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Doctor insights on: Precocious Puberty Caused By Ovarian Cysts

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Precocious Puberty (Definition)

Precocious puberty is a medical condition in which development of secondary sex characteristics (breasts, testicular enlargement) occurs before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. Often times, especially in girls, the cause is unknown and not harmful to the child. However, all children with precocious puberty should see a doctor to rule out harmful causes such as cancer. Furthermore, early puberty can stunt growth due to premature closure of the growth plates. Early detection and intervention can prevent ...Read more


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What could cause an ovarian cyst to grow to 6cm in 7 days?

What could cause an ovarian cyst to grow to 6cm in 7 days?

Just what cysts do: It is just what ovarian cysts do, naturally. Often cysts form from the site where ovulation occurs and "blow up" from there. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what can cause an ovarian cyst?

Would like to have explanation of what can cause an ovarian cyst?

Multiple causes: Many ovarian cysts are normal part of ovulation, some are benign and others are malignant. Please go to this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause numbness?

Can an ovarian cyst cause numbness?

Low likelihood: Benign cysts don't cause nerve damage. A cancerous cyst could potentially spread to local or distant places and may affect some nerve also thus causing numbness. ...Read more

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What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Like a balloon: An ovarian cyst can rupture when it reaches a certain size, when the wall thins out, when the cyst ages, with change in hormones or with a minor trauma. Many times the rupture is without symptoms, however sometimes it can be very painful, can bleed, can require emergency or urgent health care. Your doc can monitor your cyst with ultrasound and exam. ...Read more

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Can the abortion pill cause ovarian cysts?

Can the abortion pill cause ovarian cysts?

No: The morning after pill and pills used for medical abortions are not associated with ovarian cyst formation. ...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


Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more