Cysts In The Ovaries

Avascular Necrosis Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
The reduced blood flow to the bone may be the result of blockage by a blood clot, medication, or the deliberate stoppage of flow during surgery or because of measures taken to control a hemorrhage (major bleed). The most commonly affected sites are the proximal and distal femoral heads, the upper part of the leg bone that attaches into your hip. Other commonly affected sites include the ankle, shoulder and elbow.

Causes

There are many causes of avascular necrosis such as alcoholism, excessive steroid use, post trauma, caisson disease (decompression sickness), vascular compression, hypertension, vasculitis, thrombosis, damage from radiation, bisphosphonates (particularly the mandible) and sickle cell anaemia. In some cases it is idiopathic (no cause is found). Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are also common causes of AVN.

Avascular necrosis is caused by impaired blood supply to the bone, but it is not always clear what causes that impairment. Osteonecrosis often occurs in people with certain risk factors (such as high-dose corticosteroid use and excessive alcohol intake) and medical conditions. However, it also affects people with no health problems and for no known reason. Following are some potential causes of osteonecrosis and other health conditions associated with its development.
Symptoms

In avascular necrosis of the hip, groin pain may extend down the front and inner portions of the thigh or be felt in the buttocks. The person limps, trying to minimize all hip movements. As the disorder progresses, more and more tiny fractures of the hip occur, and the bone eventually collapses. The pain also increases, and the hip joint feels stiff and loses some of its range of motion.

Although pain may develop insidiously, many patients remember the hour when they first felt incapacitating pain. As the bone progressively collapses, almost all patients develop pain aggravated by mechanical stresses (eg, in the hip; standing, moving, walking) and eased by rest. Eventually, 67% of patients have pain at rest and 40% have pain at night, which may be accompanied by prolonged morning pain and stiffness.

Avascular necrosis begins as a painless bone abnormality. It can remain painless. The involved bone often later develops pain, especially with use. For example, if a hip joint develops avascular necrosis in the ball of the hip joint, pain can be noted - especially with weight-bearing. As the ball of the hip joint collapses from the degeneration of the bone from aseptic necrosis, pain in the groin can be felt with hip rotation and pain can sometimes be noted with rest after weight-bearing.

Treatment

Although rest and the exercises can sometimes heal the affected portion of bone, surgery is usually needed. In as many as 80 percent of patients with early disease, an operation called core decompression can spark regeneration of the bone. In this procedure, the surgeon drills out the damaged section of bone up to the head of the femur. This opens up channels for blood vessels to reach the diseased area and foster the production of new bone. Hip pain is relieved, and as many as 75 percent of patients avoid joint replacement later on.

Bisphosphonate medications, such as alendronate (Fosamax), also may play a role in the treatment of this disease. In some studies of people with avascular necrosis affecting the ball portion of the hip joint (femoral head), bisphosphonates appeared to slow the progression of the disease and reduce pain. More research is needed before doctors can make a strong recommendation about the use of bisphosphonates in the treatment of avascular necrosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How common are cysts on ovaries?
    So when I was pregnant I guess I had a cyst...I didn't think much of it because I have never had one before, don't know much about them, and my doctor said it was common in pregnant women. Now after I have had my son I hear woman saying all the time how they have had cyst on their ovaries or have had them removed. My sister had a few removed from her ovaries. How common are cysts on ovaries? Are they dangerous? What causes them?

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations to your son! Cysts on ovaries are very common, they are not dangerous. I had one since my 20 th year, and never worried about it. 2 Years ago the Doctor took it away together with the other birth-organs (I´m now 61). The cyst was quite hard, size of a golf ball and as regular as this, too. What causes them, I don´t know.
      Don´t worry, dear, be happy with your family.

  2. QUESTION:
    Cysts in ovaries and small mass in uterus?
    I have 2 cysts on my right ovary. 1 cyst on my left ovary. and a mass on the right side of my uterus. what could this mean?

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  3. QUESTION:
    What causes cysts on ovaries?
    I'm 18 and in October i went to the doctor and they said have a small cyst on my right ovary, so they gave me some pills and put me on birth control, and just last week i went back to the doctor and they found another one on my left ovary.... what can causes cysts? I'm only 18 years old... isn't that a little young?
    Any ideas on why its happening to me?

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  4. QUESTION:
    cyst/ ovaries?
    I've had many cysts in my ovaries before. the first time i had one was almost a year ago, and i was perscrible birth control, its been about 6 months since i have taken any. I have had a couple more cysts since than. i went to the hospital once, and they told me i had a big one, but they left out that there was more than one. when i went to my gyno he was reading the paper to me and he said i had a couple. i started taking birth control again, but its starting to cost to much. i am just wondering from someone who has had cysts, or who knows who had cyst. will i still be able to have kids, or will my ovaries be damaged for good unless i continue taking the birth control. what will happen to me if my ovaries stop working. will my periods stop if they mess up and im not longer aloud to have kids. This is kinda scary to me. So i would apprecate your help and no stupid comments. Please and thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah....doctors want you on the pill because they make $$ everytime one of us fills the prescription. You're a number for them and a sale.

      I wasted my time on 13 MDs (specialists..etc.) who were clueless. Then I started seeing an ND (naturopathic doctor/MD and one of the things he put me on was Iodine (called Iodoral). I researched it and lookie what I found - it cures ovarian cysts...both ovarian cysts (the big ones) and the PCOS ones..the smaller ones on the eggs. You can read more about it here...http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=840932#i

      Here's where I buy mine cause it's HALF the price from what my doctor sells it for... http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/ Check out the Iodine link...read the whole site really.

      If you do this...you can buy the other supps cheaper maybe at your local vitamin store...best to check prices...I like NOW Brand (nowfoods.com) You wll need Vit C, magnesium, niacin, selenium....

      Not to shabby for dissolving cysts....

      And you asked will your ovaries be damaged by the pill? YES. You are taking FAKE hormones. FAKE. Not the kind your body recognizes. Will you still be able to have kids? Good question...take care of yourself, get off the pill....

      I CANNOT HAVE CHILDREN thanks to a doctor putting me on the pill. My ovaries started shutting down in my 20s and no doctor would EVER run further tests...I had many complaints and was always blown off. Because of what the pill has done to me, I make it my life's goal to warn as many women about this as possible. Doctors will tell you they are safe...but they are lying or just plain uneducated...which is a scary thought. I know of several women that this has also happened to.

      Good luck!
      :)

  5. QUESTION:
    I have to have an ultrasound in a few weeks to check for cysts on ovaries - Can someone explain the procedure?
    I just want to know "exactly" what they will be doing. Are there any needles involved? Is this where they will put a camera inside me? Is it painful? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Not painful hun, a little pressure is all you'll feel. They put some cold jelly-type stuff on your stomach, then run a probe over it which allows them to see whats going on inside. The images come up on a screen. I know 'probe' sounds a bit scary, but it really isn't. There are no needles involved, and nothing needs to actually enter you internally :)

  6. QUESTION:
    Hormone problems, cysts on my ovaries, 60day + period.Help?
    I am 38, tubes tied 17 yrs ago, Very long periods, 50 and 60 Days, cysts on ovaries, Cysts on uterus, Very painful, DR perscribed a pill to make me shed out but it stopped the period almost (spotting now and then) completely. Now I'm itching horribly, and nausiated to use tampons or have sex. One dr suggested Ablation, or hysterectomy( only if cyst's in uterus are actually visible on the inside). The itching and the nausea are the biggest problem at this moment. so tired of being sick
    All of you are right in some way or another. Yes I have children, they are grown. I have my pap test and mammagram every year and they are always, ok. Thank you all for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      I went through that a couple years ago, and I feel your pain! No one understands how much that really does hurt!! Mine was like I had sat on a sword, sharp side up!!

      I had ovarian cysts, and other cysts on misc. female organs, and I also had endo (endometriosis--which in basic terms is scar tissue on your femaile organ/s) caused by it growing in the wrong place. First the docs put me through a year of different birth control pills and the patch, then I had a laperoscomy done (which proved their was the endo), and a few months after that I ended up having a partial hysterectomy. The doc took my cervix and uterus, leaving my tubes and ovaries, because they didn't have much endo on them at the time). I still get cysts on my ovaries though, and it's definately painful--just not as bad as before my surgery. Below are two links, the first is about ovarian cysts, and the second is about endo. Both of good links that can get you more information (instead of putting it all down here and you have to skim through to find what you want, I thought the websites can lead you in the direction you want to go, not where I think you want to go...lol
      Good luck! Hope you feel better soon!

      (hot water bottles on my abdomen or a fresh towel out of the dryer always helped my pain)

  7. QUESTION:
    what can i do if i dnt have $ to go to the doc and health dept no help and need 2 c a doc bad cysts on ovaries?
    i have cysts on both ovaries. ive been in pain for the past couple of days and my bleeding is abnormal

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  8. QUESTION:
    13 year old with cysts on ovaries?
    So, I am 13 and just recently I had extreme pains in my lower abdomen. My parents took me to the doctor and I was informed I have a cyst on my right ovary. I am in need of a pap smear. I am still a virgin. Will this hurt? Also, Will I need surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have intermezzos it is a disease that 60 to 70% of women have. That is what causes Cysts on the ovary. Now you might have to have surgery or you might not. It really depends on what the doctor wants to do. They might leave them there till later in your life or they might take the ovary.

      My sister had that happen to her she had 4 surgery's because it doesn't go away. But no worries:D
      Good luck Hope nothing bad happens :D

  9. QUESTION:
    I have cysts throughout my whole body and i don't know what i have?
    Ever since i was very little (age 6) I started to get cysts throughout the inside of my whole body. At age 6 I had one inside of my upper right arm bone. Which bursted when i fell down. It required surgery to remove all of the bone fragments. But, Ever since then I have had cysts pop up throughout my whole body. One of them got so bad that it wrapped around my right ovary, tube and then grew to the size of a football in less than two weeks. That required surgery to remove the cysts, ovary, and tube. But, Anyways. I want to know if anyone may know what I might have. Because, I can't figure it out and no one seems to be listening to me!

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts are from your body being deficient in nutrients and it is the way the body compensates for the deficiencies. You need to focus on becoming healthy, not getting rid of the cysts. They will go away when you are healthy.

      I strongly suggest you see a Certified Nutritional Therapist to test you and find out what nutrients you are lacking, find the interference fields you have that are blocking energy pathways and resolve this issue that way.

      good luck to you

  10. QUESTION:
    Can a woman develop ovary cysts after donating her eggs, for fertility treatment.?
    Over year ago a donated eggs to my friend who know has two little angels. The thing is that when I was in the process of donating I was diagnose with ovary cysts. The doctor toll us she was going to remove them but now I was diagnose again with ovary cysts. Can this be related with me donating eggs.
    I am thinking that the doctor never remove the cyst in the first place. What I am wondering is if the cysts are a consequense from the treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      I suppose it could be from the treatment but I don't think so. Ovarian cysts happen all the time. Every month when an egg is kicked out, it forms a cyst, but sometimes that cyst becomes abnormal in size and has to be removed, if not removed it can become painful and possibly become cancer.

      Have the cyst removed and don't worry too much about it.

  11. QUESTION:
    Pap smear/cysts in ovaries at age 15?
    Okayyy soo about a month ago we found out i had cysts in my ovaries and a mass in my uterus. next week i have to go to the obgyn. and im scared. are they going to do a pap smear or something else?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure if they'll choose to collect a pap smear, but... they're probably going to do a bimanual pelvic/vaginal exam to palpate both your uterus and your ovaries. Sooooo basically, IF they're doing a vaginal, it seems pretty much common sense to go ahead and do the pap smear too.

      You don't say anything here, but... are you sexually active?

      John Jones, MD

  12. QUESTION:
    what could be wrong?POregnant?Cyst??Ovaries please answer?
    ok i am 2 wks and 2 days late on my period.i have always been on time.. my lower back and lower stomach near my ribs and belt line have been hurting..I get sick at my stomach some times.I also feel extremely moody!!!!!!!!My boyfriend can be joking around and i just start getting all mad or someone can tease me about him being with another girl jokingly and i get all pissed..I have never been like that til lately. could this be a cyst??Pregnant??
    i also took 2 home preg. tests they were negative. i also took a pee-cup test in the emergency room it was also negative but the dr that was on that night told me i need to get an ultra sound on my stomach to see if i was pregnant and its just not showing up. I followed up with My regular dr but shes a shi*** dr that doesnt do her job right she just asked if it burns when i pee and i said no and she told me to finish up my urinary track medicine that they wrote me in the emergency room and she would not schedule a ultra sound she didnt even touch me..
    could i be pregnant??A cyst??What could it be???

    • ANSWER:
      well usually it would be the upper stomach that would hurt...the lower stomach could hurt to but idk...i feel the same way you do alot and im late on my period every once in a while... and it hasnt been pregnancy again...so you should be o.k. Take one more pregnancy test in a week ot two from now and if ts negative just go to the doctor...but im sure your fine...

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the difficulties faced when there are cysts in the ovaries?
    I have a friedn who have cysts in the ovaries.Please tell me what are the difficulties faced in her life.And it would be appreciable if any one can provide the natural cure for this with out surgery or with out using the tablets.Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Your friend may have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. PCOS is an endocrine disorder that causes some women to have cysts around their ovaries in a pearl-like fashion. Other symptoms included eratic periods, acne, excess facial hair, obesity, infertility, and others. Patients can have one, or many, of these symptoms. PCOS also causes the body to be insulin resistant, which can lead to future health problems such as diabetes or heart disease. The disorder is thought to be genetic, although this is not confirmed. Many doctors simply treat the symptoms of this disorder, rather than treating the actual problem, which is of no help long term. I would suggest that your friend see an endocrinologist or a reproductive endocrinologist and have her hormone levels tested. If she is taking hormonal birth control, she'll need to discontinue this for a few weeks prior to testing so that the results will be accurate.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can cysts in the overies be treated/removed naturally?
    I am 25 plus married woman. I have multiple cysts in ovaries. How can they be removed natural methods? Please help.

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  15. QUESTION:
    cysts on ovaries and pregnancy?
    I had cysts on my ovaries though not PCOS. A recent scan showed that I have a couple only on my right ovary as the others have dissolved. I am 3 months preganant and sometimes get a slight niggle of pain in my right sight. Can anyone tell me if the presence of cysts can cause complications? i'm worried. please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had cysts show up on my left and right ovaries at a 6 week ultrasound, and they were gone by my 12 week ultrasound. They may just go away, but yes, I did feel a ping of pain now and then. Just make sure that the Dr. keeps an eye on it, but I know a ton of people that had them and have happy healthy babies, just like I'm sure yours will be. Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    Internal bumps - Cysts on ovaries?
    I can feel several internal bumps on my ovaries. When I was 28 I was diagnosed and treated for endometriosis and I lost one ovary due to a dermoid cyst. Since then (9 yrs) I have none of the pain or symptoms that I had before the surgery and I conceived a child who is now 8 years old. Consequently, I have always been regular, even before the sugery. Now when I lay flat, I can feel these tiny little bumps or cysts in several places on my ovaries. I will go to my well woman check up, but just wanted your opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      i've got ovarian cysts too. i had to go on the pill to control them.
      but you cannot feel cysts or bumps on your ovaries from just pushing on your stomach. the only way to know for sure is to get a ct scan done. so talk to your doctor about it and i hope everything turns out alright!

  17. QUESTION:
    bloated with cysts on ovaries?!?!?
    is it possible if you have a cyst on your ovary can you get like really bloated and crampy? like i dont know what is going on im not really in pain just crampy and it hurts to lay on my stomach... the doctors have told me i have cysts on my ovaries so i was thinking maybe its that... i never get bloated until like the first day of my period and that isnt due for another 2 weeks so im confused

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes you can have cysts on your overies and they cause no symtoms. Other times, they can cause pain and bloating. Mid cycle is when your overy releases an egg and there is a hormone change then that can cause the cramping and bloating. Take Advil or whatever you take for you period regualary and it should work. If the pain is intense, cysts can burst. This is VERY painful, so you would know ... very different from a little cramp. If this happens, then go to the ER.

      Talk to your doctor. Birth control pills which regulate hormones can help a great deal. It is also possible to have them removed if this does not work and it is too uncomfortable.

      Hope this helps!

  18. QUESTION:
    Cysts in Ovaries ?????
    What does cysts in the ovaries mean? Does it harm our body ?Will that affect pregnancy ? What is ovarian cancer ? My doctor told that I may be having cysts in my ovaries when I told her that I didn't have periods for last 3 months. Can you help me and give me the required details ? Please clarify my doubts.

    • ANSWER:
      most cysts in ovary are like leafs on tree!!!
      you seem to have PCOS(poly cystic ovarian syndrome) a condition which is not rare!!!
      you have estrogen excess,low progestrone,irrregular periods,hair on ur faceand insulin resistancw...
      you should visit a gynecologist or an endocrinologist o examine you and starts you drugs such methformin if you need!!!

  19. QUESTION:
    Cysts on ovaries?
    I HAVE A HISTORY OF GETTING CYSTS ON MY OVARIES. IT IS SO PAINFUL. BUT THE DOCTORS SAY THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO FOR THAT. IS THAT TRUE? I AM TIRED OF BEING IN PAIN!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, its true, my mom gets them a lot.... and really,there isnt anything they can do for it besides remove them.

  20. QUESTION:
    cysts in ovaries during pregnancy?
    helle everyone.. before i became pregnant i had cysts in my ovaries ( dermoid cysts) and they were a bit painful with walking, sitting up, im 15 weeks and 5 days and since about 2 weeks ive been feeling kind of the same pain on my left side which was the side that i had the big cyst.. i never had it surgically removed i just got pregnant and when i did an ultrasound they said the couldnt see anything they just saw scar tissue.. i have an apt on tuesday but just curious has anyone had cysts in their ovaries while pregnant and if so can anything be done.. or do i just have to deal with it until igive birth..? thank you for your help..
    thank you so much for all the replies i feel so much better.. i was so stressing over this :) thank you for ur replies

    • ANSWER:
      I too have a cyst and I am 38 weeks pregnant!
      I have had a lot of pain through my pregnancy....but have not had to have surgery!
      My friend however, did have surgery while she was pregnant to remove it!
      I guess it depends on the circumstances!
      Best of luck to ya!

  21. QUESTION:
    No Period Two Months.... 8 Cysts Found on Ovaries...?
    I have missed two periods now. Bad Moods.. Irritable, blood work came back estrogen 142, Progesterone 3.3. Bloating cramping. Ultrasound showed 8 cysts on ovaries bi-lateral. The doc put me on progesterone 200 mill. a day. I'm emotional. the bloating subsides after taking the progesterone but comes back. I'm 49, most of my family went through menopose in mid fifties. Is this menopose or an ovary issue...

    I'm confused... Thanks for your answers..

    Laura

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Laura,

      It's very probable that you are starting to come into the menopausal stage. The cysts that showed in the ultrasound could be early stages of myoma - normally 40 - 60% of females have it. Everything you are experiencing is quite normal... don't worry! The doctor is giving you synthetic hormones to address your hot flashes, cramps and mood swings.

      If you're open to alternative approaches I suggest you take goji berry juice to avoid the transition effects of menopause and eliminate the cysts found on your ovaries. It's 100% all natural, no over dose, no side effects, no drug interaction, cross reactions, and taste so good! It's not herbal (like roots, leaves, seeds, rind, etc.) but a juice (like apple or orange juice). We recommend this to our patients and show consistent results with 2-3 ounces three times daily. Below are some helpful links for your reference.

      Hope this could help you. Good Luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    cysts on ovaries in pregnancy anyone had these spotted and if so did they go away?
    Ok so we had our 12 week scan and baby was cool he jumped like a little mad thing and wiggled and eventually turned his bum on us.
    Casually then the woman doing the scan says its normal to have cysts on your ovaries in early pregnancy ...... to which I replied and what does that have to do with me. Oh you have a little cyst she tells me its ok though lots of women have them and they normally go away..... you mind then kicks in Normally you say ....... please elaborate .... I was then packed off to the MW to review the notes and asked the same questions to which I received dont worry ... no seriously ... its just eggs popping out and they leave little cysts its fine .... and off I go to have 4 bottles of bloods taken after which I lost my fighting ability

    So of course once home I do the thing no sane person does when it comes to an issue and google.......... happys I now know that babies can suffocate from big cysts when they grow and lots of horrid things ..................... stories please if you have any or tell me to stay off google/net doctor /nhs direct - thanks xx

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  23. QUESTION:
    I was diagnosed with two dermoid cysts inside my ovaries, what is the outcome of the surgery?
    I am 20 years old, the cyst in my right ovary is much larger than the one in my left ovary, my doctor sch a surgery in 3 weeks. She said she is going to do everything she can to save my ovaries. I want to have kids, and I'm not sure what the outcome will be. If anyone has any information on this it would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I hope your doctor would be able to save some ovarian tissue - ovarian cells can grow and compensate for future reproduction - more about dermoid cysts - see below

  24. QUESTION:
    Will cysts on my ovaries make me infertile?
    I have cysts on my ovaries. My doctor said it could cause some trouble with me conceiving but that it's only in worst case scenarios that a woman can't conceive. Does anyone here with the same problem have any experience with pregnancy? Did you have problems? I'm currently 28 and have never been pregnant. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I went to my doctor 9 days after my period, he told me it would take me prob. 6 months or more to concieve, even scheduled me for a check up in 6 months... I concieved 5 days later, don't let what a doctor tells you get you down. They just don't want to fill you up with hope and you get let down, its easier to lean you more towards bad news then everything be fine, then lean you towards good news and everything go bad. I had cysts and my friend had cysts... No biggie its normal.

  25. QUESTION:
    Cysts on ovaries, how long before you worry?
    I went to the gyno last year because of pain in my ovaries. She found one cyst on each ovary, but said that they were harmless. But it's been soon a year since then, and a year since the pain started and I'm still having those pains. Is that normal, or should I start worrying about the fact that I'm still in pain?

    It's occasionally I get the pains, but I've had them for about 2-3 weeks straight now. Without much pause. Usually I'd get the pain pangs once or twice a day, sometimes I might not get them for almost a week. I'm quite used to it so I don't think of it a lot, but it's gotten increasingly uncomfortable recently.

    Should I worry? Or is it normal?

    I got the cysts whilst on cerazette, I'm on implanon now.

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  26. QUESTION:
    Polysistic Ovary Syndrome..Cysts On Ovaries..Can I ever get pregnant?
    I went to the Dr yesterday because of sharp pain on my left side. It woke me out of a dead sleep and I couldnt stand up straight the pain was so bad. I went to the hospital and they gave me a pap and an ultrasound, and a pelvic ultrasound. They found alot of cysts on my ovaries. The nurse also said that I may have Polysistic Ovary Syndrome because I havent had my period in a year and I have alot of the symptoms. She said I would have to go to the OBGYN to be sure though. If this is true they will have to put me on birth control to get me regulated right? Or how do they cure it? If Its the birth control.....How will I ever get pregnant? Skip a few pills? Then what if I get pregnant and keep taking the pill, wont that harm the baby? Ive been trying for 4 years to get pregnant and I think this is the reason why I cant.

    Does anyone else have this? Or know anything about it?
    S P :: I've had irregular periods since I first started my period at 15. I was always told it was normal. My Mistake.

    But thank you very much C C and Jamie's Girlfriend lol.

    • ANSWER:
      hi im using my bf email at the moment. i have psoc i found out at 16 and the Dr's told me it would be unlikely for me to get pregnant, if i did get pregnant i would more then likely to loose it im now 24 years old and i have a two year old little girl i managed to conceive naturally and had a healthy pregnancy from start to finish, i stop taking the pill a few weeks after being given it, but only do this if your in a loving relationship. anyway dont worry it will happen, by the way i know 3 people with psoc and they all have babies conceived naturally, good look hun

  27. QUESTION:
    cysts on ovaries?
    I went to the DR two months ago about pain on my right side so she ordered for me to have a vaginal ultrasound. They found that i have a cysts on my right ovaries. I was told to come back in after two periods for a second ultrasound. For my second app it seems my bladder wasn't full for the regular ultrasound. so he did the vaginal ultrasound and found nothing. But i still have pain on my right side.

    Do you think he couldn't see the cyst due to my bladder not being full or your bladder doesn't need to be full for the vaginal ultrasound?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I think it's possible that you've got cysts that aren't easily seen with the vaginal scan. Maybe he wasn't able to see cysts because the ovary is being obscured either by the bladder or the cysts are just not easily noticed with the transvaginal because of where they are located. I've had the transvaginal ultrasound and not have cysts visible but they were clearly there on the standard ultrasound. I'm sorta surprised they didn't have you drink a lot and wait to do the other scan.

      Good luck, even little cysts are capable of producing a lot of pain.

  28. QUESTION:
    Cysts on ovaries, during pregnancy.?
    Ive asked many questions about my abdomonal pain the last week or 2, Im 20 weeks and 1day pregnant. And this morning the pains have lasted so far almost an hour, (ive still got them).

    Usually its all over Down my lower tummy (the abdomonal area) Today its mainly on the left side and it just hurts like hell. I thought it could have been gas, im going to the doctors tomorrow.

    My mum thinks that i may have cysts on my ovaries, i want to know any syptoms or pains anyone else had if they had ovarian cysts??

    Im freaking out, i was brought to tears this morning because the pain was unbarable. I was in histerics.

    Plz help =]

    Thanks thanx.

    • ANSWER:
      I've had ruptured ovarian cysts when I was pregnate with my first and they hurt like hell, if that is whats wrong, I symphasize with you

  29. QUESTION:
    Inflamed cysts on ovaries?? confused.?
    Alright so past couple months ive been thinkin on and off that I was pregnant. THe tests kept coming up negative, so my obvious reason for thinking i wasnt. But i havent had a normal period in months just spotting. Also have had every preg symptom in the book, Including my stomach is growing.I finally talked to my friend who said that i indeed looked pregnant,and something was up. i have these off and on pains which finally led me to the E.R.. I dont have insurance so wasnt sure where to go. Well when i got there the doc gave me a urine test, which came up negative. Then said that there was no way i was... i wanted a blood test, but the guy made me feel stupid.. he was a jerk. Anyways he told me to get an xray on my stomach to look for a blockage. And that came up normal as well. So then he jus came to the conclusion that my Organs? are inflamed?? then said that i have inflamed cysts on my ovaries.. I just dont get how he knows this.. he didnt do an ultrasound. So then he just gave me a steroid perscription for them to go down.. I mean if there is a girl coming in saying how she gets such sharp pains in her stomach and it has noticably grown, that couldnt be from a small cyst could it?? Im just so worried bc i hear that these things can cause infertility. So please if you have had this please tell me what your symptoms were if your stomach actually grew.. and what they did for it?

    Sorry so long!!

    • ANSWER:
      i have a cyst on my ovary,even though my periods are ok there a lot lighter than most peoples,but the other symptoms i get are sickness feeling sick,bloating,constipaton,stomach spasms and pain on my left side and back ache.i have no idea why he gave u steriods because iv had this problem for 2 years and have never even heard that there an option,he also shouldnt be pressuming its cysts on your ovaries(even though it probably is)and your right if he didnt do an ultrasound then he doent know for sure,it is possible that it can be big enough to think u look pregnant,u need an ultrasound to see for sure so they can disscuss weather it needs to be removed or not,if its causing u pain then they should be doing something about it.they can cause infertility but not always,but its another reason they need to look at it properly,the first thing they should of done is gave u a scan,especially when u havent had a period in 2 years.go back,u know somethings not right and they need to do there job properly.

  30. QUESTION:
    question about cysts on ovaries (sorry so long)?
    i've been to the hospital before for ruptured cysts on my ovaries and ever since then (about 2 years) i have been having trouble with the right one. it hurts all the time on a regular basis. its like alot of pressure and sharp pains, it gets worse when i lay certain ways like on my side or something. a couple weeks ago i fell down the stairs and hurt myself and the next morning i KNOW i had another ruptured cyst (if you have ever had this happen, you'll know that is one pain you can defenitely remember) i was curled up in a ball just sobbing my eyes out and i dont normally cry over pain. but anyway, it hurts alot when i am about to start my period and i have some severe pressure/pain sometimes durring intercourse especially when i am on top. today it has been like little sharp pains and a weird tugging/pulling sensation. i took an anti-inflamitory for it a few minutes ago and hopefully that will help. is this a serious problem? are any of you other girls going through the same thing?
    my older sister has the same problem, only hers doesnt hurt all the time like me. however, she is concerned that this problem could affect her ability to conceive??

    • ANSWER:
      First it is important to know that every woman that gets a period develops a cyst on one of the ovaries every month. Then the cyst ruptures and you ovulate, its called a funtional cyst and very normal. Some people feel their ovulation as the pain you describe, pain, pressure, cramping, and pain with sex, and then you ovulate and it goes away. Sometimes though women have a condition called PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, where instead of making one cyst they make numerous and none of them ever become dominant so they get pain and do not ovulate regularly. If you get regular cycles you are probably experiencing ovulatory discomfort. If you only get a period every few months it may be PCOS. There is a great book out for it called Syndrome O. It is more difficult to get pregnant with PCOS. If the pain continues you should see a GYN for an evaluation. The other thing that could be going on is Endometriosis, but that is a different disorder and is unrelated to cystic ovaries

      Jen
      Nurse Midwife

  31. QUESTION:
    Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)? & Cysts on ovaries (PCOS)?
    I am getting a Cholecystectomy next week due to gallstones the size of my thumb. How bad does this hurt after? Will I get to keep my nostril and ear piercings in during the surgery? What are the chances that I will wake up during surgery (my mom woke up during hers)? What kind of pain medication will they give me? They are doing open surgery. They are also removing cysts from my ovaries, I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). How big will the incisions be? What are the chances that they will have to remove my ovaries? I have never had any kids and I was actively TTC until now. Does this mean I won't be able to have kids? Sorry, I know too many questions! Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me any advice on homeopathic relief for cysts on the ovaries. ?
    My niece has cysts on her ovaries and is in alot of pain, her doctor will not remove them. She is desperate for some relief from the pain. I am looking for alternative, homeopathic, ways for her to get relief.

    • ANSWER:
      If the doctor won't remove them, then its time for a new doctor. Plain and simple, no joking there is NOTHING in homeopathic medicine for this.

  33. QUESTION:
    Stopped birth control, history of cysts on ovaries, and no period in 3 months?
    About 8 years ago I was put on birth control because I had cysts on my ovaries causing irregular periods. The end of December I stopped my birth control and had a period in February. I haven't had one since. I went to my OB/GYN about two weeks ago and he said not to worry, however I STILL haven't had another period. Should I be worried? Is this common after stopping birth control???? Or could it be that the cysts have come back? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      it is usually normal to have irregular n even scanty periods after having taken the birth control pills for a very long time...so there is no need to worry..
      if u really want to rule out the possibility of cysts then you can always get an ultrasound examination done
      take care:)

  34. QUESTION:
    I have 3 large cysts on ovaries. urine infection & severe pain can they be connected?
    3 weeks ago i had a misscarrage, i wasn't aware i was pregnant although i had been trying for 2 years. I was sent for a scan and told i had 3 cysts on my ovaries 1.5c.m 4.5c.m and 5.5c.m. a week later i started getting severe lower abdominal pain on and off . with constant aching in my lower back. the pain got so bad i went to see a nurse as i couldnt get a doctors appointment, she then said i have a urine infection and advised i go to A&E. are these all connected and should i go to A&E as i dont want to sit there for 4 hours in pain when nothing can be done. i haven't been subscribed any pain killers or anti biotics. im not sure where to turn next as i cant get to see a doctor. is my only option the waiting room?

    • ANSWER:
      The large cysts can indeed be causing pain.
      But, if you "also" have a urinary infection, that could require antibiotics.
      A quick way to get a handle on urinary infection that is just starting, is to take EsterC, 500 milligrams. It is a concentrated Vitamin C, available at the drug store, or health food store, and is difficult to take too much. Get it now, take two tablets, and two tablets in a couple of hours. Fast acting,
      it could relieve some of your symptoms pretty quickly.
      Advanced urinary infection can be very dangerous so don't let it go very long at all.

  35. QUESTION:
    do cysts in your ovaries affect the chances of becoming pregnant?
    i have little cysts in my ovaries and was wondering will it affect my chances of becoming pregnant, also will they get bigger or even go away. i am going to see my doctor in a couple of weeks but i have been thinking about it a lot and wanted an answer sooner.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, some ovarian cysts contribute to infertility. However, it depends on the kind of ovarian cyst you have. There are several types of ovarian cysts:

      * Functional cysts. Functional cysts are the most common type of ovarian cyst. Functional cysts form during a normal menstrual cycle and do not cause or contribute to infertility. In fact, functional cysts actually indicate that the necessary functions leading to fertility are taking place.
      * Cystadenomas. These cysts are growths in the ovary that arise from the outside lining of the ovaries, although they need treatment, they don't affect fertility.
      * Dermoid cysts. These cysts contain tissue — such as skin, hair or even teeth — instead of fluid. Dermoid cysts don't affect fertility.
      * Endometriomas. Endometriomas are cysts caused by endometriosis, a condition in which the tissue normally lining your uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. This type of ovarian cyst does have a detrimental effect on fertility.
      * Polycystic ovaries. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition marked by many small cysts in your ovaries, irregular periods and high levels of certain hormones. PCOS does contribute to infertility.

      If you've been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and are concerned about becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does any one know if multiple cysts on ovaries make it hard to fall Pregnant?
    I have Pcos had an internal ultrasound to see if i ovulated (1st round clomid) and there was 11 cysts on one of my ovaries could not count the other one. Does anyone know anything about this at all? My DH and i have 2 boys and he is desperate to try one last time for a girl, but in the end we are not fussed what we get as long as it is healthy. starting on 100mg of clomid next time when ever that may be.
    I am on Metformin 1000mg 3 X a day for diabeties, Protopane, and nova rapid to try and help
    5 injections a day, it's getting me down

    • ANSWER:
      You have poly-cystic ovarian syndrome? It can make it harder.

  37. QUESTION:
    cysts in ovaries, what's going on?
    does it hurt when they pop or burst? the doctor just told me i have some in my ovaries, but i have never had really painful periods? so i don't know if i have had them before or if its just started.
    whats going on?!

    • ANSWER:
      I was told at a very early age that I have "fibroid cysts" that affect my ovaries, uterus and breasts. I do not know if these are the same cysts you suffer from or not. I experience a little more discomfort during my menstrual cycles and my breasts are a bit more sensitive (and feel a little like bean bags... which makes self breast exams almost impossible!). I have had three children and I am currently expecting my fourth. The cysts have not caused any difficulties or complications. I would make a point of asking my doctor for some literature on the type of cysts you have. There are many different possibilities, and they are probably all different. Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    will dr. prescribe clomid if there are cysts on ovaries?
    my doctor set me up with a 10 day corse of provera and i needed an ultrasound and then he said as long as the ultrasound is ok i'm going to start clomid, now i had my u/s saturday and my dr. should be able to give me results in the next 2 days but i'm agganizing over this.. the u/s tech said my ovaries look like they are polycystic. now i'm just wondering if my dr. is actually going to give me the clomid or do i have to have the cysts dissolved first? has anyone had this problem, what happened?
    Thanks ahead for all your answers!
    also my dr. already knew before the u/s that i have pcos and he still was going to prescribe clomid

    • ANSWER:
      No worries! I have Polycystic ovary syndrome.... they use clomid to help yo ovulate when you have this. So he is MORE likely to give you clomid becasue of the cysts. I dont know where you live, but Tulsa Fertility Clinic is AMAZING and has a high successs rate of pregnancies! I conceived twins there!

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you help me clarify this issue of tumors in breast and uterus and cysts on ovaries?
    I am about to have a breast biopsy. I have been told I have a large fibroid tumor in my uterus and I have large cysts on my left ovaries, too. I have had a lot of pain on my lower left quadrant and am having some bowel and bladder problems. I actually went into the doctor because I can feel the growths in my abdomen, can see that my lower left abdomen sits higher than my left when lying down and have become uncomfortable when sitting due to the pressure.

    My doctor last week wanted to start me on Depo Prov-era to shrink the cysts, but I read that that could accelerate tumor growth so, I called her back telling her I did not want the shots until my biopsy is complete.

    I don't know what exactly is making me uncomfortable altogether, but am guessing it is the tumor that is putting pressure on my bladder right now causing me some problems there.

    They do not want to take out my uterine tumor, but wouldn't it make sense to take it at the same time I have my breast biopsy? Can I demand that they do? What's my best angle on that? Since that is what I want? My lower abdomen is so swollen.

    Also, how do they know that the uterine tumor is not cancerous?

    I am 47yo and have always been athletic, but now the discomfort I feel in my lower region is making me reluctant to even move... I am not ready to just sit on the couch! I want this taken care of, so I can go on with my life!
    zini, perhaps I mis-'termed.' I am scheduled for surgery and I will be asleep.
    thank you, tru-man - you are a true gent!

    • ANSWER:
      From my better half Lady Avianasnowwolfe...A few years ago I had my entire uterus removed, both ovaries and part of my bladder. Why because my doctor gave me birth control pills to help stem the bleeding caused by fibroid tumors. What happened was the pills made the things grow to huge sizes and helped more grow. By the time I went to surgery I had one the size of a six month old baby!

      I had to have extensive surgery, as noted above, months of recovery, I lost large amounts of blood, they had to remove extensive tissue as the tumors grew on everything around my uterus and ovaries and bladder as well. It was horrible. Yes they gave me some Depo shots too and it did shrink the one big cyst I had...however it was extermely expensive and our insurance refused to pay for it!! 0. a shot!!!

      Unfortunately I had no choice...they could not do the surgery until the main tumor was smaller and I was dieing from the bleeding.

      So my advice to you first, get a second and third opinion!!! Never take the word of one doctor!!! Get a couple of opinons. It was the second doctor that saved my life. Actually, with an off the cuff idea. Yeah I lost a portion of my bladder... but Im alive...so it was worth it.

      I wish you all the luck in the world my friend!

  40. QUESTION:
    What could multiple cysts on my ovary be?
    I had a pelvic ultrasound today because I haven't had my period since I stopped taking BC pill back in Sept. I am having some pelvic pain. Ultrasound tech said I had multiple cysts on ovary. I also had some kind of blood clot in the lining. I am worried. I have no more information and was told Dr. would get back to me in about a week. How often are multiple cysts related to ovarian cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Well it could either be polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or it can also be normal if you're young (because we're more fertile, so we get several cysts from developing eggs) I'm currently being tested for the same because I have loads of cysts too, but the only other symptoms I have are long cycles and slight acne, and usually people with PCOS are overweight, have excess hair growth, or serious acne. The doctor might send you for a hormone blood test to check, or he might start you on some hormone treatment. Cysts are different to cancerous tumours because tumours are normally made out of solid material (which shows as white on an US scan) and cysts are fluid filled sacs (shown as black on an US scan)

  41. QUESTION:
    Cysts on OVARIES?
    I was trying to find out what caused ovarian cysts and I found my answer. When I was in the middle of 10th grade I was diagnosed with 2 small ones. Well, 9th grade into 9th grade summer I started bulimia. But, I never did get below 200 pounds. I continued with that on and off to my junior year. I still have pains from my cysts, usually at night. Nothing uncontrollable though. However, during orgasms I get sharp pains. I figured I have the PSOC ovary, which is usually suppose to be removed. No one knows about my bulimia, but everyone knows about my cysts and even my gyno. this year never really worried about that. I also never get my period, which she knows about. However, All this year I have been on a healthy diet and exercising to lose weight and have had my period 4 times, which is great for me! I was put on hormone pills a while back for 5 days. So, if I do have them, can I get rid of the PCOS cysts and the PCOS disease and my heartburn soon or will I have to suffer forever?
    Also, is it possible that I've had the same cysts for over 2 years? Or are they just new ones? I want to have children! I don't want sugery..painful. I decided to never take pills, let my boyd do its own thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually cysts will go away with your next cycle, so if you can get your body back on a regular schedule you should be able to have children.
      I had terrible cysts. I've had them rupture. I still have four children!

      Also PCOS is an indicator of insulin resistance or diabetes. So taking care of your diet now will have multiple benefits.

  42. QUESTION:
    can cysts on ovaries come back?
    i had a cyst on my ovary in the past. can they come back?
    x

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they can, often if you have had one before you are more prone to having them again, they can come and go. They generally only cause issues if they are painful or burst.

  43. QUESTION:
    serious question cysts on ovaries? is this painful? please help.?
    so from what i have looked up online, it sounds like i have ovarian cysts. i have painful cramps mostly on or near my left ovary, tender breasts, and occasional stings of pain that hurt around my whole vaginal area. but from the research i have done, everything matches up except how painful it is.

    has anybody had ovarian cysts on here?
    if so could you please describe to me the pain?
    also, how did you get them?
    i am 15, and will be 16 in 2 months, is this age normal for ovarian cysts?
    thank you all for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      k, when i was your age i complained about the same thing. i went to the obgyn and learned that i had cysts in my ovaries...due to an STD called chlamydia.

      go to your doc...

  44. QUESTION:
    What are my chances of getting pregnant if I have type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and cysts on my ovaries?
    I'm a healthy weight for my height: 5'4" 128lbs, and my sugars are normally in range. I take synthroid for the hypothyroidism and I'm now off my birth control, causing the cysts to reappear. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Have sex as much as possible before the ovarian cysts get bad and hopefully you will get pregnant and not have to worry about them, but if even then it takes a while for birth control to go away in blood stream. My wife and I are staying at hotel resort

  45. QUESTION:
    questions having to do with cysts in ovaries & breast?
    i was born with a cyst on my right ovary; when i was two weeks old they took it out c-section.
    so does this effect me later on in life? i'm 14 now and i've been wondering...
    does this make it harder for me to have children?
    does it effect my periods in any way? e.g., stopping at 45 yr old

    i also have cysts in my right breast and in late '07 they removed some of it. the doctor said if they removed all of it my breasts would be deformed seeing as how it is made up of cysts. if i find anymore lumps he'd remove it again. so what i'm wondering with that is...
    if i'm able to conceive would i be able to breast feed?
    and during my period are my breasts supposed to feel extremely sensitive? or is that due to the surgery?
    do breasts at all have to do with your periods?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    not prego, but no period, endo. cysts on ovaries, uti! please help.?
    Hi,
    ok well im tryig to sort out in my head how to write this so it might sound weird. ok i have had 4 miscarriages and im ttc, my last period was march 17th, i went to the doctor a few days ago and she told me i was not prego, but lucky me i have a few endometriosis cysts on my left ovary. and i have a uti. i havent had any bleeding and have been on bed rest since i told the dr i was ttc so nothing could have caused a m/c. i just want to know i dont know if you can think of any thing that will help me figure out why i havent bled.
    thank you all for your answers and i forgot to mention thay my doctor is clueless as to why i havent had my period yet. and hasnt explained anything to me.

    and i have had trouble losing weight!!! not gaining or facial hair. but i gaied quite a bit of weight in my pregnancys and after my 4th i stoped eating i was very very depressed i only ate when my husband was around so he wouldnty worry but he worked 2 full time jobs so that was hardly ever. and didnt lose a pound. i will defently ask about pocs(?). if any one has any other suggestions id love to hear them all answers help in some way.
    and again thank you all.

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can delay ovulation, and therefore delay your period.

      And since you are TTC, did your doc mention a laproscopy?
      Sometimes with endo you can build up scar tissue in your uterus or fallopian tubes and it can either block the egg from getting to the uterus or block the egg from implanting. Ive been told that the only way you can tell if that is going on is with a laproscopy and/or dye test (I forgot the proper name).

      ALSO stress can greatly delay ovulation. If you found out about all this before you ovulated, it could have delayed it or caused an annovulatory cycle.

      With this kind of thing every doctor is different, but most, if your cycle is between 45 and 55 days (I think youre on day 39 now) and there is still no sign of your period coming, they can test your progesterone level. If your progesterone level is above 10 ( or close to it) that means you ovulated already and that your period should start in a week or less. If it is lower than 10, it probably means that you havent ovulated and the cycle is probably a wash anyway, so the doc can prescribe you with prometrium, which is a progesterone supplement, and that will make your period come in about 5 days.
      I would call the doc and ask about it. He will probably tell you at what point he would like to test you (some docs prefer the "wait and see" method and will wait til you are on day 60 or more of your cycle before stepping in and others will jump in right away).

      Also, with endo and a cyst are you seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist? An RE could probably help you much more than an ob-gyn or a family doctor.

      ADDED: Have you been checked for thyroid or blood sugar disorders? Both can cause great difficulty in losing weight (I know first hand) and the symptoms can echo each other a bit. And both can cause fertility problems.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know whether birth control pills are the best way to shrink cysts in the ovaries?
    My sister is 33 years old and has never taken birth control. She has an ovarian cyst larger than normal. Her doctor advised her to take birth control pills to help shrink the cyst.

    • ANSWER:
      It's very common for BCP to be prescribed to shrink ovarian cysts, depending on the size of them.

      Often, as long as they are smaller, "Simple" cysts... BCP is the easies way to go.

      The options for cysts are usually as follows...

      Low dose birth control pill
      Mirena IUCD (Has progesterone in it, and shrinks the cysts)
      Laparoscopic cystectomy

      And yes, the large majority of the time, it shrinks or clears up the cyst completely in a small period of time.

  48. QUESTION:
    can young girls get cysts on their ovaries?
    i just wanted to know if its possible that girls between the age of 14- 18 can get cysts in their ovaries?

    • ANSWER:
      any women can have cysts regardless of their age. It isn't something that can be controlled and they are not contagious in a way that only a certain age group can get them. My first ovarian cyst was found when I was 17. I'm 20 now and they have been dissolved since I was 18.

      Birth control helped them dissolve although many go away on their own. If you ever feel pelvic pain that is unrelated to your period, you should see your doctor before they rupture and put you at a health risk.

      They will first do a pelvic ultrasound and then diagnose you. After, the doctors will either give you the proper medication or surgery to fix the problem.

