Are ovarian cysts hereditary?

Possibly. For the most part, ovarian cysts are not genetic in the sense that they are not hereditary. Most women with ovarian cysts have some disruption of the ovarian cycle resulting in ovarian cyst development. However, their are some genetic syndromes which are hereditary and in which ovarian cysts are part of that syndrome. An example is basal cell nevus syndrome.

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What natural rx's do you suggest for ovarian cysts, including genetically inherited pcod polycystic ovarian disease? For dr lisa rankin - sweepstakes entry fr askdrlindamd@aol. Com

In . In my experience the most natural way I have seen patients deal with pcos is through diet. Here are the basics : low carbohydrates with protein at every meal add essential fatty acids in your diet add phytoestrogens to your diet buy organic foods when possible reduce saturated fats decrease consumption of dairy drink at least 2 litres of water daily avoid preservatives and chemicals avoid artificial sweeteners avoid caffeine and alcohol avoid sugar i hope this helps! Read more...

Can ovarian cysts be hereditary? I have one on each ovary, doctor wouldn't tell me how big and suggested a gyno. Should I be worried abt surgery posb?

See GYN MD first. A visit to the GYN MD can clarify the size, dimensions, and composition of the ovarian cysts which can then help to decide what, if any, action is needed. Read more...

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...

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...

Are ovarian cysts normal?

Depends on factors. A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam and might disappear by the next exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can determine the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Because not all cysts are normal, i'll share this with specialists in onc for their perspective.. Read more...
Maybe. Every month the ovaries produce a batch of ripening eggs or follicles. The largest of these "follicular cysts" gets about 2cm before ovulation. The one that releases the egg becomes a corpus luteum which is also a "cyst". We don't think a cyst in the ovary is abnormal unless it is bigger than 2.5cm or if there are too many maturing follicles which is poly cystic ovary syndrome. Read more...

How to help ovarian cyst?

Depends on the cyst. Some cysts (small simple follicular) don't need any help and resolve on their own. Large symptomatic cysts most likely will require surgical intevention. There are some cysts that resolve with hormonal treatment. Read more...

Are ovarian cysts painful?

Yes. Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management. Read more...
Can be. Ovarian cysts sometimes get larger or smaller with different concentrations of your female hormones. Menstral cycle can cause surge of female hormones which can enlarge ovarian cysts which can be painful. Furthermore, large ovarian cysts can cause right or left lower abdominal or pelvic pain. Read more...