Functional Ovarian Cysts
What Increases Your Risk
A functional ovarian cyst sometimes develops near the end of the Reference menstrual cycle Opens New Window, when an egg Reference follicle Opens New Window fills up with fluid. Factors that may increase your risk for developing a functional ovarian cyst include:
- A history of a previous functional ovarian cyst.
- Current use of clomiphene, such as Clomid or Serophene, to start ovulation.
- Use of low-dose progestin-only contraception (such as some implants, pills, and IUDs).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 8, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology