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Ovarian cyst. Laparoscopic view of a cyst (swelling, lower centre) on an ovary (white, upper centre). Ovarian cyst are are fluid-filled sacs that can grow to larger than a grapefruit. They are quite common in women of child-bearing age and are rarely malignant (cancerous) as they usually shrink and disappear over time. However, they can cause bleeding and pain, in which case they are surgically removed.
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