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srk20
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I'm Back again with more questions and just need some guidance. I'm on a new pill (switched from lo loestrin fe) that I started a month ago (aviane) an about two weeks ago I had an MRI done. The results showed that I had a cyst on my left ovary and the reason why I take bcp is to prevent ovulation because I hve pcos, so why did the cyst happen? Ive been taking my pills regularly- how could I have ovulated? I am on my inactive week of pills and yesterday I experienced some very very light spotting with an almost unoticable amount of cramping. This morning I woke up and the cramping and spotting was all gone, only a bit of brown blood was there when I first wiped. This is very uncharacteristic of my periods, i usually have about 3-4 days of a full flow on my previous bcps. I'm extremely worried, could this be implantation bleeding? My dr hasn't returned my calls about my results let alone answered my period questions. Please help me!
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Am I getting right that you're assuming that to develop a cyst, you had to have ovulated? If so, that's not correct. Ovarian cysts can happen to people who don't ovulate, too: some types of cysts occur with ovulation, but others don't.

I think we've talked and talked through so much about implantation bleeding with you that it just isn't sound to keep having that same conversation, okay?

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I thought the purpose of birth control was to stop ovulation i.e stop cysts. How can ovarian cysts develop on birth control, if no ovulation is happening? I'm not trying to talk about implantation bleeding explicitly, I'm just trying to understand if this complete change in period is something normal because I have never experienced it before. With changing pills, my other symptoms like back pain or breast tenderness and duration have change but it has never been down right spotting for one day and thats it with barely any cramping. That's what's causing me to think maybe it could be implantation bleeding? I'm just trying to figure out what's going on with my body and with this cyst developing, it's made me feel like maybe my birth control pill isn't working the way it should by preventing ovulation.
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Again, it sounds like you are assuming cysts can only happen if ovulation happens, and that isn't so. Some kinds of cysts involve ovulation, others do not. For the majority, no ovulation is required for cyst formation.

You've switched pills recently again, and that alone is reason to expect likely changes over the next few months to how you feel and what your withdrawal bleeds are like. As well, because you have PCOS, you're likely to have some of these symptoms sometimes.

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FYI, I think it might also help you to remember that combined birth control pills prevent pregnancy THREE ways, not just one.

While ovulating while using them properly is incredibly unlikely, suppression of ovulation is just one of three parts of how they work: they also thicken cervical mucus and keep uterine lining thin. Those three things help assure that even if and when one of those things doesn't happen, there are two more ways pregnancy is usually prevented, since all three of those things are vital to conception, not just ovulation.

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