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Doctor insights on: Ovary Cysts Breastfeeding

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Is it possible to have low Estrogen? I am breastfeeding I have 1 ovary (it has a Dermoid cyst on it). If so can it cause itchy vagina?

Is it possible to have low Estrogen? I am breastfeeding I have 1 ovary (it has a Dermoid cyst on it). If so can it cause itchy vagina?

Breastfeeding: One of the side effects of breastfeeding is inducing a low Estrogenic state. This is why many women do not have menstrual cycles while breastfeeding. Your dermoid cyst is unrelated and should be addressed by your Obgyn ...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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Can my having a polycystic ovaries can affect my baby if I'm breastfeeding her?

Can my having a polycystic ovaries can affect my baby if I'm breastfeeding her?

Not likely: I can't think of any scenario where your condition of polycystic ovaries could affect your infrant through your breastmilk. ...Read more

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Twinge of pain in ovary a few times over 2 weeks. 4 months postpartum, breastfeeding, on mini pill birth control. What could be the cause?

Twinge of pain in ovary a few times over 2 weeks. 4 months postpartum, breastfeeding, on mini pill birth control. What could be the cause?

Possibly cysts: Consider an ultrasound of your ovaries to see if there is a cause for your pain. See your doctor for an exam. All the best. ...Read more

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Can cyst surgery interfere with breastfeeding?

Can cyst surgery interfere with breastfeeding?

Breast duct scars: If the surgery involves ductal structures close to the nipple, breastfeeding may be impaired. Most breast cyst excisions away from the nipple will have no effect on breast feeding. ...Read more

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Tell me about theca lutein cysts and their relation to breastfeeding?

Tell me about theca lutein cysts and their relation to breastfeeding?

Theca Lutein Cysts: Theca lutein cysts are a type of functional ovarian cysts. They often occur in multiple and bilaterally. They are thought to be due to excess circulating gonadotropins such as b-HCG. These cysts are associated with delayed or failed breast milk production. Contact your lactation consultant for additional information. ...Read more

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Is the baby safe if breastfeeding from a breast that has a cyst?

Is the baby safe if breastfeeding from a breast that has a cyst?

Generally yes: The cyst itself is usually a benign issue competing for space with the milk producing glands. They are generally walled off and separate. They could interfere with the lacteals and might cause problems with flow. But arenot a risk to baby. ...Read more

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Can I still continue breastfeeding after breast cyst removal?

Can I still continue breastfeeding after breast cyst removal?

Breastfeeding: If you had surgery on one breast and are still breastfeeding, you can still continue from the other breast. You may need to pump from the breast that was operated on and may consider discarding the milk for 2-3 days after the surgery or if there is blood in the milk. It should be okay after the area is healed. You should talk to your surgeon to get his recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cyst formation when in fact I am breastfeeding?

Could be: A regular breast cyst. Or could be a galactocele which is a retained milk duct cyst. See your gynecologist or physician for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a small cyst on the right breast near nipple. I am also breastfeeding. What to do?

I have a small cyst on the right breast near nipple. I am also breastfeeding. What to do?

Breast Feeding: Continue feeding. If the lump got hot or warm you may need an antibiotic. The cyst may resolve on its own. If it grows have your doctor check it. ...Read more

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I am 24 years and breastfeeding my 9 months daughter Can I make mammogramas as last result 2 years ago was fibro cysts in left breast Should I worry?

I am 24 years and breastfeeding my 9 months daughter Can I make mammogramas as last result 2 years ago was fibro cysts in left breast Should I worry?

Yes, it is safe: The American Cancer Society says it's safe - the only thing they not is that results might be harder to interpret well since your tissue is denser while lactating. But tell the provider and plan together. Congrats on your baby and I hope the test goes well. ...Read more

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Does it harm baby boy if I take any glandulAr therapy pills while breastfeeding such as pituitary or thyroid? What about bovine ovaries n raw uterus?

Does it harm baby boy if I take any glandulAr therapy pills while breastfeeding such as pituitary or thyroid? What about bovine ovaries n raw uterus?

Maybe. Maybe not.: It is uncertain what harm or what good a substance will do for a breastfeeding mother and her breastfed baby, if the substance is not a real medicine, tested and tested again, approved by the FDA, and with known effects and side effects. Buyer beware. User beware. It is best to stick with real medicines, because we have more certainty about a real medicine's composition, purity, effects, etc. ...Read more

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Will benign cists in breast affect future breastfeeding?

Usually not.: Benign cyst pose no challenge in breast feeding. The usually tend to shrink during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding suppress endometrial growths and ovarian cysts?

Can pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding suppress endometrial growths and ovarian cysts?

