Yes they can cause a missed period. In october I was diagnosed with a ruptured cyst, I was at first worried I might be pregnant because since the last time I had had sex, I was bleeding very lightly for only a day(which is not normal for me) I had sore breasts and was very bloated. After talking to my gyno she thought it was either pregnancy or a cyst. Ultrasound showed an immense amount of fluid in my pelvis. I didnt realize how much a ruptured cyst could resemble signs of pregnancy.
I just wanted to respond to a few people so they know they aren't alone. I have had problems with painful ovarian cysts for 5 years and have had no resolution from doctors. Last month I experienced pain I had never felt with cysts before and was in and out of the hospital about 7 times with no investigation diagnosis of ovarian cysts. Finally I got an ultrasound which revealed some free fluid in the pelvis but no cysts countless doctors told me pain continues/gets worse come back but you should feel better in a few days well the pain is terrible still today and even after ct scan and missed period of 6 weeks they still tell me it will pass the multiple "cysts" on my ovaries will go away and need no immediate attention. Well the tremendous amount of pain I have been feeling has cost me time with my family and now my job! So I just don't want this to happen to others do not take no for an answer fight to find out what is happening in your body whether it be a simple infection, muscle problem whatever don't let anyone minimize the amount of pain and discomfort you experience stress the effect pain or discomfort has on your life and make damn sure you get a treatment along with a diagnosis not just a diagnosis! Take care ladies I hope you are all well and feeling much better!
Wow I never knew I would find so many with similar situations to mine! I'm actually 3 MONTHS late at this point. My last period was in April 2011, it's now July 2011. The first month was like, oh well. The second month I was curious and started trying to find answers. I took 5 at-home tests, all which came up negative. A week ago I finally was able to go to my doctor to discuss this anomoly. I have all the normal pregnancy symptoms for me: Swollen, sore breasts, insane nausea, incredible lethargy/exhaustion even when I sleep a lot, I can't put any pressure on my abdomen and all my clothes (pants/skirts) no longer fit, they're too tight. And yet, no one can tell me whether or not I'm actually pregnant. We did another test in her office, which was negative also. So we went the next step, blood tests. She also scheduled an ultrasound, which I did yesterday. Unfortunately, she's on vacation until next week so I won't have any answers. But in the past week I've started experiencing severe pain deep inside on my lower left side (I can't describe it adequately but it's really awful) and then I started getting really dizzy. Today I nearly fainted in my office, suddenly the room started to spin and went black and it was very embarrassing since there was staff nearby. I hope they find out what's going on soon. If, by slim chance I am pregnant, I would be 11-12 weeks by now. I do have a history of multiple miscarriages, my most recent was 17 months ago. Two years ago I lost twins. With the exception of my daughter (a near miss) I always miscarry in the first trimester. I nearly lost her at 20 weeks. Luckily she made it to term and is now almost 8 years old. My son was my healthiest pregnancy but I'm always high risk. He will be 18 soon. I've been pregnant a total of 15 times, not counting this (if I am that is) time. I am really worried now and feel very alone.
I had an ovarian cyst that made me almost two months late (in the meantime I was going to the doctor, but apparently none of them were smart enough to give me an ultrasound but couldn't figure out why I wasn't pregnant). The three months prior to the cyst rupturing I had a very strange tingling sensation where it would have been located. The night they ruptured I had severe pain (the kind that you can't sleep through), and was rushed into ER. My case was particularly bad because once they ruptured I started to bleed internally, and almost bleed to death. The doctors didn't fully realize the situation until I my blood pressure began to drop dramatically, and they had to do emergency surgery. Just remember when you go to the doctor demand answers to your questions, and have them do an ultrasound.
Absolutely. I recommend that you go to your doctor and explain to them your situation. Cysts are often the cause of a missed period, but your priority first should be to find out if you are pregnant or not. I am a cyst sufferer and it has caused my periods to be late and heavier.
Yes, they certainly can, you should make an appointment to see you doctor. Your body gives you signs that something is wrong. Listen to your body, go see your doctor.
A friend of mine had a cyst and yes, she didn't have periods and thought she was pregnant! When she grew 10 times faster than she should have she realized something was wrong.
I have two cysts, one on each ovary, about an inch big. I went to the doctor on the 22nd of December for sharp abdominal pains. I have my period on the first week each month, and now it's the 2nd week of January and my period is a week late. I go to the gyn in a week and a half and I have a sonogram scheduled. I am 14 and a half and it feels like I'm pregnant but no one in my grade knows what I'm going through.
I started a new birth control back in Feb, and have only had my period three times since with the occasional spotting. I have not had a period since June and recently had an ultrasound done showing I have multiple cysts on both ovaries. Surprisingly, after that appointment I started having severe cramping, you know the type you get before a period and my breasts are so tender and sore to the touch. I am only on my second week of my pill pack so I'm concerned. I see the gynecologist on monday so I'm praying.