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

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

Ovarian cust: You eather have it or not. Pelvic ultrasound will tell. Depends how big it is, so it may have to be treated or not. See a doc for accurate 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 accidentally started a new pack of birth control and skipped my period. Ialso have a ruptured ovarian cyst, can this cause a strange vaginal odor?

I accidentally started a new pack of birth control and skipped my period. Ialso have a ruptured ovarian cyst, can this cause a strange vaginal odor?

Not likely: Strange vaginal odors are often due to infections. See a qualified practitioner for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...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

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I've been on birth control for 4 months but I still have ovarian cysts. Is this normal?

I've been on birth control for 4 months but I still have ovarian cysts. Is this normal?

Yes: Ovarian cysts are generated by ovulation monthly, and wax/wane with your estrogen levels. Birth control pills, depending on composition, can stimulate ovarian cysts, and can make things worse. Best idea is to talk this over with your OB if your BCP's are making things worse, can change the type and possibly lessen any symptoms ...Read more

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Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45? I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?

Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45? I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?

No: If you have no other health problems, birth control pills are relatively safe, safer than being pregnant. The risks of serious side effects (blood clots in the legs or lungs) is less than 1/1000. ...Read more

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I'm taking birth control for an ovarian cyst and I'm going back in 4 months to check and see if it's gone. Will it make it go away?

I'm taking birth control for an ovarian cyst and I'm going back in 4 months to check and see if it's gone. Will it make it go away?

Ovarian Cyst: Ovarian cysts are actually quite common in premenopausal women. (The function of the ovary by nature is to produce cysts each month). BCPs do not make the cysts go away. They prevent ovulation, which allows the ovaries to "rest" while the cyst resolves on its own, and no further ones develop. Should be gone by this time. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I switch I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I swit

I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I switch I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I swit

Yes,: Yes, you are right, that is abnormal and you should see your OB gyn doctor. Please take the pills with you that you were given. They may have changed your hormone levels enough that you are having irregular bleeding.

If you developed increased pain, vomiting, or light-headedness, then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for endometriosis and ovarian cysts?

What is the best birth control for endometriosis and ovarian cysts?

Homonal method: Any hormonal contraceptive can suppress the ovaries and suppress endometriosis. I agree with the above answer - however, depo-provera can be effective as well. ...Read more

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How can I have an ovarian cyst while on hormonal birth control?

How can I have an ovarian cyst while on hormonal birth control?

Many reasons: Many cysts are not hormone-dependent so ocp doen't affect them. Ocp can also fail to prevent cysts just like they can fail to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is it possible to have an ovarian cyst while taking hormonal birth control?

How is it possible to have an ovarian cyst while taking hormonal birth control?

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

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I have not had my cycle for a couple of months. I also have ovarian cysts, I was on birth control but ran out. How do the shots go? And where?

Every 3 months: Birth control pills, the patch and NuvaRing will help regulate your cycles. The depoprovera shot usually stops your period and it is very effective at preventing pregnancy. You need one shot every three months. ...Read more

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How good is birth control at getting rid of ovarian cysts?

How good is birth control at getting rid of ovarian cysts?

Err....: Kinda, sort of. Depends what kind of a cyst it is. "functional cysts" may go away with ocp, but they will usually go away on their own too. Non-functional cysts like endomtrioma, dermoid, ovarian tumors will not respond to ocp at all. ...Read more

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Can you still get ovarian cysts when you are on birth control pills?

Can you still get ovarian cysts when you are on birth control pills?

Yes!: 20% of women on the pill may ovulate while still not getting pregnant. Ovulation is preceded by a small cyst that will release the egg. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts and amenorrhea for years with a cycle that is only induced by birth control. Are there any natural ways to develop a cycle?

I have ovarian cysts and amenorrhea for years with a cycle that is only induced by birth control. Are there any natural ways to develop a cycle?

See medical expert: If there is a history of ovarian cysts and/or abnormal hormone effect, a woman definitely needs to be seen by an expert in gynecology or rei. It is important to receive their treatment recommendations. At some point she might need to be evaluated further and treated differently. Rarely cancer can occur if the lining of the uterus is not shed properly, and natural ways have unpredictable results. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 4 months ago. All of my ovarian cyst symptoms are back. Is it okay to go back on my birth control (ortho try-cyclene low)?

Yes: Unfortunately, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) does not treat ovarian cysts. I would recommend seeing your ob/gyn for a sono to evaluate the ovaries before restarting your pills, however. Birth control has benefits but also risks, so you would want to make sure you are treating the right thing. ...Read more

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If I'm not on birth control, I get large painful ovarian cysts. My OBGYN says to stay on pill, but is that safe long term? Should I get a 2nd opinion?

If I'm not on birth control, I get large painful ovarian cysts. My OBGYN says to stay on pill, but is that safe long term? Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Very safe: Birth control pills have lots of non-contraceptive benefits that are seldom discussed. They decrease the risk of anemia and non-cancerous breast lumps as well as the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and are considered safe until age 35 even in smokers unless you have other risk factors. ...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


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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