Many women will be diagnosed with an ovarian mass or cyst at some time in their lives. An ovarian cyst is a closed sac within the ovary that contains fluid or solid material.

The majority of ovarian cysts in pre-menopausal women will be "normal" cysts, related to development of the egg in the ovary and ovulation. These cysts will almost always go away over time.

Sometimes cysts are found because a woman is having pain or discomfort, and sometimes they are felt during a routine pelvic examination.

Go to top