Anyone else experience ovarian cysts?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@shazzshazshz:  Yes, I suffered with endometriosis in my late teens and early twenties. Fortunately, going on a strong birth control pill for five years helped tremendously. I had a cyst the size of a grapefruit on my right ovary removed back in 2001. My doctor performed surgery to remove the cyst but was able to save my ovary.

Can your doctor put you on a stronger pill? It’s uncommon to have a cyst while on the pill since it typically prevents ovulation.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@shazzshazshz: You’re welcome.:-)

I suffer with depression. I think the pill may have intensified the depression for me. I think the pill also decreased my sex drive but the antidepressant could have caused that, as well. I was on Loestrin FE. It was much better than Ortho-Tricyclen because it didn’t cause much, if any, weight gain.

I didn’t have any endometrosis symptoms while on the pill. I did have increased breast pain and increased bust size but my period cramps were minimal. I also didn’t get anymore painful cysts. The pill also cleared up my skin.

I think in my case the benefits outweighed the risk at the time.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had a few as a teenager. The first one I had was huge – about the size of a tennis ball. It was so painful, but they didn’t want to do surgery unless it was absolutely necessary since it can scar the ovary and cause complications trying to conceive. They just kept a close eye on it to make sure it went away on its own. The rest that I’ve had, although painful, can’t even compare to that first one.

I’m on birth control, which seems to help. It’s been a while since I’ve had one.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve had cysts for the past 12 years.  I’ve had several rupture, but only one required surgery.  Granted, a couple have taken me to the emergency room..but they just administer a little bit of morphine and send you home.

It’s rare that surgery is necessary and it’s also rare that they burst. 

It’s unfortunately just something some of us have to live with 🙁 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a similar issue, my doctor told me that not all birth control pills actually stop ovulation, many just interfere with implantation. Maybe it’s the type of BC you’re on? 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@shazzshazshz:  So sorry to hear about your ordeal! I just had one, unlike you though mine went away on it’s own with no ill effects so far. I’m still pretty new to it so we’ll see if it returns again. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I’ve been suffering with this problem since I was 21.  I could still feel them when I was on birth control.  I hope you have found answers for this.

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