A 40-year-old member asked:
Whats the difference between polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Totally different: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Most resolve in 6-8 weeks on their own and the discomfort can be controlled with ibuprofen. Pcos is totally different. These are multiple tiny cysts throughout the ovary. The main problem being weight gain, lack of periods and abnormal hair growth. The ovarian cysts are a side effect of the hormonal imbalance with pcos.
Answered on Sep 13, 2017
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