Ovarian cysts and iodine

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ovarian-cysts

Had abdominal CT scan in August (to check liver) and was told that I have fatty liver and ovarian cysts (minor notation on report). Side pain has gotten worse and enzymes still elevated. Had second abdominal CT scan to get a better look at liver and pancreas. Was told everything looked okay (still have fatty liver) but the ovarian cysts have grown.
any suggestions? I saw someone posted about iodine. and read about more magnesium in the diet. I am desperate at this stage....fearful of another surgery and I will not be there to be with her. Also feel horrible that she is having to deal with the pain daily at college. Thank you for any suggestions.
Sorry I don't have any answers, but I'm with you on the recurring cysts. The Gyno and I were convinced that the Mirena IUD was the cause for the recurrent cysts and it was removed during the last laparoscopy in November '11 when the cyst was drained. There was no endometriosis and no PCOS - all went fine for 3 months and the dull/stabbing pain is back since the beginning of the month.
I'm so sick of going back and forward between doctors and specialists and getting different answers. Thanks, Kristy.
Breast, ovarian, and skin cysts — In addition to fixing almost all cases of breast cysts, iodine also has a remarkable healing effect on ovarian cysts, and even on skin cysts. (For the latter, I recommend rubbing in iodine right over the cyst.)" ... "Dementia and glaucoma — Iodine is found in large amounts in the brain (including the parts of the brain associated with Parkinson’s disease) and the ciliary body of the eye, a possible factor in glaucoma." Dr.
I'm really surprised 'they' haven't found some sort of cure or prevention yet for Ovarian cysts. I was rushed into hospital in July with really bad abdominable pain and vomitting....the hospital finally found that i had a twisted right ovary caused by a 7cm cyst. They managed to remove most of the cyst (remanants of cyst still there as per my check-up in Sep) and they managed to save the ovary thankfully. I haven't experienced any Ovarian pain since that day it twisted up until now that is.
I already knew about the complex nodule in my thyroid (solid and cystic) and the cysts in my breast. Now I've got cysts on my cervix and left ovary. As a matter of fact, all the cysts are on the left side of my body. Wierd, huh? Just talked to the Gyn. He doesn't want to do anything about them, but wants to re-do the ultrasound in another 4-6 months. And no sign of fibroids. That's a relief! So it has me thinking....
Those with an iodine deficiency may tend to develop cysts. That is certainly true of me. Foods high in iodine are those that come out of the sea - fish, shell fish and sea vegetables.
There is a link between thyroid disorders (including cancer) with iodine deficiency and also with ovarian cysts and iodine deficiency. Dr Brownstein, Dr Abraham, and Dr Flechas has treated patients with ovarian cysts, breast cysts and thyroid disorders successfully with iodine. Dr Brownstein has a book out re: iodine deficiency in the above disorders. It may be worth having a look and go back to you doctor to see if you are iodine deficient.
My surgery found a very large (size of my fist) hemorrhagic cyst encompassing my ovary and multiple simple cysts on and inside my ovary. I'm on HRT and Synthroid for the thyroid. My vote is if something is growing inside of you that you didn't invite - get it out. Luckily my ovary was non-cancerous but without the surgery I would have never known (and I was sure it was cancer).
That's the major reason that I decided NOT to have estrogen replacement therapy after I had my ovaries removed for PCOS (with very suspicious - but benign - hemorrhagic cysts). I have to get pap smears done every 6 months and be checked for ovarian (even though I have no ovaries) and breast cancer at least once a year because I have had cancer and because I have both ovarian and breast cancer in my family. Talk to your endo and your OB/GYN about your fears.
Keep in mind too that diverticulosis/itis can cause many of the symptoms you speak of and they are just the same as the ovarian/uterine symptoms. I've got both issues. Diverticulitis and ovarian cysts and potentially endo or hyperplasia. They all can mimic each other. Diverticula "in people our age" are really not all that uncommon. Most people by the time they reach 45 or 50 years old have diverticula. Most people don't even know they have them and never have any problems.
Here is some interesting information that I found regarding my question of whether I should take Iodine or not. I thought I would share it here. Anyone can Google to find more information. -McMillan November, 2004, Issue "Fatigue — An underactive thyroid typically causes fatigue. Iodine supplementation can quickly activate the thyroid and relieve fatigue. Dr Abraham reports iodine deficiency may harm pituitary-adrenal function in rodents.
They did have trouble getting pregnant, but that's it. My cousin is 27 and she used to have lots of problems with ovarian cysts, but that's getting better now. She also just had a baby (she got pregnant using 3 forms of birth control, believe it or not).
I did a search and could not find an association between autoimmune disease and ovarian cancer (there is some stuff in mice). There have been reports of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and mature teratomas. The anemia in these cases then resolves after the tumor is removed. The 1.4 cm mass in your left ovary is most likely another teratoma. Mature teratomas or dermoid cysts are the most common neoplasm of the ovary. Neoplasm means a growth or tumor.
