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Causes of Ovarian cysts

Causes of Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts are caused by a defect in release of the egg from a follicle. There are no known risk factors.

List of causes of Ovarian cysts

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Ovarian cysts) that could possibly cause Ovarian cysts includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Ovarian cysts: Women only....more »

Ovarian cysts: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Ovarian cysts, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Ovarian cysts:

Ovarian cysts: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Ovarian cysts: Review the cause informationfor the various 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.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Ovarian cysts: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Ovarian cysts as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Ovarian cysts as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Ovarian cysts. Our database lists the following as having Ovarian cysts as a complication of that condition:

Ovarian cysts as a symptom:

Conditions listing Ovarian cysts as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Ovarian cysts. Our database lists the following as having Ovarian cysts as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Ovarian cysts:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Ovarian cysts as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Related information on causes of Ovarian cysts:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Ovarian cysts may be found in:


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