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Doctor insights on: Painless Ovarian Cyst

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If no pain is felt, how do ovarian cysts get treated?

If no pain is felt, how do ovarian cysts get treated?

Progestin: We either "watch and wait" on simple cysts or sometimes use progestin therapy for 10-14 days. ...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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What is the difference bet painful ovarian cyst and a cyst with no pain? I have one with a lot of pain.

What is the difference bet painful ovarian cyst and a cyst with no pain? I have one with a lot of pain.

Gynecologist can ans: A gynecologist can answer this question best. They can also discuss with you procedures, treatments, and help evaluate the cyst. ...Read more

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I have a 5.9 cm simple ovarian cyst. I have no pain or symptoms. I was told if it grows it might need surgery? What is the danger if it grows?

I have a 5.9 cm simple ovarian cyst.  I have no pain or symptoms.  I was told if it grows it might need surgery? What is the danger if it grows?

Important: First, are you 47 years old? I mean no offense but 50% of ages given on HealthTap are untrue. If 47 is correct the risks are torsion (twisting) and rupture. Any cyst larger than 6 cm. is a significant risk for these , both of which require emergency surgery. AT age 47 the chance of cancer, while not terribly high, is still plausible. Hence, needs removal. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts or fibroids hurt? I've been told I might have cysts or fibroids but I have no pain & sex is painless too.

Do ovarian cysts or fibroids hurt? I've been told I might have cysts or fibroids but I have no pain & sex is painless too.

Possible: Best way to evaluate this - is a simple pelvic and/or vaginal ultrasound. It is easy and gives you a straight answer regarding the problems you questioned. A GYN exam could also help. See a reputable GYN doctor if you can. ...Read more

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Can cysts cause more difficulty to conceiving if I have those in both ovaries? Usg shows 5mm ovarian cysts(<5), no pain, regular cycles.

Can cysts cause more difficulty to conceiving if I have those in both ovaries? Usg shows 5mm ovarian cysts(<5), no pain, regular cycles.

Cysts of this size: Are likely normal - called follicles, due to eggs in the ovary becoming ready to be released. These should not effect the ability to become pregnant. ...Read more

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I had a ovarian cyst burst during the night with some spotting & severe pain. Now pain has decreased. No spotting now. How long until there is no pain?

I had a ovarian cyst burst during the night with some spotting & severe pain. Now pain has decreased. No spotting now. How long until there is no pain?

Until fluid is gone: The pain is a result of the ovarian cystic fluid irritating the lining of the body cavity(peritoneum) . the pain will go when the fluid is totally resorbed by the body. ...Read more

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I am on my 3rd week of BCP due to ovarian cysts and having some mild pelvic pain that comes and go. I had no pain prior taking bcp. Is this a concern?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. It does not seem likely that it is related to birth control. If you have a cyst that has already been confirmed this is the most likely source ...Read more

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Should i be able to feel my ovarian cyst from outside? A cyst showed up in ultrasound & I have no pain yet, but I have a lump on the lower right side.

Should i be able to feel my ovarian cyst from outside? A cyst showed up in ultrasound & I have no pain yet, but I have a lump on the lower right side.

Palpable cyst: Ovarian cysts can sometimes be detected/felt by your gynecologist, but usually can't be felt by pressing on your skin unless quite large. I recommend that you follow up with the physician who ordered your ultrasound. ...Read more

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Having left sided pelvic pain. Had ultrasound and have a right ovarian cyst but have no pain on right side, only left. Have spotting also?

Having left sided pelvic pain. Had ultrasound and have a right ovarian cyst but have no pain on right side, only left. Have spotting also?

See below: Without knowing a patients medical history, nor the ability to question and examine her, it's difficult to give advice as to possible causes, but the following may be helpful: for advice on spotting see: http://bit.ly/1CnC9xV for causes of pelvic pain see: http://bit.ly/1JvdCZM ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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