Ovarian Cyst Overview

An ovarian cyst, also called a cystic ovarian mass, is a fluid-filled sac that can form within a normal solid ovary. Ovarian cysts are very common among women during the childbearing years—and while most are benign, some can turn into cancer.  There are many different types of ovarian cysts and they can typically be found during a routine pelvic exam or sonogram.  The good news is that most ovarian cysts will eventually go away naturally; those that do not routinely will require a procedure known as laparoscopic surgery or abdominal surgery.

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