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A 27-year-old member asked:

Do birth control pills prevent future ovarian cysts from occurring?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 37 years experience
Maybe: Studies have shown that because birth control pills decrease the chance of ovulation, they may also reduce the formation of new functional ovarian cysts. They will not make a cyst you have now go away any faster then without medication.
Dr. Mark Trolice
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Possibly: Birth control pills usually will not assist in resolving ovarian cysts but may help in preventing new ones from developing.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is taking birth control pills the only way to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Quarterly Depoprovera (DMPA) shots, monthly Nuvaring, and Weekly OrthoEvra Patches also prevent ovulation and may reduce cyst formation. Nexplanon also inhibit ovulation, but there is no strong evidence regarding functional cyst formation/prevention.
Last updated Jan 24, 2019


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