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A 44-year-old female asked:

Ovarian cysts found during mri a year ago. recently ultrasound, cysts have increased in size, painful breasts, bloated stomach and painful intercourse. have had hysterectomy with ovaries retained. treatment course? on vissane already. will it assist

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Ovarian cysts ?'s: Ovarian cysts are usually static after starting low dose oral contraceptives. The abdominal pain may be coming from endometriosis which is stimulated by not taking the active pills very punctually, leading to estrogen withdrawal once the estrogen in the last active pill is exhausted. Taking placebos, the bloating, etc. may be secondary to estrogen withdrawal, so just use active Vissane pills.
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