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Functional Ovarian Cysts - What Increases Your Risk

A functional ovarian cyst sometimes develops near the end of the menstrual cycle, when an egg follicle fills up with fluid. Factors that may increase your risk for developing a functional ovarian cyst include:

  • A history of a previous functional ovarian cyst.
  • Current use of clomiphene, such as Clomid or Serophene, to start ovulation.
  • Use of low-dose progestin-only contraception (such as some implants, pills, and IUDs).

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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