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What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

Corpus luteum: The most common would be the corpus luteum cyst, that which can develop in an ovary after egg delivery. However, any cyst which ruptures into the abdominal cavity can cause irritation of the pelvis and right lower quadrant, and is in the differential diagnosis of rlq pain in a female. Good luck. ...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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Can a CT scan tell u what type of ovarian cyst you have? was diagnosed at ER with 3.6 CM cyst and followed up with gyno- she did no further tests

Can a CT scan tell u what type of ovarian cyst you have? was diagnosed at ER with 3.6 CM cyst and followed up with gyno- she did no further tests

Differential: A CT scan can give you what doctors call a differential diagnosis of an ovarian cyst: it will limit the possibilities to a reasonable list of what it might be. No imaging study ever diagnoses 100% what an ovarian mass is. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ovarian cysts?

Are there different types of ovarian cysts?

Yes there are: The most common cysts are called "physiologic cysts" and are under the influence of your hormones. There are several different types and they can come, go and be painful. The biggest thing to find out from ultrasound and your doc is if it may be a cystic tumor. Tumor means "growth", and is usually benign but can be malignant. These will not go away spontaneously and might require surgery. ...Read more

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Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

See a GYN: It's right around the size when i would recommend taking it out. If you have pain, definitely have it removed. Thick separations are also a sign that it may need to come out. I recommend you talk to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can an antibiotic decrease the size of an ovarian cyst? If so, what type of cyst is likely to benefit from its use? Thanks.

Can an antibiotic decrease the size of an ovarian cyst? If so, what type of cyst is likely to benefit from its use? Thanks.

No: Ovarian cysts are not typically caused by infections but rather the normal development of an egg in the ovary. Antibiotics would have to effect on this. ...Read more

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Hello, i was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, which is causing me a lot of pain and making nauseous.Does this type of cyst have to be removed? And how?

Hello, i was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, which is causing me a lot of pain and making nauseous.Does this type of cyst have to be removed? And how?

Most often not: Functional ovarian cysts don't need treatment and often go away on their own in 6 - 12 weeks. If you have frequent cysts, birth control pills can be prescribed to reduce the risk of new cysts. Rarely, surgery may be needed to remove the cyst or ovary to make sure its not cancer. Complex ovarian cysts & cysts causing symptoms that don't go away plus very large cysts are often surgically removed. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I have read this type of cyst can cause an infection what should I watch for?

Not usual: Hemorrhagic cysts are common, usually do not require treatment and do not cause infection. Pelvic infection is usually associated with pain (both sides) and fever. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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