Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets within or on the surface of an ovary. Many women have ovarian cysts at some time during their lives. Most ovarian cysts present little or no discomfort and are harmless. The majority of ovarian cysts disappear without treatment within a few months. However, ovarian cysts especially those that have ruptured may produce serious symptoms. Treatment depends on age, type, size and symptoms of the cyst. These ovarian cyst may also create problems in conceiving as they may alter the hormonal balance in a woman. If they present with symptoms like menstrual disorder like heave bleeding accompanied with pain during the peroids, irregular periods or severe abdomen painthen you need to consult a gynaecologist for further opinion and line of treatment.
Follicular ovarian cyst: This type of simple cyst can form when ovulation does not occur or when a mature follicle involutes (collapses on itself). The rupture of this type of cyst can create sharp severe pain on the side of the ovary on which the cyst appears. Usually, these cysts produce no symptoms and disappear by themselves within a few months.