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How serious is a complex ovarian cyst? I have never had a complex ovarian cyst before. Always simple and i haven't had problems with them for years. Now suddenly I have had two cyst rupture in one week! i was in the ER and told it would just be a few days

I : I am so sorry you are going through this. Ovarian cysts are a very painful, miserable condition. As the er physician advised removal, it is worthwhile to discuss this with a gynecologist. In some patients, treatment with anti-inflammatory type medications or even birth control pills can help shrink cysts down. However, if the cyst looks concerning on ultrasound, often times the patient is advised to have it removed. Only a licensed gynecologist who reviews your studies and takes your history can advise one way or the other. ...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 a complex ovarian cyst? And what is the difference between that and a regular one that appears and stays even after menstruation.

What is a complex ovarian cyst? And what is the difference between that and a regular one that appears and stays even after menstruation.

Ultrasound: Can distinguish between simple and complex ovarian cysts. Simple cysts are entirely fluid filled. Complex cysts contain echoes indicating solid areas mixed with fluid filled areas. Most complex cysts are benign but some are borderline or malignant. Most cysts go away on their own with time. Ultrasound descriptions help us know if they are growing, changing, or going away. ...Read more

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If a complex ovarian cyst ruptures will it destroy your entire reproductive system?

If a complex ovarian cyst ruptures will it destroy your entire reproductive system?

No: No, it would not damage your reproductive organs, but there is a chance it could cause adhesions (scar tissue) leading to pain or infertility. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst that will not go away and it is very painful could it be cancer?

I have a complex ovarian cyst that will not go away and it is very painful could it be cancer?

Maybe: most likely it is a benign cyst. Cancer risk increases in cystic ovaries in Women over 60. However a complex system of the ovary can't be associated with cancer and a 37-year-old female. The only way to know for sure is to have it ultrasound and possibly biopsied. You can also look at the Ca 125 serum protein levels.again though it is very common to have benign cyst in the ovary in a 37-year. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?

Maybe: Talk it over with your doctor. Things to consider are 1) your age and menopausal status, 2) previous history of endometriosis, 3) size of the mass, 4) ultrasound appearance, 5) duration of the problem., 6) family history of ovarian cancer. Remember that ca-125 may be elevated in many benign conditions, as well as ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst that partially ruptured 3 days ago. Er dr said i'd be fine in 2 days but i'm still in tremendous pain. Is this normal?

I'd say yes.: You have had an ovarian cyst rupture, with blood and possibly other fluid empty into your abdominal cavity. This will likely cause a great deal of pain and reactive changes, like adhesions over time. If you haven't already , it might be wise to schedule at least an appointment with your OB dr. To get checked out if the pain persists. You might even have endometriosis which is also painful. ...Read more

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Had a complex ovarian cyst rmvd from my left ovary yr ago & just found out i've a simple cyst on the same ovary. Will it prevent me from ovulating?

Had a complex ovarian cyst rmvd  from my left ovary yr ago & just found out i've a simple cyst on the same ovary. Will it prevent me from ovulating?

Probably not.: A simple cyst is usually benign and will go away on its own. In fact when you ovulate, the egg is released from a cyst and then the cyst resolves. Cysts do not usually interfere with ovulation. Depending on the size and symptoms of this cyst, your doctor may want to repeat your ultrasound in 6 weeks to insure it has resolved or is not getting bigger or complex appearing. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst now heavy bleeding for 2 weeks and bad pain what should I do?

I have a complex ovarian cyst now heavy bleeding for 2 weeks and bad pain what should I do?

Need workup: Your doctor or nurse may discover a cyst during a pelvic exam, or when you have an ultrasound test for another reason. Ultrasound may be done to diagnose a cyst. Your doctor or nurse may want to check you again in 6 weeks to make sure it is gone. Other imaging tests that may be done when needed include: ct scan doppler flow studies mri the following blood tests may be done: ca-125 test, to look for possible cancer if you have an abnormal ultrasound or are in menopause hormone levels (such as lh, fsh, estradiol, and testosterone) pregnancy test (serum hcg). ...Read more

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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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