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What vitamins should I be taking? I am, female, live in canada. Health issues include abnormal pap in past and current ovarian cyst.

What vitamins should I be taking? I am, female, live in canada. Health issues include abnormal pap in past and current ovarian cyst.

Vitamin D: The only nutritional supplement that is difficult to get in a good diet is vitamin d. Especially true living in canada where the angle of the sun is lower. Read: in defense of food by michael pollen to understand how good health is better achieved through eating good food rather then paying for taking lots of supplements. ...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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I have 3 ovarian cysts, one on tube. Have fluid in pelvis. Getting us in a few weeks. Now abnormal pap. Getting colposcopy. Should I be worried?

I have 3 ovarian cysts, one on tube. Have fluid in pelvis.  Getting us in a few weeks. Now abnormal pap.  Getting colposcopy.  Should I be worried?

Don't worry, but: whoa! Ovarian cysts aren't on tubes so you either have 2 ovarian cysts and one tubal (?), or 3 ovarian cysts. This is not to worry about by itself. Fluid in the pelvis? All people have small fluid, and all women have fluid around ovulation and around menstruation. Fluid doesn't automatically mean problems. Bad Pap goes with colposcopy but not the other issues. Your doc can clarify more. Best! ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

A cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your immediate future after biopsy and evaluation. ...Read more

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Could a hx of abnormal paps, high risk HPV, increase risk of ovarian cysts being cancerous? Lg cysts 4-7 cm, frequent urination, severe pain/pressure

Could a hx of abnormal paps, high risk HPV, increase risk of ovarian cysts being cancerous?  Lg cysts 4-7 cm, frequent urination, severe pain/pressure

No increased risk: Unlike cervical, anal, and vulvar cancer, ovarian cancer is not caused HPV, and there is no evidence that the risk of overian cancer is any higher in women with HPV, either high or low risk types. Presumably you're in the care of a gynecologist for the ovarian cysts. Continue to follow up as directed and follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will I have to get a pap smear if I have an ovarian cyst?

Will I have to get a pap smear if I have an ovarian cyst?

2 differnt issues: But if u are seeing a gyn , you should have a pap if u are sexually active and have not had one in a year, if you have already had a normal one within 12 months you would not need another one. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a pap smear detect ovarian cysts?

It could be possible that a pap smear detect ovarian cysts?

No: The pap smear tests for abnormal cells in the cervix. Sometimes we see cells that shed from the endometrium or fallopian tubes that exit through the cervix, but ovarian cells or tissues are not normally present. Ovarian cysts are usually diagnosed by ultrasound or seen by your doctor and removed for diagnosis during a laparoscopy. ...Read more

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I had a 2cm ovarian cyst in May went to doc in Aug for pap. Doc didn't say anything about it. I did ask him about it. He wasn't worried. Should I be?

I had a 2cm ovarian cyst in May went to doc in Aug for pap. Doc didn't say anything about it. I did ask him about it. He wasn't worried. Should I be?

No: ovarian cysts are very common. They come and go. As long as they are simple cysts there is nothing to worry about. The more complicated cysts souls be followed until they clear ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst on left side 3.8 on cat scan. I had a pap yesterday now that side hurts worse is this normal?

I have ovarian cyst on left side 3.8 on cat scan. I had a pap yesterday now that side hurts worse is this normal?

Likely unrelated: Sorry you are in pain. Paps usually cause short term cramping. You may have a follicle (cysts that form every month on the ovary) that ruptured, which can be painful. If the pain does not improve in a day or two, contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Will the gynecologist tell me to get a pap smear if I have an ovarian cyst?

Will the gynecologist tell me to get a pap smear if I have an ovarian cyst?

Possibly: Based on your age, a good gynecologist will always do pap screening when evaluating your for other problems. While they may not be related, it is important to know the whole picture of the pelvic organs. If there is something "positive" on a pap, you may approach the disorder in the ovary differently. ...Read more

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Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia(6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst.Ovarian cancer?

Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia(6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst.Ovarian cancer?

Need work up: You had ultrasound and d&c; the uterus should be clear. Bloating and pain is probably unrelated to your gynecology issues.The ovarian cyst however, is worth a follow up by ultrasound and blood test. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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