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Doctor insights on: Did Oral Contraceptives Shrink Your Ovarian Cyst

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I just want to know if oral contraceptives ca cause ovarian cyst because i stop taking for a year and now i was diagnosed with ovarian cyst?

I just want to know if oral contraceptives ca cause ovarian cyst because i stop taking for a year and now i was diagnosed with ovarian cyst?

No : The normal function of the ovary involves forming a cyst each month as a part of the cycle. That cyst ruptures to release the egg. It is normal to have cysts on the ovaries. Most of them are normal and will go away on their own. An ovarian cyst that does not go away may require surgery to remove it. The cysts are not caused by oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Had ovarian cyst but it shrunk. I'm still taking birth control pills daily. I've been spotting/mild bleeding some days,doctor says it's normal. Is it?

Had ovarian cyst but it shrunk. I'm still taking birth control pills daily. I've been spotting/mild bleeding some days,doctor says it's normal. Is it?

Not uncommon: Some women have spotting or light bleeding while using a birth control pill. This is unlikely to be anything dangerous but can be quite annoying. This will often stop after a while on its own. If the problem persists you could take a low dose estrogen for a few weeks, change pills or change your method of contraception. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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

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Do birth control pills prevent future ovarian cysts from occurring?

Do birth control pills prevent future ovarian cysts from occurring?

Maybe: Studies have shown that because birth control pills decrease the chance of ovulation, they may also reduce the formation of new functional ovarian cysts. They will not make a cyst you have now go away any faster then without medication. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause pain to walk and it hurts on the left side, I have been taking birth control pills and still got a cyst. How come.

Can ovarian cysts cause pain to walk and it hurts on the left side, I have been taking birth control pills and still got a cyst. How come.

Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...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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How long does it take for birth control pills (portia) to start working ? & also how long does it take to help prevent future ovarian cyst ?

How long does it take for birth control pills (portia) to start working ? & also how long  does it take to help prevent future ovarian cyst  ?

Short time: Contraceptive pills are most likely effective within 1-2 weeks of beginning. However, it is safest to use a backup method during the first cycle, unless you're starting the pills immediately during a normal menses. Not all ovarian cysts are suppressed no matter how long you are taking the pill. There should be some suppression of cysts beginning with the second cycle. It may not work for you. ...Read more

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I take birth control pills, but the MRI I had for my back found a ovarian cyst, why would a cyst form when the birth control pills do not ovulate me.

I take birth control pills, but the MRI I had for my back found a ovarian cyst, why would a cyst form when the birth control pills do not ovulate me.

Although: follicular cysts are the most common type of benign ovarian cyst(and would be suppressed with OCPs), there are other types of cysts that aren't related to follicles or ovulation. ...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


Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more