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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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Can an ovarian cyst cause a greenish discharge on tampon?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a greenish discharge on tampon?

No: Ovarian cysts don't cause a vaginal discharge. A green discharge on tampon is more likely due to a vaginal or cervical infection. A woman usually needs an exam to figure out if she has a vaginal or cervical infection. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a tampon when your on your period if you have an ovarian cyst?

Is it ok to wear a tampon when your on your period if you have an ovarian cyst?

Is ok , in general ,: However if you a cyst you need to know first What kind of cyst is, simple , complex , size, etc If you have hx of pid with cyst formation on tubes or paraovaric , you need to avoid Tampons If it is a simple cyst , no contraindications ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. i had sex two days ago and have been bleeding ever since, enough to have to wear a tampon ?

I was recently diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. i had sex two days ago and have been bleeding ever since, enough to have to wear a tampon ?

What's your question: We need more info. Age? Medications? Unprotected sex? Last menstrual period? Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cysts/basics/definition/con-20019937 for basic info. Most ovarian cysts are not painful and unrelated to (irregular) menses. So if you're not convinced, check pregnancy test. Regardless of answer, we still need to evaluate cause of post-coital bleeding. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts or fibroids cause difficulty using tampons or occular migraines?

Can ovarian cysts or fibroids cause difficulty using tampons or occular migraines?

Not likely: Ocular migraine also called eye migraine is temporary visual disturbances, completely painless, that can affect both eyes. It can transform into a migraine headache. Ocular migraines are believed to have the same causes as migraine headaches, but ovarian cysts or fibroids are not the triggers. Take care. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian cysts and excersize?

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

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What are ovarian cysts from?

What are ovarian cysts from?

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

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What if a ovarian cysts is 7mm?

What if a ovarian cysts is 7mm?

Small: 7 mm is a small cyst. A normal cyst reaches around 25 mm when it ruptures. ...Read more

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How are ovarian cysts first found?

How are ovarian cysts first found?

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

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What causes recurring ovarian cysts?

What causes recurring ovarian cysts?

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

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How exactly are ovarian cysts handled?

How exactly are ovarian cysts handled?

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

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Are there any signs for the ovarian cysts?

Are there any signs for the ovarian cysts?

Pain in the pelvis: Ovarian cysts , many are found during an ultrasound exam, that are asymptomatic and benign. Pelvic pain, pain on intercourse, pelvic distension / fullness, should be worked up by your primary care / and- or gyn. ...Read more

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How to treat ovarian cysts?

How to treat ovarian cysts?

Depends on size and : Kind and your fertilty desires in some cases, if it is a simple benign fluid filled cyst and not too large or ruptured you can get on bc pills or depo- shots or other hormonal birth control to hopefully shrink it, if it is not a simple cyst you may need surgery often times it can be done thru a scope or robot so you n eed to discuss everything with the gyn who diagnosed you! ...Read more

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Why do ovarian cysts burst?

Why do ovarian cysts burst?

Bleeding: Most cysts don't burst actually. A corpus luteum bursts as it releases an egg, which is part of normal ovulation. The "ruptured cyst" is actually bleeding into the corpus luteum after the cyst naturally ruptures, which can be quite painful for many months. But other kinds of cysts basically never burst, and in fact the ovary can stretch quite huge without rupturing. ...Read more

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What is complex ovarian cyst?

What is complex ovarian cyst?

Cystic and solid: Ovarian complex cysts have cystic and solid components on ultrasound and bears further evaluation by your md. ...Read more

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How can ovarian cysts rupture?

How can ovarian cysts rupture?

Trauma, over-filling: An ovarian cyst (a liquid-filled lump on the surface of an ovary) that keeps growing can get to several inches in diameter. Such a cyst could rupture from continued enlargement (like over-filling a water balloon) or from blunt trauma, which would likely cause great abdominal pain with internal bleeding, plus an ambulance ride to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What can provoke ovarian cysts?

What can provoke ovarian cysts?

Depends: If you are not on birth control, you get a follicle cyst every month. Non ovulatory cysts just happen, and we don't know what causes them. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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