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The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They produce a woman's eggs and make female hormones. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in or on an ovary. They usually form during ovulation, when the ovary releases an egg. They are usually harmless and go away by themselves. Most women have them sometime during their lives.

Most ovarian cysts are small and don't cause symptoms. Women may not find out that they have them until they have a pelvic exam. If there are symptoms, they may include:

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  1. Ovarian Cysts (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... produce a woman's eggs and make female hormones. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in or on an ... women have them sometime during their lives. Most ovarian cysts are small and don't cause symptoms. Women ...
  2. An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid that forms on or inside an ovary. This article is about ... blood. This cyst makes progesterone and estrogen hormones. Ovarian cysts are more common in the childbearing years between ...
  3. Ovarian Cysts (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Ovarian Cysts/Learn More ... Ovarian Cysts ... Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
  4. An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid, or a semisolid material, that develops on or within the ovary. Ovarian cysts are relatively common and usually disappear without treatment.
  5. Ovarian Cysts and Infertility: Is There a Connection? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Ovarian Cysts/Learn More ... Ovarian Cysts ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  6. Typically, ovarian cysts are functional (not disease-related) and usually disappear on their own within 60 days. Oral contraceptives may ...
  7. Ovarian Cyst (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    Ovarian Cysts/Learn More ... Ovarian Cysts ... American Academy of Family Physicians
  8. Ovarian Cysts (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Ovarian Cysts/Learn More ... Ovarian Cysts ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Ovarian Cysts From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Ovarian Cysts/Clinical Trials ... Ovarian Cysts
  10. What Is Ovarian Cancer? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... ovarian cancer and where they start. Learn which ovarian cysts can be cancer.
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