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What is your opinion about an ovarian cyst affecting sex drive? Depression can, and ovarian cysts I read can cause depression. Is there a link?

What is your opinion about an ovarian cyst affecting sex drive?  Depression can, and ovarian cysts I read can cause depression.  Is there a link?

Sex drives & cysts: If the ovarian cyst has testosterone containing material inside it (male hormone) the sex drive will actually go up. Benign ovarian functional cysts are either estrogen generated or the after affects of ovulation of the corpus luteum which makes progesterone. Depression is usually not associated with either case unless it Is secondary to chronic pain from a large untreated ovarian 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


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How do ovarian cysts affect a person's sex drive? Do they increase or decrease a woman's sex drive?

How do ovarian cysts affect a person's sex drive? Do they increase or decrease a woman's sex drive?

Yes: Pcos is failure of the egg to fully ripen and ovulate. Hence the natural hormone rhythm is disturbed, which can result in depression, distress, prolonged pms symptoms, infertility, abdominal and sexual pain, all of which can decrease libido. ...Read more

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Can having ovarian cyst affect your sex drive?

Can having ovarian cyst affect your sex drive?

Sex Drive: Yes, if it affects your hpa axis and causes suppression of testosterone which is responsible for sex drive. ...Read more

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Have small ovarian cysts.Cause some pain but not cutting sex.Now after sex am experiencing a lot of non stop thin bleeding.Could the cyst of ruptured?

Have small ovarian cysts.Cause some pain but not cutting sex.Now after sex am experiencing a lot of non stop thin bleeding.Could the cyst of ruptured?

Cyst and bleeding: Except for a few very specific circumstances, a ruptured cyst does not usually lead to uterine bleeding. Other causes need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?

Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?

See details: An ovarian cyst might cause pain during sex regardless of size. Most cysts do not cause pain. Pain does not imply that it is cancerous. Cysts are very common in your age group and the great majority are benign. ...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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During sex I bleed I have an ovarian cyst what cause that.And how do you know you have ovarian cancer?

During sex I bleed I have an ovarian cyst what cause that.And how do you know you have ovarian cancer?

See doctor: It is not feasible to know why you bleed during sex, without examining you. You should see a gynecologist to address the issues you raised as this forum may not be appropriate for your concerns. ...Read more

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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

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Loss Of Sex Drive (Definition)

Loss of sex drive (loss of libido) is a symptom in which a person who used to have sex drive now no longer has interest in relating to other people in a sexual manner. Loss of libido can be caused by emotional trauma, depression, low testosterone, ...Read more


Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more