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A 42-year-old female asked:

Trans-vag u/s shows 3 left ovarian cysts and 2 right, no ovulation this cycle, are these functional cysts? is it normal to have 5? normal menses.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks.

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Last updated Mar 3, 2018

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