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A 35-year-old female asked:

Does the pain of ovarian cysts tend to wax and wane over time? does ovulation and menstruation aggravate it, causing it to become more painful?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Yes and yes: Many ovarian cysts ("functional cysts") do come and go with the menstrual cycle, so it's very common. There are also other cysts that will not be related to your cycle; it's very important you work with your doctor about this.

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