A 42-year-old member asked:
What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?
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Dr. Scott Welker answered
26 years experience in General Surgery
Menstruation: Cysts are a normal part of the menstrual cycle. The ovary forms a "corpus luteum cyst" which ruptures near the time of menstruation if no fertilization occurs. It is thought that this may be one cause of benign ovarian cysts that keep growing.
Answered on May 2, 2013
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