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When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts

When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts

It kind of: Depends on your symptoms. Are you in pain? Are the cysts large? Do you have endometriosis or pain? The medicine is not a cake walk in that it is expensive and will places into menopause with all the drawbacks. It may not resolve the cysts either. I am suprised they enlarge on the ocp. How long have u been on them? ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Is it common to develop ovarian cysts after a lupron (leuprolide) injection? Just had sn us w/ a 1.5cm cyst on r ovary, lupron (leuprolide) injection was on 10/30.

Is it common to develop ovarian cysts after a lupron (leuprolide) injection? Just had sn us w/ a 1.5cm cyst on r ovary, lupron (leuprolide) injection was on 10/30.

Not uncommon: Lupron (leuprolide) works initially by causing your pituitary gland to release fsh and lh. This explains why it is used in certain ivf protocols. In patients taking Lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis patients can sometimes experience some worsening of their symptoms initially and then improvement after a couple of weeks. A 15 mm cyst is relatively small...Usually the follicle (cyst that contains an egg) reaches 20 mm. ...Read more

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Dx w/ endometriosis. Tried multiple bc pills before this diagnosis for ovarian cysts and made bleeding & pain much worse. Will lupron (leuprolide) be similar? Wary of lup

Dx w/ endometriosis. Tried multiple bc pills before this diagnosis for ovarian cysts and made bleeding & pain much worse. Will lupron (leuprolide) be similar? Wary of lup

Different: Lupron (leuprolide) gives you a (temporary) chemical menopause, thus no period. By not stimulating the ovaries the symptoms of endometriosis might improve. Bcp are also commonly used, also put the ovaries "at rest", but different mechanism. ...Read more

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I had 8cm ovarian cyst and endometrial tissue removed. Is it necessary to take hormones such as lupron (leuprolide) to prevent a reoccurence?

I had 8cm ovarian cyst and endometrial tissue removed. Is it necessary to take hormones such as lupron (leuprolide) to prevent a reoccurence?

No: Lupron (leuprolide) will help prevent recurrence while you are on it. However, Lupron (leuprolide) is usually used short term and it may recur after you stop it. Drugs such as birth control pills can be used long term and so may be more helpful. Still, going on hormones after surgery is not absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Junel bcp is not suppressing ovarian cysts forming should I try another method prior to dr putting me on lupron (leuprolide). Past cyst rupture w surgery&blood tra?

Junel bcp is not suppressing ovarian cysts forming should I try another method prior to dr putting me on lupron (leuprolide). Past cyst rupture w surgery&blood tra?

Lupron (leuprolide) Works: Lupron (leuprolide) clearly best method to totally shut off reproductive cycle and cyst formation. You could ask your OB gyn about changing pills but most combination ocps work about the same. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Ovarian Cancer : Malignant bowel obstruction is a common complication in patients with ovarian cancer. The prevalence of bowel obstruction is 4-25% in ovarian carcinoma or colorectal cancer. In patients with advanced ovarian cancer the frequency of bowel obstruction can be as high as 42%. The small bowel is more commonly involved than the large bowel (61% vs. 33%) and both are involved in over 20% of ovarian ca. ...Read more

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I've gained weight since turning 40. It's as if my metabolism completely shut down. I'm on the pill for ovarian cysts, can this be the culprit?

I've gained weight since turning 40. It's as if my metabolism completely shut down. I'm on the pill for ovarian cysts, can this be the culprit?

Definitly not: Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain or slowing of the metabolism. Perhaps you are thinking of polycystic ovarian syndrome where weight gain and slow metabolism cause the ovary to exhibit typical finding of multiple small 1 cm cysts. These cysts are a result not the cause. ...Read more

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What are the risks and side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?

What are the risks and  side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? 

Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?

Rarely: Overall, the risk of complications from uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is quite low. Infection is the most serious risk, sometimes requiring hysterectomy. There is a small risk of premature menopause, seemingly higher in women over 40. It is probably more difficult to get pregnant after UFE. But overall it is an effective, safe procedure for symptomatic fibroids. ...Read more

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Treated w/ luprin for endometriosis on 10/29. Developed an ovarian cyst in nov. Started having pelvic pain a couple if days ago, could the cyst be causing the pain?

Treated w/ luprin for endometriosis on 10/29. Developed an ovarian cyst in nov. Started having pelvic pain a couple if days ago, could the cyst be causing the pain?

Yes: Lupron (leuprolide) acts to temporarily shut down your own production of ovarian hormones and this causes endometriosis to shrink/regress. If given during the first half of the menstrual cycle it can cause a "flare" effect and cysts can form, the cyst could be the cause of the pain, and if it is severe you should see about getting a sonogram. ...Read more

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Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
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