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Prescribed Low Dose Birth Control Pills Post Hysterectomy Ovarian Cyst
Doctor prescribed birth control pills for my ovarian cysts. My period started friday today its sunday. When can I start taking them?
A couple ways to do: Since your period started already, . you can Take your first pill on the first Sunday (Today) following the start of your period. If your period had started on a Sunday, you could have started your pill that day. Continue to take one pill every day at the same time. With this method, you need to use backup pregnancy protection (such as condoms or abstinence) for at least 7 days. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
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
Why could I be getting painful ovarian cysts even while on birth control pills? (one of the cysts was 7.5 CM and had to be surgically removed)
Not sure: It is not unusual for women to form cysts while on the pill. Might try a stronger formulation. ...Read more
How long do you have to take birth control pills for the ovarian cyst to go away and get pregnant?
1-2 months: Bcps stop the functioning of the ovary as they become the source of hormones for the body. This allows the cyst to regress in 1-2 months. ...Read more
How long does it take for birth control pills (portia) to start working? & also how long does it take to help prevent future ovarian cyst?
Short time: Contraceptive pills are most likely effective within 1-2 weeks of beginning. However, it is safest to use a backup method during the first cycle, unless you're starting the pills immediately during a normal menses. Not all ovarian cysts are suppressed no matter how long you are taking the pill. There should be some suppression of cysts beginning with the second cycle. It may not work for you. ...Read more
I continue to get ovarian cysts when on a different continuous birth control pills year round for endometriosis. Last one was serous cystedoma. Could changing birth control pills potentially help.
Can ovarian cysts cause pain to walk and it hurts on the left side, I have been taking birth control pills and still got a cyst. How come.
Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
I take birth control pills, but the MRI I had for my back found a ovarian cyst, why would a cyst form when the birth control pills do not ovulate me.
Trial and error: There is no one "best" pill for ANY condition, although the pill manufacturers may try to make you believe there is. You need to work with a doctor who can go through the process with you. Good wishes. ...Read more
I have 6cm and 8 CM ovarian cysts. My gyn suggested laparoscopy. Can birth control pills help to reduce the size of the cysts? Other alternatives?
Unlikely: It is safe to take OCP for few months, but it is unlikely that they will help to reduce the cyst size. You have two alternatives-do nothing and wait or undergo surgery to remove the cyst. Not all cyst created equal-if cyst has complex appearance on sonogram, increasing in size, accompanied by pain, or elevated tumor markers such as CA-125 then it is more likely that woman will need surgery ...Read more
I have a 7cm left ovarian cyst and my doctor wants to do surgery to remove the cyst. What can I try first before having surgery, besides birth control pills?
No: Birth control pills usually suppress the formation of ovarian cysts. Sometimes a cyst will form in-spite of the pill but they are much less common while on birth control pills. If your pain is persistent, you may want to see your Gyn as there are many causes of this type of pain. Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm taking birth control pills DAILY to prevent ovarian cysts, causes regular spotting. Is it safe to have unprotected sex w/ my partner?
I was diagnose with ovarian cyst & took birth control pills & then stopped and I think its back and I have vag cramps n yeast infection, help?
See an OB/GYN: Several issues here, all of which will require an examination and thorough history. ...Read more
Had ovarian cyst but it shrunk. I'm still taking birth control pills daily. I've been spotting/mild bleeding some days, doctor says it's normal. Is it?
Not uncommon: Some women have spotting or light bleeding while using a birth control pill. This is unlikely to be anything dangerous but can be quite annoying. This will often stop after a while on its own. If the problem persists you could take a low dose estrogen for a few weeks, change pills or change your method of contraception. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
I was put on birth control pills for ovarian cysts. Is it okay to start a new pack every month when my menstrual cycle begins? What are the affects?
Yes: You should start a new pack when you finish your current pack. ...Read more
I normally get pregnant as soon as I get off contraceptive, this time I had a miscarriage and during the cleaning I got a very bad infection which resulted to an ovarian cyst, which was removed. To cut the story short I has to take birth control pills fo
What's the???: Your situation is interesting, but not sure what you are asking. ...Read more
What is the safest birth control pill there is? I need it to help with ovarian cysts. Terrified of side effects. No insurance.
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, 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
I was diagnosed with hpv, I have persistent ovarian cysts and take birth control. Should I take a break from the pill? Scared of infertility
I was on birth control for a yr I was put on it caz my period became irregular caz of ovarian cyst I came off the pill my period came one month after?
I was on birth control for a yr. I was put on it cause my period became irregular due to ovarian cyst. I came off the pill my period. Came one month after but then stopped. Normal?
Can happen: Some women don't ovulate regularly and that often results in irregular periods. Being put on birth control pills makes the periods regular, but then when the birth control pills are stopped the period goes back to being irregular, because the person still isn't ovulating regularly. Also some women can take several months for the periods to return to regular once off bcp's. ...Read more
If I'm not on birth control, I get large painful ovarian cysts. My OBGYN says to stay on pill, but is that safe long term? Should I get a 2nd opinion?
Very safe: Birth control pills have lots of non-contraceptive benefits that are seldom discussed. They decrease the risk of anemia and non-cancerous breast lumps as well as the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and are considered safe until age 35 even in smokers unless you have other risk factors. ...Read more
Does an ovarian cyst mean a girl is fertile and will ovulate? Does having an ovarian cyst while on birth control pill mean larger risk of pregnancy?
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
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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