Ovarian cysts are extremely common findings in women of all ages. The best type of physician to consult about this problem is a board certified OBYGN, or in some cases a primary care physician
such as a family doctor
. Occasionally physicians find lumps of bumps which we do not know the origin of on routine physical exams. In this case, you doctor probably felt a small mass when doing your pelvic exam. This is quite common. Ovarian cysts can be very large or very small. A cysts that is a couple inches in diameter would be easily felt by a skilled physician. The vast majority of cysts turn out to be benign, but some of them need further work up. In young women, common type of cyst is a corpus luteum cyst which can grow fairly large, but then regresses on its own. I suggest that you get your pelvic ultrasound
sooner than later if nothing else to get this off your mind. If a cyst is found, then your doctor will decide whether to continue to follow it with another ultrasound or get a biopsy done of it. If no cyst is found, nothing more will need to be done. Good luck.