Causes Of Postmenopausal Ovarian Cysts

It might seem hard to believe, but ovarian cysts are not at all uncommon in women of all ages. Most often they occur in women between the ages of 20 and 40, which are the childbearing years. But they also can occur in post menopausal women as well.

Ovarian cysts are usually very small, and even go unnoticed at times, and go away on their own. But on occasion, symptoms of a large ovarian cyst will begin to appear. And ovarian cysts, can actually grow to become the size of a grapefruit.

There are many different types of ovarian cysts and the symptoms range from non-existent to extreme pain and discomfort. The size of the cyst is a significant factor in the type and degree of the symptoms experienced.

A large ovarian cyst will, at the very least, cause pain in the lower abdomen and a feeling of pressure and heaviness. A doctor can detect many ovarian cysts during a routine gynecological exam by the shape of the ovary.

A large ovarian cyst will cause more painful and troublesome symptoms than a small cyst. Abdominal pain can occur during intercourse, pressure on the rectum or bladder can cause bowel problems and constipation and a frequent urge to urinate. These are symptoms not to be ignored.

Occasionally a large ovarian cyst becomes so heavy it twists causing severe pain. When a cyst ruptures it may also cause nausea and vomiting in addition to severe bouts of physical discomfort. Again, these symptoms can be due to other conditions and you should seek out the help of your physician.

Both a large ovarian cyst and a small one most often develop as a result of hormonal imbalances in the body. The ovary is a hormone producing organ and is heavily influenced by external factors. Extreme stress can interrupt hormone levels and lead to the development of ovarian cysts. A diet laden with fat, processed foods, sugar and preservatives also creates an opportunity for a hormonal imbalance to occur.

Treating an ovarian cyst with a holistic approach will help a cyst resolve and prevent future cysts from developing. Normal medical treatment involves the treatment of the symptoms, rather than getting to the root cause. Even when a physician prescribes hormones to correct an imbalance, the cause of the imbalance must be addressed to avoid future ovarian cysts from developing.

A large ovarian cyst can be extremely painful and will require evaluation by a physician. Holistic methods of curing and preventing ovarian cysts work hand in hand with traditional medicine and will, in fact, speed the healing process along.


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts In Postmenopausal Women

In most cases involving ovarian cysts, there are no symptoms and virtually no threat to one’s health. They also get cured on their own without any medication or special treatment. Conventional ovarian cyst medications and treatment primarily aim to provide relief from the various symptoms associated with the condition such as pelvic pain or pressure and prevent further development of cysts by preventing ovulation from taking place. Pills for birth control are often resorted to for putting a check on ovulation.

Ovarian Cysts Medicines at the Initial Stages

Functional cysts of the ovary usually disappear within a span of 1 to 2 menstrual cycles. After this, your doctor might recommend that you stay under regular observation without any medicine for the purpose of determining if the cyst is disappearing or growing in size by itself. Expect another ‘Pelvic Exam’ conducted by your health professional within 4 to 8 weeks for further confirmation of how the cyst is behaving.

If the ovarian cyst does not improve even after 1 to 2 menstrual cycles, your consulting physician might suggest some more analytical tests for ascertaining that the symptoms are not being produced by another type of ‘ovarian growth’. Some simple measures like taking pain-reducing medicine and using heating pads can aid in providing temporary relief from some annoying and often painful symptoms experienced around this time.

Ovarian Cysts Medicines on an Ongoing Basis

Any ovarian cyst that persists for more than 2 or 3 menstrual cycles needs to be investigated thoroughly. When using ‘Ultrasound’ tests, the cyst will appear to have a weird look. This should be taken seriously because if it is left untreated, the cyst may give rise to the need for medications or surgery for its removal ultimately. You will probably be advised to continue taking ‘Birth Control Pills’ for preventing ovulation and thus, stopping more cysts from forming. On the flip side, too much of birth control medication may adversely affect your chances of getting a healthy pregnancy later on.

Considering Surgery

The need for surgery arises when oral medication fails to make the cyst go away. This surgery, known as cystectomy, can be done with the help of laparoscopic means, which basically requires a little incision and is a very safe method. Extreme pain that is associated with advanced stages of the condition may require a surgical operation on an emergency basis. If the case is found to be more severe (revealed by means of ultrasound tests), or if there is a risk of ovarian cancer or other threats to the patient’s life involved, a more extensive surgery viz. laparotomy, which involves removing the larger abdominal incision, is recommended.

Surgical means are often sought to confirm the diagnosis of the cyst. It also helps in evaluating the growths in the ovary when a possibility of cancer in the ovary is suspected. What is important to realize is that surgery may not be the absolute or permanent solution to the problem of ovarian cysts. This usually presupposes the removal of one or more ovaries. Surgical intervention becomes necessary when the patient faces complications like rupturing or twisting (torsion), severe bleeding, extreme pain, enlargement of cyst (more than 3 inches) which causes it to press against other internal organs and more. A persistent nature of the cysts which refuse to go on their own over time, and anything unusual observed through ultrasound tests may also necessitate a surgery.

In spite of the obvious benefits of getting a surgery done to remove ovarian cysts, there have been reports of some complications associated with such a procedure. The complications thrown up by laparoscopic surgery may be in the form of difficulties while accessing, operative procedure complications or in some rare cases, pneumoperitoneum physiological complications.

Surgery Choices

Surgery choices can be broadly divided into two types – In case of small incisions it is laparoscopy and when the abdomen area needs to be cut it is laparotomy. Laparoscopy is often used to confirm the presence of ovarian cysts in woman who are still capable of bearing children. Non-cancerous ovarian cysts, even if they are persistent, large or painful, can be removed easily by laparoscopy. The ovary is spared in such a procedure. Laparotomy is opted for cysts that have grown too large. This is also the preferred mode of surgery for cases involving ovarian cancer, or if when there are problems in the abdomen or in the pelvic region. For a patient with cancer, a larger incision is required to enable the surgeon to study the area closely to remove the cancerous growth, which is a difficult proposition with laparoscopy.

Factors to be considered

One of the most important points to ponder and take up for consideration before initiating a treatment is if you get cysts once menopause has set in. There is an increased risk of cancer in the ovary after menopause. Thus, all the ‘Postmenopausal Ovarian Growths’ should be carefully checked and investigated for signs of cancer. Doctors often would advise on removing the affected ovary or both, viz. oophorectomy, if cysts develop after menopause on an ovary. Interestingly, there is a growing trend of moving away from surgery, particularly when the cyst is small in size and quite simple for postmenopausal women, and medication is strongly favoured to it. But beware, certain postmenopausal cysts in the ovary like unilocular cysts have thin walls and a compartment and can lead to cancer.

Holistic approach

Adopting a holistic approach when the ovarian cyst is at an early stage can help to prevent complications in the future and improve life in general. The holistic method remains simple and it is also among the least painful methods for curing cysts in the ovary. It operates on the central philosophy, ‘Prevention is better than cure’. It not only aims to cure ovarian cysts in affected women, but also promotes means that prevent them from appearing in the first place. It lays tremendous stress upon two aspects, viz. optimism and physical fitness. Medications for ovarian cysts have found a new hope with holistic remedies.


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts In Women

There are many ovarian cysts symptoms but most are not specific to this condition so it’s difficult to self diagnose. The only way you’ll know for sure is if you visit a doctor who will perform an ultrasound. This article will consider a question that many women ask, “can ovarian cysts cause nausea?”

From experience, ovarian cysts can definitely cause nausea or vomiting similar to what is experienced during pregnancy. I didn’t experience any vomiting at first but when the doctor said to observe my condition for a few months to see if the cysts would shrink on their own the pain got worse and I started experiencing nausea.
The sickness coupled with the pain in my abdomen, legs and back made me feel useless. I couldn’t do normal day to day activities because I got tired really quickly. I lacked energy and even the simplest tasks seemed like a struggle to me.

So can ovarian cysts cause nausea? Yes!

However, some people only experience a few symptoms and others don’t experience any signs at all. This can be down to the size of the cyst and your bodies reaction to this condition. We all respond to things differently so one person may have severe pain and experience most symptoms whereas the next person may have the opposite experience.

If you haven’t already been diagnosed with ovarian cysts then the best thing you can do is confirm it by visiting a doctor. Once you do that you can start treating your condition as soon as possible. If you want a healthy natural option, I’ve reviewed the guide I used below. It shows you what to do to treat all the causes of ovarian cysts rather than just one or two factors like most of the advice around.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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?

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  2. QUESTION:
    How likelyl is clomid to cause ovarian cysts?
    I generally ovulate on my own, but the dr. prescribed me clomid 50mg in order to regulate when I ovulate in case he wants to perform an IUI treatment at the first of the year (I have miscarried 4 times prior, all within the first 7 weeks of pregnancy).

    Ive taken clomid before.

    Ive only had 1 cyst, while not on clomid (I have been diagnosed w/ mild pcos). This month, I have had lower back pain on my right side and have a dull ache. Im almost certain its a cyst, though I wont be going in yet for an ultrasound to confirm since its not bothering me too much.

    The last cyst I had, without clomid, I found after ovulating on day 26 — he said I probably had one since I ovulated so late and checked, and there it was. It ruptured the next month. That was in May of this year.

    Just curious what the chances of clomid causes cysts is. Thanks.

    Also, any women out there have pcos and used a medication other than clomid to ovulate? If so, what what is it called. I have an appt. with my RE on the 26th this month and I want options.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I will make this short and sweet,
      I had a 13cm cist dr removed
      I want to get on clomid to help me try to get prgnant
      dr said no it causes cists………….

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get ovarian cysts when on the combined pill?
    I’ve been having these pains in my pelvis for over 6 weeks now. My last period was particularly painful and a bit lighter than usual. I’m on the pill. When I was first prescribed it, 5 years ago, it worked well- reducing period pains and making them lighter, but then I started to have breakthrough bleeding and what seemed to be ovulation pains. The doc changed my pill and it seemed to improve. Then 6 weeks ago I started to have these pains again. They move from side to side or sometimes travel right accross my lower abdomen. I thought pregnancy was the cause at first, but have taken several tests and they’ve all come back negative. I’ve no other symptoms, just these pains/aches in my pelvis. I’ve heard that ovarian cysts can cause these type of pains, but women rarely get them when they’re on the pill. Is it possible though?

    • ANSWER:
      Oral contraceptives are often used to prevent ovarian cysts, so it’s not impossible you have them, but there’s probably something else going on. It’s time to go see your doctor. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    how long can benign ovarian cysts take to go away?
    i have two benign ovarian cysts that were diagnosed 6 months ago by ultrasound. another ultrasound 3 months ago indicated that one of the cyst was slightly smaller, but the other unchanged. i have had occasional severe stabbing pains in my lower left abdomen (supposedly caused by the cysts), but i have constant burning and cramping on a daily basis. i am juggling over-the-counter meds (midol, pamprin, aleve, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.) but all only dull the pain and make me drowsy. i rarely sleep through the night without the pain waking me up. the gyn says the every women has cysts and it is a wait and see thing. after 6 plus months i am very distressed about it and have a poor quality of life because of this. any help is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I was just diagnosed with ovarian cysts. I know you have heard that they generally go away for most (w/in 2 or 3 cycles), but if they found that the cyst has not reduced in size in the last 6 months by much, I would question you doctor. I would get a second opinion because having this much pain is not normal and you need to live your life. I would suggest that you either 1. Don’t downplay the pain when you next talk with GYN. or 2. Find another GYN who is willing to listen. Take care!

  5. QUESTION:
    Why is weight gain a symptom of ovarian cysts?
    For the first 6 years I had my period, everything was fine, I had no cramping. For the last year, my cramps have become increasingly worse, and have gotten to the point where I cannot go to work for 3 days a month (4 advil, warm baths, heating pads, NOTHING works) I went to the doctor and asked him if I should be concerned, and he said most women my age have ovarian cysts, and this can cause pain during menstruation, and it was nothing to worry about. Now, I have been having pain in between periods, and my boobs are super sore (NEVER happened before), I have cramping in my pelvic area, as well as very low abdomen, and have been getting EXTREMELY bloated lately for NO reason. I had a period where intercourse was very very painful (I almost went to the doctor for that, but then it improved) I also gained about 15lbs in the last couple of months, and I have been exercising more and eating a much healthier diet than any previous point in my life. (It is not “just muscle” I LOOK fatter.)

    I am 100% positive I am not pregnant

    I HATE my doctor. I am in canada, so it is very difficult to get a new doctor. Do you think I should go to the ER sometime, or will this probably just go away on it’s own?

    • ANSWER:
      iwas recently diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. i went to the doctor with pain in my abdomen, 10 lb weight gain in one month, and all of the symptoms of pregnancy, but i was on the depo shot, so i knew i wasn’t pregnant. i had a sonogram, and they found a cyst. i was given no explanation of why i gained the weight, but was told not to worry about the cyst, that most of the time, they will shrink or disappear on their own. upon my own research, though, i read that vigorous activity can cause the cyst to rupture, and that is supposedly excruciatingly painful. since i am on the depo, there is nothing they will do, they will just check on it in 3 months. if it has grown, they will consider surgery. in your case, they may prescribe birth control pills, as the hormonal change has an effect on the growth of the cyst. they will usually shrink or disappear. i wouldn’t go to the e.r unless you have bad pain as that may mean it has ruptured.

  6. QUESTION:
    What would cause an ovarian cyst in a 13 year old?
    When i was 13 (im 15 now) i got an ovarian cyst on my left ovary. It was pretty big and it got twisted around 3 times. I never had any symptoms except for one morning i got up before school and i just had a really sharp pain. I had surgery the next morning to remove it. I read up about it because i wasnt really sure what it was and i read that it usually occurs in woman during their child bearing years. What would be the cause of me getting it?

    • ANSWER:
      An ovarian cyst is any collection of fluid, surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary. Any ovarian follicle that is larger than about two centimeters is termed an ovarian cyst. An ovarian cyst can be as small as a pea, or larger than a cantaloupe.

      Most ovarian cysts are functional in nature, and harmless (benign). In the US, ovarian cysts are found in nearly all premenopausal women, and in up to 14.8% of postmenopausal women. The incidence of ovarian carcinoma is approximately 15 cases per 100,000 women per year.

      Ovarian cysts affect women of all ages. They occur most often, however, during a woman’s childbearing years.

      Some ovarian cysts cause problems, such as bleeding and pain. Surgery may be required to remove those cysts.”

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    If A Woman Has Ovarian Cysts Can She Still Get Pregnant?PLEASE POST BACK IF U CAN HELP-THANK YOU-IM SCARED?
    I HAVE OVARIAN CYSTS- I DONT KNOW WHAT KIND YET- I FOUND OUT THAT I HAD OVARIAN CYSTS ON MAY 3RDI DIDNT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT CAUSE MY GRANDMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 10TH AND I WAS REALLY DEPRESSED) I HAD A APPOINTMENT ON JUNE 3RD BUT I WAS TOO DEPRESSED TO GO- IVE BEEN HAVING ALOT OF PAIN IN MY STOMACH LATELY
    IM SOO SCARED BECAUSE I WANT TO START A FAMILY THE END OF THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR- COULD HAVING CYSTS EFFECT ME GETTING PREGNANT? PLEASE POST BACK IF U CAN HELP-THANK YOU
    I Have Normal Periods- My Cycle is 30-32 Days

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can still get pregnant.

      Sometimes, women have cysts instead of ovulating, though.

      You should take your temperature to find out if you are ovulating, because it is possible to have a period and not ovulate, but not very common.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had success getting pregnant taking Fertility Blend for Women?
    We have been trying to get pregnant for 14 months now, have tried clomid 50mg, 100mg and 150mg and all the clomid does is cause ovarian cysts. I am now taking fertility blend for women which i ordered from the internet and also using a progesterone cream daily. Both my husband and myself have kids from previous relationships, i dont know whats going on, this is very frustrating. If i dont get preg by the end of this year we will do iui which will cost 00.00. I will be 30 in Nov and want to get preg SOON, cause im def not getting any younger…lol Anyones advice would be greatly appreciated. If you dont have this problem PLEASE keep ALL of us that do in your prayers!!!
    The fertility blend im taking is Daily Wellness. I take 3 capsules a day. Thanks for the hips up tip, i’ll def keep that in mind = ) Of the 14 months we’ve been trying ive only had one ovualtion stick come out positive, so im certain its me and not my hubby!
    Thanks so much for your response ; )

    • ANSWER:
      I have but there are several things to keep in mind with this as well, are you doing other things? I found that if I did NOT raise my hips and legs I didnt get pregnant and if I did I conceived immediatly, ( 5 pregnancies) there are so many factors that come in to play with it really. There is such thing as secondary infertility too. what is the fertility blend you are trying?
      also try pre-seed and a healthy diet , as well as having your spouse do a fertility blend too. HTH! Good Luck to you

  10. QUESTION:
    What are your expericnces with ovarian cysts?
    I found out last week that I have a cyst on my right ovary. I have an IUD and thought it might have been causing the slight cramping pains I was feeling. An ultrasound revealed a cyst was causing it. My doctor prescribed me birth control pills, even though I told her I’m still breastfeeding my son. She said all would be fine with my milk. Wrong! After being on the pill for one week, my milk supply is WAY down. I called them back, and they said there’s nothing else I can do. I can either take the pill and probably stop nursing or I can go off the pill and see if the cyst goes away on its own. It will either go away or get bigger, in which case, I might have to have surgery to remove it. I’m just wondering what experiences other women have had with cysts and if they used the pill or if they went away on their own. I’ve never had one of these before, so I’m not really sure what to expect. Thanks!

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  11. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts and birth control question!!!?
    okay so last night i went to the hospital because i have been feeling very fatigued, grumpy as hell, headaches and dizziness and some pain in pelvic and ovary area… and they did bloodwork and ultrasound and found out that i have ovarian cysts!!!!! ugh…i know alot of women have them and i am 23 and i know its more common in women in there childbearing age cuz they form when your ovulating. well i have one of my right ovary that is 1 and a half cm’s and a couple on the left ovary and im sooooo worried about this because me and my fiance are planning to have another baby in about a year. and advice on if this causes me to be infertile or have alot of fatigue and whatnot…ALSO…what is the best birth control i can take that doesnt cause weight gain or moodiness (i have enough of that with 2 young kids)??? thanks sooo much!

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  12. QUESTION:
    What causes a hemorraghing ovarian cyst, and why would one get an IUD while getting checked for this?
    I am asking for a general answer including whatever different possibilities there may be.

    My sister has had three miscarriages, and has since the first one and a successful pregnancy, had stomache problems and hemorrhaging and cramps and has had a cyst (I think in her ovaries) at some point.

    I am trying to trust a woman whom I wish to marry, who will rename unnamed here, and am afraid to ask her a few things, so I am building up (with your help) an understanding of the possibilities concerning some details around her health recently.

    If my girlfriend, with which I have never been physical (I am a virgin, never even kissed her), suddenly got the same symptoms as my sister, and had to leave the city one day for a gynacological procedure of some sort that has left her hemorrhaging for days, and she has been single and allegedly sexually continent for the last two years, could this reflect effects of an abortion or miscarriage or of a quickly terminated conception minutes after sex (by a pill) that has built up some sort of matter that needing release from within?

    What causes such a cust, if that is what it is they were checking for?

    That’s all she told me, but I saw a reciept (shaped like a business card) stating that she requested a Flexy T + 300, a contraceptive that was inserted – and I couldn’t quite make out the written part that looked like it said something about getting “bagged” or some other word hard to make out – due to the physician’s hand. Because she has inserted a contraceptive, keeping that knowledge from me, could the bleeding reflect some sort of terminated hushed up pregnancy? If it’s possible, then I will ask her about it, rather than quietly worry all alone.

    I don’t remember seeing her seeming like she was having her period for months until returning that day from that insertion and whatever else was done. She has always worn super tight stretch pants with her under wear wedged up in between her buttocks – something that has bothered me because of the undue attention it has caused – and never did she wear darker clothes or her underwear in such a way as to conceal a pad of any sort – as if she never had to use one for months. (She’s in her early frties too.)

    What are the possibilities? If it’s bad, be honest. I don’t want to raise false hopes for my life. If it could be either or, tell me the possibilities so that I do not too easily give up my trust. Even if she has not been faithful, I will always be her friend, and see her back to health.

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  13. QUESTION:
    can ovarian cyst cause sterility (infertility)?
    I’m 25, my gynecologist today, discovered that i have an ovarian cyst (41mm) with an inhomogeneous content what is that mean??????? I never had a cyst before. Its the first time. I have no sympthoms at all, no pain or discomfort any where, no problem of any kind. I have regular periods of medium intensity. i heared cysts are normal in reproductive age of women and could disappear after menstruation. is it true? So why cysts arise? what is their purpose? everything that hapens in the body has a reason. Im afraid it can result in me nnot having babies in future.
    PS: now, im just few days before my menstruation.
    would appreciate any info from doctors who are so bored that they are browsing internet or working overtime :) and any woman who had or have same problem as me.

    • ANSWER:
      I had them an I have 3 kids, no that wont stop anything, I had them with one overie because the other had a ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit so you will be just fine, you may need surgery but again you will be fine in the end not to worry….(:

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have a Uterine Fibroid or a Ovarian Cyst?
    Hi guys! I’m just wondering, how would you know if you have either or, or both? Are ovarian cysts close to the belly button? Do uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts cause two different types of symptoms? Is one more common than the other in younger women as apposed to older?

    I’m 26, and think I may have one of these. I feel a small mass, like a dime or quarter size close to around my pubic hair above my pubic bone, on the right side. I don’t feel much pain but discomfort when I get up and start walking.
    I really want children in the future… Will I be able to have a normal sex life and healthy children in the future? Thanks so much for your help!!
    And I’m going to be making a ob/gyn appt tomorrow, what will the doctor do when I go in to get checked? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have 2 fibroids and one polyp. My periods are so heavy i bleed for 20 days out of the month. If you have heavy periods you might have these. It is smart to get it checked out. Best of luck to you.

  15. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst and infertility?
    I have a rather large ovarian cyst found last week (I have had these since I was 19 now 27), and me and my boyfriend are on the “if it happens it happens” method(if we get pregnant we get pregnant). Now if they just found this cyst could this be a reason I have not gotten pregnant? We don’t try but we don’t take precautions. We plan on actually trying maybe within a year. My period has been awful in the past few months not on time and sometimes early sometimes late.

    I see an OB/GYN next week. So for any women out there can the presence of an ovarian cyst cause infertility?
    Well the doc or radiologist never said what type it was they just said it might have to be removed. I had these at 19 and they just ruptured and went away.I got pregnant at 21 (Now 27). But for the past 2 years have had no luck. I guess I have a lot of questions to ask at this appt.

    What are some good questions to ask besides the obvious when I see this doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Most definitely it can cause infertility. It happened to my sis-in-law. She was trying to have a 2nd child and after 5 years of trying, she got checked out to see what was wrong and found out she had an ovarian cyst on one side and another issue with endometriosis. She scheduled the two minor operations to remove the cyst and correct the endometreosis and within 3 months of having them corrected, she got pregnant like that. She’s 4 months pregnant now. Good luck with your tests!

  16. 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. :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Chances of Pregnancy?
    So my legal guardian went to my doctors office yesterday to get my test results from last week.The doc wasn’t in but she had to fill out paperwork and asked if my results were in or not. The nurse let her look at my file, and it says I have bilateral ovarian cysts. I am 17 years old, according to medical journals they are common in women 30 – 60 years old… Not teenagers. And they can cause you to be sterile. But I already have a two-year-old. Whats my chances of being able to have more children someday? If anyone knows, I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You are right, they can cause you to become sterile…but not necessarily. I had multiple ovarian cysts from when I was 19 , but it wasn’t until 10 years later that I had to have one of them removed surgically because if was so large. During that time I had my daughter, and after I had the ovary removed I had my son. It wasn’t easy for me to conceive, but it did happen. Of course every person is different, but you can at least be reasonably confident that you will have more children if you want them.

      Best wishes and I hope it all turns out well for you.

      PS I’m glad you got the right answers about your previous question – thanks for the message. Glad to be of assistance.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best position to have sex if you have an ovarian cyst?
    I know this isn’t place to put this question, but I wasn’t exactly sure where to put it. I am 24 years old and will be married 3 years this coming December. When my husband and I got married I was a virgin, so it did hurt the 1st time which I expected, but even after the 1st time it still hurt and I bleed each time. I went to my OB @ the time and they said I hadn’t busted properly (which was probably due to my muscle disease myotonic dystrophy, which is a muscle weakening and wasting disease), so they did a hymlenectomy to stretch me further open. Anyhow, 1 year before my husband and I got married I had surgery to have ovarian cyst removed. I was told the cyst would never come back, but here they are again (i’m being told that my progesterone levels are low which is probably causing the cyst to get worse). My OB has me starting progesterone pills to increase my levels and I have been told to never start birth control pills again, because the BC was actually making my pain worse. The thing is when I have sex the pain is so severe sometimes, even in the missionary position. I have tried several different positions and no luck at relieving the pain. The thing is since I’m not allowed on birth control and due to my health having a baby when I get older will be dangerous, my husband and I figured why not try to get pregnant now. The thing is how can I get pregnant if I can’t have sex because it hurts to bad. I know it’s upsetting to my husband, he says it’s fine and that he doesn’t want to hurt me, but it’s upsetting to me so I know it must be upsetting to him. Anyone know of any sex positions that are good for a woman with ovarian cyst?

    FYI: I stopped the birth control back in april and am already two months late for my period. I have taken 4 pregnancy test in the last month and they all came back negative, including the urine test the doctor did. Is it possible the ovarian cyst and my missed period could be causing sex to hurt even more. It litterally feels like someone is stabbing me during. Sorry if this is TMI. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  19. QUESTION:
    Could this be from ovarian cysts?
    I have brought this up to 2 different doctors, about 4 times now, and every time my concerns get dismissed as “you’re just tiny, you’re going to be irregular when you look at yourself in the mirror” or “it might be a little ovarian cyst swelling, that’s all” or “you’re young, you’re fine.”

    Here’s what’s wrong:
    On the left side of my abdomen, right near my hipbone (a little farther up and about 1/2 in. inward), i have a small amount of “swelling” not sure what to call it. Then if you follow that down and to the right (so toward the belly button) just another 1/2 in. there is a little more “swelling. When you look at my stomach as a whole, in front of the mirror, the left side is slightly bigger. No pain, BUT if i lean down far (at times) i feel a weird sensation, and sometimes when i scratch that area it feels likes it’s almost numb, like slightly tingly. Again no pain. The only time i feel “pain” in that area is a full or bloated feeling when i’m cramping before my period and i sometimes get a nagging “pain” in that area, but none of it really hurts too bad. Sometimes it will feel bloated in that area if i need to go to the bathroom really bad or if i have a lower back ache (which i get a lot).

    I have NO idea what this is, i have looked up that area online and looks like just my intestines are there. I do have a lot of acid reflux and heartburn/indigestion, but not sure if the two are related.

    Does anyone have any idea what would cause this? I plan of going to prompt care soon, just so i can get a second opinion, but until then, does anyone have any ideas? I’m a 30 year old female (just turned 30 a few weeks ago), regular periods, 98/99 lbs. and 5’2. I have had ovarian cysts in the past, not sure if i still have any or not. My doctor told me there is no sense checking every few months, because it’s normal for women to get them.
    I do go to a regular family doctor, she is both my GYN and regular doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      i have this exact same feeling also and i have an ovarian cyst so you may very well have one as well. i have no pain but at times when i lean foward (not always) i feel some sensation but to me it feels like pressure. so i would not doubt you have an ovarian cyst as well. dont worry thought they are very common.

  20. QUESTION:
    what are some causes for pain in lower right quadrant in women?
    symptoms of ovarian cyst

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you get pregnant on depo if your diagnosed with ovarian cyst?
    Women normally have two ovaries that store and release eggs. Each ovary is about the size of a walnut, and one ovary is located on each side of the uterus. One ovary produces one egg each month, and this process starts a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. The egg is enclosed in a sac called a follicle. An egg grows inside the ovary until estrogen (a hormone), signals the uterus to prepare itself for the egg. In turn, the uterus begins to thicken itself and prepare for pregnancy. This cycle occurs each month and usually ends when the egg is not fertilized. All contents of the uterus are then expelled if the egg is not fertilized. This is called a menstrual period. I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst.I look up the cause and it says cyst occur during the menstrual cycle.Now im confused because i don’t have a cycle on the depo but the cause of ovarian cyst is during the release of an egg to be fertilized.I started taking the medication and it made the pain worse so i stop.I had sex once unprotected because im on birth control with my boyfriend of 4 years almost 2 and a half weeks ago now im feeling sick and nauseous but i dont think i could be pregnant because doctors told me that is almost impossible to get pregnant on depo but the ovarian cyst say its when your eggs are released during a cycle im not sure i have a doctors appt the 10 but until then can any one throw some advice it would be greatly appreciated thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hahaha no

  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst still causing problems?
    Hi everyone,

    I’m an eighteen year old female and in the spring of 2010 I was diagnosed with a normal sized cyst that was completely fluid filled on my left ovary. My doctor didnt seem too concerned about it, in fact she was more concerned about the fact that I had low estrogen. She put me on Loestrin 24 Fe to both shrink and dissolve the cyst, and to bring up my estrogen levels.

    The cyst was discovered by abdominal ultrasound after a few months of annmenorhea (which was the first time I ever missed periods).

    A few months passed without incident and it looked like the cyst has just been a functional cyst that messed with my menstrual cycle for three months. However, in early November, I started experience pressure in my left ovary (the affected ovary). The pressure is normally not painful at all, sometimes I get twinges of pain but overall, it’s just uncomfortable.

    I brought it up to my doctor in my appointment in late december and she told me to just wait it out and if it got worse to come back and see her, so I got the impression that this is normal on birthcontrol or cysts. However, now I feel the pressure constantly, almost like someone is pushing their thumb on my ovary. Now here is where I’m confused, I read stories from other people and all the ones i’ve read, women have felt the pressure when they stand and move around. Not so for me. I feel the pressure when I’m sitting or lying down and it relieves once I stand and move around.

    I’m not too sure why this is and everyone i’ve talked to has found this very odd.

    I’m not sure if this is a recurrant functional cyst or if maybe it’s another type of cyst. The Abdom. Ultrasound said it was competely fluid filled. So that takes out the complex cysts and cancer.

    Any ideas?

    Also, I’ve got the urge to urinate ALL the time. And after I do my bladder feels heavy still. I haven’t had a period since November 11 (but thats normal on bc right?) And I am not sexually active.

    Thank you for any and all suggestions as to what this could be!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like a cyst. it’s irrelevant that others you’ve talked to felt pressure when standing while you feel it while lying down. Different people can have different symptoms. Sounds to me, though, like the cyst didn’t go away. There are really only 3 treatments for cysts: 1) go on birth control pills and hope that makes them go away; 2) surgery; 3) do nothing and hope it goes away. In any case, cysts are quite common, and most do go away.

      Sounds like the pill isn’t making yours go away and that’s why you have the pressure. My non-medical opinion (I’ve had lots of cysts, but I’m no doctor) is that the cyst has grown, and now it’s pressing on your bladder a little. If I were you, I’d get a second opinion. Your doc right now is just waiting and seeing, and it sounds to me like you are wanting to see if there’s something more to do because you are getting nervous about this situation continuing with no resolution for many months. You might want to get another ultrasound to see if the cyst has shrunk or grown. So the second opinion and another ultrasound may give you some peace of mind that you’re doing what you can. This may be the only thing you can do–you don’t want to have surgery, so your only other option is trying to shrink it and waiting and seeing.

  23. QUESTION:
    Help! just had surgery for ovarian cysts a week ago and drs on vacation!!!!!?
    I have been in and out of the doctors all months to figure out what’s the severe sharp pain in my mid back and my right side would have spasms. First it was a kidney infection and a uti.. got my antibiotics and took that whole prescription like I was suppose to. Next day pains right back. So I go to the doctor again. And then he thought I was sinsitive in my women area and thought it was another infection. He gave me antibiotics again and ordered me to see a gyno asap. So next day I went. And he examined me and I was just really sinsitive. So he ordered a sonagram. So I went the next day and got it. And by this time the pain is unbearable and he looks and sees a lot of fluid around my right ovaries. Then he thinks I have appendicitis and he thinks mu appendix ruptured. So got rushed into surgery. Came back to it. And he told me. I had a ruptured cyst and I was bleeding internally, I’m severely constipated. My livers stuck ( not functioning like it should cause of infections) and I’m probably going to have problems with my liver and my appendix. But my concern is I’m si tired but can’t really sleep. My heads killing me, and all that pain I had in my back before I went to surgery is back and worse. I’m getting so irritable and snappy at everyone and no one wants to be around. I don’t like this and I just want to be better. But idk what to do cause my Dr. On vacation, and I’m so mad at his nurses for sending me back to work 4 days. Later, and I lift 120 + pound people all day. With 3 places. I have stitches including inside my belly button. Am I still suppose to be in this much pain, and tired, and enraged all the time? I need advice PLEASE HELP! !!!!!!!!

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  24. QUESTION:
    I have an ovarian cyst.It is larger than 1 inch should I have it removed or wait the 6 wks 2 c if it goes away
    I recently had my well woman exam and was told that I have a cyst on my left ovary.The cyst is already larger than an inch but the doctor asked me to come back in six weeks to see if has gotten smaller. I have had the symtoms for awhile now and the pain in my back is obvious.Should I have it removed now or just wait the six weeks to see if it gets better.Can they remove the cyst without removing the ovary? and if an ovary is removed does that mean that I can t have another child? Me and my family are assumeing the cyst was caused from my IUD or birth control because 12% of women with an IUD get an ovarian cyst. Ive had the IUD for almost two years should I have it removed? What might be my chances of getting another cyst?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a cyst removed it will come back. You should go to your Dr. If it ruptures then it’s a good possibility that you will have free floating fluid in your abdomen. You will be in some pain and will need fluid if that happens. You may ask your Dr. about a partial hysterectomy which may suit you.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have a sex question (maybe TMI)?
    So lately, when me and my boyfriend have sex, it hurts. It’s quite painful.
    In certain positions, when he goes deep, it feels like my uterus or something is moving. It’s not pleasant.
    And sometimes, pain shoots up my lower back, in the area where my kidneys are. It’s only on the right side, though.

    What could be causing this?
    Ovarian cysts maybe? I’ve been noticing that vigorous activity (i.e. jumping on the bed with my baby brother) makes my lower abdomen hurt, maybe where my ovaries are.
    My mom says it could be ovarian cysts, especially since I’m on the Mirena, and 1 out of 10 women will get ovarian cysts on it.
    If it is ovarian cysts, can they go away on their own, or do I have to go get them removed or whatever?
    I had my son 5 months ago, so I have the dryness, but that’s not really the problem.

    I’ll have to research endometriosis.
    My moms doctors thought she had that too.
    We barely have sex anymore, because it always hurts.
    Maybe once a week, if that.
    If we use enough lube, the only time it hurts is when he goes deep.
    We’ve been together for a year and three months, so we’ve been having sex for quite a while. The pain just started recently.
    Oh- And every now and then my lower right abdomen twinges, kind of. It throbs for about a minute, a couple of times a night. That’s why I think it is my ovaries.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive had this pain for 5 months ona nd off now. I had my first child 7 months ago.
      For me i think it has something to do with being skinny. I have ovarian cysts but they done make sex painful, I just get REALLY bad ovulation pain.
      You may want to look into endometriosis, If you have had a child since the pain has started it may be that. Many women develop endo after having kids.
      It can be burnt off during surgery and iv heard falling pregnant can cur eit also.
      Ovarian cysts can go away on there own, mine disserpeared but they come back, i was told if they are going to go, they take between 1-3 months.
      They can also rupture which cause alot of pain. If they are really big they are removed.
      You should have an ultrasound, that will tell you if there are any cysts.

  26. QUESTION:
    I’m 17 and recently had an Ultrasound of my abdomen. It showed 12 Ovarian cysts on me left and 9 on my right.?
    They are not ‘functional cysts’, the lady who done my Ultrasound confirmed that because they were too large and too many of them and didn’t look like functional ones. She told me this but then said because my referral was from my GP she couldn’t tell me anything else. I’m really worried! They cause me a lot of pain and I have all of the symptoms. I’m waiting for the results to be sent to my GP but the woman who done my US told me “it’s not looking good.” Will I have to have my ovaries removed? Can somebody please tell me what’s going on and what to expect because my GP and the hospital seem to be hiding everything from me and I hate knowing something is wrong and not having any knowledge on the matter when it is my body after all…
    Thank you in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, don’t be scared. I have poly cystic ovaries which is about the same (i think) I have had it since i was 15 i’m now 30, I was just as scared as you were when I was diagnosed. They probably won’t tell you what’s wrong straight away as they will want to confirm your problem before telling you what exactly it is and find a Solution to your problem. I was put on the contraceptive pill to control my condition to start off with and was told to come back when i was ready to have children which I am doing at the moment. There is a good website called www.netdoctor.com that you could use to find out more, again don’t be scared there’s plenty of women world wide in the same position as you and me, just be positive.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ovarian infection- any further information would be great?
    Bit of background: I went to see my doctor recently with what I thought was a ruptured ovarian cyst (I’m a midwife, I have a good idea about female genito-urinary issues!). He referred me for an ultrasound, and the (very rude and unhelpful) doctor who did the ultrasound said it looked like I’d had an infection in my right ovary. He didn’t say what it had been, or what caused it.

    I am so scared that I could have had pelvic inflammatory disease. I’ve never had a sexually transmitted disease (yes I have been checked!), and I’ve never been pregnant, so I have no idea how I could have gotten pelvic inflammatory disease, if that is what the infection was.

    My questions are these: Is there any other way I could have contracted pelvic inflammatory disease (other than STDs and pregnancy)? If it isn’t pelvic inflammatory disease, is there any other infection that could have occured solely in one ovary?

    Any advice is well appreciated- I am so frightened to think that I may have had an infection that causes infertility in women! :-(

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      I don’t know the answers to all of your questions but yes you can get P.I.D some other way my sister had it when she was 20 she got told that she will never have kids ever now look at her! 4 years down the line and expecting TWINS she is 22weeks now cant wait and am soo happy for her.
      Now i am experiencing the same thing. I am 20 and have been having pains for about 2 years now i went to see my GP he transferred me to another GP she transferred me to a gynocologist (very rude and unpleasant!) had an ultra sound they found nothing so he suggested that i was LYING!! about the pains i was having! I still have them now but there is nothing i can do! Im just hoping its not the end of fertility for me too..
      I know how your feeling, all full with worry! its not nice!
      Im sorry i couldn’t answer all your questions I just wanted you to know that you are not alone :-)

  28. QUESTION:
    Can 13 year olds get ovarian cancer or cysts if there body has developed early?
    Im 13, when I was shaving my vajj this morning I found this little bump about three or four inches above my clitorus, and it kinda feels like a little ball on top of my uterous and when I felt it it hurt really bad like it was sharp pain down there. And now my uterous hurts. Could I have cancer, or a std, and can u get ovarian cancer from sex. Im not a virgin, but I’m like 95% sure my bf was a virgin too. And I was wondering could this also be from hitting puberty so early, I dont look my age at all. I got my period when I was 10, and started getting breasts when I was 8. And when I was 10, I was the only one in the whole 5th grade that had hairy legs and hairy underarms. And still do, and I started getting pubic hair at 9. And I’m 13 and a 36DD, and my breasts are already starting to sag, its ridiculous. Is this normal. Or do I have some genitic disorder that causes my body to hit puberty too fast, cause my mom didnt hit puberty till she was 14-15, whats wrong with me, I just finished middle school and look like a damn woman at 13. And possibily may have ovarian cancer. Im too young too have cancer, please help

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is possible to get ovarian cancer or cysts at your age, but it is very rare for someone this young to have cancer and most females have cysts, but never know it. However, what you describe has nothing to do with either. You cannot feel your uterus to know if the is a ball there and could never reach the top of it, so I have no idea where you are referring to, but there is nothing in your statement that indicates any kind of cancer.

      You cannot get cancer from another person nor can you get it from having sex. However, having sex at your age is a risk factor for cervical cancer and if you should get pregnant that is another one. Starting your period so young is a risk factor for breast cancer. Having one or more risk factors doesn’t mean you will get cancer it only increases your risk for it. Your risk for these cancer increase with age and you do not need to be concerned about breast cancer for another 30 years. You can get cervical cancer in your 20s and should be getting pap smears a year or so after first intercourse.

