It is common for women to develop ovarian cysts over the course of their lives. These cysts are sacks that form on the ovaries. They may be full of fluid or could be solid. Typically, cysts form during ovulation. This is the part of your monthly cycle where one of your ovaries releases an egg.
You may experience uncomfortable symptoms, such as pain, from an ovarian cyst. Other times, these cysts can exist and cause no symptoms at all. In most cases, a cyst will form and then, over the course of a few weeks to three months, will disappear on its own.
Thankfully, the vast majority of ovarian cysts are not cancerous. They are benign. However, there are rare circumstances when the development of an ovarian cyst indicates ovarian cancer. Since this possibility exists, it is recommendable that you talk to your doctor about any symptoms you experience that could indicate that you have ovarian cysts.
Dr. Susan Crockett is a healthcare provider at Virtuoso GYN. She works with an expert medical team. Her recommendation is for you to call our office and schedule a check-up if you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an ovarian cyst. The following are nine warning signs you should be on the lookout for.
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