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Cyst On Intestine

Victoria Bowmann, PhD

Many people equate Leaky Gut with damage to the Small Intestine villi. While I agree with this, it doesnt go far enough as there are contributing factors in the liver and the Large Intestine. In actuality w we have the intestinal hyperpermeability of the small intestine, the excessive demand on the liver, and finally the disruption of tight junctions of the colonic epithelial cells of the large intestine.

Finger like projections of the Small Intestinal tract are called microvilli. These have hair like cell membrane extensions that serve as a final step in the digestion of carbohydrates before the absorption of nutrients. The greater the damage is to the microvillus; the greater the absorption is of macromolecule nutrients into the blood stream contributing to inflammation, irritation, allergy and intolerance. Candida, alcohol, poor diet, celiac disease, parasites, pharmaceutical drugs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), or certain antibiotics cause further damage.

The liver is the primary detoxification gland of the body, whereas the kidneys/bladder and colon are detoxification pathways. The importance of liver functions include: filtering out toxins (drugs, alcohol, environmental toxins, and noxious substances), converting ammonia to urea, removing damaged red blood cells, and aiding digestion by producing bile and storing glucose as glycogen to regulate blood sugar levels. Leaky Gut overworks the liver because it floods it with additional toxins. This diminishes the livers ability to neutralize toxins and chemical substances. If the liver cannot cope with the additional level of toxins, it expels them back into the bloodstream. These circulating toxins are then deposited into the connective tissues and muscles for storage and to prevent major organ damage.

Perhaps the damage to the colonic epithelial cells is overlooked in regards to Leaky Gut. The tight junctions (TJ) of these cells should have greater integrity than even the blood brain barrier. The desmosome is a cell structure specialized for cell-to-cell adhesion. These form a strong, sturdy structure, which prevents large molecules from passing through. The mucus layer (mucin) of the digestive tract is designed to keep out foreign substances.
Sufferers need a comprehensive program to address the three aspects of Leaky Gut. By reducing the exposure to damage and supporting the nutrients for rebuilding the villi of the small intestine and the colonic epithelial cells of the large intestine, Leaky Gut can be managed and often resolved.

About Victoria Bowmann, PhD

Dr. Victoria Bowmann received her PhD in homeopathy and natural medicine from Westbrook University as well as a doctorate in homeopathic medicine from the British Institute of Homeopathy. She is also a licensed massage and certified colon therapist in the state of Arizona. Bowmann is a regular contributor to several national publications, has been interviewed on television and radio, and has delivered numerous presentations internationally. She has personally trained physicians and colon hydrotherapist and wrote a widely used training manual on GI Health and reflorastation. Her private practice is located in Phoenix, Ariz., and Bowmann lives by the motto, "Happiness is a choice."

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    differences between cyst ,boils and abcess?
    What are the differences between:cysts,abcesses and boils?What are the causes of each and what are the treatments of each?

    • ANSWER:
      CYST:

      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections. However, sometimes they arise spontaneously with no apparent cause. Cysts are often dangerous as they may have negative effects (for instance, compression) on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst.

      A cyst may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites. This type of cyst may, for instance, protect a parasite from the churning acid of the stomach so it may pass through to the intestines unharmed where it can then break out.

      Cystic fibrosis is an example of a genetic disorder whereby cysts develop in lung tissue and release mucus into the lungs (see Alveoli) reducing lung capacity and causing persistent coughing.

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      BOILS:

      Boil or furuncle is a skin disease caused by the inflammation of hair follicles, thus resulting in the localized accumulation of pus and dead tissues. Individual boils can cluster together and form an interconnected network of boils called carbuncles. In severe cases, boils may develop to form abscesses.

      CAUSES of BOILS:

      Boils are generally caused by an infection of the hair follicles by Staphylococcus aureus or staph, a strain of bacteria that normally live on the skin surface. It is thought that a tiny cut of the skin allows this bacterium to enter the follicles and cause an infection. This can happen during bathing while using a razor.

      People with immune system disorders, diabetes, poor hygiene or malnutrition (Vitamin A or E deficiency) are particularly susceptible to getting boils. However they may also occur in healthy, hygienic individuals.

      Hidradenitis suppurativa causes frequent boils.

      TREATMENTS:

      Most boils run their course within 4 to 10 days. For most people, self-care by applying a warm compress or soaking the boil in warm water can help alleviate the pain and hasten draining of the pus (colloquially referred to as "bringing the boil to a head"). Once the boil drains, the area should be washed with antibacterial soap and bandaged well.

      For recurring cases, sufferers may benefit from diet supplements of Vitamin A and E.

      In serious cases, prescription oral antibiotics such as dicloxacillin (Dynapen) or cephalexin (Keflex), or topical antibiotics, are commonly used. For patients allergic to penicillin-based drugs, erythromycin (E-base, Erycin) may also be used.

      However, some boils are caused by a superbug known as community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or CA-MRSA. Bactrim or other sulfa drugs must be prescribed relatively soon after boil has started to form. MRSA tends to increase the speed of growth of the infection.

      Magnesium sulfate paste applied to the affected area can prevent the growth of bacteria and reduce boils by absorbing pus and drying up the lesion.

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      ABCESS:

      An abscess is a collection of pus that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue on the basis of an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g. splinters or bullet wounds). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other parts of the body.

      The organisms or foreign materials that gain access to a part of tissue kill the local cells, release toxins and trigger an inflammatory response by drawing huge amounts of white blood cells to the area and increasing the regional blood flow. The final structure of the abscess is an abscess wall that is formed by the adjacent healthy cells in an attempt to build a barrier around the pus that limits the infected material from neighboring structures.

      TREATMENTS:

      The abscess should be inspected to identify if foreign objects are a cause, requiring surgical removal. Surgical drainage of the abscess (e.g. lancing) is usually indicated once the abscess has developed from a harder serous inflammation to a softer pus stage. This is expressed in the Latin medical aphorism Ubi pus, ibi evacua.

      As Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is a common cause, an anti-Staphylococcus antibiotic such as Flucloxacillin or dicloxacillin is used. It is important to note that antibiotic therapy alone without surgical drainage of the abscess is seldom effective. If foreign objects are not the cause, surgical removal is not needed, but for a normal infection a doctor will prescribe antibiotics and painkillers to treat the abscess.

      In critical areas where surgery presents a high risk (such as the brain), surgery may be delayed or used as a last resort. The drainage of a lung abscess may be performed by positioning the patient in a way that enables the contents to be discharged via the respiratory tract. Warm compresses and elevation of the limb may be beneficial for skin abscess.

  2. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst? Bacteria in lower bowel/intestines Women preferably?
    I'm trying to understand it a bit more. Since the internet just doesn't really explain it well enough. Anyone else have this or had it before? If so could you give me some advice or let me know the systems you had. I already went to see the doctors but they're waiting on making my appointment to do an ultra sound, then a month to wait for my results. The wait is hard because I continuously have pain when using the restroom, when I eat or when I work out. I'm scared so I just needed to ask. My family said they knew others who had something similar that had died from it by waiting too long. The doctors believe the cyst has already enlarged.
    Anyways the bacteria, what really are the causes? Can you really make you sick? I wake up in the morning finding myself sniffing having a headache, and having to use the restroom late at night, and more then usual.
    Any advice? and please don't be immature about this. It's serious.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had ovarian cysts before. I'm not sure about the bacteria tho. I will say with the ovarian cysts that I had, both ruptured on me and I had to go to the hospital cause it was miserable. I was in so much pain it was unreal. Each month during your ovulation period every woman forms a cyst or two or several. Most will get flushed away when you get your period but some of us lucky women don't have that happen and they stay around and will either rupture or have to be removed. I luckily had 3 and then have never had them again. The pain was just in my lower stomach and I had a rather large cyst in each ovary. I felt nauseous, made frequent trips to the bathroom, basically I stayed doubled over in pain. It's no fun. They should give you a pain killer to help you when you have the pain, but maybe something else could be going on with the bowel thing too. I'm not sure, but good luck and I know what you are going through :-(.

  3. QUESTION:
    What's A Cyst??
    Doctors or nurses only please answer.

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst. Once formed, the cyst will remain in the tissue permanently and can be removed by surgery and by taking medication that will dissolve the "sac".

      A cyst may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites. This type of cyst may, for instance, protect a parasite from the churning acid of the stomach so it may pass through to the intestines unharmed where it can then break out. Cystic fibrosis is an example of a genetic disorder whereby cysts and fibrosis develop in the lungs.

      There are a lot of different type of cysts which include the following:

      * Arachnoid cyst (between the surface of the brain and the cranial base or on the arachnoid membrane)
      * Chalazion cyst (eyelid)
      * Cysticercal cyst (the larval stage of Taenia sp.)
      * Dentigerous Cyst (associated with the crowns of non-erupted teeth)
      * Epididymal Cyst (found in the vessels attached to the testes)
      * Ganglion cyst (hand/foot joints and tendons)
      * Glial Cyst (in the brain)
      * Gartner's duct cyst (vaginal or vulvar cyst of embryological origin)
      * Keratocyst (in the jaws, these can appear solitary or associated with the Gorlin-Goltz or Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. The latest World Health Organization classification considers Keratocysts as tumors rather than cysts)
      * Meibomian cyst (eyelid)
      * Nabothian cyst (cervix)
      * Ovarian cyst (ovaries, functional and pathological)
      * Paratubal cyst (fallopian tube)
      * Pilonidal cyst (skin infection near tailbone)
      * Renal cyst (kidneys)
      * Radicular cyst (associated with the roots of non-vital teeth)
      * Sebaceous cyst (sac below skin)
      * Tarlov cyst (spine)
      * Vocal fold cyst
      * Dermoid cyst (Skull and ovaries)
      * Breast cyst

      For more information on all these types of cysts go to:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyst

      Otherwise I would recommend consulting with your doctor to see what he/she says.

