Cysts Today

When you have an ovarian cyst, eating away at your body and your soul, making you despise the current situation that you are in, all you want is an escape. You don't want to deal with the pain of this cyst anymore. You feel miserable inside and you feel like there is nothing out there that can help you. You want relief but you don't know how to get it without surgery.

You are going to discover how to naturally eliminate ovarian cysts today. You can forget about undergoing surgery and having to go through all of that recovery for your cyst. There are easier ways to get rid of your cyst and they cost only a fraction of the price. Now is the time that you took control of your life and that you did something to stop the cyst from controlling you.

One of the best ways to natural eliminate a cyst is to start changing your outlook on your health. You need your immune system to work in your favor and you need your body to do the same as well. In order to make this change happen, you need to start eating right and exercising often. You need to keep your body healthy and the only way to do that is to change your habits. Eating right and getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals can help to start breaking down the cyst. As well, getting the right amount of exercise can help you tremendously. You should start thinking about practicing yoga or pilates if you want to eliminate your cyst. These controlled exercises help to control the blood flow in your body and they also help to keep you healthy. With eating right and exercising, your body will produce more white blood cells and these are the ones that work to attack an infection or issue in your body.

Another natural way to eliminate an ovarian cyst is to use the ancient forms of healing such as heat and ice. We applying a warm or cool compress on any joints that are in pain in our bodies, so the same can be said for a cyst. It is best to use ice on the area because ice will help to reduce inflammation, which is one of the biggest problems. This is why you are feeling so much pain so icing can really help to take the edge off and to make you feel better.

Stop letting your ovarian cyst dictate and control your life. It's time that you did something about it and that you got rid of it once and for all.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I had an ultrasound today on my pelvis. In the ultrasound two black spots appeared. Cysts or Pregnant?
    I had an ultrasound today on my pelvis. In the ultrasound two black spots appeared...a very large one at the top of the image and a smaller quarter size one in the middle. Are these both cysts or could one be pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a question that only your doctor can answer, We on Y/A do not know what was seen on your ultrasound.

  2. QUESTION:
    Had an ultrasound to look for cysts today and...?
    I'm TTC, it's 8 days before my period, and They were showing my uterus and ovaries.. and when they put the ultensil over my uterus there was an indisgtinguishable bump, like my uterus is a perfect circle but at one point it goes in and there's a dark bump/or lump of something. The technician couldn't tell me anything but could that indicate pregnancy? I know it would be too early to determine on ultrasound. I would only be less than three weeks along. I have to wait until thursday to see my doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      I am 100% positive that you can not see a baby from an ultrasound until you are about 5 weeks pregnant.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it abnormal to have ovarian cysts if you're on birth control?
    I am eighteen, and have been on birth control for nearly four years, but I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts today. Is this normal? I thought birth control made (harmless) ovarian cysts nearly impossible due to the lack of ovulation.

    Does this mean the cysts are something worse?

    • ANSWER:
      that's not true. birth control pills prevent ovulation and, to that end, MAY help to reduce cysts. however, they do not often fully prevent cysts from forming or worsening.

  4. QUESTION:
    I was diagnosed with a brain cyst today? Should I worry since it is not a tumor?
    This is an arachnoid cyst in my left frontal lobe. My Dr. was brief about it. I do have an MRI scheduled for the end of the month.

    Could it reveal anything else about it beyond what the CT scan revealed? Should I really be worried about it causing any problems beyond the headaches and nausea I already experience from time to time?

    Do they grow?

    • ANSWER:
      I really hope everything is ok.
      I searcged google for your answer about the dangers of your arachnoid cyst , what seemed like forever.
      Here is the best information I could find for you.
      http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:ARLLzjOKXtcJ:www.abta.org/sitefiles/sitePages/4F77F57A14D6EBBE5C3FBC447B78FD57.pdf+information+on+brain+cysts&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=us
      As far as mri's and ct scans. Mri is a much more detailed (literally)
      scan. It shows much higher resolution picrures.
      source: own knowledge, about cts and mris.
      I am no medical expert. This is a link I found ONLY. Please talk to your doctor about any further info about this link. Or any questions in general. Also,
      Please let me know how everything turns out.
      I truly do care. E-mail me, or write something here in YA.

  5. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts but no pain - doctors seem worried?
    I was diagnosed with having ovarian cysts today. What's weird though is I have none of the symptoms except bloating on occasion. They don't hurt me and my periods have always been regular except for this past month when I missed one. They want to see me tomorrow morning which makes me worry there's something else wrong. Does anyone else have any similar experiences like this?

    • ANSWER:
      I began having ovarian cyst when i was 13 and they were always huge and very painful. However, they never caused me any major health issues. Just pain when they would break/rupture and fluid around them but that was all.

      your doctor did not tell you why he/she wants to see you again so soon? i assumes you had an ultrasound or whatever they are using these days to diagnose. so, maybe he want to do a physical exam? or vice versa if you didn't have a picture taken to diagnose.

      i wouldn't worry especially because your periods are normal and you have a regular flow.

      if you can grab a copy of a book called: "Our Bodies Ourselves" - had helped many women for many generations!

      for online info try webmd.com - or google ovarian cyst etc for better answers. just don't try to diagnose yourself or fret over info overload : ) i get the feeling everything is fine and your doc just wants to double check. you're lucky to have a thorough doc!

  6. QUESTION:
    Had Mirena removed today due to giving me ovarian cysts ?
    I had it for 4 years and never had a menstrual on it. Had it removed today from forming ovarian cysts with it and I have 3 kids now, DON'T want more, what other things are as effective to avoid pregnancy besides condoms? I have taken all kinds of BC before and all have bad side effects with me like constant bleeding. Are there any safe days when you can not get pregnant? Being that I dont know when my periods are right now I just wanted some advice. FYI I have been married for 8 years so will be with same partner and I am 29

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  7. QUESTION:
    Panicking about ovarian cysts!!! I saw the doc today?
    The doctor told me today that I've had cysts on my ovaries for over three years and learnt that when he did a test on me 3 yrs ago and apparently at the time I was told the test came out normal. Now today he checked his records again and told me these exact words which she read from my test reports on her computer " ovaries are normal size, appear to have cysts on them"...
    Now what the hell is this statement suppose to mean? Do I have polycystic ovarian syndrome ? I asked the doctor and she said "you have polycystic ovaries." I asked her what that means....she said means u have more than normal "cysts" on ur ovaries...most people have less than 12...I had more...

    Now here is the real brainer- I am an overweight person (but I have been a chubby child ever since I can remember) but I have to admit I can not attribute my being overweight to PCOS as I have been not keeping track of what I ate as I was terribly stressed for past 5 years, hence I indulged in comfot eating and what not.....moreover I did suffer a bout of hirsuitism (on face) in the past 3 years..but now I am fine...without taking any medications...although I should mention I have been generally more hairy than the average woman...so again here is a grey area...
    Now the most tricky bit is my periods are ABSOLUTELY normal....they are the same as they begun the very 1st time...even the timing is perfect...they come the same day and time every month as the previous month they came...they last for 5 days...and use to be painful until 2 months ago when my period decided to give me a visit twice in 4 weeks..and since then no pain during periods....and they carry on normally...

    So now my question is what do you think I have?
    Am I still ovulating as I am having a regular period? Will I be able to conceive?
    Can I still NOT be ovulating even when I am getting my periods regularly?
    Is it PCOS or something else? Or is Polycystic ovaries different from PCOS...? Whats going on in me?

    p.s- I have also cut down any form of artifical sugar for the past 2 months and have lost weight.

    • ANSWER:
      these are questions you should ask your doctor!!

  8. QUESTION:
    i HAVE ALWAYS HAD CYSTS ON MY OVARYS, WENT TO THE DOCERS TODAY AND HE SAID I HAVE A SWOLLEN OVARY.?
    HE PUT ME ON BIRTHCONTROL TO MAKE CYSTS GO AWAY NOW7 MONTHS LATER I MISSED MY PERIOD NOT PREGO. AND I HAVE A PELVIC ULTRASOUD ON MONDAY. LOOKED ON WEB MD AND THE ONLY ANSWER WAS OVARIAN CANCER IS THIS TRUE?

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  9. QUESTION:
    I just had my pilodinal cyst removed today, should I be at work right now?
    Im in a lot of pain, but I have to make money.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend it yet, til talking to your doctor to see what they say.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about ovarian cysts?
    My friend was recently diagnosed with ovarian cysts. She started bleeding today, but she has some pain in her lower stomach. Not extreme pain, but only some. Does anyone know what that means? Or if it's normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I had two ovarian cysts, 1 four years a go and 1 two years ago. they were causing me o bleed also, and they were causing me pain to. the easiest way to deal with them(according to me) is to just get them removed. it depends on how big they are. mine were kinda big, so i had them removed with surgery. there are other ways you can remove them though, like with a pill or or a lazer or something... but that's all i know. good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Ovary cysts, trying to conceive, low body temp today?
    My partner and I have been trying for a baby for 3 months now with no luck. Today I had a pelvic ultrasound and was told that I have cysts on my ovaries, and that they could either JUST be cysts, or it could turn out to be polycystic ovarian syndrome. I have to have a blood test on day 21 of my cycle to confirm either way.
    I have been reading about how your temperature changes during ovulation, but have not been able to find whether it is actually higher or lower while you are ovulating. Today my temperature was 35.8 degrees, which seems quite low.
    Even though I will find out after the blood test if I have PCOS, I would like to keep trying to get pregnant in the meantime just in case.
    Does anyone know if my low temperature means I am ovulating, or not? And will having cysts on my ovaries affect my ability to conceive or be a danger to our baby if I do fall pregnant?

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  12. QUESTION:
    I had a follow up ultrasound today and it found 2 ovarian cysts still.?
    Two months ago I had an ultrasound done for pelvic pain. Which is very common since I have endometriosis. They found two ovarian cysts one was 5 cm and the other was 3 cm. Since then I have not had a comfortable day. I am also 8 weeks late from my menstrual cycle which is not common for me at all, usually my cycles last for weeks. All my pregnancy tests have been negative. So I went in today for an ultrasound and the 2 cysts are still there but only went down a cm and it also said they were septated. It is causing alot of pain. My question is what does it mean when they are septated, why haven't they gone away? What can they do for this? And could this be causing my period to be late?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure if it's related, but I was recently diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which causes multiple painful cysts to develop on my ovaries, but the condition itself is a hormonal imbalance where the body retains too much estrogen, causing infrequent and missed periods. It is very painful and as far as I know the only treatment is for the symptoms, not for the condition itself. My reccomendation is to increase your daily water intake, regulate your diet and exercise routine and urinate often. I've found that relieving myself often helps take the pressure off and reduces the pain at least a little bit.

      If that doesn't help and you're still in pain, I always take 2 naproxen sodium (aleeve) and 2 excedrin migraine.

      I'd ask your doctor about PCOS on your next visit.

  13. QUESTION:
    Any connection between PID and ovarian cysts?
    About 13 years ago, I was told that I had PID and sent for an ultrasound which revealed I had several small cysts on my ovary. Today I have a 3cm cyst on my ovary. Is there any connection?

    • ANSWER:
      there could be, but it's difficult to say without knowing more history of your cysts, you can ask a reproductive endocrinologist online for free who'll be able to help. try fertilityties.com
      good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    i went for a scan today can anyone tell what cysts are?
    and are they a bad thing to have x

    • ANSWER:
      A quick definition of a cyst from Wikipedia: "A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst. Once formed, a cyst could go away on its own or may have to be removed through surgery."

      Now, I'm assuming that your doctor said you have some sort of cyst in/on your ovary/ovaries? You don't say exactly where the cysts are... Anyway, an ovarian cyst can be pretty painful. Some will dissolve on their own, some have to be surgically removed. Your doctor will probably monitor whatever you have, and will want to examine you over a period of time to check to see if they are growing or changing in any way. Usually, they don't cause problems, but sometimes they can be troublesome and need to be dealt with more aggressively.

      The big thing is to try not to worry until your doctor has a chance to look at the scans and make his diagnosis. If you are in pain, ask him if there is anything you can take. Aspirin and Tylenol sometimes will help, but if your are in real pain, you may be able to get something a bit stronger with a prescription.

      Hang in there. I know it's scary, but worrying about it a lot until your doctor tells you something is just going to stress you out more and make you feel worse.

  15. QUESTION:
    I have to get an ultrasound today to check for an ovarian cyst what is going to happen there?
    What happens at an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts?
    Do I have to completely undress?
    What should I wear?

    Thanks ahead of time for anybody who answers I am only 13 and very nervous about this.

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  16. QUESTION:
    How would a doctor get rid of my cysts?
    I have an apt. tomorow, Ultrasound today, I think I have some cysts (side pains, light period) I had them when I was younger but they always seemed to fix themselves, so I'm not sure what the doctor will do....Anybody have any experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Typically, ovarian cysts are functional (not disease related) and disappear on their own. During the days preceding ovulation, a follicle grows. At the time of expected ovulation, the follicle fails to rupture and release an egg. Instead of being reabsorbed, the fluid within the follicle persists and forms a cyst. Functional cysts usually disappear within 60 days without treatment and are relatively common. They occur most often during childbearing years (puberty to menopause), but may occur at any time. You can read more about ovarian cysts here
      http://www.4woman.gov/faq/ovarian_cysts.htm
      If it is a functional cyst, these usually disappear within 60 days without treatment and are relatively common.

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      It is exactly as that other answerer said above. Cysts happen every month. If the cysts go away on their own without causing any scarring of the tubes, and it's very likely that they will be just fine, then no damage will have been done. Women have cysts all the time. I wrote an article regarding what cysts are. I hope it helps.
      When you guys start trying, give it six months and then if you're not pregnant, consider having an HSG to see if your tubes are OK.
      http://fertilityfile.com/2007/12/18/cyst-vs-egg-vs-follicle-clearing-up-the-confusion/

  18. QUESTION:
    I went to the hospital today for pain in my stomach bout 3 months go i went to the same hospital nd they said?
    that i had ovarian cyst but today when i went a different doctor looked at my past ultra sound nd he said i never had ovarian cyst . what do i believe ?

    • ANSWER:
      Believe the one who did the ultrasound. If the first one never did any tests then I would certainly see a different doctor. But ovarian cyst are actually common, a majority of women actually have them its just a matter of whether or not those cysts persist and grow larger, causing a lot of pain. I recommend seeing an Ob/Gyn if you are really worried about them.

  19. QUESTION:
    What causes a person to keep getting cysts?
    my husband had 3 cysts. one on his arm, one on his head and one on his eye brow. he got the one on his eyebrow and arm cut out today and sent in for biopsy to make sure its not cancerous. what could be makeing him keep getting these cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      A bad diet...Lack of the right vitamins.

  20. QUESTION:
    Do Cysts grow on both the outside and inside of the kidneys?
    What are Kidney cysts caused from?
    I had an ultrasound on my kidneys done today and the tech. said that she had found some small cysts. My blood work showed that there was an elevation in my kidneys. If the cysts were on the outside of my kidneys, would it be able to effect the blood work results?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can grow on the outside of your kidneys but also inside your kidneys. If they are small they are usually not a problem but if they get too big they can cause crowding and other problems and may have to be surgically removed.

  21. QUESTION:
    Why would someone have cysts on their kidneys and is that bad?
    I had a ct scan today because of abdominal pain. They found the problem as well as cysts on my kidney (3 of them). What's that all about? I read most are benign but why and how did they get there?

    • ANSWER:
      cysts in the kidneys and liver are very common and found incidentally just like in your case. the cause is not really known but if there are only few of them and kidney function is normal, then they can be ignored. there is a disease called polycystic kidney disease in which the entire kidneys are replaced with cysts. given that you only have 3 cysts I dont think you have that problem. gud luk to you!

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

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

  23. QUESTION:
    I had a CT scan today that showed an ovarian cyst with free fluid in my pelvic region?
    My question is this: Should I be concerned by these findings? I have constant pelvic pain that has had me in the hospital twice. The ER doctor today told me birth control would be my treatment. I wouldn't think this would do anything for the fact that I have free fluid and a hemmoraging cyst. I'm just confused and would like to hear others' opinions. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts of any kind can rupture or leak free fluid into the rectovaginal septum (aka Pouch of Douglas aka cul de sac). In patients with pelvic inflammatory disease, tubo-ovarian abcess, ruptured ectopic pregnancy and other certain conditions, free fluid is also often found. In your case, it sounds as though a cyst may have ruptured and you've got another one present. Ruptures are common with certain types of cysts, particularly "chocolate cysts" (endometriomas) and could definitely land you in the hospital with pain. Your findings, along with history and current symptoms, make Endometriosis a likely diagnosis. Oral contraceptives may quell some of the symptoms, but you deserve to have an actual diagnosis, which can only be obtained surgically. The good news is, the endometrioma(s) as well as the disease present throughout the pelvis can be removed during the same surgery. For current research, accurate info on the disease, advanced treatment options, help and support, see the following:

      http://www.endometriosistreatment.org
      http://www.centerforendo.com
      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/erc
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EndoDocs
      http://www.pelvicpain.org/html/physician.html
      http://www.endocenter.org/pdf/2006ScreeningEducationKit.pdf [this link has a self-test which might be beneficial to you]

      The above offer extensive information, resources, support and assistance with finding a doctor who can truly treat the disease and help you feel better for the long-term. Though there is no absolute cure for Endometriosis, treatment with a specialist who truly understands the disease is your best bet. And if Endo is not the problem, they will be better suited to diagnose and treat whatever is causing your symptoms. Good luck and best wishes.

  24. QUESTION:
    What kind of exam is done for ovarian cysts?
    On Friday morning I'm going to the hospital because I have appointment.

    They called today saying I have one at 7 and another at 9. I can't have any food and I have to drink 32 oz of water. They said they're doing a pelvic and abdominal one.

    What the heck are they going to do? What do they normally do for cysts? (My doctor says mine is probably rather large)

    I'm 17.. I'm scared :(

    • ANSWER:
      To diagnose ovarian cysts, they do a vaginal ultrasound. This is done by inserting an ultrasound probe up your vagina. Your bladder usually needs to be empty when doing a vaginal ultrasound. This may be uncomfortable and embarrassing, but usually not too painful...only when they are pressing on the ovary.

      I haven't heard of them doing abdominal ultrasounds for ovarian cysts. They are probably looking for something else as well. Abdominal ultrasounds do require you to drink the 32oz of water (this is so your bladder is full and eases the view of the scan).

      As far as the treatment, well, it depends on what they find. If they are just fluid filled cysts on your ovaries, those should pop and dissolve on their own in a few cycles. If they are "complex" cysts, this could be either a "chocolate cyst" (old blood filled cyst), that is usually indicative of endometriosis, or a "dermoid cyst", which is truly gross (it is made up of hair and teeth), both of the complex cysts usually need to be removed because the ovary is at risk of twisting (torsion) due to the size of them and that they usually don't go away on their own.

      Best of luck to you!

  25. QUESTION:
    What most commonly happens when people develop cysts on their brain?
    My little brother constantly complains from headaches near the top of his head. Today, I found out that my 11 year old brother has a cyst on his brain. I'm really confused as to what can happen. I'm kind of freaked out. Please answer.
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      cyst are small swelling with watery fluid inside....A tumor may grow fast and affect other parts functioning.. where as a cyst do not grow fast and therefore is problematic only if it is located in sensitive areas..
      Each part of brain does different function, so depending of where the cyst is , u will have certain problems...if it is near swallowing area, then u will have swallowing difficulties, if it is near balance area, then u will feel imbalance..

      most common type of cyst in brain is called arachnoid cyst...http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/arachnoid_cysts/arachnoid_cysts.htm.
      These are found on the cover of brain, therefore not very dangerous.
      doctors often wait to see if it causes any problems before doing a surgery.. and surgey nowadays also easy, as they use endoscopes etc, so they do not damage other part of brain, and in the case of arachanoid cyst, the cyst is located above brain itself, so easy to appraoch...

      so i guess do not panic too much, let ur parents discuss with doctors what are the severity, in most cases it is not ....and the treatment options.....in most cases the pts get better ....

      take care

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?
    My monthly cycle ended two days ago and all seemed fine yesterday. Then today I am noticing a dull pain on my right side. I called my doctor's office and they think I might have ovarian cysts. How do I know? Also, the nurse asked if my last child was delivered by c-section. Why is that important? How do I know if I should get this checked or wait?
    One day later, and pain is worse, but still comes and goes. Feeling pressure in pelvic area, kinda bloated.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have pain in your ovary area, you might have an ovarian cyst. I have experienced that same type of pain whenever I have had an ovarian cyst. I was also diagnosed with endometriosis in 2007 which caused me severe pelvic pain and intense and painful period cramping.

      Some functional ovarian cysts have no symptoms and are discovered, if at all, during routine pelvic exams. Others can cause symptoms, including changes in the menstrual cycle, including shorter or longer periods, skipped periods, and/or spotting between periods, pelvic pain or ache, especially during sexual intercourse or at the start or finish of menstruation, feelings of nausea or queasiness or breast tenderness.

      I think that the reason the nurse may have asked whether your last child was delivered by c-section could be because of possible scar tissue as scar tissue could also cause a dull pain in your pelvis.

      I would however recommend that if you have any concerns regarding this pain you are experiencing, that you consult with your doctor/gyno for further evaluation. Sometimes ovarian cysts can become large and can twist or rupture causing intense pain and sometimes turning into an emergency.

      Good luck :)

  27. QUESTION:
    Had an ultrasound done today. Which showed 3 small cysts.......?
    I am in mid cycle and my ultrasound showed 3 ovarian cysts each cyst was just over 1cm. Which are all on my left ovary (right ovary removed 4 years ago). My husband and I have been trying for another baby for almost a year. Does the 3 small cyst mean I'm gonna ovulate 3 eggs? The ultrasound tech said they are functional cysts.
    Ok took a home ovulation kit and so far all three tests I have took are positive. What does that mean?

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  28. QUESTION:
    I wanted to know if adoxa (doxycycline) will clear up exsisting cysts and bumps?
    I just started taking adoxa today, and I wanted to know if it would clear up exsisting cysts,pulsules,and bumps?

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  29. QUESTION:
    i went to the doctor today about the lumps i had on my head. he said it was skull cysts, do anybody know the?
    know the name of them?

    • ANSWER:
      The commonest lump in the head is a lipoma It consists of fatty tissue, and the treatment is excision.
      Bone cysts are also possible but not so common

  30. QUESTION:
    Can a pregnancy test give you a false positive if you have cysts on your ovaries?
    Two weeks ago, I was told by my ob/gyn that I had polycystic ovaries. He did an exam and vaginal ultrasound. Three days ago, I took an over the counter pregnancy test and it was positive. I retested the next day with the same result. When I called the doctor today, they told me that I probably was not pregnant since the doctor didn't see it on the ultrasound and that I had to do a serum pregnancy test before they would give me an appointment. I did that this afternoon, but have to wait for at least 2 days for the result. I am trying not to get my hopes up, but really want to be pregnant. So could the cysts on my ovaries have caused false positiv results?

    • ANSWER:
      No, the cysts on your ovaries could not have caused the positive pregnancy test results. Pregnancy tests check for a specific type of hormone, called HCG, that is released when you are pregnant. This hormone is only present in your body when you are pregnant so a positive test result can only mean that you are expecting. Congratulations!

      There could be a number of reasons why your doctor did not notice your pregnancy on the ultrasound. First, it takes several weeks for the egg sac to grow to a size that makes it easily detected on an ultrasound. If your doctor performed the ultrasound before the 6th or 7th week or so of your pregnancy, t is very possible that evidence of the pregnancy was too small to detect by ultrasound. This is especially true if the doctor performed an external (wand on your belly) ultrasound instead of an internal vaginal ultrasound. Most doctors will perform an internal ultrasound first during pregnancy specifically because the fetus and egg ac are so small early on.

      Secondly, if your doctor had no reason to suspect you were pregnant, it would have been easy for him to miss evidence of an early pregnancy, especially since early fetuses can be so hard to detect via ultrasound.

      Finally, chemical pregnancies and ectopic pregnancies do occur can cause a positive test result. Becuase the egg has not implanted in the uterus, there would be no evidence of a pregnancy found using typical ultrasound equipment.

      I hope this helps! Good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    I found out that i have ovarian cysts what can i expect?
    i found out today that i have ovarian cysts im scared and confused because everyone is telling me different things, also i am late for my period but i have took 4 pregnancy tests and they are all negative could the cysts be the reason that my period is late? My periods are usually irregular but i have never been two weeks late. Im so worried can someone please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, when you have ovarian cysts, they cause you to have a delay in your period to not having a period at all at times. And the irregularity could also be due to the ovarian cysts. Question....didn't your doc go over any of that with you?

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of having a false positive when you have ovarian cysts?
    I don't even know if I have them, but my cycle is so unregular that I was starting to consider this possibility. Today, took what seemed like my thousandth test in about 3 years and tada! There was a faint plus sign! However, I was reading up about false positives and it said one factor in a false positive was the possibility of cysts. Anyone know for sure? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, it is the hormones in the medication for ovarian cysts which can cause a false positive - if you don't even know if you have them or not, I assume you're not on the meds...

      A plus sign, however faint, is usually a sure sign that you are pregnant, if that is what you are hoping for, congrats!!

      Go to the doctor to make sure, they will do a blood test to be 100% positive, and obviousley if that is negative, there must be other factors involved...

      Good luck!!

  33. QUESTION:
    Do ovarian cysts usually need to be surgically removed?
    I was told today after getting MRI results that I need to see an oncologist. I always thought that most ovarian cysts and fibroids are not cancer. I have no symptoms, no pain, no bleeding.
    Do you think I'll have to have that godd-awful test called a 'Hysterosonography?'
    the report mentioned that I should go for a transvaginal sonogram for more information.

    • ANSWER:
      Typically, ovarian cysts are functional (not disease or cancer related) and occur as a normal process of ovulation. During the days before ovulation, a follicle grows. But at the time of expected ovulation, the follicle fails to break open and release an egg, as it is supposed to. Instead, the fluid within the follicle remains and forms a cyst.

      Functional, or physiological, ovarian cysts usually disappear within 8-12 weeks without treatment. They are relatively common, and are more common during a woman's childbearing years (puberty to menopause). Ovarian cysts are rare after menopause.

      Functional ovarian cysts are not the same as ovarian tumors (including ovarian cancer) or cysts due to hormone-related conditions such as polycystic ovarian disease. Some non-functional ovarian cysts must be treated to go away.

      An ovarian cyst can cause pain if it pushes on nearby structures, ruptures or bleeds. Pain may also occur if the cyst is twisted or causes twisting (torsion) of the fallopian tube.

      Symptoms of ovarian cysts can include:

      * Pelvic pain - constant, dull aching
      * Pain with intercourse or pelvic pain during movement
      * Pain during bowel movements
      * Pelvic pain shortly after beginning or ending a menstrual period
      * Abnormal uterine bleeding (change from normal menstrual pattern)
      * Longer than usual menstrual cycle
      * Shorter than usual menstrual cycle
      * Absent menstruation
      * Irregular menstruation
      * Abdominal bloating or swelling

      Often no symptoms are noted and ovarian cysts are found only be routine examinations. Usually birth control pills may be prescribed to help establish normal cycles and decrease the development of functional ovarian cysts.

      Simple ovarian cysts that are larger than 5-10 centimetres and complex ovarian cysts that persist should and will usually be surgically removed via laparoscopy (minimal invasive surgery).

      I would recommend that you discuss all the details such as the type of cyst, size of cyst etc with your doctor/gyno and ask them to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

      I have suffered from many bilateral ovarian cysts over the past 10 years and have had to have surgery 2 times to the cysts removed (it wasn't anything too serious).

      I hope this helps to answer your question. Good luck :)

  34. QUESTION:
    First it started out like a cyst, today the left side of my "down there" is swollen.?
    I don't know what it is. Anyone ever have this?? It was small at first and now it's red and swollen.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a bartholin cyst. They start out small and as they fill up, get larger.

  35. QUESTION:
    Prone to ovarian cysts?
    I was in a car accident 3 months ago, and my emergency room tests revealed a large ovarian cyst. Today, the ultrasound technician was astounded that the nearly 5cm cyst is completely gone; but now there's a new one on the other ovary. She said that I'm probably prone to cysts.

    How is it that cysts come and go without any treatment or intervention? Has anyone else experienced something similar?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have about 4 and 5 cysts on each ovary. Always have had them. If you aren't on birth control already...you may consider it.

      It helps with an easy ovulation/may completely take ovulation away after so long and that way, the cysts are undisturbed and can heal and go away on their own. You can get cysts on your ovaries from stress, from too much caffeine, sugar glucose...it can be caused from a number of things. They can even rupture.

      As long as they are benign...these things will happen and you shouldn't worry.

      Good luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    When do ovarian cysts appear?
    I have read that it's normal to have cysts on your ovaries at different times in your cycle, and they usually go away.
    Does anyone know at what part of your cycle you usually get cysts?
    I had my CD2 ultrasound today, and the technician said i had a few cysts, and one very small fibroid.
    I'm a little nervous what this means.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of cysts "in fat"?
    I was told today by my mom that my fam has a history of cysts (lol) and my grandpa is overweight and has cysts 'in his fat'. I think I have that too in my legs and sides... If this is the case can I just lose all that extra fat and the cysts will go away? Help!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    I have an ovarian cyst. Today my dr gave me a shot of depo provera?
    to shrink it and im also supposed to start taking some hormone pills.I haven't had cramps in years and right now im cramping bad is this normal? anyone have this happen to them.im very worried

    • ANSWER:
      Had the exact same thing. Cramping is normal due to the whole change in hormones and everything going on... Don't be worried, it will regulate soon !

  39. QUESTION:
    Rhyuking goldfish acute dropsy now fluid filled cysts?
    I noticed the dropsy yesterday, today when I came out of work the dropsy (pinecone look) looked even worse and there are round cysts with clear fluid around his gill areas both sides.

    I quarantined him, so the other fish wont get sick, but what is this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Male Goldfish actually develop breeding tubercules, so I would guess you're not seeing ascites, but said tubercules. If the belly is swollen and you see pineconing, I would agree that it is likely dropsy. There is no clear cure-- some people have suggested that kanamycin, Furan 2, oxytetracycline, etc. help-- but there are things you can do to reduce the swelling (which will give him a fighting chance if it is not a progressive infection. 1/4 teaspoon of epsom salt (magnesium sulfate; commonly found in drug stores) per 10 gallons often helps to draw out some of the fluid, and frequent water changes (replacing any removed epsom salt) will prevent a buildup of toxins that would otherwise cause further damage to the fish's likely failed kidneys. Best of luck to you and your fish.

      Tuburcules: http://thegab.org/Articles/images/Sexing/MaleBreedingStar1.jpg
      Dropsy: http://o-fish.com/HamaPenyakit/images/img_dropsy_1.jpg

  40. QUESTION:
    The doctor discovered today that I may have a cyst starting to form. How would they remove it?
    How would they remove it?

    Thanks.

    It's on my tail bone area.

    • ANSWER:
      needles, many needles

  41. QUESTION:
    Damn my ovarian cyst hurts today does anyone else have this problem?
    It feels like someone has a knife sticking it through my uterus from the inside out? I have naproxen but nothing seems to help what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      try a heating pad - that usually works for me

  42. QUESTION:
    Had an ultrasound today showed multiple follicles?
    I had an ultrasound today do to irregular periods. The technition was so suprised to see how many follicle I had. she said I looked very fertile. But I am worried. would she know if I looked fertile vs looked like PCOS? she said, your ovaries look like that of a woman on a fertility drug! I am scared to get a call that I have PCOS. but she made it sound positive and amazing not like oh you have tons of cysts.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause these symptoms?
    I had my right ovary removed due to a tumor a few years ago. I had an ultrasound last week and have an appointment to go over the results with my doctor next week.

    All day today (and off and on for weeks) I've been really bloated, especially in the morning, to the point where it is uncomfortable. Also, today I've been having period like cramps, even though my period ended a few days ago.

    Could it be cysts causing this? Possible early pregnancy symptoms?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Do vaginal cysts or boils cause itching?
    I have a bump, I'm not sure if it's a cyst, boil, herpes or a genital wart but it itches like crazy, especially when I touch it. It doesn't hurt. It feels like a lump, shrunk from yesterday to today, no scabbing or bleeding, and is pretty deep inside so it's not razor burn. I know I need to go to a gyno but any experiences would be helpful!

    • ANSWER:
      Never had something like that. Could be causing itchy but the best thing to do is get to the gyno asap.

  45. QUESTION:
    Female reproductive expert please!! Can you still have fibroids and ovarian cysts after menopause?
    I haven't had a period in 6 years? Prior to my period ending I had ovarian cysts and fibroid tumors. I would have ultrasounds and they got smaller; then finally I had my menopause. I was led to believe that when my period stopped I wouldn't get them anymore. last year when I had gallbladder surgery they told me I still had them. Until today, though, I had really not had any pain. Today I had severe cramps and swelling, my back hurt, just like when I used to have my period.. I feel like I have the fibroids again. How can I have them if I am not reproducing anymore? Is this possible? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are not taking hormones, the fibroids should shrink after menopause. Obviously, the cysts haven't.

      If one of those cysts breaks, it can dump fluid into you abdomen that can be irritating.

      The pain you are having may be totally unrelated to either your fibroids or your cysts. See a doctor ASAP.

  46. QUESTION:
    i went to see the doc today and i got dissapointed! i have POCS and he found several cysts on my ovaries he RX
    rx clomid and metamorphine so i can concive ? am is this possible ?

    • ANSWER:
      i have pcos and am trying to conceive. i've been to several docs and found one that I think is great. he is an expert on pcos and his been doing research in the field for 25 yrs. he thought clomid & met were the way to go. i decided to start with just the met for 3 months, but will add the clomid later, if necessary. the success rate with this combination are excellent from what I know.
      metformin can cause nausea and diarrhea. i used to take it with breakfast but switched to taking it with dinner which seemed to work better. see if you can get a prescriptionf for the extended release versio. be sure to eat and if you start to feel nausea have a bite. limit your carb and sugar intake with met. absolutely no drinking. don't take any decongestants. also be sure to take a good b vitamin supplement or prenatal vitamins.
      best of luck and be sure to post again with the happy news when you get pregnant.

  47. QUESTION:
    A question for those who have had ovarian cysts?
    I'm sure I had one for a few months so I saw a doctor about it a week ago and today I had an ultrasound done.

    They didn't find a cyst...
    I wasn't having pain this morning when they did the ultrasound (the lady said it probably had burst-I didn't have pain yesterday)

    but now I'm having it again in the same place... plus cramps (which I've had every day for a few months)
    & I'm ovulating, any connection? Help?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had a number of bilateral ovarian cysts (which included functional (simple cysts) and hemorrhagic and endometrioma cysts (complex cysts)) over the past 10 years. I have needed surgery for 2 of these cysts because they didn't resolve after a few cycles (as they usually do resolve after a few cycles on their own) and have a number of ovarian cysts rupture over the years causing intense pelvic pain.

      Another thing that could be causing the pain that you are experiencing is ovulation pain, however ovulation pain usually only lasts for 24-48 hours and should ease up for you then. If the ovulation pain you experience continue for longer than 48 hours it could be that you have endometriosis. I experienced pain with and during ovulation for 3-5 days at times before I was diagnosed with endometriosis and also have severe pelvic pain that lasted throughout my entire cycle.

      I'm not saying that you do have endometriosis, but the symptoms you are having sounds an awful lot like the one's that I had before I had my laparoscopy in 2007 and was diagnosed with endo.

      Do you find that you are having severe period cramping and pain too when you have your period? This is another sign of endometriosis. Other symptoms that I experienced before my diagnoses of endometriosis were pain with intercourse, pain with urination, pain with bowel movements, I had lower back pain and fatigue.

      I would recommend that if you continue to experience this pain that you consult with your doctor and ask him/her to refer you to a gynaecologist for further evaluation.

      If you want to email me, please feel free to, the link to my email is in my profile.

      Good luck :)

  48. QUESTION:
    Should I start my Phentermine pills again today?
    I had cyst removal surgery like two weeks ago. I have been on pain pills and was told by one of the nurses at my doctor's office that I should not mix my diet pills with my pain pills, she told me to wait off on the diet pills until I finished my pain pills. I took my last pain pill yesterday around 1:00pm, and I am wanting to start back on my phentermine pills today, Monday. Do you think it would be okay? Also, I have a food question, when I take my diet(Adipex) pill, is it okay to eat light fat free ice cream every once in a while?

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your doc, phen can have really bad side effects.
      For me acomplia has been the best. phentermine also showed good results, but i started to get addicted and it had way too nasty side effects.
      happy not to have any sides from acomplia so far.
      I have lost 34 pounds of fat in 7.5 months, and 3 sizes.
      Quite happy with the results.
      This is good site for Acomplia info you might want to take a look
      http://www.acomplia-rimonabant-info.blogspot.com/

  49. QUESTION:
    What should i expect during my first ultrasound today?
    I am going to have my first ultrasound today at 5pm i have been counting down the days. I am 9 wks and 2 days. But i have a large uterus so they think I am future along or something is up like a cyst or multiples. I just cant wait to see the baby. And are they going to do a vaginal one because my mom , dad, and fiance want to be there. I rather them do the one over my tummy. Also what should i expect at 9 wks.

    • ANSWER:
      they will do vag (but you can still be discreet) the abdominal method will not work yet... unless you are rail thin... it's awesome!! you won't need to drink tons of water, least I didn't have to, and it is the most blessed moment, next to delivery I imagine, that you and Daddy could have... we cried a LOT... and praised God for our little miracle!

  50. QUESTION:
    How are ovarian cysts developed/formed?
    Last night I was in SOOO much pain! It hurt so much to "push" to go to the bathroom. I went to the doctor today and they referred me to have an ultrasound. It ended up that a cyst did burst. I was wondering how are cysts formed? And also will these meds kick in right away? My lower abdominal area hurts so bad!! Also could this happen again?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian Cysts are not a rare thing, most will will eventually have at least one in their life time, I used to get them alot, then I found I had Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS, it causes many litte cysts to pop up at once and its very painful, esp. when one bursts, if this cyst pain happens too frequently you should see your OBGYN again and get checked for PCOS, also ask for a perscription of "Anabar", I use it for pain and it works miracles!


Complex Ovarian Cysts Treatment

Many women who are dealing with ovarian cysts tend to believe that they have to undergo surgery; however the truth is that many of us have learned how to overcome this condition naturally.

Ovarian cysts are small fluid filled sacs that grow on our bodies that are most usually non cancerous. While this is great news; the truth is that many women who suffer from this condition tend to suffer from several painful symptoms that are known to cause them a lot of pain.

If you have come to the internet for tips and information about how to get rid of ovarian cysts; then you have come to the right place. Treatment options will vary among women and the truth is that you need to visit your family physician so they can point you in the right direction to get the treatment that you deserve.
They may try to give you some type of treatment that starts you with a less invasive drug that will help you get rid of the pain that may be associated with this condition. While the drug may help you get the relief that you are looking for; the truth is that you need to find
out what you can begin doing at home to get the relief that you are looking for.

Many women have turned to holistic methods to get the relief that they need and for treatments that have helped them eliminate the actual cyst. Most of us realize that there are risks that come with having to choose surgery; in fact this is the reason that
there are many alternative methods online that will help you treat the cysts that you are dealing with.

It all begins by learning how to change your lifestyle; one of the best books online that is geared towards women who are suffering from this condition can be found at the site below. You will be amazed at how easy it can be to get the relief that you are looking for.

There is no reason not to take an all natural approach that can help you learn how to get rid of ovarian cysts naturally. So if you are suffering from this condition and are tired of having to deal with the painful symptoms; you owe it to yourself to find out what it truly takes to get back into great health.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Natural cures/treatment for complex ovarian cyst?
    I went to my ob/gyn yesterday, and he said I have a complex ovarian cyst the size of a softball on my right ovary. I've had some pain with it lately (backaches mostly) and am now really worried. I had to get a CA 125 blood test yesterday. I don't have the results yet. I have to make an apt with a gyn oncologist today. Have any of you went through this and found any natural cures that do not require surgery, pills, etc? I am all for herbal treatment or diet change. I am just nervous about surgery or other pills. I want to have another baby and am scared this is going to affect my fertility.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of women with ovarian cysts have been able to get pregnant - in many cases it will not interfere with conception, although each case is different & it does depend on the type of cyst.

      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.

      Personally 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Nonconventional nonsurgical treatment?
    I was diagnosed with somewhat large cysts on both ovaries this summer. One cyst is complex (which means it could be an endometrioma or a dermoid cyst) and the other looks like a large fluid or blood filled cyst but they don't know for sure. The doctors are recommending surgery but I don't want to try surgery as of yet. I am currently on birth control pills to help with cysts and I also am going to try some natural therapies from a licensed Naturopath. I have a question for you guys. Should I continue taking the birth control pills along with the herbal and Chinese medicines or should I stop the birth control pills and just take the natural remedies? I began the pill in late August and if actually feels as if one of my cyst has grown larger since then. I also have some breast tenderness. A lot of people say that birth control pills are "toxic" and if I'm going to do natural medicine, then I should just do that. What do you all think? Any advice would be much appreciated.
    I don't have any children.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Ovarian Cysts, Ovary Pain Neuralgia, Ovaritis

      #Apis mellifica. [Apis]
      Few remedies cause as many ovarian symptoms as Apis. It has an active congestion of the right ovary going on to ovaritis, with soreness in the inguinal region, burning, stinging and tumefaction. Ovarian cysts in their incipiency have been arrested by this remedy; here one of the indicating features is numbness down the thigh. It has also proved useful in affections of the left ovary. Tightness of the chest may also be present, with the occurrence of a reflex cough and urging to urinate. Mercurius corrosivus. Hughes prefers this remedy in ovarian neuralgia. Peritoneal complications also indicate it. Bovista has also cured ovarian tumors.

      #Belladonna. [Bell]
      As this remedy is one particularly adapted to glandular growths it is especially useful in acute ovaritis, and more so if the peritoneum be involved. The pains are clutching and throbbing, worse on the right side, the slightest jar is painful, and the patient is extremely sensitive. The symptoms appear suddenly; flushed face and other Belladonna symptoms are present. Platinum. Ovaries sensitive, burning pains in them, bearing down, chronic ovarian irritation with sexual excitement. Much ovarian induration is present. Palladium. Swelling and induration of right ovary. It lacks the mental symptoms of Platinum, such as mental egotism and excitement. Aurum. Ovarian induration. Lilium. Ovarian neuralgias. Burning pains from ovary up into abdomen and down into thighs, shooting pains from left ovary across the pubes, or up to the mammary gland. Staphisagria. Very useful in ovarian irritation in nervous, irritable women. Hypochondriacal moods.

      #Lachesis. [Lach]
      Pain in left ovary relieved by a discharge from the uterus; can bear nothing heavy on region. Hughes and Guernsey seem to think that Lachesis acts even more prominently on the right ovary; others believe the opposite, the tendency of affections being, however, to move from the left toward the right side. Suppuration and chronic enlargements of ovary may call for Lachesis. Zincum. Boring in the left ovary relieved by the flow, somewhat better from pressure; fidgety feet. Graphites. Swelling and induration of the left ovary; also pains in the right ovarian region with delayed scanty menses. Argentum metallicum. Bruised pain in left ovary and sensation as if ovary were growing large. Naja. Violent crampy pain in left ovary. Dr. Hughes valued it in obscure ovarian pains not inflammatory in nature.

      #Arsenicum. [Ars]
      Burning tensive pains in the ovaries, especially in the right. Ovaritis relieved by hot applications. Patient thirsty, irritable and restless. Colocynth. Ovarian colic; griping pains, relieved by bending double; stitching pains deep in right ovarian region. It is also a useful remedy,according to Southwick, in ovaritis of left ovary with colicky pains. A dropsical condition may be present. Hamamelis. Ovaritis and ovarian neuralgia. Ludlam praises this remedy in the sub-acute form of gonorrhoeal ovaritis; it allays the pain and averts the menstrual derangement. Ovaritis after a blow. There is agonizing soreness all over the abdomen. An external application of hot extract of Hamamelis acts marvelously in subduing the distress and pain consequent to ovaritis. Iodine. Congestion or dropsy of the right ovary. Dwindling of the mammae; dull, pressing, wedge-like pain, extending from right ovary to uterus like a plug, worse during menstruation. Thuja. Left-sided ovaritis, with suspicion of veneral taint, calls for Thuja. Grumbling pains in the ovaries all the time, with mental irritability, call for Thuja. Podophyllum has a pain in the right ovary, running down the thigh of that side. Numbness may be an attending symptom.

      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/ovary-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp
      _____________________________...

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)

      I hope the provided information is helpful for you.

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  3. QUESTION:
    I was told that l've got features of PC OS on my right ovary and large complex ovarian cyst.l'm depress.?
    my doctor said he would refer me to a gnaecologist that l would be operated on to bring out one of the ovary.l really don't understand.can u pls,explain more to me and would l be able to give birth.how long does the fertility treatment take after the operation?he said my right ovary is of increased volume and contains an increased number of ovarian follicles all peripherally locaated and my leaf ovary contains a unilocular complex cyst with both a soft tissue density and fluid component 50/50.what is the operation he said called and would l be able to ve children after the operation and fertility treatment.how long does it take to get back to normal?thanks

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS can cause infertility in general, pre or post operation. Best to see an Endocrinologist and once you're ready to conceive see a fertility doctor. Every woman's body is different.

  4. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian cyst during pregnancy?
    I've been diagnosed with a complex ovarian cyst (possibly endometrioma) in my left ovary for more than a year now. Its size has been quite consistent (7.5 cms).

    I was advised that, considering my age and the fact that I wanted to have a baby, I should try to conceive and if I did then the chances are that the cyst wouldn't grow any further and might actually shrink or even disappear during the lactation period.

    Now I am 40 days along, my doctor confirmed the pregnancy but when she did the physical exam she said she felt a huge mass (about 10 cms) near my pelvis, which she thinks might be twin pregnancy or a dramatically overgrown cyst or may be the pregnancy happened in the tube or there could be a number of other things.

    So, to alleviate her doubts she has asked me to have an ultrasound next week .

    I am really worried. Is there a chance that I may need a surgery? Wouldn't that harm the baby? What is the treatment method if the baby is formed in the tube?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry, but your question is much too professional for anyone on Yahoo to answer. This situation you are in really needs good medical attention. No use worrying what the lump is whether its a baby or a cyst. You will have to wait for the ultrasound, try to calm yourself with some herbal stuff like "Rescue Remedy" which are safe Bach flowers drops to calm you. The one thing I can give you is a site about pregnancy in the Fallopian tubes, but still, try not to think about the worst, maybe things are ok? Good luck to you with all my heart.
      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ectopic+pregnancy

  5. QUESTION:
    Risk of Complex Ovarian Cyst Rupturing? Softball size...?
    I have a softball sized complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary. I have an apt at the gyn oncologist in four days... should I be concerned with it rupturing? I am having a lot of back pain from it... any advice on natural cures/treatment or personal stories would be appreciated. Thanks.
    FYI- mine is not 'draining' it is rapidly growing. It has grown from a golf ball size to softball in about 6 months. My apt monday with the oncologist will tell more of what type it is... i'm sure they will recommend surgery asap.

    • ANSWER:
      If your pain is more than it has been, you don't need to wait a cyst that size can cause your ovary to twist around and cut off it's own blood supply which left unattended can cause some very serious complications..don't drink alcohol you might need emergency surgery.
      It's not so rare, I had it happen to me twice.

  6. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst?
    Im 20yr old. How do you biopsy a 4.8CM left complex ovarian cyst? How is treatment afterwards? What are the chances it's cancerous? Will i have to have an ovary removed? I have appt. Thurs but was wondering until then...thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I had an Ovarian Cyst years ago the only way to treat is to Operate go in & remove it there is no other treatment once it's removed you'll no longer be in pain.It depends how bad it is mine was really bad & my left ovary burst & it had to be removed & my case was bad so I had 2 stay in the hospital due to a Tubal Pregency at the time.I give you my Blessing and I'll say a Prayer 4 U..Good Luck

  7. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst ruptured should I be concerned?
    I had a complex ovarian cyst with septations and echoes measuring 4cm and was believed to be an endometrioma that was discovered in the beginning on November after my doctor ordered a transvag. ultrasound because she felt a mass and I was in excruciating pain when she did my pap-smear she thinks I have endometriosis. I experienced pain in my lower back that lasted for 10 days before my period came. The pain wasnt bad at first but it became excruciating the three days leading up to my period I couldnt sleep and was crying at times. I went for a follow-up ultrasound today and they said the cyst was gone and had probably ruptured. I won't hear the report from the ultrasound until next week but I am wondering/worried that if it was an endometrioma what will happen next? If all of the contents of the cyst spilled out into me does that mean I have more endo everywhere now? I have been having lower back pain again this month and my pelvic lymph nodes have been enlarged for a few months now.. Should I be concerned about a complex cyst rupturing? What can I expect for treatment if any besides for b/c pills?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm surprised that they didn't do surgery on you before it ruptured. What were they thinking?

  8. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries "heal and do what they do naturally" (my doctor's words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don't want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn't help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

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

      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.

      Hope this helps.

  9. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries "heal and do what they do naturally" (my doctor's words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don't want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn't help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body...
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed - Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules - up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good 'green drink' - health food stores - organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system...many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts...also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS...never buy into the concept that there's nothing you can do. EVER :o )

  10. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Mass - Endometrioma or Functional Cyst?
    Hi,

    I was hoping that someone could provide me with some advice. Below are my reports, this has been going on for more than 10 months. I saw one Gynecological Oncologist and she said that the reports show functional cysts (despite having them for 10 months) that will go away by themselve and no treatment is needed. That was last week.

    I saw another Gynecological Oncologist this morning for a second opinion and she said that they are Endometrioma. She has scheduled an Trans-vaginal ultrasound for Jamuary 21, and I will get those results from her on February 4, 2009.

    I am completely confused. I do not know which one to trust. Worse still - will these continue to grow? What if they are neither? My CA125 was 63. My father died of colon cancer and my paternal Aunt of Breast Cancer.

    My first report dated February 8, 2008 states:
    Endometrium double layer thickness is just over 7mm.
    The uterus is anteverted with overall diameters 37x40x76mms. There
    appears to be a fibroid subserosal posterior at the fundus 24x19x14mms.
    In the cervix, there is a little cyst 8mms.
    The right ovary is 34x28x22mmx. Here we find 2 follicles or a
    biloculted cyst with a thick septum, more likely that these represent 2
    adjacent follicles.
    The septation between the two are little hyper vascular.
    The left ovary is 30x30x28mms contains a follicle 13x8mms.
    The cul-de-sac is clear and the bladder appear normal.

    Report 2 dated Sept 22, 2008:
    The uterus measures 7.7x4.8x3.7cm. There is a fibroid at the fundus
    measuring 2.2cm. Endometrial lining is 0.4cm. In both
    adnexa there are abnormalities. On the left there is a complex
    primarily solid but inhomogeneous irregular mass measuring
    6.1x4.1x3.7cm. On the right there is one measuring 2.5x2.4x2.3cm.
    Sorry, should have mentioned that I am 37 years old, have never had kids, and got my period when I was 13. Symptoms: bloating pelvic tenderness, lower back and leg pain, headaches, constant need to urinate (sometimes a lot, sometimes a false call!) and extremely tired. Very heavy and painful menses.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. Sorry to hear about all this trouble you've been having. I had ovarian cancer some years ago. Of course I can't say what exactly is wrong with you, if two gyn oncs who examined you are both unsure what you have. So I can't make any judgment one way or the other. But if I were you, I'd schedule an appointment with another gyn onc for a third opinion. You can bring your scans. It sounds like the second gyn onc isn't too worried, or she'd have scheduled further testing immediately rather than in a month.

      Your symptoms could mean a variety of things--that's one of the difficulties of ovarian cancer. Its symptoms are also the symptoms of many common and not terribly dangerous ovarian problems. Likewise your CA-125. This test, while used for detection of ovarian cancer, is actually testing something that rises in your body in the presence of any abdominal inflammation. So the things you currently have--a cyst, maybe uterine fibroids--could cause a rise in CA-125 all on their own, with no need for them to be cancerous.

      Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Hysterectomy, ovarian cancer and untrustworthy obgyn. How to find a conservative doc?
    I went to the doctor for irregular period and was sent for an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed complex cysts in both ovaries. There are no secondary signs of cancer such as ascites, lymph involvement, metastaes, but my doctor began saying "We assume it is cancer - you need to prepare for surgery and chemo."

    Off to the gynacologist she recommended and this guy says - it is a 15% chance it is ovarian cancer, and if it is we will perform a total hysterectomy. If it is NOT cancer.... we will perform a total hysterectomy. Now I found this disconcerting. I asked - why would you take both ovaries? His answer - because they might become cancerous. So why take the uterus? "Because that is what we do - we call it a total clean out."

    In the mean time, I consulted with the HERS Foundation and they went over my radiological reports and said that there were no signs that would indicate cancer. In fact, they said that the radiological reports were insufficient and needed to be redone - essential information is missing and some information just makes no sense (suspected findings - do you see them or not? That is the only question you are being asked radiology man!) They suggested I seek out an obgyn who would perform a cystectomy.

    So here is my conundrum - two radically divergent opinions. I do not feel comfortable with a plan to remove a healthy organ (my uterus, which I have grown attached to!!) because that is "what they do." In general, I feel as though this guy just wants to perform a hysterectomy regardless and I know it is not necessary if there is no cancer. On the other hand, I don't want to delay and start the process over for fear that if it is cancer it might progress leading to the loss of my reproductive organs and all other signs of life.

    Has anyone sought a more conservative physician for the treatment of cysts or fibroids? Is there any good way to expedite the process on the chance that the clock is ticking? I am in central Ohio if anyone knows of a good surgeon who isn't slice-happy.

    Thanks for your time!
    To clarify, I have had two radiologists look at my film, both of whom said that they saw nothing in the CT or sonogram to suggest cancer - none of the expected characteristics are there and some things that are there counter-indicate cancer. I understand that were the biopsy to come back, everything would have to come out, however if it is negative, there is no reason to remove healthy organs because "that's what we do." The gynecologist I was sent to is a one trick pony who removes all of the reproductive organs for cysts, fibroids etc.

