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Posted by: taz | 2007/12/03

ovarian cysts & hormones

hi there. my gynae seems to be adamant about having people on yasmin & estrofen.

My hormone level was last measured as being 9. according to him it should be between 600 & 1000. so i asked what can be done about it as im 23 & because of my low hormone count im experiencing early menopausal signs. anyway. he said either i take yasmin & estrofen (estrofen makes me want to kill people) or i go off the pill & let my body do it all naturally. iv had about 5 periods on my own in my entire life. the rest of the time iv been on the pill & dont have a period when im off of it. now that im off the pill i have a cyst on my ovary. im not concerned as iv heard that they pop on their own & its not such a great danger.

however this gynae gave me a mouthful this morning saying i need to go back on the pill or ill have to have an op to make the cyst go away. i think its ridiculous. please advise me here.

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There must be a reason why your oestrogen is low and why you don't have periods off the Pill. You have not told me what this is. If it is PCOS, which is quite a common reason for the above, then it is advisable to stay on the Pill. I don't think that the estofem is necessary as Yasmin contains oestrogen.
In terms of cysts on the ovary, it depends on the size and whether they are simple cysts or not.

Best wishes

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