Noncancerous (benign) gynecologic growths include cysts, polyps, and myomas. Noncancerous growths can develop on the vulva (the area containing the external genital organs) or in the vagina, uterus, or ovaries.
Cysts are closed sacs that are separate from the tissue around them. They often contain fluid or semisolid material. Cysts that commonly occur in the genital organs include the following:
Occasionally, cysts or tumors in an ovary can cause the ovary to twist—a disorder called adnexal torsion.
Rarely, certain gynecologic growths become cancerous.
Other gynecologic abnormalities include