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how can you treat ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Birth Control Pills: If you have recurring cysts, suppression of ovulation is the best treatment. This is best achieved with birth control pills but only your doctor can determine which treatment is best for you.
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 14 years experience
See below.: Options are treatment of ovarian cysts may include watchful waiting, birth control pills or surgery. Many cyst resolve on their own. Bcp's may reduce the chance of new cyst developing in the future. Surgery may be elected if the cyst is growing or persisting over a few menstrual cycles or have certain appearances on ultrasound.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends on size and : Kind and your fertilty desires in some cases, if it is a simple benign fluid filled cyst and not too large or ruptured you can get on bc pills or depo- shots or other hormonal birth control to hopefully shrink it, if it is not a simple cyst you may need surgery often times it can be done thru a scope or robot so you n eed to discuss everything with the gyn who diagnosed you!

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress. If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are my chances of having ovarian cysts pop?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own or with treatment. Occasionally, they leak the cyst fluid within (ruptured cyst) or twist (ovarian torsion). When that happens there is usually some degree of pain.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I have a 5cm ovarian cyst with a trace of free fluid, how can I treat it?

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Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Cyst: The cyst may resolve by itself with no particular intervention. I would recommend a follow up ultrasound in 1 - 2 months. Sometimes they will resolve on birth control pills. If the cyst persists, it may need to be removed laparoscopically - an operation with small incisions.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What treatment do you suggest me to treat endometrium and ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
This is a job for Dr: Your responsibility to yourself is to get to a good doctor or obgyn and cooperate in the diagnosis and treatment plan determined for this. This is not a do-it-yourself problem for a home remedy. It might be helpful if you eat well, sleep well, get good exercise and avoid cell damaging activities. But see a pro as soon as possible. Best!
A 46-year-old member asked:

I have a burst ovarian cyst, how to treat?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Rest and Ibuprofen: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, the cyst fluid irritates your insides causing pain. Usually this pain lasts only a few days and then goes away on its own. It is usually treated with something like Ibuprofen to help with the pain as your body reabsorbs the fluid. If you have pain that lasts for months, its unlikely to be from a ruptured ovarian cyst. See your doctor.

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