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Ovarian cyst


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Some ovarian cysts can cause symptoms, such as pain in your tummy, bloating and irregular periods.

Most ovarian cysts disappear in a few months without treatment. Large cysts or cysts causing symptoms may need to be surgically removed.

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can grow on the ovaries. Most cysts are harmless and disappear without treatment.

Most ovarian cysts are linked to the menstrual cycle. Some can be caused by abnormal cell growth or a condition.

Page last reviewed: 20/06/2023
Next review due: 20/06/2026