about OVARIAN CYSTS

OVARIAN CYSTS

OVERVIEW :

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface.

SYMPTOMS :

Pelvic pain – this can range from a dull, heavy sensation to a sudden, severe and sharp pain.

• Pelvic pain – this can range from a dull, heavy sensation to a sudden, severe and sharp pain.
• Pain during sex.
• Difficulty emptying your bowels.
• A frequent need to urinate.
• Heavy periods, irregular periods or lighter periods than normal.
• Bloating and a swollen tummy.

CAUSES :

Most ovarian cysts develop as a result of your menstrual cycle (functional cysts).

Your ovaries normally grow cyst-like structures called follicles each month. Follicles produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone and release an egg when you ovulate. If a normal monthly follicle keeps growing, it’s known as a functional cyst.

DIAGNOSIS :

A cyst on your ovary can be found during a pelvic exam. Depending on its size and whether it’s fluid filled,

solid or mixed, your doctor likely will recommend tests to determine its type and whether you need treatment.
Possible tests include: 1) Pregnancy test
2) Pelvic ultrasound
3) Laparoscopy
5) CA 125 blood test

TREATMENT :

Treatment depends on your age, the type and size of your cyst, and your symptoms. Your doctor might suggest: Watchful waiting, Medication, Surgery

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