    My question is how to expedite finding a gynecological surgeon who will NOT mutilate me if it is not cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I HIGHLY recommend you check out www.hystersisters.com. They helped me EXTREMELY with my questions and advice on hysterectomies. It's a support group and it's FREE.

      I wish I'd found the site before I had mine. A lot of my questions and concerns would have been answered with just looking at the responses on this website. But I stumbled on the site a few days after my hysterectomy and learned of various things I should do before the surgery, things I'm entitled to at the hospital (which the hospital doesn't tell you), questions to ask the doctor, etc. It's an awesome site for women.

      I hope it helps you, it has helped me and my family and friends.

  12. QUESTION:
    DPO 1 after Surgery to remove Dermoid?
    I am currently considering my doctor's suggestion of injectible hormones to stimulate ovulation. My periods were irregular and some months I was not producing any progesterone. I had surgery to remove a dermoid ovarian cyst of over 4cms in early June. My other ovary was covered in several simple and complex cysts as well which were drained at the time the dermoid was removed. In my post op appointment my doctor wants to skip over clomid and go straight to injectibles due to my age. When I asked if it was possible now to get pregnant without treatment she said sure, but not to wait too long. We are trying on our own now for July, August and Sept. If I do not concieve by then I will begin treatment in Oct.

    Since I had the cysts taken care of my hormones have definitely changed. I am experiencing PMS again, which I had not for almost 5 years. I have sore breasts which indicates I produced progesterone (yay). I have a stronger libido as well. According to all I've read there really is no definitive reason for this. I suspect the cyst was causing more issues than we realized.

    My question is... is it possible I've increased my chances of conceiving now? I should have ovulated yesterday according to my calendar (btw, my period now seems regular) and we baby danced last Thurs, Mon, and yesterday. Should we do it again soon? What do you think? Has anyone else experienced this?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Is 8.2 cm a large ovarian cyst?
    I recently went to the er for severe pain in my abdomen and the doctor told me I have an 8.2 cm complex cystic lesion. Has anyone had one this size or know of that's a large size cyst? I was also wondering what possible treatment methods a doctor would use.. Please let me know because I am very anxiously awaiting the gyno to call

    • ANSWER:
      WELL..DO NOT WORRY DEAR.. ALL IS GONNA BE OK. 8 CM CYST IS NOT A HUGE ONE BUT IT IS NOT A SMALL ONE EITHER. IT NEED TO BE REMOVED OUT AND SENT FOR THE LABORATORY FOR HISTOPATHOLOGY. BUT YOU SHOULD DO A BLOOD TEST CALLED CA125 FIRST TO KNOW IT'S NATURE. MY ADVISE, DO NOT WAIT OR HESITATE: HAVE IT OUT.

  14. QUESTION:
    does ovarian cyst can cure by surgery only?
    I was enjoying healthy life but since 5th november my periods were not getting stoped so i counsult to gynaecologist she has suggested for ultrasound there is evidence of a large measures 12.7*7.1*7.2 cms(volume-341 cc.) complex,predominantly cystic elongated mass lesion with septation seen in right adnexa extending to pouch of Douglas.
    FINAL IMPRESSION
    LARGE COMPLEX CYSTIC RIGHT ADNEXAL MASS EXTENDING TO POUCH OF DOUGLAS?TUBO-VAGINAL IN ORIGIN

    ....now can any body explain me about this finding and treatment as well....??...can surgery avoided...right now I have pain in abdomen .my periods are stopped
    can this much big cyst cured by surgery??or they will remove ovary as well??..i am scared...pls ans...I have minor
    pain in abdomen which increase if I increase physical activity.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know enough to say if your cysts are more dangerous than mine but my periods weren't stopped so I'd guess they are. So I'm not sure that this would work in your case but my doctor suggested that I begin to eat more carefully and will hopefully starve my cysts. She said that mine were fed by the excess sugar in my blood and that if I began eating as if I were diabetic I'd probably be able to get rid of the cysts.

  15. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian cyst during pregnancy?
    I've been diagnosed with a complex ovarian cyst (possibly endometrioma) in my left ovary for more than a year now. Its size has been quite consistent (7.5 cms).

    I was advised that, considering my age and the fact that I wanted to have a baby, I should try to conceive and if I did then the chances are that the cyst wouldn't grow any further and might actually shrink or even disappear during the lactation period.

    Now I am 40 days along, my doctor confirmed the pregnancy but when she did the physical exam she said she felt a huge mass (about 10 cms) near my pelvis, which she thinks might be twin pregnancy or a dramatically overgrown cyst or may be the pregnancy happened in the tube or there could be a number of other things.

    So, to alleviate her doubts she has asked me to have an ultrasound next week .

    I am really worried. Is there a chance that I may need a surgery? Wouldn't that harm the baby? What is the treatment method if the baby is formed in the tube?

    • ANSWER:
      If the baby is formed in the tube they will have to do surgery to remove it or there is a 50% chance you and your other baby will die. If it is a cyst they will probably either recommend you wait until you are full term and have a c-section (and then they will remove the cyst at the same time) or else they will just wait until after you have the baby. They won't do surgery and risk the baby for the cyst ok? Take a deep breath and try not to worry about it until after the ultrasound. Be grateful that your Dr. caught it so early and is doing an ultrasound. Good luck and I hope everything turns out ok for you!

  16. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Mass - Endometrioma or Functional Cyst?
    (Re-posted question. I posted last night but only had one response (Thanks for taking the time), but am posting again in the hopes of more responses)
    Hi,

    I was hoping that someone could provide me with some advice. Below are my reports, this has been going on for more than 10 months. I saw one Gynecological Oncologist and she said that the reports show functional cysts (despite having them for 10 months) that will go away by themselve and no treatment is needed. That was last week.

    I saw another Gynecological Oncologist this morning for a second opinion and she said that they are Endometrioma. She has scheduled an Trans-vaginal ultrasound for Jamuary 21, and I will get those results from her on February 4, 2009.

    I am completely confused. I do not know which one to trust. Worse still - will these continue to grow? What if they are neither? My CA125 was 63. My father died of colon cancer and my paternal Aunt of Breast Cancer.

    My first report dated February 8, 2008 states:
    Endometrium double layer thickness is just over 7mm.
    The uterus is anteverted with overall diameters 37x40x76mms. There
    appears to be a fibroid subserosal posterior at the fundus 24x19x14mms.
    In the cervix, there is a little cyst 8mms.
    The right ovary is 34x28x22mmx. Here we find 2 follicles or a
    biloculted cyst with a thick septum, more likely that these represent 2
    adjacent follicles.
    The septation between the two are little hyper vascular.
    The left ovary is 30x30x28mms contains a follicle 13x8mms.
    The cul-de-sac is clear and the bladder appear normal.

    Report 2 dated Sept 22, 2008:
    The uterus measures 7.7x4.8x3.7cm. There is a fibroid at the fundus
    measuring 2.2cm. Endometrial lining is 0.4cm. In both
    adnexa there are abnormalities. On the left there is a complex
    primarily solid but inhomogeneous irregular mass measuring
    6.1x4.1x3.7cm. On the right there is one measuring 2.5x2.4x2.3cm.

    * 17 hours ago
    * - 1 week left to answer.

    Additional Details

    16 hours ago
    Sorry, should have mentioned that I am 37 years old, have never had kids, and got my period when I was 13. Symptoms: bloating pelvic tenderness, lower back and leg pain, headaches, constant need to urinate (sometimes a lot, sometimes a false call!) and extremely tired. Very heavy and painful menses.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=19373
      This is a good summary on functional cysts as you see the raised CA125 can be a sign

      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/255865-overview
      This covers all kinds of cysts - and you can see quite a few of your symptoms are in their list.

      I think if either of them thought they were sinister findings you would be getting treated much, much quicker, so I don't think you need to worry.

      Oh, BTW, your fibroid is a reasonable sie and could definately be leading to heavy menses and you could also be anaemic


Complex Ovarian Cysts Pain

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are complex ovarian cysts serious?
    I am 21 years old. I have had a complex ovaria cyst for many years. Just 2 years ago I was diagnosed with it finally. My problem is it causes pain. I know it is still there, I have had recent ct scans show the cyst. My gyno seems to push this problem aside while focusing on other problems, such as my prolonged menstrual cycle. But I think something should be done. Is there anything that can be done? Is this cyst serious? I've had it for so long. It hasn't gone away at all. I'm not sure how big it is, except big enough to cause constant pain.
    thanks DeeDee for that site.

    not sure how helpful this may be in answering the question but i'll tell anyways. before finding out about the cyst, i was on birth control. then i stopped and got pregnant. still had the cyst during pregnancy. it's now 9 months later, and the cyst is still there, obviously. it' been spotted every month. most recent account being a couple weeks ago. i am currently on birth control again. but have extremely irregular period.

    • ANSWER:
      heres this site for more useful information on Ovarian cysts & hope it helps
      http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/ovarian-cysts.html#sec2

      I suggest consulting another specialist/doctor etc because if you are in pain, then something should be done about it
      OR at least the medical practicioner should be empathetic to your needs.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the risk of leaving a complex ovarian cyst alone?
    I am wondering what the risk of just leaving a complex cyst alone is? I am tired of dealing with this situation and if i can deal with the pain and if the chances are slim of it being cancer then what is the point? I know most would chose to do something about it, but i am just wondering if a complex cyst can turn to cancer after a period of waiting if it wasn't cancerous in the first place? And what is the point if the odds are against it being cancerous anyhow?

    • ANSWER:
      It is unlikely that an ovarian cyst will be cancerous, but a complex ovarian cyst is likely to keep increasing in size, causing pain & discomfort, and it may rupture if it is not treated. A large ruptured cyst can be life threatening, so you really do need some form of treatment. It sounds as if you have had this condition for a while - many women do, because with conventional treatment the cyst often comes back again. To get a permanent solution you need to tackle the underlying causes, not just the symptoms - the natural holistic approach does this and many women have had great results with it.

      The site below has more details if you are interested. Hope you feel better soon, and good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    questions about complex ovarian cysts?
    Hi, i have a 6cm complex cyst on my left ovary & have all the usual symptoms which are very painful & getting me down.I have some questions though if anyone can help please?
    1. can they cause shoulder pain?
    2. can they cause recurrent thrush (do they weaken the immune system)
    3.why do they cause discharge?
    4.i had mri in jan &have to wait til march16th to go båck hospital,is this too long?i cant get an earlier,appointment but im in pain!thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Shoulder pain is not a typical symptom. They may cause thrush, but this would be due to hormonal changes not a weakening of the immune system. Discharge maybe due to the same reason. Thrush is a yeast infection. It can be brought on by the cyst itself as most of our hormones come from our ovaries. It can also occur from stress and birth control pills, which is often given for ovarian cysts. I can’t tell you if March is too long to wait. Your age is important information needed here. Premenopausal women are usually give birth control pills for 2-3 months to help it resolve itself. The second MRI is to see if it has regressed or not. An earlier appointment will not make your pain go away. You should call your doctor and discuss your concerns, especially if your symptoms are increasing. If the pain is too much for you go to the emergency room. They will give you something for pain, reevaluate the cyst and call your doctor. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst, pain pain pain!!?
    I went to the ER and they gave me morphine intraveneously (sp?) and that worked well for the pain. they sent me home with a week's worth of lortab and that did nothing for me but make me sicker and feel worse than i had before! i am going to maybe have a laprascopy surgery to remove a large complex left ovarian cyst very soon and want the doctor to prescribe me an oral dosage of morphine as my pills to take home afterwards. i know it is strong but i know that it actually works...can i rightfully tell him what pain killer i want though? i feel as though i sound like a druggy when telling him that but i don't want pain after being under the knife.... can he say no?

    thanks!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      if you are in a lot of pain your doctor needs to know that
      it could mean you are on the wrong meds, dose or even that there is something else going on

      as for telling the doc what you want....that's a great question
      hopefully your doc will listen to you and find the best solution, as ultimately i think that's what you really want

      i hope you get this sorted out soon
      ouch!

  5. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Cysts...what to do?
    Recently, I ended up in the emergency room due to sudden abdominal pain. A CT scan and an ultrasound (both outside and inside) revealed that I had two cysts the the size of golf balls on my ovaries. The right one ruptured and sent me to the ER, but the left one is still intact. Upon going to my local ob-gyn, she refused to authorize surgery. The cysts were shown to be complex--both fluid and blood filled. I experience pressure constantly and pain almost daily. The doctor prescribed me some vicodin but I try not to take it since I cannot drive or really function on such narcotics. The local ob-gyn has basically told me to wait 6 weeks and then go back for another ultrasound to check on the cysts.

    However, I can't help but feel worried about the left cyst rupturing, and I don't think it's practical to limit my exercise and mobility to prevent rupture. I also don't feel like the "wait and see" approach is healthy. Am I being unreasonable or should I get a second opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      You really need a second opinion. You can tell if something isn't right, doctors aren't always right, do what's right for you and see another Dr.

  6. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst Pain But wont give nothing for pain?
    I went in to the hospital a few weeks with horrible right abdominal pain,They did all the tests and found out i have a 2cm complex cyst on my right ovary Sent me home with pain meds and told me to get into see my OBGYN SO went there and told him my pain is really bad some days and i work i need something to get through the day plus i have three young kids who count on me to plan activities and such Well i went in and the doctor said i cant give you anything else and i don't think its that much pain, pretty much saying there is no pain. Is anyone else on a pain med to control the pain? If so what kind and did you describe your pain that they understood? Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cyst pain is usually treated with over-the-counter pills. If it gets very severe, narcotic pain medications can be used. Your doctor, based on speaking with you (scale of 1 to 10 is the most common way pain is graded), decided that it's severe enough to justify highly addictive pain medications.

      If the pain suddenly gets worse, you should worry about ovarian torsion. This is when the ovary twists on its vessels, cutting off the blood supply. This can be diagnosed with ultrasound and is a good reason to visit the ER.

      The complex cyst does need to be followed up with ultrasound to make sure it goes away. If it doesn't, then the concern moves to tumor. So, make sure you get that followed up.

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

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

      Have you considered the natural approach? If you take a holistic approach to treating what really is a profound internal, metabolic and hormonal problem, you are much more likely to get results.

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

      Hope this helps, and good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst should I request CA 125 test?
    I was recently diagnosed with a 4 cm complex ovarian cyst in one ovary and several smaller cysts in the other ovary. I have several of the cyst/possible ovarian cancer symptoms, such as abdominal pain, back pain, bloating, weight gain, fatigue and just not feeling right. So I went to my gyno and I have a COMPLEX ovarian cyst. She immediately scheduled me for a ultrasound that I go to tomorrow. I am wondering if I should request the CA 125 blood test also. I am only 31, so not in the high risk age group. From what I have read the CA 125 can be unreliable for my age. However I do have other risk factors, colon and breast cancer run on both sides of my family. I am not sure what the progression is of medical procedures,, once they do the ultrasound, then what? Is that when they "know" or do they have to do other procedures before they can tell me without a doubt its benign? When would a CA 125 test normally be taken? Any helpful advice would be great, I know these things are usually benign but from what I have read the complex ones are the " bad" cysts and I want to be an advocate for my own health, I don't want to fall through the cracks. Thanks,

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

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

  10. QUESTION:
    Should I get a second opinion about this complex cyst?
    A month ago, I went to the meergency room with severe abdominal pain (thought it was appendicitis). I was given a barium enema (OUCH!). When it came back it said I didn't have that, but I had a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary measuring 3.5cm. Last week, I went to my doctor who said they would do a sonogram in a month to see if it has grown. I got a copy of the films, and it shows what I think seems like alot of free fluid (ascites?) is there supposed to be any?) I have used this information and done some research on ovarian cysts and the symptoms, but it always seems to go back to ovarian cancer. I am 32 yo. I have no risk factors for ovarian cancer, but I am scared to death. As I sit here now, I just want to cry. Should I get a second opinion on waiting a month, or should I just wait the month and see what happens? I have read so much about OC being misdiagnosed or overlooked until it was too late. I really am at a loss, and would feel better if I could just get some opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no relationship between an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer.
      Almost all women have an ovarian cyst at one time or another. Usually, we just don't know about it, because they usually resolve on their own.

      3.5 cm really isn't very big. Nobody would want to operate on that, unless it persisted, and did not resolve.
      Free fluid around the cyst could indicate that it ruptured. That's not a bad thing -- it's the normal process. Once it ruptures it goes away.

      Usually ovarian cysts are managed expectantly, which means "wait and see." If it grows, then it may need surgery. If it goes away, then great.
      Sometimes oral contraceptive pills are given. This hormonal cycling can help a cyst to resolve.

      Finally, let me reassure you that a cyst looks different from cancer on an ultrasound. A cyst is fluid-filled, and looks black. Cancer is a solid mass which is grey and not well-defined.
      Talk to your doctor (NOT the emergency room people) about how to manage this. You really do not want unnecessary surgery.

  11. QUESTION:
    back pain and nausea with ovarian cyst?!!?
    i'm 29 and was diagnosed with a 4cm complex ovarian cyst (my first one) on my rt ovary about 2 weeks ago. My dr is running blood tests to make sure it's not cancerous (which i'm totally freaked out over). she also told me that it's filled with blood and some solid matter (not sure what that is)

    they are waiting 5 more weeks to do an ultrasound again to see if it shrinks-if not, they are going to take it out. I'm not sure I can wait that long-i'm miserable!!

    I know that pain in my side is normal along with some breast tenderness but I'm currently experiencing severe lower back pain that radiates to both sides of my back along with a pulling sensation and cramping in my rt inner thigh. is this normal?

    also-anytime i try to eat or drink anything-i get really nauseated (it's really bad). I haven't had much of an appetite either. is this normal too?

    any insight would be greatly appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, that all sound normal with having an ovarian cyst...it might even effect your bladder...
      Is your doc. giving you any meds. to shrink the cyst or is he/she just watching it. It wouldn't hurt to get a 2nd opinion...& talk to a naturepath/holistic practitioner.
      Naturopathic physicians are specialists in preventative care, using nutrition, exercise, herbal and homeopathic remedies, physical modalities such as massage therapy, clinical hypnosis and many other tested natural therapies to allow the body to heal itself! The body will heal itself, given the proper stimulus! Naturopathic physicians, although trained to use common diagnostic procedures such as X-ray, MRI, Cat-scan and the like, use natural diagnostic procedures. One of the most accurate and encompassing is the use of TISSUE MINERAL (hair) ANALYSIS.
      Hope this helps some... :)

  12. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst?
    I recently went to the doctor as I had this sharp sting pain in my left side and feeling like I have a full bladder all the time. My doctor sent me for an ultrasound which revealed a 4.5cm complex haemorrhagic ovarian cyst on my left ovary. I have to go for another ultrasound in 6 weeks to see whether the cyst has gone away or not. In the meantime my doctor has prescribed some pain killers for me and has put me on the birth control pill to see whether the cyst would go away. I didn't really want to go on the pill as a few years ago when I took it I became very emotional, moody, had lots of headaches and had no sex drive. I discussed this with my doctor and he advised that the birth control pill I used back then was a very strong pill and that the pill he prescribed to me now is not as strong. I have found out that taking birth control pills doesn't guarantee that cysts would never return again, but are there any other ways or options to consider instead of having to take the pill?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a small functional ovarian cyst that is not causing any problems, your doctor may recommend a “watch and wait” approach. That is, you may need to return for a follow­up examination or ultrasound after one or two menstrual cycles, when there is a good chance that the cyst will have dissolved. Your doctor may suggest you avoid intercourse during this time, since it can cause a cyst to rupture. If the cyst grows, especially if it becomes larger than about 2 inches, it may need to be removed surgically. It may take a few months of using birth control pills before your cysts clear up. Your doctor can determine if the pills have been successful by repeating the pelvic exam, the ultrasound, or both. Your cysts may or may not return once you stop taking birth control pills. You can decide with your doctor how long you wish to stay on the pills.

  13. QUESTION:
    when does a complex ovarian cyst become a danger to just leave alone.?
    I have had a complex ovarian cyst on the right side, for over 2 years that is diffidently painful at times, including pain in the groin. It seems to be growing and then shrinking but never the less it doesn't go away. It has gone from 8x5 cm to 2x2 or there abouts, but is still carrying solid mass within. I already went in for an oopherectomy but when he went in, it was the left ovary that seemed to be more at risk and he took that out instead, leaving the right one in and that was the problem in the first place. After the oopherectomy, the right side cyst started giving me problems again, yet i am still not willing to go back in for another oopherectomy to now take out the right one. The other day the oncologist suggested Lupron, though i said yes, i now have done enough research to realize that i may not be the best candidate being that every symptom these people speak of having on posts are already symptoms i deal with. So i don't want to do that now either. Even though i have a lot of pain and it actually is going down into my groin on the right side, i just want to let it be. Am i taking a risk? The doctor doesn't think its cancer, he said i am too young (41) but they have said that before based off statistics and i did have it, luckily it hadn't spread AT ALL. What could be the outcome of just leaving a complex ovarian cyst alone when the doctor says he is pretty sure it is not cancer? And how do they know its not cancer? Also, do benign ovarian cysts ever have the possibility of becoming malignant with time or no?

    • ANSWER:
      Functional ovarian cysts are the most common type of ovarian cyst. They usually disappear by themselves and seldom require treatment. Growths that become abnormally large or last longer than a few months should be removed or examined to determine if they are a sign of a more serious condition.

  14. QUESTION:
    Surgery for endometriosis and/or ovarian cysts?
    Went to my gyn yest. We've been following a complex ovarian cyst (chocolate). It has doubled in size in two months and is now 5 cm, though it doesn't hurt. (I had a simple one rupture two months ago and the pain nearly killed me! That's when he found this one.) I now have a smaller cyst on the other ovary, as well. I had a hysterectomy a year ago, if that matters.

    Somewhere (I'm really confused right now) endometriosis fell into the mix. So now he wants to do a lap and take both of my ovaries and the existing endo. Says the hormones from the ovaries feed the endo and if we remove the food source, then the endo won't come back. His focus seems to be more on the endo rather than the cysts, but he says no hurry (six months).

    After taking my ovaries, he wants to put me on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). (I'm only 40.) That makes NO sense to me because isn't the idea of getting rid of the ovaries to eliminate the hormones that feed the endo? I'm also afraid of HRT because of all the horror stories, but maybe today's technology has changed all of that. Doc says most of that is hype from the "bio-identical" developers or whatever you call them.

    I've been with this doc for nine years and he has never pushed surgery or anything else. Even w/ the hysterectomy, he mentioned it as an option for years (due to pain), but always just said "when you're ready".

    Again, I am in no pain at this time and haven't been since the rupture. However, if I actually need to do this, then I need to do it asap because of insurance. Otherwise I wouldn't even think about it unless/until I started hurting.

    I think that covers it, but let me know if you need more info and I'll edit. Thanks.

    Anyone have any experience and/or advice? Is there a physician on board?? :-)

    • ANSWER:
      I would really get a second opinion. Are there any endo centres near you or Doctors that specialize in Endo?

      A chocolate cyst is an endometrioma, which is Endometriosis - so that is where Endometriosis comes in.

      I read that the body can create a synthetic form of Estrogen which is the reason why women who have had a hysterectomy sometimes have the Endo return.

      As far as HRT goes, my Doctor said that the synthetic type is the one with the bad name as it can lead to other problems, but that "natural" type is not known to cause other problems.

      Also, when they put you on the HRT, I believe - you will have to check this, that the level of Estrogen is too low to affect Endo.

      Have you had kids yet?

      as for the cysts, did he call them simple or functional? Most women have functional cysts around the time of their cycle.

      I'm just a little confused though, you said that you had a hysterectomy a year ago? Did they leave both ovaries?

      Please try the websites below for factual info as I would hate to be offering you wrong info.

      Please get a second opinion and check the facts for yourself before you make a decision.

      Take Care, Cindy

  15. QUESTION:
    I have a complex ovarian cyst. Please Help!?
    I was diagnosed with a complex ovarian cyst on my right side back in August and I still have pain. The pain calmed down, but the past two months ive been in so much pain laying on my right side, standing up for a long time, even when I work out my leg hurts. Does it go away or should I seek medical help?

    • ANSWER:
      Seek medical help. That's the only way you can be rid of the pain that's plaguing you.

  16. QUESTION:
    complex ovarian cyst question?
    in january i was diagnosed with a complex cyst on my right ovary and in may my doctor requested that i get another ultrasound to find out wether it got smaller or bigger ,, 2 days ago i went to see my doctor and she told me that my ultrasound came up normal with no internal echoes but im still experiencing pain and she told me that i have a small labothian cyst on my cervix... why would i still be experiencing pain .. could i have been miss diagnosed??

    • ANSWER:
      What happens with mine is that they end up exploding, and the pain stays for about a week or even two. The pool of blood sitting where it was ends up hurting just as much as the cyst did.
      If not, go back to the doc!
      Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    complex ovarian cyst?
    I went to the ER yesterday because I had a sudden pain in my stomach that didn't ease up. They did an internal ultrasound and found that I have multiple cysts on my left ovary, one measuring 2in. by 1in. that demonstrates some heterogeneity with internal septation and complex echoes. I also have multiple cysts on my right ovary that they described the pattern as being unremarkable. I'm not sure what all this means and it kind of sounds scary. I have an appointment with a gyn. on Friday. I had asked the ER doctors a few questions but they didn't seem to want to answer any of them and just wanted to rush me out. I have had similar pains for nearly 2 years before now and had went to the ER and my gyn. when they first began, but it was written off as ovulation pain. Could this have somehow been treated before so many cysts developed and gotten so large? I am also wondering if this could be the reason I have been unable to concieve and if it will prevent it in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      If your doctor couldn't tell you I would go to a different doctor, probably a gynicologist. I think that your cysts could have been avoided if they were caught earlier. If you have cysts on both ovaries then this is probably why you couldn't concieve and they might have to remover your ovaries to remove the cysts so you might not be able to concieve either.

      I hope this helps you.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can a simple ovarian cyst turn into a complex ovarian cyst almost 3x the size within a matter of 2 months?
    I went to a new gynecologist in December 08 due to about 5 months of continual symptoms dealing with the pelvic area pain and nausea. I told the doctor that i believed i had a cyst. The sonogram he requested for me revealed a 2x4cm SIMPLE cyst. He did not tell me cause did not think it was important to tell me being it was "only" a simple cyst. I happened to find out while i was reading the report myself. This gynecologist did tell me i had gallstones and i should get in touch with my primary care doctor, which the report also revealed. All the doctors i saw and no one attributed the symptoms to anything but possibly and most likely the gallstones. I had the surgery a month later to take the Gallstones out because i was advised that it would more than likely relieve me of my nausea and pain. 3 weeks after this easy surgery i was vomiting nonstop and back in the hospital in pain, severe nausea and severely dehydrated. They released me after the moment they got the new sonogram report stating i now had a 8x5.6cm COMPLEX ovarian mass on my ovary. I was referred to immediately consult a gynecologist/oncologist. I was told by the oncologist that it needs to be removed and they will not know if it is cancer until they get to it. He was surprised the General surgeon did not see the mass while having the surgery. Then he said that the General surgeon said there was too much scarring in the pelvic area to see it, because of a past surgery. I have all the symptoms that say ovarian cancer. Is it possible that this cyst changed so drastically in such a short time? Is it also possible that the Gall bladder surgery put more stress on my immune system and possibly made it grow more rapidly? Especially if it IS cancer? Or is there a mistake done in the first ultrasound that did not find the solid features of the cyst? And why would a gynecologist think that they can decide what is important to tell me and what isn't? How could he think that it would be unimportant to tell me i had a cyst? By the way that previous surgery was due to a radical hysterectomy from cervical cancer 12 years ago. The ovaries were left in. With so many symptoms that reflect ovarian cancer at this point what are the chances that it is not cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Most ovarian cancers happen in women over the age of 50 - the risk increases for older women (BBC News)
      About 25% of ovarian cancer deaths occur in women between 35 and 54 years of age. By the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it has usually spread beyond the ovaries. There are often no symptoms until late in the disease process. More than half of women who get ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. As with most cancers, the earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the chance for survival. (MedlinePlus)
      Ovarian cancer is often fatal because it is usually advanced when diagnosed. Symptoms are usually absent in early stage and nonspecific in advanced stage. Evaluation usually includes ultrasonography, CT or MRI, and measurement of tumor markers (eg, cancer antigen 125). Diagnosis is by histologic analysis. Staging is surgical. Treatment requires hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, excision of as much involved tissue as possible, and, unless cancer is localized, chemotherapy.(Merck)
      CA-125 test may be done to rule out the possibility of ovarian cancer.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CA-125
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007217.htm
      Please note that I am not a medical professional. My answer contains basic information only. If you are concerned about your health, you should consult your doctor.

  19. QUESTION:
    complex ovarian cyst, laparoscopy? way more details- included and needed!? please, please help.?
    Well. Back in March, I was out of town for a cheerleading competition. We arrived after a 3.5 hour car ride in the early evening. It was near the time my period was scheduled to start, so when I started getting cramp-like pains I just figured it was PMS. As the night went on it became more evident that it was in my lower right abdominal and it was excruciating. Definitely the worst pain I've ever had in my life. (By the way, I am 14 years old, I was 13 at the time of this incident) I couldn't walk, stand or stretch out my body. This was a huge competition and I am a stubborn person, so convinced my parents that it wasn't a huge deal, I'd be fine and I didn't need to go to the ER. Now I'm wishing I would have. Anyway I eventually fell asleep, woke up the next morning 100% fine. I was puzzled but ended up just being happy it was over and forgetting about it. Recently, the pains had returned, though not nearly as bad. The other day it felt more like a burning sensation, and we finally went to the ER. I got an ultrasound and revealed a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary. Whether that explains this or not I guess that means it has solid and fluid components in it. It is around 36mm x 35mm x 44mm. Those aren't the exact measurements, but close enough. The ultrasound also revealed fluid outside of the ovary which means that it is leaking or busted somewhat or something. I am returning to get another ultrasound in about a month to see if the cyst is shrinking and is dissolving on its own. If it is not, my doctor said they would most like perform a laparoscopy, but that will not be concluded until after we find out what the next ultrasound reveals. My question is: what the HECK is a laparoscopy? I really just want to know exactly what the procedure is. Sorry I wrote so much, I'm just so worried. My lower right abdominal is aching as I type. Any information is appreciated. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The repeat ultrasound is a good idea. If the pain you felt was due to bleeding into an ovarian cyst, the cyst may resolve within the next month. If the cyst remains and is complex at that time perhaps laparoscopy would be useful. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure whereby the surgeon inserts a laparoscope into the abdomen through a small incision in the lower abdomen and the surgeon directly looks at the ovaries. This is done under general anesthesia.

  20. QUESTION:
    I was diagnosed with Complex Ovarian Cyst?
    Okay so I went to the hospital 2 weeks ago going on 3. I was diagnosed with complex ovarian cyst. So the next day I go to the ob/Gyn and he said there should be nothing to worry about that the cyst had ruptured and that's why I was in so much pain that it will leave by itself fast since the fluid is coming out. Well I still have a lot of pain on my right side. Should I get a second opinion? He didn't give me antibiotics. Was he suppose to? Please help me out. I just wanna know if I should take this seriously or wait till the pain goes away! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Complex ovarian cyst just means it's a little more than a simple cyst. A simple cyst is just a single bag of fluid. A complex cyst might have blood or clot in it, or septations dividing it into smaller compartments, or solid components.

      Cysts can cause a lot of pain sometimes when they rupture. You should not need antibiotics, as they are not usually due to infections.

      However, most doctors I work with want to follow up a cyst, especially if complex, just to make sure it goes away. They usually do this in 2-3 months. Since you're still having a lot of pain, I'd call him up and let him know. He will probably do another ultrasound just to make sure things are ok. Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried a holistic approach to get rid of a Complex Ovarian Cyst?
    4 days ago I woke up in excruciating pain and went to the ER. They diagnosed me with a Complex Ovarian Cyst (not sure which one yet) that is 9cm by 5.5cm...They say it's pretty large. I can't do anything without being in pain so I have to sit on the couch and have my mother and boyfriend take care of my son and wait on me hand and foot! I'm 26. I have called my doctor to set an appt to go back in and they can't get me in until Dec 6th..2.5 weeks! I called the ER, other docs and they say since it's getting good blood flow it's not an emergency. But I can't even function! I read about holisitic approaches, but the websites want you to buy the book. I just wondered if anyone has tried anything and what it was. It couldn't hurt! and I want to feel better, so I can enjoy life. I can't believe they are letting me suffer like this. Anyway, Please, I'll try almost anything!

    • ANSWER:
      I really wish for your sake there were better ways or alternative ways to help with an ovarian cyst. The problem is that to get treated correctly, you need to know what sort of cyst it is. The only treatment that will help you at the moment would be surgical removal of the cyst. As some ovarian cysts will resolve themselves without outside help, most doctors prefer to wait a bit to see if that won't happen. Which is actually rather a type of holistic treatment, it's giving your body a chance to handle things for itself instead of leaping in to do things. As long as the ovary itself has good blood supply, that can happen. I realize it grates on you to have to be so dependent on others for care at the moment, but sometimes that is simply the best way to do things. I'm sure you will be willing to return the favor for them someday. Today is just your turn. The best way at the moment is to remain at rest, eating properly and providing your body with the chance to heal itself. Honestly you'd be surprised at how well the body does that, without the need for our outside help. Often our efforts to help are more hindrance than help anyway. When you see the doctor again in December, that will be the time to evaluate the next step. It may involve a laproscopic procedure to remove the cyst. Then they can determine the possible cause, and that will tell you what is best to do next. If it is a dermoid cyst, likely nothing more will be needed. If it is a non-functional cyst, you may be offered birth control pills to prevent ovulation, which naturally causes a luteal cyst to form. But at the moment, rest is your best treatment. I know, it doesn't sound like you are doing anything helpful. But from your body's standpoint, if you are resting, it can concentrate more of the effort on dealing with that cyst. Hope it shrinks for you, or is easily removed. And until you see the doctor again- rest, and enjoy the pampering. Soon enough you will be on your feet, and can repay.

  22. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP! OVARIAN CYST PAINFUL (complex cyst)?
    Hello, I recently went to the ER and the CAT scan & ultrasound revealed I have a golf ball size 'complex' ovarian cyst. It was excruciatingly painful for a couple days during my period, now it is just uncomfortable if something presses against it. I have no insurance and the surgery is at least 10,000 dollars (unaffordable) and I desperately want to know if anyone out there knows of a non-surgical, natural (food, vitamins, etc.) that might naturally dissolve or shrink this disgusting thing inside that's hurting me, and I dread what pain will I endure on my next menstrual cycle. :-( PLEASE ADVISE! Any suggestions welcome!!!

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Natural cures/treatment for complex ovarian cyst?
    I went to my ob/gyn yesterday, and he said I have a complex ovarian cyst the size of a softball on my right ovary. I've had some pain with it lately (backaches mostly) and am now really worried. I had to get a CA 125 blood test yesterday. I don't have the results yet. I have to make an apt with a gyn oncologist today. Have any of you went through this and found any natural cures that do not require surgery, pills, etc? I am all for herbal treatment or diet change. I am just nervous about surgery or other pills. I want to have another baby and am scared this is going to affect my fertility.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of women with ovarian cysts have been able to get pregnant - in many cases it will not interfere with conception, although each case is different & it does depend on the type of cyst.

      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.

      Personally 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    Risk of Complex Ovarian Cyst Rupturing? Softball size...?
    I have a softball sized complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary. I have an apt at the gyn oncologist in four days... should I be concerned with it rupturing? I am having a lot of back pain from it... any advice on natural cures/treatment or personal stories would be appreciated. Thanks.
    FYI- mine is not 'draining' it is rapidly growing. It has grown from a golf ball size to softball in about 6 months. My apt monday with the oncologist will tell more of what type it is... i'm sure they will recommend surgery asap.

    • ANSWER:
      If your pain is more than it has been, you don't need to wait a cyst that size can cause your ovary to twist around and cut off it's own blood supply which left unattended can cause some very serious complications..don't drink alcohol you might need emergency surgery.
      It's not so rare, I had it happen to me twice.

  25. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Cyst?
    Im 16 and have had really bad pains in my stomach since july last year! i did many test and had a few operations and after a CT scan they found a cyst on my right ovary.
    i then had to get an ultrasound which confirmed i had a complex ovarian cyst and now they're sending me back for another ultrasound.

    why are they doing this?
    what could it be?
    is it cancerous?
    and what do they mean about it being complex?
    sorry about the questions.
    im just really curious

    • ANSWER:
      i had a best friend with the same thing and she had numerous cysts and had surgery to remove them, at first she went 2 years making bowel movements ever week (hopefully she says) and in the end when she got the surgery due to her being afraid of doctors and not having insurance she got them all removed and she is cyst free but no one knows but her if she is able to have babies ( she had them on her ovaries) and she wont tell and if you bring it up she gets real upset so i guess we all know the answer, which is a shame because she became a kindergarten teacher she is only 25

      but on a lighter note i have a cousin that is 16 just like you that gave my family and yet alone me a scare because she went to the nurse at school with pains and she ended up with a cyst on her ovaries and it was nothing and i was so scared due to what i knew about my girlfriend
      so please dont think its a joke " one ended up bad and one ended up as nothing" i hope yours is nothing too but no one is gonna know anything unless you keep up with the dr dont wait till it is too late please

  26. QUESTION:
    solid complex ovarian cyst and scared?
    Im 42, 2 c-sections, the last c-section they removed my uterus due to placenta accreta but left my ovaries. Last 3 months when I ovulate I began having very bad pains in my right side. Went in for an ultrasound 3 weeks ago and an hour after the test was called saying Dr wanted to see me first thing in morning. My gyno then told me I had a 4cmx4cm solid cyst in my right ovary and it had to come out. It also could be cancer and she sent me right away for a ca-125 test. That came back a 3 which if you have been through this you know it really means nothing. The radiologist report which came in AFTER gyno told me this, said solid complex cyst and suggested waiting 6-8 weeks to repeat US. I then see a gyn/oncologist in Boston who initially tells me I can wait or have the surgery to see what it is. After he got the US pictures 2 days later he called me and said he strongly suggests surgery and that he would try to remove just the cyst if possible. I was going to have a 2nd opinion but feel that I will just be more confused after that and will stress harder. I cant find any reviews on this Dr because I think he only recently started working at Tufts coming from Colorado. He has been very nice and even called me yesterday to ask if I had any questions or had decided which way to proceed. I have scheduled the surgery for 2 weeks. He wants to see me Monday to sign consent forms and to also be able to sit down and ask any questions. Im also very nervous that if I have a lot of scar tissue that he wont get it laproscopically and will have to cut me vertically, ruining the body I have worked so hard on getting to look good. If its cancer, of course I wouldnt care where they have to cut but Im afraid he will do this and perhaps its nothing or maybe he isnt the best gyn/oncologist to perform this. Im so scared and confused. Anyone else go in for laporoscopy surgery and had scar tissue that caused the vertical cut?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had ovarian cancer. You definitely need the surgery to be done by a gyn-onc, so that's good that you have one. Gyn-oncs are very surgically skilled. I've had 4 surgeries with them, always with the same scar, and in surgeries 2, 3, and 4, I had tons of internal scar tissue, which they always clean up for me. If it appears you have cancer, they'd definitely turn it into a laparotomy, because they need to visualize the whole area and do "staging" surgery to make sure it hasn't spread. Even if they thought it MIGHT be cancer they'll usually do a laparotomy. So if they do it and it's "nothing" then they STILL did the right thing in doing the laparotomy, and it was NOT for nothing--they did it to give you the valuable information that your problem is localized. So I think you should resign yourself to that possibility as being the best for your welfare. You'll get your body back, it won't be ruined. Perhaps you can even ask for a tummy tuck after the surgery. The CA-125 of 3 is a good sign. I wouldn't say it means NOTHING. Typically even with a benign tumor, you'd expect a higher CA-125 than that. It's not definitive or diagnostic, but it is encouraging.

  27. QUESTION:
    Painful Ovarian Cysts I want my ovary gone!!!?
    For the past 9 years I have been dealing with chronic pain on my lower right side. It hurts to have a pelvic exam, and have sex and it always comes back to the cysts on my ovaries. At least once a week I am laid up in bed due to the pain and it is ruining my life. Recently just this week I have been to the ER twice and the doctors office twice. They say that they have ruled out every other abnormalities i.e. appendicitis, kidney stones, etc. but I have complex cysts on both ovaries. This pain is unimaginable and all they say I can do is take pain medicine. I am nauseous and get chills and know something is wrong but am told they have done all they can do. I don't know where else to turn. Please someone give me some advice. I have hopes for my future and am tired of the pain.
    I just found out today after another CT scan that my Mirena IUD has perforated my uterus....long holiday weekend...how high is my risk for infection waiting until tuesday when today is Saturday?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I've been diagnosed with my first ovarian cyst this week & I totally share your pain. If they are affecting your quality of life & your Dr. won't take them out, than i would think it's time to find a new OBGYN or a specialist surgeon to take them out. From what I've read it's not a difficult procedure and a few weeks in recovery certainly makes more sense than a lifetime full of suffering.

      Just try to remember these things are fairly common, but if it is causing you stress & pain you deserve to have them removed. Any good Doc or OBGYN should certainly be able to see that. I always find it's best to have a female OBGYN as they certainly see things from a more female perspective! Men just don't get it!

      I'm not sure if I've been much help, but please take time to find a good Dr who can take care of you properly, you deserve to live life to the fullest!

  28. QUESTION:
    Did somebody can recomend a good Gyno in area 75063 (Irving, Coppell, Lewisville, Carrollton, Grapevine)?
    Or a free site to find a good specialist doctor, Recommendations from patients.
    I have uterine fibrosis, and ovarian follicle maybe a complex ovarian cyst. Abdominal pain, mild, almost all the time. I did an ultrasound and a CT.

    • ANSWER:
      I go to Dr. Gary Rose in Lewisville. He is in the professional building attached to Lewisville Medical Center. I have went to him for years. He just did surgery on me and it went much better than expected. He is awesome. His phone number is 972-420-1470.

  29. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cyst- Complex 9.8 cm?
    6 weeks ago my gyno found a 7.9c m simple cyst. Today, she said it was now 9.8 cm and complex and that I need surgery. I have a very busy schedule. How long is too long to wait? I didnt get the chance to fully discuss this with her today. I would like to wait 6 weeks due to work related events that are upcoming.

    I have had NO PAIN and NO SYMPTOMS. She found the cyst at my annual visit. Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Cloudy Urine...Ovarian Cysts...PLEASE HELP!?
    Okay so long story short.....about a week before Christmas I was having really bad lower abdominal pain. Found out that I had a complex cyst on my left ovary. Doctor said it was common in women my age..not a big deal..as long as I'm not in pain it will most likely go away..and to follow up in a month with my regular OBGYN. So ....the pain went away I thought it was all good scheduled an appt. with my dr. for the end of this month as a follow up.
    BUT NOW...the past two weeks..the pain is back..not too bad but its there just like before ...just on the lower left side. And now when I go go the bathroom my pee is kind of cloudy. There is no pain when I pee or discoloration...just kind of cloudy.
    Has anyone experienced this? Could it be b/c maybe the cysts came back...or it is it something completly different?? I drink lots of water so the cloudyness isnt b/c im dehydrated. Please let me know if you have ever experienced any of the above. THANKS!
    No i'm not ony any antibiotics and I am going back to the doctor at the end of the month.

    • ANSWER:
      you mean you have POS(policystic ovarian syndrome)?, if thats what you mean, i have the same case.until now.its in both of my ovaries. my obgyne said its because i have irregular period(since 12yrs old i am irregular) means i have hormonal imbalance.thats why i have to take contraceptive pills to regulate my period evry month. i am currently taking medications now for my POS. but for me, i am not experiencing any pain in my upper or lower abdomen even before my obgyne had to do ultrasound on me and found out i have that case,its just a routine check-up for me, but the last time she found i have POS.she said it is curable and nothing to worry about, as long as i'll have proper medications and regular check-up to see if there is any improvements going on,and when my period regulates, my POS will most likely to go away. but what she said that if its left untreated, i may have difficulty to get pregnant.(i really hope not, i still want to have kids in the future ofcourse.im 27yrs old now, but still not married) by the way, i also dont have cloudy urine.i think if you have that, and you have pain in your lower abdomen, it might be some infection.so you must see a doctor to examine you. women are prone to infection like U.T.I because we have a shorter urethra than men. anyway, i hope you will get well soon.i know we will. good day!

  31. QUESTION:
    Complex Cyst Generally Dissolve With The Pill?
    Do these typically go away with birth control?
    I was diagnosed with a 4.8cm complex left ovarian cyst and was given ortho lo and tried that out for 3 months. I stopped taking it because I believe I bled (not spotting....I was soaking tampons) for about 2.5 months out of the 3! and I got killer cramps (on my left side) so, question is, before i can see the doctor for a sonogram later this wk, do cysts typically dissolve (being complex) with the pill? if there was pain and soo much bleeding for that long, does that mean the cyst is probably still there? lastly, what makes a cyst complex?

    thanks so so so much to those whom help!
    i'm 21 yrs old if that constitutes for anything!!!
    was diagnosed with this cyst October 14, 2007 and began taking the pill January 2008-March 2008 after I started my period again in January

    • ANSWER:
      If treatment with pills is not effective - most probably your doctor will recommend removal. But you should know that sometimes cysts are appearing before menstruation and disappearing after menstruation. In this cases you don't need any removal. In general you better read more about your menstrual cycle.
      Read more in http://www.menstrual-cycle.info developed by Prof.Dr. Gayane Dolyan.
      Be sure you will benefit from reading them.

      If my answer was helpful to you, please select it. Thank you.
      Be Healthy and Happy!

      It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.

  32. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries "heal and do what they do naturally" (my doctor's words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don't want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn't help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

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

      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.

      Hope this helps.

  33. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries "heal and do what they do naturally" (my doctor's words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don't want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn't help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body...
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed - Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules - up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good 'green drink' - health food stores - organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system...many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts...also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS...never buy into the concept that there's nothing you can do. EVER :o )

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    is this soreness caused by ovarian cysts?
    i have 2large complex cysts on my left ovary.i'm waiting for blood results to test for malignancy.they cause pelvic pain,pressure on my bladder/vagina,painful sex&urination,constipation,acne,sore boobs,bloating etc.for 3wks now my vagina's been very red&sore.no itching/odour/discharge so i doubt its thrush.i've tried yogurt,caneston&gels for bacterial vaginosis etc.nothing!its getting worse.std tests negative too.can this be from my cysts?thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      NO DEAR.OVARIAN CYSTS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS..........IT IS MOSTLY DUE TO INFECTION, MAY BE TRICHOMONAS SO YOU SHOULD USE METRONIDAZOLE (FLAGYL)..IT MAY BE ALSO DUE TO ALLERGY TO SOME VAGINAL MEDICATIONS OR TAMPOONS.........DO NOT WORRY....BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS COMPLEX CYST REMEVED ANYWAY ,SOON I PREFER. BEST OF LUCK

  36. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst ruptured should I be concerned?
    I had a complex ovarian cyst with septations and echoes measuring 4cm and was believed to be an endometrioma that was discovered in the beginning on November after my doctor ordered a transvag. ultrasound because she felt a mass and I was in excruciating pain when she did my pap-smear she thinks I have endometriosis. I experienced pain in my lower back that lasted for 10 days before my period came. The pain wasnt bad at first but it became excruciating the three days leading up to my period I couldnt sleep and was crying at times. I went for a follow-up ultrasound today and they said the cyst was gone and had probably ruptured. I won't hear the report from the ultrasound until next week but I am wondering/worried that if it was an endometrioma what will happen next? If all of the contents of the cyst spilled out into me does that mean I have more endo everywhere now? I have been having lower back pain again this month and my pelvic lymph nodes have been enlarged for a few months now.. Should I be concerned about a complex cyst rupturing? What can I expect for treatment if any besides for b/c pills?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm surprised that they didn't do surgery on you before it ruptured. What were they thinking?

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there any discharge after an ovarian cyst ruptures?
    I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts the last October, the one on my left ovary ruptured, but I did not know. I was also told that I have complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary.

    I was working out yesterday and all of the sudden I felt this cramp sharp like pain on my upper left pelvic side and then I went to the bathroom and I had brown charge.

    I know it is not my period, because I just had it on the 4th of this month.

    BTW, I am only 20 years old and not sexually active.

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst and enlarged lymph nodes what is going on with me?
    Recently found 4cm complex ovarian cyst with septations on my right ovary, extreme pain in my lower back for the past 10 days and sharp pains and sometimes constant pain in my lower abdomen/pelvis for a month now. My lymph nodes in my pelvic area are enlarged and about 1in long from what I can feel on each side. They have been enlarged for months now and I have one on the back of my neck as well... my doctor wants me to wait and do another ultrasound to see what happens with the cyst but I am in soo much pain and nothing has been prescribed.. what can I get over the counter for this? I have also had a sudden symptom of extreme fatigue for the past month and a half... What do you think is causing everything?
    I got my period today and I am having an unusual very heavy flow with lots of clots! I never have a heavy flow and never have clots.. Gross I am sorry but maybe this will help answer my question...
    Also, I get dizzy/lightheaded when I stand up and sometimes everything goes black for like 3 seconds when this happens as well. Its kind of scary.. never happened before..

    • ANSWER:
      Try a new doctor !

  39. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, headaches, weight loss, irregular cycles, severe acne, HELP!?
    I suffer from PCOS, fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis,TMJ, leaky gut, Carpal Tunnel, and an array of allergies. I started my period 10 days early last month on the 13th(unusual for me)bled for 7 days, then started again for a few days on the 27th. I have been experiencing this pulling sensation in between where my ribs meet in the middle of my abdomen, sharp pains at the bottom of my ribs on each side, and pain in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. Also dull aches and sharp pains in my lower back. My IC has been flaring up as well making my whole mid section just hurt like hell. Last time I had a sonogram done, it showed that I had bilateral complex ovarian cysts. Since then I have been taking 80 mg of Vitex 3 times daily. (about 3 months) All of my current symptoms felt similar to when I had cyst trouble before but the nausea was new. I had a CT scan and an intervaginal sonogram done assuming they would show some cysts. My doc went out of town before I could get the results from her, so my nurse called her and all she said was that my tests came back "Normal." It has been over 2 weeks now and my nausea is more intermittent, but I still have a lot of abdominal discomfort and fatigue. What in the world could be causing my symptoms if it's not my PCOS?! I've never had much trouble with indigestion or heartburn, I am taking a lot of vitamins and supplements recommended by my holistic doctor, I eat a very healthy low carb, low sugar diet, and the only prescription drug I take is low-dose Naltrexone. My conventional doctor is stumped, and I can't afford to see my holistic docs atm, so any help or info is much appreciated!
    Ok, so maybe not ANY info. Please only leave educated responses and no I am not pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      I am goign to shoot for an educational answer, but there are a lot of symptoms soI am kind of stumpted too.
      Has your doctor suggested doign a diagnostic laparascopic surgery? I think this could be really beneficial for you. If he is stumped based on the tests he has already given, this is one step further to help with a diagnosis.

      I don't belive it is related to your PCOS either...perhaps endometriosis, but that shouldn't affect the rib pain. Endo would have to be officaly diagnosed with the laproscopic surgery.

      Maybe getting a second opinion and starting over with the tests at a new doctor would be benefical for you? When I am not satisfied with a doctors answer, i move on to another one. Telling you that you are normal when you are in pain and feling sick means you aren't normal and they need to look harder.

      I am sorry I can't be much help. Good luck on your diagnosis.

  40. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst for almost 5 months?!!?
    I was diagnosed with a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary in January. At the time, it was about 4cm in size. My dr did a follow up ultrasound in Feb and it was still 4cm. He decided to let it be to see if it would dissolve on it's own. I hurt severely in Feb right before (and for the first few days after) my period. otherwise, it really didnt bother me (I had a few pains before my period last month).

    I just started my cycle today and I'm in alot of pain again!! not to mention, I'm severely nauseated (gets worse after I eat).

    my dr hasn't done anything with it b/c I didnt have symptoms so he thought it was gone-but I know that it's still there.

    how long can these things stick around? Is there a time-frame before my dr should just go in and remove it (5 months seems to long to me)? I'm also very worried about it rupturing-my dr said I would be in severe pain and I could bleed alot (the cyst has blood in it)

    i'm in alot of pain and scared-advice?!!

    • ANSWER:
      it can enlarge it can keep the same and it can regress in size

      it can twist and it can rupture and in both cases surgery is needed with bad consequences on future fertility
      i suggest you remove it now surgically with minimum problems better than living with a ticking bomb inside you

  41. QUESTION:
    I just found out I have an ovarian cyst thats a little bigger than 1 inch?
    Ive had the symptoms for about a month now..and just on saturday they found the cyst and that it is a complex cyst..I have major cramps and nothing helps them also the ER dr thinks that the cyst is leaking..my dr doesnt want to send me to a gyno for another month..to see if it goes away...well i figure ive had it for a month now since ive been in major pain..and he wants to wait one more freaking month!? if I have to put up with the pain...I dont want to wait that long...anyone else have this problem with their dr? What did you do?
    Ive had a pelvic ultrasound and a ct scan...the ultrasound didnt show much about the cyst..the ctscan showed that it is complex

    • ANSWER:
      I have ovarian cysts too and it can be very painful. I had one rupture before and it hurt so bad. It was intense pain and then went away after a couple hours. If it's leaking I can imagine that's painful. It could go away but I would go to the a gyno anyway and see what they think. Some doctors aren't that understanding of pain. If you're not dying they assume it can't be all that bad. The best thing would be to go to another doctor and tell them what is going on. I went to see a doctors and two nurse practitioners before I got answers, but I got them.

  42. QUESTION:
    too long to have ovarian cyst?!!?
    I was diagnosed with a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary in January. At the time, it was about 4cm in size. My dr did a follow up ultrasound in Feb and it was still 4cm. He decided to let it be to see if it would dissolve on it's own. I hurt severely in Feb right before (and for the first few days after) my period. otherwise, it really didnt bother me (I had a few pains before my period last month).

