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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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Can ovarian cysts cause headaches?

Can ovarian cysts cause headaches?

No, : Usually not as I do not see any causal correlation between the two...Just coincidental! ...Read more

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I've just recovered from 9mths of mono. I also have a 2cm ovarian cyst. Could either (or both) cause terrible headaches that i now experience? Thanks!

I've just recovered from 9mths of mono. I also have a 2cm ovarian cyst. Could either (or both) cause terrible headaches that i now experience? Thanks!

Maybe mono. : Ovarian cysts are often silent, and when they're symptomatic, abdominal or back pain predominates the clinical picture. Mono can have a long recovery, including chronic headache. Also be aware of tension fatigue syndrome that can follow mono in some cases and can have headache as a symptom. Best to see your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more

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2 months ago i found out i had a right ovarian cyst @ ER i'm still having sharp pains lower back pains leg pains and headaches could it b cancerous?

2 months ago i found out i had a right ovarian cyst @ ER i'm still having sharp pains lower back pains leg pains and headaches could it b cancerous?

Unlikely.: Some cysts, like serous cystadenomas are precursors of cancers. Any cyst the persists for more than 2-3 menstrual periods should be checked further, particularly in those who have a history of ovarian cancer. You are young to think of such possibillities, but your pain is likely from your cyst, which can get filled with blood. You also could have painful endometriosis. Get it removed asap. ...Read more

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I have pelvic pain due to ovarian cyst, my cyst are causing me headaches and pregnancy symptoms Should i go to Emergency Room?

I have pelvic pain due to ovarian cyst, my cyst are causing me headaches and pregnancy symptoms Should i go to Emergency Room?

Goals of care: You have the answer. If you need relief from unbearable pain then you may need to go to ER. If you would like to have your condition better studied and treated your doc or Gynecologist would be your best resource. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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