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What is ovarian cyst?

What is ovarian cyst?

Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement. ...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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What's an ovarian cyst?

What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled : Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...Read more

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What are ovarian cysts from?

What are ovarian cysts from?

Most are normal: Making cysts is what the ovary normally does. Ovulation is the process by which an egg is enclosed in a follicle that produces estrogen. The follicle develops over (usually) two weeks, and then ruptures, releasing the egg. This is ovulation. The structure that was the follicle the begins to produce progesterone. It remains present until 10-12 weeks if pregnancy occurs. ...Read more

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What do ovarian cysts feel like?

What do ovarian cysts feel like?

Highly variable: Most feel like nothing, no symptoms at all. Large cysts may cause pressure, ruptured cysts are usually painful, but there is no one rule. If you are 1) in pain or 2) worried about cysts you need an exam with a doctor who can assess female pelvic pain. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

What size ovarian cyst is worrisome?

Over 6 cm.: An ovarian cyst up to 6 centimeters in diameter is considered normal during the menstrual cycle, as long as it eventually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an ovarian cyst?

I need to know what's an ovarian cyst?

Different types: Ovarian cysts are collections of fluid, or soft or hard tissue that develop within the substance of the ovary. They can be normal- where the body produces eggs & hormones every month; or they can be either benign or malignant tumors. The size, and characteristics give an idea of whether they are benign or not. Most simple cysts are small, and resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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What natural ovarian cyst cures are there?

What natural ovarian cyst cures are there?

It depends: There are many different kinds of ovarian cysts. However, most functional ovarian cysts will resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are ovarian cysts and how do I know if have them?

Could you tell me what are ovarian cysts and how do I know if have them?

Growth on ovary: An ovarian cyst is a growth on the ovary. One type is functional cyst, on that will go away on its own. The other is a benign growth, that doesn't go away and needs surgery to remove it. Some women have pain with cysts, other women don't. A pelvic exam will sometimes find them. Ovarian cysts are most reliably diagnosed by ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is ovarian cyst and how it is related to child bearing/not bearing....

What is ovarian cyst and how it is related to child bearing/not bearing....

Common : 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

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What to do if i know what an ovarian cyst is, i want to know what comes with having one?

What to do if i know what an ovarian cyst is, i want to know what comes with having one?

Symptoms vary: Usually ovarian cysts occur due to some hormonal irregularities. Uncommonly, they can be tumors (benign or malignant). Some have no symptoms at all. Some cause pain or pressure type symptoms. Some can acutely rupture or twist and cause sudden, severe pain. They can also occur in conjunction with irregular periods or problems conceiving. ...Read more

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What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so i exercise every day pretty much.I want to prevent having one in the future.

What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so i exercise every day pretty much.I want to prevent having one in the future.

A fluid collection: Most women of child bearing years have collections of fluid in the ovaries surrounded by a thin wall of tissue. This is an ovarian cyst and is common during each menstrual cycle. In most cases these are benign. Diet and exercise do not play a role as far as we know in reducing the risk of having a cyst. Speak with your gynecologist or primary care physician if you have further questions. ...Read more

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What is ovarian cyst solid or cystic is solid concerous?

What is ovarian cyst solid or cystic is solid concerous?

Not necessariy: Solid does not mean cancer. A cyst is fluid filled like a water balloon . Solid is solid compact tissue. ...Read more

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What does ovarian cyst with hypointense signal intensity on t1 and hyperintense signal intensity on t2 with peripheral enhancement means?

What does ovarian cyst with hypointense signal intensity on t1 and hyperintense signal intensity on t2 with peripheral enhancement means?

Hypointense: signal on T1 and hyperintense signal on T2 are just the signal characteristics of fluid(as in a cyst). The significance of the peripheral enhancement would depend on the characteristics of the enhancement: very thin rim not very worrisome, thick irregular peripheral enhancement more concerning. ...Read more

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What causes ovarian cysts when my gyno has given me meds to suppress ovulation to prevent them?

What causes ovarian cysts when my gyno  has given me meds to suppress ovulation to prevent them?

Normal & not: Normal functional ovarian cysts are usually caused by the process of ovulation and monthly ovarian hormonal function. Abnormal or pathological cysts do not form from ovarian function, but from innate or abnormal cell formation. If your GYN has given cyst Rx in the form of contraceptive and you are not a PCOS patient then often a "look/see" in the form of laparoscopy with biopsy is considered ...Read more

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What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

What if an ovarian cyst hurts?

Getting larger: If a cyst hurts it usually indicates it is becoming larger. However could be from ongoing inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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What are complex ovarian cysts?

What are complex ovarian cysts?

Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A simple cyst is a cell membranes surrounding a fluid filled sac. A complex cyst means there are liquid and solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up to confirm resolution as some will need surgical management. ...Read more

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What if a ovarian cysts is 7mm?

What if a ovarian cysts is 7mm?

Small: 7 mm is a small cyst. A normal cyst reaches around 25 mm when it ruptures. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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