How can you treat ovarian cysts?

Birth Control Pills. If you have recurring cysts, suppression of ovulation is the best treatment. This is best achieved with birth control pills but only your doctor can determine which treatment is best for you.
See below. Options are treatment of ovarian cysts may include watchful waiting, birth control pills or surgery. Many cyst resolve on their own. Bcp's may reduce the chance of new cyst developing in the future. Surgery may be elected if the cyst is growing or persisting over a few menstrual cycles or have certain appearances on ultrasound.

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Can ovarian cyst be treated n how?

Patience vs. Surgery. Most ovarian cysts in young women are "functional cysts", which evolve from a follicle that you ovulate from, then grow and finally resolve spontaneously over several weeks. Birth control pills do not speed up the resolution, but do decrease recurrences. If the cyst persists then surgery, often laparoscopic, is necessary to remove the cyst and have it tested for cancer. Read more...
Sometimes. Ovarian cysts can be physiological/cyclical and of no clinical significance especially if solitary and small. If multiple and present on the periphery of the ovaries, then it is poosible that you have high androgens (i.E testosterone) in which lifestyle changes +/- medication can help. Read more...

What is an endomeitreoma ovarian cyst and how are they typically treated?

Endometriosis cyst. An endometrioma is an endometriosis cyst and is usually filled with old blood. They are also called chocolate cysts. They can be removed surgically but it is not always necessary to have surgery. Read more...

How big is a 3.2 x 4.8 x 5.0 ovarian cyst? What can I do to treat it? . I'm afraid it could grow bigger or even cause any serious problems.

Above average size. Those measurements are in centimeters, so about and 1.5x2x2 inches. Most cysts are a bit smaller. However, it's not uncommon for women your age to have ovarian cysts. Most rupture on there own, and may cause pain when they do. Your ob/gyn will guide you regarding management. If a cyst is painful, or continues to grow it may need intervention, but usually not. Read more...

How to treat ovarian cysts?

Depends on size and . Kind and your fertilty desires in some cases, if it is a simple benign fluid filled cyst and not too large or ruptured you can get on bc pills or depo- shots or other hormonal birth control to hopefully shrink it, if it is not a simple cyst you may need surgery often times it can be done thru a scope or robot so you n eed to discuss everything with the gyn who diagnosed you! Read more...

How is an ovarian cyst treated in a teenager?

Depends on many fact. Factors like the size, is it a simple cyst or not , is there any pain or not , if it is a simple fluid filled benign looking cyst that is not too large or causing too much pain then often times birth control pills can shrink the cyst and prevent future cysts from forming, if it is not simple then the diagnosis and txment options are totatlly differnet so the gyn can discuss all of this with you. Read more...