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A 27-year-old female asked:

Never had an ovarian cyst. now i got bilateral cysts & 1 ruptured. do i have pcos?they didn't diagnosis it & have no other pcos symptoms & norm weight

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Probably not: Ovarian cysts and pcos are usually distinct and different clinical conditions; the confusion comes form the word 'cyst' which is i only a very general term in medicine. Weight is not at all a diagnostic criterion in pcos (or ovarian cysts for that matter.).
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably not: Every women, every cycle will have an ovarian cyst at least 2 centimeters in diameter at the time of ovulation - whether she knows it or not. Most women have little or no symptoms from those cysts - except for the menstrual cycle. The occasional woman who does have pain will often have an ultrasound or a ct that shows the cyst. Most of them do not require treatment. Pcos presents differently.

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