Ovarian Cysts

What are Ovarian Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. Follicular cysts and corpus luteum form during natural menstrual cycles and may go away after 3 months. Other benign are dermoid,endomertioma,cystadenomas and PCOD. Cancerous cysts are ovarian cancer. Postmenopausal women with ovarian cysts are at higher risk for ovarian cancer.

What are the Symptoms?

Many women with ovarian cysts don’t have symptoms. The cysts are usually harmless. Sudden pain indicates rupture of the twist and requires surgery. Other symptoms include:
– Pelvic pain
– Dull ache in the lower back and thighs
– Problems emptying the bladder or bowel completely
– Pain during sex
– Unexplained weight gain
– Pain during your period
– Unusual (not normal) vaginal bleeding
– Breast tenderness
– Needing to urinate more often

How are Ovarian Cysts diagnosed?

Ovarian cysts are usually discovered on a scan incidentally or when an ultrasound is done for bloating, indigestion, menstrual problems, infertility.


Do Ovarian Cysts need treatment?

Treatment depends on the type of cyst. Not all of them need treatment.