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Can you still get ovarian cysts when you are on birth control pills?

Can you still get ovarian cysts when you are on birth control pills?

Yes !: 20% of women on the pill may ovulate while still not getting pregnant . Ovulation is preceded by a small cyst that will release the egg. ...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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If I'm not on birth control, I get large painful ovarian cysts. My OBGYN says to stay on pill, but is that safe long term? Should I get a 2nd opinion?

If I'm not on birth control, I get large painful ovarian cysts. My OBGYN says to stay on pill, but is that safe long term? Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Very safe: Birth control pills have lots of non-contraceptive benefits that are seldom discussed. They decrease the risk of anemia and non-cancerous breast lumps as well as the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and are considered safe until age 35 even in smokers unless you have other risk factors. ...Read more

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How long before birth control starts help get rid of follicular ovarian cysts?

How long before birth control starts help get rid of follicular ovarian cysts?

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

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How long do you have to take birth control pills for the ovarian cyst to go away and get pregnant?

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

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I recently had an ovarian cyst rupture, I am also on birth control and I was supposed to get my period 3 days ago, would the cyst make it late?

I recently had an ovarian cyst rupture, I am also on birth control and I was supposed to get my period 3 days ago, would the cyst make it late?

No but related: Cysts can persist if one is not regularly ovulating which can also throw off your cycle regularity. If you do not get your period in another 4 days, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What should I do about my ovarian cyst i'm taking on birth control pills my menstrual cycl i really want to know because i real i want to get pregnant?

See an OB/GYN: Issues of this nature are best answered on an individual basis after a full assessment by a professional. If you are trying to become pregnant it will also be helpful to establish a relationship with an obstetrician to help manage your pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on birth control for my unbearable cramps and ovarian cysts so i don't get periods anymore but I have one right now.. Why?

My doctor put me on birth control for my unbearable cramps and ovarian cysts so i don't get periods anymore but I have one right now.. Why?

What kind?: If you are on birth control pills, and are taking the placebo week (one week out of four with most pills; one week out of 12 with seasonale/seasonique) you should have a period when you stop taking your active pills. Progestin only pills are a little different, though. You don't take inactive pills, just active ones. With those, you might not have regular periods, but have breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more