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Ovarian cyst

Also known as Cyst Of Ovary and Ovary Cyst

An ovarian cyst is any collection of fluid, surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary. Any ovarian follicle that is larger than about two centimeters is termed an ovarian cyst. Such cysts range in size from as small as a pea to larger than an orange.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with ovarian cyst, 81% report having sharp abdominal pain, 59% report having lower abdominal pain, and 50% report having pelvic pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of ovarian cyst are lower abdominal pain, pelvic pain, and painful menstruation, although you may still have ovarian cyst without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with ovarian cyst often receive radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, urinalysis, complete blood count, standard pregnancy test, pelvis exam, intravenous fluid replacement and x-ray computed tomography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ovarian cyst include diatrizoate, clomiphene (clomid), norethindrone (loestrin fe), butorphanol (stadol), iohexol (omnipaque), acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine, human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg), meperidine / promethazine, methylergonovine (methergine), aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone, ephedrine / hydroxyzine / theophylline, calcium carbonate / simethicone and norgestrel .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for ovarian cyst include age 30-44 years, sex == female and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, sex == male, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get ovarian cyst.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
2.4x
30-44 years
1.9x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
1.0x
Other
0.9x
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