Ovarian cysts occur more frequently than you suspect. Often, they resolve on their own without symptoms. But if you develop abdominal pain around your ovaries that natural treatment doesn’t fix, visit Century Medical and Dental Center for an exam by an experienced gynecologist. When you experience any undue gynecological pain, you need to be treated by a trusted professional who correctly assesses your condition and offers proven treatments. Call today for an appointment.
Pockets of fluid-filled sacs on one or both ovaries can develop into a condition called ovarian cysts. While it’s actually common to develop ovarian cysts, many women never know they exist because most disappear on their own without treatment. Occasionally, ovarian cysts develop more aggravating symptoms.
Since each of your ovaries is small, about the size of an almond, any cyst that grows to a significant size poses health problems and infertility risks. If you develop an overgrown ovarian cyst that ruptures, it can trigger more serious medical conditions, and more noticeable symptoms likely occur. To prevent complications, you need a Brooklyn gynecologist who knows what to look for and how to treat ovarian cysts.
When a cyst grows large enough, the rest of your reproductive system may react. As a result, you may feel:
If you develop severe pain, an accompanying fever or vomiting, you should immediately consult your gynecologist. Any signs of shock — such as trouble breathing, lightheadedness, weakness or fainting — also require immediate medical help. You’ll find all the help you need at Century Medical and Dental Center, a multi-disciplinary clinic with several offices in Brooklyn.
Although a growth on your ovary may sound self-explanatory, different types of cysts signal distinctive underlying conditions and causes. Your symptoms and history help your Brooklyn specialist determine your best course of treatment. Types of ovarian cysts include:
If any cyst grows abnormally large, it pushes your ovary out of position, resulting in a painful twisting called torsion. This result inhibits the normal cyclical action of releasing eggs and hormones into your fallopian tubes and produces greater discomfort. Severe torsion may result in reduced blood supply and subsequent death of an ovary.
You may be at greater risk for developing ovarian cysts if you are pregnant, fight endometriosis, develop a severe pelvic infection, have hormonal problems or experienced a previous ovarian cyst. Ruptured cysts cause bleeding in your abdominal cavity, which triggers noticeable pain. Occasionally, cystic ovarian masses occur due to a malignant or cancerous tumor.
After diagnosing ovarian cysts with a pelvic exam and possible pelvic ultrasound, your Brooklyn doctor may order other tests, including pregnancy or blood tests. A positive result on a pregnancy test often indicates a corpus luteum cyst. Depending on your type of cyst, your gynecologist may recommend:
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Complex ovarian cysts develop if normal treatment options haven’t worked or the cyst grows into a large mass. To treat this kind of cyst, your gynecologist may recommend surgical options, such as a laparoscopy. The goal involves removing the cyst while keeping your ovary intact. This process involves:
Ovarian cysts often remain hidden and unobtrusive, growing and resolving on their own. If a cyst grows too large and envelopes an ovary, your doctor may suggest removing that ovary, leaving the other one intact.
Rarely do ovarian cysts develop cancerous cells. If a cystic mass proves cancerous, you likely need to undergo cancer treatments. Your treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis, so trust your experienced Brooklyn physician to help you make the right treatment decision. Contact Century Medical and Dental Center for a consultation.
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