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Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian Cysts

While most ovarian cysts are benign, if you are experiencing abdominal pain, you could have a cyst in need of checking. The doctors at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies are here to help you resolve any gynecological problems with expertise and compassion.

What is an Ovarian Cyst?

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on one of a woman’s two ovaries. They often develop during ovulation, when the ovary releases an egg each month.

Ovarian cysts are usually harmless with no symptoms. However, sometimes an ovarian cyst can cause abdominal pain, swelling, painful bowel movements, and pain during sex.

Causes of Ovarian Cysts

The most common causes of ovarian cysts include:

Diagnosis and Treatment

Detection of an ovarian cyst starts with a pelvic exam. Further tests may include:

If the cyst doesn’t go away on its own or if it grows larger, your doctor may recommend one of the following treatments:

Your gynecologist at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer will provide you the most up-to-date information, options and treatment to get you back to optimal health.