How can ovarian cysts be prevented?

Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
A woman who is in her reproductive years who is ovulating on a monthly basis will always have ovarian cysts.  The ovarian cysts are usually inconsequential, and they occur with regular ovulation.  If ovarian cysts are causing pain or if the patient is having a severe amount of pain with ovulation, I will put these patients on birth control pills.

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