Women's Reproductive Issues

United States
March 29, 2016 4:04pm CST
I wanted to talk about this as I know several here have a few issues with their bodies and might be able to help me, or I help them. I am not banning men per se (Hey they may have wives with issues and can help!) but ya know... Just letting the men know this will get bloody (I'm sorry I couldn't resist.. I know it's somewhat distasteful). Okay so I have fibrocystic breasts, and though I've not been to the doctor I also feel as if I have ovarian cysts. The Fibro cysts were diagnosed to me when I was young, I think even still in the stages of puberty. Some months I don't feel pain from them at all and others it's just horrible. I've been thinking on / looking into ways to shrink them naturally. There's a lot of talk about castor oil packs but there seems to be controversy and warnings about them as well, especially in relation to ovarian cysts. Recently I've been surfing through etsy (My favorite place in the world) and have come across products that have violet extract / essential oil in it. This is supposedly an oil that helps with inflammation and reduces the cyst themselves. I think Clary Sage is also mentioned for the same thing (oh and Ive read it helps with hair growth too). Have any of you had this sort of problem and seen these thing suggested? Have you used them yourself and do you have anything to suggest / add?
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@just4him (110011)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Mar 16
I'm sorry you have that problem and I hope you get answers. I don't have that problem, so can't help, sorry.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
I am hoping that the people who have these problems will come on. I know a few do / did / had things similar happen to them. I have a lot of people here saying "doctor" but I don't want to go that route. Thanks, glad you've not had this problem. It's not fun, oh and it runs in my family too!
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@just4him (110011)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Then it's hereditary.
• United States
30 Mar 16
@just4him Yes. I don't think that every woman has had the issues, but we've had a few that has. My aunt reports she had really bad periods, painful and lots of discharge etc. I've had those before. There was one time I sat in the bath all day, keeping it as hot as I could with a fan on me to cool me down as well. I was in a lot of pain. Thankfully I don't have painful periods (maybe one a year) but I do have the discharge part (I'm being nice with terminology but you know what I mean) and sometimes can discharge for a month straight. I think it's too much estrogen not enough progesterone.
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@bobbyjoe143 (1287)
29 Mar 16
I think the best course of action would be to first seek a doctor's advice and find out if you truly do have any ovarian cysts. there would be no point in you taking anything for something if they aren't event there (which I'm not saying they are or aren't there, just saying best to find out for sure). Then maybe discuss with your doctor about alternative remedies, like the ones you have been looking into. At the end of the day, your doctor should want to give you the best health advice he or she can, and so shouldn't discount these remedies if they have any merit. You could also consider going to a health food/supplement shop or pharmacy and discuss these remedies with the people who deal with them most. Find out all you can about them before placing your faith in them is all I'm saying :) Good luck, I hope you find something that works for you :)
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• United States
29 Mar 16
I don't have insurance. I had to go to the doctor because I had a UTI and that cost me $1800. Even so I don't trust the doctors as all they want to do is put you on birth control, which I won't take. I wouldn't be taking anyting internally, this would all be topical. Perhaps tea I would drink but no pills, even if they are vitamins. I guess I am a very hard customer to sell on these types of things. I understand what you are saying when it comes to the cysts and doing anything about it, especially if they aren't there. This again would be something topical and something I'd be buying using on my fibro-cysts anyway so I wouldn't consider it a waste. If I could find a homoepathic type doctor I might consider shelling out the money for that but any regular doctor is only there for the benjamins. Obviously that's just my opinion.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@bobbyjoe143 I don't question the science behind it myself, and yes it may not actually work for my ovaries, but there's no harm in trying. Yes our health care system over here is just.. .greedy, that's probably the best word for it truthfully. Thanks for your suggestions.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
I am not aware of that health issue. But the best thing is to consult your doctor on what kind of medication that will suit you. Researching on the net can also help. Hope you will be fine soon.
• United States
29 Mar 16
I suppose I didn't make it very clear in my discussion. I do not want a doctors opinion on this. I don't have the money or insurance for one thing, but I also can't truly trust that they won't "Sell me" on medicine that does more harm then good.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
@acelawrites I will be going with herbal remedies or natural medicine rather than pharmaceuticals. Yes, plenty of research to be had.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
@acelawrites Our ancestors relied on the earth for their medicine. They didn't rely on all these other synthetics that are used today. Why should we? I am glad you found something natural that will work for you.
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@JESSY3236 (6071)
• United States
30 Mar 16
I never tried that, but I have heard that oils do help pretty much everything. I never had cysts, but I had painful periods. I got on birth control to help with that.
• United States
31 Mar 16
I was given birth control at one time but it did not help me. I think I ended up throwing the rest of my prescription in the trash. Over time it's gotten a bit better. No pain really but sometimes more gush then I'd like.
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@JESSY3236 (6071)
• United States
31 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum My best-friend can't take birth control either.
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• United States
31 Mar 16
@JESSY3236 I bought some salve with violet in it last night. We shall see if it helps when I receive it.
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