By María Cristina Lalonde, Jan 06, 2023

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form on the ovaries, typically during ovulation. Most ovarian cysts are harmless, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. It’s only when cysts become enlarged, twisted or ruptured that they become problematic, Gaither said. In these situations, you might experience pelvic pain, as Martin did, in addition to symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, pressure or abdominal fullness, or pain with intercourse.

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