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A 18-year-old female asked:

Are ovarian cysts genetic? how do i know if i have them?

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Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 14 years experience
Some are normal : The ovaries make cysts for a living. That is, they're normal. How ever they should not be very large. Depending on the cause it may be genetic. If you do not have symptoms or pain, don't worry about it.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are ovarian cysts and how do I know if have them?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Growth on ovary: An ovarian cyst is a growth on the ovary. One type is functional cyst, on that will go away on its own. The other is a benign growth, that doesn't go away and needs surgery to remove it. Some women have pain with cysts, other women don't. A pelvic exam will sometimes find them. Ovarian cysts are most reliably diagnosed by ultrasound.
A 35-year-old female asked:

How do I know if I have a ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Exam and u/s: A gynecologist can evaluate you by exam and ultrasound to be sure if there are ovarian cysts or not.

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