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Types Of Cysts
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
Not sure: Its usually the size of the cyst and its internal architecture that determines what is the next step of the management of the cysts. Cysts can be blood filled, fluid filled or even have other things like hair/teeth etc. Your gyn can help you determine the next step. ...Read more
Sometimes: After you ovulate you often times have a hemorrhagic cyst called a hemorrhagic corpus luteum. If you have endomtriosis implants on the ovary this can increase the pain. However, in an endomtriosis patient this could also be an early endometrioma, so get follow up. Leakage of blood into the pelvic from the cyst may also increase pain. ...Read more
What does it mean that MRI shows right sided sublenticular cyst? Does this type of cyst cause any issues?
Not usually: A sublenticular cyst describes a usually very small oval collection of fluid in a specific location deep in the brain. These are almost always incidental findings that are mentioned because they represent a departure from "normal." often these are simply mild enlargements of normal fluid-filled canals around tiny blood vessels. Regardless, they are unlikely to cause symptoms. ...Read more
What are the chances in getting my 5cm paraovarian simple cyst back after surgery? Is surgery really safe? What causes this type of cyst? Thank you.
Not the one: taken out. A true para-ovarian cyst is a remnant of when your organs were developing as a fetus. These should not come back. However, ovarian cysts do form and usually go away without treatment. Some do require surgical treatment but this is not common. Make sure you follow up with your GYN doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?
What symptoms does a cyst on the t6 cause and is this normal? What type of cyst could it be? What type of treatment should I seek?
?congenital: Most likely, a lifelong arachnoid cyst, which has been asymptomatic for years. Not usually expansive, but if so, could result in numbess below mid-back, weakness of legs, and issues with urinary incontinence. Review films with your doctor, as i suspect this was a non-significant coincidental finding. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes when the abdominal wall is bigger it can make certain procedures more diificult to do. ...Read more
Can an antibiotic decrease the size of an ovarian cyst? If so, what type of cyst is likely to benefit from its use? Thanks.
No: Ovarian cysts are not typically caused by infections but rather the normal development of an egg in the ovary. Antibiotics would have to effect on this. ...Read more
I have a cyst at the bottom of my breastbone. I noticed it days after giving birth. What type of cyst is this called, and why does it happen?
Xyphoid process?: Are you sure it's a cyst? Often, during pregnancy, the flexible bony tip of the breastbone, called the "xyphoid process", is slowly pushed outward as the belly grows, and once the baby delivers, the bone is very prominent. Your OB would know by looking, if that's what it is. If I am wrong, then your doctor would need to look at you to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
If I get hemorrhagic cysts while on pill, what does that mean? Pill is not working? I heard the type of cyst is caused by ovulation. Always have cramp
OCP: Most hemorrhagic ovarian cysts are corpora lutea, which occur after ovulation. Combination OC (estrogen + progestin) usually suppress ovulation, though not always, esp. with lower estrogen pills. Progestin-only pills do not stop ovulation. OCP are effective contraception because they have other contraceptive effects. SO..."working" depends on why you use the pills. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Hello, i was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, which is causing me a lot of pain and making nauseous.Does this type of cyst have to be removed? And how?
Most often not: Functional ovarian cysts don't need treatment and often go away on their own in 6 - 12 weeks. If you have frequent cysts, birth control pills can be prescribed to reduce the risk of new cysts. Rarely, surgery may be needed to remove the cyst or ovary to make sure its not cancer. Complex ovarian cysts & cysts causing symptoms that don't go away plus very large cysts are often surgically removed. ...Read more
I've heard warm compresses have been shown to reduce (but not cure) other types of cysts. Would a warm compress have any effect on an epididymal cyst?
Probably not at all: Warm compression may alter sensation and ease discomfort, but would be very unlikely to change the fate of cysts deep inside the sac, which, to begin with, is very rich in circulation. So, why do we need warm compression for epididymal cysts? More? Ask doc or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
Is a Corpus Luteum cyst the same as other types of cyst? Also do they usually resolve themselves.I have a 2.2cm CL, and have gone to dr. He said wait.
I was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I have read this type of cyst can cause an infection what should I watch for?
Are bone cysts that form post non union avulsion fx best left alone or treated? Doesn't specify type of cyst just says "early cystic change"
Depends: upon where the avulsion fracture occurred! For example in a "strong bone" such as the fibula (ankle ) avulsion a small cyst is probably not significant! However in a FINGER its very significant since it can weaken the bone! Consult with your ORTHOPEDIST for a more informed and exact diagnosis/prognosis Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more
Yes.: Bartholins cysts are commonly seen in the emergency room when they become infected or inflamed. ...Read more
Firstly what causes a dermoid cyst? And how can I prevent this type of cyst from coming back? Am currently on birth control
Additional Reading: Here is some additional reading on the topic: http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/sdermoid-cyst. ...Read more