Ovarian cysts

What are Ovarian Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form on or within the ovaries, which are the reproductive organs in women responsible for producing eggs and hormones. Ovarian cysts can vary in size and may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). They can be categorized into different types, such as follicular cysts, corpus luteum cysts, dermoid cysts, and endometriomas, each with different characteristics and causes.

Ovarian cysts can sometimes be asymptomatic and resolve on their own without medical intervention. However, they can also cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, irregular menstrual cycles, and changes in urinary or bowel habits. Treatment options for ovarian cysts depend on the size, type, and symptoms, and may range from watchful waiting, hormonal therapy, or surgical removal of the cysts or the entire ovary.

When is it necessary to see a doctor?

It may be necessary to see a doctor if you experience symptoms suggestive of ovarian cysts. If you experience persistent or worsening symptoms, it is important to seek medical evaluation for proper diagnosis and management, as some ovarian cysts may require medical intervention or monitoring.

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