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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have a large ovarian cyst which is pressing on my bladder, i got ultrasound which confirmed this. can you prescribe me medication to shrink this cyst on my ovary?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
There is no medication to shrink ovarian cysts. Follow up ultrasounds will monitor the cyst. If this is a recurring problem for you, starting hormonal contraceptive pills may help to prevent future occurrences. If the ovarian cyst lasts longer than 3-4 months with no change, or if it is noted to be complex with multiple sacs, your Dr may consider surgery to remove it.

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Last updated Mar 11, 2021

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