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A 22-year-old female asked:

what medication can shrink or diminish ovarian cysts (pcos)?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
PCOS: No medicine shrinks the cysts of pcos, but metformin can be used to fix the Insulin resistance. Spironolactone is used block the androgen effects while birth control pills are used to help bind more androgen indirectly.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I've had ovarian cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Not likely: Ovarian cancer occurs in the female reproductive system and is not likely to cause an increase in colonic polyps as the colon is a separate and distinct part of the gastro-intestinal system.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I control my hormones from pcos after I have given birth?

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Several things: You must adhere to a sensible diet, such as weight watchers. You must have vigorous physical activity everyday. You can use metformin and /or birth control pills as well.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Depends on the cause: Many ovaries can harbour small cysts of unclincal significance. However, persistent cysts in the presence of irregular menses may indicate a hormonal imbalance. Check with your doctor if further testes are needed.
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A 53-year-old member asked:

How can you treat a sebaceous cyst or skin trauma in the vaginal area?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Have it examined: Lots of things cause cysts. A true sebaceous cyst usually needs excision. Have it examined. Warm compresses help every 2-4 hours. Sitz baths (fill tub with warm water and soak) will help. Skin trauma is different. Can be caused by sex, tampons or infection. If its from sex, use a lubricant during intercourse to keep from drying out. But, really, get it looked at.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the surgical procedure for removing a sebaceous cyst and skin tag?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Incision/hypercation: Sebaceous cysts are nasty. They need to be cut out and the 'coating' around them needs to be carefully removed or it will return. Skin tags are easy. They can be scrapped off, cyrofreezed off with liquid nitrogen or burned off with an electrical current.

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