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A 39-year-old member asked:

Will quiting birth control cause cysts?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No, but: Taking birth control pills is pretty good at suppressing (or preventing) formation of large ovarian cysts. When you stop taking pills your body begins to produce eggs and ovulate again, and so cysts will form (but its what your ovaries are supposed to be doing, just not supposed to be making very large ones).

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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have cysts on my ovaries is there anything besides birth control that will help?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Will getting tubes tied stop cysts? If not what can you do besides birth control?

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: Having your fallopian tubes tied prevents your eggs from traveling to the uterus, and prevents pregnancy, however it doesn't do anything to the ovary, so if you have problems with ovarian cysts it will not help with that. Sorry. Birth control pills are the usual treatment for recurring cysts.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can a cyst cause birth control to fail?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: Ovarian cysts don't cause birth-control to fail. Best wishes!

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