Ovarian Cysts are small fluid filled sacks that appear on a woman’s ovaries.
Ovarian Cysts are small fluid filled sacks that appear on a woman’s ovaries. They are often harmless and can disappear on their own in a few months, with minimal treatment. Your gynaecologist will determine through examination what level of treatment is necessary.
Types of Cyst
- Functional Ovarian Cysts are the most common type and are usually harmless. They develop as part of the woman’s menstrual cycle.
- Pathological Ovarian Cysts are far more uncommon and form as a result of an abnormal cell growth
Ovarian cysts can be an indicator of ovarian cancer, so we recommend that you consult a gynaecologist to rule out this possibility.
What are the symptoms?
- Painful intercourse
- Unusually frequent need to urinate
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pelvic pain, ranging from a dull, heavy sensation to a sudden, severe and sharp pain
- Abnormal bleeding
- Bloating and a swollen stomach
- Loss of appetite and feeling full after eating very little
- Fertility problems
How are they diagnosed?
A gynaecologist will examine the area using an ultrasound scan and be able to identify if there is any need for concern.