What are Ovarian Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are thin walled fluid filled sacs in the ovaries. They can be found at all ages and stages of a womans life. Most ovarian cysts are benign and disappear on their own. Some ovarian cysts can be more problematic, particularly in postmenopausal women and become cancers. What is important to know is which ones should you follow and which ones should be removed. In the last few years there has been a strong campaign to reduce the number of investigations used in medical diagnosis and work ups. It has been referred to as the “Image Lightly” campaign. Last August, an article was published on Medscape which outlines followup recommendations for ovarian cysts based on findings reviewed by nine

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