      You could very well have a hormonal problem and you should be checked for that. It could lead to several problems for you in the coming years. As far as cancer goes, the reason starting your period before the age of 12 is a risk factor is the increased time you are exposed to these hormones and the young age you are exposed to them. Breast cancers are hormone driven.

      I don’t know if you are open enough with your mother to tell her you are having sex or not, but I suggest you talk to her about the hormone issue and you see a doctor. The doctor however does need to know and he or she and anyone who works for them legally cannot tell your mom if you don’t want them to so always be honest with your doctor.

  29. QUESTION:
    Hemorrhagic Ovarian cysts?
    Ok so I went to the hospital with abdominal pains and come to find out I have a hemorrhagic cyst. One on each ovary and they have been bothering me since a week before Christmas. I have been bleeding because of them for 4 weeks straight. I am in the process of getting a medical card so I can have it looked at by my ob, but it will be a while before she can see me cause she is so busy. But I just want to know if any other woman can give me advice on what to do for them. I have been taking Tylenol, ibprofen, advil, and alieve but they just aren’t working for the pain anymore. I feel so lazy cause I can’t get out of the house or be up much cause it makes me hurt more. Anyone have any tips for me of what to do while I am waiting to see my OB?

    • 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. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    OVARIAN CYST, CAN IT MIMIC PREGNANCY? help me?
    what would be the symptoms of ovarian cyst, if large would it cause pressure on your back? i’ve been having these weird pains on my left side from my mid to lower abdomen , also a lot of lower back pain that sometimes runs down my leg, when i lay down i feel a heavy pressure on my left side like if it where being pushed down ive been urinating alot and constipated ( when i have a small bowel movement my stool is very very dark), i am so worried, i’ve only had sex once, we used a condom and it was 2 days before my period ended, im scared to go to the hospital because i;ve been thinking im pregnant since the day after sex, i dont know i think it would be too much coincidence that i start having these symptoms 7 weeks after my first sex encounter, although cyst run in my family most women in my mothers side have gotten them when they were around my age, my mother also had one, but can it be too much coincidence or is it possible?
    have had urine test at the docs(negative), a short and light period, but im still scared

    • ANSWER:
      Well I had two rather large ovarian cyst about 14 months ago..they almost te size of footballs..anyway I never knew they were there for about 10 yrs they hid away on me..the only sign that I had them was that i would have extremely painful periods. Well last year I went to bed christmas night and on christmas morning I woke up in agonizing pain in my lower right back and it was reaching around to my lower right adomen..i went to work thinking ohh this should go away, but it didnt. They ended up calling a family member and rushing me to the er where I spent a better portion of the day. They did blood work and x-rays and nothing showed up in them but when the docter did a Cat Scan and Ultrasound they found the cyst…I would say it is possible or you to have cyst..

      Ovarian cysts are very common. Most are related to ovulation and will disappear spontaneously. Cysts are usually diagnosed by vaginal examination or ultrasound. If the cyst persists it should be removed since it can rupture, undergo torsion or may be malignant. Benign cysts can be managed with the laparoscope, although if the cyst turns out to be a cancer it should be removed via a formal laparotomy. Depending on the situation and the age of the woman, the cyst may be removed on its own or the whole ovary may be removed.

  31. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst hiding pregnancy?
    The last few weeks I have had several symptoms of being pregnant… nausea, fatique, changes in my breasts, bloating, and just an odd feeling in my abdomen. If I am pregnant I would only be about 4 weeks. I had a urine test last week that was negative. I went to the doctor for my problems and they found several ovarian cysts on my right ovary. When I asked if they had any reason to believe I could be pregnant they said that because the cysts were so large they were unable to get a good look at my uterus. I have been on hormone treatments that keep the cysts from growing. I have read that many women begin growing them after conception. My doctor said that all my hormone levels are so off it would be hard to target the pregnancy hormone at this point. They told me to just wait and see. I have been calm about this situation because I know that stressing and worrying can cause me to miss my period… but I just hate not knowing. Is it really possible for cysts to hide a pregnancy

    • ANSWER:
      with my second child i had a 10cm cyst on my right ovary and yes i can cause a delay in finding out your pregnancy my cyst did not go away ntill i was 8 months along and i had a ultrasound every 5 to 6 weeks to see how the baby was and how the cyst were doing. the only good part that came out of dinkinag all that water and holding it was i new for sure it was a boy after that many ultrasounds you could see everyting clear as day…dont worry to much they sould be able to let you know within the next couple of weeks in the mentime i would suggest taking prenatal vit in case you are it can not hurt you to take them even if your not
      take care

  32. QUESTION:
    Help? Any other possible causes?
    I am 26 and in good shape but I have been mysteriously lactating since I was 16. I have also had chronic problems with cysts. I was diagnosed with pcos but all of the medication I was given made me very sick (very heightened sense of smell that triggered all day vomiting or massive migraines and extreme balance related nasea issues. After some research I have found that most women with pcos have trouble lactating enough to sustain a child even after pregnancy and I think I could probably wet nurse as is. Plus most women with pcos are heavier and I am quite thin and lots of women with pcos have deibetes but my sugar levels are quite stable.

    This all leads me to wonder if there are any other possible causes pf my irregular menstrual cycle, common ovarian cysts, mood imbalance and lactation..

    Any suggestions/ideas as to what may be causing this would be highly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You’ve obviously had tests since you’ve been prescribed medication and know what your sugar levels are. I’m going to assume your doctor hasn’t been able to diagnose this. Perhaps it’s time to get another/second opinion since your research leaves you with questions.

  33. QUESTION:
    Pregnant or ovarian cyst?
    I feel like I’m going mad….

    I ovulated on July 5. Period due July 19. It didn’t come and now am 2 1/2 weeks late. On July 22 I felt suddenly very sick and lay down all evening. This nauseaus feeling has stayed with me intermitently on a daily basis ever since. On July 28 I started to get abdominal and lower back cramping. Great I thought…my period! But it wasn’t. This has continued ever since, the abdominal pain is just like period cramps, not on one side, just in the middle. The back ache is a real gripping lower backache like my vertabrae are crushing together.

    5 negative urine pregnancy tests and negagtive on the bloods as well. My stomach is distended and I can’t do any of my trousers up. They are sending me for a scan but not until next week and I’m really worried.

    I read lots of incidences on the net of women who were pregnant and had negative blood and urine tests so thought that may be the cause of all this. But yesterday my doctor mentioned ovarian cysts and I’m worried as it has come on so quickly. Sick feeling on July 22, cramping on July 28 and this ballooned stomach and no period. Does that sound like a cyst? I’m just going a bit crazy not knowing and have to wait 5 more sleepless nights :)

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks for all the advice! I have called doc… have scan Monday am so not too long and any increase in pain or worsening of symptoms before then I’ll go straight to a and e. Feeling a lot better and less worried, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Get to a competent doctor NOW!
      It could be an ectopic pregnancy and that is highly dangerous undiagnosed it could kill you.
      Next week is too long to wait.
      Stop focusing on pregnancy symptoms, if it is not an Ectopic pregnancy then it could be something else.

  34. QUESTION:
    Women do you ever get mad at men when they think you are a whimp? They don’t have to go through what we do…
    My brother and my man were talking about how my sis-in-law and I are whimps. Well, first of all we both have endometriosis and get ovarian cysts all the time and not little ones even though 2mm cysts can cause pain. And we both have had them rupture. She actually had to have one overy removed do to this. Plus I’m pregnant with kidney stones (which suck by the way!) and she has had two children. I’m sorry, but how are we whimps? B/c we go to the doctor when needed? I’ve never gone to the doc when I didn’t need to. I’m sick of men saying we are a weak sex. I’d love to shove a watermelon up a mans ass and see if he would like to get it out with out an epidural. What do you think? Do you think I’m over reacting?

    • ANSWER:
      when my husband has a cold he says “WHY??? WHY ME??? seriously? like why do I have to be sick???”

      hilarious…. my first child was 9 pounds!!!! lol. but, he never doubts how powerful i am…he always says im tough, so when he cries about his colds, i just roll my eyes, giggle and ask him if he needs anything! lol

      EDIT
      byt he way that endemetriosis is very painful my sister in law has it and they had to go through her belly button to scrap the cysts out! i feel for you
      i totally agree, they shoudl def. keep their mouths shut! lol

  35. QUESTION:
    I found out today I may have cysts on my ovaries….?
    This morning I doubled over in severe pain and ended up at my doctor. She concluded I may have ovarian cysts, and that one may have ruptured, causing my pain. I have a scheduled ultrasound Wed.

    So my question is to women in their 20′s and 30′s (essentially childbearing age). My husband and I are trying to conceive, and now I am concerned. How do ovarian cysts affect my chances of becoming pregnant?

    Thank you so much!
    I am 24 btw. If thats needed info..

    • ANSWER:
      It is exactly as that other answerer said above. Cysts happen every month. If the cysts go away on their own without causing any scarring of the tubes, and it’s very likely that they will be just fine, then no damage will have been done. Women have cysts all the time. I wrote an article regarding what cysts are. I hope it helps.
      When you guys start trying, give it six months and then if you’re not pregnant, consider having an HSG to see if your tubes are OK.

      http://fertilityfile.com/2007/12/18/cyst-vs-egg-vs-follicle-clearing-up-the-confusion/

  36. QUESTION:
    Breast Question-Pregnant?
    I have been diagnosed with PCOS- A hormanal issue that causes women often times not to ovulate and have ovarian cysts along w/ a host of other issues. Anyway I was on the BCP and stopped them 2 months ago—I haven’t had my period and my breasts look swollen and I ca see the veins more prominently in the areola—–I know this is silly but could I be pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same ovulation problem, but as it turns out, I have ovulated 3 times this year. I take the ovulation tests every month to keep an eye on the problem. You should take a test if you haven’t already. If you are anything like me, get a blood test because with some of the problems that come along with ovulation problems, sometimes urine test don’t read accurate. On the flip side, if you have ovulation problems with a dis-balance of hormones, they can also be causing the problems with the boobs!! I go through it every couple months, it will last for a couple weeks at a time, and they can get very sore as well!! Best of luck to you!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Are hormone residues in meat and milk causing human reproductive health problems in the U.S.?
    There seems to be an increase of ovarian cysts in women in the last 20 years, which is about 10 years after recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), or artificial growth hormone, a.k.a. Posilac was first introduced.

    I’ve been around for quite a few years and rarely heard of women having ovarian cysts until the late ’90s. Now, it is rare to meet a woman under the age of 25 who doesn’t have some kind of reproductive issue.

    I’m interested in hearing from women of all ages.

    What kinds of reproductive issues have you had, if any? What age? Treatment? Does your diet consist of or has your diet consisted of regular beef or milk? Or do you only consume hormone free products?

    Feel free to email me if you would rather not post.
    The cysts to which I am referring cause debilitating illness in the women who have them, so they would not have gone undetected even back in the 80′s. The illnesses range from excruciating cramps to peritonitis when the cysts rupture. These symptoms were not as common before the 80′s as they are now. It is not the advent of medical technology finding the conditions. There seems to be an increase of women with the symptoms.

    The symptoms are usually manageable with hormone treatment, i.e. the pill. Hmmm … I didn’t know many 13 year olds on the pill when I was a kid. Now there are thousands of them that must take the pill because of debilitating illness associated with ovarian cysts.

    • ANSWER:
      I have also heard that they are making children hit puberty earlier than they are supposed to and i know that i started my period at ten and had been in full puberty for a while before that and we ate alot of beef i also had two really hard pregnancy and one that was good but now i have ovarion cysts and other problems wow i hadn’t really ever thought about it all being connected to that though hmmmm something to think about by the way i am 28

  38. QUESTION:
    Scared.. small ovarian cyst and BV—easy 10 pts?
    Bear with me so I can explain everything. I just had an ultrasound last month and they found a 2 cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary. I am going back on Monday for another ultrasound to see if anything has changed, doctor says its very common in women my age and that they will just keep an eye on it.

    A couple of months ago, I had what seemed to be a yeast infection and I got a kit to clear it up at home. It seemed to work and my symptoms went away fast. I had my annual physical last week and she said it looked like I still had a yeast infection and it was a suprise to me b/c I didnt feel any symptoms. She called me the next day and said that I have bacterial vaginosis and gave me a prescription to clear it up. I have a dull ache in my left ovary just like I did when I went for the ultrasound but I should also be starting within the next couple of days.

    I’m scared that the cyst and this bacterial thing is going to cause me problems with getting pregnant. Have any of you had these things and had kids? I’m married and I have been with only him the last 4 years sexually and no I dont have any std’s.

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts are common in women and are usually due to follicles that contains an ovum that doesn’t rupture. Is it the time for your period? The pain may come with your period.
      Bactrial vaginosis usually does not affect fertility. The cyst probalby doesnt affect fertility as well, unless you have had severe period pain and there are multiple cysts and heavy bleeding.
      Hope that answers abit of what you are looking for and good luck

  39. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst and pulsating and fluttering lower left side?
    My doctor years ago mentioned that I had a small ovarian cyst. It has never ever caused any problems, however the last 48 hours I have Had tenderness and kinda sharp pain lower left side… from diagrams I find it seems to be exactly where ovaries are located. I today am getting a pulse like, fluttering ( as flutters a woman gets when first feeling a baby move) I am not pregnant nor is there any possibility that I could be.

    My question is has anyone at all that has had a cyst got the fluttering, pulsating.. kinda like a heartbeat feeling in that area. I do not want to go to the ER, I have no insurance due to job loss.

    If it something that will clear up on its own I rather home treat it. I am able to walk, stand, but I do feel bloated, pain and fluttering in direct area of left ovary…

    I am especially concerned about the fluttering.. i am scared it is a sign of possible complications.

    Any help would be appreciated. I have read that it is possible to have the fluttering but how common is it.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      im 16, i have a cyst on one of my ovaries too. that causes my periods to be stronger and it hurts more than a regular period should. and yes, when im in pain, and put my below my belly, i can feel a pulse. i guess its the pain, but that only happens to me when im on my period. and you should also see a doctor, because you need to ahve that removed. mine is very little. but yours can be dangerous. it could of grown in a year.

  40. QUESTION:
    brest canser questions help?
    A high caffeine intake can affect PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    biopsy
    ultrasound
    mammogram
    breast augmentation

    Prostate cancer typically:
    grows slowly
    begins with small changes that may go unnoticed
    occurs in very young men
    choice 1 and choice 2 only

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    mammogram
    lumpectomy
    mastectomy
    malignant
    benign

    Your chances of developing breast cancer dramatically increase with age. At what age do doctors recommend getting a yearly mammogram?
    25
    65
    40
    55

    A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    appendictomy
    mastectomy
    lumpectomy
    lobectomy

    Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    false
    true

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    True
    False

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:
    hernia
    menstruation
    endometriosis
    ovulation

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    menopause
    peri-menopause
    childbearing years
    before beginning menstruation

    Although most hernias are not painful, pain in the groin area can be one of the symptoms.
    True
    False

    For all the reproductive disorders, there is one preventive measure that is recommended for each. It is:
    precription drugs
    exercise
    warm baths
    chicken soup

    Women under 40 can and should take an active role in their breast health with regular breast self-examinations (BSE) and clinical breast exams. A regular BSE is a chance to check your breasts for lumps, thicknesses, or other changes every month. You should begin breast self-exams around age 20, but it is by no means your only defense against breast cancer.
    false
    true
    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    True
    False

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    True
    False

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    True
    False

    PMS occurs only in females who:
    are tired and do not exercise regularly
    have high hormone levels
    who are taking birth control pills
    who are ovulating or who are in the first days of their menstral period

    Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    True
    False
    What is a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer?
    1 in 1000
    1 in 80
    1 in 7

    Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    genetics
    obesity
    hormone replacement therapy

    The best time to do a breast self-examination (BSE) is:

    once a year on the same month

    right after your period. If you do not have a regular period, do it on the same day each month.

    once a month immediately before the menstrual period.

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    false
    true

    Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    false
    true

    Developing a hernia is more common in women than men.
    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      site is not a homework study or for surveys its one question /some extra info..and then an answer? get the format correct, as I am sure you will get violation notices if you do this .

  41. QUESTION:
    FEMALE questions, PLEASE help?
    1. Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    a. genetics
    b. obesity
    c. hormone replacement therapy

    2. A risk factor is anything that increases a persons chance of getting a disease. Which of the following is not considered a risk factor for breast cancer?
    a. family history of breast cancer
    b. not having children
    c. people who breast feed their babies
    d. drinking alcohol

    3. Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.
    a. True
    b. False

    4. Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    a. True
    b. False

    5. Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    a. True
    b. False

    6. Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?
    a. a new lump in the breast
    b. the nipple becomes inverted
    c. change in the size or shape of breast
    d. all of the above

    7. The acronym PMS stands for:
    a. papas, mamas, and siblings
    b. pre-menstrual syndrome
    c. pre-menopausal syndrome
    d. pre-medical syndrome

    8. Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    a. menopause
    b. peri-menopause
    c. childbearing years
    d. before beginning menstruation

    9. Prostate cancer usually displays several symptoms in the early stages of development.
    a. True
    b. False
    10. Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    a. false
    b. true

    11. Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    12. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    a. false
    b. true

    13. African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    a. True
    b. False

    14. Risk factors for PMS include:
    a. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 30
    b. previous signs of anxiety and family history
    c. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19
    d. pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    15. A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    a. biopsy
    b. ultrasound
    c. mammogram
    d. breast augmentation

    16. A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    a. mammogram
    b. lumpectomy
    c. mastectomy
    d. malignant
    e. benign

    17. Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:
    a. mammograms
    b. hernias
    c. endometriosis
    d. cancerous cells
    18. Breast Self-Exam (BSE) is an important defense in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. BSE should be performed:
    a. once a year
    b. at the beginning of your menstrual cycle
    c. in the middle of your menstrual cycle
    d. a few days after your menstrual cycle or the same time each month

    19. Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    a. false
    b. true

    20. A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    a. appendictomy
    b. mastectomy
    c. lumpectomy
    d. lobectomy

    21. Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    a. True
    b. False

    22. The menstrual cycle has how many stages?
    a. 4
    b. 28
    c. 2
    d. 5

    23. “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.
    a. false
    b. true

    24. Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    25. The purpose of menstruation is:
    a. it allows the lining of the uterus to thicken
    b. it allows for fertilization to take place
    c. it allows ovulation to take place
    d. to shed the lining of the uterus

    • ANSWER:
      1) A.
      2) C.
      3) B.
      4) A.
      5) A.
      6) D.
      7) C.
      8) C.
      9) B.
      10) A.
      11) A.
      12) A.
      13) B.
      14) A.
      15) C.
      16) E.
      17) D.
      18) B.
      19) B.
      20) C.
      21) A.
      22) C.
      23) A.
      24) A.
      25) D.

  42. QUESTION:
    has anyone tried this recipe?
    Take Whole Cycle:
    1 Prenatal Vitamin Daily
    1 Baby Aspirin Daily
    1 50 mg B6 Vitamin in the morning.
    1 B-50 Complex in the evening

    From Cycle Day 1 until Ovulation:
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the morning
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the evening

    From End of Period until Ovulation:

    Robitussin::full strength as if you have a bad cough. Label Directions: adults and children 12 years and over, 2-4 teaspoonsfuls every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Consult label for accuracy, warnings, and ingredients. Active ingredient: Guaifenesin ONLY, do NOT get any type with other active ingredients or letters such as Robitussin DM or Robitussin CF.

    Vitex Information – Vitex has been used holistically for many years to balance the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone. It eases symptoms of PMS, menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation. It has been reported to aid fertility in women by increasing progesterone in particular. Many women suffering from LPD (luteal phase defect) may gain particular benefit. Members have reported reduction in breast tenderness and acne while on vitex.

    Vitex Dosage – Dosages are included in each recipe. If you have a different brand or potency, please refer to the label directions.

    Things to Avoid: Do not take vitex with clomid or any other fertility drug. They can counteract each other.

    When to Take Vitex – There are two schools of thought about taking vitex. One says to not take it during pregnancy so vitex is stopped at ovulation. The other theory says that vitex needs to build up in your system to really work and stopping at ovulation doesn’t allow it to build up enough to work. So, vitex is stopped when there is a positive HPT. Our members have reported both methods as working and some of those beautiful children are the result of their mommies using one of these recipes. Be informed about your choice.

    Possible Side Effects: While many sources report no side effects with vitex we have heard a few things on our forums.

    Headaches – Some have reported headaches that disappeared when vitex was stopped.

    Cysts – Some have reported an increase in ovarian cysts. This makes sense as clomid also can potentially cause cysts.

    B6 Information:

    B6 is taken to help improve mucus quality and quantity. It is safe to take B6 as it is a water soluble vitamin and passes through your system. Some people have experienced numbness or tingling of the hands or arms while on higher doses. If you experience this, stop taking B6 or lower your dosage to something you can tolerate.

    B Complex:

    B Compex is taken to aid in the absorption of B6 and the two should be taken together. Taking a timed release B complex also gives benefits throughout the day.

    Robitussin:

    Robitussin is taken to help with mucus quality. It thins out the mucus in the body, making it easier for the sperm to travel. Some women like to take robi all cycle long and some only take around ovulation. This is a matter of preference and how you think your body reacts to it.

    Prenatal Vitamin:

    Prenatal vitamins can be obtained through a prescription or purchased over the counter wherever vitamins are sold. Prenatal vitamins are a good choice when trying to conceive because they have folic acid which has been proven to prevent certain birth defects. Prenatals also have a variety of other vitamins that are a good idea when trying to conceive.

    Baby Aspirin:

    Baby Aspirin is a good idea for any woman trying to conceive or not. It has been shown to have heart healthy effects over a lifetime and is recommended by many doctors. It has a slight blood thinning effect. Many women who have had repeated miscarriages have taken baby aspirin when ttc. There has been a link in recent years to blood clotting disorders and miscarriage. Most doctors seem to think it can’t hurt when trying to conceive

    • ANSWER:
      I havent tried most of these things.. i just take my pre-natal vitamins regularly and folic acid supplement..

  43. QUESTION:
    Fertility question? Kind of unusual?
    I got my first period when I was 10. I know the average age is around 14. Does this mean my eggs quality and bodies ability to handle pregnancy will be 4 years ahead of other women my age (as in, it might be a good idea to have my first child sooner than later)? I’m only 22, but my husband and I are planning to start having kids in about 2 or so years. Does that mean I’ll have the reproductive system of a 28 year old at 24?

    The reson I’m asking is I’ve always heard women who have their first pregnancy after age 30 have a astronomically higher risk of having a baby with problems or a problematic first pregnancy than younger women. Plus, I have ovarian cysts that rupture and cause horrifying pain as is, so I don’t imagine getting pregnant to be very easy, especially the older I get (and no, I would never have a test tube baby, if I can’t get pregnant naturally, there’s a reason my body won’t do so, and I wouldn’t force it). And my mom had me (her first pregnancy) at 38, and I have some health issues, so I very much believe that older mom thing. I’m just so worried about waiting too long, but I do want to wait just a little longer until my husband and I can afford for me to be a stay at home mom.

    • ANSWER:
      age is age- eggs don’t factor into that – you have all the eggs you are ever going to have right from birth ( well, long before, in utero actually) so they “age” with you :)

      I agree, if you can have kids in your 20′s then go for it!!!

  44. QUESTION:
    Can sacroiliac pain radiate to the lower abdomen?
    I have been experiencing pain in my lower-left abdomen for a long time. From time to time, the pain starts up and then spreads till it reaches my ankle. Then it stays around for hours on end. Rest doesn’t help. Only heat helps.

    I recently had an operation to remove an ovarian cyst. It’s gone, so it’s not what’s causing the pain.
    However, a CT scan that showed bone sclerosis of the sacroiliac joints on both sides.

    My question is, can bone sclerosis of the sacroilac joint actually cause pain in my lower abdomen, near my ovary? I feel the pain in my back at the same time, but mostly around the ovary (and in my leg).

    My GP doesn’t take anything seriously EVER. He seems to think it is normal for women to be in pain and have dizziness.
    Therefore, I’d like to have some information before I return to him.
    I can’t live like this!!!

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh ear, you better go see some specialists,
      it is nonesense that women should
      put up with pain and have it considered as Normal!!!
      Get yourself another GP, one that is willing to take it seriosly,
      and refer you to an experienced Specialist. good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer questions for school . PLEASE help me !!?
    Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    previous signs of anxiety, family history and age of 30

    vitamin B deficiency and family history

    vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19

    pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for prostate cancer include each of the following except:

    age

    ethnic origin

    having a low fat diet

    family history

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The acronym PMS stands for:

    papas, mamas, and siblings

    pre-menstrual syndrome

    pre-menopausal syndrome

    pre-medical syndrome

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 8 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?

    a new lump in the breast

    the nipple becomes inverted

    change in the size or shape of breast

    all of the above

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:

    hernia

    menstruation

    endometriosis

    ovulation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 10 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:

    mammograms

    hernias

    endometriosis

    cancerous cells

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    For women in the United States, what is the lifetime risk of breast cancer?

    1 in 1000

    1 in 80

    1 in 8

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 13 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 14 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 15 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.

    mammogram

    lumpectomy

    mastectomy

    malignant

    benign

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 17 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women

    True
    False

    ——–
    I don’t wanna know what you think either !. Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)
    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy
    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not asking for help. You are asking someone to do your work for you and that is cheating. The fact that you were given the questions and it is multiple choice makes them easy to answer all you have to do is read the material.

  46. QUESTION:
    Women’s Health Question?
    Okay, so, I have a question about some feminine issues.

    I am a 19 year old college student, and lately I’ve been having some problems. First of all, I’m on the Pill, and I usually take it quite regularly with some variation in the time I take it daily and occasionally I miss a pill or two. The last time I had sex was the beginning of December and it was unprotected. Prior to and after having sex I missed a few pills. The week after I had sex I started bleeding kind of like a period but it wasn’t too long and it wasn’t as heavy as normal and most of the blood was brownish. No clots or anything like I normally have. That was the last “period” I had. In January, I didn’t have a period at all. I was expecting one, but it never came. Well, I wasn’t too concerned about it because I’ve been a little sick, mostly to my stomach, for about two weeks now and I have ovarian cysts on occasion. Then, two days ago, I started a gym membership and I worked out for about forty minutes that day. During that time I worked on the treadmill and elliptical and managed to burn 200 calories. The next morning, I started bleeding just a little, and it was mostly just brown spots. Throughout the day, the bleeding got a little heavier but still not bad. I assumed that I was just starting my period because I haven’t had one in so long! That night, I passed a fairly good sized blood clot and the brown blood had a bit more light red tint to it, but soon there was no more red to be seen. Today, I haven’t bled at all. I have never had a period that lasted fewer than 24 hours. I thought at first that my new exercise plan had caused some bleeding, but it didn’t last long enough to even make sense. I also thought that the bleeding could’ve been caused by a yeast infection that I have, but it seemed like there was a little too much blood for it to have been caused by that. In addition, I have had to pee more often than normal. I have some kidney issues, so me having to go to the bathroom frequently is really rare. I often wake up in the middle of the night now with my lower abdomen aching until I use the bathroom. My lower abdomen also has this full feeling about it. It’s kind of like being bloated only on the inside. It’s a very awkward uncomfortable feeling.

    So.. Now my question is where the heck have my periods gone? I have ALWAYS been extremely regular. My body works like clockwork. I haven’t had any other changes like stress or anything to influence my cycle, so I’m quite confused and I’m beginning to get concerned. I can’t get into my gyno for awhile because he’s booked, and I also don’t want to go if there’s nothing wrong, but I am beginning to worry a bit.

    I am not sure what this could be and until I can get to the doctor I would just like some kind of advice or ideas about what could be going on. Again, there hasn’t been anymore bleeding since yesterday, so something is abnormal here. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks so much for answering! I didn’t mention pregnancy because I thought that because at this point I’d be 11 weeks and to me I didn’t think it could still be that big of a possibility. Of course, it always is, and I’ve had scares before but nothing quite like this. I’ve been considering taking a test for a few weeks now due to the lack of periods, so I’ll probably pick one up this week. Ha, yeah, I understand about the pill. When I get especially busy, thanks to college, there are days that I just run out the door and forget all about it. I’ve begun taking the pills at night, so it’s far easier to remember.
    Alfonso, I composed the whole thing. I did it from a male perspective because that was easiest for the setting. I dabble in creative writing, so I just popped something off the top of my head for you. If you want to use it, or parts of it even, you can. I don’t mind! I just wrote it when I saw your question to help you out!

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on your pregnancy! Seriously, from what you described, I would say you experienced implantation bleeding. Take the test as soon as possible, so then you can consider all your options. All the best, and good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Please read my questions—I’m really confused–women w/knowledge about ovulation a plus?
    Okay here we go…

    1. Been charting for a while, know right around time I’m suppose to ovulate (which should have been this past weekend).
    2. The week PRIOR to last weekend, I believe I ovulated. Clear white stringy discharge, but it was’t a lot..in fact d/c was the size of a pencil eraser. But it wasn’t creamy, it was like see through stringy.
    3. All last week (early in the week to the end) breasts were so sore…hubby couldn’t even touch them
    4. Last Tuesday had a sharp stabbing pain around left ovary (just once) and a sharp stabbing pain on left nipple.
    5. This past Friday I felt crampy and just like my insides were going to fall out. Boobs were back to normal.
    6. But for the past week I have a huge belly..looks like I’m pregnant…I am not eating now to see what’s causing it and it’s still really bloated and I am drinking water and watching my sodium intake.
    7. I have had heart burn for the past two weeks now.
    8. Just checked my cervix and it’s low and hard?? I think it’s low…it’s def. hard.

    I had my period last month…four days…bright red…seemed like reg. period.

    I have been known to have ovarian cysts on my left ovary. But if I ovulated the week PRIOR, why would I have gotten a cyst a week later? From what I read, you get cysts when you are in the PROCESS of ovulating.

    Is it possible I’m pregnant and conceived right before last months’ period and my body just went ahead and had the period?

    I’m not suppose to get my period for five days…I’m sure I’m just pms-ing.

    Sorry this is long…I’m confused. Maybe I’m just having a really bad ovulation month…I wouldn’t have thought twice about ovulating early, except last week I was experiencing crap and the week prior I was too…how could I have ovulated for two weeks straight? Plus the discharge was the week prior.

    It doesn’t make sense.

    But I really don’t think I am b/c I DID use a dollar store hpt two weeks ago (when my boobs were sore) just for fun I guess…and of course it was neg. It always is.

    Okay thanks in advance if anyone of you ladies were sweet enough to read this and answer.

    I guess I just want experiences…like how ovulation is for everyone..it’s a battle w/me…keeping track…

    • ANSWER:
      Ovulation is the process the woman’s body goes through about 14 days before her period starts, where an egg is released from one ovary, where it passes through the fallopian tube toward the uterus. If the egg becomes fertilized in the tube, it will enter the uterus and implant in the prepared lining and will grow into a baby. If it is not fertilized it will enter the uterus, not implant and be expelled from the uterus a few days later as your period. Some women say they can feel a twinge during ovulation but most do not feel anything when it happens. If your cycle is 28 days, you will ovulate about day 14, but if it is 32 days, you will ovulate about day 18.

      It is obvious that you are attempting to conceive. It is very unlikely that you conceived just before your period. If you had, you probably would not have had a regular type period, maybe some spotting. If what you had last week was ovulation, then your period should also come early this month because ovulation causes periods, not the other way around. I assume that if you are charting, you are also taking your temperature every morning before getting out of bed to look for the ovulation rise in temp. If you are not doing that, it is really helpful in knowing when ovulation is about to happen.

      I wish I could be more help and I wish you the best in your efforts to conceive.

      good luck..

  48. QUESTION:
    I have been having very painful sexual intercourse. I need some advice from women who have the same problem.?
    This started about 15 yrs. ago. I was treated for endometriosis, and have had two D&Cs, know I have ovarian cysts, but no gyn in FL, MD, VA or DC seem to be able to explain the cause/cure for this. If my vagina were clockface, from 6-12 pm is red, inflamed, and when my husband enters me, it feels like a knife is slicing into me. Steroids, painkillers, valium all have no effect. Our sex life has dwindled to zilch-I no longer get aroused, knowing the only outcome will be pain. It is not a lubrication issue. Can anyone at all help? The quality of our life as a couple has suffered tremendously, and even tho my husband is very supportive, he wishes our sex life were what it once was–great! Help me please!!

    • ANSWER:
      you could have dyspareunia.
      you’d have to go see a gyn. and tell them your problem.
      They’ll help.

      go to this site & i think it can explain it a little more.

      http://home.cfl.rr.com/dahmd/dyspare.htm

      i hope i’ve helped you

  49. QUESTION:
    “Chemical pregnancy”, in pain again, very confused…?
    A little over 2 weeks ago, my period had been a week late, I’d been having some funny symptoms, so I took a HPT at night that had a very clear “plus”. The next morning, I woke up in a bed full of blood (very very heavy bleeding) and crippling abdominal pain. My husband wanted to take me to the hospital right then and there, but I refused for 3 more days. Finally, I went because the pain wasn’t ceasing. At the hospital, they took blood and urine, did an internal exam/pap smear, gave me a external and internal ultrasound, and did a cat scan. Not only did the doctor say they could find nothing wrong, but that I was in fact in excellent health. The only idea he had was I may have experienced a “chemical” pregnancy, which is basically a very very early miscarriage some women can just mistake for a regular period, and all signs of me ever being pregnant would have been gone by the time they ran tests. The pain did eventually subside, and I felt fine last week. Yesterday though, I woke up and my breasts were very sore (I don’t actually ever remember them being sore at all, ever, before, I don’t get pms bad or anything), and the pain came back as I was walking to work. No bleeding this time though. I have had ovarian cysts rupture and cause similar pain before, but they found no cysts or residual fluid of a ruptured cyst when I was at the hospital, and I seriously doubt one could have grown big enough to rupture and cause immense pain in under 2 weeks. Even if it’s hiding from the tests, I just know something is going wrong in my body. The pain is in the lowest part of my abdomen, and it’s actually tender to touch. Since I don’t feel it’s an emergency, and the hospital couldn’t help last time, I will be seeing my regular doctor this time. I’m just not understanding what is happening. I’m just looking for some ideas of what might be going on, so I can ask my doctor to test and eliminate it as a possibility or find what’s wrong. Anyone else ever experience things like this? I’m 99.99999% sure it has something to do with my female parts malfunctioning, but past cysts or pregnancy, which have been eliminated as causes, I’m not sure what else it could be? And before anyone says it, I DO NOT have a STD (which much to my embarrassment, they routinely test for at the hospital, making me feel like a complete idiot in front of my husband).

    • ANSWER:
      A chemical pregnancy is a miscarriage. I’m so sorry for your loss. Doctors call it chemical because you had enough hormones to get a positive test, but the baby wouldn’t have been big enough to show up on an ultrasound.
      It sounds like your hormones are still settling down from the pregnancy.
      I would schedule a follow-up with your OB. Have them run a quantitative hCG blood test just to make sure the pregnancy is over. If part of the baby didn’t pass, they can do a D&C procedure to clean out your uterus.
      You might ask about kidney stones, gall bladder disease, or other conditions that could cause the pain separate of the pregnancy.
      **hugs**
      I’m sorry for your loss and I hope you feel better!

  50. QUESTION:
    To anyone taking Metformin for hormonal imbalance or PCOS….?
    I had gone to my “down stairs” doctor who’d determined in an exam that I have PCOS (ovarian cysts)that were caused by (or causes) a hormonal imbalance. In brief conversation afterwords I’d asked him if this “imbalance” would be the cause of depression or “the blues.” He advised me that it very well may be a symptom but to speak up to someone if I have these problems and they do not subside in a few weeks of taking the medication. He has since put me on a regimen of 1500mg of metformin (actually a diabetic medication but also treats pcos) a day (500mg x 3 per day). I dealt with some pretty horrible side effects for about 2 weeks before i was okay with the medicine and then a certain kind of “magic” happened. “The blues” went away and it is SUCH a relief because i swore for a min. there that I had a serious depression problem. I would love to hear a little feed back from others that are on this regimen; Specifically women who felt a little depressed before being treated. Did metformin help you with this too?.

    • ANSWER:
      yes it helped me alot


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts Fluid

Ovarian cysts prevention may be a somewhat difficult proposition. Some are of the opinion that the probability of ovarian cysts developing can be drastically reduced if one can stop ovulation. This is the reason why birth control pills are widely prescribed by doctors the world over for ovarian cysts prevention.

According to statistics revealed by various surveys and studies, women who regularly take birth control pills have been shown to have a lesser propensity to develop ovarian cysts. However, opinions vary in this regard and there are many experts who strongly discredit the idea of taking pills for ovarian cysts prevention. This is because stopping ovulation could lead to other forms of complications like PCOS and multiple cysts. This only makes the matter worse.

Discussing the pros and cons of these methods, and trying to understand the truth in such views is beyond the scope of this article. Nonetheless, as common says would have it, it is important that every problem be dealt with keeping in mind the factors that cause it. Therefore it is important to keep the factors that cause ovarian cysts in our clear perspective in order to understand how to deal with them. This is where the holistic approach comes into the picture.

It has been shown that two of the main causes of ovarian cysts are genetic factors and dietary habits. Besides these, a weakened immune system, presence of toxins that might have collected in the digestive tract or even obesity or resistance to insulin can cause ovarian cysts to appear.

Other than the genetic reasons, lifestyle related factors largely determine whether someone will get ovarian cysts or not. It is worth noting that implementing a few simple lifestyle changes can go a long way in substantially reducing the risk of getting the condition. In fact, even some of the genetic causes can be effectively marginalized and a great leap be taken towards ovarian cysts prevention by adopting these lifestyle changes as it genetic factors do not express themselves unless there is the right type of environment or stimulus to trigger them. The need of the hour is to adopt what is called the holistic approach and get ready for complete and effective ovarian cysts prevention. Remember, holistic approach is also strongly recommended for the treatment of ovarian cysts, and not just for its prevention.

Here are a few ways in which ovarian cysts prevention can be practiced:

 Add plenty of raw vegetables into your diet; however, vegetables with a high amount of starch content in them should be avoided as far as possible.

 Try to cut down on your intake of dairy products and products that contain soy. In fact, some extreme views suggest their complete exclusion from the diet. Consult with your doctor before starting on a new diet plan or making any significant changes to your existing one.

 Besides these there should be a constant effort to eat foodstuffs that are pure, unprocessed and have the highest quality. Such a practice will greatly help in reducing the chances of developing a malignant ovarian cyst. Organically cultivated vegetables, fruits and meat are highly recommended. Some of the good options include seafood and fish originating from fresh water, and meat that is organically produced and comes from animals that are fed with lean grass. Freshly prepared fruit juice is another great choice. Packaged and canned foodstuffs containing artificial preservatives are best avoided.

 Drawing on the belief of “A Healthy Mind In A Healthy Body”, the holistic approach strongly recommends regular exercise to stay fit and healthy, and in the process, significantly reduce the risk of getting ovarian cysts.

 If possible, a periodic detoxification therapy (detox therapy) to eliminate all the toxins from your body can lead to excellent results.

 It is important to get yourself checked for ovarian cysts as frequently as possible. Talk with your doctor about the right frequency of these checks and follow his instructions diligently. This is all the more significant if you have a family member who has suffered from ovarian cysts because genetic factors are one of the major causes of ovarian cysts in women. Thus, for example, if your mother or aunts have suffered from ovarian cysts, you should exercise extra caution and initiate a routine of getting yourself checked on a regular basis. Regular checks may not prevent you from getting a case of ovarian cysts, but they can certainly aid in early detection and thus, lead to faster recovery.

In the final analysis, there should be a constant and sincere effort to maintain a healthy lifestyle and create a healthy balance. This is, quite simply, the best ovarian cysts prevention you can practice. A great way to get started is to get in touch with your dietician and plan out a good diet, along with a fitness regime with your fitness trainer. A healthy lifestyle largely removes the need for medication and in this way, you are saved from possible side effects that these medicines might have. Following a regime that adheres to the natural way of maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle always makes better sense. After all, this is what constitutes the core essence of the holistic approach.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    When a COMPLEX ovarian cyst ruptures, does the fluid from the sac cause any harm ?
    From the answers I recieved for my previous question, I learned that if the cyst ruptures, it does not cause infertility but causes a lot of pain. But i forgot to mention that the cyst that I have is a complex one as found from ultrasound. So, PLEASE give me more information.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi again. That does change things a bit, doesn’t it? A complex ovarian cyst needs to be evaluated further. A small percentage of these can be cancerous.