      Good luck :)

  4. QUESTION:
    What causes a cyst?
    My mom has one on her pituitary gland, my sister on her ear drum, my daugher on her overy, what causes these? are they hereditary?

    • ANSWER:
      Cyst
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Jump to: navigation, search
      This is an article about cysts in the body.
      For the ICAO airport code CYST see St. Theresa Point Airport.
      For hard-shelled resting stages of some small organisms, see encystment.
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections. However, sometimes they arise spontaneously with no apparent cause. Cysts are often dangerous as they may have negative effects (for instance, compression) on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst.

      A cyst may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites. This type of cyst may, for instance, protect a parasite from the churning acid of the stomach so it may pass through to the intestines unharmed where it can then break out.

      Cystic fibrosis is an example of a genetic disorder whereby cysts and fibrosis develop in the lungs.

      [edit] Locations
      Cysts can occur anywhere in the body; some of common ones are listed here:

      Bronchial cyst
      Chalazion cyst (eyelid)
      Dentigerous Cyst (associated with the crowns of non-erupted teeth)
      Ganglion cyst (hand/foot joints and tendons)
      Glial Cyst (in the brain)
      Gartner's Cyst (in vagina and will never show up on an embryology exam)
      Keratocyst (in the jaws, these can appear solitary or associated with the Gorlin-Goltz or Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. The latest World Health Organization classification considers Keratocysts as tumors rather than cysts)
      Meibomian cyst (eyelid)
      Nabothian cyst (cervix)
      Ovarian cyst (ovaries, functional and pathological)
      Paratubal cyst (fallopian tube)
      Pilonidal cyst (skin infection near tailbone)
      Renal cyst (kidneys)
      Radicular cyst (associated with the roots of non-vital teeth)
      Sebaceous cyst (sac below skin)
      Tarlov cyst (spine)
      Vocal fold cyst

      [edit] Related structures
      A pseudocyst is a collection without a distinct membrane.

      A syrinx in the spinal cord or brainstem is sometimes inaccurately referred to as a cyst.

      [edit]

  5. QUESTION:
    whats is a cyst?
    wat is a cyst whats are the differences between cysts and what does it look like and how do you get rid of it

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections. However, sometimes they arise spontaneously with no apparent cause. Cysts are often dangerous as they may have negative effects (for instance, compression) on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst.
      A cyst may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites. This type of cyst may, for instance, protect a parasite from the churning acid of the stomach so it may pass through to the intestines unharmed where it can then break out.
      Cystic fibrosis is an example of a genetic disorder whereby cysts develop in lung tissue and release mucus into the lungs (see Alveoli) reducing lung capacity and causing persistent coughing.
      Cysts can occur anywhere in the body; some of common ones are listed here:

      Bronchial cyst
      Dentigerous Cyst (associated with the crowns of non-erupted teeth)
      Ganglion cyst (hand/foot joints and tendons)
      Glial Cyst (in the brain)
      Keratocyst (in the jaws, these can appear solitary or associated with the Gorlin-Goltz or Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. The latest World Health Organization classification considers Keratocysts as tumors rather than cysts)
      Nabothian cyst (cervix)
      Ovarian cyst (ovaries, functional and pathological)
      Paratubal cyst (fallopian tube)
      Pilonidal cyst (skin infection near tailbone)
      Renal cyst (kidneys)
      Radicular cyst (associated with the roots of non-vital teeth)
      Sebaceous cyst (sac below skin)
      Tarlov cyst (spine)
      Vocal fold cyst
      Each is diffent in to get rid of. Type one of the type of cysts in on the internet to find how to heal or get rid of it.
      Good luck to you.Best wishes.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can a cyst on your ovary that ruptures cause problem with bowel and intestines?
    Had a ovarian cyst rupture and doctor ordered a ct scan. It showed inflammation of the intestine and bowel. Doctor thinks I have an Irritable Bowel disese. I am seeing a GI doctor next week. Could the inflamation be caused from being constipated and from the cyst?? Any thoughts??

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can ,a cyst can press on the rectum, causing constipation, or on the bladder, creating an urge to urinate. Don't ignore these lesser symptoms. They could also be signs of a gastrointestinal disturbance or a bladder infection. Severe abdominal pain itself could also be due to appendicitis, an infection in the uterus or fallopian tubes, or an ectopic pregnancy so If i were you i would continue seeing your doctor regularly to make sure that is just a normal cyst that will go away so you dont have to deal with the pain.

  7. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst.....?
    Can this be the cause of my irregular period and light pink spotting...
    and is it normal if you feel some sort of movement or jumping by the ovarians or stomach....can the movement be from the cyst....
    CYST IS ONLY 2 TO 3 CM

    • ANSWER:
      You would not feel movement from an ovarian cyst, even if it ruptured. You would hardly feel it, except if it ruptures or around the time you ovualte, and then again most women only feel a tiny twinge or pinch of pain.

      Movement in that area can only be from your bowel moving through your intestines.

      An ovarian cyst can most definately be the reason you have an irregular cycle and spotting.

  8. QUESTION:
    Long about ovarian cyst, I need advice if you can please help?
    For about 5 months I have been having an unusual "lump" on my right abdomen where my large colon is; the doctor thought maybe colon spasms.
    I have also had a feeling of abdominal fullness and feelings of bloating, pressure, and slight constipation at times.
    I have change my diet to eat healthier I took colon spasm medicine.
    I still have this problem, then last week end right as my "extra long" menstrual cycle finishes up, I began have menstrual-like cramping over my whole pelvic; it would come and good for about 4 days with no blood. No abnormal smells.
    I went in for a sonogram and they found a "golf ball" size cyst inside my right ovary. When he felt it, it seemed to be under the problem I was having about my "colon". I am thinking it is not my colon now.
    I have recently started getting just all around tummy pains since last week, back ache; bloating that never goes away, decreased appetite, pelvic pressure, feeling of fullness, pain' hurts to take deep breath, hurts on my left side where my left ovary is, hurts to walk. It hurts to poop and I feel constipated too. It even hurts my butt area inside to just sit. Just all around abdominal discomfort. Since my doctors visit It is like everyday I feel worse and worse. I feel like sh!t.

    Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      A golf ball size cyst is not very good, but I'm sure your doctor explained what it was. A cyst can cause the pelvic pain you feel over your pelvic area. I have a cyst and I never knew it was there until one day I started having menstrual cramp feelings when my cycle was not even due. The cyst will cause pain, usually more pain around your cycle, but if it causes pain and you're not on your cycle, you should discuss with your doctor about other options, including trying birth control pills. The pills won't remove the cyst, but stops ovulation to give it time to shrink. The pain also MAY go away.

      With the size of your cyst, it is most likely pushing against your large intestine. Anything pressing on the intestine will cause all sorts of abdominal discomfort as you describe.

      I've been thru the same thing as you. I had a colonoscopy done and my GI doctor could see the cyst I had which was not large. He did tell me if a cyst gets large, it presses on the intestine b/c the area is very close to the ovaries. That's how I know that.

      I don't think your problem is really your colon. I think the cyst and the hormones the cyst may be producing is aggravating the stomach. I think you should focus on the cyst issue stronger and then your stomach issues may resolve.

      One more thing: the pain you feel when you walk is most likely from constipation, especially if it is sharp, intense pain in the VERY bottom portion of one side of your abdomen. The ovaries are a tad bit higher than under the abdomen. Constipation can hurt like h***!

      Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like an ovarian cyst?
    I had a dull pain on the left side of my pelvic region but after a year it went away. Now I have the same pain on my right side but it won't go away. It spreads to my back and thighs and is more annoying then painful. It hurts if I sit down too fast or do a lot of activity. It also hurts after masturbation.

    • ANSWER:
      Pain on one side might be a cyst. The appendix is also on the right side Or perhaps the pain is coming from your intestines. The only way to rule out an ovarian cyst or appendicitis is to get it checked out by a doctor. Just in case it is a cyst you should avoid any strenuous activity or any kind of sex. This could cause the ovary with the cyst to turn (torsion), twisting the fallopian tube. This is very painful and cuts off the blood supply to the ovary. You also want to be careful activity-wise because you don't want the cyst to rupture. Avoid ibuprofen or any bloodthinning medication - if you have a cyst and it were to rupture you want to minimize any internal bleeding. Some cysts go away on their own. Others hang around for a while and due to their size are sometimes removed. It's better to see a doctor now than to end up in the emergency room later. Trust me!

  10. QUESTION:
    How can my ovarian cyst be tangled with my colon?
    I am 47 years old and had my left ovary removed this morning due to it having a large cyst. It was tangled in my colon. Why was it tangled and should I be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      The intestines aren't just in the abdomen, but in the pelvis as well. The intestines are always peristalsing (churning/"moving") so with the large cyst you had, it probably managed to weave into the bowel. That and not all ovaries are in the same place in everyone - same general area in the pelvis but some are higher than others, more to the front or back or lateral (left/right).

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the medication for liver cyst?
    My mother operated for ovarian mass last year and the surgeon advised us to biopsy her left & right ovary, Fallopian tube, small intestine, skin and uterus; all test are negative aside from the right ovary which is positive for carcinoma.
    She advised to undergo 6 sessions of chemotheraphy. Her 6th session conducted last month (Feb.2014) and advised to undergo CA-125 test and CT scan 2 weeks after her last session.
    Here's the result:
    CA-125 test is in the normal range
    CT Scan results:
    1. liver is normal in size, contour and attenuation. A 0.4cm hypodense focus is noted in the right hepatic lobe. No other focal mass lesion is noted.
    2. the spleen adrenals and pancreas are normal in size
    3. kidneys are normal in size and show normal excretory function with no evidence of hydronephrosis. No lithiasis noted therein.
    4. No mesentric thickening, abnormal fluid collectio and enlarged retroperitoneum lymph nodes
    5. The aorta is aetheromatous. The lower lungs are clear.

