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Doctor insights on: Can Cysts Cause A Change In Menstrual Cycles

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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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I experience consistent irregularly long menstrual cycles with heavy menses, but no cysts. Does this sound like a hormonal imbalance?

I experience consistent irregularly long menstrual cycles with heavy menses, but no cysts. Does this sound like a hormonal imbalance?

Get evaluated : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Can propofol exposure cause changes in your menstrual cycles?

Can propofol exposure cause changes in your menstrual cycles?

Menstrual changes: Propofol does not directly affect your menstrual cycles but the stress of surgery many times affects your menstrual cycle for that month. ...Read more

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Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Possibly: Soy protein is a phytoestrogen and estrogens can thicken the lining of the uterus causing spotting. Though this is more of an issue in menopausal women. At your age, infection is more likely to be the cause of spotting or undiagnosed pregnancy. ...Read more

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What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are a few reasons one might have repeated episodes of abnormal menses. See your md, if appropriate do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can sex change my menstrual cycles?

Not unless pregnant: Sex will not usually change your cycles unless associated with significant weight loss, stress, or pregnancy. Get a test to ensure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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If you lose your virginity, do your menstrual cycles change?

If you lose your virginity, do your menstrual cycles change?

No. : Menstrual timing is controlled by an interaction of various hormones, from the ovary. Sex/intercourse will not affect that- excluding pregnancy, of course. At times though, cycles may change due to diet, stress, medications, exercise levels. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more