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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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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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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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Lupron (leuprolide) shot and side effects?

Lupron (leuprolide) shot and side effects?

Hot Flashes: By far, the most common side effect is hot flashes, because Lupron (leuprolide) causes a temporary menopause. Poor sleep resulting in emotional side effects or head ache are also common. A serious effect from long-term Lupron (leuprolide) is osteoporosis. Many of these side effects are reduced or eliminated with extra "add-back" hormones. Some women have no side effects at all. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide)?

What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide)?

Terrible: Lupron (leuprolide) causes reversible menopause. So as soon as the medicine takes effect the estrogen drops to zero same as complete menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, moods, memory issues and joint pain etc. Many dr.S use this for endometriosis but endo is a surgically treated disease. Lupron (leuprolide) only temporarily diminishes symptoms but makes people miserable. Excisional surgery is needed via laparoscopy! ...Read more

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What are the effects of depot lupron (leuprolide)?

Few: Low estrogen causes hot flashes, dry vagina, and osteoporosis (week bones). Local reaction at the injection site. Some of the effects of low estrogen can be minimized by estrogen add back therapy (taking very small amount of estrogen). ...Read more

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