MedicineNet offers several pictures of ovarian cysts, and WebMD offers treatment information, according to their websites. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled pockets that develop at the surface of an ovary, explains Mayo Clinic. Most ovarian cysts are harmless and may disappear without treatment over time.
If ovarian cysts cause no serious symptoms, a doctor may recommend observing and waiting, says WebMD. The doctor checks the cyst every one to three months to identify any changes. Birth control pills can prevent new cysts from forming. If the cysts persist, doctors suggest surgery, including laparoscopy and laparotomy. Treatment options for cancerous cysts include chemotherapy and radiation.