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A 21-year-old member asked:

When are women most likely to have ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
When ovulating: When women are of childbearing age, the ovaries produce follicles with eggs in them. The egg is released and then can be fertilized. Sometimes the follicle does not release the egg and this can turn in to an ovarian cyst. This can occur in any woman of childbearing age.
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
Reproductive ages.: Ovarian cysts are more common in women of reproductive ages. Many ovarian cyst are functional cyst, arising from normal ovarian follicles and usually resolve on their own. There are other type of cysts, including dermoid cyst, cystadenoma or endometrioma.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

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Dr. Adam Levy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Many causes: Go to http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.Htm there you will find all the answers you seek (that are possible to answer). Most important is you see your gyn if you feel you have these symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:

When are women most likely to have ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Mid cycle: A cyst can occur at any time and there are many types of cysts, but the moist common one comes form ovulation and that happens at mid cycle. If you want to prevent that the best way is to get on birth control pills unless you have a contraindication.
Howell Township, New Jersey
A 68-year-old female asked:

How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very rare: Most women at age 60 are now post menopausal and not ovulating any longer which is the primary cause of functional ovarian cysts. An ovarian "cyst" at this age is a concern as malignancies are more common.

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