The ongoing debate of the effect of birth control pills on ovarian cysts has yet to be resolved.
Some physicians recommend birth control for the prevention and treatment of cysts because they claim that cysts cannot form when a woman is taking birth control because it stops ovulation.
Most cysts form from a small amount of fluid used in the development of an egg, called an ovarian follicle. When this follicle becomes larger than about 2 cm it can be classified as a cyst.
Others think that stopping ovulation my lead to PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and the formation of multiple cysts.
Some symptoms of PCOS are repeat miscarriages, too much insulin or insulin resistance, sleep apnea, chronic pelvic pain, obesity, and male-like facial/ body hair.