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Is there any way to prevent getting an ovarian cyst?

Is there any way to prevent getting an ovarian cyst?

Healthy diet: A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it. Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:. ...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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Is there a way to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Is there a way to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Contraceptioin: Ovarian cysts are very common and occur in ovulating women. Most cysts are benign and asymptomatic. When a patient has pain from recurrent cysts, it is reasonable to discuss birth control which stops the ovary from ovulating. You should talk with your doctor about whether this would work in your situation. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent ovarian cysts?

What can I do to prevent ovarian cysts?

Birth control pills: Oral contraceptives prevent ovulation therefore they prevent cyst formation. It does not, however, make the cysts already present go away. Those cysts will resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Can you tell me how to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cysts: The use of oral contraceptives offer protection from the majority of ovarian cysts, secondary to supression of hormonal activity in the pituitary gland, which makes the ovary not produce eggs, but essentially stops cyst formation as well. This should be discussed with your health care professional , as your history and family history may play a major role in the decision to use this therapy. ...Read more

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What can help prevent functional ovarian cysts?

What can help prevent functional ovarian cysts?

Healthy diet: A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it. Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a recurrence of my ovarian cyst?

How can I prevent a recurrence of my ovarian cyst?

Birth control pills: Small cysts develop every month during ovulation, and sometimes these normal cysts become excessively large or bleed, resulting in pain and possibly requiring surgery. Birth control pills prevent ovulation and so prevent this type of cyst. They may also help discourage new endometriomas. However, some cysts, like dermoids, do not depend on ovulation for recurrence. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cysts form? Andhow can I prevent them? How do they go away? How often do they occur?

How do ovarian cysts form? Andhow can I prevent them? How do they go away?  How often do they occur?

Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts are extremely common and can be due to many different issues. Most are benign. A large cyst can increase the incidence of ovarian torsion. Common cysts arise from endometriosis, dermoids and hemorrhagic copora luteals cysts. There is no sure fire way to prevent these. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so i exercise every day pretty much.I want to prevent having one in the future.

What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so i exercise every day pretty much.I want to prevent having one in the future.

A fluid collection: Most women of child bearing years have collections of fluid in the ovaries surrounded by a thin wall of tissue. This is an ovarian cyst and is common during each menstrual cycle. In most cases these are benign. Diet and exercise do not play a role as far as we know in reducing the risk of having a cyst. Speak with your gynecologist or primary care physician if you have further questions. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts be prevented by anything?

Healthy diet: A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it. Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:. ...Read more

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How do you prevent ruptured ovarian cysts?

How do you prevent ruptured ovarian cysts?

OVARIAN CYSTS: It is rare for women on contraceptive pills , shots, or implants to have ruptured cysts. There is nothing else to do. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts be prevented?

Can ovarian cysts be prevented?

Often preventable: Most common cause of ovarian cysts is polycystic ovary syndrome. This can be treated with a low glycemic index diet plus glucophage (metformin) 850 mg three times per day. ...Read more

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What is the safest method to preventing ovarian cysts, with less side effects?

What is the safest method to preventing ovarian cysts, with less side effects?

Depends on type cyst: Ovarian cysts that are functional cysts - cysts that come and go on their own - can often be prevented by birth control pills or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Speak with your doctor about which is best for you. Ovarian cysts that are benign growths, that don't go away on their own, need surgery to remove them. ...Read more

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Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?

Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?

No: There are many reasons a 13 cm cyst needs to be removed by surgery: unknown type, rupture, torsion,... often the cyst can be removed without removing the ovary. It would be w-a-y outside standard of care (at least in the US) to "observe" this rather than remove. If it hasn't been removed for tissue, how do you really know it's benign? ...Read more

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Is taking birth control pills the only way to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming?

Is taking birth control pills the only way to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming?

No: Quarterly Depoprovera (DMPA) shots, monthly Nuvaring, and Weekly OrthoEvra Patches also prevent ovulation and may reduce cyst formation. Nexplanon also inhibit ovulation, but there is no strong evidence regarding functional cyst formation/prevention. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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