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.
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