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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 considered a large size ovarian cyst?

What is considered a large size ovarian cyst?

Size not only factor: It depends. For women having regular cycles, up to 8 cm may be normal if it is a simple pocket of fluid. If you have a cyst, your should contact your gynecologist to discuss followup. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?

Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?

See details: An ovarian cyst might cause pain during sex regardless of size. Most cysts do not cause pain. Pain does not imply that it is cancerous. Cysts are very common in your age group and the great majority are benign. ...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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I have a large ovarian cyst. My OBGyn says it is the size of a grapefruit. I forgot to ask is it ok to exercise? I dont want it to rupture.

I have a large ovarian cyst. My OBGyn says it is the size of a grapefruit. I forgot to ask is it ok to exercise? I dont want it to rupture.

Okay to exercise: Usual exercise is not likely to affect the cyst. 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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My tvs scan shows both ovarian cyst also size of ovary larger.Have no kids.4 yrz of marriage.Can i tak danazole or laproscope best for fertility n cys?

My tvs scan shows both ovarian cyst also size of ovary larger.Have no kids.4 yrz of marriage.Can i tak danazole or laproscope best for fertility n cys?

Neither: Your doctor may chose to treat or just watch the cyst(s) depending on their size and appearance. Danazol is used to treat the pain of endometriosis, not infertility. It is neither safe nor effective for fertility treatment. Laparoscopy is surgery and should not be the first treatment for infertility, unless the doctor wishes to treat the cyst. ...Read more

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Period was 6 months late..Found I have 2mm ovarian cyst and have been bleeding for past month+ with big sized blood clots any idea why? Thank you inad

Period was 6 months late..Found I have 2mm ovarian cyst and have been bleeding for past month+ with big sized blood clots any idea why? Thank you inad

The most likely: Reason is irregular ovulation. Without cyclic changes in hormones estrogen is steadily produces causing growth of, then falling away of, the uterine lining. A 2mm cyst is barely detectable, sure not 6 cm? In any event, look up pcos. Do not despair if this is the problem; short term consider pill to prevent anemia. There are many good tx for pcos (see metformin) if that is the case. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Help please! is an ovarian cyst that is 4.4 by 4.5cm considered big?

Help please! is an ovarian cyst that is 4.4 by 4.5cm considered big?

Medium-sized: It is larger than normal, physiologic cysts that develop every month and may be a cause of pain. That size, if simple cyst- should resolve spontaneously (there is a high chance it will go away on it's own, and not require surgery). ...Read more

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Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Is a 2.8cm ovarian cyst big?

Not really: But sometimes the consistency of a cyst is more important than the size. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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