Complex Bilateral Ovarian Cysts

Complex ovarian cyst with septation is normally made up of both liquid and solid matter. They can become malignant tumors that they should be treated immediately and should not be ignored or treated lightly. They are asymptomatic in the early stages that the women affected by it might not feel any change in their body. The time of occurrence cannot be predicted or known as it differs from person to person. Certain women might even have this type of ovarian cyst during their infancy due to abnormal genetics and might notfeel the presence till they have become a larger mass.

Normally women after the age of thirty are more susceptible to this condition. Sometimes it might be mistaken for pregnancy as they exhibit similar symptoms such as belly enlargement, vomiting, dizziness, pain during sexual intercourse and nausea. Some complex ovarian cyst with septation might also have hair and teeth causing excruciating pain and severe discomfort. When they are left untreated and undetected they can become cancerous and can even damage the organs near them.

What should a woman expect when dealing with ovarian cyst pain? Well, for starters, most women have nothing to fear. As previously noted, most ovarian cysts are harmless and will disappear on their own, often without any symptoms. If you do decide to visit a doctor, because of relative normalcy of the condition, most physicians will ask you to do nothing and then come back in 1-3 months to monitor the size of the cyst. In some rare cases, a doctor will schedule a surgery to remove an ovarian cyst that either continues to grow or simply won’t disappear. While most cysts are benign (non-cancerous) some do turn cancerous and certainly must be removed immediately. In worst case scenarios, a doctor may have to remove the affected ovary, but a woman’s body will still remain fertile with just one healthy ovary intact. Ovarian cyst pain, while never a fun fact of life, is usually not a harmful one.

It is estimated that more than 90 percent of women have had an ovarian cyst at one time or another or actually get them on a regular basis. Most of the time, ovarian cysts cause no pain or discomfort and they are not noticed at all. On rare occasions however, the cysts can become inflamed, continue to grow, and refuse to go away. In some of these cases you may need to have the ovarian cyst surgically removed. Again it is important to note that because of the commonality of cysts, they are rarely dangerous and ovarian cyst removal is a rare but common procedure. Some of the reason that a doctor may prescribe ovarian cyst removal include: The patient is young and has never had a period (the cyst may not dissolve due to lack of menstrual cycle), cysts have been diagnosed on both of the ovaries, The cyst persisted for several months and will not dissolve naturally, abdominal pain has steadily increased over time, or if the patient is post menopausal. In addition, if the growth of the cysts is large enough, your doctor may want to do a small surgery to make sure that no cancer can be found. Again, this is a rarity, but well worth the procedure if your doctor suspects the worst.

Natural Remedies for Curing Ovarian Related Disorders

There is a scientifically proven way to reverse and eliminate all ovarian cysts and PCOs within two months naturally It is unbelievably easy, step-by-step actions you could already be taking to say goodbye to ovarian cysts and PCOs forever. The cysts can be eliminated completely within a few weeks all without ever using risky drugs or resorting to surgery. By opting for natural treatment, the ovarian cysts can be shrunk rapidly, you can let vanish the unbearable pain within a few short days, it is not necessary to go through the frightening surgery that was so easy for their doctors to recommend and the ultimate benefit will be that no one who followed the home remedy ever experience a single cyst again. You can learn more about the natural and home remedy for completely getting rid of ovarian cysts and the other ovarian related disorders by visiting the guide on natural cure for ovarian disorders here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst Report and Analysis?
    My report says this, “Right ovary contains cyst with low level internal echoes measuring 32*29mm . Similar cyst seen in left ovary measuring 48*49mm impression: bilateral complex ovarian cysts likely endometriomas , advised MRI pelvis”…..what does it mean??? please suggest some cures and have to undergo surgery to remove them. and i couldn’t calculate the size in cm can you please help me out?? :(

    • ANSWER:
      Ovary size is reported in volume
      standard size is 3 to 5cm long
      1.5to 3 cm width
      0.5 to 1.5 cm thick
      10 mm = 1cm
      Cyst sizes are 3.2 & 4.8 cm which
      are to be removed by laproscopic surgery
      MRI may be advised to diagnose endometriosis wall, follicles

  2. QUESTION:
    I have sbeen suffering from pelvic pains, bloating, constipation and lower back pains for years?
    I was idagnosed with Endometriosis in November of 2007, my pains got worse and now I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they found a Bilateral ovarian complex cyst and the doctor said that it is malignant. He sent me to do blood work which includes the CA125, Tumor marker, and others. It could lead to me having ovarian cancer. how many have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had this symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      A close relative had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but the abdominal pain,bloating,diarrhoea, constipation and back pain got worse.Tests eg barium enema and ultrasound (transvaginal) did not reveal anything.Eventually it was found to be ovarian cancer.

  3. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again – as in your case.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      Hope this helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body…
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed – Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules – up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good ‘green drink’ – health food stores – organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system…many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts…also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS…never buy into the concept that there’s nothing you can do. EVER :o)

  5. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, headaches, weight loss, irregular cycles, severe acne, HELP!?
    I suffer from PCOS, fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis,TMJ, leaky gut, Carpal Tunnel, and an array of allergies. I started my period 10 days early last month on the 13th(unusual for me)bled for 7 days, then started again for a few days on the 27th. I have been experiencing this pulling sensation in between where my ribs meet in the middle of my abdomen, sharp pains at the bottom of my ribs on each side, and pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. Also dull aches and sharp pains in my lower back. My IC has been flaring up as well making my whole mid section just hurt like hell. Last time I had a sonogram done, it showed that I had bilateral complex ovarian cysts. Since then I have been taking 80 mg of Vitex 3 times daily. (about 3 months) All of my current symptoms felt similar to when I had cyst trouble before but the nausea was new. I had a CT scan and an intervaginal sonogram done assuming they would show some cysts. My doc went out of town before I could get the results from her, so my nurse called her and all she said was that my tests came back “Normal.” It has been over 2 weeks now and my nausea is more intermittent, but I still have a lot of abdominal discomfort and fatigue. What in the world could be causing my symptoms if it’s not my PCOS?! I’ve never had much trouble with indigestion or heartburn, I am taking a lot of vitamins and supplements recommended by my holistic doctor, I eat a very healthy low carb, low sugar diet, and the only prescription drug I take is low-dose Naltrexone. My conventional doctor is stumped, and I can’t afford to see my holistic docs atm, so any help or info is much appreciated!
    Ok, so maybe not ANY info. Please only leave educated responses and no I am not pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      I am goign to shoot for an educational answer, but there are a lot of symptoms soI am kind of stumpted too.
      Has your doctor suggested doign a diagnostic laparascopic surgery? I think this could be really beneficial for you. If he is stumped based on the tests he has already given, this is one step further to help with a diagnosis.

      I don’t belive it is related to your PCOS either…perhaps endometriosis, but that shouldn’t affect the rib pain. Endo would have to be officaly diagnosed with the laproscopic surgery.

      Maybe getting a second opinion and starting over with the tests at a new doctor would be benefical for you? When I am not satisfied with a doctors answer, i move on to another one. Telling you that you are normal when you are in pain and feling sick means you aren’t normal and they need to look harder.

      I am sorry I can’t be much help. Good luck on your diagnosis.


Bilateral Ovarian Cysts Ultrasound

Symptoms of complex ovarian cyst occur in only women as it is a gynecological problem and happens during the child bearing age of women. The symptoms and the complex ovarian cysts can disappear all by themselves sometimes without any problem or pain. But in some they can be really painful and even lead to death of the sufferer when left unattended or untreated.

Three kinds of complex ovarian cysts are present and each of them shows various symptoms in women. The same way the treatment also differs from person to person. The common types of complex ovarian cyst found in women are endrometrioma, dermoid and cystadenoma cysts.

The presence of complex ovarian cysts can be determined by getting manual pelvic examination done by a doctor. Most often Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI scan is used for identifying and detecting endometriomas and Ultra sound scan is used for confirming the presence of ovarian cysts and the diagnosis of the doctor. Endometriosis tests and pregnancy tests are done on the patients as the symptoms of complex ovarian cyst can be mistaken for endometriosis and pregnancy.The presence of cancer or endometriomas can be found by performing a blood test called the CA 125 test on the patients.

There are two main forms of ovarian cyst removal: Open Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery. Open surgery is reserved for cysts that are generally larger or more difficult to treat including severe twisting or bleeding. Laparoscopic surgery is less evasive, only requiring 3 to 4 small incisions usually no more then a inch long to be made so special designed tools can be passed through in order to perform the ovarian cyst removal with the least amount of trauma.

No matter what type of ovarian cyst removal surgery you under go, the surgeon will always look for any signs of cancer. If cancer is discovered, it may be necessary for one or both of your ovaries to be removed in order to prevent it from spreading further. After the cyst is removed, it will be sent to a pathologist for testing to be performed and rule out the presence of cancer.

Ovarian cysts symptoms constitute the tricky part of the condition. They may be absent in some cases. However, there are many patients who get the regular kind of ovarian cyst symptoms, such as a dull ache, some pressure in the abdomen, pain during intercourse, irregular and painful periods, etc. Ovarian cyst pain is in most cases the reason why a woman with this problem will see a specialist. Asymptomatic ovarian cyst conditions are the real problem here but those who are in the habit of getting a general check-up will be diagnosed in due time by their doctor through the annual pelvic examination and many other methods available.

Natural Remedies for Curing Ovarian Related Disorders

There is a scientifically proven way to reverse and eliminate all ovarian cysts and PCOs within two months naturally It is unbelievably easy, step-by-step actions you could already be taking to say goodbye to ovarian cysts and PCOs forever. The cysts can be eliminated completely within a few weeks all without ever using risky drugs or resorting to surgery. By opting for natural treatment, the ovarian cysts can be shrunk rapidly, you can let vanish the unbearable pain within a few short days, it is not necessary to go through the frightening surgery that was so easy for their doctors to recommend and the ultimate benefit will be that no one who followed the home remedy ever experience a single cyst again. You can learn more about the natural and home remedy for completely getting rid of ovarian cysts and the other ovarian related disorders by visiting the guide on natural cure for ovarian disorders here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Help! Ovarian Cysts vs. pregnancy?
    On July 1st, I went into my doctors office with extreme pain, the next day I had an ultrasound which determined that the pain was bilateral ovarian cysts. She advised me during the ultrasound that I had recently ovulated, which would mean 2 weeks earlier I had my period around the 16th of June…Well I had my period 2 weeks before this around the end of May. Today is July 20th, and I have no sign of my period and earlier today after using the ladies room (sorry for being so discriptive) I had an eggy like substance after using the toliet. It is my understanding that that is ovulating. But I just did about 20 days ago or so, and I haven’t had a period since. I feel like something beat the crap out of me, tired and nauseas…like i feel like i have to eat something to feel better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      it’s best to take an hpt to make sure if you’re pregnant or not…the pain sounds like ovulation pain along with the ewcm but those could be progesterone signs too….were your cycles regular before the ultrasound? you can also ask a fertility specialist online for free for an opinion and find other women who are going through similar situatinos, try www.FertilityTies.com
      good luck!!

  2. QUESTION:
    Can there be a relation between ovarian cysts and cervical polyp?
    A few weeks ago, I went to ER due to abdominal pain. They did a CT scan and said I had bilateral ovarian cycts. One on my left ovary had ruptured. I have had intermittent abdominal pain since then plus irregular menstruation. I was told at the clinic that I need an ultrasound but because I don’t have health insurance, I cannot get it done now.

    I did go back to the clinic for a pap smear and was told that I have a cervical polyp. I was referred to a gynecologist. Still haven’t received results regarding the pap smear but I was wondering if the cervical polyp and ovarian cysts could be related.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again – as in your case.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      Hope this helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body…
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed – Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules – up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good ‘green drink’ – health food stores – organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system…many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts…also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS…never buy into the concept that there’s nothing you can do. EVER :o)

  5. QUESTION:
    I have sbeen suffering from pelvic pains, bloating, constipation and lower back pains for years?
    I was idagnosed with Endometriosis in November of 2007, my pains got worse and now I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they found a Bilateral ovarian complex cyst and the doctor said that it is malignant. He sent me to do blood work which includes the CA125, Tumor marker, and others. It could lead to me having ovarian cancer. how many have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had this symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      A close relative had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but the abdominal pain,bloating,diarrhoea, constipation and back pain got worse.Tests eg barium enema and ultrasound (transvaginal) did not reveal anything.Eventually it was found to be ovarian cancer.

  6. QUESTION:
    Could I be pregnant?
    On July 1st, I went into my doctors office with extreme pain, the next day I had an ultrasound which determined that the pain was bilateral ovarian cysts. She advised me during the ultrasound that I had recently ovulated, which would mean 2 weeks earlier I had my period around the 16th of June…Well I had my period 2 weeks before this around the end of May. Today is July 20th, and I have no sign of my period and earlier today after using the ladies room (sorry for being so discriptive) I had an eggy like substance after using the toliet. It is my understanding that that is ovulating. But I just did about 20 days ago or so, and I haven’t had a period since. I feel like something beat the crap out of me, tired and nauseas…like i feel like i have to eat something to feel better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like its a strong possibility. i think if you tested it would give you an accurate result. most tests work up to 5 days before your missed period

  7. QUESTION:
    HELP!!!Serious Pain!?
    On July 1st, I went into my doctors office with extreme pain, the next day I had an ultrasound which determined that the pain was bilateral ovarian cysts. She advised me during the ultrasound that I had recently ovulated, which would mean 2 weeks earlier I had my period around the 16th of June…Well I had my period 2 weeks before this around the end of May. Today is July 20th, and I have no sign of my period and earlier today after using the ladies room (sorry for being so discriptive) I had an eggy like substance after using the toliet. It is my understanding that that is ovulating. But I just did about 20 days ago or so, and I haven’t had a period since. I feel like something beat the crap out of me, tired and nauseas…like i feel like i have to eat something to feel better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      It also could be that you just released the ovarian cyst because women normally create them and release them with little to none pain. They don’t even relize that it happens. The ovarian cysts could and usually are the sac that holds the egg that needs to be released to start pregnancy/period. Anyway are you trying to get pregnant. If so good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    Terrible pain just under my ribs when I bent over, followed by abdominal distension…?
    Has happened 2x in 2 days, each episode only lasted 10-15 minutes tops, but was so bad I thought my liver had burst or something. It happens when Im bending over sharply.
    And the pain is about an inch below my lowest right rib. The swelling goes down fast-but the whole thing is odd and makes me uneasy.

