I had a baby born in September last year. I had bloodcount done in May, came back me being anemic and I'm on iron supplement. Also, I had history of hypothyroidsm in the past, surgery done and back to normal even during pregnancy. Stopped breastfeeding for about a month now.
I had 5 weeks of bleeding that started in April, 3 weeks clear and then over 2 weeks of heavy bleeding and spotting again. That's how I found out I have ovarian cyst, 3cm. left ovary in May. Started taking birth control pill (alleesee) in June so this is just fairly recent. I was in between heavy and moderate bleeding the last 2 periods but took Ibuprofen since I was hunched over in pain. My questions are: What is a reasonable amount of time to be on the pill in the hopes that it will help get rid of the cyst and for it to be effective in reducing/stopping dysmenorrhea? One of my concerns is that I'll be on the pill longer than I should be and then find out later that my cyst would turn out to be malignant. The surgery is also a concern because of my baby and returning back to work. Another concern is that the clottings from my period lately looked like "old blood" almost brownish-pale as opposed to the very bright red that I had them in the past. Would it have something to do with me still being anemic? I've been on iron supplement for about 2.5 months now and have been trying to eat healthier food that is rich in iron.
Thank you very kindly for your input. It's very much appreciated.