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Bleeding off and on every week or two for 5mos went to doc found a hemorragic cyst in jan no bc will stop it pill or ring going nuts tampons and hormones not to mention i have 2 babies in last 3 yrs back to back so stressed and overwhelmed! Is it cancer

By Anonymous March 6, 2016 - 5:58pm
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Hi Anon!

Thanks for your post!

Many women have ovarian cysts at some point. Most cause little or no discomfort and are harmless. The majority disappear without treatment within a few months. And their presence doesn’t automatically mean cancer.

Ovarian cysts are sacs filled with liquid, solid material or both. They’re found on the surface or inside the ovary. Ovarian cysts can be simple or complex.

One of the more painful types of ovarian cysts is the hemorrhagic cyst. They develop when a blood vessel ruptures and drains blood into the fluid already in the cyst.

This type of ovarian cyst may disappear on its own in a few weeks, however, according to the Mayo Clinic, they can also continue to grow, and can grow to almost four inches in diameter. There is the potential for the cyst to bleed into itself or cause the ovary to twist, cutting off its blood supply and causing pelvic or abdominal pain. If it fills with blood, the cyst may rupture, causing internal bleeding and sudden, sharp pain.

This releases blood back into the ovary which can cause the pain. Surgery is sometimes necessary, but medication and rest are other options.

Continue to work with your doctor about your concerns. Request another meeting with him/her and have a list of questions about your medical issue already prepared so you don't get overwhelmed when you arrive.

Read more about ovarian cysts here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/ovarian-cysts

Please schedule an appointment as soon as you can.


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