      “Sometimes cysts are complex, either containing partly fluid elements and partly solid elements or having septations (walls) within a fluid-filled cyst. In general, complex cysts are evaluated further, as some complex cysts may be cancerous. Depending on exactly how the cyst looks on ultrasound, your doctor may recommend blood work, a CT or MRI scan to get a better look at the cyst, or even surgery to remove the cyst. Many times a complex cyst can be evaluated via laparoscopy, but sometimes a large abdominal incision is required.” http://health.ivillage.com/gyno/cysts/0,,4ltl,00.html

      “With a complex one they would remove it and evaluate it for ovarian cancer.” http://www.baymoon.com/~gyncancer/library/blqa32septcyst.htm
      If it was my body, since the cyst is not a simple cyst, I would have it removed. If it were truly a simple cyst, with NO malignant characteristics on ultrasound, I would leave it and see if it remedied itself. But, it sounds like there are no guarantees that this mass is benign. So, in my opinion, it does not matter if it ruptures or not. A cancer is a cancer, and I would not like to have that uncertainty in my body.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts Cause Infertility?
    Nearly three years ago i had two large ovarian cysts removed, they had nine litres of fluid in them! I also had one ovary and fallopian tube removed aswell.
    I’ve been with my partner for 2 years now and we have been trying for a baby for just over a year, four months ago i missed my period and had positive pregnancy test, i went to the doctors and they put me under the early pregnancy assement unit because i was told i have a higher risk of an eptopic pregnancy because of my operation. Two weeks after the positive test and a day before i was due to have a six week scan i started bleeding and went to the hospital where i was i had a pregnancy test done but it came back negative, i was told i had a misscariage. Since then my periods have been very irregualr, one month i am four days late and the next nearly two weeks late.
    I just really want to know if my irregular periods and struggling to fall pregnant is all caused by my operation and only having one ovary??
    If not could someone tell me what it all might be??
    Thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      hi, yes these problems may be caused by only having one ovary. do you know if this ovary has cysts as well, or if you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome? these can definitely cause infertility problems and irregular periods. you could go back to your doctor and discuss this with them if you wish. the good news is that you can get pregnant, and hopefully you will get pregant again and all will be well this time. i think that irregular periods are fairly common after an early miscarriage and hopefully they will settle back down, if they don’t then go back to your doctor as they could refer you to a specialist because you’ve been trying for over a year.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do ovarian cysts effect fertility? help?
    I went for a sonogram this morning to look into my fertility.
    the Dr.who performed the test kinda took a deep breath and pointed out that I had, two cysts on my left ovary.one measurig 4cm filled with fluid and the other 3.5cm filled with blood.She also said that my lining was very thin what does that mean?.
    Can ovarian cysts cause infertilty and how?
    I should have asked her all these quetions earlier but I only seem to think of them after I’ve left.

    The doctor has prescribed me two sets of tablets ( duphaston & bromelain what exactly do thesse do ?)to start on day 21 to get rid of the cysts.
    Any info would be really appreciated thankyou in advance x

    • ANSWER:
      i am no fertility specialist but i do believe that the lining of your uterus thickens during ovulation for the egg to implant. So when your lining is to thin it maybe hard for the egg to implant itself to the uterus lining. I think the medicine they gave you is to help the egg better implant. I think cyst can cause damage to the tubes but they hopefully should clear up.

  4. QUESTION:
    how do ovarian cysts effect fertility? help?
    I went for a sonogram this morning to look into my fertility.
    the Dr.who performed the test kinda took a deep breath and pointed out that I had, two cysts on my left ovary.one measurig 4cm filled with fluid and the other 3.5cm filled with blood.She also said that my lining was very thin what does that mean?.
    Can ovarian cysts cause infertilty and how?
    I should have asked her all these quetions earlier but I only seem to think of them after I’ve left.

    The doctor has prescribed me two sets of tablets ( duphaston & bromelain what exactly do thesse do ?)to start on day 21 to get rid of the cysts.
    Any info would be really appreciated thankyou in advance x

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts can cause fertility issues though only on the ovary on which they are, meaning only your left ovary van be rendered unovulatory. Ideally ever time you have your period it is your ovaries taking turns ovulating so you might find now that you have longer space between periods and trying to conceive will be harder. Though it is a possibility that your cysts on your ovaries will rupture/burst causing some pain it will allow your ovary to once again become functioning.

  5. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and bladder… sorry so long?
    Hello all. Hoping someone could help with a problem I’ve been having for a few years.

    *Extreme lower abd pain that can starts out so bad I want to throw up from the pain.

    *If I lay flat on my back for a few hours and barely move (even deep breaths hurt) the pain subsides to a tolerable, but still limping, level. Sitting is the worst position.

    *Pain is generalized to entire lower belly (skin on belly is usually hot to touch when episodes occur as well). No actual stomach ailments coincide with pain (diareah, gas, etc.)

    *Generally starts in the middle of the night (3, 4 AM) and wake up with over filled bladder (sometimes have spillover in bed). Run to the bathroom and that’s when pain starts, as soon as I sit. Have to crawl back to bed thinking I’m dying.

    *Started in August 2006 with occurances that lasted a day and happened around once a month. Now they last around 3 days and happen anywhere from 1X every 3 months to 2X a month.

    *Today, pain just started right now… in the middle of work… didn’t even have to use the washroom. This is a new experience for me.

    *Periods are inconsistent and usually late. Sometimes skip whole periods (worst was skipped 2 periods in a row) and symptoms stop those months and don’t occur until after my next period.

    ~ER docs always test for appendicitis because of severity and location of pain.
    ~Primary Care doc thought Endometriosis

    , Gyne said probably not (had a 3-day occurance during pregnancy in March 2007… guess Endometriosis doesn’t act up during pregnancy)
    ~Gyne said probably Interstitial Cystitis…
    ~Urologist said bladder looked great after cystoscopy w/ hydrodistention… but still perscribed meds for IC (Elmiron) because “it can sometimes help pelvic pain”. Didn’t have period or pain for 2 months after bladder hydrodistension.

    ~ER docs usually say I have Ovarian cysts that grow, then rupture (which fills my uterus with fluid that causes me pain), then grow again my next cycle, which doesn’t seem right to me because of the significant appearing link to my bladder. Is it possible for ovarian cysts and/or ruptures to cause bladder symptoms??? Also, is it possible for ovarian cycts to occur during pregnancy?? Only happened twice during my 8 month pregnancy (3 weeks along and 4 months along).

    Anything else it could logically be?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
    Actually, no… no birth control. But, like you said, it could be hormones. It really started getting bad right before I found out I was pregnant and after I had him. So maybe my hormone levels never really stablized. I should probably ask to get that checked.. thank you. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hopefully I can help in some way. Are you on any hormonal birth control such as mirena IUD, the pill, depo shot, or patch? I had similar symptoms to yours with the pelvic pain, I had cysts as well but I was told mine were the normal cysts we all get. Birth control actually causes bladder symptoms such as frequency and urgency. I had both symptoms, I frequently wet the bed, sex became impossible, and I had urethral burning for two years before I heard Dr. Drew on Loveline talking about birth control’s underground side effects. I can imagine you are on birth control since you have cysts, that’s like the first thing they do when you have cysts is try to regulate them with hormones. However, if you have too much estrogen in your body, nerves expand, you feel pain that’s unexplained and no doctor in the world has ever heard of this problem so they tell you you’re crazy and send you to therapy. As soon as I stopped taking my birth control even after trying a progesterone dominant pill, the symptoms ceased and now I’m pain free. Hormones do awful things to your body, if you send your hormones into a vortex by taking more, you have a whole platter of problems. Now I have high testosterone and a thyroid problem all because no doctor I went to ever knew about these side effects. I had cystoscopy as well for my bladder and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I’m so sorry you feel this pain, I wish doctors were more in tune to their patients. You’ll get there, but hopefully I added something you can research. It’s sad being the one to diagnose your own medical problem, I can’t imagine what will happen if universal medicine comes around. You and I would be laughed at.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do ovarian cysts cause excessive thirst?
    A week ago I went to the ER for pain and they diagnosed me with ovarian cysts. I have an appointment coming up but I just wanted to know why ovarian cysts cause excessive thirst, nausea and dizziness. I’m drinking so much fluids and I’m still thirsty (with no appetite). The only reason I actually stop drinking is because I’m full of fluids but I’m still dying of thirst afterward. What do cysts cause this?
    I’ve already had full blood lab work which came back saying everything is fine. I’ve been doing some research on cysts and it says to contact your physician immediately (which i have) if this occurs… I just wanted to know if its normal:)

    • ANSWER:
      I have cysts as well but I never got the symptoms you have. It sounds like something else might be going on, make sure and have your doctor do a full blood work up. I hope this helps.

  7. QUESTION:
    Question about ovarian cysts and CT scan……..?
    I hope somebody out there might know the answer to this. I had an abdominal/pelvic CT scan done about 6 or 7 wks ago which showed that I have an ovarian cyst on my right ovary. I’d had a laparascopy done about 6 wks prior to the CT scan but the dr wasn’t able to see my right ovary during the procedure. I’ve been experiencing extreme pain right in the area where the right ovary is but the dr isn’t sure if it’s the cyst causing the pain or something else so we’re trying a couple of different things & I go see him again in about 3 wks from now. But now I’m worried thinking, oh my god, if he couldn’t see the ovary during the laparoscopy, & I have a cyst on my ovary, how do I know that it might not be cancer? I know that the majority of cysts are not cancerous & are just fluid-filled, but I’m assuming that the CT scan wouldn’t be able to tell if it was fluid filled or not. So how would they know that it’s a cyst as opposed to a tumour? Is there anybody out there who can give me more info?
    I’m also worried because I’m bleeding (like a light period) but I don’t know if this is actually a period or not, or maybe if the cyst is bleeding. I don’t know whether to expect a period because I’ve got a Mirena IUD, plus I’ve been give 2 injections of Lupron to shut my ovaries down to see if that helps with the pain. Is it dangerous if the bleeding IS coming from the cyst? I don’t know what to do and I don’t want to go running to the ER and wait for hours to see the doctor if they’re just going to send me home and tell me to wait and see my dr…..

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! I had a masive cyst on my left ovary 3 years ago that was picked up in a simple ultrasound (and i mean massive it had 5 litres of fluid in it). The only way that you can tell if its a tumour and cancerous or just a cyst is when its removed, they take it off for testing and come back and tell you if its cancerous or not.. as you said more times that not it is non cancerous and just fluid filled! The best thing to do is stop stressing out and wait untill the doctor removes it!!
      Good Luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, fallopian tube fluid blocked, and uterine infection… any disease related?
    I don’t really understand all of this, but on top of these problems I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis (diverticulitis flare up caused the concerns for diagnosis). I am 26, have had one child four years ago, smoke cigarettes(I know it’s no good so don’t dwell on this issue for I will not pay attention to your response because it has nothing to do with these problems.. Dr.s words), but for the most part don’t know much about family medical history.
    As for discovery of cyst: Sun. 5:30pm a severe lower middle abdominal pain stopped me in my tracks. Held my lower stomach and couldn’t move without more pain. Coughing, sneezing, or laughter caused the pain to worsen. I reclined myself slightly to calm myself (I felt as though I were to pass out due to the pain) which seemed to help a little. Took two 800mg Motrin when home then took a xanax to go to sleep. Took another xanax after I couldn’t sleep for two hours, due to pain worsening during movement which caused me to stay awake. Finally fell asleep at 2am but woke still to any movement.
    Next morning couldn’t take the pain anymore and resulted in a visit to ER: CT scan and blood work issued.
    Results: Quack said an ovarian cyst burst. Had cysts on ovaries and needed to follow up with OB doc.
    I did. OB said: You have an ovarian cyst on left ovary 4.5 cm, and a fluid blockage in right fallopian tube, but does not indicate a cyst burst. Then proceeded with pelvic exam. I had extreme pain when OB pressed directly upward (towards belly) and said this indicates a uteran infection. What??? How does this happen? Are any of the other issues related to these symptoms? He issued an ultrasound following ten days of antibiotics (IOW: watchful waiting). My white blood cell count was 1500 at the ER, but the doc didn’t prescribe me antibiotics… My GYNO did. The ER doc disregarded me almost entirely and gave me a diagnosis without adding it in the write-up. The discharge papers he gave me was info on smoking, diverticulitis, and ovarian cyst bursts.I do know however that my grandmother had a full hysterectomy around mid-twenties and my mother had a partial at mid-thirties. She couldn’t tell me any disease that they had, only that they had to have it done. My gastroenterologist is concerned because I am too young to have these issues. Is there a disease or something that can be related to these issues? All of my issues are in my lower abdomen and the diverticula and cyst are resided to the left side of lower abdomen. However, my right fallopian tube is fluid blocked?…And I have an infection in my uterus?… Please, anyone with knowledge or experience please give me some kind of info on these rapidly arising problems. Thank you much!
    Other Info: Married in devoted relationship for 6 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure the ER doctor told you diverticulitis and not endometriosis? You have the classic symptoms of endometriosis which is abdominal pain any where in the abdomen that occurs at any time during the menstrual cycle. Further investigation shows that endometriosis can cause blocked fallopian tubes as well as pelvic inflammatory disease. So it could be that both physicians are both correct, at least partially anyway. The sites below may be helpful. Good luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    Holistic or natural ovarian cyst pain remedies?
    I’ve been having ovarian cyst trouble for the last couple of months. I was in the hospital yesterday for extreme pain. They said the cyst is causing my pain (it is 4 cm), and fluid which is realeased from the cyst during ovulation is moving about my abdomen and causing pain.

    Are there any holistic or natural remedies to pain/cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body. The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body. Dr. Flechas has recently been able to show that patients with insulin resistant diabetes have a partial to full remission of their illness in the presence of taking iodine. Iodine deficiency is also felt to be the source of ovarian cysts. With iodine replacement therapy the cysts disappear and women have stopped having ovarian cysts.”

      My wife is taking Iodoral. http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/opt_Iodoral.htm She is taking 50mg a day for 90 days and will likely then drop to 12.5mg. In Japan women get more than 13mg a day in their diet. Most doctors think you only need less than 1mg a day.

      Read the book Iodine: Why You Need It Why You Can’t Live Without It. http://www.amazon.com/Iodine-Need-Cant-Live-Without/dp/B001EE40K2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232333125&sr=1-2 Iodoral [tablets] or Lugol’s Iodine Solution [liquid] are both available at Amazon.com

  10. QUESTION:
    Is a Left Ovarian cyst a cause of concern?
    I had a MRI on my neck and back; when I got the result back in stated that I have a left ovarian cyst which is incompletely not evaluated on this study. It said it measures 3.1 cm in maximal of cervical dimension. A small amount of free fluid is seen within the cul-de-sac. Is this a major cause of concern? Thanks for any help provided.

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  11. QUESTION:
    Appendicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy or Ovarian Cysts?
    I’m going to start from the beginning with this one as it confuses me never mind anyone else! It is quite a few questions really! I’ll understand if you can’t be bothered to read it all – I’m just stressing a bit!

    My period was due 6 days ago but the day before I was in agony – I had a stitch like pain all over my abdomen (from under my breasts to the top of my legs). It was a constant pain for about 24 hours then it started to ease off. During this 24 hours I called my doctor and made an appointment. I got one for the next day.

    When I went in the next day the pain had subsided but it was still pretty painful so the doctor examined me. She prodded around in my stomach and it really hurt when she pressed down on my lower right abdomen. She thought it could be appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy. She did a pregnancy test and that came back negative so she sent me to hospital.

    I arrived at the hospital and after the usual 2 and half hour wait I was seen by a surgeon who said because the pain had subsided he thought he may have been an ovarian cyst that burst causing the pain and now my body was reabsorbing the fluid. Which makes sense.

    But I’m still worried. My period still hasn’t turned up and I’m still waiting for the doctor’s to ring to arrange a scan (to check for more ovarian cysts), I’m also still in agony (not as bad as when it started but it still bloody hurts). I’m taking four lots of paracetamol a day (my limit) and it doesn’t touch the pain! It’s always there!

    Also, my friend just found out she was 12 weeks pregnant and she’s been getting false negatives for 8 weeks of that pregnancy. She got our other friend to do a pregnancy test (she’s 8 months pregnant) and (to her shock) that also came back negative. I’ve also had the following syptoms;
    No period pain – or period – just the weird stitch like pain
    Nausea – constantly
    Dizzy Spells
    Enhanced Smell – I can smell stuff better than anyone around me – been told it’s a sign of pregnancy
    Tired all the time! I’m sleeping almost 12 hours a night and I’m still knackered!
    Crying/Emotional for no reason
    Constipation – I haven’t been since before period was due
    Covered in spots – usually spot free
    Headaches – think this is because I’m so tired
    Backache – but I do suffer from this sometimes anyway
    Sore/Tender Breasts – somedays my nipples are so sore I can’t touch them
    Dreams of pregnancy – I think this is because I’m hoping I am
    Craving sweet things – I’m a savoury kinda girl!

    So my questions are;
    I’ve heard that ovarian cysts can effect you fertility. Is this correct?
    The test at the doctors was negative but could I still be pregnant?
    If I am pregnant could it be ectopic? Is this why I’m in pain?
    I’m taking a lot of paracetamol should I cut down until I have a positive or negative pregnancy result?
    Will the scan show up the pregnancy? They’ll be looking for ovarian cysts not preganancy.
    I’m taking folic acid everyday (have been since we started trying) could this be what’s causing the pain?

    I guess I just want some reassurance really. My partner and I have been trying for a baby but we’ve said when it happens it happens. I know stressing about it won’t help either!

    Anyone got any advice to calm my nerves before I get the results of my scan? I’m calling the doctor today to try and sort out my appointment. I think I’m also going to do a home pregnancy test – probably tomorrow morning – to put my mind at ease!

    Thanks in advance!
    I’m going to phone the doctor’s later and find out if I can have a blood test to check. But until then I’ll pop to the chemist and get a home pregnancy test to double check in the morning!

    My friend (who is 12 weeks) said her blood test came back that she had something wrong with one of her hormone’s but wasn’t pregnant – then she found out she was. Is that possible??

    • ANSWER:
      Q.1 Yes, ovarian cysts can affect fertilty, they produce a lot of hormones found in pregnancy, but obviously not hcg, which a hpt looks for.

      Q.2 Yes, you could still be pregnant. Hcg levels do not increase the same way in an ectopic pregnancy as in a normal pregnancy. When i had my ectopic i went between faint positives and negatives all the time. The doctor needs to do a Beta hcg reading from a blood test to detect hcg in an ectopic. they will rise and fall and that should be monitired as part of diagnosis.

      Q.3 Yes, you have a lot of symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. My pain came and went, it wasnt constant, and that’s how mine was missed. I didnt tick the correct symptom boxes. It was my blood levels gave it away. However, you havent had a positive hpt at all have you? Only a blood test will tell.

      Q.4 Consult your GP. you should be fine with paracetamal, but if you are in that much pain, you need to be re-seen.

      Q.5 No, an ectopic pregnancy will not show up in a scan unless it is being specifically searche for. even then it can be missed. Ectopic means ouside of the womb. When a scan is done when a woman is known to be pregnant and has these symptoms it is used to detect a faltering pregnancy inside the womb. It rules it out, it dosent detect it. If the pregnancy is located in a fallopian tube or beside the ovary it is very difficult to spot. Remember this isnt, never was and is never going to be a baby. It’s a mass of cells and may present itself as a small bulge in the tube, or not be detectable at all. An ovarian cyst can be detected this way, but then they are very very common in early pregnancy anyway, as that particular ovary has all the work to do producing the hormones your body needs to maintain a healthy pregnancy.

      A healthy pregnancy at this stage will show up in the scan, but if your urine hcg level is reading as negative then it isnt likely to be seen. An egg sac can be seen anywhere between 4 and 5 weeks. It may just appear as a black circle in the womb lining, so they wont confirm pregnancy but can let you know pregnancy is likely.

      Q.6 No, folic acid would not be affecting you like this, it is naturally found in many many food stuffs..

      What you have described above, arriving at the hospital and then the pain subsiding happened to me. It was an ectopic pregnancy. It wasnt detected until 6 weeks and 3 days. Which is really far on, i’m a very very lucky girl. you need to get your bloods monitored, this is the best way to detect. In my opinion you need to get a second opinion or do something today. Ectopic pregnancy is a life threatening condition. If you think you have one you need checked out. Urgently. Have any beta hcg’s been done?

      Edit: If you have had beta hcg done and it read negative this couldnt possibly be an ectopic. you will ALWAYS get a positive blood result. If you havent had one done, just ask.

      Edit: your friend at 12 weeks? Yeah, i guess so. no lab is infallable. they could have read her other bloods as increased progesterone etc but misread her hcg levels. They go into different blood vials and are seen by different technicians, the results are loaded at different times on to a computer and then can be read by the hospital. My hcg results were always back in about 2 hrs. Other hormones were a few days. Mistakes can happen. If she is 12 weeks she will be having her first scan etc and all must be well.

      .

  12. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause no period for 4 months?
    I have a tendency to get ovarian cysts. My first one landed me in the ER because everyone feared I had appendicitis. I didn’t. I had an ovarian cyst, which then ruptured – the ultrasound showed the fluid in my abdomen. I have had them since then but they don’t cause any problems and when they rupture it’s just about getting through the pain, nothing serious ever happened after a rupture.

    So that’s background, but here’s present. My last period was 4 months ago, at first I thought it was stress related but the months have just dragged on by. I did have typical PMS symptoms in the past 4 months but there was never the actual period – it was like my body was getting ready and then…nothing. Which doesn’t make any sense to me!

    Is it possible that a ovarian cyst can cause me to have no period for 4 months? It’s never happened to me before but..is it possible?

    (And no, I’m not pregnant nor have any chance of being pregnant)

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  13. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts: Help! ?
    Hi- For about 7 months now I have been having extreme abdominal/lower back pain. I finally went to the doctor and found out that i have a hemorrhagic cyst a little smaller than a golf ball on my left ovary and and ruptured hemorrhagic cyst on the right side with fluid in the pelvic cul de sac (I had an t/v ultrasound). I was prescribed with Avaine birth control. Also, i have heavy periods with dark brown clumpy vaginal discharge that will last for a week after the period ends. This has happened a before i ever went on birth control. I was wondering if any one has experienced this and if the ovarian cysts could be the cause for the brown discharge and if anyone knows what the free fluid in the pelvic cul de sac could mean? I have another doc. appt in a month but i wanted to see if i could get some kind of information before i went.

    Any advice is helpful and would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    question about ovarian cysts?
    i just had surgery because my ovarian cyst ruptured so they took out what was remaining of it…..when it ruptured i have extreme abdominal pain which was caused by the fluid…my stomach went from being distended to being like really ssucked in..i went from fat to skinny anywho…the same thing happend again the other day….is it possible that i had ANOTHEr cyst that ruptured again?

    • ANSWER:
      Everything is possible but here on Yahoo answers no one can tell for sure because no one had you check-up. You do need to go see your gynecologist a.s.a.p in case its a ruptured cyst or something else.

  15. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts/mucinous cystadenoma ?
    About six months ago I went to the ER and they did a cat-scan on my belly and found a HUGE cyst on my left ovary. While the cyst doesn’t cause me any pain it is uncomfortable and needs to be removed.
    I’ve been doing some research on it and from what I have read it’s an unusually large type of ovarian cyst. There is a 70% chance of that the cyst is benign and just basically filled with a mucus-like fluid. My OB ran some blood tests to check for cancer and the results all came back negative so I am praying once the cyst is out and sent to the pathologist it will also come back benign. So my question is…has anybody on ever been diagnosed with this type of cyst?

    EDIT: I guess I should give a little more detail. My OB asked how my appitite was, as many women who have such large cysts aren’t able to eat much. Let me tell you that is NOT the case with me…I eat like a freakin’ PIG! Since I don’t want to have kids (not a phase, I’ve known since I was a teenager I don’t want kids) my doctor asked how I would feel if they had to do a hestorectomy and I said go for it. Also, because my left ovary is probably damaged, they are going to remove that and possibly my right ovary. Isn’t it so weird how such a large cyst can grow inside us?
    MORE EDITS: The sh*tty thing is that they can’t do laproscopic because of the size of my cyst so they have to cut me wide open. But as long as they get it out, it doesn’t matter to me what they gotta do, ya know?

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same thing. Cysts on both ovaries though. They did a laproscopic surgery to remove them, and they ended up being filled with old blood and mucus. Gross I know. The tests came out negative before hand, and after. You have nothing to worry about, and you’re lucky that it’s not painful! You’ll be fine, and it’s better to take care of now than to wait. You never know what something can turn into.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can a small ovarian cyst cause these types of symptoms?
    I couldn’t find this while searching online and I’ll be heading to the doctor in a couple days to see what exactly is going on with me other than the cyst but:

    I have a 1.5cm cyst. Lately I’ve been having:
    extreme fatigue
    lower back and thigh pain,
    EXTREME (I almost passed out a couple times) abdominal pain that occurred on the day I was supposed to get my period and the day after. I still feel the pain at various times throughout the day just not AS horrible. Still extremely painful though.
    Bouts of nausea that come at random times.
    Occasional dizziness whether sitting or standing.

    I’m just in shock. The pain from this small cyst is overwhelming. I can’t lift anything over about 10 pounds without almost passing out from the pain from the cyst.

    What I’ve been told is that it is a fluid-filled cyst and that I have fluid in my abdomen from what the ultrasound tech THINKS could have been a cyst that had ruptured a few days prior on the other side of my abdomen.

    I guess my second question would be what kind of things can I do or take to help with this horrible pain as well?

    Thank you so much for any insight!

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  17. QUESTION:
    do i have ovarian cysts?
    after an ultrasound my doctor told me that i had a build up of fluid in my pelvis and abdomen most likely caused by follicles from my ovarys dropping into my pelvis, i also noticed that he wrote ”follicles present on both ovaries” in my nots, does this mean i have ovarian cysts and could the follicles that dropped into my pelvis be from ruptured cysts?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    7 weeks pregnant?
    Hello, I am 7 weeks prego. I went to the ER yesterday because of extreme abdominal pain. They did an ultrasound and found a normal live pregnancy growing correctly with dates. They concluded that the pain was due to a reuptured ovarian cyst that caused fluid to be in my abdomin. My question is is that now that they have seen a normal live pregnancy at 7 weeks, is my chance of miscarriage any less?
    The doctor said the heartrate was a strong 120.

    • ANSWER:
      Once your past your 1st trimester your chances of miscarraige decrease greatly. Your almost there girl! It is a definite plus that your ultrasound came back positive.

      Congrats!

  19. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst still causing problems?
    Hi everyone,

    I’m an eighteen year old female and in the spring of 2010 I was diagnosed with a normal sized cyst that was completely fluid filled on my left ovary. My doctor didnt seem too concerned about it, in fact she was more concerned about the fact that I had low estrogen. She put me on Loestrin 24 Fe to both shrink and dissolve the cyst, and to bring up my estrogen levels.

    The cyst was discovered by abdominal ultrasound after a few months of annmenorhea (which was the first time I ever missed periods).

    A few months passed without incident and it looked like the cyst has just been a functional cyst that messed with my menstrual cycle for three months. However, in early November, I started experience pressure in my left ovary (the affected ovary). The pressure is normally not painful at all, sometimes I get twinges of pain but overall, it’s just uncomfortable.

    I brought it up to my doctor in my appointment in late december and she told me to just wait it out and if it got worse to come back and see her, so I got the impression that this is normal on birthcontrol or cysts. However, now I feel the pressure constantly, almost like someone is pushing their thumb on my ovary. Now here is where I’m confused, I read stories from other people and all the ones i’ve read, women have felt the pressure when they stand and move around. Not so for me. I feel the pressure when I’m sitting or lying down and it relieves once I stand and move around.

    I’m not too sure why this is and everyone i’ve talked to has found this very odd.

    I’m not sure if this is a recurrant functional cyst or if maybe it’s another type of cyst. The Abdom. Ultrasound said it was competely fluid filled. So that takes out the complex cysts and cancer.

    Any ideas?

    Also, I’ve got the urge to urinate ALL the time. And after I do my bladder feels heavy still. I haven’t had a period since November 11 (but thats normal on bc right?) And I am not sexually active.

    Thank you for any and all suggestions as to what this could be!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like a cyst. it’s irrelevant that others you’ve talked to felt pressure when standing while you feel it while lying down. Different people can have different symptoms. Sounds to me, though, like the cyst didn’t go away. There are really only 3 treatments for cysts: 1) go on birth control pills and hope that makes them go away; 2) surgery; 3) do nothing and hope it goes away. In any case, cysts are quite common, and most do go away.

      Sounds like the pill isn’t making yours go away and that’s why you have the pressure. My non-medical opinion (I’ve had lots of cysts, but I’m no doctor) is that the cyst has grown, and now it’s pressing on your bladder a little. If I were you, I’d get a second opinion. Your doc right now is just waiting and seeing, and it sounds to me like you are wanting to see if there’s something more to do because you are getting nervous about this situation continuing with no resolution for many months. You might want to get another ultrasound to see if the cyst has shrunk or grown. So the second opinion and another ultrasound may give you some peace of mind that you’re doing what you can. This may be the only thing you can do–you don’t want to have surgery, so your only other option is trying to shrink it and waiting and seeing.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can an Ovarian Cyst Rupture delay ability to get pregnant?
    I had an ovarian cyst rupture around Nov 10, the doctor saw a fluid sac behind my ovary. The sac & belly finally went back to normal. My next menstruation would be around teh 22 of December. We’re TTC, I had a baby 5.5M ago and am wondering, whether or not it can cause problems for menstruation & getting pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst rupture in August this year as well. It ruptured on Cycle Day 20 I think. My period did not start until Cycle Day 39 and my cycles are usually around 32 days. So, it was only a week late. BUT…I bled for almost a month, off and on. I didn’t ovulate that month as well. Last month and this month, I finally feel back to normal. I still have an odd pain in my pelvic area, but doctors have done ultrasounds and the cysts are gone. I had a cyst on my left ovary that was 3cm and one on my right that was 2cm, so they were fairly small, but hurt bad. My left one was also hemorrhagic (full of blood) and had processes (small cysts) growing off of it. I’m so relieved they’re gone! But, some people go straight back to normal! The only way it inhibited getting pregnant was by making me have screwed up periods and ovulation, but that will eventually fix itself. Good luck and hopefully you’ll do fine.

  21. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst?
    I had 2 ovarian cyst removed august 6,2007. The doctor said one of them had a clear fluid and the second had oil and it and could grow teeth and hair.It also was inside of my tubes.I would like to know more information about this and websites that show pictures of these types of cyst.What causes cyst?Also I was trying to get pregant but for some reason couldnt, could this have caused me not to get pregant as well?Any help would be great.thanks a bunch!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had heaps of cysts since I was 17, I’m 26 now. They are no fun at all and cause intense pain. I had a 7.7cm functional cyst in 2005 that I was scheduled to have removed via laparoscopy but 5 days before my laparoscopy, my cyst ruptured causing me intense pain and I had to have an emergency laparoscopy.

      I’m still suffering with cysts and I’m currently waiting to have another laparoscopy done to find out whether or not I may have endometriosis as that is what they are suspecting.

      I have found a website for you, you can have a look at the following link: (sorry for the graphic pictures)

      http://www.womenssurgerygroup.com/conditions/OvarianCysts/photos.asp

      I hope this helps you out. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me (the link is in my profile)

  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst . . .?
    What does it mean to have an ovarian cyst without fluid? What is it filled with if anything? Please help with as much information as you have or websites I can go to and read about this !

    I have had cyst throughout the past few years but lately i have had intense pain and went to the GYN after having a CT scan of my abdomen. I am going for a ultrasound next week. But when I went she told me that this was found on my CT scan and she just wants to cofirm it before she gives me any medical treatment.

    Don’t tell me to go see my doctor for this cause I already have.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey dont stress i have 4 cysts on my right overy. i found out before i fell PG that 3 on my left side had ruptured thats y i had been in pain. my Fiance`s sister had a huge cyst that she just had taken out that had grown hair and teeth ewwwwwww! cysts are soooo common just keep an eye on them and if your pain is really bad go see a specialist and make and appointment to have them removed. Cysts can also twist which can cause alot of pain! I hope you start to feel better soon and let me no how you go :) x

  23. QUESTION:
    Question for anyone who also gets ovarian cysts?
    Hi,

    Okay, I had a cyst on my right ovary and I was getting a lot of pelvic pain, nausea, breast tenderness, etc., so I was concerned especially since the cyst was a complex cyst. He examined and did a transvaginal ultrasound, which revealed that the cyst had ruptured and in addition, I have a new one growing. He told me the rupture was probably what caused the pain, but I was the one that ended up asking for something to prevent the cysts. I don’t want another one to rupture, they hurt. So, he gave me birth control. He never really told me how long to expect the pain and nausea to go on for. I can’t sleep on the right side because of the pain (it goes from my groin up in my pelvic bone) and the nausea is horrible. I have been taking OTC pain relievers, Dramamine, and the birth control (I just started the BC 3 days ago) and I don’t want it to get to the point I am overdosing. There’s moments where I honestly think the nausea is getting much worse. So, does anyone know how long it takes for a cyst to go away? Also, what happens to the solid component of a complex cyst after it ruptures. I know the fluid part fills the abdominal cavity and re-absorbs into the body, but what happens to the solid part? Thanks!
    MommyLyn-

    I had a complex cyst, not a simple cyst. Complex ones have half fluid, half solid. Simple ones are just fluid…

    • ANSWER:

  24. 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. :)

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there anything else I can do for cramping and ovarian cysts, besides taking birth control?
    I have been having serious cramping issues since I had a miscarriage last year about 6 months after the birth of my daughter. I get really bad cramps that feel like labor pains. They are unbearable at times and make me fall to the floor. My doc did 2 ultrasounds and found some fluid in my tubes, which has now cleared and also about 6 small cysts in each ovary. She recommended taking birth control to try to help with the cramping and get rid of the cysts. However, I have been through 3 different kinds now with horrible side effects and no success. I am totally done with birth control! Plus, my husband and I would like to have another child soon. Another issue is that I have a tilted uterus. I have heard that this can cause bad cramps as well. I have considered the uplift procedure, but am unsure about it. Is there anyone else who has suffered the same symptoms? What did you do?

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  26. QUESTION:
    Help! just had surgery for ovarian cysts a week ago and drs on vacation!!!!!?
    I have been in and out of the doctors all months to figure out what’s the severe sharp pain in my mid back and my right side would have spasms. First it was a kidney infection and a uti.. got my antibiotics and took that whole prescription like I was suppose to. Next day pains right back. So I go to the doctor again. And then he thought I was sinsitive in my women area and thought it was another infection. He gave me antibiotics again and ordered me to see a gyno asap. So next day I went. And he examined me and I was just really sinsitive. So he ordered a sonagram. So I went the next day and got it. And by this time the pain is unbearable and he looks and sees a lot of fluid around my right ovaries. Then he thinks I have appendicitis and he thinks mu appendix ruptured. So got rushed into surgery. Came back to it. And he told me. I had a ruptured cyst and I was bleeding internally, I’m severely constipated. My livers stuck ( not functioning like it should cause of infections) and I’m probably going to have problems with my liver and my appendix. But my concern is I’m si tired but can’t really sleep. My heads killing me, and all that pain I had in my back before I went to surgery is back and worse. I’m getting so irritable and snappy at everyone and no one wants to be around. I don’t like this and I just want to be better. But idk what to do cause my Dr. On vacation, and I’m so mad at his nurses for sending me back to work 4 days. Later, and I lift 120 + pound people all day. With 3 places. I have stitches including inside my belly button. Am I still suppose to be in this much pain, and tired, and enraged all the time? I need advice PLEASE HELP! !!!!!!!!

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  27. QUESTION:
    I’ve got an OVARIAN CYST?
    I had an ultrasound scan and i have a 3cm ovarian cyst on one of my ovaries. Its not a simple fluid cyst-i think it has ‘stuff’ in it. But it is a cyst. Its not giving me any problems.I think it may be causing some aches when i exercise, but apart from that-no pain. But i do have some facial hair.

    i’ve been referred to a gynaecologist. Feel like i’ll be wasting they’re time. Does anyone have a single cyst and what did they do? What symptoms did they give you? would it cause facial hair Would it explain my symptoms?
    i dont have polycystic ovaries.i also had a hormone test and they were normal. my periods are pretty regular.but i do get some aches when i exercise.
    so the problem is the pill probably wouldn’t do anthing. i wish there was a solution. probably just make sure it doesn’t get any bigger. i wish my hormones were out of synch so i could do something about it.Perhaps its something to talk to gynae about.. :-(
    does it alter depending on when you have the blood test?

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  28. QUESTION:
    ER, found out I’m pregnant, lots of fluid on my uterus.. HELP!?
    So, the past couple of days I haven’t been feeling like myself. I went to the ER last night because I had been throwing up. They did a blood test and I’m pregnant. Very very early on. He said about 2 weeks. So when they took me for an ultrasound they didn’t see the baby which the er doctor said that its most likely that I am just so early they can’t see it. But, there was a large amount of fluid present. I told the ultrasound tech that I have a history of Ovarian Cyst and she said that maybe a cyst busted and caused all of that fluid. But, I have to go tomorrow to have my b-hcg levels checked to make sure they are going up. The dr is afraid I may have a tubal pregnancy. But, I’m not in pain.. My left side hurt about 5-6 days ago, That may have been w/ the cyst busting? But, if it wasn’t a cyst what else could cause a lot of fluid? Is it harmful to my baby? Should I be hurting and stuff if it is a tubal pregnancy? Or is it to early?

    Thanks in advance.
    Any information you can give me is greatly apperciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I just had my son 4 months ago. I got ovarian cysts also. The pain in your side is very possible to be a cyst that busted or even from the pregnancy itself. I had pain every now and then especially during the first few months. As for the fluid, it could just be a lot of fluid for no specific reason, I also had that. Don’t stress too bad, it could harm the baby. Just think positively. Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    Does a ovarian cyst start off small and get bigger?
    I would like to know about ovarian cysts. The MAIN thing I would like to know is how long does it take for a ovarian cyst to get big? The reason I ask is because I think I’ve had this cyst on my ovary for quite some time but I’m not sure because I just found out about it. A urologist looking at my xray’s found it while looking at a kidney stone in my kidney, I have not went to a gyn yet because I don’t have insurance. I’ve had plenty of pap smear’s and 3 biopsy’s, also alot of ultra sounds and xray’s but no one ever found the cyst, and I am pretty sure it’s been here for years. The reason I say that is because I have always had pain during intercourse, sometimes even when I masterbate and have a orgasm. Other times it just hurts when I move my body a certain way and then when I am on my period and it hurts when I have a tampon in or remove or insert a tampon. I know I can’t really find accurate answers on yahoo answers but I have been trying to research this since yesterday and can’t find not one website that says how long it takes a cyst to grow. The urologist told me that it was “large”. Also I have always had this creamy discharge that is quite embarassing when I am having sex because when my fiance pulls his willie out it’s all doust with creamy white stuff, I found out by reading on one of the website that cyst will cause that. I also have another question that I have yet to get answered. If a cyst ruptures will there be any fluids coming out of my vagina?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had ovarian cysts for years, and they are miserable! I even had to have one cyst removed because it grew dangerously large.
      To answer your question, (it’s one of those annoying answers, I will warn you!) everybody body is different. With me, they tend to develop every month, left ovary one month, right the next, etc. Sometimes they are small enough that I can just let them rupture and deal with the pain. Other times, the pain is debilitating and I have to go to the ER. I don’t think I have ever had one live longer than a few weeks (at most 6 weeks) before rupturing.
      And to answer your last question, no. There should not be any fluids coming out of your vagina. The cysts are on your ovaries, which are located far away from that opening. The fluid is usually just absorbed back into the surrounding tissue.

  30. QUESTION:
    I had an ovarian cyst rupture about 4 weeks ago and I am still in some pain and discomfort. Any ideas?
    I have not went back in for my follow up ultrasound but I am worried that they will find something really wrong because of the pain that I am still in. The cyst was 5 centimeters when it ruptured and the doctors say that the fluid left behind would cause some discomfort until it all got absorbed, but I am afraid that this pain is indicative of something else. Any ideas on how long it takes to recover from this or if it might be something else?
    The pain is all of the way across my lower abdomen and it comes and goes but it sometimes severe. The ovary that had the cyst was the right ovary. Tylenol does not work and Ibopfren only works slightly.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same thang once I still get them every once in a while so you are not alone.I use lost of extra strenghth tylonal and i use a heating pad or I take a hot stamy bath.

  31. QUESTION:
    Was this infection caused from an Ovarian cyst bursting or could it be from an STD?
    Something has been bothering me for awhile. I had to have surgery almost 3 years ago due to an infection in my uterus (i guess that’s where it was), so they could get the infection out cause i was so sick. ]

    Now, prior to that, my ex-husband and i had been to a fertility clinic trying to concieve and they did all tests including all STD tests. I was taking Clomid for 2 months as well. Also , all tests came back negative.

    Then about a few months later i had this awful pain in my lower abdominal and i was so sick. The first time i went to the ER they gave me drugs for pain and sent me to the ultrasound clinic. They had told me i had a cyst that burst. I went back to the Dr acouple hours later and he gave me some antinflammatories. I was taking those but the pain was still there and i couldn’t go to work. Then excaclty a week later to the day i started throwing up and i said to my ex i need to go to the hospital cause the pain was so bad. They again gave me drugs to ease the pain. Then my Dr came in, sent me for another ultrasound and they told me i had a mass of fluid on my uterus. I went back and saw my regular Dr and she did an internal exam and everything looked fine so then she told me they need to open me up and look inside.

    So then i had major surgery. They had to suck all the infection out and also put a drain tube in. Then 2 days later while i’m still in the hospital in severe pain from the surgery my dr comes in and tells me i had PID. Well i started to cry cause i never slept with anyone else while i was with my husband, so then it made me think that he did. I asked him and he said he didn’t.

    So i got out of the hospital 5 days later and i guess they had sent in whatever infection yucky stuff they took out of me to get it tested. They also tested my ex-husband as i wanted them to, to see if he had any kind of STD. Well let’s just say, we went in to the dr’s office 2 weeks after my surgery and all she said was the tests came back negative. So first off, i was pissed off cause she miss diagnosed me. But i guess my second question is, if a big cyst bursts is it possible for it to cause an infection as bad as what i had leaving it that long?

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  32. QUESTION:
    frequent urination…after and before uti/and ovarian cyst?
    about a month ago i was on antibiotics for a uti i finished my meds and i went back and i no longer had the UTI but im still constantly peeing and its the regular amount i would pee ive had blood work to check my surgar and other stuff and they said it was all normal i also have a 2cm ovary cyst on my left ovary with fluid behind my ovary has anyone else experience this can that small of a cyst cause a problem ive NEVER had a problem with frequent urination….

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  33. QUESTION:
    “Chemical pregnancy”, in pain again, very confused…?
    A little over 2 weeks ago, my period had been a week late, I’d been having some funny symptoms, so I took a HPT at night that had a very clear “plus”. The next morning, I woke up in a bed full of blood (very very heavy bleeding) and crippling abdominal pain. My husband wanted to take me to the hospital right then and there, but I refused for 3 more days. Finally, I went because the pain wasn’t ceasing. At the hospital, they took blood and urine, did an internal exam/pap smear, gave me a external and internal ultrasound, and did a cat scan. Not only did the doctor say they could find nothing wrong, but that I was in fact in excellent health. The only idea he had was I may have experienced a “chemical” pregnancy, which is basically a very very early miscarriage some women can just mistake for a regular period, and all signs of me ever being pregnant would have been gone by the time they ran tests. The pain did eventually subside, and I felt fine last week. Yesterday though, I woke up and my breasts were very sore (I don’t actually ever remember them being sore at all, ever, before, I don’t get pms bad or anything), and the pain came back as I was walking to work. No bleeding this time though. I have had ovarian cysts rupture and cause similar pain before, but they found no cysts or residual fluid of a ruptured cyst when I was at the hospital, and I seriously doubt one could have grown big enough to rupture and cause immense pain in under 2 weeks. Even if it’s hiding from the tests, I just know something is going wrong in my body. The pain is in the lowest part of my abdomen, and it’s actually tender to touch. Since I don’t feel it’s an emergency, and the hospital couldn’t help last time, I will be seeing my regular doctor this time. I’m just not understanding what is happening. I’m just looking for some ideas of what might be going on, so I can ask my doctor to test and eliminate it as a possibility or find what’s wrong. Anyone else ever experience things like this? I’m 99.99999% sure it has something to do with my female parts malfunctioning, but past cysts or pregnancy, which have been eliminated as causes, I’m not sure what else it could be? And before anyone says it, I DO NOT have a STD (which much to my embarrassment, they routinely test for at the hospital, making me feel like a complete idiot in front of my husband).

    • ANSWER:
      A chemical pregnancy is a miscarriage. I’m so sorry for your loss. Doctors call it chemical because you had enough hormones to get a positive test, but the baby wouldn’t have been big enough to show up on an ultrasound.
      It sounds like your hormones are still settling down from the pregnancy.
      I would schedule a follow-up with your OB. Have them run a quantitative hCG blood test just to make sure the pregnancy is over. If part of the baby didn’t pass, they can do a D&C procedure to clean out your uterus.
      You might ask about kidney stones, gall bladder disease, or other conditions that could cause the pain separate of the pregnancy.
      **hugs**
      I’m sorry for your loss and I hope you feel better!

  34. QUESTION:
    What can they do for nabothian cysts?(long)?
    Hello Ive just come back from my obgyn and he found a large nabothian cyst on the outside of my cervix.
    I told him it hurt alot and it interfered with my sex life.
    So he decided to lance it with a large needle.
    That didnt work to get all the fluid out so then he used a scapel! And yes I felt it!
    Well the whole reason I went was because I had a ruptured ovarian cysts as well that had caused me pain.
    Basiclly I hurt because these cysts keep popping up and they hurt me and my sex life. They usualy hurt so bad I get sick to my stomach. The ER gave me Zofram and Hydrocodone.
    This doctor I saw today wouldnt even give me another script for my pain meds or even my anti nausea pills! Ive been to the ER 4 Times already for this in the past 3 months! And I cant keep it up, and he even told me “Just go back to the ER if you hurt alot.” Im not a pill junkie I just need pain management for this stuff! I even had to take extra time off of work to get this resolved cause it affected me so much at work! What the hell do I do now? Please help me out here it would be very very appreciated!

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  35. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for a burst ovarian cyst?
    I had an 11cm ovarian cyst drained from my left ovary in November 07 which came back and had to be removed in February 08. Since then I had been in constant pain, especially when sitting or during in intercourse. A few nights ago I couldn’t sleep as I was in so much pain in my pelvic area, lower back and it seemed to go inot my hips.

    I’ve just had an internal ultrasound scan which showed that my left ovary is covered with cysts again, one of which is just over 3cm and another has burst and filled my pelvis with fluid. The sonographer lady said it was an awful ot of fluid in there and that it was probably what was causing so much pain aswell as the cysts being painful.

    I asked about treatment and all she said was that the result of the scan will go to my GP and gynaecologist and it is up to me to go to them to find out what the treatment will be. I said I hve an appointment with my Gynyaecologist in 3 weeks and she said I need to be seen sooner than that as the fluid should not
    …be there.

    What is the treatment and how soon will I need to be seen? Is it serious? I’m supposed to be going away on holiday tomorrow.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to cancel your vacation and get over to the doctor ASAP first thing. There is no way in H*LL I’d wait three weeks to see my doctor for a burst ovarian cyst. If your doctor won’t see you then you need to go to the hospital or urgent care ASAP.

      Good luck, sweetie!

  36. QUESTION:
    Question on ovarian cyst that chronically burst causing problems?
    I’m 27 and over the past 7 or 8 years of my life I end up in the hospital 2-3 times a year with painful burst ovarian cyst. I often times have blood pressure problems, leucocytosis (sign of infection), fever, racing heart, high or low blood pressure, free fluid in lower abdomen, abdominal swelling, and of course severe abdominal pain. I once really thought I may be in labor even though I wasn’t pregnant because it was so painful. I’ve had 3 surgeries to correct hemorrhaging cyst. Every time I follow up with my obgyn they tell me everything looks fine? I don’t understand. Most recently I had an obgyn tell my husband that I am probably just sensitive, then I had another one tell me I may have PCOS and should have my kids quick so they could get rid of my ovaries. The only thing that works for me is birth control but because I get complicated migraines while on it I cannot take it. Please let me know if you have had any of the same experiences. I am starting to think that maybe I am crazy.

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  37. QUESTION:
    Please help – Is it dangerous to have an ovarian cyst burst?
    My doctor was able to confirm that I had one burst not too long ago as they saw fluid around my ovary in a sonogram. Due to some of my persistent symptoms over the last couple of years, I’ve probably been having these cysts on/off. They’ve not really caused a lot of problems, except twice in the last 3 years, I had horrifically painful experiences that I’m thinking were due to cysts bursting. Horrible abdominal pain that had me in a fetal position on the floor, sweating, nausea, just downright hell. First time I went to the ER not knowing what it was – they couldn’t find anything at all. I even went for a sonogram a few weeks later to check for cysts and nothing was found then either.

    But now I’m wondering – if I should get that pain again, should I go back to the ER?? Is it dangerous to have an ovarian cyst burst or is it just unbelievably painful and I shouldn’t worry too much?? Please only answers from people who know what they’re talking about….

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter had this happen and I was with her in the ER. I’ve never heard it’s dangerous, but I’m not your doctor. I do think that it’s linked to endometriosis and you should be treated for that. Find a gyn that knows about these problems and will take your pain seriously.

  38. QUESTION:
    can someone help me figure out what my symptoms are?
    ok im like 8 days away from getting me period and im having dizzy spells and a slight fever that comes and goes and im having a bit of pain in my ovaries but last month i was diganosed with ovarian cyst that had burst and caused fluid to fill my abdomen, can anyone tell me whay could be wrong?
    im not on birth control and i never have been. and the doctor gave me a prescription for t3′s
    my sister also just found out that she is anemic and i have cold skin and i tire easy. the cyst was diagnosed via ultra sound while i was in the hospital

    • ANSWER:
      Hi – either ring your doctors surgery for an appointment today, or call NHS direct on 08454647 to speak to a nurse – they’re really friendly, and have lots of time to talk you through all your worries and will tell you what might be going on and what you should do.
      Good luck and feel better soon.
      Peace x

  39. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst rupture?
    I went to the er two days ago thinking it was my appendix but they did blood work and a
    Scan and said my appendix looked fine but there was some fluid they saw which was a cyst that had ruptured. Today I am still in a lot of pain in my lower right abdomen, is this normal? And I’ve also heard about endometriosis, could I have this and would that be causing this problem?

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  40. QUESTION:
    Severe abdominal pain, what could it possibly be?
    Okay, so I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow morning (the 5th doctor’s appointment in a 3 week span, 3rd gynecologist I’ve seen). For the past 2-3 months I’ve been suffering from severe abdominal pain. The pain was so bad, I was rushed via ambulance to the hospital from work and I’ve had to resign because of it. I’ve had 2 ultra sounds and a CT. The physician at the ER diagnosed me with Ovarian Cysts and free fluid in the abdomen as a result of the cysts. My gynecologist, however, states that my ovary (I only have one ovary, one was removed 10 years ago due to torsion) does represent that of typical Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (which I was diagnosed with in 2005). The pain is located in the lower right quadrant and appendicitis has been ruled out. The pain is similar to severe menstrual cramps, but honestly it feels as if I’m being stabbed and gutted out. It’s excruciating! I’m tired of being passed from doctor to doctor (hence the reason I’ve seen 3 gynecologists), no body seems to know what’s wrong, so they pass me off for another opinion. If both my ovary and appendix look normal in the ultra-sound and CT scan images, what else could be causing the pain? What are the chances of my right ovary torsioning like the left did?

    Thanks for your help. :)
    This question is serious and I really don’t appreciate answers such as the first two. The pain is really inhibiting my daily life.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, that’s tough. I lost an ovary to torsion, too. Does the pain you are experiencing now feel at all like the pain of torsion? I don’t know what the chance of torsion in your other ovary is. Torsion is common enough that that possibility always does exist. I wonder if it’s possible that there’s torsion and then it fixes and then has torsion again? Have you had an MRI? A CT scan just doesn’t show the ovary very well at all. You really need an expert, one who won’t jerk you around like these others. is there a better hospital you could go to, or are these gyns all at big teaching hospitals. if no, then do see a doc at a big teaching hospital. The pain could all be from a cyst. Don’t let them operate unless you know they’ve absolutely agreed to save your ovary.

  41. QUESTION:
    Need Help Obscure Muscle Weakness Diseases?
    Growing up, I could not do a push up or pull up in gym class, nor could I jump straight up or pull myself up onto my horse’s saddle despite daily riding & exercise. I could run long distances & do a good deal of sit-ups. I had a pretty low immune system, lots of bronchitis, tightness in the lungs & I was generally tired, but pushed myself. Also, my back seemed weak compared to my other muscular systems.

    After puberty, I became noticeably heavier bodied than my siblings (sister was size 5, I was size 9/11 in high school, brothers were fit but did less activity/exercise than me), but I remained very active & toned. I questioned my health but my family didn’t have health insurance so I had no diagnosis. No allergies, no diabetes, no high blood pressure, no anemia, no vision or hearing issues.

    My first child was born with very severe spina bifoda and my pregnancy was very difficult with severe polyhydramniuos & failure to progress. I gained a good deal of weight with this pregnancy and took a long time to lose it, I became increasingly tired after this pregnancy & never really felt “regular” energy again (its been over 15 yrs). There was massive stress (physical and emotional) in caring for a severely ill & often hospitalized child. I do not have depression though.

    After having my second child, my weight yo-yo’d without much reason, I began having IBS and noticeable fatigue that sometimes exhausted me for a full day to three days, but every three or so months, with a marked chronic minor fatigue. But I remained active and fairly strong despite the fatigue issues and aside from the muscle weakness in the areas mentioned above. I began to gain weight that seems unrelated and disproportionate to my eating/exercise. It seems my metabolism slowed greatly.

    4 years ago I contracted septic MRSA (hospital acquired) that nearly killed me. I was hospitalized and upon being administered Vancomyacin, I broke out in an allergic reaction/anaphalactic shock that was thought to be from morphine at the time. That night I suddenly erupted in psoriasis around much of the area that rashed up with the reaction to the drugs. Psoriasis never has subsided.

    It took months for MRSA to be controlled & came very close to having both arms amputated.

    I noticed weakness & loss of coordination in both arms ever after this massive infection nearly took my arms. My SED rate sometimes jumped up into the 30′s – 50′s & then go back down, then my ANA would go up & down without much reason. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and yes, I do have pain, but the weakness remains my complaint. Soon I began having ovarian cysts, bleeding and fluid in my abdomen. Then my kidney had a bizarre cyst, and my tonsils and throat became chronically infected (and were removed, along with my uvula and portions of my upper pallet. Soon after, due to radiating pain in my abdomen and the IBs, my gallbladder was removed.

    After this did not help my fatigue and increasing abdominal pain, exploratory abdominal surgery revealed minor scarring around my ovary and female organs, & near my kidney. This exploratory surgery left me with a second bout of MRSA & when I was put on Vancomyacin I went into sudden, acute anaphalactic shock, but quickly recovered.

    I remained weak and tired and weight and metabolism now became a definite issue. Suddenly about 5 months ago in the heat of the summer (heat and cold are hard on me with pain and fatigue), I broke out in a rash that looked like chicken pocks, and my liver became acutely inflamed. My SED rate went through the roof and I had spikes of high ANA here and there, I became noticeably weaker in my major muscle groups (legs arms, back) and started having severe tightness in my lungs and sometimes my esophagus, with occasional MILD blurry vision.

    I have been diagnosed with SIRS Systemic Immune Response Syndrome that caused damage to my lungs and liver. I also was diagnosed with what is believed to be polyarteritis nodosa (the sudden, auto immune skin rash that developed with the liver damage). All Stable currently.

    I have been tested for many auto immune diseases and do not test positive for lupus or rheumatoid diseseas. Although Polymyalgia PMR is what my rhuemy keeps looking at.

    I had a muscle Nerve conduction study that showed evidence of MG Myasthenia Gravis, but the antibody test was normal. I am on ONLY prednisone that recently brought my SED rate down. It has gone normal before just to come right back (fingers crossed).

    In the last 5 months since the sudden onset rash/liver issue, I walk about 150 to 200 feet & get so weak, I feel as if I may fall. I get so winded and short of breath that I fear I may need emergency services, but o2 tests show I’m getting enough. My throat feels as if it may close up as well, but nothing acute has occurred. It is auto immune and a physical finding, and by no means anxiety related. Eyes have no damage.

    What are we missing? M
    MRSA= Methacyllin Resistant Staph or the Super Bug
    Only med is Prednisone (I won’t take pain killers)
    SED= Sedimentation rate (blood test shows chronic systemic inflammation) mine is in my vascular system)
    ANA= Anti nuclear antibody (blood test)

    I have no high blood pressure, no diabetes, no high cholesterol, no cancer (checked and re-checked through oncologist), no abnormal CBC or white blood cell counts.

    Seeking help from others with Auto Immune and muscular disease

    Thanks!

    Thanks Abijann, very good info, truly, I’m appreciative.

    I forgot to mention that I do get checked and I do NOT have an elevated TSH, but you are pretty smart as my Dr. keeps on checking this as he too is confused and searching for an answer.

    MS is something that is being checked this week via brain scan to start with.

    Something I will mention to Dr. this week is Autonomic Neuropathy as sis has an Autonomic Heart Condition… we’ll see. I’m truly scared and suffering, but my spirit is high.

    Also, SIRS stands for Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome … I goofed above its not Systemic Immune Response but Systemic Inflammatory response.

    Looking forward to figuring this out!

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing that I think, that has not been covered,
      is the blood tests for the Thyroid (Thyroxine hormone)
      and the Pituitary (TSH-thyroid stimulating hormone).
      {for Hypothyroidism}

      Even though you have been diagnosed with
      fibromyalgia and possible
      Myasthenia Gravis…the thought
      of Multiple Sclerosis comes to mind.

      Another thing that I thought about is the
      ability of the liver to handle glucose well.
      Glycogen storage disease where there is an
      inability to properly utilize sugar (glucose).
      (The inability to convert glucose to energy)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycogen_storage_disease

      Considering all you have gone through, it may be
      that your body is trying to maintain homeostasis and
      trying to heal from being so much….but, like you stated,
      you had this very young.

      This is just a few of my thoughts.
      I hope this is of some help.

  42. QUESTION:
    Ruptured Ovarian Cyst?
    Yeah, i had a ruptured ovarian cyst, and was wondering when should the pain subside..
    Is fever, vomiting/diarrhea normal afterwards? is it just my body trying to rid itself of the cystic fluids?
    Just trying to be sure, my doctor told me that it should be gone by next monday, this cyst ruptured on wednesday. I completely trust what my doctor is saying, but was just wondering if anybody out there has had this happen to them. I don’t know the size of the cyst that ruptured, but it wasnt big enough to twist the ovary or cause hemorrhaging. I’m a teen, and wanted to know if this is normal..
    thank you in advance! :)

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  43. QUESTION:
    do i have an ovarian cyst?
    okay so this has happen before qutie a few times and it usually hurts just bearable but this time like many other it hurt like excruciatingly its a pain in my left side lower abdomen it hurts like someone is putting hardcore pressure on it while driving a knife threw twisting and pounding it with a hammer it hurts really bad in other words and the pain didnt last for to long after cause i told him to stop and and go gently so we tried a different way but it still hurt really bad and this has happened before where its unbearable but i usually try to get over it but i cant and then my stomach has a pain for a little while after usually and i might just be freaking out but i looked it up and it said it could be an ovarian cyst and i have no idea what that means other than its like a pocket of fluids or something i am 18 years old and idk its just weird like it doesn’t hurt that bad every time just so often but it does hurt to an extent every time please help me i don’t really want to go to the doctor for nothing its too much money
    okay well it has helped i forgot to mention that i have gained some weight recently and i dont usually gain wieght i thought it was stress and idk im freaking out a little bit cause someone told me i wont be able to have kids later if it is and idk i really dont want it to turn into anything major like cancer cause i read it could turn into a tumor

    • ANSWER:
      Well it could be. I had the same thing and I went to teh doctor and he did blood tests/ an ultrasound and it turned out i had multiple cysts. (polystic ovarian syndrome) some symptoms of this are missed or irregular or light periods, weight gain and hair growth. I dont know what else could cause that but maybe an STD too. You should go to your doctor because your body wouldnt do that for no reason. Even if thats not what it is then they will figure out what it is for sure. Good luck hope this helped.

      Well it definitely sounds like it to me then!! But I have never heard of it turning into a tumor. Gawd i hope not!! My doctor said theres no cure for it and if it is that then you prob cant have kids but theres things they can do to help you ovulate. I am on medication for it (metformin) which seems to be helping a bit so you should really go see a doctor and tell him your suspicians and insist that he test for it!! The sooner you find out the better! Theylls do a blood test and if that comes back with high levels of androgens then theyll do an ultrasound and get you to ocme in about a week after the ultrasound for the results. The longer you wait the more anxious youre gonna be girl please go now!

  44. QUESTION:
    is it likely i’d feel pregnancy symptoms 2 weeks before my period?
    for about 9 days i’ve been having weird feelings and cramping. i’ve felt nausea for the past 3 days. I’m beginning to worry i’m pregnant, so i’ve written down the symptoms and the days they occurred. it’s a touch long winded, so i’ll summarize for those of you who don’t wanna read it all.

    for two weeks i’ve had either sharp or dull cramping along my lower abdomen and lower back. for about 3 days i’ve been feeling dizzy, off balance, faint and nauseous when smelling certain things or getting hungry. I’ve been urinating frequently for 2 weeks, retaining water for 3 days. i’ve noticed nipple tenderness and breast tenderness near my armpits.. my period isn’t due for another 8 – 9 days. i also had a lot of sex from the 12th of august to the 16th.

    how likely is it that i would be pregnant, and would it be possible for me to feel symptoms this early?

    total list of symptoms:

    august 5:
    – first day of last period

    august 12 – 16:
    – have intercourse two times a day while visiting my boyfriend.
    – miss a birth control pill (crap!).

    august 14 – 17 (day 1-3):
    – notice sharp cramping when sitting down or standing up.
    – feel fine otherwise.
    – having discharge like that during ovulation. thick and white.
    – something feels wierd and ‘off’ for a couple days

    august 18 – 20 (day 4-6):
    – still having sharp cramping. but more so it’s dull aching like period cramps. constant cramps.
    – beginning to wonder if it’s possible i’m pregnant. i’d have to have ovulated a week early.
    – notice more discharge. still thick and white.
    – urinating frequently. very annoying.
    – also have lower back pain. feels like it needs to crack, but i can’t crack it.
    – mild heartburn (not uncommon)
    – go to the doctor on day 5, suggests it might be ovarian cysts. wants me to go for an ultrasound to check everything out.
    – diarreah on day 19 – could be due to eating too many blueberries

    august 21 (day 7):
    – still feel cramping. sometimes sharp, sometimes dull. sometimes in lower back.
    – feel stomach flips when i smell food or am getting hungry.
    – unreasonably hungry. unless i stuff myself at a meal i’m hungry within 2 hours
    – feel nauseous when hunger is coming on
    – feel faint and see spots twice after walking up a hill and a flight of stairs
    – lose breath easily
    – retaining fluids. fingers are swollen enough to make me move rings down a finger
    – still urinating frequently, but because of water retention urination is very unsatisfying
    – extremely tired (but i also had 6 hours sleep)
    – nose is plugged and needs to be blown multiple times a day. (uncommon for me)
    – extremely windy from both ends

    august 22 (day 8):
    – wake up dizzy after and cramped (other days i have a couple hours of relief after waking up)
    – still feeling nausea when smelling food.
    – still retaining water, still urinating frequently, still unsatisfied after urinating
    – extremely tired. mind is alert, but body is heavy and lazy (woke up early today too)
    – notice mild heartburn (not uncommon)
    – extremely hungry, even when nauseous.
    – still having creamy discharge
    – don’t feel faint during the day, but do feel off balance
    – nose is still plugged, and needs to be blown multiple times
    – extremely windy from both ends
    – turns out ovarian cysts rarely cause nausea.
    – take home pregnancy test at 9:30 pm (period due in 9 – 10 days) – negative result, as predicted. period due in 9 – 10 days

    august 23 (day 9)
    – wake up hungry (rare)
    – wake up with cramps. dull pain in my sides and lower back
    – while drinking coffee feel nauseous. lump in my throat.
    – frequent urination. seem to be dumping the fluids that were building up.
    – notice nipples are tender and tingly when touched/poked. also notice pain near armpits when pushed, the spot the underwire of my bra runs near the armpit (sore breasts are common the week before my period)
    – still having creamy discharge
    – period due in 8 – 9 days.

    • ANSWER:
      I felt symptoms the day I conceived, literally. I started to feel nauseous on and off and had cramping. Soon after that I started to feel excessively hungry. It is definitely possible. Try not to stress too much, or analyze your symptoms too much, as that can make them seem worse. It is also possible that this is all in your head. Not to say you’re crazy, but the mind is a powerful thing. I was absolutely positive I was pregnant once – had all the symptoms I had with my other pregnancy – but wasn’t. I think my mind just sort of created the symptoms. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck. If I were you, I’d test in about 4 days. You can sometimes get a positive 4 days early (although it’s not gauranteed), and if you’re having symptoms already you probably would. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    What’s causing my abdominal pain?
    Starting in 2002/2003 I had lower right abdominal pain. I’ve had two ultrasounds and two laparoscopys with the second one resulting in an appendectomy. Speculation was that I had ovarian cysts that were forming and then rupturing. The cysts were never seen, only pelvic fluid. My appendix was removed because it showed a little bit of infection but not enough to be causing my symptoms. Five years later, now 2008, the pain has returned. The pain is ALWAYS in the EXACT same spot and it is always the exact same type of pain, but it varies in intensity. I recently had a CT that again showed pelvic fluid and a small cyst in my R kidney. Speculation was that a cyst had ruptured accounting for the fluid and if the pain disappears for a while, enough time for another cyst to form, than more than likely that was the problem. Three days after the CT the pain came back and has been back for three weeks. I am scheduled for a colonoscopy in a couple weeks. The only thing I have related to the pain is that activity makes it worse. I have IBS and take medication for that but this does not influence my pain. Oh, I am only 23, weigh 120 pounds, and exercise regularly. I would appreciated any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds more like an inflammation issue then ruptured cysts which are never actually seen. IBS is an inflammatory condition considered an auto-immune disease. Auto-immune sounds more likely. There are many, many auto-immune diseases, this can be any number of them. In any auto0immune condition the immune system goes into “overtime” and attacks the good guys. Consider seeing specialist in a large teaching hospital where when you have more then one they will all be able to work together, sharing their diagnoses and theories.

  46. QUESTION:
    I’m very sick, please please read?
    For the past couple of months I have been having back/flank/pelvic pain. I went to the hospital a couple of times in need of pain medicine. At the same time, I had two kidney stones and a small ovarian cyst. They also treated me for a UTI/Kindey infection. However, the doctors said my kidney stones were too small to be causing me pain.

    I was back in the hospital on saturday with lots of pain all over my pelvic area, back, and right under my ribs (kidney area.)
    I had ultrasounds and CT scans. My cyst is 4cm, not too large. The doctor in the ER said the pain was being caused from fluid which is released from my ovary every month, which flows openly through my pelvic area and stomach. He said my new birth control will eventually help with the pain by switching around hormones and whatnot.

    However, I’ve had a fever the last few days and just been exhausted. My pediatrician called and suggested to talked to my gyno (my appointment is tomorrow) about three things: Chlamydia, PID (pelvic inflam. disease, and Endometriosis.

    I’ve looked up all three and not all of the symptoms fit. No diarrhea, no vomiting, no bleeding.

    So I have a few questions:
    What exactly should I be asking my gynecologist?
    Can chlamydia be spread just through general bacteria?
    Wouldn’t infections show up on all of my blood/urine tests i’ve been getting?

    I’m so tired of being sick, so tired of being out of it from pain pills.
    Does anyone have any clue what this is? I’m out of ideas!

    • ANSWER:
      I assume that you are sexually active, and therefore could have contracted chlamydia from a partner. It is tested (sometimes from urine) but most accurately from a cervical smear. (like a pap test)
      It can be treated with Zithromax or doxycycline. Left untreated, this can progress to PID, which can then cause irreversible damage to your reproductive organs. Therefore, a really good reason to have this tested at your gyne office, and get treated if needed. You mentioned some confusion with symptoms listed on websites for the above listed diseases. No one person has all of the same symptoms for their diseases. The symptoms you list could fit chlamydia and PID. but..the cyst could also be causing the symptoms. Does your doctor practice at the same hospital ER you went to? It is very important that she have the test results that were obtained at that visit..otherwise she will be starting all over in her detective work to figure out what is going on. Those results are yours! You can sign a release of information form, and get those results faxed to your doctor’s office. Be sure to do this if it is a different hospital.
      endometriosis is another possibility. I suffered for years with that one…my cure? pregnancy – at 37! Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me? Please, Please read.?
    For the past couple of months I have been having back/flank/pelvic pain. I went to the hospital a couple of times in need of pain medicine. At the same time, I had two kidney stones and a small ovarian cyst. They also treated me for a UTI/Kindey infection. However, the doctors said my kidney stones were too small to be causing me pain.

    I was back in the hospital on saturday with lots of pain all over my pelvic area, back, and right under my ribs (kidney area.)
    I had ultrasounds and CT scans. My cyst is 4cm, not too large. The doctor in the ER said the pain was being caused from fluid which is released from my ovary every month, which flows openly through my pelvic area and stomach. He said my new birth control will eventually help with the pain by switching around hormones and whatnot.

    However, I’ve had a fever the last few days and just been exhausted. My pediatrician called and suggested to talked to my gyno (my appointment is tomorrow) about three things: Chlamydia, PID (pelvic inflam. disease, and Endometriosis.

    I’ve looked up all three and not all of the symptoms fit. No diarrhea, no vomiting, no bleeding.

    So I have a few questions:
    What exactly should I be asking my gynecologist?
    Can chlamydia be spread just through general bacteria?
    Wouldn’t infections show up on all of my blood/urine tests i’ve been getting?

    I’m so tired of being sick, so tired of being out of it from pain pills.
    Does anyone have any clue what this is? I’m out of ideas!

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    I’m very sick. Please please read, i need help.?
    For the past couple of months I have been having back/flank/pelvic pain. I went to the hospital a couple of times in need of pain medicine. At the same time, I had two kidney stones and a small ovarian cyst. They also treated me for a UTI/Kindey infection. However, the doctors said my kidney stones were too small to be causing me pain.

    I was back in the hospital on saturday with lots of pain all over my pelvic area, back, and right under my ribs (kidney area.)
    I had ultrasounds and CT scans. My cyst is 4cm, not too large. The doctor in the ER said the pain was being caused from fluid which is released from my ovary every month, which flows openly through my pelvic area and stomach. He said my new birth control will eventually help with the pain by switching around hormones and whatnot.

    However, I’ve had a fever the last few days and just been exhausted. My pediatrician called and suggested to talked to my gyno (my appointment is tomorrow) about three things: Chlamydia, PID (pelvic inflam. disease, and Endometriosis.

    I’ve looked up all three and not all of the symptoms fit. No diarrhea, no vomiting, no bleeding.

    So I have a few questions:
    What exactly should I be asking my gynecologist?
    Can chlamydia be spread just through general bacteria?
    Wouldn’t infections show up on all of my blood/urine tests i’ve been getting?

    I’m so tired of being sick, so tired of being out of it from pain pills.
    Does anyone have any clue what this is? I’m out of ideas!

    • ANSWER:
      a 4 cm cyst is certainly big enough, that’s how big one of mine was just 2 days before surgery to remove it,I lost the ovary too. when it was removed it was the size of a small baseball, yes it can cause extreme pain and with that fever I seriously think you need to go to the hospital again, this could indicate the cyst has caused your ovary to flip over and cut of it’s blood supply, left untreated could be life threatening,

  49. QUESTION:
    People with HPV or any knowledge, please Help?
    I have had ovarian cysts since I was 12, when I started my period (I am now 21) I have also had the beginnings of endometriosis. I have had painful periods, severe cramping, and if I could rip out my reproductive system, I would because it causes me so much trouble. I once thought I had chlamydia or PID just because of the pain– had a million pap smears, STD tests–came back absolutely clean. I am just worried that I may develop HPV just because my grandmother died of cervical cancer and there is a history of it in my family. One time I did go in for a pap smear and they told me no cancerous cells, just inflammation and free fluid in pelvic area– I have no idea what this means, but do I seem like a candidate for developing HPV or cervical cancer? I am really afraid.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, everyone is a candidate for getting HPV. Most sexually active people have it in some form.

      When they did the pap smear, did you specifically request an HPV test? They normally don’t do it on women under 30 if you don’t request it. And some doctors don’t normally do the HPV test at all. The reason lots of doctors don’t do it, is because it’s so common! If you test women in their early 20s, about 40-50% will test postiive. Don’t worry, though, most women fight off the HPV on their own. Defintely specifically request an HPV test during your next visit.

      Cervical cancer is probably the slowest growing cancer. If you get regular pap smears. They are able to catch abnormal cells before they become cancer.

      Have you had the vaccine? I defintely recommend getting that as well. It protects against the 2 HPV strains that cause 70% of cervical cancer. Antoher study has shown it provides some protection against like 10 other strains.

  50. QUESTION:
    Lesion on spleen, CT and Ultrasound?
    Not too long ago I went to the Emergency for severe, severe abdominal/pelvic pain. (I’m a 21 year old female, by the way). A CT was done to rule out appendicitis. I have a copy of the report, and a few things were discovered…

    LOWER THORAX: There is a small focal area of pleural thickening along he medial left lung base. There is dense breast tissue bilaterally.

    IMPRESSION: There is a 3-cm right adnexal cyst with a moderate amount of free pelvic fluid which is particularly seen in the cul-de-sac region and within the endometrium.
    Approximately 7-mm low- attenuation lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen which is too small to characterize in the current study. This lesion is well circumscribed and may represent a benign cyst. However, attenuation value is higher than expected for a simple cyst possibly due to volume averaging. Ultrasound may be helpful to differentiate between cyst versus a solid lesion.

    The ER doctor didn’t mention the lesion on the spleen, only the ovarian cysts. A pelvic ultrasound was done that day.

    FINDINGS: The uterus is retroverted. There is moderate uniform thickening of the endometrium to 12 mm, which presumably relates to the patient’s menstrual cycle. The right ovary has multiple cysts, the largest of which measure 3 cm in diameter. The left ovary has multiple follicular cysts that measure 5 mm and less in diameter.

    I understand that ovarian cysts are quite common, and generally don’t cause any problems. It appears mine ruptured and that;s what caused me to be in pain.

    What I’m curious about is the pleural thickening-I haven’t been exposed to asbestos to my knowledge, what can cause this?

    Also, several days after my ER visit, my primary doctor ordered an ultrasound to check out the splenic lesion.

    FINDINGS: There is an 8-mm round hypoechoic area in the spleen that is difficult to characterize. There may be slight acoustic enhancement. Although this could represent a simple cyst, it does not display the classic appearance. A folow-up splenic ultrasound study could be performed in 3 to 6 months to document stability.

    I understand doctors are busy; I’ve gotten some answers but will have to wait until my next appointment for further clarification. I’d like some additional opinions, thanks in advance for any help =]

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not really sure what it is you want to know. Are you wanting to know if you should be concerned about the findings? The answer is no.
      It is very common for people to have various little things in their body. Usually they don’t know it and usually no one knows what caused it. A tiny spot of plural thickening is not a reason to think it could be mesothelioma, which takes 25 years to manifest.
      The lesion in the spleen is very small and not seen well enough to call it a cyst so the only thing to do is watch it. I would be more worried about the ovarian cysts as they are FAR more likely to cause you problems.


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts Burst

You may be suffering right now from one or more ovarian cysts. These fluid-filled filled sacs can form on your ovaries as a result of your menstrual cycle.

After speaking to your doctor and reading about ovarian cysts, you’re probably aware that most cysts dissolve and disappear on their own and don’t require any medical attention.

While this is correct, you still must be careful because cysts can always cause complications even if, at first, you don’t experience any of the typical symptoms. Some cysts are not discovered because a woman does not get a follow-up examination and one or more cysts develop problems.

For example, under some circumstances, a cyst will not dissolve. It may actually fill with an excessive amount of fluid and grow so large it bursts and becomes a painful ruptured ovarian cyst, which can be very harmful to your health.

Ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms can include:

a Weight gain

a Menstrual irregularities

a Nausea and vomiting

a Fullness or heaviness of the abdomen

a Pelvic pain radiating from the lower back

a Pelvic pain during sexual intercourse

a Excretion problems

a Breast tenderness

a Pressure on the rectum or bladder

Do not ignore any of these symptoms if you already suffer from ovarian cysts and especially if symptoms continue for more than two weeks.

If you do have a ruptured ovarian cyst, a number of treatments are available to you.

But first, your doctor must conduct a series of tests to determine the severity of your condition — particularly to see if and how a cyst is causing problems for other adjacent organs.

Your doctor will confer with you to determine if you need surgery. In most instances, a ruptured ovarian cyst will require surgery because it constitutes an emergency.

Typically, your doctor will take steps to

a Stabilize your condition

a Prevent the cyst from rupturing further

a Determine how mush fluid has entered your abdomen

a Prevent more fluid from leaking

Such steps are necessary because you’re experiencing a medical emergency. However, you can avoid dealing with the pain, anxiety and medical intrusions associated with a ruptured ovarian cyst as well as other types of cysts.

You can do this by treating the root causes that allow one or more cysts from developing in the first place. You want to treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.

Many women now rely on natural treatments that not only relieve cyst-related pain. More importantly, such treatments also prevent cysts from coming back and causing you such extreme discomfort and health problems.

By preventing cysts from forming in the first place, you will avoid experiencing a ruptured ovarian cyst and enduring painful surgery, hormonal therapy and possible medical complications.

Get the information you need to treat and rid your body of ovarian cysts and prevent cysts from forming in the first place

Go to http://Ovarian-Cysts-Relief.info to get the most thorough and effective information available to prevent and treat ovarian cysts of all kinds.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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/

  3. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst burst and regrew?
    I recently had an ovarian cyst that caused me an intense amount of pain, causing me to spend about 4 days in bed trying not to throw up. When I finally got an ultrasound done, it was small enough to cause the technician to believe that it had burst, and that was what was causing my pain. She sent me to the GYN to be sure. During the pelvic exam the GYN said that it had re-grown and that I needed to come back for another ultrasound.

    I now have the same kind of pain on the other side (a stabbing occasionally and a lot of pain when it is pressed), and I am beginning to feel the symptoms that came with the first cyst bursting.

    I have never had ovarian cysts before. What is causing this sudden onset of them? And is it normal for a cyst to burst and re-grow like that?

    • ANSWER:
      The cysts are part of your ovulation cycle. It is normal for them to burst and re-grow (I’ve had this happen).

      For me, they came, I had them on and off for a while and eventually they stopped. Can’t explain why.

  4. QUESTION:
    burst ovarian cysts?
    About 4 weeks ago, my hip started hurting all the time.
    and a little bit of shoulder pain.
    When it first hit me, i couldnt walk.
    it hurt to lay down, to bend my knee, to do anythingg.
    it would hurt alot of the time when i did alot of walking or something.

    Then maybe a week later i had the worst period ever..
    It lasted for a week and i was bleeding through the super tampons
    in 2 minutes. i used a box of 36 tampons in 24 hours.
    I’ve had a little bit of spotting every once in a while for about 2 weeks.

    My hip still kills all the time.
    I have headaches and im alot more moody
    and i have shoulder pain..
    I also pee longer?
    I read something that if you have a cyst,
    it can affect your urination..
    I’ve been peeing alot longer. i may not feel like my bladders gunna burst,
    but i pee for like 4 minutes. Which i thought was weird..

    Is it possible i had a cyst that burst?
    My sister and i think my mom have all had cysts before..
    I’m very active too. so maybe that could’ve caused it to burst?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Appendicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy or Ovarian Cysts?
    I’m going to start from the beginning with this one as it confuses me never mind anyone else! It is quite a few questions really! I’ll understand if you can’t be bothered to read it all – I’m just stressing a bit!

    My period was due 6 days ago but the day before I was in agony – I had a stitch like pain all over my abdomen (from under my breasts to the top of my legs). It was a constant pain for about 24 hours then it started to ease off. During this 24 hours I called my doctor and made an appointment. I got one for the next day.

    When I went in the next day the pain had subsided but it was still pretty painful so the doctor examined me. She prodded around in my stomach and it really hurt when she pressed down on my lower right abdomen. She thought it could be appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy. She did a pregnancy test and that came back negative so she sent me to hospital.

    I arrived at the hospital and after the usual 2 and half hour wait I was seen by a surgeon who said because the pain had subsided he thought he may have been an ovarian cyst that burst causing the pain and now my body was reabsorbing the fluid. Which makes sense.

    But I’m still worried. My period still hasn’t turned up and I’m still waiting for the doctor’s to ring to arrange a scan (to check for more ovarian cysts), I’m also still in agony (not as bad as when it started but it still bloody hurts). I’m taking four lots of paracetamol a day (my limit) and it doesn’t touch the pain! It’s always there!

    Also, my friend just found out she was 12 weeks pregnant and she’s been getting false negatives for 8 weeks of that pregnancy. She got our other friend to do a pregnancy test (she’s 8 months pregnant) and (to her shock) that also came back negative. I’ve also had the following syptoms;
    No period pain – or period – just the weird stitch like pain
    Nausea – constantly
    Dizzy Spells
    Enhanced Smell – I can smell stuff better than anyone around me – been told it’s a sign of pregnancy
    Tired all the time! I’m sleeping almost 12 hours a night and I’m still knackered!
    Crying/Emotional for no reason
    Constipation – I haven’t been since before period was due
    Covered in spots – usually spot free
    Headaches – think this is because I’m so tired
    Backache – but I do suffer from this sometimes anyway
    Sore/Tender Breasts – somedays my nipples are so sore I can’t touch them
    Dreams of pregnancy – I think this is because I’m hoping I am
    Craving sweet things – I’m a savoury kinda girl!

    So my questions are;
    I’ve heard that ovarian cysts can effect you fertility. Is this correct?
    The test at the doctors was negative but could I still be pregnant?
    If I am pregnant could it be ectopic? Is this why I’m in pain?
    I’m taking a lot of paracetamol should I cut down until I have a positive or negative pregnancy result?
    Will the scan show up the pregnancy? They’ll be looking for ovarian cysts not preganancy.
    I’m taking folic acid everyday (have been since we started trying) could this be what’s causing the pain?

    I guess I just want some reassurance really. My partner and I have been trying for a baby but we’ve said when it happens it happens. I know stressing about it won’t help either!

    Anyone got any advice to calm my nerves before I get the results of my scan? I’m calling the doctor today to try and sort out my appointment. I think I’m also going to do a home pregnancy test – probably tomorrow morning – to put my mind at ease!

    Thanks in advance!
    I’m going to phone the doctor’s later and find out if I can have a blood test to check. But until then I’ll pop to the chemist and get a home pregnancy test to double check in the morning!

    My friend (who is 12 weeks) said her blood test came back that she had something wrong with one of her hormone’s but wasn’t pregnant – then she found out she was. Is that possible??

    • ANSWER:
      Q.1 Yes, ovarian cysts can affect fertilty, they produce a lot of hormones found in pregnancy, but obviously not hcg, which a hpt looks for.

      Q.2 Yes, you could still be pregnant. Hcg levels do not increase the same way in an ectopic pregnancy as in a normal pregnancy. When i had my ectopic i went between faint positives and negatives all the time. The doctor needs to do a Beta hcg reading from a blood test to detect hcg in an ectopic. they will rise and fall and that should be monitired as part of diagnosis.

      Q.3 Yes, you have a lot of symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. My pain came and went, it wasnt constant, and that’s how mine was missed. I didnt tick the correct symptom boxes. It was my blood levels gave it away. However, you havent had a positive hpt at all have you? Only a blood test will tell.

      Q.4 Consult your GP. you should be fine with paracetamal, but if you are in that much pain, you need to be re-seen.

      Q.5 No, an ectopic pregnancy will not show up in a scan unless it is being specifically searche for. even then it can be missed. Ectopic means ouside of the womb. When a scan is done when a woman is known to be pregnant and has these symptoms it is used to detect a faltering pregnancy inside the womb. It rules it out, it dosent detect it. If the pregnancy is located in a fallopian tube or beside the ovary it is very difficult to spot. Remember this isnt, never was and is never going to be a baby. It’s a mass of cells and may present itself as a small bulge in the tube, or not be detectable at all. An ovarian cyst can be detected this way, but then they are very very common in early pregnancy anyway, as that particular ovary has all the work to do producing the hormones your body needs to maintain a healthy pregnancy.

      A healthy pregnancy at this stage will show up in the scan, but if your urine hcg level is reading as negative then it isnt likely to be seen. An egg sac can be seen anywhere between 4 and 5 weeks. It may just appear as a black circle in the womb lining, so they wont confirm pregnancy but can let you know pregnancy is likely.

      Q.6 No, folic acid would not be affecting you like this, it is naturally found in many many food stuffs..

      What you have described above, arriving at the hospital and then the pain subsiding happened to me. It was an ectopic pregnancy. It wasnt detected until 6 weeks and 3 days. Which is really far on, i’m a very very lucky girl. you need to get your bloods monitored, this is the best way to detect. In my opinion you need to get a second opinion or do something today. Ectopic pregnancy is a life threatening condition. If you think you have one you need checked out. Urgently. Have any beta hcg’s been done?

      Edit: If you have had beta hcg done and it read negative this couldnt possibly be an ectopic. you will ALWAYS get a positive blood result. If you havent had one done, just ask.

      Edit: your friend at 12 weeks? Yeah, i guess so. no lab is infallable. they could have read her other bloods as increased progesterone etc but misread her hcg levels. They go into different blood vials and are seen by different technicians, the results are loaded at different times on to a computer and then can be read by the hospital. My hcg results were always back in about 2 hrs. Other hormones were a few days. Mistakes can happen. If she is 12 weeks she will be having her first scan etc and all must be well.

      .

  6. QUESTION:
    Question on ovarian cyst that chronically burst causing problems?
    I’m 27 and over the past 7 or 8 years of my life I end up in the hospital 2-3 times a year with painful burst ovarian cyst. I often times have blood pressure problems, leucocytosis (sign of infection), fever, racing heart, high or low blood pressure, free fluid in lower abdomen, abdominal swelling, and of course severe abdominal pain. I once really thought I may be in labor even though I wasn’t pregnant because it was so painful. I’ve had 3 surgeries to correct hemorrhaging cyst. Every time I follow up with my obgyn they tell me everything looks fine? I don’t understand. Most recently I had an obgyn tell my husband that I am probably just sensitive, then I had another one tell me I may have PCOS and should have my kids quick so they could get rid of my ovaries. The only thing that works for me is birth control but because I get complicated migraines while on it I cannot take it. Please let me know if you have had any of the same experiences. I am starting to think that maybe I am crazy.

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst that burst and pregnancy, i have already asked but only had two answers please help!?
    i had an ovarian cyst that burst mid way through my cycle six weeks ago it was so very painfull i bled for two weeks and have not had a period since (its been about 25 days since i stopped bleeding). when i went to the hospital they said i had another two smaller cysts forming in each ovary. i am worried that i now can’t get pregnant. the hospital have been no help giving me advice or even telling me anything about this can someone please tell me everything i need to know. god bless and thankyou x

    i am also think i am a few days late with my period so could i already be pregnant. i heard that burst cysts can be a sign of implantation is this true or has anyone else heard this. i also know that cysts can cause irregular periods so i am not ruling this out either. though i have always been regular as clockwork. any more advice would be gratefully recieved thanks x
    i never said before that i was infertile, the doctors told me i am probably infertile but have heard since that people have still got pregnant with cysts. i am now very confused,
    sorry it appears i didn’t put enough information here, i will make myself clearer. i was told that i was infertile due to these cysts and due to an eating disorder i have lived with for 15 years. hence why i am doubtfull that i am already pregnant, my main question was answered that you can still get pregnant when you have ovarian cysts. depending on what type they are. but i have found that i am now more confused than ever. for the past few months since i was told i was infertile i thought i had accepted it especially when i only had myself to blame, but i am hearing so many different stories i just don’t know what to think.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m presently going through a very similar experience right now. I have cysts on my ovaries and experienced an ectopic pregnancy in Jan 07.

      Just last week, I had very bad pain in my left side and with such irregular periods, I guessed that it was just going to be a heavy bad one. However, after 4 days of bleeding, wicked cramps and noticed that my blood was not dark and odoured like menstrual blood, I went to emerge. At first, I was misdiagnosed and was treated for food poisoning. After two more days of pain and bleeding I was rushed to emergency to learn I had a burst cyst on my ovary and only time would correct it. After two more days of pain (even with heavy medication) I was rushed to hospital because the pain was unbearable (would not even stand/walk). My blood counts dropped a lot, I was rushed to surgery to learn I had an ectopic pregnancy in the same tube that my previous one from Jan07. They removed the tube, drained 1L of blood from my stomach and I was in recovery for 4 days.

      Somethings I have learned:
      - People with cysts have irregular periods.
      - You can get pregnant and have cysts – even burst ones.
      - Going on birth control pills can reduce your cysts from swelling.

      I’d like to also mention, the I thought I skipped a period in April – - but had normal periods in May & June. My bloodwork NEVER showed I was pregnant.

      If you are dizzy, still bleeding, stomach ache, bloating – - return to the hospital and be instant that you have BOTH internal and external ultrasounds. You can also request larascopy where they make a small incision and look around inside. Also, consider having your doctor compare your blood counts. You could internally bleed, not know it, and be fatal.

      Good luck and God bless!

  8. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts cause nausea/dizziness?
    Can Ovarian Cysts come and go each month? Do they appear and burst at ovulation or during your actual period? And also I was wondering if just having cysts can cause you to feel really sick during ovulation…with nausea or lightheadedness/dizziness and general ill feeling or weakness? Or is it only when they are bursting do they cause those symptoms? I seem to experience severe pain for 24-48 hours one month and then the next month I have about 4-5 days of just nausea/dizziness/lightheadedness. Could a large cyst cause severe pain from my right ovary and then maybe if I’m ovulating from the left ovary the next month it could just be some nausea experienced if there’s a smaller cyst on my left ovary?
    I don’t know for certain if I have cysts…pap smear and pelvic exam turned out okay 1.5 years ago, but then I had a copper iud placed and ever since then have had severe pain, which after a year has now turned into rotating bouts of pain and nausea/lightheadedness.
    Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst on my ovary and my doctor put me on birth control to shrink it and ease the pain. But they form every month and usually burst a few days after your period starts. The pain should not be too bad though. But if it is hard to deal with you should see your doctor. I sometimes get dizzy but I am not sure if it is because of that or if it is because I am not feeding myself the right way or drinking enough water. Get it checked out though.

  9. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts?
    A couple of questions about ovarian cysts
    1. What causes them to burst? is it that they reach a certain size? I’ve had some, and I doubt they are very big when they’ve burst, but I’ve heard of people having HUGE ones, like grapefruit size
    2. Are there cartain things that make you more likely to get cysts? Like certain foods, smoking, race, age, weight?
    3. How can cysts affect having children? Not necessarily polycystic ovaries, but maybe just a few every now and then.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure what causes them to burst all the time, but a pressue build up can be one reason. I had a cyst burst when I was pregnant (BOY DID THAT HURT)! Also, any kind of trauma can make them burst. When I finally had my child (who’s now 3 months) BOTH of my ovaries were the size of grapefruits! I was told that eating an excess of fatty foods can be a cause of ovarian cysts. I have now been diagonosed with polycystic ovaries, where as after my first child 5 years agp, I had 2 cysts. The cysts can take up egg space, and make it hard to conceive, but as you see, it’s not impossible. It took me an additional 4 1/2 years to have another, but who knows? Maybe God just wasnt ready for me to have another until now. I hope this helps in someway

  10. QUESTION:
    Please help – Is it dangerous to have an ovarian cyst burst?
    My doctor was able to confirm that I had one burst not too long ago as they saw fluid around my ovary in a sonogram. Due to some of my persistent symptoms over the last couple of years, I’ve probably been having these cysts on/off. They’ve not really caused a lot of problems, except twice in the last 3 years, I had horrifically painful experiences that I’m thinking were due to cysts bursting. Horrible abdominal pain that had me in a fetal position on the floor, sweating, nausea, just downright hell. First time I went to the ER not knowing what it was – they couldn’t find anything at all. I even went for a sonogram a few weeks later to check for cysts and nothing was found then either.

    But now I’m wondering – if I should get that pain again, should I go back to the ER?? Is it dangerous to have an ovarian cyst burst or is it just unbelievably painful and I shouldn’t worry too much?? Please only answers from people who know what they’re talking about….

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter had this happen and I was with her in the ER. I’ve never heard it’s dangerous, but I’m not your doctor. I do think that it’s linked to endometriosis and you should be treated for that. Find a gyn that knows about these problems and will take your pain seriously.

  11. QUESTION:
    What causes a painful ovarian cyst?
    I have had an I.U.D. mirena in place for about 8 months now. Around Valentine’s day a cyst formed on my ovaries and burst a week or two later. I’m still in a lot of pain. Should I have the I.U.D. removed? My husband and I want another baby, but we really wanted to wait a few years and the I.U.D. seemed like the best method of birth control. But now it’s more of hassle than anything else. We need some advice and opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      One common problem experienced by Mirena users is the development of a cyst on the ovary. About 10% of women using Mirena will develop an ovarian cyst. The advice seems to be that these cysts may disappear on their own in a month or two, but you would really need to talk to a health professional to get some reassurance on this.

      As you now know, ovarian cysts can be really painful & it’s not something you want to suffer again. Have you considered the natural approach to getting rid of cysts? It is something I would thoroughly recommend looking into. If you’d like more details, I found a good information site at http://www.OvarianCystsHealed.info.

      Good luck.

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for a burst ovarian cyst?
    I had an 11cm ovarian cyst drained from my left ovary in November 07 which came back and had to be removed in February 08. Since then I had been in constant pain, especially when sitting or during in intercourse. A few nights ago I couldn’t sleep as I was in so much pain in my pelvic area, lower back and it seemed to go inot my hips.

    I’ve just had an internal ultrasound scan which showed that my left ovary is covered with cysts again, one of which is just over 3cm and another has burst and filled my pelvis with fluid. The sonographer lady said it was an awful ot of fluid in there and that it was probably what was causing so much pain aswell as the cysts being painful.

    I asked about treatment and all she said was that the result of the scan will go to my GP and gynaecologist and it is up to me to go to them to find out what the treatment will be. I said I hve an appointment with my Gynyaecologist in 3 weeks and she said I need to be seen sooner than that as the fluid should not
    …be there.

    What is the treatment and how soon will I need to be seen? Is it serious? I’m supposed to be going away on holiday tomorrow.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to cancel your vacation and get over to the doctor ASAP first thing. There is no way in H*LL I’d wait three weeks to see my doctor for a burst ovarian cyst. If your doctor won’t see you then you need to go to the hospital or urgent care ASAP.

      Good luck, sweetie!

  14. QUESTION:
    Was this infection caused from an Ovarian cyst bursting or could it be from an STD?
    Something has been bothering me for awhile. I had to have surgery almost 3 years ago due to an infection in my uterus (i guess that’s where it was), so they could get the infection out cause i was so sick. ]

    Now, prior to that, my ex-husband and i had been to a fertility clinic trying to concieve and they did all tests including all STD tests. I was taking Clomid for 2 months as well. Also , all tests came back negative.

    Then about a few months later i had this awful pain in my lower abdominal and i was so sick. The first time i went to the ER they gave me drugs for pain and sent me to the ultrasound clinic. They had told me i had a cyst that burst. I went back to the Dr acouple hours later and he gave me some antinflammatories. I was taking those but the pain was still there and i couldn’t go to work. Then excaclty a week later to the day i started throwing up and i said to my ex i need to go to the hospital cause the pain was so bad. They again gave me drugs to ease the pain. Then my Dr came in, sent me for another ultrasound and they told me i had a mass of fluid on my uterus. I went back and saw my regular Dr and she did an internal exam and everything looked fine so then she told me they need to open me up and look inside.

    So then i had major surgery. They had to suck all the infection out and also put a drain tube in. Then 2 days later while i’m still in the hospital in severe pain from the surgery my dr comes in and tells me i had PID. Well i started to cry cause i never slept with anyone else while i was with my husband, so then it made me think that he did. I asked him and he said he didn’t.

    So i got out of the hospital 5 days later and i guess they had sent in whatever infection yucky stuff they took out of me to get it tested. They also tested my ex-husband as i wanted them to, to see if he had any kind of STD. Well let’s just say, we went in to the dr’s office 2 weeks after my surgery and all she said was the tests came back negative. So first off, i was pissed off cause she miss diagnosed me. But i guess my second question is, if a big cyst bursts is it possible for it to cause an infection as bad as what i had leaving it that long?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and painnnnnnn ?
    Ok so this might sound type nasty, but i need some answers. After having pain in my lower stomach (where u cramp) i finally went to my doctor and found out i had an ovarian cysts on my right ovary. This was about a year ago or so. I was put on birth control but quit because of the side effects. At times i fell a sharp pain beginning from my pelvis down to my butt, thighs, legs and sole of my feet. I know now this pain is caused by my cysts triggering a nerve. About 2 maybe 3 times already, i wake up or suddenly get severe pain in my pelvis about 5 seconds later im rushing to the bathroom thinking i have to take a sh**. I sit there for a while with nothing happening, and then the heat flash comes and i literally have to take of my clothes. I get nausea and sometimes even vomit. I finally take a shit which basically is usually diarrhea. I think im fine and about 2 mins later it begins all over again. I also get very dizzy. The pain is intense it literally bends me over ! A couple days later i bleed (my period im guessing since the bleeding only last the usuall amount of time it normally does, yet lots of tissue and heavy). One time i blacked out (but only once thank god) I was still conscious yet everything was black so i took a nap and felt fine when i woke back up. My question is does this happen to any one else ? Is it related to my cysts ? Did my cysts burst ?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Had an ovarian cyst burst… need adult advice please?
    At the beginning of November, I had what I was told a functional ovarian cyst that had burst. I was told that it would take me up to 3 months to heal from the extreme pain I was/still am having. Now they never told me to refrain from having sex while I heal, although I thought it would be a good idea.. however, I gave in. What I’m wondering is if anyone out there knows what could happen to me if I continue to have sex while I’m healing… any infections, bleeding… cause the inability to have kids.. anything like that.. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Well..I think it’s because the movement during sexual intercourse might jostle everything around that area. On the other hand…well, my mom had ovarian cysts and a certain someone who’s answering this question fixed that :) So I’m not sure, but if it helps with pain management, I don’t see why not. On the other hand…well, I’d talk more to my Dr. if I were you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Did my ovarian cyst burst?
    A few months back my doctor told me I had a very small ovarian cyst on my left ovary (probably caused by my Mirena). They didn’t act very concerned about it and they didn’t give me any medicine for it. For months I’ve had minor pain there. I had my Mirena IUD taken out in July and since then I have been on the pill… which I also stopped taken last month.

    I am just now having my first period without being on any kind of birth control. Anyway, when I took a nap this afternoon I woke up with terrible pain on the lower left side of my abdomen and then it started hurting the lower left side of my back.

    Is it possible that my cyst ruptured? Should I be concerned or just let it run it’s course?

    I would go to the doctor by I just lost my health insurance 3 days ago (figures) and it’ll probably be a few months before I can get it back. :( Help!

    Thanks guys.

    I’m also feeling nauseous. I’ve taken some pain reliever with no luck.

    • ANSWER:
      it is possible that it ruptured or it could be from your first period in a long time, anyways IF the pain gets much worse you should go to the ER because there is a risk of the cyst causing internal damage when it ruptures, the risk is small most the time they rupture without causing any damage at all

  18. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and herbal remedies……..?
    I have suffered with ovarian cysts since I was 14 (now 20). I have never had one ‘go away’ or dissolve like they are meant to. They grow very large and need removing. If they are not removed and they burst, it is excruciating.
    I put it down to an extreme hormonal in-balance. I suffer acne, oily skin, hair loss, too much body hair,no sex drive, vaginal dryness, stress, fatigue….I’m totally fed up.
    The hospital do a good job of removing the cysts (but that’s it) and my doctor is pretty useless.
    She told me to take birth control but that causes a world of other problems for me..
    …..I need help PREVENTING them in the first place, not just getting rid of them with invasive surgery or excruciating pain.
    I have recently heard that herbs such as dong quai, agnus castus and korean ginseng can help my hormonal balance and increase my libido…..
    I got a bit confused though cuz ginseng is meant to increase oestrogen….but that’s what causes cysts ‘ent it?!
    I bought agnus castus and ginseng…but now i’m wondering if i should of bought dong quai instead of these…or even just instead of ginseng.
    Can i take agnus castus with dong quai…or is one or the other?
    and does ginseng really work?????
    Anyone with any experiences with either cyst prevention or taking herb supplements.
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please……Im so desperate. I’ve put up with this sh*t for too long at such a young age. x

    • ANSWER:
      There are no herbs that can help with something. Follow your doctor’s advice.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and herbal remedies……..? please answer someone?
    I have suffered with ovarian cysts since I was 14 (now 20). I have never had one ‘go away’ or dissolve like they are meant to. They grow very large and need removing. If they are not removed and they burst, it is excruciating.
    I put it down to an extreme hormonal in-balance. I suffer acne, oily skin, hair loss, too much body hair,no sex drive, vaginal dryness, stress, fatigue….I’m totally fed up.
    The hospital do a good job of removing the cysts (but that’s it) and my doctor is pretty useless.
    She told me to take birth control but that causes a world of other problems for me..
    …..I need help PREVENTING them in the first place, not just getting rid of them with invasive surgery or excruciating pain.
    I have recently heard that herbs such as dong quai, agnus castus and korean ginseng can help my hormonal balance and increase my libido…..
    I got a bit confused though cuz ginseng is meant to increase oestrogen….but that’s what causes cysts ‘ent it?!
    I bought agnus castus and ginseng…but now i’m wondering if i should of bought dong quai instead of these…or even just instead of ginseng.
    Can i take agnus castus with dong quai…or is one or the other?
    and does ginseng really work?????
    Anyone with any experiences with either cyst prevention or taking herb supplements.
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please……Im so desperate. I’ve put up with this sh*t for too long at such a young age. x

    • ANSWER:
      My mum suffered from the same problem certain natural methods are to be implemented to prevent ovarian cysts formation as well as to relieve the pain along the safer lines.

      The pain in pelvis can be reduced by the application of heat which can be either carried out by the use of heating pad, hot water bottle or even a hot water bath can do wonders! Using herbal teas is another remedy to prevent ovarian cysts symptoms. Chamomile, mint and raspberry teas can relieve your pain and help you relax to a greater extent. Teas are to be taken just before or after going to bed to get the maximum benefit from it. Depending on drinks containing caffeine can result in the growth of the cysts finally ending up with its rupture.

      Extra hydration is very essential to prevent ovarian cyst formation. Make sure that you drink more than eight glasses of water every day and urination is very essential to avoid further problems resulting from it. The supplements like multivitamins, minerals, vitamin C, zinc, vitamin B, and antioxidants will improve with the dietary changes, working to balance hormones, improve immunity, protect against abnormal cell growth and enhance liver function. Herbs like Echinacea and Milk thistle can also helps to prevent ovarian cysts.

  20. QUESTION:
    I suspect that I burst an ovarian cyst. Should I go to emergency?
    I discovered a month ago that I have a large cyst (almost 2 inches in diameter) on one of my ovaries. I had sexual intercourse a couple days ago for the first time in a month. I know that bleeding is one symptom of a burst cyst. My family doctor isn’t available to see me until after thanksgiving. Should I go to emergency tonight to see a gynecologist? I’ve heard that burst cysts are big trouble. Also, should I refrain from having intercourse until I have this all figured out?

    It’s possible that the bleeding was caused by my hymen breaking — I’ve only had intercourse about 10 times before, and I’ve never bled during the act. I heard that sometimes it can take a while for the hymen to break.

    Thanks for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      If there is tenderness at the entry of your vagina, I’d lean toward the hymen theory. That being said however, I’d imagine that if you’ve had repeated acts of intercourse — regardless of whether or not you’ve bled in the past — your hymen has probably long since broken.

      The bleeding might be related to the cyst, but it might actually be caused by hormone fluctuations rather than the cyst rupturing. If it ruptured, you’d be in a considerable amount of pain; if you’re not, it may just be irregular menstrual bleeding.

      If it would make you feel better to go to the ER or urgent care, then by all means, go.

      I’d also recommend that you find a different doctor. A doctor that can’t see you for 2 full months is far too over-booked to be bothered with you. Your condition COULD cause you problems and you want a doctor that is attentive to your needs…even if it means squeezing you in on an urgent basis (which then CAN do … IF they want to).

  21. QUESTION:
    Anyone with ovarian cysts out there??!!?
    I have some questions:

    -Can you feel the cyst?
    -Does it cause pain at times?
    -Can you tell the difference between the cyst pain and other abdominal pain?
    -Can you feel a cyst burst?
    -If so, can you describe the pain and what happens when one bursts?

    Thank you if you can answer any of these questions!! I get cysts a lot so I was just wondering about it.
    I’m 15, I’ve been getting cysts since I was 13. I don’t get a lot at a time. I get anywhere from 2-10 per month. And most of the time I can feel them burst. It hurts like you can’t imagine. My mom was just asking about me about it, so I wanted to ask others about it.

    • ANSWER:
      hi, ive had cyst, but had their removed/ and drained.
      Not too sure on your age but i can feel them during sex, if pressure is put on them which becomes very painfull. i also have painfull periods due to this!
      a cyst pain will accour more when you are due on, during your period and during sex. when an abdominal pain will slowly go and come when it pleases!
      i am pretty sure a cyst can just burst—but if you think you have one i would go to the doctors. as if its bursts it will grow back and i assume would be very painfull!

  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst causing such pain??
    I posted on here a few days ago, had lower right hand abdominal pain. Ended up going to hospital on Wednesday, got an ultrasound and i have a 3.5cm cyst on on left ovary, that’s the only thing that they could see causing the pain, even though its on my right side??. Nothing on my right side as i am missing my ovary. Pain has come back now strong as ever. They told me if it came back to go to the hospital but what can they do about this??. Should I go back or should I wait it out, seems a bit of a small issue to go to the ER about??, but I have strong pain??. What happens if the Cysts burst??.
    Thanks i cannot get to see my Dr for a week and wondered if going to the ER was a bit silly but this is BAD pain and they only think its the cyst causing this – who knows??. I’ll see how I am by the end of tofay and if not go down there.

    • ANSWER:
      i had the SAME exact problem a few years ago. for 4 months straight i had SEVERE stomach problems, but it came once a month and each i HAD to go to the ER. at first the doctors couldnt figure out what it was…but they finally discovered i had a cyst. i went to gyno…and she put me on birth control. and ever since ive been on the medicine, i havent had a problem. so you may want to see your gyno and tell her whats going on.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can doing yoga with an ovarian cyst cause it to rupture?
    I have a cyst on my left ovary, and I just started to do yoga (only did it two days) and the 3rd day I started spotting. I don’t know if its because of the cyst and maybe doing yoga is putting pressure on it? I’m afraid to go back because I don’t want it to cause a problem, because if it bursts it is going to be painful!

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  24. QUESTION:
    I’m having abnormal bleeding? help?
    i have the mirena IUD, stopped getting my period as of July 2010. In the middle of October i had a ovarian cyst burst, causing to me to bleed every other day for two weeks. Then it stopped and now im bleeding every few days with some pea sized clotting (dark red to bright red coloring) along with some cramping. Should i ignore this or call my obgyn to make an appt on monday? Its just really annoying to me….any ideas what could be going on?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    I have an IUD, and I haven’t had a period since April of this year, but now Im spotting?
    I had my IUD (Mirena) inserted in December of 08…I had periods up until late March/early April. Now Im spotting…this is the second day of this. I also experienced some cramp like pains in the past week…could this be a small period?

    I’m only concerned because I have read that IUD’s can increase chances of having ovarian cysts and tubal pregnancies.

    I’ve taken pregnancy tests and they all come up negative, so Im concerned with Ovarian cysts bursting causing the pains that I have felt and Im wondering if they are just menstrual cramps.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, the first step in dismantling an IED is to…oh…wait…you said and IUD. Sorry, my bad. One of my Iraq flashbacks.

  26. QUESTION:
    Help, I have 2 ovarian cysts. It hurts. What do I do?
    I have had ALL the symtoms for some time now. But some of them for years!! i just had an ultrasound on monday. i was told each ovary has a cyst. One is 2.0 cm, one is 1.8 cm. 2 months ago I had EXTREME pain. So my Dr says, it may have burst back then. The thing is, today, right now, it hurts, Always on my left side (which has the smaller cyst). It’s a sharp throbbing sometimes piercing pain. Theres always a dull ache there, but today its hurting all over again. My lower back is killing me. Do I call my Dr for pain meds? (nothing over the counter works). Doc said will repaet ultrasound in 2 months to see if theyre getting smaller or bigger. Am I going to hurt until then? Do I continue my normal activities? Why do I have these? Im 33, tubes tied, had 4 children. How long can you have cysts? Cause some of those symptoms Ive had for about 3 years. The peeing all night, lower back pain, and sharp pain in abdomin is new symptoms. What do I do now? Suffer till I get them rechecked?

    • ANSWER:
      I also have 2 cyst’s, one on my left ovary is 4 1/2 centimeters and one in my uterus which is 2 centimeters. The Dr. said they were nothing to worry about although I have the same pain as you do. Nothing relieves the pain. I have to “relieve” my self often as it causes even more pain if I do not. I just recently moved and my husbands job is just getting started and there isn’t enough money to have them removed. I was placed on primary care here in Johnson City, Tn., but they’ve not been much help. So for now I’m in limbo. The problem with letting them go is that they can grow. 10 yrs ago I had one grow on my left ovary, It totally engulfed it and began “torching” (twisting). It killed my ovary and part of the tube as well. VERY pain full. It was removed after the birth of my daughter. It was 8 1/2 centimeters. The reason I’m telling you this is to let you know they do grow and waiting can sometimes be a mistake. Sometimes they burst and go away and sometimes they don’t. Be careful, if you can get them removed.
      Although, exercise is good for you, I have even had to reduce that as the pain gets worse when I do excesses. As you already know they can be there for years. As far as your routine If you can go on with them, don’t succumb to the pain and let it run your life. I will pray for you.

  27. QUESTION:
    I Need to Know About Ovarian Cysts?
    So, I’ll start from the beginning…I’m 23 years old and I have a daughter who was born on Sept. 21, 2008. She’ll be 11 months old tomorrow. After I had her and I started having my periods again, they were (and have been) regular. Although, the cramps are 10 times worse than they were before I got pregnant. I’ve also been having really bad hot flashes and like cold sweats.
    About a week ago, I started having a sharp pain on the lower left part of my abdomen. I mostly felt it when I moved around. Saturday night, the pain got worse but I didn’t have anyone to drive me to the ER until Sunday. On Sunday, the pain had kind of eased up, but was still there. So, I had my mother take me to the ER. First, they took a urine sample and blood. Both of those came back normal. Then the doctor had them do a CT. While waiting on the results for that to come back, he done a pelvic exam on me (which hurt REALLY bad). He told me while doing the exam, that he thought it was either my appendixs or something to do with my ovaries. After the results came back from the CT, the doctor told me that it showed about a 2 inch cyst on the left part of my ovaries. He said that was where the pain was coming from and I needed to call and make an appointment with my ob/gyn (which is who delivered my daughter). So, I called them Monday and he’s on vacation this week. I couldn’t get an appointment until the 28th.
    I’m sorry this is so long, but from what I’ve read online, they’re many different types of ovarian cysts. I’m not sure which type I have…So, my question is: If an ovarian cyst (any type) were to rupture or burst, would it cause the pain to worsen? And would their be any other symptoms, other than pain, if this happens?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had and still do have an ovarian cyst, although on the right ovary. If there is any way that you could see an OB/GYN that is working in place of or with your doctor, you should see them, before the 28th. Ovarian cysts can burst and when they do they cause excruciating pain and cause other health problem such as infection and destruction of some internal linings and ovums (eggs to make unborn children). My doctor told me that at four centimeters, doctors begin to take measure to remove them or reduce them in size. A lot of times, if you are not taking it already, he or she will prescribe birth control medicines. I encourage you to seek further medical attention before the 28th.

  28. QUESTION:
    diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, fallopian tube fluid blocked, and uterine infection… any disease related?
    I don’t really understand all of this, but on top of these problems I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis (diverticulitis flare up caused the concerns for diagnosis). I am 26, have had one child four years ago, smoke cigarettes(I know it’s no good so don’t dwell on this issue for I will not pay attention to your response because it has nothing to do with these problems.. Dr.s words), but for the most part don’t know much about family medical history.
    As for discovery of cyst: Sun. 5:30pm a severe lower middle abdominal pain stopped me in my tracks. Held my lower stomach and couldn’t move without more pain. Coughing, sneezing, or laughter caused the pain to worsen. I reclined myself slightly to calm myself (I felt as though I were to pass out due to the pain) which seemed to help a little. Took two 800mg Motrin when home then took a xanax to go to sleep. Took another xanax after I couldn’t sleep for two hours, due to pain worsening during movement which caused me to stay awake. Finally fell asleep at 2am but woke still to any movement.
    Next morning couldn’t take the pain anymore and resulted in a visit to ER: CT scan and blood work issued.
    Results: Quack said an ovarian cyst burst. Had cysts on ovaries and needed to follow up with OB doc.
    I did. OB said: You have an ovarian cyst on left ovary 4.5 cm, and a fluid blockage in right fallopian tube, but does not indicate a cyst burst. Then proceeded with pelvic exam. I had extreme pain when OB pressed directly upward (towards belly) and said this indicates a uteran infection. What??? How does this happen? Are any of the other issues related to these symptoms? He issued an ultrasound following ten days of antibiotics (IOW: watchful waiting). My white blood cell count was 1500 at the ER, but the doc didn’t prescribe me antibiotics… My GYNO did. The ER doc disregarded me almost entirely and gave me a diagnosis without adding it in the write-up. The discharge papers he gave me was info on smoking, diverticulitis, and ovarian cyst bursts.I do know however that my grandmother had a full hysterectomy around mid-twenties and my mother had a partial at mid-thirties. She couldn’t tell me any disease that they had, only that they had to have it done. My gastroenterologist is concerned because I am too young to have these issues. Is there a disease or something that can be related to these issues? All of my issues are in my lower abdomen and the diverticula and cyst are resided to the left side of lower abdomen. However, my right fallopian tube is fluid blocked?…And I have an infection in my uterus?… Please, anyone with knowledge or experience please give me some kind of info on these rapidly arising problems. Thank you much!
    Other Info: Married in devoted relationship for 6 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure the ER doctor told you diverticulitis and not endometriosis? You have the classic symptoms of endometriosis which is abdominal pain any where in the abdomen that occurs at any time during the menstrual cycle. Further investigation shows that endometriosis can cause blocked fallopian tubes as well as pelvic inflammatory disease. So it could be that both physicians are both correct, at least partially anyway. The sites below may be helpful. Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    should I go to ER, ovarian cyst causing pain, pls help!?
    I was diagnosed a month ago with a 3cm ovarian cyst, right side. For 2 yrs prior my period was totally screwed up. And I was spotting for an entire year with no real period. Gyno put me on meds to start my period and said we would try treating it with bc. I’m 3 weeks into my first pack and I hurt more and more each day.
    gyno put me on 800mg ibuprofen, which did absolutelt nothing, and upped it to naproxen and darvocet. About 2 weeks ago I ran out of meds and asked for a refill on darvocet. I was taking it as prescribed at 1 every 4 to 6 hrs and was still in pain. The head nurse told me 30 pills should last 30 days. When I pointed out this was one a day she said “well if it’s something that bad then you should fix the problem instead of covering it up.” wtf does that mean? I was also taking a moderate pain killer and was still in pain. If it hurts that badly should I go to the ER?
    now I’ve been spotting consistently for a week. I called gyno thur and I have an apt mon. But I’m in a LOT of pain and I feel like she isn’t giving me the help I need. Should I wait til mon? I have no insurance and have to pay all out of pocket.
    I’ve also had a slight fever the past few days that won’t break and I feel kinda sickish but no other symptoms of illness. Could my cyst have burst?
    I work 7 days a week at 2 very physical jobs and can’t afford to take time off. In fact I have to be at work setting up 600 chairs in 3 hrs. I have no more pain meds and it huuurrrrts! And I’m just laying in bed!
    what should I do? ER or wait?

    • ANSWER:
      If your cyst burst you would definitely know! I didn’t even know I had ovarian cysts and one day while eating dinner within 2 seconds I was grabbing my stomach and lying on the ground in pain, unable to walk get up or speak. I had no idea what happened! After about 20 minutes of lying on the ground I finally made it to a phone to be taken to the ER, which I found out I had a cyst that burst. If you don’t have insurance I would wait until your appointment unless your temperature reaches 102 or above. Best of luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Prevent ovarian cysts?
    I’m seventeen and I keep getting ovarian cysts. They’re there for about a week, then they burst. This happens at least once a month, sometimes two or three times. It hurts so bad, sometimes I get a fever and it always makes me sick. I have a doctor’s appointment, but not until January 8th. So, I’m wanting some answers now. Answers for questions such as: What causes this? and What kinds of treatments are there?

    I’ve looked up some treatments, but it never gave much information. The only thing I could find is birth control, which doesn’t do me any good. I’m already on birth control and it doesn’t seem to be helping the cysts at all.
    I’ve been to the ER with this twice, that’s how I know it’s cysts. The doctor told me to come in if I have another one burst, which I did just two days ago.

    • ANSWER:
      As another poster recommended, this is definitely a situation for a physician to diagnose, evaluate, and treat. Fortunately you have an appointment.

      There are sites that recommend nutrition and supplements to “balance” your hormones and help prevent cysts, but at the age of 48 I spent over 30 years suffering from ovarian cysts and didn’t find nutrition or supplements to be helpful. Mine would twist and burst, causing sickening pain and infection and I would end up hospitalized on IV antibiotics. The only “cure” for mine was menopause, but I still continue to have occasional cystlike discomfort.

      Just in case you’re curious about what others have to say about hormones and nutrition, try this site http://www.marilynglenville.com/general/cysts.htm.

      Birth control prevents follicle maturation (ovulation), so it also helps prevent cysts from developing. There are many different types of ovarian cysts http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/ovarian-cysts.html#sec4, your physician will need to determine what type you have before proceeding.

      Please be sure to keep a “symptom calendar” in which you write down which symptoms you experience on which day. This will help your physician diagnose you.

  31. QUESTION:
    What do you know about Ovarian Cysts??
    I went to the ER twice month and a half ago. With Horrible pain in my right pelvic area along with that came terrible nausea. Both times they told me that I had a cyst that had burst on my right ovary. It was still hurting 2 weeks later so I went back to the dr, didn’t check me or anything. Just read my reports from the ER and said this kind of stuff isn’t uncommon, it can take up to 4 weeks to go away. She did what the other 2 dr did sent me home w/ pain killers and pills for nausea. Well here I am still in pain…it has actually gotten worse. The difference is it is not constant. But when it comes it is horrible!! I can’t have sex, sitting for too long hurts, and I am throwing up at least every other night. I have a pain in my back (feels like kidney, but I am no dr so I dunno) Trying to poop is horrible just cause it hurts to push!! Any dr or RN out there have any recommendations….is it something I just have to deal w/. Or do my drs have their head in their butts!!?
    I do know that the cyst was only 2cm by 1 cm at the first ER visit. They say it isn’t large enough to worry about, also I had a few little ones around it.
    I have mentioned endometriosis, cause my mother had it (I get everything from her) They say it can’t be that (why I don’t know) I am on birth control.

    • ANSWER:
      nothing

  32. QUESTION:
    im 13 and I have questions about my ovarian cysts!!!?
    Okay so like in february I got taken 2 the hospital cause I couldn’t walk and we thought that my appendix burst but it turned out I had 2 ovarian cysts!!! So after 7 hours in the ER they told me if I have more pain take motrin and u need 2 go see ur doctor. So the next day I saw my doctor and she didn’t do anything at all she said just come back in 6 months to check up on them so that didn’t help me at all! So every time I get my period my cysts hurt like crazy!!! Sometimes I even have 2 miss school. I take motrin if they hurt but motrin doesn’t do that much 4 me either. So I was wondering like how long will they last??? Do they hurt when they burst and can u still function if they burst just in case mine burst at school???? And when they burst will anything like come out of me like liquid or blood or anything??? Have u tried Anything that takes the pain an really good??? And im just really worried if they burst at school so can u tell me ur experiences and just tell me what will happen and what I should do if they do burst. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      When I was 14 my doctor found 2 cysts on my ovaries. They put me on birth control, which really helped with the pain. They do an ultrasound once a year to make sure things are ok. When they “burst” it is like being on your period. You will cramp and have bleeding, but I believe mine burst while I was on my period since I did not have those symptoms except while on my period. When I went back for my ultrasound, they weren’t there. I do have more now, it’s normal that you will have them. Your doctor should require ultrasounds at least once a year to keep an eye on them, because if they get too big they can become a problem/cause infertility. Ask your doctor about birth control, and tell her how bad the symptoms are. Until then, take midol or any pain reliever and use a heating pad for the cramps. Best wishes.

  33. QUESTION:
    Heres a question for any girls (poss boys) do any of you know anything about pollycystic ovarian syndrome?
    i have recently been diagnosed with PCOS and was wondering if anyone had any infomation or personal experiances of of the illness. can the cysts burst? what are the common causes? what problems can the illness cause a person? any usefull sites that people may know of?

    • ANSWER:
      i found out i had pcos last year it’s quite common, though a lot of people don’t know they have it. I know if your a little overweight and you lose the weight they can dissapear on their own i’m busy dieting my way to check this 1 lol . Mine effect my fertility as i do not ovulate regularly but this was sorted out with clomid. didn’t get preg but my partner has lsc so theres another story. this website is quite useful. xxx

      http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/womenshealth/facts/pcos.htm

  34. QUESTION:
    will i have any more pain again?
    i have been to the hospital 4 times with very bad stomach pain. and the last time i went they said that it was my ovarian cyst. and that it had burst. so now i am wondering am i gonna get any more pain? or is the pain all gone cause it burst? and my biggest fear is that i am not gonna be able to get pregnant cause of the ovarian cyst that burst. and they give me some pills to take for pain. after i eat i takea pill so i wont have pain and so far its been workin cause i havent been having pain and i hope it wont start ever again. but do you think the pain will come back or is it all gone cause it already burst.
    someone please answer m questions. let me know if any women have ever had this. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You won’t have pain from that cyst as it ruptured but you may get other cyst. I had them and now my daughter has them. It seems to be fairly common and is very painful. It did not stop me getting pregnant and having children though. My daughter has a child also. For both of us the issues got worse after having babies though.
      You need to make sure you see your GYN every year so they can watch for cysts. I’m not sure why the cysts occur. I had other problem like endrometrious and my daughter has PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) That may not be the exact definition but close. So again I would make sure you see a doctor if you have another cyst.

  35. QUESTION:
    Late period: Ovarian cyst or pregnant?
    So my period is more than a month late and I am freaking out. I had sex a few times around the time I was supposed to get my period so now I’m not sure if I’m pregnant. I read somewhere that ovarian cysts can cause a late period and I have had ovarian cysts in the past( one time one had burst and it was the worst pain I have ever experienced). Some of the symptoms I have now are similar to the ones I’ve experienced back then, but they also mirror pregnancy symptoms. I’ve taken 3 pregnancy tests and they all came back negative, but I read that sometimes there’s not enough hormone for the test to detect causing a false negative. I can’t go to the doctor right now so I was just wanting to get some opinions from people in similar situations to see what the outcome was for them. Thanks in advanced!

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you will know for sure which it is is to go to either a doctor or a women’s health clinic.

  36. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst 4.8 x 3.6 cm, should I worry?
    have been dealing with simple ovarian cysts my entire life (that cause me a lot of pain). I am probably in the ER every 3-4 months with excrutiating abdominal pain (usually the right side). When I go in, they say “it’s probably just a cyst that burst” and send me home. I recently found a doctor that has me do an U/S every 6 months. This last U/S showed a 4.8cm complex cyst which was not there 3 months ago (this is all the paperwork said). The recommendation from whoever read the U/S is that I get another one done in 6 weeks. My doctor seems worried because I was just in the ER 2 weeks ago with unbearable pain, nausea, vomiting, diareah, no appetite, frequent urination (they ruled out that it was my appendix
    Appendectomy
    and sent me home). I’m waiting for my doctor to send an “urgent” referral to a gyn because she thinks I should have it removed due to all the pain and symptoms.
    I still haven’t gotten a call for my referral and am getting nervous thinking about it. My mom had these exact problems when she was younger and had to have a full hystorectomy at a very young age

    • ANSWER:
      Your case sounds typical of complex ovarian cysts. Women who get these sort of cysts once usually are bothered with them again and again. Doctors are very slow to treat at all, despite the pain, and when they do their only options are birth control pills, or surgery. Even with these, the cysts do often just come back again – because they do not treat the underlying cause.

      Have you considered the natural approach? 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 site below.

      Hope this helps, and good luck.

  37. QUESTION:
    Another bfn this month. There is always next month right?
    No rude comments are necessary. Thank you. I have severe endometriosis. My doctor put me on 50 mg of clomid days 5-9. I had my progesterone level tested on day 21. It showed I did ovulate. Me and hubby had intercourse each day I was ovulating. TMI. Anyways, I went into the ER in pain today. I had some extra large cysts that burst. My hcg was negative, so I am not pregnant. That can tell you if you have concieved even within the last 36 hours the doctor said. So, period is due on Wednesday. Then I think my Doctor is going to up my clomid ammount he said. Clomid is supose to cause ovarian cysts they are the follicles that turn into the eggs the Doctor said. So, since I still have some cysts on my ovaries, and I already ovulated is there no way possible I can not get pregnant this month since I already ovulated. I forgot to ask the Doctor this. Just wondering… Because he said those are eggs and if they dont fertilize they burst and gradually disappear. However, they can live up to 12 weeks. I am a bit confused. I am going to take it easy, this ttc is starting to get to me. Baby dust to me and everyone ttc. I hope for a sticky bean soon, same for you all.

    • ANSWER:
      no, you’re not going to ovulate again this month:(

      maybe he meant they can live up to 12 weeks on your ovaries as a cyst

      bc you were on clomid, which can make several eggs ready at once, you ovulated and then other eggs stayed on your ovary and made cysts

      keeping trying… even with clomid you still only have 15 to 25% chance each month

  38. QUESTION:
    if you have corpus luteum ovarian cysts…?
    im 22 and had a pelvic sonogram that found little corpus luteum cysts filled with blood. the dr. thought it could be endometriosis but when he sent me back 3 months later the cyst they were watching shrunk and he said if its endomet.most of the time it will grow.

    i had a bad reaction to birth control pills and now during ovulation and my period sometimes im in severe pain.My questions:

    1. do you have more than 1 corpus luteum cyst? are they full of blood? are these cysts normal to have?

    2. do they cause you pain during the month especially during your period?

    3. if they are tiny and burst do i have to go to a hospital?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you know if your ovary has twisted (with a popped ovarian cyst)?
    I know that sometimes if an ovarian cyst pops, it can twist your ovary, which is really bad. I also know it causes extreme amounts of pain. I was just wondering: does the pain only lasts a few minutes then goes away, or is it a continuous pain? I had an extreme amount of pain where my cyst is, but after about 5 minutes, it went away…it might have just burst, but I’m not too sure. Does anyone think my ovary has actually twisted? Or did my cyst just burst?

    • ANSWER:
      it could just be twisting further if the pain went away some. If your cyst popped, you would be in a lot of consistent, long lasting pain, that would make sitting up very very uncomfortable. Make sure they do laprascopic surgery on it before it gets too big…mine got to be 6 pounds & I have an 11 inch ugly scar from it! =(

  40. QUESTION:
    I can’t afford my medicine…what are some options?
    Hey I’m a 19 year old college student, I’m on my schools insurance and they don’t cover much of the cost of my medicine. I’m on ovcon 50 and I have to be on it because its a stronger birth control that stops my ovarian cysts from bursting and causing extreme pain and even infection. I use to get samples from the doctor but they arn’t getting any for a long time. So now I don’t know what to do, there isn’t any generic like it either I tried that as well…Please help
    c k….
    I work two jobs when I’m away at school and two other jobs when I’m home on break or for the summer…so thanks for that useless comment.

    • ANSWER:
      you can either get the generic brand, which is ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone, or can ask the pharmacutical companies that make ovcon 50, which are Bristol-Myers Squibb, Physicians Total Care, Warner Chilcott Laboratories, to see if they can help you with getting the prescription.

      or

      you can see if any of the prescription assistance programs can help you. here are some of their websites:

      http://www.pparx.org/

      http://www.freemedicineprogram.org/

      http://www.rxassist.org/

      there are more websites, but I’ll be here forever, so here are the other websites:

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&q=free+prescription+drug+programs&aq=2&oq=free+prescr&aqi=g10

  41. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst trouble….???? They wont go away!!!!!!!?
    OKAY….Basically from the minute I started menstruation I have been burdened with ovarian cysts……
    When I was 14 I was rushed to hospital with extreme stomach pains…They was convinced I was pregnant…even though it was not possible…and had me take several tests before they was convinced….then they felt my stomach externally…and my lady bits internally (baring in mind, i was in agony whilst they did all this!)…before they finally decided to do a scan to see what was wrong….
    They found a massive 18cmx18cm cyst on my left ovary! It was removed immediately and I was told to come back if I had any more pain in the next few months….
    Well…I did have pain, but was so traumatized from my last visit that I just left it and put it down to the healing process…
    Anyway, to cut the long story short..I have had 3 cysts since then..all on the same bloody ovary….When I get scanned the nurses say ‘oh. it’ll probably go away on it’s own cuz that’s what they do’…well….no…not really….they have only ever ‘gone away’ when they have got so large that they burst inside me causing me to lie down unable to move much, in crippling agony…dropping painkillers like there’s no tomorrow and simply riding it out….They burst when I’m on my period…must aggravate them or something…My worry is…if they can grow as large as 18cm inside me..at that size, if it was to burst, i could die….but the hospital just doesn’t care! Why wont they monitor me with scans and remove them when necessary…Is it going to take my ovary rupturing or me almost dying for them to realize I need more help?!
    Does anyone else suffer with this…..?
    Ideally I need something that would prevent them from occurring all together, rather than just relying on the nhs to save my ***.
    Any ideas on keeping cysts at bay??? Or know how I can make the nhs listen????
    Thanks xxx

    * 30 minutes ago
    * – 4 days left to answer.

    Additional Details
    Birth control caused me way to many other problems….in fact…the homone inbalance they cause actually made them worse so im not on them any more.
    I cant have my ovary removed as I have a double womb (2 wombs half the size of normal womb each) and an ovary for each womb….I cant carry to full term and will need a c-section just to have a baby. Losing one ovary is like losing one of my half-size wombs and could prove detramental to me having chilren….if i get cysts on the other ovary after the left one is removed…where does that leave me?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to contact your GP and explain what is going on and get them to agree with you.

      These cysts bursting inside of you can cause you damage and as you know extreme pain. They could remove one of the ovaries, which is not the ideal situation. I assume that they are thinking that you get these that regularly then you will need numerous operations which obviously wouldnt be good for you.

      Unfortunately, you cant do anything to prevent them they just happen.

  42. QUESTION:
    When should I do a pregnancy test? I am not sure when the first day of my last period was due to these events.?
    I just had two ovarian cysts that burst. Both of them caused me to have some vaginal bleeding the first one had me bleeding for about 10 days. The second one burst only about a week later the bleeding lasted for around 7 days. A week later I was bleeding again, I was thinking that it was time for my normal period at first but I stopped bleeding three days later and normally my periods last for 6-8 days. The fact that I only bled for 3 days makes me suspect that it may have been implantation bleeding that can happen when a fetus attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. I cannot be sure when my last period started. My ? now is when would be the best time to test since i know when implantation probably happened, but do not know when the first day of my missed period would be because of these circumstances. Is there anyone out there that can answer this? I really need to know how long after implantation is there enough of the hormones that are detected by the pregnancy tests to give a true reading if implantation has truly been the cause of this bleeding. I had implantation bleeding with my son but I mistook it for an actual period so I was several weeks along almost two months I think before I even tested for pregnancy with him. Is anyone out there that can answer this without guessing? I really need to know for sure I do not want to try too early. I would of course like to know as soon as it is really possible to know for sure. Please if you can give me a positively qualified answer with a reliable source of info. I would be forever grateful. This one is puzzling me to no end! Thanks so much!
    NOW to be really clear I do not know when I may have actually ovulated because I was bleeding from the cysts that burst. I am sure that I had my period approx. 10 days before the first cyst burst. I knew the 2 cysts were there because i had an ultrasound done to find out why I was having pelvic pain before this occured . I start bleeding before my period should arrive. I go to the dr to find out why. It was a burst cyst I bled for ten days. I was having sex during the week after I stopped bleeding. Ok after thinking this through I finally figured out when I probably ovulated. it was during the week that I was not bleeding. OMG! I just answered my own question! If my calculations are correct I can now take the test and get the correct result.(I really think I already know what the result is going to be).More than likely is positive. Wow hey I need to thank you Pickles your answer was a real help! You got me really thinking about this and helped me come to a conclusion.Fabulous answe

    • ANSWER:
      If what you had really was implantation bleeding then it can be as little as 3 or 4 days later that a pregnancy test would detect hcg. Especially if you test first thing in the morning when your urine is at it’s strongest. However host test are little more than 50% accurate that early on. For the best results you should be 5 or 6 days after the bleeding (14 days after sex).

      To make it clearer to judge for yourself, conception is most likely if you’ve had sex a maximum of 3 days prior to ovulation. Then the fertilised egg takes between 6 and 10 days to arrive in the uterus and begin to implant. It usually happens on day 8. Earlier is good. Later is not so good and has a higher risk of miscarriage as the corpus luteum would begin to break down and hormone levels change preparing for a period before hcg has built up enough to stop it.

      The bleeding however is usually so slight it is hardly noticeable and shouldn’t last long. Some women may have more blood loss but this is usually due to the changes in hormone levels rather than implantation.

  43. QUESTION:
    Female Health Issues: 26 yy with these problems?…?
    I don’t really understand all of this, but on top of these problems I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis (diverticulitis flare up caused the concerns for diagnosis). I am 26, have had one child four years ago, smoke cigarettes(I know it’s no good so don’t dwell on this issue for I will not pay attention to your response because it has nothing to do with these problems.. Dr.s words), but for the most part don’t know much about family medical history.
    As for discovery of cyst: Sun. 5:30pm a severe lower middle abdominal pain stopped me in my tracks. Held my lower stomach and couldn’t move without more pain. Coughing, sneezing, or laughter caused the pain to worsen. I reclined myself slightly to calm myself (I felt as though I were to pass out due to the pain) which seemed to help a little. Took two 800mg Motrin when home then took a xanax to go to sleep. Took another xanax after I couldn’t sleep for two hours, due to pain worsening during movement which caused me to stay awake. Finally fell asleep at 2am but woke still to any movement.
    Next morning couldn’t take the pain anymore and resulted in a visit to ER: CT scan and blood work issued.
    Results: Quack said an ovarian cyst burst. Had cysts on ovaries and needed to follow up with OB doc.
    I did. OB said: You have an ovarian cyst on left ovary 4.5 cm, and a fluid blockage in right fallopian tube, but does not indicate a cyst burst. Then proceeded with pelvic exam. I had extreme pain when OB pressed directly upward (towards belly) and said this indicates a uteran infection. What??? How does this happen? Are any of the other issues related to these symptoms? He issued an ultrasound following ten days of antibiotics (IOW: watchful waiting). My white blood cell count was 1500 at the ER, but the doc didn’t prescribe me antibiotics… My GYNO did. The ER doc disregarded me almost entirely and gave me a diagnosis without adding it in the write-up. The discharge papers he gave me was info on smoking, diverticulitis, and ovarian cyst bursts.I do know however that my grandmother had a full hysterectomy around mid-twenties and my mother had a partial at mid-thirties. She couldn’t tell me any disease that they had, only that they had to have it done. My gastroentroligist is concerned because I am too young to have these issues. Is there a disease or something that can be related to these issues? All of my issues are in my lower abdomen and the diverticula and cyst are resided to the left side of lower abdomen. However, my right fallopian tube is fluid blocked?…And I have an infection in my uterus?… Please, anyone with knowledge or experience please give me some kind of info on these rapidly arising problems. Thank you much!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m just going to be honest with you… no one on Y!A can accurately answer your question. If you have any second guesses about a doctors diagnosis, go get a second and third opinion.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why can’t the doctor figure out my stomach issues?
    I’ve been having stomach issues for more than a year and have been seeing doctor after doctor after doctor. I’m 21 and pretty soft-spoken and I really don’t think my doctor is taking me seriously.

    I constantly have diarrhea and constipation, yes at the same time during the same bowel movement. It starts off as really hard and difficult to push out and gradually turns to water before I’m done. I also bloat severely. No food causes this. It happens even when I drink a bottle of water. You can visibly see my stomach expand as I drink the water. My waistline expands from 26 inches to 29 inches in one day. When I wake up in the morning my stomach is back to normal again, at least until I have breakfast.

    I’ve been tested for Lactose Intolerance and Celiac disease and I don’t have either of these. Each time my doctor was “sure” that was what my problem was. Now he’s telling me that I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and began treating me with Metamucil.

    After taking the Metamucil, I would wake up in the middle of the night with stabbing abdominal pain and not be able to go back asleep until chugging a bunch of Pepto Bismol. I once had a ovarian cyst burst and the pain was EXACTLY like that except in my stomach. And that cyst took me to the emergency room. That’s how much it hurt. So I stopped taking the Metamucil and my pain is back to being its “normal pain.”

    Then I had bloody diarrhea and I read that if you have that you should “seek emergency medical attention”, so I did and they called my doctor and set me up with another regular appointment. I am going through a lot of freaking pain and nothing is being done about it. I don’t know what to do because I can’t change doctors (seeing a military doctor). I’ve asked him to do an endoscopy or colonoscopy to just SEE what the problem is but he simply won’t do it because “I’m so young” and those procedures are “invasive.” Right now I don’t give a crap, I just want the pain to end. I don’t know what to do.
    Well the Metamucil was treatment for the Irritable Bowel Syndrome…that’s the fiber supplement.

    The problem with drinking LOTS and lots of water is that my stomach bloats so severely and it gets so tight that I physically cannot drink more until the bloating goes down or I feel like throwing up. And the bloating takes forever to go down. I have to drink everything very slowly over long periods of time, and I usually end up not getting enough water.

    I know it’s hard to believe but it’s like my stomach multiplies the water I drink each time I swallow. I drink a bottle and it feels like I’m about to explode.

    • ANSWER:
      It is so frustrating when you go to someone to solve a problem who is certified to solve the problem and fails to do so. You’ve gotta find a way to demand action from them. Bring someone with you who has the guts to stand up to the doctor or who can support you as you do. Bring a list of questions or whatnot that you need to talk to the doctor about.

      Clearly I don’t know what the problem is, but that sounds utterly unbearable. Call some numbers and see if you can’t find a specialist.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to naturally get rid of a cyst while pregnant?
    I’m almost 6 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, is there any way I can naturally get rid of it? I’m in a lot of pain & I’m very worried it will burst and cause a miscarriage. My hubby & I have been trying for a couple years to get pregnant again & it seems like hope is gone. The ER doctor told me it isn’t looking good at the moment, but I have to go back for more testing.

    • ANSWER:
      it will naturally go away on its own! no need for medications. i had a cyst witht this pregnancy and it went away on its own i was 4 weeks when i got one by 5 weeks it went aweay and it was big! my sister allso had 2 verry big ones and went away on there own

  46. QUESTION:
    Applicable for medicinal marijuana?
    I live in Michigan where medicinal marijuana has just recently became legal. I have ovarian cysts that burst and regrow every month causing me to be miserably sick because of the toxins they release. The only cure to the type of cycts I have is pain killers and birth control. I’m not about to get addicted to pain killers, and I can’t ever have birth control in my life because my father died from a blood clot along with a few other immediate family members. So not a doctor wants to prescribe that to me. So i’m an avid smoker as is and the only thing that ever helps with the sickness and pain is smoking. So I was thinking about talking to my doctor about this. But I don’t know if that is a legitimate reson even though this problem is so debilitating. Do you think I should even bother approaching my doctor about this? Oh and please refrain yourselfs from posting idiotic comments about marijuana I won’t care about anyways, you’re only wasting your time. But if you can’t help it go ahead and humor me.

    • ANSWER:
      There are currently I think 250 ailments that cannabis is useful for and pain and nausea are definately on the list. Most family practice physicians are hesitant to write recommendations for marijuana, even though they are allowed to. You will need to find a medical marijuana doctor. You can visit www.canorml.org for a list of prescribing doctors in your area.(this is the California NORML. From here you will be able to find the NORML for Michigan.) You will need to bring documented proof of your ailment. Without your medical records, you may be turned away. Good luck. I hope this helps you.

  47. QUESTION:
    At 3 weeks could the hospital tell if you were pregnant if you got blood tests,a urine test and an ultrasound?
    I went to the hospital exactly 2 weeks ago because I had severe abdominal pain. I got an ultrasound,urine sample and blood tests taken. It turned out that I had 6 ovarian cysts and 2 of them burst,causing me that harsh pain.

    My last period was July 10th,and i am now 5 days late.
    If I were pregnant it would be my 5th week.
    Do you think at 3 weeks the doctors could have recognized any sign that i could have been pregnant? Especially since they gave me virtually every test possible?
    I was heavily sedated while getting the ultrasound, all i can remember is the women asking me if i was sexually active,which i of course said “yes”. After that i don’t know what happened. Or if she used that information to see if pregnancy was a possibility.

    • ANSWER:
      They would have been able to tell without a doubt whenever you go in for stomach problems and tell them yo are sexually active they will give you a pregnancy test.

  48. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst, Cystitis Again and No Help from my Doctor!?
    I have a long history of suffering from cystitis and more recently have been diagnosed with PCOS and two years I had a ruptured cyst that burst inside me, putting me in hospital for a week and caused me to have PID. I am in daily pelvic pain, either cramps or stabbing pains. I am always bloated, my face is hairy and I have acne all over my chin. Sex is a no no as its hurts too much afterwards. I am so unhappy and sick of complaining to my dr, family and friends but i just am at my wits end! Any similar stories or glimmers of hope appreciated!x

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem. They put me on birth control, it helped with a lot of the symptoms. I am also on Detrol to help with the vaginal pain, and it makes sex tolerable, though I still have days of discomfort. You need to see a specialist, not just a regular doctor, but an actual specialist. The PCOS and cysts should be handled by a gynocologist and not by your primary care doctor. Your gynocologist can then send you to a gastroenterologist if necessary to ensure that the stomach pain is brought under control. You do not have to live in pain!

  49. QUESTION:
    can someone help me figure out what my symptoms are?
    ok im like 8 days away from getting me period and im having dizzy spells and a slight fever that comes and goes and im having a bit of pain in my ovaries but last month i was diganosed with ovarian cyst that had burst and caused fluid to fill my abdomen, can anyone tell me whay could be wrong?
    im not on birth control and i never have been. and the doctor gave me a prescription for t3′s
    my sister also just found out that she is anemic and i have cold skin and i tire easy. the cyst was diagnosed via ultra sound while i was in the hospital

    • ANSWER:
      Hi – either ring your doctors surgery for an appointment today, or call NHS direct on 08454647 to speak to a nurse – they’re really friendly, and have lots of time to talk you through all your worries and will tell you what might be going on and what you should do.
      Good luck and feel better soon.
      Peace x

  50. QUESTION:
    If you have an ovarian cyst, how do you know when what’s hurting is the cyst and not something else?
    Usually when I feel the whole ‘OW! My freakin’ cyst is bursting!’ pain, it’s on my lower right side. But sometimes I also hurt on my lower left side. I also have celiac disease, so maybe the lower right side was the ‘OW! Gluten stinks!’ pain (before I was diagnosed) and maybe the left was the cyst? I can’t really remember if I’ve ever felt the cyst bursting on my left/right side exclusively (b/c obviously I was in so much pain that all I could think was ‘will someone PLEASE take me to the ER so I can get some morphine or something in me?!?’, so I’m not entirely sure that the cyst pain has usually/always been on my right–I’m pretty sure it has, but not positive). Recently I’ve been feeling something (not super hurting though, just mild ouch!-ness) on my lower left side that the only thing that I can think of it coming from is from my cyst (since I haven’t had gluten in FOREVER there’s no way that it could be that because it usually happens at random times NOT associated with my eating habits, so even if I was accidentally eating gluten, it still couldn’t be caused from celiac disease).

    Any ideas? Are there ovaries on both lower sides (i.e. left and right) that would explain part of the whole: extreme pain generally on right and lesser extreme (and sometimes extreme) on left? Because the near-constant ‘ouch! gluten!’ pain before I was diagnosed was always on my right….. bleh! I don’t know.
    Sidenote: I do have an ovarian cyst. It’s about an inch big in diameter. I was just wondering if I should go get this checked out, because it feels like ovary pain, but it’s not on the side that it usually is.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,

      Sorry to hear about your pain!

      Have you been diagnosed with the ovarian cyst? The pain really could be the cysts as you may have more than one or it could also be something else, sounds to me more like endometriosis.

      Check out the symptoms of ovarian cysts, endometriosis and fibroids and visit your doctor to get diagnosed – it is always better to know what is going on, no matter what you decide to do with it.

      Hope your pain goes away soon.

      Clare


Causes Of Cysts On Ovaries

What are the ovarian cysts on ovaries? Cysts on ovaries are little balloons filled with air or fluid on one of the ovaries, which then exerts pressure on the right or left side of the lower abdomen. These cysts on ovaries can be painful. Besides the ovarian cyst pain in the lower abdomen, some other ovarian cysts symptoms are: Erratic, painful periods, often with much uterine bleeding as a result of elevated estrogen levels, painful intercourse, heel pain, and excessive hair growth.

When the cysts on ovaries bursts the ovarian cyst pain is relieved, though in some cases the cysts on ovaries may reappear.

The incidences of ovarian cysts are on the rise, particularly among women between 14 and 55. Let’s look at some of the main factors that contribute to the development of cysts on ovaries, and then the main things we can do to prevent these ovarian cysts symptoms.
Causes of cysts on ovaries:

Increased use of birth control pills.
Increased consumption of hormone-infused foods such as most commercial meat and milk, to which growth hormone has been added.
Stressful, frantic lifestyle.
Imbalanced, unnatural diet.
Obesity.
A toxic, overburdened liver.

How can we lessen the likelihood of cysts on ovaries and some cyst treatment before experiencing ovarian cyst pain?

Consume healthy, that is, organic meats and milks. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and drink abundant water.
Use a natural progesterone hormone cream.
Increase your liver metabolism and detoxify. Your allies here are the natural tinctures of olive leaf, dandelion, milk thistle seed, and artichoke.
Check your thyroid.
Quit smoking.
Loose weight.

At the end of the day the best thing you can do for every little part of your body and soul is to follow a healthy lifestyle.. Be honest with yourself, don’t wish yourself to be something you are not. Only you can be the best YOU. You can never be the best somebody else.The hard part, oddly enough, may not be acts of ?heroism?. Rather, let go of the past instead of holding on to it and playing it over and over again like n vinyl that’s scratched.You’re in control of your own health and wellbeing. Take excellent care of yourself – you are WORTH it!

Think positive thoughts!

If you or someone you love suffers from cysts on ovaries have a look at http://www.CureOvarianCystsForGood.info for answers, best treatments and cures, natural and safe even if you are pregnant.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes Cyst on ovaries???
    How do girls get Cyst on thier ovaries??

    why I think I have it:

    Soar Ovaries
    Missed period for 2 months
    when i press agaisnt my stomach my ovaries hurt REAL BAD!…
    my thighs are sore..

    And also if you do have a cyst on ovaries there is still chances of being pregnant in the long run correct?

    • ANSWER:
      OK – every month you develop what is called a follicle cyst. This is where the egg goes and waits for it final journey. Some months it may not burst and instead increases in size. Other will come and go around it but it just continues to increase in size. They can also form without an egg but simply fluid. The larger the more painful. It usually does not effect one’s chances of pregnancy. You should be carefully monitored if you pre-disposed to them.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    can cysts on ovaries cause your period to be late?
    i think i might have cysts on both my ovaries, there hurting :S on both sides,
    my period is also bout 5 days late, and it doesn’t have any sign of starting soon (it usually hurts bout 5 days in advanced before it actually starts)
    so could that be whats wrong? If not, what’s causing it?
    plz tell me what you think it is

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, that could cause late periods. You need to see a gynecologist to see if that’s what it is.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do cysts on the ovaries cause infertility?
    I’m watching the show The Doctors
    and there was a young girl on the show had a ovarian cyst..
    she made a big deal out of it saying she was scared.. and she also mentioned she was worried about dealing with infertility…
    I have a cyst and I didn’t think it was such a big deal…
    is this true that it can cause infertility? Why?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends. If the cyst is active producing high levels of estradiol (E2) than it may cause infertility. If it is not active then it is not a problem. I have had cysts and they end up going away on their own. Though I am infertile, it has nothing at all to do with the cysts. If you do not know if your cyst is active a simple blood test will tell. And, if you’ve had a cyst in the past it could very well be gone now. It is pretty common to develop them and they go away within a few weeks.

      Good luck!!!

  6. QUESTION:
    do cysts on my ovaries cause me not to ovulate?
    i had an ultrasound about 2 months ago that revealed a few cysts on each of my ovaries!!! i asked the doctor if that could cause me to be infertile and she said that the way my ovaries looked at that time that i shouldnt have a problem to get problem…my question is…will i still ovulate even though there are small cysts on each of my ovaries??

    • ANSWER:
      With poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), there are many small cysts that appear to look like a string of pearls on the ovaries. It sounds like you have just a few, which would not be of concern at this point. Cysts are actually very common ~ every month when you ovulate, a corpus luteum cyst is left behind and usually disappears by the start of your next cycle.

      Are your cycles regular? If so, there is a decent chance you are ovulating. If your cycles become very irregular, that could be a sign that the cysts are getting worse.

      Are you trying to conceive right now? If not, taking the pill will prevent the cysts from developing further. If you ARE trying to conceive, then I recommend looking into charting your basal body temperature to ensure that you are ovulating. If not, there are many things that can be done to help out.

      I have PCOS and we TTC for almost 5 years, including 2 years of failed fertility treatments. After that time, they put me on a medication called metformin (it’s actually a diabetes med, but it helps with hormone levels). I started ovulating and got pregnant naturally 6 months later. My daughter is 11 months old, and I’m 4 months pregnant with #2 already!

  7. 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

  8. QUESTION:
    can a cyst on the ovary cause someone not to think straight?
    i got a friend who gets confused easily this has been happening more ever since she found out that she had a cyst on her ovaries. can they cyst cause her not to think straight and lose sight of reality?

    • ANSWER:
      Polycystic ovary syndrome (P.C.O.S), Is very painful (when the cysts burst)….My sister suffers from it and yes it can cause her to not think straight.
      She is at risk of Infertility, Insulin Resistance, High blood pressure, Depression and much more.
      It can even screw up her menstruation cycle.

  9. 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:)

  10. QUESTION:
    How are cysts on the ovaries caused and the treatment needed?
    Hi im needing answers about cysts on the ovaries.After having my first child i found myself having alot of pain in my abdomen.Like a stabbing pain.After 2 years seeing doctors, ultrasound scan finally revelled that i have cysts on both ovaries.This worries me as im only 19 and this well affect me having more kids in the future.Ive been told the cysts are getting smaller but they are multiplying.Im hoping people can give me answers about treatment and any long lasting symtoms ie cant have any more children.
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I had keyhole surgery on my cysts which were on my ovaries. They weren’t removed, just drained so I ended up going back afew times for the same treatment as they can fill back up. I had the first one drained when I was 22 and I went on to have 2 children. The treatment is very quick and I was in and out of hospital the same day.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. QUESTION:
    clomid caused cysts…..?
    My husband and i have been ttc for 3 yrs, i went on clomid and the first month i was on 50mg then the 2nd month it was 100mg. The second round caused 4 cysts on my ovaries. We waited 2 weeks to see if they ruptured but they didn’t. Now i am on 3weeks of bc pills to suppress the cysts. I was wondering if any other women had this problem on clomid and then went back on clomid and got pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      yes its a side effect of clomid
      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

      this happened to a good friend of mine, she was told to wait till they are surpressed before trying again, she waited a cycle and then fell pregnant, so dont worry

      good luck

  15. QUESTION:
    can a cyst on ovaries cause a period not to come on?
    I have had a abnormal pap read went for the follow up they said they didnt see anything but someonwe bought this up in my last questions, what are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      * Cystadenomas. These cysts develop 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. The cells in the ovary are able to make hair, teeth, and other growing tissues that become part of a forming ovarian cyst. These cysts can become large and cause pain.
      * Polycystic ovaries. The eggs mature within the follicles, or sacs, but the sac doesn’t break open to release the egg. The cycle repeats, follicles continue to grow inside the ovary, and cysts form.
      What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?
      Many women have ovarian cysts without having any symptoms. Sometimes, though, a cyst will cause these problems:

      * pressure, fullness, or pain in the abdomen
      * dull ache in the lower back and thighs
      * problems passing urine completely
      * pain during sexual intercourse
      * weight gain
      * painful menstrual periods and abnormal bleeding
      * nausea or vomiting
      * breast tenderness

      Cervical cancer symptoms:

      Symptoms

      Pre-cancerous cervical conditions are generally painless. They are not easily detected unless the patient has a pelvic exam and a Pap smear. Symptoms include:

      * Abnormal bleeding. This happens only after the cervical cells become cancerous and invade neighboring tissues.
      * Unusual vaginal discharge
      * Increased bleeding during menstruation
      * Bleeding between regular menstrual periods or after sexual intercourse, douching or a pelvic exam
      * Difficulty or pain in urination
      * Pain during intercourse
      * Pain in the pelvic area
      * Pre- or post-menopausal bleeding.

  16. 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’ve been having ovian cysts since i was 20. they don’t know what causes them but i’ve heard it can be stressed induced. i don’t think theyre connected though

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    Pregnant or Not? Don’t know what’s going on!?
    I am hoping someone will be able to help ease my mind – I am going CRAZY over here! We just finished our 2nd month of 50 mg clomid (I have only one good tube open). I was a day late on my period so I took a test and there was a faint line so I was going to re-test the next day but started bleeding so I assumed the test was negative. Spotted lightly for 2 days with no cramping then it stopped. I thought I better re-test before starting the clomid and got pos results on 4 diff brand tests. Went to the Dr yesterday & the blood test confirmed I am preg but the ultrasound showed that the clomid overstimulated my ovaries causing cysts some of which burst and caused free fluid to leak out. I don’t know if I had a miscarriage or if the spotting on Sat was implantation bleeding or what the heck this free fluid is a bad thing? I am still showing pos preg test but don’t know if I am legitimately preg?
    I just wanted to thank you ALL in advance for your answers – you guys are great! I would be going insane without your wonderful advice!!!
    Just tested again this morning and test STILL says positive!

    • ANSWER:
      the spotting was just from the cysts. nasty little buggers aren’t they? cogratulations to you anyway! :D

  19. QUESTION:
    Positive test but spotted? Really pregnant?
    am hoping someone will be able to help ease my mind – I am going CRAZY over here! We just finished our 2nd month of 50 mg clomid (I have only one good tube open). I was a day late on my period so I took a test and there was a faint line so I was going to re-test the next day but started bleeding so I assumed the test was negative. Spotted lightly for 2 days with no cramping then it stopped. I thought I better re-test before starting the clomid and got pos results on 4 diff brand tests. Went to the Dr yesterday & the blood test confirmed I am preg but the ultrasound showed that the clomid overstimulated my ovaries causing cysts some of which burst and caused free fluid to leak out. I don’t know if I had a miscarriage or if the spotting on Sat was implantation bleeding or what the heck this free fluid is a bad thing? I am still showing pos preg test but don’t know if I am legitimately preg?

    Took another test this morning… still positive – it has been a week so if I miscarried I would think my levels would be going down?

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Okay, soo I have cysts on my ovaries..?
    I am only 16 years old..I ended up in the ER cause my cysts ruptured && I wasn’t sure what happened, They did an ultrasound to see if it was my appendix && they said it was slightly inflamed but I have cysts on my ovaries && they rupture && will always continue to come back. I was told yesterday and if I don’t get them taken out then I will not be able to have kids because they will make my ovaries twist..is this true? They wont take them out though because they say it’s nothing to worry about, but then other doctors say that it’s a problem that needs to be taken care of. Should I be freaking out right now? Cause these stupid lil things cause a LOT of pain && they rupture a lot..maybe once a month or once every 2 months && it hurts really bad. I want to have a baby one day but some say it isn’t possible, some say it’s nothing to worry about, what do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Hiya, i really sympathise with you as i was your age and i had exactly the same thing and unfortunately i still do :(

      I got diagnosed with them and you have been informed correctly with you not been able to have them removed. They wont operate normally i’m afraid unless they are bigger than 5cm. With them rupturing they wont get this big which is a good thing but then again the pain is awful so that’s a bad thing. They wont stop you from having kids just make sure you regularly go for scans etc as that’s the best way to keep on top of it. I still have it now, i also have other stuff going on with my ovaries also which makes me unable to have kids. Now again, i’m not to worried about this as right now i don’t want kids and by the time i do the technology that will be out can surely help me, i know 4 different women who have been told they are unable to conceive and they all have at least 2 kids, so always bare this in mind. I’m only 22 and like i say i started with this at your age its not at all nice so i do sympathise with you. Just make sure you are regularly scanned and this will help, maybe suggest the pill if you want as this helps break them down less painfully i was offered that option and took it never have i looked back.

      Hope this helps if you want a bit more advice just let me know xx

  21. QUESTION:
    DOES Stress and Worry cause CYSTS???
    Cyst in shoulder, cyst on ovaries{removed now} . cyst where surgery was performed for removal. Small but annoying. Just wondering?? At the age of 45, with stress and worry daily about everyday life and finances…Can this cause cysts to form???? My doctor doesn’t know/

    • ANSWER:
      It can be the cause. Other causes can be horomones, caffiene and family history. I know because I’ve had all of those issues (except the caffiene, my friend had cysts caused by excessive caffiene intake).

  22. QUESTION:
    what can anyone tell me about ovarian cysts?
    ok, i went to the ER cuz i hadn’t had my period in almost 2 months. turns out i have cysts on BOTH ovaries. yay! i tried to talk to the doctor and ask him important questions and all he did was say “sorry” and walk forever out of the room. needless to say, i was pissed. so i want to know EVERYTHING. and is it really the reason im not having my period cuz nothing ive read says that it is but the doctor did. but, that doctor didn’t know what he was doing and i think he made things worse by poking my ovaries with his hands. he didn’t tell me anything about them, if they were cancerous or if they would just go away, what i should do next…nothing. what causes cysts? could it be the Oodles of stress ive been under? would being back on birth-control be the best thing to help so i don’t get them again? i wouldn’t wish this pain and uncomfort on anyone. ive never had problems “down there” ever before. i just want to be informed.

    • ANSWER:
      These articles should help …

  23. QUESTION:
    Does a pelvic ultrasound that showed polycystic ovaries, mean that I have polycystic ovarian SYNDROME?
    Does a pelvic ultrasound that showed polycystic ovaries, mean that I have polycystic ovarian SYNDROME??? In 2005 I had a pelvic ultrasound due to some abdominal pain I was having. The pelvic ultrasound revealed that I had many small cysts on my ovaries. My physician put me on a high dose form of birth control to help prevent me from having a heavy or a menstrual cycle at all, which they said would “basically” treat the polycystic ovaries. They also told me that I may have fertility problems in the future,and that I would likely need to see a physician/OBGYN when ready to become pregnant. Needless to say, I easily a year later conceived and carried full term, having a 9lb2oz baby girl. A few years later due to a cardiovascular disease, I was put on a blood thinner to prevent clotting. Because of the blood thinner, I could no longer take my birth control or anything containing estrogen. My Cardiologist and Gynecologist have both agreed that within a few weeks I can get an IUD to prevent pregnancy, But, because I had my pelvic ultrasound done in 2005, and was with a different physician at the time, they no longer have my test results, which meant to my gynecologist that I either have Polycystic Ovarian SYNDROME, or that I have __________that can cause many cysts to be on the ovaries, and also causes the same symptoms as pcos but isn’t pcos. I do not remember what this other disease/syndrome/complication is called but I’m pretty sure it started with the word congenital.
    ANOTHER THING I WONDER…… Is if when I start Merena (the IUD) for birth control, it is known for making periods less heavy. Therefore I am curious if this could be a possible help with PCOS if that is in fact what I have. My gynecologist said the treatment for PCOS and the other condition is the same.

