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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cysts Menstrual Cycle

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Dr. Michael Traub Dr. Traub
Fertility Medicine
15 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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After bilateral laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal, menstrual cycles have gone from 32 days to 25. What does this mean? I 'm 30 years old.

After bilateral laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal, menstrual cycles have gone from 32 days to 25. What does this mean? I 'm 30 years old.

Maybe Bad news: The thing that I would be worried about most is that the doctor removed too much normal ovarian tissue and took out a lot of your eggs. When you remove a cyst in someone who may want children in the future, you must fully separate the cyst from the normal tissue around it or it can send someone into menopause or harm their ovaries. Would see a specialist right away ti get tested

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


Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley Dr. Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
31 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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I'm 34. I have been diagnosed with ovarian cysts. My menstrual cycles are very abnormal. I've been on my cycle for 3 1/2 weeks. Should I be alarmed?

I'm 34. I have been diagnosed with ovarian cysts. My menstrual cycles are very abnormal. I've been on my cycle for 3 1/2 weeks. Should I be alarmed?

See your doctor: You probably have pcos - polycystic ovarian syndrome. Irregular periods is very common with this condition. It's likely you will need medication to manage your periods. I would encourage you to see your gynecologist soon.

Dr. Carrie Champine Dr. Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does ovarian cyst removal procedure affect menstrual cycle?

It may: If you just had an ovarian cyst removed, it may affect your next cycle. It would not affect any after the initial cycle though.

Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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When is the best time to have an ultrasound for ovarian cysts (complex). Before the menstrual cycle or after? Will there be any difference?

When is the best time to have an ultrasound for ovarian cysts (complex). Before the menstrual cycle or after? Will there be any difference?

Hemorrhagic cyst: I suspect you have hemorrhagic cysts that can arise in the context of ovulation. Bleeding into the follicle after ovulation is the most common cause for complex cysts. The best time to do a follow up ultrasound would be immediately after the menstrual period.

Dr. Jose Abreu Dr. Abreu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Could your menstrual cycle stop if you have an ovarian cyst?

Could your menstrual cycle stop if you have an ovarian cyst?

Possibly: A persistant ovarian cyst means that there was never ovulation therefore you would get anovulation or no period at all! But remember small cysts in woman are fuctional and normal.

Dr. Michael Traub Dr. Traub
Fertility Medicine
15 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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I have a 7 x 4.1 cm complex ovarian cyst. I also just started my menstrual cycle two days ago. It is very dark at times, heavy and painful.?

Endometriosis: That is obviously not normal. It could be an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst). Obviously it needs to be followed and evaluated for any signs of cancer and for possible surgery.

Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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I have long suffered with a crippling menstrual cycle. I'm only 23, but I've had ovarian cysts. Is a partial or full hysterectomy best for me?

I have long suffered with a crippling menstrual cycle. I'm only 23, but I've had ovarian cysts. Is a partial or full hysterectomy best for me?

Start medically: Because of your age most people would start with medical treatments such as birth control pills or Lupron (leuprolide) or iud. Or do laparoscopy. It is also important to know what's the cause of the pain to know if a hysterectomy would help. Also knowing the cause would determine if the ovaries need to be removed - a full hysterectomy.

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Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Dr. Ali Khazaei Dr. Khazaei
Gynecology
20 years in practice
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences AKA Ferdowsi University
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I had ovarian cyst (and one ovary) removed. When can I expect my next menstrual period?

I had ovarian cyst (and one ovary) removed. When can I expect my next menstrual period?

As previous schedule: Even with one ovary you will be a completely normal woman. So if you had a regular period before your surgery you can expect the same afterward too.

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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I get migraines that usually come around my menstrual period. I got a really terrible one following an ovarian cyst rupture. Could they be related?

I get migraines that usually come around my menstrual period. I got a really terrible one following an ovarian cyst rupture. Could they be related?

Probably: Your headaches are a common cycle related problem that is quite treatable and manageable, See your Ob/Gyn for evaluation and treatment.

Dr. Andrew Silverman Dr. Silverman
Fertility Medicine
45 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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I had found out that I have an ovarian cyst and I had a menstrual period and 10 days later I have sex and 4 days later I bleed again. Implantation?

I had found out that I have an ovarian cyst and I had a menstrual period and 10 days later I have sex and 4 days later I bleed again. Implantation?

Implanation bleed: Implantation bleeding occurs approx. 6-8 days after ovulation. So pregnancy is a possiblity. Wait for expected menses, and if late do a home test.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long is the discomfort after a supposedly ruptured ovarian cyst? Is it normal to have not had my menstrual since july?

Several days: The pain usually lasts several days. That's how long it takes for the body to resorb the blood and fluids spilled from the follicular cyst. Pregnancy is always a possibility. Take a home pregnancy test.

Dr. Dale Kristle Dr. Kristle
Gynecology
36 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have bad menstrual cramps only on the left side. Was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst 5 years ago.

I have bad menstrual cramps only on the left side. Was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst 5 years ago.

The past: ovarian cyst is not necessarily the cause. If you had surgery for the cyst -then scar tissue could be an issue.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Pain in both ovaries right after period ends. Pain has come and gone for two weeks. Is this ovarian cyst or menstrual related?

Pain in both ovaries right after period ends. Pain has come and gone for two weeks. Is this ovarian cyst or menstrual related?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Cyclic pelvic pain could be endometriosis or a variety of other gynecologic causes

Dr. Richard Cattey Dr. Cattey
Surgery
38 years in practice
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Rough pain below my abdominals on the left side, it is not menstrual cramp pain. I believe it is somewhere around my ovaries, is it an ovarian cyst?

Rough pain below my abdominals on the left side, it is not menstrual cramp pain. I believe it is somewhere around my ovaries, is it an ovarian cyst?

Could be: The most common causes of pelvic or groin pain in women is either an ovarian cyst, diverticulitis or an inguinal hernia. An ultrasound can help delineate whether any of these are present.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Back and sides pain for the past 4days similar to menstrual pain. Period was 2weeks ago. Ovarian cyst? If so, what should I do? I'm so uncomfortable.

See a doctor: It can be anything and you need to see your ob/gyn doctor, so a physical exam can be done to determine the actual cause, since your symptoms are so broad. If you feel it's an ovarian cyst, your doctor can determine whether it needs to be imaged, based on your physical, abdominal, and pelvic examination. Your history, onset of current symptoms, recurrences, and palpation will yield best results.

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Dr. Roger Duvivier Dr. Duvivier
Obstetrics & Gynecology
43 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Can birth control help shrink ovarian cyst and ease menstrual pain?

Can birth control help shrink ovarian cyst and ease menstrual pain?

No and Yes: No, contraceptive pills do not help shrink existing ovarian cyst; they may prevent you from forming a "follicular cyst or a corpus luteum cyst" since they block your ovulation though. Yes, you can anticipate your "menstrual pain to be eased" by the hormones in the contraceptive pills

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more