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Doctor insights on: Physical Activity And Ovarian Cyst

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Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian Cysts: Not all ovarian cysts undergo complications like twisting or leakage and rupture. In fact most cysts are found incidentally as part of a routing gyn examination. One has to be careful and avoid and strenuous activities if the cyst is of moderate size as they are more prone to physical complications. ...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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My daughter diagnosed Complex Ovarian Cyst with septation and debris. 4.3 cyst. Pain and fear. Do these cyst normslly require surgery?

My daughter diagnosed Complex Ovarian Cyst with septation and debris. 4.3 cyst. Pain and fear. Do these cyst normslly require surgery?

No: Most of the time in young women these cysts are functional/hemorrhagic cysts and resolve by themselves. If they keep enlarging, or become more symptomatic, surgery may be indicated. If there are imaging features suggestive of tumor rather than just hemorrhagic cyst surgery might also be indicated. ...Read more

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Does an ultrasound clearly differentiate between ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer. Does ovary/period pain after eating sound like large cyst. ?

Does an ultrasound clearly differentiate between ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer. Does ovary/period pain after eating sound like large cyst. ?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound may show whether the ovary is fluid filled or solid, or simple or complex. Ovarian cancer is usually complex and solid, but not always. A repeat ultrasound is often recommended. A CA 125 blood test may help differentiate the two... Refer to: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/expert-answers/ca-125/faq-20058528 ...Read more

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Bilateral pelvic pain, abdominal pain during intercourse, acne, and family history of PCOS. Normal pelvic exam and thyroid. Is PCOS a likely cause?

Bilateral pelvic pain, abdominal pain during intercourse, acne, and family history of PCOS. Normal pelvic exam and thyroid. Is PCOS a likely cause?

Maybe: Your workup is incomplete. This could be endometriosis as well. You need much more blood work and likely a pelvic US to help determine if PCOs or something else. If sexually active an STD and infection check may be warranted. The acne of PCOs is usually fairly severe and over a large portion of the body, so yours may or may not be related. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Can small ovarian cysts go undetected in an external ultrasound and pelvic exam?

Can small ovarian cysts go undetected in an external ultrasound and pelvic exam?

Maybe: Small ovarian cysts may not be detected but usually are not clinically significant. Usually can detect ovarian cysts of 3-4 mm in diameter with good diagnostic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhegic ovarian cyst caused by hotmonal changes and can regular exercise help ?

Is hemorrhegic ovarian cyst caused by hotmonal changes and can regular exercise help ?

Yes: Yes, it is related to hormonal changes. Exercise does not directly affect ovarian cysts. However, strenuous exercise can affect ovarian function. ...Read more

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History of ovarian cysts and mass. Intense pain swelling, should I go to er?

History of ovarian cysts and mass. Intense pain swelling, should I go to er?

Yes: Because you have intense pain, could be ovarian torsion or some other condition which requires immediate attention. Please go. ...Read more

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Have abdominal pain, low back pain and nausea. Full spine MRI showed bilateral follicular ovarian cysts. Is this from that or can it be ovarian cancer?

Have abdominal pain, low back pain and nausea. Full spine MRI showed bilateral follicular ovarian cysts. Is this from that or can it be ovarian cancer?

Obgyn evaluation: Individual cases will need to be interpreted one on one. Follicular cysts are fairly common findings and although most cause no symptoms sometimes they can cause discomfort. Follicular cysts do not really look similar to ovarian cancer on MRI. You should ask the ordering physician to review the report with you and go over the specific findings. ...Read more

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Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Adhesions are likely: The thing that sounds most likely would be more adhesions. The worrisome thing would be a possible bowel obstruction due to adhesions but the ct should have shown this. ...Read more

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Right ovary with multiple follicle cysts and dominant 1.1 cm mildly complex cyst. Can this be cancerous?

Right ovary with multiple follicle cysts and dominant 1.1 cm mildly complex cyst. Can this be cancerous?

Yes sometimes: Yes, some complex cysts can be cancerous, but most are not when they are that size. Usually doctors follow these with sequential ultrasounds until better clarified. ...Read more

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MRI shows 4.8cm ovarianRight complex cyst,coccyx bone erosion,free fluid in pelvic area & simple ovarianLeft cysts. Should I request ca125 testing?

MRI shows 4.8cm ovarianRight complex cyst,coccyx bone erosion,free fluid in pelvic area & simple ovarianLeft cysts. Should I request ca125 testing?

Maybe: I think it would be best to get the opinion of a gyn oncologist about this. While age 23 would be very unusual to have cancer, these gyn specialists would still be a good source of information. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

No: It is hard to say with the information provided, but the MRI finding sounds benign, non-cancerous. Of course the ordering physician and official radiology report are more important than someone that does not know the full story. ...Read more

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Hx of GERD and massive ovarian cysts. Having symptoms that match up with IBS and ovarian cyst- left side. Start with GI or ob/gyn?

Hx of GERD and massive ovarian cysts. Having symptoms that match up with IBS and ovarian cyst- left side. Start with GI or ob/gyn?

OB/GYN: Since it is a fairly simple matter to determine if an ovarian cyst is the problem, either by physical exam or ultrasound, it makes the most sense to start with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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