Prior to menopause, a mass on the ovary that is smaller than 2 centimeters is probably a follicle cyst (sac or pouch) and will go away on its own. However, if the growth is larger and doesn’t go away over the course of a few menstrual cycles, then you may need to have it further evaluated and removed. Your age and medical history are important in evaluating an ovarian growth. See Ovarian cysts.
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.
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