  49. QUESTION:
    Are having cysts on your ovaries after menopause a bad thing? What does it mean?
    I know someone who has them and she has already been though menopause and I heard that makes it worse... I have heard alot of things about the situation but I dont know the difference between fact and fiction. She wont tell me if she is in pain or anything else for that matter so, I cant give any more information. Should I worry? and where can I get more information about what she should do and how she can fix it...
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. this is serious. It may be cancer. Couple of years ago I had surgery - left side ovaries had a cyst and my gynecologist told me - it might be cancer. But thank God - it was not! Nobody can tell you untill they do biopsy.
      So - don't waste your and her time - go to gynecologist and cut it out.

  50. QUESTION:
    cysts on ovaries in breast and on face? POS.. IBS ..HELP PLEASE?
    Im a 23 yr old female with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Irritable bowel syndrome i m on the yasmin pill and my diet and exersize is spot on. Any one know any reason why this cyst are accouring or have any tips how to get rid of them ( on my face ) its honestly driving me insane feeling these bumps under my skin and having to go to the doctor monthly a week after my cycle to get my breasts checked..

    • ANSWER:
      it's either go to the doctor or get cancer. Just remember to thank "god" for the genetic disorder he gave you. He must really love you.


Cyst In Women

The Essential Facts On How To Shrink Fibroids Using Systemic Enzyme Formulas Systemic Enzyme Therapy is one of the least known natural treatment approaches to fibrotic disease. Since it is estimated that the majority of women in the U.S. have fibroid tumors, I hope to raise awareness of Systemic Enzyme Therapy so that women who have to seek treatment are empowered with more choices.

While many are familiar with taking digestive enzymes at mealtime to improve digestion, systemic enzymes have a different focus. As the name implies, these enzyme formulas are designed to work throughout the body's system. They are taken in divided doses between meals so that the protein eating enzymes (proteolytic enzymes) are not expended with the task of digesting food and can enter the bloodstream where they travel to every area of the body, seeking and dissolving old proteins, parasites, bacteria, viruses and dead cells. They reduce systemic inflammation, dissolve arterial plaque, cleanse the blood and improve circulation.

Systemic enzyme formulas can be highly fibrinolytic, meaning that they dissolve fibrin. Fibrin is the material of fibroids and all scar tissue. Specific enzymes such as serrapeptase are responsible for the digestion and shrinking of fibroid tumors. Most women realize a reduction in the size of their fibroids by the first eight weeks. Two to six months is the common report for the duration of Systemic Enzyme Therapy.

Most alternative, natural approaches to treating fibroids focus on radical diet and lifestyle changes. They also incorporate multiple herbal and nutritional supplements to slowly bring the body's hormones back into balance thus stopping the growth of fibroids. However, it is astonishing how most of these programs omit Systemic Enzyme Therapy. While these approaches can cut off the excessive estrogen that feeds the growth of the tumor, the tumor will shrink and wilt like a flower but still remain in the uterus. Fibrinolytic enzymes are the only thing on the planet than can dissolve the fibrin that composes fibroids and scar tissue.

While most women with very large fibroids (the size of a grapefruit) will likely choose to undergo surgery, women with uterine fibroids that are smaller in size can take advantage of the speed that Systemic Enzymes offer in shrinking fibroids. Generally, the larger the fibroid, the longer the duration of Systemic Enzyme Therapy.

The success of Systemic Enzyme Therapy for uterine fibroid tumors depends upon:

1.Selecting a systemic enzyme formula that is potent, survivable in the GI tract and high in the fibrinolytic enzyme, serrapeptase as opposed to nattokinase. The latter enzyme has been found to pose a high risk of thining the blood too much. There are huge differences in systemic enzyme products on the market. Most are practically worthless. There are a few professional strength products that really work.

2.Consistent, aggressive dosing three times per day. Enzyme formulas that are all plant-based do not stay in the bloodstream very long. Strict dosing schedules must be adhered to in order to maintain a therapeutic level of enzymes in the blood. Commonly, women who try and fail at Systemic Enzyme Therapy for fibroids take only the minimum dose. Most products do not explain the importance of finding an activation dose. This is done by steadily increasing dose after the first week of use. As an example, some women may remain on three capsules three times per day as directed on the label when their therapeutic activation may not occur until they have increased the dose to nine capsules three times per day! Activation is realized when bowel activity is increases dramatically, heat is felt at the sites of old injuries or scars, or other less definable but noticeable changes occur in the body's function. There is no adverse effect from taking large amounts of enzymes; they are non-toxic and impossible to overdose.

3.Locating systemic enzyme formulas that have the animal enzyme, pancreatin (pharmaceutical grade bovine pancreatin) in its formula can be difficult but well worth it. The addition of pancreatin multiplies the potency of the formula as a whole. The result is that as few as three caplets are required daily, and rigid dosing schedules are not as critical since such formulas allow enzyme levels in the blood to remain for over 18 hours after dosing.

4.Drinking larger amounts of pure water to assist in eliminating the large amounts of waste that enzymes remove from the body.

To learn more about using systemic enzymes to dissolve your fibroids and locating a professional strength formula with or without pancreatin, see the resource box below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    does this sound like an ovarian cyst? women who had them please answer?
    So im 18 i have always had an irregular period since i got it 2 years ago but many have told me that is because im so small and weigh 85 lbs. Monday night after i went to the bathroom and did number 2 i felt this pinchy crampy feeling in my lower left stomach... it hurts when i run, sit up or move my left leg.

    if i push down on it... it feels like a hard long sausage...i had somthing like this when i was very young and it turned out to be gas, but idk this time because i went number 2 other times after that and it's still there.

    no other symptoms but left side pain & long hard lump...

    thanks for all the advice and personal stories.. i cant get to a doctor for a long time because im studying abroud in africa right now and will return at the end of september.

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't sound like an ovarian cyst. it sounds like its a bowel problem- go and get it checked.

  2. QUESTION:
    what are theeffects of nabothian cyst on women thinking to conceive? can this obstruct a normal pregnancy?
    i have a hypo-echoic area in my left cervical region measuring 8*8 mm.

    • ANSWER:
      may be.

  3. QUESTION:
    what causes ovarian cyst? in women?
    Im 21 years old and I had it but it comes and goes. I had it like 6 months ago and now i have it again. I feel like im preg. it hurts alot. I went to the hosp. 6months ago with my first cyst they said its ok nothing to worry about. Im in pain. my stomach is bloated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi SyxKimmy69,

      Unfortunately unless you treat your ovarian cyst properly they will keep coming back. The deceiving thing about cysts is that they can appear and disappear on their own but the root cause is still there.

      If you are looking for a natural cure that will get rid of your ovarian cysts once and for all, see the link below.

      Good luck

  4. QUESTION:
    Does long distance running cause cysts in women?
    I heard that long distance running causes cysts in women. Is it in all women?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Do I Have an Ovarian Cyst? (only women please)?
    Okay, my period has always been kind of abnormal. Sometimes it would take up to 6 mo. to come because I'm overweight. The doctors told me it could be an ovarian cyst or my hormones unbalanced due to my weight. I never went back. I was 17. I'm 19 now and lately I feel like a sharp pain around my pelvic area. Like if there were little vains in there and like someone is pulling on them really bad. Then i have this really bad odor down there and yeah, around my pelvic area/ovaries area it really, really hurts. My sister is a CNA and she thinks i might have an Ovarian Cyst. I'm scared. Do you think I have this?
    Okay, men can answer too but please no kidding around im like really serious and scared about thins.
    It might also have to do with stress since im having hardcore economic problems.

    • ANSWER:
      I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and have had similar experiences. 1) If you're having abnormal periods, you need to be treated, because it greatly increases your chance of cancer if you're not having them every month. 2) If you're having pain, it's time to go to a doctor. Pain is your body's way of telling you that there is something wrong, and if you don't seek treatment, something worse could happen

  6. QUESTION:
    How often do women get a cyst in their uterus?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Can prenatalvitamins increase ovarian cysts in women with endometriosis?

    • ANSWER:
      No - vitamins have nothing to do with it. There are no hormones in prenatal vitamins.

  8. QUESTION:
    Pregnant with cyst,polycystic ovarian disease, and endrometrious?
    last time i was at the hospital, i had little cysts on my right ovary along with a 2cm cyst. That was about 6-8 months ago, stomach pain went away after that. well i have missed 2 periods and i took a pregnacy test, and all 3 have came back positive. What im afriad is, can this be a hazard to mine or my babys health? I dont want a abortion, but i dont want to be at risk. I have no health insurance so im waiting for medicaid to go through. I also have a tilted uterus, i know i know tons of things wrong with me. well the cyst wasn't cancerous or anything like that the dr said it was a regular cyst women get, my concern is the baby growing and it crushing my stomach where it always hurt, im so nervous!!! i still get lil pains in the right side stomach, nothing like it used to , but i heard thats from endrometrious
    also whats wierd is i got pregnant the first month my husband and I tried, i was told it would be extremly hard w/ all my medical info, im begining to think the hosptial just shoved me out w/ out full proof , i mean it happened so easily, i am reading online its hard to get pregnant with each diff thing i have

    • ANSWER:
      Actually while your pregnant your endrometrious symptoms should improve. Your cyst will be monitored at your checkups and ultrasounds. The main concern is you are at higher risk for miscarriage for your first trimester. The baby isn't crushing your stomach or cyst and cysts come and go so you may not even have it now. I'm sure you will be fine you will just be checked on a little more often then other women. Get your medicaid and you may want to see if you qualify for wic. Then call and make your appointment with a Dr. It is very hard to get pregnant with your problems. I have been trying for 10yrs. with no luck I have the have problems you have, I think you are very fortunate to have gotten pregnant so easily because it usually isn't so easy.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can prenatal vitamins cause ovarian cysts in women with endometriosis?
    Also cause weight gain if not pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      No, I don't think so.

  10. QUESTION:
    do you think i could have an ovarian cyst?? please help me!!!!?
    i have abdominal pain and pressure and my period is really irregular these days. this has been happening for the past few months. im 13, and are healthy otherwise. please tell me, do i have a cyst! im sooo scared. i was lyin' in bed last night thinking about what could be wrong with me and then i was like ' a cyst! women with ovarian cyst have these symptoms!" please help!!!
    i started my period when i was 11. i think it would be reggular now. it was until i started haveing these pains.

    • ANSWER:
      If you're really that worried about it, I would see a doctor. They can check for cysts and put your mind at ease. You also probably haven't been having your periods very long so you could still be adjusting. Another cause other than cysts is just a hormone imbalance. Talk to your doctor about possibly starting a hormone treatment or birth control to regulate your cycle.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the reason of formation of cyst in uterus in 40 year women, is it due to penetration of penis too deep
    The size of the cyst is 1cm, which was noticed upon getting sonogram done. Consulted Doctor (gyneacologyst) but it is not of any danger. I want to know the reason, as to how such a cyst is formed in the uterus, is it due to the penetration of penis too deep ?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't flatter yourself big fella

  12. QUESTION:
    How many women out there have had ovarian cyst?
    and what has been your experience with them. I have on that ruptured and bled indide me I ended up in the E.R.

    • ANSWER:
      i had one on my right ovary.
      it hurt SO bad. i passed out in drama class. my teacher thought i was acting :)

      but seriously the thought i had appendicitis. they found the cyst and told me to go home. the next day it started to feel better and as far as i know it went away.

      but some arn't so lucky, like yourself.
      but i was in the hospital for like 5 hours until they found it, and i was in INTENSE pain the whole time.
      it sucked....

  13. QUESTION:
    How many women have had surgery from a Burst ovarian cyst?
    I had surgery in march, and im still in pain when i have intercourse, and when im ovulating. Is it normal to be in pain 6 months later and loose interest in sex and men overall?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had re-current ovarian cysts burst, it isn't much fun. After surgery for one it was determined i had endometriosis as well. did they check for this during your surgery? It may be that you have yet another irregular cyst, an ultrasound is a very easy, quick test that can quickly confirm the status of your ovaries. If this looks to be a problem that is going to keep happening to you, your Dr. should talk to you about hormonal treatment to help suppress the cyst growth. You should NOT still be in pain after your surgery, and if the pain while ovulating is more severe than "normal" crampy pain than you need treatment. it sounds as if this problem is really causing you to lose enjoyment in your life and that is a sure sign that it is time to step up treatment. Talk to your Dr. about the ultrasound and what medications and or treatments are available to you. Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    In the case of breast cysts in young women, what are the options for getting rid of them?
    I know that surgery is one option, but I don't like the idea of going under the knife...

    • ANSWER:
      regular massaging helps circulate lymphatic fluid which helps prevent swollen lymphnodes and cysts, here's a good insdtructional video http://www.youtube.com/v/f6jgDk4apog 90% of all lumps found are non-cancerous, you may just want to observe it and massage and it may go away over time.

  15. QUESTION:
    WOMEN THAT HAVE HAD OVARIAN CYST I NEED YOUR HELP! can u please describe the pains felt?
    can ovarian cyst symptoms be similar to preg symptoms??

    are my chances of pregnancy low? only had sex once, 2 days before my period ended, and also used a condom..nd haven't had sex since then

    my cycle after my first time was very short and light is that normal?

    I've been panicked of pregnancy since da day after sex... I took two test at da docs office urine n dey where negative..

    I've been having lower back pain..also pain in my lower abdomen most on the left side but sometimes on my right side too...can it be a cyst?

    • ANSWER:
      It sure could be. Call your GYN on Monday and ask for an ultrasound to check.

  16. QUESTION:
    what causes pelvic cysts in women?
    thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are common and occur in two types: functional and abnormal. Functional cysts are quite normal They may develop as a result of normal functions of an ovary.

      A cyst forms when the follicle of an ovary gets bigger and fills with fluid as it produces an egg.
      A cyst can also occur after an egg has been released from the follicle. If pregnancy does not occur, it usually disintegrates. However, occasionally it swells with fluid or blood and remains on the surface of the ovary as a cyst.

      Abnormal cysts result from abnormal cell growth. Sometimes abnormal cysts are caused by cancer, but 95% of cysts are not cancerous. The most common abnormal cysts are dermoid cysts. These cysts are similar to skin tissue on the outside and are filled with fatty material and sometimes bits of bone, hair, nerve tissue, and cartilage.

      You have a higher risk for getting an ovarian cyst if:

      You have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
      You have endometriosis.
      You have bulimia.
      You are taking a drug for epilepsy called valproate.

      I hope this helps :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Serious Question for Women about Vaginal Cyst?
    So, I was taking out a tampon a few months ago because my period had just ended. I noticed a small bump on the skin near my vaginal opening; not inside it, but just on the edge. I thought oh, I must have nicked myself shaving or something, it'll go away in a few days. However, when changing a tampon earlier this evening, I found that it's still there. It's not very big - maybe the size of my pinky toenail, or even smaller. It doesn't hurt when I press it.

    I'm really freaking out - what the HECK could this be? I am 18 years old, and a virgin, so there is no way it could be any sort of vaginal wart or anything sexually contracted.

    Please help me - what could this be? Should I see my gynecologist about it? Help! Thanks!
    Haha I know what you meant about going to the doctor... but it's the middle of the night where I live and I was kind of freaking out and I can't go to my doctor right now, so I just wanted to get an opinion or two. I understand though - one time I saw a woman on here asking whether her daughter eating some mushrooms in their backyard merited a trip to the hospital. Sad.

    And does this sound like a Bartholin's cyst to you guys? Now I'm officially freaking out.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts, or women with PCOS? Anyone with advice?
    Hi ladies :) I'm wondering if I possibly have ovarian cysts/PCOS. My periods are typically pretty regular, they just vary by a couple days each month. Normally it's either every 24, 26, or 28 days. I would say every now and then I have an off cycle, maybe 3-4 times a year, where I have a longer cycle. My periods are typically extremely heavy with terrible cramping, lasting 5-7 days.

    I use a fertility monitor that is always 100% accurate as far as detecting ovulation. Last month it detected my O day, and then I didn't start my period when I should have. It was 2 wks late, and I have a 12 day luteal phase. I was having horrible throbbing pain in my left ovary, and now I am still having the pains on CD 12. It's not ovulation pain, it's much more severe. I'm starting to think I have a cyst or PCOS. I'm not overweight, but if I let myself I can gain weight pretty quickly. I'm possibly 5 pounds heavier than what I should be. I'm not noticing any extra facial hair, and I know not everyone has that symptom. I know everyone's symptoms are different, but the thing making me wonder is the TERRIBLE pain.

    Does it sound like a cyst, or PCOS to you ladies? I have an appointment with my OBGYN on Thursday, and I am just petrified to go. I'm eager to get to the bottom of it, and know it's in my best interest to go, but I'm just so worried and terrified. Any advice or personal experience? I'd love for you all to share :) Thanks ladies, and all the baby dust in the world for all of us TTC!
    I'm not pregnant. I finally got my period after being 2 wks late, and currently in a new cycle.
    Oh I'm keeping the appointment for sure! I'm just petrified that it's going to be someting that affects my fertility. We been TTC for 9 months, and I've had 1 miscarriage. I know we gets cysts each cycle, I'm all too familiar with the way our reproductive system works, lol. I probably know too much for my own good!
    Thanks Dr. Phil :) You always give the best encouragement!

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible you have PCOS. Not every woman with PCOS has the same symptoms. Many women aren't overweight, don't have hirsutism and do have cycles. The only way to know whether you have it is to have the testing done (hormone panel and an ultrasound). We also don't necessarily respond to the same treatments either. Some women are able to ovulate and conceive using clomid (low level fertility drug), others need it in combination with metformin (for insulin resistance) and some of us need the aid of a reproductive endocrinologist. The fact that you cycle is a good sign, that you at least ovulate on your own, I think it's just a matter of when it happens and working to make sure you get the opportunity to take advantage of it. The best way to go into this is to take your time, see what the testing reveals and go from there. PCOS and other fertility issues can be frustrating because it can be a long process, but conception isn't impossible or unlikely with the right treatment. I've conceived two pregnancies with fertility treatment (I had to see an RE) and am currently pregnant with a natural (and surprising) conception. So, no need to get nervous, it'll all work out in the end. Good luck.

  19. QUESTION:
    (Women only) Have you ever had a cyst, how do you treat it, how do you make it go away?
    I went to the doctor's office for it. It is in genital area, and not an STD, or a boil. But they told me it might not go away. That is so horrible, I couldn't live with it. Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      I think it should be other way round. I mean if you dont get help here, you may go to a doc!
      Anyway, I will answer cz I am a doc. Is it Bartholyn Cyst? It will need excision but if it is very small, doc may expect it to go of its own.

  20. QUESTION:
    Women's health is slow, so I will ask here... Any of you ever experienced an ovarian cyst that is huge?
    I had an MRI on my back due to a wreck I had, and in the process they found a 9 cm ovarian cyst. I go to my gyno tomorrow, but of course I am terrified of cancer, surgery, etc... any experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      Uterine.

      Had surgery.

      Easy peasey....no further problems.

  21. QUESTION:
    Recovering from Laparoscopic Ovarian Cyst removal, any tips?
    The more I asked, the more common I found out cysts were in women: so now I need your help ladies. What can I do to decrease this pain? What should I not do to make it more painful? Got any tips for faster recovery?

    • ANSWER:
      They put me on birth control to help prevent them and had not had any since

  22. QUESTION:
    Any one who had this before, any help or advice about this?
    I went to the Gynecologist and they discovered me an 3cm large ovary cyst . Can this be dangerous in case I'd like to have baby in a future?? I'm not feeling pain or something. My period is super irregular ( i just have it like 5 - 6 times a year) and for I had been checked previously, the doctors said to me its completely normal for my age still (I'm just 20). Can i have sexual relations like completely normal having this problem (cyst)?

    Women with this experienced about having cyst, your answer will be thankful.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you might have PCOS from the sounds of two of your symptoms. Check out these websites.

      http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/women/reproductive/gynecologic/620.html
      http://www.4woman.gov/faq/pcos.htm
      PCOS is linked to anothe disease called Metabolic Syndrome, a potentially dangerous disease that can be controlled if caught before it gets bad. BTW, PCOS can also be controlled if caught early. Since you are only 20 there are things that can be done about it.
      No, it's not completely normal for you to have these!!!! You should see an endocrinologist in your area that is familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome. It will keep you from becoming infertile and could save your life. These things can lead to diabetes, heart problems, and other life threatening diseases.
      Don't let an uninformed doctor keep you from getting the treatment you need.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do women get cysts in their ovary's?
    How does the doctor remove them? is it expensive?
    what would happen if you didn't remove them?

    • ANSWER:
      I just had a problem with cysts. Been in and out of the doctors for pain and discovered I have more cysts. Thats not the cause of my pain, but in my experience they can hurt , I get "hemoragic cysts". They kinda fill with blood get bigger than burst.The specialist I was into see coupla weeks ago said its perfectly normal for women to get them. Most women dont even know they have cysts, in rare cases they turn out to b cancerous...but most likely in younger women (im 30 with 4 kids) its perfectly normal, a simple pap smear will tell you if its anything to worry about. As for the cost to remove them, i'm in Canada so medicare covers it if harmfull, but usually they dont need to be removed.

  24. QUESTION:
    Women Only: Small bump/cyst from horseback riding?
    About 2 weeks ago I started taking horseback riding lessons, and a week ago I noticed a small soft jelly bean sized bump inside of my skin on my labia majora. I havent had sex in about a month or so, so I don't think it's from that. Does anyone have any idea what this is? Is it just a cyst? If so, how long will the cyst take to clear up? I am going to my Dr on Monday, but until then I can't stop worrying.
    the bump is definitely not noticeable from the outside of the skin

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    im 26 yrs married women,im trying to get pregnant but i have ovarian cyst,so is this harmful?
    im trying to get pregnant past 6 month but i wouldn't..nowadays my stomach gets worse,so i consult with doctor..they ultrasound and told i have cyst in my ovary..i was shocked and i was nervous,bcoz i have no idea whether its harmful or common..so pls advice me whether it will to pregnancy..

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Can Pregnancies Still Occur To Women That Have Ovarian Cyst. ?
    I Was Told That I Have Cyst. Either In My Ovaries Or Uteries. I Haven't Gone To The Doctor To Check. I Have Been Trying To Conceive For The Longest Time. Probably For About 1 Year. I Am Taking Folic Acid Pills. & I Am Being Healthy. My Boyfriend Actually Smokes Weed. Is That An Obstacle For My Failure To Conceive. & Also I Was Sexual Active The Day After My So Called Ovaltion Days. Is There Still A Chance. If Any One You Have Any Remedies Please Tellk Me. I Want A Baby & My Boyfriend Is not Patient Anymore. We Are Desperate To Be Parents. !

    • ANSWER:
      He's not desperate enough to stop smoking weed and you haven't seen a dr. Cysts on your ovaries are different from cysts in your uterus and can make a huge difference in conceiving. You need to see a dr and figure out what's going on and he needs to quit smoking weed.

  27. QUESTION:
    Adult women only or males who work in gynecology! Question about sebaceous cyst on vagina
    so I had 2 small sebaceous cysts on my vagina. I went to the gynecologist and she said they're completely harmless, but if I like, she can drain them. I was in the pool alllllll day today. When I was in the shower later on, I felt like one was sticking up. I squeezed it a little and it completely drained! I don't know if it has anything to do with the chlorine or what, but I've had these for a year now. So could it possibly be the chlorine, because I'd love for the other one to drain.

    • ANSWER:
      When you were in the pool the water softened up the cyst and allowed it to drain. If you want the other to drain you can try applying a warm wet compress (towel soaked in warm water, or even better, warm salt water- just add a tsp of salt to some warm water) and leaving it on for 20 mins. Do this 3 times per day. Make the water as hot as you can without burning yourself. Test it against your neck or wrist to make sure you don't burn your vagina. Re-dip it in the water every few minutes to keep it warm. This should help soften the cyst so you can drain it. If you squeeze it gently and it doesn't pop, dont' force it. Just soak it longer.

  28. QUESTION:
    How common is it for a woman to have a Cyst in her breast?
    What is the solution?

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes it can be fibroid and a result of too much caffenine. Get a mamogram ASAP! That is the best assessment of breast nodules. If it is truly a cyst-- they can use a long needle and local pain killer to aspirate the cyst and get the fluid out.

      Please see the Susan G Komen website for breats health information.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why are you more subjected to getting a cyst if you're not on birth control?
    My doctor told me I had a cyst and in order to me to get rid of it, I need to get on the birth control pill or ring. He said the women can't get cysts if they're not dropping eggs; but when they're not using any form of birth control, and dropping eggs, its common to get a cyst. My question is how does birth control prevent cyst? Specifically, how can the eggs affect whether or not you get a cyst? I would of asked him there but didnt think of it until I got home. Im just curious and would like to know how all that works :)

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The pills are meant to help 'quiet down' the ovaries. Cysts might form when the ovaries are too active. Not sure if the egg itself plays a role however.

  30. QUESTION:
    Anybody out there who can swear by transfer factor's effectivity?
    Has anybody out there tried 4Life transfer factor products and actually found them effective as a cure for cancer, myoma and cysts in women, bringing high blood glucose levels back to normal for good, or improve focus in adults with ADD?

    • ANSWER:
      This may sound silly but my flatmate actually uses 4Life transfer factor product for their cat which has an inoperable tumour in the nasal cavity.

      The vet said after x-rays (Dec 05) that the cat had only 1 year to live. However, the cat has received the above product since diagnosis and is still quite energetic 2 years after the awful pronouncement.

      The usually expected symptoms of nose bleeds and breathing failure have not materialised. Neither has the lump over the nose area increased that much. It has obviously boosted this cat's immune system to minimise the cancer.

  31. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between a cyst and a cancer tumor?
    for women who have had experience with cysts in breast or breast cancer- if there is a lump, can you feel a difference between the cancer and just a cyst? do they feel differently or the same?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is fluid filled a tumor is not.
      You cannot feel if a tumor is cancer or not.

  32. QUESTION:
    Has any woman had a cyst that has busted inside of her?
    my 19 yr. old had surgery feb.for a lemon sized cyst near her fallopian tube and now they say she has 3 small ones. they gave her birth control pills to make them smaller { ? } They did say that when she had the worst pain was when one of them ruptered inside and the liquid was what hurting. She is in pain right now and I am taking her to the hospital, but I just want to see what someone else has done

    • ANSWER:
      I have never personally had one, but I have a relative who had a few burst not to long ago and she was in pain for days. She went to the doctor and told her that she was experiencing cysts bursting in her ovaries and that there was nothing they could do but prescribe pain medicine. If your daughter is experiencing this much pain, then it's a good move to take her to the hospital. Something else might be going on that is unforeseen and they could give her something to cope with the pain.

      All the best.

  33. QUESTION:
    I am confused about cyst?
    I went to the doctors last night for an ultra sound, becasue i have some slight pains because before i have my period. and becasue my periods are any where from 29-45 days apart. My gyno sent me for an ultrasound, to check for cysts. (she is also trying to confirm whether or not i have PCOS). so i go in and the nurse does an ultra sound and she stated that my ovaries and uterus look great. when i was getting dressed, i asked her, if i had PCOS would be be able to see that. she said some times there will little "micro"cyst or something(sorry i forgot exactly what she said). but then she stated that i have cysts. i dont get it. i am waiting for the doc to call me( since i only had it done last night), but do some women have cysts and is some cysts normal?.. i dont understand why she would say everything looks fine, but then i have cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, hope this helps!

      Each menstrual cycle the ovaries actually produce around 30 'pre-eggs' called follicules. Throughout the length of the cycle they are exposed to the female hormones and begin to grow and develop into proper eggs. Just around the time of ovulation, there is a spike in progesterone levels, and the very best follicule will respond to this and develop into a proper egg and be ovulated into the fallopian tubes. This will be discarded in your next period if it remains unfertilised.

      As for the 29 other follicules that didnt make it into eggs. They decrease in size and form teeny cysts which cause no bother. This is what she was probably talking about. Every woman has small cysts on her ovaries from all these follicules and they are nothing to worry about.

      In PCOS, there are abnormal hormone levels which means no eggs are ovulated and the follicules dont turn into little cysts, but bigger ones visible on ultrasound.

  34. QUESTION:
    Non-cancerous Breat tumor & cyst?
    I'm 24 and I have a non-cancerous tumor on my left breast. I've done a biopsy, and I do ultrasounds periodically. I do not have breast cancer in my family history. This tumor isn't really bothering me that much, what's bothering me is that I have a cyst on that breast which continuously opens up a wound, usually when I have my period. The fluid in the cyst is drained from the wound, and the wounnd eventually closes. But everytime near my period, the cyst would begin to fill up and then the wound eventually opens up again. This happens almost every month for the past year and it's driving me crazy.

    I'm currently taking birth control pills (this is a long time after I had the cyst problem). I visited a specialist and he suggested that I can get a simple operation to remove the tissues around the cyst area. I've done some researches online and found out that for some women, the cysts keep coming back even after operation. (to be continued)
    That is one of my main concerns. I don't want to go through the trouble of an operation if the cyst will just come back. I also do not want this operation to deform my breast. I also would like to get rid of this cyst problem. I don't know which I would want more, to have the operation which deforms my breast, or to keep having the cyst wound exploding on me. My question is, are there any options (that actually work) without me going through surgery? Would the cyst eventually go away as I get older?

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend getting another opinion, preferably from someone that does not share the same office of the doctor that you currently saw to see what they think is going on.

      I would also recommend a consultation with an endocrinologist (a doctor that diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders that relate to hormones) if you haven't already to see what they say to see if maybe a hormone imbalance could be causing some of this.

      I also have the link to a site that may help you find more information. The link is at:

      http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health

  35. QUESTION:
    Corpus Luteum Cyst During Pregnancy- What was your experience like?
    I went in for a sonogram when I was 5 weeks, and they found a hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst on my right ovary measuring 2.7cm. It didn't really cause me any problems (some intermittent aching), but I am now at almost 10 weeks, and am having a constant aching and sometimes sharp pain where my right ovary is.

    My questions are:

    1. Isn't such a cyst supposed to go away the further along you get? Should I be worried that I am having the pain more constantly now? I don't want to bother my doc if it's nothing!
    2. What are the signs to look out for that may indicate a problem?
    3. I heard that women with cysts during pregnancy get more ultrasounds. Should they be doing another one soon? How many did you get while you had your cyst?

    So sorry for all the questions!!! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      When you have ovarian cysts they generally go away with pregnancy. http://www.drspock.com/article/0,1510,5335,00.html

  36. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst while pregnant...advice needed?
    I went for my seven week ultrasound Tuesday and everything was fine with the baby, but she said asked if I have been having any pain on my right side and said I have a cyst on that side. She said not to worry, that many women get cysts while pregnant and that it can actually protect the baby against some stuff, and it should go away by 14 weeks, but I was still a little worried. Did anyone else have a cyst while pregnant? Does it get worse and very painful? Can it hurt the baby if it gets worse? Any advice would be great! Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Women only!!! Cysts?
    Can anyone help me regarding the following. When I got my ultrasound while being pregnant with my daughter, I was advised I had a cyst on my left ovary. Nothing could be done as I was pregnant and not a big cyst at the time. This was 3 years ago now, and in the past couple of months I have been getting very sore cramp (not like period pains), but i'm doubled over I cant move. Sometimes after sex it can make me feel like this also. Does this sound like it could be related to the cyst at all, and what would the symptoms be if it was a cyst? ................ Please dont write go to the doctors, cause I know that, just want bit of advice first. Thanx
    my doctors never got back to me after that ultrasound, saying it was very common. The pain kills me at times, takes my breath away then a couple of mins later I'm ok again. Thanks to everyone for helping, great advice!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms do sound like cysts ...and as you can see from all the women who have answered already the common advice is to get a scan arranged to see what is going on and if you need treatment. The last thing you want is emergency treatment , so get it sorted before it goes that far...good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Have a question about an ovarian cyst?
    Back in Feb.07, I had a pain in my ovary. I went to get it checked and it turns out it was an ovarian cyst (my 1st time ever knowingly getting one). They told me to wait about 6-8weeks and it should rupture. Fast forward to Sept. 08 I was still having some pain and went to get it checked out again by ultrasound. They said it was a cyst, and they weren't sure if it had gotten any bigger or not, but I should be fine, nothing to worry about, let it rupture in about 6-8wks.
    Now we are here in March 09, and it still hurts sometimes. It's not a frequent pain, but it does hurt sometimes, for no reason or when I'm having sex (I'll have to stop because I'll be near tears). I had a Pap Smear done already and it came back normal. I did a Pelvic Exam, and they told me if it's a cyst, it should rupture.

    I'm tired of waiting for this thing to go away. I called the OBGYN today and they told me it might be because it goes away and then comes back, women get cyst every month, some feel it others won't ever know they had it.

    What should I do at this point??????

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts - wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. In your case, they are obviously just going for 'wait & see'. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

      That's why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It's totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There's a good site at http://www.ovariancystshealed.info with articles and more information. Hope this helps.

  39. QUESTION:
    ATTENTION WOMEN!!!! Just received news about Cyst on Ovarie, should I worry??
    Had ultrasound done for pain on left side, just figured it was ovaries or period related. They called and said report showed cyst on ovarie, small one on left. I have my period now and the pain in there and nauseau and running to the bathroom.is terrible recently. I felt really sick last night where it worried me. Do I just have a flu bug or could it be from the cyst? Didn't know whether to call Dr. or not. Looked it up on web and it says no big deal. I have my tubes tied, going through menapause, and am old, 46. Any advice would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't worry. (I've had multiple cysts on my ovaries-with the worst problems being when one ruptured and I spent one night in the hospital).

      When mine really act up, are growing or about to burst, I get sick to my stomach and have a lot of pain. Gynos usually perscribe birth controll pills to shrink the cysts (even if you've already gone through menopause).

      My Dr. also sent me to a gastrointerologist to check that the pain is actually from the cysts and not from other problems in the same areas.

      Hope this helps!

  40. QUESTION:
    Women who have had ovarian cyst?
    ok so im a 13 yr old girl who just had surgery to remove a 23cm cyst. and i got my period the next day in the hospital. but now i havent had it. i had surgery on may 14. and my mom said it just threw my sytem off track but im not sure. Has any one else ever had this problem???

    i mean this thing was HUGE!!!! here is a picture:

    http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb135/SKIRTTY5/xx.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      I had major surgery when I was thirteen and (thankfully) didn't have a period for three months. Your body is just throwing all it's energy resources into healing, and it's probably just knocked your cycle out of whack. Definitely don't worry about it, but if you still haven't gotten your period by next month, it might be worth letting your doctor know about, so that they can monitor and make sure nothing is wrong.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?
    I'm going in for my first ultrasound this week to see if there are any existing ovarian cysts that I may have. I've had terribly painful cysts for the last two/three months, with pain lasting a minimum of four hours. I'm only seventeen, and would like to raise a family someday. What are my odds of infertility? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed at 20 with PCOS and I am now 25 years old. I have had alot of trouble getting pregnant. I HAVE been pregnant 2 times since the diagnosis, unfortunatly the 1st ended in miscarriage and the 2nd baby was still born Christmas Day 2009. NEITHER WHERE DUE TO THE CYSTS. We have been trying for 8 months now with no luck. Probably due to my cysts acting up and I havent had my period in the last 8 months either. If you are worried about it, I found some remedies that help concieve. Friends of mine have used it with real success, I have not tried it yet but am hopeful Its call Fertility Blend, you can find it at most GNC stores. All will be okay, either way. Good Luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of a sebaceous cyst?? im a woman who has one in between my inner right thigh & butt....?
    its not any kind of std...i just had a pap and my results were normal....which is why i dont wanna have to go all the way back to my gyne and wait for an appointment. Can I get rid of it myself?!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had cysts surgically removed a couple times. It can usually be done in a doctor's office with local anesthesia. Each time I had it done it took about 20 minutes. The cysts are not dangerous, only annoying. I'm told they are messy and smelly if they rupture. The last time I had one removed was about ten years ago. It cost me about . I don't know how expensive it is now.

  43. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst? Bacteria in lower bowel/intestines Women preferably?
    I'm trying to understand it a bit more. Since the internet just doesn't really explain it well enough. Anyone else have this or had it before? If so could you give me some advice or let me know the systems you had. I already went to see the doctors but they're waiting on making my appointment to do an ultra sound, then a month to wait for my results. The wait is hard because I continuously have pain when using the restroom, when I eat or when I work out. I'm scared so I just needed to ask. My family said they knew others who had something similar that had died from it by waiting too long. The doctors believe the cyst has already enlarged.
    Anyways the bacteria, what really are the causes? Can you really make you sick? I wake up in the morning finding myself sniffing having a headache, and having to use the restroom late at night, and more then usual.
    Any advice? and please don't be immature about this. It's serious.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had ovarian cysts before. I'm not sure about the bacteria tho. I will say with the ovarian cysts that I had, both ruptured on me and I had to go to the hospital cause it was miserable. I was in so much pain it was unreal. Each month during your ovulation period every woman forms a cyst or two or several. Most will get flushed away when you get your period but some of us lucky women don't have that happen and they stay around and will either rupture or have to be removed. I luckily had 3 and then have never had them again. The pain was just in my lower stomach and I had a rather large cyst in each ovary. I felt nauseous, made frequent trips to the bathroom, basically I stayed doubled over in pain. It's no fun. They should give you a pain killer to help you when you have the pain, but maybe something else could be going on with the bowel thing too. I'm not sure, but good luck and I know what you are going through :-( .

  44. QUESTION:
    How many women have ever had ovarian cysts that grew into something.?
    I just found out that I have an ovarian cyst on my left side.Also I have one on my cervix too. I had 2 ultrasounds done in the last 6 weeks to see if it has gone away on it's own, but it hasn't it has increase in size. Now my doctor wants me to have surgery which is probably normal, but still I am scared. Any advice or stories?
    like cancer or took over your ovaries

    • ANSWER:
      my cousin had a cyst on the ovary burst and had to have emergency surgery. If you doctor thinks you need it, you can always get a second opinion...but I would rather have calm, planned surgery than emergency, anytime. good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    What Is a ovarian cyst?
    Im 17 years old and don't really understand what it is. I had my ovary taken away cause I had one and I don't really know what cyst I had.
    Functional cysts often form during the menstrual cycle:
    •Follicle cysts. These cysts form when the sac doesn't break open to release the egg. Then the sac keeps growing. This type of cyst most often goes away in 1 to 3 months.
    •Corpus luteum cysts. These cysts form if the sac doesn't dissolve. Instead, the sac seals off after the egg is released. Then fluid builds up inside. Most of these cysts go away after a few weeks. They can grow to almost 4 inches. They may bleed or twist the ovary and cause pain. They are rarely cancerous. Some drugs used to cause ovulation, such as Clomidor Serophene, can raise the risk of getting these cysts.
    Other types of ovarian cysts are:

    •Endometriomas: These cysts form in women who have endometriosis. This problem occurs when tissue that looks and acts like the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. The tissue may attach to the ovary and form a growth. These cysts can be painful during sex and during your period.
    •Cystadenomas. These cysts form from cells on the outer surface of the ovary. They are often filled with a watery fluid or thick, sticky gel. They can become large and cause pain.
    •Dermoid cysts: These cysts contain many types of cells. They may be filled with hair, teeth, and other tissues that become part of the cyst. They can become large and cause pain.
    •Polycystic ovaries: These cysts are caused when eggs mature within the sacs but are not released. The cycle then repeats. The sacs continue to grow and many cysts form. For more information about polycystic ovaries, refer to our FAQ about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

    Im like Dermoid and Corpus luteum It was too big and had twisted three times and caused lots of pain.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I had surgery about a month ago to remove a cyst, but like you I have no idea what type it was. By your descriptions here I assume I most likely had a corpus luteum like yourself because I was told it was full of liquid. Mine had twisted around my tube and that caused EXTREME pain !! lol. Because of the twisting I had my tube removed, thankfully my ovary is fine. Oh and just to let you know my cyst was 10 cm big, pretty painful. lol. Well I'm not sure what your question was because you kind of answered it yourself lol, but you helped me figure out which type I had so you answered my question. :)

  46. QUESTION:
    ovarian cancer question here. I would like to know why a lot of women who have ovarian cancer show?
    septated cysts in the ultrasound. My doctor tle me last week that lots of women she has diagnosed with septated ovarian cysts have been cancerous, why is this? Also please expain to me why with the desease women get irregular bleeding that is soooooo heavy it is similar to hemeraging in the middle of thir cycles. This unfortunatly applys to me and is to help me. Women who have had septated cysts and then went for bipsys and found it mallignant, please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Why not do as you have been advised so many many times and ask your doctor these questions instead of repeatedly posting them using at least four different identities.

  47. QUESTION:
    questions about an ovarian cyst & pregnancy..?
    so my boyfriend and i have been trying to get pregnant for the past 5 months and nothing so far. I had an ovarian cyst when i was 10 years old in my right ovary. I am 21 yrs old and recently in december i had to get an ultrasound done and saw that i have an ovarian cyst but that it was now in my left ovary...i was just wondering if this ovarian cyst was a reason why i am unable to get pregnant?? i asked the dr and they said that it is a common things to have an ovarian cyst but that women are still able to get pregnant..i guess i just keep thinking something is wrong with me but i just wanted to know if anybody had any information about this. My cousin tried getting pregnant for 3 years but was unable to because of an ovarian cyst, then the cyst went away and she got pregnant right away. I was just wondering if that was just her luck or was it because of the ovarian cyst?? pleasee any comments would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      I would definitely talk to your doctor about your cyst. let them know about your concerns and have them talk to you about the chances of it affecting your chances of conceiving. It can affect your chances...depending on where it is located and the size of the cyst.

      Most importantly...relax. your body and mind need to have as little stress as possible in order to be able to be in a good place to conceive. You are on the right track.

      A great book for advice, and motivation is "Stirrups Aren't Just For Horses" by Janean Buyny. You may find alot of hope and inspiration from this woman who speaks to you about what the issues can be with difficulties conceiving and what things you may have to do in the process.

      Good Luck and Keep us posted!!!

  48. QUESTION:
    Women who have ever had a cyst!?? Please Help!?
    I am around 5 weeks pregnant. Was having lower abdomen pain and starting bleeding a little. Went to the ER and they saw I have a cyst on my right ovary. Doctor didn't seem concerned. He said it should go away on it's own.
    This weekend I went on a short vacation. We pulled up to a grocery store. I opened my door and one of our dogs jumped out. I jumped out after him (so he wouldn't get ran over) and put him in the car. I had to use the restroom so I went inside. When I sat on the toilet, I noticed I was bleeding again. This time it was a bit more. It really freaked me out. I really haven't had any pain since then.

    Do you think that the cyst may have popped?
    Has anyone else had a cyst with pregnancy or know anyone who has?
    Is it bad to have a cyst while pregnant?

    Thank you!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts come and go all the time in women, generally they'd never know they had one if not for an ultrasound. It sounds like it's ruptured as the pain is gone.
      Congratulations on your pregnancy, the very best of luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    do women who have ovarian cysts have deep pain in the belly when they're pregnant?
    is there deep pain down in the belly (in the right and left sides) of a pregnant woman who has ovarian cyst?

    • ANSWER:
      That doesn't sound normal. I would recommend getting in touch with your OB/GYN to let them know what's going on and see what they think is going on.

  50. QUESTION:
    Women with left side abdomen pain,dull and achey, negative ultrasound -ruled out cyst. WBC is 17 thousand?
    Waiting for my ct results to come back. Hurts to cough and lift leg or sitting in certain ways. I am 25 and normal weight and height. Also have been having neasous and throwing up randomly, and of course random acid reflux....
    Any ideas on what i might have?
    Thanks
    ment to add they did vaginal ultrasound too, 3 urine test and 1 blood test, all negative

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like an ectopic pregnancy, to be honest. Make sure they carefully looked over the fallopian tubes during the ultrasound. Also, make sure they checked for fluid in the Recto-uterine pouch.

      Or, it could be PID, or pelvic inflammatory disease


Removing Ovary

Natural Remedy For Ovarian Cysts 5 Tips To Help Relieve The Pain Of Ovarian Cysts The majority of them will go away on their own eventually. Sometimes this can take months or even years, but again, most women will never have any symptoms at all. The cyst will develop and dissipate on its own.However, some women will have the symptoms associated with having an ovarian cyst and will suffer the pain that is involved. To see if you do have an ovarian cyst, it is recommended that you make an appointment to see your doctor, who will set up an ultrasound. If it is found that you do have an ovarian cyst, there are some things that you can do to alleviate the pain and pressure that you are feeling with a natural remedy for ovarian cysts.

Drinking an herbal tea. This might sound a little silly, but it does work. Teas are full of antioxidants and will go to work getting rid of the toxins that have built up in your body over time. The environment that we live in is full of toxins and chemicals that reek havoc with our bodies. From the foods that we eat and the water that we drink, chemicals and toxins are involved. Our bodies are not equipped to handle these unnatural things. By drinking the herbal tea, your body will be able to finally get rid of some of these nasty toxins.

Drinking plenty of water. By this I mean lots of water, at least ten glasses a day and more if you are active. I know that this sounds like it is way too much and you are going to be held prisoner to your bladder, but that is just the point. By eliminating all of the stored water in your body, water that is filled with toxins and chemicals, you are replenishing it with fresh water every day, helping your liver to process the toxins and eliminate them. Just be sure to install a high quality filter on your tap, or drink high quality bottled water. Chlorinated water is not only bad for you, it increases your risk of cancer by as much as 93%. Remember, we are going for a natural remedy for ovarian cysts, and what you put into your body needs to be natural.

Heat Therapy. Place a hot water bottle or heating pad over your lower abdomen for at least a half an hour. After a few minutes you should feel some comfort and the pain should subside. But there is something else that you can try also. Try wrapping the heating pad in plastic wrap that you can grab from the kitchen. This will help keep the heat in a localized area.

Reduce Stress. This is going to be the hardest of all to take care of, but stress is a major player in the formation of the ovarian cysts to begin with. A natural remedy for ovarian cysts stresses that you try to control your stress levels. Just by sitting down and taking a break for five minutes every so often can make all the difference in the world.