    Will you please help me on this one? My mother is chubby and weighing 80kgs. she gain almost 20kgs after her surgery last year

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can be fluid filled sacs or they could have other contents
      inside of them (of which the cyst would be known as a cortical
      cyst). Very rarely are they cancerous.
      However, because your mother has been diagnosed as
      having carcinoma; they may want to check this cyst out further
      to be sure.

      If this is just a fluid filled, or cortical cyst, the doctor may do nothing at all.
      Unless it increases in size to where it may cause a problem to the cells
      around it, they usually just watch it by doing film testing. Cysts can be
      found in many areas of the body...they are usually not harmful.

      The CA-125 is a marker to check for cancer...The fact it is normal,
      it is very good.
      Everything appears to be normal except for the hypodense focus.
      Focus means that it is in only one area of the liver...if it stated it
      as being diffuse, that would mean it was throughout the liver, but it
      doesn't say this. I believe that is what you are referring to as
      being a cyst.

      If they had found cancer in the liver and it was only in one
      area of the liver; they could remove that part of the liver through
      what is known as a resection. The liver would then regenerate
      new cells and become a whole liver again.

      Aetheromatous is a deposit or degenerative accumulation of
      lipid-containing plaques on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery.
      They see this in the aorta vessel; that is the largest vessel leaving the
      heart. This may be caused by high cholesterol/triglyceride levels.
      Since you stated that she had gained weight.

      I hope this is of some help to you.
      Only the doctor can truly diagnose a patient..he has all her
      tests results and can compare them to form a true diagnosis.

      There is no medication for a cyst inside the liver.

      Best wishes

      caregiver to a liver transplant patient

  12. QUESTION:
    ferret with cysts next to her intestines?
    hi all
    im looking for advice and information.
    Lucy was taken into the vets in the week as her belly was swollen up
    like a balloon, when the vets looked at her she said she could feel
    some lumps and wanted to open her up the next day, she didnt want to do
    xrays as it would only tell what she already new
    so we took lucy in in the morning for her op. when they opened her up
    they found three large cysts full of pink milky liquid next to her
    intestines, which they drained.
    her spleen looked a bit enlarged and her liver is patchy and pale.
    samples of the fluid and the cyst have been sent of and a blood test
    to check her liver, kidneys and red/white blood cells
    the blood work has come back as normal apart from showing lucy is a
    bit anemic
    but we are still waiting for the other test to come back, lucy is
    starting to swell up again and im worried silly
    has any come across or heard about this before as my vet has nether
    seen anything like this before

    thanks leah

    • ANSWER:
      Yahoo! Message Boards - Ask the Vet.
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      messages.yahoo.com/Science/Biology/Animals/

  13. QUESTION:
    what is a cyst ?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections. However, they sometimes arise spontaneously with no apparent cause. Cysts may often be dangerous as they may have negative effects on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material.

      Cysts may also be a sac that encloses an organism, such as in the case of certain parasites. They protect the parasite from the churning acid of the stomach and once in the intestines, it breaks out.

      Cystic fibrosis is an example of a genetic disorder whereby cysts develop in lung tissue and release mucus into the lungs (see Alveoli) reducing lung capacity and causing persistent coughing.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why do some cysts contain clumps of hair?
    I was just reading up on something and came across a website and noticed it was all to do with a woman's surgery to rid of a dermoid cyst.

    The cyst itself contained hair, and I googled it and quite a lot of cysts can contain hair. However, I did not find the reason why.

    Does anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      A dermoid cyst is a cystic teratoma that contains mature skin, so they are almost always benign and often contain blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, cartilage and sometimes, even eyes. Teratomas on the other hand are usually malignant and can contain hands and feet, but this doesn t happen very often. Dermoid cysts and teratomas are not limited to females and can occur in the brain, mouth, head and neck, mediastinum, the small intestine, pelvis, ovaries and testicles. I know it doesn t sound very professional, but these things give me the creeps. They are of embryonal origin,

  15. QUESTION:
    Cyst in small intestine?
    I was suffering severe pain about 2 months ago and went into the ER where they did a CATscan. The doctor told me I have a small cyst in my small intestine and that I should have it looked at in 3 to 6 months. He didn't seem concerned so I didn't either. In the last 2 weeks I have had constipation (no matter what I use to fix it), exhausted all the time, body just feels sluggish, feel like throwing up every time I eat, and my belly hurts. I have tried to do research online to find out about this but can find nothing but journal articles. Does anyone know what a cyst is and what it means to be in small intestine? Is the things I am experiencing serious? I don't have health insurance so I have to pay out of pocket for Dr's and I just want to know if this is something worth getting checked out.

    • ANSWER:
      I did some research on Mayo clinic site
      and you should go back to see your doctor

  16. QUESTION:
    what is a cyst? is it harmful?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections. However, sometimes they arise spontaneously with no apparent cause. Cysts are often dangerous as they may have negative effects (for instance, compression) on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst.
      A cyst may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites. This type of cyst may, for instance, protect a parasite from the churning acid of the stomach so it may pass through to the intestines unharmed where it can then break out.
      It all so depends what kind of a cyst you have ovarian etc. Hope this helped follow the link I posted below maybe it will help inform you more. Hope this helped :)
      http://www.cyst.name/

  17. QUESTION:
    fatty cyst like lump?
    on my mother's side of the family (her father's side) all have history of benign fatty cysts. my sister went to the dermatologist for her smaller one and her doctor just gave her cream and said if it gets bigger they can drain it. i know this is a gross subject but i am concerned about my health here. i found one on my back that does not cause pain and it shrinks from being accidentally popped. i told my mother about it and she said her father had a few of them, and both of her grandparents had them as well and they were just drained and harmless. i am embarrassed about it but noticed it was still there today and need to ask a doctor. i'm fearful of it being cancer. but with history of fatty cysts i am a little at ease in the situation. any thoughts? i was at the doctor when it was smaller and they didn't even bring attention to it just told me to use something for some acne on my back so i'm assuming it's okay? i no longer have acne but i still have that bump.

    • ANSWER:
      Fatty cysts are often cancerous nor do they become cancerous. The condition itself is thought to be of genetic origins. Normally the lumps do not cause any pain but there are some conditions under which they can become painful. This is a condition known as adiposis dolorosa or Dercum s disease and no one knows why the fatty cysts become painful. Treatment for this type of pain is accomplished with lidocaine given intravenously or mexiletine, which is taken orally.
      If you are one of the people who has many fatty cysts, you could develop Madelung s Disease. This is when the cysts grow in places where they can upset bodily functions. These places include the heart, lungs, larynx, intestines or esophagus. In these cases, the lumps will most likely be surgically removed.

      Fatty cysts are usually dome-shaped and they grow very slowly, many times over a number of months or years. The lump will feel rubbery or soft and it moves around when you touch it. A cancerous lump grows very fast compared to a fatty cyst and it is not soft, but hard to the touch and is not at all moveable. The majority of lipomas are not painful but cancerous lumps can be painful.

      There is a cancer caused by body fat but the lumps do not appear visibly under the skin like fatty cysts. They are deeper down and most often in the abdomen, groin or thigh. They cannot be felt through the skin but can become painful and cause obstructions. You can have a malignant lump for many years and not know until it is large enough to cause an organ not to function or block a passageway. Unfortunately by this time, there is less success in removing the lump in its entirety and eliminating the cancerous cells because it has gotten overly large and many times moved into other locations, such as the lymph nodes.

      Usually it is easy to tell if you have fatty cysts by the location and feel of the lump. But, it is best not to take it for granted, but to make an appointment with your doctor to have it examined. Your doctor can most often tell just with a physical examination. If there is any question at all as to whether it is malignant, a biopsy will be taken to make a diagnosis.

      Don t worry unnecessarily if you should feel a lump through the skin. It is not immediately cancerous as many people automatically assume. It can be a fatty cyst and you can have many of these over a lifetime. Fatty cysts are not pleasant but they are not life threatening either.

  18. QUESTION:
    I have a Sinus Cyst. ?
    I just found out from an MRI scan that I have a Cyst in my sinus. I have been reading on the internet and I have none of the symptoms that people will usually have. I am a Male, 16 years of age. I have googled and read about it for a while but have not come across anything like my case. I categorized this as 'Cancer' because I didn't find another option for cysts or something related. Advice to another category would be very helpful!

    Why did I have an MRI?
    The reason I did an MRI scan was because I have migraine (since I was 6 and moved to China from Sweden) and because I have always had trouble sleeping during the night. Along with this I did an EEG and an Ultrasound. I have not yet gotten back the EEG results, but other than the Cyst I have no abnormalities.

    My migraine:
    I suffer from moderate migraine and I have been since I was 6. I did an EEG when I was 6 and found nothing abnormal. I have around 2 migraines a month. Typically, I get a migraine from changing habits and when a lot of things are going on in my life. An abnormality that I have noticed is that I get migraine when I sleep to much, but never when I sleep too little. I regularly sleep 3-7 hours a day and have no troubles staying awake or functioning after I wake up. When I sleep for more than 9-10 hours I always feel more tired and sometimes get migraines from it. My migraine usually lasts 3-5 hours, but the recent two times I have been having migraines that last for 20-25 hours. During these long migraines I do not have searing pain, but I'm not functional and get very nauseous when I change positions (trying to sit or stand up)(this never caused me to black out). I don't typically vomit anymore during migraines, but I think that is only because I have learned how to hold it in... I have had two migraines where I started to hallucinate the most recent one was last wednesday. My hallucinations only occur when I close my eyes, what I see is always repetitive and related to what I have done in the past week (For example, the first hallucination I had was of me playing a mission in a game on the hardest difficulty and I was the hero, each time I died it started again and again at the same time I was in terrible pain. It was horrible).

