• Question: What is an ovarian cyst?

    Asked by aneesasharif to Vicky on 21 Mar 2012.
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      Vicky Young answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      Hey Aneesasharif

      An ovarian cyst is a collection of fluid (blood, tissue fluid), surrounded by a very thin wall, that is in or on the ovary. It can be as small as a pea, or larger than an orange. Most of the time they are harmless and people don’t know they even have them. They are also really common – about 15% of women have one at some point in their lives.

      Awesome question (: