Functional Ovarian Cysts (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
A functional ovarian cyst sometimes develops during the latter part of the menstrual cycle, when an egg follicle fills up with fluid. Factors that may increase your risk for developing a functional ovarian cyst include:
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you have:
Call your doctor for an appointment if:
For more information about other symptoms that concern you, see the following topics:
Most functional ovarian cysts are harmless, do not cause symptoms, and go away without treatment. Watchful waiting is usually an appropriate option if you are diagnosed with a functional ovarian cyst.
Who To See
Ovarian cysts can be diagnosed and treated by any of the following health professionals:
You may need to see a gynecologist for further testing or treatment.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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