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What Is A Chocolate Cyst
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A solitary small: ..chocolate cyst (an endometrioma), in and of itself, doesn't require treatment. However, the underlying cause, endometriosis, may need to be addressed. Medical treatment is appropriate. Surgery is NOT. You might want to get more information from your doctor about this condition. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I have chocolate cyst. I've just had operative laparo which probably caused this and do not want another. Plz guide me, how can I be treatd naturally?
How many percentage of chances is there in chocolate cyst to shrink within itself only by avoiding food that boost up estrogen in our body ?
No Chances of Shrink: Chocolate cysts are endometriosis cysts on the ovary. There are no drugs or diet changes that will make those go away. Based on the way they form, they can't really decrease in size - only increase over time. Surgery is the only way to make the cyst disappear and even with surgery, there is a 15-20% chance the cyst will re-form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. Am 28 years old and i had chocolate cyst that have been removed by a surgery last july. However a month later after it, i developed cysts again?
Not usual: Ovarian cysts form every month in healthy young women. Normal ovaries may be filled with small cysts (known as functional cysts). Once in a while, a cyst will become large and may cause pain due to pressure on surrounding tissues. Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own in 3-4 weeks, but an enlarged cyst can rupture causing significant pain. Hopefully you will not need surgery again. ...Read more
Hi....I m 31 yr old female.Sufferring from chocolate cyst of size 54*32 mm.I have already gone through under surgery also.So is there any other treatm?
Hormonal Suppression: Excisional surgery is only a temporary fix for chocolate cysts related to endometriosis. Unless your ovaries are being removed (and you're too young for that), one thing to try would be hormonal suppression; hibernating your ovaries, via use of continuous oral contraceptive pills or an injection called Lupron (leuprolide) that shuts down your cycling. This can potentially quiet down any active endometriosis. ...Read more
Surgical Removal: A chocolate cyst is also called an endometrioma. Endometriosis on the ovary can cause bleeding in the ovary that collects over time and forms a blood filled cyst. It can be quite painful. The blood is old and looks like liquid chocolate. It is usually removed by doing laparoscopic surgery. Best wishes! ...Read more
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