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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 ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain for 7 days every month not with my menstral cycle gyn for 1 year says ovarian cyst hasn't changed CT normal other than cyst. Suggestions?

Pelvic pain for 7 days every month not with my menstral cycle gyn for 1 year says ovarian cyst hasn't changed CT normal other than cyst. Suggestions?

Laparoscopy: Seeing is believing! The cyst can be assessed as well as one of the primary causes of pelvic pain-Endometriosis. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What should I do about my ovarian cyst I'm taking on birth control pills my menstrual cycl I really want to know because I real I want to get pregnant?

What should I do about my ovarian cyst I'm taking on birth control pills my menstrual cycl I really want to know because I real I want to get pregnant?

See an OB/GYN: Issues of this nature are best answered on an individual basis after a full assessment by a professional. If you are trying to become pregnant it will also be helpful to establish a relationship with an obstetrician to help manage your pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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After how long will the menstrual cycle begin after laproscopy? I had an ovarian cyst removed and scar tissue was also found during surgery.

After how long will the menstrual cycle begin after laproscopy? I had an ovarian cyst removed and scar tissue was also found during surgery.

2 to 4 weeks: If the lining of the womb (endometrium) was also removed then it will be closer to 4 weeks. Your treating GYN can also give you an approximation at your 2 week check up appointment. ...Read more

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Periods 1/23 & 2/13 saw gyn on 2/13. She advised possible stress issue. Had sex, spotting & menstrual symptoms today. Causes? (recently off aviane bc & previously diagnosed with inactive ovarian cyst)

See an OB/GYN: If you are already seeing a gynecologist, they know far more about you than anyone over the internet. If you have questions, call and ask, or go back and be re-examined. ...Read more

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Can a ovarian cyst on the right ovary (5cm)cause pain in the left pelvic area, along with back pain? It feels like severe menstrual cramps on left sid

Yes: Cysts on the rt can leak fluid and cause pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen. You should see your gyn to make sure that there is not a more serious issue developing. ...Read more

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What should I do about my ovarian cyst I'm taking on birth control pills my menstrual cycle I really want to know because I real I want to get pregnant?

What should I do about my ovarian cyst I'm taking on birth control pills my menstrual cycle I really want to know because I real I want to get pregnant?

Discuss with Gynecol: Ovarian cysts do not cause any problem with your menstrual cycle and do not cause you not to be pregnant.
Treatment of ovarian cyst depends on the size and any associated symptoms. I will suggest you discuss your concerns with your gynecologist as he/she can answer your question. ...Read more

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I noticed that for several cycles, I have had pain for up to 5 days before my period. I found out that I had a cyst on my right ovary. Will things like heat and Midol help with my ovarian cyst pain? My ovarian cysts make menstrual cramps a lot worse.

I noticed that for several cycles, I have had pain for up to 5 days before my period. I found out that I had a cyst on my right ovary. Will things like heat and Midol help with my ovarian cyst pain? My ovarian cysts make menstrual cramps a lot worse.

Sure: Midol and a heating pad are certainly options you can consider. You may want to discuss treatment options for painful periods with your Obgyn. Birth control often helps with menstrual pain. Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own without treatment. ...Read more

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Severe pain from left ovarian cyst, had ultrasound two months ago. Had a second ultrasound today and now there are two cyst on left ovary, can't take the pain. Doctor says to wait til after menstrual cycle to see if it dissolves or ruptures. Pain is consta

Severe pain from left ovarian cyst, had ultrasound two months ago. Had a second ultrasound today and now there are two cyst on left ovary, can't take the pain. Doctor says to wait til after menstrual cycle to see if it dissolves or ruptures. Pain is consta

Pain is self limited: Even though the lain is severe the cause is benign. When the cyst ruptures, the swelling will decrease and the pain will lessen. Please call your doctor to report the severe pain. They will be able to help. Later, after your period if cysts persist your gyn can help prevent future episodes. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis ovarian cyst swell during menses?

Does endometriosis ovarian cyst swell during menses?

Probably: All endometrial tissue whether or not it is in the uterus or outside is hormonally active and so when you have your period, it is not unreasonable for your endometriosis to become more active and cause pain due to shedding related inflammation. Take nsaids or start a hormonal birth control method. ...Read more

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