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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ctscan minimal fluid in the cul-de-sac 2cm left ovarian cyst likely physiologic im 20 yrs old also my wbc is 21.5 I was at ER for kidney stone info?

Ctscan minimal fluid in the cul-de-sac 2cm left ovarian cyst likely physiologic im 20 yrs old also my wbc is 21.5 I was at ER for kidney stone info?

Elevated wbc: count suggests an inflammatory/infectious process. Minimal fluid in cul de sac and 2cm left ovarian cyst likely are incidental findings. None of the findings indicate kidney stones. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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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


Dr. Thomas Foster
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How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

Ultrasound: Ovarian cysts are best evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound. If you are young and have periods, most cysts are ok, though they may grow large and rupture and cause pain. If you have gone through menopause, ovarian cysts need to be followed more closely, since they may be cancer. Pelvic MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent cysts or cysts which may partially contain solid tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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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.. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Have two ovarian cysts that are 3.6cm and 2.1. What is the best way foreard.

Have two ovarian cysts that are 3.6cm and 2.1. What is the best way foreard.

Follow up 1 cycle: The cysts are probably unimportant incidental findings - "ovaries make cysts for a living" - but 36 mm is significantly larger than expected in a normal cycle. If you took prescription fertility meds, this "might" explain. Not to worry, but after your next period you should have the cysts checked with ultrasound: 95% of these should go away in 1-3 cycles. If not, you may need other intervention. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
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What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress. If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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How exactly are ovarian cysts handled?

Depends on factors: A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and can be followed by gyn visits. 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. Sometimes surgery is needed. I will share this with subspecialists in gyn for additional input. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Do most woman have ovarian cysts at some time in there life?

Do most woman have ovarian cysts at some time in there life?

Yes: The simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is that the significance of cysts varies widely based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. I will share this with subspecialists in reproductive endo and onc for additional input. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Kramer
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Can ovarian cyst be treated n how ?

Can ovarian cyst  be treated n how ?

Patience vs. Surgery: Most ovarian cysts in young women are "functional cysts", which evolve from a follicle that you ovulate from, then grow and finally resolve spontaneously over several weeks. Birth control pills do not speed up the resolution, but do decrease recurrences. If the cyst persists then surgery, often laparoscopic, is necessary to remove the cyst and have it tested for cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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I have had a 7 CM ovarian cyst for 3 years, is this common?

Cysts are: But a 7cm ovarain cyst is relatively large and m,ay cause some pain, etc. Have the cyst followed regularly by the OB/GYN Dr/surgeon and it may need to come out, especially if it causes you pain and or has the possibility to become "torsed" where it would then require emergency surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Stevens
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How can an ovarian cyst contain plant material?

Path report: Always review your pathology report with your doctor. If the report notes fibrous tissue that implies scar or collagen not plant material. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


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