Ovarian Cyst | Overview


What is an ovarian cyst?

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in or on the ovary. There are several types of ovarian cysts. Many ovarian cysts are noncancerous cysts that occur as a result of ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). These are called functional cysts.

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00