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Cyst after period, gone after ovulation

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Old 08-31-2017, 03:25 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, 04:14 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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