Large ovarian cyst

by Emma
(UK)

I am 31 years old with a 15cm normal ovarian cyst. Doctor wants to cut it out with my ovary which I don't want to happen. I am looking for the cause which i believe to be estrogen dominance. I have painful periods, breasts etc when due on.

I have started applying the progestrone cream and was wondering how long until the cyst will start to shrink? I have also cut out all xenoestrogens and foods which mimic estrogen etc.

Any advice info would be welcome.

Thanks emma

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Aug 18, 2011
Large ovarian cyst
by: Wray

Hi Emma Cysts are due to oxidative stress, oestrogen exacerbates them, as it's an inflammatory hormone, see here, here, here, here, here and here. Some of the papers might seem obtuse, but all point to elevated oestrogen levels. The cramps are caused by prostaglandins and the sore breasts are caused by excess oestrogen, progesterone certainly helps, see here, here, here, here, here and here. Progesterone is an anti-inflammatory hormone, so is useful in suppressing the prostaglandins, which are inflammatory. I can't say how long it will take to reduce the cyst. It's evident you have excess oestrogen, this has to be suppressed before any change in the cyst is noticed. But I do know it works, as I had an assistant once who had a very large one, which went in a month. I recommend 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. We do have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream You live in the UK with little sunlight, please have a vitamin D test done, as a lack of this causes oxidative stress. Vitamin D is vital for normal ovarian function. Birmingham Hospital now do the test and it only costs £20. But ignore the levels they give for normal, it's far too low, wouldn't even cure rickets. The range recommend by vitamin D specialists is 70-100ng/ml, and the minimum dose should be 5000iu's per day. For more info and advice, please see the Vitamin D Links website. Take care Wray

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