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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. 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

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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How to tell if I have an ovarian cyst or just side effects from Depo-Provera shot?

How to tell if I have an ovarian cyst or just side effects from Depo-Provera shot?

Discuss with doc : It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the safest birth control pill there is? I need it to help with ovarian cysts. Terrified of side effects. No insurance.

What is the safest birth control pill there is? I need  it to help with ovarian cysts. Terrified of side effects. No insurance.

Birth control pills: No health insurance doesn't mean no health care. Check out planned parenthood. Or check out links on my website for low cost, even free, healthcare. All birth control pills have similar risks. Pick lowest dose that controls your pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet safe? I bought drops but am scared of side effects. I have ovarian cysts and heard hCG can turn them cancerous? Is this true?

Is the hCG diet safe? I bought drops but am scared of side effects. I have ovarian cysts and heard hCG can turn them cancerous? Is this true?

It's silly stuff: The 'hcg diet' is an 800-calorie severely restrictive diet and this is why you lose weight. The overpriced placebo that is tacked on will probably do nothing. Further, HCG does not turn ovarian cysts cancerous. Why not take the money and join a fitness club, make friends, and embark on a far happier and less fear-darkened life? Cheers. ...Read more

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Can i know the side effects of having fluid in cul de sac duo to ruptured ovarian cyst at 20 year old girl ? Plz help :)

Can i know the side effects of having fluid in cul de sac duo to ruptured ovarian cyst at 20 year old girl ? Plz help :)

Low risk: There is a low risk of anything from fluid it is usually re absorbed but it can irritate some young woman. Is a small risk this fluid could get infected but unlikely ...Read more

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Side effects of coming off yaz? Started by my gyn when i was 17 because of painful periods and ovarian cysts. Helped with acne too.

Side effects of coming off yaz? Started by my gyn when i was 17 because of painful periods and ovarian cysts. Helped with acne too.

No real side effects: People can be started on birth control pills to help treat painful periods, help reduce ovarian cysts, and some help with acne as you mentioned. Once off the pill, it may take a couple of cycles for your body to regulate your period. Also, you may notice that your periods are more painful and your acne may return. ...Read more

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Side effects of moderate abdominal free fluid from ovarian cyst rupture?

Side effects of moderate abdominal free fluid from ovarian cyst rupture?

Pain : If the cyst is actively bleeding you may need intervention, but if vitals and labs are stable you need time and pain meds to get through the time until the fluid is reabsorbed. ...Read more

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Can a ovarian cysts cause pain on my right side when the cysts is on the left?

Possibly : If the cyst was exceptionally large then pain referred to the other side is possible. This is not as likely as something else causing the pain. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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