    The gyno has told me I have bilateral ovarian cysts,the right one I can feel by my groin. They did 2 pelvic ultrasounds-and I never heard any more.

    Ive considered: hiatal hernia and gallstones- Im about 25 pounds overweight-

    Do I need to get to a doctor for this…?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You are pinching a muscle bending over and they can either send the pain around your body on the nerves to be pains in your front or they can press onto the nerves, as they leave your spine, to cause pains in the organs they go to. Pressure on the nerves to your stomach will cause it to release more gastric acid which will burn your stomach lining and as it dilutes the pain will get less and less until it goes away. Both of these problems will be gotten rid of by freeing up your back muscles so they can’t press into the nerves or be pinched by the spine and here’s how to free them up for your relief:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this erlaxed.

  9. QUESTION:
    ANY CHIROPRACTORS OUT THERE?
    I recently posted a question regarding my daughter’s problem with her back pain (lower back) and also severe pain around the groin and hip area…to the point where sitting is almost unbearable…. I did get some great replies from knowledgeable people but I was still waiting for her lumbar results to come back.
    My question is: Can a chiropractor doctor help her?
    The physician wants to treat her with epidural shots, and we don’t want to numb the pain…We want a SOLUTION… Drugs is not the solution!
    Here is what they found:
    1- L4-5 IT SAYS DISC DEGENERATION WITH ASSOCIATED ANNULAR TEAR, CENTRAL SOFT PROTRUSION WITHOUT HIGH GRADE FORAMINAL NARROWING OR CENTRAL CANAL STENOSIS.
    2- FREE FLUID IN THE PELVIS, PROBABLE BILATERAL
    OVARIAN FOLLICLES ARE PARTIALLY VISUALIZED, NABOTHIAN CYST, IF CLINICALLY INDICATED. ADDITIONAL EVALUATION WITH PELVIC ULTRASOUND CAN BE CONSIDERED AS THE NEXT STEP IN THE DIAGNOSTIC ALGORITHM

    ANY INPUT?????

    • ANSWER:
      hi i suppose it wouldn’t hurt to try a chiropractor.it would probably take 6-8 visits before any results.but if they can relieve any pain for any length of time it’s a help.it’s kind of like the old saying 6 of one half or half dozen of the other.it depends if this is congenital from birth or an injury-/the steroid injections can help.the steroids are not drugs per say they are taken from the adrenal glands,so found naturally in the body.the injections are painful at the site for a couple of days.but either way both of these methods are for relief not a cure.i might want to wait until all testing is done then see what the doctors recommend.

  10. QUESTION:
    What does a retroflexed uterus and fluid in the culdesac and adnexa mean?
    I have been having night sweats and pelvic pain. I had a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis in mid-March. It showed a cyst on my right ovary.

    Six weeks later, I had a pelvic & transvaginal ultrasound. My doctor syas if my symptoms persist, to see a gynecologist which she had already recommended anyway. Should I be concerned about these results?

    Findings: The uterus is retroflexed. It measures 8.3 cm in length. The endometrial stripe measures 6.0 mm in thickness. There is a small amount of free fluid in the cul-de-sac and adnexa. Multiple follicles are present within the ovaries. The right ovary measures 2.7 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm. The left ovary measures 2.9 x 2.9 x 2.8 cm.

    Impression: Small free fluid in the pelvis. Bilateral ovarian follicles.
    I thought I should mention that I found out I had chlamydia maybe 2 years ago. I was treated but I have no idea how long I had had it.

    Not long after that I had severe pelvic pain for 2 or 3 days but was too scared to go to the doctor. Every time I’ve mentioned to a doctor the possiblity of PID they never have taken it seriously. I still wonder if I have or had it.

    I have pelvic pain off and on and sometimes it radiates down my leg or I feel it in my lower back. I have also had night sweats for over 5 years. And twice in that 5 year period, I’ve had unexplained fevers or chills. Also, there are times when I have the urgent need to urinate. Lastly, I sometimes have a brown discharge before my period starts. My periods are regular though.

    • ANSWER:
      A retroflexed uterus means that the uterus is tipped backwards. This is a pretty common occurrence for women. I have a friend whose uterus is tipped backwards. Mine is tipped forward.

      The free fluid in the cul-de-sac means that liquid like what can occur with a period is sitting in a space called the cul-de-sac (a space at the back of the uterus) and around the uterus itself.

      I would recommend asking your doctor for further clarification of the results to see what she says.

      In the mean time here’s the link to a site that may help you find even more information:

      http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health


Bilateral Septated Ovarian Cysts

Have you recently been diagnosed with a septated ovarian cyst? Are you worried, or wondering what your diagnosis means? Understand that ovarian cysts are not uncommon in women of child bearing age but there are many different types of cysts and it can be very confusing. Not to worry, let me help you.

Ovarian cysts fall into one of two categories. They are either a functional cyst or a complex cyst. A functional cyst forms when a result of a malfunctioning follicle does not properly release an egg during a woman’s monthly cycle. The follicle then seals off. Fluid builds up in the sac and it becomes a cyst on your ovary.

Functional cysts are rarely malignant and often clear up on their own in time with the right changes in your lifestyle. It is possible to be completely unaware, though, that you have a cyst and they can come and go without your knowledge. Occasionally a functional cyst does not go away on its own and can begin to cause pain and discomfort and treatment becomes necessary. It’s generally the pain of an ovarian cyst that leads most women to seek out the help of a medical professional.

A complex cyst is much less common and often more serious. There are several different types of complex cysts each with unique characteristics. They are also usually far more painful than a functional cyst. Whereas a functional cyst has only liquid components, a complex cyst has both liquid and solid components.

Now, a septated ovarian cyst is a cyst that is segmented and can be either a complex cyst or a functional cyst. The walls between the segments are known as Septa and typically the thicker the wall of the septated ovarian cyst, the higher the risk of cancer. It is important to have a septated ovarian cyst evaluated by a physician to determine the best treatment methods. An ultrasound will help determine the thickness of the walls.

It the septated cyst is a simple cyst, the doctor may recommend a awatch and waita approach, that means to watch and wait to see if the cyst grows in size. If it is a complex septated cyst chances are it will be removed using a laparoscopic procedure and then evaluated for cancer.

The overall health of an individual with a cyst of any type can play a part in the outcome of any treatment for ovarian cysts. Research has shown that in addition to a history of cancer, there are certain other factors that can play a part in the development of cysts and cyst related cancer.

There are many natural treatments that are beneficial to the healing and prevention of ovarian cysts and septated ovarian cysts. They are worth learning about and making a part of your life, regardless of your doctor’s recommended treatment. Holistic remedies treat the whole person and can prevent cysts from occurring again, as well as clear them up more quickly.

A poor diet, lack of exercise and too much stress can make your body prone to the development of septated ovarian cysts. Taking steps to rid your body of toxins and improving your immune system can make your body more able to heal itself.

A healthy diet, exercise and weight control are all natural ways of both helping your body dissolve sepated ovarian cysts and preventing future occurrences. Herbs and vitamins can help your body’s immune system fight back against any abnormalities. It is important to keep chronic stress from invading your life as it can wear down your body’s defenses and make you more prone to developing cysts. Avoid the pain and discomfort of ovarian cysts by incorporating a holistic approach to wellness and health and learn as much about this as you can.


Bilateral Ovarian Cysts Symptom

Some of the most prominent ovarian cyst symptoms include sudden or recurring pain in the lower pelvis or abdominal region of varying severity, irregularity in periods, a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen, persistent pain around the pelvic girdle during periods which might be experienced in the lower back region too, pelvic pain felt after sexual intercourse or strenuous exercise, difficulty or abnormal pain experienced with bowel movements or during urination, a feeling of nausea and vomiting, vaginal blood spots or pain in the vagina, tenderness and pain in the breasts and abnormal weight gain.

An ovarian cyst is a small fluid filled sac that grows on the ovaries, often during a woman’s menstrual cycle. As each month, during a woman’s menstrual cycle an egg grows inside of the ovary.The egg grows inside of a tiny sac called a follicle, then as the egg matures the sac breaks open to release the egg. Then the egg travels through the fallopian tubes to the uterus to be fertilized.

Occasionally, during this process things go awry and a cyst develops. A functional cyst can develop in one of two ways. A “follicular cyst” develops when the sac that holds the egg and a normal amount of fluid produces more than normal fluid, becomes excessively large and does not release the egg as it should. Follicular cysts usually go away in a matter of weeks and cause minimal ovarian cysts symptoms
It is possible for cysts that break to be connected to haemorrhage which results in abdominal pain and bloating. There are also instances where women with a busted cyst may experience anaemia or pallor, which may indicate blood loss or possible internal bleeding. When you experience pain with fever and vomiting, sudden, severe abdominal pain, faintness, dizziness, or weakness and rapid breathing seek medical help immediately.

Pain is one of the main symptoms of an ovarian cyst. Pain can vary a great deal, depending on what type of cyst you have, as well as the size and scope of the issue. Many women experience a mild pain when an egg is released from their follicle. This is normal, however, occurring when the cycle completes as designed.

Traditional medicine will only treat the condition as it exists today and that may be a hit a and miss proposition. Traditional medicine will not preclude a reoccurrence of the condition and that unfortunately, is common among women who develop an initial case of ovarian cysts. The ultimate in traditional medicine is surgery and that might involve removing the uterus.

Corpus Luteum Cysts These cysts can form if the sac does not dissolve. What happens is, the sac seals off after the egg is released. Then fluid will build up inside the sac. Most of these cysts will go away within a month. These cyst can grow over three inches. They can twist or bleed the ovary and cause extreme pain. Most of the time they are not cancerous.

Ovarian cyst symptom relief can be found by treating the underlying cause of cysts rather than the cyst itself. Helping your body get back in balance will help dissolve a cyst naturally and go a long way to prevent future cysts from occurring. Many doctors prescribe hormones to help this process along, but hormones can have unwanted side effects and they may not be necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have sbeen suffering from pelvic pains, bloating, constipation and lower back pains for years?
    I was idagnosed with Endometriosis in November of 2007, my pains got worse and now I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they found a Bilateral ovarian complex cyst and the doctor said that it is malignant. He sent me to do blood work which includes the CA125, Tumor marker, and others. It could lead to me having ovarian cancer. how many have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had this symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      A close relative had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but the abdominal pain,bloating,diarrhoea, constipation and back pain got worse.Tests eg barium enema and ultrasound (transvaginal) did not reveal anything.Eventually it was found to be ovarian cancer.

  2. QUESTION:
    hey i hav missed my period,and i want to knw wheathr am pregnant,plz help me?
    am 24yrs old married since 8 months.my lmp was 25th march.On 29th march i underwent laprascopic surgery for bilateral ovarian cysts. on 17th april i had unprotected sex with my partner.its been 41 days nw i have not got my periods.i did urine test twice it showed negative.but i hav some symptoms of early pregnancy like tender breast and slight nausea.plz let me knw which is the best time to chk the pregnancy and how.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, headaches, weight loss, irregular cycles, severe acne, HELP!?
    I suffer from PCOS, fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis,TMJ, leaky gut, Carpal Tunnel, and an array of allergies. I started my period 10 days early last month on the 13th(unusual for me)bled for 7 days, then started again for a few days on the 27th. I have been experiencing this pulling sensation in between where my ribs meet in the middle of my abdomen, sharp pains at the bottom of my ribs on each side, and pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. Also dull aches and sharp pains in my lower back. My IC has been flaring up as well making my whole mid section just hurt like hell. Last time I had a sonogram done, it showed that I had bilateral complex ovarian cysts. Since then I have been taking 80 mg of Vitex 3 times daily. (about 3 months) All of my current symptoms felt similar to when I had cyst trouble before but the nausea was new. I had a CT scan and an intervaginal sonogram done assuming they would show some cysts. My doc went out of town before I could get the results from her, so my nurse called her and all she said was that my tests came back “Normal.” It has been over 2 weeks now and my nausea is more intermittent, but I still have a lot of abdominal discomfort and fatigue. What in the world could be causing my symptoms if it’s not my PCOS?! I’ve never had much trouble with indigestion or heartburn, I am taking a lot of vitamins and supplements recommended by my holistic doctor, I eat a very healthy low carb, low sugar diet, and the only prescription drug I take is low-dose Naltrexone. My conventional doctor is stumped, and I can’t afford to see my holistic docs atm, so any help or info is much appreciated!
    Ok, so maybe not ANY info. Please only leave educated responses and no I am not pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      I am goign to shoot for an educational answer, but there are a lot of symptoms soI am kind of stumpted too.
      Has your doctor suggested doign a diagnostic laparascopic surgery? I think this could be really beneficial for you. If he is stumped based on the tests he has already given, this is one step further to help with a diagnosis.

      I don’t belive it is related to your PCOS either…perhaps endometriosis, but that shouldn’t affect the rib pain. Endo would have to be officaly diagnosed with the laproscopic surgery.

      Maybe getting a second opinion and starting over with the tests at a new doctor would be benefical for you? When I am not satisfied with a doctors answer, i move on to another one. Telling you that you are normal when you are in pain and feling sick means you aren’t normal and they need to look harder.

      I am sorry I can’t be much help. Good luck on your diagnosis.

  4. QUESTION:
    always exhausted and sick?
    Im always exhausted. I can sleep for 15 hrs and wake up feeling like i slept 2. I have headaches all the time. I occasionally get vertigo for 2 days straight. what could be wrong with me??

    I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus,pericarditis, ovarian cysts, medullary sponge kidney, bilateral kidney stones, asthma, and reynaud’s phenomenon but my doctors have ruled out all my problems as being the cause of these symptoms. any ideas??

