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.
Ovarian follicles. Many ovarian follicles or cysts are normal. This is where a egg is released from during ovulation. A follicle needs to grow to about 2 CM for a mature egg to be released. Sometimes a cyst can burst or bleed and this may cause sudden onset of pain.

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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...

How do you prevent follicular ovarian cysts?

Ovarian follicles. Many ovarian follicles or cysts are normal. This is where a egg is released from during ovulation. A follicle needs to grow to about 2 CM for a mature egg to be released. Sometimes a cyst can burst or bleed and this may cause sudden onset of pain. Read more...
Birth controll pills. It is thought that reducing ovulation through birth control pills may reduce the chance of developing ovarian cysts. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
Hormones. BCP can stop cysts from forming while you take them. Read more...