Physiologic ovarian cysts; Functional ovarian cysts; Corpus luteum cysts; Follicular cysts
If you are not trying to get pregnant and you often get functional cysts, you can prevent them by taking hormone medications (such as birth control pills), which prevent follicles from growing.
Katz VL. Benign gynecologic lesions: Vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, oviduct, ovary. In: Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed....Read more
Going through menopause increases the risk of develoing certain diseases. One of those is ovarian cancer, which can be very hard to detect... Read more »
I was busy on another project, but from the other room, Dad called, “Dorian, turn on The Dr. Oz Show!” Being the dutiful daughter, I... Read more »
An article on CNN, "Possible Marker for Ovarian Cancer Found," discusses a recent research study offering hope for more effective and new... Read more »