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Can a cyst cause you to miss your periods (or mess with your periods)

Asked by Jude (32098points) October 17th, 2011

I do know that I have a cyst and have had it checked out two years ago. I also had a biopsy done two years ago and all was fine.

My last period was very light (smears) and the one before that, well, it didn’t happen. I have a doctor’s appointment, Friday.

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Meego's avatar

I think so. I had problems like that all the time. I’ve heard about poly cystic ovarian syndrome maybe some of that info helps. :)

Jude's avatar

I haven’t gained weight and there is no issue with excess hair growth. My belly is bloated, though. My Mom passed away from Ovarian Cancer and also had Cervical Cancer.

Meego's avatar

:/ I would have a screening for the ovarian cancer although it would be done with your pap smear…if you haven’t had one lately maybe you should get one.

I wonder since having many cysts can cause these symptoms then maybe without the syndrome cysts alone can wreak havoc on cycles.

it’s annoying when the parts don’t work properly

Jellie's avatar

Yes they can. I know my aunt had a cyst and she bled heavily cause of it.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Have you asked your doctor about the possibility of endometriosis? It causes a lot of issues, including cysts and erratic bleeding.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Yes. When’s the last time you had a vaginal “wand” scan?

I was diagnosed with benign cysts at one point which within 5yrs morphed into large tumors. I didn’t notice any changes to weight or hair growth but my periods would alternate between regular and horrendous. I ended up having surgery to remove them along with some other pieces and parts they’d messed up.

It’s worth every dime of co pay or deductible to have a scan every 6mos. or so to keep an eye on the shape and size of what anyone wants to tell you are harmless.

janbb's avatar

They might also check for fibroid tumors but they caused me to have very heavy periods.

Jeruba's avatar

I had a friend in college whose periods stopped because of a cyst. She also had trouble keeping her meals down. After the cyst was removed, she was fine.

mackyish's avatar

I’m only a teenager but had a large cyst this past May that I needed surgery for. Ovarian cysts can cause fluctuations etc. in hormones and periods I was told.

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