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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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I had a hysterectomy 4 months ago. All of my ovarian cyst symptoms are back. Is it okay to go back on my birth control ( ortho try-cyclene low)?

I had a hysterectomy 4 months ago. All of my ovarian cyst symptoms are back. Is it okay to go back on my birth control ( ortho try-cyclene low)?

Yes: Unfortunately, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) does not treat ovarian cysts. I would recommend seeing your ob/gyn for a sono to evaluate the ovaries before restarting your pills, however. Birth control has benefits but also risks, so you would want to make sure you are treating the right thing. ...Read more

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Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, its helping some symptoms but not all. Dont want to switch pills. What other option do I have?

Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, its helping
some symptoms  but not all.
Dont want to switch pills. What
other option do I have?

Please get off that : Pill, way too much hormone for someone your age too much risk of blood clot , stroke etc, taha pill has 35 mcg estrogen, if u are going to take a bcpill u sould be on loloetsrin, it has only 10 mcg estrogen but if has 24 activepills and 2 estrogen pills andonly 2 placebo which u can skip, u may need other hormones instead which may be better for u, or drugs like Effexor (venlafaxine) also work well for many. ...Read more

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Recently got out of ER for hemorrhagic ovarian cyst rupturing, but pain meds aren't helping. Could there be damage from the rupture?

Recently got out of ER for hemorrhagic ovarian cyst rupturing, but pain meds aren't helping. Could there be damage from the rupture?

Ovarian cyst : A hemorrhagic ovarian cyst can cause pain at onset, and can continue to cause pain until the body resorbs the blood. However, if pain is escalating or unrelieved, it is possible that there is a continuing bleed from the site of where the original cyst ruptured and bled. In that case, re-evaluation would be warranted. ...Read more

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Took GF 2 ER for LRQ pain 11/30, Dr said ovarian cysts. Cysts gone but pain turning worse, no appetite, nausea. ER last resort? Meds not helping? Help

Took GF 2 ER for LRQ pain 11/30, Dr said ovarian cysts. Cysts gone but pain turning worse, no appetite, nausea. ER last resort? Meds not helping? Help

See a Gyn?: Can you not get her to a Gyn for an office visit? She needs further attention and an ER is great for acute emergencies but not long-term (or complicated) problem solving. As a last resort, ER again is better than ignoring it. ...Read more

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Was given ortho tri-cyclen lo to regulate my periods. If not having periods when do you start taking it?

Was given ortho tri-cyclen lo to regulate my periods. If not having periods when do you start taking it?

Any Sunday: If you are not having periods, you can start it on any sunday, make sure you are not pregnant. The urine pregnancy tests you can buy over the counter are pretty accurate. ...Read more

Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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