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What Is A Ovarian 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
Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A simple cyst is a cell membranes surrounding a fluid filled sac. A complex cyst means there are liquid and solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up to confirm resolution as some will need surgical management. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most women have none: Ovarian cysts are common and occur monthly in cycling females. Some women will have some pain, especially if a cyst ruptures and bleeds. Most cysts go away spontaneously. Persistent cysts may be felt on exam or may cause some discomfort such as bloating, pain or if large enough, bladder or bowel symptoms. ...Read more
OK: The definition of simple ovarian cyst is in comparison with complex cyst. Simple cyst is diagnosed with ultrasound, you will see a cystic structure in the ovary with echo-lucent (very clear). Very oftern, it is a non-ovulated follicle. It will disappear naturally without treatment. The complex cyst, on the other hand, with echogenic area inside of the cyst, needs further investigation. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the size of the cyst, some patients are asymptomatic. If a cyst recently bled it may cause pain. Rarely an ovarian cyst can precipitate torsion of the ovary which results in pain. Some of these cyst come and go but some may require surgery to remove, if really necessary. ...Read more
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