Can ovarian cysts stop someone from menstruating?

No. Menstruation is a shedding of the lining of the endometrium of the uterus first built up premenstrual by estrogen followed by release of Progesterone which causes shedding of the lining seen as menstrual bleeding. An ovarian cyst has no effect on this process if both ovaries are present.

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Is it bad for a girl to have an ovarian cyst before she begins menstruating?

No---unusual. ovarian cysts are very common.they produce pain once you start ovulating--not a serious problem. Read more...

My ultrasound revealed a complx ovarian cyst that was 3.5cm. I've been having pain in my hip that gets worse right b4 menstruation getting worse 4 1yr?

See your OB-GYN. Complex ovarian cysts are common in premenopausal women. Most common are hemorrhagic cysts (benign cysts that may have bled internally). A follow-up ultrasound in 6-8 weeks may be needed to ensure that it resolves. If it doesn't, may need to consider other etiologies. Pelvic pain or hip pain related to your cycle may be related to fibroids, adenomyosis, or endometriosis. Talk to an OB-GYN. Read more...

Does the pain of ovarian cysts tend to wax and wane over time? Does ovulation and menstruation aggravate it, causing it to become more painful?

Yes and yes. Many ovarian cysts ("functional cysts") do come and go with the menstrual cycle, so it's very common. There are also other cysts that will not be related to your cycle; it's very important you work with your doctor about this. Read more...