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A 37-year-old member asked:

What to do if i continue getting cysts on my ovaries even whenever one gets removed. they return! can i just get a hysterectomy?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
A hysterectomy: removes your uterus not your ovaries. Ovaries are important for hormone production
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sometimes, reoccurring ovarian cysts that require treatment are done so with medications, such as birth control, etc.. There are different types of cysts and treatment can depend. Dr. Jenkins is absolutely correct, and your best option is to follow up with your GYN provider. If this is interfering with your life, or your decisions re: childbearing, this warrants further investigation, regardless
May 13, 2014

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