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After diagnosing an ovarian cyst, doctors often recommend a period of watchful waiting, even if the cyst is causing some pain and discomfort. If your doctor recommends waiting, it is important for you to discuss this decision with your doctor, to ensure that the two of you are making the decision that is best for you and your long-term health. If you do decide on a plan of watchful waiting for a few weeks, take it easy. Spending a few days in bed or away from work may be necessary. Since the cyst will likely disappear in a few weeks, taking it easy for a short period of time will not adversely affect your fitness level. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise.

If your pain suddenly becomes severe, seek treatment immediately. Although functional cysts rarely cause complications, any sudden severe pain should be investigated.

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