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Menopause

Ovarian cycts

04/26/2007

Question:

WHY DOES ONE GET OVARIAN CYSTS WHEN A WOMEN IS IN MENOPAUSE?

Answer:

It is possible to get ovarian cysts in menopause.  The benign ones are usually simple cysts that are quite small, simple and do not grow.  A simple cyst has the appearance of a water balloon.  A complex cyst may have blood or solid components that are more concerning.  Complex cysts and cysts that continue to grow should be removed. 

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati