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I have been being treated for an ovarian cyst. I have had it for about 2 years and sometimes it gets a little smaller and then it just starts growing out of the blue. The last time it was checked, it was 4cm and my doctor was thinking about taking it out. I told him I wanted a chance to have a baby with my boyfriend and we had been trying for 6 years now. (i have 2 kids now so I know I wasnt infertile before.) the doctor said he will give me until august to determine whether or not he will remove it.

Now for my real question. I ordered some clomid and will start taking it before my next appointment. Has anyone taken clomid knowing they already have a cyst on thier ovary? I know it can cause cysts but.....
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replied July 19th, 2005
Did your Dr. Prescribe the clomid for you?? B/c I was on it for 2 months and had serious side effects. I have a history of ovarian cycsts but my Dr. Wasnt very tenative and didnt do ultrasounds like he was supposed to during the clomid treatment. I had severe!!!!! Severe!!!! Cramps for 2 days at a time while on this stuff that was like ovarian cycsts x 1000.... I had to quit taking it bc of the side effects (vision changes, cramps, etc.) if your Dr. Hasnt prescribed you the clomid I wouldnt take it bc you have to be examined a few times throughout your cycle while on it and if you have other problems causing the infertility the clomid wont do a bit of good....Either way...Good luck to you....

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replied July 19th, 2005
Dr. Checkups
Well.....I have been seen by the doctor about once every month for a while, then he decided he would see me again in 3 month which is in august. He had me on birth controll to try and shrink it but mostly all it was doing is holding it at one size. I decided to stop taking the pill because I want to get pregnant and my cycles were 3 times a month instead of once a month. :cry: . Soooooo, I bought this clomid on line through an on-line pharmacy. I know its risky and it kind of scares me but im at that point now where its now or never, ya know. I'm 30 years old :? I dont have good insurance so I cant go to a fertility clinic.
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replied July 25th, 2011
ovarian cyst
Chlomid has caused me to have an ovarian cyst - I will now probably have to have it removed. I wouldn't take it if i were you, especially if you are prone to ovarian cysts. Have you tried acupuncture? Make sure your acupuncturist is registered if you try this.
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replied August 4th, 2005
Sorry been a while since I posted....Anyways back to the clomid... Most women are fine while on it...But it can cause hyperstimulation of the ovaries where your ovaries swell up 2x the normal size and can cause problems... And they dont reccommend that youre on it longer than a certain prd of time... And (lol sorry I hate the stuff....) i've read of a lot of women that get that stuff prescribed to them by a Dr. That doesnt know any better...Thne a year or whatever later they find out that they had a blocked tube so the clomid wouldnt have done any good anyways!!! I would seriously consult the Dr. Before taking the stuff. Also did you know that you have to take it at certain times during the cycle, etc??
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replied August 4th, 2005
The doctor said because I have cysts on my ovarys that, that might be the reason I havent gotten pregnant. He wanted me to wait until this month to see if the cysts have shrunk any. But......Every time I go in there he says, well...Lets wait a couple months and see if there are any changes. Then the next time I go in he says the same thing. This has been going on for 2 years and I just cant play anymore games. He said he could refer me to another doctor that deals with this kind of thing(reproductive) but ive heard bad things about him and he doesnt specialize in that kind of thing. You know what I mean? I dont know. :?
But as far as the clomid goes, I looked up the "how to take your medicine" online and it game very good directions on how to take it. So I have that accomplished. Im just waiting now for my cycle to start. I cant believe it, I waiting for my cycle now and before this I always dredded having it come. Isnt it funny how life works.
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replied January 20th, 2008
ovarian cyst
I have been suffering from ovarian cysts for 2 years now and i am truly sick of it! Everytime I go have an exam it seems like I have cysts. The cysts are painful and have caused bleeding. I have been on two different kinds of birth control, which I am now questioning whether it could be causing my cysts. I have more doctors appointments coming up for the cysts, but at this point I just want my normal life back. I am now scared that my doctors are missing something, especially since this has been an ongoing problem. I am really confused by my body and the doctors, which is making it very hard to function in my daily life. Confused Confused
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replied February 21st, 2008
Clomid
I used clomid and I had no ill effects. My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for over a year. My doctor discovered that I had PCOS and said it would be nearly impossible to conceive without assistance. I went from 50 mg to 100 mg to 150 mg. After the 2nd cycle of 150 mg I am pregnant!!! Praise God!!! I've read many success stories but I guess you'll have to try it for yourself to see how it will effect you! Good Luck!
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replied March 26th, 2008
ovarian cyst and clomid
I have been trying for a baby for almost 2 years and was told i have a cyst on my ovaries.My GYN said she wants me to have another ultrasound to see if it's gone,otherwise she won't put me on clomid.I already have 1 child so i know i'm not infertile as my husband and i have done all the relevant tests but i'm 37 this year and feel like i'm getting too old! I've not had no pain from having a cyst but does anyone know if it stops you getting pregnant?
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replied May 5th, 2010
Clomed and cysts
I have been taking Clomed on my Dr''s (gynecologist) prescription for two months now. She did regular ulta-sounds to monitor the possible forming of cysts. After the second month there was a cyst. I have never experienced cysts in my life before. She said it usually goes away as soon as you have your period and that if it goes away I should only take half a tablet the next month.
Yesterday, 3 weeks after my visit at the Gynecologist, I had my first appointment at an infertility specialist and she did another ulta-sound just to discover that it did not disappear with my period. Her advise not to use the Clomed, as it would ONLY FUEL THE CYST (3cm big). I am going back in a week''s time to see if there are any changes. She also said we have to get rid of the cyst before we procede with IVF.
I would NOT advise anyone to take Clomed without the SUPERVISION of a GOOD Dr.
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replied September 13th, 2011
My reproductive dr was going to put me on clomid. Then i went in for an ultrasound becuz i was having pain they found multiple cysts on both ovaries. They now say they will probably not put me on clomid becuz it could make the cysts Monstrous! I will get official results of ultrasound tomorrow so we will go from there. I have two kids and was trying for a third. Had no problems with conceiving the first two. So was baffled when i couldnt get pregnant a third time. Any ideas on how they get rid of ovarian cysts?
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replied May 8th, 2010
I need some help
I have taken clomid for 8 months now and I can tell you IT DOESNT WORK!!!! My stomach is swelled up ,I dont feel like eating half the time and I have sharp pain in my stomach. I have read that eating veggies,fruit and taking magnesium vitamins,calcium/vitamin D,and and one a day vitamins for women. Is there anyone out there who''s doctor said this to them?
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replied May 15th, 2010
Re: Clomid/fertility treatments
Hello dr12345

