Polycystic Ovary

Polycystic Ovary

Picture of a normal ovary and a polycystic ovary

In some women, cysts form on the ovaries. A cyst is a sac-shaped structure in the body. Cysts usually are filled with fluid.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedFebruary 7, 2012

Last Revised: February 7, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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