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What is an ovarian cyst and how can I treat it? I get them regularly.

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Ovarian cyst

Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress.
If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them.

In brief: Ovarian cyst

Ovarian cysts can occur spontaneously in women, and will usually regress.
If you have a persistent cyst for 3 months it should be checked out especially if a sonogram shows a solid component to the cyst. Persistent non malignant cysts can be drained either under sedation or general anesthesia using a transvaginal approach. Using bcp's will prevent cysts if you're prone to them.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Dr. David Dang
Radiology
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In brief: See below.

There are different types of ovarian cysts.
The most common are follicular cysts as they develop from normal ovarian follicles. These may resolve on their own but also may recur as new follicles fail to expell the egg & continue to grow. Birth controll pills may be able to reduce the chance of these cysts developing in future menstrual cycles.

In brief: See below.

There are different types of ovarian cysts.
The most common are follicular cysts as they develop from normal ovarian follicles. These may resolve on their own but also may recur as new follicles fail to expell the egg & continue to grow. Birth controll pills may be able to reduce the chance of these cysts developing in future menstrual cycles.
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