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What could happen if I have a cyst on my ovary?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your GYN.

Most of time ovarian cysts are small and require no treatment.
Large cysts may rupture and produce intraabdominally irritation with peritoneal signs . Cysts that are worrisome are , large, or growing over time or septated, that dont change with menstrual cycle, especially in postmenopausal patients. Polycystic ovaries may be associated to difficulty achieving pregnancy and abnormal hormones.

In brief: Ask your GYN.

Most of time ovarian cysts are small and require no treatment.
Large cysts may rupture and produce intraabdominally irritation with peritoneal signs . Cysts that are worrisome are , large, or growing over time or septated, that dont change with menstrual cycle, especially in postmenopausal patients. Polycystic ovaries may be associated to difficulty achieving pregnancy and abnormal hormones.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. NORMAN FERTEL
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most are benign

Most ovarian cysts are benign and resolve on their own.

In brief: Most are benign

Most ovarian cysts are benign and resolve on their own.
Dr. NORMAN FERTEL
Dr. NORMAN FERTEL
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some possibilities

An ovarian cyst is a liquid-filled lump on an ovary.
Small cysts may not have symptoms. Cysts can go away on their own over a few months. Large cysts can cause menstrual cycle problems, dull pelvic ache, pelvic pain or pressure when pooping (bowel movement) or urinating, etc... "sudden and severe" abdominal or pelvic pain needs immediate medical attention, to check for a ruptured, bleeding cyst.

In brief: Some possibilities

An ovarian cyst is a liquid-filled lump on an ovary.
Small cysts may not have symptoms. Cysts can go away on their own over a few months. Large cysts can cause menstrual cycle problems, dull pelvic ache, pelvic pain or pressure when pooping (bowel movement) or urinating, etc... "sudden and severe" abdominal or pelvic pain needs immediate medical attention, to check for a ruptured, bleeding cyst.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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