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It is important to remember that every time an egg is released from the ovary, a cyst can form. Most woman have cysts on occasion but generally the cysts produce no symptoms so they never know. When the cyst enlarges then it an cause pain which is a reason to come to see me. However I have found cyst 5-6 cm on an ultrasound (US) in which the patient had absolutely no symptoms.
In your situation your may have resolved and this is a new one, as opposed to being the same one present 1.5 years ago. When women have recurrent cysts I often will discuss treatment with birth control pills (BCP). BCP work by suppressing the normal ovarian function so an egg is not produced and a cyst will not form. The BCP can be used for 3,6,9 months or longer; however I generally woman use them for at least 6 months to get a sufficient period of rest. This is often enough to allow her ovaries to rest, & then when they start working again many do not have further problems.
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