Hi everyone, I had to respond, because I'm dealing with a lot of the same concerns as you ladies. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome when I was 13. I'm 27 now. I went to the hospital one morning about 2 weeks ago after getting constant abdominal pain that lasted over 11 hours. After getting an abdominal & pelvic ultrasound, I found out that I have two large cysts (one is 12x7 cm, and the other is 7x5 cm).
I have had complex ovarian cysts on both ovaries. All parts that make me a women have been removed except for half of my right ovarie. That is all I have left now due to these cysts. It would be good to know if the two are linked in any way. You can only be scared of the word CANCER so many times before you realise it is a widley used word. Thanks heaps for your well wishes because every single one counts!
Everytime I've been to see my GP he's said that I'm most likely to be pregnant due to spotting and other symptoms and was told I should go home and take a test, everytime coming back negative. This cycle has gone on for more than 4 years and in the end decided that going to see my GP was pointless. I've gradually become worse resulting in me constantly bleeding and etc.. I was finally encouraged to go back to my GP by my partner and was seen by another doctor.
Women can take supplementary iodine to ward off breast and ovarian cysts and cancer. You might want to find out if you are deficient in iodine.
TSH is very, very important for improving or upregulating the number of channels that absorb iodine into various tissues including breasts and ovaries. And getting iodine into these tissues helps to protect them from environmental toxins and has shown to reduce cysts and other risk factors for developing cancer. So, it IS important to monitor TSH and to keep it in the normal range. Iodine will also improve TSH levels if they get too low. All the best, Dr.
(I stopped taking bc about two years ago) (i am not pregnant) I never considered ovarian cysts or cancer and now I am starting to freak out a bit. Last night I played some baseball and then got into a hot tub with friends for about an hour. I had to get out because the pain in my stomach and the bloat was too much to handle. when I got out I noticed some bleeding and felt horrible stomach pains. I couldn't even drive home. I know I need to go the doctor but do not have insurance right now.
I have been cancer free since but am concerned. Is there any correlation between thyroid cancer and ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer? Does having one form of cancer indicate a predisposition to others? Any advice would be appreciated.
but for some reason none of the pharmacies around here dont carry it, she said that well have to do another blood test in six weeks, i have a bunch of other medicall stuff going on right now, mass in my breast and ovarian cysts, and something called kidney sponge, so its gonna take a while to be fully on top of all of it right now, i guess ill just have to have patience and hope she knows what she doing, thanks for your advice.
End years of suffering with painful breast and ovarian cysts in as little as three months Many women develop “fibrocystic breast disease,” which is characterized by painful cysts in the breasts. In the 1970s, Dr. John Myers (one of the pioneering researchers in the use of trace elements) that iodine can minimize and possibly eliminate even the most severe cases of fibrocystic breast disease.
My daughter had Graves and took the Radioactive Iodine and is now full blown Hypo and she always saw an Endo and he didn't do any more than our family dr. I think you're right - I just need to actually talk to the doctor about it instead of the nurse and just sitting idly by while they mess around with my health. It's just so new to me and honestly, when they told me I had this, I thought it would just go away after a few months on medicine. No one told me anything.
Just recently I had to redo my pap, becuase it was abnormal, 2nd time abnormal again, I just had to redo it. I also have ovarian cysts and fibroids on my uterus. What is up with that? I had a lump in my left breast removed at the age of 27. I always have breast pain, and have attributed it to my scar tissue from the surgery. I have asked in the ms forum regarding yeast infections and if people experience this more often.
The *good* thing about the two major types of thyroid cancer is they are easy to locate and treat because they absorb iodine so they just radiate iodine and target the cancer cells - unlike chemo that kills off all of the healthy cells in your body too. Oh . . . and about your visit with the GYN. Many, many of us thyroid patients also have poly-cystic ovarian disease, fibrocystic breast disease, gallbladder problems, and Type II diabetes.
Hi I did IUI on Saturday and am now doing the dreadful 2WW and I am already feeling discouraged but not defeated. I have PMS signs and it sucks cuz IF and WHEN AF shows up I'm gonna feel like burying my self under my sheets and never waking up. Don't mean to seem negative but today I am feeling prety down. Anyhow good luck to both of us.
If he/she can't realize that you have been through CANCER and have ovarian cysts (painful!!!) and this is NOT something you are creating for attention then fire him/her and get a new doctor. You'd be surprised how many of us here have had to fire a doctor or ten.
I tried to search using those key words both on this site and elsewhere, but I want to find an article that my doctor will take seriously. If there are challenges that might be being missed in my routine screening of the thyroid, I want to address them. I am basically not functioning. The sweating has started again and also my movement is out of control. These things seem to be related to my thyroid replacement.
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