Femara and ovarian cysts

Common Questions and Answers about Femara and ovarian cysts


so I was on Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> this month. My prev cycle on Clomid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd IUI was a bummer an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> 2 big <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s but Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> gave me three follies. One was 17 and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> oan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>r two 14 and 15 on CD12. We had got preg last Sept on our own an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> 1% morph. We lost that one.. don't know y.. but our Dr told us that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>re's no proan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> on how much an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> morph would be responsible for it. How many IUI cycles have u been on?
looks like both ovaries have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd my progesterone was 7.2. Doctor said it was 'normal' though I googled this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd since I was taking Femara, it should be above 10. Thats me though. I am supposed to get a laproscopy scheduled this week so doc can take a look and see if I have endo-an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>se cysts **** me an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>f and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y're going to cause me problems conceiving I'm sure. I will make sure my RE gets an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> results an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> everything.
I've done two cycles an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>..lots an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> follicles but no pregnancy. I have ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s too. I am starting injectables in april.
I had 8 follicles, no pregnancy and now I have three <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have to lose anoan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>r month or two waiting for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>m to go away. I realize an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> cysts are caused by follicles that did not mature enough to release an egg but I am getting upset to have to lose time. I am 43 and I know my chances for success are low. Do most people get cysts from all an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> drugs?
My obgyn tried a plethora an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> options. We did an HSG, blood progesterone, semen analysis, multiple rounds an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> clomid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>. all test were normal but no luck achieving a pregnancy. Finally last month we sought an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> help an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> a fertility specialist. It was definitely educational. I had regular 31 day cycles for 10 months and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>n skipped January. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y induced an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> Provera, which worked. I went in for three U/s an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> all showing a cyst on my left ovary 26cm.
ultrasounds an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y said it was polycistic ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n syndrome but now anoan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>r doctor is saying its just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s on my ovaries which many women get. i have been trying to conceive for a year + a half now but still no luck. i would love to know how long it has taken oan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>rs to get pregnant who have unfortunately had/have cysts on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>ir ovaries. im currently 10days late for my period but a test says negative. please help i would really appreciate it!
hi i am 49 yrs old and was diagnosed an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> breast cancer in oct 2007 i went through 2 lumpectomys in my left breast and had 16 lympth nodes removed only 2 had cancer cells i also went through 4 mths chemo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 6 weeks an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> radio which finnished in june this year i am on fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> for 5 yrs now..
You may want to talk to your dr about Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> instead an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> Clomid. It is supposed to be better as far as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s go. I have a girlfriend at work that had an 8lb cyst removed! She was pregnant when an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y removed it and didn't know she was pg because an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> cyst. That's a huge one. She did lose an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> ovary and tube.
and if i would be able to conceive an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan>out any meds help since my dr thinks my left ovary is sensitive(tendency an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> developing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s).tubes are clear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd she drilled my right ovary.thanx.
Since 1999 when I had my hysterectomy for cervical cancer, I have had 8 major surgeries to remove ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n remnants <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s from an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> right adnexia. Each time an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y say an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y got it all and each time it grows back, it took 2 years this last time. My last surgery was major because an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> ovary had attached itself to my ureter on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> right side and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y had to remove part an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> it and replace my bladder so it would reach.
it also thins an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> lining an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> uterus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> doesn't , however it can produce more follies than fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>.. i would defintely ask your doctor! i got one cyst on femara.. well two oan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>rs, but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> resolved on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>ir own, and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> reason i got those was due to endo and pcos not letting my follies rupture, so an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>n an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y just grew bigger into cysts!
I always had cramping in my back an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> my periods but after surgery an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> pain and cramping concentrated on my left side. I know what you are going through. Tried surgery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> ( that is a whole oan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>r horrific story) an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> no sucess! Hang in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>re.( My surgery was in 2004).
why fetility drugs cause cyst This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Fertility---Infertility/Why-does-Femara-and-Clomid-cause-cysts/show/1069686">Why does Femara (and Clomid) cause cysts?</a>.
I got pregnant easily at 31, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>n at 38 it was a lot harder for me. We ttc naturally for 8 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd decided we better go to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> doctor. I took Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> for 4 months and it didn't work. Went to see a fertility specialist who doubled my dose an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> Femara, wached my follicles via ultrasound and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>n took a trigger show, this worked an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> first time! My 2 sons are 7 and 7 months now. I would prefer to wait until my youngest is 1 before ttc, but my age is a huge factor to me now.
but two an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> biggies that may occur is a thinning an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> uterine lining <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd creating a hostile environment in your cervical mucous. Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> is not supposed to do an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>se two things. I am 39 and also fighting an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> clock!! best an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> luck to you!!
I was put on birth control when I was 18 to help regulate my periods and to decrease an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s (I'm now 30 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>f an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> pill since Feb). I am frustrated because I seem to have all an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> horrible side effects from clomid but no LH surge. Can OPK kits be wrong? People say your cycles are longer and that you ovulate later on clomid. It's day 18 now and I have pain, cramps and no cervical mucus nor LH surges. How do you know you ovulated?
