A member asked:

Been on low dose birth control after a u/s showed a ovarian cyst ruptured. this was in nov 2018. been having pain recently after years of no pain and on the pill. can low dose birth control prevent cysts & fibroids too? how fast do fibroids develop?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Birth control pills may reduce the risk of ovarian cysts a little bit. Ovarian cysts are very common though. Birth control pills do not impact the formation of uterine fibroids.

Answered 11/30/2022

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