Ovarian Cysts are a common finding in women of reproductive age. Most of them are benign (not cancerous) and are diagnosed by the means of a pelvic ultrasound. Benign cysts may be simple in nature, haemorrhagic, endometriotic or dermoid.
Simple ovarian cysts and haemorrhagic cysts (particularly those less than 5cm in diameter) will often go away by themselves with no need for intervention. Endometriotic cysts and dermoid cysts will not resolve themselves and will need surgical treatment to remove them.