monday of this past week and was told the cyst wasn't very big and that it wasn't bleeding very much. They were not worried about and told me I

Is this normal for my situation or is something to worry about? I was diagnosed with a bleeding ovarian cyst on monday of this past week and was told the cyst wasn't very big and that it wasn't bleeding very much. They were not worried about and told me I

Pepto: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause the stool to look abnormal. It is unlikely for a cyst to cause blood in the stool, even if it is bleeding, although endometriosis can cause that. If you have another bloody stool, have increased pain, vomiting, or feel light-headed or faint, then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Is a septic ovarian cyst something to worry about? I had normal cysts removed in 2009. Looks like they are coming back

Is a septic ovarian cyst something to worry about? I had normal cysts removed in 2009. Looks like they are coming back

Septated?: I think you mean a septated cyst. A septic cyst implies infection although that is not a known term. A septated cyst is more concerning that a simple cyst. The size and appearance will need to be analyzed by a gynecologist to determine if treatment is needed ...Read more

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Found septated ovarian cysts, 1.5cm and 4.5cm. Recurrence. Been taking pills since last surgery for removing endometrioma. Anything serious to worry?

Found septated ovarian cysts, 1.5cm and 4.5cm. Recurrence. Been taking pills since last surgery for removing endometrioma. Anything serious to worry?

No: Given your age, this is probably of low concern. Assuming you are not experiencing pain, I would follow these with ultrasound. If stable and not changing, you could consider doing nothing. ...Read more

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What is left hemipelvis and are exophytic ovarian cyst anything to worry about? Also have follicular cysts both sides.

What is left hemipelvis and are exophytic ovarian cyst anything to worry about? Also have follicular cysts both sides.

Sounds normal: Sounds like you are reading a report of an ultrasound or ct scan. "left hemipelvis" means "on the left side of the pelvis, like your left ovary". Exophytic means the cyst is bulging out of the ovary (most cysts do) and follicular cyst means that you are probably about to ovulate. Nothing aboubt this sounds worrisome, but your doctor can put it into perspective based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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I had an oopharectomy on Monday for a persistent ovarian cyst. Now I seem to be having contractions. Why is this? Should I worry?

I had an oopharectomy on Monday for a persistent ovarian cyst. Now I seem to be having contractions. Why is this? Should I worry?

Post surgical: Irritation.
Sometimes, the uterus muscle can become irritable due to blood or the location of surgery. They also often place a small instrument in the uterus to move it around to help during the surgery. They can irritate the uterine muscle. Take some ibuprofen and drink plenty of water. That may help ...Read more

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4 weeks 4 days pregnant. Have an ovarian cyst so needed ultrasound. The baby sac wasn't seen yet. Should I worry?

4 weeks 4 days pregnant. Have an ovarian cyst so needed ultrasound. The baby sac wasn't seen yet. Should I worry?

4 wks pregnant: Assuming that your dates are correct, a pregnancy at 4weeks cannot be visualized yet. Between 5-6 weeks, a gestational sac can be seen and after 6 weeks a fetus within the sac with a visible heartbeat should be seen. The ovarian cyst you are talking about is most likely a corpus literal cyst that is supposed to be there a a function of the pregnancy. It will resolve usually by 14 weeks. ...Read more

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I have 5.6 CM ovarian cyst and scheduled surgery by march. I'm puzzled if I am. To have left ovary removed or just scrape. Worries are they'd regrow?

I have 5.6 CM ovarian cyst and scheduled surgery by march. I'm puzzled if I am. To have left ovary removed or just scrape. Worries are they'd regrow?

Ovarian cyst: You don't mention which side the cyst is on but I'm thinking the left from the way you word it. We do try to remove just the cyst and safe the ovary in most situations. But that isn't always possible, so there is a small chance you may loose your ovary. Talk to this concern with the surgeon ahead of time so you know what to expect. ...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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I thought my severe pain was appendicitis, but turned out to be an ovarian cyst. I'm in excrutiating pain w/a consistant lowgrade fever. Worry or not?

Not to: "worry" but "excruciating" pain and fever from an uncomplicated ovarian cyst is very unusual...contact your GYN for further treatment.

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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7mm para ovarian cyst seen on ultrasound. I just had a baby and didn't have it before then...Is this anything to worry about? Dr said it was common.