    I just started my cycle today and I'm in alot of pain again!! not to mention, I'm severely nauseated (gets worse after I eat).

    my dr hasn't done anything with it b/c I didnt have symptoms so he thought it was gone-but I know that it's still there.

    how long can these things stick around? Is there a time-frame before my dr should just go in and remove it (5 months seems to long to me)? I'm also very worried about it rupturing-my dr said I would be in severe pain and I could bleed alot (the cyst has blood in it)

    i'm in alot of pain and scared-advice?!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I'm sorry to hear about your pain. Ovarian cysts are common and many doctors will not recommend surgery unless they grow in size. They are painful; I know. My mother, cousin and a friend have or had them. They all described the same symptoms: painful menstruation, heavy bleeding, and a "pop" that they would feel prior to their period. If you are in a lot of pain, seek the advice from another physician. As for how long they will last, my mother was told by her OB/GYN that they feed off from the estrogen hormone, and for this reason, they disappear once the woman starts going through menopause as this lessens the availability of estrogen. My mother had an ovary removed, and then, cysts appeared on her remaining ovary. My mother sucked it up, unfortunately, but they did indeed disappear post menopause. My cousin had her's surgically removed, and my friend is still contemplating about removing it. Let me state that I've met other women with ovarian cysts, and all of them either were overweight before their surgery or became overweight afterwards. It's just an observation. Good luck! I hope I helped a bit.

  43. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst issue?!!?
    I was diagnosed with a 4cm complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary back in Feb. It hurt really bad that month but then the pain sort of went away after that so I didn't worry about it too much.

    Just today, it started hurting really bad again!! earlier (around 8pm-it's 3am now and i'm at work) I started feeling really nauseated, having palpitations (although my heartrate was 98 which is normal for me), and had a severe headache. about an hour later, my side started hurting again. i also had a little pain w/intercourse today.

    I was worried that the cyst might have ruptured but I've been told I would be in severe pain, be vomiting, and have uncontrollable vaginal bleeding-which I had none of these symptoms..

    this is my first cyst so not sure what to expect. why would the pain suddenly spring up again after being gone for a whole month? I had my period just fine last month (get it around the first week of the month so it's still 2 weeks away) w/no pain at all.

    advice?!!
    also-the pain is weird. for the past hour it's been a constant dull aching but earlier when it started it was occasional stabbing/pulling sensation.

    i've also drank 4 bottles of water (12 oz each) since 3pm and my side hurts when I urinate.

    and It's NOT my appendix-it was taken out when I was 4

    thanks for the advice guys and please don't answer if you are not going to help my situation-I dont need rude/immature answers

    thanks again!!!

    • ANSWER:
      the meaning of cyst is not like the figure in ur mind that it grow till being ruptured but rather collection of fluids separated by thin membrane emerged for unknown reason but causes and treatment relay on insulin resistance well any way the pain could be relieved by any non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug as ibuprofen and declofenac but i really recommend ketoprofen 100mg unless there is peptic ulcer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovarian_cyst

  44. QUESTION:
    Diagnosed with ovarian cyst?
    I was in the ER last Thursday night with abdominal pain, severe dehydration (have been having IBS diarrhea for several days - guessing from pain). With the CT scan - they found a 4x3.8cm complex ovarian cyst. Is this size common - my OB/GYN just wants me to take pain med until it goes away - is there reason she should be more concerned? I've been off the pill since April and last week was supposed to been when I would have gotten my period (still haven't gotten and I am not pregnant - confirmed by bllod test in ER)

    Also had elevated levels of SGOT and SGPT - and in all my past blood tests in the last 3 months (I had several) these were normal.

    I am anemic and have a prescription for an iron infusion?

    Please help - I feel really helpless - I am a health educator - so you can talk medical terms to me!

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I can't help with your question by in large, but here's what I can say.

      My mother has large ovarian cysts, just about the size of yours, and has lived with them her entire life. ALL women get them at some point, but usually they are just too small to notice, so it's not an uncommon thing to have happen. I was always worried about if I would get them because they can be hereditary. What my doctor did was put me on birth control! He said the hormones in birth control, for the most part, prevent cysts from even happening. Since you came off the pill that may have been what triggered it.

      They do go away on their own usually, and even if they don't the surgical removal is common and pretty low key. If you're worried and want a second opinion though, do it!

  45. QUESTION:
    Can a simple ovarian cyst turn into a complex cyst?
    I was recently referrered to specialists after having abdominal and pelvic pains and irregular periods.
    My report said my left ovary contains a 3.3cm simple cyst, and there was a trace of free fluid in the left adnexa and POD.
    What does this all mean!? Can it turn to a complex cyst??
    Im currently waiting to go back to the city where i live as im staying at my parents after nose surgery last week, so I will eventually go back to my doctors but im just curious for the time being.

    • ANSWER:
      It means that the cyst will probably rupture in the near future, adding to the fluid you already have. I am sure it can turn into a complex cyst, but I would suspect it won't. It may not even rupture, it may just shrink and go away. cysts are finicky things and have a mind of their own.

  46. QUESTION:
    possible pregnancy or from my ovarian cyst?!!?
    i was diagnosed with a 4cm complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary 2 weeks ago. the ultrasound report and my urine test both came back negative for pregnancy.

    i had my tubes tied in 2003 but my symptoms lately seem strange to me..

    -frequent urination
    -pulling sensation in my lower abdomen and inner thighs
    -lower back pain
    -severe nausea whenever i eat or drink (it's really bad like when i was pregnant before-i have 3 girls).
    -tender breasts
    -abdominal heaviness

    i got my period last thursday but it only lasted 2 days.

    i know the chances are like 1 in a million that i'd be pregnant but can a cyst mimic pregnancy symptoms?!!!

    thanks in advance!!!
    forgot to add that my tummy is getting bigger (and harder) and my pants are starting not to fit anymore (not really gaining alot of weight though).

    i'm a tiny girl (5"1 100 pounds) so it worries me that my stomach is getting bigger than normal

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have one similar big and still now i am pregnant.
      The thing with the cysts .. they are coming and going .. u will always have them , but there will be times when its just going away.. And then u can easily get pregnant. I know this from a gynecologist. A good doctor can help you.
      But, dont worry , its not impossible what you want :)

      P.S. a pregnancy can actually help you get rit of the cyst for good.
      Wish you good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Radiating pain in pelvic area...?
    I am a 21 one year old woman that has been diagnosed with two large ovarian cystadenomas (complex cysts) on her left ovary that cause intermittent torsion of the ovary. I have a laparoscopy scheduled for March 30th. Lately, I have been experiencing pain on my right side, in addition to the usual pain I experience on the left side. My question for you is could I be developing cysts on the right ovary? Or could the pain from my cysts on my left ovary be radiating to my right side?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Mass - Endometrioma or Functional Cyst?
    (Re-posted question. I posted last night but only had one response (Thanks for taking the time), but am posting again in the hopes of more responses)
    Hi,

    I was hoping that someone could provide me with some advice. Below are my reports, this has been going on for more than 10 months. I saw one Gynecological Oncologist and she said that the reports show functional cysts (despite having them for 10 months) that will go away by themselve and no treatment is needed. That was last week.

    I saw another Gynecological Oncologist this morning for a second opinion and she said that they are Endometrioma. She has scheduled an Trans-vaginal ultrasound for Jamuary 21, and I will get those results from her on February 4, 2009.

    I am completely confused. I do not know which one to trust. Worse still - will these continue to grow? What if they are neither? My CA125 was 63. My father died of colon cancer and my paternal Aunt of Breast Cancer.

    My first report dated February 8, 2008 states:
    Endometrium double layer thickness is just over 7mm.
    The uterus is anteverted with overall diameters 37x40x76mms. There
    appears to be a fibroid subserosal posterior at the fundus 24x19x14mms.
    In the cervix, there is a little cyst 8mms.
    The right ovary is 34x28x22mmx. Here we find 2 follicles or a
    biloculted cyst with a thick septum, more likely that these represent 2
    adjacent follicles.
    The septation between the two are little hyper vascular.
    The left ovary is 30x30x28mms contains a follicle 13x8mms.
    The cul-de-sac is clear and the bladder appear normal.

    Report 2 dated Sept 22, 2008:
    The uterus measures 7.7x4.8x3.7cm. There is a fibroid at the fundus
    measuring 2.2cm. Endometrial lining is 0.4cm. In both
    adnexa there are abnormalities. On the left there is a complex
    primarily solid but inhomogeneous irregular mass measuring
    6.1x4.1x3.7cm. On the right there is one measuring 2.5x2.4x2.3cm.

    * 17 hours ago
    * - 1 week left to answer.

    Additional Details

    16 hours ago
    Sorry, should have mentioned that I am 37 years old, have never had kids, and got my period when I was 13. Symptoms: bloating pelvic tenderness, lower back and leg pain, headaches, constant need to urinate (sometimes a lot, sometimes a false call!) and extremely tired. Very heavy and painful menses.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=19373
      This is a good summary on functional cysts as you see the raised CA125 can be a sign

      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/255865-overview
      This covers all kinds of cysts - and you can see quite a few of your symptoms are in their list.

      I think if either of them thought they were sinister findings you would be getting treated much, much quicker, so I don't think you need to worry.

      Oh, BTW, your fibroid is a reasonable sie and could definately be leading to heavy menses and you could also be anaemic

  49. QUESTION:
    Complex Cystic Hematoma?
    I had surgery 3 weeks ago for a 15cm ovarian cyst. I am still in pain so my dr sent me for another ultrasound, and they found a 4cm "complex solid and cystic structure." It says it is a "persistent, albeit smaller cystic structure...and...the appearance is felt to be that of a slowly resolving hematoma." It also states the lesion is not decreasing in size, and an MRI should be performed to evaluate for another pathological process.

    The radiologist didnt want to commit to it being a hematoma, given my history of ovarian cysts.

    Is it likely that this will resolve on its own?? or will i need surgery?? Also, do hematomas look like complex cysts on ultrasound?
    they didnt take it out because its grown since my surgery. it wasnt there before

    • ANSWER:
      A hematoma is basically a bruise, a sac of blood caused by a small injury, usually during surgery. They can look like complex cysts because of the mixture of blood products, solid and fluid, found in them.

      I don't quite understand why they didn't take out the 4 cm cyst when they did the larger one - is it on the other ovary?

      There is a good chance a hematoma will resolve on its own. There is also a good chance a cyst could resolve. You should keep in close follow up with your doctor and have another ultrasound after one or two cycles (periods) to see if there is any change in it. It will take a little time to see what is going on with it.

      If it doesn't resolve or if it gets bigger, then I wouldn't be surprised if your doctor recommended another surgery.

  50. QUESTION:
    Should I be worried about ovarian cancer?
    I went to the doctor for pain in my lower back and right side. I thought I had a kidney infection, but my UA is normal. I am tired all of the time. They found a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary. My mother and aunt have both had ovarian/uterine/cervical cancers. The doctor didn't check my C 125 and is putting me on hormones for a couple of months. I am only 30 and I have two young children should I be concerned enough to get a second opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      I would get a second opinion.
      However, being as young as you are, it is highly unlikely that you have ovarian cancer.
      This is mostly an older woman's cancer.

      My mother got this cancer at age 60 - her symptoms were enlarged abdomen and she could not eat very much without feeling full. Also, she had to urinate a lot.
      There is not a real effective test to tell if a woman has ovarian cancer - only exploratory surgery.
      There are a few tests they can do - ultrasound, C125.
      Get a second opinon and ask for an ultrasound and the C 125 test.
      Take Care.


Complex Ovarian Cysts And Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with a complex cyst on one or both of your ovaries then you must be feeling quite unwell and maybe even scared.

Let's take a good look at what sort of treatment is available and what you should not be considering.

First, what exactly are the symptoms of a complex cyst?

Well, you may be quite familiar with ovarian cysts already and as you probably know they are two little sacks filled up with some watery liquid. They can develop on one or both of the ovaries and there is a wide range of different cysts.

As far as the symptoms are concerned some women never experience anything at all. Lucky them! This is of course not your case I suppose and you may have experienced pelvic and lower back pain. You may possibly have had some bleeding and pain during sexual intercourse. In short, most of the symptoms associated with complex ovarian cysts most particularly are not nice and you really do need to look at a cure.

Well the usual treatments that doctors offer are based upon traditional medicine and you are very likely to be given two different choices.

1. surgery
2. hormonal therapy

Now, the question is; do they really work?

The answer is yes and no. Why do I say so?

I say so simply because surgery and hormonal therapy don't work the long-term. They can offer short relief, which is always welcome of course but then in 90% of the cases, the symptoms will come back and more cysts will develop.

This is clearly not what you're looking for but thank God some new therapies have been developed and millions of women suffering from the same condition have managed to successfully reduce their symptoms and then eradicate their cysts for good.

What are these methods and how do they work?

These are natural treatments which are used to target the root causes of the condition. You may be aware that the main reason why cysts develop is due to a hormonal imbalance and it is therefore very important to restore the balance within your system in order to stop the cyst from developing and making your life hell.

So, I suggest you make the decision to try natural treatments in order to eradicate your complex ovarian cysts because in all honesty, traditional medicine has not proven successful yet and the thousands of women who used to suffer from the same condition are now enjoying their new freedom thanks to this more natural and holistic approach.

If ovarian cysts are making your life miserable and you want to get rid of them then you must take action TODAY.Natural remedies will shrink and get rid of your cysts for good. Alternatively, you can also visithttp://naturaltreatmentforovariancysts-yoan.blogspot.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Cysts- are there alternatives to surgical removal?
    I've been doing some reading on ovarian cysts, and the answer that keeps coming up for complex cysts is surgical removal, most often by laparoscopy. This is done due to concerns about ovarian cancer. But aren't there other options available? And how do they know that a cyst should be removed, particularly if it is multi-compartmental?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had a number of complex ovarian cysts that have caused me a lot of pain, once with a 7.7cm cyst they decided to perform surgery (laparoscopy) to remove the cyst but before they got that far my cyst ruptured and I had emergency surgery (laparoscopy).

      In April this year I had another complex ovarian cyst that was 4.6cm but my doctor and gyno recommended going on the birth control pill to see whether it would resolve on it's own and if it didn't that they would do another laparoscopy to remove it. The last scan I had said that the cyst had kept growing and was 5.1cm, but a week later it once again ruptured, although I didn't need emergency surgery again.

      I guess it depends on the type of cyst, the size and whether or not it causes pain. Most of the cysts I have had has caused me intense pain, however some of them were only about 3.5cm (which my doctor says is not big enough to really operate for) they usually wait a cycle or two to see if they go away on their own as they most often usually do (go away on their own).

      I hope this helped answer your question. If you have any further questions regarding ovarian cysts, please feel free to email me anytime (the link to my email is in my profile).

      Good luck :)

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the risk of leaving a complex ovarian cyst alone?
    I am wondering what the risk of just leaving a complex cyst alone is? I am tired of dealing with this situation and if i can deal with the pain and if the chances are slim of it being cancer then what is the point? I know most would chose to do something about it, but i am just wondering if a complex cyst can turn to cancer after a period of waiting if it wasn't cancerous in the first place? And what is the point if the odds are against it being cancerous anyhow?

    • ANSWER:
      It is unlikely that an ovarian cyst will be cancerous, but a complex ovarian cyst is likely to keep increasing in size, causing pain & discomfort, and it may rupture if it is not treated. A large ruptured cyst can be life threatening, so you really do need some form of treatment. It sounds as if you have had this condition for a while - many women do, because with conventional treatment the cyst often comes back again. To get a permanent solution you need to tackle the underlying causes, not just the symptoms - the natural holistic approach does this and many women have had great results with it.

      The site below has more details if you are interested. Hope you feel better soon, and good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    I have ovarian cysts since last june, negative ca-125 what are the chances itis cancer?
    The doctor says he THINKS it's not ovarian cancer but cant be sure, they are complex cysts liquid and solid 5cm by 8 cm, I am very tired all the time and keep having anxiety attacks and wonder if it is related also?
    ok i am 30 so I'm not menopausal - and the cysts have basically stayed the same size since last june..... I need to have my uterus out so they will take the cysts then in like another month... but I am like totally freaking out until then.....

    • ANSWER:
      Since LAST JUNE?! what in hell is the matter with your OB/GYN? I had cysts that size ( like a grapefruit each on both sides and one of those had something growing on it!) and mine did surgery within a MONTH ( but only because one actually started to leak blood, I wanted to wait a little longer so my then fiancee could be there with me),to get them out because I was so uncomfortable and it sounds like you are too. I am of childbearing age though, and have not had my first child yet and they wanted to make sure I could still bear children because they knew how important that is to me, its the thing dearest to my heart.

      ANYWAY,
      See if they can move up your surgery date. I really would . No sense in being in pain and suspense any longer than you have to.

  4. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst should I request CA 125 test?
    I was recently diagnosed with a 4 cm complex ovarian cyst in one ovary and several smaller cysts in the other ovary. I have several of the cyst/possible ovarian cancer symptoms, such as abdominal pain, back pain, bloating, weight gain, fatigue and just not feeling right. So I went to my gyno and I have a COMPLEX ovarian cyst. She immediately scheduled me for a ultrasound that I go to tomorrow. I am wondering if I should request the CA 125 blood test also. I am only 31, so not in the high risk age group. From what I have read the CA 125 can be unreliable for my age. However I do have other risk factors, colon and breast cancer run on both sides of my family. I am not sure what the progression is of medical procedures,, once they do the ultrasound, then what? Is that when they "know" or do they have to do other procedures before they can tell me without a doubt its benign? When would a CA 125 test normally be taken? Any helpful advice would be great, I know these things are usually benign but from what I have read the complex ones are the " bad" cysts and I want to be an advocate for my own health, I don't want to fall through the cracks. Thanks,

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    if a complex ovarian cyst ruptures will it destroy your reproductive system?
    and does a complex cyst more than likely indicate cancer?

    please answer both questions!!!
    I was diagnosed with a complex ovarian cyst prior to my laparoscopy,and the surgeon just left it there
    why would he do that??

    ok,so,please answer all 3 parts!!
    but they didnt give me any medicine!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi.
      The surgeon probably left it there because of the size of the cyst, and possibly the type of cyst.

      I had a large cyst that was to be removed laparscopically, and when he went in to do it, he discovered that it was a dermoid cyst.

      Dermoid cysts are filled with things like hair-gross.

      I had to do a laparotomy, because they did not want to run the risk of it rupturing during laparscopic surgery.

      I was glad for their caution, because as it turned out, the large cyst I had was a mucinous cyst with borderline malignancy.

      Had they done the laparscopic, all those pre-cancerous cells would have been flying through my body.

      As for whether it likely indicates cancer, that can't really be answered until they send it to pathology. Cancer is a weird disease, and different for every person. One person may have a tiny cyst that looks to be a normal, functional cyst. If removed, it may be cancer.

      Another person may have a giant cyst that is nothing at all, but a huge pain.

      Pathology will biopsy the tissue and determine if there was something there.

      And, your other question about the reproductive system, you have two ovaries, and as long as you have one working ovary, you can still get pregnant.

      Good luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    Should I get a second opinion about this complex cyst?
    A month ago, I went to the meergency room with severe abdominal pain (thought it was appendicitis). I was given a barium enema (OUCH!). When it came back it said I didn't have that, but I had a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary measuring 3.5cm. Last week, I went to my doctor who said they would do a sonogram in a month to see if it has grown. I got a copy of the films, and it shows what I think seems like alot of free fluid (ascites?) is there supposed to be any?) I have used this information and done some research on ovarian cysts and the symptoms, but it always seems to go back to ovarian cancer. I am 32 yo. I have no risk factors for ovarian cancer, but I am scared to death. As I sit here now, I just want to cry. Should I get a second opinion on waiting a month, or should I just wait the month and see what happens? I have read so much about OC being misdiagnosed or overlooked until it was too late. I really am at a loss, and would feel better if I could just get some opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no relationship between an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer.
      Almost all women have an ovarian cyst at one time or another. Usually, we just don't know about it, because they usually resolve on their own.

      3.5 cm really isn't very big. Nobody would want to operate on that, unless it persisted, and did not resolve.
      Free fluid around the cyst could indicate that it ruptured. That's not a bad thing -- it's the normal process. Once it ruptures it goes away.

      Usually ovarian cysts are managed expectantly, which means "wait and see." If it grows, then it may need surgery. If it goes away, then great.
      Sometimes oral contraceptive pills are given. This hormonal cycling can help a cyst to resolve.

      Finally, let me reassure you that a cyst looks different from cancer on an ultrasound. A cyst is fluid-filled, and looks black. Cancer is a solid mass which is grey and not well-defined.
      Talk to your doctor (NOT the emergency room people) about how to manage this. You really do not want unnecessary surgery.

  7. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst 5cm and CA-125 lab reults of 28. Cancer?
    I'm 32 with no medical history. My doc said probably not cancer and wants to wait 6 weeks to do repeat ultrsound. I'm thinking this cyst should be biopsyied right away!!!!!! Anyone have anykind of experience with this situation?
    I disagree with my doctor bc my complex cyst does show a "solid material" in it and my Ca-125 level is borderline. My grandmother's sister died of ovarian cancer as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor is following the standard of care in this situation is there a reason you disagree?
      There is nothing about this that indicates cancer.
      Has he put you on the pill?

      EDIT: A cyst is only complex if there is solid material and these are most often not frank malignancies. Cysts under 8cm in premenopausal women are nearly always benign and usually regress with the birth control pill – this is why I asked if he or she put you on the pill.
      CA 125 is a tumor marker and not a diagnostic test. It is most often used to monitor treatment. In this case your doctor is just using it as a tool to form his or her recommendations. A normal CA 125 ranges from 0-35. There are many things which can cause in elevation including the cyst itself. Also the younger you are the less reliable the test is and at your age a CA 125 even over 35 would not be a huge red flag.
      Your doctor should have taken a thorough history. If your grandmother’s sister is the only family member diagnosed with cancer it has little relevance to your health, especially if she was postmenopausal. If you have one or more family members diagnosed under 50 years old with breast, ovarian, prostate cancers, any male with breast cancer or female with bilateral breast or breast and ovarian cancer regardless of age, you need to let your doctor know as these are indications of a rare hereditary cancer. Less than 10% of all cancers are hereditary.
      You should also know any ovarian cancer should be removed intact, as there is a risk of dropping tumor cells in a needle biopsy or busting the cyst which may contain tumor cells spreading the cancer, if it were cancer therefore the best way to remove this requires surgery. Right now the odds this is cancer is so small it is not worth the risk of surgery.
      Thank you for the additional details. It makes it easier to answer when I understand what is truly troubling you.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can a simple ovarian cyst turn into a complex ovarian cyst almost 3x the size within a matter of 2 months?
    I went to a new gynecologist in December 08 due to about 5 months of continual symptoms dealing with the pelvic area pain and nausea. I told the doctor that i believed i had a cyst. The sonogram he requested for me revealed a 2x4cm SIMPLE cyst. He did not tell me cause did not think it was important to tell me being it was "only" a simple cyst. I happened to find out while i was reading the report myself. This gynecologist did tell me i had gallstones and i should get in touch with my primary care doctor, which the report also revealed. All the doctors i saw and no one attributed the symptoms to anything but possibly and most likely the gallstones. I had the surgery a month later to take the Gallstones out because i was advised that it would more than likely relieve me of my nausea and pain. 3 weeks after this easy surgery i was vomiting nonstop and back in the hospital in pain, severe nausea and severely dehydrated. They released me after the moment they got the new sonogram report stating i now had a 8x5.6cm COMPLEX ovarian mass on my ovary. I was referred to immediately consult a gynecologist/oncologist. I was told by the oncologist that it needs to be removed and they will not know if it is cancer until they get to it. He was surprised the General surgeon did not see the mass while having the surgery. Then he said that the General surgeon said there was too much scarring in the pelvic area to see it, because of a past surgery. I have all the symptoms that say ovarian cancer. Is it possible that this cyst changed so drastically in such a short time? Is it also possible that the Gall bladder surgery put more stress on my immune system and possibly made it grow more rapidly? Especially if it IS cancer? Or is there a mistake done in the first ultrasound that did not find the solid features of the cyst? And why would a gynecologist think that they can decide what is important to tell me and what isn't? How could he think that it would be unimportant to tell me i had a cyst? By the way that previous surgery was due to a radical hysterectomy from cervical cancer 12 years ago. The ovaries were left in. With so many symptoms that reflect ovarian cancer at this point what are the chances that it is not cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Most ovarian cancers happen in women over the age of 50 - the risk increases for older women (BBC News)
      About 25% of ovarian cancer deaths occur in women between 35 and 54 years of age. By the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it has usually spread beyond the ovaries. There are often no symptoms until late in the disease process. More than half of women who get ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. As with most cancers, the earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the chance for survival. (MedlinePlus)
      Ovarian cancer is often fatal because it is usually advanced when diagnosed. Symptoms are usually absent in early stage and nonspecific in advanced stage. Evaluation usually includes ultrasonography, CT or MRI, and measurement of tumor markers (eg, cancer antigen 125). Diagnosis is by histologic analysis. Staging is surgical. Treatment requires hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, excision of as much involved tissue as possible, and, unless cancer is localized, chemotherapy.(Merck)
      CA-125 test may be done to rule out the possibility of ovarian cancer.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CA-125
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007217.htm
      Please note that I am not a medical professional. My answer contains basic information only. If you are concerned about your health, you should consult your doctor.

  9. QUESTION:
    If you have a complex ovarian cyst and a thickening of the uterus lining......?
    Are your chances of having Cancer larger if you have both a complex ovarian cyst and thickening lining of the uterus? Can you biopsy both the uterus and the ovarian cyst during the same procudure?

    • ANSWER:
      With an issue this important, you should ask your doctor.

  10. QUESTION:
    when does a complex ovarian cyst become a danger to just leave alone.?
    I have had a complex ovarian cyst on the right side, for over 2 years that is diffidently painful at times, including pain in the groin. It seems to be growing and then shrinking but never the less it doesn't go away. It has gone from 8x5 cm to 2x2 or there abouts, but is still carrying solid mass within. I already went in for an oopherectomy but when he went in, it was the left ovary that seemed to be more at risk and he took that out instead, leaving the right one in and that was the problem in the first place. After the oopherectomy, the right side cyst started giving me problems again, yet i am still not willing to go back in for another oopherectomy to now take out the right one. The other day the oncologist suggested Lupron, though i said yes, i now have done enough research to realize that i may not be the best candidate being that every symptom these people speak of having on posts are already symptoms i deal with. So i don't want to do that now either. Even though i have a lot of pain and it actually is going down into my groin on the right side, i just want to let it be. Am i taking a risk? The doctor doesn't think its cancer, he said i am too young (41) but they have said that before based off statistics and i did have it, luckily it hadn't spread AT ALL. What could be the outcome of just leaving a complex ovarian cyst alone when the doctor says he is pretty sure it is not cancer? And how do they know its not cancer? Also, do benign ovarian cysts ever have the possibility of becoming malignant with time or no?

    • ANSWER:
      Functional ovarian cysts are the most common type of ovarian cyst. They usually disappear by themselves and seldom require treatment. Growths that become abnormally large or last longer than a few months should be removed or examined to determine if they are a sign of a more serious condition.

  11. QUESTION:
    Should I be worried about ovarian cancer?
    I went to the doctor for pain in my lower back and right side. I thought I had a kidney infection, but my UA is normal. I am tired all of the time. They found a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary. My mother and aunt have both had ovarian/uterine/cervical cancers. The doctor didn't check my C 125 and is putting me on hormones for a couple of months. I am only 30 and I have two young children should I be concerned enough to get a second opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      I would get a second opinion.
      However, being as young as you are, it is highly unlikely that you have ovarian cancer.
      This is mostly an older woman's cancer.

      My mother got this cancer at age 60 - her symptoms were enlarged abdomen and she could not eat very much without feeling full. Also, she had to urinate a lot.
      There is not a real effective test to tell if a woman has ovarian cancer - only exploratory surgery.
      There are a few tests they can do - ultrasound, C125.
      Get a second opinon and ask for an ultrasound and the C 125 test.
      Take Care.

  12. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst/cancer?.. age 19..pregnant..opinions?
    One year ago (February 07), I started to develop the following symptoms:
    -Abdominal pain
    -Shooting pains in pelvis/legs
    -Bloated
    -Weight Loss (about 5-10 pounds)
    -fatigue
    -changes in bowel movements (urgency)
    -back pain
    -cold sensations in feet
    -burning while urinating (no infection)

    -pain after intercourse when I started being sexually active in May

    Anyway, my doc did an ultrasound in April/07 and found a cyst on both ovaries, the one on my left being complex, although quite small.. 3 cm in diameter I believe. My gyn thought it nothing to worry since I am "only 19" and brought up endometriosis. Put me on orthotrycyclen-lo and let me go. I was planning on having an ultrasound in Nov/Dec but unexpectedly got pregnant after going off ortho because of depression. Now.. I'm confused. What do I say to my doctor? She still thinks it was nothing to worry about and now I'm preg? Can people even get preg if they have ovarian cancer? Thank you for any advice/experience.
    I still had the abdominal pain, pain after intercourse, burning while urination, and fatigue, and change in bowel movements during the pill. I no longer had the shooting pains, back pain, or cold sensations in the feet on the pill..I don't know what this all means.

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are not the same as cancer. They are very very common and usually (especially for a 19 year old) are not treated, just watched. They don't usually affect whether or not you can get pregnant (and obviously this one didn't). You should just follow your doctors advice, or if you are still unsure, get a second opinion.

  13. QUESTION:
    solid complex ovarian cyst and scared?
    Im 42, 2 c-sections, the last c-section they removed my uterus due to placenta accreta but left my ovaries. Last 3 months when I ovulate I began having very bad pains in my right side. Went in for an ultrasound 3 weeks ago and an hour after the test was called saying Dr wanted to see me first thing in morning. My gyno then told me I had a 4cmx4cm solid cyst in my right ovary and it had to come out. It also could be cancer and she sent me right away for a ca-125 test. That came back a 3 which if you have been through this you know it really means nothing. The radiologist report which came in AFTER gyno told me this, said solid complex cyst and suggested waiting 6-8 weeks to repeat US. I then see a gyn/oncologist in Boston who initially tells me I can wait or have the surgery to see what it is. After he got the US pictures 2 days later he called me and said he strongly suggests surgery and that he would try to remove just the cyst if possible. I was going to have a 2nd opinion but feel that I will just be more confused after that and will stress harder. I cant find any reviews on this Dr because I think he only recently started working at Tufts coming from Colorado. He has been very nice and even called me yesterday to ask if I had any questions or had decided which way to proceed. I have scheduled the surgery for 2 weeks. He wants to see me Monday to sign consent forms and to also be able to sit down and ask any questions. Im also very nervous that if I have a lot of scar tissue that he wont get it laproscopically and will have to cut me vertically, ruining the body I have worked so hard on getting to look good. If its cancer, of course I wouldnt care where they have to cut but Im afraid he will do this and perhaps its nothing or maybe he isnt the best gyn/oncologist to perform this. Im so scared and confused. Anyone else go in for laporoscopy surgery and had scar tissue that caused the vertical cut?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had ovarian cancer. You definitely need the surgery to be done by a gyn-onc, so that's good that you have one. Gyn-oncs are very surgically skilled. I've had 4 surgeries with them, always with the same scar, and in surgeries 2, 3, and 4, I had tons of internal scar tissue, which they always clean up for me. If it appears you have cancer, they'd definitely turn it into a laparotomy, because they need to visualize the whole area and do "staging" surgery to make sure it hasn't spread. Even if they thought it MIGHT be cancer they'll usually do a laparotomy. So if they do it and it's "nothing" then they STILL did the right thing in doing the laparotomy, and it was NOT for nothing--they did it to give you the valuable information that your problem is localized. So I think you should resign yourself to that possibility as being the best for your welfare. You'll get your body back, it won't be ruined. Perhaps you can even ask for a tummy tuck after the surgery. The CA-125 of 3 is a good sign. I wouldn't say it means NOTHING. Typically even with a benign tumor, you'd expect a higher CA-125 than that. It's not definitive or diagnostic, but it is encouraging.

  14. QUESTION:
    Hysterectomy, ovarian cancer and untrustworthy obgyn. How to find a conservative doc?
    I went to the doctor for irregular period and was sent for an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed complex cysts in both ovaries. There are no secondary signs of cancer such as ascites, lymph involvement, metastaes, but my doctor began saying "We assume it is cancer - you need to prepare for surgery and chemo."

    Off to the gynacologist she recommended and this guy says - it is a 15% chance it is ovarian cancer, and if it is we will perform a total hysterectomy. If it is NOT cancer.... we will perform a total hysterectomy. Now I found this disconcerting. I asked - why would you take both ovaries? His answer - because they might become cancerous. So why take the uterus? "Because that is what we do - we call it a total clean out."

    In the mean time, I consulted with the HERS Foundation and they went over my radiological reports and said that there were no signs that would indicate cancer. In fact, they said that the radiological reports were insufficient and needed to be redone - essential information is missing and some information just makes no sense (suspected findings - do you see them or not? That is the only question you are being asked radiology man!) They suggested I seek out an obgyn who would perform a cystectomy.

    So here is my conundrum - two radically divergent opinions. I do not feel comfortable with a plan to remove a healthy organ (my uterus, which I have grown attached to!!) because that is "what they do." In general, I feel as though this guy just wants to perform a hysterectomy regardless and I know it is not necessary if there is no cancer. On the other hand, I don't want to delay and start the process over for fear that if it is cancer it might progress leading to the loss of my reproductive organs and all other signs of life.

    Has anyone sought a more conservative physician for the treatment of cysts or fibroids? Is there any good way to expedite the process on the chance that the clock is ticking? I am in central Ohio if anyone knows of a good surgeon who isn't slice-happy.

    Thanks for your time!
    To clarify, I have had two radiologists look at my film, both of whom said that they saw nothing in the CT or sonogram to suggest cancer - none of the expected characteristics are there and some things that are there counter-indicate cancer. I understand that were the biopsy to come back, everything would have to come out, however if it is negative, there is no reason to remove healthy organs because "that's what we do." The gynecologist I was sent to is a one trick pony who removes all of the reproductive organs for cysts, fibroids etc.

    My question is how to expedite finding a gynecological surgeon who will NOT mutilate me if it is not cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I HIGHLY recommend you check out www.hystersisters.com. They helped me EXTREMELY with my questions and advice on hysterectomies. It's a support group and it's FREE.

      I wish I'd found the site before I had mine. A lot of my questions and concerns would have been answered with just looking at the responses on this website. But I stumbled on the site a few days after my hysterectomy and learned of various things I should do before the surgery, things I'm entitled to at the hospital (which the hospital doesn't tell you), questions to ask the doctor, etc. It's an awesome site for women.

      I hope it helps you, it has helped me and my family and friends.

  15. QUESTION:
    I have sbeen suffering from pelvic pains, bloating, constipation and lower back pains for years?
    I was idagnosed with Endometriosis in November of 2007, my pains got worse and now I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they found a Bilateral ovarian complex cyst and the doctor said that it is malignant. He sent me to do blood work which includes the CA125, Tumor marker, and others. It could lead to me having ovarian cancer. how many have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had this symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      A close relative had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but the abdominal pain,bloating,diarrhoea, constipation and back pain got worse.Tests eg barium enema and ultrasound (transvaginal) did not reveal anything.Eventually it was found to be ovarian cancer.

  16. QUESTION:
    Ovarian complex mass?
     
    Well i had an ultrasound recently to see whats going on with my ovaries and my right one had an ovarian cyst 3.5 cm in diameter. My left ovary is whats worrisome. There was a cyst i think bigger than the right one and inside are solid Components. The doctor kept referring to the overall thing as a mass which worried my mom. She said to do birth control pills for 8 weeks. In 8 weeks i will have another ultrasound and if the mass size stayed the same or grew then we would have to go in. First they would look and if they dont like it then thry will remove my whole ovary. Im worried since its a complex mass that its cancer. Any feedback would be great. Btw my doc is a gynecologist.

    • ANSWER:
      Mass is the correct term to use. and does not mean cancer.
      It just means tissues.

      Don't you trust your dr? The treatment sounds correct to me.
      And it is most likely that the pills will treat the mass, and
      you will avoid a difficult surgery. Very few masses of the ovary
      are cancer. most are just hormonal, and thus the pills will
      fix the problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Any ideas?

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

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

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

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

  18. QUESTION:
    I have an ovarian cyst, could it be cancer?
    Hi I was taken to A&E after severe pain in my side.(( My G.P had suspected kidney stones after 3 courses of meds after infection ( detected after urine dip test)) It turned out not to be kidney stones at all but a cyst on my Right Ovary (spotted on scan). I was just sent home with a months supply of co-codamol. Since the I have recieved an appointment for a second follow up scan which is on the 23rd May. I was given no info on size, type etc...but I did see that the cyst had a division so looked like 2 joined together, After looking on many sites I have took it to be a complex septated cyst??? The question is I am 49 I have had partial Hysterectomy and have not a period for over 15 yrs Is it likely/possible it could be cancer?
    I have not had a period because of the hysterectomy, but I still get the sore breasts etc once a month so guess my ovary is functioning (they said I only have one so my body must have broke the other one down? No menopause symptoms as yet, so you have put my mind at rest a little! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Go to this website and read the options. It's asked by a 50 year old woman with same kind of cyst. It's a pretty long answer so it's easier to read from this site...http://askville.amazon.com/septated-ovarian-cyst-removed/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=42318508

  19. QUESTION:
    should I worry about a septated complex cyst inside my ovary?
    My Aunt passed away from ovarian cancer so I am afraid. The cyst was found by mistake on a CT scan. I then had a follow-up CT scan with contrast dye and an ultrasound. All show a septated complex cyst within the ovary. I had a CA-125 but the doc's office said the results would be given to me on my appt on tuesday. Should I worry?

    • ANSWER:
      It really depends on the size of the cyst and if it was there after a six week follow up. If you had the follow up and the cyst is still there and complex then you and your doctor can discuss the risk/benefits of surgery.

  20. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cancer? - Help!! Nervous and scared!
    How can you diagnose ovarian cancer???

    I had blood workup done: my WBC was high, RBC , HGB, HCH were all low...my CA 125 was elevated...I had an ultrasound done transvaginal showing a complex (but I dont know what KIND it is) cyst on my ONLY remaing ovary 7cm x8cm...also had a cat scan done yesterday,

    I have Endo Stage 4 & recently was told I had PCOS and this is when they found this cyst....

    The last 2 mo ive been extremely bloated, diet and exercise are NOT helping, its all in lower pelvic region..

    Im waiting to hear from the DR...but i am scared and nervous!!!!!!

    What kind of 'cyst' would indicate cancer?! I have a family history of this and breast cancer and i am 28 yr old...
    THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      I didn’t see in your question where you were asking for the symptoms of ovarian cancer, it appears you are already aware that you have some of the symptoms. There are a lot of types of ovarian cysts, follicular cysts, corpus luteum cysts, dermoid cysts, endometriomas and cystadenomas. Most are benign those that are cancerous usually occur in women over 50. The kind of cyst you have is a complex cyst. These are partially fluid and partially tissue and some of these are cancerous.

      PCOS usually produces multiple cysts and can cause potentially serious metabolic dysfunction. PCOS and ovarian cancer do have the same symptoms, but PCOS does not put you at a higher risk for ovarian cancer. However, you family history does.

      Your doctor has already done most of the tests used to diagnose ovarian cancer, the only thing left is to remove the cyst and have it checked by a pathologist. Good luck. I hope it goes well for you.

  21. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Mass - Endometrioma or Functional Cyst?
    Hi,

    I was hoping that someone could provide me with some advice. Below are my reports, this has been going on for more than 10 months. I saw one Gynecological Oncologist and she said that the reports show functional cysts (despite having them for 10 months) that will go away by themselve and no treatment is needed. That was last week.

    I saw another Gynecological Oncologist this morning for a second opinion and she said that they are Endometrioma. She has scheduled an Trans-vaginal ultrasound for Jamuary 21, and I will get those results from her on February 4, 2009.

    I am completely confused. I do not know which one to trust. Worse still - will these continue to grow? What if they are neither? My CA125 was 63. My father died of colon cancer and my paternal Aunt of Breast Cancer.

    My first report dated February 8, 2008 states:
    Endometrium double layer thickness is just over 7mm.
    The uterus is anteverted with overall diameters 37x40x76mms. There
    appears to be a fibroid subserosal posterior at the fundus 24x19x14mms.
    In the cervix, there is a little cyst 8mms.
    The right ovary is 34x28x22mmx. Here we find 2 follicles or a
    biloculted cyst with a thick septum, more likely that these represent 2
    adjacent follicles.
    The septation between the two are little hyper vascular.
    The left ovary is 30x30x28mms contains a follicle 13x8mms.
    The cul-de-sac is clear and the bladder appear normal.

    Report 2 dated Sept 22, 2008:
    The uterus measures 7.7x4.8x3.7cm. There is a fibroid at the fundus
    measuring 2.2cm. Endometrial lining is 0.4cm. In both
    adnexa there are abnormalities. On the left there is a complex
    primarily solid but inhomogeneous irregular mass measuring
    6.1x4.1x3.7cm. On the right there is one measuring 2.5x2.4x2.3cm.
    Sorry, should have mentioned that I am 37 years old, have never had kids, and got my period when I was 13. Symptoms: bloating pelvic tenderness, lower back and leg pain, headaches, constant need to urinate (sometimes a lot, sometimes a false call!) and extremely tired. Very heavy and painful menses.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. Sorry to hear about all this trouble you've been having. I had ovarian cancer some years ago. Of course I can't say what exactly is wrong with you, if two gyn oncs who examined you are both unsure what you have. So I can't make any judgment one way or the other. But if I were you, I'd schedule an appointment with another gyn onc for a third opinion. You can bring your scans. It sounds like the second gyn onc isn't too worried, or she'd have scheduled further testing immediately rather than in a month.

      Your symptoms could mean a variety of things--that's one of the difficulties of ovarian cancer. Its symptoms are also the symptoms of many common and not terribly dangerous ovarian problems. Likewise your CA-125. This test, while used for detection of ovarian cancer, is actually testing something that rises in your body in the presence of any abdominal inflammation. So the things you currently have--a cyst, maybe uterine fibroids--could cause a rise in CA-125 all on their own, with no need for them to be cancerous.

      Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    ovarian mass... cancer?
    i had some work done and got my test results in the mail. i have an appointment wednesday with my dr, but i am freaking out.

    my tests reads that i have a complex ovarian mass. what does that mean? how is that different from a cyst? and i have a lesion in my endometrial canal.

    will someone please explain what these things are to me?!?!!

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can be complex or simple based on their structure. If these results were from an ultrasound you may need better imaging or a biopsy to determine if the mass is benign or not.
      Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    help functional cyst now a complex cyst in less the 30 days normal or is it surgery time again?
    lots of pain been on pain meds and lost my left ovary to this a year ago( hemorrhagic Demoid) i know ovarian cancer moves fast very worried did CA 125 before last years surgery ( all ok) should i just get rid of all my female equipment and call it a day i am so sick of this ( i am in my 40's) and tired of the bleeding on and off with all this pain

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst?
    Hi everyone
    Im a 29 year old female with a 8cm complex cyst on my left ovary. I have had a CA-125 test done 4 weeks ago and that came up with a reading of 73. I have also had a CA-19.9 test done and that come up with a reading of 44. I have read that a patient with a CA-125 of 65 and above that has a pelvic mass has a 90% chance of it being malignant. Is this true? I know that other factors can contribute to a raised cancer antigen reading however it's still feaking me out a little. My gyno has done the tests again a few days ago and said that if it is the same or higher a oncologist/gyno will be removing the cyst.
    Has anybody had a raised level of cancer antigen with a complex cyst before? and if so what were the levels ? I have a strong family history of cancer and am very concerned.

    • ANSWER:
      I think we must approach to each patient as an individual subject , so with "copy / past" , we can not match everything with everybody ! .
      You are 29yr , ok !? ; so , your doctor must check another marker named as HCG , in combination with CA-125 , Ca19-9 and CEA . Because in ages around you ; there are two major group of malignant neoplasm , that could affects the ovaries ( your marker profile only check Epithelial OvCa , so the Germ cell tumors will be missed ) .
      Approach to a ovarian cyst with complex nature plus 8 cm size (more than 5cm) , is equivalent to surgical resection with frozen section (FS) analysis and then regarding to the FS results ; it may be necessary to proceed with a radical operation in the same time .
      So , plz follow your complain as soon as you can . I hope it's a benign one , but it must be certified with pathology analysis , not tumor marker assay! .

  25. QUESTION:
    help!! i miss him and don't want him to leave!!! thoughts?
    been with bf for 3 years. we are both 29 but i have 3 girls (ages 8,6,and5) from previous marriage that he loves dearly. he's never been married or had live-in gf.

    i'm extremely hard to live with. I have PMDD (pms times 10 2 weeks before my cycle) and have just recently been diagnosed with complex ovarian cyst that is making me quite sick and in alot of pain. he's having hard time dealing with me.

    I got into trouble paying my rent this month and asked him for help at the last second-it was rude and not ok for me to do-i realize my mistake. He helped me but was upset about it and said for me just to leave him alone for a while (this was on friday). I did stop by his house to tell him what my dr said about me needing bloodwork to test for cancer w/my cyst and possible surgery. he said he was sorry and that he loved me but just needed time alone.

    i emailed him today to let him know that our church is setting up help for people w/their bills (they set up classes for us to take)..
    i wanted him to know i signed up to take the classes and felt like it was a sign that we shouldn't give up on each other (these classes were done for our whole church not just me). he read the email but didnt write back.

    he gets myspace requests ocassionally from girls through our joint email account (the ones u get when someone sends you a friend request) but he usually deletes them w/out looking (sometimes he does) but he got one today and checked the email (not sure if he signed into myspace-he hasn't been on it since december).

    I really love him, know I made a big mistake and i don't want him to leave.

    what should i do? he did tell me that he knows i didn't do things on purpose and nothing is my fault and he loves me (said this on friday) but won't talk to me now!!

    should i be worried about him checking that email? do you think he will leave eventhough he said he loved me and nothing was my fault?!!

    help-i love him and don't want him to leave!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      woah that was one novel...

      well how bout you send him one last email...

      with no rambling say you understand he needs timie alone and you will be patiently waiting for him to make the first move..

      if you do this...make sure you wait..
      otherwise you could just be chasing him away...

  26. QUESTION:
    VERY anxious over this!! don't want him to leave-what should i do?!!?
    been with bf for 3 years. we are both 29 but i have 3 girls (ages 8,6,and5) from previous marriage that he loves dearly. he's never been married or had live-in gf.

    i'm extremely hard to live with. I have PMDD (pms times 10 2 weeks before my cycle) and have just recently been diagnosed with complex ovarian cyst that is making me quite sick and in alot of pain. he's having hard time dealing with me.

    I got into trouble paying my rent this month and asked him for help at the last second-it was rude and not ok for me to do-i realize my mistake. He helped me but was upset about it and said for me just to leave him alone for a while (this was on friday). I did stop by his house to tell him what my dr said about me needing bloodwork to test for cancer w/my cyst and possible surgery. he said he was sorry and that he loved me but just needed time alone.

    i emailed him today to let him know that our church is setting up help for people w/their bills (they set up classes for us to take)..
    i wanted him to know i signed up to take the classes and felt like it was a sign that we shouldn't give up on each other (these classes were done for our whole church not just me). he read the email but didnt write back.

    he gets myspace requests ocassionally from girls through our joint email account (the ones u get when someone sends you a friend request) but he usually deletes them w/out looking (sometimes he does) but he got one today and checked the email (not sure if he signed into myspace-he hasn't been on it since december).

    I really love him, know I made a big mistake and i don't want him to leave.

    what should i do? he did tell me that he knows i didn't do things on purpose and nothing is my fault and he loves me (said this on friday) but won't talk to me now!!

    should i be worried about him checking that email? do you think he will leave eventhough he said he loved me and nothing was my fault?!!

    help-i love him and don't want him to leave!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe your just too much for him. You do come with ALOT of baggage. Poor guy!

  27. QUESTION:
    Can someone pls let me know who is an awesome gynecological oncologist in Florida who will listen?
    I've had major gynecological problems and surgeries in the past and now I am with disabling pain. I had to quit my job and stay home with my 2 yr old that I can't take care of well by myself. I'm 34 and my sister died at 36 of breast cancer. I haven't been able to do my yearly MRI on breasts because of the 1800 dollar copays, etc.. ( that's another monster) but I've had precancerous cells removed in my cervix, ovarian teratoma surgey, oavry removed from lg cyst and torsion, now I have recurring large complex cysts with ovulation, they diagnosed me with adenomyosis, ovarian cyst, myomata, endo and I've suffered from pcos since I was 15!!!! So basically I'm trying to find someoen that would do further cancer testing since the one saw last wanted to prescribe antidepressants!! Bastard. Pls help. I am contantly with heating pad and taking codons for 4 months straight already and er visits every month with u/s reveaing that big ol cyst plus others. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      An oncologist will only treat you if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In general you will need a referral. However you could try calling the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida and explain your situation:

      Linda S. Morgan, MD
      http://www.obgyn.ufl.edu/ONCOLOGY/main.shtml

  28. QUESTION:
    Need very good gyno surgeon & specialist bowel surgeon 4 urgent surgery. Please help?
    Have history of endomitriosis + ?adhesion and bowel problems. Misdignosed 4 long time, ie.IBS. 2 days ago blood results showed positive CA125 (for cancer cells).GP urges 4 immediate surgery. May be haemorrhage ovarian cyst or worst ovarian cancer. Need to find very good gyno + specialist bowel surgeons as surgery may be quite complex.Have no private insurance. GP left to me to choose surgeons as I wasn't satisfied with his referrals. Can somebody please advise me how to get this info FAST. Don't have much time.I live in Melbourne. How do I know who is really good. Friends + family can't really help. Thank you all for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Is there a university hospital close by? That's where I'd turn for help finding a specialist
      Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    Could I Be Infertile?
    I'm 22, 5'7'', 125 lbs.

    I have about 1 period a year. I am not on the pill/patch.

    Whenever I went on the pill (tried numerous types - some with high doses of estrogen/others with low doses of estrogen) I would menustrate HEAVILY & continuously for a month. Stop for a couple days. Then start all over again....so I stopped taking the pill.,,,advised by doc after finding large complex cyst on L ovary....which eventually dissolved on its own..

    April '08 had laparoscopy to check for endometriosis/cysts/etc, - nada found. Am told blood work looks okay, too. Doc said he wanted to start me on depo-provera....I said no because I hear it can have irreversable side-effects.

    Had a period in January 09...really bad...had to miss work a couple days cuz I soak through everything...quickly.

    Nothing since.

    I have a boyfriend of almost 5 years, the only guy I have 'been with'...we never use protection, he never goes inside of me, not smart I understand, but I have never been pregnant,,,, is it because I can't?

    I have embarassing facial hair, acne on my chin and lower jaw constantly, other hormonal issues...

    What is your opinions? I am lost as to what to do...Feel like I could get ovarian cancer at a young age..... or something... I dunno....am I infertile?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have PCOS (see: http://women.webmd.com/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview ).

      If so, there are ways to treat it other than the way you are currently being treated.

      I'm not sure why you bring up ovarian cancer--there's no reason to suppose that that has anything to do with your situation.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I relax better during a pap smear? I'm a virgin.?
    I had an ultrasound (which showed a complex cyst) and I need a pelvic exam as well because my grandmother, her sister, and my great grandmother all had ovarian cancer.

    Even inserting tampons is very painful for me... my next visit to the gyn/oncologist is in a few weeks, and I am very anxious about my visit. I've tried to had a pap smear four times already and every attempt has been unsuccessful. I screamed before the gyn was able to even put the speculum inside me.

    **I have never been sexually assaulted... I mention that because my gyn asked me that because of how difficult it is for me.

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Mass - Should I be worried?
    My first report dated February 8, 2008 states:
    Endometrium double layer thickness is just over 7mm.
    The uterus is anteverted with overall diameters 37x40x76mms. There appears to be a fibroid subserosal posterior at the fundus 24x19x14mms.
    In the cervix, there is a little cyst 8mms.
    The right ovary is 34x28x22mmx. Here we find 2 follicles or a biloculted cyst with a thick septum, more likely that these represent 2 adjacent follicles.
    The septation between the two are little hyper vascular.
    The left ovary is 30x30x28mms contains a follicle 13x8mms.
    The cul-de-sac is clear and the bladder appear normal.

    Report 2 dated Sept 22, 2008:
    The uterus measures 7.7x4.8x3.7cm. There is a fibroid at the fundus measuring 2.2cm. Endometrial lining is 0.4cm. In both adnexa there are abnormalities. On the left there is a complex primarily solid but inhomogeneous irregular mass measuring 6.1x4.1x3.7cm. On the right there is one measuring 2.5x2.4x2.3cm.

    I had another ultrasound on November 6 - I do not have the results. I am due to see my Gynecologist on December 16. For now she says suggests that we do another ultrasound in 6 weeks - it has already been 10 months and we know that the mass is growing. Do the above reports suggest anything that I should be concerned about?

    I am 37 years old (28 on January 10). I have not had any children. Last week I found out that my FSH levels are 15. My father died of gastrointestinal cancer, my mother kidney cancer, and my paternal Aunt had breast and kidnehy cancer.
    Thank-you for your answers. To be honest I have not been going for yearly check-ups - in fact the one I had in Feb. 2008 was my first in over 8 years, I despise going. What is frusturating is that I keep getting told to wait, and meanwhile it continues to grow!

    • ANSWER:
      i wouldn't WORRY as such, but yes this is not normal.

      a cyst is common, it does not have to be cancerous and if it is problematic it will be removed.
      It sounds like you might have some cancer. if you have been having regular yearly checks then hopefully you have caught it in the early stages which means that it is not a big deal at all. One in 8 woman get cervical cancer.

      You dr should be explaining all this to you.

  32. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Mass - Endometrioma or Functional Cyst?
    (Re-posted question. I posted last night but only had one response (Thanks for taking the time), but am posting again in the hopes of more responses)
    Hi,

    I was hoping that someone could provide me with some advice. Below are my reports, this has been going on for more than 10 months. I saw one Gynecological Oncologist and she said that the reports show functional cysts (despite having them for 10 months) that will go away by themselve and no treatment is needed. That was last week.

    I saw another Gynecological Oncologist this morning for a second opinion and she said that they are Endometrioma. She has scheduled an Trans-vaginal ultrasound for Jamuary 21, and I will get those results from her on February 4, 2009.

