What is an Ovarian Cyst: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Ovarian cysts are shaped like a sac, often in the form of a fluid-filled structure that develops in a woman’s ovary. The female ovary is shaped like two nuts which release the egg cell (as part of the menstrual cycle) and female sex hormones that play a role in the female reproductive system. Cysts that grow on the ovaries often do not cause unwanted symptoms. However, there are times when the cyst becomes a serious health disorder and requires treatment by a doctor.

Symptoms of ovarian cysts (ovaries)
Often ovarian cysts do not cause visible symptoms. Most cysts grow and heal without realizing it. However, if the cyst grows to a certain size because of the causes described in the next section, the symptoms that begin to appear are usually abdominal or pelvic pain. The pain you feel is usually not too pronounced, spreads to the lower back, and gets worse before menstruation. This pain is the result of pressure and irregularities with the surrounding organs. Some common symptoms include: