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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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What might cause midcycle bleeding? . I started Micronor (norethindrone) 1 1/2 months ago. My last period was a week ago. I have polyps and one ovarian cyst.

What might cause midcycle bleeding? . I started Micronor (norethindrone) 1 1/2 months ago. My last period was a week ago. I have polyps and one ovarian cyst.

Progesterone only: Micronor (norethindrone) doesn't contain estrogen, only progesterone. For this reason it doesn't give you a regular period each month. Your periods can be somewhat random while you are on this medication. It can come more than once per month and the duration of flow may be inconsistent. If you want one period a month, you may want to be on a pill with both estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause bleeding with tissue pieces from vagina for 3days? Then daily dull pain right side abdom, 4week bloating, late period not pregnant

Can ovarian cyst cause bleeding with tissue pieces from vagina for 3days? Then daily dull pain right side abdom, 4week bloating, late period not pregnant

Possible: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, I would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause delayed periods and bleeding after sex?

Can ovarian cysts cause delayed periods and bleeding after sex?

No: Ovarian cysts seem to be blamed for everything. They will not usually delay your periods or cause bleeding after intercourse. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Had a ovarian cyst drained, and have been bleeding for 10 days straight so it cannot be a period? Slight pain, should I be concerned?

Had a ovarian cyst drained, and have been bleeding for 10 days straight so it cannot be a period? Slight pain, should I be concerned?

Increased bleeding: The concern with vaginal bleeding is anemia. Since you recently had a procedure on you ovary, there may be some dysregualtion. If it is not decreasing (looking like it is tailing off) -would call you doctor. Hormones like BCP may help regulate for a few months. Could also be infection/other pathology f/u with doc over next 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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How do you know my ovarian cyst is functional cyst with one Ultrasound? I worry since my period and bleeding get heavier. Was on pill but quit lately

How do you know my ovarian cyst is functional cyst with one Ultrasound? I worry since my period and bleeding get heavier. Was on pill but quit lately

Repeat sonogram: Repeat sono after next period. Functional cyst should disappear. It is not unusual for period to become heavier after you stop the Pill ...Read more

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I have a PAINFUL ovarian cyst (diagnosed about a month ago at the ER). I just started my THIRD period (heavy bleeding) in a month. I'm worried. Advice?

See a GYN MD: The E.R. is great for emergent problems, but this situation needs a extensive examination by a GYN MD to determine if the ovarian cyst is the source of bleeding or something else gynecologically. A detailed history, physical and testing will be done and a treatment plan determined. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst on my left side. I just started bleeding, period isent due for two weeks? What is this?

2 Things: It's possible, though unlikely, that the ovarian cyst caused your bleeding. Most cysts aren't hormonally 'active' as it were and wouldn't affect the uterus' cycling. More likely is that you are having breakthrough bleeding, due to changes in your ovaries' production of estrogen and progesterone. See a doctor if the breakthrough bleeding continues. ...Read more

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Period was 6 months late. Found I have 2mm ovarian cyst and have been bleeding for past month+ with big sized blood clots any idea why? Thank you inad

Period was 6 months late. Found I have 2mm ovarian cyst and have been bleeding for past month+ with big sized blood clots any idea why? Thank you inad

The most likely: Reason is irregular ovulation. Without cyclic changes in hormones estrogen is steadily produces causing growth of, then falling away of, the uterine lining. A 2mm cyst is barely detectable, sure not 6 cm? In any event, look up pcos. Do not despair if this is the problem; short term consider pill to prevent anemia. There are many good tx for pcos (see metformin) if that is the case.
Gd luc. ...Read more

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Hi. I am having a ovarian cyst on my left. Its 4.8 inches. I m having 12 days bleeding in periods. ..is it normal. I am 22 years old?

Hi. I am having a ovarian cyst on my left. Its 4.8 inches. I m having 12 days bleeding in periods. ..is it normal. I am 22 years old?

Huge cyst: 4.8 inches means the cyst is over 12cm. It is unlikely go go away and needs to be removed. It can be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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August of 2011 I was told that I had an ovarian cyst and it was just an abnormal cyst. Well now I am between periods and am bleeding with some pain.?

August of 2011 I was told that I had an ovarian cyst and it was just an abnormal cyst. Well now I am between periods and am bleeding with some pain.?

