What are Ovarian Cysts
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops within the ovary of the female reproductive system. It is usually benign (non-cancerous) but there may be a chance of it developing into a cancerous cyst over time due to mutations. Ovarian cysts can be as small as a pea and develop to become as large as an orange. Most ovarian cysts are asymptomatic in nature and need no special treatment.
However when a cyst starts to cause symptoms, treatment will be recommended. Abdominal swelling and pelvic pain are the most common symptoms. Patients suffering from this condition also complain about pain during sexual intercourse and heavy, irregular periods. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, headaches, nausea and weight gain. Sharp abdominal pain may also be experienced when a cyst bursts.