Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on one or both ovaries. Most of these cysts are harmless and often go unnoticed. However, some can cause pain and discomfort and even affect the fertility of an individual.
If you’re experiencing ovarian cysts or any symptoms related to the same, it’s recommended to see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis and further advice.
Read on to understand ovarian cysts, including the types, causes, symptoms, and treatment methods used to address and manage this condition.
Types of Ovarian Cysts
Various types of ovarian cysts can develop, the most common being functional. These cysts develop during the menstrual cycle and usually go away independently.
Other types of ovarian cysts include:
- Teratoma or dermoid cysts
- Polycystic ovaries
Causes of Ovarian Cysts
Usually, ovarian cysts are related to the normal menstrual cycle, which includes the egg’s release and the uterine lining’s build-up. The following factors can lead to the growth of ovarian cysts:
- Hormonal imbalances
- A previous ovarian cyst or surgery
- A family history of ovarian cysts
- Infertility treatments
Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
Several factors can cause ovarian cysts, with some not revealing any symptoms. However, larger ovarian cysts can cause symptoms such as:
- Pelvic pain and pressure
- Difficulty emptying the bladder
- Pain during sex
- Painful menstrual periods
If ovarian cysts aren’t diagnosed or treated early, they could result in the following:
- Ovarian torsion
- Ruptured cysts
- Complications in pregnancy
Diagnosis and Treatment
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s essential to seek treatment from an experienced gynaecologist.
Diagnosis methods for ovarian cysts may involve ultrasound, MRI scans, blood tests, and pelvic exams. Treatment options usually depend on the patient’s age, type of ovarian cyst, and the occurrence of symptoms.
Treatment options may include:
- Watchful waiting
- Birth control pills
- Laparoscopy surgery
Get in Touch:
If you’re experiencing symptoms related to ovarian cysts, seeing a gynecologist and infertility specialist is essential. Dr. Supriya Puranik has years of experience treating patients with fertility issues and strong expertise in IVF treatments.
Don’t let ovarian cysts affect your quality of life. Book an appointment with Dr. Supriya Puranik to discuss your ovarian cyst symptoms and undergo the appropriate tests to receive a diagnosis and treatment. Contact Dr. Supriya today to get started.
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Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist
Often known as the last glimmer of hope for people who have lost all hope for conceiving a child, Dr. Supriya Puranik is a leading gynaecologist, high-risk obstetrician and Head of IVF & Gynaecology department at Ankura Hospital, Pune
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