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Ovarian Cyst

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by Rosenblum L

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

 

Diagnosis

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
 

RESOURCES

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
http://www.acog.org/

Women's Health.gov
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.ca/

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
http://www.sogc.org/

 

References


Follicular cyst (ovarian). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/ . Updated October 3, 2011. Accessed August 10, 2012.


Ovarian cysts fact sheet. Womens Health.gov website. Available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/ovarian-cysts.cfm . 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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