Eating plenty of fiber. What does fiber do? It will make you go to the bathroom more often, which is a good thing. Just like drinking the extra water, your body will be able to get rid of the nasty toxins and chemicals that your liver has been storing. By eliminating these chemicals and toxins from your body, it will become more in balance with itself, and the healing process can begin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    a 33yrs lady can be a mother after removing her one ovary in 4th stage cancer six time chemotharaphy is given?
    ovary removed in 21yrs.now her age is 33 yrs.her height is 4ft" 10'inches ,six times repeated chemotherapy .diagnosed in 4th stage .

    • ANSWER:
      anything is possible hunny just keep trying~! baby dust!!!!

  2. QUESTION:
    does removing an ovary have any side affects?
    i just came back from the gyno. turns out i have a non functioning left ovary with a small cyst on it. doc recommends i remove the cyst but if he needs to remove the left ovary, so be it. he also said my right ovary is in perfect condition.

    so question, or more like questions is:

    are there any side affects from removing an ovary?
    can someone tell me of there experience with removing a cyst or an ovary?

    thanks.

    --jessica (33)

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Does removing a fallopian tube and an ovary cause sterilization?

    • ANSWER:
      No. Both tubes have to be either cut, removed or clamped for a woman to be sterilized.

      EMT

  4. QUESTION:
    Does removing the uterus causes a woman to no longer be able to produce egg from her ovary?
    asking for a friend who has viginal tumor

    also, is it better to remove the whole uterus or part of it?

    • ANSWER:
      a woman is already born with all the eggs in her ovaries,eggs are never produced.and im not sure about the second question.ask her doc.

  5. QUESTION:
    I am considering removing an ovary & fallopian tube. Anyone know approx what costs may be if out of pocket?

    • ANSWER:
      it really depends on a lot of different things. how long you will need to hospitalized after surgery, medications needed during and after surgery, doctor fees, cost of operating room ect. I would say more than ,000 out of pocket.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is removing an ovary a treatment for PCOS?

    • ANSWER:
      NEWER METHODS OF TREATMENT
      Traditional treatments have been difficult, expensive and have limited success when used alone. Infertility treatments include weight loss diets, ovulation medications (clomiphene,letrozole, Follistim, Gonal-F), ovarian drilling surgery and IVF. Other symptoms have been managed by anti-androgen medication (birth control pills, spironolactone, flutamide or finasteride).

      Ovarian drilling can be performed at the time of laparoscopy. A laser fibre or electrosurgical needle is used to puncture the ovary 10-12 times. This treatment results in a dramatic lowering of male hormones within days. Studies have shown that up to 80% will benefit from such treatment. Many who failed to ovulate with letrozole or metformin therapy will respond when rechallenged with these medications after ovarian drilling. Interestingly, women in these studies who are smokers, rarely responded to the drilling procedure. Side effects are rare, but may result in adhesion formation or ovarian failure if the procedure is performed by an inexperienced surgeon.

      For women in the reproductive age range, polycystic ovary syndrome is a serious, common cause of infertility, because of the endocrine abnormalities which accompany elevated insulin levels. There is increasing evidence that this endocrine abnormality can be reversed by treatment with widely available standard medications which are leading medicines used in this country for the treatment of adult onset diabetes, metformin (Glucophage 500 or 850 mg three times per day or 1000mg twice daily with meals), pioglitazone (Actos 15-30 mg once a day), rosiglitazone (Avandia 4-8 mg once daily) or a combination of these medications. These medications have been shown to reverse the endocrine abnormalities seen with polycystic ovary syndrome within two or three months. They can result in decreased hair loss, diminished facial and body hair growth, normalization of elevated blood pressure, regulation or menses, weight loss, reduction in cardiovascular risk factors, normal fertility, and a reduced risk of miscarriage. We have seen pregnancies result in less than two months in woman who conceived in their very first ovulatory menstrual cycle. By six months over 90% of women treated with insulin-lowering agents, diet and exercise will resume regular menses.

      The medical literature suggests that the endocrinopathy in most patients with polycystic ovary syndrome can be resolved with insulin lowering therapy. This is clinically very important because the therapy reduces hirsutism, obesity, blood pressure, triglyceride levels, elevated blood clotting factors and facilitates reestablishment of the normal pituitary ovarian cycle, thus often allowing resumption of normal ovulatory cycles and pregnancy. We know the polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke because of the associated heart attack and stroke risk factors, hypertension, obesity, hyperandrogenism, hypertriglyceridemia, and these are to a large degree resolved by therapy with these medications.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the recovery time after having ovary removed?
    I have a 20cm dermoid cyst attached to my left ovary i am waiting on an appointment to go into hospital to have the cyst and ovary removed.I work with young children and need to be fit to look after them .So any ideas of how long it will take me to be fit enough for work.The doctor says 4 weeks but most people i have spoken to say it will be much longer.
    I would be grateful to hear others experiences.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how it is done. Vaginally yes, 4 weeks. Abdominaly 6-8 for heavy lifting.

  8. QUESTION:
    Does one have to have ovary removed if a septated cyst is IN the ovary and not on the ovary?
    I have a cyst a little over 1 cm in my left ovary. It is causing a great deal of pain. It was found to be a septated cyst, which I don't know what that means. Currently we are waiting to see if it shrinks with a new birth control pill. However, if the cyst is IN the ovary as opposed to On the ovary, will I have to have the whole ovary removed?

    • ANSWER:
      If it's in the ovary it will most likely have to be removed,and you may lose the ovary. Hopefully it will shrink though.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can a woman become pregnant after getting her right uterine tube removed and left ovary removed?
    My friend had both her left ovary and her right uterine tube removed surgically at age 17 because of a cyst and a tumor in these organs. Now, at age 32, she remains healthy and is expecting her second child. How could she naturally conceive a child with just one ovary and one uterine tube, widely separated on opposite sides of the pelvis like this?

    • ANSWER:
      They may have done something so she could have children by in a sense re wiring what she has left

  10. QUESTION:
    How soon can one travel after getting their ovary removed?
    I had my right ovary removed due to a huge cyst the size of a babies head 10 days ago. I am supposed to go to Spain August the 15th. Will I be able to go?

    • ANSWER:
      i would think so ,,, but asked your doctor

  11. QUESTION:
    Can you get another cyst after your ovary is removed?
    I had a cyst and my right ovary removed last December. Now I'm having slight pain in the same spot that the last cyst was in. Is it even possible to have a cyst with out an ovary?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes...

  12. QUESTION:
    Removing a ovary for endometriosis?
    September 15th I had Laparoscopy surgery to diagnose abdominal pain, They found that I had endometriosis on my left ovary. The doctor removed it and said I should be find for 6-12 months. One month later I was having some pain with my cycle. I went back to the doctor and he said I should suck it up. His words exactly. Just recently I had to go to the hospital when I started my cycle because the pain was unbearable. The doctors in the ER said my endometriosis was back in the left side. How could it be back after such a short period of time? I go to a different doctor in a couple of days, I was thinking about asking to remove the ovary. There's no endometriosis on any other parts, just on the left ovary. The pain is getting unbearable. I cant keep going to the doctor every month to get percocet, because thats the only thing that will take the pain away. And my periods are starting to get very irregular too. What are my options since obviously laparoscopy didn't work? Do you think I can just get the one ovary removed since its the only part affected.

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably not back after a short time - it wasn't properly dealt with in the first place. It sounds like your first doctor wasn't an endometriosis specialist and didn't remove all of the endo when he did your laparoscopy. Removing your remaining ovary will not cure the endometriosis - there is no cure - and going into sudden menopause like that can be hell.

      Your best bet is to find a new doctor who is an endometriosis specialist and who will treat you properly.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for a lower sex drive after a ovary has been removed?
    I had a ovary removed due to cysts and now I Have no sex drive. When I first had the surgery my sex drive sky-rocketed and now I could care less if I ever had sex again. Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Sex drive is too complex and generally not related to any particular organ in our body .Your problem may be age related ,due to stress,due to a bad relationship .Your ovary produces hormones related to your sexuality.They generally don't control sexual drive .They are concerned with reproduction.Sexual drive involves complex interactions of various organ systems.Ovaries play very little role.

  14. QUESTION:
    What happens if you have to have one ovary removed?
    I have had a cyst that has doubled in size over this past year and now my doctor suggests I remove the entire ovary.

    • ANSWER:
      I had to have one ovary removed because of a cyst too. It hasn't changed anything for me except now I don't have constant pain on that side any more!

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have ovulation pain on the same side I had my ovary removed?
    I had my tubes tied 12 years ago and about two years ago I had my right ovary removed due to a cyst getting ready to rupture. Each month I ovulate on the right side with bad pain and am wondering if that's normal? Ovary gone, why would I have this pain on the same side?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Please help!: Can I sue my doctor for not removing my ovary?
    Ovarian cancer runs in my family. I had abnormal cells that were precancerous on one ovary a year ago and had half the ovary removed. I wanted to have them both removed because I don't want children. The doctor would not remove them because I was only 28 and "I might change my mind".

    I don't want children. I never did. I still don't. I never will.

    Now I have a malignant tumor on the same ovary and need to get it removed completely as well as radiation therapy. If I had them both removed to begin with this would not be happening!
    THANK YOU!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you had agreed to completely remove both ovaries prior to the surgery, and the doctor did not do what you agreed to, then there's grounds for a lawsuit. In this situation, a doc might readily agree to cover the costs of the procedure without going to court.

      If you let the doc talk you into keeping part of an ovary, and you agreed to this prior to surgery, you could file a lawsuit, but it would be difficult to win since you ultimately made the choice.

  17. QUESTION:
    Dear friends, my friend removed one ovary before 10 years? How long the other will work?
    She operated and removed her ovary due to chocolate cyst in her ovary and she got regular periods not even skipping one month for these 10 years. Now she got married and taking all steps to have a child. How long the other ovary will work? Is there any chance that this ovary will stop working at any point? She is longing badly for a child. Plz Help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      My friend had one of her ovaries removed at the age of 24. She got married at 32 and had two kids without problems.
      Of course, everybody is different, but looks like it should be ok.

  18. QUESTION:
    can you have sex the night before having surgery to remove my ovary?
    Im having surgery tomorrow to have my ovary removed, is it ok to have sex tonight?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.justanswer.com/medical?r=ppc|ga|1|Health|Doctor&JPKW=ask%20doctor%20online&JPDC=S&JPST=&JPAD=2234276013&JPAF=txt&JPCD=20090506&JPRC=1&JPOP=Omar_Headline_Online&gclid=CLSuq6ybkJwCFRkMDQodJyO9ww

  19. QUESTION:
    can I still get pregnant after my tubes tied, a hysterectomy, and one ovary removed?
    I ha my tubes tie at 22, and at 25 I had to have a hysterectomy. And last year they removed my left ovary. I have all signs of pregnancy. Can I be?

    • ANSWER:
      hysterectomy=removal of the uterus=no periods, no pregnancies
      myomectomy=removal of fibroids (just to clear up an answer above me)

      With one ovary left and strange symptoms I'm going to say it's time to go back to the doc and ask them to check your hormones and see if the one left isn't misfiring.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does a cyst removal operation really needed to remove your ovary?
    an 8cm cyst of the left ovary and 3cm ovary from the other ovary.
    a suggestion of a doctor is a removal of both ovary.
    i think of that as a stupid and lazy idea.
    thats bullshit for me getting said by an educated people or maybe i just didnt understand why.
    but does the operation really needed to hurt the ovary and remove it?
    is there another way to remove the cyst, a way that wont remove the ovary?
    i just wanted to have a baby with her.

    • ANSWER:
      She needs to discuss options with the doctor. Usually having large cysts such as that is a good reason to remove both. If they were 8MM cysts instead of 8CM cysts than maybe, but surgery to fix what will certainly grow back is just painful for her and likely she is infertile from the scarring already. Her doctor may be able to freeze some eggs though for invitro later if you wish to have children.

  21. QUESTION:
    How long should a woman wait to try to get pregnant after having surgery to remove an ovary?
    I had a laparatomy to remove my left ovary and fallopian tube because of a large cyst. This problems was discovered because my husband and I were trying to have a baby, which wasn't working.

    My doctor said we could start trying again right away (it has only been 2 weeks), but I'm scared that it might be dangerous.

    Does anyone have any personal experience with this situation?
    SuzyS, if your doctor tells you something different than mine ("Go ahead!), would you let me know?

    • ANSWER:
      my stepp mum had a similar thing,
      except she got her tubes cleaned out due to a cyst and misscarraged that she had.
      she waited six weeks or so just to make sure everything was normal again.
      but please dont try to get your hopes up to much as she has tried everything to get pregnant after having this done;
      she recently tried ivf but it failed.

      i am now 15 and pregnant and looking for someone who lives in victoria to give it to a loving couple that can look after it :)

      goodluck.
      praying for you.

  22. QUESTION:
    how much to pay for an operation of removing the ovary?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the country.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do I have to have my ovary removed if they find pre-cancer cells in it or can they just remove the cells?
    I heard its dangerous to remove ovaries under 40 is there anyway around it?

    • ANSWER:
      If the cells are only on one ovary then typically they will want to remove the entire ovary, as it is difficult to remove just part of the ovary--it takes a very skilled surgeon--and it's possible that the pre-cancerous cells are sprinkled throughout the ovary anyway, but are microscopic so they can't see them. If the cells are on both ovaries, then they might remove just the visible cells that are problematic, but, again, it's tricky surgery. I recommend you see several doctors to get several opinions. Preferably get the surgery done at a big teaching hospital by a very skilled fertility expert. Those will be the ones who will best be suited to preserve your fertility. You only need one ovary to continue to have a menstrual period and be fertile. Even 1/2 of an ovary might be OK, but you'll probably go through menopause a few years early. Your situation is the kind where your own actions to preserve your ovaries make a HUGE difference. Most docs will just say they want to remove both ovaries, or at least one ovary. But if you take the right action, you can find a doc who will be better suited to help you.

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had an ovary removed and had a baby afterwards?
    Just had a ovary removed due to a cyst and we wanted to have another baby in a few years but could we be harming our chances by waiting ?

    • ANSWER:
      My mother had one of her ovaries and tubes removed when she was 12. On top of that she had mild uterine polyps (benign growths in the uterus walls)
      The doctors told her when she was 12 that she would have a 1% chance of EVER having children. Back then they didn't have IVF available... so pretty much you either got pregnant or you had to adopt.
      So when my mother and my father got married at ages 16 and 18, they both knew it would be a slim to no chance that they would ever have a baby.
      By the time my mother was 26 years old, she had 4 children completely naturally! I am her 4th :)
      I am living proof that doctors can be VERY wrong with their diagnosis. Dont lose hope, it will happen for you when the time is right!
      Just keep going to your doctor and eventually you can get on Clomid or injections to stimulate your ovary. Its also possible you might not have any problems at all concieving
      But since you say you don't want to try for a few years.. don't worry about it right now. ^_^

  25. QUESTION:
    how long after having an ovary removed can you get pregnant?
    two weeks ago i had to have my left ovary through laparoscopy removed because i had a demroid cyst and i was curious to know how long after will i be able to conceive, and will it be hard?

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  26. QUESTION:
    Can a woman still get pregnant if her right ovary is surgically removed?
    My GYN says that i have a complex cyst (34 cc) on my right ovary. Initially i'm told to try the springtec birth control pills but if this doesn't work i'll have to have my right ovary surgically removed. I'm 30 years old and would like to extend my family someday. My question to you is if i have the right ovary surgically removed will i still be able to get pregnant and carry a baby full term?

    • ANSWER:
      YES YES YES!!! I had my left ovary removed at the age of 14. I had a cyst that did not respond to BC pills. I am now 24 and currently 31 weeks pregnant with my first child!!! (planned pregnancy!!)

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of a Ovary Removal medical waiver being approve for National Guard.?
    when my medical waiver was submitted, for a removed ovary the proses slowed down. its being more than 7 month since it was submitted but all my recruiter tells me is, that his waiting for an email from ME PS and tells nothing else, can some tell me what are my chances of getting in with this type of medical waiver?

    • ANSWER:
      if it was for cancer and less than 5 years ago: it will NOT be granted.

      medical waivers are hard to come by on the best of days right now.

  28. QUESTION:
    I had my left ovary removed and i have an ovarian cyst on my remaining ovary. Can i conceive with a cyst?
    Can I conceive with a cyst on my remaining ovary? the cyst is now 4cm by 3cm.

    • ANSWER:
      Having one ovary removed will not stop you getting pregnant - many women have had children with only one ovary.

      Ovarian cysts will usually not effect your ability to have kids either. For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive. Typically, ovarian cysts remain small and don't interfere with ovulation or conception

      If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, this can cause fertility problems but having an ovarian cyst is NOT the same as having PCOS - they are 2 very distinct conditions.

      Conventional medical approaches to ovarian cysts are very limited, and treat the symptoms rather than the underlying root cause. Have you considered the natural approach to getting rid of your cyst? If you take a holistic approach to treating what really is a profound internal, metabolic and hormonal problem, you are much more likely to get results.

      If you're interested in getting more information, there's a good website below.

      Hope this helps, and good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    Did anyone have to have an ovary removed because of a cyst?
    im 20 and have been having bad pains in my lower abdomen as well as spot bleeding and back pain for over a week now. i went to planned parenthood yesterday and was told i have a cyst the size of an egg on my ovary, and today i have an ultrasound scheduled. I really dont want my whole ovary to be removed because that lowers your chances of getting pregnant. Has this happened to anyone?

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  30. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had an ovarian cyst that was so bad they had to remove your whole ovary?
    I am having surgery to remove an ovarian cyst from my right ovary tomorrow. My doctor has said that most likely they will have to remove at least my right ovary if not my right ovary and tube. I am only 27 I am very concerned right now about what might happen.

    • ANSWER:
      my wife had it done . simple op . her down time about 3 or 4 weeks.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for you skin to heal over stitches that the Dr. planned on removing?
    I had my left ovary removed 2 weeks ago. When the Dr. went to remove the stitches she told me she couldn't remove them because my skin healed over them. She told me it should be fine, but it doesn't feel fine. Will it be fine?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it will be fine, eventually the body will dissolve the stitches on its own.

  32. QUESTION:
    What could a complex mass on the ovary be?
    My ultrasound showed a complex mass on my left ovary. I have a followup ultrasound next week. I already had one ovary removed due to a large tumor that was precancer. Could a complex mass be a cyst that will go away on its own? Or since it has solid tissue will it need surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      I think I have explained this to you before.
      A mass is solid. If it is complex it is a cyst.
      Yes it could go away on its own most cysts do.

  33. QUESTION:
    Girls: have you ever had a cyst in the ovary or an ovary removed? What's it like?
    I have a cyst in my left ovary which is exceeding the size of the ovary itslef; its seems like I'm gointo the get the cyst removed and probably the ovary as well (I'll get the confirmation next week). I would like to know what happens with the menstruation; does it happen just once each 2 months? Is it done with general or local anesthesia; Is the recovery from the operation hurtful? How long should you stay in the hospital? And home in bed? Is the scar left very big? Will I be able to hide it? Anything else about the experience that you think I should know? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It's OK. Don't worry, specialists earned their degrees for a reason. I had massive cysts on my ovaries in my late teens - so bad in fact that I was told I would never be able to have children. I have two - four years apart, so don't believe everything they tell you.

      You will be placed under aenthesia (kind of like falling asleep.) The incision will be small - about and inch... even less depending on the size. There are usually very few complications and nothing about your menstrual cycle will change.

      It will be a few weeks before your incision is completely healed, but you can confer with your OB/Gyn on how best to prevent scarring. Mederma is usually a prescription they will give you.

      Good luck - this will not make you any less a woman! May that terrible cramping be reduced!

  34. QUESTION:
    when do they usually schedule c sections due to an unhealed pelvic fracture and 1 ovary removed?
    well im 33 weeks and im wondering when will they take my baby.....because i was injured in a car wreck in 2006 with all kinds of injury one was i had fractured my pelvic bone and it didnt heal right....so in 2007 they remove my right ovary because of a tumar. kud somebody let me know something

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  35. QUESTION:
    How does your body adjust to one ovary being removed? Are there hormonal changes? what's recovery like?
    I had mine removed a month ago and I feel like I am emotional, plus I have hot and cold sweats at night. I also feel like I need a lot of sleep. I have been napping non-stop. I am just wondering if anyone knows how the body "copes" after one ovary is removed and what other changes I can expect.

    • ANSWER:
      I had one ovary removed, and I know others who have. Generally, there's no effect. One ovary can do the work of two, just like how you only need one kidney. However, in some women, there is evidence that it does decrease your hormones, or the other ovary can even stop working and you can go through surgical menopause, basically. You might be tired just because you are recovering from surgery. But given that you have been getting hot and cold sweats, your sleep has probably been interrupted so you're not getting as much sleep as it seems. Of course, hot and cold sweats are also a symptom of menopause, so for that reason, I'd suggest you talk to your gynecologist and get blood tests to make sure your ovary is working OK. Oh, and hot flashes can also be caused by changes in estrogen, so it doesn't mean that your ovary isn't working, it could just be an adjustment. One month post surgery is not very long.

  36. QUESTION:
    I am 35yrs old & just had surgery to remove uterine fibroids. My right ovary was removed due to a dermoid cyst?
    This operation resulted with the doctor having to remove my right ovary. I am not married & have no children. I would really like to have a child sometime soon. My question is what are my chances of becoming pregnant with one ovary especially at my age? Also would my menstral cycle change? How often would I ovulate?

    • ANSWER:
      I would have to tell you, that its probably not good. You have half the chance with just one ovary. And you have also had surgery on your uterus. And you are 35. I would talk to your doctor about it. I'm not sure how often you ovulate or have a cycle. Write down all of your questions and take them to an OB GYN. They are the experts.

      Im sure its not impossible, you could maybe consider IVF??

  37. QUESTION:
    With only one ovary is it possible to miss a period?
    I had an ovary removed a month and a half ago. I had my period two weeks after the surgery and was suppose to start yesterday and have not. I have taken two pregnancy tests that have both come up negative. Is it possible to miss a period and not be pregnant? I plan on taking another test Saturday morning.

    • ANSWER:
      it is possible because from what i know, your ovary sometimes switches from right to left every other month so that the right releases and egg one month and then the left releases an egg the next month. so it is possible that you might miss a period every other month.

      check with your doctor though!

  38. QUESTION:
    is it possible to be pregnant after the the left ovary was removed?
    i have a friend who was the left ovary removed and then after 3 months she got pregnant with a baby girl. was it possible? is there's no risk?

    • ANSWER:
      yep its still possible. a cousin of mine undergone the same operation the only difference is that the right ovary was removed. I already have a 1 and 3 mos old nephew.. there's no risk but if her wound hasn't healed enough she might be on cesarian section..

  39. QUESTION:
    How easy/hard is it to get pregnant with just one ovary?
    I just had one ovary removed because it had many cysts. I am afraid the other one will develop cysts as well. Has anyone out there experienced the removal of one ovary and then has success or failure trying to have children?

    • ANSWER:
      Reading current statistics, there is really no difference in getting pregnant having just one ovary, compared to having two.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can i still get pregnant after my left fallopian tube and ovary was removed?
    Back in 2007 i was pregnant and it was an tubal pregnancy. I was unaware of this untilthey emergency trip to the hospital at 4am! I get to the hospital and come to find out my left fallopian tube had burst killing my unborn child! The doc removed what was left of the tube and ovary, gave me 4 blood transfusions (but i still have my whole right tube and ovary) Will this keep me from getting pregnant, what are my chances of getting pregnant and if i was to get pregnant would it be safe?

    • ANSWER:
      You have just as good of chance as us 2 ovary people! Keeping in mind that the you're remaining tube and ovary are functioning properly. The remaining tube must be open and clear of scar tissue and you must ovulate. They're are amazing fertility treatments theses days. In the past IVF would be the only way someone like you would conceive but today thats not the case. You may need some fertility work up prior to starting again. Such as a HSG to see if your remaining tube is open. That will be a big predictor on whether you will need more invasive procedures to get preg.

  41. QUESTION:
    i am having a cist removed from my ovary in a week what are the risks of anesthesia and dying or being sick?
    i am having a cyst removed from my ovary in less than a week, a small simple operation... but i am terrified of the anesthesia... what are my chances of dying or becoming really sick after the surgery? can anyone help me, give me some piece of mind before i go under?

    • ANSWER:
      Most ovarian cystectomies are done laparoscopically, and that requires general anesthesia. If you are otherwise healthy, the risks associated with general anesthesia are very, very low. You are much safer in the operating room than you are driving to the hospital.

      Nausea and vomiting after anesthesia are common, and laparoscopic surgery increases that risk. We almost always give medications to help prevent N&V, and we have a handful of other medicines that can be given in recovery if the prevention doesn't work.

      While this surgery is a big deal for you, it's routine for us. We know how to take care of you. For the best results, follow the instructions you are given before the surgery.

      Best wishes for a smooth operative course and speedy recovery.

  42. QUESTION:
    My right ovary was removed during surgery for an ovarian sis, so doctors says I cant have girls. Is this true?
    The doctor told me that the right ovary is what makes girls and since mine has been removed I can only have boys? Im just want to know could this possibly be true?

    • ANSWER:
      WOW Your doctor is an idiot. No, the gender is determined from the sperm, and they are all female to begin with, then become male during development. But if your doctor really said that you should report him. he sounds like a fraud.

  43. QUESTION:
    can you get an ovarian cyst removed and the ovary still be good?
    my doctor told me i have a small cyst on my ovary today but it looks harmless... its very small but they will keep an eye on it... if i have to end up getting it removed can my ovary still ovulate?

    • ANSWER:
      yes if it grows too much and it gets removed you can still ovulate, you can also ask a fertility specialist online for free, try fertilityties.com
      good luck!!

  44. QUESTION:
    missed period after right ovary and tube removed?
    I had a heavy period last month, but this month I skipped right over it. Is it normal to not have a period after an ovary is removed.

    • ANSWER:
      Hormonal changes are expected after an oophorectomy and salpingectomy. I suggest you speak to your OB/Gyn.

      Yes it's true that with TWO ovaries, ovulation alternates but if there's only one, it will pick up the slack.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can a woman with one ovary still bear children?
    My girlfriend had an ovary removed when she was younger. Can she still have children?

    • ANSWER:
      I also have one ovary and the doctor assures me that if my other ovary is healthy it wont make a difference so tell her she should not have a problem conceiving with only one ovary. I also take clomid but my issues are due to not ovulating. If she is ovulating then shes good to go. I would also tell her if she is ttc i would definitely use the opks because that will tell her if she is ovulating. I hope this helps.

  46. QUESTION:
    Had an ovary removed in feb and having a really bad period back ache and stomach ache is this normal?
    It was removed due to a large dermoid cyst, my period is now really heavy I have bad period pains in my stomach and back which I never usually had before. Is this normal?
    No major stress really.

    • ANSWER:
      Yea my manager had it removed and she had the same problem. she went doctors and they said it will happen as you have just had it removed but if i were you, i would get it checked just to be on the safe side..

      xx good luck

  47. QUESTION:
    If a female has on ovary removed does the other ovary release an egg every month?
    Just curious, since the ovaries alternate releasing eggs every other month. But maybe since one is gone the other one takes it's place and releases every month?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the ovaries do not alternate months. Some women with two ovaries only ovulate from one and sometimes women ovulate from both sides in the same month.

  48. QUESTION:
    Could having only one ovary affect your libido?
    I had my son in the beginning of May and by the end of May had an ovary removed. Since then my libido is gone. I don't know if that has anything to with it or if it's my hormones. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      One common problem that happens is this. I have been there and done that. You have to figure out what it is first that is destroying your sex drive. If your on medication like birth control or anti-depressants that is something to think about and do research on. Other then that it could just be stress, maybe the kids, really anything that makes your life stressful can do this and lower the libido.

      One thing I tried that seemed to work while I was doing it was exercising. I just felt sexier doing it which kind of boosted my libido. However it wasn't the best solution for me. My friend told me about these herbal enhancers that are made from natural herbs and don't cause any side effects besides having wild sex. She said it's the female version of viagra. I had to find out.

      I would always have a weak orgasm too (if I had one at all), which after trying this sex enhancer, it boosted them tremendously. I don't get multiple orgasms but I've had plenty since being on these herbs. It's seriously like the best vibrator ride you've ever experienced. These things make me horny all the time, some days I don't even take them because the urge is just too strong.

      Don't try out single herbs because they don't do it like the blend of herbs these scientists and researchers pick out. I've tried a couple of them by itself and they did crap. The stuff that I'm on is called Hersolution, at the time I saved money on it at herenhancement.com . Make sure you get the 3 month supply that way you fall under the guarantee/return policy if the herbs don't work for you, you can return them with no questions ask. I bet they will work though and you won't have any problems. Also if your on medication of any sort, check out the gel because if your like me, you wouldn't want to swallow any thing that might react with the medications your already on.

      Well have a good day and hopefully you solved your problem.

  49. QUESTION:
    What happens to my hormones with only one ovary?
    I was just diagnosed with a dermoid cyst on one of my ovaries. The doctor has said the cyst is large enough that he is going to have to remove the ovary with the cyst. What are the side effects to my hormones with only one ovary?

    • ANSWER:
      the one ovary will produce all the hormones you need.

  50. QUESTION:
    After having an ovary removed due to a cyst, can we still conceive?
    At 18 I fell pregnant, and just 7 weeks into the pregnancy I was admitted to hospital in terrible pain due to a large cyst on my ovary.
    The cyst and ovary were removed at once.
    A week later I miscarried.

    I'm coming up 21 now, will my partner and I be able to conceive?
    What are the chances I'll be able to carry until full term?

    Thank you x

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Ovary Cyst Symptoms

Natural Ovarian Cysts Treatment - Shrink Ovarian Cysts If you are suffering from the symptoms of ovarian cysts, you will be only too aware how painful and debilitating they can be. Conventional medication seems to offer very little, other than symptomatic relief by the way of birth control pills or surgery. Neither offer a permanent solution with new cysts growing as nothing has been done to eliminate the root cause.

There is an excellent natural ovarian cysts treatment which guarantees to get rid of the condition permanently and without the side effects associated with conventional medication. It has been developed by an alternative practitioner who is a former ovarian cyst sufferer herself. The best thing about the program is that one-to-one support, coaching and guidance is offered so the sufferer need never feel alone or unsure that they are taking exactly the right steps.

Focusing on a holisitic ("whole body") cure, this natural ovarian cysts treatment takes into account the fact that this condition develops due to the subtle interaction of a number of factors which just happen to be present in a woman's body. These could be as a result of long term dietary choices, lack of exercise, environmental toxins to name a few. This means that any successful treatment needs to be multifaceted and that going down the line of using one single remedy cannot work.

Diet and exercise are two very important factors. A healthy diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, seeds, beans and nuts promotes good overall health and can help reduce the symptoms of ovarian cysts. Foods to avoid include red meats, processed meats and foods which contain artificial additives. Drinking plenty of water is also beneficial.

Regular exercise should be taken as the body produces endorphins when exercising which make us feel good. They are also known to have a painkilling effect. In addition, exercise can help to reduce abdominal fat-a known possible factor in ovarian cyst formation. Exercise also improves the circulation around the body and it is thought that sluggish circulation is a contributory factor.

It is vital to remember that as with most natural approaches, there is not one single treatment which will form a cure although each small positive step you take will begin to relieve you of the symptoms. Natural remedies tend to focus on treating the whole person and eliminating all the possible causes which means that the root cause is eliminated.

Ovarian Cystic

Gastric Bypass Surgeries and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, (PCOS), is a metabolic disorder where undeveloped follicles collect on the ovaries causing a hormonal imbalance. This imbalance can affect fertility, increase body hair on some areas and thin hair in other regions. Sufferers have excessive fat around the midsection which they find difficult if not impossible to lose.

PCOS patients also tend to have insulin resistance or diabetes. Obesity is one of the listed causes of PCOS, but PCOS can also be the reason for the obesity. Gastric bypass offers an end to that catch 22.

Normally during a menstrual cycle, follicles grow within the ovaries and eggs develop within the follicles. The fastest egg to reach maturity will be released into the fallopian tube to await fertilization. The remaining follicles will degenerate.

If the egg isn't fertilized, it happens again the next month. After a while the polycystic ovary will take on a grape-cluster appearance. The over abundance of follicles stimulate the hormones and create an imbalance inside the female body.
In PCOS, degeneration of the excess follicles doesn't happen. When weight is lost, it is thought to somehow help degenerate the follicles instead of leaving them undeveloped. Gastric bypass surgery enables the PCOS sufferer to lose weight. Many times, when the excess weight is lost, the ovaries will return to normal and the symptoms of the syndrome will subside. Hormones will balance out and the woman can conceive.

Losing weight with gastric bypass surgery has also been linked to the spontaneous reduction of diabetic issues and pre-diabetes, also known as insulin resistance. Insulin resistance and diabetes happens when the body does not properly utilize insulin and too much sugar builds up. When the body is rid of extra weight, it can better manage it's insulin.

Opponents of using gastric bypass with PCOS patients argue that it is not safe with women who want to have children. The gastric bypass diet is unable to provide enough nutrition to a pregnant woman's body and fetus and could cause an unhealthy pregnancy.

Supporters state there is a higher risk of complications, such as gestational diabetes, which they say is more likely to harm the fetus in obese women than gastric bypass patients. Ultimately, this will have to be a personal decision. If you choose to have gastric bypass surgery, then you become pregnant, your diet should consist of many small meals of proteins, fruits, veggies, and calcium supplements. Your doctor should closely monitor your health, and you should carefully follow her dietary advice.

In conclusion, PCOS can sometimes be effectively managed with gastric bypass surgery, but it isn't a "cure" for everyone. The surgery is major and life altering, and there are always risks.

Gastric bypass surgery should only be performed on individuals who have given an honest effort at dieting and exercise. Women who want children should carefully consider their options and the possible consequences of their chosen actions. If the benefits outweigh the risks, then gastric bypass may be the right choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is there a possibility for a 18 yr old to have ovarian cystic fibrosis?
    so im a 18 yr old and i have delayed my periods for about 2 weeks now. and i dont think that i am pregnant because i am virgin. so im not having intercourse or oral sex for that matter.

    so i think i have ovarian cystic fibrosis. i know its very exaggerated but ... i was wondering what is the possibility that an 18 yr old would likely have the disease?

    thanks :)

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  2. QUESTION:
    Is there any possibility of a woman(31) with frequent Ovarian cystic problem not being able to conceive?
    One of my freind is worried about marrying a lady with ovarian cystic problem because he is afraid that she may not abe able to conceive. Pl suggest.

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  3. QUESTION:
    Pregnant after a poly cystic ovarian disease diagnosis?
    After being diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease ( even if it was at a young age) how common is it to still get pregnant?
    After being diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease, how common is it to get pregnant. Without any help from drugs or any therapy? Just the natural way.

    • ANSWER:
      I can't tell you exact statistics, but I can tell you that I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 16, and had my son naturally when I was 20. No medications, no drugs, etc.

      However, we're TTC#2 and it's been 15 months with no luck, so we're going to the doctor next week and trying to find out what the next step is. I believe it will be Clomid but we'll see. :)

  4. QUESTION:
    What are ovarian cystic structures?
    I had a transvaginal u/s that revealed quote on quote "ovarian cystic structures". The tech did NOT say cysts but cystic structures. I haven't had the follow up appointment with my doctor so I'm pretty much in the dark and all I have to go on is what the tech vaguely said.

    • ANSWER:
      Structures is a descriptive term used to describe a cyst. Basically, the phrase means you have multiple ovarian cysts.

      Basically, the report means you have ovarian cysts that can be caused by a number of different things. Most ovarian cysts are harmless and will resolve on their own eventually.

      "If a woman is in her 40's, or younger, and has regular menstrual periods, most ovarian masses are 'functioning ovarian cysts,' which are not really abnormal. They are related to the process of ovulation that happens with the menstrual cycle. They usually disappear on their own during a future menstrual cycle. Therefore, especially in women in their 20's and 30's, these cysts are watched for a few menstrual cycles to verify that they disappear. Because oral contraceptives work in part by preventing ovulation, physicians will not really expect women who are taking oral contraceptives to have common "functioning ovarian cysts." Thus, women who develop ovarian cysts while taking oral contraceptives may be advised against simple observation; rather, they may receive closer monitoring with pelvic ultrasound or, less commonly, surgical exploration of the ovary."

      "Other factors are helpful in evaluating ovarian cysts (besides the woman's age, or whether she is taking oral contraceptives). A cyst that looks like it's just one simple sac of fluid on the ultrasound is more likely to be benign, than a cyst with solid tissue in it. So the ultrasound appearance also plays a role in determining the level of suspicion regarding a serious ovarian growth."

      Good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    can i get pregnant while taking birth control for poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome and i am taking birth control to make my period regular. But can i still get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      very unlikely

  6. QUESTION:
    are fat women have poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    are fat women have poly cystic ovarian syndrome? im fat and had an iregular menstration, sometimes only spotting and i fear i may have this poly cystic... would my health/immune system be endagered if i have this?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, those are some common symptons so I would get a doctor to check you out.

  7. QUESTION:
    Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease and Endometeriosis help?
    I have Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) and Endomentriosis. I am looking to start a family in the near future. I was wondering if there are any women out there who have experienced this disease and how they went about trying for a baby. I am still young, but have already lost an ovary and a fallopian tube to the disease and I feel I should be trying for a family sooner rather than later with my beautiful fiancee. Any information on the disease, pregnancy and anything related to that would be much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I'm afraid I haven't tried having my family yet. I'm 29 so will be hopefully starting soon. I have PCOs and I am on a diabetic medication to make my periods regular so that I can have a chance to conceive. I was told not to try for at least six months until the pills started to work and touch wood I've had a period every month so far. I only went on the pills in January. I rarely got periods before that. I went to a Gyno which I am assuming you have been to see, if you haven't go and see one as soon as you can because mine is so good, she is preparing me for pregnancy. She said I might be a high risk for miscarriage because of the PCOs so these pills are suppose to regulate me and to help to increase my metabolism so that I can loose some weight (another horrible symptom of pcos). I would suggest because you also have Endometeriosis as well as the PCOs you should start your family straight away with the help from a Gyno who will be able to help you and your fiancee. My Mum had Pcos and Endometeriosis and lost her womb when she was in her 30's. She lost a fallopian tube as well before she had her womb out and she had three miscarriages but she also had me and my brother so there is hope. I hope to start soon as I don't want to leave it too late. I would hate to leave it only to find out I can't have any and I could have done something about it and didn't. Sorry I couldn't help anymore with your baby question but best of luck to you and your fiancee and I hope you have loads of lovely babies.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do they test for poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    I know and its been confirmed I get cysts alot but I have never been tested nor has my doctor said anything about this.
    I have had so many ultra sounds sometimes have multiple cysts. Does this mean I have it or how do they tell?

    • ANSWER:
      They took my blood then did an ultrasound.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can a person with poly cystic ovarian syndrome still get pregnant?
    i have this syndrome but i just wanted to know.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      "Women who have PCOS appear to have an increased risk of miscarriage, pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, and premature delivery."

      http://www.americanpregnancy.org/womenshealth/pcos.htm

  10. QUESTION:
    what is a doctor who specializes in poly cystic ovarian syndrome called?
    i have p.c.o.s. and i need to know what the doctors are called i saw it on t.v. once but i forgot what it was. and no it is not just a gyno it is a specialist.
    I go to my gyno every month but he isn't doing anything for me and i want to see some results and some improvements in my condition.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see an endocrinologist. The specialize in hormone disorders, and they treat things like diabetes and PCOS which is now being seen as a pre-diabetic condition.

  11. QUESTION:
    Has anyone with poly cystic ovarian syndrome ever tried the south beach diet?
    I have pcos and was wondering if this diet was successful for anyone with my same issues? Any thing you can tell me that helped for you would be a big help. I am struggling with my weight and trying to find something that works.

    • ANSWER:
      The "south beach diet" designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston, is a version/modification of the "low glycemic index diet" (or low GI diet) developed by Dr. David J. Jenkins, a professor of nutrition at the University of Toronto. It is the low GI element of the south beach diet which makes it effective in controlling PCOS, the other parts of the diet are aimed at heart health rather than PCOS.

      So both of these diets have been shown to be effective at controlling PCOS, and the associated weight gain. The reason is this: PCOS is caused by something called insulin resistance. This means that your body doesn't respond to insulin quite the way it should, and so insulin levels are elevated (especially after eating). It is elevated insulin that causes the tendency to put on weight easily. Alas the elevated insulin also messes with your ovaries, preventing follicles to launch their eggs properly and thereby reducing progesterone levels. Your body tries to fix this by raising the levels of a hormone called luteinising hormone (LH), but this causes the ovaries to make too much testosterone (which causes most of the other typical PCOS symptoms).

      A low GI diet (or diets like the south beach diet which include this) helps to reduce insulin levels by avoiding those carbs which lead to insulin spikes/elevated insulin. When insulin levels return to normal, then PCOS symptoms go away. Note that to keep PCOS under control, you need to remain permanently on the diet.

      Another dietary element that can be combined with a low GI diet is a diet rich in d chiro inositol or DCI. This natural substance also reduces insulin levels. Hummus is my recommendation, because chick peas have a low GI and are high in DCI. And because hummus is yummy :)

      Failing the diet approach, and depending on your body mass index, a drug called metformin can also be used to reduce insulin levels and hence control PCOS. Many women on metformin lose a lot of weight very rapidly.

  12. QUESTION:
    Would Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome be a disqualifier for the Military?
    It is managable through diet and exercise.
    I must add that I had an ovary removed when I was 11, before I reached puberty. I don't know the exact reason why it was removed. Also, I haven't had a menstral cycle for about 2 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Since PCOS involves the presence of ovarian cysts, the following portion of the medical standards is pertinent:
      Current or history of ovarian cysts when persistent or symptomatic is disqualifying for entry into the armed forces.
      In addition amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods) is also disqualifying.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can a woman with poly cystic ovarian syndrome conceive without fertility medication?

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Your chances are certainly greater with fertility medication than without. And sometimes just taking metformin (not a fertility medication, but rather a treatment for insulin insensitivity) and losing a little weight can be enough to result in pregnancy.

  14. QUESTION:
    Where can I find affordable treatment for Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome?
    I have no health insurance and my husband is unemployed. We are located in Orlando Fl.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    what is the technique of doing Kaya Kalpa Yoga for curing poly cystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS) in females?
    My close friend is suffering from poly cystic ovarian syndrome PCOS.i found out that kaya kalp yoga helps in curing the disease..but i dont know the technique to show her..would be obliged if any one could tel how to perform the yoga..

    • ANSWER:
      I have never heard of this kind of yoga before but did a search on it and have included the link to the search I did that may help you find even more information:

      http://search.yahoo.com/search?search=Kaya+Kalpa+Yoga++for+PCOS&ei=UTF-8&fr=ks-ans&ico-yahoo-search-value=http%3A%2F%2Frds.yahoo.com%2F_ylt%3DAn.OlbSv3oi60hBp_XG_1QAazKIX%3B_ylv%3D0%2FSIG%3D11ijqhes9%2FEXP%3D1205089937%2F*-http%253A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fsearch&ico-wikipedia-search-value=http%3A%2F%2Frds.yahoo.com%2F_ylt%3DArE4VEaipX1ocgL8.Vwlch0azKIX%3B_ylv%3D0%2FSIG%3D121lq65sl%2FEXP%3D1205089937%2F*-http%253A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSpecial%253aSearch&p=Kaya+Kalpa+Yoga++for+PCOS

  16. QUESTION:
    Which of the following would be true of a dairy cow diagnosed with cystic ovarian disease?
    Answers:
    Her body condition will be average and milk production will be below the herd average.
    A large number of LH receptors will be present on her ovaries to provide for exquisite sensitivity to this hormone.
    Her body condition score will be low and milk production is above the herd average.

    • ANSWER:
      The first one

  17. QUESTION:
    How good are my chances of getting pregnant with Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome?
    I have been diagnosed with P.O.S. and the doctor says that I still have a chance of getting pregnant but we don't know for sure. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever been in the same boat as me. If so do you have any tips on what i can do to higher my possibilities?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to this link:

      http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/preconception/fertilityproblems/7432.html

      You do have a chance at getting pregnant but you probably need some help with fertility drugs. You can make a go at it naturally but it will probably take a lot longer than normal if you ever do get pregnant.

      You can get pregnant though so do not give up!

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone else been diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian syndrome? How do you deal with it? What medications?
    I am supposed to be on Metformin (Glucophage) and the birth control pill. I just want to know if anybody else is dealing with this disease and what is in store for me here. I was diagnosed 3 years ago and also found to be hypoglycemic. Any tips or info will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been diagnosed with PCOS. The best thing to do is watch your weight and get regular exercise (cardio and weight-bearing). I don't take any meds as of yet, my blood sugars are good, and my cholesteral (good and bad) is really good, as are my triglycerides. I think the amount of exercise I get helps with that a lot. Women with PCOS typically gain weight in the belly area, so it can really affect the heart, liver, and pancreas. I don't take birth control pills as I'm almost 40, and with the weight control and exercise it helps regulate my menstrual cycle. I did get pregnant 6 years ago, too, so it is possible with PCOS.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting pregnant if you have PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome)?
    My husband and I have been trying for a baby for about 1 1/2 years now and every time i take a test..negative. Will I ever have a baby because of the PCOS or will I have to use like a surrogate or adopt or something?

