A 31-year-old member asked:
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how good is birth control at getting rid of ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Err....: Kinda, sort of. Depends what kind of a cyst it is. "functional cysts" may go away with ocp, but they will usually go away on their own too. Non-functional cysts like endomtrioma, dermoid, ovarian tumors will not respond to ocp at all.
Answered on Jun 14, 2013

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