    • ANSWER:
      im guessing your on a lot of medications like prednisolone (steroids) or immunosuppressive medication for your lupus and JRA and they have many side effects and exhaustion and fatigue are common while you are taking these medications. Also, you may have sleep apnea which usually affects over weight ppl but sometimes regular size ppl…what happens is a person would have multiple episodes of no breathing which lasts for for 15 or 20 seconds and this way a persons sleep is disturbed and they actually are wake and then fall asleep so quickly that they dont realize it. And when they wake up for real they calculate when they actually fell asleep and are surprised why they still feel tierd after sleeping that long. To check for that problem you can go to a “sleep lab” where they hook you up with monitors while you sleep the night there and monitor your breathing brain waves.

      good luck

  5. QUESTION:
    What does a retroflexed uterus and fluid in the culdesac and adnexa mean?
    I have been having night sweats and pelvic pain. I had a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis in mid-March. It showed a cyst on my right ovary.

    Six weeks later, I had a pelvic & transvaginal ultrasound. My doctor syas if my symptoms persist, to see a gynecologist which she had already recommended anyway. Should I be concerned about these results?

    Findings: The uterus is retroflexed. It measures 8.3 cm in length. The endometrial stripe measures 6.0 mm in thickness. There is a small amount of free fluid in the cul-de-sac and adnexa. Multiple follicles are present within the ovaries. The right ovary measures 2.7 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm. The left ovary measures 2.9 x 2.9 x 2.8 cm.

    Impression: Small free fluid in the pelvis. Bilateral ovarian follicles.
    I thought I should mention that I found out I had chlamydia maybe 2 years ago. I was treated but I have no idea how long I had had it.

    Not long after that I had severe pelvic pain for 2 or 3 days but was too scared to go to the doctor. Every time I’ve mentioned to a doctor the possiblity of PID they never have taken it seriously. I still wonder if I have or had it.

    I have pelvic pain off and on and sometimes it radiates down my leg or I feel it in my lower back. I have also had night sweats for over 5 years. And twice in that 5 year period, I’ve had unexplained fevers or chills. Also, there are times when I have the urgent need to urinate. Lastly, I sometimes have a brown discharge before my period starts. My periods are regular though.

    • ANSWER:
      A retroflexed uterus means that the uterus is tipped backwards. This is a pretty common occurrence for women. I have a friend whose uterus is tipped backwards. Mine is tipped forward.

      The free fluid in the cul-de-sac means that liquid like what can occur with a period is sitting in a space called the cul-de-sac (a space at the back of the uterus) and around the uterus itself.

      I would recommend asking your doctor for further clarification of the results to see what she says.

      In the mean time here’s the link to a site that may help you find even more information:

      http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health


Bilateral Ovarian Cysts Causes

Fluid-filled sacs that form on your ovaries are called ovarian cysts. You may not be aware, but there are many easy, natural treatments you can apply on your own in the comfort of your home to relieve the pain and discomfort these growths cause and to prevent ovarian cysts from forming in the first place.

Every month during the years when a woman can bear children, a process called ovulation occurs which results in the ovaries producing and releasing one or more eggs.

During this process, a structure called a follicle forms inside the ovary. As it develops, the follicle creates a sac on the ovary’s surface and this sac holds an egg.

If the egg reaches maturity, the sac will rupture and release the egg. After the egg is released, the sac normally will dissolve and disappear. If this does not occur, or if the sac closes after the egg has been released, it is possible that the sac may fill with fluid, become enlarged and develop into an ovarian cyst.

When a woman does not ovulate monthly, multiple cysts may develop on her ovaries. Under these circumstances, an ovary may become enlarged due to numerous small cysts clustered under a thick outer covering.

A complex condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the result of multiple organ and hormonal system dysfunction. The formation of many cysts on the ovaries is only one manifestation of this problem.

You may have ovarian cysts if you experience any of these common symptoms

a Nausea or vomiting

a Breast tenderness

a Weight gain

a Urination problems

a Abnormal bleeding

a Menstrual pain

a Abdominal or pelvic swelling or pain

a Pain during sex

a Pain in the lower back and thighs

These more severe symptoms require a doctor’s immediate attention

a Sudden, severe abdominal pain

a A combination of pain, fever and vomiting

a Rapid breathing

a Faintness, dizziness or weakness

It is understandable that the pain caused by ovarian cysts would make you want to get rid of them as fast and as easily as possible. Even if you can put up with the discomfort they cause, it is not wise to ignore cysts on ovaries.

Cysts on ovaries can be a warning of other health problems or even a chemical imbalance existing in a woman’s body. Cysts can provide a first alert that a serious disease may be developing.

Most cysts will dissolve and not call for medical treatment. However, they’ll often cause a need for pain relief. It is understandable that you’ll also want a long-term solution to prevent cysts from returning after they disappear. More importantly, women want a natural means to prevent ovarian cysts from forming in the first place.

Natural treatments that cause cysts to shrink and disappear will concentrate on your ability to

a Maintain a healthy diet that supports cyst prevention

a Make lifestyle changes designed to prevent cysts from forming

a Exercise and limit stress

a Restore your natural hormone balance

a Overcome cyst-related pain

a Exercise to reduce the formation of cysts and the problems they cause

Apply these five natural techniques to rid your body of existing cysts, reduce cysts’ impact on your health and prevent ovarian cysts from forming in the first place

1. Apply a heating pad or hot water bottle or take a hot bath to relieve cyst-related abdominal pain.

2. Reduce abdominal pressure by increasing your fiber and water intake.

3. Relax and relieve stress and pain by drinking chamomile, mint or raspberry teas. Drinking these and other herbal teas before going to bed provides maximum relief.

4. Drink as least eight glasses of water a day to provide the extra hydration you need to prevent ovarian cyst formation.

5. Maintain a regimen of multivitamins including minerals, zinc, vitamin B and C. Also, by taking antioxidants and herbs such as Echinacea and milk thistle and maintaining a proper diet to balance your hormones, you can bolster your body’s immune system and liver functions while protecting yourself against abnormal cell growth.

Get the information you need to rid your body of ovarian cysts and ultimately prevent cysts from forming in the first place

Learn all you need to know about easy, effective natural ways to prevent ovarian cysts and how you can get rid of them safely and permanently. Go to http://Ovarian-Cysts-Relief.info.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    CAN OVARIAN CYSTS CAUSE FEVER, HAIR LOSS AND EXTREME PAIN?
    Over the past month i`ve been losing alot of hair! I was not alarmed because i have alot anyway! But… About a week ago i woke up in the middle of the night with shaking and chills and a 104 fever! I took motrin and the fever went down, deciding to follow up in morning w my pcp! The fever had returned by morning just as high along with horrible pelvic and back pain mostly on my left side but radiating to the right as well! He sent me directly to the ER for a Ct scan. They told me i have bilateral ovarian cysts and advised me to follow up w my obgyn this week(am doing)! They also said i have a UTI that caused the fever! Well, ive been on the antibiotics for 4 days along with percocet both which are not relieving the pain or fevers! Idk what the problem is and my apt w my obgyn isnt until tues! I truly feel there is something bad but i dont think they would have let me go home if it was “that” bad right? The pain is far worse than anything ive felt b4!! I had a parial hysterectomy in 07! Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Go back to the emergency room now! It sounds like maybe you have torsion on your cyst, or a burst cyst. Go to a better hospital if you can–a teaching hospital. No, they wouldn’t have sent you home if things were really bad, but they could have missed something.

  2. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Chances of Pregnancy?
    So my legal guardian went to my doctors office yesterday to get my test results from last week.The doc wasn’t in but she had to fill out paperwork and asked if my results were in or not. The nurse let her look at my file, and it says I have bilateral ovarian cysts. I am 17 years old, according to medical journals they are common in women 30 – 60 years old… Not teenagers. And they can cause you to be sterile. But I already have a two-year-old. Whats my chances of being able to have more children someday? If anyone knows, I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You are right, they can cause you to become sterile…but not necessarily. I had multiple ovarian cysts from when I was 19 , but it wasn’t until 10 years later that I had to have one of them removed surgically because if was so large. During that time I had my daughter, and after I had the ovary removed I had my son. It wasn’t easy for me to conceive, but it did happen. Of course every person is different, but you can at least be reasonably confident that you will have more children if you want them.

      Best wishes and I hope it all turns out well for you.

      PS I’m glad you got the right answers about your previous question – thanks for the message. Glad to be of assistance.

  3. QUESTION:
    Several previous abdominal surgeries and pregnancy?
    In the last three and a half years I have given birth twice, had an appy, an umbilical hernia repair with mesh, a bilateral ovarian cystectomy (cysts caused by IUD), and just a month ago, I had my IUD removed surgically as it was upside down in the uterus and the hormones were causing large painful ovarian cysts. During this last surgery they also checked for endometriosis, as they weren’t sure it was the IUD causing the ovarian cysts (negative on the endometriosis). So my question is, with all that my abdominal region has gone through these last three and a half years, is it safe for this pregnancy? Are my chances of carrying to term good? Thanks for all information!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You have to go to your doctor. They can give the best answer

  4. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, headaches, weight loss, irregular cycles, severe acne, HELP!?
    I suffer from PCOS, fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis,TMJ, leaky gut, Carpal Tunnel, and an array of allergies. I started my period 10 days early last month on the 13th(unusual for me)bled for 7 days, then started again for a few days on the 27th. I have been experiencing this pulling sensation in between where my ribs meet in the middle of my abdomen, sharp pains at the bottom of my ribs on each side, and pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. Also dull aches and sharp pains in my lower back. My IC has been flaring up as well making my whole mid section just hurt like hell. Last time I had a sonogram done, it showed that I had bilateral complex ovarian cysts. Since then I have been taking 80 mg of Vitex 3 times daily. (about 3 months) All of my current symptoms felt similar to when I had cyst trouble before but the nausea was new. I had a CT scan and an intervaginal sonogram done assuming they would show some cysts. My doc went out of town before I could get the results from her, so my nurse called her and all she said was that my tests came back “Normal.” It has been over 2 weeks now and my nausea is more intermittent, but I still have a lot of abdominal discomfort and fatigue. What in the world could be causing my symptoms if it’s not my PCOS?! I’ve never had much trouble with indigestion or heartburn, I am taking a lot of vitamins and supplements recommended by my holistic doctor, I eat a very healthy low carb, low sugar diet, and the only prescription drug I take is low-dose Naltrexone. My conventional doctor is stumped, and I can’t afford to see my holistic docs atm, so any help or info is much appreciated!
    Ok, so maybe not ANY info. Please only leave educated responses and no I am not pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      I am goign to shoot for an educational answer, but there are a lot of symptoms soI am kind of stumpted too.
      Has your doctor suggested doign a diagnostic laparascopic surgery? I think this could be really beneficial for you. If he is stumped based on the tests he has already given, this is one step further to help with a diagnosis.

      I don’t belive it is related to your PCOS either…perhaps endometriosis, but that shouldn’t affect the rib pain. Endo would have to be officaly diagnosed with the laproscopic surgery.

      Maybe getting a second opinion and starting over with the tests at a new doctor would be benefical for you? When I am not satisfied with a doctors answer, i move on to another one. Telling you that you are normal when you are in pain and feling sick means you aren’t normal and they need to look harder.

      I am sorry I can’t be much help. Good luck on your diagnosis.

  5. QUESTION:
    always exhausted and sick?
    Im always exhausted. I can sleep for 15 hrs and wake up feeling like i slept 2. I have headaches all the time. I occasionally get vertigo for 2 days straight. what could be wrong with me??

    I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus,pericarditis, ovarian cysts, medullary sponge kidney, bilateral kidney stones, asthma, and reynaud’s phenomenon but my doctors have ruled out all my problems as being the cause of these symptoms. any ideas??

    • ANSWER:
      im guessing your on a lot of medications like prednisolone (steroids) or immunosuppressive medication for your lupus and JRA and they have many side effects and exhaustion and fatigue are common while you are taking these medications. Also, you may have sleep apnea which usually affects over weight ppl but sometimes regular size ppl…what happens is a person would have multiple episodes of no breathing which lasts for for 15 or 20 seconds and this way a persons sleep is disturbed and they actually are wake and then fall asleep so quickly that they dont realize it. And when they wake up for real they calculate when they actually fell asleep and are surprised why they still feel tierd after sleeping that long. To check for that problem you can go to a “sleep lab” where they hook you up with monitors while you sleep the night there and monitor your breathing brain waves.

      good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    WHAT IS CAUSING MY LEG PAIN?
    I HAD A MRI AND THE LETTER SAID I HABE BILATERAL HIP JOINT DEGENERATIVE CHONDROMALACIA WITH SUBCHONDRAL EROSIVE CHANGE INVOLVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT FEMORAL HEADS . ALSO THE DR . WROTE BROAD CENRAT/LEFT PARACENTRAL DISC HERNIATION OF THE PROTRUSION TYPE INVOLVING L5-S1, ACCOMPANIED BY LEFT PARACENTRAL POSTERIOR ANNULAR TEAR DISC DEHYDRATION. COEXISTING DEGENERATIVE FACET ARTHROPATY IF A DR. COULD ANWSER THIS QUESTIONS THAT WOULD BE GREAT TY FOR YOUR HELP ONE MORE THING MULTILEVEL BIATERAL OVARIAN/ADNEXAL CYSTS ARE NOTED IT SAYS SO WHAT IS ALL THIS MEAN? COULD ALL THESE BE CAUSING MY CALF IN THE BACK OF MY LEGS TO HURT ME?? DOCTORS PLZ OR IF YOU NO ABOUT THIS PLZ RESPONE TO THIS THANKS AGAIN

    • ANSWER:
      Just to make things short they are saying that you have a L5and S1 Disk in your back pushing on a nerve thats what is causing the leg pain .you also have a torn disc also that they have found a cysts on your spine .sounds like your heading for surgey. GOOD LUCK


Bilateral Ovarian Cysts

After years of being off the market, the intrauterine device, or IUD, seems to be enjoying a rebirth by a new generation of women in Phoenix, Arizona.