No: Breast feeding doesn't suppress ovulation more than a month or two in most women, so it won't suppress cysts (most of which are follicles or eggs) and it certainly won't prevent ovarian tumors entirely. Obviously too if it prevent endometrial thickening most breast feeders who conceived would miscarry as well. Pregnancy does have some positive effect on non genentic ovarian cancer prevention. ...Read more

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7 pp c-sec and It just felt it the first time that when I breast feed I had a sharp pains on right side of pelvis? Never happened before?

7 pp c-sec and It just felt it the first time that when I breast feed I had a sharp pains on right side of pelvis? Never happened before?

Contractions: It is common for breastfeeding to stimulate the uterus to contract and since you had a c section, that can create some pain. However, it usually shows up early then 7 days post partum. Give your OB a call to make sure all is fine. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding my child who's turning 3 months and I'm having terrible cramps in my pelvis and I haven't had my period yet?

I'm breastfeeding my child who's turning 3 months and I'm having terrible cramps in my pelvis and I haven't had my period yet?

Breastfeeding: It is great that you are breastfeeding your child make sure you add trivisol to their diet. While breastfeeding your menstrual periods may be irregular but protection is still needed to avoid pregnancy. I would speak to my OB doctor about the cramps you are getting in your pelvis and even schedule a followup appointment. ...Read more

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I got a depo-provera birth control shot now I'm breaking out in huge painful cysts. I'm also breastfeeding. Any suggestions for treatment?

I got a depo-provera birth control shot now I'm breaking out in huge painful cysts. I'm also breastfeeding. Any suggestions for treatment?

Consider another bc: Progestin only methods of birth control, like depo-provera, are frequently recommended for bc while breastfeeding. But they can cause acne, even cystic acne. You may want to consider a nonhormonal method that is very effective (as effective as sterilization, but reversible)--a copper iud. It's also very easy--and "forgettable". ...Read more

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What could happen if I have a cyst on my ovary?

What could happen if I have a cyst on my ovary?

Ask your GYN.: Most of time ovarian cysts are small and require no treatment. Large cysts may rupture and produce intraabdominally irritation with peritoneal signs. Cysts that are worrisome are, large, or growing over time or septated, that don't change with menstrual cycle, especially in postmenopausal patients. Polycystic ovaries may be associated to difficulty achieving pregnancy and abnormal hormones. ...Read more

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We're dose ovaries cyst come from.?

We're dose ovaries cyst come from.?

Ovulation as a cause: Often ovulation malfunctions can cause cysts from the corpus luteum (yellow body) which makes the second of two female hormones Progesterone or can form from the development of the ovarian folicles prior to ovulation. Abnormal cysts can form from germ cells in the ovary that suddenly begin to develop as well. Benign follicular cysts can often be suppressed by the oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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Should I be concerened about a painful cydt on my ovaries. *cysts?

Should I be concerened about a painful cydt on my ovaries. *cysts?

Common: Ovarian cysts are very common. However, you should be followed by a gyn/physician to ensure resolution. Typically they take 4-6 weeks to resolve, but rarely require surgery. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to die from a cyst in your ovaries?

Only if: Only if that 'cyst' were to be diagnosed as an ovarian cancer; or if a cyst were to rupture and cause internal bleeding that wasn't stopped or treated. Typically a cyst is a term used to describe a benign lesion of the ovary, but anything suspicious about the cyst should prompt further testing, with labs, or surgery - if indicated. ...Read more

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Can a cyst bust in your ovaries?

Can a cyst bust in your ovaries?

Yes: Ruptured ovarian cysts are quite common. We can diagnose them with ultrasound, and usually use nsaids (like ibuprofen) to help. If women keep getting them, they sometimes end up on oral contraceptives. Talk to your doctor and come up with a solid plan of care to follow. ...Read more

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Are serous cysts on the ovaries dangerous?

Are serous cysts on the ovaries dangerous?

Can be: Loaded question - they can cause pain by their size, they can twist on themselves and cause severe pain, they can abnormal cells in them - so many possibilities. Best to be checked by your obgyn to determine the best course of action.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Is immature follicles same as cysts in ovaries?

Is immature follicles same as cysts in ovaries?

No: Immature follicles have not matured to the point that they are functional. Cysts occur once they have matured but are the result of improper function. They can result from other hormone imbalances in the body such as with high androgens (testosterone/DHEA) levels or low Progesterone levels. They can also form after an egg leaves properly from the ovary and are the result of bleeding/ inflammation. ...Read more

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I have cysts on my ovaries, what are the side effects of them not being treated?

I have cysts on my ovaries, what are the side effects of them not being treated?

Depends: Some ovarian cysts will resolve spontaneously or with medication like the pill. Other may need surgical intervention due to their size or type. Larger cyst may rupture or undergo torsion (twisting) and cause considerable pain. Consult your md about what is best for you. ...Read more

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Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Time: While painful, these should resolve on their own within 1-2 cycles. The treatment is usually pain control--ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). If persistent or recurrent, sometimes control is obtained with an oral birth control. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and ...Read more