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Corpus Luteum Cyst

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Corpus Luteum Cyst?

A corpus luteum cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops inside of an ovary after ovulation (the release of an egg). If the opening of the follicle where the egg was released during ovulation seals off, fluid can accumulate and create a corpus luteum cyst.

Most corpus luteum cysts do not have any symptoms and many women do not even know they exist unless they grow large, causing pain. Corpus luteum cysts are an indication that the functions required for fertility are taking place and they do not contribute to infertility.

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