Talk:Ovarian cyst

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Current topics[edit]

Treatment Options[edit]

The references used in the treatment options were not up to Wikipedia's standards. One referred to a menstrual pain website. Another referred to the non-peer reviewed alternative medicine dictionary. Any treatments cited with low-reliability websites were removed from the page. Please make sure that rigorous medical websites and journals are used as references. Scitch (talk) 02:37, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

dermoid cyst[edit]

The discussion of dermoid cyst here needs rewriting. A dermoid cyst more often occurs outside the ovary, and histologically it is a kind of teratoma. That is medically important. This page needs to be revised to indicate that the ovary can have a teratoma, and that the teratoma can be a dermoid cyst or a struma ovarii, or a fetus in fetu (I know a woman who had one of these removed at age 6!), or another form of teratoma. And that the teratoma can be benign or malignant. Una Smith 18:19, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Are you volunteering? :-) QuizzicalBee 18:40, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Reference for study?[edit]

Does anyone know the reference or source for this statement, found in the hemorrhagic cyst section? "Studies have found that women on tetracycline antibiotics recover 25% earlier than the majority of patients, a surprising correlation found in 2004." Glacialfury 03:23, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Quality of References[edit]

Some of the references don't point to current pages

  • 6
  • 17 for example
  • 23

Some seem commercial,

  • 5

This one 8 seems to require a UCS login

Other Medical articles have references to some of the standard Medical texts (ie Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine) or relevant review articles.

  • Hart RJ, Hickey M, Maouris P, Buckett W (2008). "Excisional surgery versus ablative surgery for ovarian endometriomata". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2): CD004992. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004992.pub3. PMID 18425908.  may be an appropriate ref for Endometrioid cyst - if confirmed by someone with Medical nouse.
  • Grimes DA, Jones LB, Lopez LM, Schulz KF (2006). "Oral contraceptives for functional ovarian cysts". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4): CD006134. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006134.pub2. PMID 17054275.  for Functional cysts - if confirmed by someone with Medical nouse.

RDBrown (talk) 07:44, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Obsolete topics[edit]

Orphan complaint re plagarism[edit]

It's good to attribute the original authors of the work. But on their page, at the bottom, they clearly state: "REPRODUCTION OF ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE BY ANY MEANS, INCLUDING ELECTRONIC, IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT." If anyone has written consent for this material, please post it here. Otherwise this article is in violation of's copyright. Skylark 17:10, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

HOW ARE THEY CAUSED? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 02:41, 31 January 2007

Long gone. Una Smith 03:41, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Category:Human reproduction[edit]

I propose removing this article from Category:Human reproduction. I have proposed narrowing the scope of that category at Category talk:Human reproduction. Please comment on the category talk page. Lyrl Talk C 15:08, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Done. Una Smith 03:41, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Help needed...citing external sources[edit]

I added a reference section and have begun adding reference tags to the many inline external links being used as citations, but it looks like the links need additional corrections. Please see WP:Footnote and WP:CITE for more information. Flowanda | Talk 05:18, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Does anybody mind if I split this into subtypes? --Arcadian (talk) 01:57, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

repetetive overian cyst.16.11.07-a well defined anechoic cyst of size 6.7*5.3 cms is seen in right adneax.follicular cyst.uterus is normal in size with IUCD in situ. There is evidence of well-defined hypodence area of near fluid density measuring 4.8*4.5cms approximately in left adnexa. No obvious papillary projection or soft tissue component is seen. Note is made of small follicle in right ovary.

Mrs. Pratibha Verma Age 33

give advice. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:05, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Factual Error in Ovarian Cyst article[edit]

The article currently states that '1% of ovarian cysts are benign.' This is exactly opposite of the fact. I believe it needs to say '1% of ovarian cysts are 'malignant.'

Please change this fact ASAP -- These false statistic could greatly concern anyone who is researching this topic. (talk) 18:20, 3 October 2011 (UTC)


If this is the ordinary use of term please clarify the function. If it is a special usage then that should be made clear. Lycurgus (talk) 14:15, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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