Ovarian Cysts Directory
Fluid-filled sacs (cysts) often form on the ovaries. There are several different types of ovarian cysts, the most common being functional cysts. Often, ovarian cysts do not cause symptoms. You may not realize you have one until you visit your ob-gyn for a routine exam. Ovarian cysts can cause problems if they twist, bleed, or rupture. So it's important to have regular gynecologic exams so that any problems can be diagnosed and treated. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about ovarian cysts, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Ovarian Pain: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments
WebMD explains acute and chronic ovarian pain and what it may indicate.
Ovarian Cysts - Symptoms, Types, Treatment
Each month, the ovaries make eggs in women who have not reached menopause. Cysts are a normal part of this cycle. But some cysts are not normal and need attention. Learn more about ovarian cysts and how to treat them.
The Basics of Infertility
WebMD's guide to the causes of infertility in men and women.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Weight Gain
WebMD explains why weight gain is a common side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and how women with this condition can lose weight.
8 Other Reasons Women Take Birth Control Pills (Besides Preventing Pregnancy)
Birth control pills can do more than prevent pregnancy. There are other reasons women take oral contraceptives.
Winning the War on PMS
Women who think they suffer from PMS will still want to consult a doctor, experts say, to rule out such medical problems as fibroids and endometriosis. Once you're past that step, you'll be glad to know there's an ever-growing arsenal to employ in the battle for relief -- from dietary changes and exercise to multivitamins and prescription medication.
A Mysterious Ailment
Weight gain, facial hair, irregular menstruation -- all are symptoms of a hormonal disorder that plagues millions of women. Here's how to spot it.
When Your Period Signals a Problem
Pain, bleeding, and missed periods may be signs that something is wrong.