A 35-year-old member asked:
How long does it take for ovarian cysts to go away? i have had it for 3 months now and it still hurts bad. will i need surgery?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on the size: It depends on the size of the cysts and how severe are the symptoms
you can take anti inflammatory medicines like Motrin for pain and discuss with your doctor how big the cysts are and what treatment will be best for you.Sometimes hormonal treatment with birth control pills can reduce the size and orevent cysts from forming.Not all cysts need surgery.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 27, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.