Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cyst Ovarian Treatment

Usually, ovarian cysts resolve without treatment within two months. Treatment for ovarian cystic disease may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications or narcotic pain medications. Oral contraceptives may be used to reduce the risk for future ovarian cysts, while treatment for large ovarian cysts may require surgery.

Treatment options for ovarian cystic disease include:

Cyst Ovarian Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of ovarian cystic disease.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having ovarian cystic disease again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Cyst Ovarian Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ovarian cystic disease:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cyst Ovarian References
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