One of the main changes made over the past twenty years is an IUD that uses the hormone progesterone, similar to that used in the birth control pill. Another t 00004000 ype of IUD, the copper T, has also made a resurgence. The copper T IUD does not release the hormone, but instead releases copper into the body. Both forms of the IUD irritate the inner lining of the womb causing inflammation, and can also cause: pelvic inflammatory disease, allergic reactions, infections, uterus perforation, spontaneous abortion and lack of or prolonged menstruation.

Women who are having problems with their IUD’s are running into barriers in having the device removed. The cost of the removal can be prohibitive. Women also sometimes run into resistance from doctors who may be reluctant to remove the IUD’s. Life Choices Women’s Clinic in Phoenix, AZ offers a low-cost removal.

Before making a decision whether to use the IUD, make sure that you get all the information about the possible health risks. To make an appointment for a free consultation with our family planning consultant, contact Life Choices Women’s Clinic.

Life Choices Women’s Clinic has two offices in Phoenix, and also serves Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Laveen, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, Peoria, El Mirage, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, Gilbert, and Paradise Valley. The area schools in this area are Arizona State University (ASU), Glendale Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix College, South Mountain Community College, and Grand Canyon University.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can i get pregnant if i have bilateral ovarian cysts?
    I’m trying to conceive but so far no luck. I was diagnosed with bilateral ovarian cysts about 4 months ago. Could this be ruining my chances of conceiving?

    • ANSWER:
      ovarian cysts usually don’t affect your fertility. They usually resolve on their own. If you’re getting a monthly period, you most likely can get pregnant.

  2. QUESTION:
    bilateral ovarian cysts and anterior uterus?
    had an MRI to rule out adrenal or pituatry tumors (have high 17 OHP, testorone, prolactin etc). MRI can back tumor free but report says “Bilateral ovarian cysts” and “Anterior Uterus”. What do these mean? Is that bad?
    Can’t get in til next month…trying to find out if these are a big deal or not

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Bilateral Ovarian Cysts?
    Okay im 14 years old..the other day i was sick..basically i was throwing up and my right side was hurting..
    i handled raw chicken so my mom told me i had to go get check out..when i was in the er i had a cat scan and they said i have bilateral ovarian cysts..i have an obgyn apt soon..i just wanna know wat to expect? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know, but my best friend is 13 and she has ovarian cysts, so you aren’t very odd or something.

  4. QUESTION:
    is it common for a female infant to have multiple bilateral ovarian cysts with breast development at 10 months

    • ANSWER:
      This is a condition that is called precocious puberty. this is not common for a baby of her age. My son was diagnosed with this when he was 5yrs. You should seek the advise of an endocrine doctor. The medicine that is used most for this condition is called Lupron. It’s given by injection once monthly until the age puberty is to start. I hope all goes well and you get the help you need for your daughter.

  5. QUESTION:
    I AM 19 YEAR OLD GIRL SUFFERING FROM BILATERAL OVARIAN CYSTS[4*4.5 cms].PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE CURE FOR IT.?
    DOES IT DISSOLVE ON ITS OWN?

    • ANSWER:
      Most dissolve on their own, but get an ultra sound in a month to follow-up. You’ll need to be sure it’s dissolved. In the meantime, drink red rasberry leaf tea. It is great for the female system. Also, start exercising. It helps your immune system and your overall health. Most importantly, do not worry. I’ll be praying for you.

  6. QUESTION:
    what are bilateral ovarian dermoid cysts,is it a serious decease ?

    • ANSWER:
      dj m – A dermoid cyst (also called a “mature teratoma”) is a sac-like growth that may be present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth, or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. In some cases, especially when in the ovary, it also contains thyroid or brain tissue. Ovarian dermoid cysts, which not uncommonly are found in both ovaries, can develop in a woman during her reproductive years. They can cause torsion, infection, rupture, and cancer. These dermoid cysts can be removed with either conventional surgery or laparoscopy (surgery that uses small incisions and specially designed instruments to enter the abdomen or pelvis). The great majority are benign, but rarely one element can become malignant with many different types of malignancy possible.
      Typically, removing a dermoid cyst is not an emergency procedure. If a dermoid cyst ruptures, becomes inflamed, or causes pain or fever, a person should seek immediate medical advice. Treatment depends also uipon your age. In younger woman, it may be possible to remove the dermoid cyst while still lraving behind normal ovary tissue for needed hormone benefits or future pregnancy.

  7. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts?
    How fast can or does ovarian cysts form/grow? I have suffered from bilateral ovarian cysts in the past and was taking the birth control pill for a while to help stop them. I have been off the pill for about 3 weeks now and it feels like I have a lump around my left ovary area? I have pelvic pain around this area too. Could this be a small cyst? Can you feel a cyst with your fingers through your tummy/skin?

    I’m seeing my doctor next week but in the mean while was just wondering whether anyone has experienced this or something similar to this before?

    • ANSWER:
      You CAN form cyst anytime. Yes, you can feel a cyst sometimes but only if it is large and if you have had one before you typically start “learning” your body. As for what was stated by someone above me….you CAN have cyst when you are not ovulating. Just because you read something, please remember there are exceptions to every “rule”. I had to have an emergency partial hysterectomy and I therefor only had one ovary remaining. I was healing and it was a month to the day after my surgery when I was feeling pain again and I went to my Dr. and I had a huge cyst on that ovary even though during surgery it was fine so it, of course had to be removed resulting in a complete hysterectomy and was when I was NOT ovulating. I had, had them many times previously and I rarely ovulated which is what led up to me having to have the surgery in the first place.
      It is good that you are seeing your Dr. and since they were able to treat it before your Dr. should be able to treat it again. Cyst are quite common and will most often go away on there own. I hope your pain is better soon and good luck at your Dr.’s appt.~

  8. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Chances of Pregnancy?
    So my legal guardian went to my doctors office yesterday to get my test results from last week.The doc wasn’t in but she had to fill out paperwork and asked if my results were in or not. The nurse let her look at my file, and it says I have bilateral ovarian cysts. I am 17 years old, according to medical journals they are common in women 30 – 60 years old… Not teenagers. And they can cause you to be sterile. But I already have a two-year-old. Whats my chances of being able to have more children someday? If anyone knows, I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You are right, they can cause you to become sterile…but not necessarily. I had multiple ovarian cysts from when I was 19 , but it wasn’t until 10 years later that I had to have one of them removed surgically because if was so large. During that time I had my daughter, and after I had the ovary removed I had my son. It wasn’t easy for me to conceive, but it did happen. Of course every person is different, but you can at least be reasonably confident that you will have more children if you want them.

      Best wishes and I hope it all turns out well for you.

      PS I’m glad you got the right answers about your previous question – thanks for the message. Glad to be of assistance.

  9. QUESTION:
    Help! Ovarian Cysts vs. pregnancy?
    On July 1st, I went into my doctors office with extreme pain, the next day I had an ultrasound which determined that the pain was bilateral ovarian cysts. She advised me during the ultrasound that I had recently ovulated, which would mean 2 weeks earlier I had my period around the 16th of June…Well I had my period 2 weeks before this around the end of May. Today is July 20th, and I have no sign of my period and earlier today after using the ladies room (sorry for being so discriptive) I had an eggy like substance after using the toliet. It is my understanding that that is ovulating. But I just did about 20 days ago or so, and I haven’t had a period since. I feel like something beat the crap out of me, tired and nauseas…like i feel like i have to eat something to feel better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      it’s best to take an hpt to make sure if you’re pregnant or not…the pain sounds like ovulation pain along with the ewcm but those could be progesterone signs too….were your cycles regular before the ultrasound? you can also ask a fertility specialist online for free for an opinion and find other women who are going through similar situatinos, try www.FertilityTies.com
      good luck!!

  10. QUESTION:
    CAN OVARIAN CYSTS CAUSE FEVER, HAIR LOSS AND EXTREME PAIN?
    Over the past month i`ve been losing alot of hair! I was not alarmed because i have alot anyway! But… About a week ago i woke up in the middle of the night with shaking and chills and a 104 fever! I took motrin and the fever went down, deciding to follow up in morning w my pcp! The fever had returned by morning just as high along with horrible pelvic and back pain mostly on my left side but radiating to the right as well! He sent me directly to the ER for a Ct scan. They told me i have bilateral ovarian cysts and advised me to follow up w my obgyn this week(am doing)! They also said i have a UTI that caused the fever! Well, ive been on the antibiotics for 4 days along with percocet both which are not relieving the pain or fevers! Idk what the problem is and my apt w my obgyn isnt until tues! I truly feel there is something bad but i dont think they would have let me go home if it was “that” bad right? The pain is far worse than anything ive felt b4!! I had a parial hysterectomy in 07! Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Go back to the emergency room now! It sounds like maybe you have torsion on your cyst, or a burst cyst. Go to a better hospital if you can–a teaching hospital. No, they wouldn’t have sent you home if things were really bad, but they could have missed something.

  11. QUESTION:
    what is a bilateral adnexal cysts most likely ovarian?

    • ANSWER:
      The Adnexa is the region of the female pelvis that encompasses the ovaries, fallopian tubes and surrounding broad ligament. In this case, it is indicated that you have ovarian cysts (“adnexal cysts most likely ovarian”) on both (“bilateral”) ovaries. For background info and treatment options, check out http://www.centerforendo.com/articles/cystclopedia.htm.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can there be a relation between ovarian cysts and cervical polyp?
    A few weeks ago, I went to ER due to abdominal pain. They did a CT scan and said I had bilateral ovarian cycts. One on my left ovary had ruptured. I have had intermittent abdominal pain since then plus irregular menstruation. I was told at the clinic that I need an ultrasound but because I don’t have health insurance, I cannot get it done now.

    I did go back to the clinic for a pap smear and was told that I have a cervical polyp. I was referred to a gynecologist. Still haven’t received results regarding the pap smear but I was wondering if the cervical polyp and ovarian cysts could be related.

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again – as in your case.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      Hope this helps.

  14. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body…
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed – Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules – up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good ‘green drink’ – health food stores – organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system…many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts…also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS…never buy into the concept that there’s nothing you can do. EVER :o)

  15. QUESTION:
    what is bilateral ovarian endometriomas?
    hi..I am 23 and just found that I have bilateral ovarian endometriomas. Both the cyst are approx 8 cm large. Docs are prescribing laproscopy, where in they will be removing the cyst, and preserving the ovaries. Can anyone tell me what this thing is, i have googled it out, but i want to know what it is in simple terms, not medical terms. Also i want to know what precautions have to be taken after the operation..and will any problem arise in the future if I want to get pregnant..
    I am so afraid, and the doctor is sending mixed signals..please help me out..
    so will it affect my chances of getting pregnant in the future..doc is saying to have a baby soon, n i m not even married..

    • ANSWER:
      well in very simple terms it means that the lining that usually grows inside your uterus is growing outside your uterus now. as of right now, there is no other procedure to help with it except to have it scraped/cut away. it usually appears in the child bearing years (21-40) and becomes painful mostly around the time of pms when estrogen is at its highest levels. taking anti inflamatory drugs can help with the irritation (ibuprofen, toradol) but the biggest relief is usually to start birth control that reduces estrogen levels. your doctor is probably giving you mixed signals because there is no straightforward answer. chances are you will have repeat episodes of this condition. the tissue (endometrium) can cause cysts and scarring and is very painful. no doctor wants to tell you that you will continue to have these problems, expecially since that is not a definite possibility. after the operation, you’ll probably go home same day. you need to watch for bleeding, do no heavy lifting, don’t strain your stomach muscles, keep incisions dry, and pretty much spend a few days laying around taking it easy.

  16. QUESTION:
    TTC after miscarriage with fertiliry problems?
    I went through the following in 2007. Miscarriage (april- no heartbeat) , Didnt try for 3 months after that i had bilateral ovarian cysts( in july) followed by irregulare periods. and two months of “progyluton” a hormone balancing drug. I finished taking progyluton in october. And been TTC since then …Should i starts Clomid ?

    • ANSWER:
      Most doctors won’t put you on clomid unless you have been trying for atleast 12 months with no pregnancy. In your case it may be a bit different since you obviously have some type of hormone inbalance, but this will have to be a judgement call by your doctor. Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst Report and Analysis?
    My report says this, “Right ovary contains cyst with low level internal echoes measuring 32*29mm . Similar cyst seen in left ovary measuring 48*49mm impression: bilateral complex ovarian cysts likely endometriomas , advised MRI pelvis”…..what does it mean??? please suggest some cures and have to undergo surgery to remove them. and i couldn’t calculate the size in cm can you please help me out?? :(

    • ANSWER:
      Ovary size is reported in volume
      standard size is 3 to 5cm long
      1.5to 3 cm width
      0.5 to 1.5 cm thick
      10 mm = 1cm
      Cyst sizes are 3.2 & 4.8 cm which
      are to be removed by laproscopic surgery
      MRI may be advised to diagnose endometriosis wall, follicles

  18. QUESTION:
    Attention all medical specialist i need your help please !?
    i had a cat scan to check on kidney stones and when i picked up my results from radiology it said i have mildly enlarged spleen with a nodule on it along with bilateral ovarian cysts difficult to measure due to fluid in pelvic cavity i m going to the doctor next week what does this stuff mean ?

    • ANSWER:
      It will depend on the context, i.e. your age, symptoms, physical findings – your doctor will want to do a complete history and physical- this quite well could likely just be an incidental finding.

  19. QUESTION:
    I have sbeen suffering from pelvic pains, bloating, constipation and lower back pains for years?
    I was idagnosed with Endometriosis in November of 2007, my pains got worse and now I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they found a Bilateral ovarian complex cyst and the doctor said that it is malignant. He sent me to do blood work which includes the CA125, Tumor marker, and others. It could lead to me having ovarian cancer. how many have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had this symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      A close relative had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but the abdominal pain,bloating,diarrhoea, constipation and back pain got worse.Tests eg barium enema and ultrasound (transvaginal) did not reveal anything.Eventually it was found to be ovarian cancer.

