Tip & How-To about Health & Beauty

Treatment of ovarian cysts

A cyst on your ovary can be found during a pelvic exam. Depending on its size and whether its fluid-filled, solid or mixed, your Gynecologist is likely will recommend tests to determine its type and whether you need treatment.

Treatment depends on your age, the type and size of your cyst, and your symptoms.

Your doctor might suggest:

- Watchful waiting.
In many cases, you can wait and be re-examined to see if the cyst goes away within a few months. Your doctor will likely recommend that you get follow-up pelvic ultrasounds at intervals to see if your cyst changes in size.

- Medication.
Your doctor might recommend hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills, to keep ovarian cysts from recurring. However, birth control pills won't shrink an existing cyst.

- Surgery.
Your doctor might suggest removing a cyst that is large, doesn't look like a functional cyst, is growing, continues through two or three menstrual cycles, or causes pain.

Posted by on

Health & Beauty Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I am sorry all I ask is what causes a bakers cyst and really it doesn’t give you any real answer at all


A bakers cyst is caused when excess joint fluid is pushed into one of the small sacs of tissue behind the knee. When this sac fills with fluid and bulges out, it is called a cyst. The excess fluid is usually caused by conditions such as arthritis that irritate the knee. It may also be caused by an injury.

Nov 21, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

how to remove a cyst in my ovaries


specialist medical procedure performed by a gynecologist in a hospital
that is how a cyst on ovaries is removed

Dec 01, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?

246 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Health & Beauty Experts

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

70647 Answers

Bill Boyd

Level 3 Expert

53816 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

34874 Answers

Are you a Health and Beauty Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...