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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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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