  20. QUESTION:
    easy 10 pts!! my primary care doc gave me vicodin 1 went to er and they switched me to percocet?
    when i told them i was still having severe pain and it wasnt helping very well (a cat scan showed bilateral ovarian cysts and kidney stones so i am not a drug seeeker or they would not give me the meds !) it is prescribed for breakthrough pain will i have trouble filling it ? the vicodin will run out on the 25
    i will be using the pharmacy at the hospital where the doc prescribed it

    • ANSWER:
      no problem filling it they are different medications

  21. QUESTION:
    abdominal exercise?
    I am now on 12th postoperative day of emergency laprotomy. please suggest when can i start my exercise & what exercises can i do.surgery is for bilateral ovarian cysts & sigmoid colon adhesions with posterior wall of uterus & right ovary.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should call the surgeon’s office and ask them.

      But for a short, uninformed answer, no hard exercise no sooner than 6 to 8 weeks post-op. I would think that when you have a follow-up appointment then they will clear you to exercise.

  22. QUESTION:
    elevated ca-125 test results?
    have been going to the gyno for about a month now having bleeding problems, doctor found bilateral ovarian cysts (1 and 3) durring tvs, he ordered ca-125 test. one week later found out ca-125 was elevated and he ordered another blood test, tvs and is going to do exploratory surgery (please note i already have a planned surgury-im going to be having my bladder neck taped), im scared. Can they tell by the tvs if it’s cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The transvaginal scan will only show the cystic mass. If they are removing the cysts, they will be sent to pathology for further testing. Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    Laparotomy recovery question?
    I just had a laparotomy for a bilateral ovarian cyst last Thursday. They rushed me out of the hospital as soon as they got me awake and some more pain medicine in me (I had excruciating pain when I woke up). I had expected that they would have kept me for at least one night due to the size of both the cysts and the incision. I’m still in pretty excruciating pain, and am wondering if this is normal?? Taking both motrin and vicodin on a regular schedule at the moment. I have a slightly elevated temp now (99.2F) and am having issues with breathing and walking at the same time. I have a check up appointment on Thursday with my doctor but that seems like a long way away with how I’m feeling! Any advice/previous experiences?? The cysts were benign(yet 6cm each) and they found that I have endometriosis.
    I seem to go from feeling better to feeling the same as the day after surgery. Am I possibly just overdoing it on getting exercise. I try and walk around for at least 20 min a couple times a day, if not more.
    It’s good to hear that what I’m going through seems to be pretty normal. :) um…this is kind of gross (sorry), but i have been having really foul vaginal discharge since about last night/evening. And I don’t know if it has to do with the back pain I’ve been having, but my right side has been having really sharp pains…
    I’m ready to be done with healing now!! ;)

    • ANSWER:
      I had a laparascopy a couple years ago to remove a cyst growing on 1 of my ovaries. It’s normal to have a slight temperature. It’s very normal to experience lots of pain. I also had some trouble with breathing and walking at the same time too. My right shoulder was killing me after the laparascopic procedure.. (Doctors have to fill your body with air in order to view the uterus and other organs properly). Has your pain levels increased or decreased over the past couple days? I hope that you feel better soon.

  24. QUESTION:
    Could I be pregnant?
    On July 1st, I went into my doctors office with extreme pain, the next day I had an ultrasound which determined that the pain was bilateral ovarian cysts. She advised me during the ultrasound that I had recently ovulated, which would mean 2 weeks earlier I had my period around the 16th of June…Well I had my period 2 weeks before this around the end of May. Today is July 20th, and I have no sign of my period and earlier today after using the ladies room (sorry for being so discriptive) I had an eggy like substance after using the toliet. It is my understanding that that is ovulating. But I just did about 20 days ago or so, and I haven’t had a period since. I feel like something beat the crap out of me, tired and nauseas…like i feel like i have to eat something to feel better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like its a strong possibility. i think if you tested it would give you an accurate result. most tests work up to 5 days before your missed period

  25. QUESTION:
    pregnant and cramping???
    I just found out that I am pregnant with my first kid. I am almost 5 weeks along and I am experiencing alot of moderate to severe cramping as if I am going to start a bad period. I am not spotting or bleeding. I am just wondering if it is normal to cramp so bad in the early weeks of pregnancy?? And has anyone else experienced that while they were pregnant?
    The cramping is not severe where I feel like I am dieing, Its like bad period cramps. It has not been a sudden onset it has been going on and off for about a week. Oh and I know I have bilateral ovarian cysts could that have anything to do with it???

    • ANSWER:
      It could be the cysts but Cramping was how I found out I was pregnant. It was because I was dehydrated. My doc told me to double my water intake and see if it helps, if it doesnt then get to the ER! You should be drinking at least 8 to 10 8 oz glasses of water a day.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can my frequent bladder infections and UTI’s affect my ability to get pregnant?
    When I was 16, I had very bad bilateral ovarian cysts. The doctor told me that may affect my ability to get pregnant, and thus far, though I haven’t been trying TO get pregnant, I haven’t tried not to, either. Now, I want to try to get pregnant, but my doctor told me yesterday that his sister could never get pregnant because of frequent bladder infections. Is this true? And how does it affect it? Also, can thyroid problems affect this as well? My cousin said that if I’m being treated for my thyroid problem, I could become more fertile. But they aren’t treating me for it.

    • ANSWER:
      well i have had bladder and kidney problems since i was 2 yrs old and i finally got my kidney fixed last year, but before that i have had 3 healthy happy boys, so i don’t think there is any serious problems but if you are concerned bring it up to your Dr..oh and if you are thinking about ttc you should set up an appointment with your OBGYN to get a check up just to make sure everything is good to go, and then while you are there you can talk to them about your bladder problems.
      Oh and as far as the thyroid issues go. YES thyroid problems can pose some issues if ttc so if you haven’t gotten your levels check yet for that i would because having an diagnosed thyroid can be deadly, it can cause a lot of heart and brain problems for you and then when you get pg it can cause you to miscarry.
      I have thyroid issues as well and i just found out that it is FINALLY normal so we are hoping we can get pg now…

      good luck

  27. QUESTION:
    hey i hav missed my period,and i want to knw wheathr am pregnant,plz help me?
    am 24yrs old married since 8 months.my lmp was 25th march.On 29th march i underwent laprascopic surgery for bilateral ovarian cysts. on 17th april i had unprotected sex with my partner.its been 41 days nw i have not got my periods.i did urine test twice it showed negative.but i hav some symptoms of early pregnancy like tender breast and slight nausea.plz let me knw which is the best time to chk the pregnancy and how.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Might have cancer & i’m scared?
    I work as a janitor, live in a homeless shelter, am being bullied at work & my best friend died 6 months ago. i’m hoping 4 the best but worried sick. it’s in my breast, and i have bilateral ovarian cysts too. mostly i worry about how to prevent infection given my job and where i live, but also how i’d manage rad or chemo given i work 5pm to 1am. i come from a hugely dysfunctional family but the irony is, i’m homeless due to depression-not drugs or arrest or anything like my family has, and they’ve never been homeless or had cancer. how do i get thru this?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I’m so sorry you are having such a difficult time! You are someone who truly needs some kindness and caring. I know that many who have cancer apply for temporary disability. I am not sure of how to do that but someone at the homeless shelter will know. There are also support groups for you at www.acor.org.
      Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you know that if you are pregnant?
    Usually My mensus is either late or early by 2 week. So I’m not sure whether I’m under the “irregular”category. This year ,I had my last mensus on the 30th Jan. I have tried the pregnancy kit, the first test shown that there’s a faded positive line. Feeling unsure, I did the 2nd test a week later and it doesn’t show anything. So I’m just wondering whether I’m pregnant or not. Oh by the way I have endriometrisis,with bilateral ovarian cysts and a 3mm fibroid

    • ANSWER:
      It could have been a faulty test or a chemical pregnancy (very early miscarriage). Try charting your cycles — do bbt (basal body temp), look for ewcm (egg white cervical mucus) and use opks (ovulation predictor kits) to pinpoint ovulation. Even if you are irregular, you will have a set luteal phase (the time from ovulation to menstration) which should be 12 – 16 days. Once you figure out your luteal phase, you will know when to test for pregnancy (if menstration is late) since each woman’s luteal phase does not vary more than a day or so.

      Fo example, my luteal phase is 15 days, so once I ovulate (confirmed by opks and bbt), I have 15 days until menstration starts. If I go more than 15 days, I could be pregnant, so I take a hpt (home pregnancy test).

      I hope this helps. See your Dr if you don’t get your period soon. GL!

  30. QUESTION:
    Terrible pain just under my ribs when I bent over, followed by abdominal distension…?
    Has happened 2x in 2 days, each episode only lasted 10-15 minutes tops, but was so bad I thought my liver had burst or something. It happens when Im bending over sharply.
    And the pain is about an inch below my lowest right rib. The swelling goes down fast-but the whole thing is odd and makes me uneasy.

    The gyno has told me I have bilateral ovarian cysts,the right one I can feel by my groin. They did 2 pelvic ultrasounds-and I never heard any more.

    Ive considered: hiatal hernia and gallstones- Im about 25 pounds overweight-

    Do I need to get to a doctor for this…?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You are pinching a muscle bending over and they can either send the pain around your body on the nerves to be pains in your front or they can press onto the nerves, as they leave your spine, to cause pains in the organs they go to. Pressure on the nerves to your stomach will cause it to release more gastric acid which will burn your stomach lining and as it dilutes the pain will get less and less until it goes away. Both of these problems will be gotten rid of by freeing up your back muscles so they can’t press into the nerves or be pinched by the spine and here’s how to free them up for your relief:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this erlaxed.

  31. QUESTION:
    HELP!!!Serious Pain!?
    On July 1st, I went into my doctors office with extreme pain, the next day I had an ultrasound which determined that the pain was bilateral ovarian cysts. She advised me during the ultrasound that I had recently ovulated, which would mean 2 weeks earlier I had my period around the 16th of June…Well I had my period 2 weeks before this around the end of May. Today is July 20th, and I have no sign of my period and earlier today after using the ladies room (sorry for being so discriptive) I had an eggy like substance after using the toliet. It is my understanding that that is ovulating. But I just did about 20 days ago or so, and I haven’t had a period since. I feel like something beat the crap out of me, tired and nauseas…like i feel like i have to eat something to feel better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      It also could be that you just released the ovarian cyst because women normally create them and release them with little to none pain. They don’t even relize that it happens. The ovarian cysts could and usually are the sac that holds the egg that needs to be released to start pregnancy/period. Anyway are you trying to get pregnant. If so good luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it a ruptured ovarian cyst?
    I have abdominal pain, recently diagnosed with PCOS, nausea, bilateral lower quadrant pain, “hot” belly, and brown discharge with some dark bloody fluid. Is it possible that I have ruptured a cyst? If so must I go to the ER? I don’t have a fever so I am not too worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kirsten

      Important stuff first. It does sound as if you may have a ruptured ovarian cyst, though often they are accompanied by fever as well as the symptoms you mention. I would certainly recommend that see your doctor soonest (explain to the receptionist, she will fit you in quickly), and IF you develop a fever, then yes, go straight to ER.

      Less urgent. The cysts in PCOS are generally small, they do not rupture and they don’t give these symptoms. If you were diagnosed with PCOS just on the basis of having more than one cyst in your ovary (by ultrasound), then you may want to revisit or challenge that diagnosis. Seeing multiple cysts on ultrasound does NOT necessarily mean PCOS. If, on the other hand, you have been properly diagnosed with PCOS (at least 3 of the classic symptoms, and blood tests to back it up), then ignore this paragraph.

  33. QUESTION:
    Several previous abdominal surgeries and pregnancy?
    In the last three and a half years I have given birth twice, had an appy, an umbilical hernia repair with mesh, a bilateral ovarian cystectomy (cysts caused by IUD), and just a month ago, I had my IUD removed surgically as it was upside down in the uterus and the hormones were causing large painful ovarian cysts. During this last surgery they also checked for endometriosis, as they weren’t sure it was the IUD causing the ovarian cysts (negative on the endometriosis). So my question is, with all that my abdominal region has gone through these last three and a half years, is it safe for this pregnancy? Are my chances of carrying to term good? Thanks for all information!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You have to go to your doctor. They can give the best answer

  34. QUESTION:
    real time ultrasonography of pelvis result give like this am i pregnant?
    endometrium :18mm,diffusely hyperechoic
    no gestational sac,
    Bilateral ovarian dermoid cysts

    • ANSWER:
      It shows that u r not pregnant.
      thickness of ur endometrium is normal
      u have Bilateral ovarian dermoid cysts
      get the cyst operated

  35. QUESTION:
    BRCA 1 & 2 and optional ovarian surgery?
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago when I was 29 years old. I am ER+ and Her2 +. I had bilateral mastectomy, the right side as prevention. My dr wrote to my insurance company asking them to approve the BRCA tests. They turned me down. Twice. I have not had them done myself since they cost about 00.
    I am supposed to have my ovaries out next week, by my own request, but my onc told me this past week that he doesn’t agree with my decision. I am currently in a study where my ovaries are shut down each month, for another 2+ years. He is worried about the long term effects of being in menopause at my age. I am worried about ovarian cancer as I am not sure if I have the BRCA mutation or not. If I have it, I have read that there is a 16-60% chance of getting ovarian cancer.
    As a side note, I had an ovarian cyst rupture, which in itself is odd since less than 2% of women in menopause have ovarian cysts.

    Has anyone else been in this situation? I don’t know what to do.
    For the one who thinks that it doesn’t believe it costs that much for the test, I have found independent labs who charge just under 00. I suppose it could have changed in the 3 years when I last checked it. I do know it is very expensive. And it was my choice to have the preventative mastectomy. I was 29 with 2 young kids and was willing to do whatever I needed to. That surgery was not forced on me, and unless you have been in the position, I do not think you can tell me what you would or would not have done.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have any other family history of breast or ovarian cancer? That would affect your risk of carrying a BRCA mutation. Have you thought about seeing a genetic counselor. They will do a complete family history and then they can use special models to calculate your risk of carrying this mutation. This may give you a better idea of what your risk is. If I were you I would have my ovaries out. If you do have the mutation your risk for ovarian cancer quite high. Ovarian cancer is sneaky (we do not have a good way to diagnose it early, produces vague symptoms) and is usually diagnosed at a late stage when we do not have good treatments for long term survival. You will be menopausal and since you are ER+ you will not be able to have hormone replacement but there are some non-hormonal meds to help with your symptoms. (ask about effexor). Trust me, I have had several patients who had breast cancer at a young age, did not know if they had a BRCA mutation, had bilateral mastectomies and developed ovarian cancer down the road because no one addressed their ovaries. I think if you were brave enough to proceed with mastectomy I would be on the safe side and protect yourself with the removal of the ovaries. I commend your initiative and courage.

