Cobb Women’s Health
Ovaries or Cysts
An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch filled with fluid or other tissue that forms on the ovary. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their childbearing years. Birth control pills may be prescribed to treat some types of ovarian cysts. This treatment will not make cysts you already have go away. But it will prevent new cysts from forming. If your cyst is large or causing symptoms, your health care provider may suggest surgery.