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Could a hormone imbalance not caused by pcos cause polycystic cysts in ovaries on ultrasound? Can the cysts resolve once hormones become balanced?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

Ovarian cysts can be formed in absence of Pcos and therefore they can resolve on their own irrespective of hormonal correction for Pcos.
Pl make sure you get frequent US checks for ovarian cysts and need for treatment.

In brief: Yes and no

Ovarian cysts can be formed in absence of Pcos and therefore they can resolve on their own irrespective of hormonal correction for Pcos.
Pl make sure you get frequent US checks for ovarian cysts and need for treatment.
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Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not really

In PCO, multiple tiny follicles/cysts form. They produce high levels of estrogen which then inhibit ovulation, which then cause the process to go on, unchecked.
It is possible to get your hormones out of whack due to an estrogen producing cyst (or cysts) but the hormones don't cause the cysts. Its the reverse. OCP can shut the ovaries down and decrease cyst growth.

In brief: Not really

In PCO, multiple tiny follicles/cysts form. They produce high levels of estrogen which then inhibit ovulation, which then cause the process to go on, unchecked.
It is possible to get your hormones out of whack due to an estrogen producing cyst (or cysts) but the hormones don't cause the cysts. Its the reverse. OCP can shut the ovaries down and decrease cyst growth.
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