Estrogen and ovarian cysts

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My question is will the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> cream have any effect on my cyst, and how long will I need to use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> cream before I start to get better. I am 70 years old. "Thank You" for you answer.
I am a lucky one as I did not have cancer but did have a full hysterectomy 1 year ago due to ..bilateral <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s that were very large ...I had a full. hysterectomy and the surgeon put me on a 1.0 patch after surgery..my flashes were so bad and I was up all night terrible drenched sheets and clothes that they gave me 2 patches...after coming home from the hospital after a 3 week stay due to many complications...I switched to the vivelle dot patch and I am now on 0.
When I started Tamoxifen, my periods stopped and I developed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> levels were high and stayed high. My oncologist felt that the estrogen was competing with my Tamoxifen. Studies have shown that Tamoxifen works better in an estrogen-deprived atmosphere. My cancer was VERY ER+ (98%) so my oncologist recommended that I either have surgical ovarian ablation or chemical ablation. Since I was 50 and I THOUGHT close to menopause, I chose Lupron (chemical ablation).
You may want to see an endocrinologist. If your hormone levels are high and producing too much <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span>, that can cause cysts. The pituitary gland may be producing too much leutinizing hormones which affects ovulation and your period. I know from your other post that you are young and I am describing medical terms but. I would seek an endocrinologist exam and make sure you keep pressing the doctor for answers. Have your parents seek every option for you and always get a second opinion.
I am 39 years old and i had hysterectomy 4 years back , they had not removed my ovaries at that time and now I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> cyst of 11 cm. can it be cured without any surgery or laproscopic .And is it possible to be changed as cancer. kindly help me out and suggest me what as to be done.i have cyst from 3 years Waiting for your reply.
Birth control pills are oftentimes prescribed to prevent and even shrink <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s but I don't know how effective they are and how quickly they work. I am not aware of any natural remedies but there may be some (such as DIM that helps metabolize estrogen). I was also 49 when I developed an ovarian cyst. I would think that the sporadic ovulations and therefore lower progesterone (and fluctuating estrogen) at this age would be the cause but I don't know.
The problem is that I can't start IVF cycle until it's gone and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> is below 50.
Left Oophorectomy (this was done in 2006 for problems with very heavy bleeding and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s on my left ovary) Right ovary measures 5 by 8.8cm (Isn't that big?) and has several <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s or dominant follicles. It also has a 3.7 by 5 cm smoothly marginated hypoechoic area which may represent hemorrhagic cyst. Ther are other similar but smaller areas in the right ovary, one measuring 2.2 by 3.4 cm. (Are those consider big?) Ther is no free fluid. (What does that mean?
What do you suggest? I understand that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s are fed by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span>. For years I had large fibroids and now that I am in menopause they have shrunk, so suddenly getting cysts at this time seems very strange. I have heard that birth control pills are suggested to get rid of cysts but is this good for postmenopausal women and what effect would this have on the fibroids? I would appreciate any feedback you can give me.
1. Could my dx of POF be wrong and really PCOS? Fsh was 58 and estrogen less than 20. 2. I recently found out that ovarian cysts could be a side effect of Depakote in 10% of women. Should I try a different med for the migraines. 3. Would you recommend testing 17-hydroxyprogesterone for nonclassic adrenal hyperplasia? I read this can also cause cysts and be mistaken for POF. I originally had the ultrasound done to measure the lining and see if I qualified for an ablation.
My doctors OBGYN and Medical Oncologist both say Tamoxifen does not cause cysts but I have read many articles saying there is a high percentage and correlation of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s in premenpausal women. It appears to be recent studies in the last few years. Are my doctors just not keeping up with readings or are these journals on the internet not accurate? What is the Cleveland Clinics view on this topic. I am trying to decide whether I should stop taking Tamoxifen or not.
Had abdominal CT scan in August (to check liver) and was told that I have fatty liver and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s (minor notation on report). Side pain has gotten worse and enzymes still elevated. Had second abdominal CT scan to get a better look at liver and pancreas. Was told everything looked okay (still have fatty liver) but the ovarian cysts have grown.
My ovaries were clean back in July when I did the CT scan. My obgyn said that it's very weird and confusing to have high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span>, no periods and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s at the same time. I feel fine with the exception of some cramps in my pelvis once in a while. I can't see that if it is the cancer and it grew so much for only couple of months I didn't have any symptoms... Could you please advise?
