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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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Have a ovarian cyst&i am 22 weeks pregnant.Feel no pain.The ultrasound tech said it was smaller than a inch, but the doc says 4 cms.Was their a mistake?

Have a ovarian cyst&i am 22 weeks pregnant.Feel no pain.The ultrasound tech said it was smaller than a inch, but the doc says 4 cms.Was their a mistake?

Likely 4cm: If i had to guess, would guess that it is 4 cm-not uncommon to find cysts during pregnancy and if you have no symptoms, it will likely be followed through pregnancy and then postpartum. We usually refer to ovarian cysts in terms of centimeters, rather then inches. I would vote with the doctor and guess that the tech was trying to be reassuring, but was inaccurate... ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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