Ovarian cysts are very common among women and usually resolve themselves on their own. If they do become problematic, Dr. Darren R. Tate, OB/GYN at Fort Worth Female Health Associates in Fort Worth, Texas, is well versed in the treatment of ovarian cysts using noninvasive or minimally invasive solutions.
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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