    My Sleep:
    My sleeping schedule is very abnormal. I sleep 3-7 hours a day, only falling asleep hours after I intend. While trying to fall asleep, I think and I become rather uncomfortable after about 30 minutes I try listening to music or watching something on TV before trying to sleep again. I want to sleep but my thoughts keep me awake. My most common thoughts are always along astronomical terms where I ask myself questions that no one has an answer to and things that most people my age are too ignorant to understand and I envy that. I always wonder what I'm set out to do, why I am me and not anyone else, I think ahead and I basically have the next 16 years of my life planned. Although I don't think that is very related to my Cysts. Something that might be related though is that I get very tired in the afternoon when I come home from school, but lighten up in the evening, I have tested to see if it has to do with my dinner but it doesn't. I don't know what it is, could be a symptom from the Cysts, but I don't know for sure.

    Health:
    Physically, I am 70kg, 174cm. I am athletic and play rugby more than anything. I have a strong body, as far as I know everything is completely normal or better than normal. Mentally, I consider myself to be smart, I like to help my classmates with classwork and love to learn and investigate new things. I am a natural leader and many friends consider me a 'science guy' because of my interest and knowledge in biology, phycology and astrology. I am very analytical and don't like to get emotionally involved with people. But these things are likely off-topic or irrelevant.

    I don't know exactly what I'm looking for, any reflection or suggestion is more than welcome and much appreciated. I'm very concerned that I'm not showing ANY symptoms. Much of what I said is probably irrelevant but its better than if I miss something.

    Please help, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      " categorized this as 'Cancer' because I didn't find another option for cysts or something related. Advice to another category would be very helpful!?"
      What a horrible conclusion. "You have no cancer at all". Just because, you could not know what is a cyst, You should not jump to hasty conclusions by treating it as cancer. You are quite perfect with a good heart & a very broad mindset to help others unconditionally. Such brave hearts live longer with perfect health. You can have total cure from all your symptoms with religious compliance of all the stipulated instructions mentioned here under. God bless you.

      1.Cyst* Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, sinus cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).

      2. Migraine*& Headache*:
      Even after spending billions of dollars in research and development; the unknown parts in the brain and spinal cord are far more than the known'--our allopathy friends say so. Reasons--hormonal imbalance, blocked energy + accumulated toxins/phlegm/water in brain, throat, ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, pharynx, cold/cough, infected tonsils, viral infections, fevers,chronic-anemia, allergies, asthma, bronchitis,etc., etc. Hence,It is a big headache to know the reasons for headaches.

      In terms of acupressure concept, 'HEADACHE' is an offshoot of blocked energy in the brain and spinal cord.
      1. Remote control acupressure points are located in Ur thumbs and big toes on both sides. Massage these areas hard by Ur thumb[s] for 2 minutes to release blocked energy from Ur Head.
      2. Even hormonal imbalance can be the main culprit for headaches. Remedy lies in the following steps.
      3. Tensions, anxiety neurosis, negative thinking. Just stand well only on Ur fore-fingers for 2 minutes.

      4. Take 6 to 8 litres of plain water daily.
      5. An overactive pancreas can as well be the root cause. Then keep some chocolates with U and chew it as and when U start getting headache.

      6. Headache Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x, or 12x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, .
      MP 3x NM 3x, NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x, failing which mixture of CF 3x, CS 3x and KS 3x; failing which give 1 pill of NM 200 at about 7 p.m. once a fortnight. Glon 6, Bell or Nux Vom 6, are often useful. For chronic headache give mixture of CP 200, CS 200 and NM 200 in the evening onge a week for 2 or 3 weeks.
      7. Headache Migraine-If one sided. Pain in half portion of head or face.
      Mixture of NM 3x and S 12x.
      8. Cure: 1. Cyst----------- Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      10. OIL PULLING*:

      Utility--- removes toxins from the body, more so from the mouth, gums, teeth, stomach, cervix, uterus, lungs, heart, liver, intestines, ears, brain, etc., etc.
      . However, U may use sun flower oil, ground nut oil or til oil, rice bran oil, mustard oil, etc.,
      Procedure: Every morning, in an empty stomach, take 2 tsp of cooking oil.
      [saturated fatty acids and oils should not be used, like, Palm oil, Dalda/Vanaspati, coconut oil or ghee] and put it in Ur mouth and rinse it for 10 minutes; until it becomes white liquid. Spit it out and then rinse with Luke warm water and then brush Ur teeth.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a Cyst... please help me..?
    what is a cyst?
    who can please help me and give me a paragraph form description or meaning of what a cyst is...

    best answer will have 10 points...

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections. However, sometimes they arise spontaneously with no apparent cause. Cysts are often dangerous as they may have negative effects (for instance, compression) on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst.

      A cyst may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites. This type of cyst may, for instance, protect a parasite from the churning acid of the stomach so it may pass through to the intestines unharmed where it can then break out.

  20. QUESTION:
    what is a cyst and how do you get them?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections. However, they sometimes arise spontaneously with no apparent cause. Cysts may often be dangerous as they may have negative effects on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material.

      Cysts may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites. They protect the parasite from the churning acid of the stomach and once in the intestines, it breaks out.

      Cystic fibrosis is an example of a genetic disorder whereby cysts develop in lung tissue and release mucus into the lungs (see Alveoli) reducing lung capacity and causing persistent coughing.

      see the link for full info

  21. QUESTION:
    cyst on the pancreas? please help.?
    my liver enzymes were elevated, so as a precaution i had an abdominal ultrasound to make sure it was functioning correctly.well, they found during the US that I have a small 2 cm cyst on my pancreas.

    i have to go for a CT scan and bloodwork to make sure its functioning correctly. i am so scared. first off, i have NEVER heard of a pancreatic cyst before. secondly, i did research online and it says they mostly come from a bout of pancreatitis or some other disease i have never heard of, both of which i do NOT have. it says most of them are benign, but it also says they are uncommon.

    i was told its probably nothing and its very small, but i am still very worried as they are uncommon.,

    can anyone help put my mind at ease by sharing their stories or know anything about this? i have to wait until tues. to even have the scan done

    thanks in advance

    im 28 yrs old, female. not diabetic.

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreatic cysts are diagnosed more often now than in the past, not because more people have them, but because today's improved imaging technology has made pancreatic cysts easier to find.

      In fact, many cysts in the pancreas are found during abdominal scans for other problems, such as yours was.

      The good news is that most pancreatic cysts aren't cancerous.

      Your doctor will probably want to take a sample of the fluid in the cyst to determine whether or not it is indeed benign.

      The good news is that most pancreatic cysts aren't technically cysts at all.

      Called pseudocysts, these pockets of digestive fluids aren't lined with the type of cells found in true cysts.

      Instead, a pseudocyst's walls may include cells normally found in other abdominal organs, such as the stomach, intestines and the pancreas itself.

      Pseudocysts are not at all cancerous!

      I don't know if any of this information will help you, since you have already done research on your own, but I wanted you to know that pancreatic cysts are not as uncommon - or rare - as you thought they were.

      I wish you the best and hope that you only have the Pseudocysts!!

      Good Luck! =)

  22. QUESTION:
    Ever have a cyst on your ovaries?
    For the last five months, a week before my period and during my period I would be getting this stabbing pains on my mid to lower left side. I know that my mother had cancer on one of her ovaries a few years ago...the cyst was the size of a baseball...guess what side my mom had the cancer in? The left side. I told my dad about this disconfort I've had last month and he thought nothing of it...then the pain came back again this month...he was going to tell me to think nothing of it but I said no...so I am going to see the doctor tomorrow...I'm kind of scared of the unknown...and I've been looking at pictures online as to what else this pain could be...there is pretty much nothing there but my intestines..and my ovaries...tell me your input to ease my mind please...

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst in my left ovary & had pain exactly where you were saying yours is. My PCP told me I had to see my Gyn or Gastroenterologist immediately'

      I went to a GYN MD who specializes in laproscopic surgery. He removed the cyst (it was benign) and also found endometriosis which he also removed.

      I went home the same day & was pretty much back to normal in 2-3 days. I think the anesthesia gave me more symptoms than the surgery. Laproscopic surgery is where they make 3 very small incisions & go in with a camera and do the surgery with tools put thru the small incisions. I was glad I had it done.

      I hope this helps.

      If you're not comfortable with the MD get a 2nd opinion.

      Good luck to you. I'm glad you're seeing a MD
      tomorrow.

  23. QUESTION:
    Cysts on my kidneys?
    I have an appointment Thurs to talk about my catscan results and im just wondering if anyone could maybe get some insite on how i got this. Its on my left kidney and the phone call went~your catscan was abnormal they seen cysts on your kidneys. Thats all i know.

    • ANSWER:
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      KIDNEY CYSTS (to see actual surgery photos, click here)

      Renal (or kidney) cysts are very common, occurring in 50 % of adults. The prevalence increases with age. About 2/3 of people over 80 years old will have a cyst detectable by x-rays or ultrasound. The cause of these cysts is unknown.

      Cysts can be "simple cysts" with almost no risk of cancer, or "complex cysts" which might or might not have cancer in the wall. It is very rare for a benign looking cyst to change into a more suspicious cyst.

