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What is considered a large size ovarian cyst?

What is considered a large size ovarian cyst?

Size not only factor: It depends. For women having regular cycles, up to 8 cm may be normal if it is a simple pocket of fluid. If you have a cyst, your should contact your gynecologist to discuss followup. ...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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I have a large ovarian cyst. My OBGyn says it is the size of a grapefruit. I forgot to ask is it ok to exercise? I dont want it to rupture.

I have a large ovarian cyst. My OBGyn says it is the size of a grapefruit. I forgot to ask is it ok to exercise? I dont want it to rupture.

Okay to exercise: Usual exercise is not likely to affect the cyst. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Should you exercise if you have a large ovarian cyst?

Should you exercise if you have a large ovarian cyst?

Ask your ob- gyn: Honestly this is a question best- answered by your ob- gyn physician.He/she will know size is cyst and risks associated w/ certain exersises. Best of luck! ...Read more

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It has been discovered that I have a "large" ovarian cyst. First time in my 32 years that I have had one... Why now?

It has been discovered that I have a "large" ovarian cyst. First time in my 32 years that I have had one... Why now?

Cannot say: Why would a cyst develop at this time and not sooner or later cannot be answered. Please follow your doctor's advice for follow up testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a large ovarian cyst 21cmx10cm. What will happen if it ruptures?

I have a large ovarian cyst 21cmx10cm. What will happen if it ruptures?

Abdominal: Pain....seems to me this should be treated before this happens! Why is this not being considered?? Hope this helps ! Dr Z ...Read more

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Please tell me, could pcos lead to large ovarian cysts?

Please tell me, could pcos lead to large ovarian cysts?

PCOS: Patients with pcos will typically have irregular and anovulatory cycles. The cysts remain small and are reabsorbed before ovulation. Therefore, it's unusual to have large ovarian cysts. Still, a cyst that grows without ovulation can become symptomatic. I would see your provider to find out more. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old with a large ovarian cyst and other issues. Can i get this treated?

I am 19 years old with a large ovarian cyst and other issues. Can i get this treated?

OVARIAN CYST: Definitely ! just see a gyne for treatment. You will be advised accordingly. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a relatively large ovarian cyst shrinking or bursting please?

What are the symptoms of a relatively large ovarian cyst shrinking or bursting please?

Symptoms vary: An ovarian cyst can resolve on its own without symptoms. It can also rupture causing pain that requires emergency surgery. Usually surgery is not necessary and the pain is short-lived and tolerable. It is recommended that the patient avoid strenuous exercise because of the possibility of torsion of the ovary. If the ovary twists it can cut off its blood supply and die requiring surgery. ...Read more

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What would be clusters of small bubble like things, be that are surrounding a large ovarian cyst?

What would be clusters of small bubble like things, be that are  surrounding a large ovarian cyst?

Follicular cysts: Every woman who ovulates makes small cysts on her ovaries. These represent the eggs that started to mature, but didn't 'pop out', and are totally normal. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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