Can ovarian cysts be prevented?

Ovarian cysts cannot be prevented. Fortunately, the vast majority of cysts don’t cause any symptoms, are not related to cancer, and go away on their own. Talk to your doctor or nurse if you notice any changes in your period, pain in the pelvic area, or any of the major symptoms listed above. A pelvic exam, possibly with an ultrasound, can help determine if a cyst is causing the problem. If a woman is not seeking pregnancy and develops functional cysts frequently, future cysts may be prevented by taking oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera, or Norplant.

Ovarian Cysts Questions

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