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How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and i'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: They do not

Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain.
Perhaps you are reading something about polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this case many women who struggle with weight gain also have multiple small ovarian follicles referred to as polycystic ovaries. This is not the same thing as having an ovarian cyst. If you're struggling with weight gain please investigate other causes.

In brief: They do not

Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain.
Perhaps you are reading something about polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this case many women who struggle with weight gain also have multiple small ovarian follicles referred to as polycystic ovaries. This is not the same thing as having an ovarian cyst. If you're struggling with weight gain please investigate other causes.
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