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Ovarian Cysts

Information about Ovarian Cysts

We Have to Know about the Ovarian Cysts

  • Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets within or on the surface of an ovary

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions   

Causes of Ovarian Cysts

  • Many women have ovarian cysts at some time during their lives. Most ovarian cysts present little or no discomfort and are harmless. The majority of ovarian cysts disappear without treatment within a few months.
  • However, ovarian cysts — especially those that have ruptured — sometimes produce serious symptoms that can be life-threatening

Do’s and Don’ts- Ovarian Cysts

  • Regular pelvic examinations are a way to help ensure that changes in your ovaries are diagnosed as early as possible.

Signs & Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Pelvic pain — a constant or intermittent dull ache that may radiate to your lower back and thighs
  • Pelvic pain shortly before your period begins or just before it ends
  • Pelvic pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Nausea, vomiting or breast tenderness similar to that experienced during pregnancy
  • Fullness or heaviness in your abdomen
  • Pressure on your rectum or bladder — difficulty emptying your bladder completely

Medical advice for Ovarian Cysts

  • If you experience severe or spasmodic pain in your lower abdomen, accompanied by fever and vomiting, see your doctor.
  • Cold, clammy skin, rapid breathing, and lightheadedness or weakness — indicate an emergency and require immediate medical attention.

Risk factors of Ovarian Cysts

Treatment for Ovarian Cysts

  • You can wait and be re-examined in one to three months if you’re in your reproductive years, you have no symptoms and an ultrasound shows you have a simple, fluid-filled cyst. Your doctor will likely recommend that you get follow-up pelvic ultrasounds at periodic intervals to see if your cyst has changed in size.
  • Surgery

Self-care for Ovarian Cysts

  • Regular pelvic examinations are a way to help ensure that changes in your ovaries are diagnosed as early as possible.

Investigations for Ovarian Cysts

  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Laparoscopy
Medical advice for Ovarian Cysts
  Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts