Causes Of Ovarian Cysts During Pregnancy

So you’ve just been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. Maybe you’ve been trying to get pregnant for sometime and this is the reason you have been unsuccessful in conceiving. I am sure a lot of questions have been racing through your head since your diagnoses. As far as the question of, can I get pregnant with an ovarian cyst? Yes you can! First let’s look at what this disorder is and then how to treat it successfully.

An ovarian cyst is a hormonal related disorder. This disorder is caused by the overproduction of male hormones in the female system. For many years, the cause of this disorder was unknown. Now medical professionals believe that it is due to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance. Insulin is a hormone which is responsible for bringing sugar to the cells of our body. Women who suffer from ovarian cysts become resistant to the insulin, which in turn will cause their sugar levels to rise. When a woman’s sugar levels rise, her ovaries will more than likely produce too much of the male hormones. The natural balance of both male and female hormones are lost. When this happens, the question of can I get pregnant with an ovarian cyst is, no!

Now that we know what this disorder is, let’s look at how to answer the question, can I get pregnant with an ovarian cyst successfully. There are numerous ways to treat this disorder so that you can become pregnant. Let’s look at them now.

a Medications: They are used to induce ovulation and to lower insulin resistance a Weight Loss: This will help regulate your sugar

a Laser during a laparoscopy: Helps in the lowering of the male hormones made by the body. a Ovarian drilling: A number of small punctures are made in the ovary using.

a TCM: This is the use of diet, exercise and natural herbs to correct this disorder naturally.

From the different treatment options listed above, the safest by far is TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).TCM practitioners agree that by combining diet and exercise programs and certain herbs, this will help to reverse the insulin resistance and hormone production naturally. This will help with the balancing of your menstrual cycle and improve your fertility. And finally, with the help of a TCM practitioner and Mother Nature the question of, can I get pregnant with an ovarian cyst, is yes!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy! How can I cure it?
    I’m suffering from ovarian cyst for two years now. Tried a lot of varies treatments but very little of them used to help (birth control pills and others). I don’t wanna have surgery ’cause I’m pregnant and I don’t want take any medication. Please give an advice of some good solution on the internet to cure ovarian cysts during pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same problem like you for a loooong time (8 years) and I know what it’s all about. I suffered from ovarian cyst during pregnancy and then by chance it happened to me to come across

      http://www.ovariancystsnaturalcure.info

      This website provides a great solution (100% natural and safe) for your cyst problem. It did wonders for me. Try it out!

      10 points? :)

  2. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts after pregnancy?
    Just had my daughter 7 weeks ago, Last week I went for my 6 week check up and was told I have cysts on my ovaries. I’ve never had cysts of any kind and I’m wondering if the hormones during pregnancy caused the cysts? She told me it was nothing to worry about since it was only a few, that I don’t have endometriosis, I’m just wondering, how do I know when they pop?

    • ANSWER:
      There will be NO question on if they pop! You will feel it if they do… and it WILL hurt. IF (I hope they don’t), but if they do, you will know without a doubt

  3. 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:

  4. 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.

      .

  5. QUESTION:
    pregnancy and ovarian cysts?
    My last period was on August 15, after that in September I had some spotting dark brown in color which hardly lasted 3 days, if not less. For the month of October I did not have my period. My home pregnancy tests came back negative. I have been to a clinic for a pregnancy test and the urine test there also came back negative. I am waiting for the results of the blood test. The nurse told me sometime a benign cyst can develop that can also cause the problem. For a couple of days I have noticed extremely light (the kind that is hard to see) spotting and today I had some dark red spotting, and now it has stopped. I have failed so far to have my regular period bleeding. The only thing I feel is a dull lower back pain that does leave me incapable to do anything and to bend down to pick things up, usually the heavy ones. I do not have pain during or after intercourse. I am dizzy and out of breath a lot.
    Yes my husband and I also have been trying to conceive since January and it’s heartbreaking now to know that I may have cysts. Please help me ladies!

    • ANSWER:
      I have cysts on my left ovarie. They increase and decrease off and on. It is normal. Also have fibroid tumor in my uterus. Have had 3 healthy babies. Cysts and fibroid tumors do not exclude you from having healthy babies. It took me 4 years to get pregnant with my first, 4 years with my second and 1 month with my third. It took 5 months to get pregnant with my 4th, but I miscarried. Not because of cysts or tumors.

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    Which activities are likely to cause an ovarian cyst to twist or rupture?
    I am 13 weeks pregnant with an 8cm ovarian cyst. I hope to avoid surgery during pregnancy, and want to know what I can do to try to lessen my chances of a twisted or ruptured cyst.
    I am especially curious about women who have had complications? What were you doing when the cyst twisted or ruptured?

    • ANSWER:
      Bending could possibly affect a cyst such as by rupture (an example only) depending on how much bending you do. A fall could also possibly affect a cyst (another example only).

      I would recommend checking with your OB/GYN as well when you go in for your next check-up to see what they say.

      In the mean time here’s the link to a site that might help you find even more information. The link is at: http://forums.obgyn.net/pregnancy-birth

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a reason they keep coming back?
    I want to know if there is a reason I seem to keep getting cysts of different types in different parts of my body. When I was 18, I had a vaginal cyst 3 times, the first time went away on its own, next 2 times I had to see a doctor. When I was pregnant with my first child I had an ovarian cyst during the pregnancy, went away on its own. I had a ganglion cyst removed from my right wrist last year that had been there for over 10 years (I first noticed it when I was about 13). Now I have an even larger ganglion in my left wrist. Also I have a lump under my second toe, which I have yet to see a doctor about. Is there any reason I seem to end up with cysts like this? Are they related or just strange happenings. If there could be an underlying cause I would like to know what the possibilites are.

    • ANSWER:
      Most cysts form for no apparent reason, they are just abnormal sacs of fluid that can form anywhere in the body. Some of the known causes of cysts include:

      Blocked ducts, which cause a build-up of fluid
      A defect in the cells
      An impact injury that pops a blood vessel
      A parasite.

  9. QUESTION:
    Please respond if you have been through this or know anyone who has about cysts & pregnancy..serious answers ?
    I am the mother of two children and to get pregnant then was no challenge. While still married my ex-husband and I tried to get pregnant for a 3rd time but failed. I never bothered to tell my ob anything because I had no other symptoms and believed it to be stress that was not allowing me. After he and I split I met someone else and began to have intercourse again. During this time I did start to notice symptoms which I told my doctor. She had found an ovarian cyst and said it was not harmful. She prescribed birth control pills to get rid of it but I did not do it because I had no money to afford it (my health plan is not a good one). Although I had continued to have intercourse with the same guy without protection and never got pregnant as I would not miss a period. I stopped seeing him and never went back to get the cyst checked, that was more than a year a go. Recently we hooked up again. In the beginning of our renewed relationship I had my fisrt ever yeast infection which was also bacteria vaginosis. I took the medicine and was rid of it. That same week I got my period right on time. I was supposed to get my period more than a week ago and counting the days from 1st of the last it has been 35 days. I took 5 pregnancy test and 3 were done in the morning and they have come back positive. Mind you the test were from 1 generic test, 2 from EPT and 2 from 1st Response.I have read on the pamphlet that’s inserted in the packages that a cyst can cause a false pregnancy test. I did my research online and found that it’s true but I was not able to find if it’ll cause you to miss a period when it’s out of the norm. I need some guidance for the weekend until Monday comes so that I can call my doctor. My symptons are tender breasts, mild pain like cramping in my abdomen and lower back pains with no signs of blood. Has someone had this similar situation and what was the outcome?

    • ANSWER:
      This is unbelievable… i thought everything that’s been wrong with me, has been in ‘my head’, sex drive, weight gain, fuzzy vision, mood swings…

      I honestly think this should be taken off the market. I cannot believe everyone’s comments about this contraception. I have taken the pill over the years, depo provera, and thought my mood swings were bad then, but what really is the kicker, is the sex drive, hot flashes and weight gain/bloating.

      http://www.medications.com/se/nuvaring/bloating

  10. QUESTION:
    Right ovarian pain started during sex (sharp) and dull pain for 2 days ongoing! What is causing this?
    I started Loestrin 24 Fe about 5 weeks ago, although my boyfriend and I have used condoms every time since I started. I quick started the pills when I began because I knew I wasn’t pregnant. Plus, I still had my regular period during the active pills during the second week of my first pack which means that I shouldn’t have ovulated after that. Our condom broke once, but it was the same day that I took my last active pill of my 1st pack and I started my withdrawal bleeding a few days later… I’m ruling out pregnancy as a cause, although it still makes me nervous (I’m only 18). Could it be ovarian cysts? I just want the pain to go away and my withdrawal bleeding to come so I have piece of mind…my withdrawal bleeding won’t occur for another 3 weeks. Does anyone have an idea of what’s going on!?!? It’s stressing me out.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Several previous abdominal surgeries and pregnancy?
    In the last three and a half years I have given birth twice, had an appy, an umbilical hernia repair with mesh, a bilateral ovarian cystectomy (cysts caused by IUD), and just a month ago, I had my IUD removed surgically as it was upside down in the uterus and the hormones were causing large painful ovarian cysts. During this last surgery they also checked for endometriosis, as they weren’t sure it was the IUD causing the ovarian cysts (negative on the endometriosis). So my question is, with all that my abdominal region has gone through these last three and a half years, is it safe for this pregnancy? Are my chances of carrying to term good? Thanks for all information!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You have to go to your doctor. They can give the best answer

  12. QUESTION:
    can denial during pregnancy cause you to have periods while pregnant?i’ve had + as well as – preg tests…?
    I made a really dumb mistake a few months ago(june). I had unprotected sex with my ex boyfriend and a couple of weeks before i had just started the pill for an ovarian cyst on my right ovary.I missed 2 or 3 pills but i wasn’t too worried because i wasn’t having sex at the time.After the sex i wasn’t that worried until i noticed that my period was a week early and it was more of a spotting.I waited 2 weeks and took my first test and and it was negative.I did two more to double check and make sure that my pill was working and by the third test and my period being a week late i got a positive pregnancy test or at least what i thought to be a positive, it was really faint.My periods have always been regular but ever since i thought i could be pregnant i stopped taking the pill to see if my periods would return to their normal pattern.They seem to come at around the same time every month but they’re a lot lighter than they used to be and i’ve gotten 5 more positive pregnancy tests despite having my “period”…i’ve had two qualitive blood tests taken, the first was done at 3 weeks and then another one was done at 6 weeks after “conception”…both were negative but i can’t help but get this feeling that i am pregnant even though i’ve never been pregnant before…my councelor says that i’m pregnant but i’m in denial about this happening.The nurse and the doctor that i’ve talked to says that positive pregnancy tests pick up a hormone called hcg which is only secreted when pregnant and its not going to produce something that isn’t there and that true false positives are extremely rare but then how does that explain the negative blood tests?there seems to be a lot of reasons for me to believe that i’m not pregnant, especially since i’ve had my “periods” but there’s also a lot of reasons to believe that i am…it’s really hard to explain but i just feel different.

    • ANSWER:
      Well i’d say you’re definately pregnant and in denial! Even though you have had negatives, i think you need an ultrasound scan, seeing is believing! I think i was in denial when i was having my first baby, its really weird, i did about 6 tests and all were positve but i just couldnt believe that i was having a baby! It wasnt till i had a scan that i actually believed it! Go and get one done and relax, take care

  13. QUESTION:
    Miscarriage during Pregnancy ?
    I am 12 weeks pregnant but 2 years ago i was pregnant and i went to do an ultra sound only to find out i had a miss miscarriage. i had a 2 month sack but it was empty. I had symptoms of a miscarriage and i had to do surgery cause my doc said i had a ovarian cyst that killed the baby. I want to know if i have to do another ultra sound to find out if my baby is alive or just wait on.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Constipation during pregnancy…Scared of being addicted to laxatives…?
    Okay,
    I am now 14 weeks pregnant but ever since I’ve been pregnant at all I’ve had nothing but constipation,
    It’s not that it hurts to go, or anything, I just don’t go at all for days and days. I tried drinking water ALLLL day long, exercising, everything I could do, but I just don’t go, ever.
    So it’s not just constipation sometimes, it’s ALL the time.

    I told my doctor my last visit about 2 weeks ago and she switched me off of my prenatal vitamins to just taking over the counter flinstone vitamins to lower the intake of iron, but this has not helped at all.

    She also told me I could buy milk of magnesia from the drug store which is a laxitive and I’ve been using it but my problem is i’m really terrified of becoming addicted to the laxative with my body and not ever being able to go at all without it.

    I don’t know what to do, I don’t even go on my own anymore, and I’ve only used it once.

    Also, I have an ovarian cyst, and a uterine fibroid that i’ve looked up and says can cause changed in bowel movements but I didnt think this drastically.

    My question is:
    has anyone went through this?
    how do I go on my own again?
    What should I do in general?

    Thank you so SO much.

    • ANSWER:
      Constipation during pregnancy is due to the hormone progesterone, so it is common for women to get constipation. Progesterone supports the pregnancy and helps to relax and soften your pelvis (to allow the baby to be born), but is also causes your bowel to relax (causing constipation) and also causes reflux (usually later in pregnancy) as your food pipe relaxes.

      As soon as you have your baby, your bowel will return to normal, so if you do use laxatives you wont get addicted. Try natural alternatives first. Increase your water intake, eat plenty of fruit, vegetables and plenty of fibre. Goodluck!!

  15. QUESTION:
    Please help! All opinions wanted! I have a history of ovarian cysts (some have ruptured) so I have an?
    irregular period. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost a year and I havent had a period since late April. I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests in the past 2 weeks and they have all read positive. However, I have no pregnancy symptoms except I do feel tired and I am having to pee during the night. Do you think an ovarian cyst can cause a false positive test 3 times?!?

    • ANSWER:
      hi! i got the same this Co’s me to go insane tryin to have a baby I’ve been tryin for three years now and no luck plz have them removed.just lately i had a incident were has i missed period for 3months and went to doctor took test it was positive the went back a month later it was false.it was very hard for me to deal wit it.and wen u do fall pregnant sorry to say you could miscarry.so plz go and have this checked out..good luck cheers..

  16. QUESTION:
    side affects of ruptured ovarian cysts?
    I am 19, at 15, 17 and 19 I have had ruptured ovarian cysts, one for each age, I am worried on how this will affect me internally, doctors say that they wont test my fertility till I decide to try for a baby and fail. I am worried. All the information says it happens during menstruation, where as mine happened when I was 1 day late. (test confirmed no pregnancy) Can anyone tell me any side affects and whether or not it will effect my chances of conceiving ( I already know the cause of them and how they ‘come to be’ just not what they do to my innards!)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi..
      You haven’t given the size of the cyst so i can’t be specific. if they were over 4mm they may present a problem but as you only have one every couple of years you should be ok.Ovarian cysts are actually pretty common. Most women develop at least one cyst during their childbearing years. The vast majority of uterine cysts are uncomplicated. These tend to go away on their own, without treatment.

      If the worst comes to the worst (it won’t) and you develop a problem there’s numerous medications to help you. I’ve had numerous fertility treatments and so have had scans monthly. Never had a problem with cysts but every so often treatment would be deferred for a month to see would it rupture by itself, I’d never known it was there !

      You’ll be fine, you’ve years yet to consider this a worry. The very best of luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst with vaginal bleeding after exam and previous abortion.?
    On November 20 I had to have an abortion due to serious health issues. Shortly thereafter my boyfriend and I had intercourse in hopes to conceive again. 6 weeks later still no bleeding or pain, so I went to see the doctor for a pregnancy test. My test was confirmed positive and we followed with an ultrasound. Also, just to note at my three week check up after abortion, I was confirmed to be testing negative for pregnancy. During the ultrasound the doctor noticed I had a cyst on my left ovary. He said he actually didn’t see anything in my uterus to show pregnancy but I must be from my blood test, and the cyst is just a normal part of pregnancy. He did what I believe is considered a bimanual exam of the cyst. Inserting two fingers into the vagina then pressing down on my abdomen. I felt pain, but it wasn’t too extreme. About ten minutes later I started feeling pain in my clitoris and abdomen where the cyst was located. I felt like I had to pee and crap all at once but couldn’t. Pain was also in my lower back. By the time I got home I was bleeding. At first it was dark with some tissue, but not much. Then it remained bright red and wasn’t constant, just on and off. The original pain I felt was gone except for tenderness around the ovary with the cyst. I called back to the office this morning that I visited and explained this to the nurse who answered, but since they don’t treat ovarian cysts there, there isn’t anything they can do. Since the abortion, I haven’t had anything like this and have been pain and blood free. Could the blood test have been wrong and I am not pregnant, and the doctor feeling around my ovary brought on what is now a period? Could the doctor have ruptured my ovary and that is what is causing the bleeding? I am rather worried, but do not have insurance to jump to ER as I am already owing in over ,000 in med bills. And I would hate to spend hours waiting and money I do not have just to find out it’s a period or something. Any medical advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Medical bills or not, you probably should go to an ER especially with the passage of tissue and blood. At the ER, make it very firm, that you want to keep the baby if at all possible.

      Sorry for the trauma that you have and are continuing to go through. If this pregancy is not successful, I would suggest waiting a while and let your body heal before trying again. Wait several months, maybe a year or longer. Good luck.

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    Is co-codamol safe to take in pregnancy?
    I’ve been doing lots of research into this subject and I am slightly worried about my findings.

    I was admitted to hospital about 3 weeks ago with severe abdominal pains only to find out that I was suffering from ovarian cysts and that I was pregnant (planned). I’ve since been put on codeine for the pain and I have been taking 30ml 4 times a day with 1000mg paracetamol each time. A pregnant friend then questioned this as she had been told by her doctor only to take paracetamol for pain.

    At this point I did the stupid thing and starting looking on the internet about it and getting comments back such as “it may be used when the benefit is considered to outweigh any risk to the fetus” and that it should not be used at all in the third trimester. Comments such as “The safety of codeine for use during pregnancy has not been fully established” scare me! “It may cause breathing difficulties or withdrawal symptoms in the baby after birth” if used in the third trimester. And the scarest one “Codeine is what is known as an opioid analgesic (related to morphine) and is not considered safe to use in pregnancy”. So I’m panicking! I go to see my GP and she’s like “Yeah, it’s fine during pregnancy!” “It’s been tested during pregnancy!” Basically “Shut up & put up!”

    Now she’s given me Co-Codamol (so I’m not taking 4 different tablets just 2). The co-codamol that she’s prescibed contain 30mg Codeine & 500mg paracetamol and I’m to take one to two tablets four times a day (similar dosage as before). So I go and read up on co-codamol and “this medicine should be used with caution during pregnancy, and only if the expected benefit to the mother outweighs any potential risk to the infant”

    So my question is – can I take it? I’ve been prescibed it! I’m going to ask my consultant (who I’m seeing tomorrow) about it too! But I’m in so much pain at the minute I need something to ease it and don’t know whether to take it or not!

    Help!

    • ANSWER:
      You should take it, if the doctor prescribed it, but i would not take four different pain medications in one day…i think that is unsafe.

      GL
      :D

  20. QUESTION:
    pregnant? cysts? normal? help….im worried.?
    ok the last period i had was march 13ish? had sex on the (of march) 15th, 29th and (april) 5th. on the 29th we used the pull-out method…im aware this isnt too effective…but yeah…everyother time was with a condom. then all of a sudden this last week i’ve been so moody (as usual with my pms, but worse…), then i ate a chocolate chip cookie the other day and threw it up…chocolate repulsed me. and i wasnt having the usual mild cramping so i wasnt sure of when i was gonna possibly start me period but i decided it should be here by the latest by sat. (4/11). i had bad back pains since yesterday and today, i had some of the worst cramps i’ve ever had…i hardly ever get bad cramps during pms or my period, just usually a lil ache or such. and i usually get my period when i first wake up the day i get it…or atleast start spotting a tiny bit. but then all of a sudden mid-day i felt like i was squishy down there (i put a pad on just in case this morning) and i went and looked and it was bright blood…didnt smell like normal period blood…but kinda looked like it. i shrugged it off and changed my pad and what-not a few hours later. came home, went to the bathroom and i hadnt bled since earlier…the pad looked the same and so i changed it…since then…no blood in the pad. went to the bathroom a lil while ago and when i wiped good there was a lil gooey kinda dischargy blood. but none in the pad. have a headache, im tired, back and stomach hurt (my stomach less than earlier). and my family has a history of ovarian cysts but i’ve never had a problem…i just think if this is a period its weird for it to stop like tht…idk…like it started with no spotting…then blood…then it pretty much stops…now theres no spotting… its weird. i know there is implantation bleeding…im just unsure. i might test tomorrow if its not normal still. but idk if the cysts could cause a false-poss. or what. doctors isnt really an option as of now. oh and i’ve been having to pee more and more often (meaning more pee comes out when i go and i have to visit the restroom more often).
    so cysts? implatation/pregnancy?

    oh and on the 5th we did have rough sex…but…idk…give me advice…plz…the more details, the more appriciated!! THANK YOUUUU
    been fine with chocolate as of today, yesterday i gagged a lil when i had some too. and plz answer using differant possibilites or back-up or some story to share of ur experiance, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn’t sound like pregnancy, so I would go straight to your parents if you are in pain and/or having headaches. I know that PMS can cause headaches and even migraines. However, this sounds to me like a uterus or ovarian issue if anything. Go straight to your parents and go to the OB. They will probably want to do an ultrasound if you have a history in the family.

      Don’t wait. Do it now! You are never too young to get “checked out”.

  21. QUESTION:
    prolonged ultrasound caused autism?
    lots of moms keep kids off the vaccination for several years as the correlation of Thimerosal and autism nowadays, but MMR vaccination is till mandated in military hospital system.

    Now I am appalled to read this article about ultrasound as cause of retardation and autism.

    http://www.midwiferyt…

    I have had 5+ ultrasound during this pregnancy due to ovarian cyst. and the second trimester ultrasound lasted almost 3 hours as the technicians couldn’t catch the right image. Now I am really worried, it is possible to deliver a normal baby if you ‘ve had prolonged and frequent ultrasound during pregnancy?
    the link about correlation between prenatal ultrasound and Autism is

    http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/ultrasoundrodgers.asp

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve discussed this with every ultrasound technician I’ve been in contact with, and they’ve all studied this, and they all tell me that there is NO conclusive evidence that ultrasounds can be detrimental to the fetus, no matter how many you have.

      Even with vaccines, although it’s a stupid idea to vaccinate a newborn baby, seeing as they have immunity from their mothers for 3 months after birth, there is still no concrete evidence that they are linked to autism.
      Studies in japan failed to prove a link between vaccines are autism.

      The reality is, autism is so unknown to us, that we try and push the blame on everything, because we’re so desperate for answers.

      Relax, stress is bad for the baby.
      You have done no harm.

      Congrats, and good luck

  22. QUESTION:
    Doc Diagnosed An Ovarian Cyst?
    I went in because I was having pregnancy symptoms, ran a test I wasnt pregnant. Doc diagnosed me with an ovarian cyst after hearing I have pain during sex, lower back pain, a pressure/fullness feeling during sex and a sharp pain in my lower right side of my abdomen that occurs when I stand up quickly after sitting for a long time.

    She reccomended I call her in a week if the pain persists and she’ll do a pelvic ultrasound.

    The question I’m having is how could I have developed a cyst while I’m on the birth control pill?
    I messed up 3 of my pills last month, leading me to believe I may have gotten pregnant.. Could that have caused the cyst?

    Also, I (stupidly) forgot to mention to her the extreme fatigue I’ve been having since the beginning of this month. Could that also be related to the cyst?

    I looked ovarian cysts up on a couple different websites and I have most of the symptoms of it, it just seems so weird that birth control pills are used to prevent them, and I got one while on the pill.

    Has anyone on here ever had an ovarian cyst before? What was it like? Did you have those same symptoms?

    Thank you for your help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, birth control pills can prevent cysts, but because you missed 3 days, a cyst could have formed during that time. It will most likely go away within a few months if you continue on the pill.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    I’m kinda worried…i need to know if peeing 12 times a day is a bad sign when…easy 10 points for yes or no?
    I’m pretty sure i’m about 6 weeks pregnant…but not positive…i took a test and it was a faint positive BUT i have had issues with ovarian cysts here in the last 3 months and on the box it said that because of the hormones they cause it could be a false positive…the hardest part is i have the same symptoms with cysts as are common during pregnancy…breast pain, slight dizziness, light cramps, late by 4 and 1/2 days mostly spotty, 2 day period (only difference is with cysts i normally don’t have a period), some gas issues, some slight nausea in the morning and some at night, and i have pressure in my lower abdoment, not a lot but enought to notice…on top of all that i average peeing 12 times a day for the last 5 days…idk if cysts cause this because i’ve never had it before…idk if it could be because i might be pregnant…i’ve never been pregnant before…i had sex three times in three weeks the last time being july 5, i missed my birth control for 2 days in a row after that because of an unforseen accident ( and once or twice i was late by a few hours before those 3 time occured, idk if that helps or not)…either way i need to know if peeing 12 times a day at being between 7-5 weeks pregnant is normal…thanks in advance =] (i am going to the doctor but couldn’t get in for 3 weeks, since my mom had to the the appointment and i can’t tell her til i know for sure so she didn’t push it so i just need some assurence until then) again thanks
    forgot to add that i’ve had a watery discharge for 2 or 3 weeks on and off
    I’ve only drank what’s normal for me

    • ANSWER:
      first the more u pee the better for the body, as if u pee more than normal its detoxing ur body.
      Now ur body is preparing a room for a baby thats why u r having discharges, pee, dizzy so on.
      until u see ur doctor take good care of ur self, best way to check ur pregnancy is blood test which is always correct, i dont believe in test kits.
      yes u r pregnant.
      good luck,
      take care.

  26. 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!

  27. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst and maybe more?
    I went to the er last night my right side was hurting they did an ultrasound and said i had an ovarian cyst on my right. Now my left side is hurting but they didnt say i had one on my left. I went to my ob today to drop off the labs and he automatically had me go for a blood draw for pregnancy. I did have intercourse on the 15 17 and 31 of oct but havent had a period due to just having a baby sept 23rd. I have been light headed and somewhat dizzy at times during the last week r so but i had a blood draw on the 29 of oct and hcg was at 2. can some one please explain? what causes them etc please ive never been through this before and why the blood draw for pregnancy if on the 29th of oct he did one and 2 is considered neg. i also heard theres two kinds of cyst follicualr and the corpus luthem one or howevre its spelled. which one causes discomfort?
    oh the ultrasound tech said i wasnt preg when doing the scan to see why i was uncomfortable but if i was it wouldnt show in an ultrasound right? id be 3 or 4 weeks if that

    • ANSWER:
      All women produce a Corpus Luteum Cyst when they ovulate each month. The Corpus Luteum produces the hormones that alter the lining of the uterus getting it ready for implantation if conception occurs. If it doesn’t, the cyst will disappear and your uterus will shed it’s lining causing the bleeding you see when you have your period. If conception does occur, the cyst will remain and continue to produce the hormones needed to maintain a pregnancy. They usually cause no symptoms and go away on their on by the 12th week. But sometimes they can be quite large and cause some discomfort.

      When we are not pregnant our HCG level is below 5. This is why the Dr said your pregnancy test was considered a negative. Anything over a 5 is considered a positive. Once you become pregnant your HCG levels double every 2-3 days.

      If you truly are 3-4 weeks pregnant, your HCG levels would have been higher. If you want to be sure. Go back for another blood test in 3-4 days and see what your HCG levels are doing.

  28. QUESTION:
    What may be causing my ovarian pain?
    My period is usually irregular and I am 17. My period usually last 6 days. My boyfriend and I had vaginal sex while I was on my period. We used condoms/protection every time. We had sex on the 3rd day on my period up to the 6th day of my period. I calculated the days and today would be the 14th day after the first day we had sex. Usually I have severe cramping before/during my period (I pretty much experience it a lot of the time). This morning I woke up because the pain was so extremely unbearable that I began tossing and turning in bed. I took an Ibuprofen pill of 800 mg and the pain went away in 10 minutes or so. Aside from this occurring, I have not had any more symptoms of “early pregnancy”. My nipple are a little bit sore, but they are always a little bit sore this way right before I get my period. I went out and bought a home pregnancy test, just in case. I should not be getting my period for another two weeks or so, though, and I know that it’s best to wait for the first day after your missed period to take the HPT.

    What I think I experienced was excruciating ovarian pain. At first it started only on my left side and then it hurt on both sides and all over my pelvic area for a little while. I heard that this occurs when you have ovarian cysts, or what could be mistaken for gas or something else, or your uterus expanding, or because you’re, well, ovulating? Is it too soon to begin feeling this if you’re really getting pregnant? Is this abnormal? Could this just be me overlooking my menstruation pain?

    Help! All answers are greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Severe cramping after sex?
    Okay here’s the thing, was having sex, it was quite rough and was lasting a while, I had to tell him to stop because i was becoming uncomfortable. After he stopped (straight after) I got the worst cramping which I can only compare to contractions during labour. I could barely move and I was crying, this lasted for about 20 minutes before I took 2 high strength pain killers and the pain subsided. I have never experienced pain like this before so I googled it and it came up with ovarian cysts, endometriosis, pregnancy and cervical cancer. I am wondering if anyone else has had this type of cramping and if they found out what the cause was? I will most likely go to the doctor on Monday but its the first time it’s ever happened so Im not sure it isnt normal… Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I had pain after intercourse for a long time and finally found out it was Endometrosis.
      But there are also ovarian cysts that can cause this. Possibly he hit your ovary and you have a cyst there without even knowing. You really should get it checked out, but if this is the only time that it has happened, my guess would be a cyst.
      You’ll be ok….just something that will need to be looked into a little more so that it doesn’t keep happening ;)

  30. QUESTION:
    I’m 31 – could i have ovarian cancer?
    i saw a doctor today to look into mild but steady (just about everyday) low back pain for the last 6 weeks. it came on with my period before last, and I thought it was just back pain associated with my period. it is not severe, but it has caused me to limit my activity at times, and sometimes i have to sit down, and it can be hard to carry my 20 lb baby. at my appt. today I mentioned that I also have some mild abdominal bloating, and the doc said right away that i should have a pelvic ultrasound to rule out ovarian cancer. I’m very healthy, i have 3 children all of whom i breastfed. my last child was born almost 1 1/2 years ago, and I’m still breastfeeding. early in my pregnancy with my youngest, during a routine u/s they discovered a 7 cm L ovarian cyst, that could not be seen 4 wks later on repeat u/s (either it disappeared, or the baby was blocking it). so – could it be the cyst, or could that cyst be cancer? anyone with similar situation? i feel good otherwise. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It could just be the cyst, which seems to act up with menstration. However, to rule out anything more serious follow your doctors advice and have the ultrasound, if nothing else, to easeyour mind. Good luck.

  31. QUESTION:
    Ectopic Pregnancy? Dangerous? Symptoms?
    PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT! i just read another answer to another question about someone who had brown blood during their menstruation for 4 day. the answer was that they could have a tubal pregnancy. i don’t know much about tubal pregnancies, but i have had a brown menstruation for about 4 months now. i have also gained weight, been exhausted, and have had many mood swings, but have just attributed those symptoms to the tragic house fire that left me and my family homeless (we r in a rental now, but still tons of stress) or to my poor diet or weird weather. i also have had very dry skin and greasy hair (i have no idea if that has anything to do with this but they have randomly appeared over the past few months). i also get sharp pains in between my ribs, but it might just be gas. i also have an ovarian cyst problem, that has been under control for about a year (idk if that has anything to do with my symptoms) i bleed red blood during sex but i thought that’s because i have only had sex about 5 times and it hurts alot too in my lower stomach during and after sex. i was put on birth control about a year and a half ago because of my ovarian cysts and my heavy bleeding (caused me to pass out alot, sometimes hallucinate, and i had to wear a super tampon with an overnight pad which would last me about an hour) i have been getting very light periods (brown blood) and they last 4-5 days (normal time for me). except for this past month where it lasted almost 2 weeks. Me and my boyfriend don’t use a condom and there is NO way i could have an STD because we are each others only partners (oral sex included). I was wondering if this could mean it was possible that i have a tubal pregnancy? please don’t just say “take a test” because that doesn’t really help. If you think i could have a tubal pregnancy could you please tell me more about it because i have no idea what it is…and is it a dangerous pregnancy? i have an appointment in March with my gyno, but i want to know now.

    p.s. sorry about all the info…idk if any of those symptoms relate or have anything to do with my question…like i said i know nothing about this so PLEASE HELP!
    ik this is a repost, but i added some stuff

    • ANSWER:
      A tubal pregnancy is not viable, and you probably could not go four months without knowing if you had one. It is very dangerous, because once the fetus grows too big for the fallopian tube, the tube will burst and you will bleed out.

      Brown blood is not necessarily an indication of anything bad. It could be as simple as you having a light period. Brown blood is just old blood.

  32. QUESTION:
    Tubal Pregnancy?!?!?!?
    PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT! i just read another answer to another question about someone who had brown blood during their menstruation for 4 day. the answer was that they could have a tubal pregnancy. i don’t know much about tubal pregnancies, but i have had a brown menstruation for about 4 months now. i have also gained weight, been exhausted, and have had many mood swings, but have just attributed those symptoms to the tragic house fire that left me and my family homeless (we r in a rental now, but still tons of stress) or to my poor diet or weird weather. i also have had very dry skin and greasy hair (i have no idea if that has anything to do with this but they have randomly appeared over the past few months). i also get sharp pains in between my ribs, but it might just be gas. i also have an ovarian cyst problem, that has been under control for about a year (idk if that has anything to do with my symptoms) i bleed red blood during sex but i thought that’s because i have only had sex about 5 times and it hurts alot too in my lower stomach during and after sex. i was put on birth control about a year and a half ago because of my ovarian cysts and my heavy bleeding (caused me to pass out alot, sometimes hallucinate, and i had to wear a super tampon with an overnight pad which would last me about an hour) i have been getting very light periods (brown blood) and they last 4-5 days (normal time for me). except for this past month where it lasted almost 2 weeks. Me and my boyfriend don’t use a condom and there is NO way i could have an STD because we are each others only partners (oral sex included). I was wondering if this could mean it was possible that i have a tubal pregnancy? please don’t just say “take a test” because that doesn’t really help. If you think i could have a tubal pregnancy could you please tell me more about it because i have no idea what it is…and is it a dangerous pregnancy? i have an appointment in March with my gyno, but i want to know now.

    p.s. sorry about all the info…idk if any of those symptoms relate or have anything to do with my question…like i said i know nothing about this so PLEASE HELP!
    ik this is a repost, but i added some stuff
    @Jamie Orphis: your a troll get off here…get a life

    • ANSWER:
      its a little difficult to answer because you have not said when you had sex or if you have had your period after having sex. if you are on birth control and have been taking it regularly it is unlikely that you are pregnant but you do have to be pregnant to have a tubal pregnancy-so doing a test may help to stop you worrying about this.
      a ‘tubal pregnancy’ or ectopic pregnancy is when the egg implants in the fallopian tube not the womb. it is dangerous to the mother because the fallopian tube does not stretch like the womb as the embryo grows. so symptoms include pain, off to the left or right side, in the lower abdomen, with a positive pregnancy test. this usually occurs at about week 6-8 as that is the size where the embryo starts to create problems in the fallopian tube.
      the greatest risk for the mother is that the fallopian tube bursts, and the mother can bleed to death, needs emergency surgery and can loose the fallopian tube, which decreases fertility down the track.

      as you have said that you have had the brown discharge for 4 months and have pain under your ribs. this does not sound like a tubal pregnancy as it usually becomes a problem at 6-8 weeks as i said earlier. pain during sex could be due to your ovarian cyst but i would discuss this with your gyno at your next visit. abnormal bleeding and periods could be your cyst or another problem like endometrosis. again i would suggest discussing it with your gyno. keep a diary of your abnormal bleeding and pain to help when you go and see them.
      i hope i helped. again, very unlikely that you have a tubal pregnancy but do a test to help you stop worrying.

  33. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy test question?
    First off, let me start by saying I know I’m young and should have used protection. So, please don’t give me grief about that. Also, please don’t leave any mean comments or suggestions. I know I’m not talking to a doctor so, don’t automatically think I am substituting advice given for a doctors advice, because that is not the case. I just want to see if there are similar situations.

    I guess the most important thing to know is that my last period started Feb 5, 2011 and today’s date is March 22, 2011. Obviously, I’m late.

    SYMPTOMS: (1st week late)
    fatigue during the day which kept me up through the night.
    Increased hunger
    Frequent urination (going like, 5 or 6 times a day instead of 3 or 4 times).
    Mild constipation and gas (no burping).
    Lower back pain
    Breast fullness, not tenderness
    Headaches and dizziness
    Waking up nauseated
    Mild cramping in lower stomach and near my pubic bone.
    Waking up hot (as if I just got done running, but no elevated temperature)
    Missed Period

    SYMPTOMS (2wk 3days late or 45 days since last period)
    Cramping (same place)
    Some Constipation and Gas
    Lower Back Pain
    Mood Swings
    Frequent Urination
    Breast Fullness (still no tenderness)
    Fatigue
    Increased Hunger
    Frequent Burping
    Gained 3-4 Pounds (same exercise plan)
    Heart Burn
    Missed Period

    I know these can also be symptoms of your period coming but I stay pretty true to the whole 28 day cycle.

    TESTING:
    I took 3 home pregnancy tests. I took my first and second on the 9th of March (4 days after missed period), my third on the 12 of March. The first home test I took had a faint positive while the other two were negative. At a free clinic I took 4 pregnancy tests (one on the 10th and the other on the 16th) because two came back inconclusive (no result on both days) while the other two had faint positives (so faint you could hardly see the lines-both on the 10th). I went to my physician on the 17th of March and did a pregnancy test as well. This test came out negative. Then, today, I did another home pregnancy test (2Weeks 3days late) and that test had a very faint positive. I’m worried because I have heard of some women who have had negative results until their 4th week of pregnancy (I do not want to drink, smoke, take any prescription drugs, or do anything that could harm my baby). I have not had a blood test done but will more than likely schedule one once I am 3 weeks late.

    HISTORY:
    Also, I am not under any stress (it’s more of an excitement feeling, wanting to have a baby but feeling sad/depressed over inconclusive and negative results) so, I know that wouldn’t be the cause if this is just a late period. I don’t have a thyroid problem either. I DO have a history of ovarian cysts. I was on Yaz for treatment and they later dissolved. I stopped taking the pill sometime in August (a few months after they were gone). I made an appointment for this Friday to make sure that the cysts have not returned, because I read that they can delay your Period.

    Can I make an appointment [without a doctors script] for an ultrasound to check for an etopic pregnancy?

    Has anyone else experienced pregnancy symptoms and got negative results on a pregnancy test, but got a positive blood test? What symptoms did you experience throughout your pregnancy? If you got a “-” did your period come? How did you get your period to come (drugs from a doctor, less stress, etc.) ?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    negative pregnancy test, 2 missed periods, I FEEL pregnant! Is it in my head?
    I know that there are a lot of women out there who are going through the EXACT same thing as I am. I also know that there are many women out there stressing over the same situation as me. I want to gather as many stories that relate to what I’m experiencing as I can (in the form of answers) so that others can alleviate their stress and put their mind at ease on those late nights when you are searching the whole internet for answers.
    FACTS:
    -My periods comes every 28 days consistently (I have been keeping precise track)
    -As of TODAY it has been 8 weeks 5 days since my last period. That means I am 33 days late.
    -no UTI, thyroid, ovarian cysts, hormonal imbalance, etc.
    -As I researched I found that many OTHER factors can cause my period to be late, but finding info that matches up with my circumstances is difficult. So,why ELSE my period might be late:

    Diet:
    I know a change in diet can delay a period but mine has been pretty consistent. I eat about 2,000 calories a day some days less. I eat roughly 2-3 sometimes 4 meals a day. I have an increased appetite so, sometimes, I eat more often.

    Stress:
    I wasn’t stressed when I suspected I was pregnant. I became slightly stressed when I read a few test results (negative pregnancy tests). That said, I have been much more stressed out in my life before (as in 10 out of 10 stressed) and have never been this late for a period. I’ve only been a few days late, not months! I missed one on March 5th and April 3. LMP February 5th.

    Pregnancy Test:
    I’ve taken a number of them. I’ve taken 5+ home tests (dollar store brand with 2 lines if positive) came with faint positives (or what I thought were faint positives) and others negative. I took 5 clinic tests. 2 results were inconclusive, 2 faint positives, and 1 negative. I took 2 digital home pregnancy tests, both negative. I also took a urine test at my physicians office and that was negative as well.

    Symptoms:
    -fatigue: during the day and keeps me up at night
    -insomnia: kind of common for me. I’m on probation ( i know, disaster) and I have to call a program every morning at 5 am to do random testing. As previously stated, my fatigue keeps me awake at night due to my frequent napping during the day.
    - discharge: at first I had what I thought was my “normal” period discharge: a slick white substance. Then a few days later I had a slightly thicker white discharge. Now, it is a thin, white, creamy discharge with mild odor.
    -Abdominal pain: My abdomen feels heavy and occasionally bloated. When bloated, my stomach feels hard like I have abs, but they clearly do not show. I am also having slight rib pain. I know that rib pain. I’ve also had cramping for 2 weeks that I keep thinking will be my period. I’ll rush to my bathroom with a tampon to see there is only CM (not too disappointed with that, lol).
    -weight: Abdominal pain and fatigue sometimes makes me reluctant and hesitant to exercise. I’ve always weighed less than 108 pounds without working out. I’ve always been less than 105 pounds (except once when all I did was eat McDonald’s but at the time I wasn’t a vegetarian. Then, I weighed 111 pounds) without working out but now I am 109 lbs (strict vegetarian). 2 months ago, I was on a diet and got down to 100. I’ve slowly been adding on the pounds.
    -heartburn: I’ve never EVER had heart burn but my twin sister has it all the time.
    -constipation: my bowel movements are hard to pass and I have them more frequently (sorry if TMI)
    -gas: includes random burping. I can control other forms of gas.
    -lower back pain: sometimes sensitive to the touch..but I’ve always had back pain due to the slight unevenness of my pelvis.
    -headaches:sometimes migraines with not temperature
    -nausea: in the morning and at night
    -breast fullness: no sensitivity. I also have, what I believe are, more visible veins on them.
    -mood swings: I seem to have a short fuse on my temper and am more quick to cry.

    Contraceptives:
    I was on Yaz (birth control) as a treatment for ovarian cysts (no longer have) and stopped taking the pill in May. So I know this shouldn’t play an effect on my periods. As of yet, my fiance and I do not use any form of contraceptives.

    Please post your stories concerns and advice! I need all the information I can get!

    PS I plan on getting an ultrasound and beta test done!

    • ANSWER:
      I am dealing with the exact thing as you, and my test came out negative as well, and i missed my period and im on yaz too, so this is very weird to me.

      Anyway you sound definitely pregnant, you should go get a blood test

  35. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy question, please?
    Someone I know is having unusual symptoms. Diarrhea, fatique, dizziness. Well, none of these are unusual, however; she is on the pill for ovarian cysts and period irregularity, and she’s experiencing these plus other symptoms, such as dizziness, and vomiting. However, it’s normally in the morning or very late at night, she says during the day she seems to feel a little bit better. The doctor prescribed her something for nausea. She hasn’t missed her cycle yet, but it’s due.

    Could it possibly be pregnancy related symptoms? How likely does it sound to you ladies? This is a woman who hardly ever gets physically sick, so it’s cause for concern. I’m not so educated in this, so, naturally, I turn to yahoo.answers, where there is a world full of women with pregnancy symptoms. Hoorah! Please give details. Help educate us clueless ones! =3

    • ANSWER:
      possibly, get her to take a test. i recommend an ept instead of a hpt goodluck

  36. QUESTION:
    pain during sex could i be pregnant!?!?
    started Loestrin 24 Fe about 5 weeks ago, although my boyfriend and I have used condoms every time since I started. I quick started the pills when I began because I knew I wasn’t pregnant. Plus, I still had my regular period during the active pills during the second week of my first pack which means that I shouldn’t have ovulated after that. Our condom broke once, but it was the same day that I took my last active pill of my 1st pack and I started my withdrawal bleeding a few days later… I’m ruling out pregnancy as a cause, although it still makes me nervous (I’m only 18). Could it be ovarian cysts? I just want the pain to go away and my withdrawal bleeding to come so I have piece of mind…my withdrawal bleeding won’t occur for another 3 weeks. Does anyone have an idea of what’s going on!?!? It’s stressing me out.

    • ANSWER:

  37. 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.

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Has anybody been to a pain clinic? What can I expect?
    Hello all! I have an appointment at a pain clinic tomorrow and I am unsure of what to expect and if it will help my situation out at all. I have always had pain. My entire life is full of pain. I suffer from horrible migraines that last from 2 hours to a week and they make it so I can not function at all. I have ovarian cysts that are always super painful and had one removed and part of a falopian tube to the cysts and it still comes and goes just as severe. Recently I was pregnant and had pain right where my gallbladder is. It was horrible. They did an edoscopy that showed ulcers lining my esophagus so they did another endoscopy to do a biopsy and found nothing. They believed this would go away when the pregnancy was over and prescribed me dilauded and promethazine for pain management while I was pregnant. Through my pregnancy more symptoms appeared. …..my bones hurt when I woke up at night. It felt like my knees were swollen to the size of basketballs and my elbows hurt like hell to move. I get electric shock like feeling in my fingertips and toes. I get severe pain whenever I go to the bathroom. I have occasional cramping when I eat. I injured my back during pregnancy when I carried my son into a subway bathroom and they had just mopped but forgot to put the sign up so I injured my lower back and possibly my spine. After pregnancy it all got worse and not better. They did a scan (HIPA OR HITA or something H like) and found nothing. I started having lots of blood when I had a bowel movement so they are going to do a colonoscopy on the 5th. I had several blood tests that show that my liver enzymes are high and they are concerned and would like to find the problem but they are unsure of where to start. I have been taking 24 mg. of dilaudid a day and 50 mg. of promethazine a day due to nausea and vomiting any time I eat. My OBGYN who was watching my symptoms during pregnancy has referred me to a pain clinic and my first appointment is tomorrow. Has anybody ever been to one? Did it help? And what did they do for you?

    If any of you have had any of my horrible symptoms can you tell me what caused them? I am miserable at the moment and can’t wait for them to find the problem. It is no fun chasing after a 16 month year old little boy and a 5 week little girl with all this going on and I really hate being on dilaudid. I know the withdrawls are horrible so I am hoping that the pain clinic can help me get off of them as easy as possible but is that even possible? Please help! If anyone has a story or advice I would appreciate all of your answers but please do not judge me bc I took pain meds while pregnant. I did not want to but the pain was so severe that I had no choice and now I am afraid of what is going to happen to me. Thank you all!

    • ANSWER:

  39. 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..

  40. QUESTION:
    Can change in birth control cause pain during sex?
    Ok, I’ve been on Yasmin birth control since 2004. I started taking it for extreme menstrual cramps and an ovarian cyst. Then, around easter of this year, I was diagnosed with complicated migraines. I was told that I had to get off the Yasmin because it increased my risk of stroke coupled with the migraines, and I did. I was then put on the P.O.P pill that is a no estrogen, progesterone pill. I’ve read some stuff about how it works, and I’m almost sure that its just the pill, but I’m afraid.
    I’ve been on this new pill for 2 months, and I didn’t have my period. That isn’t too surprising since I’m switching pills, and I took 2 pregnancy tests about 2 wks after I missed, and they both came up negative. HOWEVER, I’m slightly concerned about what could be wrong with me.
    I started having pain during sex about a week ago, and today it was really painful. I still haven’t had my period, and I was concerned that I may have an ectopic pregnancy since the pill I’m on works in such a way that it could cause one. I’ve read mixed things about pregnancy tests missing these types of pregnancies, and I’m worried.
    I can’t call my Gyno. till Tuesday because of Labor day weekend, and I don’t think my situation would classify as an emergency.
    I know I don’t have an STD because I’ve been tested this year at my Gyno, and I’ve only ever had sex with my hubby and he’s clean. I know it isn’t a yeast infection because outside of sex, I’m fine. It feels like he’s driving it home into my cervix, but he’s not going in that far and he’s not being rough.
    Do you think I’m over reacting? Do you think I should stop taking this pill until my Gyno says otherwise? What should I do. I don’t want to over react, but I don’t want to take this too lightly either.

    • ANSWER:
      You say you have had Ovarian Cyst before,so maybe they have come back.Also you may be starting with Endometreosis and this causes the pain you describe,it’s painful..You have to make an appt.and get checked out.

  41. QUESTION:
    IUD (coil) missing, painful sex and bad cramping pains?
    Here’s what’s happening so far, could you tell me what you think my doctor thinks? I wasn’t really sure what she thought was up when I thought about what had been said.

    I started having discomfort during sex on Weds, but nothing a change of position didn’t solve. On Fri there was a little more discomfort. On Sun we had to stop, I was in agony and the pain didn’t go away for 2 hours. Since I have had stomach pains, which have faded, period like cramp and back ache. All these symptoms worsen when I bend or walk a lot.

    When I visited the doctor she checked my iud and couldn’t find it. I mentioned I’d surfed the net to see if I should see someone sooner then Mon (the pain was that bad at first) and she asked what I’d come up with. I had looked at Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Ectopic pregnancy and Ovarian cysts. I didn’t get round to urinary tract infection before the pain subsided.

    She has referred me for a scan and took a urine sample for a pregnancy test (which was negative) and to test for urinary tract infection but only cause I was worried about it.

    Does this mean she has ruled out PID as that requires a swab? She did mention she would expect me to be more tender.

    What your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I myself have an IUD and by the sounds of it and the tests that your doctor is getting for you it sounds like she thinks that your IUD has moved from where it should be and she is trying to locate it
      Also try not to surf the net too much you will end up getting answers that will scare you! :)
      Good luck

  42. QUESTION:
    Please help me with these questions on ovarian disease and Crohns disease.?
    ok i have a couple of questions.. and they are a bit embarrassing to me..so please no rude remarks or comments and please no making fun of me.
    First… i have been having some pain on my lower side of my stomach.. and i have been having it off and on for several months..i have been having a pretty constant pain through out my stomach for over a half of a year now.. but the past couple of months this particular area around my ovary has been hurting and the past couple of days it has been acting up again i guess you could say.. what ever the issue is, it is causing me to have some pretty irregular cycles.. missing, spotting, shorter and not as heavy.. (i am sexually active, i have taken a pregnancy test, several actually, and they are all negative.) i have had some severe mood swings.. very emotional.. its causing a lot of problems with my boyfriend, i have tender breast, extremely tender.. lots of pain during intercourse ( which 3 out of the 5 times i have intercourse i am in pain so this as of lately is not to irregular.. but i figured it could be a symptom) bloating in my stomach.. its huge.. but it doesnt always stay big.. ( so it may look or sound like im pregnant but once again.. several tests taken.. all negative.. ) but ont op of all of this.. i have been having some brown discharge recently.. i thought it was the beginning of my cycle.. but its not.. the same consistency or color brown that i would sometimes get with my cycle.. i have the cramps and lower back pain like a cycle.. but its not coming.. and this discharge has me a little worried.. does anyone have any ideas.. is this possibly an ovarian cyst

    2nd set of questions is also related to my stomach and could be related to the questions i had earlier..
    I have been having some issues with my bowels movements for the past 4 months or more.. now all of my life i have been more on the constipated side.. several months ago.. it started to change and i started to have some diarrhea.. at first it wasnt too bad.. but it got worse over time.. this was also accompanied by a white mucous discharge in my bowel movements as well as blood sometimes.. and over the past couple of months the mucous, diarrhea, and the blood have gotten worse.. to the point that i am going to the bathroom at least 10 times a day with straight diarrhea and blood.. and it has gotten rather bad.. i am wondering does this sound like an infection, maybe i tore something in my rectum and it got infected.. or could it be something like Crohn’s Disease or something ( my mother has that disease.. although i dont think it is hereditary is it possible i may have it?) or what could it be?

    Please Be nice in ur responses.. please no rude remarks..
    I know i need to see a doctor… i havent been able to and i am trying to get seen… But Before i go to a doctor i would like to have a couple ideas of what may be wrong so that way i can have an idea of what questions to ask and where to start.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      question one, i’m not sure, but sounds to me like you’re on the right course by getting into the doctor. the ovarian cyst could cause pain and bloating, discharge i’m not sure about. best thing to do is keep track of your symptoms as best you can so when you go to the doctor you can tell how long you’ve had the pain, what it’s like, what makes it worse/better, etc – these things will help the doctor to help you.

      question two – sounds like you could be starting to have crohn’s or something similar – and yes crohn’s is hereditary. seeing the doctor is definitely in order, as is keeping track of your symptoms here too. try eating yogurt to ease the discomfort and help with the diarrhea. blood in the stool is not a good sign.

      please take care and i wish you well. sorry i don’t have any info to help you…. best wishes.

  43. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst removed…. fertility increased?
    To make a long story short, my husband and I have been TTC for 2.5 yrs.

    7 rounds of clomid, 2 rounds injectables, 4 IUI’s,1 IVF. Blighted ovum & Chemical pregnancy.

    On the 23rd of December, I had a laparoscopy surgery done to see if there was something going on to help understand my reasoning of not being able to have a healthy pregnancy. Back in June, I was diagnosed with a mild case of PCOS. I have had a cyst on my left ovary for years. During the surgery, it was removed. They also did a HSG test and found that one of my tubes wasn’t working, Weird since I had this test done last summer and both were in great working order. Hmmm. I did have D&C last January and am wondering if this could of caused this problem?… Also, now with the cyst gone, is it possible for me to be more fertile? Could it even be possible for me to conceive without “help”?

    Any insight would be great! Thanks & Happy Holidays!!!

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    pregnancy symptoms, negative tests … Please help i need a lot of answers!?
    Okay this is going to be a long one but please if you could take your time to read it i would really appreciate it…

    Okay so my fiance and i have been together for 3 years. I haven’t been on birth control for around about 2 years and when i was on it, it wasn’t for a long time only a few months. I am 19 and my partners 21.We always used protection such as condoms, On may 16th was the last time i got my normal period. We had sex in my unprotected a few times. I started getting what i thought was a few symptoms such as : Nausea,I had a really high temp of 39.2 and flu symptoms that only lasted one day, headaches,extreme fatigue,sore breasts,etc. I also just “felt” pregnant. I was meant to get my period on the 11th june but instead it was a day late and was just spotting only when i wiped and no period pains at all only a few here and there but nothing like my normal heavy/painful period. I thought that might have been implantation bleeding but when i got negative blood and urine tests i just put it down to a short period. I thought i would just wait and see what happens with my next period-i assumed i wasn’t pregnant, but just couldn’t shake feeling like i was pregnant. I had a few scares before but nothing like this. we still had unprotected sex during June because we thought well if im not pregnant we are ready for a child either way! both financially and mentally. Through the month of june i started getting blue veins,still sore breasts and enlarged! morning sickness comes and goes. I thought maybe i was just expecting my period.

    So on the 8th july i was expecting my period and it never came. Its 5 days late… on the 6th july(2 days before my period) i started getting what i thought was asthma and turns out to be heartburn and a lot of cervical mucus (which is unusual cause usually im really dry before my period) Only way i can explain it is, it was like nasal mucus- I thought nothing of it but come the day of my period i thought i got it and went to check was just more mucus i just kept feeling wet and everytime i wiped it was there this lasted up until yesterday and the cramps stopped yesterday (12th june) and now i still have no signs of my period. its so confusing but the doctor thinks i’m not pregnant. But he said it could be to early. I figured by my records that i ovulated on the half way through the day on the 26th than finished half way through the day on the 27th (is this normal????)
    This was going off the egg white discharge(fertile) on the 27th i got the white stain in my underwear-what does that mean???

    These are the dates that i tested-
    14th June- doctors urine test(was still spotting)
    17th june-hpt
    20th june-got blood test was negative doc said may be to early
    5th july- negative test (so i pretty much new i wasn’t pregnant from this month)
    6th july-got blood test im pretty sure it said 5hcg the doctor didn’t tell me just said was neg
    8th july- period due, neg test
    10th july- negative test (today would have been 2 weeks after ovulation IF i conceived on the 26th

    all these tests were done with early morning urine and im going to test again in a few days. But is it possible i could be pregnant from may and not show on the tests??? or do you think its more likely to be pregnant from June?????? i ovulated later in the month and only have a 26 day cycle its really confusing and my doctor wouldn’t talk to me about any of this. I had all my levels checked like thyroids,iron,etc and i have no stds. I don’t have pcos or ovarian cysts. i am not “hoping” to be pregnant meaning im not thinking about it a lot but i would not mind at all if i was pregnant !!!! Im not stressing and haven’t lost weight or gained it nothings new and i have asked my doctor all the reasons what could be going on. He said next step is an ultra sound but if i was pregnant now i should wait til i would be around 8 weeks for an ultra sound and by than im hoping a test would show and if im not pregnant than see whats going on

    I have been having my period for 7 years now and never been late always on time and i get a feeling when im getting my period i’m pretty in touch with my body.

    Im sorry this is so long but i really need help im going insane!! I just want to know whats going on :( has anyone at all had similar problems like this?

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing that I can tell you is to wait a couple days or a week and test again. I would think that if you did get pregnant than it would be from june. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    CT Scan, X Ray, Colonoscopy, right before/during conception and now I am pregnant… harmful to my baby?
    I’ve been having a small pain in my lower abdomen to the far left (doctors think small hernia possibly?). At the beginning of February I had an ultrasound that found ovarian cysts- but nothing to worry about as the doctor said this does not explain the pain. On Feb 9th I had a CT Scan of my abdomen which possibly showed small inflamation in that area. (One doctor saw it, two said they did not) A blood pregnancy test was done on site the day of the CT scan which came up negative to assure I was not pergnant. Then, on Feb 14, I had a colonoscopy to see if something there was was causing the pain, still nothing. Then Feb 16th an X Ray of my spine to see if anything was pinching. Again, still nothing. However, on Feb 22, my doctor did a blood pregnancy test when they were doing my blood type which came up positive and we found out I’d recently conceived (she guessed one 1 pregnant since conception, give or take). So basically-are the tests I just mentioned going to harm my 1st child?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t really know. Speak with your OB/GYN about it at your next appointment.

  46. QUESTION:
    could this be an ovarian cyst?
    i asked this question a few days ago, but everyone told me to take a pregnancy test and i did…it came out NEGATIVE

    i was supposed to have my period about 4 days ago and i still have not, i have no symptoms of having my period, being preg, or having a yeast infection. The only thing is that i am having the pee a few more times during the day, but there is no odor or pain
    Im not cramping, bloating, moody, no headaches, or tenderness; idk what is wrong

    im gonna take another pregnancy test sunday cause that would be around the day i would have gotten off my period, and no matter what it comes out to be, im gonna go to the doctor next week sometime.

    i was just wondering if anyone else has had something like this in the past or is going through it now and could give me any suggestions about what it could be besides pregnancy

    P.S. Im 18 and have had normal periods all my life until now

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had ovarian cysts before, and usually the first symptom is pain or discomfort. The first cyst I ever had caused so much pain that I had to go to a clinic because it was after hours and I had no idea what was wrong. So, since you’re not having any discomfort, it’s probably not that. But you know your body more than anyone, so make an appointment with the doctor, and if you feel you don’t need it, you can always cancel. Plus, 4 days late isn’t bad, your body may just be going through some hormonal changes. Good Luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    is it possible to carry the baby around weeks after it has died in first trimester?
    I have had a hard time during my pregnancy with a road accident, an ovarian cyst and a dog that kept jumping at me early on and am now at 11 weeks. I had assumed if any harm was caused I would lose the baby almost immediately but a friend has said when she had her first 12 week scan that they said there was no heart beat and she had lost the baby at 9 weeks. Is this common? I didn’t think for a moment that this was even possible, I have a history of very early miscarriage and this has now brought all my fears back to the surface.

    • ANSWER:
      My baby died at 6 weeks but I didn’t start miscarrying until 8 weeks.

      I had another friend who went to her 12 week scan to be told that her baby had died at about 8 weeks. She had to have tablets to bring on the removal of her uterus contents.

      Similar also happened to another friend of mine.

      I’m sorry that this will not be the news you wanted to hear. However, embryos/foetus are tough little things really, so a dog jumping up at you wouldn’t be enough to cause your baby to die at an early stage. If you are at 11 weeks then you will be having your dating scan next week? try to relax if you can and hopefully you’ll see your little one on the screen alive and wriggling!

      Good luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    Laproscopic ovarian cyst removal + post surgical pain?
    Hi,
    I was detected with ectopic pregnancy , as the doctors couldnt find fetus they had done an emergency surgical procedure and removed hemorrhagic cyst which was causing acute pelvic pain (left ovary)
    after 2 DAYs and another ultrasound later, they still couldn’t find a fetus and advised me that I take a shot of methotrexate to dissolve pregnancy.
    It’s been 3 weeks now, and I have suffered from chest pains, vomitting etc etc..but the thing that is bothering me the most is that I still have acute pelvin pain and the pain is shooting through my left leg. The pain increases and it is worst at night. (even painkillers dont help. :( )

    I have repeatedly asked my doctor about this and they seem to be convinced that it could be due to bruising during surgery or blood clot

    I have couple of questions, and I will appreciate if you have any knowledge or prior experience and can guide me

    1. is this kind of pain normal? if yes, will it go away after few weeks/,months?
    2. are there any time of exercise that i should do to get rid of these pains
    3. if it is indeed due to blood clotting is there anyway it can be cured

    4. should i check with my doctor again, and are there any other type of test i should request them to do?

    • ANSWER:
      I really think you should get a second opinion/seek another doctor.

  49. QUESTION:
    Skills for health help please i despret need of help?
    1. Which of the following problems of the female reproductive system is NOT an infection?
    A) vaginitis
    B) endometriosis
    C) cystitis
    D) toxic shock syndrome

    2. Which of the following is caused by an abnormal division of cells?
    A) cervical cancer
    B) ovarian cyst
    C) delayed puberty
    D) premenstrual syndrome

    3. Which of the following statements about breast cancer is false?
    A) Breast cancer is a disease that occurs primarily in older women.
    B) Females are at greater risk for breast cancer if the disease runs in the family.
    C) Women should have their breasts checked monthly by a doctor.
    D) A mammogram can detect breast cancer.

    4. The primary role of the female reproductive system is
    A) to make eggs and provide a place to support and nourish a developing human.
    B) the same as that of the male reproductive system.
    C) to carry out the menstrual cycle.
    D) to produce estrogen.

    5. Which of the following is NOT a way to keep the female reproductive system healthy?
    A) Abstain from sexual activity.
    B) Use feminine hygiene sprays and powders.
    C) Have an annual pelvic exam from a doctor.
    D) Change sanitary napkins or tampons every four to six hours when menstruating.

    and quiz 2

    1. Consuming alcohol or other drugs, including tobacco, during pregnancy can lead to all of the following problems EXCEPT
    A) an overweight baby.
    B) miscarriage.
    C) premature birth.
    D) fetal alcohol syndrome.

    2. Even with good prenatal care, several problems can occur during pregnancy. Which of the following describes an ectopic pregnancy?
    A) A condition in which the mother’s immune system reacts against the fetus’s blood because of an incompatibility in blood-cell type
    B) Death of the fetus from natural complications before the twentieth week of pregnancy
    C) Implantation of the fertilized egg in the fallopian tube
    D) A set of birth defects that affect a fetus because of exposure to alcohol during pregnancy

    3. Which of the following is NOT a way to stay healthy before and during pregnancy?
    A) Take prenatal vitamins before and throughout a pregnancy.
    B) Avoid exercise.
    C) Avoid alcohol, drugs, and exposure to cigarette smoke.
    D) Maintain a nutritious diet.

    4. Which of the following is NOT part of prenatal care?
    A) Regular visits to a doctor
    B) Ultrasound tests
    C) Blood tests
    D) Fertility testing

    5. All of the following are reasons a pregnant woman needs prenatal care EXCEPT that
    A) a doctor should evaluate all medical conditions early in the pregnancy.
    B) prenatal care provides the mother and father with education about fetal growth.
    C) regular prenatal visits ensure that the mother remains healthy throughout the pregnancy.
    D) prenatal care guarantees a healthy baby.

    quiz 3

    1. Deon and Estela have been dating for several months. All of the following are likely to help them maintain a healthy relationship EXCEPT
    A) respecting each other’s morals and values.
    B) respecting each other’s independence.
    C) engaging in sexual activity.
    D) going on dates together with a group of friends.

    2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic to look for in a dating partner?
    A) Unselfishness
    B) Popularity
    C) Respectfulness
    D) Sense of fun

    3. When you are dating, you should
    A) focus only on having a good-looking boyfriend or girlfriend.
    B) observe the rules your parents and your date’s parents set for dating.
    C) always be the one to decide what to do.
    D) remember that you are special and deserve to be treated to whatever you want.

    4. If someone you are dating hurts you physically or emotionally,
    A) don’t tell anyone.
    B) date the person, but try to change his or her behavior.
    C) do not date that person anymore.
    D) date the person, but change your behavior so that he or she will stop hurting you.

    5. Most dating relationships that begin during the teen years eventually end. Therefore, coping with ending relationships is part of appropriate dating behavior. Which of the following is NOT a good way to deal with a dating relationship that has ended?
    A) Thinking of ways to get back together with the other person
    B) Remembering that you will feel better eventually
    C) Staying in touch with your friends
    D) Talking to a trusted adult if you feel seriously depressed after a few days

    • ANSWER:
      After all that work , you posted it in the wrong section…this is OPTICAL

      I doubt you will find someone who is willing to do all your homework anyway, even in the right section.

  50. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst or something else?
    Just to start off, i am a seventeen year old female. I have had actual sex once in my lifetime a long time ago.
    (this problem began two months ago)
    Two weeks before my period was supposed to come, i was messing around with my guy. we both had our pants off and i was in his lap. (this is embarrassing for me to share) We didn’t have sex, he didn’t even come inside me.
    one week later, i was supposed to be on my period, i spotted. during this time i was constapated. i had been constapated a couple of times on and off before this and i had a beating in my stomache. The next week four or five days before my period my right side was hurting(felt like my ovary) it was causing pain in my hip and all the way to the top of my butt was hurting and sometimes my lower thigh. I did not have abdominal pain just fullness in my stomache. then i had my period which was an unusual two days. it wasn’t light it was just two days. i took a pregnacy test a week later just in case i was pregnant and it was negative.
    a month later two weeks before my period i started the pains again, plus worse back pain and what felt like pain in my appendix and pain below my ribs on the left side of my abs but not my abs. i took a pregnancy test a second time to see if i was pregnant a day before the day i was supposed to start my period. (it was an early one) it came up negative! (: two days-ish later i had my period. it was a pretty normal four day period, eventhough mine normally last five days. the pains eased up but they still were there. three or four days after my period me and that boy messed around again, once again with no actual sex. NEVER came inside me.
    a week later i am in still the same pain, and right now i am burning on both of my sides below my ovaries? maybe my pelvis? it’s deffinantly not my ovaries and there is a bubble sort’ve thing in my back and stomache every once in a while and my back hurts often :/ i don’t know what is going on.
    i can’t be pregnant, right? i guess i’m gonna take another pregnancy test when i can? but i don’t know when i should?!
    I don’t want to go to the doctor.. it scares me. but it hurts and it’s been here for almost two and a half months and i want it to go away.
    PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry but you are going to need to see a doctor asap. What you are describing makes me wonder if it could be your appendix and you don’t want to mess around with that. Good Luck.


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts During Menopause

Many women do not know they have a cyst on their ovary until they are told by their doctor as there is often little, if any discomfort. There are times, however, when pain from ovarian cyst can alert you to the existence of the cyst. There are many different types of ovarian cysts and some types tend to cause more discomfort than others.

A functional ovarian cyst is a cyst that occurs during the normal processes that occur during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Occasionally, the follicle that produces the egg each month does not form properly. It seals itself off, fluid is trapped inside and a cyst is formed. Often a functional cyst will dissolve on its own but if it does not it can cause disruptions to the menstrual cycle and painful symptoms.

Pain from ovarian cyst frequently occurs immediately prior to the onset of each monthly period or just after it ends. It is usually a dull ache in the pelvic area and may radiate down one leg or into the buttocks region. Pelvic pain may also be experienced during sexual intercourse if an ovarian cyst is present.

Many women complain of a pressure or fullness in the abdomen and pain or pressure with bowel movements or urination. Others experience breast tenderness and nausea similar to what is experienced during pregnancy. A milky vaginal discharge may also signal the presence of a functional ovarian cyst.

The pain from ovarian cyst of the complex variety can be more severe. A Cystadenoma is a type of cyst that develops on the surface of the ovary. Although they are usually benign they can grow very large and then their presence is felt. It places pressure on the organs in the abdominal area and can cause pain. If such a cyst becomes twisted, as they sometimes can, it will cause extreme pain. It may also rupture and bleeding in the abdomen is not only painful but requires medical attention. A Dermoid cyst, another type of complex ovarian cyst can also rupture with similar results.

Very often the pain from ovarian cyst is slight and often mistaken for other conditions. Pelvic pain before a period is not an uncommon occurrence for many women even under perfectly normal conditions. More severe abdominal pressure and pain is thought to be caused by something going on in the digestive track.

Quite often a functional cyst will resolve itself and many go completely unnoticed. If a function cyst is found by your doctor and if it is not bothersome, most doctors will recommend taking a wait and see approach. Combining this with holistic methods can be extremely beneficial to not only eliminate the pain that you may be experiencing, but to also get rid of the cyst naturally.

A healthy diet, exercise and weight control are all helpful for preventing and curing ovarian cysts. Keeping the body’s immune system strong will help it heal itself from any abnormalities. Chronic stress can be a factor in the development of cysts as well. Making every effort to control the amount of stress in your life is very beneficial to your long term health.

Herbs and supplements are used to increase immunity and build the body’s natural defenses for both eliminating and preventing both the cyst and the pain from ovarian cyst.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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 .

  2. 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Biopsy is surgical procedure to check for:

    mammograms

    hernias

    endometriosis

    cancerous cells

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    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

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    Question 13 (True/False Worth 4 points)

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

    True
    False

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    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

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    Question 15 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    True
    False

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    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

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    Question 17 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women

    True
    False

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    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
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    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

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

    genetics

    obesity

    hormone replacement therapy
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    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
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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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..

  6. 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:


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cyst can lead to flank pain which is one of the myriad symptoms of them. Flank pain can normally be felt between the back and the upper abdominal region in women who are suffering from ovarian cysts and pain associated with them. Flank pain might be caused due to certain kidney problems, spinal arthritis, shingles and degenerative disc disease. Sometimes ovarian cysts might also be responsible for flank pain in women with ectopic pregnancy.

Women having ovarian cysts in their ovaries can exhibit certain symptoms like irregular menses, flank and back pain, pain experienced during sexual intercourse, pelvic pain, pain experienced during bowel movements, vomiting and nausea. It is not necessary that women with ovarian cysts would experience all the above symptoms as they might depend on various factors and conditions. Follicular cysts and corpus luteum cysts are some of the kinds of ovarian cysts which might be responsible for the flank pain in women. Most often these ovarian cysts might disappear all by themselves without any treatment. Some ovarian cysts might result in persistent pain and might require evaluation of health by physicians. Flank pain along with ovarian cysts should not be taken lightly as they might be an indication of some serious health problem or condition and needs to be treated like a medical emergency.

Women now are resorting towards various natural medicines to get relief from ovarian cyst flank pain as they feel that they are without any side effects and also help in curing the problem permanently and effectively. There are various natural supplements which can help in restoring the health in the body and aids in regulating the menses cycle. Few such natural supplements include evening primrose oil, vitamin E, flax seed oil, oil got from olive, blackcurrant, flax seed and borage. Vitamin E is believed to restore the balance of hormones while the oils of the above substances is believed to enhance the essential fatty acids levels which are required for producing compounds with anti- inflammatory properties.

Bioflavonoids along with plant based ingredients or substances containing Vitamin C can also be used for treating inflammation of the body. These substances that occur naturally can help in preserving the function of estrogen. Some of the food substances which are rich in natural bioflavonoids include garlic, onions, berries, cherries, peppers, currants and citrus fruits. Apart from consuming these natural oils and supplements, women suffering from ovarian cysts flank pain can also apply progesterone cream which occurs naturally during the ovulation period. These creams are required to be applied over the thighs and hips. Various herbs like black cohosh, raspberry, chaste berry and licorice also can be consumed to help in increasing the hormone levels in women.

Natural Remedies for Curing Ovarian Related Disorders
There is a scientifically proven way to reverse and eliminate all ovarian cysts and PCOs within twp months naturally It is unbelievably easy, step-by-step actions you could already be taking to say goodbye to ovarian cysts and PCOs forever. You can learn more about the natural and home remedy for completely getting rid of ovarian cysts and the other ovarian related disorders by visiting the guide on natural cure for ovarian disorders here.

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

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

      Hope it helps.

  3. QUESTION:
    what causes ovarian cysts?
    well i was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst but i would like to know what causes them im not sexually active and im not on any birth control and i have a regular period im health as can be and have never had a pap-smear and as far as i know no-one in my family has ever had any kind of cyst ovarian or otherwise wat causes the ovarian cyst to grow or rupture

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different possible causes of ovarian cysts, but some of the main causes are thought to be environmental or diet related – there’s a good article below with more details. Hope this helps.

  4. 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

  5. QUESTION:
    What Causes Ovarian Cysts While on Birth Control Pills…And Could This Affect Their Effectiveness?
    I’m 19 years old, and I’ve been on low dose birth control pills for about six months now. Last month, I had to go to the ER because I had an ovarian cyst that had ruptured. I was just wondering what could possibly cause ovarian cysts while on birth control, when I’m NOT supposed to be ovulating? Also, is there a possibility that this could affect the effectivenss of the pill, or be an indication that it isn’t effective? Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts form when your ovaries don’t release a mature egg. Fluid forms around the egg, making the cyst. There can be many reasons for this to happen. I think you could get the best answer from your doctor. Maybe the pill you are on is not a good one for you, and you need to be switched to another type.

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

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

  7. 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………….

  8. 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.

  9. 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/

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      I think so.

  13. 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.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does removal of ovarian cysts cause you not to be able to have kids?
    I have an ovarian cyst and its extremly painful. I went to my normal doctor and she referred me to a gynecologist. She said since its a painful on i may need to get it removed. I looked on the internet and it says that surgery is usually for post-menopausal women. I’m only 15 and don’t want to not be able to have kids in the future. So if I have to get them surgically removed is there a chance I won’t be able to have kids later in life?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Can untreated ovarian cysts cause infertility?
    I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts when I was 14 and I’m now 21. I had 6 cysts and they have been untreated and I have had at least 4 of them rupture. Now me and my husband are trying to get pregnant and so far have been unsucsessful.

    • ANSWER:
      Either way, if you get cysts, you should probably be getting help conceiving. I’m not sure if untreated cysts would be impacting your fertility now- but if you continue to get cysts, you’re probably not ovulating, especially if the cysts are from PCOS.

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts cause bleeding in early pregnancy?
    Ok, I am 6 weeks pregnant, went to ER this morning for bleeding, they did all sorts of test and a sonogram and baby is fine measuing just right HB 188, but they did tell me I have an ovarian cysts. They gave me no explaination as to why I was bleeding. Could this be why? Anyone else ever experience this in early pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I bled in early pregnancy, right about 6 or 7 weeks pregnant. It’s completely normal to bleed in the first trimester. As long as your not having terrible cramping or pain and there is no odor or clotting, you are fine. Since they did all the tests and everything is good, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      If it gets worse or you start having pain, then go back to the ER.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do ovarian cysts cause leg pain?
    When I get cysts, I also get this pain in the back of my right thigh. Its uncomfortable especially when I am sitting. I am just curious how they cause leg pain

    • ANSWER:
      You may be experiencing “referred pain”. This is pain that is felt in an area of the body separate from the actual trauma or pathology.

      Greatly simplified:
      All the nerves in your body originate in your spine http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/7173.html. Nerves from one area of the spine actually go to different sites of your body. When pain is felt in one site, the nerve impulses travel back to the spine and can be sent to the site where there is no trauma. Therefore you have pain in a site where nothing is “wrong”.

      I have had ovarian cysts all my life. I have been hospitalized twice when they have twisted, burst, and become infected. My cysts caused pain all the way down to my toes.

      If you haven’t seen a gynecologist or a good physician about your cysts, please do so. Some of the newer types of birth control claim to help decrease ovarian cysts.

  19. QUESTION:
    How does Ovarian Cysts cause frequent urination?
    I was told I may have PCOS. However I don’t see how it matches with the symptom of having to pee every 20 minutes.

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  20. QUESTION:
    Could ovarian cysts cause a pregnancy test to give a false negative?
    I’m not sure if I even have a cyst, but I have missed my period by about two weeks. I’ve gained a considerable amount of weight, and acne has shown up. So I took two pregnancy tests and they came up negative. I just need to know if it’s possible to get a false negative if I do have a cyst.

    • ANSWER:

  21. 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:

  22. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts?
    what causes ovarian cysts? and how long before you can get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      They can randomly form. Usually every time you have your period, at least one small cyst builds up from fluid in your ovary, but most of the time it ruptures and is not a problem.

      I am 14 and I had one a few months ago. I went to a gyno and he put me on birthcontrol for 2 months. It took care of it. If you have one, you should see a doctor. As long as you don’t let it get that bad you still have many options.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do I have diabetes or are the symptoms from my ovarian cysts?
    I am a teen who has been having symptoms on and off for three months. The symptoms include excessive thirst, oversleeping, tired, weak, headaches, pain from my two ovarian cyst, feverish, and hungry, but feeling completely full after taking about three bites of food. I am not over or under weight. I thought it may also be mono because I had it in fourth grade and wasn’t sure if it would come back or not. I have heard that diabetes sometimes causes ovarian cysts. I have also been looking pale and my parents have told me I am very irritable lately. Does anyone have any idea of what is wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Essentially PattyAnn’s answer is correct.
      You are a teen and are undergoing hormonal changes. Among the affects of this is mood swings/depression/grumpiness.

      The sweating and pain has to be from your ovarian cysts.

      All the other symptoms are indicative of Diabetes.

      So, basically, you are likely to have three conditions running at the same time.

      Like PattyAnn I’d say don’t mess about with us here and go see a doc and get yourself sorted out by an expert. The Diabetes will need attention as will the Ovarian Cysts. The hormones will sort themselves out with time as you progress through puberty but will be influenced by the affects on your body of the Diabetes and will take longer.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause a missed period?
    I have had cysts before and it caused me to bleed much more than normal and they caused a lot of abdominal pain, but i’m just wondering if they could actually cause you to miss a period….anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a couple type of ovarian cysts. Small cysts form when you are about to release an egg. If you don’t release the egg the cysts will continue to grow and your period will not come until the cysts pop. Hope this helps.

  25. QUESTION:
    doc or nurses please help, could an ovarian cysts cause your period to be late?
    im about three weeks late on my period with no signs of my normal cycle starting, last month i did take the plain b pill which dose through of your period. i have a history of having ovarian cysts and i ruled out the possibility of being pregnant, so is it possible that i have another cysts and that’s whats throwing off my period??
    i took a preg test 3 times and all came out negative the last time i took one was yesturday.

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely it was Plan B that has thrown your period off schedule.

      Ovarian cysts can cause you not to bleed, but they can also cause you to bleed for longer than normal, so it’s hard to say.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause infertility?
    I am 17 and have a few painful cysts a year. I have heard that they can decrease your chances of getting pregnant to 1/1 million. Is this true?
    Haha, I’m not thinking about getting pregnant anytime soon, I was just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      yes they can. but they do not always cause infertility. my distant cousin had a reptured cyst on her ovary about 4 years ago and now she has twin girls and a boy.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause miscarriage?
    I went to the ER because of cramping my hcg was 3200 and I’m 5 weeks along they seen a tiny sac and a small ovarian cyst on my left and right ovary. I’m calling my doctor asap in the morning. Should I be concerned? I’m scared.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s possible, but not likely. Many women get cysts all the time, most will never even know about them because they are benign and will resolve themselves. Sometimes they can become infected and pose a risk to your health, but since you are getting in right away there is probably nothing to fret over.

  28. 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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  29. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts or something more serious ?
    I have had slight pain on the lower left side of my stomach for a few years now. Its not constant and occurs sporadically. I have regular periods and am physically active (if that means anything). I am guessing that the pain is caused by ovarian cysts which are normal and not dangerous..do you think it could be something more serious?

    • ANSWER:
      I had pain in the exact same spot. lower left. my pain only happened every once in awhile and had nothing to do with what time of the month it was. i just went to the doctor and she said she felt a cyst on my left ovary. i am going to get an ultrasound today to make sure. i do know that some of them aren’t as severe and can be treated by taking birth control. if i were you i would go in and have it checked out.

  30. QUESTION:
    can a misscarriage cause ovarian cysts/tumors?
    im 18 and at the age of 16 i had a misscarriage ever since, ive had pains in my right ovary so at the age of 18 recently in april they found out i had a tumor above my right ovary i had surgery in may and had my ovary, appendix, and the tumor removed….the doctors said they didnt know why it formed…im thinking it might be that …..but i d k ….o btw the tumor weighed 25lbs so u can imagine how big i got i practically looked 7 months pregnant….

    • ANSWER:
      you should go to the doctors and ask them

  31. 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

  32. QUESTION:
    Causes and effects of ovarian cysts?
    My mother, 2 aunts, and a good number of 1st cousins have all had to have hysterectomies because of large cysts (not sure if uterine or ovarian). What is my risk for this? Also, how would one go about finding the cause of this? They all lived in the same house at one time; could there be an environmental cause? Or is it genetic?

    • ANSWER:
      Difficult to say–one would need more information about the cysts to be able to tell. You can see a gynecoloist and ask him/her that question. You can also reduce risks of cysts by being on birth control pills.

  33. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts / what causes them ?
    hello, ive been having some issues with my period lately after having it for 14 days it stopped for 10 and started back up again. Im just wondering if this could be a cyst ? what are signs of cysts ? and do they cause irregular periods ? advice please thanks :)
    my periods have been very irregular for the past 6 months !

    • ANSWER:
      i have an ovarian cyst and i dont know much about it except for its like 4.4 cm’s, and on my right ovary.

      it also causes ALOT of pain around my right lower stomach
      it sucks let me tell you haha.

      and YES cyst can cause you to have very irregular periods, and sometimes cause you to NOT get your period.
      my perios has been off the wall, it totally sucks!
      i was supposed to get my cyst taking out because it was screwing with my nerves or something but i dont have insurance so i have to deal with it until i get my insurance back.

      hope your not in too much pain or anything (=

  34. QUESTION:
    Do Ovarian Cysts Cause Positive Pregnancy Results?
    A month ago I had a period which was on and off for about a month maybe less, it had no pain more of a annoyance. I was under large quantities of stress, Which can effect that. I have missed my period completely and had several positive pregnancy tests. Ive had a recent c section which was five months ago so I was wondering if that could be the achiness I get every once in a while, also being I have been cut 4 times there. I have never had cysts and it does not run in my family. Just curious what this could be.

    • ANSWER:
      HPTs and blood tests are looking for hcg in your body. Naturally, there is alwasy a very small level of hcg in your body, but only during pregnancy does levels increase significantly because hcg is produced by the implanted baby to tell your body “your pregnant” so that you won’t get your period.

      About the only other way enough hcg can get into your system to get a BFP is via some drugs that contain hcg, but these are generally limited to various fertility drugs prescribed by a fertility specialist. So you’d know if you were on a drug that could cause a BFP.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause bad breath?
    I have a history of getting ovarian cysts. I recently noticed that I get awful bad breath that won’t go away even when I use mouth wash and brush my teethe right before I get bad pain from having a cyst rupture. This doesn’t make any sense to me, how does an ovarian cyst cause bad breath. Does this happen to anyone else?
    I floss and go to a dentist regularly and they always tell me that I have good dental hygiene.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think the cyst is causing the bad breath. If it is a large cyst it could be pushing against your large intestine and slowing down your digestive system (causing constipation). If this is happening then the bad bread could be explained by the decaying fecal material in your intestine that is not being excreted soon enough.

  36. QUESTION:
    What causes an ovarian cyst?
    I was supposed to start another round of fertility treatments yesterday but found out that I have a 19mm ovarian cyst. What could have caused this? Will the treatments make my PCOS worse?

    • ANSWER:
      An ovarian cyst is caused by an egg that matures but is not released from the ovary. Fertility medication can often cause this. You might need to decrease the dosage of your meds. Ask your doctor.

  37. QUESTION:
    can ovarian cysts cause infertility?
    i suspect having ovarian cysts, and one of the symptoms i heard is infertility. can any one help me with this topic

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS causes infertility – but that is PCOS not all types of cysts. The cysts in PCOS rarely cause symptoms and are very very small. Large ovarian cysts are generally functional if you are young. They are divided into two categories. Follicular and Corpus Luteum. Follicular occurs in the follicular phase (obviously) when the egg is growing inside the dominant follicle. However, it fails to be released and the cyst keeps growing. Obviously if it is not released it cannot be fertilized. The other is a Corpus Luteum cyst. This is caused after ovulation when the egg breaks out of the small cyst – the cyst for some reason or another sometimes seals off and accumulates fluid (often blood). These can become quite large and sometimes need to be surgically removed. However, Corpus Luteum cysts will allow the egg to be released and it can be fertilized. Follicular cysts are much more common and tend to go away on their own.

      I had to have a grapefruit sized Coprus Luteum cyst removed once by laparoscopy. It was pretty painless. I tend to get these cysts every now and then. I had a ruptured one last cycle that caused some pain – and caused my period to be late making me think I was pregnant!! But I wasn’t. Corpus luteum cysts will keep making progesterone keeping your period away and keeping your temps high. They are a cause of heartbreak sometimes :(

  38. QUESTION:
    What type of pain comes with ovarian cysts?
    I was rushed to the ER about a month and a half ago with severe, sharp pain in my right side. They thought I had appendicitis but the scans showed I had ovarian cysts. They gave me pain medication until the sharp pain faded two days later and I was ok. But now I have what feels like period cramps constantly, weeks before and after my period. Can the cysts cause this? Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      the cysts can cause the cramps you are feeling before and after you period. you could have Endometriosis. check out the link and it might give you some more clues to what you have or not, but remember, a doctor is the only one that can diagnose what is happening to you. good luck. =]

  39. QUESTION:
    PLEASE Can ovarian cysts cause this……. ?
    SERIOUS ppl only
    can multiple ovarian cysts cause one to grow excess hair on the body and cause strange moods such as a feeling of downess or that u want to cry but can’t and like if ur worried about stuff but u don’t know wat??

