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Treatment

Usually, no treatment is needed. However, in some cases, your gynecologist may choose to remove the cyst. This can be done one of two ways:

  • Electrocautery, which uses a heated probe to destroy the cyst

  • Cryotherapy, in which the gynecologist freezes the cyst with liquid nitrogen

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