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Doctor insights on: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Ovarian Cysts

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Whats the difference between polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts?

Whats the difference between polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts?

Totally different: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Most resolve in 6-8 weeks on their own and the discomfort can be controlled with ibuprofen. Pcos is totally different. These are multiple tiny cysts throughout the ovary. The main problem being weight gain, lack of periods and abnormal hair growth. The ovarian cysts are a side effect of the hormonal imbalance with pcos. ...Read more

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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


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What is the difference between polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts?

Good question: Pcos is a condition which patient may have multiple cysts in the ovary, irregular period, increased male hormone production, et al. Ovarian cyst is a very common condition which means a cyst present in the ovary. There are many kind of ovarian cysts, and most of them are benign and physiological. Pcos patients may have ovarian cysts, but patients with cyst usually do not have pcos. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between polycystic ovaries and getting ovarian cysts?

Need advice on what is the the difference between polycystic ovaries and getting ovarian cysts?

Different cysts: Polycystic ovaries contain many very small follicles - "cysts." these are less than 1cm, and related to anovulation and hormone alterations. Ovarian cysts would normally be 2cm or larger, may happen after ovulation, or be related to some type of ovarian tumor, endometriosis, or other reasons. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cysts or polycystic ovaries does it mean you need regular vists to the doctor?

If you have ovarian cysts or polycystic ovaries does it mean you need regular vists to the doctor?

Yes: Every woman of reproductive age should have an annual gyn exam. If you have pco and you don't wish to be pregnant you're on bcp and should have an annual visit. If you want to conceive you're probably on Clomid (clomiphene) and should be monitored for ovulation. ...Read more

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Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

No.: Ovaries having cysts is part of the syndrome. There are some medical conditions that can mimic some of the symptoms of PCOS, such as metabolic syndrome. A complete history and workup would aid in identifying this. ...Read more

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Is 99-99.4temp for 2yrs a fever?Never had temp above normal before.Had ovarian cyst surgery 2yrs back bt ultrasound is normal, have polycystic ovaries.

Is 99-99.4temp for 2yrs a fever?Never had temp above normal before.Had ovarian cyst surgery 2yrs back bt ultrasound is normal, have polycystic ovaries.

Fever: Fever is not normal, particularly for a 2 year period, but single temperature recordings are not necessarily helpful. Keep a careful record of temps and the times taken 4 times a day and add in any other symptoms to the list and take with you to a doctor. Perhaps an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

No: The term complex ovarian cyst indicates that an imaging study, usually ultrasound, shows a cyst with internal echoes, septation, or irregular or thickened cyst walls. They should be aggressively investigated as some of these cysts may be cancerous. Polycystic ovaries are usually enlarged and contain multiple small cysts just under the surface of the ovary. They mainly produce hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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What natural rx's do you suggest for ovarian cysts, including genetically inherited pcod polycystic ovarian disease? For dr lisa rankin - sweepstakes entry fr askdrlindamd@aol.Com

What natural rx's do you suggest for ovarian cysts, including genetically inherited pcod polycystic ovarian disease? For dr lisa rankin - sweepstakes entry
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In : In my experience the most natural way I have seen patients deal with pcos is through diet. Here are the basics : low carbohydrates with protein at every meal add essential fatty acids in your diet add phytoestrogens to your diet buy organic foods when possible reduce saturated fats decrease consumption of dairy drink at least 2 litres of water daily avoid preservatives and chemicals avoid artificial sweeteners avoid caffeine and alcohol avoid sugar i hope this helps! ...Read more

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Lt ovary removed due to large ovarian cyst & Rt ovary is polycystic in appearance if tests confirmed I had pcos what are my chances of having kids?

Lt ovary removed due to large ovarian cyst & Rt ovary is polycystic in appearance if tests confirmed I had pcos what are my chances of having kids?

With treatment : They are only slightly decreased if you get proper treatment. All in all it is just somewhat harder but very possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had an polycystic ovarian cyst so I had an surgery 2 years back so my one ovary and fallopian tube is removed..I gained weight.is there any risk in future..can any problem will occur in future?

I had an polycystic ovarian cyst so I had an surgery 2 years back so my one ovary and fallopian tube is removed..I gained weight.is there any risk in future..can any problem will occur in future?

Future symptoms : If you experienced ovarian torsion due to a large cyst it may occur in the remaining ovary. The best you can do is be aware of the symptoms and present immediately for care if they occur so you can get the ultrasound +/- CT scan if needed. ACOG found weight loss can help you maintain menstrual regularity and avoid diabetes in future. Follow closely with MD to avoid metabolic complications. ...Read more

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I had an polycystic ovarian cyst so I had an surgery 2 years back so my one ovary and fallopian tube is removed and now I am getting irregular periods and weight is also increased..Is there any risk.will I again get a ovarian cyst..What will happen..

I had an polycystic ovarian cyst so I had an surgery 2 years back so my one ovary and fallopian tube is removed and now I am getting irregular periods and weight is also increased..Is there any risk.will I again get a ovarian cyst..What will happen..

What will be will be: The best way to determine if there is a recurrence of the multiple ovarian cysts is to be examined by a GYN MD and have an ultrasound exam done. I can't predict the future, but the above advice will take of the present. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not really: The ovaries are polycystic and the syndrome refers to the medical issues related to polycystic ovaries such as menstrual cycle changes, hair growth patterns, weight, infertility, insulin resistance and increased risk of uterine lining overgrowth/cancers. ...Read more

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Found a small cyst in ovary and got period 2 weeks early. Could it be polycystic ovarian syndrome? Worth a dr visit?

Found a small cyst in ovary and got period 2 weeks early. Could it be polycystic ovarian syndrome? Worth a dr visit?

More information: The small cyst and irregular menses is part of the ovarian syndrome group of symptoms but not enough to diagnose polycystic ovarian disease. So If the only symptoms then should be ok if symptoms persist or new ones developed then see a doctor. I hope you are well and take care. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b

Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b

There : There are many things to consider here. One is your age, also do you have children? What was your doctor's recommendation? Have you seen a gyn/oncologist? If not you should do so for a different opinion/perspective. Honestly i can't make a recommendation based on the limited info. I have, therefore i encourage you to get a second opinion. I hope other doctor's here on avvo.Com can lend their opinion as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. is a 2.8 cm cyst surgical?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. is a 2.8 cm cyst surgical?

Not always: If a 2.8 cm cyst is smooth and stable on repeat ultrasound exams and not causing any pain it does not always need to be removed. However, if causing pain or has suspicious findings or growing on ultrasound, then it should be removed. ...Read more

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What would be the exact difference between polycystic cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What would be the exact difference between polycystic cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Very different : Polycystic ovaries refer to the presence of many small follicles (incorrectly referred to as cysts) on the ovaries. Pcos is syndrome where there is a problem with ovulation and with too much male hormone in women. Most but not all women with pcos have pco like ovaries. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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