    • ANSWER:
      I have 3 boys. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 19 years old after a year of trying to get pregnant. When I was 22 I had my first son. I now have a 2 year old, 6 year old and 8 year old :-) . It can happen. I had to eat more like a diabetic and lose some weight, regain control of my body to get ovulation going again. I still have cysts sometimes they get bad but I did manage to have my boys without any fertility drugs. So I know it happens. So there is hope for you. You can do fertility treatments and see if it helps, clomid didn't really do anything for me. The only thing that worked for me was regaining control of my insulin/glucose levels as that can be a big issue with PCOS. So if you are overweight get rid of your bad carbs, exercise and drink plenty of water. Take your prenatal vitamins and learn to read your body to know possible signs of ovulation. Dr's can also give metaformin for the insulin issues. Clomid is a fertility drug they usually start with if you aren't ovulating but it doesn't always work and has a better chance of working if you follow the PCOS low carb diet. Good luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    Will Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affect the results of a home pregnancy test?
    I am just curious, if it will affect the results of a home pregnancy test since it causes your hormones levels to be off balance.
    Because I got a negative and I have a lot of pregnancy signs... I am just wondering if it will cause the test to be negative.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it shouldn't. All of my pregnancy tests showed positive signs (yes, I took a lot because I didn't believe it) and I have PCOS. However, if you really have a lot of signs (especially sore boobs), you should go ahead and set up an appt. with your ob or endocrinologist to do a blood test. Start taking prenatal vitamins today just in case! And good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    Need Advise on Dieting with poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    I have been doing exercise and been eating healthier but Im not losing weight. I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome and my doctor said it will be very hard for me to loose weight cause of what I have and it has been. Just trying to find out if anyone knows of any diet that could help me loose weight? And if someone that has poly cystic ovarian syndrome too and if they can tell me how they lost weight? Any advise would be helpful. Thank You

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting pregnant if you have Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome?
    I'm only 16 too, if that changes anything

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    What are you doing to help with your poly cystic ovarian syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      I had weight loss surgery to cure the symptoms associated with the yo-yo dieting, and the weight gain. It was taking a major toll on my joints, body, etc. I would be in constant pain.
      I'm exercising now, and shockingly I enjoy it.
      I'm eating a lot better than I used to that's for sure.
      I'm off the metformin, and I have no more aches. Metformin is prescribed to people with diabetes, PCOS, insulin resistance, etc.
      My menstrual cycle is actually normal now. No more need to BC pills, Midol, pain pills, ibuprofen, Tylenol, etc.
      My ovarian cyst is not shrinking with weight loss.
      My skin is so much more clear.
      My dark patches are not as visible as they used to be.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there a complete and permanent cure for poly cystic ovarian disease in homeopathy?

    • ANSWER:
      homeopathy has an answer for PCOD. The patient's hormonal levels return to normal, their periods become more regular and they may even be able to conceive after homeopathic treatment. The sonography may show a reduction in the number and size of the cysts in the ovaries after homeopathy. The patient also has to work towards reducing the weight since that is also an important contributing factor.

  25. QUESTION:
    I was just diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian syndrome,want straight information?
    I looked up lots of info online but it's all bla bla bla,can anyone give me any info that's easy to understand and true,I just wana know real info,thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS is relatively easy to fix. The doctors really do not understand nutrition and so they resort to drugs and this is just not the way to fix this problem. If you go the drug route, you will be chained to the doctor forever.

      This condition creates a high testosterone level in the body and causes severe acne that typical treatments do not fix, problems relating to excess hair growth, and a lot of people with this problem develop type II diabetes. 80% of type II diabetes is caused by a nano bacteria called "nano bacter" that develops because the body doesn't produce enough hydrochloric acid to kill the bacteria in your stomach. The same bacteria causes heart disease and kidney failure, as well as diabetes type II. The 50 billion dollars a year Americans spend on Antacids is a crime. The drug companies should be sent to prisons in a 3rd world country for this farce. These antacids destroy the very acid that will stop the indigestion. Lactic acid from rotting food is the real cause, not stomach acid! The stomach acid stops "acid in digestion."

      There is a natural solution to the issue of PCOS that seems to work in many people.

      A protomorphogen extract from Standard Process called Symplex F. Take 1 or 2 tablets per day for one year. You should be able to get this from your pharmacists. Even when the symptoms are gone, keep taking it for this length of time.

      Make up a mix of equal parts of peony root (Paeonia lactiflora) and licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and take about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of this 2 to 3 x per day for a maximum of 6 months. You should give this a break for about 1 week every 4 - 6. weeks.

      You should eliminate sugars, breads, and cereals from the diet. These items cause the body to produce insulin to oxidize the sugars and insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) are produced as a result. Elevated insulin levels lead to an excess of male hormones.

      Additionally, if you have ANY scars on the front of your body from your forehead down to your anus, including tattoos (tattoos are interference fields that can cause these problems), this will cause the cells in the stomach that produce the stomach acid to be subdued and you will not be producing enough acid to kill bacteria or digest your food properly. Additionally, an episiotomy scar can reflex to the ovaries and cause cysts to form like the ones that cause PCOS. PCOS is very common in the U.S. where women typically get these episiotomies when in child birth from physicians that have no clue as to the long term effects of them.

      Once the scar is treated, the cysts typically go away.

      My suggestion is that you go to: www.healthline.cc (not .com) and order the following:

      Betaine HCL --- Take 2 to 4 of these AFTER each meal
      Activator --- Take 1 to 2 AFTER each meal
      Digest --- Take 1 to 2 DURING each meal.
      Probiotic --- Take 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening

      This will improve your digestion greatly. Additionally, you should check yourself for iodine deficiency. This can cause hypothyroidism and is a very common reason people in the U.S. get this. A simple evaluation can be done by you if you paint a golf ball size patch of "tincture of iodine" on your chest. If it is still visible after 24 hours you are NOT deficient. If it goes away in a few hours, you are very deficient. ANY fluoride you put into your body from toothpaste, shower in tap water, drink soda pop, anything that contains fluoride will cause you to become deficient in iodine because the body prefers the fluoride over the iodine. Goiters are not uncommon in children that drink fluoridated water. Get a shower filter, drink bottled water without fluoride, don't drink ANY soda drinks, not only will the soda drinks contain fluoride, but they contain phosphoric acid that binds to your minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, etc. and deplete your body of these. If you find yourself deficient, you need to purchase some "Xeno Detox" from the healthline company and take 4 capsules in the morning and 4 in the evening for several months or until the "patch test" works for the 24 hour period.

      Do NOT eat ANY SOY! This also depletes your minerals (especially iron) and slows your thyroid down causing hypothyroidism.

      In regard to any scars you have, you will need to extract the toxins to eliminate the reflexing problem. The ancients did this very effectively with highly energized clay. You can purchase this from the healthline company and they will give you instructions on how to use it. It is painless and only takes a short time to do this procedure and it works. Once you have done this, you won't ever have to do it again.

      I am certain if you follow the above advice, you will be amazed at how quickly you can solve those problems. It takes about 3 weeks, typically to solve the PCOS issue by following the above.

  26. QUESTION:
    PCOS poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, my result came out today, and below is what it says, is this good or bad?
    Vaginal scan result, My Endometrial canal is measuring 5.96mm, with multiple cystic masses ( follicles ) arranged on both walls of my ovaries, the biggest follicle on my right ovary is measuring 9mm while the biggest one on my left ovary is measuring 7mm. pouch of Dauglas is free.
    What does this mean? help please.

    • ANSWER:
      It means that you have poly cystic ovaries (PCO). The previous answer is not fully correct, you may not ovulate from these follicles, depending on how they develop over the next days/weeks.

      Having poly cystic ovaries (PCO) is not the same as having poly cystic ovarian syndrome. Not all women with PCO have PCOS. And many women with PCOs do not have PCO at any point in time.

      So then, with a PCO result one would certainly suspect PCOS. But to be diagnosed with PCOS, one requires more than just PCO. So it depends on the results of other tests and also any other symptoms.

      Hope that helps.

  27. QUESTION:
    Please share experiences with poly-cystic ovarian syndrome?
    I am scheduled for tests, ultrasound, etc April 18th. I've done some reading online, but it seems like all the information is identical, there is very little discussion about managment of symptoms, treatment options, worst case scenario? Any one with experience dealing with this I would greatly appreciate anything you can tell me. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kel. Welcome to the group of women that this afflicts everyday. PCOS is not as rare as people were once led and the affects are and can be devastating when it comes to fertility.
      Let me explain: When you have PCOS, your cycle is irregular, and you don't ovuate like everyone else. It just means that it will take you a little longer to have children.
      Then, there is the hair growth. Chin, ears, (not everyone gets it on the ears) back, and overall extra hair you didn't notice b/f will be front and center.
      When you DO have your cycle, it can be painful. They are heavy, and almost incapacitating. You have to be careful of iron deficiency and take a suppliment of iron regularly.
      (all this has happened to me..don't worry too much b/c your doc will let you know what will go on with YOU)
      I have mood swings, crying jags at the drop of a hat, and the bad part about it is, there is no cure. I haven't heard of any fatalities from this and the percentage is probably really, really low.(0.001% don't quote me on this)
      The only thing that you need to concentrate on is getting to that appointment to rule out having PCOS.
      The treatments that I use at home are some OTC pain meds, or if the pains get too bad, your doc will prescribe something for you, heating pads for the cramps, relaxation teas(chamomille, ANY Celestial Seasons relaxation teas are great!) hot cocoa for the chocolate cravings(this is also a low cal way to get that fix when it comes on.) and rest.
      You can manage your symptoms as they come along, but don't do preventative meds on your own. You need to be guided by your family doc and not try what Aunt Suzie uses for her cramps or take someone elses meds.
      I hope that you aren't diagnosed with this, but if you are, make the best of it, and stick with a plan you and your doctor can live with.
      Best of luck to you!

  28. QUESTION:
    How hard would it be to get pregnant with Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease?

    • ANSWER:
      well it dint seem hard for me at all....THANK GOD!!! i was diagnosed with it when i was 17 yrs n took some medication...may be glucophage n all,similar to metformin...but i remember taking it very EASY n not worrying abt it much coz i dint know it could lead to fertility pblms at that time....lol....but my mom made sure i get the entire treatment....so any way....i was over wt too....lost some wt in the last 3 yrs n forgot abt pcos....lol...i mean i dont know if it was completely over or not,that is never got chked again....my main symptom of pcos was very irregular periods....after losing wt n some meds i guess...i got my periods regular so forgot completely abt pcos....lol

      ANYWAY,now m 23 yrs....married last yr n pregnant ....so it took almost 6 months for me to concieve...we started soon after marriage...no protection at all from day 1!...

      so i dont see any pblm with pcos....ALL THIS SAID .... pcos ranges on the level of severity....so get urself thoroughly checked....atleast this pblm CAN be treated!!!GOODLUCK!!

  29. QUESTION:
    How Can I get Pregnant If I have POLY-CYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME?
    hI my gynocologist diagnoised me with pcos like 2 yrs ago i know i can get pregnat but it is difficult last july i got pregnant but had a miscarriage i wanna get pregnant again but i dont know how cause my periods are so irregualr i dont know when i ovulate im thinking abut the clear blue eay monitaring ovulation predictaor but i know there is a certaim limit to the cycle day you can put on it so my question is should i go ahead and get the clear blue should i try something else?

    • ANSWER:
      I have PCOS too and I was diagnosed 5 years ago. I have a two year old daughter now after trying for three years. My Doctor told me to relax and I finally just gave up. I quit planning everything and just let nature take its coarse. With in two months of just relaxing and letting go I was pregnant. I know this isn't medical advice but just my experience. It worked for me and I hope it will work for you. I know how depressing and frustrating it is. Good Luck to you!

  30. QUESTION:
    poly cystic ovarian disorder and pregnancy?
    i dont know if i have this i need testing but the family planning doctors said for me too lok into it cuz im alittle over weight and such but i was looking at the symptoms and i have one iireg periods that just happened 6 months ago my Husband and i are trying for a baby .. so dose any have that pcos and what have u became preg or what do u need to do to help ur self get preg?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been checked for poly-cystic ovarian syndrome?
    What kind of tests are done to find out if you have it?
    I forgot to add that my periods are normal, but with very heavy flow (have been for years)...is it still possible to have it? I've just noticed some weird stuff with my body over the years...rapid weight gain (maintaining now), acne on my back which I have NEVER had issue with until recently, stuff like that.

    • ANSWER:
      A sonogram needs to be done, it is vaginal... the OB/GYN will put it inside you to see your ovaries. And if it shows little tiny tiny cysts is because you have it, and they are usually 15 cysts or more. Other signs of PCOS is... a lot of facial hair, you can loose your hair a lot, acne, gain weigh. What sounds wired to me is that you have regular periods, when you have Pcos, you don't ovulate... so I think it's better that you go to the doctor.

  32. QUESTION:
    I am a 15 year old girl with Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome, will I be infertile?
    I would like to know honestly whether I will be infertile or not because no one wants to tell me. What is the percent of me being unable to have children?

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS doesn't make you infertile.. but it can make it harder to have kids. But it isn't just women with PCOS who have infertility problems.. there are lots of women out there who have problems and they have normal cycles and ovaries.

  33. QUESTION:
    Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome: Can Metformin aid in pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! I started Metformin and got pregnant in a month and a half! It made me a little sick with an upset stomach and it made me tired, but my side affects were worth it. I have a friend that was put on it and she lost a ton of weight because of the upset stomachs. She also needed Clomid to get pregnant, but it helped her.

  34. QUESTION:
    poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    is it possible for a women to get pregnant even if she had been diagnosed of having a poly cystic ovarian syndrome?tnx!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is. Some women can't, some can. Talk to your doctor about it.

  35. QUESTION:
    Will an "Asian" diet work for someone with PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome)?
    I will be moving to South Korea in a year or so, and I know their diet incorporates rice or a noodle dish at every meal. I'm a little worried about gaining back the weight I've lost. Most physicians recommend changing your eating habits in accordance to "low-carb". Will I be able to lose more weight, or maintain the weight I'm at while there?

    • ANSWER:
      Having PCOS means you are insulin resistant. They are not sure if PCOS causes insulin resistance or if insulin resistance causes PCOS but either way you are still insulin resistant & your body is unable to process carbs.

      Someone with a properly functioning body, rice or noodles are not a challenge, but for you they will always be a problem. Add more vegetables, skip the rice. Look for (Japanese) shirataki noodles or konnyaku which are a little rubbery but great in stir fry dishes & have no calories or carbs. The tofu/shirataki is too expensive for me & probably not available in Korea but I would think shirataki would be available.

      Or maybe you can find konjac/glucomannan powder there - I haven't tried this myself, but it looks interesting. I use konjac/glucomannan powder as a low carb thickener & to make instant pudding but have never tried "frying" it. This is the powder used to make shirataki & konnyaku & has no calories or carbs.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnTb-i5XME8&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

      I would suggest a diet high in coconut oil or coconut products which should be readily available.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is Metformin Hcl Sustained release tablet for?[I'm diagnosed with Poly cystic ovarian syndrome.]?
    It's perhaps used for the treatment of diabetes.Why did the Gynaecologist prescribe the tablet to me? Does the drug prevent pregnancy in any way?I would like to know if there is any side effect.Thanks in advance:)

    • ANSWER:
      Metformin is a drug that makes your body better process and use insulin. When you have PCOS, you have insulin resistance, which means that your body does not respond to the presence of insulin as it should. This means your body must produce more and more insulin in order to get it to work right. This raises your risk of developing diabetes. So Metformin helps to fix that. It is also prescribed to people who have diabetes, but you don't have diabetes--your doctor would have told you if that was the case. Metformin not only does not prevent pregnancy, but it can make you more fertile by restoring fertility lost due to PCOS. It's quite standard to give it to women with PCOS. Ignore that guy who said it was testosterone--he's just making that up in order to upset you.

  37. QUESTION:
    Question about poly-cystic ovarian syndrome?
    I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome..through research i have found that it is the leading cause of infertility. How likely is it that i will be infertile? I am 16 btw.

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    How Likely is it that a woman/girl will get Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts on your ovaries are very common but polycystic ovary sydrome is someting else entirely. I was diagnosed 2 years ago. There is evidence to show a genetic link so if your mother or grandmother has it then you are at greater risk. I had laser treatment by keyhole surgery and am now pregnant with my second child despite being told that this may not happen. Best thing is to see the doctor, have an ultrasound and blood tests if you are concerned.

  39. QUESTION:
    Woman with poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    Ok i have P.O.S and ive been trying to loose weight and Ive been told that with this its alot harder to loose. So my question is what can I do to increase the weight I loose. I know eat better and work out... what else?

    • ANSWER:
      You should have your thyroid and your insulin checked. They can both have affects on weight loss with PCOS. If your levels are normal, then try to stay away from refined sugars and carbs. Eat honey instead of granulated sugar and whole grains, (or rice) instead of white bread, things like that! Also visit soulcyster.com. It's a message board of women with PCOS. Much love!

  40. QUESTION:
    What are you're odds of getting pregnant if you have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome?
    I also have ADHD, depression, anxiety, and RLS. Serious answers only please and if you have a source, or are a nurse or doctor please state that as well..

    • ANSWER:
      I also have PCOS and it is possible to get pregnant. I was able to get pregnant last fall with the help of the fertility drug CLOMID. I lost the baby at 10 weeks due to high stress levels of my job. Needless to say I don't work there anymore and they had to pay for all of my hospital bills. But yes it is possible. I just finished a 10 day treatment of Provera to make me start my period and have taken 3 CLOMID pills so far. Ask your dr about Clomid, there is a gerneric for it and it cheaper that the namebrand. My goal is to be pregnant by Christmas. With the advice of a good OBGYN you will be able to concieve it just takes time. Good luck to you and be patient, it will happen when the time is right.

  41. QUESTION:
    I have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrom what is the best diet or excercises I should do to loose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with the above, you need a good support system. Make sure to not eat a lot of foods with sugar and carbs as PCOS can cause hypoglycemia and diabetes. You also need to be doing light cardio exercises a few times a week. PCOS has been known to cause heart murmers and other heart problems. I would also suggest that you get on the birth control pill. If not, you can get pretty bad cysts on your ovaries.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the % of women getting pregnant when they have PCOS-poly cystic ovarian?

    • ANSWER:
      The overall success rate is about 70%

  43. QUESTION:
    PCOD - poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    I am an 18 year old girl diagnosed of Poly cystic ovarian syndrome and am severely affected due to its symptoms- balding of hair,sever acne and excessive hair on arms,kegs and face. Can you please suggest remedies for these.and wat is the best treatment for Pcod?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried the drug called metformin? It can do wonders for those with PCOD.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have just been diagnosed with Colitis and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. What is the best diet ...?
    for these combined?

    • ANSWER:
      One thing that could be of help (especially from the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome based on what I've heard from some other women who have done it) is a low carb diet.

      There is a messageboard on a site designed for women with PCOS that might be of further help to you. Please e-mail me off site for it. Please put in the subject line: "PCOS website" so that I will know what it's in regards to.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there a link between autism and PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome)?
    I asked this in Mental Health but did not get any satisfactory answers. I was hoping someone here might know about this rumor and could substantiate or refute it for me?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a hard question to answer. . .as a mother of a profoundly autistic young man, I have researched the cause for years. My son was diagnosed back when only 1 in 10,000 were said to have autism. Now it is 1 in 150.

      I have PCOS. After my son was diagnosed we all under went genetic testing. Nothing in our genome is out of the ordinary. However, there is a school of thought (the cause of autism is still being debated, and most likely will be found to have multiple causes based on the type and severity) that shows a link between Autism and auto-immune diseases in a family, especially the mother side.

      Though, not openly defined as an auto-immune disease. PCOS usually happens in females with a strong disposition to insulin resistance (a precursor to type II diabetes), and a vast majority of PCOS suffers will get diabetes later in life. Diabetes, Type I and II are considered a type of auto-immune disease (older doctors may not consider it so but most of your new ones have been taught this).

      So PCOS doesn't cause Autism but some of the factors that cause someone to have PCOS may also predispose them and their offspring to a higher risk of Autism.

      I hope this helps a little. The truth is no one knows the exact cause, and their are many credible scientists who have opposing thoughts and hypothesis. No definitive answer has been found. Almost weekly there are new studies that say maybe this or maybe that.

      The majority of credible researchers believe there are two-types of Autism (I am not talking Aspergers or other diagnosis within the Spectrum that we have a better understanding of). The two types being Infantile Autism (they type one is born with) and regressive Autism (the type that comes one early in life after normal development has already been established and some perceived insult can be pinpointed). With in these two classifications there are many levels of severity. Infantile Autism usually has a strong genetic component and may actually have a genetic cause, where as Regressive Autism may have a genetic predisposition to a weakness (low immunity or poor ability to remove heavy metals or other toxins from the body), that with several insults (much like how a predisposition to certain cancers work) the result will be a manifestation of the Autism in one severity or another.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does any one know of good diets for Poly Cystic Ovarian Patients?
    I am 17, and am over weight. My doctor keeps telling me to loose weight, and I know that it is very difficult for patients of PCOS, to loose weight! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Cut your sugar out, cut your carbs and starches and add protein. Also, i lost some weight by walking after work. Me and my dog would take about a 2 mile walk about 2-3 times a week. This should work to start to regulate your cycle. Insulin is a hell of a hormone-it regulates ALOT of things in your body. You get this under control, and everything else will fall into place.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get a free daily eating plan/ diet for poly cystic ovarian syndrome on the Internet?

    • ANSWER:
      Everything is possible.

      Here is one:

      http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/pcos_menu.html

  48. QUESTION:
    i have poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    i have Poly cystic ovarian syndrome and had a condom break with my boyfriend a week late on period could i be pregnant.

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    my wife has poly cystic ovarian syndrome?
    but she has had her period for last two months does this mean she is ovulating?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    polly cystic ovarian syndrome...help? seeking knowledge.?
    I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome. And have (within the last year) found out that I do not ovulate. Therefore I can't have children. So far there is no medication that works..I have tried many. Is there anyone out there who has experienced this. Looking for an understanding person.

    • ANSWER:


Ovarian Diseases

The Proof Of Root-canal-fillings Can Cause Serious Side Effects All dentists know that sometimes arthritis and other illnesses clear up if bad teeth are extracted. However, in this case, all of her teeth appeared in satisfactory condition and the one containing this root canal filling showed no evidence or symptoms of infection. Besides, it looked normal on x-ray pictures.

Now came that historical experiment. Immediately after Dr. Price extracted the tooth and his patient was dismissed, he embedded the tooth under the skin of a rabbit. Lo and behold, in two days the rabbit developed the same kind of crippling arthritis as the patient. Whatis more, in 10 days it died of the infection.

You can readily see how such a discovery would excite a dental research specialist. What is more, the patient made a successful recovery after the tooth's removal. She could then walk without a cane and could even do fine needlework. That success led Dr. Price to advise other patients, afflicted with a wide variety of illness defying treatment, to have any root-filled teeth removed.

Thereafter, whenever such situations occurred, he embedded either the whole tooth or small parts of it under a rabbit's skin. Eventually he was able to obtain cultures of bacteria from within teeth and inject the cultured material into rabbits or other experimental animals. In almost every instance, the rabbits developed the disease of the patient or one similar to it. These infections proved so devastating that most animals died within three to 12 days. If the patient had kidney trouble, the rabbit developed kidney involvement; if eye trouble, the rabbit's eyes failed. Heart trouble, rheumatism, stomach ulcers, bladder infections, ovarian diseases, phlebitis, osteomyelitis,whatever disease, the rabbit promptly became similarly infected and most - Because the immune system of rabbits is poor - died within two weeks.

Dr. Price tested the theory further by implanting sound natural teeth under rabbits' skins, such as healthy teeth removed for orthodontic tooth-straightening or those which were impacted and couldn't grow in properly. In addition, sterilized dimes and other coins were implanted and, in each instance, nothing detrimental happened to the rabbits.

These coins or healthy teeth lay dormant under the skin. some developed a non-infeced cystic sack about the objects and some exfoliated the forgeign objects, but these rabbits lived on in good health. None of them developed the illness which occurred to those inoculated with a bacterial infection from a root filled tooth.

Copyright (c) 2007 Sung Lee, and George Meinig D.D.S

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does Metformin increase your chances of Pregnancy if you have Polycystic ovarian disease?
    I am taking Metformin for Polycystic ovarian disease. I have heard that it helps you get pregnant. Has anyone gotten pregnant on Metformin/glucophage that has PCOD?

    • ANSWER:
      It does not increase the chance of pregnancy. The medication is designed to shrink the cysts on the ovaries in hopes of regulating your cycle and getting your pancreas to produce the correct amount of insulin to regulate your petuitary gland. Once your hormones and cycles are regulated I'm sure your chances of conceving will greatly incresase.

  2. QUESTION:
    For those of you with Polycystic ovarian disease who have had kids how long did it take to get pregnant again?
    I have polycystic ovarian disease and just had a baby after years of trying but only 9 months of being on Metformin. I have quit breast feeding and my son is 10 months old. We have been trying for the past two months (Which I know isn't long) to have another baby. For those of you who have PCOS how long did the second child take to conceive?

    • ANSWER:
      second pregnancy 3 months. with my first child it took 6 months. i did not take any meds either time, i just changed my diet extreemly and exercised more. i dont know if it would help you, but it may be worth trying. my dr suggested it, and it helped i think:)

  3. QUESTION:
    Pregnant after a poly cystic ovarian disease diagnosis?
    After being diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease ( even if it was at a young age) how common is it to still get pregnant?
    After being diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease, how common is it to get pregnant. Without any help from drugs or any therapy? Just the natural way.

    • ANSWER:
      I can't tell you exact statistics, but I can tell you that I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 16, and had my son naturally when I was 20. No medications, no drugs, etc.

      However, we're TTC#2 and it's been 15 months with no luck, so we're going to the doctor next week and trying to find out what the next step is. I believe it will be Clomid but we'll see. :)

  4. QUESTION:
    I have a condition called PCOS(Polycystic ovarian disease). and would like to know what kin?
    I have a condition called PCOS(Polycystic ovarian disease). would like to know what kind of diet i can follow?

    • ANSWER:
      I have PCOS too. You want to greatly lower, but not eliminate, your carbs and fat. Especially simple carbs like white flour in breads, pasta, most cereal, and pastries. Switch to whole grain bread, cereal including oatmeal, and pasta. Increase your fruits and veggies a lot. Also get at least half an hour of moderate exercise every day.

      An easy way I make sure I follow the recommendation is to divide our plates into quarters. I first fill at least half with fruits and vegges. One quarter is protein and the other quarter is complex carb. I snack on fresh fruit and cut veggies instead of leftovers or chips.

  5. QUESTION:
    I have polycystic ovarian disease and I take metformin and clomid, when should i get pregnant?
    ok, I have PCOD ( polycystic ovarian diease ) and the Dr. had me on metformin 4 a few months, and I havent got pregnant . SO now my Dr. is trying me on metformin and clomid 2 help me concive.. Any1 had this problem?.. If so, how long did it take you 2 get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      I have pcos and I have not yet conceive as yet, I started metformin August 31 and I'm still on it up to this day, I am taking 2000mg a day, I am also on clomid this is my 7th cycle (Dr. reccomend it but it's the last cycle) I ovulated 3 times with the metformin and clomid combo but I still haven't got pregnant as yet.

      Every lady pcos / pcod is different, some ladies would conceive on metformin alone in a space of 1 month just as the same with clomid. Try not to stress to much about it (better said then done) eat healthy, excersing and take all your vitamins.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of polycystic ovarian disease?
    I have it and im scared i cant have kids and im only 18

    • ANSWER:
      the sad thing is, you can't ever really get rid of it, but there are several options for suppressing the symptoms. The best thing you can do is eat a healthy diet, and maintain a healthy weight. Try your best to avoid things like white bread and if you must eat pasta, switch to whole grain. also, there are several medications your doctor can prescribe to treat the symptoms of PSOC, such as aldactone, metformin, and believe it or not, birth control pills. The hormones in the birth control pills will help prevent the cysts from forming on your ovaries until the time is right that you feel you want a baby. My friend has had great success with this treatment, and just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last november, and she is 27 now.

      Also, when you decide to have children, if you still find it difficult to conceive, you doctor can prescribe a medication called clomid (I think thats the name) that can assist you in ovulating.

  7. QUESTION:
    For those who have Polycystic Ovarian Disease how long did it take you to get pregnant with your 2nd Child?
    I am trying to have a second child after having 1 with pcos. I take Metformin and that is what worked last time. It took 11 months after starting Metformin last time. I just quit breastfeeding. For those of you who have PCOS and have had two or more kids how long did it take the second time?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't have PCOS. My aunt had the disease, it took her awhile before she conceived her second child (approx. 3 years) Good Luck though :)

  8. QUESTION:
    Which of the following would be true of a dairy cow diagnosed with cystic ovarian disease?
    Answers:
    Her body condition will be average and milk production will be below the herd average.
    A large number of LH receptors will be present on her ovaries to provide for exquisite sensitivity to this hormone.
    Her body condition score will be low and milk production is above the herd average.

    • ANSWER:
      The first one

  9. QUESTION:
    Polycystic Ovarian-Can it straighten out after childbirth?
    A friend has polycystic ovarian disease, and is considering a pregnancy earlier than they had planned in order to retain her ability to have kids. Has having a baby straightened out female troubles for anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      A pregnancy may not straighten it out but in my case it did help. I have had two assisted reproductive pregnancies (meds and injections, scans and all sorts of things to get pregnant) I have moved on with my life after having two gorgeous children, got accepted to Uni, made other plans and decided to go to the Doctors to get an IUD put in to give me time to definitely decide what I was going to do (tube tie or hysterectomy) and he gave me the lovely news (NOT) that I was 8 weeks pregnant. I was shattered as I thought it would never happen to me because of the PCOS, I had to have assistance for both my children and now I am 20 weeks with #3 and getting used to the idea of having a third.

      The moral to the story is, you can't treat female infertility as light subject because nothing is set in stone. The fertility treatment may have made it easier to conceive, me finishing breastfeeding a month before conception occurred, or nothing it was just meant to be. I will never know how this happened (apart from my role in it, lol) but it just proves you can't be complacent about fertility disorders!!!

  10. QUESTION:
    Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease and Endometeriosis help?
    I have Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) and Endomentriosis. I am looking to start a family in the near future. I was wondering if there are any women out there who have experienced this disease and how they went about trying for a baby. I am still young, but have already lost an ovary and a fallopian tube to the disease and I feel I should be trying for a family sooner rather than later with my beautiful fiancee. Any information on the disease, pregnancy and anything related to that would be much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I'm afraid I haven't tried having my family yet. I'm 29 so will be hopefully starting soon. I have PCOs and I am on a diabetic medication to make my periods regular so that I can have a chance to conceive. I was told not to try for at least six months until the pills started to work and touch wood I've had a period every month so far. I only went on the pills in January. I rarely got periods before that. I went to a Gyno which I am assuming you have been to see, if you haven't go and see one as soon as you can because mine is so good, she is preparing me for pregnancy. She said I might be a high risk for miscarriage because of the PCOs so these pills are suppose to regulate me and to help to increase my metabolism so that I can loose some weight (another horrible symptom of pcos). I would suggest because you also have Endometeriosis as well as the PCOs you should start your family straight away with the help from a Gyno who will be able to help you and your fiancee. My Mum had Pcos and Endometeriosis and lost her womb when she was in her 30's. She lost a fallopian tube as well before she had her womb out and she had three miscarriages but she also had me and my brother so there is hope. I hope to start soon as I don't want to leave it too late. I would hate to leave it only to find out I can't have any and I could have done something about it and didn't. Sorry I couldn't help anymore with your baby question but best of luck to you and your fiancee and I hope you have loads of lovely babies.

  11. QUESTION:
    what are the side effects of using clomide for a person with polysistic ovarian disease?
    and what are the chances of getting more babies after using clomide the first time?

    • ANSWER:
      Clomiphene citrate (CC, Clomid, Serophene) is often the first fertility drug that couples come in contact with. It is (relatively) inexpensive as fertility drugs go, it is easily taken (orally rather than by injection) and it is the first line drug used for ovulation induction in patients with PCOS and other ovulatory disorders. It has been used for patients with luteal phase defect. It can also be used to assess ovarian reserve or, in other words, the likelihood that a woman's ovaries can still produce viable eggs. Clomid is not useful for women whose ovaries have reached the end of their working life.
      How does it work?

      Clomid is actually quite a potent and somewhat complicated medication. It is capable of reacting with all of the tissues in the body that have estrogen receptors
      These tissues include hypothalamus, pituitary, ovary, endometrium, vagina, and cervix. Clomid influences the way that the four hormones required for ovulation, GnRH, FSH, LH and estradiol, relate and interrelate. While we do not completely understand the mechanisms by which this drug works, in essence it appears that Clomid fools the body into believing that the estrogen level is low. This altered feedback information causes the hypothalamus (an area of the brain) to make and release more gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) which in turn causes the pituitary to make and release more FSH and LH. More follicle stimulating hormone and more luteinizing hormone should result in the release of one or more mature eggs - ovulation.
      How is it taken?

      When used for ovulation induction, Clomid is taken orally for approximately five days early in the menstrual cycle. Depending upon your clinic protocol this may start as early as day 3 or as late as day 5. It is important to remember that the first day of the menstrual cycle is the first day of normal bleeding, not spotting. Most women begin with an initial dose of one tablet (50 mg.) per day. This dose may be increased by your physician in subsequent cycles if pregnancy does not occur. Once ovulating, most pregnancies occur in the first 6 cycles of treatment. Clomid is said to be able to induce ovulation in as much as 85% of the women who use it, though only half of those will actually become pregnant. Most authorities agree that continuing for more than 6 ovulatory cycles in not likely to increase the chances of success.

      At many clinics a pelvic examination or ultrasound is done each cycle shortly before starting on CC in order to determine if there are any ovarian or uterine abnormalities. Approximately 5% of women using Clomid will develop an ovarian cyst at some time during their treatment period. These cysts are benign and will usually resolve spontaneously without any treatment, but may cause discomfort. If you are using Clomid and do not have a menstrual period by cycle day 35, you may have failed to ovulate or you may be pregnant! In either event you need to schedule a visit to your doctor to ascertain what is happening. If you are not pregnant, your doctor may prescribe other medications to help bring on your period. Extended luteal phases (late periods, long cycles) are not uncommon on Clomid.

      What are the side effects of Clomiphene?

      Twin pregnancies may occur in as many as 5% of the women who use Clomid. Triplet pregnancies are far more rare. Other reported adverse effects include ovarian enlargement 13.6%,Vasomotor Flushes 10.4%, abdominal or pelvic discomfort, distention or bloating 5.5%, nausea and vomiting 2.2%, breast discomfort 2.1%, visual symptoms (blurred vision, lights, floaters, waves, unspecified visual complaints, photophobia, diplopia, scotoma, etc.) 1.5%, headache 1.3% and abnormal uterine bleeding (intermenstrual spotting, menorrhagia)1.3%. Although there has been much talk about the relationship of clomiphene (and other fertility drugs) to ovarian cancer the vast majority of the evidence now seems to point at infertility itself, rather than the use of fertility drugs as being the primary explanation for the slightly increased incidence of reproductive cancers in the infertility population. (See recent discussion on our boards.)

      Clomid has been used to induce ovulation for more that thirty years. There is not any evidence that it causes an increase in congenital abnormalities or birth defects in children. It is not associated with an increase in premature labor or in other complications of pregnancy.

  12. QUESTION:
    How are others dealing with trying to get pregnant and polycystic ovarian disease/syndrome.?
    We've been trying for 2 years now. I'm on medications. I've had the HSG done and it showed no blockage. Husband has been checked too. I'm wondering if anyone has pearls of wisdom for me or just a story to share how you dealt with it all.

    • ANSWER:
      Hii,me and my husband r trying to conceive from past one year with no success yet,I was diagonised with PCOS in this year march and was put on metformin and clomid,its been 4cycles now and so far nothing has clicked.Even though I have been ovulating using the medication its still not worked.for some it just clicks in the first cycle but some take a lot of time.Just have hopes coz I have heard stories frm ppl who have PCOS and who have conceived easily.So have patience n trust and m sure things will work.I am having the same postive attitude so far and I just hope my patience is rewarded.All the very best and lots of baby dust to u............

  13. QUESTION:
    How does Glucophage help Polycystic Ovarian Disease?
    My reproductive endocrinologist put me on Glucophage (Metformin) to help with my Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD). I have not been able to find anything online about how it will help PCOS, only on how it works for diabetes. I am not a diabetic, so I don't understand why I am on the medication. Any and all advice would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Even though you do not have diabetes, glucophage is a drug that can bring insulin levels into balance. Many women who couldnt ovulate on othrer fertility meds. achieve success using insulin sensitizers because they decrease insulin resistance, which have a positive effect on ovarian function. Your doc. may prescribe them if you are insulin resistant, but many women w/ PCOS have found the medication helpful even if they only have borderline or normal glucose levels and arent insulin resistant.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I get pregnant if I have Endometriosis and Polycystic ovarian disease can you help me?

    • ANSWER:
      I am in the exact same boat as you, I have both. Right now I am on Metformin which is a diabetic medicine, which I'm not diabetic, but it is used for women that have PCOS to bring on ovulation. You can also get a procedure done where they inject your fallopian tubes with dye to see if they're blocked up, preventing the egg from getting to your uterus. Usually after this procedure if you've got minor blockage, they dye will find a path and unblock some debris making an opening, and people usually get pregnant fast after this procedure. I've only been on Metformin for a month now, no period yet, but I am also TTC .. Next step is to get that tubal procedure done, and possibly take Clomid with it, which is like a fertility drug ... You should def. see a gynocologist and discuss your concerns with them .. they'll know what to put you on, and what needs to be done. good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there a complete and permanent cure for poly cystic ovarian disease in homeopathy?

    • ANSWER:
      homeopathy has an answer for PCOD. The patient's hormonal levels return to normal, their periods become more regular and they may even be able to conceive after homeopathic treatment. The sonography may show a reduction in the number and size of the cysts in the ovaries after homeopathy. The patient also has to work towards reducing the weight since that is also an important contributing factor.

  16. QUESTION:
    I was wondering if there is any way to conceive with Pollycystic Ovarian Disease w/o taking fertility drugs?
    My husband and I want to have children but I would rather not do fertility drugs. Can anyone can help?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely! I have a friend with PCOS who gave birth to 3 babies in 3 years. It really depends on the level of severity of your PCOS. Some women with PCOS consistently ovulate, but their ovulation times vary drastically from one cycle to another (these women generally don't need intervention- just the right timing). Other women with PCOS don't ovulate at all or ovulate only some of their cycles (these women will likely need medication).

      The best thing to do is to start charting basal body temps to see how often and when you ovulate. This will help you determine how long you want to try to go without medical intervention (if it's just a matter of 'catching' ovulation, you may not need medication; however, if you are not ovulating, I would see a doctor). Try fertilityfriend.com for a free online charting course.

      Hope this helps! Good luck and lots of baby dust!!!

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if it is possible to get pregnant while having polycystic ovarian disease?
    I went to have a pap smear about a week ago and as the doctor was examining me I was telling her about symptoms I have been having since I was 13 and now she wants me to go have tests done for it because she says she is 95% sure that i have this because of all the symptoms and i am worried that i am not going to be able to have kids. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to help me.

    • ANSWER:
      I have polycystic ovarian disease and i have had it for over 6 years and last month i gave birth to a healthy baby girl. so yes it is possible to get pregnant. my oldestdaughter is 11 so there is quite an age difference we were not expecting to have anymore children because we were told for 10 years that wwe would never have any more. i was on fertility treatments that was expensive and did not work for a long time until i came to the reality that i would never have any more babies & i got back into church & within 6 months i was pregnant. so i know my baby is a miracle baby.

  18. QUESTION:
    How hard would it be to get pregnant with Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease?

    • ANSWER:
      well it dint seem hard for me at all....THANK GOD!!! i was diagnosed with it when i was 17 yrs n took some medication...may be glucophage n all,similar to metformin...but i remember taking it very EASY n not worrying abt it much coz i dint know it could lead to fertility pblms at that time....lol....but my mom made sure i get the entire treatment....so any way....i was over wt too....lost some wt in the last 3 yrs n forgot abt pcos....lol...i mean i dont know if it was completely over or not,that is never got chked again....my main symptom of pcos was very irregular periods....after losing wt n some meds i guess...i got my periods regular so forgot completely abt pcos....lol

      ANYWAY,now m 23 yrs....married last yr n pregnant ....so it took almost 6 months for me to concieve...we started soon after marriage...no protection at all from day 1!...

      so i dont see any pblm with pcos....ALL THIS SAID .... pcos ranges on the level of severity....so get urself thoroughly checked....atleast this pblm CAN be treated!!!GOODLUCK!!

  19. QUESTION:
    Can protected sex cause ovarian cyst/cancer or any other diseases?
    (With condoms)
    So can women under 21 have papsmear? (I'm 19) cause I heard that we can't. :/

    • ANSWER:
      Sex doesn't cause ovarian cysts or cancer. What it can do is give you genital warts, which can cause cervical cancer. But the cervix is not the ovaries. It takes years for warts to cause cancer, so women under 20 haven't been having sex long enough to get cervical cancer, and that's why they've stopped doing pap smears for women under 21. There are also other diseases you can get even if you have protected sex, but Pap smears don't detect them. You CAN (and should) see a gynecologist for a checkup if you have had sex. They may or may not do a pap smear, but they'll definitely do tests for other diseases if you ask.

  20. QUESTION:
    I am 23 and trying to conceive with polycystic ovarian disease but not having regular cycles- anyone?
    I am 23 and trying to conceive my 2nd child after a recent diagnosis of polycystic ovarian disease, I am not having regular cycles- I just had my first one in 8 months and it was lite- had anyone ever been through this. I had no problems conceiving my son but that was before these problems. How difficult is this going to be? Should I even get my hopes up?

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed w/ polycystic ovarian disease when I was 13 and have never had a normal period. I was immediately put on birth control pills. I am now in my early 30 and have learned there is a medication for diabetes that does make woman ovulate. Your doctor may not want to prescribe it for you because that is not what it is intended for but give it a shot. Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    what are good natural remedies for dealing or managing polysystic ovarian disease?

    • ANSWER:
      General interventions that help to reduce weight or insulin resistance can be beneficial , because they address what is believed to be the underlying cause of the syndrome. Where PCOD is associated with overweight or obesity, successful weight loss is probably the most effective method of restoring normal ovulation/menstruation, but many women find it very difficult to achieve and sustain significant weight loss. Low-carbohydrate diets and sustained regular exercise may help, and some experts recommend a low Glycemic load diet in which a significant part of the total carbohydrates are obtained from fruit, vegetables and whole grain sources

  22. QUESTION:
    Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy?
    I am 32 weeks pregnant. At 28 weeks I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian disease. My doctor is not overly concerned at the moment and everything is being monitored, so I shouldn't be worried. I was just wondering if anyone has had any complications from this in their pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    What is Polycystic Ovarian Disease?
    What are the symptoms? How is it treated?

    • ANSWER:
      Under normal circumstances, follicles deep within the ovaries are stimulated to grow, mature, and rise to h surface of the ovary, where they burst and release an egg to the Fallopian tube, a process controlled by pituitary hormones.

      The remnants of the burst follicle then begin to produce progesterone, which stimulates the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to grow thicker in case it needs to support a fertilized egg. The effect on the pituitary of an increase in progesterone production is to signal it to stop stimulating the development of eggs.

      In polycystic disease, the follicles never erupt from the ovaries. They grow just under the ovaries' surface, and are produced again and again because the pituitary has not been signaled to shut off. Both ovaries become filled with tiny cysts and can become enlarged. A thickened capsule also grows to encase the ovary.

      Causes and Risk Factors of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
      Polycystic disease is most common in women under 30. It is caused by an endocrine imbalance with increased levels of testosterone, estrogen, and luteinizing hormone (LH) and decreased secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).

      The increased level of LH associated with this disorder may be the result of an increased sensitivity of the pituitary to stimulation by releasing hormone or of excessive stimulation by the adrenal gland.

      Polycystic ovary may also be associated with a variety of problems in the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, with extragonadal sources of androgens, or with androgen-producing tumors. It is also called Stein-Leventhal Syndrome.

      Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
      The symptoms of PCO are:

      Persistent absence of ovulation

      Persistent production of estrogen and higher than normal production of androgens (male hormones)

      Higher than normal production of the pituitary hormone LH (luteinizing hormone) with low or average production of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)

      Thickened and enlarged ovaries - often twice their normal size

      Abnormal menstrual patterns: absence of menstrual periods (affects 50 percent), or irregular heavy bleeding patterns (affects 25 percent)

      Excessive hair growth and masculine hair texture and distribution (affects 70 percent)

      Infertility (because there is no ovulation)

      Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
      The goals in treating PCO disease are to protect the patient from the adverse long-term effects that persistent estrogen exposure in the absence of ovulation may have on the uterus and breasts, and to help control the specific symptoms the patient may be having. These goals can be accomplished by:

      1. Treatment to induce ovulation

      2. Hormone medication to suppress ovary production of estrogen and male hormones

      3. Intermittent treatment with progesterone hormone to interrupt the effects of steady estrogen exposure.

      If one wants to become pregnant, then ovulation induction is the obvious choice. Treatment with clomiphene is successful in inducing ovulation for approximately 80 percent of patients, and if this is unsuccessful, injections of human menopausal gonadotropin may be a reasonable option.

      All of the treatments designed to induce ovulation involve fairly extensive medical supervision and significant medical costs; although ovulation is the real "cure" for PCO problems, these treatments are not recommended unless the patient is actively trying to conceive.

      Hormone treatment to suppress ovarian activity is a reasonable choice if the patient does not want to conceive now, and is having problems with excessive hair growth. This treatment also provides the added benefit of contraceptive protection. Regular birth control pills effectively suppress ovarian hormone production, but if these pills are unwise or contraindicated because of other medical problems, then similar suppression can be achieved with daily progesterone tablets or long-acting progesterone injections.

      Intermittent progesterone treatment is a reasonable choice if the patient is not trying to conceive, does not need birth control protection, and is not having hair problems. Progesterone tablets such as Provera can protect against the development of precancerous uterine lining abnormalities, can reverse abnormalities already present, and should also control problems with irregular bleeding.

      Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
      Would you explain what is causing the development of cysts?

      Is there something wrong with the pituitary gland?

      Has uterine cancer be ruled out?

      Do you recommend a blood test for LH and FSH?

      (If pregnancy is desired) - what can be done to induce ovulation?

      (If pregnancy is not desired) Can you recommend hormonal treatment?

      What can be expected from such drugs?