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  40. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting pregnant with ovarian cysts while also being on birth control?
    The birth control is to sustain the cysts, but I was wondering how safe it actually is to use the birth control to sustain the cysts and still be able to work effectively. My girlfriend occasionally gets extremely bad pains from her ovarian cysts, and she just recently got some of the worst pains about 4 or 5 days after the most recent time we’ve had sex and she believes that her stomach is a bit swollen along with the pains. Can the cysts cause swelling and are the chances of getting pregnant very high considering the situation? Thanks.
    Also, will the cysts ever cause any kind of stomach swelling, or at least swelling in the area of the stomach? Mainly belly button and below.
    She actually just went to get an ultrasound today and the ultrasound was full of orange dots all around the ovaries. The doctor said that this was bloodflow. What kind of bloodflow is that? Is that normal, or did the cysts maybe break or something like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can rupture and cause excruciating pain. I have them and endometreosis and this is not abnormal. They can make you very sick to your stomach b/c of the “poison” inside the cyst.

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause chest pain?
    I’m going to the doc tomorrow to check for an ovarian cyst. This would be my first one, so the pain is new to me. I’m still not 100% sure it’s a cyst, but I don’t know what else it could be. About 2 months ago, I started having small pains in my lower abdomen that came and went. It wasn’t bad and didn’t concern me all that much, but I never experienced it before. I felt it every day since. I later started getting sharp chest pains, almost like muscle pains. I figured it was. Sex became almost impossible. I figured that I was allergic to the lubricant or maybe had a UTI. Now, my lower back is hurting me so much. I can’t stand straight, and the pains that were once hardly anything are now stabbing me in different parts of my abdomen, as well as shooting up to my chest. I feel so much pressure, and I feel bloated. My mother told me that we have a history of Ovarian Cysts in the family. I looked it up and can relate to the symptoms completely. But can an ovarian cyst be the cause of my chest pain? Also, I haven’t been in enough pain to assume it’s ruptured already. But I have experienced severe cramps to the point of almost vomiting. That only happened once though. The pain isn’t unbearable, but extremely uncomfortable. Will I know if it ruptures? Or does it not hurt that bad in some cases? If anyone has any experiences with this, please let me know.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can get a prescription cheap? I don’t believe that I qualify for health insurance for cheaper than 0 per month, I live in New York state.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right ~ those are all symptoms that ovarian cysts would cause.

      If I were you, I would be worried to let them go untreated.

      Is there a Planned Parent Hood in your area you could check out? They are able to help people without medical insurance afford birth control.

      Best of luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can do? I live in New York state.
    What government insurance or free clinics? I know of none.

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  45. QUESTION:
    Will ovarian cysts cause pregnancy complications (read for details)?
    Hi,

    My husband and I have been TTC for a while and I finally got a referral to see an infertility specialist. He confirmed that I have ovarian cysts. He put me on Provera and I start my first round of Clomid in four days. My question is… are the cysts going to cause complications if we conceive on Clomid?

    I know a girl who also had cysts and her doctor “cleared up her ovaries” before starting her on Clomid. I’m not sure what he did to “clear them up”, we’re not friends, she’s a friend of a friend, so I don’t talk to her.

    I just want to make sure that if we do conceive on my first round that it’s not going to end up in a miscarriage because of the cysts. Has anyone else had cysts and conceived? And had a healthy, full-term pregnancy?

    Thanks. :)
    Sorry, I should have mentioned that he was not at all concerned about the cysts themselves. He said that they are not cancerous and he said they are small and I shouldn’t have problems with them bursting. I just didn’t know if being pregnant could make the odds go up of having lots of complications. I am willing to deal with the complications if it will give us a healthy child, all we want is a family.
    He put me on Clomid because the cysts are causing me to not ovulate or have a period. So I need help ovulating in order to conceive.

    • ANSWER:
      We all get cysts on our ovaries from time to time, just not everybody realizes it. Some dissolve, some errupt(very painful) and others grow too large that they need to be removed. I had one errupt in September. I’m over 4 months pregnant now. When I went for my 1st u/s they told me I had some cysts, but were not concerned or anything. I know plenty of women who have them as well and have children and we all got pregnant without Clomid or anything else so I don’t know why they would put you on it. I don’t know much about Clomid but either way you should be fine so don’t worry =)

  46. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts causing positive pregnancy tests?
    My period was off this month, which alerted me to something strange. I took 2 at home pregnancy tests, both negative. Then this afternoon, I felt a dull pain in my lower right abdomen, and decided to get it checked out by a doctor since I’ve had a long history of cysts. He decided to do a pregnancy test just in case. He said the first one turned up faintly positive, so much so that neither he nor his nursing staff could really make a valid conclusion about it. They tested my urine again and found it negative. He sent me in for a blood test, and told me he wouldn’t have the results until later in the week. So now I’m up late, freaking out.

    He told me that certain types of ovarian cysts can cause false positives on a pregnancy test, and that this could very well be why his test was showing up faintly positive, detecting just trace amounts of the HCG hormone.

    Could it be a cancerous cyst? And what are the odds this is an ectopic pregnancy? Please help
    Would an ectopic pregnancy show as a positive pregnancy test, or a negative? I mean, if it’s a pregnancy, the hormone level should be there regardless of whether it’s a normal healthy pregnancy or an ectopic one, right? My husband and I were trying to rule that fear out by thinking surely an ectopic wouldn’t show a negative test.

    • ANSWER:
      Some cysts can cause false positive on pee test (but then again alot of things can cause false positive on pee test). Dull pain in your side could just be a normal cyst (am prone to them myself) or could be ovulation (some women complain of dull pain in their side when they ovulate). If the pain becomes severe definately seek medical attention quickly. Ectopic pregnancies do occur at random, but cannot say what your risk for it might be. As far as cancer…..i think that is the absolute worst case scenario. What you are doing by freaking out is called “borrowing trouble”. I know its scary, but try to relax, drink you some warm milk, or whatever you know will help you relax and wait for the blood test to come back.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. QUESTION:
    Do Ovarian cysts cause one sided pain down the leg,sides,vaginal discharge,weight gain,bloating? PLEASE answer?
    I have a history of ovarian cysts. Mostly left side.
    When I do not exercise much and drink 2 cups of tea instead of one for months I usually get a cyst.
    Now since a week
    I have gained 2-3 pounds suddenly
    I have discharge even after ovulation ended
    I am having bloating and pain down my leg and left side

    Are these things common.

    In October my scan showed a tiny cyst in the left side, a functional one, but then things got back to normal soon only I never felt ovulation on the left side after that,ONLY right.

    Now again I am having same pain.

    I am so worried about ovarian cancer. I am 32, no history but so worried. Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Ask the doctor if you have cancer, i don’t think you do.
      Discharge and gaining wait is normal when you have cysts.
      I have/had a cysts on my right side & bloating..
      but just work out regularly. Don’t worry.

      Answer mine? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110601083052AAvgn8r

  50. QUESTION:
    CAN OVARIAN CYSTS CAUSE FEVER, HAIR LOSS AND EXTREME PAIN?
    Over the past month i`ve been losing alot of hair! I was not alarmed because i have alot anyway! But… About a week ago i woke up in the middle of the night with shaking and chills and a 104 fever! I took motrin and the fever went down, deciding to follow up in morning w my pcp! The fever had returned by morning just as high along with horrible pelvic and back pain mostly on my left side but radiating to the right as well! He sent me directly to the ER for a Ct scan. They told me i have bilateral ovarian cysts and advised me to follow up w my obgyn this week(am doing)! They also said i have a UTI that caused the fever! Well, ive been on the antibiotics for 4 days along with percocet both which are not relieving the pain or fevers! Idk what the problem is and my apt w my obgyn isnt until tues! I truly feel there is something bad but i dont think they would have let me go home if it was “that” bad right? The pain is far worse than anything ive felt b4!! I had a parial hysterectomy in 07! Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Go back to the emergency room now! It sounds like maybe you have torsion on your cyst, or a burst cyst. Go to a better hospital if you can–a teaching hospital. No, they wouldn’t have sent you home if things were really bad, but they could have missed something.


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts After Menopause

Most of the women all over the world have been suffering from ovarian cysts and persistent pain because of them. Ovarian cysts are formed when liquid filled sacs are developed in the ovaries. Most of the ovarian cysts do not cause any symptoms but some cysts cause persistent pain. Even though the cysts are formed during all ages of women, they might be formed obviously during the childbearing age. Ovarian cysts might be formed due to various factors like family history, smoking, weight and age.

Women not only suffer from persistent pain due to ovarian cysts but also suffer from various kinds of agonies like irregular periods, pelvic pain, pain felt during bowel movements, sensitivity and fullness in the breasts, heaviness feeling in the abdomen region, finding hard to empty the bladder completely or experiencing the urge to relieve immediately during intercourse, barfing and nausea.

Women can feel the discomfort and feel the pain attacking the lower sides or back. The pain might resemble the pain caused due to heat waves burning the body or stabbing. If left unattended or untreated the pain might become very severe and even unbearable. During such time women might feel exhausted, drained and helpless.
Ovarian cysts in pre-menopausal women might be due to functional cysts, dermoid cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, pregnancy and severe pelvic infections. In post-menopausal women, ovarian cysts and persistent pain might be caused due to the non-cancerous growths and collection of fluids in the ovaries. Even though ovarian cancer might not lead to the formation of ovarian cysts, women all over the world if diagnosed with ovarian cysts fear that they would also get ovarian cancer. But it has been found out that not all women with ovarian cysts suffer from ovarian cancer, only women who have a genetic predisposition to cancer and complex cysts might get them. It is always better that women with ovarian cysts and persistent pain need to go for various tests for gauging the likelihood of getting cancer.

The technological advancements now had made possible to diagnose the presence of ovarian cysts through various tests and devices. One such method is the sonogram which might take nearly thirty minutes. After diagnosing the cysts, doctors or physicians might suggest some treatments for women.

Laparoscopy is a method by which ovarian cysts are removed or drained and this procedure is performed after giving anesthesia to the outpatients and has avoided the need for a big surgery in the abdomen. Ovarian cyst and persistent pain recurrence can be avoided by taking defensive care.

Natural Remedies for Curing Ovarian Related Disorders
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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:

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 .

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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


Cause Of Ovarian Cysts And Pregnancy

Many women do not know they have a cyst on their ovary until they are told by their doctor as there is often little, if any discomfort. There are times, however, when pain from ovarian cyst can alert you to the existence of the cyst. There are many different types of ovarian cysts and some types tend to cause more discomfort than others.

A functional ovarian cyst is a cyst that occurs during the normal processes that occur during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Occasionally, the follicle that produces the egg each month does not form properly. It seals itself off, fluid is trapped inside and a cyst is formed. Often a functional cyst will dissolve on its own but if it does not it can cause disruptions to the menstrual cycle and painful symptoms.

Pain from ovarian cyst frequently occurs immediately prior to the onset of each monthly period or just after it ends. It is usually a dull ache in the pelvic area and may radiate down one leg or into the buttocks region. Pelvic pain may also be experienced during sexual intercourse if an ovarian cyst is present.

Many women complain of a pressure or fullness in the abdomen and pain or pressure with bowel movements or urination. Others experience breast tenderness and nausea similar to what is experienced during pregnancy. A milky vaginal discharge may also signal the presence of a functional ovarian cyst.

The pain from ovarian cyst of the complex variety can be more severe. A Cystadenoma is a type of cyst that develops on the surface of the ovary. Although they are usually benign they can grow very large and then their presence is felt. It places pressure on the organs in the abdominal area and can cause pain. If such a cyst becomes twisted, as they sometimes can, it will cause extreme pain. It may also rupture and bleeding in the abdomen is not only painful but requires medical attention. A Dermoid cyst, another type of complex ovarian cyst can also rupture with similar results.

Very often the pain from ovarian cyst is slight and often mistaken for other conditions. Pelvic pain before a period is not an uncommon occurrence for many women even under perfectly normal conditions. More severe abdominal pressure and pain is thought to be caused by something going on in the digestive track.

Quite often a functional cyst will resolve itself and many go completely unnoticed. If a function cyst is found by your doctor and if it is not bothersome, most doctors will recommend taking a wait and see approach. Combining this with holistic methods can be extremely beneficial to not only eliminate the pain that you may be experiencing, but to also get rid of the cyst naturally.

A healthy diet, exercise and weight control are all helpful for preventing and curing ovarian cysts. Keeping the body’s immune system strong will help it heal itself from any abnormalities. Chronic stress can be a factor in the development of cysts as well. Making every effort to control the amount of stress in your life is very beneficial to your long term health.

Herbs and supplements are used to increase immunity and build the body’s natural defenses for both eliminating and preventing both the cyst and the pain from ovarian cyst.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Could ovarian cysts cause a pregnancy test to give a false negative?
    I’m not sure if I even have a cyst, but I have missed my period by about two weeks. I’ve gained a considerable amount of weight, and acne has shown up. So I took two pregnancy tests and they came up negative. I just need to know if it’s possible to get a false negative if I do have a cyst.

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Will ovarian cysts cause pregnancy complications (read for details)?
    Hi,

    My husband and I have been TTC for a while and I finally got a referral to see an infertility specialist. He confirmed that I have ovarian cysts. He put me on Provera and I start my first round of Clomid in four days. My question is… are the cysts going to cause complications if we conceive on Clomid?

    I know a girl who also had cysts and her doctor “cleared up her ovaries” before starting her on Clomid. I’m not sure what he did to “clear them up”, we’re not friends, she’s a friend of a friend, so I don’t talk to her.

    I just want to make sure that if we do conceive on my first round that it’s not going to end up in a miscarriage because of the cysts. Has anyone else had cysts and conceived? And had a healthy, full-term pregnancy?

    Thanks. :)
    Sorry, I should have mentioned that he was not at all concerned about the cysts themselves. He said that they are not cancerous and he said they are small and I shouldn’t have problems with them bursting. I just didn’t know if being pregnant could make the odds go up of having lots of complications. I am willing to deal with the complications if it will give us a healthy child, all we want is a family.
    He put me on Clomid because the cysts are causing me to not ovulate or have a period. So I need help ovulating in order to conceive.

    • ANSWER:
      We all get cysts on our ovaries from time to time, just not everybody realizes it. Some dissolve, some errupt(very painful) and others grow too large that they need to be removed. I had one errupt in September. I’m over 4 months pregnant now. When I went for my 1st u/s they told me I had some cysts, but were not concerned or anything. I know plenty of women who have them as well and have children and we all got pregnant without Clomid or anything else so I don’t know why they would put you on it. I don’t know much about Clomid but either way you should be fine so don’t worry =)

  3. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts cause bleeding in early pregnancy?
    Ok, I am 6 weeks pregnant, went to ER this morning for bleeding, they did all sorts of test and a sonogram and baby is fine measuing just right HB 188, but they did tell me I have an ovarian cysts. They gave me no explaination as to why I was bleeding. Could this be why? Anyone else ever experience this in early pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I bled in early pregnancy, right about 6 or 7 weeks pregnant. It’s completely normal to bleed in the first trimester. As long as your not having terrible cramping or pain and there is no odor or clotting, you are fine. Since they did all the tests and everything is good, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      If it gets worse or you start having pain, then go back to the ER.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do Ovarian Cysts Cause Positive Pregnancy Results?
    A month ago I had a period which was on and off for about a month maybe less, it had no pain more of a annoyance. I was under large quantities of stress, Which can effect that. I have missed my period completely and had several positive pregnancy tests. Ive had a recent c section which was five months ago so I was wondering if that could be the achiness I get every once in a while, also being I have been cut 4 times there. I have never had cysts and it does not run in my family. Just curious what this could be.

    • ANSWER:
      HPTs and blood tests are looking for hcg in your body. Naturally, there is alwasy a very small level of hcg in your body, but only during pregnancy does levels increase significantly because hcg is produced by the implanted baby to tell your body “your pregnant” so that you won’t get your period.

      About the only other way enough hcg can get into your system to get a BFP is via some drugs that contain hcg, but these are generally limited to various fertility drugs prescribed by a fertility specialist. So you’d know if you were on a drug that could cause a BFP.

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

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

  6. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can get a prescription cheap? I don’t believe that I qualify for health insurance for cheaper than 0 per month, I live in New York state.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right ~ those are all symptoms that ovarian cysts would cause.

      If I were you, I would be worried to let them go untreated.

      Is there a Planned Parent Hood in your area you could check out? They are able to help people without medical insurance afford birth control.

