I am 34 years old and was diagnosed with a 3 cm complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary. I have been told that ultrasound has shown it to have features of a dermoid.
It was diagnosed after I went to hospital with severe abdominal pain. Since the pain my last two periods have been abnormal with days of spotting before and after period.

I am a carrier of the BRCA1 gene. I went to see my gynecologist who told me that a dermoid cyst would not cause abnormal bleeding because they don't let off any hormones. Can anyone shed some light on what might be causing the abnormal bleeding? I find it odd that it started at the same time I was diagnosed with the cyst. Thanks for any help.
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replied October 19th, 2012
How are things going for you? Unfortunately, I don't have any answers to your questions. I am 33 and a BRCA1 carrier also. Yesterday I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. Were the doctors able to tell you anymore about your case?
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