    • ANSWER:
      Observation of multiple cysts on the ovaries does not confirm PCOS, but it is indicative of PCOS. You need to have at least 3 symptoms of PCOS to be properly diagnosed. Do you have any of the other symptoms? There are many, but a tendency to be overweight is the most common. I think your doctor at the time should also have run some follow up tests to check if you had PCOS or not (blood tests for various hormones) rather than just putting you on birth control.

      Next point. Birth control does not cure PCOS, it just masks the symptoms by forcing your body to have a cycle. Some specific BC pills (combined pills, with a progestin that has an anti-androgen effect) can also help reduce testosterone levels, and hence reduce some PCOS symptoms. But there are other ways to treat or control PCOS. These tend to focus on the root cause of PCOS (elevated insulin levels) rather than addressing the consequences (hormonal imbalances).

      The fact that you conceived and carried to term is good news from a fertility point of view but it does not mean that you do not have PCOS. Many women with PCOS have children. Sometimes women with PCOS are put on birth control for a few months, and then conceive soon after stopping (the BC pills can create a short window of normal cycles and ovulation). That might have happened with you.

      The other disease mentioned by your doctor was “congenital adrenal hyperplasia” or CAH. But I don’t know why he didn’t run tests if he suspected it might be that?! It would be normal to test for 17-hydroxyprogesterone to rule out 21-hydroxylase deficiency (the most common form of CAH). This can be treated with drugs, but not necessarily the same as those for PCOS (again BC pills can mask the problem). PCOS is much more common than CAH by the way.

      Finally, Mirena may help with some PCOS symptoms as it releases a drug called levonorgestrel, which has an anti-androgen effect (so it reduces testosterone). Again it is not a cure, it just helps with some symptoms. But really, I would recommend finding a doctor that will properly diagnose whether you have PCOS or CAH or something else, before worrying about treating PCOS! Particularly if you do have other symptoms (you don’t mention any though). Try to find a good endocrinologist. And feel free to email me via Yahoo Answers if you want to know about other PCOS symptoms.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst prevent my ovaries from forming follicles?
    I have PCOS which is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I have one cyst on my left ovary which is about 5.6cm’s large. That equals out to be about 2 inches and some odd large. I can definitely feel the pressure from the cyst, but my doctor isn’t concerned. We’ve been trying to conceive for almost two years now. The first year we had no help, no medications, but finally in January of this year, 2010, we decided to find out what was going on.

    Everything checked out great for my husband, and I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was on clomid for 6 months, 50mg for first two months, 100mg for next two, the fifth month 150mg, and the last month was 200mg. My actual question is if Ovarian Cysts can cause my ovaries to not produce mature follicles that are able to be fertilized. Any input would be great! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have PCOS too, and as I understand it, it’s not the cysts that prevent ovulation, it’s the hormones. Because our bodies don’t produce enough hormones, it’s harder for gals like us to get preggo. I think maybe scar tissue (if you’ve had cysts removed) impact fertility a lot. Also, increase your water intake, exercise, and eat more protein.

      I hope I helped a little bit, and good luck with the baby making!

  25. 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    I want to stop taking birth control, but if i do i’ll get cysts on my ovaries. What do I do?
    I started taking Lo estrin 24 birth control 6 years ago. 3 years ago I decided to stop after I finished a month of pills because I didn’t need to take them. Within 2 weeks I started getting pains in my lower back. I thought it was just back pain but it got so bad that one day I had to leave class and drive myself to the ER. They couldn’t find anything wrong with me so I went to the gyno the next day and she told me I needed an ultrasound. When I got that, they told me I had ovarian cysts because I stopped the birth control.
    So I asked my gyno why the pills caused these cysts, she said it was just a coincidence that I developed the cysts within the time I was taking the pills, and the only thing that would prevent them was the pill. So now I’m stuck taking the pill and I don’t need it for sex, I’m not into guys. I’m just taking it to prevent the painful cysts from coming back! That sucks, what can I do, I hate taking pills especially if I don’t need them.
    Another thing, I went on a vacation for a long weekend, forgot my pills at home and already felt that pain starting up. So I know it’s inevitable WHAT CAN I DO?? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Birth control pills are really only a short term solution to ovarian cysts. Often they will get rid of the cyst or at least reduce it, but only temporarily – it will come back.

      Conventional medical approaches to ovarian cysts are very limited, and treat the symptoms rather than the underlying root cause. Have you tried natural treatment? I don’t know if it works for everyone, but my wife had similar symptoms to yours, and tried Laura Hennings program, with great results – within a couple of months her cysts totally disappeared.

      If you’re interested in getting more information, the website is below.

      Hope this helps.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    are my ovarian cysts causing missed period of pregnancy?
    I didn’t get my period this month, it was due 5/23 last af was 4/25 but should’ve been 4/24. 1 week after last period, diagnosed with benign ovarian cyst on right ovary. Now its over 3 weeks later, no period, unprotected sex during expected ovulation, BFN!

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Difference Between Cysts and Follicles?
    I just got back from a Follicle Scan…i’m on 50mg of clomid. My doc said that my ovaries had lots of cysts on them and that’s prob why i’m having a hard time ovulating. Does Clomid cause cysts because i don’t think they were there before…i was pregnant in may and he never said anything about them being there. Then he started measuring something and told me to come back for another ultrasound on Monday. So are follicles and cysts the same thing? cuz i don’t understand what he measured then.

    • ANSWER:
      follicles are something you already have, they have something to do with pregnancy and getting pregnant, like the more you have the higher chance of pregnancy. But cyst are little water filled sacs that form in your uterus, they look like little bubbles, like when you get a blister. They are not the same and they can grow fast. I had laprascopy in April and at an ultrasound in august I had no cyst, but at a ultrasound at the end of September I had one. See i a month I had one appear. Because of the cyst being in the way your egg can not travel down, but I don’t believe clomid can cause them, but I could be wrong, you should ask your doctor.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can cyst on the ovaries cause a lot of problems?
    I get them about every fourth period…the pain lasts for a day and then I’m slightly sore the next day..Could this cause fertility problems? I’ve been reading up on them…and I’ve always dreamed of having a big family….what if I can’t now? I’m freaking out now! lol

    • ANSWER:
      Yes ovarian cyst can cause lots of problems.

      And yes this can cause fertility problems. Its one of the main symptoms. My mother got pregnant with me after trying hard, and she finally had me, and when she had me the doctor told her he was very suprise she got pregnant because the ovarian cysts were advanced-ly developed.

      So its still possible to have a baby though.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can caffeine really cause ovarian cysts?
    everyone tells me that caffeine is causing the cysts that are growing on my ovaries…they are quite painful. and i do drink an insane amount of caffiene because im a 16 year old college student.

    but i don’t know if it’s really true or not

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt if caffeine on it’s own would cause a cyst, but diet definitely is a major factor in causing ovarian cysts. Diet is one of the key areas addressed by the holistic approach to treating ovarian cysts, which I believe is much more likely to get results than conventional medical treatments, because it treats the underlying cause of the cyst, rather than just the symptoms.

      It’s totally natural, and as well as diet addresses issues such as 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, and good luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    Curious about symptoms and wondering if cysts could be the reason.?
    I know the question ‘could I be pregnant?’ is asked a million times a day on this site, and often by trolls, but my question isn’t really going in that direction.

    I do have plans on taking a preg test in a week (or a little more). I’ve been having some symptoms of pregnancy, and I was just wondering if these two symptoms could be pregnancy signs:

    1) poop. lol. Easiest way to say–one moment I’m perfectly fine, the next I’m like OMG get outta the bathroom, I’ve GOT to go. XD

    2) painful sex. my boyfriend is quite large in size but sex doesn’t usually hurt with him. Recently, when he lifts my legs up onto his shoulders (something we do often and doesn’t typically hurt), it’s painful enough to where I have to ask him to stop. (it’s right under my right hip, and whether this is useful information or just something that will put a smile on your face, he tilts left. :D) I feel bad, being as that’s his favorite position, but he’s understanding and when I tell him to try again, he tells me no. (sweet guy, hmm?) Anyway, I’ve had cysts on my ovaries before (last time was about a year or two ago) and could the pain be from that?

    In anycase, I do plan to go to the doctors. I was planning to go to get my blood sugar tested (hypoglucemic problems, it seems) and to check out the painful sex, but I’m going to wait another week or so so that I can just get a pregnancy test at the same time.

    So can poop and pain from sex by signs of being preggerz.
    And can cysts on ovaries cause painful sex?

    Baby dust to those of you TTC! I hope to be able to TTC somewhere near in the future!

    • ANSWER:
      Pooping often is neither a symptom of early pregnancy or a cyst actually. This could simply have something to do with your diet.

      Painful sex isn’t a symptom of early pregnancy either. That could be cyst related. I would go in to see your doctor sooner rather than later because if it is a cyst you should get some help. Painful sex can be from many things as well so it’s best to just get that checked out.

  33. QUESTION:
    PCOS, have one big cyst and some small cysts . TTC, Not ovulating. progestrone is just 0.4?
    this is my third cycle on clomid 50 mg and when I went for my day 2 and day 8 u/s, the doctor said i had many little cysts on both ovaries… He says this is indicative of PCOS, however this is the first i am hearing about these cysts, the past two months I have not had any… Now I have also heard that clomid can cause cysts to form, so I am wondering if it is actually PCOS, or just a s/e from the clomid that I have been taking… I am not overweight or have any other classic pcos symptoms… He told me it was fine and to continue with the Clomid. Will these cysts interfere with my ovulation? Is it even possible to get pregnant with all these cysts? And does it seem reasonable that the cysts could be from the clomid, and not pcos ??? HELP!!!! totally stressed out.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that you must be concerned but I think these small cysts could be PCOS. I was not on clomid but I have small cysts on my ovaries too. But despite having PCOS, I was able to conceive so I am proof enough that you can get pregnant too.

      Clomid can actually help women with PCOS conceive so it’s good that you are already working with a doctor so that you can increase your chances of conceiving. I have a friend who had PCOS after having two kids. After she was treated, she conceived again. So don’t lose hope because with the right treatment approach, you can still have kids. I hope that your clomid cycle will be successful this time around.

  34. QUESTION:
    Infertility and Simple plus Dermoid cysts on ovaries PLUS endometrioma?
    Most things I read say they do not affect fertility. Then I’ve read that certain types of cysts “may” have an effect on fertility. Which is true? Could having both ovaries covered with cysts and endometrioma cause a person not to ovulate and be unable to conceive? Or would it defintely be related to something else?

    I have had all the blood work done. I have been told about the cysts and they needed to give me provera to bring on my cycle a month ago. I don’t see my doc for a week.. I don’t know what she’s going to tell me… but I am very sure she is going to tell me its not possible to help me.

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  35. QUESTION:
    bleeding during ovulation and ovarian cysts?
    Got my period 8/21…Ovulation date is supposed to be 9/5. I started havin this dark brown discharge 9/5….It turned into a pink/orange blood later that day and I’ve had the bleeding every since.(very light). I dont understand whats going on…I was told I have cysts about a month ago and have to get them rechecked in October…..I’m also having alot of sharp pains on both sides of my ovaries…Is the cysts causing the light bleeding?? the ovulation??? im also trying to conceive for 5 months

    • ANSWER:
      well… I can tell you my experience…
      I went to the ER for sharp pains on my left side a couple of months ago. I had a little bit of discharge with it, but there was no blood in it. Turned out I had an ovarian cyst and an infection. It was right before my ovulation. I only know because i was trying to conceive also. It was the 6th month i was trying.
      A few weeks later i took a pregnancy test, and it was positive!

      It might be that the cysts are passing, but I’m not a doctor. If i were you i would definitely call your doctor and ask right away. You wanna make sure you’re ok before you keep on trying to conceive.

      Good Luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    Birth control for a 14 year old?
    Goodmorning all (:
    Alright, so I’m wondering if I should ask my mom for birth control. No, I’m not sexually active & don’t plan on becoming anytime soon. But I was looking online at the website Planned Parenthood & it says that some birth control pills protect against ovarian cysts. The reason this caught my interest is because my mom has PCOS. Excuse my spelling but I believe it stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. It causes cysts in the ovaries as well as discolored skin & infertility. The doctor told me I have a 50% chance of contracting the syndrome as well because of heredity. Something that also sparks my interest about birth control is it’s acne fighting properties and the fact of having shorter and lighter periods. Do you think I should ask her or might she take it the wrong way? /:

    • ANSWER:
      You shouldn’t be going on the pill just to prevent something that you don’t have. The pill has a lot of cons, maybe you should go and talk to your doctor, they may be able to help you with deciding what might be your best solution

  37. QUESTION:
    What causes the swelling in your midsection when you have PCOS?
    I have Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome and one of the symptoms of this disorder is unusual weight gain in the midsection. I was wondering what actually causes this. Is it the dozens of cysts on my ovaries causing my stomach to protrude? Or is there another reason?

    Thanks!
    Thank you both TINA M and technicallycurious! That helps a lot! My tummy is in fact disproportionate to the rest of my body. I get asked if I’m pregnant a lot and now I know it’s because of this disorder. I’m not heavy all over my body, mainly just the midsection.

    And yes, TINA M, my gynecologist has put me on Metformin. I just started taking it last month and so far have not noticed any change. She wants me to take it for 2 months, come back to see her and then possibly get on birth control to regulate my cycles if the PCOS is under control after taking Metformin.

    Thank you so much for your thorough answers! :)

    • ANSWER:
      With PCOS, you have increased levels of hormones, (cortisol, testosterone, etc) this is what contributes to the gain of weight mostly in the midsection. It isn’t actually swelling from cysts on the ovaries. Actually your ovaries don’t have cysts sitting on top of them, the cysts are encapsulated and layered. These would have been the eggs releasing during ovulation, but don’t and become trapped. The best way to reduce the weight, monitor hormone levels and blood glucose. Low fat diets with good protein and fiber and daily exercise that can burn calories and reduce the fat. Metformin (glucophage) is a medication for Diabetes, and works wonders with patients with PCOS. Most patients with PCOS also have insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome X. It helps to low sugar (DM type II is a secondary illness for PCOS) and it helps to reduce weight, lower cholesterol levels and even testosterone. This medication will ultimately regulate a period and even increase the chances of being able to become pregnant. Alone or with another medication called Clomid.

  38. QUESTION:
    can a ovary cyst cause itchy breasts?
    hi everyone.my problem started 2 month ago.my monthly is every 27 days but this time was 2 weeks late and it was barely there, the doctor done a pregnancy test and it was negative.the next monthly was a week early and again barely there.i have been nauseus wiv little appetite and period cramps all month wiv stitch like pains in hip, my boobs have gone up a size are swollen veiny the aerolas darker and boobs hurt like hell.i read ovary cysts can cause pregnancy symptoms but recently also my boobs are so itchy.has anyone else had this.i have the doctors tomm.i am not on any birth control as in a stable relationship and got told i have low chance of conceiving.thanks again.

    • ANSWER:
      i think if you havent had a scan to confirm that you have a cyst then you are just worrying over nothing.

      i have a huge ovarian cyst atm (11cm x 8cm) and i havent had any issues, symptoms or pains from it at all… (the docs are quite confused by that) i didnt find out i had the cyst till i had a pregnancy scan in august. if i hadnt of been pregnant id of never known about the cyst!

      unfortunatly i had to terminate the baby because the cyst is so big that it couldve killed the baby by the time it was 20 weeks old

      i am having an op on the 26th november to remove the cyst
      the doc has said that i will only have a lower chance of concieving in the future if the have to remove my ovary.

      my GP tol me a load of shite about what i have.
      i think that if you can, you need to speak to a proper gyno doc about this to put your mind at rest… if you havent had a scan to confirm whether you have a cyst insist that you get one done asap

      the docs at the hospital think i have probably had my cyst over 5 years and i have only had pregnancy symptoms when i was actually pregnant this august

  39. QUESTION:
    What kind of foods are bad for and inflammed colon?
    I don’t know what i can eat that won’t hurt my colon. Any ideas.
    Also, Will Cysts on your ovaries cause very bad mood swings?

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter has endomitriosis too. She has not experienced mood swings, but has had a great deal of pain. It apparently starts as a result of an imbalance in the liver. I bought her some Endo-Ex from Natures Remedies, and it seems to have taken care of the problem. She swears by it.

      First, you should determine if the problem exists in your stomach or your colon. The sole purpose of the colon is to remove most of the moisture from the intestinal waste .

      Your doctor should start you out with an acid reducer like Pepcid of Prilosec, which you can get over the counter.

      Difficulty with the digestive tract usually comes after you have been on patent medicines for a while. Medicine, like Penicillin/Amoxicilin etc., kill the beneficial bacteria in the intestines, and cause the less desirable strain to blossom.

      Indications of this would be frequent upset stomach, or heartburn.

      If your stomach acid is under control, then look to the colon.
      Foods you should avoid would be all whole grains: rice, wheat, corn, oats, and other high fiber items like fruit skins, etc. Since fiber is important to the body, Citrucel and metamusil are recommended as a replacement.

      The other main source of problems are the Cabbage family: Califlower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cabbage

      If your stomach is performing properly, spices and other sensitive foods should be neutralized before they ever reach the colon.

      The third thing you should investigate are food allergies.
      The main ones that aggravate the colon are Lactose (milk products), gluten (wheat products), and believe it or not soy (tofu, silk)

      I’ve been working to stablize my 93 year old mother’s funny bowels for 2 1/2 years. She swore she had irritable bowel syndrome, but after eliminating all this from her diet, she is symptom free. She is on herbal medicines instead of over
      the counter medications, when at all possible, which seems to help.

      Colonics and enemas are usually a way to get control of a colon problem, however they are somewhat expensive and uncomfortable. A large majority of colon problems stem from waste remaining in the bowels. If you want a gentler, more effective colon cleanse, I suggest you take an herbal colon cleanse. They have none of the side effects of the “chemical form.”

      While you are eliminating all the possible causes of your symptoms, you might find a great relief from a remedy called Boweltrol to clean any leftover waste in your system and get control of your bowels at this web site

      www.All-Natural-Cleanse.com

  40. QUESTION:
    could a cyst on your ovaries cause a miscarriage?
    i just had a miscarriage not long ago and thye found a cyst on one of my ovaries and the ER doctor said that codl have been one of the reasons that i had the miscarriage jsut wondering if that sounds right

    • ANSWER:
      definitely…..my sister-in-law was pregnant, but found that she had two cysts on her ovary, which if they didn’t operate would cause her to miscarriage anyway. The op was done, but she still lost the baby at 19 weeks – this was the first op that caused a miscarriage for the top surgeon in the last 400 & something he had completed. But just to keep you encouraged – she is due with one in just 5 weeks time, and has found that while pregnant the hormone increase can actually dissolve cysts which were present when she conceived. Good luck for next time.

  41. QUESTION:
    i was wondering can ovarian cysts cause hip pain?
    im 15 and have the cysts on my right ovary and lately i have been having extreme pain in my hips to the point where it hurts to walk or could it be caused by something else? im going to the doctor on Monday cause he wants to check on my cyst and should i tell him about the hip pain cause im sick of not being able to play soccer in gym and go on the 5km run its just not fair watching everyone else.

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  42. QUESTION:
    can ovarian cysts cause infertility?
    i have multiple cysts on both my ovaries,, my doctor said that they werent bad cysts,, he said they were normal for women to have but can they decrease the chances of my getting pregnant?:( does anyone know?plz help?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom had an ovarian cyst, they said it wasn’t to bad so they started with a laparoscopy than when taking out the cysts my mom had a lot of bleeding and the surgeons decided to go to a major surgery and take out the whole ovary.

      I’m pretty sure if they take out your ovary, you can’t get pregnant any more, but they only take the whole thing out if really have to and they will ask you before the surgery if you want to.

      I suggest talking to doctor/surgeon about every thing before the surgery, the pro’s and con’s and things about infections and major and laparoscopy surgery and hernias. Also you have to have a healthy strong body, oh and your fasha has to be strong/tight. Because when my had her surgery the surgeon said she had a weak fasha which could mean a hernia might form after the surgery, and my mom is currently living with a large hernia and she also had an infection before the hernia.

      I know i have wrote more than what you probably expected, sorry but i wanted you to be more aware of ovarian cysts.

  43. QUESTION:
    Would a cyst on a ovary cause you to not bare children?
    I went to the doctor for a whole month straight with stomach pains. I didn’t know what was going on. The doctors didn’t know either. Then I had a CT scan done of my stomach and they said that they found a cyst on one of my ovaries. So that leads to my question.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes but not necessarily. It depends on the kind of cyst. The best source for your answer is your doctor.

  44. QUESTION:
    am i pregnant or what?! please help.?
    Okay my last period was june 27 or around then and not its 8/14( (almost 2 months late) and i havne’t gotten my period.my period is normally regular i always get it at the end of each month and if not the end defiantly on the 8th of the following month. i know for a fact i dont have any ovary cysts cause i recently had a kidney infection and they looked at my ovaries and found nothing. my boobs are very sore, im always tired and hungry, im not trying to get pregnant or anything. my period had never ever been this late. ive taken 3 HPT and they all come back negative. ive read online that some women dont have enough of the hormone that detects pregnancy? can anyone think of what could be wrong or if there is a chance i could be pregnant?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    HELP, Ovarian Cysts caused by the Mirena IUD?
    I have a question about the Mirena IUD. Has it given anyone else ovarian Cysts? I just went to the hospital the other day cause i was in so much pay it hurt to walk, breath, sit up, and bend down to pick up anything. I honestly felt like I was going into labor. So my hubby took me to the hospital. the docs all though i was going to have to have my gall bladder removed, but nope that wasn’t the case. It was that I have a bunch of cysts on my ovaries and they were rupturing and that is what was causing me a bunch of pain. The doctors asked me if I would like to have my IUD removed and i said I was planning on having it removed in may, so to just keep it in there. But my question is has anyone else had this happen to them and if so does this effect my chances to conceive?

    P.S me and my hubby are hoping to be pregnant by Sept, we want to have a summer baby. This would be our 3rd little one. we have 2 little girls =)

    • ANSWER:
      One common problem experienced by Mirena users is the development of cysts on the ovary. About 10% of women using Mirena will develop an ovarian cyst. The advice seems to be that these cysts may disappear on their own in a month or two, but you would really need to talk to a health professional to get some reassurance on this.

      Ovarian cysts will usually not effect your ability to have kids. For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive.

      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. Talk to your health professional again.

      As you now know, ovarian cysts can be really painful & it’s not something you want to suffer again. Have you considered the natural approach to getting rid of cysts? It is something I would thoroughly recommend looking into. If you’d like more details, I found a good information site at http://www.OvarianCystsHealed.info.

      Good luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does having sex or sexual activity cause cysts or am I just getting paranoid now?,?
    I recently started getting cysts on my forehead and they don’t have heads on them and take ages to go down, they hurt and are unsightly.

    I came off the pill and then noticed the lumps appearing. I am crying all the time because I hate how they look and what they are doing to me.

    My question is when I have sex I get a cyst appearing a couple of days later is this causing them?

    I am cutting out anything with sweeteners in as I was advised by a nutritionist after some tests my body rejects to them.

    If I cut out dairy products could that stop it?

    I am all over the place and so is this thread so I apologise I just don’t know where to start or what to do.

    What if I cant have sex anymore because I will just keep getting cysts on my head?

    People say if you get them on your chin they are hormonal is this true?? If so, what does it mean with the ones on your head?? I mean I came off the pill and since then have had these b****rds!!

    I am on spirocyclone (not sure how you spell it) 25mg have only been taking it for 1 week no improvement so far as I have had 2 more since but have also come on my period.

    I have a dermatologist booked for the 10th May and a follow up with my doctor for the Spiro tablets.

    Any feedback would be great I am getting really depressed about this even though I try to hide that it is bothering me from everyone.

    I am also going to get checked for PCOS (polycystic ovaries) but am awaiting a scan date.

    Thanks guys xxx
    Could it not be related to the testosterone levels though that increase before, during, after sex??

    As i am going to get hormone tests carried out as 9/10 you can get an increase in male hormones which can increase the sebum in your skin and cause cysts.

    But then i dont get it, my skin isnt oily???

    • ANSWER:
      No, sex does not cause cysts to appear on your head.

  47. QUESTION:
    My ovaries are higher than normal what does that mean?
    I went to the doctor and they were checking for cysts on my ovaries and they said my ovaries were higher than most womens is that normal? She also said I had follicle cysts which are caused by ovulating. So when I get a sharp pain in my side and my breasts are kind of sore and I cramp after my period does that mean im ovulating?

    • ANSWER:
      Having high ovaries shouln’t ba e bad thing! You still ovulate, and the egg still gets to where it needs to be.

      WHat you describe does sound like what some women experience while ovulating, as long as it’s at the time you normally ovulate!

  48. QUESTION:
    have 3cm cyst on right ovary – pain been there for 3 weeks when will it go away?
    OOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    can things such as misscaraige or anythign cause Cysts, the doctor said my ovary released 2 eggs instead of just 1 and the 2nd one didnt release properly and grew!!!!

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  49. QUESTION:
    I have PCOS…And it is very annoying!!?
    I have this, and it causes cysts on my ovary’s to POP all the time…(about 1 ever 3 months) My doctor wants me to get on Metformine…And Birth Control (low dose) to help me with the pain, the weight gain, the unwanted hair, and to help with the hormones…Im scared of side effects..Is anyone on them and think they are helpful and worth risking the side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I have PCOS, too. I don’t actually know if I have cysts or not, and I have never heard of them popping. Metformin is for (pre)diabetes, it is supposed to lower your blood glucose levels. I have not been put on birth control for this, so I can’t tell you about that.

      But here is a website that has lots of information about PCOS:

      soulcysters.com

      Make sure to go to the message board area too!

      But yes, it is very annoying. Good luck on your quest to being healthy. And if after awhile you don’t see results continue to talk to your doctor about everything. I have had a lot of experience with doctors not being real nice or helpful. If you feel like something is wrong with your body, you feel like this isn’t how you should feel, then continue to push and try to get good answers and good help.

  50. QUESTION:
    Does ovarian cysts cause abdomen pain?
    Upon the results of an ct scan cysts were found on my wife’s ovaries.
    She has been experiencing pain in her abdomen. All test have ruled out gall bladder, kidneys, pancreas problems.

    • ANSWER:
      absolutely! my girlfriend has 2 ovaries full of cysts,some had popped-it can cause her to totally double over in pain,they are really bad during that time of the month.sometimes a hot bath,heating pad,helps,if it only hurts mainly at that time-take midol for sure.keep up on the tylenol when u feel the pain even slightly starting


Causes For Recurring Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are a very common problem among a lot of women and having to live with constant pain, bloating and feelings of nausea is no joke. The problem is that many women are not even aware that they have a cyst because there are not always symptoms, so whilst they may suffer some pain leading up to and during a period, they feel there is no cause for concern and so adopt a shut up and put up approach each month. For a large proportion of women, however, the symptoms can be very severe and may ultimately end in surgery, but even this does not guarantee the elimination of recurring ovarian cysts.

Every woman has the possibility of suffering from ovarian cysts because the core root lies within the menstrual cycle and it is when this cycle is interrupted, and there is an imbalance of either hormones or insulin, that the problems occur. Each month the body prepares itself for ovulation, by growing an egg inside an ovary. This egg is contained in a fluid filled sac or follicle. On a normal cycle, once the egg is mature, the sac breaks open to release the egg for possible fertilisation and the sac naturally dissolves. The empty sac becomes corpeus luteum which makes hormones that help prepare for the next egg. It is when this cycle goes wrong and the sacs don’t dissolve, that cysts are grown and can cause severe pain.

Surgery can be used to remove the offending cysts, but apart from being a costly and inconvenient exercise, there is a good chance that the cysts will recur. But the great news is that recent studies have shown that ovarian cysts can be shrunk and even removed by natural treatments and that there is every chance that if the natural methods are maintained, most women will avoid recurring ovarian cysts.

One of the most effective methods to help shrink the offending cysts, is a change of diet. Because high insulin levels can rock the boat and throw the menstrual cycle into chaos thus triggering the possibility of cysts growing, it is recommended that the daily intake of sugar be reduced. This can be done by simple methods such as taking less sugar in drinks, eating less sugary foods and in particular by avoiding all fizzy drinks as they contain an extremely high level of sugar. The diet should include lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish also garlic and grains. This healthier way of eating will help maintain the bodily functions and ensure that everything is operating to its best capacity. It also has the added bonus of weight loss, increased energy plus a feel good factor and better still, if maintained, will help shrink any cysts and prevent them from recurring.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Large Recurring Ovarian Cysts and TTC?
    I had a surgery in March of this year to remove two separate ovarian cysts. One was on my left side, hemorrhagic (blood filled) which was removed. It measured 9.1cmx7.3cm at the time of removal. The one on my right was a dermoid tumor, which is a cyst filled with fat, hair, some blood and in my case, a few teeth. It measured 5.5cmx6.5 at the surgery. Sadly, the right ovary is mangled and will probably never work well again. I’ve been charting, and ovulating successfully every month since my surgery. (I was also charting before the surgery and had one annovulatory month before the surgery.)

    I got another ultrasound earlier this month because I was having some pain again, and the ultrasound came back showing a 10cmby6cm hemorrhagic cyst on my left ovary and a slightly smaller 6cmby4.5cm cyst on my right, which also looks like it’s turning back into a dermoid tumor.

    My OBGYN has told me I’m too “complicated” for her and her team to deal with any longer and has told me I’ll need to see an RE. That’s all fine and dandy, something I can do even though the thought of the cost kills me.

    but…

    If I’m ovulating every month, like all my signs say I am, will these recurring cysts really cause issues getting pregnant, or am I good to go?

    • ANSWER:
      I have cysts to and i know a few people who do as well although they arnt as bad as yours.
      Ive been pregnant before and so have the other people i know.
      It is best to consult your gp to get some advice from him/her.
      If i was in your position i would go for it and try and have a baby, but like i say, seek some professional advice.

      Much love xx

  2. QUESTION:
    Painful, recurring ovarian cysts?
    I’m 31 and have a history of ovarian cysts. I had my first one when I was 15. They are recurring cysts. Last year I had surgery to have one removed from my right ovary. I currently have another one on my right side measuring 3cm. I’m in a lot of pain from it. I have been in the ER a number of times the past few years because the pain from the cysts has been bad. I was there on Wednesday night. Thursday morning I went for an ultrasound and the tech found the current one. I woke up this morning in a lot of pain from the cyst. So, that prompted me to look on the ruler to see just how big or small 3cm is. It’s a hair more than an inch. I’m confused because last year when I had the surgery to remove the one I had, that cyst measured 1 1/4 inches. That’s not much bigger. She removed the cyst because was causing me a lot of pain. Now, why didn’t they remove this one? Not that I want that, but I’m confused. I wonder about these doctors sometimes. Now, I dunno what to do because I am in a lot of pain from the cyst. I can’t go back to the ER because they won’t do anything about it. So, what do I do now? Just sit here and wait for the thing to rupture which will cause even more pain?

    I’m concerned about these cysts. The fact is that they keep coming back and when they do, they’re very painful. Since my surgery last year I have been taking birth control pills because they are supposed to prevent cysts from forming and apparently the birth control isn’t working in that respect. I wonder why, as well, they always seem to occur on the right ovary as opposed to the left. I can’t keep going to the ER every 4 or 5 months because I have a painful cyst. I always know when I have one, even without an ultrasound or diagnosis because I know what the pain feels like. This is why sometimes when I do go to the ER for abdominal pain, I’m skeptical when they tell me nothings wrong. Because I know I have a cyst. My biggest question is, If I keep getting very painful, recurring ovarian cysts, even after the surgery last year, why is nothing being done about them?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Recurring ovarian cysts?
    I’ve had surgeries in the past to remove cysts, and I’m scheduled to have another one removed in two weeks. What could cause them? Is there anything I should ask my doctor to test me for? I was thinking about asking her to test me for PCOS, but my cysts are “normal.”

    Would having my ovaries removed solve any problems? Or would that just be overkill? I’m so tired of having surgeries, I just want to be a normal college student.

    I have finals in a few weeks, and this surgery is really in the way, but I really don’t have any other choice.. :(

    Really, all I”m asking for is some advice, maybe some questions I could ask my doctor next week… anything.. thanks.
    My cyst is 3x the size of my ovary, the doctors are concerned it will rupture and hemorrhage.

    • ANSWER:
      I would discuss the whole matter with my doctor and also ask if there is a chance of dysplasia?
      I wouldn’t recommend getting the ovaries removed but it is an option that you and your doctor should really discuss.
      Good Luck

  4. QUESTION:
    Ruptured ovarian cyst, lingering mild to moderate pain?
    I am on birth control to control my recurring cysts. I missed my last period and had the usual cyst pain. By the time the Dr saw me, it had just ruptured. Ever since then, I have had nild cramping, with occasional extreme, labor like pains for short busts. Dr visit was Tuesday, and from what I have read, aruptured cyst would normally cause sudden extreme pain- but I just don’t feel right. Anyone had this and can offer advice?

    • ANSWER:
      You may have a cyst that has ruptured, but may only be leaking slowly instead of the sudden burst. I wouls suggest elevating your legs and placing a pillw on your abdomen, sometimes the fetal position helps. I would call your doctor, but this may just heal on its own or continue to leak slowly. Unfortunatly there isnt alot you can do for this. Take some Ibuprofen and just try to relax. Sounds to me like its a slow leaking cyst thats wwhy the pain is continuous and not the sudden onset of severe pain.

  5. QUESTION:
    I was an egg donor, now I have endometriosis and would have adymiosis is I still had a uterus. Is this why?
    Since I donated eggs, I have had recurring ovarian cysts, adymiosis, as well as endometriosis now. The first cysts was a dermoid cysts (had to operate), then I had ovarian cysts frequently, the kind that rupture. This last year I have had so much pain, they found out that I had adymiosis, the only “cure” for this is to remove the uterus. That was done, but when I was in the OR, they realized that I also had full blown endometriosis as well as 12 cysts at that time. I donated the eggs to help support my child as well as myself. I am really glad that I have a child since I can no longer have them because of all this. Is this what caused it? My doctor did not remove my ovaries due to my age (30 now). Next week I am starting on a monthly dose of Lupron for up to 6 months to relieve me of the pain. It is the worst pain and it consumes about 1/4th of my life. The facility that I went through was really aggressive with me. They kept me on meds longer that what I was originally told by almost a week. I am not sure if this was caused by the process of donating, but I had no problems before I did this. They starting within 6 months of beginning it all.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think so. Endometriosis is something you are usually born with. The medicines you took to donate your egs may have escalated it a bit but not caused it.

      I can understand why they didn’t take your ovaries, but they probably should have because you most likely have endometriosis implants on them as well. Endometriosis grows on estrogen, so you have a likelihood of needing more surgery down the road to remove it. If that happens you can have them take your ovaries at that time.

      I just had a full hysterectomy on Dec. 5th and suffer from endometriosis as well.

      This is a great website to join as there is much information and support from other women who have gone through the same thing.

      www.hystersisters.com

      Good luck to you.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can you find a DR who will treat you when your own hospital refuses?
    I have a twisted bowel, which causes me to vomit and shuts down the bowel production. I also have an ovarian cyst merged to the bowel and they cysts keep recurring and squashing the bowel. I have constant back ache, side pain, abdominal pain, chest pain, feeling hot, have no energy, blood pressure all over the show, tired, pale, can;t sleep due to pain, have constant headaches and anemia, my blood results for iron are very low, among other things. My own hospital refuse to see me post operation and still refuse to treat me. When I go in which I do very often, they just rehydrate me and send me home again, even if I come end up being brought back in.

    They now don;t scan me anymore or change the medicines I was put on post surgery 2 years ago. The medicines I take I have been told I am not supposed to be on them constantly. My own GP won’t change them or run test s now and I have been warned I will be struck off as I cost too much.

    Dietitians have no clue how to help me as eating is such a problem, what I can eat one day will make me vomit and collapse another day.

    I understand my conditions is rare and complicated as there are adhesions stuck around some of the twists, the first one being directly under my stomach. The ovary will not shut down and as soon as the dark coloured cysts burst they reform immediately and range from 5 cm upto 800 cms in size and there are multiple ones. There is also a large cyst int he colon, which is probably the right ovary. Any help appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps it is time to start complaining. Do it through official channels. Have linked to an NHS website below. Best of luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    Should I be concerned about this recurring pain or not?
    Hello, Y!Answers community.

    For perhaps a year and a half now, I’ve had very rare but recurring pain. I’d say I’ve had it four times total, this morning being the last “attack,” if you will.

    In short, the pain is in the lower left side of my torso, almost centered and just above the juncture of thigh to hip/groin/mons and so on. It’s not a cramp; it’s more like a stabbing, burning sensation which is extremely intense: I can’t stretch out or stand up into a straight position, and it has in the past caused a tingling sensation in my urethra and a sensation that I have to pee {but I don’t}.

    Originally, I thought UTI gone bad, but the pain clears up in four to six hours and leaves me with no other problems. I also considered a STI, but I’ve only had two partners, never with PIV intercourse, and I was the first girl for the both of them to go beyond kissing. Beyond that, I have no issues with rashes or funky discharge.

    A nurse said the pain was most likely just an Ovarian cyst bursting, and I had an ultrasound done to see what was up. However, today the pain occurred on the fifth day of my period, which didn’t match up what the nurse explained to me.

    In short, please help. Should I see a doctor? Does anyone know what these symptoms signal?

    Any information is dearly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You should definitely see a doctor. It could be as simple as fibroids, to as dire as cancer. Please, do not take chances with your life.

  8. QUESTION:
    For OBGYNS or MDS: Low Dose Birth Control Pill?
    Is there a birth control pill with less than 25mcg estrogen? I’ve been on Ortho-TryCyclene-LO for 6 yrs & still have side effects like extreme edema (water retention) & recurring yeast infections (they have all the symptoms but arent actually YI, they happen at the same time in every pack, so I know its horomone related, heavy spotting 4 days before the sunday (i’m a sunday start)- so my period lasts almost 2 weeks but is very light instead of 3-5 days of normal flow like its supposed to. I was prescribed the pill to treat & prevent the ovarian cysts I had when i was 18 which caused ER visits for the pain (I passed out) -so you can see how I am afraid to switch, but is there anything worth switching to??!! THANKS SO MUCH!

    • ANSWER:
      Consider changing from a tri-phasic to a mono-phasic pill. The tri-phasics are constantly changing your hormone levels and therefore can cause many more side effects than a mono-phasic pill.

      Talk to your doctor about YAZ or Yasmin LoEstrin 24 or LoEstrin 1.5/30, or some other pill formulations…even the mini-pill which is estrogen-free.

      If you’ve been using the same pill for 6 years with side effects that were documented your doctor should have changed you sooner.


Cause Of Ovarian Cysts Stress

An ovarian cyst is a growth or swelling on or inside the ovary. It possibly will be solid or full with fluid. If it is solid, it is called a cancer. This can be frightening for the reason that it straight away brings cancer to mind, but tumor is simply the health check word for some swelling. There are many types of ovarian cysts, namely, functional cysts, dermoid cysts, serous & mucinous cystadenomas, endometriomas, functional tumors, fibromas and brenner tumors. Conversely, the option of ovarian cyst treatment used to remedy the cysts hold a different view relating the types. Fortunately, the vast majority of these ovarian cysts are not cancerous.

Many women experience no symptoms whilst they obtain an ovarian cyst, especially if it is small. Certain cysts may well grow substantial and cause the abdomen to swell. Depending on anywhere the cyst is and its size, it can exert pressure on the bladder or bowel, cause abdominal uneasiness, uncomfortable or dreadful sex and fluctuating periods. Sometimes complication such as intense agony, vomiting and heart tremor can take place if the stem attached to the cyst is twisted causing a condition called torsion or if the cyst is ruptured.
Ovarian cyst treatment often involved the service of prescription drugs that can affect the hormonal levels of the body. Contraceptive pills, anti-androgen drugs, fertility drugs, luteinising hormone-suppressing drugs, antibiotics or a combination of these drugs are normally used to cure these ovarian cysts. Surgery is the subsequently to be had option but this form of cure be supposed to be considered just as a ultimate resort. If hysterectomy is recommended, please seek a subsequent or third view ahead of taking that option.

Herbal remedies give rise to proven to be helpful in the treatment of ovarian cysts. It frequently takes between two to six months in support of the treatment to be completely valuable depending upon the size and total of ovarian cysts put forward. Herbs such as echinacea and milk thistle are acknowledged to effectively remedy and control these ovarian cysts. Diet is in addition very significant, as a number of foods can intensify the condition, and selected foods are very beneficial in controlling the return of the ovarian cysts. Foods that help draw out the soreness and reappearance include sufficient of raw fruits and vegetables (especially the dark green leafy vegetables), garlic, legumes, whole grains and other whole foods. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, red meats, eggs, white sugar, carbonated beverages and processed or refined foods.

