Will Progesterone help with a cyst?
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!