Will Progesterone help with a cyst?

by Louise
(Saskatchewan, Canada)

I have a dermoid cyst. It has been there for 8 years that I know of but now that I am in menopause the gyno says it needs to be removed. It is 5cm now, it has gotten larger over the 8 years as my first ultrasound showed it to be 2cm. Is surgery the only answer or can progesterone help shrink it? Has anyone else had a cyst like this and successfully been able to shrink it and avoid surgery?

I am also having a lot of urinary type symptoms and vaginal dryness and don't know if this cyst is contributing to that or if this is just from lack of estrogen or maybe progesterone? I am currently taking estriol vaginal cream and progesterone cream (but a very low dose). These are improving things but not eliminating symptoms.

Any suggestions would be helpful. THANKS!

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Sep 14, 2017
Will Progesterone help with a cyst?
by: Joy

Hi Louise

To answer your question, yes progesterone will help. Between 100-200mg, maybe more progesterone cream will be needed making sure that the cream is organic such as Natpro Progesterone Cream. It all depends how much excess estrogen one has. I used to suffer from cysts on my ovary and breasts, all caused by excess estrogen. They all cleared since using progesterone. I have been cyst free for 14/15 years now, thank goodness. Dermoid cysts are a type of benign tumour, and can grow to about 15cm in diameter. They contain mostly fat, but bone, hair, and cartilage have been found. They can become inflamed and cause severe pain.

The estriol vaginal cream that you are using is adding to your excess estrogen, not to mention the well over 100 estrogen mimics in our environment. Why use more estrogen? Natpro, when inserted in the vagina at night is excellent for dryness and inflammation without any side effects.

Using a low dose of progesterone is not the correct way to use progesterone. Low doses aggravates estrogen receptors.

What is your vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, co-factors are needed.

Please these these pages and the research papers as they will help you to understand how to use progesterone correctly.

How to use Progesterone Cream -

Estrogen Dominance -

Vitamin D3 -

Magnesium -

Ovarian Cysts -

Environmental Toxins -

Sep 15, 2017
Thanks for all the info.
by: Anonymous

My vitamin D levels were low in the past but I have not had them measured lately, however I do feel much better during the summer when I can be out in the sun more.

So there is a chance of a dermoid cyst shrinking? Gyno tells me that other cysts might shrink but this kind won't it will just get larger.

I am in Canada so ordering progesterone from the U.S. might not work as they are likely going to take it at the border. What I am taking now is not organic it is just a prescription cream that I get from the compounding pharmacy. When I try to take more progesterone it makes me very fatigued and I have to back off on the amount to feel better but seem okay as long as I don't try to take too much.

I am insulin resistant, have blood sugar issues that seem to be getting worse, hypothyroid, liver enzymes that are a bit too high, high ammonia etc.

Sep 18, 2017
Thanks for all the info.
by: Joy

Hi Louise

If you do not supplement with nothing less than 5,000iu's of vitamin D3 daily, regardless of whether you go in the sun or not, you will be deficient. Supplementation is vital, it affects everything as mentioned on the page given.

Cysts will grow larger if one has excess estrogen. I think the page given to you explains it all. However, the choice is yours at the end of the day. Because of my history, I would certainly go the progesterone route, it worked for me and many others.

Organic Products has a large customer base in Canada and I have not heard from admin as to whether there are any problems, it would certainly be taken off the countries that they ship to if there was a problem. Many compounded creams come mixed with parabens, chemicals, estrogen and or testosterone, not what any women needs and I suspect is the reason why you react when you take more.

Have you read the Insulin Resistance page? Have you had your iodine level tested?

A build up of ammonia is toxic to the brain, so enough enzymes and co-factors are essential. There's a good explanation on the link given below. Glutamine is important, see link below.

The link below shows the pathway which is excellent. It shows the glutamine>glutamate>GABA pathway. With all the enzymes involved and the co-factors needed.

Insulin Resistance -

Ammonia -

Glutamine -

Pathways -

Sep 18, 2017
Thanks again
by: Louise

Thanks for all the additional info., have to read it all yet . . .

I only take the Estriol cream because I have urinary symptoms if I don't that pretty much makes my life miserable (feel like I have a UTI etc.). I kinda can't go without it at this point. I am not taking any other estrogen. It does resolve these symptoms.

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