Ovarian Cysts (cont.)
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What about surgery for ovarian cysts?
Surgery may be needed to remove very large cysts or to take a tissue sampling (biopsy) of a cyst to be sure that the cyst is not cancerous.
Can ovarian cysts be prevented?
Little medical information is available on the prevention of ovarian cysts. Some risk factors for the development of ovarian cysts have been identified (see Causes section). Taking oral contraceptives (birth control pills) prevents ovulation and therefore reduces the chance of developing functional ovarian cysts.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2016
Wayne Blocker, MD
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