Common Symptoms of Ovarian Cyst
- Abdominal bloating or swelling
- Painful bowel movements
- Pelvic pain before or during the menstrual cycle
- Painful intercourse
- Pain in the lower back or thighs
- Breast tenderness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Severe or sharp pelvic pain
- Faintness or dizziness
- Rapid breathing
Ovarian Cyst Treatments
|Watchful waiting||Ovarian cysts are very common and in most cases harmless, if the cyst is not causing any symptoms, the doctors recommend waiting over the next few menstrual cycles to examine if any surgical intervention is needed.|
|Medication||Hormonal contraceptives, like birth control pills, can help keep ovarian cysts from recurring. Please note, birth control pills cannot and will not shrink an existing cyst.|
|Surgery||If the cyst does not go away with treatment, the gynecologists recommend ovarian cystectomy that is the surgical removal of the ovarian cyst. Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy is minimally invasive and helps patients recover faster than open surgery.|
Can Ovarian Cyst recur in the future?
Yes, it is possible for ovarian cysts to recur after the surgery. However, these cysts are extremely common, and most of them rarely cause any serious concerns. Lifestyle changes can help prevent ovarian cysts from recurring after the surgery. Here are few ways that can help prevent recurring cysts.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Avoid using fertility medication.
- Avoid smoking cigarettes.
- Birth control.
- Routine gynecological appointments.
What are the Risks and Complications of Ovarian Cysts removal?
Complications are rare, but all surgeries are not entirely risk-free. If you are planning to have an ovarian cyst removal surgery, your gynecologist will review let you know about the following risks and complications related to the surgery prior to treatment.
- Cyst recur after it is removed
- Need for removal of 1 or both ovaries
- Blood clots
- Damage to other organs