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How are ovarian cysts treated?

Dr. Shelley C. Giebel, MD
Dr. Shelley C. Giebel, MD on behalf of MDLIVE
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)
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After an ovarian cyst is evaluated by ultrasound and found to be only fluid (no solid components) it is best to let it heal on its own.  Birth control pills can also be used to prevent further cysts from forming.  However infrequently, the cysts may persist and surgery may be necessary. 

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