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Ovarian Cysts, High Blood Pressure, and Birth Control?

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I was hoping that someone has been through this. I've had recurring ovarian cysts on my left ovary for about 7 years now that until recently have been about golf ball sized and have only burst once. However, the cysts are now starting to become abnormal in shape. My gynecologist states that I need to be on birth control to prevent them, however I have some bad reactions to estrogen. I get high blood pressure, intense mood swings, back pains, and vaginal dryness. I had an allergic reaction to Enjuvia. The progestin only pills give me 2 periods a month. I've tried Loestrin, Genel, Seasonale, Yaz, Ortho Tri Cyclen, Mini Pill, and I think a few others in the past few years. Right now I'm on Estrostep, and it's not been too bad with the mood swings, but my blood pressure has jumped way up. My doctor wants me to try the Implanon, but everything I read about it seems to state that it makes your cysts worse instead of better. I was very interested in Mirena but I've not had a child so no doctor will insert one.

This has been incredibly frustrating, and my doctor now says that she suspects that I have endometriosis as well. Has anyone tried anything that has helped?
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replied June 15th, 2011
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If the cysts are growing and changing in shape, you should consider getting complete hormonal analysis, ultrasound scan and CT scan done to identify the cause for them. Consider getting them removed/excised. You can also consider taking second opinion by another gynecologist before proceeding with further management. You might need to go ahead with getting diagnostic laparoscopy done to confirm the nature of the cysts and to confirm/rule out chances of endometriosis. Get started on appropriate treatment based on examination and these investigation findings. Be in regular follow-up with your treating gynecologist/obstetrician.
Take care.

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replied July 28th, 2012
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i have been dealing with ovarian cyst for 8 years now. i had a big one removed last august and found out i had bad endometriosis and had some scraped. i have been on sprintec birth control since jan. and i started having a sudden sharp pain in overy. had ultra sound done. i have another cyst same side as one i had removed. dr. says its fine i produce more cyst than most but no problem. went to hospital so much pain. all they did was give me meds and sent me home. nothing else. i have a obgyn that i have been with 12 years and they wont do anything but birth control that dont work. what do i do. im tired of pain and looking like im pregant from being so
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