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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 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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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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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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Can women die from ovarian cyst?

Can women die from ovarian cyst?

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

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What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

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

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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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How likely is an 8cm ovarian cyst to disappear on it's own?

How likely is an 8cm ovarian cyst to disappear on it's own?

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

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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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Is it true that an ovarian cyst is healthy and supposed to occur in women?

Is it true that an ovarian cyst is healthy and supposed to occur in women?

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

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Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?

Young woman suffering ovarian cysts since age 13, no diagnosis as yet. Some cysts last as long as 9m.O and grow. Any help?

Ultrasound: Need an ultrasound to ascertain size and number of cysts. A diagnosis of ovarian cysts can also help in obesity treatment as well. ...Read more

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Fertil aid for women can cause ovarian cyst?

Fertil aid for women can cause ovarian cyst?

Fertilty: Shots or pills can cause hyperstimuation in some women and ovarian cysts sometimes severe. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst make conception less likely if benign?

Does an ovarian cyst make conception less likely if benign?

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

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Can ovarian cysts cause increase sensations in the female organs?

Can ovarian cysts cause increase sensations in the female organs?

Yes: Cysts can stretch the ovary and cause pain. It is very different from person to person. If you experience pain with intercourse or constant pain, please see you gyn doctor. ...Read more

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If any possibilty, ovarian cyst again presist.Age 24 yr old married female?

If any possibilty, ovarian cyst again presist.Age 24 yr old married female?

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 more

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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 more

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How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

How is an ovarian cyst treated in a perimenopausal woman?

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

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What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

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 more

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Can an ovarian cyst stop women from conceiving child?

Can an ovarian cyst stop women from conceiving child?

Ovarian Cysts: A persistent ovarian cyst can interfere with the normal process of ovulation and make conception more difficult but it is not necessarily impossible. Temporary ovarian cysts are necessary for conception as the ovary makes cysts prior to ovulation. ...Read more

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What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Depends on the cause: Many ovaries can harbour small cysts of unclincal significance. However, persistent cysts in the presence of irregular menses may indicate a hormonal imbalance. Check with your doctor if further testes are needed. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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