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Treatment For Recurring Ovarian Cysts
I'm 22 years old and have left sided ovarian cyst (30 × 21 mm) since about 4 months which is don't removed by medical treatment. What treatment now?
Ovarian cyst: At 22, this is probably just a benign "simple follicular cyst", but if there are ultrasound suggestions of solid components, or blood flow increases by "color doppler" ultrasound exams, your provider may suggest laparoscopy for a tissue sample. See your provider for advice. Laparoscopy is an outpatient procedure, and will provide very accurate information. ...Read more
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
No treatment: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Patience: It is normal for the ovaries to form cysts. Every woman has an ovarian cyst about 2 centimeters in diameter at the time of ovulation. That cyst may enlarge to as much a 6 or 8 centimeters before gradually going away. On rare occasion one of these cysts may cause enough pain to require treatment (medical or surgical). For the majority of these cysts - time /patience is the only treatment needed. ...Read more
Depends: There are many ovarian cysts that do not need to be treated as they are normal or physiologic. Most of these will resolve spontaneously. Using hormones to try to facilitate resolution is totally unnecessary and is not helpful. Nonphysiologic cysts may need to be removed surgically. It depends on appearance, size, and symptoms. ...Read more
Ovarian cyst: If it is a simple cyst, the ultrasound will be repeated in 2-3 months. If it is a complex (extra walls, growths, solid areas) cyst or a solid cyst, then there is a different plan. Tumor markers need to be drawn to see if a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist should remove the cyst. ...Read more
No medication for it: A cyst is a fluid filled cavity. They are common due to monthly ovulation which leaves a small cavity on the ovary. This often fills up with fluid but it is small in size (<2-3cm). Some cysts continue to enlarge (>5-6cm (). Then they have to be removed surgically in order to exclude ovarian cancer which often shows up as a complex cyst but it is usually much larger and continues to increase in size. ...Read more
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This is a job for Dr: Your responsibility to yourself is to get to a good doctor or obgyn and cooperate in the diagnosis and treatment plan determined for this. This is not a do-it-yourself problem for a home remedy. It might be helpful if you eat well, sleep well, get good exercise and avoid cell damaging activities. But see a pro as soon as possible. Best! ...Read more
I had an oopherectomy 20 years ago and now have a 5 CM ovarian cyst causing pain. What is the usual treatment?
Is this on the same side or other side?
This is usually treated by an obgyn and treatment is either ovarian cystectomy or oophorectomy depending on the type of lesion
start with seeing your obgyn to discuss the options. ...Read more
I have an ovarian cyst & worried about it rupturing while waiting for further treatment. What can cause rupturing/Should I avoid doing certain things?
Units please.: There is a big difference in management if the cyst is 7mm versus 7 cm. A 7mm cyst wouldn't require any treatment. With a 7 cm cyst, treatment options would depend partly on the description of the cyst (for example simple versus complex). But a cyst larger than about 4 cm is at risk of ovarian torsion (twisting on it's stalk) which may cause loss of the ovary and a surgical emergency. ...Read more
Observation: Ovarian cysts commonly rupture causing a sudden onset of pain but typically resolves on its own. If there is no bleeding and the cyst has ruptured try taking NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) for the pain and discomfort. If you continue to have discomfort follow up with your GYN or family doctor is recommended. ...Read more
What does dominant follicle mean? Will it stop me from having kids? What treatment for ovarian cyst?
After an ovarian cyst ruptures, what happens to the fluid or blood? Is any action or treatment required?
Bilateral simple ovarian cyst right (3.08*2.92cm) left (4.26*3.99 CM & 3.04*3.29cm) no free fluid in pouch of douglas please assist treatment?
Observation/GYN: You may not need definitive treatment. Some ovarian cysts shrink or disappear with time. I advise checking with your GYN. ...Read more
6 cm ovarian cyst. Hemorrhagic in appearance. History of severe endometriosis & endometriomas. Causing severe pain. Treatment recommendation?
Options: You have a number of options. You can repeat the u/s in 3 months or so and see if it has gone away on its own. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts frequently resolve spontaneously. If It is very painful, you could have a laparoscopy and removal of the cyst. With your history of severe endometriosis and endometriomas, its also possible that you would need an open procedure to remove the ovary. ...Read more
If I haven't gat my period for more than a month what can I do? I need to start treatment to remove ovarian cyst
What is best treatment for frequent ovarian cyst ruptures? My obgyn prescribed me vicodin for the pain but I don't want to keep taking them. Options?
Prevention: Once you have cysts you can't really make them go away faster. Best way is to prevent them, with ocps (birth control pills) or similar, like depotprovera. ...Read more
I hav simple ovarian cyst frm 6 yrs. Had it drained formed again. Causes immense pain in periods and when I lift weight. Ocp don't work. Sggest treatment?
Remember, a woman makes a cyst every month. It is where the egg is until you release it with ovulation.
Some women will experience pain with ovulation called mittlesmerz.
Get an examination while you are experiencing your symptoms. That way your doctor might better isolate exactly where the pain is coming from. Pain is probably uterus, not ovaries. ...Read more
If I have endometriosis, multiple fibroids, an ovarian cyst, and uterine and rectocele prolapse what would the recommended treatment (s) be?
Sorry you are: Struggling with these problems. Your situation is a bit complex to make recommendations in this forum. You should make sure you discuss options with an experienced gyn surgeon or urogynecologist. There are options for you. ...Read more
Many options: Fibroids and cysts can simply be observed, treated with medication, or surgically removed. The best treatment option will depend on the characteristics of the fibroid or cyst. You should disucss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 35 and have a 9cm fluid-filled ovarian cyst that has not resolved in 6+ months. Doc wants to remove that ovary. Is this the best treatment?
Yes: A cyst that has not resolved in 6 months is abnormal. A cyst that is 9 cm across is very abnormal. Removal is really the only option, other than doing nothing. ...Read more
I have a complex ovarian cyst with septations and debris about 14ml in volume. It was 7ml 3 months ago. It's now pressing against my colon. Treatment?
Talk to your GYN:
Your personal GYN can best answer for your specific case, but generally if the cyst is enlarging and causing symptoms by pressing against your colon it may be best treated surgically. See link for more information on ovarian cysts.
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/ovarian-cysts-beyond-the-basics ...Read more