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Hi..I have an ovarian cyst, it has shrunk in size but am getting pain..I was wondering if its rupturing..if so what are the signs? Thanks

Hi..I have an ovarian cyst, it has shrunk in size but am getting pain..I was wondering if its rupturing..if so what are the signs? Thanks

Ovarian cyst: Yes it's still possible to have pain from a cyst that's shrinking and leaking fluid. The fluid from the cyst can irritate the lining tissue in the pelvis causing such pain. Using a heating pad, taking ibuprofen and resting usually helps. Pain doesn't usually last more than a few days. But be sure your not pregnant. ...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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Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?

Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?

No: There are many reasons a 13 cm cyst needs to be removed by surgery: unknown type, rupture, torsion,... often the cyst can be removed without removing the ovary. It would be w-a-y outside standard of care (at least in the US) to "observe" this rather than remove. If it hasn't been removed for tissue, how do you really know it's benign? ...Read more

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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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I found out I have an ovarian cyst sizing at 9cm x 4cm. Is this a big size or no?

Yes!: You need to have a discussion with your doctor - or a doctor - tomorrow about managing this. ...Read more

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If you get ovarian cysts, how do you feel?

If you get ovarian cysts, how do you feel?

Maybe no symptoms: Those who get ovarian cysts are usually young menstruating women. Typically, it is in the mid cycle. Many have absolutely no symptoms though they form small cysts. Some have symptoms of sudden acute pain on the left or right sides, low in the pelvis. Some have an achy feeling, almost like a cramp. There are more symptoms as the cysts get bigger. When big enough they can distend your abdomen. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst grow up to 13cm in size?

Yes: They can also grow much larger. The risk of malignancy does not correlate with the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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I've had ovarian cysts, and I know what it feels like. Will these same symptoms occur if I get one again?

They may or may not: Many women have ovarian cysts with no pain. Other cysts can cause pain. It depends on the type of cyst, its size, and whether there is any bleeding. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts vary in size?

Yes.: Ovarian cysts do vary in size quite alot. In your age group, a small cyst is about 2-3 cm. I've seen cyst as large as 10 cm or more. Cyst less than 2.5 cm are probably functional follicle in your age group. A cyst may grow or persist over a few menstrual cycle or complete resolve. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst of size 5cm is dangerous?

Unlikely: If pain persists a follow up usg would be recommended. ...Read more

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If no pain is felt, how do ovarian cysts get treated?

Progestin: We either "watch and wait" on simple cysts or sometimes use progestin therapy for 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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