Ovarian Cysts Symptoms and Treatment
Summary: Ovarian cysts symptoms are due to the presence of cysts in the ovary and the symptoms include a dull pain in the pelvis or a sharp pain if the cyst is ruptured. The cyst may go away on its own or may require medication and even surgery if it grows too big.
Ovarian cysts symptoms manifest themselves quite clearly and recognizably; and medical attention should be sought for them. A cyst is a sac filled with fluid and ovarian cysts are present in the ovaries of females. There are normal functional cysts and these are formed when after ovulation the follicle does not shrink. These normal functional cysts are soft and have walls with thin membranes. The fluid within them is clear. Normally, they should shrink between 4 to 12 weeks. For someone with functional cysts, a doctor should be consulted. The doctor will monitor the progress of these cysts and see whether they have gotten smaller.
Ovarian cysts symptoms what are they?
Well they include a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen. There will be no swelling, but there will be a kind of feeling of fullness that is due to the presence of cysts. This is sometimes accompanied by a dull pain in the pelvis. These cysts will sometime rupture, causing a sharp pain that is not like the dull continuous abdominal pain. This is accompanied by brown vaginal discharge. There are benign type of cysts like cystadenoma, endometrionas and dermoid.
Ovarian cysts symptoms do not usually occur unless the cyst gets twisted. This is when the person starts to feel pain in the lower abdomen. The cysts can sometime rupture causing a fluid release in the lower abdomen. This fluid will damage the abdominal lining, leading to pain. Cysts are usually small and barely felt. However, large cysts will cause abdominal pressure leading to pain and discomfort.
Presence of cysts will not necessarily cause Ovarian cysts symptoms. So if you know for a fact that you have cysts, consult a doctor. Diagnosis of the condition involves a review of your medical history and analysis of symptoms. Then a pelvic examination will be conducted. If the doctor feels there might be cysts, a pelvic ultrasound will also be conducted. The ultrasound test is done to ascertain the exact nature of the cysts present so that further action can be decided on. More tests will be required if the cysts become larger and more painful; and do not go away even after several menstrual cycles. Laparoscopy may be done and blood tests will be conducted for the presence of protein CA-125.
Once it is confirmed after examining the ovarian cysts symptoms and other test results, treatment may vary depending on the individual and factors like type of cysts, symptoms & their severity, size, age and menstrual status. The cyst may go away on its own, or the doctor may prescribe medication or laparoscopic surgery if the cyst grows too big.