What Cause A Cyst On Ovary Job

Oh! The topic about depression really becomes very interesting for me. Maybe it is even good that I lost my job because I have found another interest in my live. Moreover, now I have time to analyze or even start a research to identify what factors cause of depression. I hope that some people who are also suffered from depression can share with me their experience how they get over difficult times in the lives and find the way to happiness.

Today I understand that after the loosing of my job and without everyday "dating" with my boss I have become more patient and I am not nervous anymore. Almost nothing irritates me neither my wife's chatter nor traffic jams.

I worry that if I find new job my depression again return to me. I do not want it!!!!!!!!!! I would like to work but I do not like to be in depression. I think that work is the main cause of depression!!!!!!!

Moreover, I can provide some reasons. In order to go to work you should get up at 5 am at least. It means that five days a week you sleep maximum five hours because in order to reach your home after working day you should spent minimum two hours.

In addition, even if you are at home at least five hours you should spent with your children and wife, doesn't it?

For example, every day about 3 hours I spent with my children because they would like to tell me how they spent their day, what difficulties they face. Very often they ask my advice to solve some problems. I hope that I am a good Daddy!

Oh! Furthermore, during the working day you should listen your colleagues or their stories about how they spend holidays, where they buy this or that or how is crazy her boyfriend!!!!!!!! Why do they think that it is interesting for me!!!!!!!! Sometimes I would like to run away only not to listen them!!!!!

Finally, I can make a conclusion))) The main reason of depression is work!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    DISCHARGE WITH OVARIAN CYST!?
    Hi,
    I just posted and got no reply.
    I have only one ovary left due to cysts; i found out i have a 3 cm cyst with lots of pain; no periods and hormonal problems. Now tonight i noticed thick rubber discharge no odor nothing.. what is that? and has anyone else had cysts this small cause pain?

    • ANSWER:
      The vagina is self-cleaning and will try to do its job regardless of cysts and/or only having one ovary.

      As for the pain, yes, some cysts do cause pain no matter how small. It depends on how sensitive you are.

      See your doctor if you are concerned.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can a cyst on your ovary cause bleeding?
    Okay, my last period was on April 20, I have a 24 day cycle. I had unprotected sex on Apirl 28, then on May 5 and 6 I had some very very light staining 2 times. I went to the doctor yesterday to see why I was having pain in my lower left side, he did a peetest and it was negative, and he said I have a cyst on my left ovary. Could I still be pregnant, and it is still too early to tell with a pee test? My period is due Monday????

    • ANSWER:
      I jsut wish I could call every woman in the world and tell her that cysts are necessary for pregnancy! Every time some women hear teh word cyst they think its a problem.

      A corpus luteum cyst forms after ovulation. Its job is to produce progesterone to sustain a possible pregnancy. If you become pregnant, the embryo sends an hCG message back to the corpus lutem to tell it to keep making progesterone to sustain the pregnancy. The corpus luteum continues until around the 12th week of pregnancy. I wouldn't worry about the cyst unless you doctor mentioned it was rather large, and yes you could be pregnant.
      Test again in a few days if your period doesn't show. Good luck with whatever you want.

  3. QUESTION:
    So, having cysts on my ovaries is "normal"?
    I just got off the phone with my midwife, who wants me to have another ultrasound on Monday. It looks like I either have an ectopic pregnancy (of twins, one of which is not ectopic), OR a regular empty/undeveloped yolk sac accompanied by a "normal" cyst on my ovary. I tried to ask what was so normal about having a cyst, and she tried to explain, but all I could get was that it was a "normal" kind of cyst, and nothing to worry about. I don't mean to imply that my midwife did a poor job of explaining; I am just saying I still don't get how this is normal.

    Whether you're pregnant or not, have you had cysts? Do you know if this is really something regular people have all the time? It was implied that the only bad possibility was the ectopic twin, and that the "normal cyst" possibility was desirable and unworrisome. Do you agree?

    I understand that, in either case, I am not pregnant with a viable embryo, and that there is no hope for completing this pregnancy. What I am concerned about is my health in general and my potential to have a normal pregnancy (preferably soon) in the future.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, cysts are quite normal on the ovaries. This doesn't mean they can't be painful or cause problems, but they are common and normal. Pregnant women often develop what is called a corpus luteum cyst on the ovaries. It is from the cycle you got pregnant on. What happens is the egg develops in a collection of fluid in the ovary. When you ovulate, the fluid collection ruptures (usually you don't feel this at all, but some women do) and the egg is released, where it journeys down the fallopian tubes. Typically, the fluid collection that contained the egg then goes away, but rather frequently it hangs around for a while and becomes a cyst. It is quite common. I would strongly suspect this is what you have, because the other possibility, one pregnancy in the uterus and one ectopic, especially an ectopic on the ovary, is extraordinarily rare. It is far more likely you have an intrauterine pregnancy and an ovarian cyst, which will almost certainly eventually go away. I am sorry this pregnancy didn't work out for you, but I don't think you will have any problem getting pregnant in the future. Just make sure to follow up with your doctor, they may want a followup ultrasound and/or blood tests just to rule out the tiny possibility of an ectopic. Best of luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    do you think heavy activity could shake a ovarian cyst to disburse?
    i havent had a period since september,and just 3 weeks ago i started a daycare job and i have done alot of strenous activity.my ovary with the cyst is cramping and i feel like it almost wants to become a period. i just dont know. what do you think is happening?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, strenous activity can cause your ovarian cyst to rupture, especially if your ovarian cyst is larger than 4cm.

      I have had bilateral ovarian cysts for over 11 years and whenver I have had a cyst larger than 4cm I have been advised by my doctor and gynaecologist to not have sexual intercourse or do any strenous activity as it can cause a large ovarian cyst to rupture.

      I would recommend that you consult with your doctor/gynaecologist about this and to see what they say.

      Good luck :)

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

    Sorry so long!!

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

  6. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Cysts and Fertility?
    Could repeated ovarian cysts cause a woman to lose the ability to have children?

    Could a woman with only one functioning ovary still reproduce?

    • ANSWER:
      As for losing your fertility, in a worse case scenario, yes. A more likely occurence would be the continued and continuing cysts would make becoming pregnant more of a challenge.

      And yes, one ovary can most definitely get the job done. One egg + One sperm cell = One baby. It just takes the one.

      John Jones, M.D.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have an ovarian cyst for 2 months? Please help?
    Would you get cancer or something? my period has been irregular for 3-4 months now I've been heavy for 2 days or 1 then I've been very light and had pink blood after period on and off for a few days and I've got the symptoms of it. The doctor said it will be IBS but why would my period be wierd? I'm on mebeverine tablets and have been for 2 months if that helps and I've had bad cramping especially when am standing up for a while...Can you have an ovarian cyst for 2-3 months and could taking mebeverine tablets everyday for 2 monhs mess ur period cycle? thanks Please help!!!
    I've got all the symptoms of ovarian cyst*

    • ANSWER:
      Have you seen a GYN? You can have an ovarian cysts for many years, They start to cause pain when they grow. Don't forget, the area they're on is a very small space so for them to start growing, will put a lot pressure on your ovaries, cause pain, cause irregular periods, make your flow either heavy or light. You said you have the symptoms. Most women don't even know they have them until the cysts cause problems. That's when they find out with an ultra sound. So, I don't know where you're getting these symptoms from unless you're talking to someone who's had an ovarian cysts. I had an ovarian cysts for 10 yrs. When my GYN did an ultra sound for my pregnancy, he found it. It didn't hurt so I left it alone. At 35, I had severe endometriosis and had to have a hysterectomy. Of course, that's when the cysts was taken out, along with everything else. But it never grew, it never bothered me. Everyone is different. Some have cysts and they cause horrible pain and need to be taken out. Others, like me, are lucky and get away with surgery. Your medications can also cause your irregular cycles. I suggest you see a GYN, have the ultra sound, and go from there. But don't panic, just call your Dr. Not a PCP, a GYN. That's thier job. Good luck, Hope everything works out for you.

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

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

  9. QUESTION:
    Dermoid cyst and ovary removal.... :(?
    Howdy! Not sure how much help this would be but I am very nervous about it. I was hoping someone had the same experience and might be able to offer some suggestions. I was TTC four years ago with my ex-husband (at 19, maybe not the smartest move) but I was told I had endometriosis and PCOS. I went to my doctor two weeks ago for pelvic pain and had my "talk" today. She said that she and the ultrasound tech *think* that I have a dermoid cyst on my left ovary and that the only way to remove it is surgery. Well, because she isn't sure that she can completely separate it she wants to take out my left ovary. She is sending me for a CAT scan and did a CA-125 blood test today. She wants to see if my bowel is attaching someone and if she needs a general surgeon in there as well. She also said that since I have had previous surgery that she would probably want to do it open instead of laparoscopically to make sure nothing breaks and floats around in there. Being 23 and wanting to wait before jumping into being a mother so I can go to school, I am terrified. I was wondering if there was anyone who had gotten pregnant with only one with IUI or IVF, if anyone had had this surgery before, and even though it isn't likely what are the chances that it will come back cancerous since they aren't even really sure. Thanks everyone!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey you, I had a dermoid cyst removed about 8 weeks ago.
      During my annual ultrasound (I have PCOS) the tech found a large solid mass on my left ovary.
      At first my gyn made me panic because she said there was a solid mass on my ovary and that she was concerned and referred me to an oncologist. Which just that part alone freaked me out! So I went to him and he too said he felt a hard solid mass in my pelvic area and had me go in for an MRI with and without contrast. The results came back as a uterine dermoid and or fibroid. The size was 9cm (4 inches) and was told I needed to have it removed to be sure. As i'm 31 and looking to get pregnant as soon as I can (we hadn't been trying or anything) the doctor scheduled surgery within 3 weeks! Wasn't sure why the rush but glad to have it out.
      On my pre-op appointment the oncologist who is specialized in laparoscopic surgery said he's rather perform laperoscopically than open surgery since recover time is much longer and risk of ending up with scar tissue was greater with open and him performing these types of surgeries so often + as an oncologist I felt pretty safe. He did tell me however that there is a chance he may have to open and or remove an ovary (incase the mass had caused damage).
      Well, I had my surgery laparoscopically but did end up losing my left ovary since what turned out to be a dermoid was sitting on the outer part of my ovary and had pretty much squashed my ovary so it was removed. I was released a couple hours after my surgery and was back to work 2 weeks later.

      So, at first they always think worst case scenario and prepare you for the worse.
      I am glad I had mine removed. My doctor knows I plan on having children and was told the remaining ovary takes over the job of the other one and as long as you have one ovary producing eggs you are fine to get pregnant.
      I have a follow up on the 20th of this month...I am hoping he can tell me I am ready to try and conceive.

  10. QUESTION:
    I have extreme ovary pain...is it normal?

    i feel like its gonna burst

    • ANSWER:
      The ovaries are an important part of the female reproductive system. Their job is twofold. They produce the hormones, including estrogen, that trigger menstruation. They also release one egg each month for possible fertilization.

      A number of different conditions, from cysts to tumors, can cause ovarian pain. The ovaries are located in the lower abdomen. That means if you have ovarian pain, you'll most likely feel it in your lower abdomen -- below your belly button -- and pelvis. It's important to have any pelvic pain checked out by your regular doctor or obstetrician/gynecologist. Several different conditions can cause it.

      Pain in the ovaries can either be acute or chronic. Acute ovarian pain comes on quickly (over a few minutes or days) and goes away in a short period of time. Chronic ovarian pain usually starts more gradually. Then it last for several months.

      Ovarian pain may be continuous. Or it may come and go. It may get worse with certain activities, such as exercise or urination. It can be so mild that you don't notice it. Or pain in the ovaries can be so severe that it interferes with your daily life.

      The methods your doctor uses to diagnose ovarian pain will vary. They will be based on what the suspected cause might be. Regardless, your doctor will take a complete medical history, do a physical exam, and ask you questions about your pain.

  11. QUESTION:
    What causes infection in a ovarian cyst?
    Ive recently had a ovary and tube removed on my left side as i had big cyst which was growing and causing abdominal pain, sometimes very sharp, and up until near surgery was decided, thats when the pain was unbearable. Before surgery, i had suspected tubo ovarian abscess after an ultrasound showed fluid within my pouch of douglas, i had high white cell count and fever and i responded to antibiotics apart from the pain and swollen abdomen. 2 weeks later after discharge when i got the surgery wen ultrasound revealed it was bigger and i wasdoubled up in pain, it was revealed it was a dermoid cyst . I never get a straight answer when i ask, what caused the previous infection, as far as i know the cyst wasnt ruptured or twisted, so what caused theinitial infection?

    • ANSWER:
      When you have something growing inside your that shouldn't be there, the body reacts in several ways. One way is inflammation. Swelling, white blood cell increase, pain, all can be a response to a dermoid cyst. This cyst is growing body parts inside it that are not yours. Your body wants it gone. Your body did a good job fighting it. Your doctor did a good job removing it. Everything went the way it should. It will take a bit of time for you to feel back to yourself, but you will. Having only one ovary and tube should not effect your fertility.

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

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

  13. QUESTION:
    Ovarian cysts removal!?
    I've had an ovarian cyst for 3 years that hasn't gone away. My doc kept watch on it, but I had 2 pregnancies w/in those 3 years that side tracked us from doing anything about it. 1 1/2 years after my sons born, the doc FINALLy remembers and had another u/s ordered. He had the nerve to call me and say he is concerened and want to remove the whole ovary! I dont mind that, but what upset me is he was quick to get off the phone w/ me (I could tell he was in a rush) and left me to fear this whole weekend and Friday that I might have cancer! THe only thing he said is, because you're 25 I'm not "to worried" but it needs to get done. WTH? Then his assistant didn't call back like she was suppose to, to get me another appt w/ him to talk about the surgery and set that up. So my question is...anyone else experience this? I ofcourse think the worst but I'm pissed he let this go on so long. I don't know anything about cysts, it is HIS job as my doc to let me know this needs to go...not 3 years later! He is always quick to send me a letter to get my 6 month pap...I'm just venting...anyone else experience ovarian cysts and removal of them surgically. I'm scared!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had some ovarian cysts last year but mine never got serious. I was told by my OB that if they stayed there for longer than 4 months, he wanted to remove/biopsy them. He also monitored them to make sure they didn't grow, as both of these things "can" be signs of cancer. However, I wouldn't be overly worried. You're young so chances are slim but they definitely should have been looked at a LONG time ago. Especially, after giving birth, they should have disappeared on their own. I had laparoscopy to check for more cysts and endometriosis (which is usually how they remove cysts) and it wasn't a big deal. My pain ended up being caused by hernias, so that was a whole nother story. At this point, I don't know that I would be able to trust an OB that has put this off for so long. It kind of sounds like he's either just wanting to make some money off of you or has slacked off of doing his job. It wouldn't hurt to see another doctor before you setup surgery with this one. It's hard for me to believe that these are really cysts that have hung around for 3 years...he kind of sounds fishy. Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    Ovary cysts... do they normally go away on their own? Is the surgery to get them removed painful?
    I had an ultrasound to check for PCOS, and the doctor said the scans showed that I do have a mild form of it & that birth control pills will ease any symptoms and control the problem. There was one cyst in particular, though, that was 50mm by 54mm (about 1.9 inches?? I think) that they were concerned about. I have to have another ultrasound in 6 weeks time to check up on it and if it is the same / worse I may need surgery to get it removed. I'd obviously like to avoid the surgery any way possible. I'm 18 and cried at a blood test a week ago, so I'm not really a prime candidate for medical procedures. On top of that, the surgery would most probably happen in the midst of my summer "break" (I'm in the southern hemisphere, so December - February is my break) where I'm taking on a university subject and potentially working two jobs. There won't really be too much time for recovery and I don't want to take time off uni or work. I'm really stressed out about this and would appreciate any advice!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts usually go away on their own in some case when they burst they can cause bleeding and pain. The surgery that is done is called a diagnostic laparoscopy. They make a tiny incision below the belly button and inflate your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas to get a clearer view of all your organs. They place a tube into the incision and a camera is used through the tube to get a closer view, depending on what they have to do additional incisions might have to be made but they are small. I have had this done twice and the worst part is getting rid of the gas they inflate you with. My heating pad and I became good friends. It is nothing to be afraid of, you'll go home the same day and you'll have to take it easy for a few days. You'll follow up with your Dr a week after to remove the stitches from your incisions and you'll be good to go.

  15. QUESTION:
    TTC and have ovarian cyst?
    Last year I was told by my obgyn that I had a cyst on my left ovary. They gave me BC to treat it and I was on seasonique for 6 months. This caused me to have constant periods (every 2 weeks) and I took myself off it due to this and fact that it was not helping. This year (August 2011) I went back to obgyn and now have a 3cm cyst on right ovary and not on left anymore. My husband and I have been TTC since July,2011 and been having unprotected sex at least 4 times a week. I still have negative test results at end of month. I am worried my cyst issue is preventing me from getting pregnant. Does anyone have similar story and ended up getting pregnant? Am I never going to get pregnant until the cyst is removed? Please help me out!

    • ANSWER:
      I believe I have cysts as well... I was told its harder to conceive but not impossible. I know of a lady who had two miscarriages before she got pregnant with her two children. After her first baby was born...her cyst were gone. But I agree, have sex alot during the day just don't turn it into a job...its a beautiful thing. Good luck... hoping u get preggers soon :-)

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Pregnant with cysts!!!!!?
    I just found out that I am 51/2 weeks pregnant. The doctor told me I have a small cyst on my left ovary which is why i am having so much pain. It has also increased the size of my stomach by keeping water in my body somehow. She says I go back in 4 weeks to see if it has grown any. If so I will have a very complicated pregnancy because I am under A TON of stress and have high blood pressure due to it which is causing the babies heart to beat faster than what it should. So now im on bed rest but i am moving soon and have to take up two jobs so that we can make it in the city we are moving to. (my husband plays sports so he cant work... I havent told him yet becausehe isnt home ) Im soooo scared. Have any of you been through this and what do you suggest?

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  18. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain, possibly my ovaries...?
    So let me start by saying that since I was 13 I have had irregular periods. If I'm not on birth control I will not get my period for five, six months at a time. I was on birth control for about six months. When I left my job I no longer had insurance and could not afford my birth control. for a few months now I have had some abdominal pains, but only when I move, for example: when I get up or walk a lot or stretch. I have noticed the pain to be a little more severe on the right side, (assuming it's my ovaries) and I have a hunch that I have ovarian cysts. My question is if I do have them, how dangerous can they be when I have such irregular periods as I have? It does hurt if I am still but the pain is barely there, when I get up or move in bed, just sudden movements... it hurts a lot. my left side doesn't hurt nearly as much as my right side. Now I know at least where the ovaries are located and I am sure this is where my pain is coming from, any suggestions? I would appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      irregular periods are caused by harmonal imbalances in the system and thats why you had regular periods when you were on pills which contain harmones only ...........talk to your dr to get a cleare view it shouldnt be ovarian cysts

  19. QUESTION:
    If I have Ovarian cysts (but not diagnosed with PCOS), will that affect fertility chances?
    I went to my OB and had a sonogram done due to some pain and tenderness - they saw fluid around my right ovary and figured I had burst a cyst. But they did not see any cysts on my ovaries. I also had other symptoms indicative of ovarian cysts over the last few months such as pain during exercise, so I think they have been there for awhile now - coming and going, and possibly bursting. I've had two very excrutiating painful experiences over the last 3 years that I think were due to cysts bursting.

    My doctor said that the only thing that will help is birth control pills, but that technically I didn't need to be on them. I'm wondering though if this will affect my fertility later on? I have one young child already but want at least one more. I'm in the process of going to school and we struggle with day care options as it is with one child, so having two would be very very difficult if not impossible right now -- that being said, I had wanted to wait a little while longer to try for another until we could figure out how our jobs/schedules would be like. But now I'm nervous that if I wait TOO long, I will screw up the chance. I'm 28, turning 29 this year. My doctor didn't seem to be too concerned about fertility risk - maybe because he didn't diagnose me with PCOS. But should I be concerned??

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a fan of the pill. I have pcos and it took 4 years to have a child, I started younger than you are now. Yes ovarian cysts can cause scarring and block the fallopian tubes. It also indicates that the ovaries aren't functioning properly to have evidence of cysts.
      Ask your doctor to try metformin instead, because this will actually help you. It will help the cysts stop, and it will help you when you do try to get pregnant. The doc may want to check your A1C level first. I would not suggest waiting as long as you initially planned. I suggest getting a diaphram for birth control, stay away from hormones. Condoms are fine, but expensive

  20. QUESTION:
    Too much strain on the ovaries?
    3 months ago I was diagnosed with poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (pos). I had very sharp pains in the lower abdomen that was different than regular menstrual cramps. Well at my current job, I'm required to move furniture (entertainment centers, recliners, and beds) regularly, and push carts that easily weigh over 100lbs. I've been noticing that as I do these tasks, I get really sharp pains in my ovaries, and they make me double over. I had a week off for my wedding, and had no issues at all. So can lifting or moving heavy objects put too much strain on my ovaries and the cysts on them? Is it just something harmless yet irritating, or could it actually do more harm to my condition? I tried making an appointment but my doctor is booked for about a month.

    • ANSWER:
      lifting, pushing, any strenuous activity can cause them to rupture. Which is extremely painful, some women say its like being in labor only worse! if i was you i would go see another doctor, i have these cyst also and i had to find a new doctor... it sucks but its worth getting them checked out

  21. QUESTION:
    Do cysts go away on there own and can they become cancerous?
    Im 16 years of age and have a pea sized cyst sitting just above my left testicle my doctor said it was nothing to worry about and that i should go back if it gets bigger so he can drain it....does this mean it won go on its own and also if i leave it and dont get it drained could it become cancerous....by the way it is NOT attached to the testicle?

    • ANSWER:
      It s a little odd your name is Julie and you have testicles, but .

      Rarely are cysts anywhere in the body cancerous and the few that can be are usually complex cysts that also contain tissue these are most often found in the ovaries. Cysts can go away on their own and can also remain as they are for years. People often have them somewhere in their body and never know it. If you do not get yours drained it will not become cancerous. It is best to leave it alone unless it is causing you discomfort.

      You should never leave a doctors office with any questions in your mind about the condition you went to see them for. It is part of their job to explain things to their patients even if they are only 16. I know some are better at this than others, but that is part of the process of choosing a doctor. This becomes very important if a serious condition arises and becomes more important as you age.

      Also, there are so many teenagers that ask questions here thinking they have cancer. I just don t get it. Not every bump, lump, scratch and spot is cancer and it should not be the first possibility that comes to mind. Do you know why this is happening? When I was a teenager getting cancer never entered our minds ever.

  22. QUESTION:
    What sort of illness cause periods to stop?

    • ANSWER:
      Polycystic ovary syndrome (say "pah-lee-SIS-tik OH-vuh-ree SIN-drohm") is a problem in which a woman s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS may also cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it is not treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.

      Polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS) is common, affecting as many as 1 out of 15 women. Often the symptoms begin in the teen years. Treatment can help control the symptoms and prevent long-term problems.

      What are hormones, and what happens in PCOS?
      Hormones are chemical messengers that trigger many different processes, including growth and energy production. Often, the job of one hormone is to signal the release of another hormone.

      For reasons that are not well understood, in PCOS the hormones get out of balance. One hormone change triggers another, which changes another. For example:

      The sex hormones get out of balance. Normally, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones (androgens). In PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens. This may cause you to stop ovulating, get acne, and grow extra facial and body hair.
      The body may have a problem using insulin, called insulin resistance. When the body doesn't use insulin well, blood sugar levels go up. Over time, this increases your chance of getting diabetes.
      What are the symptoms?
      Symptoms tend to be mild at first. You may have only a few symptoms or a lot of them. The most common symptoms are:

      Acne.
      Weight gain and trouble losing weight.
      Extra hair on the face and body. Often women get thicker and darker facial hair and more hair on the chest, belly, and back.
      Thinning hair on the scalp.
      Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods. Others have very heavy bleeding.
      Fertility problems. Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant (infertility).
      Depression.
      Most women with PCOS grow many small cysts on their ovaries. That is why it is called polycystic ovary syndrome. The cysts are not harmful but lead to hormone imbalances.

      What causes PCOS?
      The symptoms of PCOS are caused by changes in hormone levels. There may be one or more causes for the hormone level changes.

      PCOS seems to run in families, so your chance of having it is higher if other women in your family have PCOS, irregular periods, or diabetes. PCOS can be passed down from either your mother's or father's side.

      How is PCOS diagnosed?
      To diagnose PCOS, the doctor will:

      Ask questions about your past health, symptoms, and menstrual cycles.
      Do a physical exam to look for signs of PCOS, such as extra body hair and high blood pressure. The doctor will also check your height and weight to see if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI).
      Do a number of lab tests to check your blood sugar, insulin, and other hormone levels. Hormone tests can help rule out thyroid or other gland problems that could cause similar symptoms.

  23. QUESTION:
    Could it be my ovarian cyst?
    I have ovarian cyst and since about a month ago I have been having cramping/pain in my stomach/ovary area. My last period was right on time, but it wasn't normal. It last for about 4 days on and off and it was very light (had light spotting oneday then nothing the next then light spotting again and so on and so on). I took a preg test on the 1st day of my "period" last month and it said negative, but i'm not quite sure what's going on. My periods are always heavy, I usually have to use 3 pads in 1 hour, but last month I could go one full day on 1 pad, which is very unusual. My family is thinking it is do to the cyst, but I can't go to the doc, because both my husband and I are out of work and we don't have insurance (i just got a part time job, but all he's done is interviews no call backs yet.). I really have no pregnancy symptoms. I am a little nauseated, but pain causes me to feel sick on my stomach. The only other thing is I have been having dizzy spells especially @ night, but I have a history of inner ear infections also. I also have a lot of extra salvia where I feel like my throat is closing up so I have to clear my throat a lot. If anyone knows anything or has cyst like me, let me know. So, if you find out that cyst can cause stuff like this to happen please let me know.
    Or am I maybe pregnant and when I took the test it was too early. My period has never been this light before.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say it is probably not the cyst. Is there a free clinic in the area you can go to? Or maybe a planned parenthood? Take another home pregnancy test. The symptoms you have are very similar to what I experienced when I was pregnant. It the home test still says negative the symptoms and period irregularities could be from stress. Good Luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Birth control Causing Depression?
    I've been on birth control for almost a year now, and I keep getting Depressed and angry for no reason, I've posted a few other questions about this, everyone says "talk to your doctor" i don't have a family doctor anymore, he ran away with his secretary(I really don't know why thats so damn hard for people to read because i still get "Talk to your doctor" in every question even though i dont have a doctor and i have stated it already!) The doctor that prescribed me the birth control has been ignoring me like crazy, I don't know if i should get off the stuff though, its been working doing its job, but at the same time i'm not likeing the depression and suicidal thoughts that have come with it! The doctor put me on it because i have one ovary. she put me on it to prevent ovarian cysts, we have been calling her every week for over 3 months, they keep saying "We'll call with an appointment" and than not calling. I also saw her at the hospital the other day and mentioned it to her(while i was there visiting a sick friend) she said "who are you again?" when i told her she said "oh we'll call you"... still never called.

    I honestly don't know what to do. I feel like this stuff is driving me crazy! I was depressed before, yes(but what teenager isnt once in a while?). but not like this! it seems to be almost every day now. and its to the point where i honestly think about going to my bedroom and hanging myself. my mom noticed how i feel and she's doing everything she can, but nothings working.

    Should i just drop the birth control? she put me on it to keep my ovary functioning if i get off of it, I wont be able to have kids(if i get pregnant i have to get tests and needles so i dont miscarry) I honestly don't know what to do.

