Carrie Coleman, M.D.  
Boston, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boston, MA
My Posts
Oct 28, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Community - 1
it sounds reasonable to still watch this as long as you feel this way too. if you are not having severe pain and if this finding stays stable over time, then it sounds like you and your provider have a good plan. if your pain worsens or if this enlarges, then it is not unreasonable to consider laparoscopy and even with prior surgeries, i would recommend if ...
Oct 16, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 6
If your period has persistently become heavier and longer, then you likely need to return to see your gynecologist as you may need to be on more-long term medication or the birth control pill to help with your periods and prevent further cysts. Good luck.
Sep 25, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 4
If you are ovulating on clomid, that is great news and sometimes it can take time for women to conceive. If this is your third cycle and if you still haven't conceived after this cycle, then you may need even more to get pregnant. I would recommend you consult with your gynecologist about completing a full fertilitly evaluation and semen ananlysis if t...
Sep 25, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 6
This may not be completely abnormal as sometimes it can take time for your cycle to return to normal after stopping the pill. However, if you are bleeding about every 2 weeks, you should be evaluated by a gynecologist to be sure there is nothing else going on. Good luck and take care.
Sep 18, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 1
If you have been exeriencing pain associated with nausea and a fever, I would recommend that you see your gynecologist as soon as possible or go to the ER to be sure you also don't have an infection. It is good you are on birth control and this will help with your pcos and h/o ovarian cysts, but your current complaints need to be evaluated to be sure yo...
Sep 17, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 6
Often heavy periods can be painful, but sometimes discomfort can persist even if your period has improved. I would recommend you see a gynecologist for further help you figure out what is happening and overall to help with your periods.
Sep 17, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 5
If you haven't had a regular period in 6-7 months, it could be a sign of pcos as women will often not get a period or only get one every so often. Other signs of pcos can be enlarged ovaries with many follices and excess hair growth on your face/etc. However, there can be other problems related to infrequent periods other than pcos and often the thryoi...
Sep 17, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 2
It may take up to ~ 3 months for you to feel better, especially after a cyst ruptures, but sometimes can be sooner. It is a good idea to be on the pill and seasonique will also help you avoid your period except for every months as well. Good luck.
Aug 20, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 4
PCOS can be very frustrating, especially if you've undergone a procedure and are trying to conceive. If you have been trying to conceive for the past 2 years without much luck and have been checking for your ovulation and timing intercourse, then you may need to see your gynecologist for follow up and even consider seeing a fertility expert as well. Wh...
Aug 20, 2012 in the Ovarian Cysts Expert Forum - 1
I'm sorry this has happened to you. Definitely when women have ruptured ovarian cysts, it can be quite painful and take time to go away/improve. It sometimes may take another period cycle or 2 to fully resolve. I would recommend that you rest, stay hydrated and take ibuprofen for pain medicine if you are able to. If you don't have a gynecologist...