Supplements have moreover been found to be useful in the treatment and control of ovarian cysts. A worthy quality multivitamins and minerals will enhance the dietary changes your are making, working to balance the hormones, get better exception, enhance liver function and save from harm against abnormal cell growth. A high-level daily dose of Vitamin C, zinc, B vitamins and a high-quality antioxidant are acknowledged to be effective in the treatment and control of the cysts.

Ovarian cyst is a very painful disease. It is also among the most common medical conditions that many women are suffering from. In addition, many women with this condition are suffering in silence and thinking that this is just common during their menstrual periods.


Cause Of Ovarian Cysts Menopause

Are you questioning yourself regarding the possibility of getting post menopausal ovarian cysts? Most women would be surprised to hear that you can indeed get cysts once you have reached the menopause. How can it be possible since your ovaries are are no longer active and do not produce any eggs?

Ovarian cysts are generally complex and even the medical profession finds it hard to sometimes understand how the condition works and more importantly how it can be eradicated. This said, yes, it is possible to get ovarian cysts after the menopause. In fact, the cysts have most probably been there for a while and are just developing now; it is nothing more than this.

So, what can I do to get rid of post menopausal ovarian cysts?

Well, you may have already been advised that if you experience no symptoms then the best course of action is simply to let them go away on their own. True when you are asymptomatic and lucky but if you are not what is the plan?

Surgery can help if the cysts are very large and impact onto other organs. Hormonal therapy can also be beneficial but these treatment work short term only.

What you need is something that shrinks the cysts and prevents them from coming back to make your life miserable.

Many women suffering from ovarian cysts whether pre or post menopausal are turning to natural cures in order to get rid of the condition. They work extremely well and have literally no side effects. Furthermore, they are very affordable and can be done from the comfort of your own home.

Natural treatments should be considered if you really want the pain and discomfort to end and see the cysts go away for good. You can experience an improvement nearly straight away and by targeting the root causes of the disease, your cysts will not come back and leave you free of pain and discomfort for the rest of your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Painful Ovarian cysts?
    I have one ovary left, the other was removed due to cysts causing a lot of pain. My doctor suggested removing them both, but I am not ready for menopause so I declined.
    I didn’t realize how much the ones on my other ovary hurt until she removed the other ( 3 years ago) Now, i can’t stand it. I have the typical symptoms, abdominal pain, bloating, dizziness, nausea, etc.
    Can’t they just remove the cyst without removing the ovary??? I am still not ready for menopause, I’m only 42. But the pain can really be unbearable.
    Any suggestions or advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Grr. I wrote a whole long answer and then it didn’t save. In short: Yes, docs can probably save your ovary. Requires skill. Clearly your current doc feels uncomfortable doing it. Find a new one, preferably in a large teaching hospital.

      But even if you just get the cysts removed, you’ll get new ones–sounds like you’re prone to them. So can you take birth control pills. They eliminate ovarian activity so you don’t get cysts. good compromise

  2. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts V.S. Hysterectomy?
    I have been getting Ovarian cysts non stop for a few years now but they always pop on their own causing incredible pain.

    I am fed up with it. I am 23 (24 in September) am married and have 2 children but I don’t know what to do the doc says that once you have had 1 you will more then likely have them on and off again until menopause! whats your opion?should I inquire about a hysterectomy or ride out the pain?What are some other options out their for me? I also have very late periods because of this and even tho my husband and I use protection it causes stress and worry about what might be causing it(another little one) I dont know what to do please help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      A doctor won’t give you a hysterectomy unless you have a life-threatening problem. Doctors will suggest a lot of nonsurgical options before resorting to surgery. It sounds like you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is not dangerous or anything, but does suck.

      Some options include taking birth control and other drugs.

  3. QUESTION:
    Am 46, was told by my GYN that I’m not in menopause.I haven’t had period since 02,’06.What could be the cause
    I was told by my gyn that I have POS. I used clomid for 3 months after taking med to bring on a period, but never ovulated. I had an exploratory hysteroscopy and he said that everything looked fine except for some small ovarian cysts which are normal. What can I do? I am running out of time, if I want to conceive.

    • ANSWER:
      have you been stressed lately? my girlfriend is also taking clomid. she was really stressed about not having a child yet and things with her boyfriend. i helped her reduce her stress and now after four month on clomid she is expecting.

  4. QUESTION:
    Question about my girlfriends sex drive?
    We have been together and intimate for three years. Her sexual desire is still there but when it comes time to perform she just isn’t ever wet enough. She is only 18 but has many problems like ovarian cysts and HPV but I’m not aware that either of those could cause that… Her gynocologist suggested it might be pre-menopause but she hasn’t gotten tested for it yet. Is that even possible at that age? I can do without sex I’m just tired of feeling like I’m doing something wrong or that I’m not good enough.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts could cause some of her dryness…

      If the desire for sex is there…then it could be a medical problem. Vaginal dryness can be due to any hormone imbalance. She does need to talk with her doctor about this…but have you tried lubricants…Astroglide…KY gel…Replins?? They can make all the difference..

      Just the stress in knowing this drying can take away from the moment…making it just as bad for her as it does for you.

      I hope you two can work this out.

  5. QUESTION:
    Am I going through early menopause?
    My period’s been pretty wonky for the last few months. It was light one month, heavy the next, and it’s about a week late this month. :( I’ve also spotted a bit in between. Beside that, my eyes have been dry, I’ve been having mild hot flashes, and I’ve noticed that my skin has become thinner. I’m only twenty-four, and I haven’t had any major medical procedures. I have a family history of thyroid problems. Would any thyroid conditions cause these symptoms? I’ve had ovarian cysts, too, if it helps.

    Infertility doesn’t really bother me, but growing old before my time does. Please help. :(

    • ANSWER:
      thyroid can totally do that. make sure you get it checked regularaly to make sure you arent getting thyroid storms (which can be leathal).

      but, pre-menapause can start around 30 and last for years – so also find out about the history of the women in your family.

  6. QUESTION:
    Do I have menopause at sixteen?
    I’m a sixteen year old girl, and I’m getting symptoms of menopause.

    For eight months now, I haven’t had a period or even spotting, and for no apparent cause.
    I’m also getting several other symptoms of menopause, such as several random dark hairs on my cheeks/chin, hot flashes and even clamminess on occasion.

    I’m suspecting it might be a cyst, as my aunt had once had an ovarian cyst that had turned cancerous and eventually caused sterility at the age of 19. Still, I’m unsure if a cyst would be the problem. Before this year, I rarely had any problems with my cycle other than occasional pain AFTER a period, not before or during. Could this have anything to do with it?

    I am going to see a OBGYN for the first time in September, so that will probably give me a definite answer.

    Still, do you think menopause at 16 is possible?
    If so, why, and is there a name for what I’m going through?
    @redtiger: No, I’m not generally stressed, and I very rarely exercise, to be truthful. I don’t diet, and I am barely overweight though definitely not obese or even unhealthy. I doubt any of those factors are causing it, so I’m pretty clueless. :[

    • ANSWER:
      You might have premature ovarian failure or maybe polycystic ovary syndrome. It sounds like a hormonal inbalance. I had an ovarian cyst and it caused pain, disruption to periods and I felt generally unwell.

  7. QUESTION:
    Need help for relieving pain and have questions (ovarian cyst/cancer/treatment)?
    For the last week or two I’ve had on and off type pain and it bothers me every day and is sometimes very sharp. I heard that most cysts go away by themselves (mine got smaller) but I’m concerned about ovarian cancer and there’s a huge cancer history in my family but so far no ovarian cancer and my hysterectomy was not for cancer. I read that some benign cysts will require treatment in that they do not go away by themselves, and in quite rare cases, others may be cancerous. I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts about five or six years after my (TVH/kept both ovaries) total vaginal hysterectomy. I didn’t have symptoms of ovarian cysts when they were first diagnosed and the doctor ordered the ultrasound and kept an eye on the cysts with updated ultrasounds.The last ultrasound about three years ago showed the cysts got small enough and I didn’t need further ultrasounds.

    1. Anyone have advice on dealing with the pain and would heat help if surgery isn’t indicated?

    2. If it’s not gas or appendicitis I’m experiencing does anyone know what can be done for them besides taking out the ovary?

    One doctor I didn’t like or agree with recommended I get my ovaries removed because of the history of cysts and I didn’t see him for that problem and he refused to help me with why I went in there and think he was just trying to get more money (the wait was over 3 hours in his office).Three other doctors agreed to not take out my ovaries including my surgeon if it wasn’t cancerous as it could prevent me from going into surgical menopause.

    3. I’ve never had symptoms of menopause but does anyone know if estrogen if needed again would help prevent the cysts from getting bigger if present again or would it just feed ovarian cysts?
    I was put on the estrogen patch 5 years later because my blood work showed I was low on estrogen and I didn’t have any symptoms of menopause. I was taken off the estrogen patch after it was thought that the narcotic pain meds I was taking for disc injury and muscle spasms could have caused the abnormality of the amount of estrogen in my system. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend seeing your OB/GYN as soon as possible. It is unlikely that you have ovarian cancer, but it is certainly a possibility.

  8. QUESTION:
    has anyone tried this recipe?
    Take Whole Cycle:
    1 Prenatal Vitamin Daily
    1 Baby Aspirin Daily
    1 50 mg B6 Vitamin in the morning.
    1 B-50 Complex in the evening

    From Cycle Day 1 until Ovulation:
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the morning
    Two Vitex, 500mg Capsules in the evening

    From End of Period until Ovulation:

    Robitussin::full strength as if you have a bad cough. Label Directions: adults and children 12 years and over, 2-4 teaspoonsfuls every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Consult label for accuracy, warnings, and ingredients. Active ingredient: Guaifenesin ONLY, do NOT get any type with other active ingredients or letters such as Robitussin DM or Robitussin CF.

    Vitex Information – Vitex has been used holistically for many years to balance the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone. It eases symptoms of PMS, menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation. It has been reported to aid fertility in women by increasing progesterone in particular. Many women suffering from LPD (luteal phase defect) may gain particular benefit. Members have reported reduction in breast tenderness and acne while on vitex.

    Vitex Dosage – Dosages are included in each recipe. If you have a different brand or potency, please refer to the label directions.

    Things to Avoid: Do not take vitex with clomid or any other fertility drug. They can counteract each other.

    When to Take Vitex – There are two schools of thought about taking vitex. One says to not take it during pregnancy so vitex is stopped at ovulation. The other theory says that vitex needs to build up in your system to really work and stopping at ovulation doesn’t allow it to build up enough to work. So, vitex is stopped when there is a positive HPT. Our members have reported both methods as working and some of those beautiful children are the result of their mommies using one of these recipes. Be informed about your choice.

    Possible Side Effects: While many sources report no side effects with vitex we have heard a few things on our forums.

    Headaches – Some have reported headaches that disappeared when vitex was stopped.

    Cysts – Some have reported an increase in ovarian cysts. This makes sense as clomid also can potentially cause cysts.

    B6 Information:

    B6 is taken to help improve mucus quality and quantity. It is safe to take B6 as it is a water soluble vitamin and passes through your system. Some people have experienced numbness or tingling of the hands or arms while on higher doses. If you experience this, stop taking B6 or lower your dosage to something you can tolerate.

    B Complex:

    B Compex is taken to aid in the absorption of B6 and the two should be taken together. Taking a timed release B complex also gives benefits throughout the day.

    Robitussin:

    Robitussin is taken to help with mucus quality. It thins out the mucus in the body, making it easier for the sperm to travel. Some women like to take robi all cycle long and some only take around ovulation. This is a matter of preference and how you think your body reacts to it.

    Prenatal Vitamin:

    Prenatal vitamins can be obtained through a prescription or purchased over the counter wherever vitamins are sold. Prenatal vitamins are a good choice when trying to conceive because they have folic acid which has been proven to prevent certain birth defects. Prenatals also have a variety of other vitamins that are a good idea when trying to conceive.

    Baby Aspirin:

    Baby Aspirin is a good idea for any woman trying to conceive or not. It has been shown to have heart healthy effects over a lifetime and is recommended by many doctors. It has a slight blood thinning effect. Many women who have had repeated miscarriages have taken baby aspirin when ttc. There has been a link in recent years to blood clotting disorders and miscarriage. Most doctors seem to think it can’t hurt when trying to conceive

    • ANSWER:
      I havent tried most of these things.. i just take my pre-natal vitamins regularly and folic acid supplement..

  9. QUESTION:
    brest canser questions help?
    A high caffeine intake can affect PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    biopsy
    ultrasound
    mammogram
    breast augmentation

    Prostate cancer typically:
    grows slowly
    begins with small changes that may go unnoticed
    occurs in very young men
    choice 1 and choice 2 only

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    mammogram
    lumpectomy
    mastectomy
    malignant
    benign

    Your chances of developing breast cancer dramatically increase with age. At what age do doctors recommend getting a yearly mammogram?
    25
    65
    40
    55

    A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    appendictomy
    mastectomy
    lumpectomy
    lobectomy

    Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    false
    true

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    True
    False

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:
    hernia
    menstruation
    endometriosis
    ovulation

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    menopause
    peri-menopause
    childbearing years
    before beginning menstruation

    Although most hernias are not painful, pain in the groin area can be one of the symptoms.
    True
    False

    For all the reproductive disorders, there is one preventive measure that is recommended for each. It is:
    precription drugs
    exercise
    warm baths
    chicken soup

    Women under 40 can and should take an active role in their breast health with regular breast self-examinations (BSE) and clinical breast exams. A regular BSE is a chance to check your breasts for lumps, thicknesses, or other changes every month. You should begin breast self-exams around age 20, but it is by no means your only defense against breast cancer.
    false
    true
    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    True
    False

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    True
    False

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    True
    False

    PMS occurs only in females who:
    are tired and do not exercise regularly
    have high hormone levels
    who are taking birth control pills
    who are ovulating or who are in the first days of their menstral period

    Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    True
    False
    What is a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer?
    1 in 1000
    1 in 80
    1 in 7

    Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    True
    False

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    genetics
    obesity
    hormone replacement therapy

    The best time to do a breast self-examination (BSE) is:

    once a year on the same month

    right after your period. If you do not have a regular period, do it on the same day each month.

    once a month immediately before the menstrual period.

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    false
    true

    Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    false
    true

    Developing a hernia is more common in women than men.
    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      site is not a homework study or for surveys its one question /some extra info..and then an answer? get the format correct, as I am sure you will get violation notices if you do this .

  10. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer questions for school . PLEASE help me !!?
    Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    previous signs of anxiety, family history and age of 30

    vitamin B deficiency and family history

    vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19

    pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 6 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for prostate cancer include each of the following except:

    age

    ethnic origin

    having a low fat diet

    family history

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The acronym PMS stands for:

    papas, mamas, and siblings

    pre-menstrual syndrome

    pre-menopausal syndrome

    pre-medical syndrome

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 8 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?

    a new lump in the breast

    the nipple becomes inverted

    change in the size or shape of breast

    all of the above

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A condition in which cells that look and act like cells of the lining of the uterus, but are found in other parts of the abdominal cavity is called:

    hernia

    menstruation

    endometriosis

    ovulation

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 10 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

    false

    true

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:

    mammograms

    hernias

    endometriosis

    cancerous cells

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 12 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    For women in the United States, what is the lifetime risk of breast cancer?

    1 in 1000

    1 in 80

    1 in 8

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 13 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 14 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 15 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    True
    False

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.

    mammogram

    lumpectomy

    mastectomy

    malignant

    benign

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 17 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women

    True
    False

    ——–
    I don’t wanna know what you think either !. Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)
    Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.

    True
    False
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy
    ——————————————————————————–

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    menopause

    peri-menopause

    childbearing years

    before beginning menstruation
    ——————————————————————————–
    Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Risk factors for PMS that you cannot control include:

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not asking for help. You are asking someone to do your work for you and that is cheating. The fact that you were given the questions and it is multiple choice makes them easy to answer all you have to do is read the material.

  11. QUESTION:
    im not sure if anyone can help?
    i was diagnosed with endometriosis and ovarian cysts in December after having a laparoscopy i was taken back into hospital two weeks ago where they later discovered four more cysts had appeared i was having irregular heavy bleeding so they decided that the best option was to give me the zoladex injection but after reading into it a bit i had a slight scare because something came up saying that it can cause early menopause which would lead me to not having children at all does anyone know whether that is the case ? and whether id still be able to have children after the course of the injection?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you have been in pain. early or not you need to get your self in order. Too much damage and you will not carry children at all. If you are worried about this now, why not harvest some eggs now and store them. Not sure the cost but it would protect your rights later.
      Wife had same problem and got treatment at Hopkins in Baltimore. There are specialist there in this field. Some work in the field of cysts and bleeding as well. If you feel your Dr is not doing the job, get a 2nd opinion and third if you are not sure. You get one life and one part to work with.
      There is hope and the meds will help stop the bleeding and let your body get stronger. Make sure your iron levels stay up. Eating high iron foods and taking iron supplements right after you eat. the body does not take iron supplements well. opening up for liver and other iron right foods will let the supplement get in there as well.

  12. QUESTION:
    FEMALE questions, PLEASE help?
    1. Some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, including:
    a. genetics
    b. obesity
    c. hormone replacement therapy

    2. A risk factor is anything that increases a persons chance of getting a disease. Which of the following is not considered a risk factor for breast cancer?
    a. family history of breast cancer
    b. not having children
    c. people who breast feed their babies
    d. drinking alcohol

    3. Hernias are more common in men because when the testicals descend through the inguinial canal, the opening of the canal does not close completely.
    a. True
    b. False

    4. Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women
    a. True
    b. False

    5. Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.
    a. True
    b. False

    6. Which warning sign(s) of breat cancer should be reported to your doctor?
    a. a new lump in the breast
    b. the nipple becomes inverted
    c. change in the size or shape of breast
    d. all of the above

    7. The acronym PMS stands for:
    a. papas, mamas, and siblings
    b. pre-menstrual syndrome
    c. pre-menopausal syndrome
    d. pre-medical syndrome

    8. Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:
    a. menopause
    b. peri-menopause
    c. childbearing years
    d. before beginning menstruation

    9. Prostate cancer usually displays several symptoms in the early stages of development.
    a. True
    b. False
    10. Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every 3 years.
    a. false
    b. true

    11. Most ovarian cysts are small and do not cause any symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    12. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
    a. false
    b. true

    13. African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it than Caucasian or Asian men.
    a. True
    b. False

    14. Risk factors for PMS include:
    a. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 30
    b. previous signs of anxiety and family history
    c. vitamin B deficiency, family history and age of 15 -19
    d. pregnancy and vitamin B deficiency

    15. A/An __________is an x-ray of the breast.
    a. biopsy
    b. ultrasound
    c. mammogram
    d. breast augmentation

    16. A biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue to see whether cancer cells are present. If they are not present, then the biopsy is said to be__________.
    a. mammogram
    b. lumpectomy
    c. mastectomy
    d. malignant
    e. benign

    17. Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:
    a. mammograms
    b. hernias
    c. endometriosis
    d. cancerous cells
    18. Breast Self-Exam (BSE) is an important defense in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. BSE should be performed:
    a. once a year
    b. at the beginning of your menstrual cycle
    c. in the middle of your menstrual cycle
    d. a few days after your menstrual cycle or the same time each month

    19. Breast cancer cannot be prevented, however, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a slim body, can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
    a. false
    b. true

    20. A/An __________is surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.
    a. appendictomy
    b. mastectomy
    c. lumpectomy
    d. lobectomy

    21. Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.
    a. True
    b. False

    22. The menstrual cycle has how many stages?
    a. 4
    b. 28
    c. 2
    d. 5

    23. “Press firmly to learn what your breasts feel like. A firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast is normal.” This step for BSE is not done unless you think you might have a breast lump.
    a. false
    b. true

    24. Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.
    a. True
    b. False

    25. The purpose of menstruation is:
    a. it allows the lining of the uterus to thicken
    b. it allows for fertilization to take place
    c. it allows ovulation to take place
    d. to shed the lining of the uterus

    • ANSWER:
      1) A.
      2) C.
      3) B.
      4) A.
      5) A.
      6) D.
      7) C.
      8) C.
      9) B.
      10) A.
      11) A.
      12) A.
      13) B.
      14) A.
      15) C.
      16) E.
      17) D.
      18) B.
      19) B.
      20) C.
      21) A.
      22) C.
      23) A.
      24) A.
      25) D.

  13. QUESTION:
    Early periods but only after being intimate?
    I am 38 and all of my life I have had regular periods until my now Fiance and I started having intimate relations. Since July, I have only had one normal period during a month that we had been together. The only other normal cycle that I had was a month that we opted not to be intimate due to tests that I was having done to see if the doctors could find a problem. I have been tested for pregnancy, STD’s, Infections, Cancer, blood levels. I have had a vaginal ultrasound that discovered an Ovarian cyst ( not the cause according to my doctor ) I have also had an Endometrial Biopsy that came back normal.Family that I ask thinks it could be Pre menopause, but why does this only happen when my Fiance and I are intimate. We were in a long distance relationship that pretty much prevented us from being together more often than once a month. He has recently moved in with me ( as of this past Saturday ) we have been intimate on at least 3 occasions since then and my period is 11 days early. I am at my wits end. Does anyone have any suggestions or hopefully an answer? Also my Fiance is a 5 year Stage 4 Testicular Cancer Survivor as of May. He went through Surgery, Chemo and everything but hasn’t had any related treatments in 5 years. He does have a VERY low testosterone level but I wouldn’t think that would have anything to do with it but who knows at this point.

    Thank you to everyone that reads this and offers any kind of help.
    I do mark on my calendar everything that you mentioned pertaining to my periods and acts of intimacy. My Fiance and I don’t engage in rough intercourse or I might have concidered the trauma factor. Every time I have gone to my doctor concerning this I have had pregnancy tests. Somtimes that may be 7 days before I can get in there because they won’t see me if I am on my period unless it is life threatening and it hasn’t gotten to that point. All of their pregnancy tests have coem back negative. So the last time before now that I had an early period I went right to the drug store and bought an OTC test and it too came back negative. I am not saying that it 100% ruling out that possibility, it may be that my body is going through pre menopause and isn’t doing what it should to allow me to say pregnant and there for not producing the hormone that the test are designed to detect. My Fiance only has a 7% fertility level.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my post-oophorectomy body?
    I am 23, and I had an oophorectomy (my ovary removed) about a month ago because of a 15cm ovarian cyst. I only had one ovary from birth so this procedure caused surgical menopause. (I still have my uterus.) Even though I am currently on Hormone Therapy (Vivelle dot 0.1mg 2x/week estrogen patches only for now), I am experiencing strange menopausal side effects like hot flashes, mood swings, and prolonged vaginal bleeding (10 days). I thought the estrogen would cut down some of these menopausal issues, and that I would only get my “period” when I take Prometrium 200mg #24 for 1-12 days every 1-3 months. I feel alone in this situation. Most people who have had an oophorectomy also had a hyst. Being so young, I am confused and can use some answers and support. Please respond if you have any answers or support…

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, girl. I feel your pain. I had a hyst and oophorectomy at 30. While my situation was a little different than yours, I still have the same symptoms you described.

      It’s unfortunate that there isn’t more support for people like us. We’re too young to fit into the “after-50″ crowd, so there’s really no support for us, that I’ve been able to find.

      What I will say, though, is that a drug called Estratest has worked wonders for me. Because of the side effects, however, my doctor made me sign a release before he would prescribe more for me. Hormone Replacement Therapy has been thought to cause heart disease in women. As a result, my doctor, even though I signed the release, would only prescribe the medication at half the dose. :( So, I’m right back where I started, although a bit more comfortable.

      Hope this helps.

  15. QUESTION:
    health questions, please help?
    lately i have has alot of body pain a majority of the pain on the left side of my body, warmth in my abdomen and chest, hot flashes, heart races. pain in the jaw joint, light headedness, dizzy spells.
    i was diagnosed with costocondritis a few months ago. pain in the left side of chest where the breast bone is and pain of the cartlidge from the breastbone up.
    last week i found a lump in my neck that may be the cause of my headaches.
    iwillbe 35 this month. i have had ovarian cysts and endometriosis. i was told i would probably go through menopause early. which woud explain the headaches, hot flashes, fatigue, body pain, nasty burning taste in my mouth. and the shortness of breath.
    as for the chest pain, i already had a stress test and an ekg, everything was good in those tests. but due to the pain in my neck and left arm and the left side of y face going numb they wanted to do a nerve test that i could just not afford. i know i have a bone under my shoulder blade that pops outta place and that may be causing the left arm pain. but it still concerns me.
    i quit smoking a few days ago and havent had any numbness in the left side of my face, but the spot where my neck has the lump still hurts and the left arm pain and the dizziness and light headedness is still a bit of a problem.
    ive been tested for lupus,ms you name it. but still cant find a reason for everything that is wrong. i hate being in pain, the racing heart, shortness of breath everything just irritates me.
    so…so far i have costochondritis and i’m premenopausal. could this actually be the cause of everything going on??? i feel like i am missing something here. accupuncture has helped the body pain tremendously. the chiropractor helps my headaches and costochondritis.
    the stress test and ekg turned up nothing. they say my lungs are good. ( i only smoked for maybe a total of 10 years, it was an off and on thing for me) i still feel like i am missing something??? any ideas out there???
    i did want to add a few details.
    my blood pressure hovers between 98/68-111/62. sometimes when i breathe it feels like i am breathing thru cotton, this is rare. when we used to visit here as a kid, i had this problem. now that i live here, its the same problem on occasion. also, sometimes my left arm turns a bit reddish. the left side of my tongue tingles. and my left ear is always irritated. like there is something in my ear. and when it hurts, it hurts pretty bad. but the doc never finds an infection or fluid…just redness.
    the chiropractor says that the combo of a lower back injury and the neck pain could be causing all this on the left side of my body.the left side of my neck gets a painful pop and my migraine starts. the pain i get in my breast bone does pop on occasion. feels better for a while after that. and i noticed over the last few months that the left side of my body doent feel the same things as the right side. and my left hip always pops out. i have to pop it right ba

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  16. QUESTION:
    I’m 16 turning 17 and haven’t gotten my period in over a year?
    So its been almost a year since I’ve had my last period. I’ve never had sex before so I’m obviously not pregnant… And I’ve gotten ‘spotting’ (i think it’s called) where it seems like I’ve gotten my period but it never lasts more than an hour.

    So as you can see I’m very confused about this whole situation and my doctor knows that i haven’t had it after my whole episode in the hospital with ovarian cysts…. :(
    And my family doctor doesn’t seem to take any concern. He says that my vegetarian life style choice isn’t the problem either. I’m just wondering if i will be able to have kids in my late 20′s…. cause this couldn’t be extremely early menopause…could it?

    So I know this isn’t normal for a girl my age… but do any of you ladies (or gents) have any input?
    Sorry i meant that the only reason the doctor knows that i haven’t gotten it in over a year is because of the cysts and i had to tell him…

    I had the cysts over 2 month ago

    • ANSWER:
      You seem nice, but yeah you should be happy you’re not having your period. Girls complain about them all the time.

  17. QUESTION:
    Hot Flashes HELP?
    I had a radical hysterectomy in april, I knew that by having it I would immediatly go into menopause. I had to have it done due to ovarian cysts and sevre endometriosis that had even caused my ovaries to adhere to my uterus and bowel causing me constant pain. Because of the endometreosis the Dr. does not want to put me on hormones. The question I have is, I am not having any mood swings, but the hot flashes are horriable, they occur througout the day and keep me tossing and turning at night. I have tried every over the counter and natural remidy out there and they just make them worse instead of better. So my question is, will they ever stop, or will they last forever? By the way I am 36.

    • ANSWER:
      I was 35 when I had mine and yes they do go away. I used to wake up thinking I had spilled something in my bed or something and realized it was sweat from head to toes! I would have to say I dealt with some serious emotional ups and downs too for about a year, but then again I was going through a divorce at the same time and that didn’t help. I can tell you that after that year was up, I only rarely had a hot flash and now I am 43 and I feel absolutely great! I have no pain, no period, no PMS! I lead a very full life. There is life after hot flashes and it’s great!

  18. QUESTION:
    Thickening of the uterine linning?
    What keeps causing my uterine linning to keep building up?i have ovarian cysts and hypothyroidism can that play a role in it? Im only 16 so im not goimg through menopause either lol please help its so anoying!
    No i mean build up alot my doc put me on progesterone bc i had my pd for 3 months and my uterine linning was 3 times the thickness it should be

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  19. QUESTION:
    Is this because of the contraceptive pill? or should i see a doctor?
    I usually have my periods every 4 weeks, occasionally 5 and at the very least 3 weeks apart.
    So I had just come of my period about 2 days before and i took 1 contraceptive pill (it was just a stupid thing i didn’t think about we were drinking wine my friend took hers and gave me one as a laugh. But this is irrelevant.) I didn’t think one pill would do anything. any way a few days later i was back on again. I was fairly devastated to say the least. two weeks after they had finished i got them again. So i looked it up and periods every 2 weeks said it could be caused by the pill (but i only had 1 and it was ages ago now) or early menopause god forbid seeing as i am only 19. or ovarian cysts. So is it that one pill, or is it a coincidence and something could be wrong.

    1 pill like how can it do that? anyway i really need an answer please

    • ANSWER:
      1 pill can do this…the pill is meant to be taken as a course not a one off, so taking one will cause your body to prepare itself for the course. as you didnt take the course, your body will then reject what it has been given, hence the bleed x your body will regulate itself in time x

      you shouldnt take pills that are not prescribed for you anyway x but unless you want to be on the pill, you should not take any of your friends x if you do want to be on the pill, go to see your gp or family planning centre as not all the same pill works for everyone. they can depend on weight, whether you smoke and stuff like that so what i am saying is that your friends pill is prescribed for her not you x

  20. QUESTION:
    Should I Go To The Doctor?
    Ok, this is pretty long, so I will try to make it as easy to read as possible. This is what happened: I was horseback riding, and I fell off. The horse was going pretty fast (we were jumping and he took a big spot). I landed on my back and head ( back first, then my head hit the ground. The part of my back I landed on was right above my butt, on two bones that are on either side of my spine. I had a helmet on, but it was a bit loose, so it didn’t really work properly, because a helmet is supposed to be really tight against your head, so its like a second skull, but what happened in my case was that the helmet hit the ground first, and I “hit” my helmet, instead of my head hitting the ground with a really thick “skull”. Ok, so these are my symptoms:

    -Those two bones I described earlier are really sore, and it is also sore in between them. There is no bruising visible yet, I don’t know why, because I hit that spot really bad. The pain, on a scale from 1-10 is a 2.5. When I put pressure with my fingers on the bone, it is a 3-4. However, when I don’t move for a while (sit or sleep) and then I try to move, it is really stiff and can be a 5.

    -(BTW, I fell off yesterday.) Yesterday, when i got up from a seated position I would get dizzy and have to hold my head and close my eyes until it passed (only a few seconds). Today, I only get a tiny bit dizzy when I stand up and I don’t have to close my eyes or hold my head in my hands. However, I just had a little pounding headache but it passed already. It was a 2-3 on the scale.

    -2 1/2 months ago, I had surgery to get a really big (5 lbs), benign, ovarian cyst removed that was squashing my organs and causing y kidney to swell with fluid. There were no complications with the surgery and I recovered well. However, I have my period now, and for the first time ever I have cramps for the third day in a row. In the past, i have only had cramps on the first day. (Oh yeah, they also had to remove almost all of my ovary, and they said what was left probably wouldn’t survive so the other one would have to take on all the work. They said that if I started to skip my period, I would have to go on hormone pills that would stop me from going into menopause like 50 years early! Thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet.) Anyway, so this is the third day with cramps, but today, it hurts really bad when I laugh or sneeze or tighten my abs in any way, which was one of the symptoms I had while recovering from the surgery. Now that type of pain is back, and I don’t know if it is from the fall.

    Besides those symptoms, I am also sore all over, but that is to be expected. So, do you think I have a concussion, and should I go see the doctor? I know this was probably really tiring to read, so thank you for helping. If you have any questions, ask and I will add on the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. It sounds to me like you clearly have two separate problems, both of which MUST be evaluated by a doctor in the ER!
      1) You have a concussion, probably a mild one. Being dizzy and having a headache after hitting your head really hard is a classic sign of concussion. You need to go to the emergency room right away to see someone about this. You’re almost certainly fine, yet you NEVER mess around with concussions. You don’t know if you’re bleeding in there or whatever. You need to get an MRI of your head or CAT scan or something like that to make sure everything is fine. Don’t mess with this. Don’t wait, don’t wonder, don’t delay, just go. You’ve already waited too long–you need to get head injuries checked immediately. This is what emergency rooms are for! But like I said, though the responsible, smart thing to do is to get such things checked out immediately, it’s also likely you’re fine and just need a bit of bed rest and you need to avoid any athletic activities for a month or two, because even if this one concussion is no big deal, you are now at risk of a second concussion, and that could be considerably worse. What they’ve been finding now is that when someone with a concussion, even a very mild one, doesn’t wait for it to heal, they risk serious brain damage that can cause permanent memory problems or depression or other cognitive problems.

      2) Hard to say exactly what is going on in your abdomen. Obviously I, random person on the internet, cannot diagnose you. But I’ll give you an idea of what I think it could be, and that will hopefully convince you you need to get that checked out in the ER as well. I had a surgery similar to yours when I was 16, though I had the entire ovary removed. I think your docs didn’t explain things in absolutely the best way because when a doc says that there’s a risk of something, they don’t necessarily convey to the person the level of risk, so the person doesn’t know if it’s something that’s going to happen really soon and they should be terrified, or if it’s something that almost certainly won’t happen and they should relax, or if it’s something that will happen soon yet it’s no big deal anyway and they should relax and not worry about it. The point is: you only need 1/2 of one ovary in order to have normal ovarian function for the rest of your life until menopause. There’s a huge redundancy built into the human body, so just as you only need one kidney to do all the work of kidneys that you need, you’re really fine with just one ovary. Yes, there’s a remote chance that the one ovary you have will stop working, but it’s a small chance, especially at your age. In other words, it’s not something to worry about. However: you are still healing from your surgery 10 weeks ago. The fall sounds like it might have torn something internally, and that’s not good. It could mean more pain, some complications, or the formation of some painful scar tissue. Laughing or sneezing or tightening abs all use the abdominal muscles that were cut when you had surgery. Then they were put back together with staples–you might very well still have staples inside you. Depends what your surgery was like–nowadays they’re less invasive, so I dont’ know what you had done. For my surgery, while I had staples on my skin, I discovered when I had an x-ray years later that there is also a long row of metal staples internally as well, that joined together the layer of muscle or fascia internally that had been cut. These kinds of things (plus internal scar tissue, called “adhesions”) prevent smooth flow of body parts when they receive a major jolt, like you did the other day. Has this caused any long term problems? No way I can know, but the doc should be told so he/she can check. Personally, even though I knew intellectually that my one ovary could do the work of 2 ovaries, I became protective of my one ovary to make sure nothing happened to it.

      I just gave you a really long answer and I wouldn’t have bothered to devote so much time to one answer unless I thought it was really important advice. I hope you heed it. Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    Should I Go To The Doctor?
    Ok, this is pretty long, so I will try to make it as easy to read as possible. This is what happened: I was horseback riding, and I fell off. The horse was going pretty fast (we were jumping and he took a big spot). I landed on my back and head ( back first, then my head hit the ground. The part of my back I landed on was right above my butt, on two bones that are on either side of my spine. I had a helmet on, but it was a bit loose, so it didn’t really work properly, because a helmet is supposed to be really tight against your head, so its like a second skull, but what happened in my case was that the helmet hit the ground first, and I “hit” my helmet, instead of my head hitting the ground with a really thick “skull”. Ok, so these are my symptoms:

    -Those two bones I described earlier are really sore, and it is also sore in between them. There is no bruising visible yet, I don’t know why, because I hit that spot really bad. The pain, on a scale from 1-10 is a 2.5. When I put pressure with my fingers on the bone, it is a 3-4. However, when I don’t move for a while (sit or sleep) and then I try to move, it is really stiff and can be a 5.

    -(BTW, I fell off yesterday.) Yesterday, when i got up from a seated position I would get dizzy and have to hold my head and close my eyes until it passed (only a few seconds). Today, I only get a tiny bit dizzy when I stand up and I don’t have to close my eyes or hold my head in my hands. However, I just had a little pounding headache but it passed already. It was a 2-3 on the scale.

    -2 1/2 months ago, I had surgery to get a really big (5 lbs), benign, ovarian cyst removed that was squashing my organs and causing y kidney to swell with fluid. There were no complications with the surgery and I recovered well. However, I have my period now, and for the first time ever I have cramps for the third day in a row. In the past, i have only had cramps on the first day. (Oh yeah, they also had to remove almost all of my ovary, and they said what was left probably wouldn’t survive so the other one would have to take on all the work. They said that if I started to skip my period, I would have to go on hormone pills that would stop me from going into menopause like 50 years early! Thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet.) Anyway, so this is the third day with cramps, but today, it hurts really bad when I laugh or sneeze or tighten my abs in any way, which was one of the symptoms I had while recovering from the surgery. Now that type of pain is back, and I don’t know if it is from the fall.

    Besides those symptoms, I am also sore all over, but that is to be expected. So, do you think I have a concussion, and should I go see the doctor? I know this was probably really tiring to read, so thank you for helping. If you have any questions, ask and I will add on the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. It sounds to me like you clearly have two separate problems, both of which MUST be evaluated by a doctor in the ER!
      1) You have a concussion, probably a mild one. Being dizzy and having a headache after hitting your head really hard is a classic sign of concussion. You need to go to the emergency room right away to see someone about this. You’re almost certainly fine, yet you NEVER mess around with concussions. You don’t know if you’re bleeding in there or whatever. You need to get an MRI of your head or CAT scan or something like that to make sure everything is fine. Don’t mess with this. Don’t wait, don’t wonder, don’t delay, just go. You’ve already waited too long–you need to get head injuries checked immediately. This is what emergency rooms are for! But like I said, though the responsible, smart thing to do is to get such things checked out immediately, it’s also likely you’re fine and just need a bit of bed rest and you need to avoid any athletic activities for a month or two, because even if this one concussion is no big deal, you are now at risk of a second concussion, and that could be considerably worse. What they’ve been finding now is that when someone with a concussion, even a very mild one, doesn’t wait for it to heal, they risk serious brain damage that can cause permanent memory problems or depression or other cognitive problems.

      2) Hard to say exactly what is going on in your abdomen. Obviously I, random person on the internet, cannot diagnose you. But I’ll give you an idea of what I think it could be, and that will hopefully convince you you need to get that checked out in the ER as well. I had a surgery similar to yours when I was 16, though I had the entire ovary removed. I think your docs didn’t explain things in absolutely the best way because when a doc says that there’s a risk of something, they don’t necessarily convey to the person the level of risk, so the person doesn’t know if it’s something that’s going to happen really soon and they should be terrified, or if it’s something that almost certainly won’t happen and they should relax, or if it’s something that will happen soon yet it’s no big deal anyway and they should relax and not worry about it. The point is: you only need 1/2 of one ovary in order to have normal ovarian function for the rest of your life until menopause. There’s a huge redundancy built into the human body, so just as you only need one kidney to do all the work of kidneys that you need, you’re really fine with just one ovary. Yes, there’s a remote chance that the one ovary you have will stop working, but it’s a small chance, especially at your age. In other words, it’s not something to worry about. However: you are still healing from your surgery 10 weeks ago. The fall sounds like it might have torn something internally, and that’s not good. It could mean more pain, some complications, or the formation of some painful scar tissue. Laughing or sneezing or tightening abs all use the abdominal muscles that were cut when you had surgery. Then they were put back together with staples–you might very well still have staples inside you. Depends what your surgery was like–nowadays they’re less invasive, so I dont’ know what you had done. For my surgery, while I had staples on my skin, I discovered when I had an x-ray years later that there is also a long row of metal staples internally as well, that joined together the layer of muscle or fascia internally that had been cut. These kinds of things (plus internal scar tissue, called “adhesions”) prevent smooth flow of body parts when they receive a major jolt, like you did the other day. Has this caused any long term problems? No way I can know, but the doc should be told so he/she can check. Personally, even though I knew intellectually that my one ovary could do the work of 2 ovaries, I became protective of my one ovary to make sure nothing happened to it.

      I just gave you a really long answer and I wouldn’t have bothered to devote so much time to one answer unless I thought it was really important advice. I hope you heed it. Good luck!