    Thanks

    Mad_CatZ
    i take the birth control to help with the pains from the non functioning ovary. before i took it i had a non stop period. now i get mine every at the end of each pill cycle, its hard to explain.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, your doctor should be reported if you've been telling her that you're depressed and she's not helping you. I know this isn't something you want to hear, but find a different doctor. That's all you can do. Yours obviously isn't helping you. I mean, you could always go to her office & tell them you're not leaving until they give you an appointment, but do you really want to see *her*?? She sounds just awful.Listen, ALL birth control pills change hormone levels, which can cause depression. The information packet that the pharmacist gives you should say something like, "If you have any serious change in thoughts, moods, or behavior, see your doctor immediately". All you can do is find another doctor... I'm sorry. But that's the only way to get help.

      By the way, birth control pills basically put your ovaries into hibernation. They don't make them "function" better. There are other medications that your doctor could give you to induce ovulation if/when you decide to have kids. One of my good friends only has one ovary as well and she has the most adorable little girl. So, there's hope... :) Don't let it make you depressed.

  25. QUESTION:
    Question about Cysts And Pregnancy?
    heyy all i had an ultrasound today and i am exactly 6 weeks. my baby isnt growing as quickly as it should because i should realli be 6w3d according to the doctors and LMP.
    The person that did the ultrasound said i had a large amount of fluid around my right ovary which i looked up and is a Cyst. ive had this Cyst for months.
    Can this lead to a miscarriage. Did anyone else have one during early pregnancy what was done. did anyone miscarry from this. this is my 2nd pregnancy. could this be why im in alot of pain and soo sick

    • ANSWER:
      First thing dont really worry too much about scan dating. Scans are not 100% accurate and whats 3 days? really that's nothing, you could have ovulated late that month and so conceived a little later. Going by the first day of your last period is only a guide for the health practitioners...you could be 2 weeks less/more pregnant than what your LMP is suggesting.

      About the cyst? have you spoken to the doctor about this? You say you have had it for months, so why have they not suggested getting it removed? If your experiencing pain around your abdomen then the cyst could be the cause. It most likely wont lead to a miscarriage...a functional cyst such as a follicular cyst is described as so...Each egg is formed in a tiny structure inside the ovary called a follicle. The follicle contains fluid to protect the egg as it grows, and bursts when the egg is released.

      Sometimes, a follicle does not release an egg, or does not shed its fluid and shrink after the egg is released. If this happens, the follicle can get bigger as it swells with fluid. This becomes a follicular ovarian cyst. Usually, only one cyst appears at a time.

      Sonographers dont tend to give the best information, only what they see on the screen, and they cant give explanations as thats the consultants job.

      The risks are pretty low concerning most types of cysts. If the scanner only saw fluid this means it hasnt developed into a tumour whether benign or melignant. The risk associated with pregnancy is that the cyst can grow large and obstruct the growing baby which may lead to baby not developing as well or having preoblems when born such as 'clicky hip'. (which I was born with and Im fine, still have it but it doesn't affect me)

      Another 'functional cyst' is a Luteal cysts and are less common. They develop when the tissue that is left behind after an egg has been released (the corpus luteum) fills with blood. (ehich could show as fluid on a ultrasound)

      Luteal cysts usually go away on their own within a few months, but can sometimes rupture (split), causing internal bleeding and sudden pain. This may be what you have been as you say you had it before you was pregnant, it could of happened a few cycles ago... If it ruptures, the main risk is infection to both you and baby, but if you experience suddenn pain, go straight to A & E and explain...they will be able to give you intraveonus antibiotics to help your body cope with this.

      Here are some moms that are going/been through what your experiencing, it may offer you some comfort..wish you the best of luck, Im pretty sure your baby will be just fine..the womb is a very protected place!.

  26. QUESTION:
    Severe pain in ovary area!? hellllllllp!?
    A few years ago I got a urinary tract infection. My doctor told me to not drink colored sodas anymore because I was still having pain even though I was supposidely over the tract infection. I have been on birthcontrol 4 six years due to a VERY irregular period. I would go months with out a period. Have my period for 4 days then two weeks later I had a period that lasted for 10 days and was heavy. The birthcontrol has stabled me out very nicely but I have used 5 different types of birthcontrol including Yaz which made me very sick. A few months a go I started having sever sharp pain in my ovary area that cause my to want to curl up in a ball. It only occurs randomly when I stretch sometimes at work and sometimes in bed. My job is not strenuous, I have a desk job. But I do run every day or workout every day for the last year or so. Sometimes I have severe pelvic pain after sex (rough sex and soft sex) and sometimes when my ovary area is hurting I have a severe pulling sensation on the inside where my bellybutton is. What could this be!? Am I just worrying over nothing?
    *also wanted to add that I have recently been tested for all STDs and I am negative to all stds.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you could have an cyst or tumor somewhere in your pelvic region. Not to panic you or anything but you could have a uterine fibroid, ovarian cancer, or something else severe so get to a gynecologist ASAP.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have Colitis and an Ovarian Cyst..?
    I was in the ER and they told me I have these.. A couple months ago I had Fatty Liver and it was enlarged. This is the 3rd day on Cipro and Metronidazole and I still have diarrhea (no blood, but did have some when I went into the hospital). I am also now very dizzy and feel a little sore in my abdomen. I have been dealing with this diarrhea for about 8 months now. I dont have insurance to see a dr, so when I feel bad I go to the ER. I was wondering if it's normal to continue to have diarrhea when on these meds and if the dizziness is normal? What could this be coming from? My white cells are low and I have a bacterial infection.. When should I go back to the ER? I did have mucus and blood before going into the ER and STRONG abdominal cramping..

    • ANSWER:
      The ovaries are part of what is called the "pituitary axis" that includes 4 glands, the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, ovaries, and pituitary gland. Anytime you have a problem with any one of these glands, it affects them all in a negative way. Dizziness is generally due to the lowering of your blood pressure and the adrenal glands can have a profound effect on you getting dizzy. A simple test for this is to sit in a chair for a few minutes until you are in a rest state then stand up quickly. If you get dizzy, it is a strong indication that our adrenal glands are weak and most likely exhausted.

      Fatty liver is another way of telling you that you have intrahepatic gallstones in your liver that do not show up in x-rays or scans because these stones have few minerals, just thickened and hardened bile in the liver that just looks like bile on these diagnostic tests. Your liver can function even when you have lost about 60% of its capability. A healthy person will produce about 1.5 quarts of bile per day and one of the jobs of bile is to sanitize the colon. When you get this liver clogging called fatty liver, you have greatly reduced your body's ability to do it's normal functions. Taking drugs should only be done in a life threatening situation because drugs damage the liver and exacerbate this problem. Further complicating this is taking antibiotics. Antibiotics work by turning the "B" cells of the humoral immunity on and this turns OFF the "T" cells because they are reciprocal. The "T" cells protect the body from cancer cells and infections.

      Colitis is generally a result of dysbiosis of the intestines creating a feeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and PARASITES. Most colitis is from parasites. Typical medical diagnosis used to find parasites is not good and in many cases do not find the bad guys.

      Organs develop cysts typically as a way to compensate for nutritional deficiencies and in many cases as a result of interference fields from scars or traumas.

      The medical solution to all this will be drugs. That is "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH" and not a long term health solution because your body is in trouble nutritionally and loaded with toxins. Drugs will not address those issues, just simply treat the symptoms while you deteriorate as a result of the toxins and deficiencies. In fact, the antibiotics have destroyed 3/4 of your immune system by killing the intestinal flora in your intestines.

      From all indications of these problems, you have been following some very bad nutritional advice or just eating typical American toxins some call food. Eating bad fats and low fat diets set you up for a fatty liver situation and if you drink or take drugs, you cannot escape the liver clogging problem.

      The problem is that you need to detox your liver & gallbladder, but if you do that before getting better, you will overload your body with toxins and it will make you sicker. The first step should be getting your digestion working correctly, then up regulate your cellular energy. You can get rid of the parasites causing the colitis, but then you need to clean up that colon so you can get rid of that colitis issue. If you do have ovarian cysts, there is a protocol using glandulars that will help with that by supporting the health of the ovaries. You will also have to re-establish the intestinal flora, but that will take some time by changing your diet, etc. A healthy person will have about 3 pounds of intestinal flora. That takes time to establish.

      The liver & gallbladder cleansing takes some time and education on what to do. Along with taking some good herbs that support the liver, it works very well and will leave you with a good working liver and contribute to putting you on the road to real health.

      A Certified Nutritional Therapist can help you with all this.

      good luck to you

  28. QUESTION:
    I think I have an ovarian cyst?!?
    I had been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst over ten years ago and they said it would go away on its own, which I beleive it did. I remember the pain like it was yesterday. Anyways, iIthink I may have a cyst again, but I think this one is different. The thing that it different are the symptoms. I have gained nearly 7 pounds in the last month and over the past few months have had pain just during ovulation (which I never had before). I have trouble emptying my bladder and have an increased frequency to urinate. All of my weight gain (bloating and distended) is in my abdomen. It stretches from my rib cage down to my pelvic area (almost looks as though I'm pregnant, but I know that I'm not). I am not on birth control and have never been. I am not on any new medications and my diet and environment has not changed. My b/f thinks that something is wrong due to the sudden weight gain. Seeing that I don't have insurance I don't want to go to the dr and have them tell me I'm just gaining weight.
    My boyfriend is worried that it may be ovarian cancer. I have been ahving trouble eating for the past year or so. It has onlly gotten worse over thr past month with the wight gain. I am barely able to eat a meal without fellign full. There are times that I take a little as two bites and have to stop because I feel full but I know that I'm not. I basically have to force myself to eat sometimes so that I get the nutrients that I need.

