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Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sac-like structures in an ovary. Most cysts are harmless; however, a proper diagnosis has to be made and cysts have to be followed up closely.

What are the types of ovarian cysts?

The most common type of ovarian cysts is functional cysts. They grow during the menstrual cycle. They are of two types:

  • Corpus Luteum Cysts or Hemorrhagic Cysts-
  • Non-Functional Ovarian Cysts-

What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?

Often, cysts are symptom-free. However, a huge ovarian cyst may result in:

  • Bloating or inflammation in the abdomen
  • Difficulty while passing urine
  • Pain: sharp pain in the lower abdominal area on the cyst side, Fullness or heavy sensation in the abdomen, Painful menses, and irregular bleeding, etc.

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