      A CT (or CAT) scan or an Ultrasound is usually sufficient to diagnose the cyst as benign. If there are any questions on the ultrasound, a CT is usually obtained (and vice versa).

      Cysts usually do not grow during follow up examination, but they can grow to be very large, even larger than the kidney itself.

      Cysts can cause pain due to

      growth and stretching of the wall of the cyst

      pressure on the kidney

      pressure on the drainage of the kidney, causing blockage

      pressure on other organs (stomach, intestines)

      Rarely, cysts can bleed, rupture, or become infected.
      KIDNEY CYSTS ARE EASILY TREATED

      Dr. Greenberger and Dr. Tertzakian have successfully treated renal cysts by laparoscopy since 2000.

      Most patients can leave the hospital the same day. The surgery itself usually lasts less than one hour and frequently under 30 minutes.

      The cyst is the bulge inside the box.

      ACTUAL PHOTOS FROM OUR RENAL CYST SURGERIES
      The cyst has been surgically exposed.

      The cyst is opened
      The cyst wall is excised, so the fluid cannot re-accumulate.
      Cyst wall is being removed.
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      While no surgery is without risks, and no surgery can be 100% successful, all patients treated so far have had successful surgery and no recurrence of their symptoms.

      We have been successful with all types of kidney cysts including:

      very large cysts

      patients with multiple cysts

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      Typical incisions for renal (kidney) cyst removal

  24. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of a cyst?
    how do i get rid of a cyst without draining,stickind a neede in it ,or a warm compress?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst and the Doc said that the only way to remove them is to remove them surgically. Cysts are so common, however, that the surgery is 100% safe. My dad had four cysts (not all at once), and he had them all surgically removed and all the surgeries were successful.

      The only problem you can encounter is waiting too long to remove it. In time, cysts get bigger and deeper, they can even puncture your intestines so your biles will spill ooze out of you! Ew.

      Like the first person said, don't pay attention to internet "DIY Cyst Removal" and go see a Doctor. You can't remove a cyst yourself. Even doctors don't perform surgery on themselves.

      Get well soon.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do I have an ovarian cyst or is it something else?
    Pain around the area of my left ovary.. Sometimes excruciating where I cant sit down, stand, up,or walk with out a wrenching pain! Other times its just a dull pain that wont go away. Its worse when I'm on my period, i am on BC. I went to the doctor about it, a clinic at my local hospital, they said it was just gastritis... but i'm not more gassy than usually, and it didnt go away after antbiotics, they said to maybe schedule an appointment with a OBGYN but i havent done that yet because of insurance issues. Could it be a cyst, they do run in my family... What happens if it ruptures, I have asked this question before, but no REAL answers. I would just like to know if anyone else has had these symptoms and what they were diagonsed with. I have scared myself by searching online, because I saw several cases where women were misdiagonsed and had ovarian cancer for several months which was undescoverd... I do believe I am too young for that... because I am in my late teen years... But, we are scheduling an app with the OB soon. and I have never had a pap.
    Any ideas.. and please dont diss me about not going to the ob... i would have gone if it wasnt for ins. issues..
    Thanks

    and women only please... i do not want any pervs anwering my question... i will not fall for it!
    Thanks
    uh and i didnt say anything about an attractive appearnce.....
    Thanks for the answers:)

    • ANSWER:
      hey, i have had a cyst before on my ovary. it can cause the symptoms you are describing. don't freak yourself out about cancer hon, it's very unlikely that you have ovarian cancer that early. i used to have a clerical position in the ER (i'm not a doctor or nurse, but i've seen patients with ruptured ovarian cysts). they usually complain of irregular vaginal bleeding and pain.

      since it's on your left side, it could also be related to your colon/intestine. your ob/gyn will run an ultrasound most likely to see whether there is a cyst or not. if there's no cyst, then it's likely the problem is related to your digestive system. best of luck! hope this helps!!

  26. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause bad breath?
    I have a history of getting ovarian cysts. I recently noticed that I get awful bad breath that won't go away even when I use mouth wash and brush my teethe right before I get bad pain from having a cyst rupture. This doesn't make any sense to me, how does an ovarian cyst cause bad breath. Does this happen to anyone else?
    I floss and go to a dentist regularly and they always tell me that I have good dental hygiene.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think the cyst is causing the bad breath. If it is a large cyst it could be pushing against your large intestine and slowing down your digestive system (causing constipation). If this is happening then the bad bread could be explained by the decaying fecal material in your intestine that is not being excreted soon enough.

  27. QUESTION:
    Gastritis and ovarian cyst?? ?
    I have gastritis along with a ovarian cyst my questions are how do they treat gastritis? A nd can it cause you to swell in your stomach or could that be the cyst?? if I choose to have surgery even If I still have the gastritis will they treat that also and the surgery I'm talking bout is having the cyst removed. Please no rude comments

    • ANSWER:
      The two are entirely separate, Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Many things can cause gastritis. Most often the cause is infection with the same bacteria -- Helicobacter pylori -- that causes stomach ulcers. An autoimmune disorder, a backup of bile into the stomach, or long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen can also cause gastritis. In some cases, the stomach lining may be "eaten away," leading to sores (peptic ulcers) in the stomach or first part of the small intestine. Gastritis can occur suddenly (acute gastritis) or gradually (chronic gastritis). In most cases, gastritis does not permanently damage the stomach lining.

      Gastritis can be caused by a number of things:

      Long-term use of NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve)

      Alcohol use

      Cigarette smoking

      Chronic vomiting

      Coffee and acidic beverages

      Too much stomach acid (such as from stress)

      Eating or drinking caustic or corrosive substances (such as poisons)

      Trauma (for example, radiation treatments or having swallowed a foreign object)

      An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops on a woman s ovary. Ovarian cysts are very common and they do not usually cause any symptoms.

      In most cases, they are harmless and usually disappear without the need for treatment.

      However, if the cyst is large or is causing symptoms, it will probably have to be surgically removed.

      Ovarian cysts can affect women of any age.

      There are two main types of ovarian cyst:

      Functional ovarian cyst (the most common type). These are harmless cysts that are short- lived and formed as part of the menstrual cycle.

      Pathological ovarian cyst these are much less common and occur as the result of abnormal cell growth (most pathological ovarian cysts are not cancerous).

      Ovarian cysts are very common. It is estimated that virtually all women who still have a monthly period, and 1 in 5 women who have been through the menopause, will have one or more ovarian cysts.

      Ovarian cysts that cause symptoms are much less common, affecting only 1 in every 25 women at some point in their life.

      Ovarian cysts usually do not affect a woman's ability to conceive.

      Even if the cyst is larger and needs to be removed, this is usually done using laparoscopy, which preserves a woman's fertility.

  28. QUESTION:
    Ovary Cyst and enlarged ovary, is this normal?
    Enlarged ovary and cyst?
    Enlarged ovary and cyst, is this OK?
    I have had 2 ultrasounds and internal scans between Dec and Jan.
    On the first appoinment i had a cyst on my left ovary, i had 2 periods between this and the next, on my second appoinment they said i have a 4 cm cyst on my right ovary and my ovary is enlarged to 6cm (should be 3cm i think).
    I went to my GP for my results and i didnt get much feedback or advise. She told me what was found and said its OK as this is common and the cyst on my right should go away.
    She said she didint feel the need to do another scan in 6 weeks as the results will be the same.
    I told her i was still experiancing pain in my lower abdomin and pain after sex, i am always urinating (can be 6x in 2hr), i have diahreaha every morning and feel extremely tired which really isnt like me, the top of my legs gets sore and my lower back.
    I also get quite bloated after meals, i am really small, size 6 and i my tummy swells slightly.
    I can feel discomfort on my right side, little twinges and sharp pains.
    All this really worries me, i know cysts are common but i dont feel reasured when i am having all these symptoms.
    Can anyway give any advise as to how i am feeling, is this normal, is it related to the ovary and cyst issue or could this be something completely different? If yes, then what!!
    This has been going on months now and i really feel crap!
    Sorry this is such a long read but id appriciate as many answers as possible, thanks quys. xx

    • ANSWER:
      You need a second opinion, I had a cyst on my right ovary, and started having pain in my side and back, finally the cyst got so large it pushed my intestine and caused it to block. Meaning I did not have any bowel movements. My doctor mistakenly thought it was my kidney, and by the time they found out it was a cyst on my ovary, I had gone into peritonitis. Pain is always a warning that something is wrong. And the first thing most doctors will ask you, if your are having pain is, Is the pain dull, Is the pain stabbing or sharp. Pain for months is really not something that should be let go, Please get a second opinion.

  29. QUESTION:
    symptoms of ovarian cyst?
    so what are the symptoms, if there are any. cuz like when i get cramps which is hardly ever, it's always only on my right side and no matter what i do there is no relief. I would have never thought anything of it, except that when i got my IUD, they told me that ovarian cysts can occur. Anyways, so is what im haveing even a symptom at all, or am i just paranoid? lol

    • ANSWER:
      saphire-
      The symptoms of an ovarian cyst:
      You can't depend on symptoms alone to tell you if you have an ovarian cyst. In fact, you'll likely have no symptoms at all. Or if you do, the symptoms may be similar to those of other conditions, such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy or ovarian cancer. Even appendicitis and diverticulitis can produce signs and symptoms that mimic a ruptured ovarian cyst.