  36. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, headaches, weight loss, irregular cycles, severe acne, HELP!?
    I suffer from PCOS, fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis,TMJ, leaky gut, Carpal Tunnel, and an array of allergies. I started my period 10 days early last month on the 13th(unusual for me)bled for 7 days, then started again for a few days on the 27th. I have been experiencing this pulling sensation in between where my ribs meet in the middle of my abdomen, sharp pains at the bottom of my ribs on each side, and pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. Also dull aches and sharp pains in my lower back. My IC has been flaring up as well making my whole mid section just hurt like hell. Last time I had a sonogram done, it showed that I had bilateral complex ovarian cysts. Since then I have been taking 80 mg of Vitex 3 times daily. (about 3 months) All of my current symptoms felt similar to when I had cyst trouble before but the nausea was new. I had a CT scan and an intervaginal sonogram done assuming they would show some cysts. My doc went out of town before I could get the results from her, so my nurse called her and all she said was that my tests came back “Normal.” It has been over 2 weeks now and my nausea is more intermittent, but I still have a lot of abdominal discomfort and fatigue. What in the world could be causing my symptoms if it’s not my PCOS?! I’ve never had much trouble with indigestion or heartburn, I am taking a lot of vitamins and supplements recommended by my holistic doctor, I eat a very healthy low carb, low sugar diet, and the only prescription drug I take is low-dose Naltrexone. My conventional doctor is stumped, and I can’t afford to see my holistic docs atm, so any help or info is much appreciated!
    Ok, so maybe not ANY info. Please only leave educated responses and no I am not pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      I am goign to shoot for an educational answer, but there are a lot of symptoms soI am kind of stumpted too.
      Has your doctor suggested doign a diagnostic laparascopic surgery? I think this could be really beneficial for you. If he is stumped based on the tests he has already given, this is one step further to help with a diagnosis.

      I don’t belive it is related to your PCOS either…perhaps endometriosis, but that shouldn’t affect the rib pain. Endo would have to be officaly diagnosed with the laproscopic surgery.

      Maybe getting a second opinion and starting over with the tests at a new doctor would be benefical for you? When I am not satisfied with a doctors answer, i move on to another one. Telling you that you are normal when you are in pain and feling sick means you aren’t normal and they need to look harder.

      I am sorry I can’t be much help. Good luck on your diagnosis.

  37. QUESTION:
    Could I have developed bilateral hydrosalipinges from hirschsprung?
    Diagnosed with hirschsprung as a baby I underwent four serious intrusive operations to remove the malignant mega colon to save my life. I was wondering if those earlier operations had any bearing on the fact that I now been diagnosed with bilateral hydrosalipinges and a giant physiologic cyst possibly a ovarian neoplasm on my right adnexa measuring 14.8 x 8.0 x 11.3 cm. What is the severity of these foreign growths? Will I be able to conceive?

    Please provide me with any websites in relevant layman’s verbiage would be a great relief.

    Thank you for helping me.

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.ivf-indiana.com/education/hydrosalpinges.html

      Yhttp://www.asrm.org/Patients/FactSheets/hydrosa.pdf

      From what you are saying, you will need to have IVF done to conceive due to your Fallopian Tube Blockage. In your case, it could be congenital or it could be caused by an infection. Have you asked your Dr. what they believe caused this. You don’t say your age, have you always had pain? Did it start with Puberty? It can also be caused by STD’s, have you ever been diagnosed with anything prior?

      I would be more worried about the possible Ovarian Neoplasm or cyst covering your right ovary. You need to have a Laproscopy done immediately. They need to find out if it is a cyst or if it is tumor. If it is a cyst there are many classifications & treatments (see sites below). If it is a tumor, it can be benign or an invasive form of cancer. Hopefully,your Dr’s have scheduled surgery or Laproscopy soon as they need to first quallify what is on your right ovary & get pathology results back to see if it is Ovarian cancer related. This is very serious, call your Dr. today & find out what the surgical plan is, this is something that could be treated or possibly life-threatening.The only way to know is to have exploratory surgery, then your Dr. will know exactly what you are dealing with & you can start getting the correct treatment. I hope this helps! Good luck!

      http://ovariancancer.jhmi.edu/germcell.cfm

      http://www.brooksidepress.org/Products/Military_OBGYN/Textbook/Problems/OvarianNeoplasm.htm

  38. QUESTION:
    always exhausted and sick?
    Im always exhausted. I can sleep for 15 hrs and wake up feeling like i slept 2. I have headaches all the time. I occasionally get vertigo for 2 days straight. what could be wrong with me??

    I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus,pericarditis, ovarian cysts, medullary sponge kidney, bilateral kidney stones, asthma, and reynaud’s phenomenon but my doctors have ruled out all my problems as being the cause of these symptoms. any ideas??

    • ANSWER:
      im guessing your on a lot of medications like prednisolone (steroids) or immunosuppressive medication for your lupus and JRA and they have many side effects and exhaustion and fatigue are common while you are taking these medications. Also, you may have sleep apnea which usually affects over weight ppl but sometimes regular size ppl…what happens is a person would have multiple episodes of no breathing which lasts for for 15 or 20 seconds and this way a persons sleep is disturbed and they actually are wake and then fall asleep so quickly that they dont realize it. And when they wake up for real they calculate when they actually fell asleep and are surprised why they still feel tierd after sleeping that long. To check for that problem you can go to a “sleep lab” where they hook you up with monitors while you sleep the night there and monitor your breathing brain waves.

      good luck

  39. QUESTION:
    CT scan question?!?!?
    could someone help me understand what all this means please!
    Findings: the lung bases are clear. the inferior heart and mediastinum are unremarkable. In the upper abdomen, the liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, and kidneys are unremarkable. the gallbladder is contracted but otherwise unremarkable.
    Evaluation of the stomach, small bowel, and colon demonstrates numerous fluid-filled loops of small bowel with minimal mucosal hyperemia and adjacent inflammatory change. There is no evidence for frank obstruction, no transition point is identified. An enteritis is questioned. There are scattered mesenteric lymph nodes without frank adenopathy identified. The appendix is normal.
    The abdominal vasculature is intact. The anterior abdominal wall is intact. The surrounding osseous and soft tissue structures are normal.
    Within the pelvis, the distal ureters and bladder are normal. The uterus has a normal appearance. a crenulated right ovarian cyst is present. Bilateral ovaries are otherwise unremarkable. A small amount of slightly inflamed appearing loops of small bowel are present. A small amount of free fluid in the pelvis is noted as well.
    the surrounding osseous and soft tissue structures are unremarkable. review of the sagittal and coronal reformatted images demonstrates no additional abnormality. A preliminary report of these findings was given by the teleradiologist on-call.
    IMPRESSION:
    1. MILDLY THICKENED NONOBSTRUCTED LOOPS OF SMALL BOWEL WITH MINIMAL SURROUNDING INFLAMMATORY CHANGE SUGGESTIVE IF AN ENTERITIS.
    2. NORMAL APPEARANCE OF THE APPENDIX.
    3. SMALL AMOUNT OF FLUID WITHIN THE PELVIS WHICH CAN BE PHYSIOLOGIC.
    4. NO ADDITIONAL ABNORMALITY OF THE ABDOMEN OR PELVIS IDENTIFIED.

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to have the doctor that ordered this test explain it to you in the context of your symptoms and why it was ordered.
      Basically it shows that there is some inflammation of the small intestines (enteritis) which can be caused by different things. The appendix is normal (that’s good of course). Small amounts of fluid in the pelvis which can be normal in females at certain times of the month.

  40. QUESTION:
    cysts-cancer-or pregnant?
    Findings:There is either a bilobed solitary verses bilateral adnexal mass , compatible with an ovarian dermoid. This collectively measures 11.8 x10.1 cm with the left sided compnent measuring 9.6 x 6.8 cm in the right component measuring 7.3 x 5.2 cm. There are pars defects at L5. There is spina bifida occulta at S1 and degenerative disc diesase at L5-S1.

    I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ANY OF THIS MEANS, WAS TOLD THIS ABOUT MY 17 year old daughter yesterday and I HAVE NO INSURANCE AND CANT SEEM TO GET INTO A CLINIC ANYWHERE TO FIND OUT.
    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE MAYBE HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS?

    thanks so so much,
    Tam Tam

    • ANSWER:
      The bilateral adnexal mass could be a cyst. L5 is part of the vertebra which is the lower back and that is saying she has degenerative disc disease which is common actually and sounds worse then it is. The spina bifida occulta at S1 is a condition in which one or more vertebrae are malformed which is what is causing the degenerative disc disease which is an unusual wearing down of the vertebra in different areas of the lower back. Spina bifida occulta is the mildest form of spina bifida and is often called hidden spina bifida. In spina bifida occulta, at least one vertebra is malformed, but the nerves and spinal cord are normal and are covered by a layer of skin. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of the population is believed to have spina bifida occulta. This usually does not need treatment.

      I am not a Dr., however we have 2 in our family. I know it sounds scary, but maybe call where the tests were done and have them explain it to you in detail.

  41. QUESTION:
    ANY CHIROPRACTORS OUT THERE?
    I recently posted a question regarding my daughter’s problem with her back pain (lower back) and also severe pain around the groin and hip area…to the point where sitting is almost unbearable…. I did get some great replies from knowledgeable people but I was still waiting for her lumbar results to come back.
    My question is: Can a chiropractor doctor help her?
    The physician wants to treat her with epidural shots, and we don’t want to numb the pain…We want a SOLUTION… Drugs is not the solution!
    Here is what they found:
    1- L4-5 IT SAYS DISC DEGENERATION WITH ASSOCIATED ANNULAR TEAR, CENTRAL SOFT PROTRUSION WITHOUT HIGH GRADE FORAMINAL NARROWING OR CENTRAL CANAL STENOSIS.
    2- FREE FLUID IN THE PELVIS, PROBABLE BILATERAL
    OVARIAN FOLLICLES ARE PARTIALLY VISUALIZED, NABOTHIAN CYST, IF CLINICALLY INDICATED. ADDITIONAL EVALUATION WITH PELVIC ULTRASOUND CAN BE CONSIDERED AS THE NEXT STEP IN THE DIAGNOSTIC ALGORITHM

    ANY INPUT?????

    • ANSWER:
      hi i suppose it wouldn’t hurt to try a chiropractor.it would probably take 6-8 visits before any results.but if they can relieve any pain for any length of time it’s a help.it’s kind of like the old saying 6 of one half or half dozen of the other.it depends if this is congenital from birth or an injury-/the steroid injections can help.the steroids are not drugs per say they are taken from the adrenal glands,so found naturally in the body.the injections are painful at the site for a couple of days.but either way both of these methods are for relief not a cure.i might want to wait until all testing is done then see what the doctors recommend.

  42. QUESTION:
    WHAT IS CAUSING MY LEG PAIN?
    I HAD A MRI AND THE LETTER SAID I HABE BILATERAL HIP JOINT DEGENERATIVE CHONDROMALACIA WITH SUBCHONDRAL EROSIVE CHANGE INVOLVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT FEMORAL HEADS . ALSO THE DR . WROTE BROAD CENRAT/LEFT PARACENTRAL DISC HERNIATION OF THE PROTRUSION TYPE INVOLVING L5-S1, ACCOMPANIED BY LEFT PARACENTRAL POSTERIOR ANNULAR TEAR DISC DEHYDRATION. COEXISTING DEGENERATIVE FACET ARTHROPATY IF A DR. COULD ANWSER THIS QUESTIONS THAT WOULD BE GREAT TY FOR YOUR HELP ONE MORE THING MULTILEVEL BIATERAL OVARIAN/ADNEXAL CYSTS ARE NOTED IT SAYS SO WHAT IS ALL THIS MEAN? COULD ALL THESE BE CAUSING MY CALF IN THE BACK OF MY LEGS TO HURT ME?? DOCTORS PLZ OR IF YOU NO ABOUT THIS PLZ RESPONE TO THIS THANKS AGAIN

    • ANSWER:
      Just to make things short they are saying that you have a L5and S1 Disk in your back pushing on a nerve thats what is causing the leg pain .you also have a torn disc also that they have found a cysts on your spine .sounds like your heading for surgey. GOOD LUCK

  43. QUESTION:
    What does a retroflexed uterus and fluid in the culdesac and adnexa mean?
    I have been having night sweats and pelvic pain. I had a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis in mid-March. It showed a cyst on my right ovary.

    Six weeks later, I had a pelvic & transvaginal ultrasound. My doctor syas if my symptoms persist, to see a gynecologist which she had already recommended anyway. Should I be concerned about these results?

    Findings: The uterus is retroflexed. It measures 8.3 cm in length. The endometrial stripe measures 6.0 mm in thickness. There is a small amount of free fluid in the cul-de-sac and adnexa. Multiple follicles are present within the ovaries. The right ovary measures 2.7 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm. The left ovary measures 2.9 x 2.9 x 2.8 cm.

    Impression: Small free fluid in the pelvis. Bilateral ovarian follicles.
    I thought I should mention that I found out I had chlamydia maybe 2 years ago. I was treated but I have no idea how long I had had it.

    Not long after that I had severe pelvic pain for 2 or 3 days but was too scared to go to the doctor. Every time I’ve mentioned to a doctor the possiblity of PID they never have taken it seriously. I still wonder if I have or had it.

    I have pelvic pain off and on and sometimes it radiates down my leg or I feel it in my lower back. I have also had night sweats for over 5 years. And twice in that 5 year period, I’ve had unexplained fevers or chills. Also, there are times when I have the urgent need to urinate. Lastly, I sometimes have a brown discharge before my period starts. My periods are regular though.