Left untreated, it can lead to oan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>r more serious complications, including endometriosis, heart disease, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n cancer. Diagnosed by blood tests like blood insulin levels, serum testosterone and androgen levels and ultrasound. Fibroids are benign tumors an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> uterus. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y are diagnosed by ultrasound lower abdomen or CT abdomen. Bleeding after intercourse is very common after cervical polyps and malignancy.
I think it didn't release eggs last month because it hurt so I'm thinking its just super full an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> eggs/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s this month. I hope we don't miss O day!
I went to an re and after bloodwork ultrasound exam she told me she could help. I had high fsh low amh low progesterone endometriosis ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s thick uterine lining and a polyp in my uterus and my uterus was also upsidedown and backwards! I had surgery to correct as many problems as we could and after that my fsh went down to a normal level from 12.4 to 5.5! My re decided to put me on an aggressive course an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> meds.
Hello! Yes, cramping from both ovaries is common from Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Clomid (and oan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>r similar ovulatory drugs) by increasing amounts an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). Under normal hormone levels a race progresses for one follicle to become an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> largest, but when an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>re's extra FSH multiple follicles will become enlarged in both ovaries. This is most likely what you're feeling, as I've had similar symptoms from Clomid.
Hi I did IUI on Saturday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd am now doing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> dreadful 2WW <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I am already feeling discouraged but not defeated. I have PMS signs and it sucks cuz IF and WHEN aF shows up I'm gonna feel like burying my self under my sheets and never waking up. Don't mean to seem negative but today I am feeling prety down. anyhow good luck to both an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> us.
First one was in March and was cancelled on day 7 due to septate uterus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s on my fallopian tubes (all an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> which have been corrected an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> lapro/hysto surgery in June). We waited 2 cyces (which for me is 55+ days each and needing Provera to get aF). Went to start a new Menopur cycle in august and had 4mm ovarian cyst, so we were cancelled before we even began.
I have had to use Provera to induce a period and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>n Clomid on days 3-7 for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> first 2 rounds (through my OB) She an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>n sent me straight to a fertility specialist that specializes in Insulin resistance. We did one round an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd that did not work. This past time an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y had me do diet, Fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Gonal-f shots. We did and IUI 4 days ago. So we are praying things work out this time. I have not heard an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> dexamethasone.
I had CD3 blood work redone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd my results are really wierd. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd ultra sound is showing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s on both ovaries since I have constant pain, especially when taking Femara and my gyn is doing my laproscopy Mar 22. Well, FSH went from 10 to 1.6 in four months- yes 1.6 and aMH is low. RE's nurse practitioner said cysts may have interferred an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> blood work but time is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> essence here.
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y can form anywhere in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> body. Ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s (sists) form in or on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> ovaries. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> most common type an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n cyst is a functional cyst. Functional cysts an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>ten form during an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> menstrual cycle. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> two types are: Follicle cysts. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>se cysts form when an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> sac doesn't break open to release an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> egg. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>n an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> sac keeps growing. This type an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> cyst most an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>ten goes away in 1 to 3 months. Corpus luteum cysts. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>se cysts form if an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> sac doesn't dissolve.
May took a break <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd June was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd progesterone awesome again BFP <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd lost 5 weeks in. I was so heartbroken didn’t know why this was happening to us. I was still in for going again and trying to see but I had only one more month left an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> femara so I didn’t take it for July and august I Ovulated on my own and got aF each time all BFN… September came and I said here we go last try, BFN and that was my last pill.
So an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> OB/GYN referred us to an RE. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> RE has followed up an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> a treatment plan an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> fem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>r<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd injections an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> Gonal-f at 300iu. However, I have had trouble progressing in treatment due to cysts. I tried birth control to shrink an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> cysts, no luck. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>y tried aspirating an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> cyst and allowed me to start a med cycle, but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> cyst came back huge after 5 days an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> feeding it injections. No follicles showed any sign an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> growth.
It is possible an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> bleeding is just from an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> mediation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cyst</span>s could be bleeding, so many possibilities but I would ask for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> blood test ca125. Now remember an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> blood test ca125 it can be higher due to cysts and such. Mine was 70 normal is 35 but it wasn't like 1,000 which would mean a problem, small elevations can be from abnormal tissue anywhere in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> body that is not necessarily cancer or a problem. Try to relax and wait for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean> tests to come back an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>n decide.
My mum as had ov<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ri<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n cancer now for two years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd she as had lots an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> chemo through this time but dr now as decide to put her on tamoxefen ,nowsince she as been on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>se she as been suffering an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan> very bad fatique and sickness and loss an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> appitte she did not feel this unwell when she was having chemo but as soon as she started to take an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thean>se an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withan>in a week she felt terrible.