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Benign Ovarian Cyst

Statistics of Benign Ovarian Cysts

While ovarian cysts are common in women of childbearing age, it’s important to know as much as possible about your reproductive health. These statistics on benign ovarian cyst help patients understand the condition and identify when immediate medical attention is necessary. Start by reading the facts below and asking your doctor for more information:

  • Benign ovarian cyst are usually harmless and resolve without medical treatment in 8-12 weeks
  • Most women will develop a cyst at some point in her life
  • These fluid-filled sacs are rarely cancerous for women under 55
  • If a cyst occurs in a woman 55 or older, it may be more dangerous and requires treatment
  • Birth control pills may help prevent new benign ovarian cysts
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome may cause cysts along with other irregular symptoms
  • A cyst can be pea-sized or grow to the size of a cantaloupe
  • There are five types of benign ovarian cysts that develop in different ways

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