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Cysts are sac-like structures that may be filled with gas, liquid, or solid materials. Cysts may produce symptoms and signs depending on their location. Treatment of a cyst depends upon what caused the cyst in the first place.

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      • Ovarian cysts definition and facts
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      • What are ovarian cysts?
      • What signs and symptoms are caused by ovarian cysts?
      • What are the symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?
      • What causes, and what are the types of ovarian cysts?
      • Can ovarian cysts cause cancer?
      • What are the risks of ovarian cysts during pregnancy?
      • Can a woman get ovarian cysts during peri-, or postmenopause?
      • How are ovarian cysts diagnosed?
      • How can the physician decide if an ovarian cyst is dangerous?
      • What is the treatment for ovarian cysts?
      • What about surgery for ovarian cysts?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat ovarian cysts?
      • What is the prognosis for a woman with ovarian cysts?
      • Can ovarian cysts be prevented?
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      Pilonidal Cyst Article
      • Pilonidal cyst facts
      • What is a pilonidal cyst?
      • What causes a pilonidal cyst?
      • What are risk factors for a pilonidal cyst?
      • What are pilonidal cyst symptoms and signs?
      • How do doctors diagnose a pilonidal cyst?
      • Are there any home remedies for a pilonidal cyst?
      • What is the treatment for a pilonidal cyst? Is surgery necessary for pilonidal cysts?
      • What types of doctors treat pilonidal cysts?
      • What is the prognosis of a pilonidal cyst?
      • Is it possible to prevent a pilonidal cyst?
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      Cervical Cancer Article
      • Cervical cancer facts
      • What is cervical cancer?
      • How do women get cervical cancer? What causes cervical cancer?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cervical cancer?
      • What are the risk factors for cervical cancer?
      • What are cervical cancer screening guidelines?
      • What tests are used to diagnose cervical cancer?
      • What are the stages of cervical cancer?
      • What is the treatment for cervical cancer?
      • What are methods of treatment for cervical cancer?
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