I suffer from recurrent, biopsy-confirmed (by dermatologist) erythema nodosum. It's my understanding that certain oral contraceptives can cause this - however, I am not taking any! I have, however, been told that I have ovarian cysts. I have been experiencing gynecological symptoms, and am wondering if this should be explored as a cause of the erythema nodosum. Is it possible for ovarian cysts or other gynecological/hormonal problems to cause erythema nodosum?
Please don't simply tell me "ask my gynecologist." I did - he told me I had an allergic reaction when I had HUGE red lumps on my legs. I went to the dermatologist for a second opinion. My gyn is clueless and I'm switching to someone new. In the meantime, I'd like a dermatological opinion on whether or not gyn causes are possible.
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