Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Ovarian cysts
    jessicasines199320 posted:
    I am 19 and have never had surgery before...i went to the er the other day and they had told me to see and obgyn about a huge amount of cysts on both ovaries, and an abnormally large one on my left one. Im going tomorrow to see an obgyn...what questions should i ask and should i just ask to have them surgically removed?
    georgiagail responded:
    Read this. It's a good article on ovarian cysts, including the various treatment methods. It should help you with the questions you need to ask:

    Anon_6061 responded:
    Since you have "a huge amount of cysts on both ovaries" you may have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It's a metabolic disorder and a string of cysts on the ovaries are one of the symptoms. They'll likely come back if they're removed. However, the abnormally large one may need to be removed depending on the size or if it doesn't shrink. Birth control pills are oftentimes helpful in keeping cysts under control. This link may be helpful -

    Let us know what you find out at your appointment.

    Helpful Tips

    Be the first to post a Tip!

    Expert Blog

    Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

    From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.