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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are complex ovarian cysts?

What are complex ovarian cysts?

Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A simple cyst is a cell membranes surrounding a fluid filled sac. A complex cyst means there are liquid and solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up to confirm resolution as some will need surgical management.

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How are ovarian cysts detected?

How are ovarian cysts detected?

By exam: Or more acurately by doing a pelvic ultrasound, that can tell what type, how big and where it is located.

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What do ovarian cysts feel like?

What do ovarian cysts feel like?

Highly variable: Most feel like nothing, no symptoms at all. Large cysts may cause pressure, ruptured cysts are usually painful, but there is no one rule. If you are 1) in pain or 2) worried about cysts you need an exam with a doctor who can assess female pelvic pain. Good wishes.

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What is effect of ovarian cysts?

What is effect of ovarian cysts?

Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks.

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How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

Laparoscopically: With a laparoscope, the cyst wall is cut into and possibly sent for frozen section if it looks suspicious.

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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.

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What are symptoms of ovarian cysts?

What are symptoms of ovarian cysts?

Usually Nothing: During reproductive age cysts are very common. Most women would have something considered a cyst at least once per year but would never know unless an x-ray test was performed due to pain. Often though the pain is completely separate from the cyst. The follicle (a cyst) that is the growing egg each month grows to 2-3 cm and ruptures each month. Cyst rupture is normal! Cysts unusually cause pain.

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What is an involuting ovarian cyst?

What is an involuting ovarian cyst?

Normal process: When women ovulate every month, the ovary produces an egg to be released for fertilization. The egg is released from a cyst on the ovary. If that egg is fertilized, that cyst remains to support the early stages of pregnancy. If there is no pregnancy, this cyst 'involutes'/resolves, i.e., gets reabsorbed by the body.

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What are the signs of ovarian cyst?

What are the signs of ovarian cyst?

Many: Pain, pressure, irregular bleeding could all be signs of ovarian cysts. Ovarian cysts can also be present without any symptoms.

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How to tell if I have ovarian cysts?

How to tell if I have ovarian cysts?

See your gyn for: A pelvic ultrasound that will tell if u have one how big it is and if it looks benign or not.

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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