The term “ovarian cyst” simply means a fluid-filled sac that is present on or within the ovary. Women are susceptible to ovarian cysts at one time or another in their lives.
Every woman has two ovaries, one on each side of her uterus. When you are in your reproductive years, your ovaries release eggs (ova) every month.
In most cases, ovarian cysts are not life-threatening. The symptoms of ovarian cysts can be severe, especially when they rupture.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
A cyst usually heals on its own without causing any symptoms. It is important to note that a large ovarian cyst might cause the following symptoms:
- Lower abdominal pain where the cyst is located.
- The feeling that your abdomen is full.
If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our top doctors at Matrusri Hospital to find out more about your condition. We assure you of receiving the best treatment for ovarian cysts.
- Hormonal problems
- Severe pelvic infection
- A previous ovarian cyst
Diagnosing an ovarian cyst
An ovarian cyst can be diagnosed using the following tests.
- Pregnancy test
- Pelvic ultrasound
- CA 125 test
Treatment of Ovarian Cyst:
Treatment for ovarian cysts depends on your age, the type & cyst size, and the symptoms. Your doctor might suggest
Most cysts will disappear within a few months if you wait and are re-examined from time to time. This is an option irrespective of your age if you are not experiencing any symptoms. An ultrasound can help you diagnose a simple, small, fluid-filled cyst.
In some cases, doctors prefer hormone contraceptives like birth control pills, in order to prevent ovarian cysts from developing again. Remember, the contraceptive pill will not treat ovarian cysts that already exist.
Surgical treatment for ovarian cyst
A large cyst that is causing you pain or is growing might need to be removed as recommended by the doctor. There are a few surgical procedures to remove the cysts permanently.
- Ovarian cystectomy: This procedure involves the removal of cysts without removing the ovaries.
- Oophorectomy: If your doctor recommends it, then the procedure might involve removing one ovary and leaving the other intact.
- Hysterectomy– It is a surgical procedure that involves removing the entire uterus. Having the operation will prevent you from becoming pregnant.
Matrusri Hospital in Hyderabad provides exceptional treatment to manage ovarian cysts. For more information about your condition and to speak with one of our expert doctors, schedule an appointment right away.