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The relationship between Ovarian Cysts and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Posted Oct 04 2009 11:12pm

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior’s hand.”
Psalm 127: 3 & 4

I have been meaning to research on the above to find out the relationship between these conditions. I have been thinking that they are the same and have on ocasions referred to my PCOS as ovarian cysts, only because their names seem quite similar.

It was just a few days ago, a reader of my site asked me how both are related and because I was not able to give her a proper answer. I have decided once and for all to do the research for my own sake and my readers.

“Women with Insulin Resistance and obesity-related Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have cysts that pose different levels of concern.Ovarian cysts fall into various categories.

In the United States, ovarian cysts of some type are prevalent in nearly all pre-menopausal women and 14.8 percent of post-menopausal women (1). These cysts are fluid-filled sacs located within or on the outside wall of the ovary.

The majority of ovarian cysts are benign; they cannot be prevented and frequently will go away without treatment. Some cysts grow painfully large and must be removed. Studies have also shown that women who are past menopause and who have ovarian cysts have a higher risk of ovarian cancer (2).”

Type of functional ovarian cysts

typical polycystic ovaries

Click on the link below to continue reading from the site and please make note that polycystic ovarian sydrome is a type of ovarian cysts.

Hope this information is of great help to you. Feel free to click on any relevant links on the right of this page.

Until next time, keep clinging to hope.

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