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Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

No: The term complex ovarian cyst indicates that an imaging study, usually ultrasound, shows a cyst with internal echoes, septation, or irregular or thickened cyst walls. They should be aggressively investigated as some of these cysts may be cancerous. Polycystic ovaries are usually enlarged and contain multiple small cysts just under the surface of the ovary. They mainly produce hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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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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Does hormonal disbalans cause ovarian cysts?

Does hormonal disbalans cause ovarian cysts?

Yes: In the setting of "hormonal imbalance" you can have formation of ovarian cysts. This is common in a condition called pcos. ...Read more

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Do functional ovarian cysts prevent ovulation?

Do functional ovarian cysts prevent ovulation?

Yes by definition: By the term "functional" ovarian cyst, you are stating the cyst is producing hormones and is part of a normal menstrual cycle. As a result, ovulation should or has occurred. ...Read more

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Multiple cysts from d1-d12, tarlov cysts, renal cysts one hemorragic, ovarian cysts...What can cause this?

Multiple cysts from d1-d12, tarlov cysts, renal cysts one hemorragic, ovarian cysts...What can cause this?

All different : Tarlov, renal and ovarian cysts are all different. None have any relationship with other. Each would require a visit to a different specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

No.: Ovaries having cysts is part of the syndrome. There are some medical conditions that can mimic some of the symptoms of PCOS, such as metabolic syndrome. A complete history and workup would aid in identifying this. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts contribute to hormonal imbalances?

Can ovarian cysts contribute to hormonal imbalances?

Hmmm...: Hi. "Hormone imbalance" is a terrible term, and meaningless in medicine other than in describing complex systems to non-scientific people. Ovarian cysts are commonly seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome, which lay people may refer to as a "hormone imbalance". So, to me the question is meaningless, but to each his/her own. ...Read more

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Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts dangerous?

Are ovarian cysts dangerous?

Could be : The most common complication of an ovarian cyst includes rupture of the cyst with internal bleeding, torsion of the ovary as well as the presence of malignancy within the cyst .Your obgyn can determine wether the cyst need to be removed surgically or follow up with serial sonograms. ...Read more

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Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor. You can do an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks. If it is a cancer, it will not be the same size or have the same characteristics. ...Read more

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What are endocrine system cancers?

What are endocrine system cancers?

Thyroid and ..: Of the endocrine organs, thyroid is the commonest site of cancers. Pituitary tumors while not cancers in the literal sense are still dangerous. Cancers of all endocrine organs are known to occur, e.G, adrenal, parathyroid, pancreatic islets etc. If you include testes and ovaries among the endocrine organs, these two, especially ovary is a common site of cancer. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst w/intern.Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Complex ovarian cyst w/intern.Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Slow down a bit...: Ok, you have a lot of issues just recently identified. I'm doubtful you have any cancer. Your biggest concern appears to be the ovarian cyst, which is probably benign, but you need to be evaluated by your gyn. The hernia is an elective process, and the liver cyst is probably congenital. Fibroids and nabothian cyst can also be evaluated by your gyn. Take a breath and make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts normal?

Are ovarian cysts normal?

Depends on factors: A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and might disappear by the next exam. 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. Because not all cysts are normal, i'll share this with specialists in onc for their perspective.. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

PCOS: There is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome where multiple cysts are seen in the ovary. Women who have this condition will typically have no periods or very irregular periods due to hormonal imbalance leading to absence of ovulation. So the answer to your question is yes, hormonal imbalance can lead to these cysts to develop. ...Read more

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What are functional ovarian cysts?

What are functional ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts are thin - walled, clear fluid - filled sacs that develope in the ovary as part of normal egg development. These are normal findings. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovaries develop into polycystic ovary syndrome?

Can polycystic ovaries develop into polycystic ovary syndrome?

Sort of: Polycystic ovaries is a finding on ultrasound where there are lots of small follicles on the ovaries. Pcos is where you have some combination (depending on which criteria your doctor uses) of pco looking ovaries, ovulation problems and symptoms of producing too much male hormone. Many but not all women with pcos have pco looking ovaries and many women with pco ovaries have the syndrome. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

See MD: A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be worried about a complex mass. A ca125 and he4 test can help decide whether to go to surgery now or closely watching with follow up ultrasound. If it is more than 5 cm or there are other worrisome looking signs on ultrasound, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can the endocrine system relate to cystic fibrosis?

