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Ovarion Cyst Symptoms
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
Most women have none: Ovarian cysts are common and occur monthly in cycling females. Some women will have some pain, especially if a cyst ruptures and bleeds. Most cysts go away spontaneously. Persistent cysts may be felt on exam or may cause some discomfort such as bloating, pain or if large enough, bladder or bowel symptoms. ...Read more
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
Yes: Any pelvic change or growth can mimic symptoms. ...Read more
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
Probably: All endometrial tissue whether or not it is in the uterus or outside is hormonally active and so when you have your period, it is not unreasonable for your endometriosis to become more active and cause pain due to shedding related inflammation. Take nsaids or start a hormonal birth control method. ...Read more
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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