Under normal circumstances, follicles deep within the ovaries are stimulated to grow, mature, and rise to the surface of the ... Ovarian tumors can cause irregularities in the menstrual cycle, and some of them produce hormones that give the patient increased female hormones or masculinizing characteristics. ... When this happens, the areas of the tumor that die will give rise to infection, swelling, and pain.
|Title||:||Complete Home Medical Guide|
|Author||:||Donald F. Tapley|
|Publisher||:||Consumer Reports Books - 1985-06|