Types Of Ovarian Cysts

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Understanding the symptoms and identifying the types of ovarian cysts you have is critical when attempting to heal your cysts. Ovarian cysts are becoming increasingly common. Most cysts heal on their own without treatment, but some can rupture or twist your ovaries, causing serious problems.

Functional Cysts

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Functional cysts form as a result of your menstrual cycle. Follicles are small cysts that grow on your ovaries each month when you ovulate. These follicles produce hormones like estrogen and progesterone to break open and release your egg. 

Functional cysts occur when these follicles do not rupture and do not release their egg. They continue to grow every month. Functional cysts are further subdivided into two types of cysts.

Follicular Cysts

During your menstrual cycle, your eggs develop inside sacs called follicles. These sacs are located inside your ovaries. Normally, the follicles break open and release those eggs. However, in some cases, your eggs aren’t released and the fluids within the follicles develop into ovarian cysts.

These types of ovarian cysts which develop before the eggs are released are known as follicular cysts. These cysts usually disappear on their own after one to three months.

Corpus Luteum Cysts

During ovulation, the follicle sac breaks open and releases the eggs. It usually shrinks into a mass of cells called the corpus luteum. But sometimes the sac fails to shrink after releasing the eggs and instead reseals itself resulting in ovarian cysts.

Corpus luteum cysts form after the eggs have been released and the fluids within the follicles begin to accumulate. Most corpus luteum cysts resolve on their own after a few weeks. But in some cases, they can grow to be four inches wide and sometimes twist your ovaries, causing excruciating pain.

Other Types of Ovarian Cysts

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The majority of ovarian cysts are cases of functional cysts. However, there are several other types of ovarian cysts that are unrelated to the menstrual cycle. These cysts are typically benign and extremely rare.

Dermoid Cysts

Dermoid cysts form as a result of germ cells, which are reproductive cells that produce eggs in the ovary. These cysts are the type of ovarian cysts that form on the remaining tissues from birth, such as hair, skin, or teeth. They are also known as teratomas and can grow to be quite large and painful.


Cystadenoma is a type of ovarian cyst that develops from cells on the ovaries’ surface. This type of cyst is typically filled with a watery or mucous material. These types of ovarian cysts are among the most painful ones because they can grow large and cause excruciating pain.


Endometriomas are cysts that develop in women with endometriosis. It is a condition that causes the cells similar to those that line inside of the uterus to grow outside of the uterus. Some of these tissues can attach to the ovary resulting in cysts.

If you are unsure about the type of ovarian cyst you have, your doctor can guide you through the diagnostic process and assess your cyst. These medical exams will determine the type of cyst you have.

When I was going through my fertility journey and was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, the conventional western medications and treatments didn’t do much for me.

But the moment I started healing my cyst was when I decided to go back to what I learned with all my healing techniques and started applying them.

I dived deep into my womb space and discovered that I was harboring so much negative energy. Then, I worked on myself and released all those emotional baggage and blockages that I had been carrying around.

If you have been struggling with ovarian cysts and want to get to their root cause and prevent new ones from forming while managing its painful symptoms and resolving any blockages in your womb space, I’m excited to invite you to get in touch with me. I’d love to connect with you on a deeper level and assist and guide you on your womb healing journey.


Vicki Renz
Vicki Renz

I am so passionate about guiding women who are struggling to conceive or facing blockages in their womb, to profoundly transform into their most fertile self using my proven Womb Healing technique

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