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Can my ovarian cysts be causing my cramps, irregular bleeding and spotting?? All exams and lab work haven't shown anything else. I take amethyst OCP

Can my ovarian cysts be causing my cramps, irregular bleeding and spotting?? All exams and lab work haven't shown anything else. I take amethyst OCP

You said normal: You mention that your exams and tests were normal. In the other times that you asked this question we answered that this was likely breakthrough bleeding which is quite common on continuous birth control pills like Amethyst. A sonogram would confirm or exclude an ovarian cyst. Consider changing to an IUD or a different form of birth control to stop breakthrough bleeding ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Could severe cramps while running be caused by my ovarian cysts?

Could severe cramps while running be caused by my ovarian cysts?

Possible: But improbable. 25% of all women have some sort of ovArian cysts. Most have no symptoms ...Read more

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Could severe cramps while running be caused by my ovarian cysts? I run often and these cramps usually only occur close to menstrual and last a while.

Possibly: Although the Cysts might be causing your cramps, more likely the cramping is menstrually related-that is related to hormonal changes occurring with your cycle. You need to follow up with a Gyn. You possibly need a thorough examination, hormone studies and Ultrasound to help define exactly what is going on. Generally, at your age, severe cramping is not unusual but can be helped. ...Read more

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I have really bad cramps and feeling sick, took a test came back neg, already had ovarian cysts. I been taking med for the pain but it comes back?

I have really bad cramps and feeling sick, took a test came back neg, already had  ovarian cysts. I been taking med for the pain but it comes back?

Cramps: your cramps may be related to your ovarian cysts, which can sometimes grow and may even rupture, causing pain. you should see your gynecologist if the cramps get worse or persist since there may be other problems going on in your pelvic region including infection or other medical problems causing the cramps besides just the cysts ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst in Sept and when I run I'll get cramps in my right where the cyst happened.I usually get cramps in my left side. Is this normal?

I had an ovarian cyst in Sept and when I run I'll get cramps in my right where the cyst happened.I usually get cramps in my left side. Is this normal?

Recommend follow up: It sounds like you should have a follow up ultrasound examination to recheck your ovaries. There are many causes of pelvic pain, however you ovarian cyst may have returned. Or you may have developed a new one on the opposite side. ...Read more

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If an ovarian cyst twists can they save your ovary? Ive been having bad pain, bloating & vaginal cramps.

If an ovarian cyst twists can they save your ovary? Ive been having bad pain, bloating & vaginal cramps.

YES, very often: "Twisting" can be partial or complete; intermittent or persistent. If surgery by laparoscopy or laparotomy has to be performed, there is a very good chance that your ovary can be saved. The recommendation now is not to remove the ovary even if it does not look very "viable"; it will frequently retain good ovarian tissue and remain functional. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and find that my uterus cramps after I eat grapefruit, is this normal? Should I stop eating grapefruit?

I have an ovarian cyst and find that my uterus cramps after I eat grapefruit, is this normal? Should I stop eating grapefruit?

Try it: There is no reason not to give change in diet a trial. Omit grapefruit and if it relieves symptoms, so much better. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more