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I have cramps frequently with slight pain. My period is 10 days late. I have polysytic ovaries. What to do? I want the period to start immediately!
Ovarian pain: The most common reason for pain coming from your ovaries is an enlarging cyst. The ovaries are predisposed to cyst formation since that is a part of normal ovulation. Certain sexually transmitted diseases will cause pain in your fallopian tubes right next to the ovaries. You would not be able to tell the difference between tubal pain or ovarian pain. It needs to be checked out. ...Read more
Follicles and stroma: The ovaries contain eggs or oocytes, which develop inside spherical structures called follicles. Most follicles are found in the outer part of the ovary. The follicles contain only thin layers of cells at first, but later on they become fluid-filled. With regular periods 1-2 follicles release an egg each month. Around the follicles is ovarian stroma, which contains some hormone-producing cells. ...Read more