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Can low progesterone cause ovarian cysts? I had a m/c in march, no ret. Prods & still haven't had a period. The longest cycle i've had ever is 45 days

Can low progesterone cause ovarian cysts? I had a m/c in march, no ret. Prods & still haven't had a period. The longest cycle i've had ever is 45 days

Delayed menses: Periods are often delayed after pregnancy. A 'lazy' pituitary and an ovarian cyst are common causes that will resolve on their own. Uterine scar tissue is a rarer cause. An ultrasound and a blood test can reveal the reasons, and would be appropriate after 3 months. ...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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Could progesterone cause ovarian cysts?

Could progesterone cause ovarian cysts?

No: Progesterone doesn't cause ovarian cysts. Progesterone is produced by luteal cysts (where an egg was released from). ...Read more

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Pelvic pain, low progesterone levels, ovarian cysts, what is wrong with me?

Pelvic pain, low progesterone levels, ovarian cysts, what is wrong with me?

Hard to say..: These may not be related to each other. Many things can cause pelvic pain, if you have large ovarian cysts (>4cm) they may be the cause, but smaller ones less likely to cause pain.Low prog levels (&small ov cysts) are both normal during certain phases of menstrual cycle. But low prog can cause mood sx, anxiety, sleep disturbances. If you have these natural Progesterone tx may help. ...Read more

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What is the best (type of) oral birth control to help with the occurrence of ovarian cysts? Estrogen progesterone ratios and such....

What is the best (type of) oral birth control to help with the occurrence of ovarian cysts? Estrogen progesterone ratios and such....

Combined OCP: There is not a great answer to this question. Many types of ocp's can be helpful in preventing large cysts from forming. However, this is not a fool proof treatment either. Many people will still develop cysts. I would recommend trying any combined tri or mono-phasic pill either to a cyclic fashion (monthly or quarterly periods) or in a continuous fashion (skipping periods) to see what works for u. ...Read more

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Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Ovarian cyst: If you have a large ovarian cyst this needs to be evaluated by an Obgyn to determine if needs to be removed or if it is likely to resolve on its own. The term cervical cyst is unclear in meaning. An Obgyn should evaluate this to determine if further work up is needed. Neither of these would lead one to suspect a hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause low back pain only while lying down?

Can ovarian cysts cause low back pain only while lying down?

Ovarian Cysts/back: Yes, ovarian cysts are often a cause of back pain. When you lie down the position of the pelvic organs changes which can excite the lumbar plexus to initiate pain in the back. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause a shooting, stinging pain down the thighs? should i be concerned? low ab pain (sore) pelvic pain (gas-like)

Can ovarian cysts cause a shooting, stinging pain down the thighs? should i be concerned? low ab pain (sore) pelvic pain (gas-like)

They can: Cysts can cause different sorts of pain. They cause pain from their size, from twisting around or fro bursting open. They can cause nausea or GI symptoms as well. So if the pain persists, you should be evaluated for lots of sources ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause persistent upper back ache and bone weakness / discomfort? I also have high ESR and very low ferritin, all other blood normal.

Can ovarian cysts cause persistent upper back ache and bone weakness / discomfort? I also have high ESR and very low ferritin, all other blood normal.

More than one issue: Simple ovarian cysts should not cause backache. Low ferritin represents iron deficiency and you may have low blood count. High ESR is usually associated with inflammation, infectious or non-infectious. You have enough symptoms to warrant a consultation with a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more