      (If experiencing excessive hair growth) What can be done to suppress this symptom?

  24. QUESTION:
    is it possible to check for polycystic ovarian syndrome/disease by yourself?
    yes, can i check by myself if i have that or should i get a proper test by a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      No you can notice the symptoms by yourself but for full diagnosis you would need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist and/or gynaecologist and they would need to do hormonal tests as well as other tests.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do Fibrocystic Breast Disease and ovarian cysts have any kind of relation to each other?
    I have had FBD since my early teens, and now I am 18 and I have had two ovarian cysts(that I know of within the last 3 months) rupture. Is there any kind of relation between these two conditions? and could this effect my fertility?

    • ANSWER:
      I have fibrocystic breast disease and have had it since my early teens. I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome. My mother also has FBD and had a hysterectomy due to cysts so it also runs in families. The cycts on your ovaries could just be random cysts or it could be PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and many women who have PCOS suffer from fertility issues but there are treatments to help with these issues but you first need to see a specialist and be properly diagnosed and do it soon before damage is done.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does Fibrocystic Breat Disease and ovarian cysts have any kind of relation to each other?
    I have had FBD since my early teens, and now I am 18 and I have had two ovarian cysts(that I know of within the last 3 months) rupture. Is there any kind of relation between these two conditions? and could this effect my fertility?

    • ANSWER:
      No not in relations...Bra Cancer is much different and it is a cancer as far as I know cancer is malignant and damage is done on normal cells as Cancer feeds off the body to be a over growth of cells and the cells are accepted by the body not as foe but as friend yet the cancer feeds until is uses up the good of the body and rots...
      So far in my recent diagnosis of fibroids...It is not cancerous and at any time fibrois appear..due to being obese as a feature in Black Women more...durring 40's and women who have not had children and are close to menopausal stages the fibroids will dry up...The body is making one last big bang...stage is set to give yourself a chance or one last call before closing time the fibroids can be treated with drugs or removed by lazer and healing time is 2 to 3 days on a treatment...Total removal of the lining by historectomy will remove the area only responsible for the growth and rinder you unable to have children...even the treatment says no children stage...It can be avoided the idea is to prolong your female hormones nature given and not rush into menopause
      A Pause for the Men...I understand that The Big S is still on and Poppin...Either Way...You are quite young for this so look to speed up having your children ...Tell the doctor children are a option in your future...You can still have a baby soon...Cover the basis legal...Marrage if the Guy agrees is a better option than child support or welfare or with your parents help....for you it is possible..option.
      Take care to be here for a long time unless you bleed heavy and unless you are in pain You can live with fibroids for a long time and not have a problem and they grow slow so you have plenty of time to see how you are going to proceed
      Not many doctors will tell you anything you have to be a big vigulanty on the web and look up sources.
      Web MD and Fibroids section of Yahoo was a big brace for me.
      Details even the National NDCC will send you a book for free
      booklet...
      I would read about MS and Fibroids and as I turn 40..I go for a checkup and the doctor finds things and I thought I was the picture of health to me ... Overly healthy in a way the fibroids do not hurt me until they started ultrasounding and picking with them in test...I am looking at option of hystorectomy..I want this as a last resort...Kind of thanking God I have options
      Lazar...Emoblization...Therapy Support Groups...I am not going to give up and give in without a fight...While I still have God and a great fight in me to try to live...
      I heard on the radio One woman said it is common and she can feel hers being fed if she drinked sweet tea or fried chicken...I too feel to cut of the source of it being fed and it will need to die or fall out or burn out or cut out ...Idea it is genetics and it will come back and case out other areas...
      I have a big choice to make even with the doctors I feel I got to answer to God for myself...I lay on MRI tables thinking of the people before me and after me....The times in church when they said to prepare for times like these in your health with your faith ...I am not going to give up on God and I wonder about what must I face to be saved...What must I give up to be saved...A man on the Radio said You do not know what you must give up to be saved in this race for life.. Or how what you are going to face will be a great help to others going through on the journey...So I made a decision to follow Christ example...and I figure he gave up his life ....for us and many of us can not face what he faced for us. He ask for so little to live right and some of us can not even face living right and following the so called rules and staying off Jerry and Maurry...It seems like nothing happens to them...They just mess up a poor innocent baby...and have to work harder to make a great life come for the child...

  27. QUESTION:
    Can you get pregnant with polycstic ovarian disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an extremely common endocrine disorder. The prevalence of PCOS is conservatively estimated to occur in 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. This disease has been recognized since at least the 1930’s. While a clinical diagnosis of PCOS may encompass several distinct subsets of patients, most experts in the field agree that there are some common clinical and laboratory aspects of this common disorder.

      Most women with PCOS have ovulatory dysfunction or absent ovulation. If the egg is not released from the ovary each month in a normal fashion, this can obviously lead to infertility. Anovulation may also manifest itself by infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles. In the absence of ovulation, the ovary does not make the hormone progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus is not shed in an efficient and timely manner. After a number of years, this can place women with PCOS at risk for an abnormal buildup of the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia) . For this reason, women with PCOS who are not trying to get pregnant should be treated with progesterone-like medications to induce a normal menstrual period at least every 2-3 months.

      Another common feature to PCOS is clinical or laboratory hyperandrogenism. This means that women with PCOS have either increased circulating amounts of or increased responsiveness to male hormones like testosterone or DHEAS. This may result in oily skin or acne and excess hair on the face, between the breasts, or on the lower abdomen. In order for the diagnosis of PCOS to be made, these abnormalities must exist in the absence of other related hormonal disorders. A qualified doctor can distinguish these disorders.

      Most women with PCOS also display changes in the ovaries as viewed by ultrasound. In fact, the name itself describes the typical ultrasound findings seen in this disorder: poly (many), cystic (small collections of fluid). When the eggs in the ovaries do not develop to maturity, many small "follicles" (small fluid-filled sacs containing immature eggs) develop and can be seen on ultrasound. The ovaries of women PCOS are often enlarged as well. However, most women with PCOS do not have the kind of "cysts on the ovary" that we normally think of as problematic or requiring surgery.

      Another common feature of PCOS is increased body weight. Women with PCOS tend to be heavy and have trouble losing weight. One underlying mechanism behind the ovulatory irregularity and the obesity is probably insulin resistance. This means that the cells of women with PCOS do not respond as well to their bodies’ own insulin as those of someone without PCOS. This puts women with PCOS at higher risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy or later in life.

      Treatment Strategies

      Treatment for PCOS depends largely on an individual woman’s fertility desires. For those women not desiring immediate pregnancy, there are basically two options to help regulate menstrual cyclicity and prevent endometrial hyperplasia. The most common option is the use of oral contraceptives (birth control pills; BCPs). BCPs will give most women normal bleeding patterns and prevent hyperplasia. Since ovulation can occur unpredictably in women with PCOS, BCPs also provide adequate contraception. The hormones in BCPs will also help reduce acne and facial hair in most patients with PCOS. In women who do not require oral contraception, progesterone given for 10-12 days every 30-60 days will induce a reliable menses.

      In women for whom unwanted hair growth is particularly bothersome, significant improvement can be obtained with a combination of medications. As already mentioned, BCPs are extremely useful in this regard. Other medications may include drugs that reduce the secretion of androgen hormones or interfere with their action in the skin and hair cells.

      Alternatively, for women with PCOS who desire pregnancy, ovulation induction is often necessary. This involves medical treatment in order to help the ovaries release an egg each month in a reliable fashion. For many women this involves simple and relatively inexpensive oral medication. Others may require more intensive and expensive therapies utilizing injectable medications. For full coverage of ovulation inducing agents go to the section on ovulation drugs.

      Finally, there are some new therapeutic options available for women with PCOS. As already mentioned, insulin resistance may represent the underlying problem for a lot of PCOS patients. A relatively new class of drugs that help sensitize the cells to the action of insulin, thereby reducing insulin resistance, has recently been shown to help induce ovulation in women with PCOS who failed previous simple therapies. Certain of these agents may also help women with PCOS to lose weight. Some of the more common drugs are: Metformin (Glucophage) and Troglitazone (Rezulin). Rezulin can cause hepatic damage. Patients taking this medication must have blood work every month. Glucophage is much simpler to administer and does not require regular blood work.

      In women who cannot tolerate oral medications or have failed several different regimens of medication, surgical induction of ovulation can also be attempted. So-called "ovarian drilling" utilizes laser or electrosurgical techniques to place small holes in the ovaries in an effort to normalize the hormonal environment and allow ovulation to occur.

      PCOS is a common readily treatable disorder. The challenge is for the doctor to meet the specific needs of the patient during her entire life span.

      For more information about PCOS please visit the PCO support web site at: http://pcosupport.org. This site is informative and contains detailed information about the condition

  28. QUESTION:
    DO YOU THINK I HAVE AN OVARIAN DISEASE OR SOMETHING pls help?
    Im 14 years old. i had my first menstruation 1 month before i turned 13, it stopped then i had menstruation again in like 5 months, stopped again, then back again in months, then it stopped again! wtf is wrong with me??

    • ANSWER:
      It can take a while for menstruation to become regular when you first start. Not everybody will have a 28 day cycle, perhaps you will have an unusual cycle. I wouldn't worry about it too much now unless you have other symptoms like REALLY bad period pain or something else which seems unusual. If it doesn't fall into some sort of pattern in another year or so then maybe you should talk to a doctor about it. It is probably not a big deal, I know someone who only has her period every 5 months and she has gone on to have 2 kids. It was just a bit trickier for her to work out when she is most fertile because of her unusual cycle. Other than that, not having periods every month is not a bad thing, trust me.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is polycystic ovarian syndrome or disease?
    1- Does anyone you know have it?

    2- Is there anything to worry about?

    3- Can this cause endometrial cancer?

    4- What medicines can I take?

    • ANSWER:
      you get a build up of cysts on your ovaries which result in irregular periods. it can have an impact on fertility but there are pills you can take. you're more inclined to have thyroid problems and might be prone to diabetes. you need to eat a low GI diet. avoid caffeine(coffee, chocolate, tea etc), sugar, alcohol and i can't remember the rest she has to avoid. you need to try and keep your weight down as the more you put on the worse it gets and you will probably suffer with excess body hair as weight increases. it is manageable but very taxing at times.

  30. QUESTION:
    If you have polycystic ovarian disease can you just not have kids?
    my doctor commented on me having this the other day... and since then i've been really worried about not being able to have kids naturally when i'm older... or even just not being able to have kids period.... does it all depend? or what...

    • ANSWER:
      as long as you take steps to help with your pcos, you'll be fine. bc and other pills help, because they can level out your hormones, which is part of not being able to get pregnant. talk to your doc about your options, or what you can do to fix it now, so that later in life, you will be more able to have children.

  31. QUESTION:
    PolyCystic Ovarian Disease and 2 months pregnant, can I stay on Glucophage? 1 Dr says NO and one says YES?
    I am at hight risk for miscarrying and the DR told me to stay on it to decrease my chance of miscarrying, the other said No..Im so confused..Im only on it to control the polycystic that I have, but i have been told that I would need to stay on it the rest of my life..PLEASE HELP

    • ANSWER:
      This is a tough situation, I would go to a third doctor and if I have two against one, i have my answer, but you can also discuss your problem with one of the PCOS support groups, I am sure they know a lot more than us here:

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=PCOS+support+groups&btnG=Search

  32. QUESTION:
    what causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause and not just the symptoms?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    This goes to all of you Dr.s who specialise in this area.I have an Ovarian Disease where I am growing sists on
    my ovarises.I also have to many Male hormones on the both sides of them.I heard there is a male side then a female side.Well like I said there is a lot there.My question to you is will I ever be able to have children?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably you have PCOS. It will be necessary to do more investigations, but possibility for you to conceive is always there.
      Good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I relieve the pain from an ovarian cyst?
    I ended up going to the hospital and found out I have PID *pelvic inflammatory disease* and an ovarian cyst on my right ovary. What can I do to stop the pain from the cyst? They gave me percocet but I don't want to take medicines all the time. Will it go away? It's 2 cm I believe.

    • ANSWER:
      Your cyst however will either go away or might require surgery to remove it. Gynecologist will normally wait and monitor your cyst for a couple of cycles, and if it does not go away they will either give your birth control pills to control the ovulation so the cyst will stop growing and fade or they will remove it.

      As for the PID, it can be cured with anti-biotics, most likely mentronidazole and another antibiotic. However, depending on how you got it, you should be careful. If you got PId and were sexually active then, you most likely got it through an STD. Most doctors will likely be convinced you have an STD if you are active and have PID, since PID is normally cause by an STD untreated. However if you are not active, I am sorry. Most likely your doctor will not believe you, but you probably got from the cyst or a really bad infection. But cheer up, when treated properly PID goes away , and with the right procedure so does the cyst.

  35. QUESTION:
    Polycystic ovarian disease in teens?
    Hi im alex
    and my doc says im might have polycystic ovarian disease and so far i have all the symptoms and im getting tested in a couple of days..... i really want to lose weight and all but i cant.
    if im prescribed with birth control will that help?
    or any other medications?
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Being on the pill can help with bringing the estrogen levels back toward normal range. Some who have issues with weight will use a medication called Glucophage (it's used to treat Diabetes and something called Insulin Resistance).

      Others also use the Low Carbohydrate Diet to try and control weight.

      I am also including the link to a site that may help you find more information (it has a messageboard there).

      The link is at: http://www.pcosupport.org

  36. QUESTION:
    Trying to conceive with ovarian cysts?
    I have ovarian cysts, but I don't have polycystic ovarian disease...could these cysts still effect my fertility?

    • ANSWER:
      An ovarian cyst does not usually affect a woman's ability to conceive. The length of time it takes for a woman to become pregnant varies greatly. No investigations are usually advised until a couple have been trying to conceive for a year with regular intercourse (at least twice a week).

      The only condition in which ovarian cysts are linked with difficulty in conceiving is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women who have it tend to be overweight, have excessive hair growth and suffer from irregular or inon-existant periods. No single test can diagnose the syndrome, but blood tests for hormone levels and an ultrasound scan are helpful.

  37. QUESTION:
    whats a good website support group for polystic ovarian disease?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah me too like to know... i had polycystic ovarian

  38. QUESTION:
    my bmi is 36 and i have polycystic ovarian disease what could help this would tricare approve a gastric bypass?
    i have multiple cyst i dont ovulate and im not getting a period and i also keep gaining wait and i work out a little i just cant loose it i have tricare standard would they approve gastric bypass

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they should. Have you seen a Bariatric surgeon yet? You need to get a referral from your PCM to see one. If the surgeon says he can, then Tricare will cover it. Normally, you have to have a BMI of at least 40 to receive the surgery. However, you can have a BMI of 35-40 if you have a co-morbididty. A Co-morbidity is any condition that is aggravated by being overweight. High blood pressure, Diabetes, PCOS are some of the more common co-morbidities.

      Just being overweight and having co-morbidities doesn't neccessarily make you a good candidate for the surgery. The Bariatric Surgeon will do some pretty extensive testing and go through a lot of discussion with you. You must also see a Nutritionist and sometimes a psychologist. May people do not qualify for the surgery even though they are overweight enough for it. Just be very straight forward with your surgeon, tell him everything!

      Good Luck

      I had Gastric Bypass surgery with Tricare Prime

  39. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian disease?-what were your outcomes when trying to conceive?
    I think that I might have polycystic ovaries and want to know what the next step is when trying to get pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      you have to subject yourself for Dand C. that is dilatation and curatage. Then after you got cleaned, you might have good environment on your ovary and thinking of it , that would be your egg cell would need, and to get you fertilize. Then always have your check up.

  40. QUESTION:
    polycystic ovarian disease in teens?
    Hi im alex
    and my doc says im might have polycystic ovarian disease and so far i have all the symptoms and im getting tested in a couple of days..... i really want to lose weight and all but i cant.
    if im prescribed with birth control will that help?
    or any other medications?
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    why does a hypothyroidic and polycystic ovarian disease patient never get pregnancy?? is it true?? if not....h?
    what is the treatment for hypothyroidic,PCOD patient to get pregnancy??
    what r d necessary drugs to be used.
    please tell whether there is any hope of getting pregnancy in life time or not?

    • ANSWER:
      yes there is a chance you can get pregnant. i was watching the show "i didnt know i was pregnant" and a lady gave birth with polycystic ovarian disease.

  42. QUESTION:
    does having your ovaries removed cure poly cystic ovarian disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Why not find out what causes PCOS before looking for a cure?
      www.mercola.com
      www.naturalnews.com

  43. QUESTION:
    Does any one know the permanant cure for Poly Cystic Ovarian disease..?
    Hi..Does any one know the permanant cure for Poly Cystic Ovarian disease..?My best friend is suffering with this..due to which there is huge weight gain..Can any one help on this? To reduce weight and also the disease..Many girls all over the world are suffering with this about 5%..It will be very helpful if there is a correct answer..

    • ANSWER:
      i would suggest you ask your friend to opt homoeopathic treatment for permanent cure...for prolonged use of antibiotics,hormones if she has used any is not advisable...i personally am treating cases on PCOD with much satisfactory result....my patients are happy and healthy after seeing their report to be absolutely normal....good luck

  44. QUESTION:
    can poly cystic ovarian disease be completely cured without any side effects.?
    i have already tried certain hormonal pills under medical supervision but the cysts still exists ...should i switch over to yunani or ayurvedic types of medication

    • ANSWER:
      if u speak of cure ,there is only one oopherectomy remove the ovaries,otherwise the medical and surgical procedures like cystectomy deal only with the complications ,drugs deal with hormonal issues ,anti-androgens ,etc ,once u become menopause its over and done

  45. QUESTION:
    can u still get pregnant with polycyistic ovarian disease and if so how?

    • ANSWER:
      In the usual way :)
      It just makes it harder to concieve, so you will probably find yourself having to try for longer than the average couple.

  46. QUESTION:
    i have PCOD (polycycstic Ovarian Disease) has any one else suffered the symptoms like i have?
    with the PCOD i am very obese and it is hard to lose the weight. i don't get my periods unless i take the pill but i have to take Esstell because the normal one give me bad cramps. i have excess body and facial hair which grows back all the time (darker and thicker) i was told that electrolosis would probably not work from my old GP (but we've just recently found out he may be losing his marbles due to old age, so thankgoodness i don't go to him anymore) my ovaries are double in size and are full of cycsts and my health lately is going rapidly down hill. i have high blood pressure, high bad cholesterol and low good cholersterol my thyriod is slugish, my sugar levels are at about 4 which if left untreated will soon be in the diabetic range and last year i developed carpultunnel in both of my wrists... HELP!!! I DESPERATELY WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BE RID OF MY HEALTH PROBLEMS. Can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      I have PCOS which is being managed well with Glucophage. I recommend that you seek out a reputable Reproductive Endocrinologist to help you with medications and the other issues as part of this disorder. A great resource is www.soulcysters.com, a community for women with PCOS, up to 10% of women have PCOS...it is manageable.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for PCOS. It can be successfully managed with diet, exercise and medications, and occasionally surgical intervention - but this is effectively a lifelong disease.

  48. QUESTION:
    mild polycystic ovarian disease, natural help?
    Was diagnosed at 22yrs, now 26, still get irregular periods, excess hair, some period pain.
    Am quite happy the way im going and do not want children, any suggestions on natural alternatives which may help? Not on any medication and do not want any.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts can be and should be removed by laser surgery. It is a lot less painful to have this done that to try to persevere with naturopathic remedies. Also I believe that keeping going with ovarian cysts can result in ovarian cancer.

      Please consult your GP and get referred to a gynaecologist who will remove them under general anesthetic. You should be able to go home withing 24 hours.
      http://www2.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcsearch/bhcsearch?start=0&searchtext=ovarian+cysts&SearchTop=Search
      http://worldwidescience.org/topicpages/o/ovarian+cysts.html
      http://www.chacha.com/question/are-cysts-cancerous

      I hope that this information helps.

      Cheers!!!

  49. QUESTION:
    can polysistic ovarian disease be healed for good?

    • ANSWER:
      What really helps is getting to a lowest weight for age/height.
      And be sure you treat Diabetes if you are one.

  50. QUESTION:
    Do Polycystic Kidney Disease and Polycystic Ovarian Disease have anything in common (besides cysts)?

    • ANSWER:
      No. The term polycystic simply means may cysts. Ovarian and renal ( kidney ) tissues are different. There may be more than one cause for each disease state. Not a complete explanation, but I hope it helps.


Causes Of Cysts

Sebaceous Cyst - Prevention Tips and Treatment Methods
A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis. Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles. It is filled with a thick, greasy, cream-cheese like substance (called sebaceous material) that slowly fills up the cyst over many years. Skin trauma can also induce a cyst to form. A sac of cells is created into which a protein called keratin is secreted. These cysts are usually found on the face, neck, and trunk. They are usually slow- growing, painless, freely movable lumps beneath the skin. Sebaceous cysts are usually easily diagnosed by their appearance to the trained eye. Sebaceous cysts most often disapear on their own and are not dangerous.

Sebaceous cysts are very common and can occur in any area of hair-bearing skin, but mostly on the scalp. Sebaceous cysts may occasionally become infected and form into painful abscesses. It is important when sebaceous cysts are surgically removed that the entire sac is excised to help prevent a recurrence. The main symptom is usually a small, non-painful lump beneath the skin. Sebaceous cysts tend to develop in teenagers because of an interaction among hormones, sebum, and bacteria. During puberty, the glands in the skin produce excessive sebum. The cysts contain keratin and lipid, and the rancid odor often associated with these cysts relates to the relative fat content, bacterial infection, or decomposition.
Placing a warm moist cloth (compress) over the area may help the cyst drain and heal. Good hygiene may prevent the formation of Sebaceous Cysts. Daily showers or baths with antibacterial soap are recommended. It is important to wash the back. The local anaesthetic is injected at the incision line and around the lipoma with a syringe. Another common and effective method of treatment involves placement of a heat-pad directly on the cyst for about fifteen minutes. Small inflamed cysts can often be treated by injection of steroid medications or with antibiotics. Another common and effective method of treatment involves placement of a heat-pad directly on the cyst for about fifteen minutes.

Sebaceous cyst - Prevention and Treatment Tips

1. Good hygiene may prevent the formation of Sebaceous Cysts.

2. Daily showers or baths with antibacterial soap are recommended.

3. Oral antibiotics or other treatment before excision.

4. A steroid medicine that reduces swelling.

5. Surgical excision of a sebaceous cyst is a simple procedure to completely remove the sac.

6. Local anaesthetic is injected at the incision line and around the lipoma with a syringe.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have a condition that causes cysts in various parts of the body?
    Doctors found over 20 cysts on just one ovary, and my allergy doctor found a cyst in my sinus cavity. I am now having chronic swollen ankles, back pain, and dizziness, and I am worried about having poly-cystic kidneys.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, you should work more with your allergy doctor to find and remove the toxins that are causing the cysts. Also, a good detox diet for about 7 days should so some signs of improvement. If you don't feel better after 7 days, then drop the detox, it is caused by something else.

  2. QUESTION:
    what causes cysts in the liver and is it serious?
    The doctor thought i had all the symptoms of gall stones and they only found cysts in the liver

    • ANSWER:
      You can be born with them - these cause no trouble at all.

      You can develop them with a parasitic infection: echinococcus causing "hydatid cysts"

      There is a strange and rare genetic disorder: Polycystic liver disease

      Mostly liver cysts are benign and don't cause any trouble. They are only really bad if they turn out to be abscesses or strange types of cancer, and not cysts at all ... however these usually do have a slightly different appearance on scanning.

      Communicate with your doctor, but do not be surprised if (s)he tells you that there is nothing that needs to be done about the cysts.

      As to what is causing the abdominal pain ... still looking?

  3. QUESTION:
    What causes deep cysts on the chin close to the corners of your mouth?
    I get deep cysts that wont come to a head on my chin near where like the telefone receiver would go. What causes these? are they hormonal? how should I deal with them other then getting constand cortisone shots. Any suggestions! over the counter or prescription I cant live with these!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be from constant keeping the telephone receiver at that location for a long period of time. I would say start using a phone with a optional headset jack or use a speakerphone.

  4. QUESTION:
    What causes ovarian cysts to rupture?
    I know what causes ovarian cysts, but I'd really like to know what causes them to rupture or burst? I've been in the ER twice because I've had one rupture on both of my ovaries, one in March and one earlier this week. Could it be stress?

    • ANSWER:
      it may be possible , depends on the type, location the size the material it contains and your age normally controlled with b/c pills, sex and hormones are the most probable reasons

  5. QUESTION:
    what is the name of the disease that causes cysts to appear on the body?
    i get cysts on the back of my neck, tail bone, under my arms, and in the creases in my legs, and some times on my arms, i am a clean person, i have a on-going cyst on my tailbone that ive had for over 10yrs now and causes intense pain in my back, ive had operations to have it removed, the 3rd one i almost bleed to death and the Dr told me it cant be removed due to excess scar tissue, ive have been getting them since i was 12yrs old i am now 31 ever since my appendix ruptured inside my body and spread the toxins threw every system threw out my body, and i cant find out the name of the disease that causes them to keep occurring, Ive been on antibiotics, the most potent ones and they don't go away, i need the name of the disease for my SSI report

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    ephedrine causes cysts?
    So I have finally figured out that the cause of the cysts that show up on my upper arms, neck, face and chest are caused by ephedrine. I have been taking primatene mist tablets that contain ephedrine hcl. Been on them for the past six months and I just put two and two together and what do you know. stop the ephedrine, and the cysts cleared up. I can't seem to find too much information on why this happens so if anyone can help I think it could be of some help to people having similar problems. And btw I'm not fat and trying to lose weight, nor am I a "meth-head". I was actually taking them for my asthma but not anymore....
    primatene mist is taken orally and contains ephedrine. one example of an ADR from orally ingesting ephedrine is acne vulgaris. cystic acne is a form of acne vulgaris(ACNE). Besides copy and paste could someone Really help me understand why when I stopped using primatene mist tablets, my skin cleared up. I would really like to help others who could be having the same complications.

    • ANSWER:
      Adverse effects

      Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are more common with systemic administration (e.g. injection or oral administration) compared to topical administration (e.g. nasal instillations). ADRs associated with ephedrine therapy include:[13]

      * Cardiovascular: tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, vasoconstriction with hypertension
      * Dermatological: flushing, sweating, acne vulgaris
      * Gastrointestinal: anorexia, nausea
      * Genitourinary: decreased urination due to vasoconstriction of renal arteries. Also, difficulty urinating is not uncommon, as alpha-agonists such as ephedrine constrict the internal urethral sphincter, mimicking the effects of sympathetic nervous system stimulation.
      * Nervous system: restlessness, confusion, insomnia, mild euphoria, mania/hallucinations (rare except in previously existing psychiatric conditions), delusions, formication (may be possible, but lacks documented evidence) paranoia, hostility, panic, agitation
      * Respiratory: dyspnea, pulmonary edema
      * Miscellaneous: dizziness, headache, tremor, hyperglycemic reactions, dry mouth

      The neurotoxicity of l-Ephedrine is disputed

      NO.. it doesnt

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the possible causes of cysts (on/near skin surface)?
    I'd "ask my doctor" if I had one, but I have no health insurance.

    Should I be at all worried about getting them? I get them a few times a year, I've gotten them for several years now (4+ I think). They occur in different places but they favor a few areas where clothing rubs and sweat tends to accumulate.

    I'd just really like to know if they could be a sign of something bad that I might need to get checked out by a medical professional for.

    • ANSWER:
      it is exactly what you said ....where you sweat and where clothing rubs,...it may not be a cyst, but rather a boil or an ingrown hair, possibly look in to a free clinic if it is concerning you greatly, ....if it isn't a cyst but a boil just apply a warm moist cloth to the are a few times a day

  8. QUESTION:
    What could be causing cysts on my fish?
    Freshwater aquarium. There is a cyst on my big rainbow shark and one of the tiger barbs. Its a bloody looking cyst on the tail of my barb and more of a raised white spot on my shark. I am fairly experienced with aquariums, but this is a new one for me. I found one disease online that sounds like it could be the problem, but would like to confirm it through other opinions. also, if you have seen this on your fish, how did you treat it? thank you
    It is not ick.
    The tank is not overcrowded.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, normally when someone tells me they have cysts on the fish, it normally correlates with neon tetras, hence neon tetra disease, however this clearly isnt related to neon tetras, so i would like to suggest that you research columnaris. Columnaris normally occurs due to overstocking and is caused by a bacteria, overstocking isnt the only cause however and it can also stem from high nitrates or poor water quality, so as always i would suggest you test these. If your convinced its not columnaris, then it is probably another form of bacteria, as opposed to a virus. Dose the tank with an appropriate dose of freshwater aquarium salt as well as copper sulfate or acriflavine. It may be a case of a fungal or bacterial infection on a wound or frayed fin or a spot where the slime coat might be damaged, but the above treatments would solve a fungal anyway, research a little if you can and try and compare your symptoms to some photos, or descriptions. I dont know if this will help, but i went ahead and got this for you http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/disease/p/columnaris.htm.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the possible causes of retinal cysts?
    Or, is there anyone with personal experience of retinal cysts? Friend of mine has retinal cysts, many in the left eye, 1 or 2 in the right eye. Yes, he's lived in various countries in Africa so parasites are potentially to blame. But, if so, which ones? Is there anything other than parasites that it could be? Cited articles preferred – thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Most retinal cysts are caused by heredity. I really don't know of any other causes. This disorder is called retinoschisis and is predominately found in males.

      There is oodles of information of this on the web, some links are:
      http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/conditions/retinoschisis.html
      http://children.webmd.com/Retinoschisis
      http://www.cigna.com/healthinfo/nord517.html
      http://www.mdsupport.org/library/juvenile.html
      http://www.ijo.in/article.asp?issn=0301-4738;year=2001;volume=49;issue=4;spage=265;epage=6;aulast=Gopal
      http://www.retinaaustralia.com.au/MD.htm

      Some pages cover more than this eye specific disorder so you need to page down to the part labelled retinoschisis.

  10. QUESTION:
    A cyst on my neck, what causes cysts?
    Hi, I had a cyst a couple months ago, I went to the doctor and she just gave me anti botics and said that should clear it up, it did clear it up, but now today is the first time it came back! Why am I getting a cyst on my neck again? It's in the same spot too. It's a little swollen and kind of hurts like a bee sting, but I don't mind the pain...it's just a little. It also hurts if I move my neck a certain way or head. It wouldn't be cancer would it? Should I go to the doctor's again? I don't want to have to get surgury...really scared! I just need opinions or if anyone else experienced something simular. Thanks...

    • ANSWER:
      you should INSIST that the dr do a biopsy. i have seen too many cases where the dr THOUGHT it was ok, and it wasn't. my friend had a 'cyst' on her neck for a year or more, that did end up being cancer. similar instance w/ my mom and a lump on her breast. even if you dr doesnt think it should be tested, you should be pro active and ask it be tested anyway. you have the right to do that. then you will know for sure.

  11. QUESTION:
    Are there certain types of foods that can cause cysts?
    Can any one tell me if there are certain foods that a person should avoid if they suffer from ovarian cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      Caffine, and any "fast acting" carbs, like white breads, pasta, rice and potatoes.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can zits form cysts if popped too early?
    I just popped a zit, but I popped it before it was ready, and now I have a puffy rectangular patch of skin immediately around where I'd popped it.
    Is this bad? My dad said it can cause cysts... What should I do?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    What causes cysts on the neck?
    What are they made of?.Are they cancerous?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many possible causes of cyst on the neck. It can be skin related such as epidermal inclusion cyst which is absolutely benign. It can be related to thyroid gland or salivary gland. It depends a lot on location as well. Of course, it can also be a lymph node. The lymph node can be benign, reactive, lymphoma or cancer spread from elsewhere nearby. It can be related to branchial cleft cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst or may not even be a cyst but solid tumor.
      A doctor can examine the lesion and take history. Then he or she can determine whether a biopsy or needle aspiration is indicated or not. The procedure is usually non-invasive and quickly done in the office. The pathologist can look at the specimen and determine whether the problem is benign or malignant. If it is malignant, then more excision and definitive surgery is needed.
      First thing is to obtain the diagnosis.
      Good luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    what causes cyst in dorsal of wrist? what could be the cure ?
    soft tissue swelling in dprsal part of left hand. is it a cyst ? how to diagnose ? what could be the cure ?

    • ANSWER:
      Well the "cure" for a cyst would be to perform a centesis where they put a needle in and drain the fluid out. If that doesn't make it go away completely they can perform a cystectomy where they surgically remove the entire thing.

  15. QUESTION:
    What causes ovarian cysts?
    i had one when i was 13 and it ruptured... it was the most painful experience of my life. What causes them to form, how can i prevent them from forming, and is it possible that it's popping damaged one of my ovaries?
    and also what makes them pop?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.htm

      Hope it helps.

  16. QUESTION:
    what causes an ovarian cysts to irrupt ?
    so the other day i had been throwing up with a bad fever , my stomach was killing me. So I went to the doctor and he either thought it was a stomach flu or the start of Appendicitis ,later the pains got way worse so I went to the hospital they werent sure so they did a cat scan and ''Think'' it could have been an ovarian cysts that irrupted? what can cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      Not erupted, but ruptured which means burst, so caused the pain in the lower belly. Young women often have what we call functional cysts, which are quite normal, and usually won't bother you.
      See the Mayo Clinic website under complications of ovarian cysts.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of frequent ovary cysts? I get them every month severely? Birth control worsens it for me?
    The ultra sounds showed them as normal cysts but can they lead to anything seroious? Does obesity have anything to do with this type of health issue?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome and have cysts in my ovaries. My doctor just said that they might make it hard for me to carry children. Obesity has some relation to ovarian cysts as I have been told to lose weight (I'm overweight) and then the cysts may become smaller.

      I have been on birth control for a few years now, so I don't believe that birth control will worsen your situation. I am on it as my periods are not regular due to my hormonal imbalance due to PCOS.

      There are some cases- just some- where they are tumors, but can be removed by surgery

      If you want more information its best you speak with your doctor, I have a specialist I go to every 3 months.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can benign ovarian cysts cause infertility and how to treat them?
    I have two ovarian cysts and they are not cancerous. They cause allot of pain and often burst, making me feel sick. If I got them removed through surgery would it scar my ovary and make me unable to have kids later in life?

    • ANSWER:
      My wife went through a similar decision. She tried a method she read about online and she was amazed. Here is the link to her blog. You can check out the method she used through a link at the bottom of each post.
      http://ovarian-cyst-help.blogspot.com/

  19. QUESTION:
    Can having ovarian cysts cause a miscarriage?
    I just found out that I have ovarian cysts, my doctor said that they are small and that a lot of women have them and it is nothing to be concerned about. I also had a miscarriage 6 wks ago and from researching on-line I am worried that having the cysts could have caused my miscarriage.

    • ANSWER:
      the cysts dont usually cause miscarriages, they just make getting pregnant more difficult

  20. QUESTION:
    What causes skin cysts?
    In the past year I've had two skin cysts on my legs and a couple of small painful blisters on my hand and lip. Is there a disease where your whole body breaks out in benign blisters or cysts? Also, how can you treat them?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you may have a condition called Hidradenitis Supprativa. It is re-occurring boils/ cysts/abscesses that are often misdiagnosed as ingrown hairs, herpes, being unclean or over weight and folliculitis. This is a newly diagnosed skin condition , but there is a lot of info out there if you are looking.

      (*All links please COPY and PASTE into search or address bar. When I copy and paste my answer I have gotten complaints that the links don’t work, had to put some spaces between so it wouldn’t dissapear)

      Here is a link :
      en .wikipedia.org/ wiki /Hidradenitis_suppurativa

      or the HS_USA page is ..

      hs-foundation.org

      If this sounds like it might be you, READ it, PRINT it out, and TAKE it to your DOC.
      It’s better to try to start treatment soon, it can spread over the body if left untreated. These boils can become quite large and painful. Sometimes even lasting for weeks or months , do not attempt to POP them they can then tunnel under your skin and spread all over the body. Most common areas are armpits, groin, bikini line, inner legs, and intimate places and basically anywhere that sweats and rubs against clothing. Stress is a big inducer.

      There is a support group at MSN :

      groups.msn.com/ HidradenitisSupportClub

      Here is a few links that I thought it were interesting :

      mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-sup... DS00818

      aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/ hidradenitis_suppu.html

      I am open for questions!
      I have had this for 8 years, I was misdiagnosed for a LONG time, and it was very embarrassing, painful and scary. I am just trying to help out so you don’t have to wait as long as I did.

      Currently I have 5, 2 next to each other on my right inner groin. 2 in my upper HAIR area, and 1 med sized on my butt on the panty line, and they do come every week or so. I find that certain foods, not having a regular showering regimen, wearing clothing that irritates the area.. And STRESS usually is a precursor to getting one.

      and YES thongs and TIGHT jeans will definately irratate the area... when I have some I can only wear slacks or strechy pants.... ughhhhhhhhhhh!!

      I also prefer to use NEXCARE bandages.. There are 2 kinds I like for comfort and stay put reasons..
      The first is like a clear band aid.... soft on the edges with a small area of bandage... helps with those buggers when they are on bikini line.. Usually stay for me.. Or occasionally on my inner thigh for those I like the foamy sponge like ones that are beige in color.. I think they are 3M.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause an excess amount of progesterone?
    I have a corpus luteal cysts and I can't lose weight and I am breaking out all over!

    • ANSWER:
      I think so.

  22. QUESTION:
    Do kidney cysts cause abdominal and groin pain?
    I recently had a CT scan for what I thought was a pulled muscle in my lower abdomen, possibly groin muscle. The scan showed that I had several kidney cysts as well as an obstruction, more than likely a stone, in one of my kidneys. I have had no other symptoms such as infections or incontinence-kidney infections or back pain-nothing there-just the ab and groin pain. Could this be my problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it sounds like the source of your pain is definitely the kidney cysts. The major symptoms of kidney cysts are: abdominal pain or tenderness, blood in the urine, excessive urination at night, and flank pain on one or both sides. You can read more about kidney cysts (or "Polycystic kidney disease") here: http://www.healthline.com/adamcontent/polycystic-kidney-disease

  23. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause a woman to have a false negative pregnancy test result?
    Can ovarian cysts make a woman have a false negative pregnancy test? I was told that it should not bother it, but I have all of the symptoms of pregnancy and the home pregnancy tests keep saying that I am not pregnant. How is that possible that I am having pregnancy symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      No. Ovarian cysts have absolutely no affect on the accuracy of pregnancy tests. Pregnancy tests test on how much HCG (the hormone an embryo/fetus gives off) in either the blood or urine, depending on which type of test you take. Typically, blood tests are more efficient. It's a proven fact that not all women can get accurate results by doing a urine test, so when in doubt, it's always best to get tested at the doctor's.

  24. QUESTION:
    can ovarian cysts causes an extremely light period?
    normaly I have a very regular 28 day cycle but this month I was 2 1/2 weeks late I thought I might have been pregnant but I had a quantative blood test done when I was 1 1/2 weeks late which came back negative so that blew that idea out of the water...In october though I had a ultrasound done that discovered many small cysts on both ovaries.. anyways when my period finally came last thursday it was just about 3 weeks late I thought finally and I prepared myself for a flood (i have only ever been 2 days late before and even that made me bleed ALOT more than normal) but oddly enough I only bled enough to fill half a tampon then I continued spotting for the next 4 days (by spotting I mean light pink then brown colored mucus) it was really nothing... a regular period for me is 5-7 days medium flow all day that stops at night.. I dont have a doctors appointment until the 30th of december... so does anyone have any insight on what would hvae caused this?

    • ANSWER:
      All details are on their home page.

  25. QUESTION:
    what causes breast cysts?
    I AM 20 YEARS OLD AND I NOTICED A LUMP IN MY BREAST. I WENT TO THE DOCS AND HAD AN ULTRA SOUND AND FOUND OUT THAT I HAVE A CYST. THERE IS NO HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER IN MY FAM AND I DONT SMOKE. WHAT CAUSES BREAST CYSTS????

    • ANSWER:
      Fibrocystic breasts occur from changes in the glandular and stromal (connective) tissues of the breast. These changes are related to a woman’s menstrual cycle and the hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Women with fibrocystic breasts often have bilateral cyclic breast pain or tenderness that coincides with their menstrual cycles.

      During each menstrual cycle, normal hormonal stimulation causes the breasts’ milk glands and ducts to enlarge, and in turn, the breasts may retain water. Before or during menstruation, the breasts may feel swollen, painful, tender, or lumpy. The severity of these symptoms varies significantly from woman to woman. Some women only experience mild breast swelling during menstruation, while others experience constant breast tenderness. Because the condition is hormone-related, it will usually affect both breasts (bilaterally). Symptoms of fibrocystic breasts usually stop after menopause but may be prolonged if a woman takes hormone replacement therapy.While having fibrocystic breasts is usually not a risk factor for breast cancer, the condition can sometimes make breast cancer more difficult to detect. Therefore, in some cases, breast imaging exams, such as mammography or ultrasound, will need to be performed on women who show symptoms of fibrocystic breasts. However, screening mammography may be more difficult to perform on women with fibrocystic breasts because the breast density associated with fibrocystic breasts may eclipse breast cancer on the mammogram film. In some cases, additional mammography or ultrasound imaging, followed by fine needle aspiration or biopsy, will be performed on women with fibrocystic breasts to determine whether breast cancer is present. Fine needle aspiration (to drain large, painful cysts) may also be performed by a physician help relieve some of the more severe symptoms of fibrocystic breast condition.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can stress cause ovarian cysts to rupture?
    I have PCOS which causes me to have many cysts on both of my ovaries. And I was wondering if stress could cause my cysts to rupture? It's a question I wanted to ask my doctor, but totally forgot. Any information would be helpful. Thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      There are other factors that contribute to dysfunctional follicles. These include stress (leading to the production of high cortisol levels by the adrenal glands), lack of exercise, and poor nutrition. Stress alone can cause anovulatory cycles. Birth control pills shut down normal ovary function, and sometimes it never recovers when the pills are stopped. Our diets are full of petrochemical contaminants -- also xenobiotics -- that derail normal metabolism. We take prescription drugs such as Prozac that impair the functioning of our limbic brain, including the hypothalamus, which may affect the menstrual cycle.

      SO YES STRESS COULD BE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAN TRIGGER CYSTS TO RUPTURE

  27. QUESTION:
    What ovarian cyst causes a false positive on a pregnancy test?
    I heard of one and does it have any symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Teratomas and neoplastic ovarian cysts. Basic pregnancy symptoms and pelvic discomfort.

  28. QUESTION:
    What type of pain comes with ovarian cysts?
    I was rushed to the ER about a month and a half ago with severe, sharp pain in my right side. They thought I had appendicitis but the scans showed I had ovarian cysts. They gave me pain medication until the sharp pain faded two days later and I was ok. But now I have what feels like period cramps constantly, weeks before and after my period. Can the cysts cause this? Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      the cysts can cause the cramps you are feeling before and after you period. you could have Endometriosis. check out the link and it might give you some more clues to what you have or not, but remember, a doctor is the only one that can diagnose what is happening to you. good luck. =]

  29. QUESTION:
    How do ovarian cysts cause leg pain?
    When I get cysts, I also get this pain in the back of my right thigh. Its uncomfortable especially when I am sitting. I am just curious how they cause leg pain

    • ANSWER:
      You may be experiencing "referred pain". This is pain that is felt in an area of the body separate from the actual trauma or pathology.

      Greatly simplified:
      All the nerves in your body originate in your spine http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/7173.html. Nerves from one area of the spine actually go to different sites of your body. When pain is felt in one site, the nerve impulses travel back to the spine and can be sent to the site where there is no trauma. Therefore you have pain in a site where nothing is "wrong".

      I have had ovarian cysts all my life. I have been hospitalized twice when they have twisted, burst, and become infected. My cysts caused pain all the way down to my toes.

      If you haven't seen a gynecologist or a good physician about your cysts, please do so. Some of the newer types of birth control claim to help decrease ovarian cysts.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do Cysts grow on both the outside and inside of the kidneys?
    What are Kidney cysts caused from?
    I had an ultrasound on my kidneys done today and the tech. said that she had found some small cysts. My blood work showed that there was an elevation in my kidneys. If the cysts were on the outside of my kidneys, would it be able to effect the blood work results?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can grow on the outside of your kidneys but also inside your kidneys. If they are small they are usually not a problem but if they get too big they can cause crowding and other problems and may have to be surgically removed.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting pregnant with ovarian cysts while also being on birth control?
    The birth control is to sustain the cysts, but I was wondering how safe it actually is to use the birth control to sustain the cysts and still be able to work effectively. My girlfriend occasionally gets extremely bad pains from her ovarian cysts, and she just recently got some of the worst pains about 4 or 5 days after the most recent time we've had sex and she believes that her stomach is a bit swollen along with the pains. Can the cysts cause swelling and are the chances of getting pregnant very high considering the situation? Thanks.
    Also, will the cysts ever cause any kind of stomach swelling, or at least swelling in the area of the stomach? Mainly belly button and below.
    She actually just went to get an ultrasound today and the ultrasound was full of orange dots all around the ovaries. The doctor said that this was bloodflow. What kind of bloodflow is that? Is that normal, or did the cysts maybe break or something like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can rupture and cause excruciating pain. I have them and endometreosis and this is not abnormal. They can make you very sick to your stomach b/c of the "poison" inside the cyst.

  32. QUESTION:
    How does Ovarian Cysts cause frequent urination?
    I was told I may have PCOS. However I don't see how it matches with the symptom of having to pee every 20 minutes.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    what causes sebaceous cysts?
    I have them all over. some on my back, one on my bicep, one on my groin, and one on my neck. the very first one I had was on my upper chest but it popped and now I have a hole so trying to get rid of it myself is deffinetly out of the question.

    • ANSWER:
      I feel your pain. I have one of them on my JAW, its awful, its been around for a while, im finally taking the step to having it cosmetially removed.