      Still, it's important to be watchful of any symptoms or changes in your body and to know which symptoms are serious. If you have an ovarian cyst, you may experience the following signs and symptoms:

      Menstrual irregularities
      Pelvic pain a constant or intermittent dull ache that may radiate to your lower back and thighs
      Pelvic pain shortly before your period begins or just before it ends
      Pelvic pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
      Pain during bowel movements or pressure on your bowels
      Nausea, vomiting or breast tenderness similar to that experienced during pregnancy
      Fullness or heaviness in your abdomen
      Pressure on your rectum or bladder difficulty emptying your bladder completely
      The signs and symptoms that signal the need for immediate medical attention include:
      Sudden, severe abdominal or pelvic pain
      Pain accompanied by fever or vomiting

      Saphire - then there is always the possibility that your pain is not in any way connected with the ovary. It might be from gas in the intestine which can be painful.

  30. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst's size double?
    Okay, so I posted yesterday a question about why my period was not present for two months. So I got a sonogram and it shows that the cyst that never went away(I've had it for about 2 years) grew twize it's size?! They told me that when it gets to 5 (cm i think?) it's dangerous. Mine's at 4.2 . It has caused some pain on and off this month. So my question is...what are the possible reasons my cyst grew twice it's size? thanx
    i think the measurement is either cm or mm...please correct me. :-)
    Okay. BTW, I am 13 yrs old. I think my mom will make an appointment with my G. doctor. And what's a laparoscopy? I thought surgery was the last treatement choice. It's not really pain that I have..just like discomfort when I walk alot or just suddenly. I thought the treatement would just be hormones to get rid of it. Is that true?

    Oh, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for your answer. It was well explained.

    • ANSWER:
      You have had a cyst for 2 years which grew , and is now about 4.2 cm.Let me wake you up and smell the coffee.
      You are probably suffering from endometriosis, a condition whereby part or all of the menstrual debris is not discharged via the normal monthly menstruation but settles down in other sometimes weird places of the body, forming a. o. ovarian cysts. However, when these cysts reach a certain size the peristaltic movement of the intestines and the general movements of the body causes them to twist around their peduncle, thereby strangling the cyst. This causes such an excruciating pain that you will be howling in the ambulance bringing you to Emergencies.
      You need an URGENT SURGICAL removal of your cyst. This can be done laparoscopically or endoscopically. In your case due to the size I am afraid it will be laparoscopy. The op should be followed up by a medical treatment inducing an artificial pregnancy (do not worry: no baby involved!!) in order to avoid recurrence of the condition. You will be in hospital 3 or 4 days.All the best.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause you to miss a period? What does it feel like?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cyst can alter your hormonal status , hence, it affects your schedule of menses.

      Most cyst are assymptomatic, except for changes in your menstruation. However, if the cyst is already huge, it will start to be painful (if nerves or sensory endings are affected), or it may cause problem with your peeing (when it already obstructed the flow of urine in your ureter). It can also cause constipation if it presses your intestines. And the most common problem is abdominal enlargement because of enlarging cyst (I am talking not of small cyst on this case).

      jhundevilla@yahoo.com

  32. QUESTION:
    Examination of a cyst, please help!?
    I am going to the gynecologist because i went to the doctor and she thinks i have a cyst. Do they take an ultra sound on your stomach or the other way...down below. Please answer seriously. I'm really nervous.

    • ANSWER:
      Gynecologists specialize in the reproductive system, with your urinary (and other parts of the digestive) system mixed in for obvious reasons.

      Your stomach is a different organ from your utherus, ok?
      If she says you may have a cyst, then it will be your abdomen area below the stomach - utherus, bladder, intestines but most likely she'll be concentrating on the condition of your utherus...Usually cysts aren't too bad. It's when they abcess (infect) that you should be worried about. Cysts, however, will need to be removed. The ultra sound may show something different from a cyst, too.
      Good Luck

  33. QUESTION:
    OVARIAN CYSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??
    Hey, um, well, I'm 16. And ever since I was 14, I've had a dull persistent ache for roughly 2-3 weeks before I have my period in my left ovary, and the pain fades over time. Lately I've noticed the pain doesn't go away completely, it lingers. It's not a shooting pain, just dull, a 'nagging' pain. Sometimes I get twitches in my stomach where my ovary is when I'm ovulating. Anyway, I haven't seen a doctor or gyn because I'm scared it's cancer, but I'm facing my fears & I'm going into the hospital next week to get it checked out.

    I have a couple of questions:
    (1. Can I go straight into the hospital, get an ultrasound in there without having to make an appointment with a gyn?
    (2. Will the doctors in the hospital operate? (I've had the cyst for 2 years, it's getting bigger, there's a lump protroding out of my stomach where my left ovary is, I have a huge lump of fat on my stomach & it's poking thru the layers of fat, not a big lump that's showing through my fat though but noticable when I suck in). my dull ache ranges from my left ovary (roughly the mid of my tummy just a bit to the left) to my hips, sometimes i even get back pain, but i get back pain more when i've walked around a lot or done a lot of leg exercizes like squats, but i also think it may be my extra weight cause i'm 250lbs...

    someone help me ;/
    ALSO!!
    My stomach looks like,. kind of pregnant almost.. i looked at myself a few weeks ago in the mirror and thought, woah, your stomach is getting very fat, but now i'm starting to think it could be the cyst??? thanks ppl

    • ANSWER:
      1. Self diagnoses are usually wrong. How do you know you have a cyst? You've said that you haven't seen a doctor/gyn because of fear.

      2. The lower left region of your abdomen has a lot of intestinal activity. You could have any number of issues dealing with your intestines going on.

      3. Go to a doctor and get checked out.

  34. QUESTION:
    I had a cyst removed by laparoscopy?
    in June 2007. It was on left ovary. Recovery was very long as the surgeon left a lot of bruises and swelling. When I went for a follow up consultation about 6 weeks after op, I told the surgeon about pain on left side where the cyst was - he said it was just a normal ache or pain. But recently it's after coming back and it gets worse when I'm walking or running for a train. Is this normal or something to worry about? Any advise on what to do please? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I had that and then I had the scar tissue grow, the dr. called it adhesions. He said what cause the pain was the scar tissue connected from where the cyst was removed to other places like the uterus and intestines. So the body is designed to be smooth and slippery and when you move, but if you have connections of scar tissue it pulls when you turn certain ways. that was what was causing my pain anyway. So he had to go in and remove scar tissue. In some people, usually people you develop keloids, or moles, or large scars have a high risk of this occuring and sometimes have surgery every few years to remove the scar tissue. Or you could have just developed another cyst. Either way you probably need to have a MRI , but mine did not show up on a MRI, I was just in so much pain he did surgery to see what it was since nothing was showing up on the xrays and he said that it looked like the inside of a pumpkin, the adhesions and he had to remove all of that. Hope I didn't gross you out too much. But I went through that 5 times and it sounds so familiar.

  35. QUESTION:
    information on ovarian cyst removal?
    hey everyone ! i am 15 and am suppose to be having my ovarian cyst that is about 3.2 inches removed next week. I also have endomitriosis so the cyst was most likely caused from that. This isnt my first cyst but this is my first removal. The thing is i should be having my time of the month around then too. Will that affect my surgery date or make me have any complications ? I'm kinda worried about that. can anyone tell me their experience with having a cyst removed as well please. I'm a little nervous about having scars where they cut me and not being able to really move around. can you tell me basic things. How long it hurt for ? How bad was the pain ? Did it affect u physically or emotionally ? Thank you so much in advance. If you have any questions that would help you anwser the question go ahead and ask. Thanks again !

    • ANSWER:
      Sweetie, don't worry. I just had a cyst removed last week. My doctor performed a laparoscopy and she made two small incisions, one in side the belly button and one slightly above the pelvic middle. Neither are visible to the public eye even if I wear a two piece swim suit.

      2 days before the surgery your supposed to do a bowel prep which is drinking two bottles of magnesium citrate. I mixed it with 7 up. It's a small bottle found in your pharmacy, it looks like a small soda. It makes you go to bathroom quite a bit and it removes all the waste in your intestines. This is done so the Doc will have a clear view of down there.

      As for your period, I would suggest calling your Doctors office and letting them know. As for endometriosis, I am sorry. Is it painful, I give you a lot of credit handling a cyst and endo. Your a queen in my book.

      My surgery was to remove a cyst and to explore my pain down there. I had the surgery done because three months ago I had nausea and then pelvic pain. Not a whole lot but the pain hasn't gone away entirely. My Doctor said she was checking for endo and taking samples for biopsy's, but I have never had an irregular period. Its always come on time and I don't have a lot of pain. Sometimes I don't take pain meds during the cycle. So she was checking for that and other things. Do you think I might have the symptons?

      Wish you the best...

  36. QUESTION:
    question about ovarian cysts?
    On January 9 I got my period as usual...usually I go the full 7 days or maybe 6 if I'm lucky. This time it never ended...it was extremely light but never ended...after about two weeks it got to where when I was active it would flow a lot but when I wasn't it was very light...I also had a pain in the right pelvic area...having had a cyst on my right ovary before I got concerned...the pain got worse and I ended up going to the ER to be told that I have a 3.6cm cyst on my ovary, which is messing around with my hormones causing me to continue to bleed. Not having medical insurance to be able to follow up with this I read up on the subject and saw that they can go away on their own, what are the chances of it going away or is it likely to get worse?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me tell you, you cannot take the chance of it going away on it's own.
      If this cyst starts leaking into your intestines, it is like super glue. You will have problems and need surgeries for the rest of your life.
      Please, make some payment plan where you can pay monthly. This has to be taken care of right now. >3

  37. QUESTION:
    What is difference between warms and worms cyst?

    I mean "what is the difference between worms and worms cyst"?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, for starters- a cyst is like a sac that holds the worms. There are different types of worms that can invade the human body. I will just name a few. There are parasitic worms and intestinal worms and there are various ways of becoming infected with worms in the system. Raw or undercooked pork allows a person to have worms that can take over in either the muscles or the intestines and that is a disease called Trichinosis. Children can also get hook or pin worms from unclean hands and thumb sucking.I don't know if I explained it for you or not. Remember that a cyst is a sac that hosts the worms.

