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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can ovarian cysts go away?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Many ovarian cysys resolve on their own with no treatment.
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Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
See below.: Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own. Your doctor may consider watchful waiting to see if this would happen. Some cyst such as dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometriom don't go away on their own but these are rare compared to the typically follicular cysts.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

How often do ovarian cysts go away?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Almost always: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Most cysts are benign and a few may be malignant an require monitoring. Most resolve in 6-8 weeks on their own and the discomfort can be controlled with ibuprofen.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

How do long does it take for ovarian cysts go away?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Varies: Less than a day to months which may require treatment
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can I go to school with an ovarian cysts pains?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: With pain medication (preferrably non-prescription) & the assurance of a non-pregnant state, you should be fine.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

I have to go to the bathroom all the time. Could this be ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 38 years experience
Unlikely /possible: While large ovarian cysts may put pressure on the bladder and make you go to the bathroom often this is less likely than a bladder infection. First thing is to have a urinalysis. A pelvic exam should show if a large cyst or mass is there, and an ultrasound may also help. There are also other reasons a bladder may spasm and cause frequent urination. Get urinalysis; if negative see urogynecologist
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I have a small ovarian cyst on right side will it go away or will I always have it?
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