    I am completely confused. I do not know which one to trust. Worse still - will these continue to grow? What if they are neither? My CA125 was 63. My father died of colon cancer and my paternal Aunt of Breast Cancer.

    My first report dated February 8, 2008 states:
    Endometrium double layer thickness is just over 7mm.
    The uterus is anteverted with overall diameters 37x40x76mms. There
    appears to be a fibroid subserosal posterior at the fundus 24x19x14mms.
    In the cervix, there is a little cyst 8mms.
    The right ovary is 34x28x22mmx. Here we find 2 follicles or a
    biloculted cyst with a thick septum, more likely that these represent 2
    adjacent follicles.
    The septation between the two are little hyper vascular.
    The left ovary is 30x30x28mms contains a follicle 13x8mms.
    The cul-de-sac is clear and the bladder appear normal.

    Report 2 dated Sept 22, 2008:
    The uterus measures 7.7x4.8x3.7cm. There is a fibroid at the fundus
    measuring 2.2cm. Endometrial lining is 0.4cm. In both
    adnexa there are abnormalities. On the left there is a complex
    primarily solid but inhomogeneous irregular mass measuring
    6.1x4.1x3.7cm. On the right there is one measuring 2.5x2.4x2.3cm.

    * 17 hours ago
    * - 1 week left to answer.

    Additional Details

    16 hours ago
    Sorry, should have mentioned that I am 37 years old, have never had kids, and got my period when I was 13. Symptoms: bloating pelvic tenderness, lower back and leg pain, headaches, constant need to urinate (sometimes a lot, sometimes a false call!) and extremely tired. Very heavy and painful menses.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=19373
      This is a good summary on functional cysts as you see the raised CA125 can be a sign

      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/255865-overview
      This covers all kinds of cysts - and you can see quite a few of your symptoms are in their list.

      I think if either of them thought they were sinister findings you would be getting treated much, much quicker, so I don't think you need to worry.

      Oh, BTW, your fibroid is a reasonable sie and could definately be leading to heavy menses and you could also be anaemic


Complex Cysts On Ovaries

Hearing that you have ovarian cysts during pregnancy is very disturbing and worrying to say the least. It is very easy to find out if you suffer from cysts on ovaries with an ultrasound test. You should know that it is not unusual to develop ovarian cysts if you are pregnant.

Finding out that you suffer from ovarian cysts during pregnancy should not scare you. If the cysts overgrow in size than there is a risk for the development of the baby. Also, the problem occurs when they ruptured or burst by themselves and creates you heavy pain or hemorrhage.

Most of doctors will advise you to take a look for one month if the cysts grow in size. This can be done with ultrasound tests. If they do not shrink, than you may need to take either some pills, or surgery. The best time to have a surgery if you have ovarian cysts pregnancy is during the second trimester of your pregnancy.

However, it is up to you to avoid taking the surgery until the baby is born. The main procedures of removing the cysts during pregnancy involve laparoscopy or open surgery if the cysts are very big in size(six to eight centimeters).

Off course, you can try to reduce the size of ovarian cysts with natural remedies. This can act on the root cause of your problem and can help you heal them naturally. A hormonal imbalance is the main cause of developing ovarian cysts. Also a poor diet in green leafy vegetables can cause you cysts on ovaries as well as a diet rich in sugar. A hypoglycemic diet may help you get rid of cysts for life.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Will birth control shrink a complex mass with solid tissue?
    I have a 4cm complex cyst on my ovary that has solid tissue in it. I developed the cyst despite being on birth control and my doctor is hoping the birth control will shrink the cyst.

    Does birth control only shrink functional cysts that are purely fluid filled? Or can they shrink "masses" that have solid tissue in them too?

    • ANSWER:
      A mass is solid and it has no effect on them.
      Birth control pills do have an effect on benign complex cysts this is why your doctor has you on them.

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had a complex cyst on their ovary?
    My daughter is 17 and has a complex cyst on her ovary. I haven't found much info on them. Any information is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom has always had issues with cysts on her ovaries. Last year she had a hysterectomy and oopherectomy to remove her ovaries because she had a cyst the size of a mandarin??? on her ovary. Talk to your doctor about Polycystic Ovarian syndrome. That's what might be wrong! Hope this helps!

  3. QUESTION:
    questions about complex ovarian cysts?
    Hi, i have a 6cm complex cyst on my left ovary & have all the usual symptoms which are very painful & getting me down.I have some questions though if anyone can help please?
    1. can they cause shoulder pain?
    2. can they cause recurrent thrush (do they weaken the immune system)
    3.why do they cause discharge?
    4.i had mri in jan &have to wait til march16th to go båck hospital,is this too long?i cant get an earlier,appointment but im in pain!thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Shoulder pain is not a typical symptom. They may cause thrush, but this would be due to hormonal changes not a weakening of the immune system. Discharge maybe due to the same reason. Thrush is a yeast infection. It can be brought on by the cyst itself as most of our hormones come from our ovaries. It can also occur from stress and birth control pills, which is often given for ovarian cysts. I can’t tell you if March is too long to wait. Your age is important information needed here. Premenopausal women are usually give birth control pills for 2-3 months to help it resolve itself. The second MRI is to see if it has regressed or not. An earlier appointment will not make your pain go away. You should call your doctor and discuss your concerns, especially if your symptoms are increasing. If the pain is too much for you go to the emergency room. They will give you something for pain, reevaluate the cyst and call your doctor. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. QUESTION:
    Should I get a second opinion about this complex cyst?
    A month ago, I went to the meergency room with severe abdominal pain (thought it was appendicitis). I was given a barium enema (OUCH!). When it came back it said I didn't have that, but I had a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary measuring 3.5cm. Last week, I went to my doctor who said they would do a sonogram in a month to see if it has grown. I got a copy of the films, and it shows what I think seems like alot of free fluid (ascites?) is there supposed to be any?) I have used this information and done some research on ovarian cysts and the symptoms, but it always seems to go back to ovarian cancer. I am 32 yo. I have no risk factors for ovarian cancer, but I am scared to death. As I sit here now, I just want to cry. Should I get a second opinion on waiting a month, or should I just wait the month and see what happens? I have read so much about OC being misdiagnosed or overlooked until it was too late. I really am at a loss, and would feel better if I could just get some opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no relationship between an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer.
      Almost all women have an ovarian cyst at one time or another. Usually, we just don't know about it, because they usually resolve on their own.

      3.5 cm really isn't very big. Nobody would want to operate on that, unless it persisted, and did not resolve.
      Free fluid around the cyst could indicate that it ruptured. That's not a bad thing -- it's the normal process. Once it ruptures it goes away.

      Usually ovarian cysts are managed expectantly, which means "wait and see." If it grows, then it may need surgery. If it goes away, then great.
      Sometimes oral contraceptive pills are given. This hormonal cycling can help a cyst to resolve.

      Finally, let me reassure you that a cyst looks different from cancer on an ultrasound. A cyst is fluid-filled, and looks black. Cancer is a solid mass which is grey and not well-defined.
      Talk to your doctor (NOT the emergency room people) about how to manage this. You really do not want unnecessary surgery.

  5. QUESTION:
    should I worry about a septated complex cyst inside my ovary?
    My Aunt passed away from ovarian cancer so I am afraid. The cyst was found by mistake on a CT scan. I then had a follow-up CT scan with contrast dye and an ultrasound. All show a septated complex cyst within the ovary. I had a CA-125 but the doc's office said the results would be given to me on my appt on tuesday. Should I worry?

    • ANSWER:
      It really depends on the size of the cyst and if it was there after a six week follow up. If you had the follow up and the cyst is still there and complex then you and your doctor can discuss the risk/benefits of surgery.

  6. QUESTION:
    Cyst on the ovaries, please explain the medical terms used?
    I just got my ultrasound results today and a cyst was found on my left ovary. The report says " The left ovary is bulky with dimensions of 50x49x39 mm (49ml) It contains a 33 mm complex cyst containing numerous internal echoes."

    What is a complex cyst and what are internal echoes? I was referred to a specialist in concerns to this and also had to do a tumor marker test. Can anyone explain this to me?

    • ANSWER:
      Complex cyst with internal echoes means there are compartments within this cyst separated by membranes. 33 mm is less than an inch and a half - a small cyst. The blood test tumor marker is the "CA125" which you can easily look up on the internet if you like. Here's an excellent overall review of ovarian cysts - http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    If I have a complex cyst on my left ovary am I still ovulating?
    My periods are irregular at this point and I am going to see my gynecologist on the 22nd to see what they say, but I am wondering am I still ovulating?

    • ANSWER:
      if your periods are irregular, it is possible that you are not ovulating every month. Unfortunately, it is impossible to tell if you are ovulating unless you are taking ovulation test or are tracking your basal body temperature.

  8. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst during pregnancy?
    I am 6 weeks pregnant, and during a recent ultrasound, my doctor saw cysts on both ovaries. On my left ovary, she said it was a simple, fluid filled cyst which she wasn't worried about, as they are normal and will shrink on their own. She thinks there may be a 'complex' cyst on my right ovary, and I am going back for another scan to check it again next week. Has anyone had any experience with a complex cyst? Am I more likely to need surgery for that?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep i had the same thing. I was 6 weeks pregnant and went to the ER because i had awful pain in my side so i thought i might have had an ectopic pregnancy. So they did a bunch of tests and an ultrasound and found a complex cyst on my right ovary i beleive it was. They gave me some pain meds and sent me home but i never even took the meds, the pain went away eventually and later they told me that it had collapsed on its own. Thats what happened to me and the doctor also said they usually do collapse on their own. Good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    Painful Ovarian Cysts I want my ovary gone!!!?
    For the past 9 years I have been dealing with chronic pain on my lower right side. It hurts to have a pelvic exam, and have sex and it always comes back to the cysts on my ovaries. At least once a week I am laid up in bed due to the pain and it is ruining my life. Recently just this week I have been to the ER twice and the doctors office twice. They say that they have ruled out every other abnormalities i.e. appendicitis, kidney stones, etc. but I have complex cysts on both ovaries. This pain is unimaginable and all they say I can do is take pain medicine. I am nauseous and get chills and know something is wrong but am told they have done all they can do. I don't know where else to turn. Please someone give me some advice. I have hopes for my future and am tired of the pain.
    I just found out today after another CT scan that my Mirena IUD has perforated my uterus....long holiday weekend...how high is my risk for infection waiting until tuesday when today is Saturday?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I've been diagnosed with my first ovarian cyst this week & I totally share your pain. If they are affecting your quality of life & your Dr. won't take them out, than i would think it's time to find a new OBGYN or a specialist surgeon to take them out. From what I've read it's not a difficult procedure and a few weeks in recovery certainly makes more sense than a lifetime full of suffering.

      Just try to remember these things are fairly common, but if it is causing you stress & pain you deserve to have them removed. Any good Doc or OBGYN should certainly be able to see that. I always find it's best to have a female OBGYN as they certainly see things from a more female perspective! Men just don't get it!

      I'm not sure if I've been much help, but please take time to find a good Dr who can take care of you properly, you deserve to live life to the fullest!

  10. QUESTION:
    Why would a complex ovarian cyst become "less complex"?
    I have a small complex cyst on my ovary that was discovered in March. The doc put me on Ortho cyclen and wanted to see if it would go away on its own. Four months later, the cyst is still there but appears to be "less complex" than it was before. I know complex cysts seem to be more worrisome than simple ones; does this development of the cyst mean it's heading in the right direction? The cyst has grown about a cm since the last ultrasound but is still small (now about 2.5 cm). I don't see my gyn until next week so I'm hoping someone can tell me a little bit about this.

    • ANSWER:
      This probably means that they expect the cyst to end up shrinking on its own and going away completely. The complex ones would be fast growing where they would cause you a lot of problems to where you would probably have to have them removed.

  11. QUESTION:
    Im 21 with ovarian cysts on both my ovaries?
    i have a complex 17cm cyst on my right and a 20cm dermoid cyst on my left im having sugery on the 14th of this month...any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      i dont but i have the same thing im 12 by the way!

  12. QUESTION:
    I have a complex cyst on my ovary. Will it go away on its own?
    Hi everyone. I month ago I had an ultrasound done and this was the finding:

    "The left ovary is enlarged, measuring 6 cm x 5.3 cm x 5.3 cm. Within the left ovary is a complex cystic structure measuring 4.4 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm. Some sepatation is present with half of the cystic structure having either dense internal debris or a somewhat solid component. No color flow is appreciated in this abnormal half of the cystic structure. No other mass or lesion or free fluid is present wihtin the left adnexa. This is a nonspecific finding and both benign and malignat etiologies must be considered. Recommend standard, short interval follow-up ultrasound to documented regression and/or stability."

    Thanks for you input.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same thing happen to me only my measurments of the cyst and ovary were slightly smaller. Anyway I was put on birth control pills for three months and then had another ultrasound and everything had shrunk back to it's normal size. Good luck with you!

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about a complex cyst on the ovary?
    My wife saw her OB-BYN after going 2 months without having a period. He did an ultrasound in his office and said she had a cyst( but never mentioned the type of cyst). She went for her follow up appointment today and the OB-GYN did another transvaginal ultrasound on her and said she had a complex cyst on her left ovary but it was shrinking. He also mentioned the cyst has shrunk from the previous month and that she was due to have a menstrual cycle after not having one for 2 months. He even said she doesn't have to follow up because the cyst is shrinking. Is it normal for a complex cyst to split in half because he's split in half. Does anyone have information on these cyst and can they go away on their own? Her Dr doesn't seem concerned after doing the transvaginal ultrasound.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Dr. found a 7cm complex cyst on my ovary?
    About 2years ago the Dr. found a 5cm cyst on my left ovary and now it has grown to 7cm complex cyst (about the size of a tennis ball). He said there is not much to worry about it being malignant (because of my age) but I have to have surgery to have it removed. He is going to try and remove it laparoscopically but there is a 50%chance he will have to open me up because of how big it is. The Dr. also said there is a chance I could lost my left ovary. He said I will still be able to have children but it still worries me. Has any one experienced anything similar than this or knows anyone who has? Anything you can share with me (good or bad) will be really helpful

    • ANSWER:
      No problem - you only need one ovary to produce eggs and become pregnant. Also, it's very likely that they can spare the left one.

  15. QUESTION:
    complex cyst - cancer ? asking for a friend...?
    SYMPTOMS: endometrial lining 17mm, 1 1/2 inch complex cyst on right ovary, not pregnant, not menopausal, no period in 2 months, (nurse practicioner could not get past cervix to do biopsy) (also, could not see anything on ultrasound), waiting for CA125 blood test results.

    HELP: she is afraid it may be cancer...is there anything else that could cause these symptoms?

    Thank you and God bless...prayers welcome

    • ANSWER:
      okay...

      if you think you might have cancer, you need to get off the computer and seek medical help.....none of us are doctors, i can guarantee you that.

      love,
      a friend.

  16. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Nonconventional nonsurgical treatment?
    I was diagnosed with somewhat large cysts on both ovaries this summer. One cyst is complex (which means it could be an endometrioma or a dermoid cyst) and the other looks like a large fluid or blood filled cyst but they don't know for sure. The doctors are recommending surgery but I don't want to try surgery as of yet. I am currently on birth control pills to help with cysts and I also am going to try some natural therapies from a licensed Naturopath. I have a question for you guys. Should I continue taking the birth control pills along with the herbal and Chinese medicines or should I stop the birth control pills and just take the natural remedies? I began the pill in late August and if actually feels as if one of my cyst has grown larger since then. I also have some breast tenderness. A lot of people say that birth control pills are "toxic" and if I'm going to do natural medicine, then I should just do that. What do you all think? Any advice would be much appreciated.
    I don't have any children.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Ovarian Cysts, Ovary Pain Neuralgia, Ovaritis

      #Apis mellifica. [Apis]
      Few remedies cause as many ovarian symptoms as Apis. It has an active congestion of the right ovary going on to ovaritis, with soreness in the inguinal region, burning, stinging and tumefaction. Ovarian cysts in their incipiency have been arrested by this remedy; here one of the indicating features is numbness down the thigh. It has also proved useful in affections of the left ovary. Tightness of the chest may also be present, with the occurrence of a reflex cough and urging to urinate. Mercurius corrosivus. Hughes prefers this remedy in ovarian neuralgia. Peritoneal complications also indicate it. Bovista has also cured ovarian tumors.

      #Belladonna. [Bell]
      As this remedy is one particularly adapted to glandular growths it is especially useful in acute ovaritis, and more so if the peritoneum be involved. The pains are clutching and throbbing, worse on the right side, the slightest jar is painful, and the patient is extremely sensitive. The symptoms appear suddenly; flushed face and other Belladonna symptoms are present. Platinum. Ovaries sensitive, burning pains in them, bearing down, chronic ovarian irritation with sexual excitement. Much ovarian induration is present. Palladium. Swelling and induration of right ovary. It lacks the mental symptoms of Platinum, such as mental egotism and excitement. Aurum. Ovarian induration. Lilium. Ovarian neuralgias. Burning pains from ovary up into abdomen and down into thighs, shooting pains from left ovary across the pubes, or up to the mammary gland. Staphisagria. Very useful in ovarian irritation in nervous, irritable women. Hypochondriacal moods.

      #Lachesis. [Lach]
      Pain in left ovary relieved by a discharge from the uterus; can bear nothing heavy on region. Hughes and Guernsey seem to think that Lachesis acts even more prominently on the right ovary; others believe the opposite, the tendency of affections being, however, to move from the left toward the right side. Suppuration and chronic enlargements of ovary may call for Lachesis. Zincum. Boring in the left ovary relieved by the flow, somewhat better from pressure; fidgety feet. Graphites. Swelling and induration of the left ovary; also pains in the right ovarian region with delayed scanty menses. Argentum metallicum. Bruised pain in left ovary and sensation as if ovary were growing large. Naja. Violent crampy pain in left ovary. Dr. Hughes valued it in obscure ovarian pains not inflammatory in nature.

      #Arsenicum. [Ars]
      Burning tensive pains in the ovaries, especially in the right. Ovaritis relieved by hot applications. Patient thirsty, irritable and restless. Colocynth. Ovarian colic; griping pains, relieved by bending double; stitching pains deep in right ovarian region. It is also a useful remedy,according to Southwick, in ovaritis of left ovary with colicky pains. A dropsical condition may be present. Hamamelis. Ovaritis and ovarian neuralgia. Ludlam praises this remedy in the sub-acute form of gonorrhoeal ovaritis; it allays the pain and averts the menstrual derangement. Ovaritis after a blow. There is agonizing soreness all over the abdomen. An external application of hot extract of Hamamelis acts marvelously in subduing the distress and pain consequent to ovaritis. Iodine. Congestion or dropsy of the right ovary. Dwindling of the mammae; dull, pressing, wedge-like pain, extending from right ovary to uterus like a plug, worse during menstruation. Thuja. Left-sided ovaritis, with suspicion of veneral taint, calls for Thuja. Grumbling pains in the ovaries all the time, with mental irritability, call for Thuja. Podophyllum has a pain in the right ovary, running down the thigh of that side. Numbness may be an attending symptom.

      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/ovary-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp
      _____________________________...

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)

      I hope the provided information is helpful for you.

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  17. QUESTION:
    I have recently been diagnosed with a complex cyst on right ovary?
    i have had a laproscopy before to have the same cyst with before was simple drained
    i have been told the cyst has also some blood in it
    iam again awaiting a laproscopy as it is causing me pain and discomfort especially when menstruating
    they have said following an ultrasound it could be due to endormetrioses
    at the same time i have been feeling very unwell, nausea dizziness, headaches, blurred vision , jaw ache, occassional shortness of breath
    they have they r going to do a routine biopsy
    this and the feelings ive been having
    also feeling full quickly and increasd wind if i eat or drink
    is this cancer
    iam 25 have a 6 and 1yr old who need their mummy what do i do

    • ANSWER:
      As Tapestry6 says, these kinds of cysts are often benign. Your symptoms are probably due to this.

      I have fibroids and this presents with similar symptoms to yours. I have also had a biopsy and all was ok. I had low iron levels (iron tablets sort this out) as a result of the fibroids. I would imagine you have had your ferritin(iron) levels checked via a blood test? Just to rule this out.

      I am sure it's nothing to worry about, good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    Polycystic ovaries after miscarriage. Will this go away? I never had this before...?
    I had a miscarriage 8 wks ago. I had a problem with prolonged bleeding after the miscarriage and had a scan almost 5 wks ago which showed a complex cyst on my right ovary. I was told it was because my body tried to ovulate when my hCG was not all the way down and that it would go away on it's own within a cycle. I was put on norethisterone "primolut" (progesterone) for 10 days to stop the bleeding and then after I stop zi would have a period and my cycle would resume as normal. My period came, and went (and I bled as long as I normally do) I'm now day 11 of my cycle (which is normally my fertile time) but I had a follow up scan yesturday to see if the cyst had gone, and it had... but there are several immature follicles on both my ovaries (no dominent follicles) The right ovary has less than 12 but the left has many more than 12 and I was told it looks like polycystic ovaries. PCOS is not in my family, and I've never had this problem before. I have always had a regular period and I ovulate every month. I'm not at all over weight, I'm only 60kg and 172cm tall. I don't have any symptoms that go with PCOS but I have immature follicles in abundance on my ovaries. Could this just be hormonal, and that my hormones are not completely right still or could I have developed PCO out of no where? I don't understand whats going on with my body. Could someone please help me...

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    I was told that l've got features of PC OS on my right ovary and large complex ovarian cyst.l'm depress.?
    my doctor said he would refer me to a gnaecologist that l would be operated on to bring out one of the ovary.l really don't understand.can u pls,explain more to me and would l be able to give birth.how long does the fertility treatment take after the operation?he said my right ovary is of increased volume and contains an increased number of ovarian follicles all peripherally locaated and my leaf ovary contains a unilocular complex cyst with both a soft tissue density and fluid component 50/50.what is the operation he said called and would l be able to ve children after the operation and fertility treatment.how long does it take to get back to normal?thanks

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS can cause infertility in general, pre or post operation. Best to see an Endocrinologist and once you're ready to conceive see a fertility doctor. Every woman's body is different.

  20. QUESTION:
    Cloudy Urine...Ovarian Cysts...PLEASE HELP!?
    Okay so long story short.....about a week before Christmas I was having really bad lower abdominal pain. Found out that I had a complex cyst on my left ovary. Doctor said it was common in women my age..not a big deal..as long as I'm not in pain it will most likely go away..and to follow up in a month with my regular OBGYN. So ....the pain went away I thought it was all good scheduled an appt. with my dr. for the end of this month as a follow up.
    BUT NOW...the past two weeks..the pain is back..not too bad but its there just like before ...just on the lower left side. And now when I go go the bathroom my pee is kind of cloudy. There is no pain when I pee or discoloration...just kind of cloudy.
    Has anyone experienced this? Could it be b/c maybe the cysts came back...or it is it something completly different?? I drink lots of water so the cloudyness isnt b/c im dehydrated. Please let me know if you have ever experienced any of the above. THANKS!
    No i'm not ony any antibiotics and I am going back to the doctor at the end of the month.

    • ANSWER:
      you mean you have POS(policystic ovarian syndrome)?, if thats what you mean, i have the same case.until now.its in both of my ovaries. my obgyne said its because i have irregular period(since 12yrs old i am irregular) means i have hormonal imbalance.thats why i have to take contraceptive pills to regulate my period evry month. i am currently taking medications now for my POS. but for me, i am not experiencing any pain in my upper or lower abdomen even before my obgyne had to do ultrasound on me and found out i have that case,its just a routine check-up for me, but the last time she found i have POS.she said it is curable and nothing to worry about, as long as i'll have proper medications and regular check-up to see if there is any improvements going on,and when my period regulates, my POS will most likely to go away. but what she said that if its left untreated, i may have difficulty to get pregnant.(i really hope not, i still want to have kids in the future ofcourse.im 27yrs old now, but still not married) by the way, i also dont have cloudy urine.i think if you have that, and you have pain in your lower abdomen, it might be some infection.so you must see a doctor to examine you. women are prone to infection like U.T.I because we have a shorter urethra than men. anyway, i hope you will get well soon.i know we will. good day!

  21. QUESTION:
    is this soreness caused by ovarian cysts?
    i have 2large complex cysts on my left ovary.i'm waiting for blood results to test for malignancy.they cause pelvic pain,pressure on my bladder/vagina,painful sex&urination,constipation,acne,sore boobs,bloating etc.for 3wks now my vagina's been very red&sore.no itching/odour/discharge so i doubt its thrush.i've tried yogurt,caneston&gels for bacterial vaginosis etc.nothing!its getting worse.std tests negative too.can this be from my cysts?thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      NO DEAR.OVARIAN CYSTS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS..........IT IS MOSTLY DUE TO INFECTION, MAY BE TRICHOMONAS SO YOU SHOULD USE METRONIDAZOLE (FLAGYL)..IT MAY BE ALSO DUE TO ALLERGY TO SOME VAGINAL MEDICATIONS OR TAMPOONS.........DO NOT WORRY....BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS COMPLEX CYST REMEVED ANYWAY ,SOON I PREFER. BEST OF LUCK

  22. QUESTION:
    Complex Ovarian Cysts...what to do?
    Recently, I ended up in the emergency room due to sudden abdominal pain. A CT scan and an ultrasound (both outside and inside) revealed that I had two cysts the the size of golf balls on my ovaries. The right one ruptured and sent me to the ER, but the left one is still intact. Upon going to my local ob-gyn, she refused to authorize surgery. The cysts were shown to be complex--both fluid and blood filled. I experience pressure constantly and pain almost daily. The doctor prescribed me some vicodin but I try not to take it since I cannot drive or really function on such narcotics. The local ob-gyn has basically told me to wait 6 weeks and then go back for another ultrasound to check on the cysts.

    However, I can't help but feel worried about the left cyst rupturing, and I don't think it's practical to limit my exercise and mobility to prevent rupture. I also don't feel like the "wait and see" approach is healthy. Am I being unreasonable or should I get a second opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      You really need a second opinion. You can tell if something isn't right, doctors aren't always right, do what's right for you and see another Dr.

  23. QUESTION:
    complex ovarian cyst question?
    in january i was diagnosed with a complex cyst on my right ovary and in may my doctor requested that i get another ultrasound to find out wether it got smaller or bigger ,, 2 days ago i went to see my doctor and she told me that my ultrasound came up normal with no internal echoes but im still experiencing pain and she told me that i have a small labothian cyst on my cervix... why would i still be experiencing pain .. could i have been miss diagnosed??

    • ANSWER:
      What happens with mine is that they end up exploding, and the pain stays for about a week or even two. The pool of blood sitting where it was ends up hurting just as much as the cyst did.
      If not, go back to the doc!
      Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Question about ovarian cysts?
    My wife saw her OB-BYN after going 2 months without having a period. He did an ultrasound in his office and said she had a cyst( but never mentioned the type of cyst). She went for her follow up appointment today and the OB-GYN did another transvaginal ultrasound on her and said she had a complex cyst on her left ovary but it was shrinking. He also mentioned the cyst has shrunk from the previous month and that she was due to have a menstrual cycle after not having one for 2 months. He even said she doesn't have to follow up because the cyst is shrinking. Is it normal for a complex cyst to split in half because he's split in half. Does anyone have information on these cyst and can they go away on their own? Her Dr doesn't seem concerned after doing the transvaginal ultrasound.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a ovarian cyst the size of a small ball and I had to get a surgery done asap. I think your wife should get 2nd opinion from another doctor. I know her primary doctor is not concern but you don't want to take chances. Sometimes doctor can be wrong too.

  25. QUESTION:
    Question about a complex ovarian cyst?
    My wife saw her OB-BYN after going 2 months without having a period. He did an ultrasound in his office and said she had a cyst( but never mentioned the type of cyst). She went for her follow up appointment today and the OB-GYN did another transvaginal ultrasound on her and said she had a complex cyst on her left ovary but it was shrinking. He also mentioned the cyst has shrunk from the previous month and that she was due to have a menstrual cycle after not having one for 2 months. He even said she doesn't have to follow up because the cyst is shrinking. Is it normal for a complex cyst to split in half because he's split in half. Does anyone have information on these cyst and can they go away on their own? Her Dr doesn't seem concerned after doing the transvaginal ultrasound.

    • ANSWER:
      The doctor is not concerned because it is shrinking. Often in these circumstances the patient will be put on birth control and watched for a few months if the cyst is not affected then it needs to come out and may be cancer. However, it is not normal for a cyst to split.

  26. QUESTION:
    how big is a 4.0x3.4x4.4 cm cyst on you ovaries?
    i found out that i have a cyst that on my left side over 5 months ago and yesterday i went to the er and was told i have a complex cyst that is
    4.0x 3.4 x4.4 cm how big is that

    • ANSWER:
      look at a ruler

  27. QUESTION:
    help functional cyst now a complex cyst in less the 30 days normal or is it surgery time again?
    lots of pain been on pain meds and lost my left ovary to this a year ago( hemorrhagic Demoid) i know ovarian cancer moves fast very worried did CA 125 before last years surgery ( all ok) should i just get rid of all my female equipment and call it a day i am so sick of this ( i am in my 40's) and tired of the bleeding on and off with all this pain

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  28. QUESTION:
    Can a Complex Cyst Give a BFP and hcg 39?
    I am very confused and will ask my OBGYN Friday. But I'm big on doing research myself. I went to the ER a week after I got a positive pregnancy test for light spotting and cramping. I know that I get cysts, a little underweight, and have a tilted uterus so I wanted to be on the safe side. The U/S Tech said I had a large cyst on my right ovary, she didn't see any sac, and/or I may be earlier than I thought (after I told her my uterus was tilted.) The DR said he wasn't sure but he thinks I was never pregnant, the cyst caused my positive test, and my hcg was 39 but at that hospital they consider 50 a positive. (of course he passed me off as a paranoid wannabe pregnant lady that wasted his time) The nurse was very supportive and said it could be an early miscarriage.

    After all that poking and prodding I know it helped that cyst to burst which was and still is very painful. (I get smaller ones during ovulation that burst) So I don't know if I was pregnant, if the cyst caused all of those symptoms, BFP, hcg level, and feeling like I miscarried. I know now that a tilted uterus makes it hard to see early pregnancy and that's why they want you to wait til 2nd missed period. I know that complex cysts can cause false pregnancy symptoms BUT can it really cause false positive AND hcg levels? Most women are between 0 and 5-that's a negative test. And I've never gotten positives from my cysts. Or could it be a ruptured cyst and I'm still pregnant? Or could the cyst have caused a miscarriage (which it should because they cause cramps and if the cramps are strong enough with bleeding then it can expel everything, right?) I have already come to terms with the possibility that I'm not pregnant as of now. But I want to know what happened and I'm driving myself crazy lol

    • ANSWER:
      Oh dear! Sounds like you have really been through it! I went to the ER when I had my early miscarriage and I will say I had a horrible experience too. They even asked me over and over if I really had been pregnant! Well, I had a positive blood test. Granted the beta count was low but yes, I knew I had been pregnant. I wouldn't trust those doctors. They have training in such a broad spectrum, often they don't know.

      Now, a 39 is low but I have been pregnant 4 times now. The first one everything was fine. Hubby and I decided after 3 years of marriage it was time for a baby, made love every day and boom pregnant in a month! Baby number 2 it was a little more difficult. I went on fertilityfriend.com. became obsessed with fertility and charting lol. I drove myself and my husband crazy. It took about 8-9 cycles and I finally conceived but it resulted in early miscarriage.

      Then, after taking a cycle off to rest and mourn and not being able to track ovulation as my temps and everything were all over the place, I got pregnant the very cycle we started TTC again! He was back and forth on business and I thought that month was shot but still! I tested and the line was super dark before I even put the test down to set the timer!

      I went to the doc to have a Quantitative Serum test done just to make sure, given my last experience. I had over 145,000 beta count! When I went back in a couple days to follow up it had doubled! Good news right? Well they did a trans-vaginal scan and we didn't even see a sac. It was all very confusing and frustrating. I had to wait a whole week to go back and until then its like, "Am I pregnant or not???" Went in for the scan and there she was! Our lil bean with her blinking heartbeat! They determined I was 6 weeks at that point. YAY!

      This time around we weren't TTC per say but just enjoying each other without protection lol. We had decided it would be fine to have a 3rd child and knew it would eventually happen. About 3 cycles of just making love whenever and not keeping track, I was pregnant! Now, since I was still breastfeeding at that time my periods were very irregular. In fact, I didnt even get one until she was 14 months old. Then the next cycle was 49 days long! It was the 35th day I tested because a friend made me lol. Soo when I called the doc they weren't sure how far along I was. We decided to do a Quant and a Trans-vag. Again very high count but not even a sac! UGHH. This time when I went back for the follow up it hadn't doubled but did go up a bit. The doc wasn't very hopeful. I went back a week later and boom! Again baby with heartbeat! In fact I got to hear it on the trans vag!

      SOoo the moral here is hCG can do some crazy things and don't give up just because there is no sac yet. The thing is you could have ovulated later and so are not as far along. It takes about week 6 or so for me anyway to see anything on the scan.

      AS far as I know the only thing that causes hCG over 5 to be in your system is pregnancy OR if you are having hCG injections ;)

      Now, the cramping does not always mean miscarriage and not even some bleeding. When I called in because I was bleeding they didnt even want to see me unless I was filling more than a pad an hour! well I didn't wait to go in, I knew I was having a miscarriage. Sometimes you just know.

      One thing they can do when you go in is check and see if the cervix is closed or open. Usually if open, it indicates that you have had a loss. They were so rude to me though. The doc even told me finally that I had a loss but it wasn't a big deal. "The baby was so small it didn't matter, just a mass of cells!" UGH.

      I am so sorry you had that experience. I will be praying for you that you can get some real answers from the OB/Gyn soon. IF you did lose the baby know that a woman is more fertile after. I don't know if that helps or not. Just wait to see what happens. :)

      Best of luck and blessings :)

  29. QUESTION:
    solid complex ovarian cyst and scared?
    Im 42, 2 c-sections, the last c-section they removed my uterus due to placenta accreta but left my ovaries. Last 3 months when I ovulate I began having very bad pains in my right side. Went in for an ultrasound 3 weeks ago and an hour after the test was called saying Dr wanted to see me first thing in morning. My gyno then told me I had a 4cmx4cm solid cyst in my right ovary and it had to come out. It also could be cancer and she sent me right away for a ca-125 test. That came back a 3 which if you have been through this you know it really means nothing. The radiologist report which came in AFTER gyno told me this, said solid complex cyst and suggested waiting 6-8 weeks to repeat US. I then see a gyn/oncologist in Boston who initially tells me I can wait or have the surgery to see what it is. After he got the US pictures 2 days later he called me and said he strongly suggests surgery and that he would try to remove just the cyst if possible. I was going to have a 2nd opinion but feel that I will just be more confused after that and will stress harder. I cant find any reviews on this Dr because I think he only recently started working at Tufts coming from Colorado. He has been very nice and even called me yesterday to ask if I had any questions or had decided which way to proceed. I have scheduled the surgery for 2 weeks. He wants to see me Monday to sign consent forms and to also be able to sit down and ask any questions. Im also very nervous that if I have a lot of scar tissue that he wont get it laproscopically and will have to cut me vertically, ruining the body I have worked so hard on getting to look good. If its cancer, of course I wouldnt care where they have to cut but Im afraid he will do this and perhaps its nothing or maybe he isnt the best gyn/oncologist to perform this. Im so scared and confused. Anyone else go in for laporoscopy surgery and had scar tissue that caused the vertical cut?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had ovarian cancer. You definitely need the surgery to be done by a gyn-onc, so that's good that you have one. Gyn-oncs are very surgically skilled. I've had 4 surgeries with them, always with the same scar, and in surgeries 2, 3, and 4, I had tons of internal scar tissue, which they always clean up for me. If it appears you have cancer, they'd definitely turn it into a laparotomy, because they need to visualize the whole area and do "staging" surgery to make sure it hasn't spread. Even if they thought it MIGHT be cancer they'll usually do a laparotomy. So if they do it and it's "nothing" then they STILL did the right thing in doing the laparotomy, and it was NOT for nothing--they did it to give you the valuable information that your problem is localized. So I think you should resign yourself to that possibility as being the best for your welfare. You'll get your body back, it won't be ruined. Perhaps you can even ask for a tummy tuck after the surgery. The CA-125 of 3 is a good sign. I wouldn't say it means NOTHING. Typically even with a benign tumor, you'd expect a higher CA-125 than that. It's not definitive or diagnostic, but it is encouraging.

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

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

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

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

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

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  32. QUESTION:
    What is a normal growth rate for a cyst?
    I am 37. An 8cm complex cyst was found on my right ovary at a yearly exam. I started birth control an was rechecked in 5 wks. It had grown to 11.6 cm. I'm scheduled for surgery, but I'm worried about the growth rate. I have lots of cancer in my family history, but not ovarian as far as I know.

    • ANSWER:
      that does seem to be a quick growing cyst i have had one since i was it was then the size of a pea now at 29 its the size of a grape and the docs wont remove it cause its too close to my bladder speak to your doc about your concerns but try not to worry youself too much over it there is nothing u can do til after the surgery sorry honey best of luck to you

  33. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst should I request CA 125 test?
    I was recently diagnosed with a 4 cm complex ovarian cyst in one ovary and several smaller cysts in the other ovary. I have several of the cyst/possible ovarian cancer symptoms, such as abdominal pain, back pain, bloating, weight gain, fatigue and just not feeling right. So I went to my gyno and I have a COMPLEX ovarian cyst. She immediately scheduled me for a ultrasound that I go to tomorrow. I am wondering if I should request the CA 125 blood test also. I am only 31, so not in the high risk age group. From what I have read the CA 125 can be unreliable for my age. However I do have other risk factors, colon and breast cancer run on both sides of my family. I am not sure what the progression is of medical procedures,, once they do the ultrasound, then what? Is that when they "know" or do they have to do other procedures before they can tell me without a doubt its benign? When would a CA 125 test normally be taken? Any helpful advice would be great, I know these things are usually benign but from what I have read the complex ones are the " bad" cysts and I want to be an advocate for my own health, I don't want to fall through the cracks. Thanks,

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  34. QUESTION:
    Recurring Ovarian Cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries "heal and do what they do naturally" (my doctor's words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don't want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn't help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

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

      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.

      Hope this helps.

  35. QUESTION:
    Hysterectomy, ovarian cancer and untrustworthy obgyn. How to find a conservative doc?
    I went to the doctor for irregular period and was sent for an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed complex cysts in both ovaries. There are no secondary signs of cancer such as ascites, lymph involvement, metastaes, but my doctor began saying "We assume it is cancer - you need to prepare for surgery and chemo."

    Off to the gynacologist she recommended and this guy says - it is a 15% chance it is ovarian cancer, and if it is we will perform a total hysterectomy. If it is NOT cancer.... we will perform a total hysterectomy. Now I found this disconcerting. I asked - why would you take both ovaries? His answer - because they might become cancerous. So why take the uterus? "Because that is what we do - we call it a total clean out."

    In the mean time, I consulted with the HERS Foundation and they went over my radiological reports and said that there were no signs that would indicate cancer. In fact, they said that the radiological reports were insufficient and needed to be redone - essential information is missing and some information just makes no sense (suspected findings - do you see them or not? That is the only question you are being asked radiology man!) They suggested I seek out an obgyn who would perform a cystectomy.

    So here is my conundrum - two radically divergent opinions. I do not feel comfortable with a plan to remove a healthy organ (my uterus, which I have grown attached to!!) because that is "what they do." In general, I feel as though this guy just wants to perform a hysterectomy regardless and I know it is not necessary if there is no cancer. On the other hand, I don't want to delay and start the process over for fear that if it is cancer it might progress leading to the loss of my reproductive organs and all other signs of life.

    Has anyone sought a more conservative physician for the treatment of cysts or fibroids? Is there any good way to expedite the process on the chance that the clock is ticking? I am in central Ohio if anyone knows of a good surgeon who isn't slice-happy.

    Thanks for your time!
    To clarify, I have had two radiologists look at my film, both of whom said that they saw nothing in the CT or sonogram to suggest cancer - none of the expected characteristics are there and some things that are there counter-indicate cancer. I understand that were the biopsy to come back, everything would have to come out, however if it is negative, there is no reason to remove healthy organs because "that's what we do." The gynecologist I was sent to is a one trick pony who removes all of the reproductive organs for cysts, fibroids etc.

    My question is how to expedite finding a gynecological surgeon who will NOT mutilate me if it is not cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I HIGHLY recommend you check out www.hystersisters.com. They helped me EXTREMELY with my questions and advice on hysterectomies. It's a support group and it's FREE.

      I wish I'd found the site before I had mine. A lot of my questions and concerns would have been answered with just looking at the responses on this website. But I stumbled on the site a few days after my hysterectomy and learned of various things I should do before the surgery, things I'm entitled to at the hospital (which the hospital doesn't tell you), questions to ask the doctor, etc. It's an awesome site for women.

      I hope it helps you, it has helped me and my family and friends.

  36. QUESTION:
    At the end of my rope with ovarian cysts?
    I have been having a lot of issues with ovarian cysts. In April 2010, I had a bilateral cystectomy. One cyst was removed from each ovary and they were complex dermoid cysts. They were large and painful. I was told to discontinue birth control pills for awhile and let my ovaries "heal and do what they do naturally" (my doctor's words).

    Anyway during 2010, I moved to another state and I decided to see what was going on with my body and make sure that I was still free of cysts. My new doctor put me on birth control pills (low dose) and also ordered an ultrasound. The ultrasound says that the cysts are back (not as big as before though). I am so frustrated. I am willing to do whatever therapies (conventional and unconventional) to get rid of these recurrent cysts. I don't want to undergo surgery again because it seemed like it didn't help before. I am waiting on my doctor to refer me to someone and the wait is agonizing. Is there any help for ovarian cysts? The ones they said I have now are not really painful. I was sore after the trans-vaginal ultrasound but the pain is soreness, not major pain like it was the first time that I had this cyst issue.

    I am at the end of my rope and willing to consider any and all treatments natural, conventional or otherwise. I would like some advice. I will be choosing a best answer. Thanks in advance for your time. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted a Naturopathic doctor in your area? A great place to start. Also some general suggestions to bring balance to the body...
      Cut out as much as possible:
      Refined carbohydrates, Trans Fatty Acids (all oils that have been processed - Canola, corn, soy, etc.), Soy (in any form), Beans and Legumes

      Some basic supplementation to assist in balancing hormones:

      Cod liver oil capsules - up to 10-20,000 IUs per day
      A good 'green drink' - health food stores - organic is best if you can find it. One serving per day in juice with fruit in blender
      I use herbs that balance the Female system...many out there to work with. Start some reading or email me for specifics
      Can also research using Castor Oil Paks over the ovaries &/or Liver area to help process excess estrogen and break down cysts...also helps with pain. Again look online for specifics on how to do this or email me.

      Really also comes down to cleaning out the junk..eating better..moving your bowels at least twice daily and drinking more water. Exercise (cardio) and yoga are also very beneficial.

      PS...never buy into the concept that there's nothing you can do. EVER :o )

  37. QUESTION:
    20 weeks pregnant, 11cm complex ovarian cyst?
    Hi there - I am 20 weeks pregnant and an 11cm cyst was found on my left ovary at my 11 week scan, and was still present and unchanged at 19 weeks. The report said it appears to be a complex cyst with septations with normal ovarian tissue on the side. My OBGYN is repeating the u/s in one week, and has sent me for CA125. I have a history of simple cysts that have always dissolved on their own. Never this size though, and never complex. I am terrified that this is a malignant process. Does anyone have any similar experience to share?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, 11cm. I had an 8.5 one (benign) removed once, but I wasn't pregnant.

      I know this probably isn't going to help much, but you should try not to be terrified. They are probably going to wait until after you deliver to remove this. Just ask your doctor a LOT of questions. He/she can tell you all the things this might be related to other than cancer. Try not to dwell on the worst-case scenario, because that's probably not where you are.

  38. QUESTION:
    I had an ovarian cyst removed from my left ovary 4 years ago by laparotomy.?
    Just this month, they found another large and complex cyst - this time on my right ovary. When I saw the gynecologist she said I probably have endometriosis. I have had problems with cysts for the past 5 years, and endometriosis has never been mentioned until now. Can anyone relate or have any advice to share?
    Could they just be finding the endometriosis now, after 5 years of problems with ovarian cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      ovarian cysts and endometeriosis may co-exist ,

  39. QUESTION:
    I have a softball sized complex cyst?
    I spent all day today in the ER. They quickly did a CT scan because they were first thinking I may have Kidney stones, almost immediatly after I got back to my room the ER Dr came in my room and said "Well you dont have kidney stones, but I actually wish you did" At that point he told me that I had an extremly large cyst on my right ovary and they would be doing an ultrasound to measure it more acuratly and see what it was filled with. The nurse then came in and gave me even more pain meds while saying "Geez, I know that has to really be hurting" Then I went to ultrasound where the tech looked at the screen and said WOW THATS BIG! After the ultrasound I waited in the room and the ER Dr came back in to let me know that I had a cyst on my right ovary that was 7.6 cm, which is larger than a softball. He also said that it was bleeding into itself so there was some blood in it, but that it was a complex cyst which meant that it was filled with both solid and liquid. He explained that Complex cyst do not go away on their own and do need to be surgically removed. He also told me that since I had had many cyst before (but before this one the biggest was 4.3cm) that he could pretty much guarantee that they would go ahead and remove the ovary. I had to have a hysterectomy last year due to extremely bad and fast spreading endometriosis. Which is what has ultimately made me have so many, and such large cyst. Well I don't have medical insurance, so they wrote me some different prescriptions and sent me home with a dvd of my CT scan and Ultrasound and in the morning I will be going into the "free" hospital. It is actually probabaly the best hospital around, its the only one with Level 1 trauma and has all the specialist in it and everything else. Ive had most of my surgeries here, so I would actually rather be there. So... I guess my question is..have any of you had a cyst this large or larger? And have you had a "complex" cyst. I dont know if they are going to do the surgery tmorrow or not but he said it will not go away on its own, and its causing me SERIOUS pain and vomiting so if not tomorrow, it will be soon. So im really nervous about the morning. Can anyone give me any insite on what they may do tomorrow, and what this type of surgery is like? Thank you!
    I'm only 22 but because my endometriosis was so severe this surgery will be my 9th in less than 4 years. Which is also what worries me. I've got a lot of scar tissue. When I had my hysterectomy my left ovary was glued to the back of my abdominal wall and my right one wasn't too bad...now this cyst is on my right. So after this there is a very good chance I will go into menopause. Which really scares me cuz I can't afford the hormones. And I know once menopause kicks in so will everything else like osteoparosis and I don't wanna be crippled by age 35

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I had a cyst that was 20 cm. It was complex, too. So they can get kind of big.The surgery you will have will be simpler than a hysterectomy, since a uterus is large and attached to all kinds of muscle, while an ovary is small and removal is just a matter of a few snips. When I had an ovary removed it took one hour. But cleaning things up, repairing things, checking for things--those surgeries all take 3 to 4 hours. The scar will nevertheless probably be large because the cyst is large and they'll want to get the cyst and ovary out in one piece. The concern here is: how old are you, and will you keep your other ovary or go into surgical menopause?

      Good luck. I know this is scary but the pain and vomiting will go away after the surgery. They might have to clean up some more endometriosis, so ask them about that.

  40. QUESTION:
    Complex ovarian cyst?
    I went to the emergency room the other night bc i was doubled over in pain.. They did an ultra sound and he said i have numerous cysts on my ovaries...and my left has moer -why i was in so much pain).. but he said they were complex..

    anyone have this before?

    • ANSWER:
      Most women have cysts on their ovaries and tubes. Majority of them never know. I've had a couple of cysts rupture, but there's not much that can really be done. Anytime I've gone for an ultra sound there are usually several on both sides. Other then seeing them, I'd never know they were there. My doctor put me on birth control to help control them so they don't rupture.

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

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

  42. QUESTION:
    I'm 17 and I have a complex ovarian cyst?
    I also have one simple cyst and they are both on my right ovary. How do they treat this? What makes it complex?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of types of ovarian cysts, but generally they are either fluid filled, or solid. A complex cyst is one which is a combination of both.

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

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

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

  43. QUESTION:
    Could I Be Infertile?
    I'm 22, 5'7'', 125 lbs.

    I have about 1 period a year. I am not on the pill/patch.

    Whenever I went on the pill (tried numerous types - some with high doses of estrogen/others with low doses of estrogen) I would menustrate HEAVILY & continuously for a month. Stop for a couple days. Then start all over again....so I stopped taking the pill.,,,advised by doc after finding large complex cyst on L ovary....which eventually dissolved on its own..

    April '08 had laparoscopy to check for endometriosis/cysts/etc, - nada found. Am told blood work looks okay, too. Doc said he wanted to start me on depo-provera....I said no because I hear it can have irreversable side-effects.

    Had a period in January 09...really bad...had to miss work a couple days cuz I soak through everything...quickly.

    Nothing since.

    I have a boyfriend of almost 5 years, the only guy I have 'been with'...we never use protection, he never goes inside of me, not smart I understand, but I have never been pregnant,,,, is it because I can't?

    I have embarassing facial hair, acne on my chin and lower jaw constantly, other hormonal issues...

    What is your opinions? I am lost as to what to do...Feel like I could get ovarian cancer at a young age..... or something... I dunno....am I infertile?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have PCOS (see: http://women.webmd.com/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview ).

      If so, there are ways to treat it other than the way you are currently being treated.

      I'm not sure why you bring up ovarian cancer--there's no reason to suppose that that has anything to do with your situation.

  44. QUESTION:
    21 yr old, missed periods, not pregnant, crazy hormone levels.?
    I am 21 years old and currently having some confusing medical issues. I missed my period for the last 3 months, now almost 4. I have been on the same birth control for the last 3 years, and I take it every day at the same time. Went to my GP and received a blood test, a urine test, and 2 ultra sounds. I am 100% positive that I am not pregnant. The ultra sounds found 2 cysts. 1 follicular cyst on the left ovary and 1 complex cyst on the right ovary. They did more blood work which showed my hormone levels are all over the place. My FSH is 16.8 MIU/ML which shows I am mid cycle (although it is on the high end). My LH level is 102.2 MIU/ML (anything above 62 is postmenopausal). and my progesterone levels is 1.7 NG/ML, which is not quite to the luteal phase. If anyone has gone through anything similar I would love to hear what the final diagnosis was. I have an appointment with the gynecologist but it is 3 weeks away. If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Question for OBGYN or Surgical Team Member-- (graphic info)?
    I have been bleeding heavy for 2 mths continously!! Provera didn't stop it- Pelvic u/s showed large complex cyst on one ovary & simple cyst on the other ovary & 1" nodule in uterus with lining mildly thickened...Endo biopsy came be normal-- Dr. recommended full hysterectomy which is fine with me - both tubes hydrosalpinx, scar tissue, etc.... No births, late 30's, hypothyroism (Synthorid), presently anemic (325mg FS x 2) ---
    My question is I would like to have hysterectomy done NOW, as I'm weakish, fatigue, moody, bleeding w/clots, just plain miserable!! Dr. said he cannot do it for at least 3 more wks because of limited scheduling, etc... I also talked with the 'surgery coord....' & she agreed with Ins. pre-certification, etc... the soonest I could get squeezed in would be 3 wks???yikes! I may hemmorage to death by then!
    Is this normal having to wait this long?? Should I get another opinion?? Check to see if another Dr. could do it sooner??Please any advice or opinions welcome!
    More info-
    Prior to this issue with non-stop bleeding, my cycle was 2 mths late-- before that my cycle was right on schedule never early & never late!
    Regarding cramping, etc.... I have always had mild PMS, just recently I have begun having more intense pains in my lower abd. & Dr. suggested that is was my tubes or the cyst.
    Additional Info---
    This OBGYN is new to me, as we have recently relocated & I had to leave my other GYN after 20 yrs:( If he weren't so far away I would still be seeing him.
    Important Info- I also have a history of several IVF cycles, each proving my ovaries were hard to stimulate. This leaves me concerned about the possibility of OC later.
    I spoke with my OBGYN again today & he left me with the option to decide if I wanted to leave the one ovary with the simple cyst & he drain it.
    I forgot to mention my OBGYN said I was not a good candidate for Novasure due to the abnormal cyst & nodule (FT)

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the first poster, uterine ablation is something to seriously consider before a hysterectomy. I had some of the same things as you, very irregular, very heavy periods for about 6 months. I had Novasure ablation 4 months ago, no periods, no cramping, feel GREAT! I researched and researched all the options before. A hysterectomy is a Major surgery to recover from. Ablation is quick, some do it in office others in an outpatient facility. Its quick and nothing really for recovery. I have a message board website specifically on ablations that answered all my questions. Send me a message if you want to look into it and I'll send you the site. (I cant remember the name of the site and its on my other computer)

  46. QUESTION:
    Complex Chocolate cyst?
    Im 17 years old and tonight i went to the ER for abdominal pain. Turns out i have a complex Chocolate cyst on my right ovary. Pcos runs in my family. My question is at such a young age what are the chances of me becoming infertile?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not believe chocolate cysts have a relationship to PCOS. Chocolate cysts are blood filled and are more likely to be related to endometriosis.

      As for fertility: there's just no way to know for sure. It would be silly and irresponsible to give you any guesses right now, since no one can know from here.

  47. QUESTION:
    Surgery for endometriosis and/or ovarian cysts?
    Went to my gyn yest. We've been following a complex ovarian cyst (chocolate). It has doubled in size in two months and is now 5 cm, though it doesn't hurt. (I had a simple one rupture two months ago and the pain nearly killed me! That's when he found this one.) I now have a smaller cyst on the other ovary, as well. I had a hysterectomy a year ago, if that matters.

    Somewhere (I'm really confused right now) endometriosis fell into the mix. So now he wants to do a lap and take both of my ovaries and the existing endo. Says the hormones from the ovaries feed the endo and if we remove the food source, then the endo won't come back. His focus seems to be more on the endo rather than the cysts, but he says no hurry (six months).

    After taking my ovaries, he wants to put me on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). (I'm only 40.) That makes NO sense to me because isn't the idea of getting rid of the ovaries to eliminate the hormones that feed the endo? I'm also afraid of HRT because of all the horror stories, but maybe today's technology has changed all of that. Doc says most of that is hype from the "bio-identical" developers or whatever you call them.

