Menstrual Glossary A to Z

Ovarian Cyst

A collection of fluid surrounded by a very thin membrane, occurring within or on the surface of an ovary. Ovarian cysts can be as small as 2 centimeters or as large as an orange.

Virtually every woman will have some occurrence of ovarian cysts, and some women's ovaries are very cystic and produce them often. Most are benign (not malignant) and are often related to the reproductive cycle.

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