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FAQS:  What do Ovarian Cysts and Uterine Fibroids look like?

The following photos are actual Ovarian Cysts and Uterine Fibroids photos taken during surgery.

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian Cysts are filled with fluid, similar to a blister.  They are located on/in the Ovary, which is an organ that produces a follicle (egg) every month for the ovulation and menstrual cycles.  The two (2) Ovaries are located on the left and the right side of the Uterus.  (Photos used with permission of William Parker, M.D.)

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Left Ovary & Cyst

Cyst 1 shows a 6 cm left ovarian cyst being prepared for surgery.

Ovary Incision

Cyst 2 shows incision into the ovary surrounding the cyst.

Cyst Exposed

Cyst 3 shows the cyst totally exposed.

Ovary After Cyst Removed

Cyst 4 shows the ovary after the cyst has been removed.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus.  They are not cancers,  but can cause symptoms such as excessive bleeding during or between periods, pressure on the bladder or rectum, discomfort during sexual relations or interference with fertility.  Symptoms from fibroids, the most common of which is excessive bleeding, can be anywhere from mild to disabling.  (Photos used with permission of Francis L. Hutchins, Jr., M.D.)

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Submucus Fibroids

Internal view of submucus fibroids.

Uterus and Fibroids

Appearance of fibroids in a uterus cut open after hysterectomy.


To view more photos/pictures/illustrations go to the following web pages:

Uterine Fibroids Blog  An Expert Speaks Out
Uterine Fibroids Blog - An Expert Speaks Out
Real Women, Real Stories, Real Answers
by Hope For Fibroids' Dr. Paul Indman

Clinical Photos of a Myomectomy Surgery

Did you know that Uterine Fibroids can grow to be the size of full term pregnancies (photos)?

Fibroid photos - "Uterine Fibroids In Australia"

Fibroid Illustration - Types of Fibroids - Dr. Garcia Monaco

Fibroid Photo and Story | UAE Illustration | Uterus Illustration


William Parker, M.D. is a Gynecologist in Santa Monica, California.
William Parker, M.D.

Francis L. Hutchins, Jr. is a Gynecologist - Plymouth Meeting, PA (Philadelphia).
Francis Hutchins, Jr., M.D.

A special thanks to the following Doctors for giving Hope For Fibroids permission to publish the pictures on the web site:

Francis Hutchins, Jr., M.D., FACOG, "The Fibroid Book 2nd Edition".

William Parker, M.D., FACOG, "A Gynecologist's Second Opinion" - (Ovarian Cysts - Chapter #5)

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