Most women have two ovaries. one located on each side of the uterus, which produce eggs for reproduction. The presence of cysts in or on your ovaries, which are fluid-filled sacs or pockets, is no cause for alarm and is very common, especially if you still have your periods or are pregnant. Cysts do become a problem if they grow and fail to resolve themselves naturally.
There are three different types of cysts that can develop in or on your ovaries:
Ovarian cysts are usually dealt with effectively by your own body and resolve themselves within a few weeks or months. If you are feeling any of the following symptoms, however, there may be an issue with a persistent or growing cyst, including:
If you experience sudden and severe abdominal pain, which may be accompanied by vomiting and fever, seek medical help right away as this might be an indication of a ruptured cyst.
After performing a series of tests that may include a blood test, a pregnancy test, and an ultrasound, Dr. Tate will better understand what kind of cyst is bothering you and how to treat it. Depending on your condition, treatment may include:
Every case is different and Dr. Tate will make a full evaluation of your problem before recommending treatment.
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