    I've been with this doc for nine years and he has never pushed surgery or anything else. Even w/ the hysterectomy, he mentioned it as an option for years (due to pain), but always just said "when you're ready".

    Again, I am in no pain at this time and haven't been since the rupture. However, if I actually need to do this, then I need to do it asap because of insurance. Otherwise I wouldn't even think about it unless/until I started hurting.

    I think that covers it, but let me know if you need more info and I'll edit. Thanks.

    Anyone have any experience and/or advice? Is there a physician on board?? :-)

    • ANSWER:
      I would really get a second opinion. Are there any endo centres near you or Doctors that specialize in Endo?

      A chocolate cyst is an endometrioma, which is Endometriosis - so that is where Endometriosis comes in.

      I read that the body can create a synthetic form of Estrogen which is the reason why women who have had a hysterectomy sometimes have the Endo return.

      As far as HRT goes, my Doctor said that the synthetic type is the one with the bad name as it can lead to other problems, but that "natural" type is not known to cause other problems.

      Also, when they put you on the HRT, I believe - you will have to check this, that the level of Estrogen is too low to affect Endo.

      Have you had kids yet?

      as for the cysts, did he call them simple or functional? Most women have functional cysts around the time of their cycle.

      I'm just a little confused though, you said that you had a hysterectomy a year ago? Did they leave both ovaries?

      Please try the websites below for factual info as I would hate to be offering you wrong info.

      Please get a second opinion and check the facts for yourself before you make a decision.

      Take Care, Cindy

  48. QUESTION:
    complex ovarian cyst?
    I went to the ER yesterday because I had a sudden pain in my stomach that didn't ease up. They did an internal ultrasound and found that I have multiple cysts on my left ovary, one measuring 2in. by 1in. that demonstrates some heterogeneity with internal septation and complex echoes. I also have multiple cysts on my right ovary that they described the pattern as being unremarkable. I'm not sure what all this means and it kind of sounds scary. I have an appointment with a gyn. on Friday. I had asked the ER doctors a few questions but they didn't seem to want to answer any of them and just wanted to rush me out. I have had similar pains for nearly 2 years before now and had went to the ER and my gyn. when they first began, but it was written off as ovulation pain. Could this have somehow been treated before so many cysts developed and gotten so large? I am also wondering if this could be the reason I have been unable to concieve and if it will prevent it in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      If your doctor couldn't tell you I would go to a different doctor, probably a gynicologist. I think that your cysts could have been avoided if they were caught earlier. If you have cysts on both ovaries then this is probably why you couldn't concieve and they might have to remover your ovaries to remove the cysts so you might not be able to concieve either.

      I hope this helps you.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can a simple ovarian cyst turn into a complex ovarian cyst almost 3x the size within a matter of 2 months?
    I went to a new gynecologist in December 08 due to about 5 months of continual symptoms dealing with the pelvic area pain and nausea. I told the doctor that i believed i had a cyst. The sonogram he requested for me revealed a 2x4cm SIMPLE cyst. He did not tell me cause did not think it was important to tell me being it was "only" a simple cyst. I happened to find out while i was reading the report myself. This gynecologist did tell me i had gallstones and i should get in touch with my primary care doctor, which the report also revealed. All the doctors i saw and no one attributed the symptoms to anything but possibly and most likely the gallstones. I had the surgery a month later to take the Gallstones out because i was advised that it would more than likely relieve me of my nausea and pain. 3 weeks after this easy surgery i was vomiting nonstop and back in the hospital in pain, severe nausea and severely dehydrated. They released me after the moment they got the new sonogram report stating i now had a 8x5.6cm COMPLEX ovarian mass on my ovary. I was referred to immediately consult a gynecologist/oncologist. I was told by the oncologist that it needs to be removed and they will not know if it is cancer until they get to it. He was surprised the General surgeon did not see the mass while having the surgery. Then he said that the General surgeon said there was too much scarring in the pelvic area to see it, because of a past surgery. I have all the symptoms that say ovarian cancer. Is it possible that this cyst changed so drastically in such a short time? Is it also possible that the Gall bladder surgery put more stress on my immune system and possibly made it grow more rapidly? Especially if it IS cancer? Or is there a mistake done in the first ultrasound that did not find the solid features of the cyst? And why would a gynecologist think that they can decide what is important to tell me and what isn't? How could he think that it would be unimportant to tell me i had a cyst? By the way that previous surgery was due to a radical hysterectomy from cervical cancer 12 years ago. The ovaries were left in. With so many symptoms that reflect ovarian cancer at this point what are the chances that it is not cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Most ovarian cancers happen in women over the age of 50 - the risk increases for older women (BBC News)
      About 25% of ovarian cancer deaths occur in women between 35 and 54 years of age. By the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it has usually spread beyond the ovaries. There are often no symptoms until late in the disease process. More than half of women who get ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. As with most cancers, the earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the chance for survival. (MedlinePlus)
      Ovarian cancer is often fatal because it is usually advanced when diagnosed. Symptoms are usually absent in early stage and nonspecific in advanced stage. Evaluation usually includes ultrasonography, CT or MRI, and measurement of tumor markers (eg, cancer antigen 125). Diagnosis is by histologic analysis. Staging is surgical. Treatment requires hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, excision of as much involved tissue as possible, and, unless cancer is localized, chemotherapy.(Merck)
      CA-125 test may be done to rule out the possibility of ovarian cancer.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CA-125
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007217.htm
      Please note that I am not a medical professional. My answer contains basic information only. If you are concerned about your health, you should consult your doctor.

  50. QUESTION:
    had a pelvic ultra sounds done came back with all kinds of fun stuff?
    I went in because I have had a lot of pain in my lower stomach and back with irregular bleeding, they did a pelvic ultra sound it came back that I have a simple cyst on one ovary and a complex on the other, a endometriosis tag on my uterus, and to top it all off my pap for the first time in my life has come back slightly irregular???? My husband seems to think i really should not be worried, My dr has scheduled me for a 2nd ultra sound, a colposcopy, a dnc and some other procedure to remove the tag...and if the ultra sounds shows that the complex cyst is not gone she has to go in through my belly button and do a biopsy of that I guess what im getting at is has anyone seen this issue and should i be worried or am i just over reacting???

    • ANSWER:
      You are not overreacting, you are scared & simply reacting period. It would be odd if you weren't concerned if you ask me! Having had some similar issues in the past though, I can honestly assure you that these procedures are pretty routine & common, mine didn't even hurt. You may experience some discomfort after them, but in the long run you will feel 100% better just having some answers. The worst part to me was the internal ultrasound actually. And when you get answers for what is up with you, you have the ability to get healed up. All of the things you listed are not life threatening issues, but are still irregular & understandably scary, but do know they are not that uncommon in most females & are issues that can be handled quickly & almost painlessly. The procedures sound so much worse than they really are, I promise! As far as your husband, his reaction is actually pretty normal also, although I hope he is being supportive of you. He may just not understand a lot of what is going on, and men always tend to downplay things they don't have control of, especially medical issues. Good luck & hope you feel better soon!


Common Causes Of Ovarian Cysts

Symptoms of ovarian cysts are never observed and they rise continually without realizing the women that they have ovarian cyst. The most common symptom that originates in women is pain in the abdomen or in the pelvis. The pain in the belly of women having ovarian cyst can occur due to the bust of the cyst, bleeding in cyst, speedy growth or writhing of the cyst.

Feeling pain during sexual intercourse also indicates that the woman has ovarian cysts. Pressure or pain took place due to many factors like bleeding or collapsing of a cyst due to which annoys the tissues in the lower part of the abdominal.

Don't ever forget that the symptoms of ovarian cyst may be same as the symptoms of other diseases like ovarian cancer or of ectopic pregnancy. Furthermore, appendicitis and diverticulitis may also originate the similar symptoms as those of due to rupture of ovarian cyst. Women should be alert if any type of these symptoms or any alterations in the body takes place. They should also knowledge that which of the symptoms are dangerous. As some cysts may also be life threatening.
One should be aware of the following types of symptoms. If all or any of these symptoms originates in the body, then women should undergo a treatment recommended by an expert. The symptoms those are commonly recognize in the in the women having ovary cyst are described below.

The most common symptom is that women can have a dull aching and a sudden pain or some kind of discomfort in the lower abdomen vagina. Except this, she can also sense fullness or pressure in the belly and can also have trouble during the menstrual period.

The symptoms due to the presence of ovarian cyst also include tenderness of breast, unpredictable menstruations, unnatural bleeding in the uterine and discomfort during urination, weightiness, barfing and infertility. These are the common symptoms those are observed in women having ovarian cyst.

Except the above mentioned symptoms, women may also experience problems like growth of hair all over the body rapidly, head-aches, unnatural pains in ribs and swelling.

I hope, now you are familiar with the symptoms of ovarian cyst. As these are the most common symptoms those arise in the women facing the problem of ovarian cyst and women should be aware of these types of symptoms. Don't neglect if any kind of alteration take place in your body.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can sex cause an ovarian cyst to erupt?
    And what is most common cause of ovarian cyst erupting

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  2. QUESTION:
    3 Ovarian cysts?!?
    i have been having stomach and chest pain for about a month so i went to the doctor and i did a chest xray just to make sure my chest was ok... and that was fine, then today i had a cat scan on my stomach and the doctor said that i had 3 cysts on my ovaries (i do not know how big or anything) and that he would contact me again after the weekend to discuss what we were going to do (since it was already too late this afternoon) anyways... so is a common to have cysts on ur ovaries? .. i am on birth control and have been for over a year, but i actually havent been on it for about two months, but plan on starting it back up after my next period... so im just wondering if anyone knows anything about ovarian cysts and what causes them or if its bad or what? i'm kinda of worried but i also know sometimes it is common. Also, i am 19 and is there any chance it could be cancer or anything?! im kinda worried about that.. any info would be great! thank u!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's common for some women to have cysts on their ovaries. I'm not sure if there's any one thing that causes them, but I do know they can be hereditary. I had one that was wrapped around my right ovary, and didn't know it until I got pregnant. Unfortunately, I ended up having a tubal pregnancy, and lost the baby. They had to remove my ovary, fallopian tube and the month old baby, leaving me with only the left side operational. Nine months later, I was pregnant again, and I ended up having a very healthy baby boy (10 pounds!). Three years later, a little girl, again very healthy (8 pounds 9 ounces). I've had no other problems. I would talk to your doctor about what's next for you. He might suggest you stop taking birth control for a while, and discuss other methods that are safer. I understand your concern about cancer...my mom died of uterine cancer when I was 17. The best answer I can give you is to talk to your doctor about your options. Ask him for some reliable internet links, or literature that he might have in his office that you can take home and read. Every person is different, so talking to your doctor is the best way to deal with what your next steps will be. I know they do lots of things with lasers now, with minimal scars and minimal hospital time. Hope all turns out well for you. <*)))><

  3. 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

  4. QUESTION:
    What are common causes for false-positive CA-125 Serum levels?
    What are common causes for false-positive CA-125 Serum levels?
    The CA-125 blood test, sometimes used as an ovarian cancer screening, has a high false-positive rate. Some possible conditions associated with an false-positive are fibroids, endometriosis, pancreatitis, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and benign ovarian cysts. I am looking for a COMPLETE list of ALL possible conditions associated with false-positive results. I've done a Yahoo and Google search but am not satisfied with the results. I seem to remember that rheumatoid arthritis is also associated also....for instance.

    If you are able, please provide a complete list. Thank you
    Denisedds....
    Yes, I realize it is a long list... but that is exactly what I am looking for.

    • ANSWER:
      The CA-125 is not intended to be a screening test and should never be sued as one. There may be a complete list of what may cause a false positive somewhere, but there is little need for such a list in a medical setting, as clinicians do not rely on lists. Any irritation in the abdomen can cause a positive result. It's especially inaccurate in premenopausal women (accuracy rate of about 50%); endometriosis, early-stage pregnancy or even normal hormonal fluctuations can lead to elevated CA-125 levels. Therefore a complete list can be very long.

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

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

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

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

  6. QUESTION:
    What causes my ovary cysts?
    Okay, so I'm 16. I have a problem with ovarian cysts.. When I was about 12 (I had not started my period yet) I had my first one. I woke up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain. It was pain I had never experienced before. My mom took me to the ER and they told my I had a cyst on my left ovary and it burst. The pain was gone by the time I left the ER (about an hour). They actually did a regular ultrasound on me and tested my urine to determine that it was in fact, a cyst that burst. They also told me that they are common in women and once I get a cyst on my ovary one time, I'm very likely to have it happen again...
    Now, back to present day...
    This morning, at about 2am, I woke up again screaming in pain. The same type of pain I had had 4 years ago - Unbearable. I kind of wanted to wait it out but my mom thought it could be something else so she insisted that I go to the ER again. I got there, and they tested my blood pressure, asked me some questions, and made me pee in a cup. By testing the urine, the determined it was a cyst again. Great. The doctor told me again, that is was common in women, but the pain level differs. For me, it was VERY intense. You can't even imagine. The doctor told me, that it was very strange that this had happened during this time because I am actually currently on my menstrual cycle this week and usually cysts occur the week you are ovulating. He also said that I needed to make an appointment with a gynecologist and they would probably schedule me a vaginal ultrasound.. Which I'm a little nervous about.
    So, I apologize for the details, but I'm curious as to know what causes these cysts? And why is my pain so unbearable? Thanks!!
    Might I add, that I'm very little for my age.. I'm 16, weighing 100lbs and 5'3.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different reasons for cysts, and it depends on the nature of the cyst, since there are many different types of cysts. It hurts so badly because it usually hurts really badly depending on the size and location of the cyst and the way your nerves are on your ovary. You might have a hormone imbalance such that the ordinary cysts that form every month on your ovaries don't go away as they should. It could be that you have endometriosis growth. It's good that you are seeing a gynecologist. They will be able to tell you more. A transvaginal ultrasound is a bit awkward but no big deal in the end. They put a probe in your vagina--the probe is a long tube. It has the ultrasound camera on it, and then the pictures appear on the monitor the doctor or technician looks at. The doc will most likely put you on birth control pills. The pills will suppress your ovaries so they stop producing cysts every month. So then you probably won't have any more cyst problems for awhile. What I mean when I say that ovaries produce cysts every month is that the eggs, as they mature, create cysts. It's the way it's supposed to be. After an egg is released and travels down your fallopian tubes into your uteurus, the place where the egg was released on the ovary becomes a corpus luteum cyst, which later in the month shrinks and goes away. Every month the ovaries start to mature many eggs, but only one is released, and then all the others shrink and go away too. But sometimes, they don't go away, and instead fill with fluid and persist, and then they might burst, as you have felt. Cysts are quite common, unfortunately. When you feel pain like what you had this morning, you ALWAYS have to go to the ER.

  7. QUESTION:
    just diagnosed with two ovarian cysts on my left ovary?
    After having intercourse last night i began having unbearable pain in my lower abdomen. As well as my back. Slept through the night, woke up and was still having the pain. So i went to the ER. I was given an ultrasound where they found two cysts, one being one inch, and the second two inches in length The doctor told me that, they are common and that my cysts were not considered large.. Two inches seems large to me! They sent me home with an Anti- inflammatory and some pain meds.. told me to make an appointment with a gyno ASAP. What are some other ways i can get relief? Also, could these cysts be causing my periods to be irregular? And does having ovarian cysts decrease your chances of getting pregnant??

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  8. QUESTION:
    Can cysts cause an ectopic pregnancy?
    I had an ectopic last year which caused me to have surgery. Only part of my right tube was removed. I did not have any of the common reasons for the ectopic. The doc said I can only get pregnant now if its in my left tube.I do have ovarian cysts. Is there anyway to have a successful pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have one tube, the chances automatically reduce to 50%.
      But cheer up, coz rest 50% is still there.
      As u have PCOS, just like the way i had, the only thing u need to do, is observe yr cycle very care fully, like when ovulating and then may be you can go for IUI. That is helpful, just like in my case.
      Me too TTC since a yr and half, wth PCOS.
      You should follow some good gynaec and a good result will surely come up.
      All the best.
      Lot of baby shower on u..

  9. QUESTION:
    Anyone with ovarian cysts have luck conceiving?
    A few months ago I went to the ER to find that I had an ovarian cyst on my left ovary. My right ovary is fine. Ive been going through infertility testing cause my husband and I have been having a hard time conceiving. Every test we got back is normal. The only test we need to do is a sperm analysis from my husband but he doesn't want to take the test cause he is scared if he has a low sperm count he will be depressed and may give up. :(
    I usually get the pain I had when I went to the ER (when I found out I had the ovarian cyst) about every month. So I think everytime I get the pain, it is an ovarian cyst.
    The ER doctor told me not to worry about it since it was small 2cm. (not sure how 2cm is for an ovarian cyst but I am guessing it is tiny).
    The ER doctor told me ovarian cysts are very common. And she also told me it wont get in the way of trying to conceive.
    I also did an HSG in feb. And I heard we had a better chance after that to conceive.
    My husband and I have been BDing every other day after my menses.
    But I want to know if any of you have ovarian cysts and conceived a healthy baby?

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  10. QUESTION:
    Having pregnancy sypmtoms did HPT but came back negative. Could I be pregnant or have ovarian cysts?
    This is week 4 of pregnancy symptoms that I have been having. It's been 6 weeks since I last had my period. I am tired, nauseated on and off all day, dizzy, got breast soreness a week ago, white discharge, lower back pain, breaking out all the time with acne, bloated, no spotting at all, intercourse is feeling different like I'm tighter down there. I did a HPT in the morning and it came back negative. It's been more than 6 weeks since I had a period. My friend said she didn't know she was pregnant until she was 3 months pregnant. She did HPT too. Any advice? I am thinking of waiting a few more weeks to take another one and then call the dr.

    What else are the symptoms caused by.

    I haven't had any abdominal pain or weight gain which seems to the common symptom of having ovarian cysts. Help?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. QUESTION:
    I had a follow up ultrasound today and it found 2 ovarian cysts still.?
    Two months ago I had an ultrasound done for pelvic pain. Which is very common since I have endometriosis. They found two ovarian cysts one was 5 cm and the other was 3 cm. Since then I have not had a comfortable day. I am also 8 weeks late from my menstrual cycle which is not common for me at all, usually my cycles last for weeks. All my pregnancy tests have been negative. So I went in today for an ultrasound and the 2 cysts are still there but only went down a cm and it also said they were septated. It is causing alot of pain. My question is what does it mean when they are septated, why haven't they gone away? What can they do for this? And could this be causing my period to be late?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure if it's related, but I was recently diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which causes multiple painful cysts to develop on my ovaries, but the condition itself is a hormonal imbalance where the body retains too much estrogen, causing infrequent and missed periods. It is very painful and as far as I know the only treatment is for the symptoms, not for the condition itself. My reccomendation is to increase your daily water intake, regulate your diet and exercise routine and urinate often. I've found that relieving myself often helps take the pressure off and reduces the pain at least a little bit.

      If that doesn't help and you're still in pain, I always take 2 naproxen sodium (aleeve) and 2 excedrin migraine.

      I'd ask your doctor about PCOS on your next visit.

  15. QUESTION:
    please help! ovarian cysts?
    Today I was told that I have cysts, but the doctor said that i shouldn't worry about it. That it's pretty common and it's harmless. However I was searching online and it made me really scared. Currently I'm taking birth control pills, but i read on one of the sites that it might cause growth of the cysts. My left ovary is 1.8*2.6. right 1.6*1.6. Right cyst is 2.6*2.9. Does anyone know what that might mean? Anything would be helpful. Thanks

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  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst and high white blood cell count?
    Wed. Nausea and vomiting. Thurs. just nausea. Fri. went to the Dr. think I was sick. (maybe from cleaning something really filthy) Found when he pressed on my right side- severe pain. Blood work showed high white blood cell count. Ct scan done Fri afternoon showed no appendicitis but a very large cyst on my right ovary. Ovarian cysts have become common place for me. Usually causing pain (8 on a 10 scale) on the first day of my period(Every period for last 7 months). And occasionally a quick cramp (10 on the scale) lasting a few seconds A few times a week. My last period was 2 weeks ago. No period now. Pain yesterday was a 10. Went from 2in below my belly button to my sternum radiating through my spine. Pain in my bottom when I sit in the bathroom. Pain is down to a 4 and still nauseous. Is this all the cyst and if so what can I do?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    26 have been diagnosed with pcos but I lactate?
    I am 26 and in good shape but I have been mysteriously lactating since I was 16. I have also had chronic problems with cysts. I was diagnosed with pcos but all of the medication I was given made me very sick (very heightened sense of smell that triggered all day vomiting or massive migraines and extreme balance related nasea issues. After some research I have found that most women with pcos have trouble lactating enough to sustain a child.

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

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Plus most women with pcos are heavier and I am quite thin and lots of women with pcos have deibetes but my sugar levels are quite stable.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you need to get your prolactin levels checked, ask ur obgyn to run that test in that case she may give you pills to help get rid of the level of prolactin in your blood. Google: too much prolactin for further information but ur best bet is a doctor.

  19. QUESTION:
    can you become pregnant on depo if you have been diagnosed with ovarain cyst?
    I ash this question bebcause im on depo and this website says cyst occur mostly when it is a menstrual cyccle but i dont have periods any advice please?

    Women's normal function of the ovaries happens once a month as they produce an egg each month. This is call ovulation, a cyst-like formation called a follicle forms inside of the ovary and it matures and ruptures as an egg is released each month during ovulation. A corpus leteum forms when the follicle is emptied and if a pregnancy does not occur, there's a dissolving of the corpus leteum. When this process does not end as it should, it causes a common type of ovarian cyst..."a functional ovarian cysts."

    • ANSWER:
      Actually you can get pregnant on any type of birth control, sorry. I am sorry you have the cysts I know how badly they hurt when they burst but, yes you can still get pregnant.Hope I helped!

  20. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst- any advice?
    I went to the ER a couple weeks ago with pain in my abdomen that was so bad I couldn't walk. They ran some tests and said that I have an ovarian cyst and that that was probably what was causing the pain. I have an appointment with a gyno on March 11, but I'm really worried and wanted to see if anyone has experienced this before. Lately, sex has become more and more painful to the point where I don't really want to do it. It feels as if my vagina is getting shorter and shorter. The last time my husband and I had sex was right before the severe pain that sent me to the ER. I read that pain during intercourse is associated with an ovarian cyst. Has anyone experienced this and can sex make it worse or cause it? I didn't discuss this with my husband until after the ER visit because I kept thinking up excuses like maybe I just wasn't turned on enough or maybe I had a cramp..etc. I guess I was in denial that there was a problem, but now that I look back, sex began getting uncomfortable a few months ago. Also, when I went to the ER and they did a vaginal ultrasound, that little thing that they use hurt like nothing I've ever felt. The lady that was doing it applied slight pressure and it felt like a knife. The pain that this seems to be causing is absolutely excruciating... is that kind of pain normal? Like I said, I will discuss this with the doctor when I see him, but I would really like to hear from someone who has had one of these cysts before. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but a few months ago, around the time that this pain during intercourse first started to catch my attention, I spotted between periods for the first time in my life (I'm 25). It scared me to death because it's never happened before and I spotted for a few days and then no period. Since then my periods have seemed strange- I'll start spotting several days before starting rather than a few hours before (which is what has always been normal for me). Does this have anything to do with having a cyst? How long could I have this for and is it common to keep getting them?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely-this could be pain from cyst(s) or it could be pain from fibroid tumors of the uterus. I have had experience with cysts and the pain from these can bring you to your knees. I have had cysts that caused me to have surgery twice once on the left side and the right side too. I had an 8cm cyst on the left that actually ruptured. I felt like someone stabbed me with a butcher knife. Well, I ended up with emergency surgery from that one. I ended up losing my ovary and part of my fallopian tube. Exactly a month to the day that I had that surgery I was in severe pain again! Every time I had a bowel movement my right side would hurt like you can't imagine. Needless to say I got checked out and I had a 13 cm cyst on the right side. This time when I had surgery they drained the fluid from the cyst as they did not want me to lose both of my ovaries. At that time I was 31. After this surgery I was put on Depo-Provera to prevent me from ovulating. At this time I already had children but they still did not want to take my ovary due to hormone loss. I was on Depo for over 5 yrs. When I decided to discontinue Depo the cyst returned at that time my GYN recommended a complete hysterectomy as I also had Endometriosis. So I suggest you get your symptoms thoroughly evaluated. I know what you are going through.

  21. QUESTION:
    Non-Classical Adrenal Hyperplasia ever heard of it?
    Okay, I was completely astonished by this.. I was watching this show called "Mystery Diagnosis" on Discovery Health. I could not believe what I was hearing - this woman and her family on the show were explaining her ordeal throughout the last 10 years

    I knew from the first symptom she had expressed what she had. Wow, was I ever wrong. The more and more I watched, the more I was convinced she had Polycystic Ovarian Disease.

    To make a long story short, this woman had almost every single symptom of Polycystic but it turns out that she had a disease called Non-Classical Adrenal Hyperplasia.

    Apparently, the symptoms almost mimic one another.. I could not believe it. I just thought I would share this with all of you as I had never heard of it and I don't know if any of you have either, have you?

    I had been diagnosed with PCOS at 20 and im now 23, and i was never told of this, i was not tested for insulin levels & where the testosterone was coming from (with non-classical adrenal hyperplasia the testosterone comes from the adrenal glands and not the ovaries)

    I'm now pregnant, so im thinking after the baby is born to get tested for this NCAH, and see what they find, im so glad i found this as i may have been misdiagnosed with PCOS as it said on the show many people get diagnosed with the common PCOS and not this... so its possible some with PCOS have it and have not been notified

    I recommend if you have been diagnosed with PCOS & never heard of or this NCAH has not been ruled out, to go and get checked and tested for this, tell your doctor about this & ask for tests

    Heres a site that gave me the overview of the symptoms after looking it up:

    http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/c/congenital_adrenal_hyperplasia_non_classical_form/symptoms.htm#symptom_list

    Its the same symptoms i have for the so called PCOS

    Also apparently if you have NCAH your more at risk for getting PCOS which causes the ovarian cysts symptoms...
    Also with NCAH you dont take birth control pills to correct the problem, you are given some steroid (forgot the name) and it makes the testosterone and other symptoms drop and brings your period back... the birth control only gives you a regular non ovulation period... so please get tested if you think you may have this!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of this diagnosis. I learned about the diagnosis thru Mystery Diagnosis as well and it caused me to start wondering as well.

      I am hoping to get to Endocrinology again to get this checked in to when I talk to them about whether or not I have a thyroid problem.

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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

  23. QUESTION:
    PLEASE GIRLS HELP ME TAKE THE BSE QUIZ FOR GRADUATION!!!?
    Question 1 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    1. Prostate cancer usually displays several symptoms in the early stages of development.

    a. True
    B. False

    Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    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

    Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    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

    Question 4 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Developing a hernia is more common in women than men.

    A. True
    B. False

    Question 5 (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:

    A. hernia

    B. menstruation

    C. endometriosis

    D. ovulation

    Question 6 (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__________.

    A. mammogram

    B. lumpectomy

    C. mastectomy

    D. malignant

    E benign

    Question 7 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

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

    A. 25

    B. 65

    C. 40

    D. 55

    Question 8 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Ovarian cysts are common in women during their childbearing years.

    A. True
    B. False

    Question 9 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    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.

    A. false

    B. true

    Question 10 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Exercise can relieve PMS symptoms.

    A. True
    B. False

    Question 11 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    PMS occurs only in females who:

    A. are tired and do not exercise regularly

    B. have high hormone levels

    C. who are taking birth control pills

    D. who are ovulating or who are in the first days of their menstral period

    Question 12 (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.

    A false

    B true

    Question 13 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    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

    Question 14 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Prostate cancer typically:

    A grows slowly

    B begins with small changes that may go unnoticed

    C occurs in very young men

    choice 1 and choice 2 only

    Question 15 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    The release of progesterone causes:

    A ovulation

    B menstruation

    C the build up of endometrium

    D maturing of the ovary

    Question 16 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    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

    Question 17 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    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

    Question 18 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    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

    Question 19 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Like women, men can also develop breast cancer.

    A True
    B False

    Question 20 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    Most women will develop ovarian cysts during this time period:

    A menopause

    B peri-menopause

    C childbearing years

    D before beginning menstruation

    Question 21 (Multiple Choice Worth 4 points)

    This surgery, called ____________removes all or part of the breast and sometimes the surrounding tissues.

    A mammogram

    B lumpectomy

    C mastectomy

    D malignant

    E benign

    Question 22 (True/False Worth 4 points)

    Although most hernias are not painful, pain in the groin area can be one of the
    You guys are soo right..lol...i dont need it anymore I did it ...I didnt wanna wait for answers so i just did it
    And it was for a highschool Health class...graduation requirement...i have no plans on becoming a nurse or any type of doctor....so chill bra

    • ANSWER:
      1. False
      2. D
      3. B
      4. False
      5. C
      6. E
      7. C
      8. A True
      9. B True
      10. A True
      11. D (I think)
      12. B True
      13. B
      14. D
      15. C
      16. D
      17. C
      18. B
      19. A
      20. C
      21. C

      hope this helps..

  24. 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 .

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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

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

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

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

  28. QUESTION:
    Positive pregnancy test result, possible cyst?
    First off, I don't want kids. I'm 19 and have way too many dreams for that to happen right now. I want them down the road, when I'm out of school. But not now. So don't think I'm excited about this. I'm hoping for a cyst.

    Anyway, ovarian cysts run in my family. My great grandmother had them, my grandmother had them, my mother had them, so ever since I started my period I figured I might.
    My periods are strange. They go for every 3-4 months, and are never at the same time of the month. And I've always thought that might mean I have cysts. But we've never gone to the doctor to check it out as it's never posed a problem until now.
    My current boyfriend and I are always super-careful when we have intercourse. Though, I know condoms and pulling out aren't 100% effective... it helps. And I used to be terribly anorexic and bulimic, so pregnancy never worried me. I always thought that maybe I did so much damage to my body over those seven years of anorexia/bulimia that I'd be infertile. Though, I didn't rely on that alone.
    Well, for a couple-a few weeks now I've been really bloated. And it's a hard bloat in my lower stomach. When I use the restroom it goes down like over half, but it's still there. For these few weeks I keep getting sharp stabbing pains in my pelvic area. When I go number 2, the act of pushing it out (because I've been going through an alternation of constipation and laxative-induced diarreah) gives me these strong pains around both my hip-bones, but inside. The harder I push the more it hurts. My eyes actually watered yesterday it hurt so bad. Sometimes if I just move wrong I get those pains. And sometimes I get this pressure on my rectum, and my bloat feels "heavy" almost.
    So I thought it had to be cysts, but the paranoia of it being pregnancy was still there. Mainly because I haven't had spotting, and my breasts are fine. No discomfort at all. And the pain is what confuses me, if i'm pregnant why would it hurt so bad? And why aren't I having the other common symptoms?

    So, I got some pregnancy tests last night and took one when I woke up this morning (because it said that was the best time to do so). And to my utter dismay, it said I was pregnant.
    I really can't have this though. I just can't. My boyfriend wants kids, but not now. Just like me. We've talked a million times about how neither of us can. And I'm afraid I'll lose him if I am.

    Anyway, I read on the pamphlet that comes in the box of tests that ovarian cysts can cause a false positive reading.
    What are the odds of this?

    I'm going to the doctor Friday, but I just need some feedback to help me calm down a little.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard of cysts causing a false positive. I'll be honest, I think you are pregnant. Just take it one day at a time, and try to stay calm.

  29. QUESTION:
    Question about ovarian cyst?
    I had an ultrasound recently, for something unrelated, and the lady doing it told me I had a cyst on my ovary. I've heard they're quite common and usually nothing gets done about them, but I've always had period/PMS problems, like heavy flow and acne etc etc and I've heard that this could be the cause of that, so wouldn't getting it removed remove those problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Now a days it is done by llaparoscopic surgery,
      what they do they drill the cyst at many places
      thus ovary is saved and no pain
      patient remain very comfortable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  31. QUESTION:
    Conflicting tests, am I pregnant?
    My boyfriend and I recently (August 6th) had sex for the first time. He wore a condom and pulled out a second or two before he ejaculated, because I was around my ovulation at the time and we're both rather paranoid.

    On August 12th I began bleeding lightly and had some dark brown spotting. It lasted for about two days. I thought this might be implantation bleeding, because my periods have been very regular and my period was not due until the 17th.

    On the morning that my period was due, I took a pregnancy test and it came back positive. (Clearblue Easy Digital). I took two more of the same tests and both came back negative. However, knowing that false positives are much less common than false negatives, I wasn't sure.

    Then the same night I got my period. It has been very heavy for 4 days so far, much heavier than usual with a lot of cramping.

    I suffer from lupus as well as have ovarian cysts that cause my periods to last around a week and a half. I did some research and read that ovarian cysts have been known to cause false positives on some hpt's?

    What do you people think? Am I pregnant, is it a chemical pregnancy, or am I just being paranoid?
    Yes, my period currently has quite a bit of clots in it. Larger and more than usual.

    • ANSWER:
      Well if you received a positive result, you are/were definitely pregnant. False positives are so rare they're almost impossible. Any positive result you receive on a pregnancy test should be considered accurate and you should see a doctor for confirmation and prenatal care. Since you started bleeding heavily after your test (and you probably should have gone to the ER about that, honestly) it's likely that you started miscarrying. And yes, this early, it would be considered a chemical pregnancy. Are there clots in the blood? When a woman miscarries it's best for her to receive medical attention so they can make sure that the uterus empties itself and she doesn't need a D&C to remove any leftover tissue from the uterus. There's still a chance that you're pregnant and not miscarrying, sometimes women bleed during pregnancy and the bleeding is heavy enough to be mistaken as a period. I suggest you go to the doctor for a blood test to determine if you're still pregnant and if the pregnancy is viable. Good luck.

  32. 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!

  33. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis or Ovarian Cancer please read all?
    About a year ago I was experiencing some abdominal pain and lower back pain. figuring it was a uti I paid no mine then one morning... I woke up feeling like my panties were plum soaked. I stood up and automatically started pouring blood very scary. My period wasnt expected for another 2 weeks and this was'nt a period at all...it wa alot of blood. Anyways scheduled an appoitment with the gyno and found out I had 2 small 2.5 centimeter cyst on both ovaries, Being that cyst are common and normal the Doctor of course wanted to the do watch and wait, especially considering im only in my 20's. He put me on high dose BC and figured they would disolve after 1 to 3 mentruations. Well its been a year and the cyst have never went away. One cyst has grown a bit. Ive been horribly sick. I have frequent urination and trouble holding my urine. Once I feel the urge I have to run to the bathroom. I, having loads of symptoms including constipation, diarhea, abdominal swelling im no longer able to wear jeans because the pressure of them bothers my abdomen. Im getting worse and worse by day now. I cant go out in public because I get really sick when I start walking around. I have fainted once and was rushed to the hospital. My immunity was shot. Well anyways being that the cyst havent gone away and are causing abnormal bleeding weird stringy and watery discharge the Doctor has decided to do Laproscopic surgery. He thinks I have endometriosis but says Ovarian cancer is in the back of his mind. The thing is my cyst are quite small but my symptoms are proven to be severe. One cyst is growing a little however. Anyways is it possible to have cancer with such small cyst, I guess considering the doctor said it was in the back of his mind. Im really worried because I literally feel like im dying. Im getting worse day by day. Anyone with some expertise on ovarian cancer please give me some imput. Ive done plenty of reserch so no need to send me the websites. Im not an idiot I do reserch my possible illness. I need someone personal story with dealing with endo or ovarian cancer with such small cyst? Im in extreme pain from lower back both sides of my abdomen and pain radiating down my thighs. I have horrible gas that will not pass on its own and cannot be relieved by over the counter or prescription meds.
    This is a reposted question but I was hopin to get better or more informative answers not that the answers I did get werent good, they were very much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey girl! I am not sure of the symptoms of ovarian cancer but I have a friend whose mom passed away of ovarian cancer. Her cyst was big enough to where you could feel it on the outside of her lower abdomen. I myself have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Endometriosis & I have had 3 surgeries & a D&C! I stay in pain to this day. They told me that once I had my child that my symptoms would most likely disappear, but that's just not my luck! They are back & have been in full force for about 6 months now. My first surgery they removed a ruptured cyst along with a few others; my second surgery they removed a total of 17 cysts from the left & the right ovary; the third surgery they removed 13 cysts, & the D&C was done because of my irregular periods where I would bleed for weeks & months sometimes. Birth control never worked for me as far as shrinking the cysts. I had became anemic & then they diagnosed me with a bleeding disorder. With PCOS it's never easy to lay & wait to see if they will just go away because once you start ovulating more cysts can appear & they sometimes can be filled with blood & other fluids (which mine were). Once they rupture they can cause terrible pain such as vomitting, nausea, diarrhea, & yes abdominal swelling. Those are all of my symptoms 85% of time...not always the vomitting but always the others. But feel free to email me & we can talk! I hope everything works out for you because I def. know how you feel!

  34. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis or Ovarian Cancer Please read all?
    About a year ago I was experiencing some abdominal pain and lower back pain. figuring it was a uti I paid no mine then one morning... I woke up feeling like my panties were plum soaked. I stood up and automatically started pouring blood very scary. My period wasnt expected for another 2 weeks and this was'nt a period at all...it wa alot of blood. Anyways scheduled an appoitment with the gyno and found out I had 2 small 2.5 centimeter cyst on both ovaries, Being that cyst are common and normal the Doctor of course wanted to the do watch and wait, especially considering im only in my 20's. He put me on high dose BC and figured they would disolve after 1 to 3 mentruations. Well its been a year and the cyst have never went away. One cyst has grown a bit. Ive been horribly sick. I have frequent urination and trouble holding my urine. Once I feel the urge I have to run to the bathroom. I, having loads of symptoms including constipation, diarhea, abdominal swelling im no longer able to wear jeans because the pressure of them bothers my abdomen. Im getting worse and worse by day now. I cant go out in public because I get really sick when I start walking around. I have fainted once and was rushed to the hospital. My immunity was shot. Well anyways being that the cyst havent gone away and are causing abnormal bleeding weird stringy and watery discharge the Doctor has decided to do Laproscopic surgery. He thinks I have endometriosis but says Ovarian cancer is in the back of his mind. The thing is my cyst are quite small but my symptoms are proven to be severe. One cyst is growing a little however. Anyways is it possible to have cancer with such small cyst, I guess considering the doctor said it was in the back of his mind. Im really worried because I literally feel like im dying. Im getting worse day by day. Anyone with some expertise on ovarian cancer please give me some imput. Ive done plenty of reserch so no need to send me the websites. Im not an idiot I do reserch my possible illness. I need someone personal story with dealing with endo or ovarian cancer with such small cyst? Im in extreme pain from lower back both sides of my abdomen and pain radiating down my thighs. I have horrible gas that will not pass on its own and cannot be relieved by over the counter or prescription meds.

    • ANSWER:
      I can be of no help, My Mother had Endo & had surgery to remove her female organs but she was in her 30's and done having children. I was young and unfortunately don't remember. I just wanted to say that I will say a prayer for you dear, I can feel the frustration and hurt in your Question & can't even begin to imagine what you are going through.
      I worry I will end up with the same thing, Stay strong, Pray, & get a second opinion...If you feel like there is more to this than meets the eye then get a second opinion this is your body and your Dr sounds like a good one but to tell you its just in the back of your mind isn't doing you any good if you really are cancerous.

      Good Luck, I hope all goes well with the surgery and its nothing more but these two cysts & you will become symptom free.

  35. QUESTION:
    Dark brown blood, already had period?
    My period ended 2 weeks ago, but for the past 5 days, I have been having dark brown discharge. It's heavier than spotting, but not a heavy flow. I have an ovarian cyst, but I don't believe I have any other problems. My periods are usually pretty regular, except on the rare occasion my cyst ruptures. Could this be a sign of something more serious? Is this common to bleed for so many days? Could a cyst cause such a thing?

    • ANSWER:
      go and see your doctor about your concerns. i had a small cyst a few years ago plus a uterine polyp. had both removed. the gyno told me though we always have cysts, they will grow and shrink away. my cyst had shrunk in between the time of having the scan done and going to see the gyno.

  36. QUESTION:
    How common is secondary infertility?
    sorry this is so long!! Plz help!

    I am
    Wondering because I am 26 years old.. In great health all around, get my period every month like clockwork, and ovulate every month as well., I have had some small ovarian cysts which have messed with my period in the past, but they pop on their own.

    I have a 5 year old son, and before him I was pregnant 2 other times that both sadly ended in misscarriages.

    Since my son, I've had 4 boyfriends (and yes, a few sexual flings) and have never gotten pregnant.

    Now I've been dating (now engaged) to my fiancé for a tad over axyear (13 months) with NO forms of protection, and nothing in the way if pregnancy yet.

    I have gone to both planned parenthood clinic and an OBGYN to be checked, and the results at both places told me I looked fine down there,no STD's,no infections,etc etc.

    So.. Any advice?? Is it odd to only have 1 child (successful pregnancy) in 5 years and then fall pregnant again?? My fiancé Really wants a child and I keep thinking I'll never be able to give him one.. But then I think that A-I already have one so I'm sure I can get pregnant again, and B-doctors told me I'm fine down there.. So I'm sure it will happen again when I least expect it to.

    My fiancé was in the Marine Corps for 4 years and exposed to a lot of radiation,he know works on an airfircr base building airplanes, and is still at times bring exposed to radiation.. So he of course is paranoid that he might be sterile. He was married fit 5 years and his x never got pregnant, and now she has a 4 month old son with her current boyfriend. So, my fiancé could possibly have dead swimmers.

    Advice??? Anyone take awhile to conceive their second baby?? It's weird because before I got pregnant with my son.. I ALWAYS would say there is no way I'll get pregnant ( cause I had sex a bunch of times before it happened) and my mom would always say " you better be protecting yourself" and I'd say " I won't get pregnant, doesn't ever happen".. And BOOM!! It happened.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    how common are the side effects of alesse-28?
    okay, recently i wen to the gyno for an ultra sound due to severe pelvic pain. they found that i had a ovarian cyst rupture and perscribed Aless-28 to help reduce my risk of getting another one. I think im getting the generic form, im only 15 and ive read alot of really bad reviews. i heard it causes acne and weight gain. i already have a problem with acne and i really dont want to gain any weight because ive been trying to lose some. im already 141 pounds and 5/7 so i look fine but still. im really worried because of all the bad side effects. just wondering how it could possibly effect a 15 year old girl (who is not active by the way, just need it so my sticking ovary dosent rupture).

    • ANSWER:
      The sid effects that i list will effect in some part anyone that takes--alesse-28
      The following side effects are associated with Alesse-28 Oral:

      Common side effects:
      Breast Tenderness Less Severe
      Breast Fullness due to Milk Production Less Severe
      Acne Less Severe
      Dizzy Less Severe
      Low Energy Less Severe
      Visible Water Retention Less Severe
      Feel Like Throwing Up Less Severe
      Throwing Up Less Severe
      Bloating Less Severe
      Stomach Cramps Less Severe
      Feeling Weak Less Severe
      Water Retention Less Severe

      Infrequent side effects:
      Migraine Headache Severe
      High Blood Pressure Severe
      Frequent Headaches Severe
      Yeast Infection of Vagina and Vulva Severe
      Abnormal Test Result for the Body's Sugar Tolerance Severe
      Sun-Sensitive Skin Less Severe
      Hair Loss Less Severe
      Abnormal Hair Growth on Body or Face Less Severe
      Yellow-Brown Patches on Skin Less Severe
      Weight Gain Less Severe
      Weight Loss Less Severe
      Altered Interest in Having Sexual Intercourse Less Severe

      Rare side effects:
      Depression Severe
      Sudden Blindness and Pain Upon Moving the Eye Severe
      Pancreatitis Severe
      Heart Attack Severe
      Stroke Severe
      Obstruction of a Blood Vessel by a Blood Clot Severe
      Blood Clot Severe
      Hepatitis Severe
      Disease of the Gallbladder Severe
      Inflammation or Infection of Vagina Severe
      Absence of Menstrual Periods Severe
      Irregular Periods Severe
      Bleeding Not Related to Menstrual Period Severe
      Benign Tumor of Liver Cells Severe
      Liver Cancer Severe
      Breast Tumor Severe
      High Amount of Triglyceride in the Blood Severe
      Cervical Discharge Less Severe
      Focal Nodular Hyperplasia of Liver Less Severe
      Change in Appetite Less Severe

  38. QUESTION:
    Wish me luck! Any one else had this?...?
    Got my appointment with some gyno specialist tomoro about some concerns with my ovaries (frightening talk!) Keep getting Pretty Large cysts on both my left and right ovary, abdominal pain, irregular and missed periods and weight gain (that sucks), Doctors trying to find the cause/treatment, got me on edge a little bit. Im almost engaged, wanting to start a family of my own (hes already got a couple troublemakers lol) kids are my life, ive worked with them and always wanted them. My mother couldnt have me and mirically concieved me through IVF (Invitro Fertilisation) (Test Tube Baby) only a couple years after the first ever test tube baby was born in 1986, im a miracle child! Ive been having nightmares ever since i had these things diagnosed by a doctor as ovarian cysts, although a common thing, mine are supposedly a large size and reccuring and bring a lot of pain with em every month, the words of a doctor haunting me in my sleep (we may birth control if youre lucky, if not simple surgery and worst case take out one of your ovaries), i havent slept in a couple days, just nervous. Me and my man have a long distance relationship; only while i finish my studies (i move back up in a few months) and im seeing him in 10 days but im just a little uptight, and I know the people on Yahoo answers can always give me a reassuring word of advice or a story lol fingers crossed!

    • ANSWER:
      Some things you can control, some things you can not. What is happening inside your body is out of your control, how you react to it is up to you. So many changes are happening in the medical field these days that what was deadly or dangerous even a few years ago is now treatable and sometimes even curable. Chin up girl, this too shall pass - take it one day at a time.

  39. QUESTION:
    Could it have been 'breakthrough bleeding' & be possible that I'm 11 weeks pregnant?
    Okay so my period before this one (March 11th 2010) was over 2 weeks late and it was red and heavy. I had what i thought was Implantation spotting at CD36 - Thursday 15th April. We had a faint positive on a CB test but when i came on (May 5th 2010) i thought it was over & charted for my next cycle.

    Is it possible to have a period if you are pregnant and go on to have a healthy full term pregnancy?

    I have been having common pregnancy symptoms - frequent toilet visits, dark nipples, dark circles round my eyes which in my whole 23 years of my life have never had, ive been moody, headaches, feeling sick, more hungry etc..

    The 'breakthrough bleedding' would have hapened around 7-8 weeks pregnant. Could it have been an ovarian cyst that caused the bleeding but i had mistook if for my period?

    If its possible i could be about 11 weeks pregnant. Im going to get a test and see but id like to know if this is actually possible :) Thanks
    No, I haven't taken any tests at all since the Clear Blue test when i was two weeks late on April 26th 2010. It was a faint positive, but defo a positive. So I was rather confused when I had bleeding on 5th May but put it down as my AF. I havent had any bleeding since then and it had stopped by May 9th just spotting on May 10th. But nothing since that :/

    • ANSWER:
      Have you taken a test recently hun?

      One of my friends is pregnant and she has had 2 bouts of heavy bleeding once around 9 weeks and the 2nd around 11 weeks she is now 26 pregnant and her baby is doing great.

      If you take another test and it's positive then I would get yourself to the doc's for a blood test!

      Good luck hun! Hope you are pregnant and that baby is ok!

      xxx

      Edit: I would take another test and book yourself an appointment at the doc's! x

  40. QUESTION:
    Do I Have Endometriosis?
    ik its long but i am DESPERATE for an answer!...i have been suffering for 8 years and i want to know what the hell is wrong with me!
    i heard Endometriosis is somewhat common in teens and there are the symptoms it lists on WebMD:
    * Pelvic pain. <--under my ribs
    * Severe menstrual cramps. <--didnt change when i went on birth control like my ob said
    * Low backache 1 or 2 days before the start of the menstrual period (or earlier), becoming less during the period. <--had mri's and xrays done a few years back and they cant figure out what causes my severe back pains
    * Pain during sexual intercourse. <--may also be due to a ovarian cyst i have?
    * Rectal pain. <--im not sure what this exactly means?
    * Pain during bowel movements. <--not all of the times but more than half of the time i would say yes
    * Blood in the urine or stool. <--in urine after sex sometimes, but in stools atleast once a week
    * Some vaginal bleeding before the start of the menstrual period (premenstrual spotting). <---no!
    * Vaginal bleeding after intercourse. <--yes and usually bright red
    * Pain. Where it hurts depends on where the implants are growing. You may have pain in your lower belly, your rectum or vagina, or your lower back. You may have pain only before and during your periods or all the time. Some women have more pain during sex, when they have a bowel movement, or when their ovaries release an egg (ovulation). <--pain in lower back during ovulation, pain before and during period, pain while having sex, pain while having a bowel movement, and random pains on sides and between my ribs
    * Abnormal bleeding. Some women have heavy periods, spotting or bleeding between periods, bleeding after sex, or blood in their urine or stool. <--always have had heavy periods, bleeding after sex, blood in urine after sex and blood in stools, but no spotting
    * ovarian cysts <--have two, but are under control

    other symptoms that i have are:
    *being tired for no reason starting the week before my period and ending the week after
    *needing to pee all the time starting during my period and ending a week after my period
    *intense sharp shooting pains in my stomach where it becomes hard for me to stand up straight
    *dry skin during my period
    *greasy hair the week of and the week after my period

    other non period related medical problems:
    *ADHA (concerta 54mg)
    *asthma
    *knee problems (dislocated my knee cap about a yr ago)
    *poor diet
    *drinking
    *dont exercise much
    *sexually active (no way i could have an STD because me and my fiance have been together since we have been 14 and are each others ONLY sexual partners)
    do you thing i could have endometriosis or something else? can it be treated? could it be potentially dangerous? medical professionals or people with personal experience would really help! but i would like anyone to answer if they think they can help I AM SO DESPERATE...i have an appointment in march with my gyno
    As you can see i experience and have struggled with these symptoms since i have got my period at 10 years old. Now that i am 18 i feel like i need some answers because this has effected my life and heath. thanks for helping.

    p.s. if there is any other info you would like to know about my health i will add it in...please i really need some answers!
    my sister and aunt have PCOS (very bad case tho)
    they have never gotten a period and i have very heavy ones so thats y i thought it wasnt PCOS.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, often associated with your menstrual period. Although many women experience cramping during their menstrual period, women with endometriosis typically describe menstrual pain that's far worse than usual. They also tend to report that the pain has increased over time.

      Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis may include:

      ■Painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Pelvic pain and cramping may begin before and extend several days into your period and may include lower back and abdominal pain.
      ■Pain with intercourse. Pain during or after sex is common with endometriosis.
      ■Pain with bowel movements or urination. You're most likely to experience these symptoms during your period.
      ■Excessive bleeding. You may experience occasional heavy periods (menorrhagia) or bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia).
      ■Infertility. Endometriosis is first diagnosed in some women who are seeking treatment for infertility.
      ■Other symptoms. You may also experience fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.
      The severity of your pain isn't necessarily a reliable indicator of the extent of the condition. Some women with mild endometriosis have extensive pain, while others with advanced endometriosis may have little pain or even no pain at all.

      Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts. It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping. IBS can accompany endometriosis, which can complicate the diagnosis.

      When to see a doctor
      See your doctor if you have signs and symptoms that may indicate endometriosis. The cause of chronic or severe pelvic pain may be difficult to pinpoint. But discovering the problem early may help you avoid unnecessary complications and pain.

  41. 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

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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:

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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.

  42. QUESTION:
    hernia or lympth node?
    2 weeks ago after a work out ,I noticed a lump in my left groin.It appeared suddenly .I saw a Dr. had blood work and urine checked all came back fine. Had an ultra sound and c.t scan ,both showed I have a ovarian cyst. Dr. said that they are common ,swollen lymph node is unrelated (body fighting something),and to follow up with my reg.dr. which is unsure of cause ,asked for blood work for ovarian cancer and lyme disease. results in tom. today I noticed the lump is not visible when i lay down and bulges out when i stand up. Is it possible that it is hernia and I've been misdiagnosed for inflamed lymph node??? this lump is less than an inch and feels solid.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Elevated LFTS with an unknown cause? Help!?
    My friend Beka has been sick for many many months. She has been going for testing and the Doctors cannot find a reason as yet to what is causing her issues. We are concerned that there is a hidden disease that is being masked by smaller aliments that are a symptom rather than the cause itself. If anyone has experienced the following issues or know of anything to test for please let us know. We've tried www.webmd.com and other such sites but we can't point to the origin yet so we don't know what to search under. Here's a time-line.

    Oct. 2010 (7 months ago)
    First symptoms:
    -Developed Singles, given antibiotics (acyclovir and ciproflaxen) which cause C-Diff. Have had intermittent rectal bleeding since.

    Feb 2011 (3 months ago)
    -developed Pneumonia, was given the antibiotic Z-Pak.

    All during this time line she had experienced abdominal cramps (bad cramps), frequent vomiting, night sweats, general weakness, anemia, dizziness. She has also experiences around 3 times, both hands suddenly turning smurf blue for several minutes and then returning to normal.

    She was referred to a gastroenterologist in feb, and the doctor has ordered multiple tests and here are the results
    First Tests
    Blood test and EGD, stool:
    Results were severely elevated ALTS and LFTS, and the EGD found erosion of the esophagus, a hiatal hernia [moderate]. And stomach was very inflamed- Doctor took a biopsy of the stomach. Confirmed H.Pylori.
    Was Prescribed amoxicillin and vancymyocene(?). Initial blood test did not show the infection from H. Pylori and neither did a stool test.

    Start of March
    Colonoscopy, blood:
    ALTS and LFTS were still elevated
    Colonoscopy showed internal hemorrhoids (small).

    April
    Sigmoidoscopy
    Hemorrhoids are now moderate (increased in less than 2 weeks), Hiatal Hernia increased in size as well to just under sever.

    Hydascan-
    gallbladder was functioning at a slow but normal rate (40% were 35% is considered normal)

    Between the Colonoscopy and the Sigmoidoscopy (2 week time frame) she lost 8 pounds, and when the hemorrhoids and hernia increased in size as well.

    *******************************
    Patient History
    Beka is Rh(neg) and has had 3 children. She has also has bacterial Pneumonia that has left her lungs with scarring but has not affected her life style, weighs 125 currently, is 33 yo, and does not smoke or drink. deadly allergic to bees. She was diagnosed with ovarian cysts in early 2010 when one ruptured while she was at work and had to be taken to the hospital. Her urine is really dark (almost orange) all the time.

    Family History-
    father died of leukemia before she was born.
    Grandfather on maternal side- died of prostate cancer.
    Paternal Grandfather died of throat cancer.
    Maternal Uncle currently has colon cancer
    *******************************************

    Beka's sister in law is an OBGYN, her Doctors, and all of us think there is some underlying disease or issue that caused the Shingles to appear. She is scheduled for an upcoming Liver Biopsy and MRCP.

    Right now her Doctors are at a loss and the bloods tests are not pointing to anything. They are concerned about moving to fast with her, but me and her sister in law think they need to get more aggressive. They have ruled out hepatitis.
    If anyone has known anyone with similar experiences or know of other diagnostic testing that might pinpoint an issue please reply! The Doctors just aren't finding anything and I'm afraid where we're in a small rural community that they might be missing something that is not common here or isn't seen as much due to small populations! We've checked the Liver, gallbladder, colon, small bowel, stomach, esophagus and haven't found anything!

    I am also concerned about the validity of the results of these tests since the H.Pylori was only found due to the stomach biopsy, if some infection or something could be hidden and the blood, stool tests just missing them completely.

    Not to borrow trouble but if it is something serious we want to find out now and fight it before it becomes life threatening. Any help is greatly appreciated. If anyone needs more info please just ask.
    thank you for the response what do you mean it is not standard i was given 2 different antiobiotics to take for 10 days and have to go have a breath test done to confirm if the h plori is gone and i believe the other prescribtion was clarithmicin... i still have the nausea and the abdominal cramps, my liver is still highly elevated .. again i am not a doctor but i do not seem to be finding the answers .... and what is crohns ? by the way this is beka speaking

    • ANSWER:
      Have you considered Li-Fraumeni Syndrome? Read my explanation and you'll see why I though about this...

      When I saw the family history, Li-Faumeni is the first thing that came to my mind. Li-Fraumeni is an autosomal dominant cancer syndrome (1 person in every generation has it) that involves a mutation in the tumor suppressor gene p53. p53 is known as a "guardian of the genome" because it's the major inducer of cell cycle (growth) arrest and apoptosis. This is the gene that prevents the inappropriate growth of cells ALL over the body.

      When a person with Li-Fraumeni is born, every single cell in there body has two sets of p53 genes per cell. One of those genes is mutated (non-functional), and the other is normal. This is fine because our cells only need 1 functioning p53 gene for it to suppress the over growth of cells. Many cells in our body undergo DNA mutations all the time and if it's a threatening mutation, p53 is responsible for triggering cell death. However what if that mutation occured TO the p53 gene in a person who already has one of those genes mutated... then you have nothing telling the cell to stop growing... So then you get the growth of a tumor since p53 isnt there to inhibit it and other mutations will usually occur causing abnormal morphology of the cell, etc.

      My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had a bad egg donation experience?
    I have just recently gone through an egg donation and as a result suffered a large cyst on my ovary. They told me that its extremely common and that I cant work out or do anything that caused me to strain my lower body because i might lose my ovary because it might twist. although the have told me its common, all the literature says that it only happens 1% of the time. It has to be a lie. But my story is nothing compared to my neighbors experience, She did an egg donation at a center in La Jolla california and suffered two large ovarian cysts but they drained them and asked her to do another one because the lady she donated to didn't get pregnant. Last night she had to go through emergency surgery because her new large cyst was so large that they actually considered it a tumor and her ovary had turned over itself. They had to remove her ovary and shes only 19 years old. I think their numbers of how often complications happen has to be very wrong. When I went to the doctor he kept saying he was sure it wasnt because of the donation that these things just happen to some women som etimes. Has anyone had a similar bad egg donation experience?

    • ANSWER:
      I just finished my fifth cycle as an egg donor. I have not had any major problems at all.

  45. QUESTION:
    Who all on here has PCOS?
    Basically I am looking at getting a support group started and was wondering how many people in the answers community has PCOS

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS) is a syndrome in which the ovaries are enlarged and have several fluid-filled sacs or cysts. These cysts may look like a string of pearls or a pearl necklace, and a woman can develop one cyst or many cysts. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a leading cause of infertility and is the most common reproductive syndrome in women of childbearing age.
    Basically I am just wanting to see how many people there are out there that actually have PCOS and what their situations are so I know how to direct the group.
    I was diagnosed at age 16 and I am 26 now. If anyone would like to talk about PCOS with me I am available, Just send me an email.
    I just gave a brief explanation for anyone that does not know what it is about.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I also was diag with PCOS but I got an ultrasound and there was no cysts.....so I trying to figure out what this means...but I had a son 5 years ago and me and my husband has never used protection and we still are not pregnant so please tell me about the group so i can join

  46. QUESTION:
    Bleeding for 3 weeks?
    I'm only 17 years old. I have been on birth control since I was 13 because they found ovarian cysts. I have about 18 of them now but I have been living with them and the birth control keeps the pain minimal. I'm also anemic. (I thought I would give you all a little background of my female health to help with this issue). This past month I have had my period non-stop for 3 weeks while on the pill. This has been making me extremely tired and dizzy. With all the things I already have (the cysts, anemia, and being on the pill) what could the cause be? I know I need to see a doctor and I will but what is the most minor thing it could be, what is the worst, and what is some in between? Is this common for my age when I've never had this problem before since I started the pill 4 years ago.

    • ANSWER:
      I think a doctor is the only one who can tell you what is going on.I don't think anyone's answers are going to be helpful unless they have had the same problem and are a doctor and then again this is you so really I think only going to a hospital and seeing a doctor is the only thing that will help you.Sorry I could not help.Good luck though!

  47. QUESTION:
    Severe cramping after intercourse?
    I am a 21 year old female. A little history on my lady issues: I started my cycle when I was 13, always very heavy periods, was put on the pill a couple different times to "jump start" my cycle when it would last too long, etc. When I was 16 I had my first bout of severe menstrual cramping. I was in school and suddenly the pain came on, like a normal cramp...but it didn't subside. I was standing in my choir class singing and I just remember feeling a TON of pain in my uterus...I passed out and I was taken to the school nurse. I was told later that my face was paper white. When I did come to, I was still in tremendous pain and my mother, who was a teacher at the same school was called out of her class and took me home.

    I went to the gynecologist and was told that I was perfectly healthy. At this point in time I had not yet had sexual intercourse or any other sort of sexual contact that could have led to an STI or an STD.

    This happened a few more times, spread out over the course of four years. Severe enough pain that a couple of vicodin would simply take the edge off, and the cramps would last from 20 to 45 minutes, sometimes longer.

    A year ago, I got married and have intercourse regularly with my husband. A couple months after we got married, I had one of those horrible bouts of cramps at the onset of my period (it always happens on the first day of my period), and it was so terrible that I called an ambulence; my hands and feet had gone numb from my hyperventilation because the pain was so intense. This time it lasted well over an hour. At the hospital I was given an ultrasound, and I had bloodwork done. There were no cysts on my uterus, nothing looked abnormal, and I was not pregnant. All the immediate threats were out of the way. I scheduled a gyno appt for the next month.

    About a week later I had sex with my husband, who is fairly well endowed, and experienced this same horrible cramping five minutes after we were done. It lasted about ten minutes and then dissipated. I want to note that I was not on any type of birth control at this time, we were just using condoms.

    I was given a pap smear at my gyno's and everything was normal, I was given no explanation for the horrible cramping. Sometimes this type of cramping is caused by your cervix being tilted a certain way, and I asked about this, but apparently MINE is tilted in the opposite way and should not be causing this type of pain. I left with no answers at all. I was told that cramping is common, basically, it happens suck it up.

    I have since had these horrible attacks three times after intercourse in the past five months. Generally it happens after my husband penetrates deeper than normal, so it's possible he's hitting something internal in there...but this doesn't explain the menstrual cycle severe cramping.

    Three different doctors have told me that this is normal, and there is nothing wrong with me. They have discounted endometriosis, HPV, any other STD and ovarian cysts. But I know my body, and I know that something is wrong. A person doesn't just feel extreme pain for no reason.

    Has anybody else gone through this and gotten a more conclusive answer? I am so tired of going to doctors and being treated like I'm crazy and I'm making this all up in my head. This pain is real, and I'd like to know what is causing it.

    • ANSWER:
      Dear gods above, I could have written this. Heavy periods, cramps so bad they thought I had appendicitis, and with the cramps I would become very pale (ghostly, even my lips and gums would go pale). And exhaustion. Total exhaustion.

      It took many years, but I was finally diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is different than having cysts ON the ovaries, which does cause other problems. A lot of the symptoms of PCOS are also found in people with endometriosis, or other uterine fibroids.

      I know you said your doctors ruled out endometriosis - did they do a laparascopy? If not, it's hard to discount that. A good friend went through many physical exams and told that she did not have endometriosis. It wasn't until they biopsied part of the uterus that it was discovered that she did have endometriosis.

      Cramping after sex is NOT normal. I'm sorry, it's not. It could be that you have scarring, inflammation, or cysts. Again, things that could be caused by PCOS and/or endometriosis.

      Pain is the body's way of saying "something's not right". Do a little research on both endometriosis and PCOS and see if any of the symptoms match what you have. (I have PCOS and I don't have a lot of the symptoms they list, but it can be confirmed with blood tests and an in vetro ultrasound of the ovaries.) It's also possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis. And I do not envy those women.

      I would get another opinion from another GYN. Don't go to a regular doctor, but make sure it's a gyn, as the female reproductive system is their specialty. They may know things that a regular GP or ER person would not.

  48. QUESTION:
    Female questions I need to know for school?
    Hi, uhm.. My teacher gave my class a list of 150 questions.. I did all of them but these because I can't find the correct answer, every time I look one up 5 different answers pop up, I just want a good grade, if you could help me out, that would be AMAZING of you. ~Prudence~

    What are the recommendations of the American Cancer Society for the early detection of breast cancer?

    Define the following:

    Breast Cancer

    Lumpectomy

    Mastectomy

    Mammogram

    What is the term used for a biopsy (removal of cells/tissue from a suspicious mass) that indicates cancer is not present? ___________________

    How often and when should you do a BSE?

    How should the BSE be conducted?

    What changes would indicate a need for a medical exam?
    _____________________________________________________________

    Define menstruation.

    Why does the lining of the uterus build up?

    What hormone is released that causes the endometrium to build up?
    _____________________________________________________________

    Besides pain, swelling and bleeding during the menstrual cycle, what are other more severe results of endometriosis?

    List three possible treatments for endometriosis
    _____________________________________________________________
    Ovarian Cyst

    Explain how an ovarian cyst grows and the physical problems that one can create?
    _____________________________________________________________

    Explain the acronym: PMS

    What are the five symptoms that are most prevalent with PMS?

    What are three home treatments to prevent the symptoms of PMS?
    _____________________________________________________________

    What is a hernia?

    Why are they more common in men than women?

    What are the symptoms of a hernia?
    _____________________________________________________________

    What is prostate cancer?

    How is prostate cancer detected?

    What are the risk factors associated with prostate cancer?

    What are three complications that can develop in association with prostate cancer?

    What are five symptoms that are associated with prostate cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, use google !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

  49. 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

  50. QUESTION:
    Is this pain normal, or indicative of a condition?
    I am in pain more often than anyone I know, of any age, but especially of people my age.

    I'm an 18 year old female. I'm not in the best shape, but I'm not obese. I don't think I have any vitamin deficiencies, except maybe potassium, because I get occasional charlie horses. I have had problems with my female parts (e.g. ovarian cysts, frequent periods, etc) for years. I've also had depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I don't think it is depression pain though, because I've been on Cymbalta for a couple years. I am particularly sore after a day of physical activities such as shoveling snow or having sex. Mostly I chalk this up to me not being in shape, but often I notice that the pain seems to be a little too deep-seated for that; it starts to feel like my joints are creaking, like I'm some old person and that I should walk gingerly so that nothing hurts. Many times, I develop pain for no reason at all. One day I'll just have an ache in my neck, or my calf, or my stomach. With the exception of abdominal pain (also common, probably because I don't eat enough fiber), all the pain feels very deep. Most often it feels like it's in a joint or a bone, less commonly in a muscle. Sometimes I get pain like growing pains used to feel: severe, coursing. But I haven't grown in years. I also get totally random stabs of pain, most commonly in my breasts or hands. Just a quick stab, sometimes a few in succession, but then it's gone.
    The longer pains usually persist for at least a day, up to three or four. Usually I'd rate the pain at a 6. Certainly not unbearable, sometimes not even enough to make me take an aspirin, but enough to be distracting as I go about my business, and, when it persists longer, to even make me depressed, from not knowing what is wrong with me. The pain most often appears in my arms. It doesn't feel like it would a day after lifting weights, but more how it would feel if I repeated a motion so often that it wore down my joints (apart from typing, I can't think of anything I do that would cause this). I have a very tender spot on my upper arms; even someone pressing on it or poking it feels like they are poking a bruise, though there is never any outward signs of one. My wrists and elbows pop a lot.
    I don't smoke or do recreational drugs, I don't drink often or a lot, I don't even have caffeine on a regular basis.

    I don't know if I want to risk sounding crazy to a doctor. I have so many other things wrong with me, none of which should cause chronic pain, that they might think I'm becoming a hypochondriac. Only a few of my problems are really diagnosable. I'm even wondering if I'm becoming a hypochondriac. But after my mom saying a million times when I tell her about some new pain, "You're ALWAYS in pain", I'm beginning to think she might be right. Maybe I am in pain more than is normal. Does this sound like fibromyalgia, or rheumatoid arthritis, or something else? Will the doctors listen to me if I go to them with this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it could be from fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis or endometriosis that can be in any part of your body.
      Have you lowered your dose of Cymbalta recently? It could be withdrawal symptoms. Speak to your psychiatrist about that & about fibromyalgia.
      You may need an increase in your Cymbalta to 120 mg/day. It is FDA approved to treat Fibromyalgia. You can also try Aleve or get prescription for Naproxen 500mg. 2X/day.

      When you go to your MD ask them if they believe in fibromyalgia.
      You can try a rheumatologist who deals with fibromyalgia.

      Try to do gentle stretching & walking.

      Google: mayo clinic>>diseases>>fibromyalgia
      >>arthritis, rheumatoid
      >>endometriosis

      I was told I had rheumatoid arthritis a long time ago "before they knew about fibromyalgia". I had similar symptoms (including swelling bilaterally in my hands in the AM...but only a high sed. rate as an objective lab finding).

      I also take a very good quality, high potency multi-vitamin/mineral.
      Magnesium 400-600mg
      Boswellia
      Malic Acid (they are all good for pain).

      MDs won't think you're nuts, if they do, they're the wrong MD.

      Good luck.


Clomid And Cysts On Ovaries

How does Clomid / Clomiphene citrate work ?
Clomid stimulates the production of hormones required for ovulation to occur. It is mainly used for treating female infertility. Clomid is used to stimulate ovulation production when a woman's ovaries can produce a follicle but hormonal stimulation is deficient. Basically Clomiphene is very much useful in treating ovulatory dysfunction in women desiring pregnancy. Best response of Clomiphene can be achieved in the patients with PCOs (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome). Developed by Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Clomid got quick approval from the FDA and has since then become widely available through regular pharmacies and online. If you need any additional information about Clomiphene citrate, just continue reading the FAQs that follow.

Side Effects of Clomid
Clomid or its generic alternatives all have few side effects, such as an allergic reaction. The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) has also been reported to occur in patients on Clomiphene. Symptoms of OHSS are swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, and nausea or vomiting. OHSS can be fatal. Consult your doctor immediately or ask for emergency medical attention if you develop any of these side effects. Milder side effects may also occur such as flushing, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea; breast tenderness or discomfort; blurred vision or other visual disturbances; headache; or abnormal uterine bleeding.
The severity of these Clomiphene citrate side effects varies from patient to patient. Moreover, it is meant to be used only by the prescription of a doctor; it should not be used if patient might be pregnant; have a thyroid problem or another endocrine disorder; have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding; have endometriosis or endometrial carcinoma; have uterine fibroids; have liver disease; have ovarian cysts or ovarian enlargement not due to polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Guidelines before taking Clomid
Certain precautions should be taken prior to taking Clomid. The most important is that it should only be taken under medical supervision. Clomid is usually taken in 5 day cycles. The regimen of 50 mg per day for 5 days should be started on or about the 5th day of the cycle. Clomid can be taken with or without food 50 mg once in a day or as prescribed by your physician. Dosage can be doubled with the advice of doctor only if ovulation does not occur with 50 mg given for 5 days then in 2nd cycle dosage can be given 100 mg daily for 5 days. If you are having hypersensitivity towards Clomiphene citrate then you should consult your doctor clarifying the condition.

What are the common dosages of Clomiphene citrate?
You can buy generic Clomiphene citrate drug in a form of 50 mg tablet each.

Difference between Brand Clomid and Generic Clomiphene citrate
Brand Clomid is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals while generic Clomiphene citrate is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies. While brand Clomid comes in a particular colour, size and packaging, generic Clomiphene citrate is available in many different variants. Different versions of generic Clomiphene citrate are actually more effective than the original Clomid, while costing much lesser.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

  2. QUESTION:
    Please answer. Should I be getting regular scans to check my ovaries whilst on Clomid?
    This is my first cycle on 50mg. I have been having twinges and a few aches and pains in my ovaries since taking it but I'm now on cycle day 24 and I still don't think that I've ovulated. I've been taking OPK's and temps but nothing. I went for a day 21 progesterone test but the results aren't back yet. I've heard that Clomid can cause cysts on your ovaries and I'm really worried about that. Should I be getting a monthly scan to check my ovaries for cysts or is the day 21 progesterone test enough to detect a problem? Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you x

    • ANSWER:
      I will never understand why doctors give this drug out and don't monitor their patients with it. How do you know if it's even working? and how do you know it's not working overtime and making you produce too much> That being said it's the lowest dose so maybe that's why. I've been on clomid but had IUI's with it. I did have a friend on clomid and her doctor told her not to use opk's because sometimes clomid can give you false answers. She was told to have sex every other day starting at day 12 through day 22 of her 30 day cycle. That way, she covered all the days when she should have ovulated. She didn't get scanned either and never knew if it worked for her. I got internal u/s done about 4 times during each iui to make sure I was producing follicles (eggs) and how many and to make sure I didn't get any cysts. Once the follicles were the right size I got a trigger shot to make me ovulate and then had the IUI.
      I wouldn't worry too much about cysts because you are on the lowest dosage but I would talk to your doctor about being monitored. Did your ob give them to you? And how long have you been ttc? After a year most insurance companies will pay for most if not all visits to a reproductive endocrinologist to find out what if anything is the problem.

  3. QUESTION:
    I hace PCOS with 41mm cysts in my ovaries. My Doctor prescribed me Folic Acid and Clomid (50mg)?
    I did a blood test to check for my hormones and testerone levels (im not sure). I was prescribed Folic Acid and 5 pills of Clomid (50mg). Im now on my 4 day of clomid which I started on my 2nd day of period. My Doctor would like me to go back for and ultrasound scan on Day 12 of my menses cycle to see whether my egg is fully formed. Is there a possibility of me getting preggo on my first round of clomid considering the fact that I have cysts of 41mm (small cysts) in my ovaries? If not the 1st cycle, then how many cycles will I have to go through to get preggo?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally women conceive in the first 5 cycles of Clomid. I have polycystic ovaries (not PCOS) and I got pregnant very quick. I don't think the actual cysts are going to prevent anything. But, obviously the anovulation will.

      In short, yes there is a possibility!!!!

      Baby Dust!!

  4. QUESTION:
    I have cyst in ovaries, doc has prescribed me Provera, Clomid and Estradiol, but why not Metformin?
    My case history isn't any different from others. But I have heard Metformin and Clomid as the best combos to get prego with. Should I ask my Doc?

    My second question is.. why they ask to have sex on every OTHER day during ovulation? Why not a guy eats healthy and do it everyday in order to enhance the chances to conceive?

    • ANSWER:
      You know, I know this won't help you, but I'm just going to tell you my story. I have poly-cystic ovarian syndrome and I'm insulin resistant. They gave me the metformin for the insulin resistance and were HOPING that would be enough to conceive. It wasn't. They then made me take it THREE times a day, still not enough. I was then taking metformin three times a day and one month of clomid, just one pill a day. I STILL didn't ovulate. The 2nd month, I took two clomid a day along with the metformin and we finally conceived.

      So long story short, are you insulin-resistant or pre-diabetic? If not, maybe that is the reason they aren't giving you the metformin.

      As far as sex everyday, we did the every other day thing. Our doctor told us that having it everyday does not increase your chance...which makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever, but what do I know? We did get pregnant doing it every other day. I don't necessarily think it hurts to have it everyday, but every other day is sufficient.

      I know I really didn't come out and answer your questions, but maybe something in all of my rambling helped a bit. Good luck. We know the frustration of not being able to conceive when you want to, and sometimes it's a long road. Good luck and I will keep you in my prayers.

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

    • ANSWER:
      yes its a side effect of clomid
      Approximately 5% of women using Clomid will develop an ovarian cyst at some time during their treatment period. These cysts are benign and will usually resolve spontaneously without any treatment, but may cause discomfort. If you are using Clomid and do not have a menstrual period by cycle day 35, you may have failed to ovulate or you may be pregnant! In either event you need to schedule a visit to your doctor to ascertain what is happening. If you are not pregnant, your doctor may prescribe other medications to help bring on your period

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

      good luck

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

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

  7. QUESTION:
    Taking Clomid could I be pregnant or a cyst on ovary?
    My doctor put me on 50mg of clomid to make me ovulate. I was really hoping to get pregnant this month. I started my period on 11/6/07 and now i'm having some pain in my lower abdomen on the left side and I was wondering if maybe this was a sign I could possibly be pregnant or if I could be developing a cyst on my ovary from the clomid. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like ovulation pain. It would be beneficial to start charting if you are not already, that way you can see after a few cycles what is normal for your body. As soon as I get ovulation pain I started bd'ing every day until 2 days after ovulation. Good Luck :)

  8. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts and Clomid..what's next?
    I'm on month 3 of Clomid 100mg. I had an ultrasound Monday and it showed I had 2 cysts on one ovary, one on the other. I have an appt with my Dr. Thursday to talk about options. What might be next? Is this terrible news? Any experiences? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      i'm on my 2nd month of clomid and my ultrasound showed that I was "polycystic" which means "many cysts". my doctor said it is nothing to worry about, that they will just go away on their own.

  9. QUESTION:
    Clomid and Cyst on ovary!?
    Heyyy Everyone,
    I posted a recent post maybe about a week ago.. This will be my third round whenever I get a period. Anyhow on my second cycle I ended up having a 25 day cycle. I got my period 16 January and I ovulated on day 16 January 31. I still havent got a period. However I do have a cyst on my right ovary from the clomid. I do not have PCOS btw. Ive took about 3 HPT's but negative results. Could the cyst may be the issue of me not having a period? How long did it take for you to get a period when using clomid? Thanks!! :)
    Thanks Sunny! :) Yea im already passed my two week wait its been about 18 days past ovulation. All my test are negative. I have never been late i'm usually 27-28 days. I know one thing for sure... that this cyst is killing me!!!!!! LOL Thanks again!!

    • ANSWER:
      I do not believe a cyst could cause a late period. I was on clomid for 6 months and always got my period 13 to 14 days after I ovulated. I did get a cyst on my ovaries some of those months but my period still came on time.

  10. QUESTION:
    ttc 8 months- clomid? cysts? metformin? help!!!!!?
    hi, myself and my partner have been ttc for around 8 months. for the first 3 months we just went natural and adopted the 'if it happens' approach. that failed to work so my obs/gyn put me on metformin as i have pcos. the metformin is now 3 times ea day and has so far done nothing. on my last cycle we trhought i may be pg and my af was 5 days late. on ea day we did a hpt, they were all bfn's but i felt pg and had loads of symptoms. i started spotting and it then went to a full af. i had a scan and the sonographer said she found 2 major cysts ajacent to each other on my ovaries. now im not sure what to do. i was devestated last time and not sure about a few things. how many days after af finishes or starts does ovulation occur? and how many dpo can i do a hpt? i see my obs/gyn again on sept 28 and are to discuss clomid- side effects? and success rates? and theese cysts i have, i need to know if theyve gotta be removed and if they are lowering my chances of pg? sorry for all the questions but af finishes tomorrow and i need to make a descision today,
    thanx
    princess and the frog prince xx

    • ANSWER:
      well i my self have PCOS and got put on clomid I got pregnant on my 3 cycle. But I had horrid side effects. Bad headaches, tender breast, blurred vision, & HOT FLASHES, Just a lil bit of everything. Now Im TTC again and I tried clomid and nothing, My RE put me on Femara. It tends to work better for women with PCOS then clomid. Heres a web check it out its all about women with PCOS and everything to go with it. I wish U the best of luck and tons of baby dust

  11. QUESTION:
    The doc says I have cysts in my ovaries but i am not PCOS?
    I also have normal hormones. But I don't have period, and we have be trying to get pregant for about 9 months. I have been on clomid, and it made me feel like I was going crazy. We just want a child so bad, Help. Any Advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      There are 3 ways to diagnose PCOS first is blood test then ultrasound followed by surgery, if your hormone levels are normal PCOS, but you could still have cysts on your ovaries, with PCOS you get tiny little cyst where as with other cysts they can get as big as your fist. Have you had a laperoscpe to rule out endametrosis, are you getting regular period's?

  12. QUESTION:
    what could happen if i don't wait for ovarian cysts to go away b4 taking clomid again?
    I'm on my 4th cycle of clomid/hcg/iui. I just had an ulrasound done and have a cyst on my right ovary. The dr says to wait a cycle to do another round of clomid. What could happen if we didn't wait?

    • ANSWER:
      he is waiting to seeif this will only be one cysts or if you will have many. If it stays only one, or two youwill probably get more clomid. Taking clomid with cysts can be very dangerous and had to be closely monitored. Iknwo awoman who developed so many she had to have her ovaries removed ( her Dr did not monitor her). Had had one cyst whe I got pg with clomid and everything turned out fine. the second time around I had more cysts and it atill went well ( I ended up taking stronger drugs becuase the clomid did not work tha time). I was very closely monitored. By having you wait a month yur Dr is being very responsible and has your health as his main concern. I know it's hard to wait, but your body may respond even better if you take a month off.

  13. QUESTION:
    Idk whats going on..clomid...cyst..HELP!?
    Okay so I was on clomid last month, and when they gave me and ultra sound to check my follicles I was told that I had a fairly large cyst in my left ovary..can clomid cause this?? (I go in the end of Jan. for another ultrasound to see if it gets worse and im now off clomid till the appointment)
    I have also had slight pains off and on from this..
    I got my period on the 3rd of this month(it was a week early and its usually late) and I have gained almost 2 cup sizes..and 5lbs..also been gettin bloated..
    whats goin on?
    Is there still a chance i could get pregnant?!

    Please any responses really down and just want any input/advice..

    PS.im 21 if that makes any difference

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I am actually on clomid too. 23. Just started taking clomid today.I am also on metmorfin and a couple of pre natal vitamins.

      I don't think clomid causes cysts but its best to check with the gynae.I think for all the questions you had better check with the gynae because there could be so many answers.You can email me of the outcome.It would be good to be of support to each other while TTC.

      Baby dust to us!!

  14. QUESTION:
    While taking clomid, can a cyst develop and you be pregnant?
    My ultrasound on cd 12 detected that I had already ovulated after my cd 5-9 days on clomid. The doc found a large cyst on my right ovary. She said that I should continue having sex but why if she claims I already ovulated? Why would I ovulate so early if my normal cycles are 30 days?

    • ANSWER:
      Ovulating that early on Clomid is very common. Clomid supercharges those follicles and when they mature faster... they'll ovulate faster in some women. If you're on Clomid, don't even bother paying attention to your normal cycle numbers. Your taking medication that affects your whole reproductive system - which includes your menstrual cycle. It's perfectly normal for the cycle to be off when you are taking additional medication.

      If you've already ovulated then you need to have sex! The egg is sitting there waiting for some sperm. I'm sorry about your cyst. That is the big downside to Clomid. I hated that stuff even when I was on only 25mg.

  15. QUESTION:
    can i still get prego with cysts on my ovaries?
    ive been on clomid this is my 2nd month, i visited the doc yesterday and said i still had cycts, ive been having pain on my right side since thursday on and off yesterday was the worst! would the pain be b/c of clomid working or b/c of PCOS

    pd started on 7/12/07
    started clomid 7/16/07 - 7/20/07
    pain on and off since 7/20/07

    • ANSWER:
      Yes... everyone gets cysts on their ovaries! Most of the time we just dont know it. As long as they have not been flagged as a concern by your Dr then you should be ok. Good Luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    How long after taking your last pill of clomid can you test to see if your pregnant?
    I'm 19 and have cysts on my ovaries and i was put on provera for 10 days and then clomid for days 5-9 and i was just wonderin when you can take a pregnancy test.

    • ANSWER:
      You should wait until you miss your period, or about 14 days after ovulation, whichever comes first.

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

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

  18. QUESTION:
    Struggling to get pregnant with polycystic ovaries?
    For the past almost 4 years my husband and I have been trying desperately for a baby. Almost a year ago we had tests and was told I had some cysts on my ovaries. I was advised before they would give my Clomid (fertility medication) I had too loose some weight. But now with all this pressure I am struggling to loose the weight but am getting more and more down about not having a baby! I need some advise if there is anyone out there who has experienced this or are going through the same thing.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    First Cycle of Clomid but Gynae could not see a dominant follicle on day 12?
    I have PCOS and doctor prescribed provera for 10 days to induce AF then clomid from day 5-9. Had ultrasound on day 12 after taking clomid but ovaries are so full of cysts that gynae could not see a dominant follicle, does this mean that Clomid wont work for me ever or do I need a higher dosage? I am currently on 50mg

    • ANSWER:
      I've got PCOS and I'm on my second round of clomid. I did 50 mg the first round which was enough to develope the egg and the lining in my uterus, but not enough to make me ovulate. So this time around they bumped me to 100 mg. I have testing done today which is cd 14 for me. They had me take mine from cd 3 to 7.
      I believe I've read that clomid works for 70% of the people that use it. I'd say more than likely you just need a higher dose. If that doesn't work there are always other treatments that can be done. I know just about all of them cause I've worried about stuff so much in the last 6 months. Been trying to concieve for 17 months.
      Good luck and lots of baby dust.

  20. QUESTION:
    i have PCOD.. took clomid from 2nd day to 7 th day.On 13th day..my both ovaries did not have follicles..help?
    i have PCOD,i am on metformin and last month took clomid-50mg from 2nd to 7th day and had 2 mature follicles on 14th day. my doc gave me hcg and i ovulated but could not conceive as my husband and i was not together. .From16th day i took duphaston. i am on duphaston for 3 months to regulate my periods, now i have exact 28 day cycle.
    This month i took clomid again same as earlier but in follicular scan it shows as both ovaries have no eggs.no cysts,uterus and ovaries size and echopattern is normal.i dont know wht is wrong??? and i dont know wht else to do now??HELP..my doc is not in station right now.....

    • ANSWER:
      I HAVE THE SAME THING AS YOU MY DR. SAID THAT IF I EAT RIGHT AND LOSS A LITTLE WEIGHT IT WOULD HELP AND GUESS WHAT IT DID I HAVE BEEN PERG 1 TIME AND LOST IT BUT YOU KNOW I HAVE HOPE IF THE GOOD LORD WANTS ME TO HAVE A BABY HE WILL GIVE ME ONE COL MID DID WORK FOR ME HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FOR YOU BEST OF LUCK

  21. QUESTION:
    I have a lot of cysts on my ovaries, but I do not have PCOS is there anyone out there that has this too?
    I have been trying to get pregnant now for 5 yrs. I have had cysts in the past that ruptured. Well I decided that I was going to get a second opinion concerning my infertility issues. I am glad I did because this Dr found a lot more than the previous. I found out that my ovaries have a lot of cysts. My left one measures 4 cm and my right measures 4.7 cm. I am having a Hysterosalpingogram (to make sure my fallopian tubes are not blocked) on 3/17/2009 then on the 30th I am having a DnC. I was on my menstrual cycle for 8 months straight last year. After these procedures the dr is putting me on Clomid. I had every test under the sun to make sure I do not have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) it does not run in my family so that right there is a huge sign that I do not have it, but all my tests are 100% normal. I cannot find anything on the internet about ovaries with a lot of cysts without reading it is PCOS which I do not have. I am just looking for other women out there that may have the same problem. Hopefully this will be my yr I want nothing more than to be a mother.

    • ANSWER:
      I have this problem too, except that i have pcos & am not tryin to get preg. I only have my P like once a year for the past 4 years. It was scary! and i passed out from a ruptured cyst!
      I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that you will become preg and have a wonderful baby!
      Having PCOS is NO FUN! Somedays i wish i was on my period but tehn i get it and im like bleh!
      Right now i have had mine for 8 days straight and worried. I am on the shot to keep it regulated but just got it after not having it for the past 3 months after the shot. The pill helped when i was on it, but messed up my blood pressure, having high bp didn't help to begin with!

      Hope things work out soon for you!
      Feel free to IM or E-mail me!
      im here for you!
      ♥me

  22. QUESTION:
    Should I still have ovulation pains 3dpo while taking clomid?
    I started clomid this cycle 50mg days 5/9 and i ovulated on cd16 with severe pain in my right ovary. I went to the ER and they said i have multiple cysts on both ovaries like three on the right one and two on the left. That was two days ago and i'm still in pain. Is this pain from ovulation or implantation?
    please help if you can.. thanks ladies and baby dust to you all!

    • ANSWER:
      I am on my third round of clomid 50mg 5-9 and I have felt ovulation pain up to 5dpo during all three cycles.. This month I ovulated on cd16 and felt pain from my ovaries until CD20. Your pain is too early for implantation and since you know there are cysts on your ovaries that it is very likely you will have more severe ovulation pain. If the pain becomes unbearable go to the ER or at the very least call your doctor. Good luck and may 2010 bring us both babies!

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

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

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

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting overstimulated ovaries on Clomid?
    I have pcos, and I was give Clomid by my gyno because me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant for over a year now. I usually dont get my periods on my own but this month I actually did! So I started my Clomid on day 5, it is now day 3, and Im having headaches, and left side ovary pain, I know that I do have a cyst there, and I heard you are not suppose to be given Clomid if you have cysts, but I did as the doc told me to do and have been taking it. Oh and I am on 50mg of Clomid. My question is what are my chances of getting overstimulated ovaires on Clomid, and just how rare is it?
    Im sorry I meant, I started my Clomid on day 5, and it is the 3rd day into taking the pills, I still have two more days to go

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take clomid when you already have a cyst on your ovary?
    Ok so Ive been trying to get pregnant for over a year now, no luck then out of the blue my periods just stopped coming, I haven't had one in 3 months, never has this happened to me before! Went to the gyno and got diagnosed with pcos. They want me to start taking metformin b/c of high testosterone levels, provera to induce my period and then clomid to make me ovulate. But when they did an ultrasound they found a fairly large cyst on my left ovary. I have read all over the internet that clomid will make cysts even worse, so should I take it or should I call my doc back and ask whats going on?
    Im not buying them on the internet, they were precribed from my doctor

    • ANSWER:
      your docter will give you clomid so if its unsafe he wont give you it?, dont be buying dodgy prescriptions off the internet! its unsafe and stupid

      well then if he has give you it it must be safe

  26. QUESTION:
    i went to see the doc today and i got dissapointed! i have POCS and he found several cysts on my ovaries he RX
    rx clomid and metamorphine so i can concive ? am is this possible ?

    • ANSWER:
      i have pcos and am trying to conceive. i've been to several docs and found one that I think is great. he is an expert on pcos and his been doing research in the field for 25 yrs. he thought clomid & met were the way to go. i decided to start with just the met for 3 months, but will add the clomid later, if necessary. the success rate with this combination are excellent from what I know.
      metformin can cause nausea and diarrhea. i used to take it with breakfast but switched to taking it with dinner which seemed to work better. see if you can get a prescriptionf for the extended release versio. be sure to eat and if you start to feel nausea have a bite. limit your carb and sugar intake with met. absolutely no drinking. don't take any decongestants. also be sure to take a good b vitamin supplement or prenatal vitamins.
      best of luck and be sure to post again with the happy news when you get pregnant.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there a possiblity to conceive..after taking Clomid just 2 months? Only serious ans pls.?
    Early this year saw O&G Dr for menses cramps. Was told having ovary cysts & no prob conceiving. But told I was not ovulating and put me on Clomid.I was bulimic at the time and not having regular menses. Stopped taking Clomid after 2 months. Started eating and came out of being bulimic.Gained weight.Having regular menses now. Now planning to have a baby the coming year. Just wanted to know, if I am having regular period then I should be ovulating right? Unable to follow up with dr as I have moved location. Anyone been in my shoes...and managed to have a baby?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, Clomid is a fertility drug that is suppose to make you ovulate. Why did the doctor put you on Clomid if you weren't planning to have a baby at the time (this is very irresponsible of doctors!). Clomid is prescribed as the first line of treatment normaly when you haven't got pregnant after trying for a year. Getting your period every month does not mean you are ovulating, you might be or might not be. I have polycystic ovaries(PCOS) and was getting regular periods but was not ovulating, which I found out after doing a blood test at a fertility center. Good doctors will tell you to try on your own to have a baby for a year before going for fertility testing if you do not get pregnant, so have lots of unprotected sex. Also, read-up on best times to have sex, which is around your ovulation. If you have regular periods then you can calculate your fertile times approximately. Make sure to have fun trying and not get stressed-out!

  28. QUESTION:
    Sometimes when I cough it feels like my ovaries are being ripped out! Any ideas?
    3 times now when I cough it feels like someone has grabbed onto my ovaries and is ripping them out! It only lasts for a few seconds but it really hurts. I am on my 4th month of clomid. It has happened twice this cycle and one other time that I took clomid. My left ovary was slightly enlarged the last time but no cysts or anything.

    Has this ever happened to you? The pain is only near the ovaries.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly hun, after the Femara, then Clomid, then Femara + Injectables I had used in my months of treatment for annovulation because of PCOS, the time my ovaries hurt the most was the time I was pregnant. I will have my fingers crossed for you this cycle! You just never know :)

  29. QUESTION:
    First round of Clomid - Admitted to hospital?
    On wednesday Night i was admitted to hospital with severe stomach pains....They thought it was my appendix but after alot of tests founs cysts on my ovaries. I am on clomid took it on cd 5-9..Currently i am on cd 24 and usually my cycle last anywhere form 32-36 days. They said one of the cysts probably ruptured!. Which that would been the clomid is working right?. My question is once my egg has been released how long does it live ???...Is it 5 days or 24 hours. Saw my doc yesterday and he said NOW is the time to be having sex. Also my BBT FINALLY rised on cd23. So one let me know please..Slightly confudes??..Thank in advance and wish me lotz of baby dust along with everyone else!!..Merry Christmas!
    Ok I understand is my temp rise then i have already ovulated..sooo if my temp rise was on sorry cd 22...and we had sex on cd 18, 19, 20 what are my chance of being preganant??..Please tell me good!..we also had sex on cd 23..Please someone give me hope!

    • ANSWER:
      The cysts rupturing is not serious at all, the fluid from it absorbs back ingto your body normally! But when I had this happen the dr told me if I was trying then I needed to try right after also, it didn't work for me but maybe it will for you. I wasn't on clomid at the time. I will start clomid ths nect cycle that I should have started Thursday and haven't yet. I an hoping maybe I am pg now, can't get a conformation though!!! But when the egg is released it lives anywhere from 24-36 hours. You don't have a very long time frame, but the good news is you are still fertile for up to 48 hours after ovulation.
      Good Luck and baby dust!

  30. QUESTION:
    I will start taking 100 mg of clomid for my first time?anyone ever had clomid?
    I have heard of so many ppl on here saying they started with 50 mg? My husband is in the navy and I see a RE doctor through the military hospital. I take 2-50mg pills a day, cycle day 5-9. And then I go in for a ultra sound on the 12th so they can see the eggs on my fertile period? I also read that clomid can cause cysts and for your ovary to twist? How often does this happen...has it happened to any of you? Also am I supposed to have progesterone and estrogen with the clomid so my cervix doesn't thin out because of the clomid and I don't have a miscarriage?

    • ANSWER:
      i took clomid and my doctor automatically starts off on 100mg too. i took it for 6 months and never had cysts or my ovary twist. i was not on the estrogen or progesterone and i ended up having a miscarriage so hopefully that will help you to not have one!

  31. QUESTION:
    help i have hcg levels of 1459 and so sac i was taking clomid to get pregnant the doctors said i have 2 cysts ?
    on my ovary but they have no fetal pole and their is no sac in my uterus the doctor said my uterus was thickend and ready for a baby but still no sac i took a preg test on sept 7 was neg took another on sept 9th was positive its now sept 24th would you see a sac now i went to hospital on monday for light bleeding i went to a hospital that had no obgyn staff they checked my hcg levels they were 915 they said come back on friday i did and levels were 1795 went again last night to a different hospital and they said my levels were 1459 they said i have one cyst on my left ovary small and 2 cysts on my right ovary ine large and one small but neither one has no fetal pole they are unsure they want me to wait a coupple of more days should i or just give up at this point and let them remove it

    • ANSWER:
      The fetal pole may not be visible yet. Usually one should be able to see a gestational san and yolk sac at 4-6 weeks gestation. I had an US at 5wekks 4 days and that is all we could see. The fetal pole and the heartbeat were not yet visible. I will be 7 weeks 4 days tomorrow and have another u/s. I should be able to see the fetal pole and heart beat so if we don't I know there is a problem.

      It sounds like you may be very early in your pregnancy. I would say the best thing is to just wait and see. I know its probably driving you crazy, but that's really the only thing you can do.

      You might find this article helpful - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CYD/is_12_36/ai_76636730/pg_1?tag=artBody;col1

  32. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts scar your tubes or ovaries making it difficult to get pregnant?
    I have been trying to get pg for almost two years now. Have been in for ultra sounds externally and internally and still seem to get very bad ovarian cysts each to every other month and the doctors say there is nothing abnormal about it. Can this be why I am not getting pregnant? They say the ONLY way to stop them is to get on the pill or get pregnant, but I can't get pregnant when the egg get stuck! I am so frustrated. Has anyone gone through this and still gotten pregnant? Is there anything I can do to help this go away? I was thinking of clomid. Can this help produce more than one egg so if one gets stuck I still have a chance? Thanks.
    No, they said I don't have endometriosis. I am at a stand still. Soooo frustrated! :(

    • ANSWER:
      It's a possibility, but you may also have endometriosis. Has your doctor discussed that possibility with you? I had chronic problems with ovarian cysts, but they later found out that I had a horrendous case of endometriosis too. Unfortunately, the only way for them to know for sure is to do exploratory laproscopic surgery.

  33. QUESTION:
    trying to ttc, 6 mos... want to know what clomid really does and how long should i wait before asking doc for?
    prescription.... also afraid that cyst on right ovary blocking egg from releasing?! anyone know anything about this?

    • ANSWER:
      Well clomid is only prescribed for certain things, not all fertility issues. I was prescribed b/c my hormones were low and I wasnt ovulating. I just did my first round this month, so I won't know until next week if it was successful or not, But I was told that the success rate within the first 3 months is around 75%. Most suggest trying for a year before seeking a drs advise, but if you have cysts and/or other gynecological problems, talk to your dr. He may want to do blood work or an ultrasound of the cyst. then the 2 of you can discuss if and what fertility drugs would be best. Good luck

  34. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had a corpus luteum cyst on your ovary?
    I was pregnant in March adn had a m/c. My Dr/ said that I had a cyst from teh clomid that I took. I feel like Im pregnant again, but could the symptoms just be from a potential cyst from the clomid? I feel dizzy from time to time, frequent urination, nausea w/out vomiting and fatague. Anyone else had these symptoms from a cyst?

    • ANSWER:
      Every time a woman ovulates, the spot where the egg bursts through the ovary forms a cyst called a corpus luteum. It is what produces progesterone to support a pregnancy if conception happens until the placenta takes over. If there is no fertilization, the progesterone level drops, the uterine lining sheds, and the cyst disappears.

      Occasionally, a cyst may remain, and if it does, you shouldn't try to conceive that month without the advice of a doctor.

      I'm not entirely sure that the symptoms you are experiencing are caused from any cyst though. You may be pregnant. Take a test or consult your OB/GYN.

      Good luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    What does this mean, Am I ovulating or are these cysts?
    Well on November I had an ultrasound done and the gyn saw a cyst on my right ovary and a week after that I had another ultrasound done and it wasn't there anymore. Well now I'm going to another gyn and on February I had an ultrasound done and there was the cyst on my right ovary and I had some blood work done and she said i'm probably not ovulating so she put me on clomid and this month I had an ultrasound done and I had 2 cyst on my left ovary and none on mmy right. My next appointment is in 2 weeks but just wanted to understand whats going on with me? The lady that did the ultrasound told me that I could be ovulating and that the follicles were bigger than usual.
    I'm on day 15 and I started my first cycle of clomid on day 3 to 10 and had an ultrasound on day 12 and their was 2 cyst or follicles. I've been ttc since November so what are my chances this month?

    • ANSWER:
      My biggest advice for anyone having serious medical issues is...... ALWAYS GET A SECOND OPINION!!
      I have had too many friends almost die due to wrong diagnosis! It can't hurt to get another doctors diagnosis on the situation. They may have answers for you that the other DR. didn't,you never know.

  36. QUESTION:
    When should i start clomid? ?
    I just had surery to remove a cyst on my ovary. I'm not sure when to take the pills. The doc said on the 3rd day of my period but how long does it take to heal after surgery? Me and hubby have had sex without any pain... should I start on my next period?? Or wait a while?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to conform this with your doctor, rather than asking online, because there are 3 main schedules for Clomid and it's impossible to know which one you should be on without talking to your doctor. It will either be CD5-9, CD3-7 or CD1-5 (and I recently heard of a CD4-8 sequence too). Normally you use the Provera to trigger your period, then counting the first day of full flow bleeding as CD1, you start the Clomid after that. Be sure to check this because you do NOT want to be taking both at the same time without expert advice!

  37. QUESTION:
    1st cycle of clomid days 3-7, with ovarian cysts success stories?
    I am on my first month of clomid. (50mg) my last pill was on the 27th. My husband and I BD today (04/29).
    I do have ovarian cysts and my doctor is not worried about them.

    Right now im on CD 9 and I am experiencing tenderness pain on my left ovary. I am trying not to focus too much on the symptoms I don't want to psyche myself out.

    Any one had cysts while taking clomid and conceived a healthy baby?

    • ANSWER:
      I have PCOS which is ovarian cysts and I took 25-50 mg of Clomid and I am now 16 weeks pregnant. I got pregnant on my 3rd round. It's possible and I always reccomend Clomid to women with ovarian cysts. It has a lot of success stories. Don't give up! It will happen for you!! :-)

  38. QUESTION:
    Anyone have success on first round of Clomid?
    I am 24 years old TTC baby #1. I had cysts on my ovaries back when I was 18 and took birth control pills for 5 years (which my doctor said was a great thing for my ovaries). I stopped taking the pill in September of 2009 and started TTC in January of 2010. With no luck after 6 months, I went to my ob/gyn and he told me that I have PCOS. I do get my period every 35-46 days and I always get a positive sometime during the month when I take an OPK. I just went in for an ultra sound and currently my ovaries look good and are cyst free. I start my first round of clomid sometime w/in the next 7 days. I am taking it day's 3-7.
    So basically, what I am asking is, has anyone taken clomid (even if they get their period every 4-6 weeks & get a positive on the OPK) and got pregnant within one or two cycles of Clomid?

    This may seem confusing, but I read a lot of websites and I see a lot of women are going 3+ months with no period and some don't ovulate at all. My story isn't exactly THAT way, so I am hoping someone out there can give me a little bit of information or some success stories. :-)

    • ANSWER:
      i had to take clomid to conceive my daughter.although it wasnt the same situation as yours. Me and my husband had been trying for about 2 and a half years.but waited 4 a while before we got help as we were both only 18 so didnt really think we would be taken seriously.when we finally went to a doctor they done blood tests to rule out any problems.when the results came back they said they were fine and it showed i was ovulating fine on my own.my period wasnt very regular.it was only when they sent me for a scan that it showed my follicles werent producing eggs. so they put me on clomid.I took it on days 5 to 9.it sorted out the problem.we then carried on trying and i got pregnant on the 3rd month after although i only used clomid once

      good luck xx

  39. QUESTION:
    Mild PCOS? Clomid cycle 1 and TTC for 1.5 years?
    I've been reading alot but cant find anything exact but I do realize that I have a mild form of PCOS since I dont have the extreme symptoms that some of the other ladies describes.

    I am 26 years old, 5'2 and weight 180 lbs, I've always been on the chunky side and the weight gain has been gradual and stays that way.

    My symptoms started in 2004, I had a normally concieved pregnancy.

    After this my menstral cycle changed,

    I always get a period, every 28 days no doubt about it...but I guess I am not ovulating. However, since my last pregnancy my periods have gotten lighter and shorter, usually lasting 2 days.

    I noticed a few wild hairs on on my chin but nothing alarming, no other facial hair.

    I have been trying to have a baby for the past 1.5 years with no luck.

    I went to see an ob/gyn and she did several blood tests to check the hormones, she also did a T/V sonogram and said its looks fine, my ovaries have cysts. I asked her if it is PCOS and she said thats what it looks like.

    She gave me clomid, which I finished today.

    Anyone else who has mild symptoms as me? Success stories?

    • ANSWER:
      I have some mild and some severe symptoms of PCOS. I almost never get a cycle on my own and have a lot of excess hair, but I have never had any weight problems or blood sugar problems that most women with PCOS have. I have cysts on both ovaries but one is more severe than the other. But I'm very happy to say that my very first round of clomid did the trick for me. I'm currently 7.5 weeks pregnant and so far things are progressing normally. So hopefully your round works for you! It sounds that you have fewer symptoms than me and clomid was my miracle drug. :)

  40. QUESTION:
    Does this mean ovulation or are they cysts?
    Well on November I had an ultrasound done and the gyn saw a cyst on my right ovary and a week after that I had another ultrasound done and it wasn't there anymore. Well now I'm going to another gyn and on February I had an ultrasound done and there was the cyst on my right ovary and I had some blood work done and she said i'm probably not ovulating so she put me on clomid and this month I had an ultrasound done and I had 2 cyst on my left ovary and none on mmy right. My next appointment is in 2 weeks but just wanted to understand whats going on with me? The lady that did the ultrasound told me that I could be ovulating and that the follicles were bigger than usual.

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, the reason you're getting the cysts is from ovulating. I don't know that you can get them without ovulating. I had them for 12 years before I got pregnant with my daughter. I even had a laparascopy at 18 to drain blood from my right ovary after one had burst. The doctor always had me take BC continuously for 3 months to avoid ovulating so I wouldn't get the cysts. Talk to your doctor or get a second opinion! Good luck.

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

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

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

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

  42. QUESTION:
    i have 40 cysts measuring 4mm can i be pregnant with clomid?
    Hi i went for a scan and my doc told me that i have 20 cysts in my right side and 20 cysts on my left sidethe biggest measuring 4mm. My doc did a vaginal scan but he did not say whether the cyst was in my womb or in my ovaries [I'm not sure myself] He prescribed me utrogestan and folic acid. My doc said he will prescribe me clomid pills when my next period arrives. Can i get pregnant with that method? My doctor doesnt recommend me to go for surgery to remove the cysts as im still young. Help me please

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, clomid would help you produce a mature egg and release it from your ovaries, cycts are something that every woman gets a month but some ladies cycts turns into a mature egg and release from the ovaries, when your cycts don't mature it stays on the ovaries and form many other lil cycts, some cycts do go away on its own and some would have to be remove with surgery.

      Baby dust to you and hope you conceive sooner

  43. QUESTION:
    Hysterosalpingogram? Can I take Clomid still if I'm getting that done?
    I'm going to start my 5th round of CLOMID 150 mg on Monday and getting my HSG test on Friday.
    I was taking Clomid 100mg for four months and last month doctor saw alots of small cyst on both ovaries and said ge was going to increase it.
    Is it safe to take Clomid still even if I'm getting the test done?
    27 yrs and 2 miscarriages

    • ANSWER:
      I am also going to get a HSG done if i am not preg this month but my doc also told me to start my Femara and the shots on day 3 and get HSG done on CD 6-10 but i would still say check with your MD
      GOOD LUCK

  44. QUESTION:
    PCOS and fertility with clomid?
    I was recently diagnosed with PCOS. However, I have a semi regular periods (every 35-40 days) and am not overweight, as well as I don't have any cysts on my ovaries. I know during my periods I do not ovulate. ( I took ovulation tests) I was wondering how effective clomid would be for me? I am going to my doctor in a few months to get on it but am anxious and worried it will not work....thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Are you taking Metformin? Metformin will often times correct the hormone imbalance, thereby, restoring your body's own ability to ovulate. You may want to try that first for a few months. It's not a fertility drug, so if you have health insurance, it should cover the cost.

      If Metformin doesn't help you with ovulation, then Clomid would be the next step. And yes, lots of PCOS sufferers have success with Metformin + Clomid or Clomid alone.

      Good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    Another round of clomid. . .?
    the past 2 months have been crazy. I was put on birth control (YAZ) to help clear up the cysts on my ovaries then after 2 months of bc i was put on another round of clomid cd 3-7. Question # 1 is how long after taking clomid is the best time to get pg? Question # 2 how long after clomid should i take a test. and question # 3 is has anyone else conceived after taking birth control and clomid?

    • ANSWER:
      1. You should ovulate 5-10 days after taking your last pill.

      2. When you test will depend on when you actually ovulate. I would track it with either ovulation predictor tests or basal body charts. You can test at 15 days past a positive ovulation test or 14 days past the rise in temp on the chart.

      3. I haven't. I've been on 7 rounds of Clomid with the last one combined with IUI. I'm switching to injectibles next round.

      I hope the Clomid works for you! Best of luck to you and lots of baby dust!!!

