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Doctor insights on: Why Prone To Breast Cysts And Ovarian Cysts

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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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Is it necessarily bad that while taking Effexor (venlafaxine) my breasts became larger, harder, more painful and that my ovarian cyst became inflamed?

Is it necessarily bad that while taking Effexor (venlafaxine) my breasts became larger, harder, more painful and that my ovarian cyst became inflamed?

Need to ask on-gym: Effexor (venlafaxine) has been noted to cause all the symptoms you noted. A prudent psychiatrist would defer to your gynecologist's opinion regarding potential harm based on your individual history and your family history. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause breast pain?

Can ovarian cysts cause breast pain?

Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are unlikely. It's more likely that the 2 are unrelated. I don't see your age, so it's difficult to say why you're having breast pain, but most common is due to hormonal reasons, typically cyclical. If you feel a mass, go to doctor right away. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst causing breast changes? Is this possible?

Ovarian cyst causing breast changes? Is this possible?

Depends: Ovarian cysts produce hormones, usually estrogen, so they can cause breast swelling, or cause small cysts in the breasts to increase in size, which can cause pain. If those are the changes you are wondering about, then yes. ...Read more

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Persistent ovarian cyst and hard mass in breast, is there an underlying problem causing this?

Persistent ovarian cyst and hard mass in breast, is there an underlying problem causing this?

Might be benign : Benign causes are more common at this age. As long as you are followingup with your doctor you should be fine..... Do you have a family history of cancer? ...Read more

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I have a persistent ovarian cyst and have recently developed a hard mass in right breast, could the two be linked and what could cause this?

I have a persistent ovarian cyst and have recently developed a hard mass in right breast, could the two be linked and what could cause this?

Possibly: Hormone changes can induce cysts, they can also cause large breast cysts. Get an ultrasound. Breast cysts are usually benign but need to be flowed. ...Read more

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Are on and off tender breasts connected to ovarian cysts?

Are on and off tender breasts connected to ovarian cysts?

Possibly: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. Ovarian cysts can also be associated with breast pain. ...Read more

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How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

How come ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Breast tenderness: Ovarian cysts do not directly cause breast tenderness. Hormone/cycle changes can cause both breast tenderness and ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts make breast sore and feel heavy?

Can ovarian cysts make breast sore and feel heavy?

Ovarian Cyst-sore br: More likely due to menopausal hormone changes. See your doctor for an examination to discuss this. ...Read more

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My condition with ovarian cysts have gotten worse to a point now that mi breast are really sore. What should I do?

Evaluation: Breast tenderness is not a known symptom of ovarian cysts. It would be best to see an Obgyn and have both symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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History of early stage breast cancer have septated ovarian cyst?

History of early stage breast cancer have septated ovarian cyst?

Need more details: I highly recommend you consult your oncology team and get evaluated by a gynecology oncologist. Since you are <50, it makes me concerned about a brca mutations (if you have not been tested, then get tested!). Ovarian cancer and breast cancer can be related, especially if brca is positive. If you have an estrogen positive tumor, then stopping the ovaries from making hormone may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause late period, shooting pains in pelvic area and breasts? Period late by 11 days and hpt negative 3 times.

Can an ovarian cyst cause late period, shooting pains in pelvic area and breasts? Period late by 11 days and hpt negative 3 times.

Occassionally: Depending on what type of cyst it could cause those symptoms but rarely will it cause breast pain and late menses. Please be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been ttc after a mc in june. Ovarian cyst was discovered. I'm 2 days late mild cramps on the left side, slight breast pain &constipated. Help?

I've been ttc after a mc in june. Ovarian cyst was discovered. I'm 2 days late mild cramps on the left side, slight breast pain &constipated. Help?

Ovarian cyst ?: If your cycles are regular, and "two days late" is unusual, but the "mild cramps and breast pain" may just be an oncoming period. Obtain a serum HCG pregnancy test (accurate) if no period in the next few days. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Can ovarian cysts cause breast tenderness?

Yes, estrogen+status: An ovarian cyst can create a large amount of circulating estrogen which can cause breast swelling and tenderness. ...Read more

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So I had brown discharge that lasted for about 2-3 days, I was cramping, my ovaries hurt, my breasts are tender, and my back hurts. Ovarian cyst maybe?

So I had brown discharge that lasted for about 2-3 days, I was cramping, my ovaries hurt, my breasts are tender, and my back hurts. Ovarian cyst maybe?

Gyn exam: The discharge may be related to multiple issues. I would advise a thorough pelic exam and evaluation of the discharge. I am sure you will need a pregnancy test-HCG. ...Read more

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I've been having swollen breast+bloating since last period, period is now 11days earlier, last week discovered 3cm ovarian cyst, is it symptom related?

I've been having swollen breast+bloating since last period, period is now 11days earlier, last week discovered 3cm ovarian cyst, is it symptom related?

It's possible: Go follow up with your gyn for further work up. Your ovarian cyst is moderately enlarged and maybe producing excess estrogen and Progesterone causing your breast enlargement. Give us some feedback. Take care! ...Read more

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Dr put me on bc for ovarian cysts. I also have mirena (levonorgestrel) but at checkup dr will see if cysts are better. Is being on bc + mirena (levonorgestrel) high risk for breast ca?

Dr put me on bc for ovarian cysts. I also have mirena (levonorgestrel) but at checkup dr will see if cysts are better.  Is being on bc + mirena (levonorgestrel) high risk for breast ca?

Not risky but : It is not risky to be birth control pill while the on Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud but it is not likely to help anything. Birth control pills can prevent cyst formation but they do not speed up cyst resolution. Small ovarian cysts simply resolve on their own with no treatment. ...Read more

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Could an ovarian cyst and breast mass mean hormonal imbalance? If so, what treatment can regulate this? Currently on femodette birth control

Need Immediate Eval: If those are happening you should be evaluated immediately. First the nature of the breast mass should be determined (cystic versus solid) and potentially a biopsy taken. Then the cyst must be evaluated. I would not recommend wasting time. Most likely everything is fine but if there is a problem the sooner you know the better. ...Read more

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26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.

26y/o F sudden weight gain on hips over 4w bulging & stretch marks otherwise slim. Tender breasts for 2w, no meds not preg. History of ovarian cysts.

Weight gain: w/no obvious reason why and tender breasts indicates a need for you to see your doctor. He/she will keep your ovarian cyst history in mind and help you find a solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening.  Thanks

Letrozole: Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?

I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?

Unkown: Your liver problem has nothing to do with the breast. Impossible to predict the biopsy result without seeing mammogram, ultrasound etc. ...Read more

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I have multiple small ovarian cysts and a mucus filled cyst in my cervix. Symptoms: pelvic pain, bruising, sore breasts, fever. What is going on?

I have multiple small ovarian cysts and a mucus filled cyst in my cervix. Symptoms: pelvic pain, bruising, sore breasts, fever. What is going on?

Common findings: The multiple cysts on your ovaries are common for women of your age. The cervix cyst is also abnormal variant. The pain and sore breasts could also be attributed to "normal" variations in your cycle. The fever and bruising should be worked up by your PCP. From a Gyn standpoint, these seem like common findings, but should be talked about with your doctors. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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