    • ANSWER:
      Two years ago I too had ovarian cysts. They were on both ovaries and the pain. OMG. Excruciating! I feel your pain girlfriend. I really do.

      My OB/GYN put me on Seasonale (I think it's called Seasonique now, but I couldn't be sure, sorry). This birth control pill controled ovulation which he said was the main cause of the cysts.

      This worked great while I was on them. I didn't feel the pains as badly, plus the added benefit that I was only having my period 4 times a year was awesome. A year and a half ago I changed jobs, couldn't afford my own health insurance and couldn't afford to go back to see the doc. for another checkup. I have been off the pills since then and since then, the pains have come back. I have also had the weight gain and the "pregnant but I'm not" look.

      For the last two months I had blood clots the size of business cards. Disgusting. I sucked it up and finally went to the doctor. The cysts are back with a vengence. They have completely engulfed both ovaries and now I'm looking at having a partial hysterectmy. Talk about devastation. The doc told me that had I gone in earlier, he could have put me back on the b/c pills and maybe this could be avoided without surgery. Now, there is no other option.

      The pills were 0 on their own, from my recollection, and were with a deductible and insurance.

      The doctor visit was also around 0, and they even made a payment arrangement with me.

      Bottom line: Go to the OB/GYN, suck up the money hit for the bill, in the long run, it's better to have options to your health than have none at all. I say this from my heart. You aren't a doctor, you aren't able to diagnose what's going on in your body, you only know that you aren't feeling well. Seeing a doctor on this is more important than a new pair of shoes or outfit or, anything else.

      Best of luck to you and God Bless =)

  29. QUESTION:
    Miscarriages,cysts and pain anyone?
    Hello,

    I have been struggling with miscarriages, ovarian cysts and horrible pain for years. I finally had surgery to remove a mass on my ovary and treat what the doctors believed to be endometriosis. Now, they telling me yes they removed the mass, but there is no endometriosis or definitive cause for my pain and constant cysts/masses. Anyone experienced anything like this? I am still unable to carry a child to term and no one will answer me! This is beyond frustrating... its ruining my relationship, my job and my optimism. Please help!

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    How painful are ovarian cysts?
    I started having sharp pains down the front of my left thigh about a month ago. I work a office job where I sit down the majority of the day so when the pain started in my lower back I thought it was due to poor posture. As the weeks have gone by it has gotten almost unbearable with symptoms that mimick those of pregnancy (sore nipples, lower abdomen pressure/pain, nausea). I went to the ER two days ago where I was given an ultrasound and a few other tests and was discharged with having a cyst on my ovary. Can anyone tell me if they have experienced this type of pain due to an ovarian cyst because I'm really starting to wonder if something so small can cause this much pain. I've made an apt with my obgyn but can't be seen until next week. Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      They are very painful.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is anybody familiar with ovarian cysts?
    I'm scheduling an appointment with the doctor, but in the meantime, I'd like to hear from some of you who have had this problem before. I'm not sure this is what's going on, but today is the twelfth day of my cycle, if it is counted since the day my period started, which would make me just a few days from ovulation. The problem is, I am having incredible pain on the left side, right next to my hip bone but inward a little bit. The pain reaches around to my lower back and aches down my left thigh. This doesn't happen every month, just every two or three, and always on the left side. My breasts are very tender as well. Are these symptoms consistent with what any of you have dealt with when it comes to ovarian cysts? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Also...what helps? Would an NSAID be better than, say, a percocet?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a good thing you are monitoring and tracking your periods. My best friend was diagnosed with uterine cysts, which are in the uterus instead of inside the ovaries. It can cause excessive (more than unusual bleeding--longer periods) there is frequent soreness and also painful sex. The best thing to do if the pain persists is to first get a pelvic exam from your gyn. Explain the issues you are having. Women are more likely to be misdiagnosed than men because there are many things going on in our bodies, and depending on your gyn--they have a tendency to think women are neurotic. On the other hand, if you are in tune with your body, you KNOW when somethings not right. If you feel you aren't getting the right treatment--get a second opinion. Have them do an ultrasound if the problem persists so they can find any cysts if there are any. These days there are many more options besides surgery, just know that with cysts, there is a chance they can return. You are doing a great job monitoring yourself, keep that up so you'll be armed with info when you see your doctor-If you're anything like me, I tend to forget or freeze up when it's my time to ask my gyn questions :)
      Just please understand that's it's important to get a second opinion and don't let doctors cut corners. For instance, my best friend's doctor was in a hurry and didn't do a simple pelvic exam, which would have shown she had pain in that area and that her uterus was swollen and enlarged. Cysts, which many women get, can get quite painful and grow larger--they also can grow cancerous. I do not want to scare you in any way, I just want you to understand in case you have a doctor who brushes off any pain with a little darvocet. Pain killers aid, but they don't cure. Best of luck to you! :)

  32. QUESTION:
    Will my doctor release me back to work?
    I have a quarter 4cm cyst on my night ovary, will my doctor release me back to work with no restrictions? I'm a housekeeper at a nursing home ( i lift more then 10 lbs frequently)and a cashier at my second job.

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't mention your symptoms. I think it needs to be watched for some time before deciding any intervention. If not causing much pain, you may be allowed light duty. All the best!

  33. QUESTION:
    I think I have Endometriosis, I have cysts on my ovaries. I need insurance where do I go? I live in Arizona.?
    I was told I had cysts on my ovaries and it may have been due to Endo. I was precribed birth control and told if it got worse I was going to need surgery. This is when I had insurance shortly after that I moved, and well no more insureance. I haven't had it in over 3 years. So I haven't been looked at. I only took the birth control for about a year. I was wondering in a case like mine cause I'm making over ,000 a year, what do I do for insureance? My job doesn't provide it for me and I'm at a high risk so I don't think I can afford to buy my own. I live in Arizona any help would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Many states have health care programs for people who cannot afford it. Check around within your city.

  34. QUESTION:
    ok so im not pregnant?
    i have an appointment january 28th to see why im not getting pregnant ...but mind you i had a misscarage in march but didnt have a d n c and maybe thats what fucked me up or was it my cyst rupturing doing that job?? im not sure why im not getting pregnant but can anyone help me figure out what might be the problem and what i could do to possibly get pregnant ASAP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be the cyst that caused it. my little sister had a cyst on her ovary and it ruptured. they told her they doubted she would ever be able to get pregnant and now she has a 7 month old daughter.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is your opinion on going through surgery to have your ovary removed?
    Here is the short version I have endometriose & cysts on my left ovary. I had surgery at the end on April of this year but the cysts grew back. The doc wants me to have surgery next week to remove my ovary. I'm not happy with that cause I'm also going through a rough time right now separated from my better half & working on getting a rental home till we work it out if we do. Anyhow I'm also trying to get this waitress job at a new place that is hiring now but becoming more popular everyday. Should I get the surgery over with or my life together first???

    • ANSWER:
      this is what makes life interesting. how much pain and discomfort can you tolerate? you are probably suffering. any chance of the ovaries getting worse if you don,t get surgery? emergency surgery will cost you more.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can somebody tell me the anser to tgis?
    So scared that i might cant get pregnate cause of this cyst on my ovary

    • ANSWER:
      The answer is to get some tests done at a fertility clinic to see if you are producing eggs as you should. As you are in America, and from your grammar not in a well paid job, this will probably be impossible for you to fund.

  37. QUESTION:
    When i was 6 i had my first ovarian cyst?
    I have had 3 or 4 diagnosed at the dr but i know i have had many more undiagnosed cyst. I remember the pain like someone was stabbing my ovaries (my tummy when i was little) and my mom said it was probably cyst popping and i would be crying a screaming sometimes because the pain!

    I have vonwilabrands disease (blood clotting disorder) i think my bleeding time was 12 min and its usually 3-5min. Could this cause it why would i have gotten cyst when i was so little it was about 6 years before i had ever got my first period.

    • ANSWER:
      I read your question and my first thought was this is a very serious question. Have you gone to Web Md. or the Mayo Clinic websites to see what they had to offer you. I also put down Children's Hospital in Boston as they did a wonderful job with my son. With the disease you already have these places are best for you answer.

      http://www.webmd.com/ http://www.mayoclinic.com/

      http://www.childrenshospital.org/

      As for me I wish you the best of luck and hope someone with far more knowledge answers here. Good luck and God Bless.

  38. QUESTION:
    If a woman needs birth control to prevent ovarian cysts, should she still be denied coverage of that?
    Many women (women I know) NEED to take birth control because it acts as a hormonal regulator. It prevents ovarian cysts from developing. Without it, many women would have to go through even more expensive procedures to REMOVE THEIR OVARIES due to CANCER.

    So, should these women still be lambasted as "sluts" and "wh0res" because they want to take medication to help prevent cancer?
    scooterpoop: If you've ever lived as a woman, you would know that this is a common treatment. Blame yourself for your own ignorance.
    O'Ryan: So why should treatments be paid for other cancer preventatives, but NOT for ovarian cysts? What's the big deal? If a woman can't make enough money to pay for it - why should she be blamed?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, I am SO SURE that you Know WOMEN (plural) who take birth control ONLY because of off-label causes, .

      Get this, if you were that type of woman, I assume you would be smart enough to not apply to a Jesuit college, or apply for a job at a Catholic hospital.