      Best of luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts causing pregnancy like symptoms?
    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that I have a problem with ovarian cysts. My doctor felt something on my ovaries and I went on the birth control pill but I’ve lost insurance and ran out of my re-fills and so now I’m having problems again. Every other month my period is coming late and four cycles ago I thought I was pregnant but the test was negative and then I got my period the next day. So I’m trying not to think that I’m pregnant or waste money on a test but it has been a while. My last period started on September 1st. So it’s a week and a half late. I’m nauseous and my nipples are soar which is a sign of elevated estrogen, which can be caused my cysts. I haven’t felt a single cramp so my period is at least a week off, my progesterone levels must not have fallen. So I guess my question is, it’s just the cyst right? And what am I to do about these cysts?! I can’t afford 0 to go to the doctor to get the pill. Does anybody know of any way that I can do? I live in New York state.
    What government insurance or free clinics? I know of none.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cyst cause false-positive pregnancy test?
    I had a 4cm complex ovarian cyst in the beginning of November found by ultrasound. Follow-up ultrasound last week showed the cyst had ruptured and was gone. I had my last period on November 17th I am due for my period and took a home pregnancy test today which immediately showed up positive with dark lines. Am I pregnant or is this a false-positive caused by the cyst rupturing?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst can absolutely NOT cause any type of reading on a pregnancy test!!!

      This test only detects hg hormone. It has antibodies that look for this hormone. This hormone is not something that is always found in the body such as the ovaries.

      You are 100% pregnant! Congratulations!

  9. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts causing positive pregnancy tests?
    My period was off this month, which alerted me to something strange. I took 2 at home pregnancy tests, both negative. Then this afternoon, I felt a dull pain in my lower right abdomen, and decided to get it checked out by a doctor since I’ve had a long history of cysts. He decided to do a pregnancy test just in case. He said the first one turned up faintly positive, so much so that neither he nor his nursing staff could really make a valid conclusion about it. They tested my urine again and found it negative. He sent me in for a blood test, and told me he wouldn’t have the results until later in the week. So now I’m up late, freaking out.

    He told me that certain types of ovarian cysts can cause false positives on a pregnancy test, and that this could very well be why his test was showing up faintly positive, detecting just trace amounts of the HCG hormone.

    Could it be a cancerous cyst? And what are the odds this is an ectopic pregnancy? Please help
    Would an ectopic pregnancy show as a positive pregnancy test, or a negative? I mean, if it’s a pregnancy, the hormone level should be there regardless of whether it’s a normal healthy pregnancy or an ectopic one, right? My husband and I were trying to rule that fear out by thinking surely an ectopic wouldn’t show a negative test.

    • ANSWER:
      Some cysts can cause false positive on pee test (but then again alot of things can cause false positive on pee test). Dull pain in your side could just be a normal cyst (am prone to them myself) or could be ovulation (some women complain of dull pain in their side when they ovulate). If the pain becomes severe definately seek medical attention quickly. Ectopic pregnancies do occur at random, but cannot say what your risk for it might be. As far as cancer…..i think that is the absolute worst case scenario. What you are doing by freaking out is called “borrowing trouble”. I know its scary, but try to relax, drink you some warm milk, or whatever you know will help you relax and wait for the blood test to come back.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause a positive on pregnancy test?
    I took three at home pregnancy test and they were all positive. I went to the doctor to confirm and they gave me a urine test and it came out positive as well. However, when I went back for my blood test results that the gyno took it came out negative and somewhere the gyno mentioned I was low in HCG which could mean I just have a cyst and just not pregnant. I was upset after being told by the family doctor that i was and she reviewed and said everything looked fine, but agreed that the HCG was low. I’m completely confused and wondering is it possible to get a postive pregnancy and not be pregnant and have a cyst after all regardless of having my own home test and doctors test taken and all being positive, and my blood test being negative? Am i pregnant or not?

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of this. My mom is an Ob/Gyn nurse (over 15 years) and she said that an ovarian cyst raises your HCG levels which can cause a false positive. It doesn’t happen often, but it can happen. I would still get a second opinion though, not only for your health, but to ease your mind. Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts after pregnancy?
    Just had my daughter 7 weeks ago, Last week I went for my 6 week check up and was told I have cysts on my ovaries. I’ve never had cysts of any kind and I’m wondering if the hormones during pregnancy caused the cysts? She told me it was nothing to worry about since it was only a few, that I don’t have endometriosis, I’m just wondering, how do I know when they pop?

    • ANSWER:
      There will be NO question on if they pop! You will feel it if they do… and it WILL hurt. IF (I hope they don’t), but if they do, you will know without a doubt

  12. QUESTION:
    can an ovarian cyst cause a positive pregnancy test even with all the prenatal symptoms?
    I was feeling very sick lately feeling nauseous. I have been under a lot of stress so I didn’t think much of it until one night i had a dream that my mother was pregnant…EW WW!!! So i woke up and decided to ease my mind by taking a at home pregnancy test and it came out positive . I went crazy. I told my husband and he couldn’t believe it so he went online to find out more due to the fact that i have had history of cyst. I then became scared of what might really be going on with my body. So i decided to take a digital home pregnancy test and that also came out positive . Im going to the doctor’s soon but i am now very nervous of what he/she might say. Im kinda excited to be a mommy but i don’t want to get my hopes up. Is this possible, a false positive with all the symptoms?

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  13. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause a negative blood test?

    I had a blood test done 5 days before my period is due, and it was negative. That same day I found out that I have a cyst on my left ovary. Can an ovarian cyst cause a false negatrive pregnancy test?
    My period is due tomorrow and there is no sign of it coming..

    • ANSWER:
      nope…but it can cause a false positive! Your period may even be delayed due to the cyst. It can even throw you off into making you believe you are preggers! It takes about 1-3 cycles for the cyst to go away on it’s own. Our ovaries ovulate every cycle…and it depends on which ovary will actually produce an egg. Sometimes the right or left one can produce an egg every month without alternating. So, the ovary you have the cyst on needs to go away before an egg can be produced from that ovary. Otherwise if you are trying to get preggers hopefully your other ovary will produce the egg! Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst causing bleeding in pregnancy?
    due to an ovarian cyst? I’m having bleeding occasionally when active and brown discharge and baby is growing great. doctor doesn’t know why i’m bleeding and i go back tomorrow … and then weekly. but i do have a cyst on my left ovary. could bleeding be cause of this?

    • ANSWER:
      it could be, but it’s great you’ll see the dr. to make sure, you can also ask a fertility specialist (endocrinologist) online for free who might have some insight, try fertilityties.com
      good luck!!

  15. QUESTION:
    Do “functional” ovarian cysts cause intense pain?
    I know I have ovarian cysts, Ive been to the doctor and had the ultrasound. He told me that I had several small cysts on my ovaries but it was nothing to worry about. He recomended that I get on birth control to prevent my cycles. But I would rather not have to take a pill every day. BUT.. sometimes the pain is so bad I think I should reconsider. Is it normal for these cysts to hurt this bad? Or should be more worried about it? Just about every month I have a hard time getting out of bed, I cant stand up straight. I just want to lay in a fetal position with a heating pad on my stomach. Its causing problems with my job because they think Im just using it as an excuse. Is this going to cause any problems with pregnancy later on? I went to the doctor 2 or 3 years ago and its been the same ever since.. sometimes its worse than other times.

    • ANSWER:
      I would get a 2nd opinion & talk to alternative health care professional…having cysts on your ovaries is not normal & could be problematic besides just dealing with the pain.
      Foods that help ease the discomfort and recurrence include plenty of raw fruits and vegetables (especially dark green leafy veggies), garlic, legumes, whole grains, and other whole foods. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, red meats, eggs, fat, white sugar, carbonated beverages, and processed and refined foods. Stick to a natural diet, and you will do better physically. Avoid smoking~

  16. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and pregnancy?
    About 2 months ago my doctor told me that I had an ovarian cyst on each of my ovaries. They found this while doing an ultrasound for a miscarriage I had in December.

    I just found out a couple of weeks ago that I’m pregnant again. I’m about 7 weeks along and for the last few days, I’ve been getting sharp pains on my sides. My doctor told me that the cysts would probably go away and now I’m scared that they didn’t.

    Can cysts cause me to have a miscarriage again? :( What should I do? Is it possible that it’s not cysts?
    I should have added that the pain usually starts when I’m tightening my abdomen when I’m cleaning or something. Sometimes when I’m in the shower shaving…

    Does this sound normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Because you’ve had a miscarriage before, you need to be careful & get yourself checked out. It sounds as if you are getting pain whenever you are over exerting yourself, so take it a bit easier.

      Normally, cysts do not cause any problem for a pregnancy – many women have had cysts before and during pregnancies with no complications.

      Conventional medicine has really only 3 approaches to treating ovarian cysts – wait and see (& hope that it goes away itself), birth control pills, or surgery. All 3 options fail to address the underlying cause of the cyst, which means that even if it does go away (or is removed) it is quite likely to come back again.

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

      There’s a good site below with articles and more information. Hope this helps, and good luck.

  17. 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.

      .

  18. 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………….

  19. QUESTION:
    Could an ovarian cyst cause a negative blood test?
    I had a blood test done 5 days before my period is due, and it was negative. That same day I found out that I have a cyst on my left ovary. Can an ovarian cyst cause a false negatrive pregnancy test?
    My period is due tomorrow and there is no sign of it coming.

    • ANSWER:
      no i definitely wouldn’t say that.

      i have a few cysts on my ovaries and around 6 on my Fallopian tubes.

      it did take me a while to fall pregnant (3 years) but i knew when i was pregnant as i had so many symptoms, such as sore boobs, fatigue and nausea. i did 3 test to be on the safe side the same day and they all came up positive, doctor confirmed it a few days later with a blood test.

      i say if its coming up as negative either your not pregnant, or your stressing too much about possibly being pregnant that it is making your period late, which can happen.

      if you are really worried go to your gp or a gyno and discuss it with them. but i would say your not pregnant.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause your basal body temperature to stay elevated?
    I was wondering if an ovarian cyst can cause your basal body temperature to stay elevated as if you were pregnant, this is my second day late and my body temperature is still elevated but I don’t want to take a pregnancy test for another couple days and I recently found out that I have an ovarian cyst. The rest of my body is saying that I might be pregnant I even have a high soft and closed cervix. Has anyone experienced this and had a positive pregnancy test later on?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what KIND of cyst it is. If it’s a functioning cyst that is pumping out progesterone, then absolutely it would keep your period away and keep your temps elevated. You might have to just test to figure it out.

      Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    Clomid and pre-existing ovarian cysts?
    Hi,

    I recently was diagnosed with ovarian cysts. The infertility specialist did a vaginal ultrasound and confirmed it. He gave me a five-day prescription for Provera and then scheduled an appointment the second week in July to follow up and start Clomid. I have been doing a lot of research (well, Google and WebMD haha) and I am reading many different stories. Obviously the doctor will go over everything, but I want to know right now… I am going crazy because my husband and I have been TTC for thirteen months and then I was fiiinally transferred to a specialist (husband is in the Army and the medical insurance is NOTHING to write home about). Anyway, like I said, I know the doctor will go over this all… I just want some input now.

    I have read that the cysts need to be reduced before I can even start on Clomid. Is this true? He told me that at the next appointment, he would prescribe my first round of Clomid. Then other places that I read that they started Clomid right away and Clomid actually caused cysts.

    If he starts me on Clomid right away and we conceive, would the cysts cause pregnancy complications? He told me that he thinks we will have no trouble whatsoever conceiving probably within three rounds of Clomid. I am hopeful, but do not want to get my hopes up because we have gotten our hopes up many times before.

    Any input or information or personal experience that anyone can provide would be sooo greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      As i know almost all women with pcos have cyst in their ovaries and they still take clomid and conceive a healthy baby, so no i dont think the cyst will effect the pregnancy. and yes clomid could cause cysts but that’s if ur taking it for more than 6 cycles.

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    are these symptoms coming from ovarian cysts, or pregnancy?
    i went to the DR today and she said i have a cyst on my right ovary, she did a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. i am going to have an ultra-sound later early next week, where i am going to have them do blood work. any ways, im not if the symptoms i am having are from my cyst or pregnancy(i think it may be pregnancy) b/c when i got pregnant the first time it was late to detect, and cause me to have a cyst just like the one i have now…. i have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, but i dont know the symptoms of just having a cyst.
    *hot flashes
    *nauseous (especially after i eat)
    *head aches on and off
    *extremely vivid dreams
    *milky discharge(not think, almost runny—TMI, sorry)
    *constipated
    *flu-like symptoms
    *dizziness about once a day
    *MAJOR food aversions

    —i know the cyst didnt rupture, cause she could feel it when i went in today

    • ANSWER:
      You know what, I’m going thru the SAME thing!!! I was even 13 days late on my period. I just KNEW I was pregnant….. ERRR!!! Wrong! I had a cyst on my left ovary… I had ALL those symptons… It all started when I spotted for 1 day (light pink) 1 week before my period. It could be either or, but I had the EXACT same thing happen to me. I could have written your question…….. seriously…

  24. QUESTION:
    Which activities are likely to cause an ovarian cyst to twist or rupture?
    I am 13 weeks pregnant with an 8cm ovarian cyst. I hope to avoid surgery during pregnancy, and want to know what I can do to try to lessen my chances of a twisted or ruptured cyst.
    I am especially curious about women who have had complications? What were you doing when the cyst twisted or ruptured?

    • ANSWER:
      Bending could possibly affect a cyst such as by rupture (an example only) depending on how much bending you do. A fall could also possibly affect a cyst (another example only).

      I would recommend checking with your OB/GYN as well when you go in for your next check-up to see what they say.

      In the mean time here’s the link to a site that might help you find even more information. The link is at: http://forums.obgyn.net/pregnancy-birth

  25. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and pregnancy tests?
    for about a month I’ve been thinking I was pregnant.. I’ve taken a bunch of tests and all were negative. I got violently ill tonight, my boobs have been sore for days, my back is killing me, and I’ve been exhausted for weeks. I don’t know why I never thought of this before.. I found out I had an ovarian cyst a few years ago. Sometimes it bothers me a lot, sometimes not at all. The things I’ve been feeling lately are NOT from a cyst. So my question is.. how can an ovarian cyst effect pregnancy test results? I found a few things about it online but not as much as I’d like. I’m going to keep looking, but ANY information/ personal experiences you could tell me would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.

    I read that it can cause false positives. I also just read about a lady who kept getting negatives and went to the doctor about it and she was pregnant. She took another test when she got home and it still said negative. I really want to know more about things like that happening, but I can’t find much.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy/ovarian cyst/endometriosis/period pain hell.?
    I was diagnosed with endometriosis 4 years ago and have had 3 laporoscopies so far. I have also had an ovarian cysts which was hell before it ruptured.
    I have been off the pill about 3 months now & not using any other form of contraception as if I did get pregnant my boyfriend and I would be quite pleased about it!
    10 days ago I got the most awful ‘period pain’ which makes me feel sick constantly, tends to make me sick in the mornings and evenings and is really unpleasant. I seem to be on the sofa with a hotwater bottle most of the time at the moment and even my heavy duty prescription pain killers aren’t really touching the pain. The only thing is, I haven’t got a period. I haven’t bled at all which is most unusual as generally I bleed very heavily whenever I have a period.

    I can’t get an appointment with my consultant for the endometriosis for another 3 weeks and my doctor is next to useless hence I’m on here seeing if anyone has any useful suggestions before I head down to A&E later.

    Could an ovarian cyst carry on causing pain for about 10 days? There is a small chance I could be pregnant which would cause the sickness but has anyone else ever had period pain at the start of a pregnancy? Or is it most likely to be just(!) my endometriosis grumbling?
    I’m really not sure I can face any more prodding and pocking by doctors who don’t know what they are talking about & never come up with any useful suggestions :o(

    • ANSWER:
      It could very well be the endo. I get episodes like this as well. Out of nowhere I will have a week or two (or even three) of horrible horrible pain. I have Stage 4 endo and have had one surgery for it..I was diagnosed a little over a year ago. I also get cysts regularly & know they cause lots of pain too. I feel the same way as you…so much poking & prodding from doctors and not really getting any answers/relief. Right now I am on continuous birth control to get some relief for the pain. I actually still get blocks of pain but not as bad as before the BC.
      If you think it could be pregnancy, get a test right away. My husband and I have been TTC for years and hope to do more fertility treatments after some months on BC for the pain.
      This disease can be very mysterious and hard to deal with…I really hope you find some relief & answers.

  27. QUESTION:
    ovarian cysts..and pregnancy..?
    i always get overian cysts..sometimes i feel the little pains by my ovarys and ive actually had to go to the hospital before because one started bleeding(not fun btw,very painful)my question is can getting them often cause you to have problems getting pregnant? i mean i have irregluar periods,i get cysts probably one every 3 to 4 months.it usually goes away pretty quickly.and also i wanted to ask.. whats my chances that i actually have a larger cyst this month..or could i be pregnant? i have some signs of pregnancy..but not exclusive to it.and i feel really weird.. not pain..but almost like im walking around with a full bladder and i can feel it moving and kinda weird when i sit down or roll over on my side when i sleep..could that just be an enlarged cyst.has anyone had this befor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you think you’re pregnant you need to get tested.

      But I have a history of ovarian cysts and was told by my doctor that they can cause scar tissue to form on your tubes and they can become blocked. So yes – you could have problems getting pregnant. If there is scar tissue on your tubes it puts you at risk for tubal pregnancies which can be very serious and life threatening.

      I haven’t experienced pain from the cysts as you have, but I’ve had 2 surgeries to have the cysts removed. I never had any symptoms with mine, they were discovered through an ultrasound as part of a pelvic exam done by my doctor. After my last surgery the doctor said that if I did want to have kids in the future I may require another surgery to fix the tubes.

