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Is it normal to have hemoragic cyst when i'm on norgestimate and estradiol? really wanna stop pill if it is not working on my body to prevent cysts

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Can Occur: Oral Contraceptive pills (OCPs) may reduce the risk of new ovarian cysts, however they do not decrease the size of current cysts. I would continue OCPs or other hormonal contraceptive (ie, ring, DMPA) to help reduce the risk of recurrence. However, if you have a large persistent symptomatic cyst, you may need to have it aspirated or removed surgically. Ibuprofen or naproxen can reduce cyst pain.

Answered 2/2/2015

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