    • ANSWER:
      A retroflexed uterus means that the uterus is tipped backwards. This is a pretty common occurrence for women. I have a friend whose uterus is tipped backwards. Mine is tipped forward.

      The free fluid in the cul-de-sac means that liquid like what can occur with a period is sitting in a space called the cul-de-sac (a space at the back of the uterus) and around the uterus itself.

      I would recommend asking your doctor for further clarification of the results to see what she says.

      In the mean time here’s the link to a site that may help you find even more information:

      http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health

  44. QUESTION:
    Could I have developed bilateral hydrosalipinges from hirschsprung?
    Diagnosed with hirschsprung as a baby I underwent four serious intrusive operations to remove the malignant mega colon to save my life. I was wondering if those earlier operations had any bearing on the fact that I now been diagnosed with bilateral hydrosalipinges and a giant physiologic cyst possibly a ovarian neoplasm on my right adnexa measuring 14.8 x 8.0 x 11.3 cm. What is the severity of these foreign growths? Will I be able to conceive?

    Please provide me with any websites in relevant layman’s verbiage would be a great relief.

    Thank you for helping me.

    • ANSWER:
      Very unlikely to have formed the hydrosalpinges from the hirschprung’s … particularly as the hirschprungs was fixed when you were a baby.

      Most commonly, hydrosalpinx occurs as a result of a pelvic infection – sometimes this can be from a sexually transmitted disease, but it doesn’t have to be.

      The large ovarian cyst – that is quite big (bigger than a softball) and should probably be removed if you can arrange it.

      I am worried that you might not be able to conceive with all of these things happening down there in that part of the body. It’s quite a lot of illness to have, you know!


Bilateral Follicular Cysts Of Ovaries

Cysts within the ovary can be full of fluid or solid materials. This condition occurs to girls at any age however it’s most frequently observed in females between the ages of thirty to sixty years. Ovarian cysts occur when the follicular sacs that follow ovulation don’t rupture as opposed to the usual technique of breaking and releasing the egg that allows fertilization to result. The sac then is left in a mass of fluid or solid material. This sometimes happens with a single cyst or in multiple numbers.

There are 5 widespread forms of ovarian cysts. There are the functional cysts which are grouped into the Follicle cyst and the corpus luteum cysts. Each of those functional cysts are the result of the normal capabilities of the ovary. Care for this sort consists of the tactic commonly known as ‘watch and wait’. The doctor normally tells the patient to come back for a normal examination as the cysts inside the ovary are under examination. If the cysts start to grow to about 2 inches in diameter, a surgical procedure known as laparoscopy is employed in order to take away the ovarian cyst. As prevention has proven to be better than any recognized treatment for ovarian cysts, the physician usually suggests utilizing birth control pills to decrease the chance of getting further appearances of ovarian cysts.

Polycystic ovaries occur when the follicular sacs are not being torn apart to release the eggs. The most popular sign of this kind is that of infertility, and if the individual is attempting to have her own little one medical professionals usually recommend drug therapy which would induce ovulation, and if by any possibility the patient desires to remain childless and is getting irregular periods a drug that helps restore normal menstrual flow are most commonly advised to be used.

The 3 other frequent types of ovarian cysts are endometrial and dermoid cysts and cystadenomas. The endometrial type of cysts are thosesort which is full of blood. These are mostly the cause of endometriosis, a malady in which the endometrial tissue grows in other places other than on the uterus. On the other hand, dermoid cysts are full of skin or other tissues such as hair or bones. This type may be present at birth and are only noticed once the individual has become an adult. Cystadenomas are cysts that are filled with fluids; there are 2 varieties of this kind, the mucinous consisting of thick and sticky gelatinous substance and the serous consisting of watery fluids.

A treatment for ovarian cysts of those varieties commonly involves surgery. The severity of the condition is basically the basis for choosing the form of surgery to be utilized. Ovarian cystectomy is concentrated on cyst removal, whereas partial oophorectomy refers to the removal of the part of the ovary where the cysts are found. Probably the most drastic of measures involves those of salpingo-oophorectomy which removes the ovary and the fallopian tube and total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy that removes the cysts, ovary, fallopian tube and the uterus to totally rid the body of further harm from one of these cysts.


Bilateral Cysts On Ovaries

Imagine acquiring out which you really don’t just have one particular cyst on an ovary but that the two ovaries are affected?

Being advised that you might have bilateral ovarian cysts is 1 in the scariest details for the lady to hear and right away the question start to pour in.

What does it suggest? Will it have an effect on your skill to own children? Does this enhance your danger of obtaining cancer? What standard treatment options are readily available and what all-natural solutions are accessible?

Permit’s go as a result of it factor by factor.

The ovaries are organs which can be a part of a lady’s reproductive process. These are bilateral which indicates you will find two of them with one particular on each side from the uterus. Now, several women of all ages practical experience a cyst on a single ovary, but from time to time cysts can create on both ovaries simultaneously. Even though these cysts may perhaps differ, these are nonetheless classed as bilateral ovarian cysts.

Like all ovarian cysts, bilateral ovarian cysts might be as modest being a pea or bigger than a grapefruit. They could be both precisely the same kind of cyst or two differing ones. A choice from the frequent types of cysts are;

Corpus Luteum Cyst – this really is your ‘normal’ functional fluid filled cyst that could develop towards the conclusion within your cycle and can commonly disappear on its own personal inside around 3 months.

Hemorrhagic Cyst – This cyst is much like the corpus luteum cyst, but instead of staying filled with clear fluid, it’s filled with blood. Most hemorrhagic cysts burst on their own and also the only symptom might be a burning sensation as the written content from the cyst leaves the body.

Dermoid Cyst – This form of cyst contains tissue and could possibly be filled with body fat or other tissue like hair, bone, and cartilage. It truly is often the scariest hunting but minimum unsafe form of cyst.

Theca lutein cysts – they’re scarce kinds of bilateral ovarian cysts that cultivate in the course of a pregnancy when there’s an surplus of development hormone, normally caused by a numerous pregnancy, or an surplus of your steroid androgen. In scarce circumstances it could also be an indicator of an abnormality within just the placenta or development with the fetus.

Nobody knows exactly why any of these cysts come about as well as the only difference amongst other cysts and these is usually that the bilateral kinds occur on the two ovaries.

Are Bilateral Ovarian Cysts a similar as PCOS?

A term that you choose to can have heard is PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which essentially means that each and every ovary contains several cysts. It can be also attainable to obtain bilateral PCOS – just to complicate points additional!

Risk Variables

Though most typical in ladies of childbearing age, bilateral ovarian cysts can impact women of any age which includes those people in utero and submit menopausal women.

Dangers of Bilateral Ovarian Cysts

Most cysts are comparatively harmless, however the far more of them you’ve got (as in PCOS or bilateral PCOS) the greater the risk to your health. These can influence your menstrual routine, your capacity to own little ones, the balance of hormones, your cardiovascular process and even your appearance due for the high levels of male hormones that is often associated with the condition.

In the minority of scenarios some cysts can jeopardize your potential to possess kids. If you may have bilateral ovarian cysts which can be damaging your ovaries then your chances of being ready to acquire children can be severely damaged.

More testing;

For people which might be worried about a feasible cancer threat normal blood tests is usually accustomed to figure out when the protein which is an indicator of ovarian cancer, CA-125, is detected. Even though not cancer specific the CA-125 is usually a protein take a look at and can give an indication no matter if cancer or other illness could possibly be producing your cysts. This test in conjunction with other details just like the size, their look over a scan, and no matter if they modify above time might indicate for your physician that other precautions or tests may perhaps will need being performed.

Treatment method of Bilateral Ovarian Cysts

Traditional medicine says that simply because the vast majority of unilateral and bilateral ovarian cysts will disappear on their very own within a handful of months there’s minor concern and monitoring the cysts or prescription of painkillers could be the only requirement. Some are also prescribed the delivery control pill in an effort to rebalance the hormone levels, however history shows that the vast majority of cysts will nevertheless recur. In some scenarios people whose cysts have grown particularly significant will be advised to undergo medical procedures.

Though this traditional cure may well go well with the doctors it really is extremely difficult with the patient who has to are living on painkillers as well as the BCP. Fortunately you will find also many different nicely researched and proven all-natural treatments for bilateral ovarian cysts which have impressive data for not just shrinking cysts of all sizes, but for immediately relieving your pain and preventing further cysts from establishing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Am I having symptoms of serious reproductive organ problems?
    I have had extreme pain throughout the month before, during, and after my period. The pain starts in my lower abdomen and radiates through my perineum and down my legs. This pain started after my 2nd child was born 4 years ago. I also had a tubal ligation at that time. I had a CT scan that showed bilateral cysts on my ovaries about 4 months ago but my family doctor did not do anything or put me on meds. Please help. This pain is becoming unbearable.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a gynecologist, or someone who specializes in cysts. I don’t know if it is a serious reproductive problem, in that it is probably not fatal, but it is horribly painful for you. THere are birth control pills, hormone treatments, or surgeries that might help. Definitely see a doctor. It probably won’t get better if it is hurting you this bad unless you get treatment.

  2. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again – as in your case.

      That’s why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It’s totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      Hope this helps.

  3. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries “heal and do what they do naturally” (my doctor’s words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don’t want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn’t help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body…
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed – Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules – up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good ‘green drink’ – health food stores – organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system…many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts…also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS…never buy into the concept that there’s nothing you can do. EVER :o)

  4. QUESTION:
    CT scan question?!?!?
    could someone help me understand what all this means please!
    Findings: the lung bases are clear. the inferior heart and mediastinum are unremarkable. In the upper abdomen, the liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, and kidneys are unremarkable. the gallbladder is contracted but otherwise unremarkable.
    Evaluation of the stomach, small bowel, and colon demonstrates numerous fluid-filled loops of small bowel with minimal mucosal hyperemia and adjacent inflammatory change. There is no evidence for frank obstruction, no transition point is identified. An enteritis is questioned. There are scattered mesenteric lymph nodes without frank adenopathy identified. The appendix is normal.
    The abdominal vasculature is intact. The anterior abdominal wall is intact. The surrounding osseous and soft tissue structures are normal.
    Within the pelvis, the distal ureters and bladder are normal. The uterus has a normal appearance. a crenulated right ovarian cyst is present. Bilateral ovaries are otherwise unremarkable. A small amount of slightly inflamed appearing loops of small bowel are present. A small amount of free fluid in the pelvis is noted as well.
    the surrounding osseous and soft tissue structures are unremarkable. review of the sagittal and coronal reformatted images demonstrates no additional abnormality. A preliminary report of these findings was given by the teleradiologist on-call.
    IMPRESSION:
    1. MILDLY THICKENED NONOBSTRUCTED LOOPS OF SMALL BOWEL WITH MINIMAL SURROUNDING INFLAMMATORY CHANGE SUGGESTIVE IF AN ENTERITIS.
    2. NORMAL APPEARANCE OF THE APPENDIX.
    3. SMALL AMOUNT OF FLUID WITHIN THE PELVIS WHICH CAN BE PHYSIOLOGIC.
    4. NO ADDITIONAL ABNORMALITY OF THE ABDOMEN OR PELVIS IDENTIFIED.

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to have the doctor that ordered this test explain it to you in the context of your symptoms and why it was ordered.
      Basically it shows that there is some inflammation of the small intestines (enteritis) which can be caused by different things. The appendix is normal (that’s good of course). Small amounts of fluid in the pelvis which can be normal in females at certain times of the month.

  5. QUESTION:
    i’m not getting her?is she doing this right?
    i was diagnosed of having a polycystic bilateral ovaries. when i went to my OB doctor for a consultation, she prescribed me a med name metformin hydrochloride Imax and she told me that this will serve as my maintenance for 3 months (twice a day) because this would dissolve the cysts in my ovaries. when i went home i look for my drug handbook and search for the meds so i would know its mechanism of action and how it would help me with this condition. i was so suprised to see that the medicine she gave me was ANTI DIABETIC!! i am NOT diabetic. is she giving me the right med? i know i should ask her about it but after our last appointment i found out that she’s on leave for 2 weeks. what do you think? please help :(
    michele could you please tell me why? how would this help me? why anti-diabetic?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, she gave you the right med.

      My sister was diagnosed with PCOS, took an anti-diabetic medication called Glucophage (i.e., metformin).

      The is the proud mommy of 4 beautiful children now (2 of whom were conceived naturally).

      Best of luck to you with your treatment,
      ~M~

      p.s. Here’s a link that provides a basic explaination. It has to do with the role that excess insulin (and other effected hormones) play in the formation of the cysts. Hope that helps! http://www1.wfubmc.edu/ivf/Medications/fertility+drugs+metformin.htm

  6. QUESTION:
    I have been told I need a total hysterectomy. I do not want it. Am I crazy?
    They think since I am 45, and both ovaries have physiological cysts on ultrasound, I should have a total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral ovary removal. This will hurl me into menopause. I have 4 sisters and none of them went into menopause before the age of 55. I think they should explore in my gut and not do the hysterectomy but find out what is causing so much pain in my right lower quadrant. A hysterectomy seems a little extreme. I do not have a malignancy, but they think I am having some adhesions causing severe pain. I have been taking Naproxen about 20 days out of the month and no narcotic pain relievers. I am terrified of what my will happen to me mentally ahd physically when they snatch my ovaries. Should I go ahead with it and just ignore what I think?
    If I have to do this, I am going to have a general surgeon in the OR with me and the gynecologist because of adhesions I suspicioun are attached to my right colon.
    I already had a novasure ablation and think it was a waste of time and money. I think the gynecologist was trying to get $$$. He didnt even do a pap smear before the procedure, so I changed gynecologists. Now the 2nd one says hysterectomy is the best option to get rid of this pain.

