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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

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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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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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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Operation for ovarian cyst done.Had been taking decapeptyl depot 3.75 injection for 4 months. Last one taken was on 01Apr. No periods in last 14 weeks?

Operation for ovarian cyst done.Had been taking decapeptyl depot 3.75 injection for 4 months. Last one taken was on 01Apr. No periods in last 14 weeks?

May be normal: Decapeptyl is triptorelin,a GNRH agonist used for the treatment of prostate cancer, endometriosis, and fibroids. Since GNRH agonists work by decreasing the production of testosterone in men and ovarian hormones in women, it is expected that they will cause the delay of periods and even after stopping them it can take time for the coordination necessary for regular periods to return.Hope this helps ...Read more

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What causes abnormal heavy bleeding for 20days so far after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and ovarian cysts and having prostap injection?

What causes abnormal heavy bleeding for 20days so far after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and ovarian cysts and having prostap injection?

Bleeding: If you had surgery for endometriosis, that could cause your bleeding postoperatively. If you got any medications to reduce future endometriosis growth, this may cause continued bleeding as well. If you did get lupron, (leuprolide) the bleeding should diminish after 2-3 weeks and you may not have a period for 2 - 3 months. You should follow up with your doctor to discuss these symptoms. ...Read more

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What"s the recommended antibiotic to be given after a burst of an ovarian cyst?

What"s  the recommended antibiotic to be given after a burst of an ovarian cyst?

Generally none.: Ovarian cysts are generally non-infectious in origin and mostly filled with with fluid and or blood. Antibiotics do not have a role in treating them, unless there was an identified infectious cause (tubo-ovarian abscess). ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more