      My docter told me that they are caused by a blocked hair duct or trauma to the site, (like a pimple that you butched the hell out of)

      My docter gave me a strong course of anitbiotics and that helped a little - there is less fliud in the sac thing which is good, but its still there under the surface of the skin.

      I'd really recommend you head to your Doctors and if they have been there for over 3 months then obviously wont go away by themselves and can get removed.

      Its fairly simple proceedure apparently, you are given a local. Only prob is, if they arnt removed fully, it will come back!

      Hope this helps

  34. QUESTION:
    HELP! Hormonal acne that causes severe cysts and nodules!?
    Ok so, I'm 14 and a half years old. I have minor acne problems, but when the my period comes around, I have horrible, painful cysts. What can I do? I use ProActiv everyday so it dries out my cysts. Sometimes, what is left of the cysts is dryness and peeling?

    Is there anything I can do to get rid of my acne for good and my hormonal acne?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have any questions after reading this please do not hesitate to contact me.

      If you are looking for a low cost, effective way of getting rid of acne I suggest that you try red clover acne tea. It's actually and blend of several natural ingredients and good for a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, acne being one of them. I personally endorse this product because I use it and began using it without telling my family about it, drinking it one to two times a day.

      Shortly after beginning to use it--about 2 weeks--I was helping my mother do something on the computer. She kept looking looking at me. Finally, she just stopped and said "What did you do to you skin?" Confused, I said "Nothing. Why?" She said "It looks so much better and so healthy!" Thinking rapidly I responded "Oh, that. I started to drink this special tea to help me with my acne. I suppose it's working!"

      I've now been using red clover tea for a few month and my skin is healthier than ever. The bumps on my face have gone down, my skin is smoother than ever and my skin is less oily. The bumps on my back and chest have also gone down. I still have a few but compared to before they're nothing about which to complain. The best part is that it only costs me every 6 weeks to 2 months to maintain my acne fighting routine which is significantly less than other acne fighting systems like Proactiv or Klear and my skin is not left feeling dry and tight, as is a common side effect with those systems.

      I do continue to clean my face a few times a week with a facial cleanser and I do use a drying agent every now and again as they do have their benefits but I do not rely on them anymore.

      Red Clover Acne Tea has been the most effective acne fighting product I've ever tried and will continue to us it.
      If you'd like to try it go here:
      http://www.jewelry-city-and-more.com/product/red-clover-acne-tea

  35. QUESTION:
    What causes my ovary cysts?
    Okay, so I'm 16. I have a problem with ovarian cysts.. When I was about 12 (I had not started my period yet) I had my first one. I woke up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain. It was pain I had never experienced before. My mom took me to the ER and they told my I had a cyst on my left ovary and it burst. The pain was gone by the time I left the ER (about an hour). They actually did a regular ultrasound on me and tested my urine to determine that it was in fact, a cyst that burst. They also told me that they are common in women and once I get a cyst on my ovary one time, I'm very likely to have it happen again...
    Now, back to present day...
    This morning, at about 2am, I woke up again screaming in pain. The same type of pain I had had 4 years ago - Unbearable. I kind of wanted to wait it out but my mom thought it could be something else so she insisted that I go to the ER again. I got there, and they tested my blood pressure, asked me some questions, and made me pee in a cup. By testing the urine, the determined it was a cyst again. Great. The doctor told me again, that is was common in women, but the pain level differs. For me, it was VERY intense. You can't even imagine. The doctor told me, that it was very strange that this had happened during this time because I am actually currently on my menstrual cycle this week and usually cysts occur the week you are ovulating. He also said that I needed to make an appointment with a gynecologist and they would probably schedule me a vaginal ultrasound.. Which I'm a little nervous about.
    So, I apologize for the details, but I'm curious as to know what causes these cysts? And why is my pain so unbearable? Thanks!!
    Might I add, that I'm very little for my age.. I'm 16, weighing 100lbs and 5'3.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different reasons for cysts, and it depends on the nature of the cyst, since there are many different types of cysts. It hurts so badly because it usually hurts really badly depending on the size and location of the cyst and the way your nerves are on your ovary. You might have a hormone imbalance such that the ordinary cysts that form every month on your ovaries don't go away as they should. It could be that you have endometriosis growth. It's good that you are seeing a gynecologist. They will be able to tell you more. A transvaginal ultrasound is a bit awkward but no big deal in the end. They put a probe in your vagina--the probe is a long tube. It has the ultrasound camera on it, and then the pictures appear on the monitor the doctor or technician looks at. The doc will most likely put you on birth control pills. The pills will suppress your ovaries so they stop producing cysts every month. So then you probably won't have any more cyst problems for awhile. What I mean when I say that ovaries produce cysts every month is that the eggs, as they mature, create cysts. It's the way it's supposed to be. After an egg is released and travels down your fallopian tubes into your uteurus, the place where the egg was released on the ovary becomes a corpus luteum cyst, which later in the month shrinks and goes away. Every month the ovaries start to mature many eggs, but only one is released, and then all the others shrink and go away too. But sometimes, they don't go away, and instead fill with fluid and persist, and then they might burst, as you have felt. Cysts are quite common, unfortunately. When you feel pain like what you had this morning, you ALWAYS have to go to the ER.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does removal of ovarian cysts cause you not to be able to have kids?
    I have an ovarian cyst and its extremly painful. I went to my normal doctor and she referred me to a gynecologist. She said since its a painful on i may need to get it removed. I looked on the internet and it says that surgery is usually for post-menopausal women. I'm only 15 and don't want to not be able to have kids in the future. So if I have to get them surgically removed is there a chance I won't be able to have kids later in life?

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Can untreated ovarian cysts cause infertility?
    I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts when I was 14 and I'm now 21. I had 6 cysts and they have been untreated and I have had at least 4 of them rupture. Now me and my husband are trying to get pregnant and so far have been unsucsessful.

    • ANSWER:
      Either way, if you get cysts, you should probably be getting help conceiving. I'm not sure if untreated cysts would be impacting your fertility now- but if you continue to get cysts, you're probably not ovulating, especially if the cysts are from PCOS.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause scar tissue that makes it hard to have children?
    For some reason I get big ovarian cysts often. They are painful and rupture often. I was also told theres a possibility of Endometriosis. I also get pain every time I ovulate but regardless of which side I have bad pain always on my right ovary. I often fear that I wont be able to have any kids. Could these problems make it more difficult to have any, or can there be permanent damage to my ovary or ovaries?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, scarring may occur with cysts. I had my first ovarian cystecomy when I was 15, again at 18 (twice) and the final time when I was 20. Never used any type of birth control but didn't get pregnant the first time until I was 23, then again at 26 and the last time at 29. Then I got my tubes tied.

      With my first child I had an emergency c-section because the scar tissue caused blockage. They removed the scar tissue after the delivery, I lost a lot of blood but was out of the hospital and up and about in 5 days. My second child was delivered via forceps and my third child was completely natural.

      I still suffer from cysts but not nearly as much as when I was younger.

  39. QUESTION:
    what causes ovarian cysts?
    well i was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst but i would like to know what causes them im not sexually active and im not on any birth control and i have a regular period im health as can be and have never had a pap-smear and as far as i know no-one in my family has ever had any kind of cyst ovarian or otherwise wat causes the ovarian cyst to grow or rupture

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different possible causes of ovarian cysts, but some of the main causes are thought to be environmental or diet related - there's a good article below with more details. Hope this helps.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can kidney cysts cause rather severe flank pain?
    I've had multiple stones from my right kidney. Now I have a cyst on that kidney--no fever, no blood in my urine, but lots of pain and some nausea.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Could ovarian cysts cause a pregnancy test to give a false negative?
    I'm not sure if I even have a cyst, but I have missed my period by about two weeks. I've gained a considerable amount of weight, and acne has shown up. So I took two pregnancy tests and they came up negative. I just need to know if it's possible to get a false negative if I do have a cyst.

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Can cysts cause an ectopic pregnancy?
    I had an ectopic last year which caused me to have surgery. Only part of my right tube was removed. I did not have any of the common reasons for the ectopic. The doc said I can only get pregnant now if its in my left tube.I do have ovarian cysts. Is there anyway to have a successful pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have one tube, the chances automatically reduce to 50%.
      But cheer up, coz rest 50% is still there.
      As u have PCOS, just like the way i had, the only thing u need to do, is observe yr cycle very care fully, like when ovulating and then may be you can go for IUI. That is helpful, just like in my case.
      Me too TTC since a yr and half, wth PCOS.
      You should follow some good gynaec and a good result will surely come up.
      All the best.
      Lot of baby shower on u..

  43. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts cause bleeding in early pregnancy?
    Ok, I am 6 weeks pregnant, went to ER this morning for bleeding, they did all sorts of test and a sonogram and baby is fine measuing just right HB 188, but they did tell me I have an ovarian cysts. They gave me no explaination as to why I was bleeding. Could this be why? Anyone else ever experience this in early pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I bled in early pregnancy, right about 6 or 7 weeks pregnant. It's completely normal to bleed in the first trimester. As long as your not having terrible cramping or pain and there is no odor or clotting, you are fine. Since they did all the tests and everything is good, I wouldn't worry about it.

      If it gets worse or you start having pain, then go back to the ER.

  44. QUESTION:
    What causes some people to form cysts in their body while others do not?
    I get Baker's Cysts in my knees and Ovarian Cysts on my ovaries. What's the deal with all of the cysts?! Are the two connected? I mean, am I just more prone to developing cysts in different parts of my body or is this just a coincidence that I have cysts in two different parts of my body?

    • ANSWER:
      I get certain types of cysts in my lymphnodes under my arms in my groin and in my neck when i asked the doctor about it he told me some people are just prone to it and there isnt really anything to do except get the underlying cause removed. Which for me would mean several major surgerys to have all of my lymphnodes removed which i gather isnt an option because they play a major role in fighting off infection.

  45. QUESTION:
    does cysts cause pain to your pelvic area when in the womb?
    i was diagnosed with a couple of cysts in ma womb last year, recently i have been getting really bad pains in my pelvic area.

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible that your pain is due to cysts in the womb. However, when I had pain in the pelvic area it turned out to be due to constipation! Good luck. God bless. Gladgran. February 2011

  46. QUESTION:
    Can cysts cause you not to have a period?
    I found out about 6 months ago through a catscan that I have a cluster of cysts between my uterus and cervix, they are not cancerous. I haven't had my period since I was 13/14 years old (I am 18 now) and I was wondering if the cysts could be the cause of me not having my period.

    The gyno I went to didn't know, she just put me on some birth control and sent me on my way. I've done some research but I haven't found anything that says the cysts will stop a period.
    Also, I have been getting brown discharge a lot. My gyno said that it could be a form of my period, but you never can be so sure.
    Thank you Kazz. I'll have to look into PCOS

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, my friend has cysts on her ovaries and she is 19 and only just got her period and gets it very infrequently. Her doctor too prescribed the contraceptive pill as this does something to make the cycles 'normal'.

  47. QUESTION:
    Explain causes of cysts, esp thyroid please?
    1. does anyone really know what would cause a thyroid cyst? Is it a deficiency or did the person breathe in something or was exposed to toxins or what...? :)
    2. any natural ways to shrink thyroid cysts or any cyst I suppose in general? any other natural treatments, such as apply heat or would that explode it? etc ? :)
    it is big (someone said you can't see them, but yes, you can), takes up the whole left side of my thyroid, but my thyroid is still working fine, so I don't see a need to cut out something that is still working and doesn't seem to be cancerous. (they did try a FNA but ended up sticking me in wrong spots and only getting blood ..it was quite painful, I had to get extra pain medicine, and it caused a hemangioma I think they said (big blood clot basically) it was NOT a nice procedure!! so I'm not going back unless it feels bigger.
    Help! & thanks a bunch

    • ANSWER:
      Cycts are sacs that contain either fluid, air, puss or other matter. I do not believe that anyone knows what causes these to develope in some people more then others. Personally, I have cysts in my thyroid, liver, breasts, ovaries and some that were on my skin. The cysts in my thyroid, actually called nodules, did not cause the function to change for many years so I choose to leave it alone. However, once I went hyperthyroid it was recommended that my thyroid be removed. The surgery went well and I am now maintained on synthroid. Family history of thyroid problems probably plays a bigger role in developing cysts or not. Many women in my family have had thyroid problems so I wasn't surprised when I developed a goiter.

  48. QUESTION:
    What Causes Ovarian Cysts While on Birth Control Pills...And Could This Affect Their Effectiveness?
    I'm 19 years old, and I've been on low dose birth control pills for about six months now. Last month, I had to go to the ER because I had an ovarian cyst that had ruptured. I was just wondering what could possibly cause ovarian cysts while on birth control, when I'm NOT supposed to be ovulating? Also, is there a possibility that this could affect the effectivenss of the pill, or be an indication that it isn't effective? Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts form when your ovaries don't release a mature egg. Fluid forms around the egg, making the cyst. There can be many reasons for this to happen. I think you could get the best answer from your doctor. Maybe the pill you are on is not a good one for you, and you need to be switched to another type.

  49. QUESTION:
    What causes multiple cysts in the same area of the body all within one week of each other?
    As awkward as this is, I have had 4 cysts appear on my tailbone area within the last week. The most painful was right over my tailbone. They are all far enough apart to definitely not be the same cyst, 2 have healed already and the one over my tailbone is healing. The newest one which started to finally discharge yesterday is getting smaller. I am on antibiotics from my doctor and she is not concerned with it being anything serious, I just want to know what would cause so many in such a short time.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have some kind of infection that is going from one place to another. The antibiotics should do the trick. Sometimes when we get things like this, our bodies have a hard time fighting it off. Keep the area clean and sweat free if possible. You may be more susceptable to getting these cysts since it's travelling to other areas.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of ganglion cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      It's the repetitive actions which causes fluids to build. These fluids build to buffer - and, the fluids form cysts -- ganglion cysts.

      To prevent ganglion cysts, keep from repetitive actions/movements.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What could multiple cysts on my ovary be?
    I had a pelvic ultrasound today because I haven't had my period since I stopped taking BC pill back in Sept. I am having some pelvic pain. Ultrasound tech said I had multiple cysts on ovary. I also had some kind of blood clot in the lining. I am worried. I have no more information and was told Dr. would get back to me in about a week. How often are multiple cysts related to ovarian cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Well it could either be polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or it can also be normal if you're young (because we're more fertile, so we get several cysts from developing eggs) I'm currently being tested for the same because I have loads of cysts too, but the only other symptoms I have are long cycles and slight acne, and usually people with PCOS are overweight, have excess hair growth, or serious acne. The doctor might send you for a hormone blood test to check, or he might start you on some hormone treatment. Cysts are different to cancerous tumours because tumours are normally made out of solid material (which shows as white on an US scan) and cysts are fluid filled sacs (shown as black on an US scan)

  2. QUESTION:
    Can a woman develop ovary cysts after donating her eggs, for fertility treatment.?
    Over year ago a donated eggs to my friend who know has two little angels. The thing is that when I was in the process of donating I was diagnose with ovary cysts. The doctor toll us she was going to remove them but now I was diagnose again with ovary cysts. Can this be related with me donating eggs.
    I am thinking that the doctor never remove the cyst in the first place. What I am wondering is if the cysts are a consequense from the treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      I suppose it could be from the treatment but I don't think so. Ovarian cysts happen all the time. Every month when an egg is kicked out, it forms a cyst, but sometimes that cyst becomes abnormal in size and has to be removed, if not removed it can become painful and possibly become cancer.

      Have the cyst removed and don't worry too much about it.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of frequent ovary cysts? I get them every month severely? Birth control worsens it for me?
    The ultra sounds showed them as normal cysts but can they lead to anything seroious? Does obesity have anything to do with this type of health issue?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome and have cysts in my ovaries. My doctor just said that they might make it hard for me to carry children. Obesity has some relation to ovarian cysts as I have been told to lose weight (I'm overweight) and then the cysts may become smaller.

      I have been on birth control for a few years now, so I don't believe that birth control will worsen your situation. I am on it as my periods are not regular due to my hormonal imbalance due to PCOS.

      There are some cases- just some- where they are tumors, but can be removed by surgery

      If you want more information its best you speak with your doctor, I have a specialist I go to every 3 months.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can i get pregnant still with cysts on ovary's?
    I have like a quater size cyst on each ovary, can i still get pregnant. I'm not looking to get pregnant though.

    • ANSWER:
      Yep.
      Some people have problems with fertility with cysts, some get pregnant just as easily as others.

  5. QUESTION:
    I'm trying to have a baby but am not having luck. I get ovary cysts and haven't had a period since may?
    My boyfriend and I need advice? The doctor did blood test for hormonal stuff but it all came normal same with pap smear and pelvic exam. My ovary cyst ultra sound a few months back came back as a regular cyst. I don't know what to do? Will prenatal vitamins help? All advice & experiences really are appreciated. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      You could probably use some extra help for ovulation. We did not want to use any drugs or medications and found a natural way that worked for us. It doesn't cost anything so people don't seem to know about it. Send me Answers email if you want me to send you my story about it.

  6. QUESTION:
    How many cysts on a ovary is required b4 its consider PCOS?
    Also does it matter if the are just follicular cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to have ANY for it to be considered PCOS. I personally don't have cysts but I have all of the hormonal issues with it so they've diagnosed me with it. Best to consult your endocrinologist if you're wondering about yourself. You may have to have an ultrasound done to check on it but yeah - you don't have to have any actual cysts for the diagnosis.

  7. QUESTION:
    Ovary cysts, doctor said I am ovulating, why am I not getting pregnant?
    I found out that I have cysts on my ovaries, but I am yet to find out it is PCOS. My doctor told me last week during a routine pap smear that I had strechy mucus and that this was a sign that I was ovulating at that time, so I assume that I do ovulate regularly?
    What else could be preventing me from getting pregnant, if I AM ovulating?
    I am not overweight, and I eat a healthy diet.

    • ANSWER:
      When I was ttc I also had pcos and then they found out that I had scar tissue around the uterus and that what was causing the problem and then they also found endometriosis. I got and operation and then conceived in two months. You probably just need some metriformin to bring your testosterone level down a bit and that should help. Wish you all the best.

  8. QUESTION:
    Anyone else find out they had cysts on your ovary's during pregnancy?
    I am 8 weeks pregnant and I went for an ultrasound this week and the tech told me there was quite a few cysts on my one ovary. I was feeling quite big for only being 8 weeks could it be the cysts? Has anyone else had this? What did the dr do or did they just go away?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 20 weeks now, but when I was about 4-8 weeks I had some pain on the left side. I was worried about ectopic pregnancy, but when I went in for my 1st prenatal appointment the doctor told me it was likely just cysts on my ovary. She says they are common during pregnancy. I have done some research since and found that they can be painful, but usually do go away on their own and aren't anything to worry about. If they don't go away, the doctor may take further action but usually they do.

      At this point I wouldn't worry about it. I assume mine went away because the pain stopped and they didn't say anything about cysts at my ultrasound.

  9. QUESTION:
    do chocolate cysts on the ovary increase the risk of cancer?
    My gyno told me yesterday that there is an increased risk of 5 to 20% of cancer having these cysts and they should be removed. I have never heard this before and can't find any info to support this on the net. I'm paranoid of surgery and was wondering if anyone has also been told about a correlation with cancer. Was my doctor exaggerating?

    • ANSWER:
      hun i am in the med field a RN and i have NEVER HEARD OF THESE DOUBLE CHK I THINK MAYBE U MISUNDERSTOOD HIM??????

  10. QUESTION:
    My pelvic ultrasound showed multiple cysts on my right ovary, should I be very concerned?
    The doctor explained to me that the cysts could be from ovulation/mestration, and my new birth control prescription will most likely take care of the problem. But my question is, should I very concerned about it, or is it pretty common?

    I have an OBGYN appt in Feb for tests and a pap.

    Thanks
    There is little to no pain. I had the exam for clotting issues.

    • ANSWER:
      hey.. you dont need to worry. im 17..i have PCO too.. its not that bad. You just need to get a few things clear. Pco is a lifestyle related disease. You need to improve your lifestyle. Your eating habits. You need to start exercising and eat healthy. Trust me.. its really important and affeacts your periods. If you have PCO you have hormonal imbalances which affect weight, you would tend to gain weight easily and excessive hairgrowth. I went to my gynocologist and she asked me to get an ultrasound done and now im on contraceptive tablets.. which i eat between my periods so i get a regualr period..they are like birth control pills... My gyno has asked me to take them for 3-5 months after which my period would become regular. So if it matters to you so much you would work towards improving your health. First things first.. visit a gynocologist and start eating heathy and exercising. All will be fine.

  11. QUESTION:
    I just found out that I have multiple ovarian cysts inside my right ovary (the largest being 27mm) ?
    I also have excess fluid in my pouch of Douglas, well every month my period starts later and later and I was wondering if the cysts are the reason why. I'm 25 and also have rheumatic fever.

    • ANSWER:
      Those cysts are going to make life annoying for you. This includes odd cycles.

  12. QUESTION:
    My Dr. say's my pain in my ovaries is probably ovary cysts and just to take ibuprofen, but he didn't refer me?
    to a gynecologist. Is this normal. Shouldn't a sonogram or something be done to rule out stuff?

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  13. QUESTION:
    i had cysts on my ovary during pregnancy could this be why ive not had a period, definately not pregnant.?
    after having my baby my periods returned regulary apart from i completely skipped this month, im definately not pregnant, but during a scan when pregnant i had 3 cysts in my ovary. could this be why ive not come on?id like to add im not overweight or under any stress.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of women suffer from polycystic ovaries, which is cysts on the ovaries.
      From what I recall, no one really knows why you get them, but they can occur after pregnancy.

      They can cause you to have somewhat irregular periods, varying in severity.

      Go to a doctor, and ask him about it, as this could be the problem.

  14. QUESTION:
    do you think a doctor would let me have ovary removal surgery because of cysts?
    i hate my ovaries.. this is the second time in the past two years ive had ovarian cysts & the pain in unbearable. i want them gone!!! i so don't want to keep getting them for the rest of my life. last time it took a month
    & a half to bleed out, i cant wait that long again. )=
    or is it only for breast cancer people. im 24 if that makes a difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting your ovaries removed because of that is kind of like cutting off your arm because you broke it. You need your ovaries. There are other ways to treat your problems than removal of ovaries, which is why a doctor would be reluctant to do it. Removing your ovaries would just be trading one problem for a worse problem. My suggestion is that you see about going on the birth control pill, because that will likely reduce or eliminate cysts, and control your bleeding.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is ovary cysts and the complications for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts cause your periods to be irregular and it's also near impossible to get pregnant. This herb was recommended by a lady at my local health food store.
      http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Vitex_RedMoonHerbs.htm
      I had very heavy periods I never knew when I was going to have one, they were so wacky. Within a month of taking Vitex, I was back on schedule , hardly no cramping and lighter periods. Also after 15 years I finally got pregnant with my daughter only after a few months of taking Vitex. When I went for my first ultrasound they couldn't find any cysts on my ovaries. I continued to take them after my daughter was born because the cysts will grow back if you don't. Doctor's really hate natural remedies because that takes away from the ,000 surgery it would have took to get the cysts surgically removed and they will grow back even after all that money is spent.
      Good Luck & God Bless =)

  16. QUESTION:
    Can an ultrasound miss cysts or an enlarged ovary?
    In August, I had an ultrasound done because of severe pelvic pain during my periods and the lower left quadrant of my abdomen was protruding and aching. The ultrasound came back normal, but I still feel like something is wrong, because my doctor never told me why my left side sticks out a little. Should I get a second opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      yes-it took 2 years n 6 docs to find something wrong with mine--keep goin back!
      good luck!!!

  17. QUESTION:
    Can Ovary cysts cause missed periods?
    I recently found out I had a cyst, but way before that (like 4 months before) I stopped having my periods. No I'm not pregnant or anything. I have a gynecologist appointment in a few weeks but I don't want to go and find out that's why. Could it be?

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  18. QUESTION:
    Hospital urine test for ovary cysts?
    my girlfriend is experiencing sharp pains in and around where her left ovary should be.

    she went to the emergency room to be tested and they took a urine sample. would that urine sample detect pregnancy since it is a hospital test? i would assume they took it to check for a urinary tract infection, etc. but would it also pick up a pregnancy?

    since they saw no errors in the test (again, does this mean not pregnant?), they are now conducting an ultra-sound because the doctors believe it is a cyst on her ovary causing the pain.

    any ideas?

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  19. QUESTION:
    Do the cysts ever leave your ovary's if you have PCOS?
    I am thinking about stoping my period for a year, this will stop any new cysts, but what happens to the old ones?
    Vampire, I take it you are preaty young still? With all the advances in meds dont you think there is some way? Also if you know anything about pregnancy and brest feeding you know that breastfeeding can stop you from ovulating if you do it enough.

    • ANSWER:
      yea sure if you get surgury

  20. QUESTION:
    I have ovary problems I get cysts on them will sex affect this?

    I usually get pain after wards like the day after I get really bad side pain. and I didn't know if it could be linked?

    • ANSWER:
      Sex won't affect you at all really but certain positions might put pressure on your ovaries, missionary position for example. If sex hurts change position, usually positions where the woman is on top and more in control would be less likely to be sore.

  21. QUESTION:
    i went to the dr on Friday and she said i have a upside ovary and cysts whats that mean?
    i have been bleeding for 3 years and on 9-1-10 it got bad i started bleeding through a tampon a hour and i just stopped Wednesday. she didn't seem to care much but it was a different dr, that ive never seen before.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should see another Dr , sometimes Dr's from the same surgery will agree with each other on basic principles .

      I have known friends like this and these people were put on the pill , I don't know your health problem precisely but I'm sure hormones help.

  22. QUESTION:
    I have just discovered I have a 2-3cm latual cyst on right ovary and multiple cysts on left.?
    I have been refer ed to a specialist, I have been trying to get pregnant since my 1st child was born nearly 10 years ago. Poly cystic ovary was mentioned. What can be done? Anyone been in the same situation? Any advice would be appreciated x

    • ANSWER:
      with my first pregnancy i hade a ovarian cyst that i was not aware of how ever it did rupture and it caused me to lose the baby. I had to have a minor surgery to get rid of the discharge and to check the ovaries and tubes to make sure there was no more or that none of them had been damaged i was told if it happened again they would have to keep doing the surgery. it was very basic 2 cuts and a scope threw the belly button. You should ask your doctor whats the best option though. when mine ruptured he told me if i hadnt gone to the hospital i would have died i passed out couldnt walk was pale not eating and in lots of pain so please go get it fixed.

  23. QUESTION:
    How does the doctor remove cysts from your ovary's?

    • ANSWER:
      A doctor can do a surgical procedure (Laparscopy) that is compleed thru 3 small punchure incisions in the lower abdomen or some try hormones to reduced the cyst (usually birth control pills)

  24. QUESTION:
    i only have my left ovary. i had 2 surgery time on it bc of cysts.the right ovary is gone bc of cysts. baby?
    My right ovary was taken out 2 years ago because of a cyst. my left ovary has had 2 surgery's on it because o cysts. i have been trying 2 have a baby for about 3months. can i still have a baby?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    i need info about ovary cysts ?
    hi ladies , yesterday i had my first internal ultrasound scan , the dr told me everything looks fine,& i have some cysts in my ovaries ,& that might cause irregular periods, but she said it's fine ! should i be worried ? will they give me any pills or will it affect my chances of conceiving ?! thanks in advance .

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.htm

      Will link you to all the help you need.

      Good Luck Nessie x

  26. QUESTION:
    I am 3 years s/p hysterectomy with rt salphingoopherectomy now i must have a left ovary removal due to cysts?
    Dr wants to do it laparotomy which will require general anesthesia. I am worried about how long it will take for recovery and how quickly i will start having menopausal symptoms. I almost died after the hysterectomy and they never found out why so this is why I am a bit unsure of the whole situation. My question is are there any others out there that went through this and did ok?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom went through this. She hemorrhaged after her hysterectomy and almost died to go back on her one year check up and be told that the one ovary she had left really needed to come out. She sat on it for months until she had a series of several cysts burst and she lived in so much pain that she couldn't take it anymore. She then had the ovary out laproscopicly and recovery wasn't bad at all, she was really sore the first few days and back up and about within a week. Keep in mind that everyone handles surgery different and sometimes each surgery is different. I have had three laproscopic surgeries due to endometroisis and the first two were a breeze, I was at my son's baseball game the night of the second and feeling pretty good, the third knocked me on my butt for 3 or 4 days and I wasn't doing much more than going to the bathroom for about a week. After my mom had her ovary out it was only a matter of a month and she was experiencing menopausal symptoms, but she chose to supplement with hormone therapy and eventually weaned off of those. She's not on anything now and she is doing fine. Good luck!!

  27. QUESTION:
    What usually happens when you have a cyst on ovary?
    I recently went to the doctor for annual gyno exam. They did a sonogram since I was having reoccuring pain and found a cyst on my right ovary. I have to wait a month to go back for another sonogram! What I want to know is if anyone has had cysts, what happened with them, etc. I've already had a blood test done that ruled out cancer, so I'm not worried about that. The doctor didn't make any assumptions or tell me a lot about it, since it may go away by itself. I just want to be prepared for IF it doesn't go away. Whats more, he told me I shouldn't try to get pregnant til we figure out whats going on with this...I was trying.

    • ANSWER:
      The short of it is they may just shrink and pretty much dissapear but i wasnt that lucky i didnt know that i actually had them but i awoke one moring with what felt like contractions i was quite scared and made a call for help saying that i was having contraction pains my dad freaked out but i wasnt even pregnant it just felt like that. I ended up in hospital on two occasions with the same thing the pain was the cyst bursting it was horrible i was on morphine for days some women may not experience that much pain but i sure did all up last year i was in hospital for over two weeks, and they say that im pone to getting them again. During both hospital stays i has a operation called a laproscopic surgery (key hole) that is horrible they fill you stomach with gas so they can fiddle around in there with plenty of room when i came to i felt so sore and bloated and quiet embarrassed as the next few days in hospital i had to relase that gas you know what i mean. I hope i have helped you with you concern but i hope ur not scared as they will more that likely dissapear. Also on the pregnancy thing i would get a second opinion as my cousin had two large cysts on her ovary during her pregnancy.if you have anymore questions plz email me.

  28. QUESTION:
    If i have ovarian cysts does it mean i have polycystic ovary syndrome?
    i was diagnosed with ovarian cysts at 15 and as i have researched the matter further i have come to know that this may affect my chance of becoming pregnant.
    can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      not necessarily. Ovarian cysts are normal...but if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome then you have a hormone imbalance...lack of periods, weight gain, excessive facial hair, etc. Women with PCOS may have a more difficult time of getting pregnant but it is not impossible...usually with drugs the ovulation can be induced to conceive. If you have any symptoms of pcos its important to get treated as soon as possible to increase the chances of fertility and decrease the chances of diabetes and heart disease.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have small cysts that are on an ovary?
    Sometimes they can be painful but, not too bad. They usually pop or disengage themselves. Is there a cure? My doctor has me on anti-inflammitories.

    • ANSWER:
      The anti-inflammatories should do the trick.
      At least half of all women have them.
      I had them. They hurt sometimes but they are nothing to worry about.

  30. QUESTION:
    how do u know u have poly cysts ovary syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several signs of PCOS that you can look for:

      1. Unwanted hair growth, such as on the tummy, upper lip, chest, etc.
      2. Unexplained weight gain with difficulty keeping the weight off/down
      3. Annovulation (you can test your ovulation with a basal thermometer or OPK's at home)
      4. infrequent and irregular periods, possibly long lengths of time in between periods
      5. pain mid-cycle, heavy cramping
      6. You've been trying to get pregnant and haven't acheived pregnancy

      Your doctor will test for it in variou ways:

      1. Blood tests. She will measure the amount of free testosterone, DHEAS, and sex-binding hormone globulin. High levels of androgen hormones coupled with low levels of DHEAS and sex-binding globuline can reflect PCOS.

      2. Ultrasound of your ovaries. Most women with PCOS have a very distinctive chain of cysts on their ovaries that resemble pearls. Your doctor may also do a transvaginal ultrasound (not painful at all) and check your uterus for fibroids.

      http://www.learningradiology.com/archives06/COW%20190-Stein-Leventhal%20Ovaries/steinleventhalcorrect.htm

      3. Insulin blood test. Most women with PCOS are insulin resistant. A fasting blood test will check the levels of insulin present in your blood prior to eating. High levels of insulin usually mean that your body does not properly utilize insulin and you may have PCOS.

      Treatments for PCOS include:

      1. Birth control pills to regulate your periods and hormones
      2. Clomid or femara if you are actively trying to get pregnant
      3. Metformin to regulate insulin and blood sugar, which may, in turn, remedy many of the symptoms of PCOS.

  31. QUESTION:
    I am going to have surgery for cysts on my ovaries (3) and my uterus is pushed against my ovary. Can anyone?
    tell me anything about this surgery? I am very nervous. I may also have endometriosis again.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the surgery that you are having. I had an ovarian cyst. While any surgery is not routine this one is pretty routine. I will be honest it was pretty painful for about a month after the surgery, but I was also only 16. I'm now 21 and a certified surgical technologist. So I assist the surgeon in the OR. A cystectomy is very routine, and while it is healthy and normal to be scared please don't worry too much. Trust your doctor's and the surgical team. Also don't forget you get to take a long nap and won't have to worry at all during the procedure. Good luck

  32. QUESTION:
    Anyone familiar with ovary cysts?
    I have been having pains on my waste i think by my ovary. it has gotten so bad i could barely walk at one point. it has been going on for 5 hours now. i have also had some lower and upper thigh pain. what could this be...? maybe a cyst on the ovary? HELP
    thanks!! :) x.x.x
    i finished my period 3 days ago so i dont no if its cramps? i never really have cramps and if i do never like this

    • ANSWER:
      Possibly, yes. I had an ovarian cyst that caused a lot of pain because it got so heavy that it twisted in my body.

      If you're in this much pain, you should see a doctor for an ultrasound. It could be a ton of things - something with your ovary, your appendix, your intestines, etc. You need to get it looked at.

  33. QUESTION:
    ovary cysts and pregnancy question?? please help!?
    my friend just found out she is pregnant and currently has a ovary cysts, she had a history of non-cancerous ovary cysts in the past. she is worrying that she could lose her baby from this. could this happen?? do you know any good web sites that could possibly answer my question???
    NOTE:
    she can't go to the doctor yet because she doesnt have health insurance right now.
    SHE IS APPROX 5-6 WEEKS

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same history with ovarian cysts. I was pregnant and had cysts as well. It didn't effect me, the baby or my pregnancy at all. As a matter of fact I delivered my son 4 days after my due date. He will be 14 at the end of this month. I don't think your friend has anything to worry about but for her own piece of mind she may want to go to a free clinic. I'm sure it's not her first choice, but at least she can be examined by a medical professional.

  34. QUESTION:
    why would a pregnancy test rule out cysts on ovaries?
    How are ovarian cysts found?

    Doctors most often find ovarian cysts during routine pelvic exams. The doctor may feel the swelling of a cyst on the ovary. Once a cyst is found, tests are done to help plan treatment. Tests include:

    * A pregnancy test. This test may be given to rule out pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't. Some treatments cannot be given to pregnant women. The pregnancy test is used to decide what treatments should be pursued.

  35. QUESTION:
    I just learned the my right ovary is full of cysts and I have a large mass behind my diaphragm. I'm scared?
    I had a cat scan and the doctor told me this. I am going back tomorrow
    Does any one have any answers?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Ovulation tests and ovary cysts???
    I found out about a month ago I had an ovary cyst about 5 cm big. I went back and it has gotten smaller (2 point something). We are ttc and I started taking ovulation tests yesterday. I was reading on the package and it said that having ovary cysts can affect the test. How does it do that? Would it be positive when im really not ovulating? Has anyone ever heard of this? Also I was woundering if having cysts hurts your chances of getting pregnant or do they hurt the baby? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome), one of the other symptoms is a hormonal imbalance which will show a constant high LH surge . . .basically you would get positive after positive result but not be ovulating.

      Many women conceive with cysts . . . it really depends on the type, location and size. You should consult your doctor.

      Best wishes & baby dust!

  37. QUESTION:
    the hospital just found out that i have 3 cysts on my ovary with the largest being 5 cm and contains a few?
    septations what does this mean?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Ovary Cysts?
    I went to the doctor yesterday and found out I have a cysts on my left ovary 5 cm (the size of a plum). Me and my husband have been trying to concieve for a while now. Ive been preg twice and both ended in miscarriege. My question is, is it ok to get preg with a cysts this large? Im late for my period so will it start when the cyst gets smaller?

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you call the doctor back and ask these questions? This is what the doctor is there for, not just to give you the test results, but to explain that those results mean.

  39. QUESTION:
    ovary cysts?
    the docs think i have ovary cysts im getting tested 2 morrow but when i pee it hurts is it because of the cysts?
    its not uti the docs checked that first

    • ANSWER:
      c this site
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovarian_cyst
      Also go to this site to get info about your symptoms
      http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/urinary_pain.htm

  40. QUESTION:
    Could I have ovary cysts?
    My cousin recently went to hospital and they found cysts on her ovaries. I asked her the symptoms before and she said late periods and lots of period pain.
    My period hasn't come in 3 months and time before that it was 2 months (I've had my period for 3 yrs and this never used to happen It used to come like clock work). I get period pain and take pain medication for it. I also get weird stomach aches any time of my cycle.

    I'm too embarrassed to tell my mum.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't be embarrassed. I went to the emergency room because my cramps were so terrible, I passed out from the pain. I hope this doesn't happen to you. All they will do if give you an MRI or an ultrasound. None of them are embarrasing. They will then see if anything shows up and if it doesn't they will just place you on birth control to regulate your cycle and pain. I thought I had endometriosis. But i was lucky and had nothing and now I just take the birth control to control pain. Talk to a doctor and always trust your mom. Maybe she went through the same thing at your age and it's nothing. You make more of it by worrying alone.

  41. QUESTION:
    Pain from ovary cysts?
    I have 2 cysts on one of my ovaries. I get really bad shooting pains sometimes to the poing where I have to crouch over on the ground to deal with it. Does anyone know ways to deal with these pains?

    • ANSWER:
      unless you want to go on the pill ride them out. It's a shooting pain that doesn't last too long. what it is is when you ovulate when the ovum releases it doesn't actually release. It gets stuck in a cyst. Then when you ovulate again an ovum in another cyst bursts its way out and that's what hurts. So you get pain from the first ovum releasing then the other one from the cyst. If it makes you feel any better after a few years you get used to it.

  42. QUESTION:
    Pregnant, ovary cysts?! Please help! 10 points best answer?
    Hey you guys I'm needing some help.
    My Fiance has had ovary cysts since she was about 11-12 ish and it's on her left ovary there are I believe 3 on the outside of her ovary?!

    Now I kno this isn't the smartest thing, and people are going to say get a preg test in which case we will, but I am worried at the moment and would really like some advice on others experiences/knowledge.

    We have been having un-protected sex everyday for about a month, using the pull out method, again I kno not safe but it's life and things happen.

    Now, here latly she has been having severe pain in her left ovary, along with constant peeing, the area of ovary is swollen, and stomach has been tight and enlarged. She had her period this month, not due till the 6th of next. Does this sound like she is preg to you or that the cysts are just getting worst?!

    Please don't be sarcastic, I'm in need of your alls help and appreciate good answers with info about this, thank you guys!!
    Oh yea did forget to mension that guys, she does have an surgery scheduled but it's going to be about 4 weeks!!

    Nothing sooner =(
    Also if it was a tubal pregnancy like some think, wouldn't she be in pain 24/7?! And wouldn't it be all over not just her left side?!

    • ANSWER:
      Needs to be removed the longer the wait to worse it could get like removing the tube connected to the ovary w/ the cyst or whole ovary. SEEK OBGYN ASAP.......

  43. QUESTION:
    Irregular period, PCOS? Ovary Cysts? Any simular stories or ideas?
    For the last year and a half my menses has been irregular (I've had maybe 5 or 6 periods in that time). Up until then I have had normal periods since I was a teen. I thought it might be PCOS, so I had an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound to see whether or not I had PCOS. The results are that my left ovary is enlarged (having a volume os 15.5cc of tissue) and it contains follicles up to 16mm in diameter. My right ovary is normal - no cysts and normal in size. I am waiting on blood tests for insulin resistance, Follicle stimulating hormone, Progesterone, etc (I had to ask for the blood test, my doctor didn't seem to be too worried, but I know my body and something is wrong) and I have to have another ultrasound in 3 months time. Also, they found free fluid in the pouch of douglas. My doctor thinks it may be because of a ruptured ovary cyst (hence the ultrasound in 3 months time). However, I am worried and confused, could I have PCOS? or is it just cysts on one ovary?

    I was hoping someone out there had a similar story, or maybe had any ideas what could be happening?

    This is the exact report I was given:

    ULTRASOUND PELVIS:

    Transabdominal and endovaginal examination of the pelvis reveals a normal looking anteverted non-gravid uterus having a volume of 32cc of tissue (upper limits of normal 80cc). The endometrium measures 6.2mm in thickness and appears normal. The myometerium and cervical canal are clear. The left ovary is enlarged having a volume os 15.5cc of tissue (upper limits of normal 12cc) and it contains follicles up to 16mm in diameter. Are there any adnormal biochemical findings such as insulin resistance etc? The right ovary has a volume of 5.3cc and appears normal. There is a small volume of free fluid in the pouch of Douglas measuring 8ml in volume. Is there any clinical suggestion as the cause of this fluid? The iliac fossae are clear. The bladder and kidneys appear normal.

    I don't expect a diagnosis from anyone on here, but if anyone has and idea or simular stories, please share. I am going back to my doctor in a few days for the blood test results, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      i had a similar problem and it turned out to be endometriosis. i always went to the doctor for my exams and all of my tests were always normal. it just happened that one day i had a really bad stomach ache and i went to the er and they did a lot of tests and i had similar findings as you. i was admitted as they did not know the cause and i was in extreme pain. i had a exploratory surgery and that is what they found.

  44. QUESTION:
    PCOS & ovary cysts related?
    can a women with pcos have cysts only in one ovary and the other ovary is very healthy? i was diagnosed with pcos couple months ago, but again i made another u/s to make sure, with another dr. she said i have cysts in the right ovary and the left ovary is normal and healthy. so what does that mean? do i have pcos or not? i have a lot of pcos symptoms. body hair growth, falling scalp hair, acne. but i do have normal period every month and am not over wight. plz tell me wt u think
    does this put me in batter case, in regard of conceiving?
    they didn't check for my insulin resistance yet, but the only thing was LH was a lil higher then FSH. everything else is ok. yes i do ovulate, i use opks, and i conceived after 8 months trying, but it turned out Blighted ovum! now am waiting to miscarry on my own.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's possible for only one of your ovaries to have cysts and the other is normal.

      Yes, it actually does seem like your chances of conceiving will probably be better. Do you have any other problems related to PCOS. Not just the symptoms, but like, insulin resistance?

      I would definitely think about tracking your cycles to see if you are actually ovulating. Buy opks, and use a BBT. This will give you a great deal of insight on what your body is doing, and when and will help you in your TTC journey.

  45. QUESTION:
    What causes my ovary cysts?
    Okay, so I'm 16. I have a problem with ovarian cysts.. When I was about 12 (I had not started my period yet) I had my first one. I woke up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain. It was pain I had never experienced before. My mom took me to the ER and they told my I had a cyst on my left ovary and it burst. The pain was gone by the time I left the ER (about an hour). They actually did a regular ultrasound on me and tested my urine to determine that it was in fact, a cyst that burst. They also told me that they are common in women and once I get a cyst on my ovary one time, I'm very likely to have it happen again...
    Now, back to present day...
    This morning, at about 2am, I woke up again screaming in pain. The same type of pain I had had 4 years ago - Unbearable. I kind of wanted to wait it out but my mom thought it could be something else so she insisted that I go to the ER again. I got there, and they tested my blood pressure, asked me some questions, and made me pee in a cup. By testing the urine, the determined it was a cyst again. Great. The doctor told me again, that is was common in women, but the pain level differs. For me, it was VERY intense. You can't even imagine. The doctor told me, that it was very strange that this had happened during this time because I am actually currently on my menstrual cycle this week and usually cysts occur the week you are ovulating. He also said that I needed to make an appointment with a gynecologist and they would probably schedule me a vaginal ultrasound.. Which I'm a little nervous about.
    So, I apologize for the details, but I'm curious as to know what causes these cysts? And why is my pain so unbearable? Thanks!!
    Might I add, that I'm very little for my age.. I'm 16, weighing 100lbs and 5'3.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different reasons for cysts, and it depends on the nature of the cyst, since there are many different types of cysts. It hurts so badly because it usually hurts really badly depending on the size and location of the cyst and the way your nerves are on your ovary. You might have a hormone imbalance such that the ordinary cysts that form every month on your ovaries don't go away as they should. It could be that you have endometriosis growth. It's good that you are seeing a gynecologist. They will be able to tell you more. A transvaginal ultrasound is a bit awkward but no big deal in the end. They put a probe in your vagina--the probe is a long tube. It has the ultrasound camera on it, and then the pictures appear on the monitor the doctor or technician looks at. The doc will most likely put you on birth control pills. The pills will suppress your ovaries so they stop producing cysts every month. So then you probably won't have any more cyst problems for awhile. What I mean when I say that ovaries produce cysts every month is that the eggs, as they mature, create cysts. It's the way it's supposed to be. After an egg is released and travels down your fallopian tubes into your uteurus, the place where the egg was released on the ovary becomes a corpus luteum cyst, which later in the month shrinks and goes away. Every month the ovaries start to mature many eggs, but only one is released, and then all the others shrink and go away too. But sometimes, they don't go away, and instead fill with fluid and persist, and then they might burst, as you have felt. Cysts are quite common, unfortunately. When you feel pain like what you had this morning, you ALWAYS have to go to the ER.

