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how to prevent dermoid ovarian cysts

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
OCPs: Birth control pills can help as well as pregnancy. Losing weight if you are overweight will also help.
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Dr. Rebecca Gray
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pills: Oral contraceptives prevent ovulation therefore they prevent cyst formation. It does not, however, make the cysts already present go away. Those cysts ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contraceptioin: Ovarian cysts are very common and occur in ovulating women. Most cysts are benign and asymptomatic. When a patient has pain from recurrent cysts, it i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cysts: The use of oral contraceptives offer protection from the majority of ovarian cysts, secondary to supression of hormonal activity in the pituitary glan ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hormones: BCP can stop cysts from forming while you take them.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
24 years experience Radiology
Ovarian follicles: Many ovarian follicles or cysts are normal. This is where a egg is released from during ovulation. A follicle needs to grow to about 2 CM for a mature ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Cohen
36 years experience Anesthesiology
A fluid collection: Most women of child bearing years have collections of fluid in the ovaries surrounded by a thin wall of tissue. This is an ovarian cyst and is common ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not related: There is no known relationship between stress and an ovarian cyst. Birth control pills can help decrease the frequency of cyst formation but do not he ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cyst ?'s: Ovarian cysts are common in women who are not on oral bcp's . Most are benign and will resolve spontaneously. A biopsy may be indicated if there is ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The oral contraceptive pill is used to help prevent future ovarian cysts by eliminating ovulation.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Quarterly Depoprovera (DMPA) shots, monthly Nuvaring, and Weekly OrthoEvra Patches also prevent ovulation and may reduce cyst formation. Nexplanon al ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Lupron (leuprolide) will help prevent recurrence while you are on it. However, Lupron (leuprolide) is usually used short term and it may recur after y ... Read More
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