Most ovarian cysts aren't cancerous. In medical language, they aren't malignant - they are benign.
About one in 1,000 ovarian cysts are found to be cancerous in women who have not yet gone through the menopause.
About three in 1,000 ovarian cysts turn out to be cancerous in women over the age of 50.
Does ovarian cyst affect fertility ?
Ovarian cysts don't usually affect your fertility. But if you need to have surgery to remove a cyst, this could affect your ability to have a child. But few types of cysts does affect .talk to your gynaecologist for more details.
Is it necessary to remove the ovary always?
If you need to have surgery, if at all possible, only the cyst will be removed and your ovary won't be. However, if your cyst is very large or if your ovary has twisted (torsion), it may need to be removed.
What is the difference between cyst and PCOS?
At some point in their reproductive years, as many as one in three women have cysts on their ovaries that can be seen on ultrasound scan. But this is not the same thing as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women with cysts on their ovaries often have no symptoms and the cyst frequently goes away on its own.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may have lots of cysts on their ovaries, but they also have abnormalities in the way their bodies produce and manage sex hormones. PCOS is a collection of symptoms that includes cysts on the ovaries.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF pcos?
So there are a number of different possible hormone imbalances linked to PCOS. These differences in hormone levels cause a number of different symptoms. These include:
Increase in facial and body hair (hirsutism).
Lack of periods (amenorrhoea) or infrequent periods.
On average, women with PCOS have ovaries three times normal size but confusingly, some women with PCOS don't have cysts on their ovaries at all. Not ovulating and having the hormone imbalances listed above is enough for a diagnosis.
Is pregnancy possible even after removing both ovaries?-