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Can a thick walled ovarian cyst 7.8cm be endometrioma, how can it be removed?

Can a thick walled ovarian cyst 7.8cm be endometrioma, how can it be removed?

Yes: There are a few ovarian cysts that occur at your age including an endometrioma a serous cyst to name two see your gynecologist and consider laparoscopy for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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I have a right adnexal ovarian cystic lesion measuring 11.2x10.9x7.7 cm. may reflect a large endometrioma. Sml Amt free fluid in culdesac. How bad is?

I have a right adnexal ovarian cystic lesion measuring 11.2x10.9x7.7 cm. may reflect a large endometrioma.  Sml Amt free fluid in culdesac. How bad is?

Need firm dx: MRI can be helpful to firm up the diagnosis of endometrioma and be an adjunct to ultrasound. MRI may find other lesions.
On the other hand laparoscopy has the advantage of getting tissue and performing therapeutics. A small amount of free fluid is non-specific and not unexpected for a cystic lesion of that size.
Decisions as to how to proceed require clinical correlation and advice of GYN. ...Read more

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How are an endometrioma and a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst different?

How are an endometrioma and a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst different?

See below: Hemorrhagic cysts are functional cysts, ie result from ovulation cysts that become hemorrhagic, whereas endometriomas as new growths which are typically benign. ...Read more

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Found septated ovarian cysts, 1.5cm and 4.5cm. Recurrence. Been taking pills since last surgery for removing endometrioma. Anything serious to worry?

Found septated ovarian cysts, 1.5cm and 4.5cm. Recurrence. Been taking pills since last surgery for removing endometrioma. Anything serious to worry?

No: Given your age, this is probably of low concern. Assuming you are not experiencing pain, i would follow these with ultrasound. If stable and not changing, you could consider doing nothing. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how to decrease size of ovarian cyst? Maybe endometrioma. I wanna try everything i can do before having another surgery. Am on pill.

Could you tell me how to decrease size of ovarian cyst? Maybe endometrioma. I wanna try everything i can do before having another surgery. Am on pill.

Patience: Stay on the pill and give it time. If this is a "functional" cyst, it will go away over the course of a couple cycles. Stay on the pill in the meantime - you are doing everything right. ...Read more

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Hypoechoic ovarian cysts. 8cm (left) 4cm(right) Endometrioma and endometriosis not excluded. What does this mean? Im worried.

Refer back to Sympto: You have to interpret these findings in the context of your symptoms. It's too complex to answer here, so consider HealthTap Prime or discussing with whoever ordered the test. You have two cysts, the relevance of which is debatable. Endometriosis is uterine tissue outside the uterus. Endometrioma is growth of uterine smooth muscle ...Read more

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How to know what kind of ovarian cyst i have? Dermoid or endometrioma? I am looking for other option aside from laparascopic surgery

How to know what kind of ovarian cyst i have? Dermoid or endometrioma? I am looking for other option aside from laparascopic surgery

If you have either: One of those and it is 7.5 cm you need surgery to remove it sometimes some of the ovary can be saved , sometimes not. ...Read more

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27cm septated ovarian cyst in right ovary with possible endometrioma part to it and 4cm functional cyst in left ovary got some symptoms of ov/ca help?

27cm septated ovarian cyst in right ovary with possible endometrioma part to it and 4cm functional cyst in left ovary got some symptoms of ov/ca help?

More info needed: It would be helpful to know your age. A 27cm ovarian cyst has a low chance of being cancer in a young women in her 20s; however, in an women in her 60s it would be very worrisome for cancer. No matter what your age, you should have it surgically removed. You might consider seeing a Gyn Oncologist for this surgery as they are the most qualified to perform the surgery on ovarian cancers. ...Read more

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Having an ovarian cyst, possibly endometrioma, 5cm. This is recurrence after removing one a few mts ago by lap surgery. Any risk of malignant?Hope not

Unlikely: If you were treated for endometriosis, and a recurrent cysts shows up at the same site as prior endometrioma removal, then it is just recurrent endometriosis - most likely. Given your age, the chance of ovarian cancer is exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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7 CM ovarian cyst, ca-125 levels elevated (48), roma score & all blood tests good. Previously had nasopharyngeal cancer. Recurrence or endometrioma?

