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Ovary Cysts Breastfeeding
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?
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
Not likely: I can't think of any scenario where your condition of polycystic ovaries could affect your infrant through your breastmilk. ...Read more
I haven't had a period for 2 years, I was pregnant and have been breastfeeding. I have been getting this horrible pain in my ovary. I got browndischa?
Back to the GYN MD: Ovarian pain of this kind, regardless of the absent period, bears a GYN MD visit. ...Read more
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
4 months post c section. I stopped bleeding about a month ago but just started spotting again today. Feeling slightly sore by my right ovary. I am breastfeeding so I'm pretty sure it's not my period?
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
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
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
Is it normal to have a period 2 weeks apart after having a baby? Just started fully breastfeeding and also I have a dermoid cyst! Could it be the cyst
Has a cyst in right breast... and painful when breastfeeding.. Is removal necessary? Or is there a way to get rid of it naturally?
Sometimes: Sometimes a breast cyst will resolve with simple needle aspiration without requiring excision. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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?
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
Usually not.: Benign cyst pose no challenge in breast feeding. The usually tend to shrink during breast feeding. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Cramps, back pain, fatigue, and frequent urination led to finding fluid in my pelvis but I'm breastfeeding and not menstruating. Is the fluid normal?
Yes can be common: When did you have baby? See your doc; check for uti. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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