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Can Birth Control Pills Get Rid Of Ovarian Cysts
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
How long does it take for birth control pills (portia) to start working? & also how long does it take to help prevent future ovarian cyst?
Short time: Contraceptive pills are most likely effective within 1-2 weeks of beginning. However, it is safest to use a backup method during the first cycle, unless you're starting the pills immediately during a normal menses. Not all ovarian cysts are suppressed no matter how long you are taking the pill. There should be some suppression of cysts beginning with the second cycle. It may not work for you. ...Read more
I'm taking birth control pills DAILY to prevent ovarian cysts, causes regular spotting. Is it safe to have unprotected sex w/ my partner?
How long do you have to take birth control pills for the ovarian cyst to go away and get pregnant?
1-2 months: Bcps stop the functioning of the ovary as they become the source of hormones for the body. This allows the cyst to regress in 1-2 months. ...Read more
I continue to get ovarian cysts when on a different continuous birth control pills year round for endometriosis. Last one was serous cystedoma. Could changing birth control pills potentially help.
What should I do about my ovarian cyst I'm taking on birth control pills my menstrual cycle I really want to know because I real I want to get pregnant?
Discuss with Gynecol:
Ovarian cysts do not cause any problem with your menstrual cycle and do not cause you not to be pregnant.
Treatment of ovarian cyst depends on the size and any associated symptoms. I will suggest you discuss your concerns with your gynecologist as he/she can answer your question. ...Read more
Months: Usually, once you start taking the pills, they will prevent further follicular cyst formation and prevent new cysts from forming. They usually prevent pre-existing cysts from growing further and may over time allow shrinkage. It does however takes weeks to months. ...Read more
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
I take birth control pills, but the MRI I had for my back found a ovarian cyst, why would a cyst form when the birth control pills do not ovulate me.
Why could I be getting painful ovarian cysts even while on birth control pills? (one of the cysts was 7.5 CM and had to be surgically removed)
Not sure: It is not unusual for women to form cysts while on the pill. Might try a stronger formulation. ...Read more
I have 6cm and 8 CM ovarian cysts. My gyn suggested laparoscopy. Can birth control pills help to reduce the size of the cysts? Other alternatives?
Unlikely: It is safe to take OCP for few months, but it is unlikely that they will help to reduce the cyst size. You have two alternatives-do nothing and wait or undergo surgery to remove the cyst. Not all cyst created equal-if cyst has complex appearance on sonogram, increasing in size, accompanied by pain, or elevated tumor markers such as CA-125 then it is more likely that woman will need surgery ...Read more
I have a 7cm left ovarian cyst and my doctor wants to do surgery to remove the cyst. What can I try first before having surgery, besides birth control pills?
Had ovarian cyst but it shrunk. I'm still taking birth control pills daily. I've been spotting/mild bleeding some days, doctor says it's normal. Is it?
Not uncommon: Some women have spotting or light bleeding while using a birth control pill. This is unlikely to be anything dangerous but can be quite annoying. This will often stop after a while on its own. If the problem persists you could take a low dose estrogen for a few weeks, change pills or change your method of contraception. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I was diagnose with ovarian cyst & took birth control pills & then stopped and I think its back and I have vag cramps n yeast infection, help?
See an OB/GYN: Several issues here, all of which will require an examination and thorough history. ...Read more
Trial and error: There is no one "best" pill for ANY condition, although the pill manufacturers may try to make you believe there is. You need to work with a doctor who can go through the process with you. Good wishes. ...Read more
No: Birth control pills usually suppress the formation of ovarian cysts. Sometimes a cyst will form in-spite of the pill but they are much less common while on birth control pills. If your pain is persistent, you may want to see your Gyn as there are many causes of this type of pain. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
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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