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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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I have cramps three days after my period but I'm not pregnant nor do I have an ovarian cyst (at least I don't think) is this normal?

I have cramps three days after my period but I'm not pregnant nor do I have an ovarian cyst (at least I don't think) is this normal?

Normal variant: You can feel some cramps after the menstrual cycle. If the symptoms continue, ultra sound test would be helpful to rule out any ovarian cyst that are common cause of such cramps as well. Feel better ...Read more

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14 days ago, got period 3 days late and lesser in severity. Experiencing cramps, nausea, dizziness. Feel I have an ovarian cyst but do hpt in case?

14 days ago, got period 3 days late and lesser in severity. Experiencing cramps, nausea, dizziness. Feel I have an ovarian cyst but do hpt in case?

HPT: Will put you mind at ease. It always amazes me to hear that women say they feel a cyst forming because by all rights that should not be possible .Maybe you burst a follicular cyst when you ovulated , that causes lower abdominal pain usually on one side because it was the side you ovulated from and if bad enough some have had nausea and dizziness with that too. When you burst a follicular cyst blee. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on birth control for my unbearable cramps and ovarian cysts so i don't get periods anymore but I have one right now.. Why?

My doctor put me on birth control for my unbearable cramps and ovarian cysts so i don't get periods anymore but I have one right now.. Why?

What kind?: If you are on birth control pills, and are taking the placebo week (one week out of four with most pills; one week out of 12 with seasonale/seasonique) you should have a period when you stop taking your active pills. Progestin only pills are a little different, though. You don't take inactive pills, just active ones. With those, you might not have regular periods, but have breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Period lasting more then a week, stomack pains, cramps, lower back pain, body getting numb, feel like vomiting have an ovarian cyst what's wrong ?

Period lasting more then a week, stomack pains, cramps, lower back pain, body getting numb, feel like vomiting have an ovarian cyst what's wrong ?

See a doctor: Sometimes when you have a cyst the ovary can twist, cutting off blood flow to the ovary. This can cause the symptoms you're feeling. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Woke up with the worst pelvic pain & cramps I've ever had. Almost went to ER, but eased off after about 20min. Now moderate pain on both sides of pelvis & spotting. Is this my ovarian cysts rupturing? Do I need to call my GYN or can I ride it out?

Woke up with the worst pelvic pain & cramps I've ever had. Almost went to ER, but eased off after about 20min. Now moderate pain on both sides of pelvis & spotting. Is this my ovarian cysts rupturing? Do I need to call my GYN or can I ride it out?

Most likely: Always good to keep your GYN informed.
Also, would be good to know about your menses, date of last menstrual cycle, sexual activity, contraception, results of pregnancy test if appropriate, other symptoms such as fever----
Certainly, if the pain is recurring, getting worse, etc, need to be seen ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks late, real crampy but just had an ovarian cyst break a little over a week ago. Could I be pregnant?

I'm 3 weeks late, real crampy but just had an ovarian cyst break a little over a week ago. Could I be pregnant?

Late period: Especially if you are sexually active can always be related to pregnancy. The best way to find it if to take a home pregnancy test. By this time results should be accurate. Take care! ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts on the left side and right side of ovary and it feels like menstrual cramps is that a bad sign?

Ruptured cyst: It is very common for ovarian cysts to rupture, and at that time, you can have abdominal cramping that feels like a period. This is nothing to worry about. If your pain is difficult to bear, however, or if you have a fever, or nausea/vomiting, then see your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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