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On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would i benefit from removal of my ovaries?

On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would i benefit from removal of my ovaries?

Not necessarily: There are multiple issues in your question and it would be best for you to discuss your symptoms with the doctor presribing your tamoxifen in conjuction with your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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My FSH was 2.7, estrodial was1340, was on tamoxifen, had a couple of ovarian cysts. Had mastectomy for 1mm bc.Grade 3. Was a bilateral ooph necessary

My FSH was 2.7, estrodial was1340, was on tamoxifen, had a couple of ovarian cysts. Had mastectomy for 1mm bc.Grade 3.  Was a bilateral ooph necessary

Need more info: Your fsh indicates you are not yet in menopause and the cysts could be worrisome. Have you done brca testing or ova1 testing for the cysts? Your doctor may be trying to be proactive and remove the ovaries prior to a potentially worse situation. No real way to accurately determine if someone has ovarian ca without pathology, only an educated guess by ultrasound and lab testing. ...Read more

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What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening . Thanks

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening .   Thanks

Letrozole: Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst be caused by std?

Could ovarian cyst be caused by std?

No: Sexually transmitted infections would not cause ovarian cysts. However sometimes severe pelvic infections will cause pelvic pain that may mimic some symptoms similar to ovarian cysts. An ultrasound and cervical cultures could help sort that out. ...Read more

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I have a history of ovarian cyst on my left side some they rapture n some they taking them out what i'm upset is I don't have a normal sex life with my partner cause of the pain I get I wanna know what can I do about this please help me n now also i'm get

I have a history of ovarian cyst on my left side some they rapture n some they taking them out what i'm upset is I don't have a normal sex life with my partner cause of the pain I get I wanna know what can I do about this please help me n now also i'm get

You should be disc: Discussing this with your gyn doc, depends on what kind of cysts you have, you may need to get on continuous bc pills to prevent the cysts, if you have endometriosis you may need depo- Lupron (leuprolide) or further surgery so without knowing more details cannot provide other advice so you should make an appt with your gyn or go for a 2nd opinion, but if u go for a 2nd opinion make sure u bring your records. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

Large ones do: Large ovarian cysts can twist and cause pain, but most produce pressure or menstrual irregularities. ...Read more

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What symtoms can a ovarian cyst cause?

What symtoms can a ovarian cyst cause?

Pelvic pain: The pain is usually on one side and feels as if is in the lower abdomen. Fever, vomiting and diarrhea are not concomitant symptoms. An ultrasound and pelvic exam can discover. The best diagnostician and advisor is a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What can cause having an ovarian cyst?

Very common: A cyst is a fluid filled sac. Every month, your ovary makes several of these called follicles. The dominant follicle breaks open and releases an egg. If one does not burst, and grows to over 3 cm, we call it a cyst. ...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


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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