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can ovarian cyst cause hormonal imbalance

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Depends on tests: Which tests should be done for hormonal imbalance? For example, it is important to test for free testosterone and not just for total testosterone beca ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes: Sometimes it has to do with increased hormone receptors.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Case
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Yes.: Certain kinds of ovarian cysts can contribute to hormonal imbalances.
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Hmmm...: Hi. "Hormone imbalance" is a terrible term, and meaningless in medicine other than in describing complex systems to non-scientific people. Ovarian cys ... Read More
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Every woman: has cysts in her ovaries. There is an insulin resistance disorder known as PCOS that can include gyn hormonal imbalance with insulin resistance, infer ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cyst: If you have a large ovarian cyst this needs to be evaluated by an Obgyn to determine if needs to be removed or if it is likely to resolve on its own. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cyst? : Rarely an ovarian tumor will produce hormones in excess (neoplasm), but in general, a woman's fifth decade (40 onward) will bring excess hormone b/c t ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In the setting of "hormonal imbalance" you can have formation of ovarian cysts. This is common in a condition called pcos.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Many reasons: Many cysts are not hormone-dependent so ocp doen't affect them. Ocp can also fail to prevent cysts just like they can fail to prevent pregnancy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different type cysts: Not all ovarian cysts arise from ovulatory follicles that failed to rupture and release the egg. Some cysts spontaneously develop from other cells in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PCOS: There is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome where multiple cysts are seen in the ovary. Women who have this condition will typically have n ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Possible: Sertoli-leydig cell tumors and germ cell tumors may rarely produce elevated circulating levels of androgen. One sign of that happening is acne.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not directly related: Ovarian cysts are very common. They occur in many women. The overwhelming majority resolve on their own with no treatment. There is no direct relation ... Read More
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