Physiologic ovarian cysts; Functional ovarian cysts; Corpus luteum cysts; Follicular cysts
If you are not trying to get pregnant and you often get functional cysts, you can prevent them by taking hormone medications (such as birth control pills), which prevent follicles from growing.
Katz VL. Benign gynecologic lesions: Vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, oviduct, ovary. In: Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed....Read more
Can you inherit breast cancer? In rare cases, a mutated gene that greatly elevates breast cancer risk is passed from one generation to the... Read more »
"Doc, I've had swelling off and on for more than 15 years. The medications my doctor has been giving me don't seem to work as well. It... Read more »