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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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My gyn put me on birth control for a yr due to irregular period caz of ovarian cyst. My period came the month after I came off after that have not see it want a baby bad what should I do. Help?

My gyn put me on birth control for a yr due to irregular period caz of ovarian cyst. My period came the month after I came off after that have not see it want a baby bad what should I do. Help?

Pills didn't do it: It would have been a good idea to do tests to find out why your periods were irregular before going on the pill. The pill may treat whatever this condition, but not cure it. Then when you stop the pill, what was causing the period to be irregular before you started on the pill is still present. Don't blame the pill, but you should see your doctor to find the cause. ...Read more

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Why do my ovarian cysts hurt so much before my period? Ovulation almost killed me this time too. Had one kid. Felt sick ever since bad birth of my baby.

Why do my ovarian cysts hurt so much before my period? Ovulation almost killed me this time too. Had one kid. Felt sick ever since bad birth of my baby.

Ovulation: People react differently to ovulation. You may want to try alive starting two days prior to ovulation and through ovulation to reduce discomfort. ...Read more

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Can some one with ovarian cyst give birth?

Can some one with ovarian cyst give birth?

Yep: Long answer- most ovarian cysts are normally functioning ovaries. Even a large cyst would not prevent childbirth, though rarely could obstruct labor. A cyst does need to be evaluated... ...Read more

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What happens to a an ovarian cyst and fibroid after birth?

What happens to a an ovarian cyst and fibroid after birth?

Usually nothing: Birth has little to do with other problems of the uterus or ovary. Sometimes fibroids can get in the way of birth or can cause pain after. Naturally there are many variables and a particular case needs to be handled by a doctor. For more info see webmd. ...Read more

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What happens to my ovarian cyst if I stop taking birth control?

It depends: There are ovarian cysts that will go away over time, and others that are more serious and need surgery. Birth control pills prevent many types of cysts, and thus can be helpful in preventing cysts. They don't make cysts go away away faster, but they prevent some types of cysts. See your dr about what kind of cyst you have. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for endometriosis and ovarian cysts?

What is the best birth control for endometriosis and ovarian cysts?

Homonal method: Any hormonal contraceptive can suppress the ovaries and suppress endometriosis. I agree with the above answer - however, depo-provera can be effective as well. ...Read more

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I've been on birth control for 4 months but I still have ovarian cysts. Is this normal?

I've been on birth control for 4 months but I still have ovarian cysts. Is this normal?

Yes: Ovarian cysts are generated by ovulation monthly, and wax/wane with your estrogen levels. Birth control pills, depending on composition, can stimulate ovarian cysts, and can make things worse. Best idea is to talk this over with your OB if your BCP's are making things worse, can change the type and possibly lessen any symptoms ...Read more

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There's a chance I have an ovarian cyst. I don't know what to do? I'm on birth control, could that cause it?

There's a chance I have an ovarian cyst. I don't know what to do? I'm on birth control, could that cause it?

Ovarian cust: You eather have it or not. Pelvic ultrasound will tell. Depends how big it is, so it may have to be treated or not. See a doc for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45? I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?

Is being on birth control dangerous at the age of 45? I have never smoked and on it for trying to shrink ovarian cysts?

No: If you have no other health problems, birth control pills are relatively safe, safer than being pregnant. The risks of serious side effects (blood clots in the legs or lungs) is less than 1/1000. ...Read more

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I'm taking birth control for an ovarian cyst and I'm going back in 4 months to check and see if it's gone. Will it make it go away?

I'm taking birth control for an ovarian cyst and I'm going back in 4 months to check and see if it's gone. Will it make it go away?

Ovarian Cyst: Ovarian cysts are actually quite common in premenopausal women. (The function of the ovary by nature is to produce cysts each month). BCPs do not make the cysts go away. They prevent ovulation, which allows the ovaries to "rest" while the cyst resolves on its own, and no further ones develop. Should be gone by this time. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I switch I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I swit

I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I switch I am on birth control for ovarian cysts, and I have been taking my pill everyday, around the same time everyday also.. I swit

Yes,: Yes, you are right, that is abnormal and you should see your OB gyn doctor. Please take the pills with you that you were given. They may have changed your hormone levels enough that you are having irregular bleeding.