  38. QUESTION:
    Stomach Pains or an Ovarian Cyst?
    I have been having pains in my stomach and intestinal area for over a month. The pains usually happen after I eat. The pains feel like my organs are tearing themselves apart. After having many tests, the doctor told me that I have a cyst on my left ovary that had burst causing me to have stomach pains and that I should take prilosect OTC for the pains and in 14 days it will be resolved. They said that the cyst burst when I was dygesting so thats why I have pains when I eat. I don't think this fits the symptoms that I have. What should I do? ( I dont get pains in my left or right side, just stomach and intestines).

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor doesn't sound like they know what they're talking about to me. I've had multiple ovarian cysts in the past and while the pain does radiate throughout your abdomen, it is primarily in your mid/lower abdomen and usually worse on one side (where the cyst is). Ovarian cyst pain is not usually affected by what you eat, it has more to do with your cycle.

      And when a cyst ruptures... well, for one, eating food is not going to make your cyst rupture, and two, cyst rupturing is one of the most painful experiences you will ever endure in your life. It feels like someone exploded an M80 in your abdomen, it's horrifying. You would KNOW if you ruptured a cyst.

      Why would they prescribe an antacid for an ovarian cyst? Cysts are hormonal, they have nothing to do with stomach acid. Prilosec is for heartburn, and will do nothing for a cyst. I really don't know what is going through your doctor's head but I would strongly suggest a second opinion on this one. It sounds like your stomach pains are unrelated to anything going on with your reproductive system, and have more to do with your digestive tract (stomach, small intestine, colon, etc.)

      If it was your regular doctor who told you all of this, ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist (a doctor who specializes in the digestive tract). They will be able to give you a much better idea of what's going on with your stomach and intestines, because it sounds like the doctor you saw was taking shots in the dark.

      Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    Why are cysts not eleminated by hosts?

    • ANSWER:
      When an immature or larval parasitic organism migrates from the intestines through to blood stream to a soft organ tissue ( like the brain or liver ), a cyst is formed by a reaction of the host to seal off the parasitic organism.The walls of the cyst are created to prevent contact of the living organism with the hosts tissues...this is a function of the immune response...if the host cells were to kill the organism rather than wall it off, there would be horrible immune reactions to the presence of the foreign protein from the dying organism as it breaks down inside the brain or whatever organ is involved...The organism remains dormant in this state, ie it doesn't complete it's life cycle... I imagine that cyst formation is a process of natural selection.

      Cysts are usually asymptomatic until they enlarge & put pressure on adjacent tissues or when the organism dies which produces a serious immunologic response in the host. Another cause of serious illness is if for some reason the cyst ruptures ( from pressure by an abdominal blow for instance )

      There are several types of parasites which can encyst in a host...most common are tapeworm, roundworm & flukes...most most cases due to ingestion of improperly cooked foods containing parasites or contaminated water.

  40. QUESTION:
    In July I had a cyst removed from my right ovary?
    In July I had a cyst removed from my right ovary, it was the size of a softball and grew in about 1 week. Dr. thinks it formed else where like my intestine, then latched on.

    Well today my ultrasound shows a 3 inch cyst on my right ovary...I have never had health problems, but i have had 2 miscarriages, and after my DNC got an infection from surgury and while in the hospital they found the 1st cyst. Anyone had anything similar? Im trying to educate myself before I talk to my Dr. tomorrow. I feel she could do a better job...
    OK "The Mom" I'm not blaming my Dr for anything, there are MANY more factors to this I'm not going into, I was just wanting peoples stories because that way you hear of more symptoms and possible diagnostics....but thanks anyway...

    • ANSWER:
      i had a cyst on one of my ovaries too but it wasnt that bad it was really small but it still gave me aches so they prescribed me birth control and ive been fine so far and this happen a year ago. yours must have been really bad thank god mine didnt get that big i couldnt even imagine a softball size!!!

  41. QUESTION:
    What are ways to remove a cyst on the sinus? Is iit surgical or will they prescribe?
    I recently have been having really bad migraines(have a history of about 10 years) Dr sent me for a CT and that found a 16 mm mass then with the mri he discover it was a cyst on my sinuses and referred me to an ENT specialist. Just curious what will go into my treatment my Dr had said he's never seen one of these before.

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections. However, they sometimes arise spontaneously with no apparent cause. Cysts may often be dangerous as they may have negative effects on the nearby tissue. They may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material.

      Cysts may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites. They protect the parasite from the churning acid of the stomach and once in the intestines, it breaks out.

      (a form of trichilemmal cyst; also called: keratin cyst; sometimes wrongly called: epidermal cyst or epidermoid cyst (see ICD-10 L72.0)) is a closed sac or cyst below the surface of the skin that fills with a fatty white, semi-solid material called sebum.

      The scalp, ears, genitals, and face are common sites for sebaceous cysts, though they may occur anywhere on the body except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. They are smooth to the touch, vary in size, and are generally round in shape.

      They are generally mobile masses that can consist of fibrous tissues and fluids, to a fatty, (sebaceous), substance that resembles cottage cheese, or a somewhat viscous, serosanguinous fluid, (containing purulent and bloody material). A cyst can be excised in its entirety or, more commonly, can rupture during excision and removal. Cysts can recur, either if they are ruptured or not.

      wiki.

      most likely they will cut it out if they can, there really isnt anything that they can perscribe that would get rid of it. Good luck, and I hope that it helps rid you of your migraines, thats deffinitley a good reason to have them and once its out then they might stop!

  42. QUESTION:
    do ovarian cysts have anything to do with endometriosis, cause, effect or concomitant?
    In most cases these both ailments are found present concurrently.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what I could find:

      Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is located outside the uterus. Usually there are implants of this tissue in the pelvis. When the lining of the uterus bleeds during the menstrual cycle, these implants also bleed. This causes pain and scarring in the pelvis. The other pelvic structures react to this bleeding by becoming adherent to each other so that tubes, ovaries and intestine are stuck together. If the endometrial tissue is within an ovary, that ovary will fill with blood. These are called endometriomas and are cysts in the ovary filled with old blood. This old blood has the appearance of thin chocolate or motor oil. They are also called chocolate cysts of the ovary. Endometriomas are frequently found at surgery for ovarian cysts. http://www.gyncancer.com/ovarian-cysts.html

      What are Endometriomas/Chocolate Cysts?
      This disease process is also known as Endometriosis of the ovaries. Tiny implants of cells that line the uterine cavity become transplanted and form small cysts on the outside of the ovary. These cysts enlarge and produce Endometriosis of the ovary. They respond to hormone stimulation during the menstrual cycle and produce many small cysts, which may then occupy and even replace the normal ovarian tissue.

      These endometriomas are filled with a thick chocolate-type material, which is the reason they are known as "chocolate cysts". When this type of ovarian cyst ruptures, the material spills over into the pelvis and onto the surface of the uterus, bladder and bowel and the corresponding spaces between. Adhesions can develop because of this rupture and may lead to pelvic pain. http://www.alternativesurgery.com/education/ovariancysts.php

      ) Endometrioma or "chocolate cyst". These are cysts that form when endometrial tissue (the type that lines the inside of the uterus) invades an ovary. It is responsive to monthly hormonal changes, which causes the cyst to fill with blood. It s called a chocolate cyst because the blood is a dark, reddish-brown color. Multiple endometriomas are found in the condition called "endometriosis". Although often asymptomatic, chocolate cysts can be painful, especially during your period or during intercourse. http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/ovarian-cysts.html

  43. QUESTION:
    Anyone familiar with ovary cysts?
    I have been having pains on my waste i think by my ovary. it has gotten so bad i could barely walk at one point. it has been going on for 5 hours now. i have also had some lower and upper thigh pain. what could this be...? maybe a cyst on the ovary? HELP
    thanks!! :) x.x.x
    i finished my period 3 days ago so i dont no if its cramps? i never really have cramps and if i do never like this

    • ANSWER:
      Possibly, yes. I had an ovarian cyst that caused a lot of pain because it got so heavy that it twisted in my body.

      If you're in this much pain, you should see a doctor for an ultrasound. It could be a ton of things - something with your ovary, your appendix, your intestines, etc. You need to get it looked at.

  44. QUESTION:
    Could this be from ovarian cysts?
    I have brought this up to 2 different doctors, about 4 times now, and every time my concerns get dismissed as "you're just tiny, you're going to be irregular when you look at yourself in the mirror" or "it might be a little ovarian cyst swelling, that's all" or "you're young, you're fine."

    Here's what's wrong:
    On the left side of my abdomen, right near my hipbone (a little farther up and about 1/2 in. inward), i have a small amount of "swelling" not sure what to call it. Then if you follow that down and to the right (so toward the belly button) just another 1/2 in. there is a little more "swelling. When you look at my stomach as a whole, in front of the mirror, the left side is slightly bigger. No pain, BUT if i lean down far (at times) i feel a weird sensation, and sometimes when i scratch that area it feels likes it's almost numb, like slightly tingly. Again no pain. The only time i feel "pain" in that area is a full or bloated feeling when i'm cramping before my period and i sometimes get a nagging "pain" in that area, but none of it really hurts too bad. Sometimes it will feel bloated in that area if i need to go to the bathroom really bad or if i have a lower back ache (which i get a lot).

    I have NO idea what this is, i have looked up that area online and looks like just my intestines are there. I do have a lot of acid reflux and heartburn/indigestion, but not sure if the two are related.