7mm para ovarian cyst seen on ultrasound. I just had a baby and didn't have it before then...Is this anything to worry about? Dr said it was common.

No worries: Para-ovarian cysts are very common non-cancerous fluid collections at the tips of the fallopian tube opening. They rarely cause any trouble. Occasionally they can twist on their stalks and cause pain. ...Read more

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How do you know my ovarian cyst is functional cyst with one Ultrasound? I worry since my period and bleeding get heavier. Was on pill but quit lately

How do you know my ovarian cyst is functional cyst with one Ultrasound? I worry since my period and bleeding get heavier. Was on pill but quit lately

Repeat sonogram: Repeat sono after next period. Functional cyst should disappear. It is not unusual for period to become heavier after you stop the Pill ...Read more

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Should I worry about left-sided ovarian cyst with very strong blood flows inside on color doppler u/s? history of rectal cancer diagnosis @35y. No prior chemo/rt.

Should I worry about left-sided ovarian cyst with very strong blood flows inside on color doppler u/s? history of rectal cancer diagnosis @35y. No prior chemo/rt.

Possibly: I would see your ob/gyn and see if you might want to get an mri. Blood flow is not usually seen in a true cyst. An MRI will help to better look at the cyst and see if it needs any more of a work up. ...Read more

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Lf ovarian cyst mea. 5.0cm by 4.6cm. Having severe lf sided pain, nausea, no app. And very heavy irregular period w/ clots. Should I worry?

Ovarian cysts: Most small cysts like this resolve on their own without treatment. If you are truly having severe left sided pain with nausea then you should be seen immediately by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with dilated pelvic veins and right ovarian cyst. I have sharp stabbing pains where my ovary is. Should I worry?

Yes: If the cyst is causing pain your doctor needs to know and consider taking it out. Also you should ask whether this is the reason for the dilated pelvic veins or whether something else is causing them. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst, told need complete hysterectomy & need 2 see oncologic gyn. Is this standard or should I worry? Also sent 4 ca-125 & CEA tests

Complex ovarian cyst, told need complete hysterectomy & need 2 see oncologic gyn. Is this standard or should I worry? Also sent 4 ca-125 & CEA tests

Complex Ovarian Cyst: It is not uncommon for a doctor to be cautious and have you seen by a gyn oncologist with a complex ovarian cyst. Most ovarian cysts are benign but some can be cancerous. The size and ultrasound appearance of the cyst as well as the results of the blood tests may raise or lower the suspicion of cancer. It might be best to ask your doctor what they are thinking because they have those details. ...Read more

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A septed ovarian cyst, not a functional cyst And slightly enlaged uterus 10.5 CM, option of surgery or ultrasound In 6 wks, should I worry, cancer?

A septed ovarian cyst, not a functional cyst And slightly enlaged uterus 10.5 CM, option of surgery or ultrasound In 6 wks, should I worry, cancer?

Depends: Septa come in thin and thick. If the septa are thin then that is good. The thicker they are the harder it is to tell if it is benign or not. The size of the uterus is not that bad. Talk to your doctor for more details before making a decision ...Read more

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I've been told I hv a complex ovarian cyst and multiple fibroids some of which r calcified. D fibroids r inside and outside my uterus. Should I worry?

I've been told I hv a complex ovarian cyst and multiple fibroids some of which r calcified. D fibroids r inside and outside my uterus. Should I worry?

More information: More information is needed to adequately address your question. Complex ovarian masses in 31 year olds, are typically benign, but your doctor knows your history and can give you expert opinion on that mass. Calcification of fibroids is normal and is not a sign of malignancy. Fibroids can be inside of uterus and on outside of uterus, location can affect fertility, bleeding and pain. Good luck! ...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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I recently had a period after 2 years of not having any. The tvu showed an endometrial thickness of 6mm and two ovarian cysts of 10mm. Cause of worry?

I recently had a period after 2 years of not having any. The tvu showed an endometrial thickness of 6mm and two ovarian cysts of 10mm. Cause of worry?

Family practice: Post menopausal bleeding always needs to be checked out. It sounds like you have seen your dr already. U/s has been done. Next step is to have endometrial biopsy. Gyn consult to see if you are a surgical candidate. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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