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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

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 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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My ovarian cyst is bleeding inside a little what does that mean?

My ovarian cyst is bleeding inside a little what  does  that mean?

Common: Most ovarian cysts are part of the normal functioning of your ovary, sometimes they rupture and bleed but the pain usually goes away in a few days. If you have severe pain then see your obgyn. ...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 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 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 exactly is a Bartholin's cysts?

What exactly is a Bartholin's cysts?

Vulvar cyst: A bartholin’s cyst is a fluid filled sac formed when a bartholin’s gland duct becomes obstructed. The ducts empty glands to the vulva. They may look like a pea or can become significantly enlarged. ...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 is the difference between a cyst and a pimple?

What is the difference between a cyst and a pimple?

Infection vs not: A pimple is a tiny infection in a pore. The white stuff inside is pus. It's basically a very small abscess. There are many different kinds of cyst, but basically it's a walled off sac of fluid, but not an infection. Cysts can sometimes go away on their own, sometimes need surgery. Acne is generally treated topically (soaps and creams) and sometimes with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What if the bump is small an it causes pain?

What if the bump is small an it causes pain?

Small bump: There is limited information but even small bumps if ganglion cysts at wrist or infections ( like pimples0 can cause pain. It depends where they are- near nerves and what is inside. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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What is a dermoid cyst in uterus?

What is a dermoid cyst in uterus?

These are in ovary: Dermoid cysts are benign(non-malignant) cysts that are in the ovary, not the uterus although large cysts can push into the uterus. They develop from eggs that begin growing without being fertilized and develops hair, teeth and other structures. They can twist, causing severe pain and often need to be removed to relieve the pain. They are sort of a "freak" of nature but totally benign. ...Read more

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What is a cyst on kidney?

What is a cyst on kidney?

Renal cysts: Renal cysts are quite common and are most frequently without any symptoms. As a result they are most often detected as an incidental finding on imaging done for unrelated symptoms. Simple cysts require nothing further. Complex cysts are monitored with annual imaging. Cysts with a solid component may require partial or complete removal of the kidney due to malignant potential. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pimple and a sebaceous cyst?

What is the difference between a pimple and a sebaceous cyst?

Pimple and sebaceous: A pimple is an infected oil gland in the shin. A sebaceous cyst is an accumulation of oil gland material in a membrane that forms the cyst. It usually contains a cheesy material. A sebaceous cyst can get infected in which case it behaves like a giant pimple. ...Read more

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What is a cyst under the skin?

What is a cyst under the skin?

Sebaceous cyst: They have tendency to get infected, emits foul smell, can easily be removed. ...Read more

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There is a bump near my vaginal opening, what could it be?

See answer: Without a clinicla exam it is impossible to tell you. It may be a cyst, a pimple, a folliculitis, or a few other things. If it persists, have your gyn evaluate you. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a cyst rupture? The cyst.9.2cm. It is on my left ovary

What are symptoms of a cyst rupture? The cyst.9.2cm. It is on my left ovary

Cyst rupture : Causes severe pain. But this is a large cyst. You need to see a gynecologist to make sure that this is a benign cyst and that it will not cause bleeding or torsion. ...Read more

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What is that tiny hole above a woman's uretha and what is it for?

What is that tiny hole above a woman's uretha and what is it for?

Clitoris?: As seen in the pic, above the vaginal opening (introitus) is much small urethral opening or meatus. A short distance above that is the clitoris. In normal anatomy, there are no other openings. Development does not always follow the book, though, so anatomy can result that does not look just like the picture. At age 19, you should have a gynecologist do a good exam and answer your questions. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pilar cyst?

What exactly is a pilar cyst?

Benign: It is a benign lesion associated with hair follicles. Some people inherit a predisposition to multiple cysts. These are very rarely malignant but may be removed for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sebaceous cyst and an epidermoid cyst?

What is the difference between a sebaceous cyst and an epidermoid cyst?

None: These are essentially synonyms. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is a complex scrotal cyst? Inside the sac

What is a complex scrotal cyst? Inside the sac

Here are some ...: Complex intrascrotal cyst is an ultrasonographic descriptive term to denote a fluid-filled space with some unclear fillers or septum such as proteinaceous, blood clot, or calcified wall, etc. as shown in scrotal US taken for assessing scrotal pain or / & swelling... Nonetheless, the combo of detailed Hx + physicals + tests as needed is still essential for reaching correct Dx for right Rx / F/U... ...Read more