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When are women most likely to have ovarian cysts?

When are women most likely to have ovarian cysts?

When ovulating: When women are of childbearing age, the ovaries produce follicles with eggs in them. The egg is released and then can be fertilized. Sometimes the follicle does not release the egg and this can turn in to an ovarian cyst. This can occur in any woman of childbearing age. ...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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When are women most likely to have ovarian cyst?

When are women most likely to have ovarian cyst?

Anytime: During reproductive age cysts are very common. Most women would have something considered a cyst at least once per year but would never know unless an x-ray test was performed due to pain. Often though the pain is completely separate from the cyst. The follicle (a cyst) that is the growing egg each month grows to 2-3 cm and ruptures each month. Cyst rupture is normal! cysts unusually cause pain. ...Read more

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What women are most likely to have fraternal twins?

What women are most likely to have fraternal twins?

Fraternal twins: Fraternal twins are more common in some families and in some ethnic groups. The highest twinning rate in the world is in africa. Fraternal twins are caused by two separate eggs developing at once, being ovulated at the same time, and being fertilized. Older women having a pregnancy have a higher rate of fraternal twins. ...Read more

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Since ovarian cysts can bleed if they are large and they rupture what are the chances of an ovarian pregnancy being misdiagnosed when ruptured?

Since ovarian cysts can bleed if they are large and they rupture what are the chances of an ovarian pregnancy being misdiagnosed when ruptured?

Need ultrasound: Ovarian pregnancies are rare. An ultrasound can make sure your pregnancy is in the uterus if you are far enough along. Following the bHCG levels for a doubling every 48hrs helps to exclude an abnormal pregnancy. If you are faint and/or have significant pain, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Do most woman have ovarian cysts at some time in there life?

Do most woman have ovarian cysts at some time in there life?

Yes: The simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is that the significance of cysts varies widely based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. I will share this with subspecialists in reproductive endo and onc for additional input. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that most women who are infertile have it?

Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that  most women who are infertile have it?

Cause of Infertility: I recommend you consult with your gynecologist. There is a strong corelation between endometriosis and infertility due to the scar tissues. A thorough gyno history interview and exam will enable your doctor to advise you of your probability of infertility and perhaps recommend the window of opportunity to succesfully conceive and have a healthy baby or babies. ...Read more

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Why are some women more likely to get cervical cancer than other women?

Why are some women more likely to get cervical cancer than other women?

Risk factors vary: The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other stds are at higher risk for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibroid tumors, a common diagnosis in fertile women over 40, are also called..because they are derived from?

What to do if I have fibroid tumors, a common diagnosis in fertile women over 40, are also called..because they are derived from?

Leiomyomas: Uterine fibroids are growths of the smooth muscle wall of the uterus that can at times reach enormous sized producing symptoms secondary to bleeding or bulk size. At times they undergo malignant degeneration and result in a lesion, the leiomyosarcoma. One can embolize the blood supply to the bulky lesion or perform hysterectomy ...Read more

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Is it more or less likely for pregnant women to get ovarian cysts?

Is it more or less likely for pregnant women to get ovarian cysts?

Corpus luteum: Well, you have to get follicular cysts (egg cysts) to conceive. Then once you have become pregnant the site where you ovulated from because a corpus luteum cyst. That cyst produces the Progesterone the you need to maintain your pregnancy until your placenta takes over production around 12 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? Will you be infertile because of it?

What are the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? Will you be infertile because of it?

PCOS: Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might: ?Have fewer than 8 periods a year ?Grow thick, dark hair in places where only men tend to grow hair, such as on the upper lip, chin, sideburn area, chest, and belly ?Gain weight and become obese ?Have acne (oily skin and pimples on their face) ?Lose hair from their head like men do ?Have trouble getting pregnant without medical help ...Read more

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What are some reasons that some women are not able to become pregnant or that some man are not able to have a women become pregnant?

What are some reasons that some women are not able to become pregnant or that some man are not able to have a women become pregnant?

Several: Ovulation issues that may be ovarian issues, fallopian tube dysfunctions, anovulatory cycles, sperm issues in the man, thyroid issues leading to irregular cycles, etc. These are just a few examples of some issues. ...Read more

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Are men or women more likely to get stomach cancer?

Are men or women more likely to get stomach cancer?

Worldwide stomach Ca: Is more common and in japan, frequent enough to warrant endoscopic screening. Something japanese diet leads to this (and less breast cancer). Stomach cancer was more prominent with salted preservation rather than refrigeration, and antibiotic use. Poor nutrition, alcohol are factors in incidence. There does not appear to be a dominant defference between the sexes worldwide. ...Read more

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How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

Very rare: Most women at age 60 are now post menopausal and not ovulating any longer which is the primary cause of functional ovarian cysts. An ovarian "cyst" at this age is a concern as malignancies are more common. ...Read more

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Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome: Most resources say that men are more likely to have asperger's syndrome than women. I've seen ratios from 4:1 all the way to 10:1. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ovarian cysts that sometimes require me like these more prone to ovarian cancers?

What to do if I have ovarian cysts that sometimes require me like these more prone to ovarian cancers?

Not really: Ovarian cysts are common but nearly all them are benign. But Ovarian cancer can also begin like a cyst and then grow steadily to a large mass. Therefore your cysts do need some monitoring for one or two years just to be sure that they are not growing substantially.This can be done by your gynecologist by using an Ultrasound test. ...Read more

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Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?

Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?

Family History: Genetics is important. A first degree relative with endometriosis is a high risk. Endometriosis is also related to asthma and allergic conditions. Information is available at the endometriosis foundation of america, padma lakshmi (picture) is the co founder. ...Read more

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Have cysts that are dermoid cysts in ovaries, what are the dangers of these cysts and can they become cancerous and how do they develop?

Have cysts that are dermoid cysts in ovaries, what are the dangers of these cysts and can they become cancerous and how do they develop?

Dermoid: They can grow very large, then rupture or torse. They are benign tumors (mature teratoma, ) they are not cancerous but complications are still possible if untreated. There is no short answer to how they develop, surgery is always the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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