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Are there medications that shrink ovarian cysts?

Are there medications that shrink ovarian cysts?

Likely no.: I am not aware of medications that can shrink ovarian cysts. Many cysts, however, may resolve on their own. Birth control pills may reduce the chance of developing new cysts in the future. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

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


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I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months. Is it normal for it to shrink and enlarge every few days? I have a dr appt in a few weeks.

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can change in size during a woman's cycle. How do you know it changes size "every few days"? Its unlikely you could tell that short of an ultrasound. Or, are you having pain intermittently and interpreting that as a size change? ...Read more

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What fertility drugs can you take with ovarian cyst?

What fertility drugs can you take with ovarian cyst?

Depends...: The answer depends on the size of the cyst and other factors. You should discuss this with your Ob/Gyn or fertility specialist. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

How do you shrink or get rid of an ovarian cyst that is an inch, what can I do or take if no one will remove it, anything to get rid of it?

Physiologic cyst: A cyst that small is some kind of physiologic cyst. A physiologic cyst does not need to be treated. Birth control pills only keep fewer cysts from forming they do not treat a cyst. ...Read more

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I've been taking risperdal for 10 months, but I have developed an ovarian cyst. Should i ask for a different drug?

I've been taking risperdal for 10 months, but I have developed an ovarian cyst.  Should i ask for a different drug?

Discuss: Rather than ask for a different drug as the first step, i would discuss with your prescribing doc your concern about taking Risperdal given that you have an ovarian cyst. Your benefit from Risperdal will need to be weighed against the potential impact on your cyst. ...Read more

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Can a heating pad help shrink a 7.5 cm ovarian cyst? Any other remedies to naturally shrink an ovarian cyst? Also, can it shrink much within one week?

Can a heating pad help shrink a 7.5 cm ovarian cyst? Any other remedies to naturally shrink an ovarian cyst? Also, can it shrink much within one week?

No: A heating pad can help with the discomfort from an ovarian cyst but will not help shrink it. They can shrink some or rupture and go away completely in 1 week, can remain unchanged or can even grow in that time. That is the reason that follow-up is recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are other ways other than taking bcp that will shrink a ovarian cyst or make go away. How long does a cyst usually take to disappear? TTC

What are other ways other than taking bcp that will shrink a ovarian cyst or make go away. How long does a cyst usually take to disappear? TTC

Spontaneous resolve: Most ovarian cysts at your age (21 years old) are functional ovarian cysts and will resolve spontaneously. BCP will not make a cyst go away that is already present, but will prevent most functional ovarian cysts from occurring. These cysts usually resolve over 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can my benign ovarian cyst 5.5 x 8.5 cms burst living a normal life or should I wait until it shrinks? Just started nordette.

Can my benign ovarian cyst 5.5 x 8.5 cms burst living a normal life  or should I wait until it shrinks? Just started nordette.

Nordette Rx for cyst: The Nordette may cause the ovarian cyst to shrink or even go away. It is small and not likely to twist and create problems of daily living. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more