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Doctor insights on: What Causes Recurring Ovarian Cysts

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What causes recurring ovarian cysts?

What causes recurring ovarian cysts?

Hormones: During each menstrual cycle, the ovary produces a few small cysts known as follicles (normal) . Most times, one of these follicles will enlarge and ovulate an egg (it ruptures), while the others go away. Sometimes this rupture may not occur due to a lack of signaling by the body's hormones, and the cyst continues to develop through subsequent menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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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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I have a 5cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary & I am 19. It caused my miscarriage at 7w. Could it cause reoccurring miscarriages if untreated?

I have a 5cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary & I am 19. It caused my miscarriage at 7w. Could it cause reoccurring miscarriages if untreated?

Probably not: This sounds like a corpus luteum cyst which normally would support a pregnancy. Normally the cyst may range from 2.5cm to 5.5 cm and regress if you do not get pregnant. A miscarrage at your age is fairly common although emotionally stressful. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

Large ones do: Large ovarian cysts can twist and cause pain, but most produce pressure or menstrual irregularities. ...Read more

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Can masturbatiom cause ovarian cysts?

Can masturbatiom cause ovarian cysts?

No: Life is difficult enough without people trying to worry you over something like this. Ovarian cysts are extremely common and only the large ones come to a physician's attention; most are harmless. I trust you're having the cysts followed. ...Read more

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What symtoms can a ovarian cyst cause?

What symtoms can a ovarian cyst cause?

Pelvic pain: The pain is usually on one side and feels as if is in the lower abdomen. Fever, vomiting and diarrhea are not concomitant symptoms. An ultrasound and pelvic exam can discover. The best diagnostician and advisor is a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What can cause having an ovarian cyst?

Very common: A cyst is a fluid filled sac. Every month, your ovary makes several of these called follicles. The dominant follicle breaks open and releases an egg. If one does not burst, and grows to over 3 cm, we call it a cyst. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian cyst to calcify?

What causes an ovarian cyst to calcify?

Depends: Most normal ovarian cysts do not calcify. When they do, they are usually not the normal follicular / ovulatory cyst. A calcified cyst is more likely to be a dermoid, fibroid, fibroma, or even a cancer. It will usually need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

Many causes: Go to http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.Htm there you will find all the answers you seek (that are possible to answer). Most important is you see your gyn if you feel you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ovarian cysts on 1 side?

What are the causes of ovarian cysts on 1 side?

Many: Most are functional cysts meaning they are physiologic and will go away without treatment. Of course, there are both benign and malignant cysts that need to be considered as well. ...Read more

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What could cause an ovarian cyst to grow to 6cm in 7 days?

What could cause an ovarian cyst to grow to 6cm in 7 days?

Just what cysts do: It is just what ovarian cysts do, naturally. Often cysts form from the site where ovulation occurs and "blow up" from there. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what can cause an ovarian cyst?

Would like to have explanation of what can cause an ovarian cyst?

Multiple causes: Many ovarian cysts are normal part of ovulation, some are benign and others are malignant. Please go to this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...Read more

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Can a ovarian cysts cause pain on my right side when the cysts is on the left?

Possibly : If the cyst was exceptionally large then pain referred to the other side is possible. This is not as likely as something else causing the pain. ...Read more

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Why does a person commonly get ovarian cysts? Every few months I get another ovarian cyst. What causes me to persistently get them?

Why does a person commonly get ovarian cysts? Every few months I get another ovarian cyst. What causes me to persistently get them?

Normal: People not a hormonal contraceptive will usually get a cyst once a month when they ovulate. Normally the resolve on their own. But ocassionally they persist and get larger and take longer to go away. ...Read more

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How big is a 3.2 x 4.8 x 5.0 ovarian cyst? What can I do to treat it?. Im afraid it could grow bigger or even cause any serious problems.

How big is a 3.2 x 4.8 x 5.0 ovarian cyst? What can I do to treat it?.  Im afraid it could grow bigger or even cause any serious problems.

Above average size.: Those measurements are in centimeters, so about and 1.5x2x2 inches. Most cysts are a bit smaller. However, it's not uncommon for women your age to have ovarian cysts. Most rupture on there own, and may cause pain when they do. Your ob/gyn will guide you regarding management. If a cyst is painful, or continues to grow it may need intervention, but usually not. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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