Ovarian cysts often develop naturally if you have monthly periods.
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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 a normal part of the menstrual cycle. Some can be caused by abnormal cell growth or a condition such as endometriosis.
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