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Why do I still get cysts when taking birth control pills?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
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In brief: Lots of types cysts

There are lots of different types of ovarian cysts--some that come and go on their own, some that are associated with hormone imbalances likes polycystic ovary syndrome, others that grow, and others that may even be cancer.
So it depends. Ask your doctor to explain to you what type you had and how it affects your fertility. Birth control pills stop some kinds of cysts but not all.

In brief: Lots of types cysts

There are lots of different types of ovarian cysts--some that come and go on their own, some that are associated with hormone imbalances likes polycystic ovary syndrome, others that grow, and others that may even be cancer.
So it depends. Ask your doctor to explain to you what type you had and how it affects your fertility. Birth control pills stop some kinds of cysts but not all.
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