Besides normal menstruation, some related conditions to benign ovarian cyst could cause the fluid-filled sacs to grow in or on the ovaries. These are two of the related conditions:
- Endometriosis – endometrial tissue, the lining of the uterus, begins to grow in irregular places, such as on nearby organs or behind the uterus. In this case, the tissue grows inside the ovary, causing a benign ovarian cyst. The cause is unknown, and treatments can include medications and surgery.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – the ovaries or adrenal glands produce too much male hormone. This causes benign ovarian cysts to develop as well as other symptoms, such as infertility, pelvic pain, hair growth on face, chest or stomach, acne/oily skin and dandruff. Medicines can help treat the symptoms, but there is not yet a cure for this condition.