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submitted by welpdedelp(75),

when a follicle doesn't rupture (aka anovulation) then it will form a cyst.

uslme123  n premenopausal women, simple adnexal cysts (image 1) that are <3 cm in diameter typically represent normal follicles or may be a corpus luteal cyst (these may appear simple or complex) and may be considered a normal finding. Even when up to 5 cm in diameter, these simple cysts are so commonly due to normal menstrual physiology that the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) does not recommend follow-up when asymptomatic +1  

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submitted by osgoodschlatter10(0),

The most common cyst in a young female is Follicular cyst; this is a cystic dilatation of an unruptured Graffian follicle.

Failure of Graffian follicle to rupture --> Anovulation

Ref FA2019 Pg 631-632

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submitted by charcot_bouchard(61),

After everything its jjust an epidem ques. Below 55 vs Above 55 years

ls3076  can you elaborate please? +