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What is a chocolate cyst?

What is a chocolate cyst?

Endometriosis: A chocolate cyst is a non-medical name for endometriosis of the ovary. This is where tissue from inside the uterus grows on the ovary. The symptoms include abdominal pain in various distributions that is timed with the monthly cycle. ...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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What is endometrioma? Is that cancerous? What does having a chocolate cyst on the left ovary mean?

What is endometrioma?  Is that cancerous? What does having a chocolate cyst on the left ovary mean?

Benign: Endometrioma refers to a benign cyst that forms in the ovary when a piece of endometrial (uterine) tissue attaches to the ovary. Because the endometrial tissue inside the cyst responds to monthly hormones it bleeds and fills the cyst with unclotted blood. They are also referred to as 'chocolate cysts' because the dark old blood inside the cyst grossly resembles chocolate. ...Read more

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What is a baker's cyst?

What is a baker's cyst?

Swelling: Cystic swelling behind knee, causing deformity pain, joint dysfunction. Slow but progressive. May be associated with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What is a complex paraovarian cyst 1.4cm? Is this bad?

What is a complex paraovarian cyst 1.4cm? Is this bad?

Obgyn: Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own. A complex cyst needs evaluation by an obgyn so that each case and the management can be individualized. Your obgyn can determine if surgery is needed. ...Read more

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What is a cyst on a kidney?

What is a cyst on a kidney?

Fluid : It is a fluid filled structure which most of the time is of benign nature. When they are multiple they require further evaluation for not so benign conditions. On the least occasions they could be associated to a malignant structure and require extensive tests and treatment. A follow up with urology is recommended in order to decide the nature of the cyst/ cysts. ...Read more

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What is a bible cyst?

What is a bible cyst?

Ganglion: Bible cyst is another name for a ganglion cyst. In some cultures the cyst would be smacked with a weighty book like the bible to rupture the cyst and make it "disappear". Oftentimes a wrist injury or fracture could result. Not recommended. ...Read more

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What is a pilar cyst from?

What is a pilar cyst from?

A blocked follicle: A pilar cyst is a blocked follicle on the scalp. This blockage causes the accumulation of dead skin cells and oil.On the scalp, the cyst becomes firm but non tender. They are easily removed from te scalp. ...Read more

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What is a cyst on ovary?

What is a cyst on ovary?

Ovary is CysticOrgan: Each egg which develops is surrounded by a sphere of follicular cells which support the egg cell ; secrete fluid inward resulting in cysts, typically no symptoms; occasionally cysts become very large (no egg release; ? infertile). Sometimes one, or several follicles will become much larger than usual ; easier to see on ultrasound. In metabolic syndrome ; diabetes cysts ; infertility ??; ? ?carb. ...Read more

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What is a follicle in an ovary and what is it for?

What is a follicle in an ovary and what is it for?

It contains an egg: The follicle is a small bubble inside the ovary which contains the developing (microscopic) egg. Each cycle, as the egg develops, it is contained within the small fluid-filled follicle. This grows to about 2cm size, and at ovulation the follicle opens at the surface of the ovary, spilling out the fluid and releasing the mature egg. ...Read more

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What type of cyst is a baker's cyst?

What type of cyst is a baker's cyst?

Back of the knee: A baker's cyst is a bulge on the back of the knee. Although it is usually a sign of arthritis, these cysts do not always hurt, and usually don't require special treatment. ...Read more

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What is a paraovarian cyst?

What is a paraovarian cyst?

Paraovarian cyst: They are cyst that are next to your ovary or fallopian tube. They are embryological remnants. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian cyst with small septa and is it serious?

What is an ovarian cyst with small septa and is it serious?

Follow up: Septations (walls) within a cyst is no guarantee of malignancy, but it makes it more suspicious. It needs follow up. ...Read more

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What is a thyroglossal cyst infection?

What is a thyroglossal cyst infection?

Embryology: When your body was forming in the womb, your tongue (glossus) and thyroid gland arose from the same primordial tissues. As the tissues that would become your thyroid gland moved down in to your neck, they left remnants of those precursor tissues. Later in life, they became cystic, became infected with oral (usually) bacteria and became abscessed. Speak to your doctor about its removal. ...Read more

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What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

Not cancer: A dermoid cyst is a benign type of turmor containing multiple types of tissue and has a characteristic appearance under sonography. It will always have a complex appearance and the mural nodule is simply part of that. Most dermoids gradually get bigger and have to be removed at some point, but if it remains stable it could be watched. Surgery can be done day surgery with small incisions. ...Read more

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What is a pilonidal cyst?

What is a pilonidal cyst?

Cyst on tailbone: A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that develops in the midline of the tailbone near the cleft of the buttocks. The most accepted theory for the cause of these cysts is the blockage of hair follicles in the skin of the area which creates "pits" in the cleft of the buttocks. As the follicles become clogged with hair and skin debris, cyst formation occurs. ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst?

What is a ganglion cyst?

Inflamed tendon: Tendons run in sheaths, similar to the cables on a bicycle. Sometimes a minor trauma can cause the sheath to become inflamed and a small cyst can pop up. This is called a ganglion cyst. They are usually painless and sometimes go away on their own. If it isn't bothering you then you likely don't need to do anything with it. If it is bothering you, see your doc about removing it. ...Read more

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What is a harmless cyst vs a malignant cyst?

What is a harmless cyst vs a malignant cyst?

Cyst: cysts can be benign (not cancer) or cancerous (malignant). Even benign cysts can harm-for example, they can cause pain, rupture, bleeding, infection etc so I would not necessarily use the word-harmless. ...Read more

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What is a teratoma cyst?

Germ cell tumor: Teratomas are germ cell tumors. Most are cystic and composed of mature differentiated tissue, such as skin, teeth, and hair. The mature cystic teratoma accounts for most and is almost always benign. It is the most common ovarian tumor in women in their teens and twenties. ...Read more