  46. QUESTION:
    Clomid and PCOS?
    I have recenlty been diagnosed with PCOS: high LH, 'evidence' of PCOS on one ovary and a very small cyst on other.

    I was hoping gyne Dr would prescribe Clomid to help me ovulate and concieve. Am meeting on Wed so will ask then.

    My question is, can you take Clomid if you have a cyst on your ovary. I read early this morning (on the manufactuers info sheet) that you shouldn't?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I have pcos to, clomid is the 1st drug dr perscibe to ladies with pcos, having pcos means that u are not ovulatin so the drug just helps u to ovulate, I did 2 cycles of clomid 50mg and didn't ovulate, then 1cycle of clomid 100mg on day 2-6 still didnt ovulate, now I am on metformin 500mg twice a day and clomid 100mg day 3-7 I am hopin it work this month, if clomid doesn't work for you like #1 says ask your dr to put you on metformin as well, it is supose to help lower the male hormones and get them back on track

  47. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had success with Clomid.?
    My husband and I have been trying for a baby for two years now, with no success. I found out that I have cysts in my ovaries that are blocking the one egg from being released. now my doctor put me on clomid and we are hoping for some success. Even if that means twins.

    • ANSWER:
      yes! Hubby and I were trying for almost a year and dr ran some tests and found out i wasn't ovulating. After only 2 cycles of Clomid I got pregnant!!! GOOD LUCK HUN!! TONS OF BABY DUST!!!

      CLOMID REALLY DOES WORK!!!

  48. QUESTION:
    Painful ovulation after taking Clomid?
    This is my first month taking Clomid. I had a positive OPK today and have been having serious cramping by my ovaries. I have had ovarian cysts before so I'm getting nervous that I have another cyst forming. So I guess I'm wondering:

    *Has anyone else had cramping during ovulation after taking Clomid? Is that common?
    *Can I still get pregnant even if there is a cyst on my ovary? I was really hoping this was my month!

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Dr. started me on Provera and then Clomid ...any success stories with Clomid of conceiving? I?
    Dr. found cysts on both ovaries, but he didn't seem like this was a big threat for me conceiving....
    First time I skipped a cycle.. so the Provera is supposed to help AF come back into town.

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Confused! Polycystic ovaries...good or bad?
    Been TTC for 16 months. I ovulate reguarly and have regular cycles. I went to 2 different reproductive encrinologists and got 2 different opinions.

    1st. opinion: I have many small cysts on my ovaries i.e. polycystic so I was prescribed metformin. I do not have PCOS but i still have polycystic ovaries.

    2nd. opinion: I have many small cysts on my ovaries but this is a good thing...it means that i have a high ovarian reserve and i should take clomid.

    I'm so confused. I don't know what to do! Has anyone else out there experienced this?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not an expert on ovarian cysts, but I've been doing this ttc thing for a while and I'm also baffled by what your doctors are saying.

      1st opinion: Your doctor is saying you have multiple cysts (a symptom of PCOS) and is prescribing you medication that is used to treat PCOS, but you don't have PCOS. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.

      2nd opinion: You have small cysts and this is a good thing? I haven't heard of this. If it was a good thing, why do you need medication that induces ovulation?

      Luckily, regardless of what the *actual* diagnosis is, it sounds like both are recommending treatment consistent with PCOS. Metformin helps control the insulin problem that can interfere with ovulation and Clomid will induce ovulation. Either way, you are very likely getting treatment that will help.

      Hope this helps a little. Good luck and lots of baby dust!!!


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts Rupture

Might you or someone you love be one of the many women that suffer needlessly with a ruptured ovarian cyst?

You probably know that 75% of pre-menopausal women will put up with very painful ovarian cyst at some point in their life. In addition, a great number of women will eventually have to ask about options for ruptured ovarian cyst treatment.

If you are afraid your cyst has ruptured, you shouldn't panic too much given that more often than not this condition isn't going to present critical health issues, even though it is quite painful.

It should also give you some reassurance to learn that 95% of ovarian cysts are not cancerous. Most of these growths do not present serious problems and in most cases resolve on their own by bursting.

It truly is unfortunate that some women experience a cyst rupturing every month. Functional cysts are the most common type and develop and rupture when you ovulate.

As a cyst enlarges, the walls weaken and tear resulting in fluid leaking out and bursting which causes internal irritation.

Nausea, tenderness, unusually heavy bleeding and extreme abdominal pain are some of the symptoms you can experience when a cyst ruptures.

The symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst are very similar to ovarian cyst in general: the major difference is in the severity and frequency of the pain.

Ruptured ovarian cyst treatment is directly related to the intensity of an individuals condition. Most gynecologists probably will order a CS (cat scan), and/or an ultrasound to clearly diagnose the problem.

You should observe that should you have a fever along with abdominal pain, then you should really go to the emergency room or Dr. as soon as possible, because this can be a sign of something more critical.

Usually women that have experienced a ruptured ovarian cyst are prescribed pain pills, bed rest and have to "play the waiting game" while they are monitored by their doctor to see if the cyst will eventually dissolve on its own.

Another option is to take prescribed birth control pills to shrink and eliminate ovarian cysts that have already formed. Most experts however disagree about the effectiveness of this option. Some studies show that cyst shrink at the same rate with or without birth control pill use.

In serious cases a woman might have to have an operation to cut out a ruptured cyst. There are two types of procedures that could be performed. A laparoscopy, which requires that a doctor make a small incision, or a lapartotomy, which is a far more invasive type of surgery.

They are as a rule recommended as a last measure after all other solutions have been exhausted.

You can probably sense by now that traditional medicine is limited when it comes to options for ruptured ovarian cyst treatment. On top of this realization, a lot of women struggling with this monthly also have to put up with insensitive medical practitioners that don't have muchempathy for this excruciating problem.

By now you realize that traditional medicine has failed many women with regards to ruptured ovarian cyst treatment. Suppose you could get rid of your cyst and never have to worry about the recurrence of another one?

A lot of women are preferring to use natural remedies to manage this condition and it's possible you'll find that they work for you too.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

  2. QUESTION:
    Can 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

  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 exercise cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?
    I believe that I might have an ovarian cyst. I'm going to schedule an appt with my doctor for Monday of next week (today is Thursday).

    I was wondering if exercising (low impact aeorbics) is okay? Or will it cause a rupture?

    • ANSWER:
      You may or may not have a cyst you don't really know,so best to stay off the exercise until you are sure what your problem is,maybe go swimming instead this form of exercise will be OK has your body organs are supported in the water. All the best to you.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do cancerous Ovarian Cysts rupture?
    I know benign Ovarian Cysts rupture and cause all sorts of symptoms. I know Ovarian cancer has similiar symptoms to benign ovarian cysts, but do they rupture? Meaning, if you had a cancerous cyst, can that rupture? Or do only benign ones rupture. Sorry if this is a stupid question :(

    • ANSWER:
      Any cyst can rupture it doesn’t matter if it is benign or malignant.

  6. 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.

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

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  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    Was told I had an ovarian cysts rupture last week. Is it still possible to be in pain?
    Last week I started getting this pain in my lower abdomen. I thought I had to do number two or it was just some bad cramping that I am known to have. But it kept getting worst and worst and worst. I never had this pain before, not to this extent. So when I started sweating and feeling faint and screaming, my husband demanded to take me to the hospital. I screamed in pain all the way to the hospital ER. When we got there, I couldnt even talk. Hubby had to do it. I was so scared. I had no idea what came on all the quickly. So, they finally tried getting a line in to take blood, which of course they couldnt cause i have bad veins. so i told the nurse to please just go to my hand and do it. Then, they were looking for a bed for me (another 15 min), by the time i got to a room and a doctor to come and give me pain, it was about an hour. An hour of pain,, lawd it hurt. The first dose, NOTHING. It wasnt working and I told them that it wouldn't working. (why dont the dr's ever believe that you no what works for you and what doesnt). So, then still screaming, they gave me another dose along with something for inflammation. Now that started to hurt. Still no one telling me whats wrong. Then I got the allergic itch reaction from the narcotics. So then they gave me benadryl. The dr finally came in and did an internal, and just said that it seems like i had a ruptured ovarian cysts. ok, and u know this because.....? Then she says, we'll give u something for the pain and follow up with your dr. HELLO, i just felt like i was about to die and now just take this and call if u get a fever. Someone help me make sense of this.

    sidebar: a week prior to this i had some really bad lower abdomen pain and was seen by gyn. he thinks that because of my uterine ablation yrs ago, the blood is getting trapped and is causing pain. I might have to have my womb removed. could both incidences be related?

    • ANSWER:
      That's horrible! I went to the ER with the same symptoms and I got a CT scan and a transvaginal ultrasound to confirm my leaking ovarian cyst.

      Just go to your gyno and ask for a full work up. Only they can tell you for certain what is going on. I ended up needing surgery for mine and they took the ovary out as well since it had been twisted and lost its blood supply.

      Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Can an orgasm- without penetration, cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?
    I have a large ovarian cyst (size of an orange). I'm having it surgically removed in a few days. My obgyn said no sex, because it can rupture. But can I do sexual things that do not involve penetration? I guess my more specific question is, can an orgasm alone, without penetration, cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

    I know, wait a few days, but i've actually been scheduled for surgery for 2 weeks = two weeks without any type of sexual activity have me crawling on the walls. Help!

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

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

  13. QUESTION:
    Is this a symptom of an ovarian cyst?
    I had a Huge ovarian cyst rupture last month. Holy cow, was that intense! I'm feeling all the pain again right now. Instead of having a period (which I was due a few days ago), I had clear discharge. I wonder if I should get it checked out. I've never had that symptom before. Also, last month and right now I have this severe headache that's keeping me from being able to do just about anything. The pain's into my neck and everything. Why would an ovarian cyst cause a headache?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a huge ovarian cyst a couple of months ago as well. The pain is intense- you're right. :(

      Right before mine I had discharge, too but it may be for different reasons- everyone is different.
      Headaches are pretty much common whenever you have stress, so maybe you are stressed because you are thinking you might be having another cyst.
      Either that, or you could just be having another one. :/
      I didn't have any headaches, though.

      Hope you end up okay,
      -me(:

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can Ovarian Cysts give off strange test results from a Pap Smear?
    I had a Pap smear that gave me back strange test results they said I had low-High Grade Squamous but two months later I had a cyst rupture. Can it cause a strange test result? I'm 20 and the doctors wont answer any of my questions.

    • ANSWER:
      I suppose it’s possible, but not very likely ovarian cancer rarely has any affect on pap smears. “low-High Grade Squamous” is not a diagnosis, but your doctor should have told you when to follow up. If your doctor doesn't answer your questions you need a different doctor.

  17. QUESTION:
    Recovering from an Ovarian cyst rupture?
    I'm recovering from an ovarian cyst rupture but I'm getting pains my legs and lower back. Is that from the rupture or is that from all the stress that I went through?

    I have been experience a lot of stress lately and is that also causing the pains? I have taken Advil today and it didn't relieved the pain at all. Anything else I can do to get rid of the pains????

    Please and thank you...
    Thanks for answering... This Tuesday I will contact my doctor and see what he says.

    • ANSWER:
      oh I'm so sorry, I have the same problem. make sure you take 800 mg of your pills. ( so four ib profen or advil ) use a heating pad and take a really hot hot hot bath. It will help so much.

  18. 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    I have leukocytes in my urine but no water infection, I get ovarian cysts is this another sign of rupture?
    I have had ovarian cysts since I was 10 which cause a lot of pain when they are about to rupture, I am now 25 and the only way I am getting answers I need is through online chat rooms. I keep thinking that I have a urine or kidney infection but when I go to the doctors the only thing that comes up is the Leukocytes the indicator goes pinker than the one on the chart

    • ANSWER:
      if the doctor was concerned about this then they would say so and treat you. Leukocytes in urine are not a sign of ruptured ovarian cysts as fluid from cysts would not come out in urine- it would come out of the vagina. This is not to say however that the urine sample you gave was not contaminated with some fluid from your vagina as it is very difficult to prevent that. Leukocytes can be present in urine without urine infection or you could have mild cystits which may produce leukocytes but shouldn't require treatment.
      If you have other reasons to suspect ruptured cysts- ie severe pain and bleeding, go to a&e.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can an ovarian cyst cause vaginal itching and discharge?
    I recently discovered that i have an ovarian cyst that ruptured. I have had itching and a little bit of discharge that is either milky or has a slight yellowish tint to it. Could this be caused by the cyst?

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  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts, quick question!!?
    Do you know if after a considerable amount of time(few monts) after you have had an ovarian cyst rupture, if it will still cause pain during intercoarse, its says its part of the symptom, but Im not sure if it is something that continues...Does anyone know??

    • ANSWER:
      No you shouldn't still be having pain from the rupture that long after. What might be happening is either ovulation, the rupture of another cyst (especially if you have PCOS) or pain with your ovary attempting to ovulate (and being unsuccessful due to cyst formation).
      You should follow up with your provider and ask for an ultrasound to see if there are more cysts which have formed since the rupture.

  23. 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!

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

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

  25. QUESTION:
    I need help understanding ovarian cysts?
    About six weeks ago I started having pain in my lower abdomen...then i developed a UTI and associated that pain with my UTI. after about 5 weeks...the UTI went away after i took antibiotics but the pain didnt, in fact it began to go up a little bit to the middle left side of my abdomen. And the pain got worse everyday. The pain is so bad that I can't stand up straight, walk straight, or lay flat. The closer my knees are to my chest, the less i feel the pain. So I went to the ER (by the way...i am a vet so i am limited to VA doctors) and they told me that the UTI was cleared up but they didnt know what the pain was from. They gave me antibiotics, for what i dont know, and sent me on my way. Three days later the pain was excrutiating and I had developed severe nausea and went to another VA ER. This time they did an ultra sound of my lower abdomen after I had said that i had a history of ovarian cysts and they found two cysts about the sixe of a bottle cap on my left ovary and found that one had ruptured. They said that was the problem and they couldnt do anything about it. I needed to see an OBGYN.

    The following day i saw a VA OBGYN and he was a condescending, arrogant jerk to say the least...but he told me that cysts are normal. they occur during ovulation and they all rupture when the egg is released...that the process of the egg releasing IS a cyst rupturing. He told me that that was not causing my pain, but that he didnt know what it was and that it was not gynocological.

    A day later i am still in a great deal of pain, i have no appetite, my nausea comes and goes and is sometimes out of control. I am reading about cysts and it shows to the contrary what he was saying but i didnt feel i could argue with him as he has a medical degree I suppose. But I feel like all my symptoms work out for being caused by the cyst rupturing and having another large one that has yet to rupture. And I am not the type to say "well he is a dr and doesnt know what he is talking about" but I feel pretty confused.

    The doctor says he doesnt know what kind of cyst it is, but says that MOST are harmless...

    I just dont know what to do...I dont really have an option of going to another doctor since its the VA...does this sound normal? or does this sound like the doctor is telling me wrong information? I just know it hurts so bad and is only getting worse everyday...

    Any advice would be appreciated

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  26. QUESTION:
    5 days late, i have chlamydia, i had 6 ovarian cysts,two of which ruptured about 3 weeks ago?
    Well to start off,i got diagnosed with chlamydia around a month and a half ago,and oddly my doctor gave me only 2 pills to take over a span of TWO days,saying that it would clear up my STD. I'm still having greenish discharge, occasional back pain,and other signs of chlamydia.

    My last period was on June 10th of last month, and within this past month I've been through a lot of health issues, around 3 weeks ago i suffered from SEVERE abdominal pain and went to the hospital,i got blood taken ,and an ultra sound,etc, and found out that i had 6 ovarian cysts,and two of them had ruptured,causing all of that pain. I remember the women giving me my ultrasound asked me if i was sexually active and i said yes. I can't really remember too much else considering i was on pain medicine.So I'm not for sure if she gave me a pregnancy test or not.
    Right now,i haven't been experiencing any "pregnancy symptoms" maybe just slight breast tenderness,back pain and diarrhea. I also have a yeast infection which is being successfully treated with Monistat. I've been stressed out over some personal issues and haven't been eating too much.

    I'm just worried that i could possibly pregnant. i have read that Ovarian cysts can infact cause a late/missed periods,but I'm not for sure if this is my case.
    My periods usually start no longer than 2-3 days after my previous date.

    has anyone ever experienced something like this?
    What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      One thing you could do best right now.
      Take another trip to the doctor.

      About the chlamydia, when treated, that doesn't mean you can't get it again.
      You should get your bedpartner(s) to be treated too, or use condoms.
      Else you keep infecting each-other.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cyst rupture?
    My sister went to the ER last night because she had an ovarian cyst rupture. I don't know much about them other then they cause a lot of problems on my dads side of the family... What causes them? What makes them go away? How do you know your chances of it being a recurring problem, how do you deal with it if it is? Any info would be appreciated!
    I always take medical info of people who have experienced something over that of a medical website, and what I found when I looked it up didn't help me much at all. Thanks for being a jerk if there are so many people who need real answers then ignore my question instead of taking the time to respond rudely.

    • ANSWER:
      I had an ovarian cyst rupture. I think a lot of it has to do with genes. They can cause lesions on the ovary. Depending on the severity of her cyst(s), she may be facing possible surgery. She should talk to her OB/GYN for more information. Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    Symptoms JUST BEFORE ovarian cyst rupture?
    I am pretty sure I have an ovarian cyst on the left ovary. I had one last year that was removed and I am having all the same symptoms but they are worse this time. My question is to anyone who has had a cyst rupture or twist.Did you notice a sudden increase in your pain/symptoms or did they gradually get worse before it ruptured or twisted. I'm talking about before it actually happened, not when it happens. I do realize that the experience is very, very painful when it happens, I mean did anyone notice before it happened. I have had stronger pain,getting worse over the last 2 days. Not long enough to go to the ER but strong and more frequent episodes of sharp stabbing pain where I cant move and the constant cramping/ache is stronger and I also feeling a bit light headed and dizzy. Also i started having left shoulder pain yesterday that has gotten a lot worse, but it isn't exactly 'shoulder tip' pain , its the whole shoulder and my whole left arm feels quite heavy. I had shoulder tip pain when my cyst was removed (from the gas in the stomach) and it is similar now but not just in the shoulder tip. Also i understand that when a cyst ruptures or twists that it is extreme pain but has anyone had a cyst that just bleed? would this cause as much pain as one rupturing or twisting.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cyst that ruptured almost a year ago...you feel dizzy and lightheaded and anything you do to try to make that feeling go away doesn't work...I was bleeding like my period BUT it was different blood, it was a weird color not the usual dark red color. I literally felt like I was gonna die...you'll know when your cyst has burst...I went to the ER when it happened and they did nothing for me....Make sure if you go to the ER tell them about your cysts and you're worried that its either twisted or ruptured. Do not let them ignore it!!
      Good luck!

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

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

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

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

  30. QUESTION:
    Are ovarian cysts very dangerous if they rupture?
    My girlfriend has ovarian cysts, and is at the dr. right now getting an ultrasound. The dr said she wants her to go to the hospital overnight for bloodwork. My girlfriend thinks this is ridiculous, her pain is going away, and she sees no need to waste the time nor the money when it is no longer causing her pain. She has been on birth control for a month now in an effort to shrink her cysts. All of a sudden today she had severe pain and nausea, called the dr, and they asked her to come in right away. I am not sure what kind of cysts these are, but the first order of treatment from the dr was to put her on birth control pills. Has anyone else been in this situation? should she go to the hospital overnight so they can do a series of blood tests? She thinks the dr. is overreacting by making her do that. She is not a hospital friendly person, and I dont know if I should force her to go or let her choose not to. I dont know if this is very dangerous or not.

    • ANSWER:
      It's good to hear she's at her doctor's getting an ultrasound. She should "bite the bullet" and get the tests done and over with. The doctor needs the information from these tests to determine the best treatment plan for her. (I understand her dislike. I don't care for hospitals either.) My daughter has ovarian cysts and after years of working with her doctor has found an adequate treatment plan.

      Go to this link:

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/DS00129

      It's a great link and will help explain the condition to you and to your girlfriend.

      Good luck and good health to you both.

  31. 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.............

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    what causes the sharp pains of an ovarian cyst?
    recently i got diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. still waiting on the results from the ultra sounds to see how big they really are. and i have gotten really dull aches to sharp stabbing pains that come and go. but what causes the really sharp ones and does it mean that it might rupture soon?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone varies as to the amount of pain they have when they have an ovarian cyst.Some people may not even have pain and can have a large cyst,as some people can have a very small cyst and have severe pain.

      And as far as rupturing,i am not quite sure but i am sure your doctor could tell you much more info on that.I have had many cysts on my ovaries and different amounts of pain.Sometimes i had a real lot of pain only to find out the cyst was real small like the size of a dime.

      Best bet talk to your doctor about this as he or she could explain it better than i could but if they thought it was more serious they would tell you.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does birth control actually cause you to have more ovarian cysts?
    Please help- I've had a ruptured ovarian cyst three times since I got to college (never before), and they all occurred during finals week. Clearly stress is a big factor, but that's a lot harder to control than what kind of pill you take. The reason I say that is because I've only ever had ruptured ovarian cysts while I was on birth control. Is there any study or finding related to this? I'm so sick of having ruptured cysts during finals I may just stop taking them in the weeks leading up to finals. Thanks!
    Sorry, I didn't mention I'm on the oral contraceptive Yaz.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that's something you need to discuss with your doctor and maybe he can switch pills or you can use a nuva ring. I am sure there is plenty of research out there on it as well if you look.
      I used the pill for many many years and never got cysts but I did get fibroids. I do blame the pill for that. I started taking when I was 17.
      Sometimes some people are just predisposed to tumors and cysts.
      My advice as a side note is please to monthly breast self-exams as well, especially with all the cysts you have.
      Good luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    Had an ovarian cyst rupture over 2 weeks ago...now starting to have pain again in same place.. No insurance!?
    Hello,
    I am 25 years old, living in Boston Ma without health insurance..
    Two weeks ago I apparently had an ovarian cyst rupture (left side).
    I went to planned parenthood and they did a pelvic exam.
    Because I don't have insurance, and already had to pay 0 out of pocket just to be seen, I asked them if I could go without an ultra sound, because it'd be an additional 0..

    So anyway, during the exam the gyno noticed a spot on my cervix which she described as an "ulcer" on my cervix.
    Now 2 weeks later... after assuming I had been feeling better.. I'm starting to feel an ache again on that left side.

    I've been doing some online research about ovarian and cervical cancer..

    I'm starting to get nervous.
    Am I over reacting?
    Anyone have any insight about what could be causing this ache to comeback? And with the lack of insurance..
    What can I do?
    I know Massachusetts has free health care, I have an application filled out.. I just have to make photo copies of my work pay checks to see if I qualify...
    But in the meantime.. I think this ovarian problem is getting worse..
    Help?
    Oh yea, I forgot to mention I take Micronor- a progesterone only birth control.

    • ANSWER:
      calm down.

      i had the same thing years ago. some women have ovarian cyst that rupture and then fill up again and rupture again or some times they just dont come back.

      when they saw the spot on your cervix did they do a biopsy or not?
      hpv (human papaloma virus ) can cause this. some people cause this warts. you should call planned parent hood and see if they did check this ulcer type thing or what.

      is it time for your period? you may be ovulating and that is the pain you are feeling

      call planned parent hood and see if they can answer any questions over the phone.

      good luck to ya

  36. QUESTION:
    If i had an ovarian cyst rupture after my ovulation could i still get pregnant?
    I am 20 years old had an Ovarian Cyst rupture a couple of weeks ago. My period was a week in a half an when I got it, the period was almost all brown I had one small spot of red blood. 99% of my period was Dark brown and was only heavy for 1 day and even at its heaviest it wasn't that heavy. I had it for 4 days and it was light Is that normal? What could be causing it? The doctor didn't give me any antibiotics, just pain medication. I am on a 31 day cycle average. I became sexually active about 2 weeks before my cyst ruptured and it was during my ovulation and only had sex 3 times before it ruptured. On top of it all I have been very Lethargic and sleep almost all day the last couple of days and 2 days ago I developed severe nausea and after 12 hours of it, I vomited up (tmi i know) all the food I had ate that day in my stomach. I haven't had nausea except for when I eat since then an it comes an goes as it pleases. I just kinda would like some advice.. An yes.. I am trying to conceive

    • ANSWER:
      chances for pregnancy are about 5-7% - better check early pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy test as well as all causes for brown discharge - see below

  37. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Blood Clots?
    I was in the ER on Sunday because I was in excruciating pain. After a few hours, the pain went away and the doctor told me that I had an ovarian cyst. I have had these in the past, but, never this bad.

    One day later I started bleeding, it was about the time I was due for my period anyways. Now, 2 days later I am passing very large blood clots when I go to the bathroom. I am no longer in pain and the clots dont hurt (about 3-5 inches big) I used to get these clots before I was on birth control, but not since i started my birth control 6 years ago.

    Could the cyst have ruptured (causing all that pain?) and could the cyst be the cause of my heavier than usual bleeding?

    • ANSWER:
      i actually just had to go to the ER for the same problem. i've had cysts for the past year or so, but the pain has been getting increasingly worse and nothing has helped. i found out that i have endometreosis and i use the birth control patch that has 60% more hormones than regular birth control. the greater the amount of hormones you have, the less you have to worry about cysts. unfortunetly, i'm probably infertile and i'm going to have to be on this patch for a long time to control everything because there is no cure for endometreosis. i'd definetly go talk to your regular doctor about it and your options.

  38. QUESTION:
    Could her ovarian cysts have ruptured..I know this is long but I need opinions..idk what2say she's only 15?
    For the past 6 months my sister says she has been having light periods lasting only 2 days and small spotting for up to 5 days after that. Also she has shooting pains in her ovaries and cervix as though someone is squeezing them. And she has been having alot of thigh pain for 2 months. She never knew something could be wrong until she started urinating about 10 times a day and isn't pregnant. But on day 23(may 23rd) of her cycle(normally she has a perfect 28 day cycle) she started spotting only in the afternoons during the day then it would just go away(this has been happening for 9 days now.) and when she stretches her body out she says it feels like something is being ripped from her pelvic area and it hurts. Yesterday night we had to rush her to the emergency room because her stomach hurt sooo bad she couldn't move or lay down the only thing she could do is rock and Cry.this pain lasted about 4hrs and although she still feels pain in her stomach it's mild to moderate. During a pelvic exam at the e.r it was confirmed that she had ovarian cysts. I used to have that before I got pregnant but I never was in unbearable pain I barely even noticed it until I was told I had one. The doctor at the e.r told us to schedule a gynecologist visit asap and I will have one within the next couple of days. Could the cysts have ruptured though which is causing all these wierd pains?she's only 15 what do you think? I feel soooooo bad that I can't help my sister in any way. Please help

    • ANSWER:
      You should definitely try and get her to a doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like she probably could have had an ovarian cyst rupture. My aunt has had the same thing happen to her before and she had some of the same symptoms your sister has.

  39. 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...

  40. QUESTION:
    Do RUPTURED ovarian cysts stay in your ovaries, or does your ovaries naturally flush them out?
    I used to be on my parents insurance, and I went to a pain OB/GYN, he asked me to reschedule (I ran out of insurance because I graduated from school before I got a complete diagnosis) so he could run more tests. He told me he thought I may have pelvic wall muscle spasms, because ovarian cysts SHOULD NOT have caused me the pain I'm having. That was almost a year ago when I had SEVERE pain, to the point I could barely walk. Now, it's pretty mild most of the time, lately I've been having to walk up and down up and down the stairs bc of work or having to stand an extra couple hours on my feet, and it is nearly unbareable. Kudos to anyone and everyone who reads this entire situation and helps me out. I'm about to go back to UNNEEDED school just so I can get insurance under my parents insurance co. I feel bad about doing that just because of the economy. God bless everyone who gives some amazing advice or information
    Thank you sooo much in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    Enlarged ovary,which type of ovarian cancer causes this.?
    a little more than 3 weeks ago, i was in the ER with a Hemmoragic Ovarian cyst that ruptured. they gave me something, still was in pain, was at the drs the other day ruled out pregnancy--cause i actually missed my period..had an ultrasound done earlier today, because i was in so much pain, my belly felt swollen and i have been quite nausea's ( you can see why i thought it was pregnancy) results came back with an Enlarged ovary..my dr. is sending me to a GYN/ONCOLGIST. Ovarian cancer runs in my family as does cervical cancer..what do you think my chances are..what type of ovarian cancer causes the enlargement of an ovary.. Serious answers here ! very upset and nervous.
    Yes blood tests were negative for pregnancy-although when i was in the ER-- 3 weeks ago, my hcg levels were a 5,and negative urine, then follow up at OGYN 2 days after my urine was boarder line pregnant negative blood. just yesterday both tests were negative at my doctor--( blood and urine!) all the ultrasound showed was the enlarged ovary.. :(

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer rarely runs in anyone’s family.
      Cervical cancer run’s in no one’s family.
      Without knowing which hereditary cancer one of your parents tested positive for it is impossible to tell you what your chance of getting cancer are. IF you also have the gene and there would only be a 50% chance that you did.
      All ovarian cancers cause an enlarged ovary and so do other benign conditions.

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

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

  44. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts?Im in so much pain?
    Ok so Ive had a UTI for a week now. Have been on antibiotics since Wed and am still in horrible pain.
    Went to the DR today and she did blood work and another urine test. My white blood cell count was up but was nothing alarming. My urine still showed infection. My sugar was 120 even though I havent had anything to eat or drink in well over 20 hours ( havent felt like eating since I have been sick) sugar test 2 weeks ago was 114.
    She ordered 2 ultrasounds, She said she didnt think I had a kidney stone since I had no blood in urine but she is going to go ahead and do a renal ultrasound.
    She also mentioned that it may be an ovarian cyst. ( had one a few years ago that was the size of a grapefruit that I had surgically drained).
    My question is could a cyst cause so much pain ( I dont remember Because I also had a ruptured appendix at the same time I had the large cyst) and also could it cause my period to be late? Its a week late. Blood test was negative for pregnancy. If I have a large cyst and it ruptures nothing will show on the ultrasound right? Also how long after a cyst ruptures does a period usually start? Just wondering this because I dont want to have to go in for the ultrasound if Im on my period. The dr also mentioned that the ultrasounds are different that one is of the abdomen and the other of the pelvis. Does this mean they will have to use the ultrasound that they insert inside the vagina. Sorry but Im just wondering. Im scared about it.
    Thanks for the help :]

    • ANSWER:
      I was recently in the same situation. I had to have the internal ultrasound but don't worry its so small its like the width of 2 fingers. they found 2 cysts on my ovary, and I was in a ton of pain, I couldn't get out of bed for 2 weeks, I also had to have a bladder scope for the burning while peeing, which hurt much more. then i took antibiotics for almost a month and finally im back to normal. most likely it is a cyst. make sure you eat yogurt to help regrow the good bacteria antibiotics take away, and rest as much as possible. I hope you feel better soon. I know what you are going through.

  45. QUESTION:
    Discharge after ovarian cyst rupture?
    This is a little personal, but its things like this you can't seem to find online. Since my so called cyst rupture, my discharge has been compairable to your water breaking. That runny. Like water. Normal? What else could cause that? The day before my rupture, i had that same discharge. I was all wondering what was up, cuz i'm not pregnant, but i could have swore my water broke. Weird i know. Then the next night i ended up with contraction like pain that was clocked by the EMTs at 5 min apart and by the time i got to the ER they were 2 min apart. No baby. After they sent me home, i had the runny discharge, some times it was mixed with blood, sometimes not. Yes i will be going to the doc, but he can't see me for another week, and well frankly i don't trust any of the other docs. Just wondering if anyone else has dealt with this. Please no mean or dumb remarks. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend calling the office back and ask to speak to your doctor's nurse or assistant to see if they might be able to get you in sooner to have this situation evaluated further. In the mean time here's the link to a site that might be able to help with more information and there are doctors at the site: http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health

  46. 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..

  47. QUESTION:
    Can a cyst on your ovary that ruptures cause problem with bowel and intestines?
    Had a ovarian cyst rupture and doctor ordered a ct scan. It showed inflammation of the intestine and bowel. Doctor thinks I have an Irritable Bowel disese. I am seeing a GI doctor next week. Could the inflamation be caused from being constipated and from the cyst?? Any thoughts??

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can ,a cyst can press on the rectum, causing constipation, or on the bladder, creating an urge to urinate. Don't ignore these lesser symptoms. They could also be signs of a gastrointestinal disturbance or a bladder infection. Severe abdominal pain itself could also be due to appendicitis, an infection in the uterus or fallopian tubes, or an ectopic pregnancy so If i were you i would continue seeing your doctor regularly to make sure that is just a normal cyst that will go away so you dont have to deal with the pain.

  48. 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:

  49. 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.

  50. QUESTION:
    Anyone know about ruptured ovarian cysts?
    Basically, I'm trying to figure out if a friend of my is stretching the truth, cause her story sounds a little off. She said she woke up about 3 in the morning with a severe pain in her stomach. She went to the emergency room and they told her she had a ruptured ovarian cyst. They gave her a pelvic exam, and more tylenol or aspirin for the pain, since she had already taken some. They apparently also told her that she might not be able to have kids. She was sent home by about 9:00 that same morning. It just doesnt seem to quite add up to me. Even if she did have a really bad cyst, it was only one ovary, so while it might be harder for her, I dont see why she might not be able to have kids. And if it really was that bad, and that severe, then how could they release her after only a few hours, and with just a few tylenol. Something just seems off to me, but I dont know enough about this to really be able to tell how much she may be embellishing. I'd appreciate some help (not someone just telling me to confront her though :) )

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds plausible enough. Some cysts can burst or rupture. If this happens, how you feel depends on what the cyst contained, whether it is infected and whether there is any bleeding. There will usually be some pain when a cyst ruptures, but it should only be severe pain if there is bleeding or infection. Even if it is, the only immediate treatment is pain relief.

      In the long term, conventional medical approaches to ovarian cysts are very limited, and treat the symptoms rather than the underlying root cause. Without treating the underlying cause of the cyst, it is probable that it will come back.

      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, if your friend is interested in trying this approach.


Causes Of Ovarian Cysts Egg

Sacs filled with thefluids that expandin the region of the ovaries are termed as the ovarian cysts. The cysts in the ovary will grow as a usual part of the menstrual cycle as the eggs are prepared by the ovaries for release in to the fallopian tubes. Many of the cysts in the ovary give less discomfort or no distress and are usually harmless. Of course, there are cysts in the ovary similar to the ones that are ruptured and will create dangerous symptoms occasionally.

The different kinds of the cysts are cystadenoma cyst, dermoid cyst, endometrioma cyst and polycystic ovarian cyst.

Cystadenoma cyst is a kind of cyst that grows externally to the ovary. These kinds of cysts in the ovary will create pain when it is quite huge.

Dermoid cyst is a type of cyst that will be full of lot of tissues like skin and hair.

Functional cysts are thecysts that arepacked with the eggs thatexpandduring the menstruation. These cysts will go away when these eggs are released.

Endometrioma cyst isanovarian cyst that develops both inside and also outside the uterus. It creates pain when they are specifically big.

Polycystic ovarian disease is a kind of cyst full of eggs that will not be released and rather will continue to grow larger.

The ovarian cysts are generally very painful when they press on the structures nearby, rupture or bleed. The pain may also occur when the cyst is perverted or makes the fallopian tube to curl.
Some of the symptoms of the ovarian cysts are - uneven menstrual cycle, pain during the movement of bowel, stable and dreary pain in the pelvic area, pressure on the rectum or bladder, development of pelvic pain during the intercourse, abdomen swelling and pelvic pain at the commencement as well the finish of the menstrual cycle.

The cyst in the ovary can be diagnosed with various examinations and blood tests. They are pelvic exam, Doppler flow, ca-125 HCG, MRI -Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CT scan (Computerized Tomography), ultra sound and serum HCG.

The treatment for the cyst in the ovary mainly depends on the kind and the volume of the cyst, person's age and the symptoms.The first method is that the affected person can wait for some months to have re-examination on this issue. If the person is on her reproductive age and do not find any symptoms and the result of the ultra sound test is the cyst with fluid, then theadviceby the doctor will be for pelvic ultrasound test at standard intervals to analyse thechange in the size of the cyst. The next usual treatment suggested for the menopausal women with the cyst filled with fluid and of size 2cms in diameter, is to have regular follow up the tests of ultra sound. Some doctors also suggest for the pills to prevent birth. This is mainly for reducing the risk of new cysts growing in the further menstrual cycles.

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. The cysts can be eliminated completely within a few weeks all without ever using risky drugs or resorting to surgery. By opting for natural treatment, the ovarian cysts can be shrunk rapidly, you can let vanish the unbearable pain within a few short days, it is not necessary to go through the frightening surgery that was so easy for their doctors to recommend and the ultimate benefit will be that no one who followed the home remedy ever experience a single cyst again. 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:
    Could I be causing my ovarian cysts? TTC?

    I have never in my life had an ovarian before last month (July), and now this month I've devloped one on my other ovary, right ovary, too.

    The only thing I've done differently over July & now August,
    is add 100mg of vitamins B6 & 12 to lenghten my luteal phase even though it was already normal.

    I was under the impression that I could make myself ovulate EARLIER, as my husband & I have more chances to have baby-making sex earlier in my cycle.

    But now I have found research that suggests I would make myself ovulate LATER.

    So if I've been over-supplementing for no real reason with the vitamin B, could I be making myself not release the egg soon enough therefore causing it to over-mature/overgrow into a cyst these past two months?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin B6 won't bring ovulation forward, as you've found out, but it can increase the time from ovulation to your next period. However, taking a supplement isn't going to give you cysts. Many women get them from time to time, but until you're TTC you're pretty much unaware of it unless you have irregular cycles. The egg itself isn't giving you cysts, so don't worry about that either. But you should really ask your doctor these questions as it's an obvious concern. Best of luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Could I be causing my ovarian cysts?
    I have never in my life had an ovarian before last month (July), and now this month I've devloped one on my other ovary, right ovary, too.

    The only thing I've done differently over July & now August,
    is add 100mg of vitamins B6 & 12 to lenghten my luteal phase even though it was already normal.

    I was under the impression that I could make myself ovulate EARLIER, as my husband & I have more chances to have baby-making sex earlier in my cycle.

    But now I have found research that suggests I would make myself ovulate LATER.

    So if I've been over-supplementing for no real reason with the vitamin B, could I be making myself not release the egg soon enough therefore causing it to over-mature/overgrow into a cyst these past two months?

    • ANSWER:
      If your ultrasound showed a simple fluid filled cyst and if you have no abdominal pain, you should find that the cysts will resolve themselves without treatment.

      It is possible that the supplements you have taken have caused hyper vitaminosis which might have interfered with the normal function of your pituitary gland, which governs ovulation cycles.

      My advice would be to leave out the suppliments, unless you've been shown to be deficient in B6 & B12.

      Hopefully in 3 to 4 months, your next ultrasound will show a reduction in cyst size or show that they are completely absent.

      If not, talk to your gynocologist or doctor about the likelihood of you having polycystic ovary syndrome.

  3. QUESTION:
    I need help understanding ovarian cysts?
    About six weeks ago I started having pain in my lower abdomen...then i developed a UTI and associated that pain with my UTI. after about 5 weeks...the UTI went away after i took antibiotics but the pain didnt, in fact it began to go up a little bit to the middle left side of my abdomen. And the pain got worse everyday. The pain is so bad that I can't stand up straight, walk straight, or lay flat. The closer my knees are to my chest, the less i feel the pain. So I went to the ER (by the way...i am a vet so i am limited to VA doctors) and they told me that the UTI was cleared up but they didnt know what the pain was from. They gave me antibiotics, for what i dont know, and sent me on my way. Three days later the pain was excrutiating and I had developed severe nausea and went to another VA ER. This time they did an ultra sound of my lower abdomen after I had said that i had a history of ovarian cysts and they found two cysts about the sixe of a bottle cap on my left ovary and found that one had ruptured. They said that was the problem and they couldnt do anything about it. I needed to see an OBGYN.

    The following day i saw a VA OBGYN and he was a condescending, arrogant jerk to say the least...but he told me that cysts are normal. they occur during ovulation and they all rupture when the egg is released...that the process of the egg releasing IS a cyst rupturing. He told me that that was not causing my pain, but that he didnt know what it was and that it was not gynocological.

    A day later i am still in a great deal of pain, i have no appetite, my nausea comes and goes and is sometimes out of control. I am reading about cysts and it shows to the contrary what he was saying but i didnt feel i could argue with him as he has a medical degree I suppose. But I feel like all my symptoms work out for being caused by the cyst rupturing and having another large one that has yet to rupture. And I am not the type to say "well he is a dr and doesnt know what he is talking about" but I feel pretty confused.

    The doctor says he doesnt know what kind of cyst it is, but says that MOST are harmless...

    I just dont know what to do...I dont really have an option of going to another doctor since its the VA...does this sound normal? or does this sound like the doctor is telling me wrong information? I just know it hurts so bad and is only getting worse everyday...

    Any advice would be appreciated

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  4. QUESTION:
    Pain in ovarian area (cyst? period? or egg release?)?
    Hey everyone.. Firstly I have poly-cystic ovaries, though I still have a period every 2- 6 weeks. I went on the progesterone pill which made it come every 12 days, and went off that pill 5 1/2 weeks ago, haven't had a period since 5 1/2 weeks ago.

    Anywho I woke up at like 3am this morning in pain similar to period cramps.. this pain has been off and on all day, and has now moved to include the area where I imagine my left ovary is.

    Anywho i'm wondering- is this pain caused by egg release? Is it a ruptured cyst? Or is this the start of my period? I haven't had this pain in awhile (probably cos of the pill)

    Thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      To be honest, it could be any of those things, I have PCOS myself and sometimes I get really bad pains on one side of my abdomen, once I sneezed and popped a cyst, that hurt.
      It could be that because you do still get fairly regular periods, this might be the start of your cycle returning to normal, it could be that you ovulated and that was the pain or it could be a ruptured cyst, I would wait and see what happens and if your period turns up.
      The first period you have after coming off the pill can sometimes be a bit different as your hormones adjust.
      Just to reassure you, when I ruptured a cyst, nothing was done about it, they picked up a bit of fluid in my abdomen but said that it would clear up of it's own accord.

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

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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. QUESTION:
    Can you get pregnant if your diagnosed with ovarian cyst on depo?
    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:
      cysts don't just occur during the menstrual cycle i don't know where you got that info but it's bad info.i have dealt with ovarian cysts most of my adult life they don't come and go based on when you ovulate, they are just there..your doctor is right on the not being able to get pregnant on depo.most women have to try for months even years after coming off of depo before they can get pregnant.i'm not sure what's make you nauseous but it is highly unlikely that you would be pregnant.it is however possible that one of those cysts burst and that's why you are feeling ill

  8. QUESTION:
    i was diagnosed w/ovarian cysts & was in ALOT of pain right after me & my husband may have conceived need help
    We may have conceived on Oct 13 but on Oct 17 i was in alot of pain throwing up cramping i did this for bout a week went 2 the Doctor & found out i had ovarian cysts. But it has never botherd me b4. Im wondering is the pain i was in cause we conceived & it was my egg being fertilized due to the ovaries or is that normal to only hurt for like a week PLEASE ONLY SERIOUS ANSWERS

    • ANSWER:
      I've had 2 ruptured ovarian cysts and 1 sucessful pregnancy. The rupture of ovarian cysts (usually formed when old follicles do not release an egg) is VERY painful. I was admitted to the hospital for one of them, because I was in so much pain. In comparison, conception isn't painful at all. Often the contrary ;) .
      I never had an ovarian cyst until my mid-30's, so it's very possible to be completely normal and have this come out of the blue. Conception and a rupture of an ovarian cyst are 2 separate events, since another follicle still may have released an egg which fertilized.
      Good Luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Question about OPK's and Ovarian Cysts?
    When I was 15 I had a 6cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary but when I went in for my operation they could not see the cyst any more it had disappeared (which the doctor said was very normal) now 8 years later me and my partner are TTC and have been since xmas and for the last 2 months I have been using clear blue digital OPK's in the morning and in the evening from day 10 of my cycle (today is CD15 ) and I still haven't been getting any positive results. I have been constipated and feeling slightly unwell so I went and saw my GP who said we should check the bowels and ovaries by ultrasound and internal scan which I have been for today and found out that my right ovary has a 2cm cyst on it, the doctor said it isn't anything to worry about as its not really large or causing me any pain or discomfort but I am still really worried about conceiving. Does anyone have any experience with getting pregnant with a cyst or any advice as to why im not getting any positive ovulation results (I seem to be having ovulation twinges and an increase in discharge every month although I don't have any egg white cervical mucus). Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't have any personal experience with cysts but I know my mother use to get them all the time growing up and she had three children. I tried to research it a bit and POS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) kept popping up. it can cause fertility problems and cysts (but is treatable) Maybe that's something to ask your doctor about if you keep having problems.

  10. QUESTION:
    ovarian cyst questions please answer never experienced before sorry its long?
    Hi thank you for reading.
    So on the 4th/5th (got out early morning) I went to the er with pain on my right side that has been going on for atleast a week. I was told i have a 2in ovarian cyst. I just had my baby on the 23rd of sept. I tried researching ovarian cyst since i never experienced one before. I read about follicular the one were the egg doesnt release instead turns into a cyst, it says it doesnt show symtoms and rarely causes pain. I than read about corpus lutherm cyst if i spelled that right, but those occur after an egg is released and blood fills in the hole etc and those cyst usually cause pain and grow to about 4 in. My cyst is 2 in. When i took the lab papers to my ob he orderd a blood preg test my level was less than two. I did have intercourse on oct 15,17,and 31. again on nov 7th. So would a preg even show up? Also has anyone had sore boobs light headedness etc with a cyst? can someone please give me advice as to what cyst i got etc im very confused

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  11. QUESTION:
    With Ovarian Cysts, shouldn't the pain alternate sides each month?
    In the past I have had issues with pain on both sides of my ovaries, nomally alternating each month. I went in to the Dr. and they looked for cycsts, at the time didn't find anything, but long story short later found some. Now that I'm off the pill I am having a horrible time with pain around the middle of the month, right in the ovary area... but for the last few months, it has always been on the Right side. Shouldn't the pain alternate to each side as the egg is realised? I am planning to set up a Dr. appointment, but was wondering if anyone has had this same issue. I've had one cyst rupture, I'm pretty sure... (I can't imagine what else would randomly cause that type of pain...) and with 6 months of chemo in my past (for lymphoma), am a bit consurned about my fertility... Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      ovarian cyst pain should occur on the side where the cyst is located...being a part of the process or menstrual bleeding cycle, it is affected as much as the regular uterine tissue...and the alternating pain on each side is not necessary... release of 1 ovum per cycle would occur from an ovary with eggs...

      furthermore, you already had 1 ovarian cyst ruptured, which probably occured on the right side, right?...

      probably when the right sided ovarian cyst ruptured, some remnants of ovarian tissue had attached to the pelvic area, after the incompletely washing of the pelvic area post-ovarian cyst ruptur...this ovarian tissue remnant would likewise be affected by your menstrual cycle...

      since you aso claimed of having been treated for lymphoma, consultaion with your obstetrician-gynecologist doctor and chemotherapist is a must...

  12. QUESTION:
    UMM WHAT HAPPENED? OVARIAN CYST THEN IM PREGNANT!?
    I found out I was pregnant on May 1st 2009...
    I took a 99 cent test first... it was positive.
    I was sceptical so I had my boyfriend go down to Walgreens and buy me a Clearblue test... he bought two of them they BOTH came out POSITIVE! I am extremely happy and according to the Dr I am about 7 weeks now, heres where I am confused: on March 25, 2009 I went to the ER because of really bad pains on my lower right side, I had a 3.6 CM ovarian cyst, and they took urine & blood tests, a pap, and a CT scan, they did not detect a pregnancy otherwise I would have been notified right? Well, my last "period" was March 26- BUT I thought it was the cyst popping since my period comes around the 3rd and 4th of the month. So thats how I am figured to be 7 weeks was my last known period on March 26, I am confused?! How did I get pregnant if my egg wasn't released and caused the cyst, or could I be further then 7 wks and it just wasn't detected then?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different reasons for cysts, and that cyst probably had nothing to do with the egg that was ultimately fertilized. It could have been a cyst that was there for awhile from some other cycle, for example.

  13. QUESTION:
    does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause diabetes?
    I just found out I have polycystic ovarian syndrome by doctor visited today. I also have diabetic since I was 14. I wonder any of u who have it does it cause u diabetic? I never had period in my life and Im only 23 years old! I also having difficult to get pregnant cuz of it. Dr gave me pills that will force eggs escape from cyst cuz cyst tend to keep eggs from go thr tube but taking pills will cause cyst "sleep" and let eggs go through. I have another question....does it keep from ur breasts grow? Mine are flat and I wonder is that cuz cyst cause it? Please tell me ur experience, thanks!
    Please dont tell me to ask dr cuz I already did and dr didnt answer my question.

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of PCOS is unknown. Women with PCOS tend to have diabetes, but this doesn't mean diabetes causes PCOS. Lack of breast development is characteristic of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Clomid (the medication that releases the egg) will not change your breasts.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does removal of Ovarian Cyst stop menstruation?
    One of my family member has a cyst and she said if she has it removed it could stop her menstruation and will cause her pain if her period stop? is this true or is it something she just got stuck in her head. She does not want it removed.
    She said her doctor said it could stop menstruation for her is it true?
    said it was by her egg, no idea what that meant.
    she also mentioned her doctor said it would stop?

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

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

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

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    I was an egg donor, now I have endometriosis and would have adymiosis is I still had a uterus. Is this why?
    Since I donated eggs, I have had recurring ovarian cysts, adymiosis, as well as endometriosis now. The first cysts was a dermoid cysts (had to operate), then I had ovarian cysts frequently, the kind that rupture. This last year I have had so much pain, they found out that I had adymiosis, the only "cure" for this is to remove the uterus. That was done, but when I was in the OR, they realized that I also had full blown endometriosis as well as 12 cysts at that time. I donated the eggs to help support my child as well as myself. I am really glad that I have a child since I can no longer have them because of all this. Is this what caused it? My doctor did not remove my ovaries due to my age (30 now). Next week I am starting on a monthly dose of Lupron for up to 6 months to relieve me of the pain. It is the worst pain and it consumes about 1/4th of my life. The facility that I went through was really aggressive with me. They kept me on meds longer that what I was originally told by almost a week. I am not sure if this was caused by the process of donating, but I had no problems before I did this. They starting within 6 months of beginning it all.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think so. Endometriosis is something you are usually born with. The medicines you took to donate your egs may have escalated it a bit but not caused it.

      I can understand why they didn't take your ovaries, but they probably should have because you most likely have endometriosis implants on them as well. Endometriosis grows on estrogen, so you have a likelihood of needing more surgery down the road to remove it. If that happens you can have them take your ovaries at that time.

      I just had a full hysterectomy on Dec. 5th and suffer from endometriosis as well.

      This is a great website to join as there is much information and support from other women who have gone through the same thing.

      www.hystersisters.com

      Good luck to you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had a bad egg donation experience?
    I have just recently gone through an egg donation and as a result suffered a large cyst on my ovary. They told me that its extremely common and that I cant work out or do anything that caused me to strain my lower body because i might lose my ovary because it might twist. although the have told me its common, all the literature says that it only happens 1% of the time. It has to be a lie. But my story is nothing compared to my neighbors experience, She did an egg donation at a center in La Jolla california and suffered two large ovarian cysts but they drained them and asked her to do another one because the lady she donated to didn't get pregnant. Last night she had to go through emergency surgery because her new large cyst was so large that they actually considered it a tumor and her ovary had turned over itself. They had to remove her ovary and shes only 19 years old. I think their numbers of how often complications happen has to be very wrong. When I went to the doctor he kept saying he was sure it wasnt because of the donation that these things just happen to some women som etimes. Has anyone had a similar bad egg donation experience?

    • ANSWER:
      I just finished my fifth cycle as an egg donor. I have not had any major problems at all.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it Endometriosis? Ovarian cyst? Help:(?
    Hey. So right now as I am writing this I am on my period. Yippy how fun-_- my first period was in 5th grade. I am currently now a sophmore in highschool and over the past 5 years, I've been getting menstral cramps. At first people would tell me it was normal, so I didn't worry so much. As I got into 6th grade it got worse and I've started to take midol more then 2 times a day. Doctors told me that I'm just like any old teen; junk foods, hormones, thats what's causing this pain. 3 years have gone by and now the cramps are at to a point where I must ball up like an egg for HOURS. no medication would work. No heat packs. Hot bath. Nothing. So I went to my family's country south Korea over the summer and met this man who treated patients with blood clots, cramps, all that doctor junk. He examines people through his hands and acupuncture like the old days. He told me when girls usually have their period. There uterus wall or ovarian wall expands causing bit of a cramp. Well guess what.. He said in my case my uterus/ovarian wall shrinks-__- and it's very dangerous. So for 4 monthes I've been thinking of what it could be... I might get an ultrasound but thats a slim chance because I'm under 18 for any ovarian ultrasound stuff. What do you people of the world think it could be? Does it have a medical name? Seems weird? Anything?... Please when you answer this be legitimate with me. I'm really not fooling around. I cry through this pain all the time and it's sucks ass.
    P.S ( if you are wondering for some people, yes I was sexually active before-_- but then again the pain happened before sexual intercourse happened)
    * i've taken advil,mortin, Tylenol, even PRESCRIBED medication. Still doesn't work. And birth control, nope.not allowed to take them until 17

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  19. QUESTION:
    Can you ovulate the same cycle as a ruptured Ovarian Cyst?
    I am not getting any answers as to why i am getting the cyst just being told that i indeed do have them! I am so frustrated that no one will tell me how to prevent them. What is the cause of my cyst!

    ****My true Question is Can you Ovulated the same day a cyst ruptured? I******

    I use clear Blue digital fertility monitor and it gave me an egg sign the day of the rupture.

    *****Is it giving me the eeg symbol bc it burst or did i in fact Ovulate? ***

    I'm so confused i'm going back to the dr today in 2 hrs and i'm sure we are just going to do an ultra sound to see if it was when i already know it was.

    PS my Hubby and i want to have another baby soon so Birth control pills are a no
    thank you For the insight anne its very comforting

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry this is happening to you! I doubt you ovulated. I've never taken an ovulation test, but I have taken a pregnancy test and it says in the FAQs that ovarian cysts can cause a false positive on a pregnancy test.

