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Can Birth Control Cause Ovarian Cyst
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
No, but: Taking birth control pills is pretty good at suppressing (or preventing) formation of large ovarian cysts. When you stop taking pills your body begins to produce eggs and ovulate again, and so cysts will form (but its what your ovaries are supposed to be doing, just not supposed to be making very large ones). ...Read more
Can hormone fluctuations cause ovarian cancer? Can wild hormone fluctuations due to PMS or birth control pills cause ovarian cancer?
No and Yes: No, contraceptive pills do not help shrink existing ovarian cyst; they may prevent you from forming a "follicular cyst or a corpus luteum cyst" since they block your ovulation though. Yes, you can anticipate your "menstrual pain to be eased" by the hormones in the contraceptive pills ...Read more
Need 2nd opinion on ovarian cyst. Having problems with menstruation/digestion & painful cysts. Can this be caused by changing birth control pills?
What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome(pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?
Does ovarian cyst prevent pregnancy? Also what causes skipped monthly cycles other then pregnancy? As well, does abortions cause ovarian cyst?
Probably not: A large study of over 90000 women showed no increase of miscarriage if women were on the pill when pregnant and were unaware of the pregnancy. However, prolonged exposure to the bcp may increase the risk of future miscarriage according to one study. There is a prolife stance that bcp prevents implantation of an early pregnancy and may cause spontaneous abortion as well. ...Read more
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 the ovary. Examples include "dermoid" cysts which can contain hair, skin secretions and other mature adult tissues. Other types are cystadenomas (both serous and mucinous), and cystadenofibromas. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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