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What is Ovarian cysts?

What is Ovarian cysts?

The development of ovarian cysts is a common condition in which one or more cysts form on the ovary or ...more »

  • Ovarian cysts: Cysts occurring in the ovaries.
  • Ovarian cysts: General term for cysts and cystic diseases of the ovary.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Ovarian cysts: a cystic tumor (usually benign) of the ovary.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Ovarian cysts: Introduction

Types of Ovarian cysts:

Types of Ovarian cysts:

  • Functional ovarian cysts - occurring during ovulation and often disappearing during menstruation. Cannot occur during menopause.
  • Endometriomas - related to endometriosis; may be "chocolate cysts".
  • Benign cystic tumors (cystadenomas) - benign and often fat-filled;
  • Dermoid cysts (ovary) - a type of benign cystic tumor with hair, bone, or other abnormal structure.
  • Multiple Cysts (ovary) - many small cysts; possibly caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Follicular cyst - a cyst when a follicle does not release the egg.
  • Corpus luteum cyst - cyst formation after a follicle has released its egg.
  • more types...»

Broader types of Ovarian cysts:

Who gets Ovarian cysts?

Gender Profile for Ovarian cysts: Women only.

How serious is Ovarian cysts?

Prognosis of Ovarian cysts: Most cysts are benign in younger women; post-menopausaul women have a higher risk of ovarian cancer.
Complications of Ovarian cysts: see complications of Ovarian cysts

What causes Ovarian cysts?

Causes of Ovarian cysts: see causes of Ovarian cysts

What are the symptoms of Ovarian cysts?

Symptoms of Ovarian cysts: see symptoms of Ovarian cysts

Complications of Ovarian cysts: see complications of Ovarian cysts

Can anyone else get Ovarian cysts?

More information: see contagiousness of Ovarian cysts
Inheritance: see inheritance of Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ovarian cysts.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ovarian cysts.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ovarian cysts: Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ovarian cysts.
Treatments for Ovarian cysts: see treatments for Ovarian cysts
Prevention of Ovarian cysts: see prevention of Ovarian cysts
Research for Ovarian cysts: see research for Ovarian cysts

Organs Affected by Ovarian cysts:

Organs and body systems related to Ovarian cysts include:

Name and Aliases of Ovarian cysts

Main name of condition: Ovarian cysts

Other names or spellings for Ovarian cysts:

Ovarian cysts: Related Conditions

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