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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have ovarian cysts and amenorrhea for years with a cycle that is only induced by birth control. are there any natural ways to develop a cycle?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
See medical expert: If there is a history of ovarian cysts and/or abnormal hormone effect, a woman definitely needs to be seen by an expert in gynecology or rei. It is important to receive their treatment recommendations. At some point she might need to be evaluated further and treated differently. Rarely cancer can occur if the lining of the uterus is not shed properly, and natural ways have unpredictable results.
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