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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Hemorrhagic Cysts

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I was diagnosed with a 1.4 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I have a history of thyroid cancer. Can these cysts ever be cancerous? Thank you

I was diagnosed with a 1.4 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst.  I have a history of thyroid cancer.  Can these cysts ever be cancerous? Thank you

Yes: Ovarian cancers can be and often are cystic. However, you should discuss this with your doctor as small cysts with hemorrhage are far commoner than ovarian cancers. In the mean time you may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...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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Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Thyroid cysts: Yes, thyroid cysts fill with fluid, they can sometimes get rather large, and then they can go away by themselves. When thyroid ultrasound and biopsy is done, simple cysts are often not drained, because they only come back anyway, and they are not dangerous. If this is your problem, you may wish to talk to your endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

Thyroid cyst: Thyroid cysts are common in goiters that have multiple nodules. Cysts can be drained with a needle, but they often come back. If the cyst is not part of a cancer, and if it is not uncomfortable or painful, it is reasonable to do nothing; follow it periodically with ultrasound to make sure it is not changing. If painful/uncomfortable or suspicious, surgery may be indicated, but usually not needed. ...Read more

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How do you know if the cyst is hemorrhagic or endometrioma?

How do you know if the cyst is hemorrhagic or endometrioma?

Size and color: Endometriomas produce very dark brown to burgundy blood and tend to be much larger than hemorrhagic ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

Walls: Septations are walls in the cyst that are benign. You should not have to worry about these results unless your health care provider says differently. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more