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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 was diagnosed tuesday with an ovarian cyst. 6.4 cm. It is thursday and i can hardly handle the pain, frequent urination, and lower right side pain?

I was diagnosed tuesday with an ovarian cyst. 6.4 cm. It is thursday and i can hardly handle the pain, frequent urination, and  lower right side pain?

Frequent urination: Some of the symptoms you describe can also be attributed to kidney (ureteral) stones, bladder infections, ovarian torsions, appendicitis to name a few. I would call your doctor for an immediate evaluation to make sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Not pregnant, no UTI or kidney problems. Was tested monday. Have severe pain in ride side and low fever. Have ovarian cyst 6.4 cm.. Stabbing pain on r?

Not pregnant, no UTI or kidney problems. Was tested monday. Have severe pain in ride side and low fever. Have ovarian cyst 6.4 cm.. Stabbing pain on r?

6 cm cyst: An ovarian cyst of 6 cm. Is potentially a significant risk that can be watched under some circumstances, or in others need to be removed. The main risk is not cancer (although there's that too) but rupture or torsion. No need to panic, but you must be followed very closely by a doctor who understands this - please see a doctor asap, this is not an online help problem. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst 5.6 cm. 2 ER visits in 1 week. Current severe pain, frequent urination, no bowel movement 2 days, feel bloated/distended. ER?

Complex ovarian cyst 5.6 cm. 2 ER visits in 1 week. Current severe pain, frequent urination, no bowel movement 2 days, feel bloated/distended. ER?

Severe pain--> ED: Have you called your gynecologist? Frequently, the ER will recommend a provider if you do not have one. If you are in severe pain, you should consider returning to the ED for further evaluation. Some ovarian cysts will resolve on their own. Others will require surgical evaluation. Only a physician who has reviewed the ultrasound and examined you can help formulate the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is an involuting ovarian cyst.its 1.6 cm. Should I be worried?

What is an involuting ovarian cyst.its 1.6 cm. Should I be worried?

No: Small ovarian cysts usually collapse ( involute) and go away on their own. This is your immune system doing its job.Follow up with your doctor as they suggest and alert them to any new symptoms but don't worry. Worry suppresses your immune system and slows healing. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst larger than 6 CM have to be removed if you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family? The cyst has enlarged over 3 months.

Does an ovarian cyst larger than 6 CM have to be removed if you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family? The cyst has enlarged over 3 months.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cancer can present as cystic lesion .It is sometimes not easy to differentiate benign cyst to malignant cyst. Thus, if the cyst is big and growing-a surgical resection should be seriously considered. Talk to your gynecology oncologist and discuss more in regard to surgery etc. The risk for you is even more significant with the positive family history of ovarian cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi my ovarian cyst size is 6.8 CM in size.Kindly suggest is it possible to cure by nonsugical.?

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my ovarian cyst  size is 6.8 CM in size.Kindly suggest is it possible to cure by nonsugical.?

Depends: Your cyst can be followed if it's a simple cyst without any features that are worrisome for malignancy. If there are multiple septations, thickened membranes, nodules, irregular sides, etc; you should have a surgical procedure to rule out pre-malignant or malignant tissue. Also, this size can occasionally torse (twist) & can cause severe pain. Talk to your doc re: your cysts characteristics. ...Read more

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Cystecomy on 6cm ovarian cyst, 6 months later 7 cm cyst went away on its own, 1 year later ruptured ovarian cyst. Why am I getting so many cysts on BC?

Cystecomy on 6cm ovarian cyst, 6 months later 7 cm cyst went away on its own, 1 year later ruptured ovarian cyst. Why am I getting so many cysts on BC?

Please consult: with your gyn, but you may need a stronger dose pill and you should be taking it continuously, meaning do not take the placebo pills at the end , just start a new pack, or you may want to try Depo-Prover or continuous Nuvaring please discuss options with your gyn ...Read more

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How long will ovarian cyst pain last? 3.6 CM cyst diagnosed @ ER w/ CT, had pain/bloating for 3 days, gyno did no further tests but said should goaway

Very differently: If it is functional (follicular) cyst, really should go away. If not, it might stay. In any case should be followed up. The symptoms described may not be related to the cyst. ...Read more

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Why would my small ovarian dermoid cyst (1.6 cm) be causing me pain? Ultrasound showed no torsion and only trace fluid in pouch of douglas.

Why would my small ovarian dermoid cyst (1.6 cm) be causing me pain? Ultrasound showed no torsion and only trace fluid in pouch of douglas.

Inflammation...: A dermoid can form any kind of tissue in the body: teeth, hair, skin, thyroid tissue, etc. It can be painful because it is stretching the ovarian capsule or because it is causing inflammation in the ovary or other surrounding tissue. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is 0 to 6 cm in 2 weeks considered a normal growth for an ovarian cyst?

Is 0 to 6 cm in 2 weeks considered a normal growth for an ovarian cyst?

6 cm ovarian cyst: Cysts can develop because of the follicle from which the egg develops has"cystic". potential. Pre-ovulation- follicular cyst, can develop if no ovulation/rupture ,post ovulation -if occurs- follicle can become a corpus luteum cyst. Usually up to 3cm , so 6 is larger but that does occur, Check thyroid, poly cystic ovaries f/u w/ doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0024727/ ...Read more

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Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

A little big: Around ovulation, the follicle measures around 2 cm, so this is a little bigger. It's not so big, though, that it can't be watched. It will likely resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

Probably not: Each month when a woman ovulates, a cyst forms at least 2 cm in diameter. After ovulation that cyst may increase to 6 or 8 cm and still be normal. It will usually go away over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Is 4.8 CM ovarian cyst is too big?

Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst. ...Read more

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What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

What is a clear ovarian cyst of 1.7 cm?

Follicle: Every month your ovary makes 5-15 small cysts and one eventually enlarges to 1-2 cm, eventually releasing a single cell 'egg'. If your cyst does not go away in 6-8 weeks, you should contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a 9 CM ovarian cyst. Can I have it removed?

I have a 9 CM ovarian cyst. Can I have it removed?

Yes, if necessary: Discuss with your gynecologist. May not need to be removed. However, can easily be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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