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There's a chance I have an ovarian cyst. I don't know what to do? Im on birth control, could that cause it?

There's a chance I have an ovarian cyst. I don't know what to do? Im on birth control, could that cause it?

No.: The birth control pill did not cause your ovarian cyst. Simple ovarian cysts are quite common and normal, and oral contraceptives actually decrease the frequency of these cysts. If they become large or rupture, they can be very painful. Follow up with the doctor who made the diagnosis. You will need a pelvic ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis. ...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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Can ovarian cysts cause pain to walk and it hurts on the left side, I have been taking birth control pills and still got a cyst. How come.

Can ovarian cysts cause pain to walk and it hurts on the left side, I have been taking birth control pills and still got a cyst. How come.

Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst tuesday! thursday i went to the obgyn he put me in on birth control i started taking it that day it's now monday and i'm bleeding what could cause this?

I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst tuesday! thursday i went to the obgyn he put me in on birth control i started taking it that  day it's now monday and i'm bleeding what could cause this?

Pill: Probably the pill. Ovarian cysts are better used to prevent a cyst as opposed to help resolve it, once formed. The pill may be associated with bleeding early on in its use - should improve soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was on birth control for a yr. I was put on it cause my period became irregular due to ovarian cyst. I came off the pill my period. Came one month after but then stopped. Normal?

I was on birth control for a yr. I was put on it cause my period became irregular due to ovarian cyst. I came off the pill my period. Came one month after but then stopped. Normal?

Can happen: Some women don't ovulate regularly and that often results in irregular periods. Being put on birth control pills makes the periods regular, but then when the birth control pills are stopped the period goes back to being irregular, because the person still isn't ovulating regularly. Also some women can take several months for the periods to return to regular once off bcp's. ...Read more

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Need 2nd opinion on ovarian cyst. Having problems with menstruation/digestion & painful cysts. Can this be caused by changing birth control pills?

Need 2nd opinion on ovarian cyst.  Having problems with menstruation/digestion & painful cysts.  Can this be caused by changing birth control pills?

Pill vs.Ovarian cyst: The oral contraceptive pill actually suppresses small ovarian cysts by hormonal regulation. If you were not taking the pill for a substantial amount of time, then they can re-form. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts, I am not pregnant at all.my lower abdomen is super hard,could my cyst cause this..plus I'm on birth control implanon?

I have ovarian cysts, I am not pregnant at all.my lower abdomen is super hard,could my cyst cause this..plus I'm on birth control implanon?

Yes: It could be from the ovarian cysts or even from constipation or some other issue. Be sure to follow up with your physician, especially if there is tenderness. ...Read more

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What happens to my ovarian cyst if i stop taking birth control?

What happens to my ovarian cyst if i stop taking birth control?

It depends: There are ovarian cysts that will go away over time, and others that are more serious and need surgery. Birth control pills prevent many types of cysts, and thus can be helpful in preventing cysts. They don't make cysts go away away faster, but they prevent some types of cysts. See your dr about what kind of cyst you have. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more