TTC after 35

BCP for decreasing cysts - works or not?

The cyst that they found yesterday is about twice as big as my ovary.  The doctor said that some people take BCP for a month to help the cyst go away & that others don't.  She said that there aren't any studies that show that one method is more beneficial than the other at shrinking the cyst.  Do any of you ladies have experience with BCP decreasing cysts? 

I am afraid that going on them will mess my cycle up again & I don't want to go through that again.  On the other hand, I don't want to take the chance of letting decrease on its own & having it still be there next month.  I swear I hate this!!!!

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Re: BCP for decreasing cysts - works or not?

  • I had 2 big cysts back in March. They went away on their own. I have heard of BCP to reduce them. It's a risk you taking to wait it out on your own but if you have any tendency to be DOR, I'd be afraid the pill might suppress you too much and the ovaries might take a while to "re-wake up" following the pill.

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days


    SAIF/PAIF Welcome

  • Thanks McIrish!!!!  I haven't had any DOR problems yet, but I was thinking the same thing about the re-wake up part!
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  • Hi.... my RE does the BCP thing for even the IUI cycles.....I have not had a cycle cancelled for I guess it seems to be working for me. However I think they use the BCP for scheduling of all the patients. They like to do a mass of u/s and b/w and the inseminations on a few days.

    FOr me I think it is just another med that can mess things up...I do it cause that is the policy.....

    TTC since 2009 very frustrated 42yr and DH 40

    5 cycles of Clomid with satisfactory response=BFN's
    Fibroid removal Nov2010
    IUI Clomid #1 Feb 2011...BFN..damn it!
    IUI Inject's #2 Apr 2011...CANCELLED...low estradiol
    IUI Inject's #3 June 2011...BFN
    IUI Inject's #4 Sept2011...BFFN
    Lap Dec 2011...severe endo..cyst removed..some remains...
    IVF#1 Apr 2012 ....cancelled due to over suppression
    IVF#2 July 2012....6 follies...only 1 retrieved....BFFN
    surgery suggested to move ovary to an better placement but....we moved two time zones away and are financially and emotionally empty

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