      Do you understand how cysts form? Here is what my doctor explained to me. When you get ready to ovulate, your body prepares multiple eggs to be released into your uterus. Your body selects the best one to drop and the rest of the eggs are told to self-destruct. Something goes haywire with the message and instead, the little fluid filled sacs they were getting ready in for ovulation get bigger and bigger and form a cyst.

      The only treatment I know to prevent cysts is to stop ovulation via birth control pills, which as you said isn't an option for you since you're trying to conceive. Sorry I can't help any more, just thought I'd share what I learned when I had a painful ovarian cyst.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why am i having this green/yellow discharge after miscariage?
    I am in a mutally monogomous relationship of 6 months.I have an early miscarriage when i was just 4 wk pregnant and since theni have had a thich yellow green egg white discharge around ovulation only. I have a large ovarian cyst, could that cause it? I am going to the gp tomorrow but am worried about what is causing it. Ids it possible my partner could have carried gonnorea for a long time before he met me with no symptoms and passed it on??

    • ANSWER:
      make sure you inform your doctor of your concerns. it could be an infection of some kind. your doctor will probably take a swab and send it for a culture test. all you can do is put your trust in your doctor .

  21. QUESTION:
    ruptured cyst and may be pregnant?
    hi im 23 and me and my husband are ttc...we had sex 6 days ago and im 5po im just now waiting to see and the wait is killing me but now i have a probably i tried looking all over the place for information and couldn't find any just yesterday i had a ovarian cyst rupture and now im worried it had affected any chance of me getting pregnant if it did work this time plz help...so my question is can a ruptured ovarian cyst effect the possible fertilized egg and cause me not to get pregnant and have to try again

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible but hope not.

  22. QUESTION:
    can you become pregnant on depo if you have been diagnosed with ovarain cyst?
    I ash this question bebcause im on depo and this website says cyst occur mostly when it is a menstrual cyccle but i dont have periods any advice please?

    Women's normal function of the ovaries happens once a month as they produce an egg each month. This is call ovulation, a cyst-like formation called a follicle forms inside of the ovary and it matures and ruptures as an egg is released each month during ovulation. A corpus leteum forms when the follicle is emptied and if a pregnancy does not occur, there's a dissolving of the corpus leteum. When this process does not end as it should, it causes a common type of ovarian cyst..."a functional ovarian cysts."

    • ANSWER:
      Actually you can get pregnant on any type of birth control, sorry. I am sorry you have the cysts I know how badly they hurt when they burst but, yes you can still get pregnant.Hope I helped!

  23. QUESTION:
    Question about a lump...on my abdomen...TMI maybe?
    What I am asking is if a cyst (ovarian) can cause irregular periods.

    When I am standing up, if I lean back (like if you have a back ache and you lean slightly back to stretch) a lump (about the size of an egg) sticks out. It doesnt hurt so I dont think its a hernia. Its where I think my ovaries are, though I'm honestly not positive where they are, lol.

    THe other thing is...I just noticed this lump a few days ago BUT I honestly dont know how long it has been there. I just only noticed it a few days ago.

    What my question is, is can a cyst cause irregular periods? The past 3 months now, they have been soooo off. 3 months ago I got my period on the 29th, the next month it came on the 22nd and THIS month it came yesterday (on the 15th!!!!).

    I havent made an appt with my doctor yet, I dont have insurance so I have to wait. But it honestly is making me nervous. I could just go to the ER and have them bill me later but if you dont think its urgent then I can wait.

    the lump that sticks out is about the size of an egg. it honestly looks like an egg is poking through my skin.

    the lump is also soft, not hard.
    Edit: The lump is also on the far left side of my stomach, a little bit below my belly button. Kinda between my belly button (but a little lower) and my hip bone.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it warrants an emergency room visit, but you definitely want to check in with your doctor. Your regular doctor can bill you later just like the hospital will...you just have to tell the receptionist at the front that you want a bill instead of paying now. It's always a good idea to get lumps checked out, even if they turn out to be nothing. My periods have been wacky the last 3 months (which is very unusual for me) and I have been putting off going to the doctor since I don't have insurance, but if I found a lump I would be first in line at the doctor's office.

  24. QUESTION:
    Birth Control! This is insane,help?!?
    I have been doing research to see which pill would be the best for me.
    Here's why I need to get on them:
    Breast tenderness ALL month long(Fibrous cystic breasts,possible non-threatening disease i'm about to get em checked out,again)
    Frequent migraines-irregular HEAVY, clotty, long periods(i actually had two last month!)
    And frequent painful ovarian cysts

    I read that birth control can cause depression,breast tenderness,ovarian cysts, heavier more painful periods,anxiety and depression,breast lumps and migraines. Especially Yaz and Loestrin 24. I am 29 yrs old,mother of two and I also take Wellbutrin for anxiety. Xanax occasionally.
    So....what the heck? I don't want an IUD because it basically just holds your cervix open the tiniest bit so if an egg does get fertilized,it falls out. That's is just what i've heard,so i'm not sure if that is true.
    I'm afraid the Nuva Ring won't give off enough hormone to help my symptoms or it might slip and not prevent pregnancy.Cancer runs rampant in my family and i've heard bad things about birth control,of all types causing cancer.*Sigh* Can anyone give me some ideas? I don't want to be a Guinea pig with birth control the way i have been with anti-depressants for years!
    My main concern is NOT pregnancy...it's making all the symptoms i already have worse.. :(

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    the pill didnt work...what to do what to do?
    i have polycystic ovarian syndrome. an imbalance in my hormones results in the improper release of eggs that causes small cysts on my ovaries. i have an irregular period because of it.
    my doctor put me on the pill, i am taking Aviane. i just got through to the sugar pills yesterday and i do not have my period today, clearly these didnt work. should i keep going with Aviane and hope that it works next time or should i get a higher potency birth control pill?
    also, the pills seemed to make my acne worse than before i started. i had hoped for the opposite effect, why is the pill failing me?!?!

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

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

  26. QUESTION:
    question about selling my ovarian eggs?
    I am doing some research about selling my eggs and I was wondering if anyone with experience doing so or with experience working in a clinic can enlighten me on this. I would like to know what I am in for, what kinds of questions they would ask, if I'm a candidate, etc.

    I have been sitting on this for a year and I feel I am ready to take this step. I mean, being on a five year birth control (Mirena), I am NOT planning on having any kids of my own I am childless and I am staying that way, and that's another thing, would I have too have my IUD removed for this? If I don't, would the meds affect it's use? Would I have to abstain from sex at all? I figure I should list everything about me now, since I cannot reply to any questions.

    I am 21, 5'1 or 2 feet tall and weigh approx 104-106 lbs. I have dark hair, and blue eyes. I wear glasses but I wear contacts mostly. I have a noticeable red birthmark on my face, but it has never caused me any problems (and from what my dermatologist tells me if not hereditary), and I have always had very light acne problems. I have hyper mobility in my elbows and thumbs, meaning I am super flexible and can bend these joints around, do some contortion, etc.
    I have been on "Mirena" since November 24, 09 and I have a tilted uterus that my GYN says he can fix, but right now on my right ovary I have a 4cm cyst that hasn't popped or developed into anything yet. my GYN says this can be fixed somehow, but I was wondering if that will decrease my chances of donating?

    my education is pretty average, college student. very imaginative in art, pretty great at science, weak in math and English comp. I am really active, since i live on a farm, so I barely ever get to sit still and only have a mild allergy to dogs (I have 4 hairy ones :) ) I have a great sense of humor and strong ethics (I heard that helps) and I barely ever drink, if I had to make a guesstimate, I would say maybe I'll have a drink maybe every few months? Normally wine, maybe a rum and coke. I do not smoke or do any form of drugs, unless it's prescription from the doctor, if I am sick or something.

    Would I be a good candidate for this? Who should I go to, my GYN or a different clinic? If I donate/sell would I still be about to get money for them? What should I say to the people I have to talk too? If I am a candidate, so i have to make a tape or something so, kids could see and hear me talk? I thought they do that when guys donate sperm?

    This is my own personal choice, I'm sorry if it seems callous. I would like to do this to earn some extra money to help me with school/food/rent and this way would also provide a sterile couple a chance to have a baby. So please, only people who have had some experience with this situation or knows a great deal about it?

    Thanks :)

    Gray

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think this seems callous. When I was in college, there were SOOO many people who were considering doing this specifically because it paid several thousand dollars (you can also donate blood plasma or something as well, which doesn't pay as much, but it was a less-invasive option for some).

      I haven't done this, but even if you don't children of your own yet this shouldn't permanently affect your chances (otherwise no one would donate).

      Below are a few website with more info. Good luck!

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

      http://www.eggdonation.com/

  27. QUESTION:
    Questions about the process of selling my ovarian eggs?
    I am doing some research about selling my eggs and I was wondering if anyone with experience doing so or with experience working in a clinic can enlighten me on this. I would like to know what I am in for, what kinds of questions they would ask, if I'm a candidate, etc.

    I have been sitting on this for a year and I feel I am ready to take this step. I mean, being on a five year birth control (Mirena), I am NOT planning on having any kids of my own I am childless and I am staying that way, and that's another thing, would I have too have my IUD removed for this? If I don't, would the meds affect it's use? Would I have to abstain from sex at all? I figure I should list everything about me now, since I cannot reply to any questions.

    I am 21, 5'1 or 2 feet tall and weigh approx 104-106 lbs. I have dark hair, and blue eyes. I wear glasses but I wear contacts mostly. I have a noticeable red birthmark on my face, but it has never caused me any problems (and from what my dermatologist tells me if not hereditary), and I have always had very light acne problems. I have hyper mobility in my elbows and thumbs, meaning I am super flexible and can bend these joints around, do some contortion, etc.
    I have been on "Mirena" since November 24, 09 and I have a tilted uterus that my GYN says he can fix, but right now on my right ovary I have a 4cm cyst that hasn't popped or developed into anything yet. my GYN says this can be fixed somehow, but I was wondering if that will decrease my chances of donating?

    my education is pretty average, college student. very imaginative in art, pretty great at science, weak in math and English comp. I am really active, since i live on a farm, so I barely ever get to sit still and only have a mild allergy to dogs (I have 4 hairy ones :) ) I have a great sense of humor and strong ethics (I heard that helps) and I barely ever drink, if I had to make a guesstimate, I would say maybe I'll have a drink maybe every few months? Normally wine, maybe a rum and coke. I do not smoke or do any form of drugs, unless it's prescription from the doctor, if I am sick or something.

    Would I be a good candidate for this? Who should I go to, my GYN or a different clinic? If I donate/sell would I still be about to get money for them? What should I say to the people I have to talk too? If I am a candidate, so i have to make a tape or something so, kids could see and hear me talk? I thought they do that when guys donate sperm?

    This is my own personal choice, I'm sorry if it seems callous. I would like to do this to earn some extra money to help me with school/food/rent and this way would also provide a sterile couple a chance to have a baby. So please, only people who have had some experience with this situation or knows a great deal about it?

    Thanks :)

    Gray

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Do I Have Endometriosis?
    ik its long but i am DESPERATE for an answer!...i have been suffering for 8 years and i want to know what the hell is wrong with me!
    i heard Endometriosis is somewhat common in teens and there are the symptoms it lists on WebMD:
    * Pelvic pain. <--under my ribs
    * Severe menstrual cramps. <--didnt change when i went on birth control like my ob said
    * Low backache 1 or 2 days before the start of the menstrual period (or earlier), becoming less during the period. <--had mri's and xrays done a few years back and they cant figure out what causes my severe back pains
    * Pain during sexual intercourse. <--may also be due to a ovarian cyst i have?
    * Rectal pain. <--im not sure what this exactly means?
    * Pain during bowel movements. <--not all of the times but more than half of the time i would say yes
    * Blood in the urine or stool. <--in urine after sex sometimes, but in stools atleast once a week
    * Some vaginal bleeding before the start of the menstrual period (premenstrual spotting). <---no!
    * Vaginal bleeding after intercourse. <--yes and usually bright red
    * Pain. Where it hurts depends on where the implants are growing. You may have pain in your lower belly, your rectum or vagina, or your lower back. You may have pain only before and during your periods or all the time. Some women have more pain during sex, when they have a bowel movement, or when their ovaries release an egg (ovulation). <--pain in lower back during ovulation, pain before and during period, pain while having sex, pain while having a bowel movement, and random pains on sides and between my ribs
    * Abnormal bleeding. Some women have heavy periods, spotting or bleeding between periods, bleeding after sex, or blood in their urine or stool. <--always have had heavy periods, bleeding after sex, blood in urine after sex and blood in stools, but no spotting
    * ovarian cysts <--have two, but are under control

    other symptoms that i have are:
    *being tired for no reason starting the week before my period and ending the week after
    *needing to pee all the time starting during my period and ending a week after my period
    *intense sharp shooting pains in my stomach where it becomes hard for me to stand up straight
    *dry skin during my period
    *greasy hair the week of and the week after my period

    other non period related medical problems:
    *ADHA (concerta 54mg)
    *asthma
    *knee problems (dislocated my knee cap about a yr ago)
    *poor diet
    *drinking
    *dont exercise much
    *sexually active (no way i could have an STD because me and my fiance have been together since we have been 14 and are each others ONLY sexual partners)
    do you thing i could have endometriosis or something else? can it be treated? could it be potentially dangerous? medical professionals or people with personal experience would really help! but i would like anyone to answer if they think they can help I AM SO DESPERATE...i have an appointment in march with my gyno
    As you can see i experience and have struggled with these symptoms since i have got my period at 10 years old. Now that i am 18 i feel like i need some answers because this has effected my life and heath. thanks for helping.

    p.s. if there is any other info you would like to know about my health i will add it in...please i really need some answers!
    my sister and aunt have PCOS (very bad case tho)
    they have never gotten a period and i have very heavy ones so thats y i thought it wasnt PCOS.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, often associated with your menstrual period. Although many women experience cramping during their menstrual period, women with endometriosis typically describe menstrual pain that's far worse than usual. They also tend to report that the pain has increased over time.

      Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis may include:

      ■Painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Pelvic pain and cramping may begin before and extend several days into your period and may include lower back and abdominal pain.
      ■Pain with intercourse. Pain during or after sex is common with endometriosis.
      ■Pain with bowel movements or urination. You're most likely to experience these symptoms during your period.
      ■Excessive bleeding. You may experience occasional heavy periods (menorrhagia) or bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia).
      ■Infertility. Endometriosis is first diagnosed in some women who are seeking treatment for infertility.
      ■Other symptoms. You may also experience fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.
      The severity of your pain isn't necessarily a reliable indicator of the extent of the condition. Some women with mild endometriosis have extensive pain, while others with advanced endometriosis may have little pain or even no pain at all.

      Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts. It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping. IBS can accompany endometriosis, which can complicate the diagnosis.

      When to see a doctor
      See your doctor if you have signs and symptoms that may indicate endometriosis. The cause of chronic or severe pelvic pain may be difficult to pinpoint. But discovering the problem early may help you avoid unnecessary complications and pain.

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

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

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

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

  30. QUESTION:
    Flank pain and under right ribcage?
    So I was hoping to seek some more medical advice.
    I've been to the hospital at least 8 times, hospitalized for 3 days.
    It all started out with mild pain on the right side of my body, it gradually began to get worse, and eventually to the point where it was unbearable.
    I would describe it as a stabbing pain, under the right rib, the right side, and the lower and middle back.
    I have been diagnosed with spots on the liver and spleen, an ovarian cyst the size of an egg, and a few gall stones.
    They did numerous blood work, and said my liver wasn't normal, and my white blood cell count was up, but that it's nothing to worry about because it's my bodies natural response to attempt to fight off whatever is going on.

    I've had several xrays, ultrasounds, a triple phase CT scan, a regular CT scan and a biopsy on my liver

    However, they are still unsure of what is causing the pain.

    I have noticed the pain is worsened after eating.
    and for a day or 2 I've had heart burn, and what seems to be indigestion.
    I've been very fatigued and lethargic. I haven't eaten much in the past few days, because I'm just no hungry.
    I am scheduled to see my doctor on Wednesday to get the results of a biopsy done on the liver

    They prescribed me oxycodone, nausea pills, and pills for constipation from the oxycodone.

    I was wondering if there was anyone out there that knows anything about this? any similar things?
    please help.

    • ANSWER:
      All those pains and problems sound like they come from one place to me, your back muscles. Tight muscles that is. When they get tight they transfer pain t the front in the ribcage. for pinching lower in the spine, the muscles pinched can be putting pressure on the nerves going to your stomach area. That would explain the worsening after eating, heartburn, not being hungry and pain in itself is going to make you fatigued. Here is how to release your back muscles to get rid of those pains:
      Back:
      Place your left hand on your left knee. Place your right hand over your left shoulder and with your fingertips find the muscle next to your spine. Press on it and hold. Relax, take a deep breath and exhale and don’t tense up any part of your body. After about 30 seconds there should be a release happening and when it does slowly lower yourself forward onto your right leg. If you can lean over the outside edge of your leg it will be better for your release. Continue holding for a total of one minute. Then release but rest your body there for one minute longer. Then reverse and do the right side.

  31. QUESTION:
    Late on period, on and off cramping pain in upper left abdomen?
    So, I'm late on my period (I last menstruated on March 2, it's April 2), and I was wondering what was wrong with me. I had cramps about 2 weeks ago, and that was about the time the egg should have released or whatever so that was normal, I'm bloated and I've gotten more discharge, which happens about the time I get my period, and I've been having some pain in my abdomen - specifically the upper left - the past few days. Those are all symptoms of menstruation so... why am I not menstruating? I'm not pregnant (I do have a daughter, when I got pregnant with her I at least had implantation bleeding) I tried drinking some ginger tea, that didn't work. I'm really stressed out so I wonder if that may be it, but also I know my mother has a history of ovarian cysts, so I wonder if I have one? But I don't think that's it because we both have extremely heavy periods, hers was explained by her cyst, I don't think it ever caused a late period though but I have no idea.

    I've also been getting shooting pains every so often in my abdomen, my daughter is 8 months now and I remember getting them when I was pregnant with her, but when I told the doctor about 6 or 7 months ago he didn't say anything so I guess that's not important.

    If anyone could help that would be great, I'm really frustrated and it's unnerving!

    • ANSWER:
      I have poly cystic ovaries and endometriosis. My period can become irregular at times. After my second child my period completely changed. Everything was out of wack from the flow to the timing and the cramps. Take an at home pregnancy test if its negative and you still have concerns contact your doctor or speak with his nurse.

  32. QUESTION:
    What could be wrong,any thoughts please?
    I was on the IUD for 3yrs until November 2010. While on it I developed two ovarian cyst within a yr apart.I was told that i was getting thw cyst because i was still ovulating and when the sperm was reaching the egg the IUD was causing it to burst and attach to the ovary.

    The first cyst was Sept.2009 on the left ovary and gone Feb.2010.The second cyst was discovered Oct.2010 on the right ovary.I was scheduled for a follow up ultrasound for Feb 2011.

    Meanwhile i had the IUD removed in Nov.2010 and started Sprintec BC the same day.My AF was fine nov.and dec.last AF was dec.10 after that i may have missed 2-3 pills.I have not had my AF for Jan yet my hpt are BFN ;(

    However ive had pregnancy symptoms.On thursday i had back pains all day and that night when i laid in bed and tried to get comfortable i felt a pain below.When i felt i felt a lump on the right pelvis area by the bikini line right below my abdomen.

    I called my doctor first thing friday and they scheduled an ultrasound for next week wanting to check my cyst that i havent had problems with since finding out,yet they believe its why im having my symptoms.

    My friend read some things and all my symptoms are signs of an etopic pregnancy.

    WHAT ARE YOU THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS..OPINIONS PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      My thought is that only your doctor can be sure if that is what this is. You should probably stay on light duty for anything you are doing. The pregnancy symptoms could be a response to the change in hormones or a response to the cyst itself ( i had a cyst that caused me to test positive for pregnancy at 16). Try to relax, the doctor will evaluate and consider all possibilities and worrying about what it could be will not help. In fact worrying constantly can make you feel sicker. I know it is hard to wait but the doctor will find out and you will know ... for now stay comfy and take a muscle relaxer, a hot bath and try to get some rest.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why has my period lasted 20 days?
    I'm generally pretty reular... period comes every 26 days, lasts 5-7 days. Over the last few months, there have been some weird changes and I'm getting a bit worried. I'm going to the GYN in the morning, but wanted to get some ideas of questions to ask/things to think about, etc...

    In September, my period was a few days late. I don't remember if it lasted longer than usual I was on vacation, so I just chalked it up to the change in my daily schedule.

    In October, my period was on time and seemed to last the usual 7 days. M husband and I had sex the day I thought my period had ended and I started again the next morning and bled for another 3 days. It wasn't very heavy, but was more than just spotting.

    In November, my period was extremely late... the latest it has ever been: 11 days late. I took numerous pregnancy tests, all negative. Had blood tests done (HCG quant and qual) and both said negative. Took a test the morning I was going to the GYN and got faint positive. Got to the GYN and had another negative. I started spotting that day, but it was different. Rather than red blood, I was spotting black with some stringy type stuff. That lasted for about 4 days and then it was like a flood for a few days, then back to the black spotting.

    I started only a couple of days late this month, but it has been very, very light. It was brown/black spotting for a few days, then brown/black spotting mixed with red blood for a few days, then back to brown/black spotting for a few days. Yesterday, I started getting some red spotting again. After going for a short walk this afternoon, I got slightly heavier red blood, almost like my period was starting. Now I have hardly any red/brown spotting with some normal cervical discharge. I also started getting some mild pain in my ovary yesterday.

    I have a history of ovarian cysts, which started after I had my left ovary removed due to an abscess. This pain almost feels like a cyst, but not quite. It's more like ovulation pain. I haven't had any fever. I have had pretty consistent cramping and pressure in my lower abdomen. (Cramps are about a 3 on a scale of 1-10) I've been able to run and walk with no obvious complications other than tonight, which I think was a coincidence.

    I am 35 and not on birth control. (I refuse to take it due to the history of breast cancer in my family and I get worse cysts while taking it and have horrid side effects) I went through IVF over a year ago and was told that I am probably going into perimenopause due to having my ovary removed. (FSH was pretty high and I only got one egg which died within an hour).

    I'm pretty concerned and am convinced I'm having hot flashes and all sorts of other symptoms,but I really think this is psychosomatic... I'm just so worried I'm causing symptoms.

    Anyone have any thoughts? Any experience with anything like this?

    And please, educated responses only. No smartasses, please.
    I do exercise regularly and often, but I've been doing that for 5 years now... seems odd that it would just now be causing issues... ugh,this is frustrating! Hopefully there will be a non-scary answer in the morning.
    also took an hpt this morning... bfn as suspected

    • ANSWER:
      trust me i have had my period for three weeks also, and it sucks. my friend told me that it was because i excersice a lot, that makes the period flow, no one knows why, at least i dont. sorry i wasnt a big help. :]

  34. QUESTION:
    How's this for a research report on Birth control?
    Katherine McCormick and Birth Control Pioneer, Margaret Sanger teamed up after Katherine’s husband gets diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Katherine did not want to pass in the illness to future children, So that work later led to the invention of the birth control pill in 1906. Around 1918, Condoms became another form of birth control in the United States. By 1921, The U.S Birth Rate drops by half. In the 1960’s the FDA approved that the birth control pill was 100 percent effective but had some terrible side effects. Some of the effects were life treating blood clots. They realized that the dosage was about 10 times too high, which was causing these terrible side effects. By the 2000’s there were many other types and forms of birth control that became effective.
    There is no “best” method of birth control. Each type of Birth Control has its pros and cons. There is no method of birth control that can completely prevent pregnancy. It can fail, but there is a greater chance to prevent pregnancy while taking birth control. If you use birth control correctly all the time it could be much more effective. The most effective type of birth control would be abstinence.
    How the birth control pill works is you take it the beginning of each menstrual cycle, when your estrogen levels begin to rise. Estrogen helps thicken your uterus lining. About 14 days into the menstrual cycle one of the ovaries release an egg. This is called ovulation. After that another hormone called progesterone, begins to rise. Birth control pills are a fake form of hormones, and prevent ovulation.
    The different Birth control methods are: Continuous abstinence, meaning not having any form of sexual intercourse. This method is 100 percent effective. There’s the male condom, which is 98.9 percent effective. Oral contraceptives, also called “the pill”, which is 95 to 99.9 percent effective. The Mini-Pill, that is 92 to 99.9 percent effective. The Female Condom, which is about 79 to 95 percent effective. Depo-Provera, this method women get a injection, or shot of the hormone Progestin in the arm every 3 months. This method is 97 percent effective. Diaphragm, this form of birth control blocks the sperm from entering into the woman’s cervix and reaching the egg. This is 84 to 94 percent effective.
    Some more forms of birth control are, The Contraceptive Sponge, It’s a barrier method that was approved by the FDA; the Sponge is 84 to 91 percent effective. The Patch (Ortho Evra), It’s a skin patch worn on the lower abdomen, or upper body. It releases hormones into the blood stream; you put on a new patch every three weeks. The patch is 98 to 99 percent effective. The NuvaRing is a ring that let’s out hormones. And is 98 to 99 percent effective. The last form of birth control is Emergency Contraception, which is an emergency form of birth control. This pill is also known as “the morning after pill.” The pills are 75 to 89 percent effective.
    Some of the disadvantages of birth control method are Amenorrhea (missed period), Irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding, abdominal pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting, blood clots, can contribute to gallstones and rare liver tumors, weight gain, and weight loss. Some of the advantages are it reduces the chance of unintended pregnancy, can be obtained easily, it can improve your menstrual cycle, can protect from forms of cancer, improves bone density, and can protect you from ovarian cysts.
    It's two pages out of 4. my rough draft.

    • ANSWER:
      Looks pretty good - do you also want to comment on fact that the male pill that was never widely released because of its side effects? Just an interesting contrast when you see all the side effects of hormone based birth control for women. And do you talk about Plan B - or is that the same as the emergency contraception? Not to stir up controversy - but since your report is on birth control, rather than contraception - are you going to include abortion? Oh, and even the ancient Egyptians had some interesting methods of birth control - I seem to remember something about crocodile dung (I know - yuk) - so your report is OK if you are just discussing modern birth control, but there's some fascinating historic stuff as well. Are IUDs and spermicides in your report?

      Edit: Sorry - Just one more thing - when you discuss advantages and disadvantages - it may be better to discuss it for each type. In regard to cancer, I recall that the rates of some types of cancer also go up with the pill - but, my info may be out of date.

  35. 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!

  36. QUESTION:
    Abnormal vaginal bleeding only while physically active.. whats the cause?
    My girlfriend recently started having abnormal vaginal bleeding at work, but when after she comes come it doesn't happen. This has been going on for almost a week now.. she is going to see a doctor next week but i'm trying to get answers in the meantime. She doesnt do any intensive physical activity or lifting at work but walks around a lot, and at home she is mostly sitting down. we decided to test to see fi its activity thats triggering the bleeding by having her walk on a treadmill for 10 minutes and she started spotting after doing that.

    What could the cause be? Because its only triggered by activity that can probably rule out a hormone imbalance.. and she had her period 2 weeks ago so its not that, and she doesn't any other symptoms of a period.. there seems to still be many possible conditions that could explain this from eggs getting caught in the uterus, to pregnancy, to ovarian cysts, to cancer.. obviously we won't know for sure until she sees a doctor but can anyone give some insight in the meantime? I'm hoping its something relatively harmless like irregular shedding of the uterine lining..

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Anybody else had yellow vaginal discharge????
    I have been tested for stds and screened for cancer and smear test negative. I have a ovarian cyst that could be effecting my hormones. My gp is sending me for a laproscopy. It does not hurt or sting. It is like yellow egg white and allot of it. (gross) Anybody else know what is causing it? Never had anything like this before.
    It does not smell. GP said it could be BV and has treated me for that. still no change.
    I also recently had an early miscarriage

    • ANSWER:
      Yellow Vaginal Discharge
      A yellow vaginal discharge or foul-smelling vaginal discharge are signs of a serious abnormality, which may require cryotherapy. Depending on the cause of the condition, a doctor will prescribe necessary medicines. The symptoms of vaginitis include itching and burning in the genital area, swelling of the lips of the vagina, smelly secretions of yellowish-green, discomfort, and sometimes pain on urination

      Good luck! ;D

  38. 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    Help with unexplained vaginal bleeding?
    I am 27 years old and have never had children. A little over a year ago I started having dizzy spells and numbness on one side of my body when I got my period. A month or two after that I started bleeding almost non-stop. I would bleed for 20 days or so and then stop for 2-6 days and then start bleeding again. I would also experience horrible pain on the right side of my pelvic area (kind of where the right ovary would be) In January of 2008 I bled for more than 30 days. I was very weak and in so much pain I finally went to see a gynecologist. She said she thought I was diabetic and that I probably had ovarian cysts. She put me on Ortho Tricyclen Lo and scheduled a transvaginal sonogram. The birth control made the bleeding worse for 2 weeks then is suddenly stopped. It turned out that I did not have cysts or diabetes. But she did say that I was not producing eggs for some reason, which would explain why I was unable to get pregnant after trying for 2 years. My doc kept me on the birth control to regulate my periods. This worked for 4 months then the bleeding and pain started again. She put me on FemCon since it was stronger. It didn't stop the bleeding or the pain. I was sent to a Hematologist to check for Von Willebrand's Disease but the tests were negative. Another gynecologist performed a Diagnostic Laparoscopy to check for endometreosis and found nothing. He put me on Lybrel because it is stronger than the other birth controls and is supposed to get rid of your periods. He said that nothing was found in my reproductive organs that was causing the bleeding and pain. I have been taking the Lybrel. It worked for the first 2 weeks. But the bleeding and pain have been back for about a week and a half. The bleeding is light right now. But I am worried that even this birth control is not strong enough. I also don't want to be on birth control for the rest of my life because I would like to try and have children. Does anyone know what could be going on with me? Should I see my PCP about it? Sorry for so much info.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry I can't help you, but it seems like a serious matter concerning your helth. if I were you, I would just print off what you've just written and go to another doctor not familiar with your history. they might be able to help you.

      I'm so sorry you're in pain and i hope you feel better

  40. QUESTION:
    Are these commons signs of pregnancy?
    Recently, I have been experiencing sore nipples, extreme stomach cramps, sleeplessness, headaches, exhaustion, sore/swelling feet, lower back aches, and am constantly hungry. My fiance and I have been having unprotected sex for at least 7 months. I realize these are signs of pregnancy and I realized the unprotected sex would probably be a given, but I have two diseases that effect my fertility. I have PCOS which means Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This causes for a difficult time getting pregnant and I'm prone to receiving cysts on my ovaries. My eggs don't mature enough to be fertilized. I ALSO have lipodystrophy. There is not much known about this disease and I'm actually studied regularly for it, but it causes me to have anywhere from two to three periods a year. So I'm not ovulating on a regular cycle. This also means that I never know when I miss a period. I am also not allowed to take any form of birth control because unnaturally caused estrogen is actually fatal to me.
    About three weeks ago, I began taking the medication my doctor prescribed me to make my period happen along with the other pill that caused me to ovulate. I only took the pill to cause me to ovulate for two days out of the five it suggested deciding that I don't necessarily want to force myself to have a child at this point, but I'm not against conceiving.
    I've been feeling the said symptoms for the past week rolling into Thursday of this week making it almost two weeks and it has been 3 weeks since I took the pill. I took a pregnancy test Saturday and it showed negative results.
    Should I trust the pregnancy test? Are these common symptoms for being pregnant? Should I just stop asking Yahoo Answers where I'm going to get troll answers anyways and just go to a doctor and pay a medical bill?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    HELP!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE?
    WEIRD PERIOD!! HELP PLEASE!?
    Im only 13 and this is not a joke. Please be helpful.

    Well I have percosias puberty(if thats how you spell it). I've had a period since I was 6. Well in the 5th grade I had a baseball sized ovarian cyst that had to be removed. The doctors put me on the birth control pill so they wouldnt grow anymore(not because i sexually active, im not). Ive been taking that pill for 3 years and not a problem and very rarely a period. Well 3 months ago I had to switch my pill to a generic kind. Since then its only been problems. I've been on my period for 6 WEEKS. And very strange blood. I've had bright blood for about 3 weeks then brownish but still heavy like a regular flow. Then it would stop and i'de get a clot and then the cycle would start over. I have gone to the the gynocologist and the E.R the hospital said I had small cysts but that was all. But the weird periods have contined!! For about a week they were jelly like blood and bright red. Then for the past two days it would stop bleeding until about 10:00 A.m then it would gush out alot. Well today I discovered something that looked like fish eggs. I know that sounds strange. And there were alot of them all over my legs and in my area. They went threw my pantylined and it caused the two layers of the pantyliner to be FILLED with these things. Im really concerned. Please help
    I've seen a doctor but they didnt let me know anything. So im still worried

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    WEIRD PERIOD!! HELP PLEASE!?
    Im only 13 and this is not a joke. Please be helpful.

    Well I have percosias puberty(if thats how you spell it). I've had a period since I was 6. Well in the 5th grade I had a baseball sized ovarian cyst that had to be removed. The doctors put me on the birth control pill so they wouldnt grow anymore(not because i sexually active, im not). Ive been taking that pill for 3 years and not a problem and very rarely a period. Well 3 months ago I had to switch my pill to a generic kind. Since then its only been problems. I've been on my period for 6 WEEKS. And very strange blood. I've had bright blood for about 3 weeks then brownish but still heavy like a regular flow. Then it would stop and i'de get a clot and then the cycle would start over. I have gone to the the gynocologist and the E.R the hospital said I had small cysts but that was all. But the weird periods have contined!! For about a week they were jelly like blood and bright red. Then for the past two days it would stop bleeding until about 10:00 A.m then it would gush out alot. Well today I discovered something that looked like fish eggs. I know that sounds strange. And there were alot of them all over my legs and in my area. They went threw my pantylined and it caused the two layers of the pantyliner to be FILLED with these things. Im really concerned. Please help
    Its also stinked down there for as long as I can remember
    I have been to the doctor and no explanation my mom is aware but doesnt make me feellike everythings ok.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Chronic Pelvic pain, irregular periods, urination trouble. Please help!?
    Ok. Since January, I've been having these pains on my left side, by my ovaries, irregular periods, and urination trouble. It used to only hurt when I had my period, then it became an all the time kinda thing. I can't even use Tampons no more, cause when I insert them, and take them out, the pain is unbearable. My periods used to be 7 days a week for a month. Now, they're only 3 days a week every month, and are very painful. The car rides are a nightmare; whenever we hit a big bump, it throbs. The pain isn't an all the time deal, it's just a once in a couple hours, but when it hits, it hits hard. I went to the hospital in Alliance, OH, (I live in Minerva, OH) and they just diagnosed it as "an ovarian cyst" , gave me a prescription for Naproxen, and sent me on my way. I followed up with an Obi-wan Kenobi (Ob/GYN haha) and had an ultrasound done, and the results came back today as there is nothing wrong with my ovaries or my cervix. I had my yearly done today, also, and when they did my "culture", they inserted this clear rod with blue lights on it, and pressed down on my stomach area, which caused great pain. He then asked me if I had urination trouble, to which I said "yes". He said I may have an inflamed bladder, to which he took a urine specimen, and is going to get back to me later on this week. As for the irregular periods, he wrote me a prescription for birth control. He said to come back in 3 months, and if they don't help, we'll have to look into something else. I've also been having a vaginal discharge, that kinda looks that of egg whites, and when I urinate it,it feels like alot and it's frequently, and when I go, it's only a tiny bit, and it burns. I've had a bladder infection before. But.. I'm just puzzled as to what's going on. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Only a doctor can answer that. You might want to go to another Gynecologist for a second opinion. You shouldn't be having this severe of pain and vaginal pain like what you've been having. It sounds like an infection of some sort. Wait and see what the deal is with the urine test. If something's wrong they'll let you know. Other than that you can't really do anything until you get your test results back. Good luck, I hope this gets better.

  44. QUESTION:
    Ovary problems, or something else?
    Alright, I've been noticing a pattern as of late, over the past few months. I've been having my period every other month, right after having sex for the first time. I was afraid I might be pregnant, and then I thought that taking the Plan B pill, we had a condom failure, might have caused it. I skipped a month, and then I had it. I was skipped another month, and the pattern went on.

    I remembered that the ovaries switch off each month as to which is producing an egg. Health class rules, right? Anyway, I was wondering if that this every-other month pattern might indicate something is wrong with one of my ovaries, and I was wondering if I should go throguh the hoops in asking my doctor about it..

    Could having a ovarian problem cause one of them to no produce, resulting in an every-other month pattern? Do you think the plan B pill is still messing with my body or otherwise causing this? I also have a cyst on one of my ovaries -- it doesn't hurt much, but do you think that could cause it?

    I'm a littler concerned, and any help would be wonderful.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    I have Endometriosis and I don't know what to do.. Help please!!!?
    I'm 20 years old and I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in a surgery while removing an ovarian cyst. I have it from my left ovary to the right ovary.
    Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility.
    The only way it can be remove in my case it's by getting pregnant as soon as possible or by removing the uterus, ovaries, matrix, ect. I really want to have babies, I would love to be a mom one day, but I'm not ready for that now.
    I was born in Cuba and I didn't have so many things to make my childhood easier, I would love to have those things for my baby and be ready not only economic wise, also mental, social and physical. I am in a relationship, he supports me 100% but we are not ready for this step. I know he feels pressure so do I. We had plans on getting marry in 4 or 5 years and having babies at 29, 30. But I'm scare that if I way to much it would be harder to get pregnant.
    Can any one help me with an advice, I would really appreciate it. Sometimes hearing people that you don't know it kind of help a lot.
    I don't if I can I freeze my eggs with his sperm, or if a natural miscarriage will help the Endometriosis go away. I also heard artificial insemination, if this possible by having Endometriosis. What options do I have to get pregnant at 29 like we had plan. Please help!!
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    I have Endometriosis and I don't know what to do.. Please help!!?
    I'm 20 years old and I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in a surgery while removing an ovarian cyst. I have it from my left ovary to the right ovary.
    Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility.
    The only way it can be remove in my case it's by getting pregnant as soon as possible or by removing the uterus, ovaries, matrix, ect. I really want to have babies, I would love to be a mom one day, but I'm not ready for that now.
    I was born in Cuba and I didn't have so many things to make my childhood easier, I would love to have those things for my baby and be ready not only economic wise, also mental, social and physical. I am in a relationship, he supports me 100% but we are not ready for this step. I know he feels pressure so do I. We had plans on getting marry in 4 or 5 years and having babies at 29, 30. But I'm scare that if I way to much it would be harder to get pregnant.
    Can any one help me with an advice, I would really appreciate it. Sometimes hearing people that you don't know it kind of help a lot.
    I don't if I can I freeze my eggs with his sperm, or if a natural miscarriage will help the Endometriosis go away. I also heard artificial insemination, if this possible by having Endometriosis. What options do I have to get pregnant at 29 like we had plan. Please help!!
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      http://endometriosis.org/

      First off, check out this web site for up to date information about endometriosis and the treatments available for it.

      Please get a second opinion on your treatment options! As the other responder said, it's not - or it shouldn't be - an either/or choice. Personally, I have had several different treatments for endo, ranging from Lupron therapy (which is a series of shots that put your body into a chemically induced state of menopause in order to give your inner female organs a "rest") in 2004 to a D&C with ablation (and a tubal ligation since I was finished having babies) in 2007 and, most recently, a hysterectomy with removal of both ovaries just this May (but I'm 46 BTW). There ARE other options. Do the research in order to make a decision that you can live with both now and in the future.

      Good luck to you and God bless you.

  47. QUESTION:
    Anyone else been treated for miscarriages with Yaz and then had a baby?
    OK, so after 4 miscarriages I referred myself to an endocrynologist. After thousands of dollars in testing every thing under the sun from chromosomes to sperm to hormones to ultrasounds, the dr. says my husband is good to go and that I have a variable form of PCOS.

    I DONT have the hormone problems, the insulin issues, the cysts OR the typical other factors. I DO have hyperstimulated ovaries that cause my follicles that release the eggs to mature faster than they should and my lining isnt allowed enough time for good implantation, which results in the miscarriage. I also produce too many follicles (I ovulate 2-4 eggs a month vs. the normal 1 egg).

    The dr. prescribed Yaz, birth control. Told me to take it until the bloodwork showed that my bodies ovarian function was suppressed. He said once suppressed, Ill go off the Yaz and my body should function normally for several months before beginning to over stimulate again, which we'll have to then go through this process again, but its supposed to give us a window to conceive with my follicles not being hyperstimulated and my lining being built up well so a baby 'sticks' right.

    Ive been on yaz 7 mos, now. My level is almost where he wants it. It stated at 7.8 which was about twice the level it was suppose to be. It is now at 4.6. It needs to be between 0-3.

    Has any one else had similar occur or had similar treatment? And, if so, did you get pregnant and carry to term?

    Ive seen similar on the discovery channel, but I would really like to see someone who has gone through similar and give advise on how Yaz or another birth control helped them in this same way.

    • ANSWER:
      http://research8.bepregnant.decenturl.com/the-getting-pregnant-bible
      I understand your frustration, my dear.

      Believe it or not, my husband and I tried to conceive for more than 8-months. We tried to refrain from sex for days and even weeks but it didn't help.
      Worst part is, there were empty hopes - I thought I was pregnant but in the end I wasn't. It's really frustrating and I understand that.

      I was in Yahoo Answers and in this section quite some time ago and I ask a question similar to yours and a person recommended me a book. It's entitled "Getting Pregnant Bible". I swear it's like a gift from God!

      It teaches stuffs like the seven things you need to do before even you try to get pregnant to ensure a healthy pregnancy; the appropriate diet to conceive; how to increase your husband's sperm count; the ovulation cycle and many others!

      I am already having my 4th child now! I really recommend that you try reading this book out. Also, they are currently giving free bonus books like fertility secrets and choosing your baby gender! It's for a limited time only!

      Learn more about it here:
      http://research8.bepregnant.decenturl.com/the-getting-pregnant-bible

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have poly cystic ovaries caused by stress?? (not the syndrome)?
    I have been trying to conceive for 13 months now and my periods were fine and normal until December 2010, since then they have been all over the place and its so hard to catch ovulation when it eventually happens.
    Anyway my doc sent me to a gynecologist and he did an ultrasound which revealed hundreds of cysts on each ovary. (my eggs aren't maturing and more and more eggs are trying to mature) and concluded that it is caused by my diet, so i changed my diet but the constant pains still haven't gone away.
    So i started thinking last night, December is when my partner and i started getting into a little financial trouble and I've started stressing, i take my mind off trying to conceive and just everyday things get me stressing like when bills arrive and when my partner goes shopping for silly things he doesn't need and we are always traveling around because my partner races go-karts and i stress about how we are going to afford it and stuff as such.
    I have considered just having a huge break from everything now we have caught up on most bills and debts.
    All i have found is information about how stress makes Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome worse but that is useless because i don't have that i only have Poly Cystic Ovaries my hormone levels are normal and i don't have any other symptoms.
    But because i can't find any information on it my question is.. Is it possible to have poly cystic ovaries caused by stress?? (not the syndrome)
    and does anyone have any tips or have the same thing?
    Thank you in advance and Baby dust to all :)

    • ANSWER:
      Just wondering what contraception u were on before ttc? I had 4 pregnancies in 5 years, therefore decided no more kids and I went on the depo provera injection, was on it for 3 years, came off it last year to find out now both ovaries are polysisic. I don't have the syndrome either! X


Causes Of Cysts On Ovaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Think positive thoughts!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

    why I think I have it:

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

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

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

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

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

  3. QUESTION:
    What causes my ovary cysts?
    Okay, so I'm 16. I have a problem with ovarian cysts.. When I was about 12 (I had not started my period yet) I had my first one. I woke up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain. It was pain I had never experienced before. My mom took me to the ER and they told my I had a cyst on my left ovary and it burst. The pain was gone by the time I left the ER (about an hour). They actually did a regular ultrasound on me and tested my urine to determine that it was in fact, a cyst that burst. They also told me that they are common in women and once I get a cyst on my ovary one time, I'm very likely to have it happen again...
    Now, back to present day...
    This morning, at about 2am, I woke up again screaming in pain. The same type of pain I had had 4 years ago - Unbearable. I kind of wanted to wait it out but my mom thought it could be something else so she insisted that I go to the ER again. I got there, and they tested my blood pressure, asked me some questions, and made me pee in a cup. By testing the urine, the determined it was a cyst again. Great. The doctor told me again, that is was common in women, but the pain level differs. For me, it was VERY intense. You can't even imagine. The doctor told me, that it was very strange that this had happened during this time because I am actually currently on my menstrual cycle this week and usually cysts occur the week you are ovulating. He also said that I needed to make an appointment with a gynecologist and they would probably schedule me a vaginal ultrasound.. Which I'm a little nervous about.
    So, I apologize for the details, but I'm curious as to know what causes these cysts? And why is my pain so unbearable? Thanks!!
    Might I add, that I'm very little for my age.. I'm 16, weighing 100lbs and 5'3.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different reasons for cysts, and it depends on the nature of the cyst, since there are many different types of cysts. It hurts so badly because it usually hurts really badly depending on the size and location of the cyst and the way your nerves are on your ovary. You might have a hormone imbalance such that the ordinary cysts that form every month on your ovaries don't go away as they should. It could be that you have endometriosis growth. It's good that you are seeing a gynecologist. They will be able to tell you more. A transvaginal ultrasound is a bit awkward but no big deal in the end. They put a probe in your vagina--the probe is a long tube. It has the ultrasound camera on it, and then the pictures appear on the monitor the doctor or technician looks at. The doc will most likely put you on birth control pills. The pills will suppress your ovaries so they stop producing cysts every month. So then you probably won't have any more cyst problems for awhile. What I mean when I say that ovaries produce cysts every month is that the eggs, as they mature, create cysts. It's the way it's supposed to be. After an egg is released and travels down your fallopian tubes into your uteurus, the place where the egg was released on the ovary becomes a corpus luteum cyst, which later in the month shrinks and goes away. Every month the ovaries start to mature many eggs, but only one is released, and then all the others shrink and go away too. But sometimes, they don't go away, and instead fill with fluid and persist, and then they might burst, as you have felt. Cysts are quite common, unfortunately. When you feel pain like what you had this morning, you ALWAYS have to go to the ER.

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

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

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

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

      Good luck!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      All details are on their home page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      yes its a side effect of clomid
      Approximately 5% of women using Clomid will develop an ovarian cyst at some time during their treatment period. These cysts are benign and will usually resolve spontaneously without any treatment, but may cause discomfort. If you are using Clomid and do not have a menstrual period by cycle day 35, you may have failed to ovulate or you may be pregnant! In either event you need to schedule a visit to your doctor to ascertain what is happening. If you are not pregnant, your doctor may prescribe other medications to help bring on your period

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

      good luck

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

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

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

      Cervical cancer symptoms:

      Symptoms

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    What causes some people to form cysts in their body while others do not?
    I get Baker's Cysts in my knees and Ovarian Cysts on my ovaries. What's the deal with all of the cysts?! Are the two connected? I mean, am I just more prone to developing cysts in different parts of my body or is this just a coincidence that I have cysts in two different parts of my body?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      These articles should help ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Hope this helps.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can ovarian cysts cause scar tissue that makes it hard to have children?
    For some reason I get big ovarian cysts often. They are painful and rupture often. I was also told theres a possibility of Endometriosis. I also get pain every time I ovulate but regardless of which side I have bad pain always on my right ovary. I often fear that I wont be able to have any kids. Could these problems make it more difficult to have any, or can there be permanent damage to my ovary or ovaries?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, scarring may occur with cysts. I had my first ovarian cystecomy when I was 15, again at 18 (twice) and the final time when I was 20. Never used any type of birth control but didn't get pregnant the first time until I was 23, then again at 26 and the last time at 29. Then I got my tubes tied.

      With my first child I had an emergency c-section because the scar tissue caused blockage. They removed the scar tissue after the delivery, I lost a lot of blood but was out of the hospital and up and about in 5 days. My second child was delivered via forceps and my third child was completely natural.

      I still suffer from cysts but not nearly as much as when I was younger.

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

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

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

      So its still possible to have a baby though.

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

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

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

      It's totally natural, and as well as diet addresses issues such as your metabolism, and your hormones. If you can get these right, you will get rid of your cyst naturally and forever, without the need for drugs or surgery.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good Luck!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you so much for your thorough answers! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      www.All-Natural-Cleanse.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes but not necessarily. It depends on the kind of cyst. The best source for your answer is your doctor.

  44. QUESTION:
    am i pregnant or what?! please help.?
    Okay my last period was june 27 or around then and not its 8/14( (almost 2 months late) and i havne't gotten my period.my period is normally regular i always get it at the end of each month and if not the end defiantly on the 8th of the following month. i know for a fact i dont have any ovary cysts cause i recently had a kidney infection and they looked at my ovaries and found nothing. my boobs are very sore, im always tired and hungry, im not trying to get pregnant or anything. my period had never ever been this late. ive taken 3 HPT and they all come back negative. ive read online that some women dont have enough of the hormone that detects pregnancy? can anyone think of what could be wrong or if there is a chance i could be pregnant?

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  45. QUESTION:
    HELP, Ovarian Cysts caused by the Mirena IUD?
    I have a question about the Mirena IUD. Has it given anyone else ovarian Cysts? I just went to the hospital the other day cause i was in so much pay it hurt to walk, breath, sit up, and bend down to pick up anything. I honestly felt like I was going into labor. So my hubby took me to the hospital. the docs all though i was going to have to have my gall bladder removed, but nope that wasn't the case. It was that I have a bunch of cysts on my ovaries and they were rupturing and that is what was causing me a bunch of pain. The doctors asked me if I would like to have my IUD removed and i said I was planning on having it removed in may, so to just keep it in there. But my question is has anyone else had this happen to them and if so does this effect my chances to conceive?

    P.S me and my hubby are hoping to be pregnant by Sept, we want to have a summer baby. This would be our 3rd little one. we have 2 little girls =)

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

      Ovarian cysts will usually not effect your ability to have kids. For the majority of women, the presence of ovarian cysts has no impact on their ability to conceive.

      If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, this can cause fertility problems but having an ovarian cyst is not the same as having PCOS - they are 2 very distinct conditions. Talk to your health professional again.

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

      Good luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does having sex or sexual activity cause cysts or am I just getting paranoid now?,?
    I recently started getting cysts on my forehead and they don’t have heads on them and take ages to go down, they hurt and are unsightly.

    I came off the pill and then noticed the lumps appearing. I am crying all the time because I hate how they look and what they are doing to me.

    My question is when I have sex I get a cyst appearing a couple of days later is this causing them?

    I am cutting out anything with sweeteners in as I was advised by a nutritionist after some tests my body rejects to them.

    If I cut out dairy products could that stop it?

    I am all over the place and so is this thread so I apologise I just don’t know where to start or what to do.

    What if I cant have sex anymore because I will just keep getting cysts on my head?

    People say if you get them on your chin they are hormonal is this true?? If so, what does it mean with the ones on your head?? I mean I came off the pill and since then have had these b****rds!!

    I am on spirocyclone (not sure how you spell it) 25mg have only been taking it for 1 week no improvement so far as I have had 2 more since but have also come on my period.

    I have a dermatologist booked for the 10th May and a follow up with my doctor for the Spiro tablets.

    Any feedback would be great I am getting really depressed about this even though I try to hide that it is bothering me from everyone.

    I am also going to get checked for PCOS (polycystic ovaries) but am awaiting a scan date.

    Thanks guys xxx
    Could it not be related to the testosterone levels though that increase before, during, after sex??

    As i am going to get hormone tests carried out as 9/10 you can get an increase in male hormones which can increase the sebum in your skin and cause cysts.

    But then i dont get it, my skin isnt oily???

    • ANSWER:
      No, sex does not cause cysts to appear on your head.

  47. QUESTION:
    My ovaries are higher than normal what does that mean?
    I went to the doctor and they were checking for cysts on my ovaries and they said my ovaries were higher than most womens is that normal? She also said I had follicle cysts which are caused by ovulating. So when I get a sharp pain in my side and my breasts are kind of sore and I cramp after my period does that mean im ovulating?

    • ANSWER:
      Having high ovaries shouln't ba e bad thing! You still ovulate, and the egg still gets to where it needs to be.

      WHat you describe does sound like what some women experience while ovulating, as long as it's at the time you normally ovulate!

  48. QUESTION:
    have 3cm cyst on right ovary - pain been there for 3 weeks when will it go away?
    OOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    can things such as misscaraige or anythign cause Cysts, the doctor said my ovary released 2 eggs instead of just 1 and the 2nd one didnt release properly and grew!!!!

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  49. QUESTION:
    I have PCOS...And it is very annoying!!?
    I have this, and it causes cysts on my ovary's to POP all the time...(about 1 ever 3 months) My doctor wants me to get on Metformine...And Birth Control (low dose) to help me with the pain, the weight gain, the unwanted hair, and to help with the hormones...Im scared of side effects..Is anyone on them and think they are helpful and worth risking the side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I have PCOS, too. I don't actually know if I have cysts or not, and I have never heard of them popping. Metformin is for (pre)diabetes, it is supposed to lower your blood glucose levels. I have not been put on birth control for this, so I can't tell you about that.

      But here is a website that has lots of information about PCOS:

      soulcysters.com

      Make sure to go to the message board area too!

      But yes, it is very annoying. Good luck on your quest to being healthy. And if after awhile you don't see results continue to talk to your doctor about everything. I have had a lot of experience with doctors not being real nice or helpful. If you feel like something is wrong with your body, you feel like this isn't how you should feel, then continue to push and try to get good answers and good help.

  50. QUESTION:
    Does ovarian cysts cause abdomen pain?
    Upon the results of an ct scan cysts were found on my wife's ovaries.
    She has been experiencing pain in her abdomen. All test have ruled out gall bladder, kidneys, pancreas problems.

    • ANSWER:
      absolutely! my girlfriend has 2 ovaries full of cysts,some had popped-it can cause her to totally double over in pain,they are really bad during that time of the month.sometimes a hot bath,heating pad,helps,if it only hurts mainly at that time-take midol for sure.keep up on the tylenol when u feel the pain even slightly starting