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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can ovarian cysts cause pain to walk and it hurts on the left side, i have been taking birth control pills and still got a cyst. how come.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks.
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