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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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What are other ways other than taking bcp that will shrink a ovarian cyst or make go away. How long does a cyst usually take to disappear? TTC

What are other ways other than taking bcp that will shrink a ovarian cyst or make go away. How long does a cyst usually take to disappear? TTC

Spontaneous resolve: Most ovarian cysts at your age (21 years old) are functional ovarian cysts and will resolve spontaneously. BCP will not make a cyst go away that is already present, but will prevent most functional ovarian cysts from occurring. These cysts usually resolve over 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Are there medications that shrink ovarian cysts?

Are there medications that shrink ovarian cysts?

Likely no.: I am not aware of medications that can shrink ovarian cysts. Many cysts, however, may resolve on their own. Birth control pills may reduce the chance of developing new cysts in the future. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst shrink and then grow back again?

Can ovarian cyst shrink and then grow back again?

Yes: Yes. You will have a cyst every month during your reproductive years. It is normal. ...Read more

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I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months. Is it normal for it to shrink and enlarge every few days? I have a dr appt in a few weeks.

I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months. Is it normal for it to shrink and enlarge every few days? I have a dr appt in a few weeks.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can change in size during a woman's cycle. How do you know it changes size "every few days"? Its unlikely you could tell that short of an ultrasound. Or, are you having pain intermittently and interpreting that as a size change? ...Read more

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Hi. I have an ovarian cyst, it has shrunk in size but am getting pain. I was wondering if its rupturing. If so what are the signs? Thanks

Hi. I have an ovarian cyst, it has shrunk in size but am getting pain. I was wondering if its rupturing. If so what are the signs? Thanks

Ovarian cyst: Yes it's still possible to have pain from a cyst that's shrinking and leaking fluid. The fluid from the cyst can irritate the lining tissue in the pelvis causing such pain. Using a heating pad, taking ibuprofen and resting usually helps. Pain doesn't usually last more than a few days. But be sure your not pregnant. ...Read more

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What medication can shrink or diminish ovarian cysts (pcos)?

What medication can shrink or diminish ovarian cysts (pcos)?

PCOS: No medicine shrinks the cysts of pcos, but metformin can be used to fix the Insulin resistance. Spironolactone is used block the androgen effects while birth control pills are used to help bind more androgen indirectly. ...Read more

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How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

Depends: Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop.. Most cysts are harmless, some may cause problems such as rupture, bleeding, or pain. Moreover, surgery may be required in certain situations to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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Can a heating pad help shrink a 7.5 cm ovarian cyst? Any other remedies to naturally shrink an ovarian cyst? Also, can it shrink much within one week?

Can a heating pad help shrink a 7.5 cm ovarian cyst? Any other remedies to naturally shrink an ovarian cyst? Also, can it shrink much within one week?

No: A heating pad can help with the discomfort from an ovarian cyst but will not help shrink it. They can shrink some or rupture and go away completely in 1 week, can remain unchanged or can even grow in that time. That is the reason that follow-up is recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are my chances my ovarian cyst grow bigger over time during my pregnancy? I'm 5 months now. Can it shrink or disappear?

What are my chances my ovarian cyst grow bigger over time during my pregnancy? I'm 5 months now. Can it shrink or disappear?

Most stay unchanged: How large is your ovarian cyst? Most resolve after 13th week, but if you still have it at 20 weeks it should be checked regularly for growth. Most ovarian cysts do not change size in pregnancy and do not require any treatment. If you develop symptoms of pain due to the cyst or if the cyst significantly grows then you might need surgery to remove it. Most surgery is done prior to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Does depo-provera shrink or get rid of ovarian cysts?

Does depo-provera shrink or get rid of ovarian cysts?

Not really: The depoprovera shot will not really shrink or get rid of cyst. Most ovarian cysts simply resolve on their own within 6-8 weeks. The shot may help prevent other cysts from forming though by essentially turning the ovaries off during the 3 months that it works. ...Read more

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Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45? I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?

Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45? I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?

No: If you have no other health problems, birth control pills are relatively safe, safer than being pregnant. The risks of serious side effects (blood clots in the legs or lungs) is less than 1/1000. ...Read more

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I have a 7cm ovarian cyst (tumor markers negative) and I feel no pain. I took contraceptives for a month and it shrunk by 0.8cm. Can I fly?

Yes: An ovarian cyst is not a contraindication to commercial flight. However, do follow your doctor's advice about follow-up care.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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I had a Large ovarian cyst around a year ago where I started birth control to try to shrink it. However I am now experiencing pain and brown discharge?

