An ovarian cyst is a condition which cannot be prevented under any circumstances but it can be detected by your gynecologist under routine pelvic examinations. An early detection may prevent the formation of complex ovarian cyst which can be cancerous. It is also important to keep a close look on the ovarian cyst symptoms which may include alterations in your menstrual cycle, constant pain in the pelvic region, unexplained weight gain or loss, loss of appetite owing to abdominal fullness. Some of the most common variants of ovarian cysts include polycystic ovaries where the follicles do not rupture to release the egg and lead to the formation of numerous small cysts. In women with endometriosis, the tissue within the uterine lining starts growing in other parts of the body and may be painful and harming the fertility of the affected person. Though ovarian cysts are expected to get diminished on its own, it can lead to decreasing fertility when left untreated and hence Cysts Treatment is required. This is a common occurrence with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis and here the gynecologist would suggest shrinking or removal of cysts. But dermoid ovarian cyst, cystadenomas, and functional cysts do not interfere with a woman's fertility. Most doctors prefer a slow approach for an ovarian cyst but in case of cyst on the liver or ovarian cysts after menopause, you may have to get it surgically removed. This is owing to the fact that the risk of developing cancer in the ovaries or cancerous cysts increase after the menopause.