Your ovaries probably don’t get any attention from you unless you’re thinking of having a baby. That’s where these ovaries are underrated and neglected. The formation of cysts in the ovaries can happen at any time, and it cannot be foreseen mostly. The symptoms are usual symptoms of menstrual cycle and are overlooked.
What Are Ovarian Cysts?
Ovarian cysts are sacs in the ovaries that are filled with fluids; these develop due to various reasons regarding the egg release in the ovary. Ovulation in women happens every month and irregular menstrual cycle could be a symptom of a cyst. Many women don’t experience symptoms though for such cysts.
Although these ovarian cysts are overlooked, it doesn’t matter too much as most cysts are harmless. Well, there is a lot more to cysts than just about what they are.
Women need to be well educated about how their body functions to manage better. Are you a victim of ovarian cysts? Read on.
Here are some facts about ovarian cysts :
1. How does it form?
When the follicle doesn’t release the egg timely, it could grow bigger developing into a follicle cyst. Otherwise, a cyst could be the result even when the follicle gets ruptured and releases the egg.
2. How to identify if you have a cyst?
Well, symptoms are usually nothing unique when it comes to ovarian cysts. Some routine pain and bleeding is all that you might experience. So unless your 6th sense gets working and you plan a medical checkup, there’s not much you would know.
3. What are the normal symptoms of ovarian cysts?
Sudden pain, vomiting, nausea, bleeding, irregular periods, pain in abdomen could all be symptoms of an ovarian cyst or maybe not. These are the general symptoms to look into while detecting an ovarian cyst though.
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4. How does the doctor test you?
Your doctor could figure out from your exact peculiar symptoms that a cyst is in the process of formation. Just to confirm, doctors always do that vaginal ultrasound that shows a clear picture of the cysts, if they exist.
5. What is twisting?
This is the only terrifying word that one could think of when it comes to ovarian cysts. Twisting is when your ovary gets twisted, which eventually cuts off the blood supply to the ovary. Twisting can cause permanent damage to the body and need immediate action.
6. Will I need surgery?
You might need surgery if your cyst persists for more than 3 menstrual cycles, or if it is too big in size. It goes without saying that, ‘twisting’ of ovary definitely might be in need of a surgery. A surgery will mostly be one of these two procedures : Laparotomy or Laparoscopy.
7. Can you prevent ovarian cysts?
Maybe. Maybe not. A doubtful question but you could try. Birth control pills could help to suppress the ovulation which can prevent the formation itself of the cyst. Pregnant women for obvious reasons cannot take birth control pills. For other women as well, it is advisable to contact your doctor first.
8. What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
It implies to having multiple ovarian cysts, which is a hormonal disorder in the body. This could increase the production of male hormones in the body too causing an increase of hair growth on the body. Exercise works well in controlling this hormonal disorder.
9. Can the cyst be cancerous?
Yes, there’s a slight possibility it could be. This can be detected through the vaginal ultrasound if the cyst is filled with fluid or a solid like tumor.
10. Do cysts form post menopause?
In most cases, no. Ovarian cysts are usually formed during the menstrual days and progress. Although, age in some cases could give health issues which forms cysts post menopause too.
Masters in ovarian cysts?
Looks like! Your panic gets a lot lesser once you are well versed with the required knowledge!
Take care, ladies!
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