Hi, Most of the times, simple cyst of the ovary will resolve spontaneously or with the help of birth control pills. Some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s may increase in size and a regular follow up is essential. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s that grow larger than 5 cm are best removed surgically. Discuss with your Doctor. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
Well the purpose of Tamoxifen is to block the production of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> which obviously isn't happening in your case. I think I would have a serious discussion with your Oncologist about this; perhaps one of the other drugs would be more appropriate in your case. I too have never heard of this ..
i had pcos and now i have 3kids...its possible to get prego with treatment. w/o it, its hard to concieve because of the cysts that are on your ovaries..unfornantely u will experience or have already weight gain, anxiety, bloated, cramping at times and still no period..and when u do get it, it will hurt because your ovaries are releasing not only the egg but some cysts..and make sure none of your cysts burst because it will be very very painful which will accompany with fever..
my 9 yr old daughter has had severe abdominal, right side, right and left groin, right and left upper thigh discomfort 3 and 1/2 weeks. an ultrasound on 6/20 showed "several cysts on the right ovary, one being 5 mm." appendicitis has been ruled out as has all bowel problems. ct scan done on 6/25 revealed free floating fluid in the abdominal cavity. i feel confident the problem is ovarian cysts from the pain she is describing. she is pretty non-functional w/ the discomfort.
As I understand it, birth control is good for controlling endometriosis because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> makes it grown and since bc prevents you from ovulating, your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> doesn't run wild and free. It sounds like you're on the right track with your doctor.
You can google the words to got a ton of info. But, essentially it is when there is a gap between <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> and Progesterone and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> is higher. It does not have to be that levels are high, just that they are not balanced.
I was a little shocked,because the last US I had done 1/31/07 showed complex <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s and several follicles and adnexal fluid. I bring this up to him and asked him about a follow up US and he says,"well,I don't think that is necessary." He then tells me he is retiring. He said that if I want another US,then to get another doctor and have them follow up with that..FEELING A LITTLE UPSET!!!! What do you think I should do?..Pain is back in my ovaries,and shooting down my legs..
Good Morning To All! I am 30yrs and have had reoccuring <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s since 2002. Three of them ruptured (the biggest being 3.2cm) resulting in laproscopies. Last year i had one removed from my left ovary that was 9cm. no cancer... i was cut open for that one. A week ago i had an ultrasound done because i have been having multiple periods with severe cramping; and wouldnt you know i have ANOTHER cyst, but this one is on my right ovary and measures 6cm x 4cm x 6cm.
I am 23 years old and I have had so many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s rupture that I have lost count! It's affecting my life dramatically. I have a cyst rupture every few months. I was put on birth control to regulate the growth but I have 2 different types of cysts and the larger ones that my fallopian tubes wrap around aren't controlled by the medication. When I was 16 I was having pelvic discomfort and my abdomen was distended. I looked about 6 months pregnant.
As the previous poster stated, when a small cell of ovarian tissue is left behind, it can start to grow and produce <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span>. In turn, you can start to develope <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s again. I have had 3 cyst rupture and now have a cyst that will be removed on July 17, Since your cyst is small (although it can be very painful) your doctor may try to put you on Birth control pills to see if they can get the cyst to shrink and stop them from growing.
I too had a hystorectomy 8 years ago and left the ovaries, and I do not have a uterus or cervix either. About 6 weeks ago I was diagnoised with at 1.8 x 2.5 cm cyst on my right overy. At first they thought it was a endometrioma cyst but then had another ultrasound 4 weeks later and it showed my cyst had grown to 4.5 x 5.0 cm and my GYN does not think its an endomtrioma cyst but a hemohraggic cyct (sorry don't know how to spell it).
My Dr swears that these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s cause NO pain... When I went to the ER(1-11-06) they found a 4cm and a 2cm cyst and 3 kidney stones.Could this be something to do with kidneys.I have never had any kidney trouble at all that I know of.My sister and baby brother do though.Should I be concerned about it being that or could it be both??
I had the US repeated August 26 and the ovary had enlarged again and the septated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s had increased in size also. Can;t remember now what they measure but do know they had incresed in size also. The ovary now is 5.3cm x 4.1cm x 4.1 cm. My GYN Dr wants to remove both ovaries by laparscopy. I am postmenpausal and had a hysterectomy at the age of 28 I am now 52 years. Had a CA-125 and that came back normal but am sooo worried about cancer.
There have been instances where HRT has feed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s, masses, tumors whatever you want to call them. I was dx'd with stage 1A and was on HRT for a very short period of time and I developed a cyst of what is believed to be ovarian nature....which could have been brought on by the HRT - I have no ovaries, it would have come from a remnant or maybe a cyst particle that was left behind.
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