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Does Birth Control Shrink Ovarian Cyst
Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45? I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?
No: If you have no other health problems, birth control pills are relatively safe, safer than being pregnant. The risks of serious side effects (blood clots in the legs or lungs) is less than 1/1000.
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
I had a Large ovarian cyst around a year ago where I started birth control to try to shrink it. However I am now experiencing pain and brown discharge?
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.
It depends: There are ovarian cysts that will go away over time, and others that are more serious and need surgery. Birth control pills prevent many types of cysts, and thus can be helpful in preventing cysts. They don't make cysts go away away faster, but they prevent some types of cysts. See your dr about what kind of cyst you have.
Yes: Ovarian cysts are generated by ovulation monthly, and wax/wane with your estrogen levels. Birth control pills, depending on composition, can stimulate ovarian cysts, and can make things worse. Best idea is to talk this over with your OB if your BCP's are making things worse, can change the type and possibly lessen any symptoms
There's a chance I have an ovarian cyst. I don't know what to do? I'm on birth control, could that cause it?
Ovarian cust: You eather have it or not. Pelvic ultrasound will tell. Depends how big it is, so it may have to be treated or not. See a doc for accurate diagnosis.
What other options are there to treat ovarian cysts, besides taking birth control or having them surgically removed?
Ovarian cysts: Menopause! Which is not an option. Other than living with it there are no other options than what you mentioned.
I'm taking birth control for an ovarian cyst and I'm going back in 4 months to check and see if it's gone. Will it make it go away?
Ovarian Cyst: Ovarian cysts are actually quite common in premenopausal women. (The function of the ovary by nature is to produce cysts each month). BCPs do not make the cysts go away. They prevent ovulation, which allows the ovaries to "rest" while the cyst resolves on its own, and no further ones develop. Should be gone by this time. Good luck!
The past 5 years I've been dealing with reoccurring functional ovarian cysts. I've had multiple removed. Asside from birth control what can be done?
I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I switch I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I swit
Yes,: Yes, you are right, that is abnormal and you should see your OB gyn doctor. Please take the pills with you that you were given. They may have changed your hormone levels enough that you are having irregular bleeding. If you developed increased pain, vomiting, or light-headedness, then you would have to be seen as an emergency.
Different type cysts: Not all ovarian cysts arise from ovulatory follicles that failed to rupture and release the egg. Some cysts spontaneously develop from other cells in the ovary. Examples include "dermoid" cysts which can contain hair, skin secretions and other mature adult tissues. Other types are cystadenomas (both serous and mucinous), and cystadenofibromas.
I have not had my cycle for a couple of months. I also have ovarian cysts, I was on birth control but ran out. How do the shots go? And where?
Err....: Kinda, sort of. Depends what kind of a cyst it is. "functional cysts" may go away with ocp, but they will usually go away on their own too. Non-functional cysts like endomtrioma, dermoid, ovarian tumors will not respond to ocp at all.
Pretty effective: Birth control pills are effective in reducing symptomatic ovarian cysts.
Checkup: You should have a checkup with your gynecologist.
If birth control is supposed to stop the release of an egg from your ovary could that cause ovarian cysts to occur?
No: birth control will not cause cyst in ovary
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