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Doctor insights on: What Is An Ovarian Cyst And How Can I Treat It I Get Them Regularly

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What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress. If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them. ...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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Can you tell me what it's like to have atrial fibrillation and how often do you get a bout of it and how long does it stay also how?

Can you tell me what it's like to have atrial fibrillation and how often do you get a bout of it and how long does it stay also how?

Patient specific: There is a lot of variation of symptoms of atrial fibrillation and its pattern. Symptoms: fatigue, loss of "get up and go", shortness of breath with exertion, palpitations, fluttering feeling, lightheaded or dizzy. It can last from seconds or minutes to days and some people are constantly in it (persistent atrial fibrillation). Paroxysmal af can occur daily to yearly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a Bartholin's cyst that is enlarged and painful, what. Can I do to get it to pop?

What to do if I have a Bartholin's cyst that is enlarged and painful, what. Can I do to get it to pop?

Sitzbath: Sitzbaths (sitting with the bottom in a bowl of luke warm camomile water) and applying hot compresses to the swollen Bartholin's gland, if it's not infected and hot-red already, can sometimes help to open the clogged duct and drain the cyst. ...Read more

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How likely is it for me to get pregnant if I have ovarian cysts?

How likely is it for me to get pregnant if I have ovarian cysts?

Depends: It depends on what type of cysts you have how likely pregnancy is. It is necessary to have functional cysts in order to get pregnant since eggs grow in a follicle cyst and once it ruptures and releases the egg another cyst known as a corpus luteum forms and produces the progesterone that gets the uterus ready for implantation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a clogged sweat gland on my foot. It is so painful to walk on sometimes. What can I do to get rid of and how long does it take to get rid of.

I have a clogged sweat gland on my foot. It is so painful to walk on sometimes. What can I do to get rid of and how long does it take to get rid of.

Sweat gland: How do you know it is a clogged sweat gland ? You need to see you podiatrist and get a diagnosis and then they will help you treat it appropriately . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a kidney cyst that my doctor just wants to monitor. Should i be worried? What causes them and how can I get rid of it? Pregnant, found on u/s

I have a kidney cyst that my doctor just wants to monitor. Should i be worried? What causes them and how can I get rid of it? Pregnant, found on u/s

Cysts to monitor: Cysts are benign scars that can be found in many parts of the body. The doctor is not concerned probably by the radiologist's description. But, there will be a future scan to see if the cyst is growing or changing in density. Please don't lose sleep over this and follow the recommendations of when the next scan should be. ...Read more

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I got shingles and left a nasty clump of I'm not sure what it is. I need to remove it. How can I do it? Will laser work?

I got shingles and left a nasty clump of I'm not sure what it is. I need to remove it. How can I do it? Will laser work?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Do not be in a hurry to have it, whatever it is, removed as it may resolve on its own. If three months after the start of shingles the "clump" is still there, please consult a doctor before engaging in self-treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I want to know difference between cyst and pcos is it possible that a person can have cyst and pcos also?

Hi I want to know difference between cyst and pcos is it possible that a person can have cyst and pcos also?

Ultrasound: Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) is a disorder of ovulation where many small antral follicles accumulate in the ovary. These cysts are usually under 10 mm in size. An ovarian cyst is a fluid collection, usually over 20 mm in size, often a result of ovulation, but sometimes associated with endometriosis and a variety of other illnesses. Cysts and pcos can and do co-exist and require separate rx. ...Read more

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Worried about abdominal pain and ovarian cancer. How can I get it checked out and what can I do to prevent it?

Worried about abdominal pain and ovarian cancer. How can I get it checked out and what can I do to prevent it?

Go to see gyn: Overian cancer is very rare and unlikely to be the cause of most abdominal pain. I pelvic exam and imaging with either an ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen is best way to evaluate patients. Sometime bloodwork can assist, but physical exam by your doctor is the best approach intiially. As for prevention, there is not much other than having ovaries removed and healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What is a good way to check if I have appendicitis and what can I do to help it?

What is a good way to check if I have appendicitis and what can I do to help it?

Only a careful: Exam by a doctor will tell you. And sometimes even a doctor needs imaging tests such as ct scan to tell for sure. Get to ed asap, because you might need emergency surgery. ...Read more

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Have a edometrioticteratoma cyst no period 2 months very bad pain and can't afford gyn what do I do and how can I get help.

If that bad then: You need to go to the er they have to treat you and will bill later or please call your local health dept as the health dept may be able to treat you or recommend a clinic. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have furunculosis or hidradenitis suppurativa and what can I do to prevent it from recurring?

How do I know if I have furunculosis or hidradenitis suppurativa and what can I do to prevent it from recurring?

Start with: medical evaluation for correct diagnosis. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/home/ovc-20200012 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/boils-and-carbuncles/symptoms-causes/dxc-20214768. ...Read more

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Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?

Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?

Depending: on the presence or absence of certain sonographic features, a cyst might be able to be characterized as benign with a high degree of confidence, or on the other hand, might be characterized as suspicious for malignancy. Or it might be indeterminate. Management also depends on your age and clinical history. A cyst in a young woman is almost always benign. ...Read more

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How can I remember what I have studied for an exam and how can I do well so i can start getting a's and not d's and f's.Is there sumthing i can use?

How can I remember what I have studied for an exam and how can I do well so i can start getting a's and not d's and f's.Is there sumthing i can use?

Sleep!: Studies suggest that sleeping after studying helps us retain our studied material better (http://www.Examiner.Com/article/studying-right-before-sleep-best-for-remembering-test-material). If there's any possibility of add/adhd (there are many online questionnaires), go see your family doc for evaluation & treatment. Also make sure your eyesight & hearing are good. Good luck! ps stay away from weed. ...Read more

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I have Diarehha u think it is acute but I am not sure. How can I tell if it is acute and how can I make it stop or get better?

I have Diarehha u think it is acute but I am not sure.  How can I tell if it is acute and how can I make it stop or get better?

Diarrhea: If the symptoms started in a sudden fashion/unexpectedly then it is acute, just happened one time and improved on its own nothing need to worry about. If the symptoms persist and getting worse then need medical attention. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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