Not likely related.: Ovarian cysts are very common and usually benign. They are not generally related to bleeding between periods. Your bleeding and pain are probably due to something else. Pregnancy? ...Read more

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My period and ruptured ovarian cyst occurred at the same time. How soon can I try to get pregnant if still bleeding?

My period and ruptured ovarian cyst occurred at the same time. How soon can I try to get pregnant if still bleeding?

No reason to wait: Ruptured ovarian cysts are common and really do not impact the ability to get pregnant - unless you have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, in which fertility is a huge problem. In general if things are going well, the most likely time to get pregnant is about 2 weeks before your period which is when ovulation most commonly happens. Bleeding from the cyst may confuse timing. ...Read more

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I had sex 14 days after ovarian cyst open surgery, now am bleeding from the vagina 2days before my period. Could it be my period or an effect of sex?

I had sex 14 days after ovarian cyst open surgery, now am bleeding from the vagina 2days before my period. Could it be my period or an effect of sex?

Tough to say: Could be either. May be the period being early, or sex caused some irritation and bleeding especially with your surgical history. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a complex ovarian cyst no period for 3 months now real heavy bleeding and extremely sharp pain and vomiting do I go the er?

Urgent evaluation: Sharp pain and vomiting with no periods for 3 months can occur with an ovarian cyst, but these can also be the symptoms of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. If your pregnancy test is positive, this is a medical emergency. If your test is negative, you may still need evaluation for the amount of bleeding you are having, and to receive pain control. Talk to your doctor or go to emergency for evaluation. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cyst rupture month ago. Got period & put on bc. Breakthrough bleeding for past 5 days. Now I'm short of breath, usually tired, & dizzy. Why?

Had ovarian cyst rupture month ago. Got period & put on bc. Breakthrough bleeding for past 5 days. Now I'm short of breath, usually tired, & dizzy. Why?

Need to see your doc: Birth control pills can put you at an increased risk of developing blood clots that can lead to pulmonary emboli. Call your doctor or go to the er or urgent care to make sure the shortness of breath is not a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Watery period. First cramp was really painful and last hours. Heavy bleeding. Am I having a miscarriage? Or am I pregnant? Or do I have ovarian cyst?

Watery period. First cramp was really painful and last hours. Heavy bleeding. Am I having a miscarriage? Or am I pregnant? Or do I have ovarian cyst?

Gynecological issue: Recommend to see specialist,
If is still ongoing go to the emergency room.

You need a MRI of the pelvis, good gynecological, examination,

Measure hormones in blood. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in 12 months, and I do have 2 complicated ovarian cysts on a recent ultrasound. Today I woke up with bleeding. Is this normal?

I haven't had a period in 12 months, and I do have 2 complicated ovarian cysts on a recent ultrasound. Today I woke up with bleeding. Is this normal?

Absolutely not!: You are post menopausal with abnormal bleeding. You need to see your physician or Ob/Gyn as soon as possible. Although it may be an easy fix you need to be seen to rule out more significant disease. Not to scare you but cancer needs to be ruled out. Be seen promptly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello. I have endometriosis, HPV, and a history of ovarian cysts. I recently had a period, had sex, then started bleeding again. Not sure what to do.

Hello. I have endometriosis, HPV, and a history of ovarian cysts. I recently had a period, had sex, then started bleeding again. Not sure what to do.

Abnormal bleeding: Could be many different things. Stress, cervicitis, thyroid disease, pco, endometrioma, depending on your weight endometrial herplasia cervical polyps, cervical polyp, endometrial polyp etc etc. Its really difficult to determine the cause without taking a complete history and physicial. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) x 3yrs. No prob. Last yr ovarian cysts, usually zero period, bleeding x4days now? Also bloated w no pain. Except men cramp. Why bloated? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) x 3yrs. No prob. Last yr ovarian cysts, usually zero period, bleeding x4days now? Also bloated w no pain. Except men cramp. Why bloated? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Irregular periods: Normally people have little to no periods with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) but you can still have periods with it so it is not abnormal to have a period with it. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) can be in for 5 years. It is also possible that your Mirena (levonorgestrel) has come out make sure yours is still in by checking for the strings. And if you can feel the strings go into the doctor and have them look for the strings. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


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