    Does anyone have any idea what would cause this? I plan of going to prompt care soon, just so i can get a second opinion, but until then, does anyone have any ideas? I'm a 30 year old female (just turned 30 a few weeks ago), regular periods, 98/99 lbs. and 5'2. I have had ovarian cysts in the past, not sure if i still have any or not. My doctor told me there is no sense checking every few months, because it's normal for women to get them.
    I do go to a regular family doctor, she is both my GYN and regular doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      i have this exact same feeling also and i have an ovarian cyst so you may very well have one as well. i have no pain but at times when i lean foward (not always) i feel some sensation but to me it feels like pressure. so i would not doubt you have an ovarian cyst as well. dont worry thought they are very common.

  45. QUESTION:
    Could this be an ovarian cyst, please help! It hurts!?
    The last day of my period was last Thursday. I am also taking a birth control pill in which I have taken it for a few years now. Last night I was sitting on the couch and all of a sudden got a sharp pain in my left side that shot down my leg. The pain lasted all night, it even woke me up a few times. It didn't last all the time but I would have little shots of pain. This morning, same thing. Yet, I thought maybe I needed to stretch so I worked out and felt great. I thought it was gone and then it came back. About 30 minutes ago I noticed I had dark brown discharge. I tried calling my doctor but they had already left for the day.

    Has anyone experienced the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      i dont have pcos, but i ran across this and just thought i'd say something. my friend has pcos and gets cysts all the time and usually gets the significant pains and symptoms around ovulation. but everyone's different.

      you have to remember there are other organs that are in the left side of your body that all create almost identical pains. on your left side is your left ovary, left kidney, stomach, small intestine, and your spleen.

      maybe you can try drinking a glass of cranberry or cranapple juice once a day because your kidney could have problems functioning or trying to pass something, especially if there's a pain in your leg. OR your kidney can also experience pain problems like this if you're dehydrated, you may need to drink about 2L of water within the next 48 hours. if it was your small intestine, which can also create the sam exact pain, you may have trouble passing something, in take some more fiber and try to see if that helps a bit.

      dont forget GI also creates an EXCRUCIATING pain in the left side of your body, and can last for weeks.

      also the dark brown discharge can be from your period ending. i know, it ended last thursday, so why now? that discharge can seep out anywhere from 6-8 days before or after menstruation!!! sometimes it's just sitting on the vaginal walls, and not everyones cervical mucous and vaginal discharge goes back to normal directly after menstruation EVERY single month, it changes a lot.

      if aiding none of these problems helps within a month, then i'd say go to the doctor and get the ultrasound, thats the only way you'll know if you have a cyst or anything wrong with your spleen. i'm just sure you dont want to get misdiagnosed and have to deal with a pain that's not even related to something that serious!

      good luck, i hope its minor!

  46. QUESTION:
    What is an Intestinal Duplication Cyst ???

    • ANSWER:
      The key word is that it is BENIGN. Also known as a GI duplication cyst.

      It is a fluid filled mass arising from the intestines. It is congenital anomaly. The main concern is that it is not a cancerous tumor and the best way to tell is to make sure that is not growing, changing in shape, or get a biopsy!

  47. QUESTION:
    Is this an ovarian cyst? PLEASE HELP!! 10 points & 5 Stars?
    On July 26 I got my period. A day after it ended, my boyfriend did oral to me, then I did oral to him. After that he masturbated in front of me but I was sitting on a bed with my clothes on, he was standing in front of the bed with clothes on but his penis was outside his boxers, when he finished, he kept all the semen in his hands (he did not touch me) and mmediately went to wash his hands. Three days after, I had a weird sensation on my lower stomach. I think I must have been paranoid because of reading so much about pregnancy on forums. A week later I went to the gynecologist and he made me do blood and urine tests along with a sonogram. It all came up well, except my urine was a bit darker than it should be. I was diagnosticated with an urine infection. So he told me to drink plenty of water and gave me a medicin to drink. Later on I felt much better but the pain was still there, so I was still worried. On august 24th I got my period and it made me feel a lot more reasured. Now I went to another doctor because my poop has been a little watery, she told me It must be a pain on my intestines but I still don't know until I visit her again. I've been feeling upper back pain now. Can you please tell me what is it? Thanks! Please don't be rude, Just comment if you CAN help me.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it could be an ovarian cyst, i have a cyst on one side and i found out it was there after suffering from very heavy periods for 3 years, and i put loads of weight on even though i don't eat chocolate or foods containing dairy. So i went to my gp and they said it was ovarian cyst(after i had a scan) sooo if you don't have heavy period i don't think you should worry too much :) xx

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it possible I have ovarian cysts or could it be implantation cramps?
    Okay so I am 7 dpo. Since about 5 dpo I have been having cramping in my sides that comes and goes. Predominantly on my left side; which I know is the side I ovulated on because I get pain when I ovulate. I also have pain that comes and goes in my lower back. Other than that I have absolutely now symptoms. Well that is other than an increase in the lotion like cm but that isn't really a symptom per say. I am really nervous that something could be wrong. Please help. The cramping isn't severe it is just mild; it almost feel like a stretching pain.
    My significant other and I use the pull out method; which I know means that I only have a slight chance of getting pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      When I had all three of my ovarian cysts I had:

      Horrible cold sweats (I had 4 layers of clothes because I felt cold but I was sweating horribly)
      Vomiting
      Tense, rock hard stomach
      Inflamed intestines and stomach (looked like I was pregnant)
      Pain all through out my back
      Pain all through out my stomach

      It is a horrible feeling. I'm not saying you don't have it but I hope you don't! I really hope you're just pregnant. (Then if you are pregnant, you get something good out of all the misery haha)

      Good luck sweetie!

  49. QUESTION:
    cysts in uterus and pressure on lower right of abdomen!?
    My mother went to a gynecologist last night and he told her that she has more than 2 cysts in her uterus and one of the cyst is present at lower right side. My mother feels pressure on lower right side of abdomen so she asked the doctor about the pressure but the doctor said that he can't tell if this pressure is due to presence of cyst or is it a problem in the intestine. So the doctor recommended my mother to get checked by an intestine specialist for the pressure on lower right of abdomen. But now my mother is upset and scared and she doesn't wanna get checked by another doctor and she don't wanna hear another problem. She just wants to assume that this pressure on lower right of abdomen is due to the presence of cyst. So what do you guys think, is it safe to assume that this pressure is due to the presence of cyst, or is it a problem in intestine?
    Note: one of the cysts is present in lower right side of abdomen rest are in uterus.
    Cysts sizes: 5 to 7.5

    • ANSWER:
      She needs to go to the doctor. It might be a cyst, but I don't know. Anyone that answers this is simply a random stranger on the internet: we have no way of knowing what it is. If she does have an intestinal problem, ignoring it and assuming otherwise is just going to lead to bigger issues. You should tell her this.

      Good luck, honey.

  50. QUESTION:
    Kidney cyst. What should I do?
    I have Kidney cyst and it was measured 0.5mm in mid portion in 1999. Then I had a another CT scan in 2007 and now I have another cyst in kidney measuring 1.5cm in the upper pole of the kidney.

    I discussed with my doctor and he said that is nothing, I should not be worried about. I told him that it has grown form 5mm to 1.5cm. He was think that I am making a big deal about it.

    Show I worry about it? The damm thing is growing and that is whats concern me.

    Also I have High BP and Acid reflux desease. Could that be contributing factor for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a urologist for the most accurate information. If you are already going to one, you could always go to another one for a second opinion. I am not sure that there is much they can do to "fix" the cysts that would not be just about as dangerous as removing the kidney...in fact if there are too many of them, that would probably be what they would do to fix the problem. They probably would want to avoid doing a kidney transplant or messing with your kidneys (ie draining liquid cysts with a needle)...as long as they can delay something like that, due to possible complications from surgery. Is it a liquid cyst (ie possible infection/abcess) or a solid cyst (possible benign tumor or cancer)? A urologist can do a urine cytology to check for cancer cells. They can also look in your bladder with a special microscope (cystoscopy) to look for cancer/tumors, etc. Cat scan is helpful to be done also. http://www.urologychannel.com/diagnostictests/cystoscopy.shtml

      BP can be genetic factors (esp. African-American males) or something with kidneys or dietary factors. You might have to take medications for it to prevent heart attacks or strokes or kidney damage, etc. You can try eating more soluable fibers (rice, oatmeal, etc)., getting plenty of fluids (about 8 glasses a day), and making sure you get enough calcium in your diet or in a supplement pill. Calcium and eating rice have been shown to lower BP in some cases. Rice might help by absorbing salt in the gut. You don't want your cholesterol to be so high or your fluids to be so low as to make your blood "thick" and harder for the heart to pump. You also don't want to drink too much fluid to increase possible fluid retention and increase the BP that way. But any changes this way should be approved with your doctor first.

      Acid reflux is often found in older adults. It could be that the throat muscles and stomach muscles do not work quite as well as we get older and may be weak. See a gastroenterologist about that problem, which should be entirely separate from the other two problems.

      Sometimes people have a genetic problem of cystic kidneys. It may be that they are waiting until the problem gets bad enough to take drastic surgical action. Kidney transplant is a big intervention with big side effects of its own. You would have to take anti-rejection drugs for life probably.

      Make sure they did a urine cytology test for cancer cells and the bladder microscope (cystoscopy) to check the bladder. They might be able to do a needle biopsy of some sort to see what is in the cysts, but I would think that would be very tricky, since the kidneys are along the back/spine and there is a lot of intestines, etc in front of them too.

      Mostly they are probably thinking...if it ain't broke, don't fix it, or it may become broke...pray about it and try not to worry....


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