Ovarian Cysts

What are ovarian cysts? Are they dangerous? Can they be treated? Is it a bad sign if they reoccur?

ANSWER PERSON RESPONDS: First off, AP isn’t a doctor or lawyer and isn’t at all qualified to answer medical questions or give legal advice. As a librarian, I can point you in the direction of some authoritative information written for regular people. Might I suggest the Medical Encyclopedia at the National Library of Medicine website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ There’s an entry there for ovarian cysts.

The Duke Medical Center Library has quite a number of links to consumer health information: http://www.mclibrary.duke.edu/respub/refres/consumer.html They’ve also done a nice guide here to help the consumer evaluate online medical information.

These sites are just to provide background information — to make you an informed consumer, so to speak. You should consult a medical practitioner to answer your specific questions.