I started taking Cerazette in the middle of July - I had previously been off the pill for a couple of years, and before that, on Diane 35 for many years. In late August I started to bleed very lightly and didn't stop until October, and had polyps removed. The bleeding has stopped. As there is a long history of cancer in my family, I would like to go back on Cerazette (I have gone back on Diane 35 for now) however I would like to know if it is likely that Cerazette caused the polyps. My doctor keeps saying things like 'the textbook says' which is making me nervous! I have found that I get very tearful and upset on Diane, so if Cerazette isn't a good way forward for me, is there a different pill you could recommend that I could discuss with my doctor please? On my doctor's recommendation, I have started my second packet of Diane back-to-back and my last 'normal' period was early July; I am not pregnant.
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You can consider discussing the biopsy report (if done) on the polyps removed, to see if there were chances of cancer (to see if they were turning malignant). Tumor marker tests done can also help to predict if you are like to develop cancer. Oral contraceptive pills do not cause polyps (excessive endometrial growth), but higher estrogen component in the pills can affect their growth (make them grow faster). These usually grow spontaneously or due to higher estrogen levels in the body. If you are having adverse effects while being on Diane, you can consider getting back to Cerazette (or a lower dose of contraceptive pills) after discussing the symptoms with your treating doctor/gynecologist.
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