I had a Large ovarian cyst around a year ago where I started birth control to try to shrink it. However I am now experiencing pain and brown discharge?

Big or little pain?: If BIG pain, go to the ER and get it checked out. Birth control does not shrink the cyst sometimes and just prevents new ones from happening...

if little pain, then maybe just a cyst popping. Brown discharge from that cyst popping. No worries unless BIG pain or fever. ...Read more

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Can birth control help shrink ovarian cyst and ease menstrual pain?

Can birth control help shrink ovarian cyst and ease menstrual pain?

No and Yes: No, contraceptive pills do not help shrink existing ovarian cyst; they may prevent you from forming a "follicular cyst or a corpus luteum cyst" since they block your ovulation though.
Yes, you can anticipate your "menstrual pain to be eased" by the hormones in the contraceptive pills ...Read more

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Can my benign ovarian cyst 5.5 x 8.5 cms burst living a normal life or should I wait until it shrinks? Just started nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel).

Can my benign ovarian cyst 5.5 x 8.5 cms burst living a normal life or should I wait until it shrinks? Just started nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel).

Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) Rx for cyst: The Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) may cause the ovarian cyst to shrink or even go away. It is small and not likely to twist and create problems of daily living. ...Read more

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Complex hem ovarian cyst. Some pain tho it shrunk when doc r/o torsion a wk ago. My period is 10dys late-NOT preg. Y no period? Not on b.control. 29f

Complex hem ovarian cyst. Some pain tho it shrunk when doc r/o torsion a wk ago. My period is 10dys late-NOT preg. Y no period? Not on b.control. 29f

Here are some. ..: To assure getting quality timely care, it's good idea to bring the Q to your treating Doc so the clinical scenario and the findings of imaging studies could be meaningfully correlated. Online inquiry for your situation may further inadvertently induce unnecessary anxiety and confusion. So, see your Doc for quality & continuation of healthcare. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst of 2cm since May and after provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks it shrunk. But after period I hav dull pain n bloating. How long does it cure?

Ovarian cysts: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) helps to shrink ovarian cysts (functional cysts). Usually the cysts will go away within 1-3 months. If you develop new cysts, your doctor may place you on birth control. Treatment of ovarian cysts depend on your age, size of cysts, your period, and symptoms., Most cysts are benign in women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst 5.5 x 8.5 and my doctor gave me nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) hoping for it to shrink. What are the possibilities it will or end removing it?

I have an ovarian cyst 5.5 x 8.5 and my doctor gave me nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) hoping for it to shrink. What are the possibilities it will or end removing it?

Ovarian cysts...: If these cysts are definitely benign most of the time they disappear on their own between approximately 6-10 weeks. A follow up US after that time is advisable in order to find out what their status is. Those that require removal are complex and persist, or those ones that look suspicious. Make sure you follow up with your GYN provider on this. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cyst but it shrunk. I'm still taking birth control pills daily. I've been spotting/mild bleeding some days, doctor says it's normal. Is it?

Had ovarian cyst but it shrunk. I'm still taking birth control pills daily. I've been spotting/mild bleeding some days, doctor says it's normal. Is it?

Not uncommon: Some women have spotting or light bleeding while using a birth control pill. This is unlikely to be anything dangerous but can be quite annoying. This will often stop after a while on its own. If the problem persists you could take a low dose estrogen for a few weeks, change pills or change your method of contraception. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi I hav a 2cm ovarian cyst and Dr gav me provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks after tat ultrasound showed it shrunk. Then my period came but still dull pain and bloat?

Hi I hav a 2cm ovarian cyst and Dr gav me provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks after tat ultrasound showed it shrunk. Then my period came but still dull pain and bloat?

Usually resolve: 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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What is ovarian cyst?

What is ovarian cyst?

Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement. ...Read more

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What's an ovarian cyst?

What's an ovarian cyst?

Fluid filled: Structure. Many ovarian cysts are part of normal reproductive cycle, others are due to tumors, benign and malignant. See this site for more information.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ovarian-cysts/ds00129. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts best cure?

Ovarian cysts best cure?

Time: Most ovarian cysts go away by themselves over time. If a cyst stays around for more than 3 months, what we would do next depends on it's size, your age, any symptoms and very specific details of the ultrasound report describing the cyst. ...Read more

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Functional ovarian cyst?

Functional ovarian cyst?

Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on it's on and doesn't create any problems. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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