- by Paul Carter
Ovarian cysts can occur at almost any stage of a woman’s life. However, most occur in women during their childbearing years. Some ovarian cysts can develop in girls at quite a young age, whereas in a small number of cases of ovarian cyst, menopause is the age when they appear.
Before we discuss issues related to ovarian cyst menopause, let’s first talk about what an ovarian cyst is. An ovarian cyst is a small sac which develops either inside the ovary or on the surface of the ovary. The sac becomes filled with fluid. Depending on what type of cyst, the fluid may be watery in consistency, or it may be thick, like mucous.