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I haven't had a period for about 3 months. I am not pregnant but have been getting dull aching pains in my pelvic area and have been really bloated for the last 3 weeks. About 6 months ago I had the merena coil removed but have had regular periods since then. Before having the coil removed I had a large cyst on my ovaries which had shrunk over time so I'm not sure if it could be that again. Is it common for your periods to stop if you have a cyst? I had the merena fitted because I was getting pains in that area and numbing sensations down my legs. I had cells removed whilst having an operation and that was when the merena was fitted. I don't know if its all related?

Thanks for any replies x

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AskEveTeam profile image

Hi there, Thank you for your message.

Ok, so yes ovarian cysts can cause a disruption to the menstrual cycle, which can take many forms, e.g. heavier periods, irregular periods, etc. So your lack of periods could be because of a cyst yes that's a possibility.

Periods stopping is unlikely to be linked to having abnormal cervical cells removed.

Can we please suggest that you book in to see your GP, explain your symptoms, the bloating, missed periods, timeline of these symptoms etc. and that you want to rule out ovarian cancer.

If you have any other questions, please do get in touch via nurse@eveapppeal.org.uk

Best Wishes,

The Ask Eve Team

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