Ovarian cysts can and do occur after a hysterectomy. Since you still have your ovaries, your body will continue to go through the normal monthly process of follicular growth, development and release of an egg. Your body will still release luteinizing hormones and the corpus luteum will still release estrogen and progesterone. The only difference is that you will not experience a monthly menstrual bleed, since a uterus is necessary for this to occur. With the normal cycles of hormonal release still occurring, it is possible that you may develop an ovarian cyst.
Has your doctor indicated to you whether you are having normal monthly follicle activity or if you have an ovarian cysts that need to be removed. Surgery would depend on the type of cysts and the size, and if they are causing you pain or discomfort.
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