Ovarian Cysts

Fluid-filled sacs that can form inside or on the ovaries are called ovarian cysts. The types are follicle cyst, corpus luteum cysts, dermoid cysts, cystadenomas, and endometriomas. Sharp or dull abdominal pain, bloating, and heaviness in the abdomen are some common symptoms.

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Are my ovarian cysts not allowing me to lose weight and conceive?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently overweight and trying to lose weight for a while but nothing has been working. I got an ultrasound done last year and many cysts on my ovaries were seen. We have also been trying to conceive for the past ten months. I am in my early thirties and I have a six years old boy. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your weight is more than normal. Do u have menstruation irregularities? How about any acne, or facial hair? What have you been trying for the treatment, any medications? Your blood tests are fine other than cholesterol levels. You need to do TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get spotting before periods after stopping a morning pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a morning pill six months ago. Since then, I can see blood spots every month just before my period starts. There is no discharge. The period is fine and regular.  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The abnormal pattern of spotting cannot be due to the pill as it has been there for longer than expected, for it to be a side effect of the pill.You will need an examination to rule out local causes like:Cervical erosion. Polyps. Endometrial hyperplasia. Polyps. Fibroi...  Read Full »

I had a cyst in my left ovary with calcification. Is it concerning?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had an ultrasound of my ovaries, and on my left ovary they found a cyst measuring 3.7 cm X 2.76 cm containing calcification. They are referring me to a gynecologist. I am concerned about this. I had no symptoms. They told me that they are not overly worried but I am.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you out. I have gone through the details presented by you and have also seen the image shared by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The size is not something to worry about and could have disa...  Read Full »

I have menorrhagia and an ovarian cyst. Can a gynecologist please help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having periods for two and a half months now. It stopped for two days in the last month and the month previous to that, but then it started back again.I also pass big clots, though I do not have cramps or tender breasts like I usually have during the periods.Three years back, I had al...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Menstrual periods lasting that long are called metrorrhagia. Although the reason for this is commonly hormonal imbalance but to understand the underlying cause, I suggest you get an ultrasound of the lower abdomen done. You have mentioned...  Read Full »

Why am I exhausted and have a heavy chest most of the time?

Query: Hello doctor,I got intense pain in my ovary a few days back. I had experienced similar pain before due to an ovarian cyst that burst, and this time I took tablet Naproxen and tablet Paracetamol that alleviated the pain. It was my first time taking the tablet Naproxen. I felt better, and the pain did...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. However, the symptoms you are experiencing could be due to multiple reasons. 1) I suspect you to be caffeine sensitive as you say caffeinated beverages and poor sleep aggravate your symptoms. People who are caffeine...  Read Full »

What does CA-125 level 638 indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I am suffering from severe pain and heavy bleeding every month, during my periods. I need to take painkillers to feel fine, and sometimes, it does not work. My recent medical report shows that I have endometriosis and cysts on both of my ovaries. But, I am s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few conditions where CA-125 (cancer antigen 125) remains elevated. Some of them are cancerous and some of them benign. Endometriosis is a benign condition, where CA-125 remains high. So, that is the reason for your high CA-125. IVF (in vitro fertiliz...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding continuously for three weeks after missing a dose of a birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I was prescribed a birth control pill to stop an ovarian cyst about two months ago. I have been taking the pill regularly, but I missed a day. I have been sexually active. I have now been bleeding for three weeks without a stop. My doctor told me to stop taking the pill until the blee...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Please do not get stressed out. You are fine. All this while, you have been trying to control the symptoms of the cyst, when the real cause of this cyst, which is anovulation is still present. Let me explain. You are not pregnant. I say this becau...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from stomach cramps and vaginal discharge since last week. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with cysts on my ovaries nine months back. Still, my periods used to occur regularly every month, but last month I had a pregnancy scare as I was 18 days late on my period, but I have been experiencing bad stomach cramps since last week and have been getting a discharge.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in and I understand your concern. I had gone through the images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I would appreciate it if you could share the report taken nine months back, where you were diagnosed with cysts, so that I can ge...  Read Full »

Should we remove my mother's uterus based on the tests that we had taken?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 47 years old. Her periods lasted 15 days. So, she consulted a doctor, who asked her to get a scan done. The scan showed bulky uterus, a mildly thickened endometrium, and a right simple ovarian cyst. She was advised a uterus removal surgery to avoid further discomfort. Kindly...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I have reviewed the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Bulky uterus with a cyst in the anterior wall and thickened endometrium is most likely due to a dysfunctional uterine bleeding...  Read Full »

Why are there several black dots on my ovary?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had a 4.8 cm complex ovarian cyst removed, and they found several black dots on my ovary. I had severe pain for a week. After surgery, the pain is slightly better, but I still have lower pelvic pain and lower back pain. They took the biopsy (a black dot on my ovary), thinking it m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not attached the histopathology report; however, the surgery details depict that the cysts were complex hemorrhagic cysts which are endometriotic cysts-with chocolate anchovy sauce-like material filled in them. This was a case of an endometriotic cyst that w...  Read Full »

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