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What Are Ovarian 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Painful: It could be painful at times.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
What does ovarian cyst which showed t1 and t2 hyperintense signal which persisted bright on t2 fat supression sequence means?
Those signal: changes likely represent a hemorrhagic cyst.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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