  46. QUESTION:
    what is the treatment for cysts? i found out i have a 5cm cyst on my ovary, no one will remove it?
    i went to the er yesterday and found out i have a cyst, i called several ob/gyn offices i am a cash patient- no one will do the surgery to remove the cyst- it will only continue to get larger with each period- and it can damage on ovary- putting me at a higher risk of infertility- i am only 22 so i am very scared- i don't have children but one day i do want to have children. can anyone give me any advice

    • ANSWER:
      Stop worring about it. I have had cysts on my ovarys since my first period. I now have three kids and am 33 years old. I did have a complete hysterectomy last year due to early menopause and the history of ovarian, cervical and uteran cancer in my family and the fact that I had uteran cysts due to heavy bleeding.

      Cyst are a natural part of menstrating. It will rupture in time depending on the size depends on wiether or not it is painful. I have had cysts rupture as large as the size of my thumb nail it is rare that they get that big. But it did no damage to my ovarys or reproduction abilities.

  47. QUESTION:
    Ovary Cysts and Uterus wall thickening?
    Hi.
    I'm seventeen and still a virgin ( i don't know if that matters or not but, ya). I complained to my mom about my irregular period and random bleeding and lower back pain. She took my to the Doctors who did an ultrasound and said they found two cysts (one on each ovary) and that my uterus wall is thickening. I looked for this online but only found information for menopausal women. I'm nervous that I have cancer, or I'm not going to be able to have kids... They said cysts are pretty normal and birth control would be the best option. But I don't know what the effects of a thickening uterus is...

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Question about fertility, ovary cysts, and periods?
    I hope you can help me. I am 34 years old, trying to conceive, and have had three (that I know of) cysts on my right ovary. All cysts were gone after my period, as I never felt pain after my period finished.
    Though, I am wondering, if I only had these cysts on my right side, does that mean that my left ovary is not releasing eggs? Since 11 years old I have had a period every month, except for 11 years ago after my grandma died in which I missed my period for 3 months. I think it was stress (I was very close to her, and I took many pregnancy tests that were negative), and after that I was fine again. My period usually last 4-6 days, and are between 24-26 days apart, with one cycle 21 days apart and one being 31 days apart.
    I had an ultrasound and a pelvic scan about a month ago and everything was fine.

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not. You should be releasing eggs just fine. However, an U/S with your OG/GYN would rule out more cysts or an annovulatry problem. Lots of baby dust to you!

  49. QUESTION:
    I have a cyst on each ovary right now, can i still get pregnant w/ current cysts?
    Im not talking about after their gone, i've had them almost 9 months now and i just was wondering if its possible to still get pregnant while having ovarian cysts

    • ANSWER:
      If you're asking if you can get pregnant while you have cysts - the answer is yes. I have them on both ovaries and I'm currently 36 wks along. Only I found out when I had my doctor confirm the results of a hpt - I told her I was having some abdominal pains so they did an ultrasound to make sure the pg was not tubal. My aunt and best friend also had healthy pregnacies and each of them had cysts.

      However, knowing you have them - I would talk to your doctor and discuss this with him. The size of your cysts, along with other issues, will tell you whether or not getting pg right now is a good idea.

      Good luck!!

  50. QUESTION:
    Anyone know about ovary cysts?
    Last Tuesday i started getting painful ovulation pains (mainly in my left side just like last month which is odd cos i'm on the pill) but 2 days later when i woke up the pain had travelled higher up and killed! My mum didn't want me to go to the doctors she said to wait *rolls eyes* after 2 days that died down, and the pain spreaded every where really, higher and lower, into my lower back etc, it wasn't as painful it was just quite achy and i was a bit bloated. Since then the pain has been off and on really, get random pains all round my abdominal area, it's not servere just achy and now i've got ovulation type pain again, thats hurting me. My friend said this sounds like an ovary cyst that might had ruptured and the fluid has gone into my abdominal area and wherever it was at the time it would cause pain. I was worried cos i thought i might have cancer or something but i'm only 18 and ovary cysts are more common apparently. I've always suffered from strong ovulation pain though.
    I'm gonna go doctors this week if it carries on, but it seems to be dying down daily, like now i've only got little pain in ovary area (left side).
    Do you think i could of had one or get them ??
    Can ovary cysts do this to you??
    I'm worried! I don't have any other symptoms.
    Ohhhh btw when i said just like last month, i mean it came about a week before my period and then just went. Same as this month, i'm due on on thursday.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had a few ovarian cysts. The first one was real achy and crampy over the ovary area, then I would get a sharp pain and then it was over. This cyst grew back a few times getting bigger each time and more painful before it would burst. The last time my husband thought he was going to have to take me to the dr. it killed!! Once it ruptured I felt ok just a little tender. The only pain I ever got was in the ovary area. If this is what you have going to the dr. is the best thing don't mess with it. They hurt! Best of luck


Sign Of Ovarian Cancer

What Are The Warning Signs Of Ovarian Cancer? Sometimes doctor and patient both repeatedly dont identify the warning ovarian cancer signs until the cancer reach in advanced stage.

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* Vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge

* Facing problem in urinating

* unexpected loss of appetite

* unexpected weight gain or weight loss

* Gastrointestinal problem

* Fatigue

* Fever

* Breathing difficulty

* Facing regular basis back pain

* bloating/abdominal

* Realizing pain in pelvis or abdomen throughout sexual intercourse.

Above all symptoms directly and indirectly involve with ovarian cancer. All symptoms present 22% most of cases while 18% woman face cancer through urinary problem.

One out four women start with gynecological disease for that reason most of doctor unable to find diagnosis cancer when patient discuss with doctor, in many cases notice with urinary track.

Dont neglect to discuss frankly with doctor if you realized any above symptoms be sure wait and observe the up to three weeks.

All women should aware about the ovarian cancer warning signs and know detail activities of symptoms in order to prevent early stage of ovarian cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian cancer?
    Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian cancer? from what i've read, it sounds like ovarian cancer usually doesnt cause any kind of menstrual irregularity, but all the info i have found on the subject is more focused on like heavy bleeding and abnormal periods. so what about not having a period at all?

    • ANSWER:
      No, this is not a common indication of ovarian cancer.

      It is a sign that hormone levels are out of whack.

      Given your other questions indicate you are 17 and have already been told by Dr's that your hormone levels are abnormal causing your other symptoms, it would seem likely that this is what is wrong with you.

      Perhaps you should persue a cause of this with them.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are varicose veins a sure sign of ovarian cancer?
    My left leg has suddenly started breaking out in varicose veins. I have no health problems, I'm not overweight. I did injure that leg five years ago. A friend said this is a sure sign of ovarian cancer. Is it?

    • ANSWER:
      No that is not a sure sign or a sign of ovarian cancer whatsoever. Your friend is grossly misinformed.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are these signs of ovarian cancer or an ovarian cyst?
    ok, so last summer, i began to feel an uncomfortable feeling by my lower right abdomen while i would lay down. Then while i was on vacation, i had excruciating pain in that same place for about a day, and then the pain went totally away. then a few weeks later, the feeling came back, but on and off. now when i walk it hurts as well as when i am going to the bathroom (number 2....) i also frequently urinate. i also went to my regular pediatrician and she felt around my stomach area and nothing hurt me when she put pressure near my ovary. i am very scared...please help

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Signs of ovarian cancer?
    I am 5'2", 108lb 21 year old female. My mother has had a hysterectomy at age 43 due to uterine cancer. I walk 6 miles a day and do not eat more than 1550 calories, yet my lower abdomen is intensely bloated. It has been this way for months, my clothes are fitting tighter, i am chronically constipated and have heavy periods. There is also no possiblity for pregnancy. Please help, is this a possible ovarian cancer sign?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not think it is ovarian cancer. So Please do not worry unnecessary. At the same time - You need to have immedaiate consultation with an oncologist to ascertain this, as it is not possible to tell anything on the symptoms mentioned by you.. Please therefore see an oncologist immediately, as we can not ingnor it as cancer is still an enigma.

      I am giving below the symptons and signs of Ovarian cancer just for your information -

      Symptoms of ovarian cancer are nonspecific and mimic those of many other more common conditions, including digestive and bladder disorders. It isn't unusual for a woman with ovarian cancer to be diagnosed with another condition before finally learning she has cancer. The key seems to be persistent or worsening signs and symptoms. With most digestive disorders, symptoms tend to come and go, or they occur in certain situations or after eating certain foods. With ovarian cancer, there's typically little fluctuation — symptoms are constant and gradually worsen.

      Recent studies have shown that women with ovarian cancer are more likely than are other women to consistently experience the following symptoms:

      -Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
      -Urinary urgency
      -Pelvic discomfort or pain
      -Additional signs and symptoms that women with ovarian cancer may experience include:

      -Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
      -Unexplained changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation
      C-hanges in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
      -Loss of appetite
      -Unexplained weight loss or gain
      -Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
      -Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
      -A persistent lack of energy
      -Low back pain
      -Doctors can usually diagnose ovarian cancer within three months of women first noticing symptoms, but sometimes it may take six months or longer before a diagnosis can be made.-

  5. QUESTION:
    My friend is having symptoms of ovarian cancer.But because she receive a medical card a gynecologist won't see
    My friend is 25 years old and she gets cyst all the time.But everytime she goes to the doctor they do nothing.She has all the sign of ovarian cancer .But there is no gynecologist in her area taking medical cards.So what should she do?PLEASE HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      Tell her to go to a clinic. They take walk ins. At least the one here does. They also take in people without insurance. You just have to pay 80 dollars for the visit. And they will give her a test and whatever she needs.

      I find it hard to believe that a gynecologist won't take care of her. Mine thought I had ovarian cysts and he did an ultra sound the very next week. You could try finding another gynecologist, but if you still don't have any luck, get her to go to a clinic.

      Good luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is this a possible sign of ovarian cancer or cyst?
    ok here is the history: I am 25, my nana (dads mom) has had ovarian cancer and breast cancer. Also my sister and a cousin who had lumps removed but not cancerous. for the last year and a half i have had to get paps every 3 months. Because when i went for my annual checkup it came back abnormal. so i have to go every 3 months until i get 3 good tests in a row or 3 bad in a row. my last was in early august.

    My symptom's warning: for the last week i have had pain in my abdomen. i have been real gassy, and have been going #2 way to much. almost every time i pee i have a little #2 and it has been soft for over a week. I haven't had any energy lately. not sure if this matters but i had my period on friday 9/26 and 9/27...on 9/28 just a spot for the whole day i didn't bleed...and yesterday 9/29 i bleed heavy again. So it is like i started my period finished and started again!... my period normal is 4 days. I don't want to over react but have always been aware since i have the family history
    no i dont know anything about those....what got me scared of ovarian cancer is i looked up what i have on webmd and that is one that came up.

    • ANSWER:
      actually sounds more like hyperthyroidism to me.
      check to see if you notice any of these symptoms.
      but either way it couldn't hurt to go to the doctor and see what they think about ovarian cancer as well as hyperthyroidism.
      http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hyperthyroidism-symptoms

  7. QUESTION:
    I have been having lower back pain is that I sign of ovarian cancer?
    Hey I am 20 years old and I have been experencing lower back problems. I have never had back problems before, but when I recieved my tordal shot back in march, I have been having pain ever since. The shot was given on the left side/back. But that was given to me in march, and Im stii having lower back pains. Its not horrible pains but I can feel that they are there. Should I be worried? I usually have lower back pain when I have my menstraul but that ended last week. Should I ask my doctor about ovarian cancer since that is a symptom?? Please Help! Like I said Im 20 and never had health problems, also I had my yearly exam in april and she said ovaries feel fine, but I know thats not a proper way to get tested, should I still be worrying if I have ovarian cancer??

    • ANSWER:
      Lower back pain is not a usual sign of ovarian cancer. It is more likely to be from muscle pain than from cancer. Ovarian cancers usually involve abdominal discomfort, bloating, or actual stomach pains but not back pain. Back pain can also be from kidney infections, stones, or nerve pain so don't be so concerned about it being cancer. If the back is still causing you pain though, you need to be rechecked for it is persistent & should be followed up on. Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    i found a lump on the left side of my vagina its been there for a year could that be a sign of ovarian cancer?
    its been there for a year but i never really paid it attention i just thought that it would just go away and it hasnt im really scared because i dont know what it is can someone please help me i dont know what to do thanks very much for your comments

    • ANSWER:
      You waited a year and now your asking a bunch of dig bats on a computer web site what it is.

      GO TO THE DRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have ovarian cancer when you are 12?
    I was reading a magizine and noticed something about the signs of ovarian cancer, which were
    Stomach pain or pelvic pain,
    Difficulty eating,
    fealing full quickly,
    Exessive tiredness,
    Back pain,
    Persistant abdominal bloating,
    and more and i have all the symptoms of it and the more i research it the more likely i am to have it.

    • ANSWER:
      First you CANNOT cure any cancer with acupressure. I can’t believe that guy continues to try to pass himself off as a doctor!!!

      There are less than 300 cases each year in girls under 20 years old.
      Researching it doesn’t increase your chances of getting it, it only increases your paranoia.
      Talk to your mom she will know if you need a doctor.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of ovarian cancer?
    My mom wanted to know.

    • ANSWER:
      The sign and symptoms of ovarian cancer is difficult to find out because ovarian cancer does not have any symptoms in its early stages. The ovaries lie deep within the pelvis, which is why early tumors are hard for even skilled doctors to find.
      This is the reason that only 25% of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage.
      Here are mention some symptoms that will surely helpful for your MOM.
      •Swelling of the stomach (abdomen)
      •Problems such as gas, bloating, long-term stomach pain, or indigestion
      •Bleeding between periods or after menopause
      •Pelvic pain
      •Feeling of pressure in the pelvis
      •Leg pain .
      For further information regarding ovarian cancer. Please visit;

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of ovarian cancer, or a good website with this info?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ovariancancer.html

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the signs of ovarian cancer and how the symptoms progress?

    I know that back pain and foot pain are two of the signs but can anyone be a little more definative in which areas of the back and foot the pain is felt. Is there abdominal paid or nausea?

    • ANSWER:
      unfortunately,ovarian cancer lots of the time does not present with symptoms until it is too late.i was misdiagnosed several yrs ago..routine cell path checks after a hysterectomy came back as ovarian cancer.several months and lots of tears and research later,i was told it was not cancer,just abnormal cells.it took a ob/gyn path specialist to determine this,tho.
      this is serious painfully eyeopening stuff.q&a is fun,informative,etc..but if you or someone you know is having gyn problems,you need to see a doc..not a gp,an ob/gyn FAST.
      for online research try webmd,or john hopkins univ...go to ovarian cancer and read,read,read.
      if you want to talk more,plez email me.GOD BLESS.

  13. QUESTION:
    Are these possible signs of ovarian cancer?
    I have been having lower back pain, right leg pain (upper thigh), and sometimes blood in my discharge. I sometimes will get very sharp pains in my right ovary. Please respond asap. I leave this morning from work at 6. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      "Ovarian cancer does not cause many symptoms in its early stages. This explains why 75% to 80% of cases are not diagnosed until the disease has reached an advanced stage.3 The symptoms that occur in later stages are most likely caused by the pressure of the growing tumor. These symptoms include:

      -Persistent abdominal discomfort or cramping pain.
      -Pelvic pressure or low back discomfort.
      -Persistent bloating or intestinal gas that is not relieved by home treatment measures.
      -Decreased energy level.
      -A change in bowel habits, such as constipation or diarrhea.
      -Abnormal vaginal bleeding, especially after menopause among women who are not using any hormonal medications.
      -A change in bladder habits, such as urinary frequency or urgency.
      -Nausea or lack of appetite.
      -Pain with sexual intercourse."

      I would go to the link below and go through the topic contents to the right of the text I just pasted.

      Best wishes.

  14. QUESTION:
    does ovarian cancer cause amenorrhea?
    Is amenorrhea a common sign of ovarian cancer? from what i've read, it sounds like ovarian cancer usually doesnt cause any kind of menstrual irregularity, but all the info i have found on the subject is more focused on like heavy bleeding and abnormal periods. so what about not having a period at all?

    • ANSWER:
      No it wouldn't cause that.

  15. QUESTION:
    13 and showing later signs of ovarian cancer?
    Plz help almost every one in my family dies from some type of cancer!! i found this weird looking sore thing on my vagina area and i had not been feeling good so i looked up ovarian cancer and saw that i have all the stage 3 symptoms!! Wat do i do? plz help!!
    also my best friend had the same symptoms and was diagnosed with it

    • ANSWER:
      You wouldn't be able to see a sore on the outside of you vagina. The doctors would have to test your ovaries for cancer which are in the inside of you. Are you sexually active? Because if you have had unprotected sex and the sore is painful, it could be herpes or it could be genital warts. And Sweety, don't think of having cancer because sometime we can think about things so much that our brain will make our body start having the symptom of what we are thinking about. Think positive and say I will not get cancer.

  16. QUESTION:
    Likeliness of getting ovarian cancer at age 15?
    What are the chances of a 15 year old getting ovarian cancer?
    only signs are cramps, not necessarily during period, and after sex.

    • ANSWER:
      There are different types of ovarian cancer. The most common type of ovarian cancer that affects children and teenagers is a Germ Cell tumor. About 5 percent of ovarian cancers are germ cell tumors, some are benign and some are malignant.

      In young males a germ cell tumor can arise as testicular cancer . . while in a young female the germ cell tumor can arise in the ovaries.

      So, yes, ovarian cancer can occur in children as young as nine years old. But it is considered rare.

      Most ovarian cancer is asymptomatic, but if you suspect anything at all than you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Like any type of cancer, the earlier it is detected the better your chances for survival. Do not delay. It is better to be safe than sorry.

      National Cancer Institute: Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/ovarian-germ-cell/patient

      "Germ cell tumors begin in the reproductive cells (egg or sperm) of the body. Ovarian germ cell tumors usually occur in teenage girls or young women and most often affect just one ovary. "

      Teens Living with Cancer: Germ Cell Tumors
      http://www.teenslivingwithcancer.org/cancerFacts/whatIs/germCell.asp

  17. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of ovarian cancer?
    I have not started my period for almost 4 months now. Lately, I have been gaining more weight (I eat and exercise good). I have also been having really really bad lower back pains. I have had to stop what I have been doing and they have bee nso bad that I have actually been knocked to the ground and have had my mom help me into the house. I will be sitting down not moving or anything and I have had really bad back pains. I have also been getting dizzy and nausous lately. It sometimes feels like the room is spinning, it doesn't happen that often maybe two or three times a week.

    My question is this a sign of cancer or is this normal?
    I am 17 about to turn 18!

    • ANSWER:
      Can you see a gynecologist? It could be something as simple as adjusting your hormones or something different so dont worry or try to diagnose. Just call and get an appointment.

  18. QUESTION:
    Hi, can anyone tell me any of their signs of ovarian cancer? Thanks, livecountrylife?
    I have had so many operations on my right ovary, then in 2005, I had my right falllopian tube removed. I still get deep right leg pain (in my upper thigh), and sometimes will have blood in my discharge. Or, will get really sharp pains in my right ovary. Is this something that I should be concerned about?
    I hope to hear from someone soon.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cancer is scary in that there usually are no signs. It's usually caught by a PAP smear and most of the time by the time it is caught it is too late.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cancer? Please help?
    I'm fourteen, nearing fifteen years old. I have frequent abdominal bloating. I remember it started after I got diagnosed with swine flu in seventh grade. During that time I ate really unhealthy, cup noodles twice a day maybe? That's when the severe bloating started. I went to the doctor and was put on laxatives, but it didn't help. So I changed my diet and it kind of helped. But then I started feeling gas? bubbles pass through my right hip, which was extremely weird. It's been three years and I still have the same symptoms, except less intense. I feel better for quite a while, maybe a whole day, if I use the bathroom. The bloating used to be all day, but now its just at night. Could someone tell me what this is? I don't get full quickly, I don't frequently urinate, and I don't have UTIs or any pain anywhere. Are these Ovarian Cancer signs or something intestinal? Please help?
    I have also been on the pill for almost a year (started January 2011).

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.candida-albicans-cure.com/candida-albicans-symptoms.html

  20. QUESTION:
    are ovarian cysts a sign of cancer?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the early signs of Ovarian Cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been doing quite a bit of research on this topic as I have had many of the symptoms they say are associated with ovarian cancer. Everthing I have read says that the typical symptoms are:
      bloating/gas
      low back pain
      pelvic pressure
      abnormal periods
      Pretty much the same things that you might get if you ate something bad. I would suggest that if you are worried about it, go see your doctor. I am making an appointment tomorrow for myself. If you really think that it is a possiblity, make sure you are straightforward with your doctor as this is a cancer that is ussually not caught in its early stages because the symptoms are so common with other non life threatening problems.

  22. QUESTION:
    Fluid Aspiration for Ovarian Cancer
    What can they diagnosis/what kind of cells can they find if there is in deed a sign of Ovarian Cancer...?

    • ANSWER:
      Malignant cells. However, it is possible for the fluid to be negative and still have ovarian cancer. If the person does have ovarian cancer and the fluid is negative this is usually a good sign.

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there signs of Ovarian Cancer?
    Like lower abdomen pain. I'm 15 and I saw a commercial that said that abdomen pain could be a sign of Ovarian Cancer. Help. How should I tell my mom I want to go get checked for this. She isn't the most understanding person. She would rather me burn money than spend it. What should I do? It's not mensturation. She I get seen about this. I've been feeling really weird lately.
    My grandma has cancer. I'm not sure what kind. My dad died from pancreas cancer a year in a half ago. I'll try talking to her.

    • ANSWER:
      It may not be necessarily cancer. It is quite common to have abdominal pain in girls of your age at the time of periods. You can not figure out the difference of menustural pain from other pains. In my opinion in course of time you should be alright and need not worry about cancer now.

      However in view of your family history you should be careful and be aware of the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, which are given below-

      Symptoms of ovarian cancer are nonspecific and mimic those of many other more common conditions, including digestive and bladder disorders. It isn't unusual for a woman with ovarian cancer to be diagnosed with another condition before finally learning she has cancer. The key seems to be persistent or worsening signs and symptoms. With most digestive disorders, symptoms tend to come and go, or they occur in certain situations or after eating certain foods. With ovarian cancer, there's typically little fluctuation — symptoms are constant and gradually worsen.

      Recent studies have shown that women with ovarian cancer are more likely than are other women to consistently experience the following symptoms:

      * Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
      * Urinary urgency
      * Pelvic discomfort or pain

      Additional signs and symptoms that women with ovarian cancer may experience include:

      * Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
      * Unexplained changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation
      * Changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
      * Loss of appetite
      * Unexplained weight loss or gain
      * Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
      * Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
      * A persistent lack of energy
      * Low back pain

      Doctors can usually diagnose ovarian cancer within three months of women first noticing symptoms, but sometimes it may take six months or longer before a diagnosis can be made.

      There is nothing wrong to have a opinion of a doctor and please tell your mother suitably and have a check up once. Wish best of luck. -

  24. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cancer questions. Please only answers from experienced.?
    I am 21 years old and obviously, female.

    I have a history of cancers in my family such as colon cancer, breast cancer, etc.

    It has been approximately 2 years since I was last at the female doctor for my ultrasound and pap smear test which, everything came back normal. But I have multiple cysts on each ovary which my doctor told me were benign and would eventually go away.

    So, 2 years later, I have not seen her since but I have an appointment with her on the 20th of this month.

    Yesterday, I was laying on the couch and my Shih Tzu dog of 8 pounds jumped on my lower abdomen basically right over my ovaries and ever since then, I have had lower stomach pains/cramps.

    I am fearful that I have ruptured a cysted or have really upset one of them. Is this a sign of ovarian cancer? (the pain).

    Also, I have been reading everywhere that multiple cysts on one ovary is basically cancer, however, when she told me that I had multiple cysts on one ovary, it was basically no big deal.

    Is it possible to have multiple benign cysts on one ovary?

    Also, I was in the ER about 2 months ago with severe migraine and sinus pressure and they took some blood to run some tests. They were concerned about any kind of growths or masses in my head so that is why they took the blood. While running tests on the blood in the ER, would there have been an abnormality in the blood if I did have ovarian cancer?

    And last question (I think) is, if I was my a female doctor almost exactly 2 years ago and everything was perfect as far as the screening goes and the cysts were benign, is there any reason to believe that 2 years after being perfectly normal, my ovaries have developed an ovarian cancer?

    I am supposed to have a nurse call me back today (we will see if one does) so that I can ask a few questions.

    But anyone with experience in this department that could answer and settle a few of my worries would really be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience i have come across the patients with the same compliant but all or okay now with out cancer and for your information cancer is not genetic one but it may because of the strain created by jump of the dog over you and do not worry you Will be aright very shortly. If you have more pain see the doctor and do as per his advice and be relaxed.

  25. QUESTION:
    could this be ovarian cancer?
    i am 31,in good health apart from IBS.
    i have been suffering from extreme lower back pain right at the base of my spine and it worse when i have my period which are always regular and heavy (they have always been heavy since i started aged 10) and i read that lower back pain can be a sign of ovarian cancer,it also said that people can be misdiagnosed when they have IBS,i have had this for years and had cameras and scans but it all comes back saying it just IBS,I saw a doctor about 4 years ago with my back pain and was sent for a xray which was clear but back in may my 34 year old sister was told she has stage 3 breast cancer so now i do not want to take any chances,my only problems are bad lower back pain,tiredness and IBS.i am not pregnant or breastfeeding but do have 4 children.because of my sister,my doctor sent me for a breast scan too which is clear.i know im probably worrying too much but i just want to be sure,i have my period now which is making the pain a lot worse,its fine when im sitting and laying but hurts when i move and bend.

    • ANSWER:
      Very very unlikely based on what you have said!

      However, alarm bells are ringing from what you have written - endometriosis! It is often mis-diagnosed as IBS and takes an average of 9 years to diagnose due to Drs being very mis-informed.

      Visit the Endo-Resolved website, there is loads of information on there. I finally got diagnosed this year age 29 after suffering all my life and it just got to the point where it got worse and I couldn't literally cope anymore.

      I'm not saying you have got it, but it does sound very familiar to me.

  26. QUESTION:
    is it possible to have ovarian cancer at a young age?
    So I have been having almost ALL of the symptoms that lead to being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, however i am only 20 years old and did not think that it was very common at this age.
    I was having some severe pains in my stomach so i went to my gyno and she said my right ovary was severly inflamed, and now i am going for blood work and an ultrasound. And she also put me on anitbiotics and antinflammatories.
    For anyone who has been diagnosed is inflamed ovaries also a sign of ovarian cancer? or is more likely something else? Just curious and a little bit worried!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, inflamation of the ovary can be associated with many things. First of all, you are not to young for ovarian cancer, or an endometriosis. Endometriosis is an ovarian Cyst with symptoms very similar to the ones you describe. If this is the case, you may or may not have surgery. If you do not, a high strength birth control pill such as Lo Ovral may be prescribed to help with the pain and difficult periods. I would be much more concerned for you if you were not seeking help from a qualified OB/Gyn but you are doing just that. Good for you sweetie. You are already on the road to recovery. Hope this helps. Feel free to contact if you have questions.

  27. QUESTION:
    is it possible to have ovarian cancer at such a young age?
    So I have been having almost ALL of the symptoms that lead to being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, however i am only 20 years old and did not think that it was very common at this age.
    I was having some severe pains in my stomach so i went to my gyno and she said my right ovary was severly inflamed, and now i am going for blood work and an ultrasound. And she also put me on anitbiotics and antinflammatories.
    For anyone who has been diagnosed is inflamed ovaries also a sign of ovarian cancer? or is more likely something else? Just curious and a little bit worried!

    • ANSWER:
      It may be just an infection or something simple but it's important to be very thorough and listen to your body. Ovarian cancer can cause pain, tenderness, swelling in your abdominal area. It can make you very tired, have to urinate frequently, not want to eat, so many different and varied symptoms. Ask your doctor to do a CA 125 test on you and see how your level is on that. If it's high it can be an indicator of cancer but it could also be a sign of an infection. It's a good starting point since there is really no screening for OVCA. Also, check if you have a family history of OVCA as well. Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    could i have an enlarged ovary & does that lead to ovarian cancer?please answer?
    well first off im 15 and i went to the doctor in june and they took my blood because of my concern on whether my hormones where inbalance or not.i got the test results back and it showed that i had pellets in my blood which is a sign of ovarian cancer...so they wanted me to go to an endocrinologist,so i did and i also took blood there and the test results came back and it showed that i might have an ovarian cyst. this friday i have to go get an ultrasound and i have noticed for some months now that i've been gaining weight for no reason..because i'm hardly eating anything now b/c of my loss of appetite and i'm still gaining..i also noticed that my stomach looks swollen for some reason and it just looks very odd to me..

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are very common in girls your age and yes, they can cause inflammation. I think depression or stress over this is causing you to have no appetite. Weight gain would happen if you had swelling in the abdomen but it may not even be related to a cyst. You should have blood work done on your thyroid. Weight gain in girls your age who eat good or in your case hardly eat, is many times caused by an under active thyroid. If that's the case, medication will be given to you. For now, wait and see what the ultrasound shows before you panic. I wish you the best. It's also unusual to have ovarian cancer at 15. So relax, and see what the test shows. God bless.

  29. QUESTION:
    If You Have Time Could You Please Give Advise About "Female Types" of Cancer (Ovarian, Uterine, etc.)?
    I am 20 years old. I have a 5 year old son. I randomly spotted twice the beginning of this year. I've never spotted before. I have some lower back/pelvic pain. My fiance' and I tried to concieve in August - I had a normal period in August. We had 2 negative pregnancy tests. I started bleeding on our anneversary and it came with bad cramps, breast pain and "tissue." In October I had two periods, which has never happened to me before. Novemeber I had a early period which also came with all day bad cramps. None of this is normal for me and I fear that I am dying. I had a pap smear about a month ago along with a CBC and thyroid level test, which all came back normal. They tested of STDS, too, and I'm all clear. I had these weird looking skin tags though on my vagina in 08'. My urine seems to have quite a bit of protein in it which I am more conerned because I heard that can be a sign of ovarian cancer, or something. Everyday I am lifeless for I know if I do have cancer and I can feel the pain, it's too late for me, now. I'm sorry everyone, but I am so terrified. I am awaiting my CA 125, but it is taking them over a week to give me my results and yes, I have been calling them. I'm giving up my future, until I know I am okay. My body aches and cramps (legs and feet) everywhere, every day. I know it is cancer, but know one will take me seriously because of my age. Thank you all whom read this and for your advise, really, thank you.

    I drink plenty of water and this has nothing to do with my diet, I know this for a fact.
    Just got my CA 125 Results and they came back NORMAL.

    • ANSWER:
      Why would your doctor even run a CA-125?
      Either you are leaving something out or he or she is just trying to pacify you.
      Body aches are not a sign of cancer.
      If you are giving up on your future please stop trying to get pregnant as those two things do not go well together.
      You are only 20 years old. Women’s bodies and our periods change all the time it is part of life.
      If you had cervical cancer it would have shown up on your pap smear.
      80% of women with uterine cancer are postmenopausal and less than 5% occur in women under 40 years old. Very few of the 46,000 cases diagnosed each year occur at 20 years old. So yes as with most cancers age plays a big factor.
      If you had a CT of the abdomen and pelvis they would know if there is a possibility of cancer.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are signs of Ovarian Cancer? My wife wants to know..I think her symptoms are related to her period!?

    • ANSWER:
      The symtoms of ovarian cancer are more commonly the symptoms of other diseases that are not nearly so dangerous. If your wife thinks she has ovarian cancer, then she needs to see a doctor. Most likely they are the symptoms of some other problem, but there's no way to tell from here.

  31. QUESTION:
    Signs of Ovarian Cancer?
    I have a few of the signs of Ovarian Cancer, but I have checked and they also seem to be very similar signs to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I am going to get checked at the DRs first thing tomorrow morning.

    I am so worried, if I have Cancer I wouldn't know what to do, I am only 18 and have a wonderful little girl who I couldn't bare seeing motherless.

    I also would like to have another baby in the future.

    If I have Ovarian cancer, what is likness I will survive it, also how high are the chances I could have another baby? Would I need to freeze my eggs? Could I carry another baby?

    Also if it is IBS, what treatments are available, and how long does it usually last?

    I know it is two questions here about 2 different things, but I need to know both. Of course the doctor will hopefully be able to diagnose me.

    I had a cancer scare a few weeks ago when I found a huge lump on my breast, luckily that was a pulled muscle caused by wearing a bra to small for me. But I don't want to have another cancer scare, I feel like a hypochondiact but I have so much to live for!
    Very bad abdominal pain. Constant mix of constipation and diarrhoea. Bloated, swollen lower abdomin (so bad I couldn't even put jeans on this morning!). Nausea, tired all the time. Headaches.

    I have ruled out pregnancy, I have the Implanon, and took 2 tests.

    I don't know if this could be anything significant but I had a scan in January on my ovaries, my ovaries were clear but the u/s technitian said my uterus was smaller then average (And this was 9 months after I had my daughter)
    Have to go drs tomorrow now! Their was a power cut this morning, typical! I have noticed if I eat certain foods which I usually love my stomach turns really bad. I'm not overweight, I'm normal weight, my BMI is tipping on the edge of being underweight.

    • ANSWER:
      You are so right about the symptoms for ovarian cancer being the same as IBS. That's why sometimes ovarian cancer goes undiagnosed for a long time . . . doctor's think it's a bowel issue.

      That being said, you should know that ovarian cancer is RARE (extremely rare is someone your age), and IBS is relatively COMMON.

      It's much more likely you have IBS (or some other intestinal issue) and not ovarian cancer. It also could be the symptom of a different benign condition such as endometriosis (or as the other answer mentioned celiac's disease or another food allegery!).

      Definitely get it checked out. An ultrasound is probably in order, which will check for all sort or issues, including ovarian cysts. They doctor can usually tell if a cyst looks suspicious.

      Best get a diagnosis first and then worry about treatment options.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some symptoms of cervical cancer vs signs of a ovarian cyst?
    (Sorry ya'll if my spelling is off!)

    • ANSWER:
      Cervical cancer is painless and has no symptoms (unless it's in it's very, very, late stages). Ovarian cysts sometimes have no symptoms, but when they do, it's usually lower quadrant pain, and sometimes some minor bleeding.

  33. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cancer?
    My gyno has recently said i might have Endo. but i have knots and back pain which is one of the signs of ovarian cancer.. What are my chances of having this.. my gyno is also getting me to go get a transvagional ultrasound...

    • ANSWER:
      no time to play with this toots. have the ultra sound and that will show the doc what you need to know. if further study is required he/she will do it at that point. don't wait. have blood work drawn ca125. it doesn't show for every type of ovarian cancer, but have it done anyway. don't stop and wonder, just do it. too many women die from ovarian cancer because it isn't found early enough.

  34. QUESTION:
    does anyone know the signs of ovarian cancer in dogs?
    ...my mom thinks that my 9-year old yellow lab might have ovarian cancer. she is obviously not a young dog anymore, and she doesnt get to run very much. we have a very small yard and live in the middle of a park with alot of other dogs, so she cant be outside alot by herself. she is overweight, but she is on diet control food. she is starting to trip alot, and she has thrown up a few times within december and january. she isn't spayed. can anyone give me any symptoms at all? could it be that she just isnt getting enough exercise?
    thanks in advance.
    thanks, but it is a very big and good reason why i cannot let her out.
    shes my mom's dog, i have my own dog to take care of.
    i live on a main road, in a park and next to a tourist attraction. if i let her out, i have to go with her, not just let her out. shes almost gotten hit by cars even with a fence around the yard.
    she is taken to the vet regularly, though.
    she deff doesnt have heartworm.

    • ANSWER:
      I would jump to just reg old age, or heart worms, or infection before I would even think of cancer, or even ovarian to be specific.

      Take the dog to the vet.

  35. QUESTION:
    Are there signs of ovarian cancer?

    Thanks! bmac thanks for apoligizing!! I have never picked up drugs in my life!!

    • ANSWER:
      Abnormal pap smears should be retaken, because abnormal cells are signs that something might be wrong. Also, if your period all of a sudden starts acting strange. For example: if you werer normally regular and right on time, 7 day cycle, and you can predict right when you would start, then all of a sudden you are having 4 day cycles or 13 day cycles and you don't know when it will start. or just the opposite of that. If you are concerned, ask your doctor. It doesn't even have to be the ob/gyn, your regular dr. will be able to tell you as well.

  36. QUESTION:
    I'm scared its ovarian cancer?
    For the past couple of months I have been bloated feeling full fast, constipated, back pain, extreme fatigue pain during intercourse. I am 28 years old. I do have IBS but I am worried because these are all signs of ovarian cancer. I did have an ultrasound and had a small cyst when i went back they said it went away help!

    • ANSWER:
      From http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000889.htm
      "Older women are at highest risk. About two-thirds of the deaths from ovarian cancer occur in women age 55 and older. About 25% of ovarian cancer deaths occur in women ages 35 - 54."
      There are rare cases of ovarian carcinoma in women under age 30.
      But if your ultrasound showed no ascites and no sign of an ovarian mass - your bloating, constipation, fatigue, and back pain should not be caused by an ovarian cancer. A cancer large enough to cause those symptoms should be easily visualized on a pelvic ultrasound.
      - - -
      Causes of dyspareunia (pain with intercourse) include the following : " endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine prolapse, retroverted uterus, uterine fibroids, cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and ovarian cysts." This is from a Mayo Clinic review - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/painful-intercourse/DS01044/DSECTION=causes
      - - - -
      Since you are worried it would be a good idea to go back to your gynecologist for a discussion of your concerns. That may give you the reassurance you need.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can this be a sign of cancer?
    I have been having pelvis pain heavy periods and bloating for about 3 months now. I saw my gynecologist and she said everything looked normal, I dont have any badder issues and no std's. Could this be ovarian cancer?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    If cancer runs in your family what chance do you have of having it?
    breast cancer and ovarian cancer ran in my mom's side of the family, and my mom had early signs of ovarian cancer but had it fixed in time. So what is my chance of having either one?

    • ANSWER:
      As one who is living proof of that theory, yes, it is inherited. My mother's mother died of breast cancer when treatment weren't as sophisticated as today. 4 of my mother's sister's died of it as well, only one survived. Yet, mom was spared. No, it was passed down to her children. When I was diagnosed, 5 other women in my family were also diagnosed the same year. TWo of us had bi-lateral mastectomies as did two of my nieces. Need I say more, Yeah I can say more. Like my mom who was certainly predisposed with her history and never got it, doesn't mean you will either. The major key to survival is early detection. If you find the smallest of lump, get it checked out no matter how small OK. I hope you never get it. Be blessed.

  39. QUESTION:
    Would an lower abdominal x-ray, ultrasound, and a transvaginal ultrasound miss signs of ovarian cancer?
    Hi I am 20 years old and the last couple of months I have been having very weird symptoms. They are, pressure or bloating feeling in my stomach, lower back pain (on and off), and frequent uriniation ( I have had that basically since I was 4 but it does seem more frequent). I went to the doctors and they ordered me to have 2 ultrasounds and an x-ray. When the results came back they said I was backed up, which is very hard to believe bc I at least have 1 bowel a day. I guess my question is could they have missed something on the ultrasounds and x-ray since I was "supposedly" backed up? I know it seems like I'm a hypochondriac, but ovarian cancer does run in the family! Serious answers please Thank you SOO much!!
    Nope, I am not on any medcine of any kind!

    • ANSWER:
      Are you on any pain medications for the lower back pain? If you're on any prescription medications that contain narcotics, they can actually cause constipation without any symptoms. This is because peristalsis (muscle contraction) of the stomach and intestines slows down and can even cease. Which would result in "backed up" bowels.

      Also, you might not be getting enough fiber. You can still be having bowel movements "daily" but if the x-ray shows you are backed up, it might not be enough.

      The frequent urination sounds to me like a UTI or kidney infection. The kidney infection could also be what is causing your pain. I would definitely ask your doctor about it.

      I don't think this is ovarian cancer, because of all the tests they've done and it's highly unlikely to be missed. But that is just a personal observation. Don't be too quick to jump to cancer - rule out all other possibilities first.

  40. QUESTION:
    what are they signs / symptoms of ovarian cancer?
    what are they signs / symptoms of ovarian cancer? - bleeding, bloated. fullness, need to wee a lot, feeling very unwell?? x

    • ANSWER:
      What you have listed are all signs. It's a very difficult disease to diagnose and if you're concerned you should insist upon a thorough investigation.

  41. QUESTION:
    Blood test for ovarian cancer...?
    I am a 28 tear old female with ALL the CONSTANT signs of ovarian cancer:
    -Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
    -Pelvic discomfort or pain
    -Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
    -Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
    -Changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
    -Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
    -Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
    -A persistent lack of energy
    -Low back pain
    The problem is that my doctor says my insurance won't cover the test so he won't order it. Does anyone know of somewhere to get a free or inexpensive cancer screening? I know there is something wrong, I can feel it.
    btw- I have lost 15 lbs within this month and I am really scared b/c I cannot eat more than two or three bites of anything and it's getting worse.
    what about the CA-125or OVA1?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer – Step Outside The Box! When an event is part of a chain of cause-and-effect that forms a circuit or loop, then the event is said to "feed back" into itself.
      1. Free radical mutation from chlorine; It reacts directly with amino acids in the DNA helix . Of rapid growth cells, by penetration of the cell wall and blockage of the metabolism all human carcinogen (cancer causing).cancer cells in our bodies have the same DNA mutation foot print.If cells are repairing damage, their DNA is triggered into rapid growth. At that phase, it's DNA is vulnerable to free radical mutation from chlorine.
      the reason is .Mutated cells Go dormant. Until the cells are re-injured (carcinogen damaged) the result of an event or phenomenon in the past will influence the same event/phenomenon .
      2.Lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
      3.Long-term smokers are at a higher risk of developing a range of potentially deadly diseases including: Heart, lung, mouth, nose, throat, oesophagus, pancreas, kidney, liver, bladder, bowel, ovary, cervix, bone marrow and stomach.
      These rapid growth cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion.
      This time you get your cancer.
      We must take all precautions. Every person has cancer cells in the body
      Cancer test kit :The AMAS(Pregnancy test kit .00 – a good buy) test is undeniably reliable and the amount of money saved, sparing the patient test after test, would be enormous.
      Requesting an Anti-Malignan Antibody (AMAS), which is "looking" for an antibody, a protein the body produces against foreign matter, in this case cancer cells. It is a new test and if run twice, the false positives and false negatives drops to under 1%. It can mean life or death! If you find you have cancer, the odds are that there is a 99% chance of a cure .
      In my opinion.. if chlorine can cause cancer when you inhale it.. it can't be good in anyway if you drink it either.. Go with a good whole house water filter so even when you shower your not breathing it in.
      1. Source(s):
      Earthwhisperers
      http://www.lenntech.com/processes/disinf…
      Weapons Of Mass Destruction

  42. QUESTION:
    Could I have Ovarian Cancer?
    I took plan B on December 25th and on december 29th i started having slight stomach pains, like a gassy pain and the gassyness moves around my stomach i also have pains on each sides of my lower abdomen. I called planned parenthood and they said none of that are symptoms of the pill and I know im not pregnant because i tested more than once and i JUST had my period and it was a normal period. Im not sure if the pain is coming from my ovaries....it feels like the pain is ABOVE my ovaries more in the abdomen area and it is on both sides of my body. Also this pain did start the morning after i got my cartilage pierced if that means anything. I looked up signs of ovarian cancer and i have at least half but im only 17 going on 18 years old. Someone help!!!! what is going on?!?!

    • ANSWER:
      go to the dr. this could be somethin serious

  43. QUESTION:
    Are the symptoms for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ovarian cancer similar?
    I have been having some problems for the last 2 years and I have been to several doctors about it. They have done several tests and since they didn't find anything they just through out Irritable Bowel Syndrome as the cause. I'm not saying that its not that but I did hear from a friend that the symptoms I have been having could be the first signs of Ovarian cancer. I have no idea.

    Symptoms: Bloating, gas, always tired, bloody stool, cramping, pain in lower abdomen and back, fluctuating between constipation and diarrhea, and I have always had irregular periods which are regulated by birth control.

    There is also family history of bowel problems and ovarian cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms are almost 100% not ovarian cancer. For most patients with clinically significant ovarian cancer, they wouldn't have most of those symptoms. The biggest concerns of ovarian cancer would be unexplained weight loss and early satiety (the feeling that your stomach is full after only taking a few bites of food).

      What you've mentioned is probably irritable bowel syndrome.

  44. QUESTION:
    what are signs of ovarian cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Like most cancers, ovarian cancer does not show early signs. This is one of the more dangerous and scary cancers. My sister survived stage 4 ovarian cancer which is totally unheard of. She had wonderful Oncologist in Boston and I can never give them all enough praise. That's where I went to. Dana Farber Cancer Institute. On my end of the continent, they are the best. By the time symptoms do present themselves, you will begin to feel pain radiating to the pelvic area. My sister abdomen blew up a lot. Don't forget, she was also late stage. Doctors can find if you have this cancer through PAP test. PAP test will show a variety of cancers in women and doctors will perform PAP test on young women now because so many young ladies are having children. So, if you have regular testing, it can be detected before you even have symptoms.
      FYI, My sister's tumors were the size of grapefruit according to her doctors. Of course, they gave her a complete hysterectomy.
      Now, it's been about 5-7 yrs. I'm not good with remembering dates, but now she has 5 different cancers again for the fifth time and she is terminal. She beat many cancers 4 times, now it's beating her.

  45. QUESTION:
    im worried that there might be something wrong with my hormones or that it could be ovarian cancer.?
    A month ago i had unprotected sex.Im not on birth control but he pulled out. A week after that i had sinus surgery. Before the surgery the doctor preformed a blood test to make sure i wasnt pregnant. The blood test came back negative which was a relief. But my period never came at all this month. ive been experiencing horrible hot flashes, shakiness, and diarrhea. Im scared that something is seriously wrong and my mother is scared that these might be signs of ovarian cancer. Does anybody have any idea what this could be? Ive made an appointment to see my gyno just in case.

    • ANSWER:
      Um ... .

