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Yes, you can. It is harder to get pregant if your ovaries have a lot of cysts, but many women have done it!

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Would getting pregnant prevent ovarian cysts from coming back?

it depends on your body. i have polycystic ovarian disease so if i got pregnant (which is near impossible) i would stil get cyst. most woman who get cysts while pregnant end up miscarrying. so talk to a ob/gyn if you are planning on getting pregnant. i have been pregnant 3 times and each time i miscarried at 2 months.

Does caffeen cause overian cysts?

no.. The normal function of the ovaries is to produce an egg each month. During the process of ovulation, a cyst-like structure called a follicle is formed inside the ovary. The mature follicle ruptures when an egg is released during ovulation. A corpus luteum forms from the empty follicle, and if pregnancy does not occur, the corpus luteum dissolves. Sometimes, however, this process does not conclude appropriately, causing the most common type of ovarian cyst -- functional ovarian cysts.

What is a ovarian sist?

The ovary is one of a pair of reproductive glands in women that are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries produce eggs (ova) and female hormones. The ovaries are the main source of female hormones, which control the development of female body characteristics such as the breasts, body shape, and body hair. They also regulate the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Ovarian cysts are closed, sac-like structures within an ovary that contain a liquid, gaseous, or semisolid substance. The ovary is also referred to as the female gonad.What causes ovarian cysts?Ovarian cysts form for numerous reasons. The most common type is a follicular cyst, which results from the growth of a follicle. A follicle is the normal fluid-filled sac that contains an egg. Follicular cysts form when the follicle grows larger than normal during the menstrual cycle and does not open to release the egg. Usually, follicular cysts resolve spontaneously over the course of days to months. Cysts can contain blood (hemorrhagic cysts) from injury or leakage of tiny blood vessels into the egg sac. Another type of ovarian cyst that is related to the menstrual cycle is a corpus luteum cyst. The corpus luteum is an area of tissue within the ovary that occurs after an egg has been released from a follicle. If a pregnancy doesn't occur, the corpus luteum usually breaks down and disappears. It may, however, fill with fluid or blood and persist as a cyst on the ovary. Usually, this cyst is found on only one side and produces no symptoms.Occasionally, the tissues of the ovary develop abnormally to form other body tissues such as hair or teeth. Cysts with these abnormal tissues are called benign cystic teratomas or dermoid cysts.Endometriosis is a condition in which cells that normally grow inside the uterus (womb), instead grow outside of the uterus. The ovary is a common site for endometriosis. When endometriosis involves the ovary, the area of endometrial tissue may grow and bleed over time, forming a brown-colored cystic area sometimes referred to as a chocolate cyst or endometrioma.Both benign and malignant tumors of the ovary may also contain cysts. Furthermore, the condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by the presence of multiple cysts within both ovaries. PCOS is associated with a number of hormonal problems and is the most common cause of infertility in women.Infections of the pelvic organs can involve the ovaries and Fallopian tubes. In severe cases, pus-filled cystic spaces may be present on or around the ovary or tubes. These are known as tubo-ovarian abscesses.

What causes pain in the ovary after a hysterectomy?

Well, your ovary still runs its cycle even though the uterus has been removed. Each month, a normal ovary creates a cyst and then the prostoglandans kick in and the cyst goes back down. If the pain is intermittent, then that is probably is what is going on, but definitely mention it to your doctor at the next go around. However, if your hysterectomy was because of endometriosis, you may want to check in with your doctor to verify that all is well.

Is it possible to become pregnant while you are pregnant?

Yes, but that is if you release 2 eggs, one from each ovary and it happens before the first one is attached. So once you know you are pregnant it is too late for that.

Ovarian cysts?

