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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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Why would ovarian cysts cause weight gain?

They don't...: Ovarian cysts don't cause weight gain, but being overweight can cause Insulin resistance which can lead to the formation of ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and i'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.

They do not : Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain. Perhaps you are reading something about polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this case many women who struggle with weight gain also have multiple small ovarian follicles referred to as polycystic ovaries. This is not the same thing as having an ovarian cyst. If you're struggling with weight gain please investigate other causes. ...Read more

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Can i take metmorfin if I have ovarian cysts and weight gain? TTc and I really need to loose weight but I am having a hard time

Can i take metmorfin if I have ovarian cysts and weight gain? TTc and I really need to loose weight but I am having a hard time

PCOS?: If you have proven pcos then metformin is used with other medications. If you have other type of cysts metformin is not indicated and you need to be treated differently. Not every cyst is related to your weigt gain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm very concerned about my body! i think i might have an ovarian cyst . I can feel a ball on my left lower abdominal, and i've gained weight .

I'm very concerned about my body! i think i might have an ovarian cyst . I can feel a ball on my left lower abdominal, and i've gained weight .

Ball in abdomen: You should call your physician to be seen to diagnosis the ball your feel in your left lower abdomen. There are several possibilities, however a physical exam is necessary. ...Read more

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I've gained weight since turning 40. It's as if my metabolism completely shut down. I'm on the pill for ovarian cysts, can this be the culprit?

Definitly not: Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain or slowing of the metabolism. Perhaps you are thinking of polycystic ovarian syndrome where weight gain and slow metabolism cause the ovary to exhibit typical finding of multiple small 1 cm cysts. These cysts are a result not the cause. ...Read more

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Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Feels like my ovaries r a computer and my cysts r a virus. Why do ovarian cysts cause pregnancy symptoms like bloating, weight gain & breast soreness?

Hormones: You produce a cyst every month. The cyst or follicle is what houses your egg. This cells of the cyst produce your female hormones. It is these hormones that are causing the symptoms. The cysts are biologically doing their job to try and get you pregnant every month. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst of over 9cm and i look 6 months pregnant. Since december the cyst has tripled and I have gained over 20# could this bloating be due to the cyst?

I have an ovarian cyst of over 9cm and i look 6 months pregnant.  Since december the cyst has tripled and I have gained over 20# could this bloating be due to the cyst?

Yes, : Yes, this could be from the cyst. Please consult your gynecologist immediately and clarify the plan. You may need to have definitive treatment of this cyst. It is very important that you be seen and have this re-assessed. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts and endometriosis; I am over weight and have high cholestoral, normal exercises cause severe bleeding and pain what can I do?

I have ovarian cysts and endometriosis; I am over weight and have high cholestoral, normal exercises cause severe bleeding and pain what can I do?

Laparoscopy.: If you're that sensitive to exercise, you might want to consider definitive management of your endometriosis. What stage is it? Laparoscopic management should make things much better in this regard, which would allow you to pursue a good exercise regimen and not bleed. See your gynecologist to discuss management options for endometriosis. ...Read more

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3months no period stress and over weight also have had an ovarian cyst what could be wrong should I be worried my periods are usually irregular ?

3months no period stress and over weight also have had an ovarian cyst what could be wrong should I be worried  my periods are usually irregular ?

PCOS: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) commonly causes irregular and infrequent periods. There is no cure for PCOS, but controlling it lowers your risks of infertility, miscarriages, diabetes, heart disease, and uterine cancer. In addition to a healthy diet, regular exercise, weight control, and not smoking, there are medications available to treat PCOS, regular periods and increase fertility. ...Read more

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Never had an ovarian cyst. Now I got bilateral cysts & 1 ruptured. Do I have pcos?They didn't diagnosis it & have no other pcos symptoms & norm weight

Never had an ovarian cyst. Now I got bilateral cysts & 1 ruptured. Do I have pcos?They didn't diagnosis it & have no other pcos symptoms & norm weight

Probably not: Every women, every cycle will have an ovarian cyst at least 2 centimeters in diameter at the time of ovulation - whether she knows it or not. Most women have little or no symptoms from those cysts - except for the menstrual cycle. The occasional woman who does have pain will often have an ultrasound or a ct that shows the cyst. Most of them do not require treatment. Pcos presents differently. ...Read more

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Period was lite now very very heavy. Period has always been irregular. Over weight. History of ovarian cysts. Very stressed and depressed.

Period was lite now very very heavy. Period has always been irregular. Over weight. History of ovarian cysts. Very stressed and depressed.

Get thyroid checked: Your throat can affrct the flow of your period. If you are overweight you a be at risk for polycystic ovarian syndrome which can affect your metabolism and menses. Sometimes that is treated with Glucophage (metformin) . Do you have male hair growth? It is important to get your stress under control and be more active. Walking 20 minutes a day can help. ...Read more

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My period is irregular. My last period was 5 months ago. I have been spotting for 2 weeks. I have had ovarian cysts in the past. I'm over weight.

My period is irregular.  My last period was 5 months ago. I have been spotting for 2 weeks. I have had ovarian cysts in the past. I'm over weight.

Exercise: The best remedy for you would be a combination of exercise and calorie restriction. A great help for weight loss is an app called My Fitness Pal. Studies have shown that for women who are overweight and miss periods, weight loss can return a woman to normal cycles. Not having a period puts you at increased risk for uterine cancer, so don't delay in changing your life for the positive. ...Read more

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Could an ovarian cyst be cancerous, or be a sign to ovarian cancer? Also have massive weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite. And severe stomach pain.

Could an ovarian cyst be cancerous, or be a sign to ovarian cancer? Also have massive weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite. And severe stomach pain.

Ovarian cysts: By your symptoms, it sounds like you need to see your gyn doctor. I you are not getting an answer you find acceptable, it is not wrong to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight will help me to get pregnant while have ovarian cysts also had A Laproscopy surgery 1 year and 7 months ago?

Obesity & PCOS: If you have PCOS and are overweight, spontaneous ovulation is more likely with weight reduction if you are able to achieve it. If not, a GYN MD has treatment options to facilitate ovulation if you want to conceive. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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