When I was 28 I got pregnant on clomid however the pregnancy didnt last more than a month. I have fertility coverage now and I tried everything IVF and IUI's after taking follistem for many years and didnt eve get pregnant. Im not sure why I got pregnant on clomid and not all the other more advanced fertility treatments. Either why I believe that you have to find that one thing that works for your body. Dont out rule clomid just yet. Try other fetility treatments see what works for you. GOOD LUCk!!! and God Bless
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replied August 23rd, 2010
My problem was Endometriosis, not cyst related. Took Danazol for that problem for six months followed with 3 months of Clomed. Worked great! Result-Beautiful baby girl. Had to have hystorectomy shortly after giving childbirth, complication of one or the other medication...possibility, regardless I have two beautiful daughters.
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replied September 9th, 2010
Clomid can have a negative impact
I have PCOS and was put on Clomid, I have been on it for six months up to 200 mg. I know it works for some people so it is worth a try but I have had the worst experience on it. It can actually CAUSE ovarian cysts and I am now seeing an infertility specialist and he and the other doctors in the practice do not like to prescribe it. He said that he has found in nearly all of his patients with PCOS, it doesn't work and mostly aggrevates or causes cysts. So because of the Clomid, I now have a golfball size cyst and had to go on birth control to try to make it smaller or will have to have surgery. He said if Clomid doesn't work in the first few months, it typically won't work very well. If you are taking it, insist on having a vaginal ultrsound periodically while you are taking it. My OB/GYN didn't do this and the infertility specialist caught the cyst and took me off the Clomid promptly. I have one child so I have gotten pregnant before but this is my first time having infertility issues. I also got pregnant on my own last summer but lost the baby in week 10. I trust this new Dr and he said that there are many, many other treatments to try so not to get discouraged.

PS - The Clomid gave me bad headaches, made me super emotional, made me nauseaus - it was awful
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replied March 12th, 2011
I went on depo injection 18m ago it gave me a cyst and I haven't ovulated since. The cyst is making my oestrogen levels soar thru the roof thus stopping me ovulate because I don't ovulate it makes me have cysts. Really getting me down I bleed practically 20 days of the month. I am lucky that we don't pay for health care in the uk. I start taking clomid as of my next cycle and then go to an ultra sound day11-12ish. I have been taking NATURAL progesterone cream, it is meant to get rid of cysts if u use it last 2 weeks of ur cycle. We will see and I will let u know if it worked or has shrunk as I've ha my cyst since last April. I will let u all know how I get on and wish all of u the best of luck trying for your babies. I have a son Elliott 2 and a half so am v lucky but the guilt I feel on my family, my husband and son. I feel like a failure. Universe please let the clomid work and me and all these women on here get pregnant produce really healthy babies pretty please. Good luck ladies
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replied September 17th, 2012
I have had cysts (Right side) and it makes my tommy vry HOT - for 2 yrs now, and i ve been tryn to get rid of it, pls were can i get the PROGESTERON CREAM,hw does it work pls i need it as soon as posible,were do i get it am in lagos Nigeria, thanks i want to be pregnant
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replied March 12th, 2011
I went on depo injection 18m ago it gave me a cyst and I haven't ovulated since. The cyst is making my oestrogen levels soar thru the roof thus stopping me ovulate because I don't ovulate it makes me have cysts. Really getting me down I bleed practically 20 days of the month. I am lucky that we don't pay for health care in the uk. I start taking clomid as of my next cycle and then go to an ultra sound day11-12ish. I have been taking NATURAL progesterone cream, it is meant to get rid of cysts if u use it last 2 weeks of ur cycle. We will see and I will let u know if it worked or has shrunk as I've ha my cyst since last April. I will let u all know how I get on and wish all of u the best of luck trying for your babies. I have a son Elliott 2 and a half so am v lucky but the guilt I feel on my family, my husband and son. I feel like a failure. Universe please let the clomid work and me and all these women on here get pregnant produce really healthy babies pretty please. Good luck ladies
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