7 CM ovarian cyst, ca-125 levels elevated (48), roma score & all blood tests good. Previously had nasopharyngeal cancer. Recurrence or endometrioma?

Likely endometrioma: At your age, ovarian cancer would be exceedingly rare. Ca-125 levels can be elevated in young women for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with cancer. Nasopharyngeal cancer and ovarian have no relation to each other. Your doctor should tell you what features or characteristics the ovarian cyst has, this will tell you what kind of cyst it is. Good luck! ...Read more

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Raised d dimer test (300) had ct scan on chest, chest xray and CBT and came back fine. I have a ovarian endometrioma (5cm) could the cyst b cancerous?

Raised d dimer test (300) had ct scan on chest, chest xray and CBT and came back fine. I have a ovarian endometrioma (5cm) could the cyst b cancerous?

Not overly likely: Can't say for sure. Probably a better test in this case would be a CA-125, which might be mildly elevated with endometrioma, but much higher with cancer. ...Read more

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Why would ovarian cysts cause weight gain?

Why would ovarian cysts cause weight  gain?

They don't...: Ovarian cysts don't cause weight gain, but being overweight can cause Insulin resistance which can lead to the formation of ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Will this weight gain come off when dr removes 16 CM ovarian cyst?

Will this weight gain come off when dr removes 16 CM ovarian cyst?

Not likely: Removing an ovarian cyst will reduce your weight only by the amount of tissue removed. It is not likely to cause a general weight loss. ...Read more

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How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

Increased Estrogen: Adipose tissue (fat) causes an increase in the circulation estrogen levels by converting androgen precursors into estrone. The increased estrogen level is detected by the pituitary, causing ovulation to be inhibited. That inhibition can result in an increase in the number of small cysts on the ovary - hence polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and i'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.

They do not : Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain. Perhaps you are reading something about polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this case many women who struggle with weight gain also have multiple small ovarian follicles referred to as polycystic ovaries. This is not the same thing as having an ovarian cyst. If you're struggling with weight gain please investigate other causes. ...Read more

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After laparoscopy for ovarian cyst, weight gain or loss ?

After laparoscopy for ovarian cyst, weight gain or loss ?

No change: Short term there could be mild weight loss from missing a few meals, but there should not be a long term change in weight from this. ...Read more

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Can i take metmorfin if I have ovarian cysts and weight gain? TTc and I really need to loose weight but I am having a hard time

PCOS?: If you have proven pcos then metformin is used with other medications. If you have other type of cysts metformin is not indicated and you need to be treated differently. Not every cyst is related to your weigt gain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe lower right quad. pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?

Severe lower right quad. pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?

Maybe: Ovarian cysts can get large. They can cause pain, and also predispose to ovarian torsion, which cuts off the blood supply to the ovary, causes severe pain, and requires emergent medical attention. There are other causes of severe right lower quadrant pain that have nothing to do with the ovaries, like appendicitis. Please seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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I have severe bloating. An 'ovarian like structure ' was found, pituitary , thyroid and liver adenomas too. Extreme weight gain. ? Cushings.

I have severe bloating. An 'ovarian like structure ' was found, pituitary , thyroid and liver adenomas too. Extreme weight gain. ? Cushings.

Adenoma: Check with endocrinologist. Possible multiple endocrine neoplasia but unlikely. Information provided is not consistent with cushing's disease or syndrome. Check with physician. ...Read more

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Worried about ovarian cancer.Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side.Weight gain.Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Worried about ovarian cancer.Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side.Weight gain.Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Ovarian cancer: It sounds like you have been very ill. Ovarian cancer is silent until a later stage. Your symptoms are very concerning. You should call your ob/gyn doctor and get an appointment within the next week. ...Read more

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26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.

26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.

Weight gain: w/no obvious reason why and tender breasts indicates a need for you to see your doctor. He/she will keep your ovarian cyst history in mind and help you find a solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Hormones: You produce a cyst every month. The cyst or follicle is what houses your egg. This cells of the cyst produce your female hormones. It is these hormones that are causing the symptoms. The cysts are biologically doing their job to try and get you pregnant every month. ...Read more

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How do you know if the cyst is hemorrhagic or endometrioma?

How do you know if the cyst is hemorrhagic or endometrioma?

Size and color: Endometriomas produce very dark brown to burgundy blood and tend to be much larger than hemorrhagic ovarian cysts. ...Read more