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When Are Women Most Likely To Have Ovarian Cysts
Ct scan abd/pelvis,can it be melanoma(had melanoma), what should be done?Mild-low attenuation/left arnexal region likely related to ovarian cyst.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a cyst that ruptures and causes interrnal hemorrhage could possibly cause death. All are not likely scenarios. Most ovarian cysts resolve without any treatment. Oftentimes, they not even known by the woman to be present before they resolve. ...Read more
Many causes: Go to http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.Htm there you will find all the answers you seek (that are possible to answer). Most important is you see your gyn if you feel you have these symptoms. ...Read more
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
Large ovarian cyst: Unlikely to spontaneously resolve at that size, but not impossible. The issue of pain with possible torsion (twisting) are of concern. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovulation : The ovule or egg develops in a small pool of fluid on the ovary's surface. Once the egg is released during ovulation, the remains of the follicular cyst regresses while another location is developing another egg for release. You can see small ovarian cyst even in some women taking the "pill" and even in menopausal age women. ...Read more
Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?
Depends: You normally get a cyst each month when you ovulate this would be normal. If the cyst would not be benign(cancerous), this would be an entirely different answer. ...Read more
Yes: Most ovarian cysts are "functional" (develop during normal ovarian function). They can come and go, and often will. Sometimes they will persist for months. They need to be removed if they are symptomatic (usually pain), do not resolve over time (3-6 months usually), or are suspicious to not be functional (based on sonogram/ct/mri findings). Cysts before puberty or after menopause are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do women get ovarian cysts? I was told having ovarian cysts can be fatal, is this true or false? And how do we get them and why do we get them? Why do they hurt so bad when it bursts?
Ovarian : Ovarian cysts are most often "follicular" in origin. This means that the ovary is trying to ovulate and doesn't release the egg or "luteinize", which means become a corpus luteum. It will then persist or sometimes enlarge. Follicular cysts appear black on ultrasound as they contain only fluid (which transmits the sound better than tissue). Another type of ovarian cyst is a hemorrhagic corpus luteum. This too is related to ovulation. During the release of the egg, the wall of the follicle may break through a blood vessel causing bleeding in the abdomen or into the cyst cavity. These will appear acutely often accompanied by pain. On ultrasound they have "mixed echogenicity" meaning a combination of solid and cystic components. Women can have significant bleeding with hemorrhagic cysts particularly if they are on blood thinners or have bleeding disorders. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts will often resolve over time spontaneously and require surgery on some occasions. Ovarian cyst that continue to enlarge are suspicious for neoplasms or tumors. These can be benign or malignant (cancerous). A common benign tumor is a teratoma, often called a "dermoid" tumor. For functional cysts (follicular and corpus luteum) prevention is commonly afforded through the use of oral contraceptives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DEPENDS: On what kind, simple complex, solid, abnormal ovarian cancer blood work or not, the size, any free fluid anything else going on with the pelvic organs, your desire for fertilty or your fear of ovarian or uterine cancer or family history, all of these factor determine what your options are so make an appt to discuss all of this with your gyn that is your gyn's responsiblity to you like I do my pts. ...Read more
Higher chances at 42: Without knowing much about you as an individual other than your age & cysts, fertility decreases every year after 40 and it is very difficult to conceive at 45 or older with your own eggs for most women (always exceptions). 41-42 year olds may have a 15-25% chance of success with more high-tech fertility treatment like ivf. See a reproductive endocrinologist. Cysts may be a sign of low egg supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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