Can somebody tell me how can the endocrine system relate to cystic fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis: The endocrine system is potentially one of the systems involved in cystic fibrosis. There are many different presentations of cf. If the pancreas is affected then supplements may be needed to help digest food. In addition, some CF patients have a form of diabetes. The cff is a good resource for information. Cff.Org prmg will review your CF records at 858 259 9689 at no cost to you. ...Read more

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23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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If a complex ovarian cyst ruptures will it destroy your entire reproductive system?

If a complex ovarian cyst ruptures will it destroy your entire reproductive system?

No: No, it would not damage your reproductive organs, but there is a chance it could cause adhesions (scar tissue) leading to pain or infertility. ...Read more

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I've been quite ill recently, all different gastro bug, ovarian cysts and now lost voice and fever. Could it be stress be attacking my immune system ?

I've been quite ill recently, all different gastro bug, ovarian cysts and now lost voice and fever. Could it be stress be attacking my immune system ?

It's Possible: It is possible but you also describe some varying and very real medical conditions of which can all contribute to a suppression of your immune system. ...Read more

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Suggested endocrine study for three periods in a month+acne cysts. What would they be looking for in this study?

Suggested endocrine study for three periods in a month+acne cysts. What would they be looking for in this study?

Whoa: If you've got cystic acne, and you're a 20 year old woman, you are very much in need of some serious investigations -- specifically, an adrenal, ovarian or other cause of excess androgens. Your monthly cycle is also terribly disrupted. You've got cancer of the adrenal cortex until proved otherwise -- this isn't your most likely diagnosis, but you are in serious danger. Get on with the workup. ...Read more

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I have a ovarian cyst/enlarged ovary thats 8.1*4.2*4.2 CM and in really bad pain what should I do go to e.R. ?

I have a ovarian cyst/enlarged ovary thats 8.1*4.2*4.2 CM and in really bad pain what should I do go to e.R. ?

Bad pain = ER: If you cannot control your pain at home with the medications provided, then should go to the er. Also, if the pain has suddenly changed character / worsened / moved, then go to er. If "same old" pain, call your gyn, but if un-reachable, go to er. ...Read more

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What does the endocrine system do?

Whoa!: Hi. I have multiple textbooks over 1000 pages each using small print to tell what the endocrine system does! 400 characters ain't gonna cut it! Would you like to narrow down your query just a tad? ;-) ...Read more

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What does the endocrine system actually do?

What does the endocrine system actually do?

Brains to Bones: Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream which direct the activity of other glands and organs. Few examples: part of the pancreas makes Insulin to help glucose fuel all the cells in the body; hypothalamus makes hormones directing the pituitary which directs ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenals, etc. Pth from parathyroid glands maintains bone/blood calcium among other things. ...Read more

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What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

Common diseases: The best advice I can give you to understand this is to go to the local library and find a readable book about the Endocrine system. There are many books worth reading. Perhaps before you go to the library you might want to read a few articles on the internet that will give some ideas to begin with. If you do follow this please let me know what you think. ...Read more

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Does foray48b cause issues for the endocrine system?

Probably Not: Foray 48b (btk) is an insecticide using spores from a bacteria to kill gypsy moth larvae. While there have been reports of allergic resctions, these would generally manifest themselves as asthma affecting the respiratory system, or theoretically as anaphylaxis causing shock. There are no us government sites linking foray 48b to any endocrine disease. ...Read more

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What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

Endocrine: Each hormone is a chemical that control function of many different organs. Brain hormones send orders to organs to work. Brain secretes TSH to order thyroid to work to control whole body. Sexual hormones control brain and whole body, as does Insulin controls use of sugar in whole body (brain included). Then hormones are inter-dependent. Delicate balance! ...Read more

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What is the primary function of the endocrine system?

Controls everything: The endocrine system is composed of "ductless" glands that produce various hormones. Thyroid hormone controls the bodies metabolism, adrenal hormone is involved with stress hormones, pituitary hormones control other hormones of the body including reproductive hormones. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar. There are thousands of hormones in the body that control various systems. ...Read more

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Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Not really: But sometimes the consistency of a cyst is more important than the size. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Yes.: Ovarian cysts do vary in size quite alot. In your age group, a small cyst is about 2-3 cm. I've seen cyst as large as 10 cm or more. Cyst less than 2.5 cm are probably functional follicle in your age group. A cyst may grow or persist over a few menstrual cycle or complete resolve. ...Read more

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How can ovarian cysts go away?

See below.: Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own. Your doctor may consider watchful waiting to see if this would happen. Some cyst such as dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometriom don't go away on their own but these are rare compared to the typically follicular cysts. ...Read more

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Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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