Can An Ovarian Cyst Cause Stomachache And Chest Discomfort?

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Physiologic ovarian cysts; Functional ovarian cysts; Corpus luteum cysts; Follicular cysts


Functional ovarian cysts usually don't need treatment. They usually disappear within 8 - 12 weeks without treatment.

Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) may be prescribed for 4 - 6 weeks. Longer term use may decrease the development of new ovarian cysts. Birth control pills do not decrease the size of current cysts, which often will go away on their own.

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