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Postpartum and no period. Could I have ovarian cysts?

Postpartum and no period. Could I have ovarian cysts?

Possible or normal: The postpartum period usually extends for 6 weeks after the birth. Some women will have menstrual periods during this time and some won't. Breastfeeding can delay the onset of periods. ...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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8 weeks postpartum, 1st period is black, sometimes pelvic pain when sneezing, and painful intercourse, could it be ovarian cysts or is it normal?

8 weeks postpartum,  1st period is black, sometimes pelvic pain when sneezing,  and painful intercourse,  could it be ovarian cysts or is it normal?

Still healing.: The first period after birth may be abnormal, but usually corrects the next time. Your other symptoms way reflect your body still healing, so give it some more time. If you are concerned, go see your GYN. ...Read more

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I am 10 months post partum with abdominal cramps every day. No menses yet. If I press on right side I get pain up to navel. Is this ovarian cysts?

I am 10 months post partum with abdominal cramps every day. No menses yet. If I press on right side I get pain up to navel. Is this ovarian cysts?

Possible: Are you exclusively breast feeding? If not, seems a bit long for menses not to have returned. Is the uterus still enlarged? Do you feel any swelling on the right side when you press? In all, should see your ob gyn for exam/possible imaging and/or blood tests ...Read more

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What"s the recommended antibiotic to be given after a burst of an ovarian cyst?

What"s  the recommended antibiotic to be given after a burst of an ovarian cyst?

Generally none.: Ovarian cysts are generally non-infectious in origin and mostly filled with with fluid and or blood. Antibiotics do not have a role in treating them, unless there was an identified infectious cause (tubo-ovarian abscess). ...Read more

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How does Duphaston work to break down a follicular ovarian cyst? How will I know if the cyst is getting smaller. Will I bleed? Follow up u/s in 3 week

How does Duphaston work to break down a follicular ovarian cyst? How will I know if the cyst is getting smaller. Will I bleed? Follow up u/s in 3 week

It doesn't: Duphaston is a progestin hormone, and is used to bring on a period in someone not ovulating or to prevent overgrowth of the uterine lining. It has also been used to treat endometriosis. Follicle cysts usually resolve over time. If it does not go away, it may need to be removed laparoscopically. ...Read more

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2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

2nd time in 3 months an U/S has shown bilateral  ovarian cysts. But I thought only one ovary ovulates each month? R ovary hurts, cyst is 1cm.

Bilateral cysts: A one cm ovarian cyst is quite small and in the process of ovulation production both ovaries are stimulated and cysts sometimes forms. You are correct that ovaries generally alternate ovulation, but unless you have PCOS most cysts are benign and unilateral. ...Read more

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Pelvic u/s showed a 2 CM ovarian cyst. Pain got worse,u/s repeated 2 days later.Cyst was now 4 CM. Will it keep growing that quickly? It hurts a lot

Pelvic u/s showed a 2 CM ovarian cyst. Pain got worse,u/s repeated 2 days later.Cyst was now 4 CM.  Will it keep growing that quickly? It hurts a lot

Can not predict: WE can not predict how an individual cyst will behave over time. The most likely scenario is that a small ovarian cyst like this will resolve on its own over time. Follow up monitoring by your obgyn should be done ...Read more

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What is ovarian cyst?

What is ovarian cyst?

Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement. ...Read more

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What's an ovarian cyst?

What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...Read more

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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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Are ovarian cysts painful?

Are ovarian cysts painful?

Yes: Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts dangerous?

Are ovarian cysts dangerous?

Could be : The most common complication of an ovarian cyst includes rupture of the cyst with internal bleeding, torsion of the ovary as well as the presence of malignancy within the cyst .Your obgyn can determine wether the cyst need to be removed surgically or follow up with serial sonograms. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

Possibly: For the most part, ovarian cysts are not genetic in the sense that they are not hereditary. Most women with ovarian cysts have some disruption of the ovarian cycle resulting in ovarian cyst development. However, their are some genetic syndromes which are hereditary and in which ovarian cysts are part of that syndrome. An example is basal cell nevus syndrome. ...Read more

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9mm ovarian cysts, its normal?

9mm ovarian cysts, its normal?

Yes it is likely to: Cysts that are so small(less than 1 -2 cm) are likely to be benign. ...Read more

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What are complex ovarian cysts?

What are complex ovarian cysts?

Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A simple cyst is a cell membranes surrounding a fluid filled sac. A complex cyst means there are liquid and solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up to confirm resolution as some will need surgical management. ...Read more

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How are ovarian cysts detected?

How are ovarian cysts detected?

By exam: Or more acurately by doing a pelvic ultrasound, that can tell what type, how big and where it is located. ...Read more

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What do ovarian cysts feel like?

What do ovarian cysts feel like?

Highly variable: Most feel like nothing, no symptoms at all. Large cysts may cause pressure, ruptured cysts are usually painful, but there is no one rule. If you are 1) in pain or 2) worried about cysts you need an exam with a doctor who can assess female pelvic pain. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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