What are ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop in a woman’s ovaries. Most cysts are harmless, but some may cause problems such as rupture, bleeding or pain. If the cyst is over 5cm in diameter, it may need to be surgically removed.

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The vast majority of ovarian cysts are functional (i.e. they are a by-product of hormonal fluctuations that occur during a menstrual cycle. A female human has two ovaries, small round organs which release an egg every month. The egg moves into the uterus (womb), where it can be fertilized by a male sperm. The egg is formed in the follicle, which contains fluid to protect the growing egg. When the egg is released, the follicle bursts. In some cases, the follicle either does not shed its fluid after releasing the egg, or does not release an egg. The follicle swells with fluid, becoming an ovarian cyst.


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Agripina Cadagdagon, Palmera Kaypian, Bulacan

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