What are Ovarian Cysts?












Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs which are usually not malignant(cancerous).These sacs may not cause any symptoms or they can cause quite a bit of pain .Sometimes ovarian cysts appear in connection with your menstrual cycle.

Ovarian cysts are very common, particularly in women between the ages of 30 and 60. They may be single or multiple, and can occur in one or both ovaries. Most are benign (non-cancerous), but approximately 15 percent are malignant (cancerous).


Types Of Ovarian Cysts:

Functional Cysts
These normal cysts will often shrink and disappear within two or three menstrual cycles. Because this type of cyst is formed during ovulation it rarely occurs in menopausal women because eggs are no longer being produced.

Dermoid Cysts
Ovarian cysts which are filled with various types of tissues including hair and skin.

Endometrioma Cysts
These cysts are also known as the chocolate cysts of endometriosis and form when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus attaches to the ovaries.

Cystadenoma Cysts
These are ovarian cysts which develop from cells on the outer surface of the ovaries

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS)
Cysts that form from a buildup of follicle cysts which cause the ovaries to thicken. These cysts cause the ovaries to enlarge and create a thick outer covering which may prevent ovulation from occurring and are often the cause of fertility problems.

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