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Does Birth Control Get Rid Of Ovarian Cysts
Months: usually, once you start taking the pills, they will prevent further follicular cyst formation and prevent new cysts from forming. They usually prevent pre-existing cysts from growing further and may over time allow shrinkage. It does however takes weeks to months. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Err....: Kinda, sort of. Depends what kind of a cyst it is. "functional cysts" may go away with ocp, but they will usually go away on their own too. Non-functional cysts like endomtrioma, dermoid, ovarian tumors will not respond to ocp at all. ...Read more
Would it be advisable to go off Birth Control to prevent ovarian cysts?
I had 3 ovarian cysts rupture, Dr put me on BC. Every BC has made me sick..
I have ovarian cyst pain and suffer from migraines with aura, so beside the birth control is there anything else to prevent cysts from coming regulary?
Sadly, it seems not: Here's info on cysts in general: http://www.prevention.com/health-conditions/cysts-overview It's good to know they are not dangerous, but there is no reliable prevention and this is from the folks who really love prevention. Pain relief may be possible - ask your Dr(s). Also, accupressure, hypnosis, other non-medical ideas may help. ...Read more
How long does it take for birth control pills (portia) to start working ? & also how long does it take to help prevent future ovarian cyst ?
Short time: Contraceptive pills are most likely effective within 1-2 weeks of beginning. However, it is safest to use a backup method during the first cycle, unless you're starting the pills immediately during a normal menses. Not all ovarian cysts are suppressed no matter how long you are taking the pill. There should be some suppression of cysts beginning with the second cycle. It may not work for you. ...Read more
I'm taking birth control pills DAILY to prevent ovarian cysts, causes regular spotting. Is it safe to have unprotected sex w/ my partner?
Could an ovarian cyst and breast mass mean hormonal imbalance? If so, what treatment can regulate this? Currently on femodette birth control
Need Immediate Eval: If those are happening you should be evaluated immediately. First the nature of the breast mass should be determined (cystic versus solid) and potentially a biopsy taken. Then the cyst must be evaluated. I would not recommend wasting time. Most likely everything is fine but if there is a problem the sooner you know the better. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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