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Old 08-31-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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Cyst after period, gone after ovulation

I have noticed a pattern in when I get cysts. Now yes, some cysts deviate from this pattern but most follow this pattern.

In months in which I don't have a cyst between ovulation and my period, my period goes as normal with no cysts but then right as my period ends, I get 1 or 2 cysts(usually 1 though). These cysts vary. Some are painful while sitting like the one I had this month and others are only painful when I try to squeeze pus out. 1 cyst I had was much different. It seemed like it was connected to another pimple because while I couldn't get any pus out of the cyst(I tried several remedies for cystic acne including applying ice right on the cyst) there was a tiny pimple right next to it. I could pick the pimple off but it always came back. When that cyst started shrinking, the pimple right next to it grew into a cyst. Then that cyst went away and I didn't have any until the next cycle.

But anyway, the cyst stays there usually for 2 weeks. Then it goes away after ovulation. I did have a few cysts that actually started during ovulation and ended before my period but most start at the end of my period and end at ovulation.

Does this have something to do with the steep rise in progesterone after ovulation and all hormones being low during my period? What is it about the low hormones that causes me to have a cyst and the high hormones after ovulation that makes it go away?

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Old 01-22-2018, 05:14 PM   #2
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Re: Cyst after period, gone after ovulation

yes, cysts are a sign of hormone imbalance, which is usually caused by age, but not necessarily, as you get older, the hormones will continue fluctuate, thats life.. however taking hormones will just make things worse, things like birth control can be more dangerous then helpful. you will have to learn to listen to your body and eat things that will improve your hormones. I dont have the answer to that as my mind is limited to just.. "getting older" but people are evolving, keep searching. Keep us posted on what you find

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Old 11-27-2018, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Cyst after period, gone after ovulation

Same. I have no advice really. I have had one for like 6 days now. On top of a mildly pimply face. Iím so tired of it. Wasting money trying to find something that helps. I thought by the 40s this would be over.

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Old 11-27-2018, 06:30 PM   #4
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Re: Cyst after period, gone after ovulation

I went through cystic acne for 25 years... I tried everything on the market, every cream,. potion and lotion, every drug known to man- even accutane twice..they always came back and always around my period.

I eventually went to a medical spa where I had laser treatments done. its called IPL laser- it actually shrinks the sebaceous (oil) glands...once I had this done (series of 6 treatments 4 weeks apart) I never had another cyst.

As for the one you are sitting on- you cannot squeeze anything out of that and all you are doing is pushing the bacteria further into your skin and causing more breakouts and more cysts. Go see a female dermatologist and have her inject it. This will shrink it in less than 24 hours and get rid of the bacteria. You may want to get a prescription antibiotic cream (Over the counter won't work) to keep on hand so that if you feel another one brewing, you can apply the antibiotic cream to the area and nix it before it gets full blown.

As a former cystic patient, I feel your pain and I know for a fact that hormones do contribute to the cysts, but the only way to get them gone for good is the right doctor who will inject them OR spending the money to have your cysts lasered...painful, but worth it!
RRMS- dx 05

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