Actually, ruptured cysts aren’t really a big health threat in and of themselves…they’re painful, and miserable, but it’s not like the fluid (how little there is) is toxic or anything…it’s just the pressure the fluid places on your nerves that causes much pain. Nine times out of 10, if you go into the hospital and they discover a cyst, they won’t do anything but give you some demerol or horsepill motrin and send you home. They resolve on their own (yes, there are extreme cases where they grow to the size of a softball and have to be removed or drained, but those are not the type you can miss…you can feel those from the outside). Or, if you’re lucky like me, they’ll swear it’s your appendix no matter how much you tell them differently (i.e. no raised white cell count, no fever…) and they take out your perfectly healthy appendix…and THEN discover “oh, lookie here, a ruptured cyst…let’s suck that stuff out too while we’re in here…”:rolleyes: And then they put you on bcp’s…to give your ovaries “a break for a while” – BCPs for cysts are mere bandaids. They help, but they don’t heal; and their side effects (risk of stroke, blod clots, etc, not to MENTION the moody, irritable, bloated parts) are far less appealing when you’re actually not in need of, nor do you believe in, their existance. No one is saying the doc doesn’t know what he/she is doing, we’re simply saying that there are better, less immoral ways of doing the same thing, it’s just that bcps are the easiest thing to “ward them off” – until you stop taking them, or decide you now want to get pregnant and have to deal with all the other cr&p that goes along with coming off bcps…the worst thing that’s going to happen if she comes off the pills is that she’ll have more cysts that rupture and cause her pain…compared to making her womb inhospitable to human life she might conceive while taking these pills…well, she asked for advice, and from those of us who have been thru the same thing she’s going thru, we all agree. Personally, I’d rather go with what those who’ve actually been thru it have to say as opposed to “just trust the doctor…they know what they’re doing”
There are very few “Dr Hilgers” out there…most are interested only in fixing your problem, not the root cause of that problem.