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Can the abortion pill cause ovarian cysts?

Can the abortion pill cause ovarian cysts?

No: The morning after pill and pills used for medical abortions are not associated with ovarian cyst formation. ...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 have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months and was taking the pill when I got it. I stopped taking the pill 2 days ago. Will this make my cyst worse?

I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months and was taking the pill when I got it.  I stopped taking the pill 2 days ago.  Will this make my cyst worse?

Unlikely: Depending on it's size you may want to watch it closely, but it is as likely to go away as to get worse. Since it developed in spite of being on the pill it is not likely to act differently simply because you are now off of the pill. ...Read more

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Is that possible to have ovarian cyst or cancer while I'm on Pill? I have thought OC reduces the risk.

Is that possible to have ovarian cyst or cancer while I'm on Pill? I have thought OC reduces the risk.

Possible: Ovarian cysts are quite common and often harmless. Pill does not prevent the development of ovarian cancer, even if it may help in reducing the incidence on a population basis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how to decrease size of ovarian cyst? Maybe endometrioma. I wanna try everything i can do before having another surgery. Am on pill.

Could you tell me how to decrease size of ovarian cyst? Maybe endometrioma. I wanna try everything i can do before having another surgery. Am on pill.

Patience: Stay on the pill and give it time. If this is a "functional" cyst, it will go away over the course of a couple cycles. Stay on the pill in the meantime - you are doing everything right. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an ovarian cyst on the pill?

Is it possible to get an ovarian cyst on the pill?

Yes: Cysts can form at any time, though less likely when using birth control pills. These pills suppress ovulation in most women but many women may still ovulate. After ovulation that follicle can stay around and become a cyst. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and was place on BC. I still have typically cyst symptoms even while on the pill. Is this normal?

I have an ovarian cyst and was place on BC. I still have typically cyst symptoms even while on the pill. Is this normal?

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

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I am a 43 yo non smoker with an ovarian cyst. Which pill is best a pop or estrogen/progestin? Or are there other options?Thank you.

I am a 43 yo non smoker with an ovarian cyst. Which pill is best a pop or estrogen/progestin? Or are there other options?Thank you.

All are fine: Ovarian cysts are common and while they are more frequently associated with progestin only pills, if you are healthy any of these options ( including a nuvaring, nexplanon, iud, as well) are fine. The best birth control option is the one that you feel comfortable with, tolerate, and you will use correctly. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was on pill over a year but quit. Haven't told my doc yet, but feel mentally positive and happier. How often do I need check up for ovarian cysts?

I was on pill over a year but quit. Haven't told my doc yet, but feel mentally positive and happier. How often do I need check up for ovarian cysts?

Depends: There is no recommendation for any routine check-up for ovarian cysts. It is usually only recommended if you have had a problem with ovarian cysts in the past. You should see your doctor at least yearly for an annual check-up. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it normal to just spot once in the pill free week with no bleeding on the first month of the pill?was given bc for ovarian cysts.

Is it normal to just spot once in the pill free week with no bleeding on the first month of the pill?was given bc for ovarian cysts.

Yes: Your periods will usually be light on the pill. It is perfectly normal. It is possible some months just to spot or even have no period at all. Of course, if you have no period at all, get a pregnancy test just to make sure you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more