If you developed increased pain, vomiting, or light-headedness, then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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How can I have an ovarian cyst while on hormonal birth control?

How can I have an ovarian cyst while on hormonal birth control?

Many reasons: Many cysts are not hormone-dependent so ocp doen't affect them. Ocp can also fail to prevent cysts just like they can fail to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is it possible to have an ovarian cyst while taking hormonal birth control?

How is it possible to have an ovarian cyst while taking hormonal birth control?

Different type cysts: Not all ovarian cysts arise from ovulatory follicles that failed to rupture and release the egg. Some cysts spontaneously develop from other cells in the ovary. Examples include "dermoid" cysts which can contain hair, skin secretions and other mature adult tissues. Other types are cystadenomas (both serous and mucinous), and cystadenofibromas. ...Read more

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How good is birth control at getting rid of ovarian cysts?

How good is birth control at getting rid of ovarian cysts?

Err....: Kinda, sort of. Depends what kind of a cyst it is. "functional cysts" may go away with ocp, but they will usually go away on their own too. Non-functional cysts like endomtrioma, dermoid, ovarian tumors will not respond to ocp at all. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is ovarian cyst or kidney stones or childbirth?

How do I know if it is ovarian cyst or kidney stones or childbirth?

You don't, but: Largely, a professional review and analysis of the clinical features of each entity pertaining to their characteristics of symptoms, imaging studies, and related tests plus physicals will lead to an accurate diagnosis. Usually, average patients themselves won't be able to know for sure. .. Ask doc for better confirmation. ...Read more

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I have not had my cycle for a couple of months. I also have ovarian cysts, I was on birth control but ran out. How do the shots go? And where?

I have not had my cycle for a couple of months. I also have ovarian cysts, I was on birth control but ran out. How do the shots go? And where?

Every 3 months: Birth control pills, the patch and NuvaRing will help regulate your cycles. The depoprovera shot usually stops your period and it is very effective at preventing pregnancy. You need one shot every three months. ...Read more

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Is taking birth control pills the only way to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming?

Is taking birth control pills the only way to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming?

No: Quarterly Depoprovera (DMPA) shots, monthly Nuvaring, and Weekly OrthoEvra Patches also prevent ovulation and may reduce cyst formation. Nexplanon also inhibit ovulation, but there is no strong evidence regarding functional cyst formation/prevention. ...Read more

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Can you still get ovarian cysts when you are on birth control pills?

Can you still get ovarian cysts when you are on birth control pills?

Yes!: 20% of women on the pill may ovulate while still not getting pregnant. Ovulation is preceded by a small cyst that will release the egg. ...Read more

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Intense Ovarian cyst cramps at night on two birth controls already (iud and lo estrin) is this normal?

Intense Ovarian cyst cramps at night on two birth controls already (iud and lo estrin) is this normal?

Pelvic pain: While you may hurt in the area where ovaries lie, it is extremely rare to have cramps or pain from ovaries unless you have a very large cyst or are ovulating which your birth control pill would prevent. I would recommend being evaluated for another source of pain such as uterine cramping, intestinal cramps, musculoskeletal pain. Also, make sure you are drinking 2liters of water per day ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts and amenorrhea for years with a cycle that is only induced by birth control. Are there any natural ways to develop a cycle?

I have ovarian cysts and amenorrhea for years with a cycle that is only induced by birth control. Are there any natural ways to develop a cycle?

See medical expert: If there is a history of ovarian cysts and/or abnormal hormone effect, a woman definitely needs to be seen by an expert in gynecology or rei. It is important to receive their treatment recommendations. At some point she might need to be evaluated further and treated differently. Rarely cancer can occur if the lining of the uterus is not shed properly, and natural ways have unpredictable results. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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