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the signs for Ovarian cancer?
    About 4 days I noticed a pain down my lower right pelvic area. The next day is kind of went away, than I felt pain in my lower back with the right lower pain as well. It was hard for me to stand on my right leg because of the pressure it was putting on my right lower side and back. It lasted for about 3 days. Now I feel a litte better. I noticed thick discharge too which is also gone. My appetite seems to have change and also my BM as well. I'm not fully bloated. I just don't know if it's because I really need to drink more water OR I should excersie more often? Last night I could feel my lower back in pain and there was also my right leg off and on. Has anyone ever had a symptom like this?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cancer usually has silent symptoms, bloating, gas, very normal symptoms people don't associate with ovarian cancer., which is why it is usually very advanced when they find it.

      The pain in your pelvin area / legs and back may be the result of a cyst on your ovary. Most are usually benign and go away on their own, some stick around and get bigger. They usually hurt more when you are ovulating. Go see an ob/gyn and get an ultrasound done, that should give you your answer.

      Keep an eye on your bms for color, consistency, bleeding, these could be a sign of problems in the colon including colitis, diverticular disease, polyps, etc.

      Check online for symptom checker website if you're worried, but don't self diagnose. See a doctor.

  47. QUESTION:
    I have some of the signs of ovarian cancer, what should I do?
    ---I gained a lot of weight recently
    ---I always seen like I'm in the bath room going number 2
    ---I don't know if nausea and lost of appetite is anything, but I have that.
    --I'm not sick right now, but I have a lump on the left side of my neck. About pea size, and it doesn't hurt or anything I don't know if its just a swollen lymph node
    --No pain in the stomach or anything like that.

    I'm 20 thanks!

    If you could add some links that would help more.

    Should I make a doctors appointment?

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms are incredibly general, and don't indicate ovarian cancer. They can indicate lots of different things. If you've never seen a gynecologist, then you should see one because you're overdue for seeing one.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is anyone familiar with the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?
    I have been experiencing pelvic pain, pressure, and cramping in addtion to lower back pain for the past few weeks. It feels similar to the uncomfort I feel during menstruation. I am only 29 years old but seem to be experiencing several of the symptoms listed for this particular cancer. I would appreciate any information you may have on the subject. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I am an OB/GYN. It is rare to have Ovarian Cancer at your age, but possible. Some of the symptoms associated with Ovarian Cancer can be a lot of things. What I strongly suggest is a visit to your Gynecologist. He/She will be able to order blood tests, and if needed an Ultra-Sound. I would not worry too much, but it is always better to be safe. Ovarian Cancer is usually Post-Menopausal, and does not show symptoms until later. Get checked. Good Luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Hi!!, I wanted to know if anyone knows if this are the signs of ovarian cancer or something.?
    My mom has a very bad urin infection and her back hurts a lot. And her doctor said her liver enzimes are high and she sort of got a tiny bit of a fever, does any one know what this is ??? If its like major or not?? pleazzz help!!
    my mom has a very bad urin infection, her back hurts really bad and her doctor said her liver enzimes are high, is this really serious or baddd??

    She doesn't have all the results so her doctor has'nt really suggested the reasons but this urin infection began a week after she had just gotten another urin infection, just right after she recuperated, she's treating this with MACROBIT antibiotics, but i'm very worried about this recurring infection she's getting.
    What is UTI?? is it treatable?

    • ANSWER:
      UTI = urinary track infection and it does sound more like your mother is battling some kind of infection than anything else.

      Ovarian cancer symptoms are oftentimes very subtle in the beginning. They are: Pressure or pain in the abdomen, pelvis, back, or legs, A swollen or bloated abdomen, Nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation, or diarrhea, Feeling very tired all the time. But these can also be symptoms of other diseases that are NOT cancer.

      It does sound like some type of UTI or possibly a kidney infection. It sounds like her doc is on it.

      I hope she feels better soon!

  50. QUESTION:
    What are signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and if u had a ovarian cyst can u get ovarian cancer ?
    I would also like to know can they make u missed ur period

    • ANSWER:
      Every woman gets cysts every month it is part of the ovulation cycle. Normal cysts develop and go away on their own.Most of the time they are not even noticed. It is normal at the time of ovulation to feel a twinge of pain as the egg is released. Any thing more than that should be looked into. If the pain is severe or does not go away in a few days.
      Large cysts can cause the ovary to twist over and cut off it's own blood supply, but this is rare. They can rupture and cause problems. And yes
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Simple Cyst Ovary

Complicated Ovarian Cyst: What To Do When You Have A Complex Ovarian Cyst There are many different types of ovarian cysts. Some are harmless and go away on their own, others are more serious and require the attention of a physician. A complicated ovarian cyst is a cyst that should be addressed as soon as possible as it has the potential of becoming problematic. A complicated ovarian cyst is known among specialists as a complex ovarian cyst.

A complex or complicated ovarian cyst is a sac that is filled with both fluids and solids and is more likely to be cancerous than a simple functional cyst. Still, 85% of all complex cysts are benign so if you have been diagnosed with one, take it seriously, but don't panic.

There are different types of complex cysts and the type will have an influence on the degree and type of pain you experience and the treatment recommended. A Dermoid Ovarian Cyst is one type of complicated cyst and it is formed from the cells that actually form the egg and therefore the cyst can contain sweat glands, nails, teeth and hair. They can become extremely painful.

Endometriomas are another type of complicated ovarian cyst that is often associated with Endometriosis. Cells from the uterine lining attach to the ovary and form a cyst. Cystadeonmas are the third type of complex cysts and they are the largest of all cysts. It is the size and weight of these cysts that cause the biggest problem, not the danger of malignancy.

It has not been completely determined what causes a complicated ovarian cyst to develop. Some women have a predisposition to developing cysts. Other times neglecting an existing cyst can lead to more serious problems. There also seems to be a correlation between obesity, a lowered immune system, insulin intolerance and other medical problems to the development of cysts. Lifestyle can have an impact as well.

If you are experiencing extreme pain and discomfort in your lower abdomen on one side have it checked out by a medical practitioner. There are a variety of conditions with similar symptoms so it is necessary to have it properly diagnosed. Other symptoms of functional cysts and complicated ovarian cysts include bloating and pressure in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, lower back pain and pain that radiates down one leg. Periods may be heavy and irregular.

If you have been formerly diagnosed with a complex or complicated ovarian cyst follow the advice of your physician. But, taking a holistic approach to your treatment can be beneficial as well. Boosting your immune system with a vitamin and mineral supplement and using herbal remedies to eliminate toxins in your body may help your body function more efficiently and will benefit the healing process.
Evaluate your diet and weight. A correlation has been discovered between excess body weight and ovarian cysts. Keeping hormone levels in balance seems to have a positive influence on the resolution of ovarian cysts of all types. Diet and stress both have a big impact on hormone levels.

To treat a complicated ovarian cyst using holistic methods in addition to medical treatments may include eliminating caffeine, sugar, processed foods and other unhealthy foods and replacement them with fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and lean protein. Reduce stress by making life style changes, adding exercise and meditation and you will be doing what you can do to help heal your body.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    ovary simple cyst!? & clomid?
    The doc has put me on Birth control pills for a month so that the cyst disappears. i was told that the cyst is in my right ovary & while i have a cyst i cant be put on clomid, anyone familiar with such a situation? Thanks a lot for your answer!!!

    • ANSWER:
      yes. I am still on clomid and I have a cyst on my ovary. But really it depends on the size of the cyst. He is probably just not wanting to put you on clomid yet until the cyst has gone done. Clomid causes cyst as well. good luck

  2. QUESTION:
    i have simple fuid cyst in right ovary that will create in problem in pregnancy?
    hello i m 28 year old...i missed my period this month. my cycle is regular. its 14 day late... i just take pregnancy home test but it is negative...& on 7th day means after 1 week late period i take blood test so it was negative... what should i do? i don't know.... & i have simple fluid cyst in my right ovary... so is there any problem in my pregnancy or cyst will create any problem ? or some time it is possible that HCG level not detect in blood or urine in early pregnancy ? n i m urinating more then regular..& i m feeling obbese means weight gain from last 15 days...tell me about this please....

    • ANSWER:
      If you are pregnant and period overdue by 14 days, then your pregnancy test should be positive.
      However, test again, using the first passed urine (upon waking up from bed rest). If still negative, better consult your doctor.
      Yes, you are right in the phase of pregnancy, urine test may not show correctly. That is the very reason, why I ask you to use first passed urine. In the 6to 8 hours of bed rest the hCG accumulation will be higher concentration and will show proper result.
      Simple small ovarian cyst is normal occurrence and it will not interfere with your pregnancy. .

  3. QUESTION:
    I dont want surgery but I have a 5cm ovarian simple cyst, any alternatives for it?
    I have a 5cm simple cyst on my ovaries and it causes sharp pains from time to time. It has caused me to have 2 periods in 1 month and bleed heavily. MY Dr put me on birth control, does this shrink it or will it dissolve? What happens if it ruptures, do I just take a bunch of Advil and call my Dr the next morning? Anyone have this before?

    • ANSWER:
      I know of someone who had a simple cyst (I assume you are talking about a fluid filled type cyst) which ruptured. It was very painful and she was hospitalised but afterwards was okay again without surgery or other effects. The birth control may see the cyst reduce itself naturally although I would be worried about the pains you are getting. If it ruptures it is very painful. I have had a dermoid cyst rupture and it was extremely painful. No amount of advil did a thing to reduce the pain. A dermoid cyst is different though in that it won't reduce itself and has to be removed via surgery. If you get any severe pain I would not hesitate to call an ambulance.

  4. QUESTION:
    my doc told me i have a simple cyst in my ovary?
    is that a common thing ? can i get pregnant with that??

    The doc has put me on Birth control pills for a month so that the cyst disappears. i was told that the cyst is in my right ovary & while i have a cyst i cant be put on clomid, anyone familiar with such a situation? Thanks a lot for your answer!!!
    The doc has put me on Birth control pills for a month so that the cyst disappears. i was told that the cyst is in my right ovary & while i have a cyst i cant be put on clomid, anyone familiar with such a situation? Thanks a lot for your answer!!!

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    what is a maternal simple cyst?
    im 13 weeks and 3 days pregnant i got my results from the 12 week scan and blood test and on the paper it said 2cm maternal simple cyst on left ovary should i be worried? they havent mentioned it and ive had no pain

    • ANSWER:
      i had that. They saw 2 cysts on one of my ovaries and another small cyst on the other ovary. They saw this at my 11 week ultrasound. I asked the doctor about it, and he said they were very small cysts mainly caused by the over production of hormones from being pregnant and they will most likely go away within a couple of months. At my 20 week ultrasound, i asked about the cysts and we found out that my cysts had gotten smaller and 2 of them have disappeared. It's very minor and i wouldn't worry about it.

  6. QUESTION:
    Im Pregnant And I Have A Cyst On my Ovary?
    At 7 weeks pregnant i had some mild pain on my right side and was worried about ectopic pregnancy, went for a scan and was told the baby was doin fine but i had a large simple cyst on my right ovary... the lady told me not to worry so i went to my doc and he told me the same, that i shouldn't worry but im so worried about it bursting or havin to get an operation as iv never had surgery before. i read about woman havin these cyst during pregnancy an theyve went away or gone down by the second scan but im so scared that mine wont. im 9 weeks pregnant now an i still get that mild pain and discomfort sometimes.. has anyone experienced this before ?? can anyone tell me their story..?? any information?? Im so Scared :(

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  7. QUESTION:
    Simple cyst and pregancy?
    Hi, I am 6 weeks pregnant and having simple cyst in my right ovary measuring 44mm X 44mm.
    My doctor and radiologists said it will resolve automatically.
    My Q is:
    -Will the cysts cause any problems in my pregnancy?
    -Will it affect baby growth?
    -Will it really resolves automatically?
    Please help me.

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  8. QUESTION:
    will i need surgery for cyst on ovary?
    how were your cysts treated? Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

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  9. QUESTION:
    Should I be concerned? Cyst on ovary?
    Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

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  10. QUESTION:
    What is complex ovarian cyst in simple terms ?
    My gf has complex ovarian cyst and it's her lower right quadrant close to her ovary I just want to understand what's going on .. She's been hiding this and I just want some closure and understand whats going on she is going to have surgery

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  11. QUESTION:
    Anybody out there had a ovarian cyst removed by laproscopy and what does it involve?
    I have a simple cyst on my left ovary found by ultrasound. I am having a laproscopy in a month and was wondering what other peoples experiences of laproscopies where. Did anybody else have a cyst removed this way??

    • ANSWER:
      Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive. You will have small incisions on your abdomen through which the surgeon will place the scope and instruments. The recovery time is pretty good because you generally can eat and resume your activity more quickly than if you would have an open surgery. It will probably be inpatient, so you will have pain and nausea medications available to you should you need them. Good Luck, I'm sure you'll do very well.

  12. QUESTION:
    question about simple ovarian cyst?
    3 months ago i had a abdominal hysterectomy(uterus and cervix removed) plus they removed a simple ovarian cyst on right ovary,it came back on same ovary and 3 months before the hysterectomy i had the same thing which a differant doctor drained it(point is) every 3 months i get a cyst only on rite ovary it's removed but comes back,i go see the doc on the 23rd and was wondering would the returning cyst's be good enough cause to have ovary's removed? i am 36 and smoke so birth controll is not an option.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd say that sounds like enough to go ahead and get rid of the ovaries. I've had a couple ovarian cysts. They are horribly painful. I can't imagine knowing I'd have one that often.

      While you're at the whole health thing, try quitting smoking. It is so dangerous. I am not going to preach to you or lecture you. You know the dangers of it. Just try to understand that it can happen to you. A lot of people think that it just won't happen to them. It's also not a good way of dealing with your stress. Try exercising. The nicotine replacement products really help, too. Just try. It's for your own good.

  13. QUESTION:
    Cyst on Left Ovary (3cm) w/ small amount of Free Fluid?
    I visited the ER last night due to Left Pelvic Pain. After a ultrasound was ordered they found a 3cm Simple Cyst, w/ small amount of Free Fluid.
    What actually is "small amount" of Free Fluid mean? Is this something to worry about?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      To my knowledge the free fluid in your pelvis means that you may have possibly had other ovarian cyst that could have ruptured and it's the fluid from the ruptured cyst. Usually this fluid is just reabsorbed by your body.

      Another reason could be that of endometriosis as was my case in 2007.

      I would recommend that if you have any concerns that you consult with your doctor/gyno and ask them exactly what it means, although I'm sure it's nothing to worry about or they would've mentioned it.

      Good luck. :)

  14. QUESTION:
    Simple Cyst in pregnancy?
    i went for my 2nd scan today and on my notes the sonographer put right ovary contains a 1.5cm simple cyst? luteal
    A small amount of free fluid is seen in the pouch of Douglas/ Right adnexa?

    what does all this mean im worried im only 8 weeks pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      I'm at 14 weeks + 6 with 2 cysts on my left ovary. When I had my scan at 8 weeks I was told they were nothing to worry about, were quite common during pregnancy, but staff would keep an eye on them all the same.

      As with any pregnancy there can never be a guarantee that everything will be fine. I think you can take heart now though, because they've diagnosed the cyst early on. That means they'll be watching for it. If they've given you no specific instructions or things to look out for as a direct result of finding the cyst, then breathe a big sigh of relief and know that if they're not worried by it then you don't need to much either :)

      Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. I hope it all goes well for you :)

  15. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between a polysistic cyst and a normal simple cyst?
    is there a difference? i know that PCOS is a string of cyst almost looks like beads that consume the whole ovary where as a simple or follicular cyst is one big one...
    well i have three, and the doc is saying i can either look at bcp (which hasnt helped at all still have iregular cycles) or clomid.

    how will the clomid affect my 3 3cm cyst that i have(1 on right 2 on left)????
    why would clomid be harmful to some one with only few cyst like me as aposed to some one with PCOS????

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS has different side effects, such as low insulin levels and messes with your hormones. Regular cysts don't cause you do have problems with insulin and they are a LOT more treatable than PCOS. Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    Can a simple ovarian cyst turn into a complex cyst?
    I was recently referrered to specialists after having abdominal and pelvic pains and irregular periods.
    My report said my left ovary contains a 3.3cm simple cyst, and there was a trace of free fluid in the left adnexa and POD.
    What does this all mean!? Can it turn to a complex cyst??
    Im currently waiting to go back to the city where i live as im staying at my parents after nose surgery last week, so I will eventually go back to my doctors but im just curious for the time being.

    • ANSWER:
      It means that the cyst will probably rupture in the near future, adding to the fluid you already have. I am sure it can turn into a complex cyst, but I would suspect it won't. It may not even rupture, it may just shrink and go away. cysts are finicky things and have a mind of their own.

  17. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had an ovarian cyst? And symptoms of it breaking?
    I was diagnosed with a simple cysts (fluid filled sac) on my ovary and I wanted to know if anyone would tell me about their symptoms they experienced.

    • ANSWER:
      Pain very close to the hip, increased menstrual cramps, and pain during sex. Also, if straining to defecate, that could be painful, too. Symptoms of it breaking are much more severe. Vomiting, bleeding not associated with your period, and excessive pain.

  18. QUESTION:
    My ovarian cyst went from complex to simple; huh?
    At the beginning of the last month, an ultrasound revealed I had a complex, endometrial cyst the size of a walnut on the right ovary. There was great concern over this as the ovary was enlarged and there was some free fluid.
    A follow up ultra sound now shows that the cyst is just a simple cyst the size of a hazelnut. What the???
    Is this normal for cysts to change like this? My doctor is no longer concerned but I am, especially as I have not had a period in 2 months! (no, I am not pregnant)
    Should I go to another doctor or just hope for the best?
    Hey, Me for Prez;
    Yeah, I have had them before one of which did require surgery.
    I guess given the level of concern the doc had at the beginning, and given the history of ovarian/uterian cancer in my family, I am a bit more concerned over this cyst as opposed to the others.
    Thanks for the reply!

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  19. QUESTION:
    Can a simple ovarian cyst turn into a complex ovarian cyst almost 3x the size within a matter of 2 months?
    I went to a new gynecologist in December 08 due to about 5 months of continual symptoms dealing with the pelvic area pain and nausea. I told the doctor that i believed i had a cyst. The sonogram he requested for me revealed a 2x4cm SIMPLE cyst. He did not tell me cause did not think it was important to tell me being it was "only" a simple cyst. I happened to find out while i was reading the report myself. This gynecologist did tell me i had gallstones and i should get in touch with my primary care doctor, which the report also revealed. All the doctors i saw and no one attributed the symptoms to anything but possibly and most likely the gallstones. I had the surgery a month later to take the Gallstones out because i was advised that it would more than likely relieve me of my nausea and pain. 3 weeks after this easy surgery i was vomiting nonstop and back in the hospital in pain, severe nausea and severely dehydrated. They released me after the moment they got the new sonogram report stating i now had a 8x5.6cm COMPLEX ovarian mass on my ovary. I was referred to immediately consult a gynecologist/oncologist. I was told by the oncologist that it needs to be removed and they will not know if it is cancer until they get to it. He was surprised the General surgeon did not see the mass while having the surgery. Then he said that the General surgeon said there was too much scarring in the pelvic area to see it, because of a past surgery. I have all the symptoms that say ovarian cancer. Is it possible that this cyst changed so drastically in such a short time? Is it also possible that the Gall bladder surgery put more stress on my immune system and possibly made it grow more rapidly? Especially if it IS cancer? Or is there a mistake done in the first ultrasound that did not find the solid features of the cyst? And why would a gynecologist think that they can decide what is important to tell me and what isn't? How could he think that it would be unimportant to tell me i had a cyst? By the way that previous surgery was due to a radical hysterectomy from cervical cancer 12 years ago. The ovaries were left in. With so many symptoms that reflect ovarian cancer at this point what are the chances that it is not cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Most ovarian cancers happen in women over the age of 50 - the risk increases for older women (BBC News)
      About 25% of ovarian cancer deaths occur in women between 35 and 54 years of age. By the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it has usually spread beyond the ovaries. There are often no symptoms until late in the disease process. More than half of women who get ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. As with most cancers, the earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the chance for survival. (MedlinePlus)
      Ovarian cancer is often fatal because it is usually advanced when diagnosed. Symptoms are usually absent in early stage and nonspecific in advanced stage. Evaluation usually includes ultrasonography, CT or MRI, and measurement of tumor markers (eg, cancer antigen 125). Diagnosis is by histologic analysis. Staging is surgical. Treatment requires hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, excision of as much involved tissue as possible, and, unless cancer is localized, chemotherapy.(Merck)
      CA-125 test may be done to rule out the possibility of ovarian cancer.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CA-125
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007217.htm
      Please note that I am not a medical professional. My answer contains basic information only. If you are concerned about your health, you should consult your doctor.

  20. QUESTION:
    Will my ovary be removed with a cystoscopy??
    I am having a simple cyst removed from my left ovary which is 4cm in sept. I am scared that they may also take my ovary or if the cyst may stop that ovary from working in the future, anybody else know about this ?
    I mean the removal of the cyst, dont know the medical name for the removal proceedure!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Cystoscopy has to do with the bladder, but in relation to removal of a cyst (which can be done with a laparoscope depending on the size of it) if the doctor feels there is the potential for the ovary to be removed he may state that on the consent form for your procedure.

      I would recommend getting in touch with your doctor to ask even more questions about what you are getting done.

      I have had a cyst drained but not my ovary removed. Let your doctor know that you are really concerned about the possibility of removal of ovary depending on what they find. Removal of ovary will also depend on the kind of cyst found.

  21. QUESTION:
    I'm 17 and I have a complex ovarian cyst?
    I also have one simple cyst and they are both on my right ovary. How do they treat this? What makes it complex?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of types of ovarian cysts, but generally they are either fluid filled, or solid. A complex cyst is one which is a combination of both.

      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts - wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

      That's why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It's totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There's a good site below with articles and more information. Hope this helps, and good luck.

  22. QUESTION:
    CYST on ovary 1.5cm and also sac haemorrage 1.8ml?
    Hi there
    i was wondering if anyone could tell me what this means as I went to my doctors and she said the sac haemorrage and said it was nothing to worry about. But as I was reading the paper work I got back from the ultrasound it also said I had a cyst on my left ovary is this bad ? As my doctor didnt mention it? Can you please make it simple for me to know.

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  23. QUESTION:
    Is a follicular cyst on ovary supposed to show round/oval on ultrasound. Please I am driving myself crazy.Help?
    I had a scan 2 days back because of left sided pain. I have always had ovarian cysts before but never saw a scanned pic of the sonogram. Now this time the doctor gave me the pics.
    The person doing the sonography was a radiologist doctor but I feel like he just brushed away my concerns.
    When he started the scan he said there is no cyst in the left ovary, he then found it 2 minutes later and said oh here's where you have pain and pressed and I said yes. He said there is a small cyst, around 1.9 cm. I asked him if its simple and he said yes and I asked if its round he said yes.
    He said why r u so worried I mentioned the C word and he laughed and said these cysts happen to all women and considering my age etc not to worry about all this. He was really nice.
    But when he gave me the scanned pics the cyst doesnt look round it looks clear like a functional cyst but not round, does that mean it has irregular shape?
    Also I heard there are some cystadenomas that look just like follicular cyst. I mean I read this online.
    I dont know why I am driving myself insane now. I have had a rare thing in life, my baby was stillborn 10 months back and now I am so paranoid about everything. Someone please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience, radiologists tend to miss things - they said my ovaries were clear. If I were you, I'd go to a gynae for a trans-vaginal u/s. It shows much more. On my u/s, the functional cyst on my left ovary was a large, oval-ish black mass, and the polycystic right ovary was covered in lots of white ciercles. Hope this helps!

  24. QUESTION:
    Just got diagnosed with a simple ovarian cyst,its small only 1.9cm but am worried.Its painful as well.Pl help?
    I didnt have any cyst 3 months back. Also for some background, I had a c-section and stillbirth in Jan and resumed periods in May this year. I had cysts before and most of them were on the left ovary as this one. The doctor said not to worry the cyst is too small and simple and will go on its own.
    I have pain down my left leg and hip and left side but not much. I want to know of this cyst could have formed because of hormonal imbalance after childbirth and when my body tried to ovulate again,maybe it didnt get it right and the cyst formed. I am very worried as you can see.
    I have all the symptoms of cyst, bloating, some pain, peeing a lot and a wondering how such a small harmless one would cause all this.

    I am very worried please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Most all women of childbearing age have an ovarian cyst at some point --- not all women have symptoms, but some do. They don't necessarily have to be large to cause symptoms.

      I had a follicular cyst (a simple cyst) that didn't go away ... I needed a laparoscopy to get rid of it.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have been having pain on my right side. Ovary cysts?
    I have been having pain on my right side. They did an ultrasound last week. I have to see a gyno in a couple of days. My question is what does it mean to have nonspecific hypoechoic area within the right ovary measuring up to 1.9 cm in size. It also says the component does not appear to represent a simple cyst. They also found a cyst within my left ovary measuring up to 2.1 maxima diameter. Also within my right ovary a cyst measures 3.6 cm in size. I had a TAH in February of this year. Kept my ovaries and tubes. I know I should not worry until talking to the gyno, but I am a little concerned about the first part of the information I gave. Could anyone give me some insite of what all this means? Thank you so much in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Large ovarian cyst....?
    I'm looking for some insight from other women with this condition. I have a 7cm simple cyst on my ovary that bothers me everyday and seems to be developing on my right ovary as well. After reading some web articles I'm getting more worried about it because they seem to say that simple cysts don't get this size and women under 30 usually don't get them either, I'm almost 23. If anyone else has had this problem, what did your doctor do to help? What are the odds that I'll have to have this surgically removed?
    OTC painkillers did nothing for the pain and the Rx ones do a little better but it still is quite bothersome.

    • ANSWER:
      Every woman is different, and it is not that unusual for a simple cyst to get that big - and it can affect all women of reproductive age, not just the over 30s.

      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts - wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

      That's why I believe in the holistic treatment approach for ovarian cysts. It's totally natural, and addresses issues such as diet, your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

      There's a good site below with articles and more information. Hope this helps, and you're feeling better soon.

  27. QUESTION:
    Anyone had an ovarian cyst after childbirth due to hormonal imbalances? Please share. I am very worried?
    They found a simple cyst on my ovary and it wasnt even there 3 months ago. I have symptoms of pain, bloating etc. The cyst is small 1.9 cm. I have had cysts on my ovary earlier but I thought pregnancy would cure them. I had a c-section in Jan and resumed periods in May. Is it just my body trying to learn how to ovulate again or something thats why the cyst formed?

    I am worried.

    • ANSWER:
      You shouldn't be worried. You're fine.
      Cysts are caused by ovulation.. The follicle that expels the egg is usually absorbed back in to your fallopian tube. A cyst is formed with the follicle is not absorbed and gets fluid inside. If your doctor isn't worried, you shouldn't be.

  28. QUESTION:
    best friend found out she has multiple cysts in ovary...but have been trying to conceive....?
    So my best friend just told me that she recently found out that she has multiple cysts in her ovaries and her and her husband have been trying to have kids for a few months now (she went off the pill, I believe 3-4 months back and since then haven't gotten her period at all). She just recently told me about her news and was asking me for my opinion because I found out I had an ovarian cyst in my left ovary when I was 18....anyway she's worried that because she has multiple cysts, that it can make her infertile...and unfortunately she cannot get an appointment with a gynecologist right away and have to wait for 4 months....I told her to try to keep positive as even though I have a cyst in my ovary (yes, still there and it showed in my ultrasound done a few weeks back and was labeled simple cyst) I still got pregnant after being off the pill for 4 months, and I am now in my 9th week of my pregnancy. But I know my friend is still freakin' out and her thing is, she has multiple cysts and already fearing the worst...so I was just wondering if there's anyone out there who was or is in the same shoes as her but still got pregnant and things turned out fine??? Any other info anyone can provide can certainly help...I'm really worried about her because I know her personality and she tends to worry about everything and I've tried to assure her that things will turn out for the best and that she can't give up and that there's a lot of people out there that continue on having kids in spite of multiple cysts and it worked out fine for them (and pointed out one of our other friend, she had 4 ovarian cysts and she has a 1 year old healthy baby boy!!!)

    • ANSWER:
      It is Policystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and it does not necessarily make you infertile. It may however make it harder to get pregnant. I've had it for more than 12 years now, and was able to conceive after 2 months of trying. Your friend needs to tell her OB-GYN that she wants to get pregnant and there are treatments that will help her.

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone had a dermoid cyst during pregnancy - help!?
    I am 13 weeks pregnant, and during two recent ultrasounds, the doctors have identified a dermoid cyst on my right ovary. They said it measures 4cm x 6cm. My family doctor isn't sure whether it will require surgery and, if so, whether it will have to be done while I'm pregnant, or if it can wait until after I deliver the baby. (They also found a simple cyst on my left ovary, but said that one is common and will likely disappear on its own.) I am waiting to get in to see a specialist now to find out more. Has anyone had a similar experience?

    • ANSWER:
      i was told recently i had a cyst on my ovary they never said what type it was only that it could go on its own it is very common and I'm having another scan next week and i will have to go from there
      but if yours does come to the point where you need to have it removed I'm sure it could be done safely
      they will more likely just monitor you and see what happens before they do anything

  30. QUESTION:
    i am having a cist removed from my ovary in a week what are the risks of anesthesia and dying or being sick?
    i am having a cyst removed from my ovary in less than a week, a small simple operation... but i am terrified of the anesthesia... what are my chances of dying or becoming really sick after the surgery? can anyone help me, give me some piece of mind before i go under?

    • ANSWER:
      Most ovarian cystectomies are done laparoscopically, and that requires general anesthesia. If you are otherwise healthy, the risks associated with general anesthesia are very, very low. You are much safer in the operating room than you are driving to the hospital.

      Nausea and vomiting after anesthesia are common, and laparoscopic surgery increases that risk. We almost always give medications to help prevent N&V, and we have a handful of other medicines that can be given in recovery if the prevention doesn't work.

      While this surgery is a big deal for you, it's routine for us. We know how to take care of you. For the best results, follow the instructions you are given before the surgery.

      Best wishes for a smooth operative course and speedy recovery.

  31. QUESTION:
    Laparoscopy for Ovarian cyst
    so i had a 10cm simple cyst in my left ovary and i had laparoscopic surgery thursday around 9 am. I have tried to not wet the cuts but today sunday.... almost 4 days later.. i wet them. i didnt touch them but i did have conditioner on my hair and im sure condionter mixed with water might have passed the area. Im scared it can get infected or something.

    i have another question.. paper says no sex for 2 to 3 weeks....
    i make a year with my boyfriend this saturday.. which would be like... a week and two days.. should i have sex? whats your take on it maybe if youve had the surgery.. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I had a laparoscopy just over a week ago for Endometriosis - from the day after the surgery i was getting my cuts wet - I had stitches with no dressing. But for other surgeries i had steri strips and i got them wet the day after too. Signs of infection are the area getting hot, red and swollen or a discharge coming from the wound. Hair products like shampoo and conditioner should be gentle enough not to cause any infection.
      With regards the sex, i've always been too sore to try anything within a few weeks anyway. Maybe gentle sex would be okay just don't overdo it and cause any stress to the incision site or internally.

  32. QUESTION:
    Urgent... My mother has a cyst in her womb!!!!?
    My mother has a cyst in her womb and this is the comments the doctor gave her.

    COMMENTS:
    The uterus appears anteverted and normal.
    It measures 6.4 cm x 5.1 cm.
    Endometrial thickness =1.0 cm.
    The right ovary demonstrates a simple cyst measuring 5.9 cm x 3.9 cm.
    The left ovary was not visualized.

    Bleeding accured fo 1 month and is still going she's 39 years old.
    The doctor also gave her Provera for the bleeding then after told her to take Logynon Birth Control when the period comes back what are your views on this, also is it a bad/serious thing?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe your mom has an ovarian cyst... And no, this is not life threatening. A woman only has a womb if they are pregnant as the uterus closes up in order to provide a sterile environment for the baby to grow. Ovarian cysts are usually fibroid cysts and a low-hormone birth control pill will prevent them. Best wishes! :0)

  33. QUESTION:
    Should I be worried about a cyst?
    I just had an ultrasound because I had a history of large complex ovarian cysts on my right ovary. I have now received the report and it states " ...on the left ovary an approximately 1.9 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm simple apearing cyst." Is that large and should I be worried?
    It states "The endometrium measures 0.8 cm in double thickness." Is this bad?

    • ANSWER:
      a simple cyst is also called a follicular cyst(also called functional cyst). Every month a part of your ovary swells, almost like a little blister, and eventually it will pop...releasing the egg (ovulation! yay!). That is all a simple cyst is. You can have more than one each month because they dont always pop at the same time.

      If you have an ultrasound and you see something like "Endometriomas" then that is something more to worry about. Nothing life threatening, but these can be a painful thing to have.

  34. QUESTION:
    Are simple/follicular ovarian cysts always round like bubbles on a sonogram? If anyone had them please advice?
    I had a sonogram, transabdominal due to pain and discharge and they found a simple ovarian cyst in my left ovary. The doctor who was doing it was a radiologist and he said nothing to worry about its a simple cyst and very small 1.9 cm but when I saw the sonogram images it showed the cyst didnt look round. Why would that be? Also initially when he started the sonogram he said there is no cyst but then looked around and found it and said it could be missed because it is so small.

    Please I am very worried.

    • ANSWER:
      You have posted several times on here about this cyst and how worried you are.
      If you are so worried talk to your doctor again. No body on here knows better than your doctor. All we can give you are opinions.
      If you're doctor isn't worried, then you shouldn't be either. Why are you so worried? The doctor would notice if it was cancerous.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have recently been diagnosed with a complex cyst on right ovary?
    i have had a laproscopy before to have the same cyst with before was simple drained
    i have been told the cyst has also some blood in it
    iam again awaiting a laproscopy as it is causing me pain and discomfort especially when menstruating
    they have said following an ultrasound it could be due to endormetrioses
    at the same time i have been feeling very unwell, nausea dizziness, headaches, blurred vision , jaw ache, occassional shortness of breath
    they have they r going to do a routine biopsy
    this and the feelings ive been having
    also feeling full quickly and increasd wind if i eat or drink
    is this cancer
    iam 25 have a 6 and 1yr old who need their mummy what do i do

    • ANSWER:
      As Tapestry6 says, these kinds of cysts are often benign. Your symptoms are probably due to this.

      I have fibroids and this presents with similar symptoms to yours. I have also had a biopsy and all was ok. I had low iron levels (iron tablets sort this out) as a result of the fibroids. I would imagine you have had your ferritin(iron) levels checked via a blood test? Just to rule this out.

      I am sure it's nothing to worry about, good luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    This is my last question for tonight.I will be a pain and ask this again. Regarding my right ovary?
    On the 28th of last month I went for an ultrasound internally and it showd 2 septated ovarian cysts with fluid non specific in the Pouch of Doglous, and on Monday last week I was bleeding sooooo much I was almost hemeraging infact I was, it was the medication that helped stop the bleeding. And it was not round the time of my period as around the time of my period of spot blood and that is it. Now today I went for another internal ultrasound and it showed free range fluid in my pelvis for the first time, and the septated cysts were not seen anywhere. No it was not a burst cysts as I was told I would have been in more pain that what I was, and I do not have endrometriousus(how ever it is spelt) as my walss were thin. Today showed a simple cyst or a posible follice in hte right ovary 15mm or 1.5cm. what the? I cannot understand this. do you think I need a biopsy? Do you think this could be mallignant as the fluid has gone to my pelvis now free range.They cannot make up ther mind first
    septated cysts, now simple or folicale? I hear ovarian cancer is hard to detect early and only gets diagnoed most of the time in late stages. I have bee feeling very sick, look pale, irregular bleeding, abnormal bleeding, spotting, virus feeling(flu type sypmtoms) I am booked to see a gyni in November. I might request on Thursday to my doctor that they push it forward. What do you tihnk this could be, I might need an MRI. fluid free range in my pelvis? They never picked up this before. Help
    By the way I had a CA 125 blood test and it showed cancerous antigen in my blood of 21. I was told that people who hve begin do not have the cancer antigen in thier blood. and I heard that a lot of peope who do not have cancer have hight levels , I do not have hight levels just the cancer antigen level

    • ANSWER:
      Has your Obgyne seen your ultrasound results already?it seems
      nobody hasn't interpreted all your results and come up with a
      management on what to do with whatever your condition is?it is important that after all results are done we go back to our doctor with the results so the doctor could come up with solutions or further treatment for you.

  37. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst during pregnancy?
    I am 6 weeks pregnant, and during a recent ultrasound, my doctor saw cysts on both ovaries. On my left ovary, she said it was a simple, fluid filled cyst which she wasn't worried about, as they are normal and will shrink on their own. She thinks there may be a 'complex' cyst on my right ovary, and I am going back for another scan to check it again next week. Has anyone had any experience with a complex cyst? Am I more likely to need surgery for that?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep i had the same thing. I was 6 weeks pregnant and went to the ER because i had awful pain in my side so i thought i might have had an ectopic pregnancy. So they did a bunch of tests and an ultrasound and found a complex cyst on my right ovary i beleive it was. They gave me some pain meds and sent me home but i never even took the meds, the pain went away eventually and later they told me that it had collapsed on its own. Thats what happened to me and the doctor also said they usually do collapse on their own. Good luck

  38. QUESTION:
    should i have my ovarian cyst removed?
    how were your cysts treated? Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    will i need surgery for ovarian cyst?
    how were your cysts treated? Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What are your ovarian cyst experiences? Are they similar to mine?
    Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone is different and there are medical advances daily. I had the exact same symptoms and than some. My cyst was the size of a volleyball and it was surgically removed and I still have the ovary.

  41. QUESTION:
    What will happen? 6cm ovarian cyst? Share experiences!?
    Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      you better discover everything about different types of ovarian cyst - see below

  42. QUESTION:
    how will they treat my ovarian cyst?
    Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are relatively common, and 6 cm is not as large as you would think, they can be much larger. Many times, the cyst will regress on it's own, or they will do a fine-needle aspiration (drain the cyst). It is a minor procedure. Your doctor may choose not do the procedure if he/she feels the cyst is not dangerously large.

      Yes, you should be paying attention to the pain in your pelvis, and go to/call the doctor if there are any sudden changes (an intense sharp pain, or if the pain completely subsides).

  43. QUESTION:
    I'm worried. Will they have to remove my ovary?
    how were your cysts treated? Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Should I ask about having surgery for my ovarian cyst?
    how were your cysts treated? Some background- I had my right ovary removed 2 years ago due to a large borderline malignancy tumor. I am 24. I had an ultrasound 6 months ago that showed a 4cm simple cyst.

    Since then, I'd been having pelvic discomfort, heavier than normal periods and cramping, constipation, dizziness, short bouts of nausea, full feeling in my abdomen and just general discomort and occasional paid there.

    At my follow up with my oncologist, she ordered another ultrasound which I had today, and it showed a 6cm cyst on the ovary. The tech said it looked like it had some blood in it, but didn't comment much on it after that other than saying I needed to call my doc and get an appointment scheduled and if I feel sharp pain in that area to go to the ER because it could have twisted.

    Anyone been in this situation? How was it treated? All this is with being on the pill, by the way. Did you just wait and see, did you have surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      A benign cyst may only need a wedge resection with conservation of ovary as it is an only ovary. Get consultation, my best wishes! Face it boldly, life is important and really, I have all my sympathy for you.

  45. QUESTION:
    Exessive Bleeding and a 2" Ovarian Cyst - Doctors won't give me answers?
    I have been bleeding for the past 2 months. Some days it's unbearably heavy and other days it's light (over all annoying).
    I went to my DR to try and get some answers and all they did was blood work. They didn't ask ANY questions.

    I went in again 2 days later because it was getting worse and pushed for an ultrasound to rule out a cyst. And guess what they found.. A 2 inch cyst on my left ovary!
    I don't know if the bleeding is related to the cyst but I've also been having some pain on my left side for over a month now.. Some times it is a quick sharp pain while I'm not doing anything and other times it's like an isolated cramp. Back pain has also been an issue and intercourse is painful but my doctors don't want to hear any of this! (I am looking for a new one)

    They say it's a simple cyst but it's 2 inches and painful... Should it be removed?

    Has anyone else had a simple cyst removed?
    I have hyperhomocystinemia which is a blood clotting disorder and they don't want to give me the pill even though my homocystine levels are fine

    • ANSWER:
      You need to find some new doctors. Unexplained bleeding for 2 solid months is not good.

      As to whether the cyst should be removed, depends. Usually they will try birth control before surgery, as it tends to shrink cysts, and it also tends to regulate periods. Why they haven't done that with you I have no idea.

      I had a complex cyst surgically removed, but complex cysts don't tend to resolve on their own, so my case was a bit different.

      You really need to find some different doctors who will take you seriously.

      EDIT: All the same, there's stuff they can do. And they clearly aren't. Birth control is just the typically "first try." It may be out of the question in your case, but that doesn't mean there's nothing left they can do.

  46. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst Vs Pregnancy?
    I Just found out I'm pregnant. (5 weeks along) And something I am very concerned about, is that I have had ovarian cysts in the past and i have one on my right ovary as of right now (simple cyst) I am worried about Miscarrying or having an Ectopic pregnancy..Has anyone had/have ovarian cysts and gone through a healthy pregnancy (the first time) also What are the chances? I am definatly going to talk to my doctor in a few weeks when i'm due for my appointment but i was really concerned and thought I would ask your your guys's insight as well. t

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter-in-law found out she was pregnant BECAUSE she had an oviarian cyst. My grandson has Autism, but I'm fairly confident the cyst has nothing to do with it. (Autism runs in my family.) She didn't have any problems with her pregnancy, so relax, you and junior will be fine. Oh, and congratulations.

  47. QUESTION:
    Should I be worried ( ovarian cyst)?
    A few months ago I found out I had a (small) 21mm cyst on my right ovary via vaginal ultrasound (was in ER for miscarriage). I had a sharp pinching sensation in my right side that went away a couple of weeks later. Now it's almost 3 months later and I again felt the pinching at the start of my period a week ago. I went to my OBGyn last week who did a pelvic and said she felt nothing. She said the ER report had said they found "no adnexal mass", which meant it was a simple cyst. Neither she nor the ER docs seemed worried in the least. I am worrying myself sick (that's my nature!) about this whole thing and would love to hear from others who have had ovarian cysts! Please tell me some things so I can stop making myself sick with worry - I've never been diagnosed w/one before so it's freaking me out. I have a toddler but would like more kids and am worried about that as well... thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I had one at age 19, but it went away. And I have three children now. You gyno will keep an eye on this when she does your pap test. Simple cyst do not turn cancerous.
      It is easy to say, "Dont worry", but hard to do it. Later on in life I had a small tumor on an ovary, but the doctor did one of those micro incisions, and I went home the same day.
      Trust your doctors dear.

  48. QUESTION:
    Did you have surgery for your ovarian cyst?
    I knew I had a small cyst on my right ovary since last summer. I was having increasing pain so my obgyn ordered another ultrasound last month and it has tripled in size and she said its a "complex" cyst instead of the simple cyst it was before. She said it's filled with blood but there is no blood flow to it so she's pretty sure it's not a tumor. It does still cause me pain around my period or when I am ovulating. I'm having another ultrasound in 2 weeks and she said we'll then discuss options (surgery vs birth control). Here's my dilemma.

    We have been TTC for 1 year next month. We are obviously having our own difficulties getting pregnant and birth control will throw a wrench in those plans. She said the pill will most likely only reduce the size of it so it wouldn't cause me pain or run the risk of rupturing. My other option is surgery which I think I am leaning towards. Get it gone and forget about it.

    What are your thoughts? Did you have any complications? Did your cyst come back?

    • ANSWER:
      My cousin had her whole ovary removed and she still got pregnant. I would recommend surgery, but did your dr. talk about lupron shots at all? I had 75% of my ovary covered in cysts and these shots took care of it completely. You will also be able to still get pregnant.
      Good luck

  49. QUESTION:
    How sure are birth control pills to shrink an ovarian cyst?
    Okay so I had really bad pains in my stomach and the doctor sent me for a sonogram and then they found out that I had a cyst on my left ovary. I am 15 years old and I've never had sex or smoked in my life and I want to know what the chances are that birth control will do the trick. They already put me on it and I am praying it works and I really don't want surgery. By the way, the doctors told me that it was a simple cyst which means it is clear and there are no solids or blood in it and they also said my cyst was huge and almost twice the size of my ovary. :'(

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very sure of it. My sister had the very same problem as you - she had cysts also and once they put her on bc, they went away :) .

  50. QUESTION:
    Did i miss my period because i have Follicular cyst or preganant? 4 day late!!?
    Hi everyone...I was diagnosed last month that i was having a follicular cyst on my left ovary. It was 1.8cm. This month I was diagnosed again if the cyst was resolved. Yes and the doctor said..its not a complex its a simple cyst that is now smaller 0.5 inch. Its a good news. He said i dont hav eto come back ,beacuse it will go away on its own.

    I get my period every month regular.
    My LMP is 1 Feb
    O day is on 16FEB
    Bdance on 9/14/16

    Now i missed my period it should came on 28/march 2.
    i was one week really sick.
    mood out, cold, cough etc, tender breast etc

    I did a blood test on march 5th.
    My breast are really bigger then original size.
    I dont have any pregnancy symptoms yet for exa...back pain
    i do have headache sometime

    do you guys think that this is my month
    Monday 9th i will get the HCG result

    Lets prayyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    baby dust to u all

    P.S: Do i miss my period beacause i have ovarian cyst or preganant?
    4 days late for my period..I am Panicking is this my Month??? Please help..this is my 4time of baby trying!

    • ANSWER:
      Your period could definitely have been missed because of the cyst. I have missed my period once or twice too in the past (over the past 11 years) because of ovarian cysts. I have also had my period turn up 4-5 days late my past 2 cycles due to ovarian cysts (I currently have 2 ovarian cysts).

      If you do think there is a possibility that you are pregnant, I would recommend that you try another pregnancy test and if it is negative that you wait for your blood test (HCG) results later today (9 March) to see what they show.

      All the best. Good luck :)