What can I do to get ride of an ovarian cyst?

An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid that resembles a blister of sorts. These cysts are common among women in the years that they reproduce and they are basically growths that form on the almond size organs on either side of a uterus. More often than not these ovarian cysts are a harmless and go away without any form of treatment.

In definition the ovaries are supposed to produce an egg every month. When a woman ovulates, a cyst-like structure called a follicle forms inside the ovary. When the follicle matures, it ruptures and the egg is released during this time of ovulation. The corpus leteum then goes on to form the empty follicle and if the woman is not pregnant then this corpus leteum dissolves itself.

However sometimes due to improper functioning of this process, a common type of cysts known as a functional type of cyst is formed. There are different kinds of cysts and identifying the kind of cyst you have will be very helpful in determining the treatment needed for your problem. Some of the different type of cysts are; polycystic ovarian disease, demoid cysts, endometrioma cysts, cystadenoma cysts. These cysts often occur due to the imbalance of female hormones. The symptoms of ovarian cysts are generally almost absent. However the cyst may cause a dull aching sensation and pressure in the stomach, discomfort during intercourse. the pain is generally caused by factors governing the size of the ovary, the amount of bleeding, or if the cyst has burst thus causing irritation to the abdominal tissue or twisting f the cyst which results in blockage of blood flow to the cyst.

Treatment for ovarian cysts includes a variety of methods depending on the size of the cyst and the definition of the symptoms described. The best way to identify the type of ovarian cyst you have is to consult your doctor and find out what treatment is needed. Based on an evaluation a doctor will recommend the use of birth control pills or contraceptive medication. This will help reduce the ability of new cysts to develop during the menstrual cycles in the future. If the cyst is less than two centimeters on diameter then no treatment is needed and the cyst will disappear on its own. If the ovary is very large and does not resemble a functional cyst then you may have to undergo surgery.

answered by M W

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