Can ovarian cysts be prevented?

Taking medications that contain hormones (such as birth control pills) will stop ovulation. However, many women taking low-dose oral contraceptives may still ovulate. Although there has been no study that shows that oral contraceptive pills reduce the formation of the ovarian cysts, many physicians still do prescribe this regimen.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 10/09/2019.

References

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Ovarian Cysts. Accessed 10/10/2019.
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health. Ovarian cysts. Accessed 10/10/2019.

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