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Ovarian cyst. Illustration of the human female reproductive system with a follicular cyst (left). The ovary on the right is normal. The cyst has produced an enlargement of the ovary, and appears opaque with fluid. At top (left and right) are the fallopian tubes through which eggs released by the ovaries pass into the uterus (centre). An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled swelling in the ovary, in this case occurring in an egg-producing follicle. Often there are no symptoms, but a large cyst can cause abdominal discomfort and menstrual irregularities. Most ovarian cysts are non-cancerous. They may disappear of their own accord, or they may require surgical removal.
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