DefinitionAn ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid that forms on or inside of an ovary.This article is about cysts that form during your monthly menstrual cycle, called functional cysts. Functional cysts are not the same as cysts caused by cancer or other diseases.For more information about other causes of cysts on or near the ovaries, see also:Dermoid cystEctopic pregnancyEndometriosisOvarian cancerPolycystic ovary syndromeAlternative NamesPhysiologic ovarian cysts; Functional ovarian cysts; Corpus luteum cysts; Follicular cystsCauses, incidence, and risk factorsEach month during your menstrual cycle, a follicle (where the egg is developing) grows on your ovary. Most months, an egg is released from this follicle (called ovulation). If the follicle fails to break open and release an egg, the fluid stays in the follicle and forms a cyst.This is called a follicular cyst.Another type of cyst, called a corpus luteum cyst, occurs after an egg has been released from a follicle. These often contain a small amount of blood.Ovarian cysts are somewhat common, and are more common during a woman's childbearing years (from puberty to menopause). Ovarian cysts are less common after menopause.No known risk factors have been found.Functional ovarian cysts are not the same as ovarian tumors (including ovarian cancer) or cysts due to hormone-related conditions such as polycystic ovary disease.Taking fertility drugs can cause a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation, in which multiple large cysts are formed on the ovaries. These usually go away after a woman's period, or after a pregnancy.SymptomsOvarian cysts often cause no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they are typically pain or a late period.An ovarian cyst is more likely to cause pain if it:Becomes largeBleedsBreaks openIs bumped during sexual intercourseIs twisted or causes twisting (torsion) of the Fallopian tubeSymptoms of ovarian cysts can include:Bloating or swelling in the abdomenPain during bowel movementsPain in the pelvis shortly before or after beginning a menstrual periodPain with intercourse or pelvic pain during movementPelvic pain -- constant, dull achingSudden and severe pelvic pain, often with nausea and vomiting, may be a sign of torsion or twisting of the ovary on its blood supply, or rupture of a cyst with internal bleedingChanges in menstrual periods are not common with follicular cysts, and are more common with corpus luteum cysts. Spotting or bleeding may occur with some cysts.Signs and testsYour health care provider may discover a cyst during a physical exam, or when you have an ultrasound test for another reason.Ultrasound is done on many patients to diagnose a cyst. Your doctor may want to check you again in 4 - 6 weeks to make sure it is gone.Other imaging tests that may be done when needed include:CT scanDoppler flow studiesMRIYour health care provider may be able to feel the ovarian cyst during a pelvic exam.The doctor may order the following blood tests:Ca-125 test, to look for possible cancer in women who have reached menopause or who have an abnormal ultrasoundHormone levels (such as LH, FSH, estradiol, and testosterone)Serum HCG(pregnancy test)TreatmentFunctional ovarian cysts usually don't need treatment. They usually disappear within 8 - 12 weeks without treatment.Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) may be prescribed for 4 - 6 weeks. Longer-term use may decrease the development of new ovarian cysts. Birth control pills do not decrease the size of current cysts, which often will go away on their own.Surgery to remove the cyst or ovary may be needed to make sure there are no cancer cells. Surgery is more likely to be needed for:Complex ovarian cysts that don't go awayCysts that are causing symptoms and do not go awaySimple ovarian cysts that are larger than 5 - 10 centimetersWomen who are menopausal or near menopauseTypes of surgery for ovarian cysts include:Exploratory laparotomyPelvic laparoscopy to remove the cyst or the ovaryThe doctor may recommend other treatments if a disorder, such as polycystic ovary disease, is causing the ovarian cysts.Expectations (prognosis)Cysts in women who are still having periods are more likely to go away. There is a higher risk of cancer in women who are postmenopausal.ComplicationsComplications have to do with the condition causing the cysts. Complications can occur with cysts that:BleedBreak openShow signs of changes that could be cancerTwistCalling your health care providerCall for an appointment with your health care provider if:You have symptoms of an ovarian cystYou have severe painYou have bleeding that is not normal for youAlso call for an appointment if the following symptoms have been present on most days for at least 2 weeks:Getting full quickly when eatingLosing your appetiteLosing weight without tryingPreventionIf you are not trying to get pregnant and you often get functional cysts, you can prevent them by taking hormone medications (such as birth control pills), which prevent follicles from growing.ReferencesKatz VL. Benign gynecologic lesions: Vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, oviduct, ovary. In: Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2007:chap 18.

