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Ovarian Cysts

By October 21, 2011 - 11:04am
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I have been bleeding for almost over a month now and I finally had my ultrasound appointment this past Monday. Back in January 2011 I was told I have two cysts on the right and left side of my ovaries. And so in March 2011 then I went for an MRI as well. So from comparing the results from Jan and March to the one I just did Monday, the cysts have grown bigger. I have not seen the gyno yet because my appointment is not until November. I have been bleeding more heavily now with pretty big sized blood clots which does not seem normal to me.

I am just wanting to know if have those cysts and if they have NOT burst, can I still be bleeding this much because of that? I am not having cramps or stomach pains, just back and hip aches but not a whole lot. So, is it possible to bleed without the cysts actually bursting?

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Hi Susan,

I had my gyno appt yesterday and the doctor recommended that I either take some sort of medication or birth control pills. And I decided to go with the birth control pills because i had already taken them before and it seemed the best option for me.

However, as for the cysts I have and the bleeding I have been experiencing are not related to each other at all. I am bleeding due to hormones.

I have endometroima which is what the doctors have told me.

November 3, 2011 - 6:56am
HERWriter Guide (reply to pasntai)

Hi pasntai

I think it's a good idea to try the birth control for now and see if this bleeding stops - that's the most important thing now since it's causing such distress. Let us know if they start to regulate you - I really hope they do.



November 7, 2011 - 10:25am

Hi Susan,

Remember when you mentioned that I should not be trying to get pregnant well turns out you are right. Because, now I am bleeding alot more heavily and it seems impossible to even try at this point. I may consider going back on the pill, because since the bleeding has become heavy now at times, it does not seem like a great option to even try until I get this all figured out.

I do have another gyno appointment this week to tell the gyno that since the last time he has checked me I am bleeding more now with big clots. The last time he checked me, I had taken 1 pill the day before I saw him and so when he checked me, there was practically nothing (meaning i was not bleeding) and then of course a day or two later it started up again because that one pill was out of my system.

And you are right, I am most likely not ovulating at all at this point considering what is going on.

I will keep you posted as to what I find out in the next few days.

Thanks Susan!

October 31, 2011 - 11:05am

Hi Susan,

So I went to see the gyno today and we talked about my problems that have been going on. He said the cyst is big but surgery would be last resort. I did mention to him that I was having mild pain sometimes but a lot of backaches. He said I am most likely bleeding continuously because of my hormones and not due to the cyst. Also, if I was trying to get pregnant then I could still try even though I am still bleeding but if I am not trying to get pregnant then to take birth control pills. So now because I am continuously bleeding, how do I know when I am ovulating and/or when to know is the best to time to try to have a baby in this current case of mine???

October 26, 2011 - 11:25am
HERWriter Guide (reply to pasntai)

Hi pasntai

Thanks for your post.

You may not be ovulating at all. You may want to go on birth control pills to see if they actually work first. Try them for several months and see if they regulate your bleeding. Then consider going off them to see if your bleeding regulates. You can also try a an ovulation predictor kit that sells at any drugstore.

Let me know what you think!

October 31, 2011 - 10:45am

What are some ways I can be more relaxed and less stressed about my cysts? Like I don't know what I should be doing to avoid thinking about it constantly esp if I keep bleeding....any suggestions???

October 21, 2011 - 2:56pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to pasntai)

Hi pasntai

Here are some relaxation techniques for you: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/relaxation-therapies


October 24, 2011 - 12:02pm

Do ovarian cysts put pressure on your bladder to urinate alot too???

Yeah I have been calling for quite a while now and so far there has been no cancellations. It is exhausting because for one I am losing blood and I am taking iron pills to help at the same time...but the back and hip aches have started so it's tiring and exhausting. It doesnt make you want to do a whole lot except just stay home and rest. Didnt think at the age of 25 I would have these problems either....

October 21, 2011 - 2:11pm

The appointment is November 2 so about a week and a half way. I am trying to get in earlier, but the gyno has not had any cancellations as of yet...so right now I can't do a whole lot but wait until my appointment.

So the common symptom which is menstural bleeding, I am guessing that is what is happening to me. My family doctor told me that I may need surgery because my cysts are over 5cm and that I am not bleeding because of the cyst. But since it is a common symptom that you mentioned above, I was thinking the entire time it was.

October 21, 2011 - 12:35pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to pasntai)

Hi again!

If you have a system where you can call every morning to check for cancellations, try that, although it can mess with your day. Might be worth it though, to get in earlier.

However, ten days isn't too bad (I know it feels like it is though) in the whole scheme of things. Please give us an update when it happens. I know you've been dealing with this for quite some time and it must be worrisome and exhausting.


October 21, 2011 - 12:56pm
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