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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cysts In Perimenopause

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Could it have been an ovarian cyst? 47 yo female, in perimenopause. Been experiencing dull pressue in left lower abdomen for about a week, beginning right after ending a period. Last evening, experienced a small amount of pink (blood) upon wiping after u

Could it have been an ovarian cyst? 47 yo female, in perimenopause.  Been experiencing dull pressue in left lower abdomen for about a week, beginning right after ending a period. Last evening, experienced a small amount of pink (blood) upon wiping after u

Yes, : Yes, that could very well be an ovarian cyst. Cysts often cause pressure, then a sudden pain. Taking advil (ibuprofen) can often help. They usually resolve on their own. If there is any chance of pregnancy, then the patient should take a pregnancy test to rule out other causes. Be sure and tell your doctor about your symptoms or see them earlier if your symptoms worsen. Cysts are also more common during peri-menopause. ...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'm 47, in perimenopause, had burst ovarian cyst. Dr wants me to take Lo Loestrin FE 1-10 for 6 months. Is it safe? Have no risk factors, but PSVT.

I'm 47, in perimenopause, had burst ovarian cyst. Dr wants me to take Lo Loestrin FE 1-10 for 6 months. Is it safe? Have no risk factors, but PSVT.

Unclear why/not safe: Your real, significant risks in taking contraceptive pills at this point in your life (age 47, cardiac arrhythmias...) seem to outweigh the minimal, questionable benefits of suppressing your ovulation (OCPunfortunately will not be effective in preventing another ovarian cyst)Depending on the "pathology of your burst ovarian cyst" which I presume was removed surgically, recurrence is unlikely. ...Read more

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How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

DEPENDS: On what kind, simple complex, solid, abnormal ovarian cancer blood work or not, the size, any free fluid anything else going on with the pelvic organs, your desire for fertilty or your fear of ovarian or uterine cancer or family history, all of these factor determine what your options are so make an appt to discuss all of this with your gyn that is your gyn's responsiblity to you like I do my pts. ...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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What's an ovarian cyst?

What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...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 painful?

Are ovarian cysts painful?

Yes: Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management. ...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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Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

Possibly: For the most part, ovarian cysts are not genetic in the sense that they are not hereditary. Most women with ovarian cysts have some disruption of the ovarian cycle resulting in ovarian cyst development. However, their are some genetic syndromes which are hereditary and in which ovarian cysts are part of that syndrome. An example is basal cell nevus syndrome. ...Read more

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9mm ovarian cysts, its normal?

9mm ovarian cysts, its normal?

Yes it is likely to: Cysts that are so small(less than 1 -2 cm) are likely to be benign. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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