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Doctor insights on: What To Do When You Have An Ovarian Cyst

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Ways to know if you have an ovarian cyst?

Ways to know if you have an ovarian cyst?

Your doctor: Your doctor can tell you if you have an ovarian cyst by taking your history, examining you and ordering an ultrasound. ...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 should you do if you have an ovarian cyst?

What should you do if you have an ovarian cyst?

See below: There's not much to do for it. Using medicines like Motrin can help if you're experiencing pain. They usually resolve by themselves. ...Read more

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What foods are safe to eat if you have an ovarian cyst?

What foods are safe to eat if you have an ovarian cyst?

Avoid lots of soy: Sometimes functional cysts - which are cysts that resolve on their own - can take longer to resolve if a woman is taking estrogen. Soy is a plant estrogen, and it can cause irregular periods if a woman is taking a large amount daily. It may make a cyst take longer to resolve. ...Read more

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How do you now if you have an ovarian cyst what are the signs?

How do you now if you have an ovarian cyst what are the signs?

Pain: Pain is the most common presentation. But in many cases it may be a ultrasonogram finding, having gone silent for years. ...Read more

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If you have an ovarian cyst, will you ovulate from the same ovary on your next cyxle?

Maybe, maybe not: Having an ovarian cyst does not necessarily indicate which ovary you will ovulate from. Many kinds of cysts will not impact ovulation, and so the only way to know which one you ovulate from will be another ultrasound shortly before or at the time of ovulation next cycle. ...Read more

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What happens if you think you have an ovarian cyst and you just found out you are pregnant (1-2 weeks) and it's painful where the cyst is?

What happens if you think you have an ovarian cyst and you just found out you are pregnant (1-2 weeks) and it's painful where the cyst is?

It depends...: It depends on many things such as how big the cyst is, what it looks like on ultrasound, and your doctor's diagnosis. Part of being pregnant, is the formation of a cyst on one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This structure supports the pregnancy by producing Progesterone until the placenta takes over this function around 8 weeks. Surgery is only recommended in rare circumstances. ...Read more

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Could your menstrual cycle stop if you have an ovarian cyst?

Could your menstrual cycle stop if you have an ovarian cyst?

Possibly: A persistant ovarian cyst means that there was never ovulation therefore you would get anovulation or no period at all! but remember small cysts in woman are fuctional and normal. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a tampon when your on your period if you have an ovarian cyst?

Is it ok to wear a tampon when your on your period if you have an ovarian cyst?

Is ok , in general ,: However if you a cyst you need to know first What kind of cyst is, simple , complex , size, etc If you have hx of pid with cyst formation on tubes or paraovaric , you need to avoid Tampons If it is a simple cyst , no contraindications ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have an ovarian cyst will a pregnancy test be positive?

I'm just wondering, if you have an ovarian cyst will a pregnancy test be positive?

No: As a laboratory doctor i look at beta HCG and correlate them with ovaries ..Other than ovarian germ cell tumors; benign follicular cyst should not change the b/hcg and do it should caise a false positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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If you have an ovarian cyst and it bursts , can the symptoms be as simple as back and lower pelvic pain . Dull but constant with a heavy discharge?

If you have an ovarian cyst and it bursts , can the symptoms be as simple as back and lower pelvic pain . Dull but constant with a heavy discharge?

Yes: Some simple ovarian cysts will leak or "burst", causing some temporary lower back or pelvic pain. If the pain is mild or moderate, and goes away after some hours or a few days, you should be just fine. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an ovarian cyst..does it rupture and leak fluid during your ovulation times? will there be blood in mucus also?

How can you tell if you have an ovarian cyst..does it rupture and leak fluid during your ovulation times?  will there be blood in mucus also?

Ultrasound: to see a cyst you need to take a look on ultrasound. sometime you see it and sometimes you might see a lot of fluid around that shows the cyst already burst open. it is possible to bleed but that is not common ...Read more

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Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Do I have an ovarian cyst?

Ultrasound: Discuss this with your doctor and negotiate an ultrasound to determine whether you have an ovarian cyst or not. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have an ovarian cyst?

How do I tell if I have an ovarian cyst?

You may not know: Most people don't know when they have a cyst. Some feel pain. It just depends on the person and the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have an ovarian cyst?

How to determine if I have an ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. The cyst nay rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If not, you may miss your cycle. A pelvic sonogram can show the cyst you feel. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I have an ovarian cyst?

Should i be worried if I have an ovarian cyst?

If MRI imaged the ..: Whole cyst, it is 3 cm or smaller, and there is nothing suspicious on the mri, then it is likely physiologic and "normal". If the whole cyst was not imaged, or if on MRI there is any question about it being simple or benign, then a trans abdominal and a trans vaginal ultrasound should be obtained to fully evaluate it. Statistically, it is likely benign since simple cysts are very common. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have an ovarian cyst?

What does it feel like to have an ovarian cyst?

Varies: Sometimes you feel nothing, but it can also cause an aching pain or sharp shooting pains. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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