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Review: could Ortho tri-cyclen cause Ovarian cyst?

Summary: Ovarian cyst could be caused by Ortho tri-cyclen, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Accutane, and have Acne.

We study people who have side effects while taking Ortho tri-cyclen from FDA and social media. Among them, 102 have Ovarian cyst. Find out below who they are, when they have Ovarian cyst and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 4,819 people reported to have side effects when taking Ortho tri-cyclen. Among them, 102 people (2.12%) have Ovarian Cyst. They amount to 0.29% of all the 35,329 people who have Ovarian Cyst on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ovarian cyst in Ortho tri-cyclen reports

Time on Ortho tri-cyclen when people have Ovarian cyst * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ovarian cyst0.00%0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Ovarian cyst when taking Ortho tri-cyclen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ovarian cyst0.00%0.00%24.10%61.45%10.84%1.20%2.41%0.00%

Severity of Ovarian cyst when taking Ortho tri-cyclen ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Ovarian cyst ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (46 people, 45.10%)
  2. Contraception (14 people, 13.73%)
  3. Acne cystic (7 people, 6.86%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (3 people, 2.94%)
  5. Hormone replacement therapy (2 people, 1.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Accutane (89 people, 87.25%)
  2. Prevacid (34 people, 33.33%)
  3. Plexion (14 people, 13.73%)
  4. Cleocin t (14 people, 13.73%)
  5. Minocycline hcl (14 people, 13.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am 51 years of age and only have 1 ovary left as I had a hysterectomy in 2004. I saw my gynecologist for my yearly and it was timely as two weeks prior I was having tenderness in my ovary. She did an ultrasound two days ago and I am waiting on the results. I was prone to cysts, which is why only this ovary remains. I have been on Latuda for approximately several months and have not had any blood work done yet. I am wondering if prolactin levels can cause cysts to occur and if anyone has experienced this.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • My doc just switched my GERD meds, and I just started the nerve meds too. I also take vitamin supplements, C, D, B, krill oil, and calcium daily.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have a bartholin cyst on the left side and there are small, canker sore like abrasions on it. Only hurts when I touch it or urine touches it. No discharge or itching. Tested negative for hsv 2 but positive for hsv 1

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