  28. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy! How can I cure it?
    I’m suffering from ovarian cyst for two years now. Tried a lot of varies treatments but very little of them used to help (birth control pills and others). I don’t wanna have surgery ’cause I’m pregnant and I don’t want take any medication. Please give an advice of some good solution on the internet to cure ovarian cysts during pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same problem like you for a loooong time (8 years) and I know what it’s all about. I suffered from ovarian cyst during pregnancy and then by chance it happened to me to come across

      http://www.ovariancystsnaturalcure.info

      This website provides a great solution (100% natural and safe) for your cyst problem. It did wonders for me. Try it out!

      10 points? :)

  29. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts or pregnancy symptoms? HELP?
    i am 24 yrs old and have ALWAYS been a regular 28 day cycle girl.. me and my boyfriend have been together for 3yrs and use the pull out method and no other form of bc (we have both graduated frm college, have our own townhouse.. we are not planning to get pregnant but if it happens then we wld be ECSTATIC!) soooo my period came exactly one week early last month July 5 (which it NEVER does) and was a normal period with clots. (not sure when i actually ovulated since it came early).

    NOW i assumed i wld be back on a 28 day cycle since it didn’t come early this month and planned to start August 1.. but i’ve yet to see AF. i took pregnancy tests bout a week n half ago and all negative. and the last time i was late, i was pregnant. BUT in between this period, i experienced a dull ache on both sides of my abdomen..not painful, jus a very dull ache similar to period cramps; nausea, aversion to foods, fatigue and mood swings.

    i actually had a pap smear July 26 in which they did a vaginal ultrasound and found very small cysts on both ovaries (no baby sac tho, not sure if it was even too early). NEVER had this before. but the dull ache sort of went away last week. now, period like cramps (different cramp feeling than the dull ache) started on Aug 1, the day i was to start my 28 day cycle. like i REALLY felt like it was coming, and go to the bathroom and nothing.. now my breasts have been itchy (don’t know what that means).

    could my early and now late period be pregnancy? or cysts? the doctor didn’t worry too much about the cysts because they were soooo small and not causing me pain.. jus annoying dull achey feeling. what’s going on? anybody else have these symptoms and found out they were REALLY pregnant and the doctor was wrong? HELP! lol

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Could having ovarian cysts cause?
    …a pregnancy test to have a positive result? I was never told they were major and the first day of my LMP was May 11th… I took two digital ptest and they both read positive!! So I guess I’m pregnant, because still no period.

    Thanks!
    I guess I’m still in shock. We already have a 28 month old and 15 month old.
    Thank you girls!!

    • ANSWER:
      nope i had ovarian cysts and never had a positive test except fir the twice i was pregnant! congrats! and good luck sounds like you are going to be busy!

  31. QUESTION:
    pregnancy and ovarian cysts?
    My last period was on August 15, after that in September I had some spotting dark brown in color which hardly lasted 3 days, if not less. For the month of October I did not have my period. My home pregnancy tests came back negative. I have been to a clinic for a pregnancy test and the urine test there also came back negative. I am waiting for the results of the blood test. The nurse told me sometime a benign cyst can develop that can also cause the problem. For a couple of days I have noticed extremely light (the kind that is hard to see) spotting and today I had some dark red spotting, and now it has stopped. I have failed so far to have my regular period bleeding. The only thing I feel is a dull lower back pain that does leave me incapable to do anything and to bend down to pick things up, usually the heavy ones. I do not have pain during or after intercourse. I am dizzy and out of breath a lot.
    Yes my husband and I also have been trying to conceive since January and it’s heartbreaking now to know that I may have cysts. Please help me ladies!

    • ANSWER:
      I have cysts on my left ovarie. They increase and decrease off and on. It is normal. Also have fibroid tumor in my uterus. Have had 3 healthy babies. Cysts and fibroid tumors do not exclude you from having healthy babies. It took me 4 years to get pregnant with my first, 4 years with my second and 1 month with my third. It took 5 months to get pregnant with my 4th, but I miscarried. Not because of cysts or tumors.

  32. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Pregnancy?
    I am 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I had to go the emergency room last night because I was in excruciating pain. The doctor found a cyst on my left ovary. It has been there for awhile because I have been up there numerous times with the same pain symptoms, they are just way worse now. Has anyone experienced this? Can it cause complications? How likely is it that it is cancer when both my mother and sister had ovarian cancer? I go to the doctor again on Monday but the weekend of worring is going to make it a long weekend!

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst /pregnancy?
    i have an ovarian cyst to which at this time caused me no problems other then some pain in that area. this month i missed my period. got sore bbs nausea and tons of cramps. my appetite is ruined. and i dont know why. i also just started getting morning diahrrea. i tested twice and both are – preg. going for a blood test. 5 days late and no period. neg test. is this the cyst causing all of this? i feel miserable inside.. but i dont have the flu… whats wrong with me. its agony not knowing.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Is this pregnancy? Possibility of a ovarian cyst?
    Last fall I had a miscarriage.. it was a blightened ovum where the baby just didn’t form. Starting the past two months, my husband I have been trying for another baby.. we have been having sex just about every other day. This month after around ovulation my boobs became very tender, I was having lower back pain, itchy nipples, vivid dreams, frequent urination, and had a low fever around 99. I really thought I was pregnant. My period did end up coming though, but it was only 2 days long and was alot lighter then normal. I have taken a few HPT but they all came back negative. I took them just in case because I heard of rare cases where people do have their period when pregnant. I also heard ovarian cysts can cause similiar symptoms to pregnancy. And I have had one in the past. I just wanted to hear others opionions.. I def wil be calling the doctor this week though.

    • ANSWER:
      HPT just don’t work all that well for some people and don’t really let you know if you aren’t pregnant, only if you are. Try to be patient, and don’t worry about having a cyst until you have some evidence of that. This definitely sounds more like pregnancy to me.

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Please respond if you have been through this or know anyone who has about cysts & pregnancy..serious answers ?
    I am the mother of two children and to get pregnant then was no challenge. While still married my ex-husband and I tried to get pregnant for a 3rd time but failed. I never bothered to tell my ob anything because I had no other symptoms and believed it to be stress that was not allowing me. After he and I split I met someone else and began to have intercourse again. During this time I did start to notice symptoms which I told my doctor. She had found an ovarian cyst and said it was not harmful. She prescribed birth control pills to get rid of it but I did not do it because I had no money to afford it (my health plan is not a good one). Although I had continued to have intercourse with the same guy without protection and never got pregnant as I would not miss a period. I stopped seeing him and never went back to get the cyst checked, that was more than a year a go. Recently we hooked up again. In the beginning of our renewed relationship I had my fisrt ever yeast infection which was also bacteria vaginosis. I took the medicine and was rid of it. That same week I got my period right on time. I was supposed to get my period more than a week ago and counting the days from 1st of the last it has been 35 days. I took 5 pregnancy test and 3 were done in the morning and they have come back positive. Mind you the test were from 1 generic test, 2 from EPT and 2 from 1st Response.I have read on the pamphlet that’s inserted in the packages that a cyst can cause a false pregnancy test. I did my research online and found that it’s true but I was not able to find if it’ll cause you to miss a period when it’s out of the norm. I need some guidance for the weekend until Monday comes so that I can call my doctor. My symptons are tender breasts, mild pain like cramping in my abdomen and lower back pains with no signs of blood. Has someone had this similar situation and what was the outcome?

    • ANSWER:
      This is unbelievable… i thought everything that’s been wrong with me, has been in ‘my head’, sex drive, weight gain, fuzzy vision, mood swings…

      I honestly think this should be taken off the market. I cannot believe everyone’s comments about this contraception. I have taken the pill over the years, depo provera, and thought my mood swings were bad then, but what really is the kicker, is the sex drive, hot flashes and weight gain/bloating.

      http://www.medications.com/se/nuvaring/bloating

  36. QUESTION:
    Can Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome cause a false pregnancy test?
    About a month ago my doctor found a cyst on my right ovary, he said my left ovary is still good and has a normal cycle. The past week i have been very nauseated, and my breasts have been aching really bad. Im about 5 days late for this period and i took a pregnancy test and it came back negative, i was just wondering if PCOS can mess with the results of the test or not. Any advise is wonderful and appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      INVALID RESULT
      If no red line appears in the upper (Control) region of the Result Window after 3 minutes, the result is invalid and you should repeat the test with another Test Medical Symptoms @Home, Inc. Home Pregnancy Test Device. The device is not reusable. Although the test is highly accurate in detecting pregnancy, a low incidence of false results (positive when no pregnancy exists or negative when pregnancy is present) can occur. Check with your physician if you get unexpected or inconsistent test results. Certain health conditions such as an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus) can cause a false or irregular result with your test. Oral contraceptives, painkillers, antibiotics and other common drugs do not affect the result of the test.

      http://www.testsymptomsathome.com/ACO03.asp

  37. QUESTION:
    If i had an ovarian cyst removed does it reduce the chance of pregnancy?
    first of all i am 14 years old and i might just have a ovarian cyst thats causing lots of pain in my right side.

    if i was to get this cyst removed will it reduce the chance that i will be able to get pregnant in the future? thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, I have Pcos and discovered it when I was pregnant for my son. After his birth I had surgery to remove cysts from my ovaries. I have a daughter that was born about 2 years after the surgery, but I was on birth control up till then to prevent the cysts from growing back. Birth control is part of the treatment therapy for pcos. Good luck, I think you will have plenty of very annoying loud children to make you happy:) Careful what you wish for:)LOL! jUst kidding kids are great and I wish you the best:)

  38. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian problems cause pregnancy symptoms?
    I am on CD 36 of a variable 31-38 day cycle. I am suffering from nausea, tetchiness, headache and fatigue. I can smell EVERYTHING and it all makes me feel queasy. I am so tired I could fall asleep on my feet. I have had these symtoms increasingly for 6 days now.

    I have taken pregnancy tests today and two days ago and they have been negative. The last time I had intercourse was 15 days ago so I would expect they are right and I am not pregnant.

    I was going to ignore the symptoms and hope they went away, but then it occurred to me that there could be something wrong like a cyst or something. Anyone know if they can mimic pregnancy symptoms?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      they should go away in a couple of weeks meaning the symptons but if they don’t then go tell a doctor

  39. QUESTION:
    Positive pregnancy test / ovarian cyst?
    I had an ultrasound done a few weeks ago which confirmed that I have an ovarian cyst. I have a history of cysts. I always get my period every 28 days. When I didn’t get my period, I wondered if I was pregnant. I have been nauseaes and I was spotting for about 5 minutes, the day before I should have gotten my period. I took a pregnancy test today, and it was positive. Am I pregnant or could the cyst be causing the test to show positive?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think the cyst can create a false positive. I too have had cysts. I’m pregnant right now, and I took a pregnancy test on Dec 8th and it was negative. i took another on the 10th and it was positive. I had a large cyst at the time, so I obviously didn’t get a false positive the first time. I’ve had cysts the first month of all of my pregnancies. It’s gone away on its own every time. I hope this helps! Congratulations!

  40. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy symptoms with prior ovarian cysts?
    I have ovarian cysts, LOTS of them. The doctors told me that it would be near impossible for me to get pregnant on my own. I know that the symptoms from when you have ovarian cysts and when you are actually pregnant are a lot alike so I am just a little bit confused. I have been very bloated and have missed my period for two months. Very gassy, and even more tired than usual. I have had body aches and nausea very slight breast tenderness, but they feel very heavy and full so much to where it is causing my back to hurt. I have also had a lot of trouble sleeping. I am asking if anyone with ovarian cysts had these same symptoms when they found out that they were pregnant or if there is anything that I could look out for that would give me more of a signal that pregnancy is actually what it is and not just the cysts messing with my body. Any advice is appreciated! I really want to know so that I can stop worrying! I took a test last month but I’m not sure if that was just too early or what….. but I don’t want to waste money on another one if it isn’t necessary.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    How can a uti cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?
    I read on a lot of medical sites that blood or protein from a bladder infection/uti can cause false positives on a pregnancy test. But I thought pregnancy tests only detected hcg, not blood/protein. I have been ttc for 8 months and took 4 tests today, which were all positive and i used 2 different brands. My period is only 3 days late, but its never on an exact day of the month. On the day i was expecting my period, i had a couple drops of dark red/brown blood and i have been cramping with no bleeding for the last 4 days. My boobs are a little sore too. But i also read that certain rare ovarian cysts cause false positives, and i do get ovarian cysts sometimes but i dont know if its the rare kind. Am i probably pregnant?

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced pregnancy symptoms with an ovarian cyst?
    I’m definately not pregnant…had loads of tests done..found out i have a 3cm ovarian cyst…had nausea for 1 week…that passed….now I’m experiencing weight gain even though my diet hasn’t changed..always been fairly slim…also my breasts have grown huge and are tenderr and my belly is a bit swollen…i”ve had blood tests and ultra-sounds etc…could the ovarian cyst cause phantom preganancy symptoms?
    I will be seeing my doctor in a few weeks time..just wondering if anyone else experienced this..tyvm

    • ANSWER:
      My mother had that same problem, she was bloated, she looked pregnant and had to have her ovaries removed. she feels much better now

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    Could it be ovarian cysts causing my irregular periods?? Please help if you know anything about this = ]?
    Ok, I’m about a week and a half late for my period. I took a home pregnancy test, negative. I’ve had ovarian cysts in the past and I was wondering if this is what is making me late and if so is that really bad for my reproductive health? Also, if I go to the doctor for this (again) what will be done? My doctor (that I will not be returning to) only gave me loads of pain meds which I never took… Is that all that they normally do for cysts? Thank you so much!!!
    Nope, no birth control. My doctor took me off and said I no longer could have any because I was having migraines with aura and it was too dangerous for me to be on any hormones bc of higher risk of stroke.
    Ok sorry, yeah I have been seeing a gynecologist for this and I did have an ultrasound and a CT scan done several months ago. I know I have a history of ovarian cysts and thats why I was assuming thats whats causing the problem with my period… My doctor said that birth control was the only thing that helped prevent them and since I cannot have it, I get pain pills. I decided that my doctor was incompetent during the last visit so thats why I’m here asking this. I’m switching to a new doctor and I wanted to make sure they could actually do something if I went. If its going to be the same routine then I’m going to hold off going until its absolutely necessary.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to an endocrinologist and have a hormone panel done, make sure you provide your records form you gyn to him. Yes sometimes polycystic ovaries interfere with your period.

  46. 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!

  47. QUESTION:
    Can a cyst cause false positive pregnancy test, even if I have most signs of pregnancy?
    I have a 10cmx10cm ovarian cyst (I know it’s HUGE!), and believe it or not, I never really felt or had any sign of having an ovarian cyst until I had a thorough medical checkup. I missed my period 3 weeks ago and was having almost all the signs of pregnancy. I consulted my family physician, and she called me today saying that the pregnancy result came out positive.

    I “googled” my concern and found out that some people are saying, no… it’s very rare to get a false positive. Some people are saying, in case of ovarian cyst, it is possible to get a false positive. I am really really confused, and can’t wait to talk to my doctor again!! I am having most signs of pregnancy. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts do not cause false pregnancy readings – that’s just a common misconception, so congratulations!

  48. QUESTION:
    are my symptoms coming from an ovarian cyst or pregnancy?
    i went to the DR today and she said i have a cyst on my right ovary, she did a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. i am going to have an ultra-sound later early next week, where i am going to have them do blood work. any ways, im not if the symptoms i am having are from my cyst or pregnancy(i think it may be pregnancy) b/c when i got pregnant the first time it was late to detect, and cause me to have a cyst just like the one i have now…. i have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, but i dont know the symptoms of just having a cyst.
    *hot flashes
    *nauseous (especially after i eat)
    *head aches on and off
    *extremely vivid dreams
    *milky discharge(not think, almost runny—TMI, sorry)
    *constipated
    *flu-like symptoms
    *dizziness about once a day
    *MAJOR food aversions

    —i know the cyst didnt rupture, cause she could feel it when i went in today

    • ANSWER:
      i have endometriosis and endometrial cysts in the ovaries, im not sure with you whats going on but i know i had a huge cyst on my left ovary now im pregnant. it also didnt pick up the pregnancy on the first test (doctor had it done thinking i might of been, i didnt even think i was…)
      but a test about 5weeks into the pregnancy picked it up, and the cyst has now reduced heaps but gave me problems for ages.
      so i think its possible for sure that its a pregnancy…
      you know how your body feels better than anyone. good luck hun!! :) x

  49. QUESTION:
    can an ovarian cyst cause period to be weeks late?
    normally my cycle is 33 days…my last cycle my period was unexplainedly 3 weeks late, and this very next cycle it is already over 2 weeks late. last night i started getting sharp pain in my lower left side and my uterus feels irritated like i am about to get my period, but i still havent got it. my abdomen also feels tender when i touch it. does anyone know if this sounds like a cyst or maybe ectopic pregnancy….i will obviously be going to the dr, but im just wondering ahead of time..thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Not usually.

      A cyst is often caused by ovulation, so it wouldn’t delay getting your period.

      Glad to hear you are going to the MD.

  50. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst/ or preg symptoms?
    Ovarian cyst /pregnancy?
    i have an ovarian cyst to which at this time caused me no problems other then some pain in that area. this month i missed my period. got sore bbs nausea and tons of cramps. my appetite is ruined. and i dont know why. i also just started getting morning diahrrea. i tested twice and both are – preg. going for a blood test. 5 days late and no period. neg test. is this the cyst causing all of this? i feel miserable inside.. but i dont have the flu… whats wrong with me. its agony not knowing.

    • ANSWER:
      If the cyst has ruptured (which is painful and annoying) it can cause menstrual like pains, diarrhea, and nausea. You should go to a doctor to just make sure that is the case though.