I'm confused by my doctor. I went to the doctor in Oct of 2009 for my yearly pap smear...everything was normal. I began taking birth control pills (ortho tri-cyclen lo)...took them for 3 months. The side effects were too bad, so I stopped taking them around Feb. In May or June, I went back to the doc with lower abdominal pain. I had an ultrasound and only one cyst was found...doc said it was a hemorrhagic cyst that had already burst and would go away on it's own. He put me back on birth control pills to help prevent cysts...Lo Estrin 24 this time. The side effects were non-existent with this pill. He had me come back in one month for a follow up ultrasound. I did so. The follow up ultrasound however, after being on bc for one month, showed polycystic ovaries. He then tells me I very likely have PCOS (even though I have no other symptoms) and tells me the bc pills may not have had time to work and he wanted to see me in another month. Came back in another month...ultrasound looked the same to me (still polycystic) but doc said it looked a little better and to keep taking the BC. That was the last ultrasound I had. I'm so confused! How can my ovaries be fine except one cyst...go on BC to HELP...come back and have polycystic ovaries...and have doc tell me I have PCOS? I have a 3 1/2 year old...had no problems having him and have never had issues with cysts before. I want more children one day and do not want to think I have PCOS due to the infertility problems it can cause. Plus...it just seems suspicious how everything developed. Like something is being missed. Any ideas?? Oh also! I kept taking the birth control for another few months until I began having horrible breast swelling and cyst-like bumps in my breasts. Went to the doc...he said it was probably due to too much caffiene (which I DON'T drink too much of...I drink LOADS of water). The only time the breast cysts would feel better was the 4 days I didn't take my birth control pills. I eventually figured it out...stopped taking them...and haven't had any issues with my breasts since. Very confused and my doc is very nice but doesn't seem to think any of this is strange!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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