Ovarian Cyst

Ovarian Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can grow on the ovaries. Most cysts are harmless and disappear without treatment.

Polycystic Ovary

Polycystic ovaries is a condition that affects the way the ovaries work. It is a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.

Ovarian Atrophy

Ovarian Atrophy is when the ovary decreases in size and or weight.

Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome is a condition that affects females only. This is when the X chromosomes is missing. Turner syndrome can cause Failure of the ovaries to develop.

Oophorectomy

Oophorectomy is a procedure that removes one or both of your ovaries.

Chocolate cyst

A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst that is filled with old blood.

Poor ovarian response & ovulation failure

Poor ovarian response is when a woman’s body does not respond too fertility medication.

Ovulation failure most common causes are stress, weight fluctuations and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Quantity of Antral Follicle

Checking the quality of the antra follicle this is done with an ultrasound.

Ovarian adhesions

Ovarian adhesion is where adhesions form around the ovary, this can cause infertility when forming around the Fallopian tubes.

Chronic pelvic pain

Chronic pelvic pain is a pain below the belly button. This pain can come on suddenly and be very painful or it may be mild and last a while. Pelvic pain may be from an ovarian cyst, appendicitis or pelvic inflammatory disease.

Ovarian endometriosis

Endometriosis occurs when bits of the tissue that lines the uterus begin to grow on other areas, such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes.

Dermoid Cyst

Dermoid Cysts are non-cancerous tumors containing structures such as hair, fluid, cartilage, bone and tissue. They are present in all bodies from birth but may not become noticeable until much later.

Are they painful?

Rupture of such cysts can result in a severe swelling and pelvic adhesions, causing severe pain. Therefore, once the cysts are diagnosed, they must be removed. They can be diagnosed during a routine gynaecological examination or by ultrasound. If left untreated they can cause torsion (twisting), infection, rupture or become cancerous.

What are the main symptoms?

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Intermittent pain due to twisting of the cyst
  • Disturbance of menstrual cycle
  • Fertility problems
  • Lump on the side of your pelvis

Note: Some women with Dermoid Cysts may not experience symptoms.

How are they treated?

Ovarian Dermoid Cysts can be removed using conventional surgical methods or laparoscopy.

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