I was told that I have an ovary cyst. How did I get it?
Every month when you ovulate your body forms a cyst in your ovary. The cyst pushes the egg into the fallopian tube. After the egg is gone the cyst will dissopate on it’s own-usually. On occasion the cyst will stay and grow over the course of several cycles. Most cysts cause no symptoms but are found during a routine pelvic exam. Some cysts do cause symptoms and can grow to be very large.
Likely after finding the cyst your dr will have you have an ultrasound to see what exactly they are dealing with b/c there are several different types of cyst. The majority are functional cysts and are nothing to be concerned with. Having a cyst does not mean you have cancer.