      NOT get the job, and then expect the government to step on THEIR rights in favcr of YOURS.

      GOT IT?

  39. QUESTION:
    Do I have a cyst on my ovary?
    Okay, Heres the story I'm about to turn 20, I have been with my now fiance for almost 5 years. We have been having sex most of that time, he is the only partner I have had, and I'm the only one he has had. This goes back as far as I can remember, I think I felt this pain the 2nd time I had sex. I was completely immobile. I couldn't stand straight up, couldn't turn, couldn't walk, nothing for about 5 hours. This has happened probably 500 times in the past five years.... I have experienced the pain roughly 9 or 10 times a month for the past 5 years. It is only after intercourse though. Sometimes its just a litle painful during, but then really hits me after. Last night it was bad, I'm still doubled over this morning. I dont know if it's relevant, but my periods are bad... sort of. If I do not take ibuprofen within 10 minutes of starting my period, I feel like im going to die. I'm rolling on the floor in pain, vomitting, sweating, and white as a ghost. However, I just have to take that iburofen once, after that im good. even when the ibuprofen wears off, I only need it that one time. Idk, its weird. I have my period for 4 days, every month. Its not exact on the day, but its usually around the 10th.
    Now, I have only seen a gyno like twice. I'm not on birth control, only have been once, when I was 15. If your only commenting to lecture me about how I need to see a gyno regularly, then go away cause I aint gonna even read it. I have my reasons, that aren't any of your business.... Lets stick to the question here. If you are commenting to tell me I need on birth control, or shouldn't be having sex, or was too young when we did, i aint even going to read it. It's not your business, I have been with him for 5 years, we will be happily married in June, we own our own home, so mind your own business. You people aren't my parents.
    I also can't make a doctors appointment, my insurance has not kicked in from his new job. Im Indian, and I do get free healthcare, but only in Oklahoma on their territory which is too far to drive, we are in mid texas. I usually go to the ER, and afterwords fill out paperwork with the Indian Nation and they take care of it... SO DONT TELL ME TO MAKE A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT.

    MY QUESTION IS, is this an ovarian cyst? has it been the SAME one this entire time? Is there anything else it could be? I was just in the ER last week for a stomach virus, when he pushed on my lower abdomen it was pretty painful, I told him it was normal for me, he did a urine sample and gave me antibiotics for a UTI.
    If it is a Cyst, am I wasting my time at the Dr? Will they even do anything?
    I'm in a lot of pain today!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    If I am not pregnant, what could it be?
    Hi I was wondering what might be wrong with me, I am 19 years old and my breast for the past couple days have been feeling swollen and heavy, my pevic area ( I am thinking my uterus) feels kind of full and a bit painful. My last period was Oct 18, so I have not had my period for 2 months, when I missed one period I thought it was stress related as I was under a lot of stress in Oct/Nov. I am pretty sure it is not pregnancy as the last time I had sex was in Aug and I have had 2 periods since then. I have not taken a pregnancy test because of this.
    I have been looking on the internet for info about this and all i get is pregnancy info.

    • ANSWER:
      Common causes of missing a period (or amenorrhea)
      To menstruate, the uterus, cervix, vagina and ovaries, as well as the pituitary gland and hypothalamus (which are located in the brain and control the hormones which cause menstruation), must be working normally. There are lots of reasons for these to not be functioning as they usually do, some more serious than others.

      Pregnancy: is the most common cause of amenorrhea. Periods are not expected to resume until after childbirth and breast-feeding women may also find that they don't have periods.

      Recently started periods: For about a year after your first period it's not uncommon for your cycle to be very erratic or even to miss your period for several months.

      Lifestyle:
      1. Major changes in your life, (new job, sudden massive workload, bereavement) can create enough stress to make you to miss your period.
      2. Rapid weight gain or loss can cause amenorrhea. In particular amenorrhea is associated with malnutrition or low body fat caused by eating disorders.
      3. Too much exercise, often connected with heavy dieting, can also stop your periods. Just because you're really fit, stopping your periods isn't any healthier. Periods are a sign of your body working properly.
      4. In some cases heavy smoking can also be the cause of amenorrhea.

      Serious illness: Any illness affecting your reproductive organs or their hormones, such as a tumour in the brain (pituitary gland) as well as any serious illness. Particular ovary conditions include ovary damage, autoimmune ovary disorder and Turner's Syndrome. In addition to the actual illness, some treatments also cause amenorrhea, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and some medications. You should check with your GP if you're unsure about any of your medication.

      Mental health and emotional disorders: For example depression and pseudocyesis, which is a condition where a woman convinces herself that she is pregnant when she isn't. The psychological effect is so strong that her periods may actually stop.

      Hormonal conditions: For example hormonal or masculinisation disorders. Also if you stop taking a hormonal contraceptive your period may not start again for anything between three months and a year.
      More serious problems associated with amenorrhea

      STIs can cause amenorrhea. Chlamydia is particularly dangerous as it often shows no symptoms and can cause infertility if left untreated.

      Polycystic Ovary Syndrome causes eggs in the ovaries to develop into cysts. If they remain untreated they can build up and enlarge, causing a variety of problems ranging from acne and excess hair growth, to diabetes, infertility, heart disease and cancer.

      Ectopic pregnancy is when the pregnancy develops outside the womb, for example in the fallopian tube or the cervix. If it goes unnoticed serious surgery maybe required, which can cause infertility. For help and support with ectopic pregnancies go to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust website.

      Anovulation is when the egg doesn't develop and get released properly. There are many reasons for this. Premature ovarian failure (also called premature menopause) is one example. One in 1000 15-29 year-olds and one in 100 30-39 year-olds suffer from premature ovarian failure.
      What to do if you've missed your period

      First of all don't panic. Even if you are pregnant there are options, and if you're not it may be nothing to worry about. It's important to keep positive because amenorrhea can usually be corrected. If you've not had a period for two months make an appointment with your GP and remember that ongoing stress often causes your period to stop for six months or more.

      Amenorrhea isn't a disease, it's a symptom of other things. If your periods are irregular try to keep a record of your cycle, or at least try to remember the last one you had. It's also worth finding out whether there's a history of any similar problems in your family. To prevent amenorrhea recurring you should try to maintain a healthy weight and avoid excess alcohol, smoking and drugs. Remember that amenorrhea is often caused by lifestyle and think about how stressful your life is. Try and balance work with play and get enough rest.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can small fibroids cause pain?
    Hi ladies!! I have been having pain on the bottom right side of my stomach since July 2011. Sometimes it feels like im in labor but im not pregnant. Its painful to have sex, pain shoots down my legs. I have been to a number of doctors since then. In November 2011 I was told I had 3 small fibroids one on the inside of my uterus and 2 on the outside. I was given a depo shot for my heavy bleeding, that has helped a lot. One doctor told me that they were too small to cause pain and walked out of the room without giving me an exam...another doctor told me I might have endometriosis, and thats when they gave me the depo. Last week I had an ultrasound which showed the fibroids have grown just a little. They also found a cyst on my right ovary which has another cyst growing on the inside of that one. I also have some cyst on my cervix. But they say its normal for women to have these things and I shouldn't worry. The last visit the doctor told me to go doctor hop until I find a doctor to find out whats wrong with me because it isn't the fibroids.... I just don't know what to do my family is being affected by this and my job..I just sit in my room at night and cry because I don't know whatelse to do.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Pl. go for proper treatment.

  42. QUESTION:
    i had a hysterectomy 3 years ago and now i have vaginal bleeding. what is the cause of that?

    • ANSWER:
      There can be several causes but first questions for you. Did you keep your cervix? What type of hysterectomy did you have because women that have kept their cervix can have bleeding after their hysterectomy. I have a lot of information on this and can give you some links. I know you don't allow anyone to contact you but rest assured that no one can see your email and you can't see the other persons email. Yahoo answers does a fantastic job of hiding everyone's email. If you get a message you'll be notified by email and you can read the message without ever giving out your email. If you allow an email to be sent to you whenever you recieve an answer to a question or your answer gets chosen as best it's from the same address. For now this is what I have to say about bleeding after a hysterectomy.

      Possible causes...bleeding from the cervix especially if there was endometriosos or adenomyosis found. This is because the cervix is basically the neck of the uterus and is about the size of a coat button and can still have linning present. Some doctors will "cauterize" the cervix during surgery to minimize or prevent any bleeding after the hysterectomy. Some women have been able to go back to the doctors office and get it taken care of but others have had to go back in to get their cervix removed because of continued monthly bleeding and not just light bleeding. They can bleed really heavy because the cervix was also a part of the uterus.

      Another possible cause could be scar tissue that has formed. Usually this is caught sometime during the recovery from the surgery and can be taken care of with silver nitrate in the doctors office. I had something called granulation tissue that was found at 7 weeks after my hysterectomy and lasted till the 17 week.My doctor just used some sliver nitrate in the office that stopped the bleeding. Since it's been years since she had the hysterectomy I would consider either bleeding from cervix if it's still there, scar tissue even though rare at this point, or some other problem.

      Another cause vaginal cancer. Although it's not very common women have been diagnosed and treated for vaginal cancer because sometimes the cells from the cervix that was removed can still be present. Even if there is nothing left some doctors recommend that pap smears continue to be done. My doctor said I could have it done every year, every few years, or not at all and when I asked him what he recommended he said every year. I'm happy to report I've been there every year and he has also caught some ovarian cysts.

      Cuts or other injury inside the vagina maybe from rough sex. Good luck and feel free to contact me if you want to know more. I may come back to edit the post to add some posts from hystersisters if you're interested.

      Either way you should see your doctor about this so it can be taken care of. You can also check out www.hystersisters.com as they have a lot of message boards for women who are looking for alternatives to hysterectomy, pre-op message boards, post op message boards, hormone and no hormone message boards, and lots of other message boards.

      For clarification the term hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus and if the neck or cervix is also taken then it's a total hysterectomy even when both ovaries are kept. Lots of people think it's a partial if both ovaries are kept but that is not true and they can find this out by looking at the paper work about the surgery done. If the cervix is left intact then it's supracervical or subtotal although some may call it a partial. Doctors don't usually use the term partial anymore because of confusion. If you had a vaginal hysterctomy you most likely lost both the uterus and cervix because when the doctor removes the uterus it's pretty hard to pass a uterus through a coat button sized cervix leaving the cervix intact. I've read of a way it can be done but it's not very common.

      When the ovaries and tubes are removed it's a salpingo oopherectomy. One can have a total hysterectomy and keep both ovaries. Lots of people get confused and think that just because they kept their ovaries it was a partial but that's not correct because hysterectomy doesn't refer to the removal of the ovaries. It's also possible to have an ovary removed and keep the uterus and cervix and it's termed either RSO for right tube and ovary removal or LSO for left tube and ovary removal.

      Types of hysterectomies
      TVH Total vaginal hysterectomy-removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina
      TAH Total abdominal hysterectomy-removal of the uterus and cervix with an abdomincal incision
      SAH Supracervical or Subtotal hysterectomy-Removal of the uterus through an abdominal incision leaving the cervix intact
      LSH-Removal of the uterus with a laproscope leaving the cervix intact
      LAVH-Laproscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy- Removal of the uterus and cervix using a laproscope and also passing the contents through the vagina.
      BSO-Bilateral salpingo oopherectomy-removal of both ovaries
      LSO or RSO-Removal of the left/right tube and ovary
      TAH/BSO removal of the uterus, cervix, and both tubes and ovaries through an abdominal incision
      TVH/BSO removal of the uterus, cervix, and both tubes and ovaries through the vagina
      There are some others I haven't listed but I just wanted to cover the basics.

  43. QUESTION:
    no period for 4 months.....very upset....any advice girls plzzz?
    a few weeks ago i did a home preg test it came back positive but with a very faint line, i thought i was pregnant, i went in for a scan on friday, they did the normal ultrasound scan, the internal scan (inside the vagina) AND a urine test all showed that i was NOT pregnant, so looks like i had a false positive test.

    My last period was on the 3rd of May and since then i've had no bleeding what so ever, i'm very very upset. I have a gorgeous little boy who will b 3 this october he is the only reason i get out of bed every morning. Last year i miscarried at 12 weeks, and i would love to give my son a little brother or sister. Im going to make an appointment to see my GP this week.
    Have any of you had this problem like not having your period for 4 months or so????? This has NEVER happened to me before...i've always had regular cycles. Do you think that this means i am now infertile????? I cant stop thinkin about it?? I want another baby sooo bad that sometimes im thinking that this is the reason i havent had my period?? I've also put on alot of weight in the last couple of months, my diet is healthy and ive always been a healthy weight...do you think this is to do with my periods stopping?????

    PLLZZZZZZZZZ ladies any advice would be really appreciated....thanks for reading this xxxx
    i doubt its menopause, because im only 26, but the thought did cross my mind :(

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, go and see your GP.

      Common causes of missing a period (or amenorrhea)
      =======================================
      To menstruate, the uterus, cervix, vagina and ovaries, as well as the pituitary gland and hypothalamus (which are located in the brain and control the hormones which cause menstruation), must be working normally. There are lots of reasons for these to not be functioning as they usually do, some more serious than others.

      Pregnancy: is the most common cause of amenorrhea. Periods are not expected to resume until after childbirth and breast-feeding women may also find that they don't have periods.

      Recently started periods: For about a year after your first period it's not uncommon for your cycle to be very erratic or even to miss your period for several months.

      Lifestyle:
      1. Major changes in your life, (new job, sudden massive workload, bereavement) can create enough stress to make you to miss your period.
      2. Rapid weight gain or loss can cause amenorrhea. In particular amenorrhea is associated with malnutrition or low body fat caused by eating disorders.
      3. Too much exercise, often connected with heavy dieting, can also stop your periods. Just because you're really fit, stopping your periods isn't any healthier. Periods are a sign of your body working properly.
      4. In some cases heavy smoking can also be the cause of amenorrhea.

      Serious illness: Any illness affecting your reproductive organs or their hormones, such as a tumour in the brain (pituitary gland) as well as any serious illness. Particular ovary conditions include ovary damage, autoimmune ovary disorder and Turner's Syndrome. In addition to the actual illness, some treatments also cause amenorrhea, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and some medications. You should check with your GP if you're unsure about any of your medication.

      Mental health and emotional disorders: For example depression and pseudocyesis, which is a condition where a woman convinces herself that she is pregnant when she isn't. The psychological effect is so strong that her periods may actually stop.

      Hormonal conditions: For example hormonal or masculinisation disorders. Also if you stop taking a hormonal contraceptive your period may not start again for anything between three months and a year.

      More serious problems associated with amenorrhea
      ======================================

      STIs can cause amenorrhea. Chlamydia is particularly dangerous as it often shows no symptoms and can cause infertility if left untreated.

      Polycystic Ovary Syndrome causes eggs in the ovaries to develop into cysts. If they remain untreated they can build up and enlarge, causing a variety of problems ranging from acne and excess hair growth, to diabetes, infertility, heart disease and cancer.

      Ectopic pregnancy is when the pregnancy develops outside the womb, for example in the fallopian tube or the cervix. If it goes unnoticed serious surgery maybe required, which can cause infertility. For help and support with ectopic pregnancies go to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust website.

      Anovulation is when the egg doesn't develop and get released properly. There are many reasons for this. Premature ovarian failure (also called premature menopause) is one example. One in 1000 15-29 year-olds and one in 100 30-39 year-olds suffer from premature ovarian failure.

      What to do if you've missed your period
      =============================

      First of all don't panic. Even if you are pregnant there are options, and if you're not it may be nothing to worry about. It's important to keep positive because amenorrhea can usually be corrected. If you've not had a period for two months make an appointment with your GP and remember that ongoing stress often causes your period to stop for six months or more.

      Amenorrhea isn't a disease, it's a symptom of other things. If your periods are irregular try to keep a record of your cycle, or at least try to remember the last one you had. It's also worth finding out whether there's a history of any similar problems in your family. To prevent amenorrhea recurring you should try to maintain a healthy weight and avoid excess alcohol, smoking and drugs. Remember that amenorrhea is often caused by lifestyle and think about how stressful your life is. Try and balance work with play and get enough rest.

      http://www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/generalhealth/womenshealth/missedperiods

  44. QUESTION:
    Bad Cramps or signs of STD/PID?
    As embarrasing as this is, I need an answer to this question! I unfortunately had chlamydia (sp) a few months back, and my doctor provided me with the pill you take to get rid of it. I took it and all the symptoms I seemed to have had went away. My doctor didn't have me follow up or anything tho, so I never knew if it ACTUALLY went away, I just assumed since all my symptoms went away that it did since I took the pill. I also started birth control at that time and it did a good job getting rid of my cramps because I usually have bad cramps even when i'm not on my period. lately tho, I've been experienced bad pains in my ovaries like i'm on my period 24/7 and it's legitimately all the time.. I have an appt to get checked to see if the STD is still there and get worse but they couldn't get me in for a month. Does anyone know what else this could be if that is not it?

    • ANSWER:
      Doubt it is due to chlamydia. I caught that years ago in college and you really have no doubt of what it is due to the strong symptoms and problems urinating. Birth control pills can sometimes cause cysts on ovaries. I experienced that before as well. I had some bad cramps. I would ask the doctor to perform an intravaginal ultrasound to take a look at your ovaries.

  45. QUESTION:
    What to do now that ive been bleeding for 2 1/2 months straight, and doctors not knowing what to do?
    Well this all started when I had no period for 3 months and then I just started bleeding for 3 months straight. I have been passing blood clots. When i went to the emergency room they told me that one of my ovarians had burst, but its nothing deadly. Told my doctor and they suggest that I go on bith control. Well im on bc and still nothing, now that i have lost my job i have also lost my coverage. This has put so much strain on my relationship with my fiancee. I take out so much stuff on him and its not his fault. At times this makes me want to kill myself because it gets me so down that no one seems to know how to make this stop. I feel like im going to just die from losing all this blood. I have messed up sooooo many clothes. I dont know what else to do. I feel so weak. Im tired all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hormone imbalance often causes the irregularities of bleeding. Also, structural and functional abnormality (ovarian dysfunction, polyposis of the inner lining of the uterus, fibromyoma, adenomyosis, precancerosis, endometrial or cervical carcinoma...) within the reproductive system can be the cause for heavy bleeding. Whichever the case, a state of prolonged bleeding is something that should be evaluated (Pap-smear, colposcopy, ultrasound exam, curettage) in order to point the cause.
      You say they've found a cyst of the ovary (as I understand) that had burst and caused the bleeding. It is a possible cause, since ovaries are the main source of hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle.
      You say that the prescribed birth control pills don't seem to be regulating the shedding of the inner lining of the uterus and and helping stop the bleeding. 1)They might not be of the appropriate hormone quantity balance, or 2) you might not have been taking them long enough for them to show effectiveness.
      However, the blood you've lost so far has been causing decrease in the volume of the blood pool of the body and that is the cause of the tiredness and weakness.
      I'd recommend taking action : you might want to consider a second opinion, or talk to your gynecologist and ask for another ultrasound evaluation of the present state (might be different from the one you started with). Ask for the possibility of curettage of the inner portion of the cervix and uterus - to evaluate the state of the tissues that have been sustaining loss over the 3 months and have been forced to renew over and over again. Curettage not only gives material for diagnosis, but in most cases acts as therapy - by scratching the leftover lining, there is nothing left to detach and bleed.
      Or, simply ask for an opinion on follow-ups and, if needed, possible change of hormone therapy.

