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How/why can the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud cause ovarian cysts?

How/why can the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud cause ovarian cysts?

Hormones: Hormones can affect and cause cysts to grow or shrink in size .See ObGyn for specific advise ...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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Why do I continue to have an ovarian cyst with a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD in place?

Why do I continue to have an ovarian cyst with a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD in place?

Not connected: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) keeps you from getting pregnant, but has no effect on whether or not you have cysts on your ovary - the two are entirely independent of one another. ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD strings cause infections? An ovarian cyst formed for me and the mirena (levonorgestrel) string is caught in it! help!

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD strings cause infections? An ovarian cyst formed for me and the mirena (levonorgestrel) string is caught in it! help!

Not really: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud strings do not cause infection, nor have anything to do with an ovarian cyst. The ovary will creat a so called cyst for the ovulation process. Iud's do not cause infection , but sexual behavior can put you at risk for infection regardless of the prescence of iud. ...Read more

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Dr put me on bc for ovarian cysts.I also have mirena (levonorgestrel) but at checkup dr will see if cysts are better. Is being on bc + mirena (levonorgestrel) high risk for breast ca?

Dr put me on bc for ovarian cysts.I also have mirena (levonorgestrel) but at checkup dr will see if cysts are better.  Is being on bc + mirena (levonorgestrel) high risk for breast ca?

Not risky but : It is not risky to be birth control pill while the on Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud but it is not likely to help anything. Birth control pills can prevent cyst formation but they do not speed up cyst resolution. Small ovarian cysts simply resolve on their own with no treatment. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) x 3yrs. No prob. Last yr ovarian cysts, usually zero period, bleeding x4days now?Also bloated w no pain. Except men cramp. Why bloated? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) x 3yrs. No prob. Last yr ovarian cysts, usually zero period, bleeding x4days now?Also bloated w no pain. Except men cramp. Why bloated? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Irregular periods: Normally people have little to no periods with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) but you can still have periods with it so it is not abnormal to have a period with it. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) can be in for 5 years. It is also possible that your Mirena (levonorgestrel) has come out make sure yours is still in by checking for the strings. And if you can feel the strings go into the doctor and have them look for the strings. ...Read more

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Severe ovarian cyst pain i was diagnosed with ovarian cysts 13 months ago, in the ER they thought it was appendicitis. I hadn't had any severe pain since my diagnosis until this last month. I had mirana placed 25 months ago. I've been to my gynecologist t

Severe ovarian cyst pain i was diagnosed with ovarian cysts 13 months ago, in the ER they thought it was appendicitis. I hadn't had any severe pain since my diagnosis until this last month. I had mirana placed 25 months ago. I've been to my gynecologist t

I : I am very concerned about several things here. That is way too much Ibuprofen (advil and Motrin are other words for ibuprofen). Taking 800 mg every 6 hours for a few days is a lot, but taking 800 mg every two hours is very concerning, and can cause side effects with your stomach and your kidneys. You need to be immediately evaluated for this pain and irregular bleeding. It is not normal. Sometimes these symptoms can occur in the first few months after a mirena, (levonorgestrel) but you state you are 25 months out, so these symptoms are very abnormal. Please have a complete gynecological evaluation. You likely need an imaging study such as an ultrasound. There are other pain medications that you can be treated with. Please be seen immediately for your symptoms. ...Read more

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8 week followup u/s for simple left ovarian cyst which remains same. Right side (no cyst) now measures 19 cc up from 12cc last time. Concerning?

8 week followup u/s for simple left ovarian cyst which remains same. Right side (no cyst) now measures 19 cc up from 12cc last time. Concerning?

No: Simple ovarian cysts are usually benign (not cancer) in a woman in her early 30s. If they become large or painful, they can be removed with laparoscopic surgery but frequently go away on their own. ...Read more

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Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Yes it can: Complex cysts can be cancerous depending on their size and rate of growth. A CA125 test can help decide its nature. Ultrasound is a good test to measure increase in size and also may show any solid components inside the cyst. You should get the ultrasound repeated in 3-4 months and have your gynecologist guide you further. You may need surgical removal if it is causing you much pain or increased s ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more