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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Keep Getting Ovarian Cysts

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How do ovarian cysts get diagnosed?

How do ovarian cysts get diagnosed?

Exam & imaging: If an ovarian cyst is big enough it may be felt by your doctor during the pelvic exam. A pelvic ultrasound will then confirm the presence of a cyst. Other forms of imaging, like ct scan or MRI will also show ovarian cysts ...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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If you get ovarian cysts, how do you feel?

If you get ovarian cysts, how do you feel?

Maybe no symptoms: Those who get ovarian cysts are usually young menstruating women. Typically, it is in the mid cycle. Many have absolutely no symptoms though they form small cysts. Some have symptoms of sudden acute pain on the left or right sides, low in the pelvis. Some have an achy feeling, almost like a cramp. There are more symptoms as the cysts get bigger. When big enough they can distend your abdomen. ...Read more

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If no pain is felt, how do ovarian cysts get treated?

If no pain is felt, how do ovarian cysts get treated?

Progestin: We either "watch and wait" on simple cysts or sometimes use progestin therapy for 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Can you get another ovarian cyst after getting one removed?

Can you get another ovarian cyst after getting one removed?

Yes if the ovary: Has not been totally removed or in the other ovary. Low dose birth control pills can prevent the most common type of cysts, the ovulatory cyst. I use a 10mcg estrogen pill loloestrin, esp in my over 40 yo pts. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress. If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them. ...Read more

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How big does an ovarian cyst have to get before it becomes bothersome?

Depends on the patie: Normal ovarian cysts get to 2cm for a good ovualtion. Patient usually doesnt have much pains with these. But you may have several cysts at once and that causes pain. Large cysts around 4 and above usually cause pains. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there anyway i can get help to get an ovarian cyst remove because I have no insurance?

Is there anyway i can get help to get an ovarian cyst remove because I have no insurance?

Is sorry for U: If u qualify for disability , u may be able to get medicaid . I don't do surgery , u may want to find out who is doing it close by and ask him for his help , he may agree to do it at reduced rate. ...Read more

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I've had ovarian cysts, and I know what it feels like. Will these same symptoms occur if I get one again?

They may or may not: Many women have ovarian cysts with no pain. Other cysts can cause pain. It depends on the type of cyst, its size, and whether there is any bleeding. ...Read more

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I have just been told I have a 6cm internal septation ovarian cyst do I need to get it surgically removed ?

I have just been told I have a 6cm internal septation ovarian cyst do I need to get it surgically  removed ?

Follow doc advice : It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Why does a person commonly get ovarian cysts? Every few months I get another ovarian cyst. What causes me to persistently get them?

Why does a person commonly get ovarian cysts? Every few months I get another ovarian cyst. What causes me to persistently get them?

Normal: People not a hormonal contraceptive will usually get a cyst once a month when they ovulate. Normally the resolve on their own. But ocassionally they persist and get larger and take longer to go away. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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