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A 32-year-old female asked:

Told last yr about moderate cyst on left ovary. painful all day, especially pre/mensa, mensa & post. thought cysts go away on their own? confused.

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Dr. Felicia Donald
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes they go away: You have cysts on your ovaries every month prior to ovulation. Sometimes the cyst fails to ovulate and a cyst becomes persisitant. If this happens you doc could give you oral contraceptive to shrink the cyst. If the cyst becomes greater that 6 cm sometimes you need surgery. You should follow up with your doc and check if the cyst is larger or persisitant.

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Last updated Jan 16, 2015

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