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Ovarian cyst

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Introduction
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops on a woman’s ovary. They are very common and do not usually cause any symptoms.
Symptoms of ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts do not often cause any symptoms. You will usually only have symptoms if the cyst is large, if it ruptures, or if it blocks the blood supply to the ovaries.
Causes of ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts often develop for no apparent reason in women who have monthly periods. Sometimes, they can be caused by certain conditions.
Diagnosing ovarian cysts
Most ovarian cysts go undiagnosed because they do not usually cause any symptoms.
Treating ovarian cysts
Most ovarian cysts disappear on their own without the need for treatment. Treatment is often needed for large cysts or those that are causing symptoms.