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Ovarian Cyst

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by Rosenblum L

(Follicular Cyst; Functional Cyst; Mittelschmertz; Corpus Luteum Cyst)



The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A pelvic exam will also be done. Cysts are often found during routine pelvic exams when there are no symptoms.
  • Type and size of the cyst
  • Type of treatment needed (if any)
Other tests or procedures (eg, laparoscopy , blood tests) may be used if a cyst:
  • Does not go away after several menstrual cycles
  • Gets larger and more painful
  • Does not appear to be a simple functional cyst


The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists




Canadian Cancer Society

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada



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Ovarian cysts fact sheet. Womens website. Available at: . Updated September 23, 2008. Accessed August 10, 2012.

10/7/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : Grimes DA, Jones LB, Lopez LM, Schulz KF. Oral contraceptives for functional ovarian cysts. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;9:CD006134.


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