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Is there a connection between ovarian cyst and endometriosis?

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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Sometimes

Endometriosis on the ovaries sometimes forms cysts called endometriomas: they can be seen on ultrasound, and may cause pain.
Other kinds of ovarian cysts will not cause endometriosis. Hope that helps. If you have a pesistent ovarian cyst and your doctor suspect endometriosis, surgery may be necessary and helpful.

In brief: Sometimes

Endometriosis on the ovaries sometimes forms cysts called endometriomas: they can be seen on ultrasound, and may cause pain.
Other kinds of ovarian cysts will not cause endometriosis. Hope that helps. If you have a pesistent ovarian cyst and your doctor suspect endometriosis, surgery may be necessary and helpful.
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