What happens when both your ovaries have an egg?

There are lots of eggs in each ovary, but usually only one egg develops and ovulates, producing chemicals that stop other eggs from maturing. Once in a while each ovary produces an egg and if you don't get pregnant, everything's normal, but if you do get pregnant, you could end up with fraternal (un-identical) twins.

What connects the ovary to he uterus?

The Fallopian tubes, one from each ovary.

My 14 year old daughter had an ovary and tube removed can she still have kids later on in life?

* Yes, you daughter can still get pregnant, but since each ovary takes turns releasing an egg she may have a harder time getting pregnant (although many young women don't.) Please click on this link for more information:

How do you treat an ovarian cyst?

It's very complicated to answer "how do you treat an ovarian cyst?" Depending on the type of cyst, various treatments are suggested -- everything from "wait and see" to oral contraceptives to herbal remedies to surgery. In order to address what works and doesn't work (and to collect both anecdotal and empirical evidence), I'm trying to get a support group going online. I don't know if there's already one out there. But, if you'd like to join, I think we can really help each other out. This group is mainly for women who have functional ovarian cysts (meaning follicular cysts or corpus luteum cysts) and especially women who have them chronically. Anyone with nonfunctional cysts or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is welcome to join. Who knows? You may find some goodies there, too.

How many women die from ovarian cancer each year?

It is estimated that 140,000 women WORLDWIDE die each year from ovarian cancer.

What is contained in each ovarian follicle?

An egg.

Is it possible to get pregnant with one ovary after a hysterectomy and having an opening and yes the ovary still produces eggs?

No. During a hysterectomy your uterus is removed and, even if the ovaries do remain, there is no longer a way for sperm and the egg to come into contact with each other.

What is a sentence using the word ovary?

Women have Ovaries , they are very important in pregnancy. This is one of many examples for sentence use.

Where are ovas stored in the female body?

in your ovaries. Ovaries are oval shaped and, in the human, measure approximately 3 cm x 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm (about the size of a Greek olive). The ovary (for a given side) is located in the lateral wall of the pelvis in a region called the ovarian fossa. The fossa usually lies beneath the external iliac artery and in front of the ureter and the internal iliac artery. Each ovary is then attached to the fimbria of the fallopian Tube. Usually each ovary takes turns releasing eggs every month; however, if there was a case where one ovary was absent or dysfunctional then the other ovary would continue providing eggs to be released.

What do you mean by syncarpous ovary?

Syncarpous ovary means that ovaries are not free from each other rather they are fused.

What ruptures on the ovarian cortex each month?

graafian follicle

Describe the structure of an ovary?

Human ovaries are whitish in color and located in the ovarian fossa region. The fossa is about 4 cm long, 3 cm wide, and 2 cm tall. A healthy pair of ovaries will alternate the release of an egg each month.

What is a Nasal pharyngeal cyst?

There are two kinds of pharyngeal cysts . one of them is retention cyst and the other one is branchial cleft cyst . Detales about each of these cysts can be find in pathology text books .

Long tube between the ovary and the uterus?

The long tube between the ovary and the uterus is the fallopian tube. There are usually two fallopian tubes in the female body, one for each ovary.

How many eggs are produced by each ovary in each year of non pregnant women?

It is different for each women. On average every month one egg is let go from the ovary. Sometimes more then one can be let go and this can lead to twins. Unlike men, women do not "make" eggs like men make sperm. Women have a set number from birth, so when we run out of eggs we inter into menopause.

Does each ovary take turns releasing an egg?

no. it can be random. :-)

How many eggs mature in the ovary each month?


About how many eggs does each ovary contain?

Before birth, a fetus starts with around 2 million eggs in each ovary. Those eggs are trimmed down over time, and a girl is born with around 300,000 eggs in each ovary. She normally releases 1 egg a month during her fertile years.

What are the functions of the ovary?

The ovaries have two functions: they produce eggs (also called ova) and female hormones. The size of each ovary is about 1.5 inches long.

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