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Doctor insights on: Why Prone To Breast Cysts And Ovarian Cysts

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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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Is it necessarily bad that while taking Effexor (venlafaxine) my breasts became larger, harder, more painful and that my ovarian cyst became inflamed?

Is it necessarily bad that while taking Effexor (venlafaxine) my breasts became larger, harder, more painful and that my ovarian cyst became inflamed?

Need to ask on-gym: Effexor (venlafaxine) has been noted to cause all the symptoms you noted. A prudent psychiatrist would defer to your gynecologist's opinion regarding potential harm based on your individual history and your family history. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause breast pain?

Can ovarian cysts cause breast pain?

Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are unlikely. It's more likely that the 2 are unrelated. I don't see your age, so it's difficult to say why you're having breast pain, but most common is due to hormonal reasons, typically cyclical. If you feel a mass, go to doctor right away. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst causing breast changes? Is this possible?

Ovarian cyst causing breast changes? Is this possible?

Depends: Ovarian cysts produce hormones, usually estrogen, so they can cause breast swelling, or cause small cysts in the breasts to increase in size, which can cause pain. If those are the changes you are wondering about, then yes. ...Read more

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I have a persistent ovarian cyst and have recently developed a hard mass in right breast, could the two be linked and what could cause this?

I have a persistent ovarian cyst and have recently developed a hard mass in right breast, could the two be linked and what could cause this?

Possibly: Hormone changes can induce cysts , they can also cause large breast cysts. Get an ultrasound. Breast cysts are usually benign but need to be flowed. ...Read more

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Are on and off tender breasts connected to ovarian cysts?

Are on and off tender breasts connected to ovarian cysts?

Possibly: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. Ovarian cysts can also be associated with breast pain. ...Read more

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How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Breast tenderness: Ovarian cysts do not directly cause breast tenderness. Hormone/cycle changes can cause both breast tenderness and ovarian cysts. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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