    • ANSWER:
      No you’re not crazy. Hysterectomy is major surgery with a minimum of sex week recovery time.
      I can’t tell you if you should have a hysterectomy or not because while some women have said it was the best thing they did others have said they wish they didn’t have the surgery. I recommend that you visit www.hystersisters.com as it’s a great website full of support, message boards (alternative to hysterectomy, pre-op, post-op, hormone, non-hormone, and other message boards. They will even send you good wishes to women on the day of their surgery and have an online gift shop if women want to add something to their post op recovery pampering time.
      Hystersisters can help educate you so you can make the best decision. I spent a year on the site when hysterectomy was first mentioned to me and was left with two options at the end with either uterine artery embolization or hysterectomy because of adenomyosis (endometriosis inside the uterine muscle) and fibroids. I ended up with a total hysterctomy keeping both ovaries and have no regrets. I had been taking Tylenol #3 for pain for over a year and then switched over to Vicodin because the pain got worse. You won’t be allowed to take any antiinflammatories if you do have surgery so ask your doctor to give you something stronger for the pain if what you have isn’t helping enough. Plus antiinflammatories are hard on the stomach and kidneys. If the doctor is good he/she can do other tests to find out what’s causing your pain and an ultrasound may tell what’s going on with the ovaries. You said you’re going to have a general surgeon in there with you but hopefully you’ve already talked to this surgeon? Adhesions from what I hear can be painful. You can do a search on hystersisters and there are lots of posts on adhesions and other problems that lead up to the hysterectomy.

      A hysterectomy is major surgery with a minimum of six week recovery time. You will need to rest and be able to miss work during that time because women who have vaginal hysterectomies can have over 200 internal stitches inside even if no outside cut was done. Yes if you have both ovaries removed it will put you in immediate menopause. If your ovaries are healthy why do they want to take them? Women who have reached menopause can still have benefits from the ovaries if they kept them. This doctor sounds like he wanted money and I’m glad to hear you switched. There are many reasons one may get a hysterectomy and if it’s lifethreatening like cancer then I wouldn’t argue and have it. That’s termed a radical hysterectomy.

      Here’s a link with the different types of hysterectomies and how they can be done. It depends on the doctors skills if you will be able to have a specific type. If you have any bladder issues it’s also a good idea to consult a urologist first because if any bladder repair or work is needed usually the urologist has to be in there at the same time and it can take awhile to be seen by a good urologist. Also my doctor told me to schedule the surgery the first week of my cycle (bleeding) as recovery may be easier. I had a spinal and epidural put in at the time of surgery so that I didn’t have any pain or need for groggy morphine pump making me sleepy for the first 24 hours. I loved the epidural and was able to see my family within an hour after I was taken to my room from recovery. If you want you can contact me as I have links saved on specific issues like anesthesia, to keep or not keep the cervix, complications, bladder issues, and other things.

      http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/view_hysterectomy_defined.htm

      You can also look at this post as I posted a lot of links for this other poster today and yes this is something to discuss with your doctor about keeping the cervix or not. Why go through all that and still bleed?

      Should I worry about bleeding after hysterectomy?

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmOfJrxjQDIF9loiAOBTdMXsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100203161659AAJ8u2U&show=7

  7. QUESTION:
    Are greater side affects a good thing?
    I went from 500, to 1000, and now to 2000mg of Metformin for my PCOS. When I was on the lower doses, I would have a few side affects, then I would get used to it, but I still would not ovulate. I have been on 2000mg/day for a few weeks, with BAD tummy problems by running to the bathroom (lol) and I have been feeling a twinging in my sides by my ovaries since a few days after it was bumped to 2000mg. Is this a good thing? Do the twinges and other side affects mean it may actually be working? Is the twinging feeling my small bilateral cysts going away?

    *I have been temping at FFto conclude that I do not ovulate: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/29e5b3

    • ANSWER:
      The twinges may be your ovary getting ready to release an egg. Fingers crossed for you

  8. QUESTION:
    i just had a bilateral cystectomy, when should i expect to ovulate?
    my last period was dec 14th , my surgery , laparoscopy,2 cysts removed and some endo removed and a tube flush, was dec 21st, tubes clear, both cysts are now gone, and all the endometriosis they could safely remove has been removed, my question is now that my ovaries have been disrupted from the cysts and they were working on follicles then, when should i expect to ovulate, i am trying to get pregnant and the dr said it will be ok to try this month, i know signs of impending ovulation, but i am not having any yet, thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same thing done in april this year dont push your self to much mine has come back although it shouldn’t have done this quick but it can take time for your body to get back to normal after the operation good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    abdominal exercise?
    I am now on 12th postoperative day of emergency laprotomy. please suggest when can i start my exercise & what exercises can i do.surgery is for bilateral ovarian cysts & sigmoid colon adhesions with posterior wall of uterus & right ovary.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should call the surgeon’s office and ask them.

      But for a short, uninformed answer, no hard exercise no sooner than 6 to 8 weeks post-op. I would think that when you have a follow-up appointment then they will clear you to exercise.

  10. QUESTION:
    Help Lower back pain..?
    Hi.. I’m female 25 years of age. been experiencing lower back pain since aug. before I was just thinking this due to my period since I am irregular. However until now Nov. pain is still there. SO run into ssooo many tests.. urinalysis=clear. papsmear result= benign cellular changes; infection: bacterial: cocobacili.. then transvag ultrasound and result is that: follicular cyst on left ovary seen. Then just early today I got my pelvic x-ray result and it says bilateral sacroiliitis noted. OMG! now I’m worried. Just need more clarification, though I am schedule thursday to see my OB bout all these result.. Now, does left follicular cysts has something to do w/ my lower back pain? What is bilateral sacrolitiitis? Is there any cure… I am a bit worried bout this knowing the fact am still 25 yrs old. what are these results.. I do appreciate your time and effort in reading my story. Thank you and God bless U..

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    lower back (hip area) hurts bad..?
    Hi.. I’m female 25 years of age. been experiencing lower back pain since aug. before I was just thinking this due to my period since I am irregular. However until now Nov. pain is still there. SO run into ssooo many tests.. urinalysis=clear. papsmear result= benign cellular changes; infection: bacterial: cocobacili.. then transvag ultrasound and result is that: follicular cyst on left ovary seen. Then just early today I got my pelvic x-ray result and it says bilateral sacroiliitis noted. OMG! now I’m worried. Just need more clarification, though I am schedule thursday to see my OB bout all these result.. Now, does left follicular cysts has something to do w/ my lower back pain? What is bilateral sacrolitiitis? Is there any cure… I am a bit worried bout this knowing the fact am still 25 yrs old. what are these results.. I do appreciate your time and effort in reading my story. Thank you and God bless U..

    • ANSWER:
      bilateral sacroiliitis = inflammation of both left and right sacroiliac joints.

      Even though they both have different philosophies than allopathic medicine, both chiropractic and acupuncture can often provide both relief and resolution to problems like yours. Find one that you like.

      If you doctor can provide you with a solution other than drugs or surgery, great. Drugs and surgery have their place, but so many doctors don’t think of anything else first.

      And yes, ask lots of questions to your doctor. Have him/her put all that medical mumbo jumbo into plain English. Learning more about how your particular body (and human bodies in general) works can be your best medicine, so pick their brains!

  12. QUESTION:
    by health check up .we came to know that bilirubin level is high(6.6mg/dL)?
    please help me out..i beg u..please
    the following is the result of master health checkup
    Serum total bilirubin 6.6mg/dL normal <0.3
    serum direct bilirubin 5.10 mg/dl normal 0.0-0.3
    Serum Ast 895 U/L normal upto 40 U/L
    serum alt 849 U/L normal 30 to 65 U/L
    Serum alkanline phosphate 264U/L normal 50- 136U/L
    Serum gamma GT 196 U/L normal 15- 85 U/L
    Serum urea 10mg/dL normal 15-40mg/dL
    Serum tryglycerides 220 mg/dL normal <180
    serum HDL cholestrol 15 mg/dL normal40-60mg/dL
    total/HDL cholestrol 6.6mg/dL normal <4.0mg/dL
    Protien Ag ratio 1.2g/dL normal 1.4-1.7g/dL
    Urean appearance dark yellow and cloudy
    pus cells 2-3/hpf normal 0/NIL
    bile pigments positive
    bile salts positive
    glucocytes TRACE
    protien 2+ normal 0/NIL
    Serum T3 225ng/dL normal 60-181
    SerumT4 16.4micrograms/dL normal 4.5-10.9

    IMPRESSION :-
    Hepatic cyst
    GB calculus with ? cholecystitis
    bilateral polycystic ovaries
    jaundice positive

    please give me some suggestion..this is my moms report she on bed from 12 days and her skin eye is yellow in colour..is it anything to worry..please help i beg u

    • ANSWER:
      These numbers referred to Acute Hepatitis which may be
      -Viral
      -Drug induced
      -Bacterial
      -Others “like collagen diseases”
      your mother must go to git doctor to perform further investigation like sonography or ct abdomen

  13. QUESTION:
    Can there be a relation between ovarian cysts and cervical polyp?
    A few weeks ago, I went to ER due to abdominal pain. They did a CT scan and said I had bilateral ovarian cycts. One on my left ovary had ruptured. I have had intermittent abdominal pain since then plus irregular menstruation. I was told at the clinic that I need an ultrasound but because I don’t have health insurance, I cannot get it done now.

    I did go back to the clinic for a pap smear and was told that I have a cervical polyp. I was referred to a gynecologist. Still haven’t received results regarding the pap smear but I was wondering if the cervical polyp and ovarian cysts could be related.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    What does a retroflexed uterus and fluid in the culdesac and adnexa mean?
    I have been having night sweats and pelvic pain. I had a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis in mid-March. It showed a cyst on my right ovary.

    Six weeks later, I had a pelvic & transvaginal ultrasound. My doctor syas if my symptoms persist, to see a gynecologist which she had already recommended anyway. Should I be concerned about these results?

    Findings: The uterus is retroflexed. It measures 8.3 cm in length. The endometrial stripe measures 6.0 mm in thickness. There is a small amount of free fluid in the cul-de-sac and adnexa. Multiple follicles are present within the ovaries. The right ovary measures 2.7 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm. The left ovary measures 2.9 x 2.9 x 2.8 cm.

    Impression: Small free fluid in the pelvis. Bilateral ovarian follicles.
    I thought I should mention that I found out I had chlamydia maybe 2 years ago. I was treated but I have no idea how long I had had it.

    Not long after that I had severe pelvic pain for 2 or 3 days but was too scared to go to the doctor. Every time I’ve mentioned to a doctor the possiblity of PID they never have taken it seriously. I still wonder if I have or had it.

    I have pelvic pain off and on and sometimes it radiates down my leg or I feel it in my lower back. I have also had night sweats for over 5 years. And twice in that 5 year period, I’ve had unexplained fevers or chills. Also, there are times when I have the urgent need to urinate. Lastly, I sometimes have a brown discharge before my period starts. My periods are regular though.

    • ANSWER:
      A retroflexed uterus means that the uterus is tipped backwards. This is a pretty common occurrence for women. I have a friend whose uterus is tipped backwards. Mine is tipped forward.

      The free fluid in the cul-de-sac means that liquid like what can occur with a period is sitting in a space called the cul-de-sac (a space at the back of the uterus) and around the uterus itself.

      I would recommend asking your doctor for further clarification of the results to see what she says.

      In the mean time here’s the link to a site that may help you find even more information:

      http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health

  15. QUESTION:
    Any ob/gyn doctors on here?
    i went to hosptial 2 weeks ago and i just got my radiology exam report in the mail. I have no health insurance and not sure where to follow up- if you could explain the results to me and if i shouldbe worried. im 20 years old, always had normal periods on regular days, but always have had a sore right side when pushed in- and painful periods

    uterus measures 6.7 X 4.2 X 3.1 cm and is slightly retroverted? whats that mean
    - the right ovary measures 4.5 X 3.4 cm. It contians an approximate 2 x 1.9 cm follicular cyst, but also numerous small additional cysts, particullary arranged along the periphery. The apearence could indicate a polycystic ovary. Left ovary contains several small follicles, not w/ a typical apperance of polycystic ovary. this condition should be bilateral , but again follow-up would be recommended?
    - the endometial stripe measures 6mm, however, there is a small sonolucency at the subendometiral aspect near the fundus measures app..4mm-
    also trace amount of free fluid appeared to present in the cul-de-sac

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor but have experience with female problems. On the one part of your report where it says that the uterus is slightly retroverted that means that they noticed that your uterus is tipped backwards. Having a uterus tipped backward or forward (mine is tipped forward) is a common thing to occur in most women and depending on degree of tilt doesn’t usually cause a lot of problems.

      As for the follicles that are not typical of Polycystic Ovary it means that they may have shown that the ovary is getting ready to release an egg soon.

      The reason they are recommending further follow-up is to see if the cysts that were found on your other ovary might clear up on their own and also to keep a closer eye on the situation.

      I’m going thru this issue now with a cyst I have on my ovary.

      I would recommend getting a hold of the doctor who ordered the test (some situations can be handled by phone, this may be one of them) as well to ask them for further input on the results of this report.

      I also have the link to a site that may be of additional help. If you would like to take a look at it please feel free to e-mail or IM me off site any time.

  16. QUESTION:
    Any doctors that can help me understand my radiology exam?
    i went to hosptial 2 weeks ago and i just got my radiology exam report in the mail. I have no health insurance and not sure where to follow up- if you could explain the results to me and if i shouldbe worried. im 20 years old, always had normal periods on regular days, but always have had a sore right side when pushed in- and painful periods

    uterus measures 6.7 X 4.2 X 3.1 cm and is slightly retroverted? whats that mean
    - the right ovary measures 4.5 X 3.4 cm. It contians an approximate 2 x 1.9 cm follicular cyst, but also numerous small additional cysts, particullary arranged along the periphery. The apearence could indicate a polycystic ovary. Left ovary contains several small follicles, not w/ a typical apperance of polycystic ovary. this condition should be bilateral , but again follow-up would be recommended?
    - the endometial stripe measures 6mm, however, there is a small sonolucency at the subendometiral aspect near the fundus measures app..4mm-
    trace amount free fluid appeared to present in the cul-de-sac

    • ANSWER:
      if they was something wrong , they would get a hold of you to see a Dr because the hospital would advise you to seek a medical Dr as a obgyn,,,