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Pelvic pain, low progesterone levels, ovarian cysts, what is wrong with me?

Pelvic pain, low progesterone levels, ovarian cysts, what is wrong with me?

Hard to say..: These may not be related to each other. Many things can cause pelvic pain, if you have large ovarian cysts (>4cm) they may be the cause, but smaller ones less likely to cause pain. Low prog levels (&small ov cysts) are both normal during certain phases of menstrual cycle. But low prog can cause mood sx, anxiety, sleep disturbances. If you have these natural Progesterone tx may help. ...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 an ovarian cyst. This month my period is very light to the point that I don't need to wear a pad. My pH levels are low can I still get pregnant?

I have an ovarian cyst. This month my period is very light to the point that I don't need to wear a pad. My pH levels are low can I still get pregnant?

OVARIAN CYST: Assuming that this ovarian cyst is an unruptured follicle, ovulation will not take place (the egg failed to break the follicle and be released). If this cyst has persisted for some time, it may not have an effect on your ability to become pregnant. Many cysts break, and then normal cycles can resume. Check with your health professional to make sure the cyst is simple and no surgery is required ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause elevated hCG levels?

Can ovarian cysts cause elevated hCG levels?

If there is a tumor: A small number of ovarian tumors make hcg. If you have high HCG and are not pregnant, please consult your doctor. Even if you are pregnant consult your doctor for pre-natal care. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause your blood cell levels to mess up?

Do ovarian cysts cause your blood cell levels to mess up?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can be functional or pathologic. Pathologic ovarian cysts can cause abnormal blood levels of certain tests. Examples include a granulosa cell tumor can appear as a cyst and cause elevated inhibin and estrogen levels. An endometriotic cyst can cause mildly elevated CA 125 levels. Your doctor can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What level of hCG does an ovarian cyst generate?

What level of hCG does an ovarian cyst generate?

Depends on the: Nature of the cyst. Usual ovarian cysts do not produce hcg. A cystic germ cell tumor would need to be considered if an ovarian cyst is associated with elevated hcg. ...Read more

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Will a low carb diet get rid of ovarian cysts?

Will a low carb diet get rid of ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cysts: If you have pcos (polycystic ovarian disease), eating a low carb, low sugar diet may help with correcting your Insulin resistance and with ovarian cysts. Otherwise, low carbs probably won't help with a cyst -- but will be good for your overall health! ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause low back pain only while lying down?

Can ovarian cysts cause low back pain only while lying down?

Ovarian Cysts/back: Yes, ovarian cysts are often a cause of back pain. When you lie down the position of the pelvic organs changes which can excite the lumbar plexus to initiate pain in the back. ...Read more

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Can low progesterone cause ovarian cysts? I had a m/c in march, no ret. Prods & still haven't had a period. The longest cycle I've had ever is 45 days

Can low progesterone cause ovarian cysts? I had a m/c in march, no ret. Prods & still haven't had a period. The longest cycle I've had ever is 45 days

Delayed menses: Periods are often delayed after pregnancy. A 'lazy' pituitary and an ovarian cyst are common causes that will resolve on their own. Uterine scar tissue is a rarer cause. An ultrasound and a blood test can reveal the reasons, and would be appropriate after 3 months. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary. The last week or so I have been feeling little flutters in my right low abdomen. Is this normal?

I have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary. The last week or so I have been feeling little flutters in my right low abdomen. Is this normal?

Might be: As long as you aren't having too much pain. Little flutters may be due to the cyst. Make sure you have a follow-up sonogram in 4-6 weeks to see if the cyst resolves. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts effect blood sugar? I had one rupture recently and have been having high & low blood sugar issues for 2 weeks. Also on bcp's

Can ovarian cysts effect blood sugar? I had one rupture recently and have been having high & low blood sugar issues for 2 weeks. Also on bcp's

Not likely: Bcps in pcos are not a great idea because they increase Insulin resistance and then affect blood sugar. See if you can stop the bcps and go to Glumetza 2.5 g per day. The ovarian cyst by itself will not affect blood glucose. Cj glueck md. ...Read more

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Pain on left side feels like trapped gas and it is felt on both lower and upper quadrants (low rib and underneath) Usually every few months after eating. Area hurts if pressed on. Could endometriosis or ovarian cysts be causing it?

Pain on left side feels like trapped gas and it is felt on both lower and upper quadrants (low rib and underneath) Usually every few months after eating. Area hurts if pressed on. Could endometriosis or ovarian cysts be causing it?

Splenic flexure: The colon takes a sharp 90 degree turn under the left rib cage and this splenic flexure is the site of trapped gas at times. Applying heat to the abdomen and drinking hot water helps break down the gas enabling you to pass it. Taking simethicone after meals helps prevent gas build up. If these measures relieve your distress, it would rule out the other diagnoses. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause a shooting, stinging pain down the thighs? Should I be concerned? Low ab pain (sore) pelvic pain (gas-like)

Can ovarian cysts cause a shooting, stinging pain down the thighs? Should I be concerned? Low ab pain (sore) pelvic pain (gas-like)

They can: Cysts can cause different sorts of pain. They cause pain from their size, from twisting around or fro bursting open. They can cause nausea or GI symptoms as well. So if the pain persists, you should be evaluated for lots of sources ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause persistent upper back ache and bone weakness / discomfort? I also have high ESR and very low ferritin, all other blood normal.

More than one issue: Simple ovarian cysts should not cause backache. Low ferritin represents iron deficiency and you may have low blood count. High ESR is usually associated with inflammation, infectious or non-infectious. You have enough symptoms to warrant a consultation with a physician. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a couple of PCOS related questions: would you recommend consumption of spearmint tea to reduce testosterone levels, and should ovarian cysts be examined regularly?

Hello, I have a couple of PCOS related questions: would you recommend consumption of spearmint tea to reduce testosterone levels, and should ovarian cysts be examined regularly?

Insulin resistance: PCOS tx should include measures to reduce insulin levels. This is accomplished by lowering your carbohydrate intake dramatically and increasing your green vegetables and protein intake. Reviewing ovarian cysts is not standard of care. Metformin is commonly used which helps ovulation they an insulin sensitivity pathway. ...Read more

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I have irregular or no ovulation, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. My husband has 30% low motility. What are our chances of conceiving naturally?

I have irregular or no ovulation, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. My husband has 30% low motility. What are our chances of conceiving naturally?

Sounds unlikely: Maybe not impossible, but no ovulations make it impossible to conceive naturally. The impact of the endometriosis varies with stage. Have you had a surgical diagnosis, if so what stage is it? ...Read more

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How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

Laparoscopically: With a laparoscope, the cyst wall is cut into and possibly sent for frozen section if it looks suspicious. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian cyst with small septa and is it serious?

What is an ovarian cyst with small septa and is it serious?

Follow up: Septations (walls) within a cyst is no guarantee of malignancy, but it makes it more suspicious. It needs follow up. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian cyst and what effects does it have on the body?

Fluid pocket: Can be either from blood, non-blood fluid or a combination of both. Usually occurs from hormonal imbalance or a trapping of fluid as the ovary heals after ovulation. Only major effect is if you have multiple cysts on the ovaries or pain from them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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