  46. QUESTION:
    Would I ever be able to have more kids or could I get cancer from this?
    Ok so I just found out that my left Fallopian tube is swollen and on my right and left ovary I have cysts do I need to be scared or what me and my husband are TTC does this mean I won't ever have kids or could this cause cancer please someone help I know y'all ain't Dr's but can y'all explain because the dr didn't do a very good job at it oh and btw I'm 1 week and 3 days late on my period!!

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing to do with cancer.

      Why is your fallopian tube swollen? What is causing the cysts? what treatment does your Dr recommend?

  47. QUESTION:
    Dull pain in my lower right abdomen for 3 weeks now. what could it be?
    so i've had this dull achy/crampy pain in my lower right stomach for 3 weeks now.
    it seems to hurt on and off throughout the day with no noticeable triggers. sometimes it happens after i eat, sometimes it happens during after peeing and/or pooping, sometimes it happens when i'm sleeping, sometimes it happens when i'm just sitting at the computer or watching tv. i do seem to notice that it doesn't hurt as often when laying or standing. it does happen more when i'm sitting in a chair. and sometimes my lower back (practically right were my butt crack starts but to the right of it) hurts. i seem to need to pee and poop more than usual and it seems like its harder than usual to go. and my stomach seems to hurt when i push to start going. (TMI I KNOW BUT I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A GOOD BACKGROUND OF SYMPTOMS TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY OPINIONS OF WHAT THIS COULD BE)
    and please don't just say go to the dr cuz i saw my endocrinologist this past tuesday cuz i have thyroid problems and he told me to see my primary dr cuz it didn't related to my thyroid and when i told him i really don't like my primary he asked if i had a gynecologist and i do so he said to go see her cuz the location of the pain seems like it could be gynecological so i'm going on monday morning to see her.
    like i said i'm just asking for OPINIONS of what this could be or if someone has had these symptoms what i turned out to be.
    oh and i had my period this week and for the first 3 days of my period the pain sorta disappeared (although it may have been that my cramps were hiding the pain) but then by day 4 of my period the pain came back.

    • ANSWER:
      I had these symptoms when I had a large ovarian cyst. Most of the time they are harmless and end up going away on their own, but if they get large enough, they can press on other organs, cause you some pain and discomfort, and potentially rupture. It is usually a localized pain on either the lower right or lower left side (depending on which ovary) and can sometimes feel like it goes all the way through to your back. If your pain is in the same place every time, it sounds very likely that it is your ovary. It is also common for a cyst to cause pain when you push to go to the bathroom. The only way to check for cysts is to get an ultrasound. Your OBGYN may suggest this.

      Another reason you could experience localized pain on your ovaries is during an attempt at ovulation. I often experience this pain, along with a feeling of having to go to the bathroom frequently simply caused by the ovaries trying to do their job of producing an egg.

      Another possibility is a bladder infection. That can cause a bloated feeling of having to go to the bathroom more often, with pain associated with urination. If it starts to get worse and it hurts badly to urinate (or you see blood in your urine) you will know you have a bladder infection and definitely need to get treated. There are over the counter urine tests you can purchase to see if you have a bladder infection.

      Good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    ovarian sists related question?
    my OBGYN is going to be checking me for ovarian sists, she thinks I may have enough to throw my "cycle" off & cause me the weight gain I've got and the facial hair.... (don't laugh please it's embarassing) and I was wondering if someone could tell me how it will affect my body if she has to take my ovaries? like what changes I would go through & what not....
    thanks in advance for any answers

    • ANSWER:
      This is what it's called, happy reading.

      What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

      Polycystic ovary syndrome (say "pah-lee-SIS-tik OH-vuh-ree SIN-drohm") is a problem in which a woman s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS may also cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it is not treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.

      Polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS) is common, affecting as many as 1 in 15 women. Often the symptoms begin in the teen years. Treatment can help control the symptoms and prevent long-term problems.

      What are hormones, and what happens in PCOS?
      Hormones are chemical messengers that trigger many different processes, including growth and energy production. Often, the job of one hormone is to signal the release of another hormone.

      For reasons that are not well understood, in PCOS the hormones get out of balance. One hormone change triggers another, which changes another. This makes a vicious circle of out-of-balance hormones. For example:

      The sex hormones get out of balance. Normally, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones (androgens). In PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens. This may cause you to stop ovulating, get acne, and grow extra facial and body hair.
      The body may have a problem using insulin, called insulin resistance. When the body doesn't use insulin well, blood sugar levels go up. Over time, this increases your chance of getting diabetes.
      What are the symptoms?
      Symptoms tend to be mild at first. You may have only a few symptoms or a lot of them. The most common symptoms are:

      Acne.
      Weight gain and trouble losing weight.
      Extra hair on the face and body. Often women get thicker and darker facial hair and more hair on the chest, belly, and back.
      Thinning hair on the scalp.
      Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods. Others have very heavy bleeding.
      Fertility problems. Many women with PCOS have trouble getting pregnant (infertility).
      Depression.
      Most women with PCOS grow many small cysts on their ovaries. That is why it is called polycystic ovary syndrome. The cysts are not harmful, but lead to hormone imbalances.

      What causes PCOS?
      The symptoms of PCOS are caused by changes in hormone levels. There may be one or more causes for the hormone level changes.

      PCOS seems to run in families, so your chance of having it is higher if other women in your family have PCOS, irregular periods, or diabetes. PCOS can be passed down from either your mother's or father's side.

      I have found that eating pork of any kind aggrivates my PCOS, so I stay away from pork. My sister in law has PCOS too and pork affects her too. Just an idea.

  49. QUESTION:
    no period in over 2 years?
    has anyone else had this problem? its been over 2 years and still nothing. im 23 years old. healthy as can be. i started when i was 16. my period has always been wacky. i could go months with nothing. but this is the longest its been. my mom also had some problems with hers, but hers would never stop and mine wont start. i cant go to the doc because my hubby and i both lost our jobs and we cant afford the bill.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of reasons you may not be having your period -- being over or underweight is one cause for period irregularity, you mention you are both unemployed so stress could be a factor, another cause could be cysts on your ovaries or uterus (may not necessarily be life threatening)...there are too many reason for this symptom for Y!A to tell you so you should consider getting a job and going to the doc pronto.

  50. QUESTION:
    No Period for at least 2 months. 2 negative pregnancy tests...?
    (((Unfortunately I was laid off and don't have health insurance, so until I can either obtain health insurance or find a free clinic, I'm stuck with researching, so please don't tell me to "Go to a Dr." I just want some suggestions, especially if you've gone through something similar.)))

    I tested even though I haven't done anything since May. When I was 16 (am 24 now) I missed my cycle for 3 months and when I went to the Gynecologist, they noted I had an over-sized ovary which was causing me to miss my period. I was on birth control to regulate, but got off at 19, never missed a period since. Now, I'm at least 2-3 months late and have had 2 negative tests...one today, one about 3 weeks ago when I realized I haven't had my period.

    Any suggestions? (If you have questions, I will answer them with updates)
    Both of you are right.

    Ashley- I made a change in my diet about 3 months ago, but it was for the better. I started eating healthier, I cut out all candy, lowered my red meat intake, and cut back to almost no fried foods. Maybe my body hasn't adjusted.

    Blackwoman- I was stressed, I lost my job, and I was studying for my national exam that I took, I passed that and waited almost 2 weeks before taking the first test because I thought it could be stress.

    I have not had any soreness or anything. No morning sickness. Nothing. I do not believe I'm pregnant. I have been pregnant before and I KNEW when I was before even taking a test, and I don't feel that way now. (Plus the 2 tests) Oh, and I found a free health clinic, but they don't have any openings for new patients until NOVEMBER!! -sigh- I'm just going to have to say a prayer for now.

    Thanks for your input. I appreciate it. I'm going to try and stop worrying for now. There isn't anything I can do about it yet.
    UPDATE:

    @ Stan'sWifey...I took 2 Clearblue Easy to read tests.

    Also, I have been approved for a program offered in LA and forgot about it until I went to apply for it. (I applied for it for a different reason, and was approved for a family planning waiver program instead...now that's what I need.) I get to see a DR on Thursday for FREE, so I'm ok. Thanks again all for answering.

    • ANSWER:
      In your case there can be several things. You mentioned that you lost you job. You can be stressed and that would cause you to miss your period.

      Secondly, You hormones can be imbalanced.

      Lastly, I have this syndrome called PCOS. And I use to always miss my periods, I get enlarge ovaries. Once I had a 8 cm cyst on my ovary which had to be removed. Please just read the symptoms of PCOS and when you get medical insurance go to the doc to get tested.


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