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Ovarian Cysts And Tailbone Pain
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
I had a CT scan for coccyx pain but show left sided ovarian cyst and smaller right sided. Will I need treatment?
Depends: On the size of the cysts. Most cysts resolve on their own, but cysts over 3 cm may require intervention. See a GYN doctor to discuss options. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Ovarian Cysts: Not all ovarian cysts undergo complications like twisting or leakage and rupture. In fact most cysts are found incidentally as part of a routing gyn examination. One has to be careful and avoid and strenuous activities if the cyst is of moderate size as they are more prone to physical complications. ...Read more
Most are normal: Making cysts is what the ovary normally does. Ovulation is the process by which an egg is enclosed in a follicle that produces estrogen. The follicle develops over (usually) two weeks, and then ruptures, releasing the egg. This is ovulation. The structure that was the follicle the begins to produce progesterone. It remains present until 10-12 weeks if pregnancy occurs. ...Read more
Usually nothing: As infertility specialists, we often encounter cysts of various descriptions in patients with no pain. The medical system has labelled cysts as a pain causing problem due to the fact that after evaluation with no findings, doctors and patients are uncomfortable with, "i don't know what's causing your pain but it's not serious." most cysts are found on testing for other problems or pelvic pain. ...Read more
Hormones: During each menstrual cycle, the ovary produces a few small cysts known as follicles (normal). Most times, one of these follicles will enlarge and ovulate an egg (it ruptures), while the others go away. Sometimes this rupture may not occur due to a lack of signaling by the body's hormones, and the cyst continues to develop through subsequent menstrual cycles. ...Read more
Depends on factors: A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and can be followed by gyn visits. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Sometimes surgery is needed. I will share this with subspecialists in gyn for additional input. ...Read more
Varied: For the pain of a current ovarian cyst, over the counter pain medicines and occasionally prescriptions are necessary. Toward prevention, I suggest regular exercise, limiting processed foods, carbs, artificial sweeteners, and caffeine in your diet. If these are unsuccessful, you may want to discuss w your doctor the option of taking hormonal therapy like birth control to ovulation and thus cysts. ...Read more
Yes: Ovarian cysts in Polycystic ovarian syndrome frequently cause infertility. However, cysts are also necessary for fertility since the egg develops in a cyst known as a follicle and another type of cyst, a corpus luteum, produces the progesterone that gets the uterine lining ready for implantation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Ovarian cysts may cause the feeling of bloating. This may be due to fluid leaking from the cysts and pelvic inflammation as a result of the cysts. Inflammation will cause swelling and fluid accumulation.
Should have a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate the size/quality of the cysts. ...Read more