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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 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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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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