(HealthDay News) -- An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on the ovary.
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Most ovarian cysts are small and often lack symptoms unless they rupture or become twisted.
If there are symptoms, the womenshealth.gov website says these warning signs are common:
- Pain in the lower abdomen.
- Pelvic pain.
- Dull ache in the lower back and thighs.
- Problems emptying the bladder or bowel.
- Pain during sex.
- Unexplained weight gain.
- Pain during the menstrual period.
- Breast tenderness.
- Needing to urinate more often.
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